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Wind Tower in UAE by Peter Stasek Architects

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: Peter Stasek Architects

The global climate change leaves visible traces in the environment which sometimes emerge in the form of scars or devastation or simply represent the disappearance of something that has always been present. Humans struggle against this largely selfinflicted new world order and continuously try to slow this process down. The evershrinking glaciers in the high mountains are covered with awnings during summer and the regions which are endangered by sea flooding are equipped with new ramparts and sluices in order to protect the coast. Just as the tsunamis, the hurricanes transform the man-made environment in large stretches of land into a mishmash at one go, which makes it hard to guess what kind of function its components had to fulfill in the past. A new kind of aesthetics defined by chaos.

Image Courtesy © Peter Stasek Architects

Image Courtesy © Peter Stasek Architects

  • Architects: Peter Stasek Architects
  • Project: Wind Tower
  • Location: UAE
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3ds Max, Photoshop
  • Inspiration: The concept “Wind Tower 2016″ represents a kind of skyscraper which is shaped by tsunami and hurricane masses. A trapped cloud in its free form, pending in the air and only fixed by the core, still demonstrating its homogeneity (resonance) to the floating streams of air.
  • Production/Realization Technology: 3D-sand printed facade patterns with integrated glass fronts, Carbon fiber reinforced polyamide for Down Wind Turbine casing. Wind Tower is situated on an artificial sand island with a road access from the mainland
  • Specifications/ Technical Properties: 250m height
  • TeamMembers (1): Peter Stasek Architect and Simon Wagner – 3D Visualization
  • Tags: Peter Stasek, Wind Tower, Wind Tower 2016, matrixX architectures, matrixX architectrues by Peter Stasek,Simon Wagner,3D-square Wagner
  • Research Abstract: How to create a building, which is shaped by tsunami and hurricane masses. A new kind of aesthetics generated by chaos.
  • Challenge: A new order generated from chaos. As a new challenge, one could try to develop new urban structures and architectural forms which are not in contrast to but in conformity with the forces of nature which are able to further develop their potential of strength as a result of the global climate change.
  • Added Date: 2016-04-03 21:35:06

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Duplex in Madrid, Spain by Marta Badiola Ramos

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: Marta Badiola Ramos

The project is a full refurbishment of a duplex in Madrid’s city center that will host a family expecting its third child and whose needs will change drastically along the next years. For that reason, the house is designed as an unfinished space, which will be modified and adapted to respond to the life changes of its inhabitants.

Image Courtesy © Marta Badiola and Jorge Pizarro

Image Courtesy © Marta Badiola and Jorge Pizarro

  • Architects: Marta Badiola Ramos , Jorge Pizarro
  • Project: Duplex in Madrid
  • Location: Chamartín, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Marta Badiola and Jorge Pizarro
  • Collaborators: Alba Carrasco
  • Area: 225 sqm
  • Construction: Félix de las Heras
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Illustrator

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AB apartment in Milan, Italy by DUEDIQUATTRO

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: DUEDIQUATTRO

The apartment, located inside a charming early 20th-century building, was completely redesigned in order to better respond to the occupants’ needs, without altering its « retro appeal ». The project therefore mixes a vintage decor with contemporary furniture and 20th century design pieces. The kitchen furniture and the cupboards were custom-designed. The beautiful original windows and wooden floor were kept and restored; in the bathrooms and in the kitchen, instead, the floor and wall tiles, which had been previusly replaced, were changed. In the living room, the elaborated coffered ceiling was restored and repainted; the walls were painted dark green, a strong color which enhances the original decoration and the character of this room.

