Archive for the ‘SketchUp’ Category
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Article source: Badia Berger Architectes
SITE | the articulation of the building with its environment
The site, situated on the campus of the University of Versailles, falls within the historical district of the Château de Versailles which imposes, amongst many constraints, minimal building heights. The campus itself is a historical domain having been the property of the car manufacturing family Panhard. In the nineteen sixties, buildings on campus were built around the « historical centre », constituted by the Panhard pavilion and its gardens. Devoid of any particular character, these structures do not impart a strong identity to the campus.
Image Courtesy © David Boureau
- Architects: Badia Berger Architectes
- Project: The University Of Versailles Science Library
- Location: Versailles, France
- Photography: David Boureau
- Software used: Drawn using Autocad and modeled with sketchup
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Article source: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
The urban history of Utrecht and its surroundings dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. Today the area west of the city of Utrecht is being transformed from a mainly rural area into a new quarter of the city. Along one of the old routes with its variety of architectural typologies and close to a branche of the Rhine River this building, a practise for obstetricians, was build.
Image Courtesy © Cornbread Works
- Architects: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
- Project: The Invitation
- Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Photography: Cornbread Works
- Interior architect : Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
- Software used: AutoCad and SketchUp
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Article source: A2OFFICE
A small space with just over 20m ² was the site for the deployment of this kiosk in the Casa da Música Metro Station in the city of Porto, Portugal. This project was based on the idea of “pause”. Pause between commuting routes (home-work-home, home-school-home, etc.) where one color dominates: the yellow. As in the trilogy of chromatic lights os the semaphores, symbolizes a moment of pause, is among the movement and stopping.
Image Courtesy © Alexandra Marques
- Architects: A2OFFICE
- Project: Platform Zero
- Location: Casa da Música Metro Station, Porto, Portugal
- Photography: Alexandra Marques
- Architecture and Coordination: Alberto Dias Ribeiro
- Year: 2012-13
- Client: Plataforma Zero, Lda.
- Construction: Retorvila Construções, Lda.
- Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop
Friday, March 15th, 2013
Article source: MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés
The project finds its place in a band, potentially flooded, between the Seine and the railroad, shores and hillsides. These are occupied by “bourgeoises” mansions, theirs gardens and parks. The riversides shows a mix of homes, modest or opulent – self-built huts, old houses, speculative operations–industrial plants or deposits expiring or abandoned.
Image Courtesy © Jean-Michel Landecy
- Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés
- Project: 51 Logements A Viry-Châtillon
- Location: Paris,France
- Photography: Jean-Michel Landecy
- Software used: Autocad and Sketchup (but mostly a pen and our own hands)
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Article source: Payette
Successful innovation districts are not comprehensively designed from the outset; they mature over time, taking advantage of emerging local talent pools and evolving business clusters of excellence. Nexus, a plan to create an innovation district in Midtown Detroit focuses on proximity, talent growth, culture, and urban density – qualities intensely destabilized in the wake of the city’s economic decline.
Image Courtesy Payette
- Architects: Payette
- Project: Creating the Nexus for Detroit’s Techtown
- Location: Detroit, Michigan , USA
- Software used: Revit, 3ds Max, Sketchup and Adobe Illustrator
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Article source: Benjamin Loiseau Architecture
Inflated with oxygen, a hemisphere of five meters in diameter preset shape of the module housing and research. This waterproof shell allows the introduction of an environment conducive to life without diving. This module takes up little space uninflated: a flexible structure, a compressor and a bomb.
Image Courtesy Benjamin Loiseau Architecture
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Article source: EXAR Architecture
The previous house offered tiny opening to the garden. The “back” rooms, kitchen, bathroom, previously considered as services, blocked the views from the house to the nice garden. We decided to keep these functions but to open them widely, by creating large windows. The kitchen – dining room offers an large open view to the vegetation. The bathroom has focused view to the trees.
Image Courtesy © Marc Detiffe
- Architects: EXAR Architecture
- Project: Campanules House
- Location: City of Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Marc Detiffe
- Software used: SketchUp & Microstation (powerdraft)
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Article source: Arch11
In Boulder, Colo., three households recently moved into an Arch11-designed townhouse project built on a small lot in a funky light industrial area near Boulder’s downtown area. The project– a design/build collaboration between Arch11, a commercial and residential architecture firm with offices in Boulder and Denver, and Hammer well, a Boulder construction firm – was recently featured in The New York Times Home section.
Image Courtesy © Raul Garcia
- Architects: Arch11
- Project: 303 Canyon
- Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
- Photography: Raul Garcia
- Main construction materials: Steel panels with Galvalume finish., Cedar siding on a rain screen, Stucco
- Any sustainable features of the design: Well- built/ well insulated, Xeric landscaping, Passive solar design orientation, FSC lumber, Minimixed land use
- Any key products you specified for the project: Wolf sub-zero appliances, Spark-fire fireplaces, Flooring—polished concrete, Handmade Heath Tiles
- Software used: Sketchup and Revit
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Article source: BudCud
Bularnia is an honest, functional office space on the ground floor of postindustrial building on the outskirts of Cracov. The goal was to introduce more natural light to dark and overpowering interior. This move redefined new proportions of space and optically enlarged narrow and low room. What’s more, light and transparent finishing materials, such as glass, delicate steel mesh and perforated boards were used to emphasize the openness of new office space.
Image Courtesy © Kamila Kozińska
- Architects: BudCud
- Project: Bularnia
- Location: ul. Bularnia 5, 31-222 Kraków, Poland
- Photography: Kamila Kozińska (1-3, 5-11), Agata Kadenacy (4,12)
- Authors: BudCud ( Mateusz Adamczyk, Agata Woźniczka), Maria Schoen
- Function: office space – accounting
- Client: ASPEN S.A.
- Usable area: 175 m2
- Volume: 533 m3
- Project Year: 2010
- Completed: 2012
- Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as physical models.
Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Article source: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Three simple volumes hover above the desert, responding to the challenges of a sloping site and to an ethic of building with minimal disruption to the natural environment. The available buildable area was bifurcated by a minor drainage-way, which inspired the architects to leave the cars behind and link the parking area to the main house by a bridge that allows rainwater and wildlife to flow beneath it.
Image Courtesy © bill timmerman
- Architects: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
- Project: Levin Residence
- Location: Marana, Arizona, USA
- Photography: bill timmerman
- Year Completed: Fall 2011
- Square Footage: 3520 sq ft
- Contractor: Process Design Build
- Structrural Engineer: Harris Engineering Services, LLC
- Mechanical / Electrical: Paul Formentini
- Cabinets: Stone River Studio
- Landscaping: The Garden Gate
- Software used: PowerCADD, Sketchup