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[IN]-Closure by ABF-lab

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: ABF-lab

At the time when Seattle wonders what course to follow for a lasting transformation on public spaces, the [in]-closure project puts itself as the mainspring of the urban revival for the next five decades. Slow decision-making processes increased by fast practice changes and modern means of communication as globalized dematerialization implies that, nowadays, traditional urban planning methods are reaching the limit. You can plan an urban project; it will be obsolete even before seeing the light.

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

  • Architects: ABF-lab
  • Project: [IN]-Closure
  • Software used: 
    • For Design : Autocad, Sketchup, Rhino, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, After effect, 3DS max, Cinema 4D, V-ray, Maya
    • For sustainability strategy: Meteonorm, Ecotect, Radiance, Flovent, Ies

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NorthGate in Ankara,Turkey by Motto Architecture

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Motto Architecture

Northgate Phase 1 is a 300.000 sqm development that creates a new urban focus in the vicinity of Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara. The development is both a part and a catalyst of the rapid process of urban generation in the zone along with the new international expo, two university campuses and a large-scale automobile showroom complex. Northgate is the largest self-sustaining mixed use project in the location, introducing offices, residences, a variety of retail programs and a five-star hotel along other amenities. The development provides temporary work-stay environments for travelling business people as well as a 120.000 sqm housing program (to be extended to 800.000 sqm in the succeeding phases).

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

  • Architects: Motto Architecture
  • Project: NorthGate   
  • Location: Ankara,Turkey 
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad + sketchup, Revit

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Tektos concept store in Hong Kong, China by OVA Studio Ltd

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: OVA Studio Ltd

In the last 5 years, Tektos has grown into a leading manufacturer of power & data category products. The strategic locations of Tektos in Hong Kong and Guangdong provide an ideal one stop service hub for securing operational and manufacturing services along with supply chain optimization from Asia

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

  • Architects: OVA Studio Ltd
  • Project: Tektos concept store
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Software used: Sketchup and Maxwell render
  • Client: Tektos Limited
  • Architects / Directors: Mr. Slimane Ouahès | Architect DPLG
  • Architect Assistants: Alice NG , Stephanie Mendoza

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A Stair by BEAR Progetti

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: BEAR Progetti

The project responds to the customer requests who wanted a modern stair but at the same time asked for a safe passage between the floors of the house, so the system of ceiling mounting became the railing of the stairs thus fulfilling this dual task.

Design phase: some study renderings, Image Courtesy © BEAR Progetti

Design phase: some study renderings, Image Courtesy © BEAR Progetti

  • Architects: BEAR Progetti
  • Project: A Stair
  • Software used: Generic CAD for the drawings and Google SketchUp + V-Ray for the renderings

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DOMunder | An underground discovery in Utrecht, Netherlands by JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers

After many years of discovering, exploring, dreaming, planning, designing, excavating and building, DOMunder was opened in mid June 2014 and Utrecht can boast with another historical attraction.

Image Courtesy © Oliver Schuh

Image Courtesy © Oliver Schuh

  • Architects: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers
  • Project: DOMunder | An underground discovery
  • Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Oliver Schuh
  • Software used: Monocoque, Vectorworks, Sketch
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Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court in Ontario, Canada by SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

The Sky-o-swale is a shade-water structure that filters rainwater through a green roof, into an underground cistern. The water is used to irrigate the Community Garden. More than that, the Sky-o-swale is a shaded community gathering space—a stage for performances and seating for the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) /Jumpstart sports pad. It’s a wondrous structure, with a truly amazing history.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects
  • Project: Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup

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Prosecutors Office in Aghmashenebeli alley Tbilisi, Georgia by Architects of Invention

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: Architects of Invention

The firm submitted a proposal as part of an invited competition for a new build to the North West of the city, just on the outskirts of the city centre and close to the Tbilisi Court building. The building was completed in February 2012.  The brief was to create workspace for 60 members of staff, a substantial lobby and car parking. Work began in May 2011 and the building was completed in early 2012.

