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New High-tech Classroom Building in Decatur, Georgia by Lord Aeck & Sargent

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Lord Aeck & Sargent

A serendipitous alignment of program, a compatible historic structure and creativity, have resulted in an environmentally sensitive, high-tech classroom building that is transforming the teaching and learning experience – along with the entire campus – at Columbia Theological Seminary.

The $8.2 million building, named the Vernon S. Broyles Jr. Leadership Center, connects a 20,500-square-foot repurposed historic dormitory built in 1932 with 16,000 square feet of new construction to create what is now the seminary’s primary classroom building and outdoor learning/gathering space. The structure – contemporary yet sensitive to the historic collegiate gothic architecture of the seminary’s other buildings – has become a focal point that anchors a previously nondescript but public corner of the campus.

New High-tech Classroom Building - © Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta

  • Architects: Lord Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: New High-tech Classroom Building
  • Location: Decatur, Georgia
  • Software used: Designed in Revit. Renderings utilized Photoshop as well.


National Creative Cluster in Beijing, China by Sasaki Associates

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Beijing has made huge strides to solidify its position as one of the world’s great cities. It is a city that is modernizing rapidly—skyscrapers are rising out of fallow fields, a new transportation system is extending the reach of the city, and environmental initiatives are improving air and water quality. Fresh ideas are also emerging, while still embracing the rich traditions of the past. Near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of Beijing, a unique opportunity exists to create a new urban district dedicated entirely to the cultivation of new ideas.

Public plazas and parks are also used for large gathering spaces for product launches, concerts, and other events

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates
  • Project: National Creative Cluster
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, 3D Studio Max (with the VRay plug in), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Chromatic Play in Mallorca, Spain by Juana Canet Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Juana Canet Arquitectos

The project responds to the idea of extending the school with a multipurpose room in an adjacent plot which should be connected internally and have an independent entrance from the street.

The plot is rectangular in a 4:1 proportion and the aim is to have a whole 7 meter span open space with natural light and crossed ventilation. In order to achieve that the façade will have to provide as much light as possible and skylights will need to be incorporated in the roofing and on top of the internal staircase. The multipurpose room will be connected in two different levels with the school, at ground level through an ascendant staircase and at roofing level through a descending ramp.

Chromatic Play

  • Architects: Juana Canet Arquitectos
  • Project: Chromatic Play
  • Location: Housing development in Bendinat, Mallorc, Spain
  • Type: Multipurpose classroom primary school
  • Team: Juana Canet arquitectos;
  • Client: Hermanos de la Sagrada Familia (SAFA)
  • Constractor: NACAM s.l.
  • Surface: 167,98 m2
  • Contract value: 208.198,20 €
  • Data: Completed September 2011
  • Software used: Autocad,3d max, Photoshop, Rhino


Folded house in Cas Capità, Marratxí by juana canet rossello

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: juana canet rossello

The site is located in a row housing development , close to the aerodrome and the village of Marratxi and not far from Palma. The area has a mainly residential character with very few premises on ground floor, from time to time a restaurant or a bar. The plot is a rectangular corner, that cannot be entirely occupied, on the contrary the construction needs to set back from the main street and pull forward from the other limit.

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  • Architects: juana canet rossello
  • Project: Folded house
  • Location: Cas Capità, Marratxí
  • Type: Single house, premise and parking spaces
  • Team: Juana Canet arquitectos in collaboration with Mª Pilar Riera Vicens.
  • Software used: Autocad,3d max, Photoshop, Rhino

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  • Developer: Private client 
  • Constractor: Construcciones Hidalgo Campoy s.l. 
  • Surface: 228,45 m2  
  • Contract value: 261.757,48 €  
  • Data: Completed in January 2007

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The main goal of the Project is to get the maximum space for parking, premises and dwelling as the main demand of the client and we achieved that also providing natural light to all the spaces and cross ventilation to the main ones and creating living and singular spaces in all the construction at different levels.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

The strategies we followed are:

1_ The construction is lifted up from the road level.

By doing that, the ramp descending towards the garage ended up beeing shorter so we could get the maximum number of parking spaces and beeing able to provide natural light and ventilation to the garage.

2_ The construction is set back from the street and pull out from the back of the plot.

So the front of the plot remains open which becomes a public space and people can gain access to the premises which could be seen from the street. This difference in height makes the front court to be an in-between space.

The lateral limit of the plot is made by a single wall which also forms part of the enclosure of the premises, with a top part of “fenêtres en longueur” that separates conceptually the dwelling. Where this wall is passing by the courtyards it becomes more permeable.

The back of plot becomes a private courtyard that also incorporates skylights at the ground level to light the garage.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

3_.The roofing of the house is folded up.

The program organization follows the logical use’s order in terms of public and private, so the higher you go the more private the space becomes.
The staircase which leeds to the upper level is placed by the party wall and is lighted from a skylight placed at the terrace level. We arrive at the center of the house.

At the interior of the house, the private spaces of the dwelling (bathrooms and bedrooms) are packed by the party wall, there are no corridors.

The roofing is folded up in order to achieve, at the one side a double height unique space to allocate the kitchen, living and dining area, and at the other one, enough height to acommodate a mezzanine which will allow to exit towards the terrace that has views to the Sierra de Tramuntana. The continuity of the roof is given by a window which becomes skylight.

In the main level of the housing a canopy area is created at the front area which will allow to have an external space designed to be protecting the big window with an external skin.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

4_The scale of is worked out with the materials.

The external wall is cladded in slate stones as an independent element. Then the folded roofing is cladded in limestone mares. The front and the back of the dwelling is rendered at first level and at ground level has a glass and aluminium facade.






