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Citta Italia in China & Italy by MDU architetti

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: MDU architetti

China, Italy … A history of  continuous  connections between the two nations that started in the XIII century  from the voyage of Marco Polo with his masterpiece: “il Milione”.
A narration of the encounter of two millenary cultures.
The project for the Italian Trade Center “I Principi d’Italia”  looks for the architectural expression of this historical encounter. From a conceptual point of view the project is a narration, the narration of a voyage between China and Italy and so, of the encounter of the eastern and  the western culture.

Image courtesy mdu architetti

  • Architects: MDU architetti
  • Project: CITTA’ ITALIA
  • Location: China & Italy
  • Program: trade center, office tower, residential tower
  • Client: Xu Quiu Lin_Giulin Group Branch
  • Team: Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini
  • Collaborators: Michele Fiesoli, David Bigiarini, Nico Fedi, Eugenio Salvetti, Dante Vinciguerra
  • Sustainable architecture: Sabrina Borgianni
  • Local partner: Design Institute Zhe Jiang Jing Jian
  • Dimentions: gross area: 47.000 sqm, volume: 345.000 cubic metres
  • Materials: bronze glass facade, steel frame
  • Schedule:
    design: 2008 – 2009
    ground breaking: 2010
    completion: in progress
  • Building cost: confidential
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT

Villa R 05 in Eze, France by 2&1

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: 2&1

Construction of 2 twins villas on the hills of Eze ( near Monaco ), FRANCE.
There are 4 levels of each villa :

  • Lvl1 : Private garage ( common for both villas )
  • Lvl2 : Bedrooms ( and private bathroom )
  • Lvl3 : Open space with living room / dining room / kitchen and the \”wc block\” ( partition wall in wood )
  • Lvl4 : Roof top with summer kitchen

The interior design is minimalist in order to enhance the structural elements.

Image courtesy 2&1

  • Architects: 2&1
  • Project: Villa R 05
  • Location: Eze, France
  • Schedule: Work in progress – 2013
  • Area: 1900m² – 660m² habitable
  • Software used: For plans, Autocad, and for 3d, it’s 3ds Max with Vray

Tetris, Social Housing And Artist Studios in Paris, France by Moussafir Architectes

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: Moussafir Architectes

The project is part of a larger urban program aimed at regenerating underprivileged neighborhoods in Northern Paris. The action plan developed in close cooperation between the city, the local associations and the landlord included new and refurbished low-rent housing, as well as studios for artists and musicians.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Moussafir Architectes
  • Project: Tetris, Social Housing And Artist Studios
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Design team: Jacques Moussafir with Alexis Duquennoy (architect project manager)
  • Engineering:  SIBAT
  • Contractors: SRC
  • Client: SIEMP (Société Immobilière à Economie Mixte de la Ville de Paris)
  • Tenure (rent, purchase): low cost and very low cost apartment rental
  • Site area: 449 m2 (132 m2 + 106 m2 + 211 m2)
  • Building footprint: 293 m2 (79 m2 + 64 m2 + 150 m2)
  • Total Gross Floor area: 794 m2 (218 m2 + 189 m2 + 387 m2)
  • Usage: housing 86% (9 apartments), artist studios 14% (3 artist studios)
  • Total number of dwellings:
    1-bedroom apartments: 2
    2-bedroom apartments: 5
    3-bedroom apartments: 2
  • Cost: 1.460.000 € excluding VAT (as of 2008)
  • Design phase: August 2004 – July 2006
  • Demolition: January – March 2008
  • Construction: November 2008 – June 2010
  • Materials: concrete masonry, plaster, lime stucco, wood
  • Software used: Autocad for the 2D drawings and Autocad or Sketchup for the 3D

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Aranya House in India by Modo designs

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Modo designs  

Designed as a single floor dwelling, this house is a luxurious sprawl in the lap of a natural surrounding. The house is responsive to the series of palm trees that existed before and essentially orients itself towards it. It is designed to be inclusive of the natural elements- the sun, earth, water, air and fragments of the blue sky.  The layout segregates through a level difference, the parent’s and son’s living units and yet unites through a meeting place, which is the more open central bay.

Image Courtesy © Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit

  • Architects: Modo designs
  • Project: Aranya House
  • Location: Aranya, India
  • Photography: Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit
  • Site area: 36000 sq feet
  • Built up area: 5850 sq feet
  • Interior designer and landscaping:  ila Yogesh Choksi 
  • Project duration: Jan 2011 – feb 2013
  • Structural engineer: Millimeter designs
  • Hvac: future Solutions
  • Site Engineer: harat Gajjar
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCAD

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HDJ58 house in Tijuana, Mexico by T38studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: T38studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Single family house in Tijuana, on a site where we are developing ten other single family infill houses on sites that range from 300 sq m to 450 sq m.

