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Social Housing “Colline aux Oliviers” in Tunis, Tunisia by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This semi-rural/semi-urban new alternative development of 30 hectares is located in the governorate of Manouba on a hill near the Medjerda river on the South West edge of Jedeida city limits. Its eco-friendly planning design preserves and utilizes an existing olive grove estate, by placing small individual pavilions for collective housing and service facilities within its 4 475 existing salvaged olive trees and by planting tall sized trees plus a wild botanical garden for more local bio-diversity.

Social Housing Unit with Cultural Center on the ground floor and on the roof top, Image Courtesy © Abderhrrahman Ezzine

Social Housing Unit with Cultural Center on the ground floor and on the roof top, Image Courtesy © Abderhrrahman Ezzine

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Social Housing “Colline aux Oliviers”
  • Location: La colline aux Oliviers, City of Jedaida Governorat of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Graphic Artist: Ezzine Abderrahmen
  • Engineering Software: RhinoVAULT – Designing funicular form in Rhinoceros (Block Research Group BRG)
  • Client: Tunisian republic, Governorat of Manouba, Delegation of Jedaida
  • Team: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co), Adnen Ben Tanfous (Associate Partner), Vicky Tessier, Azza Mezghani, Aboudou Azize Olawolé Marcos, Ibrahim Tameur Abbassi, Tania Paula Garza, Lucie Riedweg, Yosri Boukadida, Wael Ben Mansour
  • Real estate development company: Le Mont Fleury Groupe Bayahi
  • Engineer: Tarek Ghorbel, Structural Engineer, SOGEP Batiment, Tunisia
  • Date: 2016-2017

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A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by nARCHITECTS

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: nARCHITECTS

A/D/O, the new design space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn founded by MINI, has completed construction, and will open to the public following the holiday season. Designed by Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS – the award-winning firm, founded by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, that was behind New York City’s first micro-unit building – A/D/O will provide a groundbreaking new kind of space for designers.

Image Courtesy © A/D/O & nARCHITECTS, by Matthew Carbone

Image Courtesy © A/D/O & nARCHITECTS, by Matthew Carbone

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS
  • Project: A/D/O
  • Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Carbone
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad
  • Design Team: Credits: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Principals); Ammr Vandal (Associate Principal), Amanda Morgan (Associate), Kyong Kim, Thomas Heltzel, David Mora, Daniel Katebini-Stengel, Gabrielle Marcoux, Jin Jin Chiu, Georgia Williams, Zach Walters, Brian Chen, Liwei Wang, Geraldine Vargas, Grisha Enikolopov
  • Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • MEP Engineer: OLA Consulting Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: AKRF
  • Lighting Designer: Lumen Architecture, PLLC
  • Additional Furnishings and Design Consulting: HUXHUX
  • Code Consultant: Jack Callahan Consulting
  • Kitchen Consultant: Jacobs Doland Beer
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor: Barrett Builders

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Light Box in Los Angeles, California by ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc. 

On a gritty stretch of Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles, the PSPMLA office sits on a previously vacant 2,500 sf infill commercial parcel. Dubbed the “Light Box” for its simple geometry slotted in acknowledgement of the natural solar conditions, the 2,200 sf office for a boutique property management firm discretely slips into the streetscape of tightly packed auto body shops, neon sign fabricators, digital printers, and various light commercial businesses. The design expands upon the urban texture of the street, while also carving out a bright, naturally illuminated respite for the office staff and their clientele.

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

  • Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.
  • Project: Light Box
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), David Chong (Project Architect), Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang
  • Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon Consulting Engineers
  • General Contractor: Bulson
  • Steel Fabrication: CWI/Fred Vasquez
  • Millwork Fabrication: Dan Taron and Bulson

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Terra project in Limassol, Cyprus by Orange Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: Orange Architects

Orange Architects wins the closed competition for Terra Project; An exclusive residential tower at the beach in Limassol, Cyprus – commissioned by Masharii & The Land.

The design for the Terra project consists of 10 luxurious apartments, on top of a double high commercial plinth – ultimately suitable for a nice club or restaurant – on the shore line of Limassol, Cyprus. With the design Orange Architects focuses on blending in an elegant and unique tower, in a recreational beach area, close to the sea and part of the holiday entertainment zone of the city.