Klaksvík City Center in Klaksvík, Faroe Island by Kubota & Bachmann Architects_LCC

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects_LCC

The first step towards future Klasvík is a central situated square referring to the former landscape (the beach) in formations of the ancient building material the stone and the new industrial history – the beginning of Klaksvík – the stone pavements for drying fish – «Fiskastykki». The new Klaksvík will meet in a environment describing the essence of Klaksvík with the new layer of today´s life in an urban space for people to meet, engage and live modern life.


  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects_LCC
  • Project: Klaksvík City Center
  • Location: Klaksvík, Faroe Island
  • Client: Klaksvík Town Municipality
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Appartement, Commerces, Administration office, Tourist information office, Hotel, Library, Sailing sea museum, culture house, bus terminal, versailles orangerie concept glass house, parking and public square
  • Software used: Rhino, 3DS max and Photoshop


6D Research Center in Aarhus V, Denmark by IAMZ design studio

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Article source: IAMZ design studio

Philosophical :

In Encyclopedia of dimensions .. Stage of the 6-D followed by a stage is the stage of the 5-D “rhythm”, which  combining the 2 d and the 3-D at the same time This is the dimension used in the design of this building, so-called 6-D.

The building represents a conflict of civilization and time,  mass No. 1 spins with a clock, to reflect the cultural future of civilization Mass No. 2 and begin to rotate counter-clockwise to reflect the tradition and originality, then turning back on track when it coincides with Mass No. 1 Mm shown reflects the blending of science and civilization, and confirms, culture effects  on science and current research.

6D Research center

  • Architects: IAMZ design studio
  • Project: 6D Research Center
  • Location: Aarhus V, Denmark
  • Project Architect : Ahmed Elseyofi
  • Area : 48000 m2
  • Software used: 3ds max, Autocad, Photoshop


Logan Offices in New York by SO-IL

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: SO-IL

New York, New York. SO – IL, a Brooklyn-based design firm, completes new office and studio space for the New York operation of LOGAN, a bicoastal production company. The project is located in a 6,500sf corner loft space on the second floor of a land-marked building in the heart of SoHo. SO – IL’s design builds on Logan’s dynamic working model and attempts to create an environment that supports a strong sense of collaboration and collectivity. A large part of LOGAN’s team consists of mobile consultants that join the team on a per-project basis.

Image Courtesy Naho Kubota

  • Architects: SO-IL
  • Project: Logan Offices
  • Location: New York
  • Office Space Area: 6,500 sf
  • Status: 2012 AIA NY Honors Award
  • Completed: 2012
  • Credits: Katsura Construction (general contractor) Situ Studio (worksurface fabrication) Lighting Workshop (lighting consultant)
  • Photography: Naho Kubota, Iwan Baan
  • Team: Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou (Assoc. Principal – in Charge) as well as Danny Duong and Nicole Passarella.
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Max,  Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Apartment building complex in Germany by Ambrozoom3D

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Ambrozoom3D

The project was realized in summer 2011 for a media agency in Germany. As the architecture of the buildings, the brochure layout was clean, simple, minimalist but very elegant, contained only white, grey and a gold print colors, so the visualizations had to integrate perfectly into the design, maintaining the realistic look. Ambrozoom3D realized 8 perspectives (2 for each building, one bird eye and one general south view), and 24 floor plans for each apartment. The floor plans also had to be integrated into the brochure, therefor keeping a minimalist look, with few textures and each of them had to contain some decoration in gold.

Architectural visualizations

  • Architects: Ambrozoom3D
  • Project: Apartment building complex – Visualizations for marketing brochure
  • Location: Germany
  • Software used: 3dsMax , Vray and Photoshop


Jacob’s Ladder in Brooklyn, New York by BanG studio

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Article source: BanG studio

In conjunction with their participation in American Express’ Partners in Preservation program, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned BanG studio to design, fabricate, and erect an art installation inside the synagogue’s main sanctuary. The given theme of the piece is Jacob’s Ladder reflecting the synagogue’s special connection to the story.
In Genesis, Jacob stops for the night en route from the house of his father, Isaac to Paddan-aram. He dreams of a ladder set upon the earth and stretching to heaven. In his dream, angels ascend and descend the ladder. God appears to Jacob promising the land on which he sleeps to him and his descendants. When Jacob awakens he realizes that, “surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”

Image Courtesy Todd France

  • Architects: BanG studio
  • Project: Jacob’s Ladder
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Photographs: Todd France
  • Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper for the modeling with excel spreadsheets to keep track of tabulated information and then we rendered with Mental ray and 3dStudio Max with Photoshop to touch up


Small Hospital Big Idea Competition in Los Angeles, California by Htdstudio Designoffice

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Htdstudio Designoffice

This is a 30 Acre parcel of a sub-rural 327acre site in Southern California with a close proximity to Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones to the west and south (<10 miles)
Targeted SB 1953 Compliance for 2030

This new facility will surpass 2013 deadlines and meet the January, 2030 SB 1953 Senate Bill target for all California Acute-Care Facilities to comply with both Structural (SPC) and Non-Structural Performance (NPC) Category requirements. Excerpt from the 1975 Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act 2621.5. Purpose statement


  • Architects: Htdstudio Designoffice
  • Project: Small Hospital Big Idea Competition
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Client: Kaiser-Permanente
  • Total Floor Area: 125,000 sq ft / 11,612.5 m2
  • Budget: Withheld
  • Case Study Site: Lancaster, California
  • Software used: Google Sketchup 6 / kerkythea rendering engine 3.16 / Photoshop CS5  / Illustrator CS5


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