Archive for the ‘SketchUp’ Category
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Article source: AR Studio Architects
Located in the city of Vale de Cambra, the Casa da Eira (literally “The House of the threshing-floor”) was a rehabilitation challenge with about 400m2 of construction.
A century-old house that was very degraded and needed a major overhaul, that would revive the memory of the original design without forgetting the current needs. The owner wanted a residence where he could have a traditional and familiar setting, not forgetting its irreverent and creative side. A place where friends are always welcome.
Image Courtesy © Soraia Oliveira (architect)
- Architects: AR Studio Architects
- Project: Eira House
- Location: Vale de Cambra, Portugal
- Photography: Soraia Oliveira (architect)
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, V-Ray
- Responsible Architects: Daniel Antunes and Ricardo Russo
- Contributors: João Ferreira, Ivan Clife, Soraia Oliveira
- General Contractor: Rogério Martins Construções
- Sub-contracts: Tecober lda, Ricardo Oliveira, Cruz e Pinho lda, Kimpala lda, Jorge Carpintarias.
- Area: 400m2
- Year of the Project: 2016
Monday, September 4th, 2017
Article source: Tripper Arquitetura
The project starts from the interlocution between a topography that, concomitantly, shapes and is shaped by architecture. Conceived by the architect Marcelo Moura, from the Rio de Janeiro office Tripper Arquitetura, the residence is composed of a succession of overlapping plans, each one starting from the encounter with the ground to launch itself in cantilever, a fact that ends up establishing a double condition: The house is contiguous to the land, providing a perception of single-storey house on all floors, while the floors become slabs in suspension, that is, terraces in height. Through them, the architectural proposition approaches the tradition of the great Brazilian colonial house – the house surrounded by the generous porch. These solariums and balconies are the intermediation between the intimate spaces of the house and the exuberant natural landscape that surrounds it.
Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio
- Architects: Tripper Arquitetura
- Project: Casa Portobello
- Location: Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro – Brasil
- Photography: Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio
- Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray, Autocad
- Team: Marcelo de Souza Moura (author), Fabio Barbosa (architect), Gabriela Perez Chaves (architect), Mariana Santiago (architecture intern – illustration)
- Architect: Marcelo de Souza Moura (author)
- Contractor: Driannus Engenharia
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Article source: Le Atelier
Our client spent her whole childhood in this apartment, and we were to make it Home for her and her husband. It makes a great difference between reconstructing an old apartment and working with a new one, where you should simply customize and personalize an empty box. In this project the space, originally, was not empty, but was full of memories and emotions. This is exactly the case when you are facing a dual task — you should keep the memories skipping some them and adding something new at the same time. A lot of our spatial decisions were based on this very idea of duality.
Image Courtesy © Le Atelier
- Architects: Le Atelier
- Project: Pirogovka Apartment
- Location: Moscow, Russia
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Article source: Vander Velpen Architects
Dieter Vander Velpen Architects remodelled a 70’s house near the Belgian town of Leuven, to create a new kitchen and bathroom for the owners, with clean lines but a warm material palette including bronze, Walnut veneer, Travertine and Calacatta marble.
Image Courtesy © Thomas De Bruyne
- Architects: Vander Velpen Architects
- Project: BC House
- Location: Leuven, Belgium
- Photography: Thomas De Bruyne
- Software used: Autocad, Vectorworks, SketchUp
- Project Team: Dieter Vander Velpen, Hilke Baart, Hans Verelst
- Completion: 2017
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Article source: Graham Baba Architects
Part arts initiative and part residential development, 325 Westlake merges old and new structures to create a building that preserves the character of the existing building and the site, while ensuring its continued usefulness. Rents from the residential development fund MadArt, an arts initiative focused on connecting emerging artists with the community in unexpected ways. MadArt, which runs the studio space occupying the storefront, makes it possible to engage with art and artists every day, making artists and residents richer through their programmatic partnership.
Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider
- Architects: Graham Baba Architects
- Project: 325 WESTLAKE
- Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
- Software used: AutoCad, SketchUp, Adobe
- Photography: Benjamin Benschneider, Tim Bies, James Harnois
- Design Team: Brett Baba, Jim Graham, Leann Crist, Lauren Strang
- Project Team: Graham Baba Architects (architecture), MA Wright Structural Engineers (structural engineering), PanGeo Geotechnical Engineers (geotechnical engineering), Lighting Designs, Inc. (lighting), JRS Engineering (building envelope), Sparling (acoustical), Brian Paquette Interiors (loft apartment styling), Electrical (design build), Inform Interiors (penthouse styling), Schuchart (contractor)
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Article source: Sasaki
The Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility is a 81,000 square foot, 1,200 seat modern food service facility that offers freshly prepared daily meals via a variety of open cooking venues and houses five different late night retail venues and a small P.O.D. convenience store. As part of Clemson’s redevelopment of its “Core Campus,” construction of this dining facility proceeded in tandem with new student housing construction, designed by VMDO Architects. These projects as a whole address the growing demand for contemporary housing and dining options in support of the university’s goals of retaining more sophomore students on campus, and maintaining its position in the top 20 national public universities.
Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer
- Architects: Sasaki (Stevens & Wilkinson)
- Project: Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility
- Location: Clemson, South Carolina, USA
- Photography: Jonathan Hillyer
- Software used: Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop
- Client name: Clemson University
- Size: 81,000 sf
- Completion date: September 2016
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Article source: Atelier Boronski
On a typically small site wedged between the road and the river this house in Kyoto is a kind of European canal-house in Japan. It is close to the city center but in a quiet street near cafes and restaurants, bakeries and a chocolatier. The museum district (with temples and shrines) is a short walk, and there are many cherry trees lining nearby streets.
Image Courtesy © atelier-boronski
- Architects: Atelier Boronski
- Project: Riverside Villa
- Location: Kyoto, Japan
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
- Engineer: Jun Yanagimuro Structural Engineering
- Main Contractor: Takahashi Komuten
- Landscaping: Teiyu (Tomoatsu Sano)
- Main Materials: Steel frame, concrete floors, lightweight hollow-core cement panel siding, galvanized steel-work. Fire-proof timber siding, double glazing. Double-layer plaster-board, paint finish.
- Total Built Area: 230m2 (incl. Roof Garden)
- Construction period: Eight months
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Article source: situ studio
The house is on a flat site, well off the street, overlooking a woodland pond. The drive meanders through the trees and approaches from the northern forest side. The house screens any view of the pond. A tall entry and stair volume bisects the plan and is a lens to the pond upon entry. The entire ground level, which includes the master suite, opens north to the forest and south to the pond. Openings on the south wall are shaded by an overhang. A composition of surfaces and site walls define formal exterior spaces adjacent to the house.
Image Courtesy © Keith Isaacs
- Architects: situ studio
- Project: Taylor Residence
- Location: Matthews, Carolina, USA
- Photography: Keith Isaacs
- Software used: SketchUp
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Article source: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
Casa di Luce is a single-family house located in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas and comprises 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped, 8,075 square foot site with significant topography.
The size and shape of the site, as well as the presence of grand oak tree, presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house and its surroundings.
Image Courtesy © Morrison Dilworth + Walls
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: ecdm Architectes
Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape
Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.
Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes
- Architects: ecdm Architectes
- Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
- Location: ST-ETIENNE, France
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe CS