Image Courtesy © Danilo Capasso

Image Courtesy © Danilo Capasso

  • Architects: DUEDIQUATTRO
  • Project: AB apartment in Milan
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Danilo Capasso
  • Software used: Autocad, illustrator and Photoshop
  • Design and work supervision: Duediquattro (Laura Falcone + Bruna Vendemmia) – www.2d4.eu
  • Contractor: Benedetto Gianni Costruzioni s.r.l.
  • Date: 2015/2016

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FARMANIEH RESIDENTIAL TOWER in Tehran, Iran by Mohsen Marizad, Raha Ashrafi, Farshad Mehdizadeh

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: ZAAD Studio

Design Context

The building site is located in Tehran in a region formerly populated with private gardens and orchards. However, with the passage of time and an exponential rise in property value the area has experienced a rapid transformation into an aggregation of high-rise structures for the wealthy.

Image Courtesy © Ehsan Karimi

Image Courtesy © Ehsan Karimi

  • Architects: ZAAD Studio 
  • Project: FARMANIEH RESIDENTIAL TOWER
  • Location: Farmanieh St., Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Ehsan Karimi
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, illustrator
  • Client: Barzanegar Pouya Iranian Consulting Group
  • Designers: Farshad Mehdizadeh, Raha Ashrafi, Mohsen Marizad Collaborators: ZAAD Studio, Marz Design
  • Size: 32.000 sqm
  • Project Status: Concept Design Complete 2015

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Njoro Children’s Library in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania by Patricia Erimescu

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Patricia Erimescu

Serving 408 kids from primary school and also the pupils from other three schools in the surrounding area, the Njoro Children’s Library is important in terms of giving the pupils access to books and reading in a region in which most have no books at home.

the brick wall contribute to a comfortable inside climate, Image Courtesy © Patricia Erimescu

the brick wall contribute to a comfortable inside climate, Image Courtesy © Patricia Erimescu

  • Architects: Patricia Erimescu
  • Project: Njoro Children’s Library 
  • Location: Mailisita, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
  • Software used: AutoCad and Photoshop
  • Client: Njoro Primary School
  • Local coordinator: James Kirima
  • Local support: Excel Education Foundation
  • Build by: locals, pupils, teachers and volunteers
  • Volunteers: Anatol Struna, Ovidiu Chifor, Calin Bodnar, Laura Terzi, Radu Cotenescu, Sarah Kraußlach, Razvan Onu, Ovidiu Chifor, Beatriz Santiago, Vittorio Degli Innocenti, Simon Bowden, Pete Steele
  • Materials/techniques: compressed earth blocks and reused concrete blocks from an abandoned construction
  • Cost: 5400 USD
  • Built area: 90 mp
  • Year: 2015

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House Z in Warsaw, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c. 

Presented project is a refurbrishment of a villa built in the communist times and settled in a picturesque forrest nearby Warsaw. The house was rearranged and expanded several times. In late 90’s an indoor pool was added. The Client, a family 2+2, decided that it’s form and function doesn’t fit their current requirements and decided to refrubrish it one more time.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c.
  • Project: House Z
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad, Sketchup Pro, 3D Max + Vray, Adobe
  • Client: Private
  • Design Team: Przemek Kaczkowski, Magda Morelewska, Krzysztof Melon Mika, Iwona Pawłowska
  • Plot Area: 4265,0 M2
  • House Area: 438,97 M2
  • Project: 2016

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House with ZERO stairs in Wroclaw, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci

The clients, a middle-aged couple, approached us with one definite request – they wanted to build a house with no stairs, a house that would be equally practical and enjoyable when they get old. The site offered no obvious clues – a flat piece of land in a second line of buildings, in a suburban part of the city of Wrocław, among disappearing traces of a rural past, surrounded by a chaotic mix of houses of all styles, materials and conditions.

