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Freiluft Barn Conversion in Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland by Freiluft

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: Freiluft

How on earth does one come up with the idea of pouring a huge amount of concrete into an Emmental farmhouse? Certainly, one could find several practical reasons (statics, thermal storage mass or the like…). For us, the house needed something rough and immediate, something that could build up its own world in the former barn and hayloft. A concrete object now cuts through all three floors and supports the old roof. In addition to its structural qualities, it holds all the bathrooms and kitchen accommodations, as well as cabinets and storage space. Large windows open up the view into the impressive attic.

Image Courtesy © Freiluft

  • Architects: Freiluft
  • Project: Freiluft Barn Conversion
  • Location: Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Backyard House in Queensland, Australia by Joe Adsett Architects

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: Joe Adsett Architects 

The ‘Great Australian Dream’ of owning a quarter acre block with a new house has become a distant memory in inner-city Brisbane, as parcels of land are shaved down repeatedly in a bid to densify the urban centre. Nestled within the urban streets of Teneriffe, a colonial Queenslander presented a charming frontage that concealed the potential for the Architect to utilise the vacant 300m2 backyard to design and build a new family home. The ‘Backyard House’ has been an opportunity to set a precedent for suburban infill development as an alternative to the prevailing trend of building apartments near railway and bus stations.

Natural materials were utilised across the elongated front elevation, Image Courtesy © Joe Adsett Architects

  • Architects: Joe Adsett Architects (Joe Adsett)
  • Project: Backyard House
  • Location: Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia 4005
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit + 3DS MAX (rendering)
  • Landscape Architect: Brisbane Landscape Architect, Beau Hilliar AILA, cactus & HILL Landscape Architecture
  • Area: 300m2
  • Completed: Late 2014

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Residence 100% in São Paulo, Brazil by Rogerio Gama Arquitetura

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: Rogerio Gama Arquitetura

I called this project 100% Residency, because all the land, even in its green area, it has a function.
This, was elaborated as a collaboration for a student of mine, of the course of Civil Engineering, in college that I taught. Therefore, I elaborated in metallic structure, for it to be already getting accustomed and having an already real project, a detail of this bevelled structure, so it already improves its knowledge. And the apparent concrete in the rest.

Image Courtesy © Rogerio Gama Arquitetura

  • Architects: Rogerio Gama Arquitetura
  • Project: Residence 100%
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray,  Photoshop, Lumion

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City and Nature Master Garden in Xi’an, China by Martha Schwartz Partners

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: Martha Schwartz Partners

Martha Schwartz Partners was one of nine international landscape design firms to be invited to design a small master garden installation on the theme of “the harmonious co-existence of nature and the city” at the 2011 International Horticulture Exhibition in Xi’an, China. The owner’s brief specified that the designer should consider the limitations of local building materials and methods, and that the garden should be accessible to a Chinese point of view.

Image Courtesy © Martha Schwartz Partners

  • Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners
  • Project: City and Nature Master Garden
  • Location: Xi’an, China
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp

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Residential Magnification in São Paulo, Brazil by Rogerio Gama Arquitetura

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: Rogerio Gama Arquitetura

Project located in the city of Piratininga, state of São Paulo – Brazil, in the residential condominium Vale Florido.

The project consists of an extension with 228m2.

600m2 Total.

Being a room with a suite, a service area; And a bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Rogerio Gama Arquitetura

  • Architects: Rogerio Gama Arquitetura
  • Project: Residential Magnification
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, SketchUp + Vray
  • Year of construction: 2013

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The Sales Center of Capital Visionary Residence in Beijing, China by W. Design

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: W. Design 

Western Hills in the western part of Beijing where the Old Summer Palace is located—is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This project’s design is a combination of cultural elements of Western Hills and modern oriental design techniques. A shaded corridor leads to a space possessing a fantastic view. The moment people enter the space, they feel as if they have walked into a beautiful painting that features both ancient elegance and modern freedom. “Let me forget my worldly worries and find peace in the woods of the Western Hills; the white clouds seem to have read my mind, and drift slowly down from the forest to keep me company.”

Image Courtesy © Ben Wu, Fang Ze, Sui Sicong

  • Architects: W. Design
  • Project: The Sales Center of Capital Visionary Residence
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Ben Wu, Fang Ze, Sui Sicong
  • Area: 1911 square meters
  • Time of Completion: May 2016
  • Software used: Autodesk CAD / 3D MAX, Photoshop

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House Paes in Minas Gerais, Brazil by Marcos Franchini

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Article source: Marcos Franchini

After the development of some alternative occupation to the terrain started in mid-2013, the architectural program is reviewed and discussed in order to effectively meet the wishes of the couple who today make this house their home.

Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro / Reverbo

  • Architects: Marcos Franchini
  • Project: House Paes
  • Location: 1272, Buganvilias Street – Nova Lima – Minas Gerais / Brazil
  • Photography: Gabriel Castro / Reverbo
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Kerkythea, 
  • Team: Collaboration: Gabriel Nardelli
  • Landscape design: Elcy Luna Celani
  • Light design: Poliane Jacob (technical team from Othon de Carvalho)
  • Structural design : N Engenhaira

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Boundary in Taipei, Taiwan by Wei Yi International Design Associates

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Article source: Wei Yi International Design Associates 

The concept, Wabi-Sabi, from Japanese aesthetics is the principle in the project. The materials with texture of modesty, rustic and asymmetry are used as the main substance in the space, trying to create an unrefined and lean atmosphere. Through the peculiarity of imperfection, the inhabitant are led to discern the hidden beauty of the truly excellence and here they can find their pure sanctuary from the turmoil world.

Image Courtesy © Wei Yi International Design Associates

  • Architects: Wei Yi International Design Associates
  • Project: Boundary
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Main Material:  oak veneered brushed and painted、special hand painting, German cement paint,  titanium metal, Belgium chalkboard paint, grey glass, panDOMO, Engineered flooringns and thoughts are subside and dissolved into the state of serenity of heart.
  • Designer: Shin-Yuan Fang
  • Area: 270 sqm
  • Completed:  March, 2017

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Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater in Tokyo, Japan by Key Operation, Inc.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Article source: Key Operation, Inc.

Naito Shinjuku was established in 1699 as a stage stop along a major thoroughfare heading out of Edo (old name of Tokyo). Dropping the “Naito,” the district started to be called Shinjuku in 1920, the same year that saw the Musashino-kan Shinjuku emerge on Shinjuku-dori Avenue, which was also home to the Shinjuku Mitsukoshi store. Local merchants opened a 600-seat movie theater in the three-story wooden structure with tiled façades. In 1928, Musashino-kan Shinjuku relocated to its current site, a new cinema with 1,115 seats housed in a three-story concrete building. During the silent movie era, Musei Tokugawa was active as a narrator here. Later, an air raid over Tokyo caused a fire to burn the entire interior of the theater, but the building survived and became a symbol of post-war recovery. Cinema offered entertainment to the populace, and Musashino-kan entered the golden age in an alliance of more than 20 theaters. But the movie-going population peaked in 1958 at 1.1 billion tickets, and rapidly dropped to 1/3 of that patronage by 1965. Amidst a declining industry, the decrepit Musashino-kan was demolished in 1966 and rebuilt. Still standing today, the building initially consisted of a retail and dining complex seven floors aboveground and three floors underground. The first movie theater in this new building had 500 seats on the seventh floor. In 1994, the Cinema Qualite mini-theater opened. The seventh floor was closed in 2002, and the third-floor theater operations changed banners from Cinema Qualite to Musashino-kan Shinjuku. For the improvements made most recently, however, aseismic reinforcement work on the entire building prompted the Musashino-kan Shinjuku on the third floor to undergo a complete renovation.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Key Operation, Inc. (Akira Koyama)
  • Project: Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater
  • Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners, Inc.
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client ∕ Developer: Musashino Kogyo Co. ,Ltd
  • Quantity Survayor: GEN Architectural Management
  • Construction: Toei Kenko, Hazama Ando Corp.
  • Gross Floor Area: 770.44 m2
  • Lease Area: 879.48 m2
  • Completion: November 2016

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Seaside Periscope in Gdynia, Poland by Adam Wiercinski Architekt

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Adam Wiercinski Architekt 

The idea for a public toilet in Gdynia is closely related to the location of the given area. View of the open sea and extending walking paths, suggested concept of creating building that besides its primary function will be set in a seaside tourist character. Periscope building allows its users to observe sea from the interior not through the traditional window. By placing the upper mirror of this periscope mechanism at a height of 4m, view of the water is raised above the boulevard’s level and so the strolling people. Users of the public toilet can see an undisturbed yet always different image of the Baltic Sea. Monolithic, concrete building owes its shape to the hidden periscope structure, but due to the rounded arcade and used raw materials, building with its profile resembles the nearby breakwater, blending with the local landscape. In the gap between the women’s and men’s toilet, there is a tribune from which people can enjoy view of the Baltic Sea. Its form, in contrast to the traditional benches, can hold a larger group of people. Wooden finish of the tribune and its surrounding walls warms raw style of the building. Inside the toilet, as well as outside the building, walls are covered with concrete. Free space under periscope construction is filled with huge pebbles, reminding the breakwater. Simple interior exposes periscope’s mirror with Baltic Sea view. Direct access to the building allows independent use of all the toilet rooms. Whole object in its form and function blends with the coastal mood, creating entirely new point on the promenade path.

Image Courtesy © Adam Wiercinski Architekt

  • Architects: Adam Wiercinski Architekt
  • Project: Seaside Periscope
  • Location: Gdynia, Poland
  • Software used: Sketchup, Photoshop, Autocad
  • Year: 2014

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