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Ring of Celestial Bliss in Hsinchu, Taiwan by J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan)

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan) 

The Lantern Festival is the last of the series of spring festivals that celebrate the Chinese New Year (Feb. 9 ~24, 2013). During this time, people come together to offer good wishes and pray for more blessings in the coming year.

In this spirit, the main lantern for this year’s Taiwan Lantern Festival, is aptly themed the “Ring of Celestial Bliss”. Its concept, based on the Chinese saying of “Blessings as high as the sky”, is vividly conveyed in all aspects of the design.

Image Courtesy © JJPan

  • Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan)
  • Project: Ring of Celestial Bliss
  • Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Photography: Delta, JJPan
  • Design team: Joshua Jih Pan, Chungwei Su, Steven B.J. Chen, Ian Y.C. Tseng
  • Client: Delta Electronics Inc.
  • Materials: Steel Structure, Bamboo, Fabric
  • Dimensions: 30m diameter
  • Height: 10 m
  • Completion: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino, SketchUp

Skype HQ in California by Design Blitz

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class o”ce that would di!erentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent. Their new space not only had to be a design statement that reflected their modern but fun personality, but it also had to meet very specific acoustic requirements to support the company’s extensive use of AV. Skype hired Design Blitz architects to design their new North American headquarters on an aggressive budget and schedule. Despite being one of several new o”ces that year for Skype, the completed project ultimately became the standard for the international communications company and also achieved LEED Silver certification.

Image Courtesy © Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Skype HQ
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman
  • Size: 54,000 SF
  • Completion: 2010
  • Software used: Revit and Sketchup

Manor in Doorn, Netherlands by Maxim Winkelaar Architects

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Article source: Maxim Winkelaar Architects

The house with the two faces

In the middle of the forests in the heart of The Netherlands is an extraordinary residence. The residence was recently renovated with the focus on sustainability done by the architects Bob Ronday and Maxim Winkelaar. The residence is built in the early 20th century and the house is characterized in an English cottage style with white painted walls and a thatched roof.

Image Courtesy © Chiel de Nooyer

  • Architects: Maxim Winkelaar Architects & Bob Ronday
  • Project: Manor Doorn
  • Location: Doorn, Netherlands
  • Photography: Chiel de Nooyer
  • Client: Private
  • Surface: 360 m2
  • Plot: 6500 m2
  • Project Team: Maxim Winkelaar, Bob Ronday and  Jurgen van Denderen
  • Engineer: Quintin Tonnard, Espacio Constructies
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Aalbers
  • Year of renovation and new construction: 2008 – 2009
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Kerkythea & Photoshop

MBO College North in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes + OeverZaaijer Architectuur

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes + OeverZaaijer Architectuur 

In the new knowledge economy education is increasingly important to the daily operations of life and business in the city. New types of multifunctional education buildings have stepped into this role, strategically positioned in the city’s transportation network as well as being focal points for the enterprising student and talent seeking businesses; a total educational experience.

Image Courtesy © Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes + OeverZaaijer Architectuur

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes + OeverZaaijer Architectuur
  • Project: MBO College North
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design: 2008
  • Completion: 2012
  • Site area: 5600 m2
  • Program: Multi-functional educational complex, 13.500 m2 education, 3.000 m2 commercial space 130 parking places
  • Total area : ca. 21.000 m2
  • Client: Phase 1: ROC van Amsterdam, Phase 2: MJ De Nijs Projectontwikkeling
  • Advisors: Phase 1: Twynstra Gudde, ICS Adviseurs, BOA Adviseurs, Phase 2: Draaijer + Partners bv
  • Engineers: Phase 1: ABT Phase 2: Van Rossum
  • Mechanical Installations: Fase 1: ABT Fase 2: Kuipers
  • Building costs: Euro 21.500.000
  • Software used: Autocad, Vectorworks, SketchUp

DIOMEDA in Cancún, Mexico by SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

The project is located in the pent-house of Diomeda building, in the commercial area of Puerto Cancun. Through an organic design of  curved lines, the travel takes us to the different spaces, always oriented to the surrounding views of the development, of the hotel zone and the Caribbean.

Image Courtesy © Maribel Garzon

  • Architects: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects
  • Project: DIOMEDA
  • Location: Cancún, Mexico
  • Photography: Maribel Garzon
  • Project leader: Sergio Orduña Chapoy
  • Building contractor: construcan
  • Lighting designer: ERGODI
  • Robotic project: smartec
  • Furniture and work stations: Herman Miller
  • Aluminum panel: alpolic, aludaissa
  • YEAR: 2013
  • Software used: SKETCHUP, 3DMAX, V-RAY

A STADIUM TO THE CITY in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by BCMF Arquitetos

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: BCMF Arquitetos


Belo Horizonte. A modernist building in a modernist landscape.