Image Courtesy © Alfredo Zertuche

  • Architects: T38studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Project: HDJ58 house
  • Location: Tijuana, Mexico, Baja California
  • Photography: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Alfredo Zertuche
  • Project Team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Lucía Arroyo
  • Collaborators: Oscar González, Sara Díaz, Ana Darice Payan
  • Construction: Taller38
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Site surface: 330 m2
  • Built surface: 300 m2
  • Software used: Autocad, skethcup, 3dstudio, photoshop and Illustrator.

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Coffee House chain by Amerikka Design Office Ltd

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Amerikka Design Office Ltd

Coffee House chain: Space planning delivers extra kick to both brand and sales. The cooperation of Amerikka Design Office Ltd. and SOK’s Coffee House café chain began in spring 2011 and the first completed locations are being opened to the public in October and November 2011. In addition to an increase in customer seating and sales, emphasis has been put on space concept development work for Coffee House recognition as well as on the chain’s distinctive character and visibility.

Image courtesy Amerikka Design Office Ltd 

Square de l’Accueil in Brussels, Belgium by ARJM

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: ARJM

The project \”Square de l’Accueil\” (Welcoming Square) includes a public square of 10,000 m2, 53 flats, a school, commercial spaces and an underground parking. The project itself includes all the components of the city at a smaller scale.  The site is a neighborhood at a strategic entry point towards one of Brussels communes, Evere.  The project is the missing « puzzle piece » to the realisation of the current site as an animated liveable space.

Image courtesy ARJM (Abdelmajid Boulaioun) 

  • Architects: ARJM (Abdelmajid Boulaioun)
  • Project: Square de l’Accueil Winning Proposal
  • Location: Square de l’Accueil, Brussels , Belgium
  • Contractor: Commune de Evere
  • Public square area: 10,000 sqm
  • Building area: 7,000 sqm
  • Competition year: 2012
  • Status: Competition winner
  • Urbanism: SUM
  • Structure: GREISCH
  • Building services: JZH
  • Vizualisations: QUICKIT
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Inkscape for the drawings

Sempla Offices in Turin, Italy by DAP studio

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: DAP studio

Project statement

The Sempla offices in Turin are housed in an old factory that has been transformed. We decided to  crystallize and preserve the traces of  the past and its degradation, enhancing the power of the contrast between the new and the old.

Open space area: Image Courtesy DAP studio

  • Architects: DAP studio
  • Project: Sempla Offices
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Client: Sempla srl
  • Software used: Autocad and Illustrator

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ZENSE: The Rebirth in Bangkok, Thailand by Department of Architecture

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: Department of Architecture

During2010 Red Shirt Riot, many of Bangkok’s public buildings were set on fire.  Podium of ZEN Tower in Central World Complex was totally unrecognizable.  Smoke and heat went upward and destroy all furniture and finishing of all interior space on the tower.  ZENSE, thena newly-opened yet one of the hippest Restaurants/Bars in the city, situated on ZEN Tower top floor, was one of the casualties of this unrest.  As the original designer, DEPT was called to give ZENSE another life after the riot.

Image Courtesy © KetsireeWongwan 

  • Architects: Department of Architecture
  • Project: ZENSE: The Rebirth
  • Location: Centralworld Shopping Complex, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: KetsireeWongwan
  • Owner: Zen Department Store
  • Lighting Designer: Accent Studio
  • Area: 4,000 m2
  • Cost of the construction: 80 Million THB
  • Build time: 2011-2012
  • Software used: Rhino 3D, 3D Studio Max and AutoCAD

Elsa Morante Public Library in Varese, Italy by DAP studio

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: DAP studio

The pre-existing building for the new Lonate Ceppino Public Library already belonged to Lonate Ceppino’s historical heritage.On a rectangular plan, the two leveled buildings housed the Civic Library on the ground floor, while the first floor had been left unused. From the outside, the main entrance façade has a higher decorative part which is independent from the roof structure.

North view: Image Courtesy © luigifiletici

  • Architects: DAP studio
  • Project: Elsa Morante Public Library
  • Location: Varese, Italy
  • Photography: Luigi Filetici
  • Client: Lonate Ceppino Municipality, Varese
  • Structures: GB. Scolari
  • Facilities: M. Piantoni, A. Bronzoni
  • Contractor: Gruppo Edilia
  • Interior Furniture: Habitat Italiana
  • Design phase: 2006 – 2007
  • Construction phase: 2007 – 2008
  • Software used: Autocad and Illustrator

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