Image Courtesy © Orange Architects

Image Courtesy © Orange Architects

  • Architects: Orange Architects
  • Project: Terra project
  • Location: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3dS Max
  • Client: The Land
  • Project management: Masharii
  • Team: Patrick Meijers, Jeroen Schipper, Gloria Caiti, Kristina Jasutiene, Erika Ruiz, Elena Staskute
  • Size: 1.820 m2
  • Date: November 2016<

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Indigo Waterfall in Tokushima, Japan by spatial practice

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source:  spatial practice

Award-winning architectural office, spatial practice, completed a site-specific light installation in Tokushima, Japan; titled Indigo Waterfall. The permanent fiber optic lighting installation is debuted at the Tokushima LED Art Festival 2016 flanking both sides of Kasuga Bridge creating the perception of indigo ink spilling into Shinmachi River.

Inspired by both the past and present industries of Tokushima City, the designer merges and highlights the importance of both industries in its development of the city.  Tokushima City was built by the indigo dye industry; big indigo storehouses occupied both waterfronts surrounding Kasuga Bridge where white walls and blue stones were reflected onto the river. Tracing back to its history, the Indigo Waterfall gives new remembrance to the surrounding indigo storehouses by utilizing Tokushima City’s new thriving LED industry and its surrounding natural beauty. By connecting light, nature, local culture and people; the installation creates a new image for Tokushima City.

Indigo Waterfall bridges the past, future, and evolution of industrial development.

Bird view, Image Courtesy © spatial practice

Bird view, Image Courtesy © spatial practice

  • Architects: spatial practice
  • Project: Indigo Waterfall
  • Location: Kasuga Bridge; Tokushima, Japan
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Client: Tokushima City Government
  • Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Jason Loo, Ryo Otsuka, Taylor Williams
  • Light Consultant: Light Moment
  • Local Consultant: Kanou Consultant
  • Main Contractor: Tokugawa Denko
  • Sub-Contractor: Products Kei; Style-Tec

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House Vlijmen in Netherlands by Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

In the village of Vlijmen this house was designed for an elderly couple, who wanted to keep on living in this house as long as possible. Therefore, most of the program is located on ground level, on top only a spare bed- and bathroom are being made. The box from the ground level is being perforated with voids, where a small patio, wooden Western Red Cedar parts, or windows were made. By making this rhythm, a car port and patio-shaped exteriors give the house an extra layer between in- and outside.

Image Courtesy © Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

Image Courtesy © Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

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Mehrabad House in Isfahan Province, Iran by Sarsayeh Architectural Office

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Sarsayeh Architectural Office

For those people who have a long experience of living in single-unit houses with a courtyard, it is a great challenge to change their life style and live in apartment houses.

Losing many of desirable advantages of single unit houses such as independency, fellowship with nature, existence of hierarchy and, natural ventilation and … is a trouble for the people who want to live apartment units.

Image Courtesy © Farshid Nasrabadi

Image Courtesy © Farshid Nasrabadi

  • Architects: Sarsayeh Architectural Office
  • Project: Mehrabad House
  • Location: Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Photography: Farshid Nasrabadi
  • Software used: Autocad and autodesk 3dS Max(V-Ray)
  • Client: Ali Mirhosseini
  • Architect in charge: Behnam Sefidi
  • Design assist : Hengameh Akbari
  • Contractor : Farhad Bahramipour
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1350 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Chennai Airport in India by Creative Group

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Creative Group

The principal aim of designing Chennai Airport was to minimize the heat gain and maximize the day lighting throughout the terminal as much as possible. High level of sustainability in nearly every aspect of design, including restoration of the native landscape, passive energy conservation strategies, material selection, onsite storm water detention, and on site waste water treatment and dispersal systems are being aimed at.

