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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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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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BiblioTec exhibition in Barcelona, Spain by mamen domingo ¡! ernest ferré arquitectes

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Article source: mamen domingo ¡! ernest ferré arquitectes

The exhibition tells the public the history of one hundred years of the School of Library Science in Catalonia since the founding moment with Prat de la Riba and the conception of Eugeni d’Ors, his defining moment in the Commonwealth of Catalonia, their stages of continuity in both military dictatorships, to its positioning in the educational landscape of democracy. Nonetheless, its main idea is to convey the ability to renew of this profession and therefore their educational environment within the context of the University of Barcelona, being today a dynamic and future focused profession, linked to the many changes that occur around books and records management.

Image Courtesy © mamen domingo ¡! ernest ferré arquitectes

Image Courtesy © mamen domingo ¡! ernest ferré arquitectes

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Clay Roof House in Selangor, MALAYSIA by DRTAN LM Architect

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Article source: DRTAN LM Architect

The House is located on a small lot in the older suburbs of Petaling Jaya. The owners had purchased an old dilapidated house and wanted to rebuild a new family home. Upon inspection it was discovered that the old house had good quality Indian clay roof tiles that were still robust. And as the property faced west, the clay roof tiles offered a good solution to vertically screen the façade from the morning and afternoon sun.

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

Image Courtesy © H.Lin Ho

  • Architects: DRTAN LM Architect
  • Project: Clay Roof House 
  • Location: Section 11, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Photography: H.Lin Ho
  • Built-up: 6,950 sqft
  • Land area: 5,570 sqft
  • Completion: December 2015
  • Software used: Autodesk, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop

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Golf Welcome Pavilion in Montréal, Canada by Cardin Ramirez Julien Inc.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The new visitor center is implanted in one of the greatest green space of Montreal; the Maisonneuve Park. The park spreads 63 hectares and allows citizens to practice varied sports all year round, including golf in the summer. The new building houses all the necessary services to operate the park’s driving range and golf course. It thus serves as the golf’s and one of the park’s entry points.

General view, Image Courtesy ©  Vincent Audy

General view, Image Courtesy © Vincent Audy

  • Architects: Cardin Ramirez Julien Inc.
  • Project: Golf Welcome Pavilion
  • Location: Maisonneuve Park, Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Vincent Audy
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, Photoshop

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FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT in China by Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) and Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 have recently won the design competition for a new 264,000-square-meter multi-building mixed-use complex in Shanghai. The project is being developed by Financial Street Holding Co. Ltd., a leading commercial real estate developer based in Beijing, and will be located on two parcels just north of the Shanghai Railway Station.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc.LEAD 8
  • Project: FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign

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