Image Courtesy © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI

Image Courtesy © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI

  • Architects:  Architects of Invention
  • Project: Prosecutors Office
  • Location: Aghmashenebeli alley Tbilisi
  • Photography: NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI
  • Software used: AutoCad, Skecthup, Rhino
  • Client: MINISTRY OF JUSTICE GEORGIA  WWW.JUSTICE.GOV.GE
  • Structural engineer: ENGENUITI.COM UK / PROGRESI.COM.GE GEORGIA
  • Constructional engineer: PROGRESI
  • Design participation: FULL DESIGN CONTROL FROM SKETCH TO COMPLETION – STAGES – SD, DD, CD + SITE SUPERVISION

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Paul Bert Léon Blum Boa Canteen in Lille-Lomme, France by D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Article source: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

A unifying and fun building:

The urban challenge was to create a frame edge structuring this corner plot whose boundaries are based on low hosted terraced buildings, at the Marx Dormoy and Léon Blum streets. At the corner, the school restaurant’s parapet ascends gently, creating a bow that hides the restaurant’s technical equipment (centralair handlingand heat pump) while freeing the ground floor. The architectural treatment is contextual in its urban form and its materiality; the use of the brick, which dominates the landscape, has received a contemporary and qualitative review showcasing the polychrome emblematic brick bondingof the regional architecture .The layout of the masonry, with an almost random pattern, evokes the snake skin and activates the imaginary potential, architecture and young children dream-like: in a world where you have to respect the rules of the urban game, the building delivers a message of imagination, and seems, with its “snake skin” and “scale-like windows” to have the power to move.

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

  • Architects: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates
  • Project: Paul Bert Léon Blum Boa Canteen
  • Location: Lille-Lomme, North, France
  • Software used: Autocad and sketchup
  • CLIENT: (Associate Community of Lomme- Lille)
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates, Architects (Tourcoing), KHEOPS engineering, BET (Department of Technical Studies / Bureau d’Etudes Techniques) fluids and electricity (Lille), Beha Legrand, BET (Department of Technical Studies / Bureau d’Etudes Techniques)collective kitchens and hygiene (Lille), BSE ECONOMIE, Economist (Loos)
  • SURFACE AREA: 417m²
  • CALENDAR: 2012-2014
  • COST: 1M €HT
  • MISSION: Construction of a catering office for Paul Bert and Léon Blum scholar group – Marx Dormoy Street – 59160 LOMME

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Geneva flat renewal in Swiss by FREAKS freearchitects

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Article source: FREAKS freearchitects

The client owned a 35 sqm flat downtown Geneva , Swiss, that she wanted to refurbish anew. The commission to Fre aks was to manage the largest living space possible within a pretty tricky and constraining existing setting.

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

  • Architects: FREAKS freearchitects
  • Project: Geneva flat renewal
  • Location: Geneva, Swiss
  • Photography: David Foessel
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks

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Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Article source: Giancarlo Mazzanti

This school, designed for Pies Descalzos Foundation is located on the top of Loma delPeye Mountain within the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. More than an educational building, the project seeks to provoke the consolidation of the neighborhood and improve the life of residents by generating alternatives for personal and community development as well as an environmental transformation of the area. The project has already become an architectural and urban landmark and an object of pride for the community.

Image Courtesy © Giancarlo Mazzanti

Image Courtesy © Giancarlo Mazzanti

  • Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Project: Pies Descalzos School
  • Location: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Software used: Sketchup, autocad, rhino, revit
  • PROJECT MANAGER: JUAN ANDRES LEMUS
  • BASIC TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS: STUDY OF GEOTECHNICAL SOIL and AICO LTDA, Alvaro Covo And Gilliam Barboza
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: NICOLAS PARRA
  • NICOLAS PARRA: MU MU AND ASSOCIATES AND ASSOCIATES
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: CIA ADOLFO ICS FOX

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