Chennai Airport, which is a prominent gateway to South India, has been specially designed for attaining a high level of sustainability in nearly every aspect of design. With its beautiful lush green gardens and smart calculative design, this structure is a landmark in the architectural world which redefines the future possibilities. This project, which is termed as “The Greenest Airport “ by The Architectural Record is designed by Ms Creative Group, under the charismatic leadership of Prof. Charanjit Shah and Ar. Gurpreet Shah. Creative Group, in association with Gensler and Frederic Schwartz Architects, won the international design competition for Chennai Airport in 2007 on the basis of its innovative energy efficient design. This mega infrastructure project of Airports Authority of India is built with a cost of Rs 2012 Crores which sprawls over a total area of more than 2,50,000 Sqm.

Image Courtesy © Creative Group

Image Courtesy © Creative Group

  • Architects: Creative Group
  • Project: Chennai Airport
  • Location: Chennai, India
  • Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
  • Client: Airport Authority of India
  • Structure Steel: Structure
  • Steel: Over 15000 tons
  • Concrete: More than 5,00,000 cubic meters
  • Kalzip roofing: Over 65,000 square meters
  • Double glass unit: Over 40,000 square meters
  • Site Area: 100 acres
  • Built-Up Area:  2,03,200 sq.mts.
  • Building Height:  38 metres
  • Cost of the Project: 2015 crores
  • Construction Period:  2007 – 2012

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Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2 in Switzerland by EPFL+ECAL Lab with ALICE

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: mint LIST

The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2 is a research program at the crossroads between architecture, design and technology. The program is led by the EPFL+ECAL Lab in close collaboration with the architectural lab ALICE, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.

This new permanent and immersive installation is hosted within the new campus building designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, and situated just next to the Montreux Jazz Café. Rather than mimicking the past, the project leads the audience on a unique journey through 50 years of history and 5.000 hours of audiovisual recordings made at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Visitors truly feel that they are live on stage with Ella Fitzgerald, standing beside Miles Davis’ trumpet, or composing Smoke on the Water together with Deep Purple.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: EPFL+ECAL Lab with ALICE
  • Project: Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2
  • Location: Montreux, Switzerland
  • Photography: ALICE EPFL, Joël Tettamanti and Michel Denancé
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Design research on emerging technologies: Nicolas Henchoz, Cédric Duchêne, Tommaso Colombo, Karian Foehr, Delphine Ribes, Guillaume Bonnier, David Roulin, Susanne Schneider, EPFL + ECAL LAB
  • Design research on the conception of space: Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Manon Fantini, Javier Puchalt, Yannick Claessens, ALICE EPFL
  • Coordination Montreux Jazz Digital Project: Alain Dufaux, Igor Ristic, Olivier Bruchez, Gregory Marti, Sarah Artacho, Caryl Jones, Julien Raemy, Céline Racine, MetaMedia Center EPFL
  • 3D Sound: Dirk Schröder, Sönke Pelzer, Fabian Knauber
  • Sponsors: Audemars Piguet, HGST, Foundation Ernst Göhner, Foundation Lombard Odier, Loterie Romande, Private donors
  • Technological partners:
    • Claude Nobs Foundation (preservation & valorisation Montreux Jazz Festival Archives)
    • HGST (storage Montreux Jazz Festival Archives)
    • Illusonic (upmix stereo sound)
    • PSI Audio (speakers)
    • Stahl & Traumfabrik (construction)
    • 3D précision (3D printing aluminium)
    • Lang (LED technology)
    • Lumens8 (video installations)
    • Burmester Event (audiovisual programming)
    • Rückstuhl (acoustic carpet)
  • Year: 2016

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Kindergarten in Koblenz, Germany by Herrmanns-Architekten

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten 

Explanations about the construction of a kindergarten in Lahnstein

The curved building for a new kindergarten is to be erected as a wooden structure with a formwork of vertical wood panels. The intention of the architects is that the new  building is self-consciously integrated into the urban environment.

Especially when building for children, other aspects than usual have to be incorporated into the design process. Who says that a building must inevitably always be designed with the rigid cartesian axes (height / width / depth) as a crate. This is the dynamic structure of the organic building with its curved ground plan for breaking open the rigid geometric shapes.

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

  • Architects: Herrmanns-Architekten
  • Project: Kindergarten
  • Location: Koblenz, Germany
  • Software used: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, ArchiCAD, ORCA AVA

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