Mineirão Stadium and Pampulha neighborhood were conceived during the 40´s, at the beginning of the structuralist fever that would conduct the economic policies of Brazil during the following decades. Not by coincidence, Pampulha´s mentor was Juscelino Kubitschek, then mayor of the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, who granted commissions to vanguard professionals such as young Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx to capture the essence of his modern envisions. Quite a successful essay for his Brasilia from 1960.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Andrich

  • Architects: BCMF Arquitetos
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Photography: Alberto Andrich,  Leonardo Finotti,  Divulgação CEMIG,  Joana França, Eugênio Sávio, Gustavo Xavier, BCMF Arquitetos, Bruno Campos , BCMF Arquitetos, Minas Arena , Collection of Abilio Barreto Museum.
  • CLIENT: Minas Arena, Secopa
  • Architects In Charge: Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes, Silvio Todeschi
  • TEAM: Patrícia Bueno, Leonardo Paes, Luciana Maciel,  Michelle Moura, Mara Coelho, Leonardo Rodrigues, Joana Vieira, Carolina Eboli,  Gabriela Jacobina, Henrique Amin, Isabel Garcia, Thiago Bandeira, Camila  Belisário, Fani Frkovic, Demetris Venizelos, Daniela Ribeiro, Marta Guedán  Vidal, Felix Morczinek, Charlotte Fredriksson and Frederico Almeida
  • STATUS: Completed on December 2012
  • CONSORTIUM Nova Arena BH – Construcap, Egesa e Hap Engenharia
  • CONSULTANTS: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado, Coelho and Carlos Teixeira
  • Ar Conditioning Conset Engenharia de Projetos
  • Wayfinding , Graphic Design Hardy Design (Mariana Hardy)
  • STEEL FRAMES BM Consultoria
  • Concrete and Steel Structure: Engserj
  • PrE-FAB concrete structure: Precon, Premo
  • Hidraulics and Fireproof instalations STE  Engenharia
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d Studio , Sketchup

Diagonally Cut in Istiklal Avenu, Istanbul by Manco Architects

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: Manco Architects

The project was submitted to the invited competition opened by the Municipality of Beyoglu to replace their existing building on Istiklal Avenue.

1st basement and ground floor were planned as an art gallery, whereas each of the upper floors were solved as different units of the municipality. The roof floor was allocated to the mayor’s spaces.

Image Courtesy © Manco Architects

  • Architects: Manco Architects
  • Project: Diagonally Cut
  • Location: Istiklal Avenu, Istanbul
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketcUp and V-Ray

Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Article source: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd 

Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) at Marine South, it is designed for operational efficiency to ensure a smooth and seamless visitor experience. The terminal has the facilities to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships including Oasis-class vessel currently in service. The terminal building at 28300 m2, will have the ability to handle 6,800 cruise passengers at any one time, effectively doubling Singapore’s current berth capacity. The facilities included spacious arrival and departure halls and a large ground transportation area to efficiently and expeditiously process a large volume of passenger traffic expected.

Image Courtesy © RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Westboro Home in Ottawa, Canada by Kariouk Associates

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: Kariouk Associates


The site for this home was a narrow lot in a downtown neighborhood, which carried with it extensive code limitations on side windows. A further challenge was negotiating the difference in grade between the two neighbouring lots:an already steeply sloping site, the neighbours to the West raised their rear yard an additional 1.5m, ultimately creating a difference in neighbouring lot heights of approximately 2.5m

Image Courtesy © John Kealey

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: Westboro Home
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Photography: John Kealey
  • DESIGN: Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), Sarah McMurtry (Design Associate), David King (Design Associate)
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Westboro Homes (Nicholas Heins)
  • MILLWORK: Gruber Furniture (Robert Gruber)
  • LANDSCAPE: Empire Enterprises (Brad Beerwort)
  • PROJECT DATES: 2011-2013
  • Software used: Auto-Cad, Sketch-Up and Photoshop


Wednesday, August 7th, 2013


More and more electrical vehicles travel the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden. Therefore the city asked KKA to design three charging stations serving electrical cars, bikes, mopeds and trucks. The loading stations should not only provide a practical function, they should also stand as symbols for a new more sustainable city.


  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Status: Idea
  • Kund: Gothenburg Traffic Office
  • Hållbart: Electric car, solar panels, sustainable materials
  • Program: Loading Station
  • Byggnadsinfo: Several places in the Gothenburg area
  • Team: Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Helder Pinto, Kay Chang, Michele Pascucci
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Sketchup and Photoshop
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