Image Courtesy © Przemysław Kaczkowski

Image Courtesy © Przemysław Kaczkowski

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci
  • Project: House with ZERO stairs
  • Location: Wroclaw, Poland
  • Photography: Przemysław Kaczkowski
  • Cooperation: Ola Targońska
  • Surface: 253M2
  • Land area: 2,233M2
  • Project: 2009
  • Realization: 2011
  • Software used: Autocad  2013 , Sketchup Pro, Adobe

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Suitable Farmhouse in Chungnam, South Korea by OfAA – Office For Appropriate Architecture

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: OfAA– Office For Appropriate Architecture

‘Suitable Farmhouse’ is a villa for a mid 40 year old couple who decided to return to their hometown to  live with their 80 year-old mother.  The villa is intended to provide two individual households under one roof because each party has been upholding their own lifestyles for a long time.  Two main private spaces are designed as two independent studios and they are located in opposite corners of the house. The mother has an active lifestyle, where she frequently comes and goes, while the couple is more introverted and reclusive, preferring to stay home, cook, and watch movies. The mother enjoys spending the majority of her time tending to the garden, while the couple enjoys inviting guests with whom to cook and entertain. These two varying sets of influence help to shape the design of this farmhouse.

Image Courtesy © HyoChel Hwang

Image Courtesy © HyoChel Hwang

  • Architects: OfAA – Office For Appropriate Architecture (Zooyoun Yoon)
  • Project: Suitable Farmhouse
  • Location: Chungyang-gun,Chungnam,South Korea
  • Photography: HyoChel Hwang
  • Software used: Vray, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe
  • Structure: Base – concrete mat, wood structure
  • Exterior Finish: Stucco Flex
  • Interior Finish: Silk wall paper, wood flooring
  • Landscape Consulation: Janghum Kim
  • Contruction: EDENHEiM Contruction Inc.
  • Site Area: 1,702 m2
  • Building Area: 97.65 sqm (house) 33.96 sqm (garage)
  • Gross Floor Area: 131.61 sqm
  • Height: 3m (1F, attic)
  • Project Year: 2015

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Carshalton Boys Sports College in London, England by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects designed a classroom suite for Carshalton Boys Sports College in South London. The building is clad in perforated and solid Cor-ten panels and utilised off-site manufacture to meet programme, budget, and sustainability requirements.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Carshalton Boys Sports College
  • Location: London Borough of Sutton, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, 3D Studio Max
  • Client: Carshalton Boys Sports College
  • M&E/ Sustainabilty Engineer: XCO2
  • Planning Consultant: ADN Planning
  • Cost Consultant: Burnley Wilson Fish
  • Main Contractor: Charter Construction PLC
  • Arboricultural consultant: Clive Fowler Associates
  • Area: 775sqm
  • Year: 2013

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Nursery in Buhl, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A 14th-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views of the rounded outlines of the Vosges mountains. The principle of the strictly rectangular plan is an arrangement of successive crowns containing the elements of the project. These layers give depth to the project overall. The heart of the building is formed by a central space which emerges at double the height and plays with natural light like a kaleidoscope. This almost cubic volume condenses a host of faces ranging in colour from pink to red. The matte and shiny colours resonate, shaping the space to make it richer and more subtle.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés, , David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas
  • Project: Nursery in Buhl
  • Location: Buhl, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda
  • Client: CC Région de Guebwiller
  • Architectes assistants: Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Diego Bastos-Romero, Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: David Romero-Uzeda
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf
  • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
  • Landscaping: Philippe Obliger
  • Construction companies: Earthworks, sewerage networks and road works (S.T.P. MADER), concrete stucture (MADER), water proofing roofing (SMAC), exterior joinery (MENUISERIE VOLLMER ET FILS), metalworks(MULLER-ROST), exterior isolation (SOMREN), scaffolding (LOC’ECHAF), interior wood work and furniture (HUNSINGER), plastering (SOMEGYPS), concrete screed (MADER), tiled floors (MULTISOLS), glued floors (HERTZOG), painting (SOMREN), green areas (PARCS ET JARDINS B.WITTERSHEIM), electricity (VINCENTZ), heating and ventilation (MAISON XAVIER FRUH), plombing and drainage (LABEAUNE), kitchen (M.E.A.)
  • Surface: 763m2
  • Schedule:
    • Competition: march 2013
    • Construction documents: from may 2013 to november 2013
    • Construction works: from february 2014 to june 2015
    • Completion: june 2015
  • Budget: 1 700 000 €
  • Software used: vectorworks, cinema 4d, vrai, adobe cc suite

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