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Green Dot Animo Leadership High School in South Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway.  The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana.  Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.

Image Courtesy © John Linden 

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Green Dot Animo Leadership High School
  • Location: Los Angeles County, CA – Lennox School District
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Client/Owner: Green Dot Public Charter Schools
  • Total Square Footage: 53,500 sq. ft.
  • Completed: 2013
  • Cost: $17,300,000.00(US)
  • Project Design Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk, Project Architect, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
  • Construction Manager: Telecu
  • Engineering: Thorton Thomassetti-Structural, E2DI- Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing, Veneklaussen-Acoustical, Barbara Hall-Civil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

Garden in Comporta, Portugal by Topiaris Arquitectura

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Topiaris Arquitectura

The garden is located on the southwest coast of Portugal, in Herdade da Comporta, Alentejo, which is an outstanding and diverse landscape mosaic with high ecological and cultural value. It is worth mentioning the dune system with psammophilous pioneer vegetation, as well as maritime and umbrella pine woods. This mosaic is complemented by agricultural areas in the lower alluvial soils with large ranges of rice fields. The plot area is 3000m2, and the morphology of the land is very smooth and low sloped.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography 

  • Architects: Topiaris Arquitectura
  • Project: Garden in Comporta
  • Location: Herdade da Comporta, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Plot Area: 3000m2
  • Conclusion: 2010
  • Landscape Architecture: Topiaris, Landscape architecture, Teresa Barão (landscape architect, coordinator), Rita Salgado (landscape architect, collaborator)
  • Architecture: Gonçalo Salazar de Sousa, Architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Cracked House by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

This is a project for a single house-villa placed in a natural imaginary environment. The aim of the design is to create an intimate space strongly communicating with the external environment at the same time. This communication and particular relationship is established through the creation of cracks in a simple box volume that break the enclosure of the interior space and open, visually and physically to the outside.

Image Courtesy Gianluca Milesi Architecture 

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Cracked House
  • Location: Somewhere
  • Year of design: 2012-2013
  • Square footage: 270 s. m. c.a.
  • Materials: exposed concrete and glass
  • Furniture: custom designed furniture
  • Software used: autocad and 3d studio max with mental ray

Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky by EOP Architects

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: EOP Architects

A unique client’s vision and openness to abstract symbolism provided EOP Architects the opportunity to transform a long vacant and neglected retail mall into an energized campus with a newfound purpose. Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, requested a contemporary, iconic design that would be welcoming, inspirational and transformational but devoid of any traditional references to Christianity: there are no conventional steeples, crosses, or stained glass windows. However, the design response includes a number of abstract interpretations with references to these elements.

Image Courtesy © phebus photography 

  • Architects: EOP Architects
  • Project: Southland Christian Church, Richmond Road Campus
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  • Photography: Phebus photography
  • Owner/Client: Southland Christian Church
  • Area: 189,000 sf (17,558 sqm)
  • Year: 2013
  • Contractor: Messer Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering: Staggs & Fisher
  • Structural Engineering: Brown + Kubican
  • Audiovisual: Michael Garrison & Associates
  • Software used: Revit

5.6 House in Sarzeau, France by Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Situated on the west coast (Morbihan), this resort house crouches in its own field as if to protect itself from the sea’s spray. Entirely made of concrete and granite, its mineral appearance welcomes with sensitivity, the shadows due to light changes. Perforated by many patios, the house integrates some framing on of the capricious sky of the west coast. The long sunshades remind the sand fences guiding walkers along the coast paths.

Image Courtesy Avignon-Clouet Architectes 

  • Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
  • Project: 5.6 House
  • Location: Sarzeau, France
  • Budget: € 256 400 ht
  • Completion: 2012
  • Area: 167 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, 3dS Max

St Alfred’s Church in Victoria, Australia by Studio B Architects

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Studio B Architects

Concepts of sustainable design are often given media attention though startling innovations and avant-garde design. However, it is those projects that at first not recognized, but though the ’test of time’ prove themselves to be innovative and appealing to work and visit are worthy of discussion.

The St Alfred’s Church complex is one such project. Located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of North Blackburn the building is a composite of tested ideas combined about welcoming planning and design. This church and educational building is an expansion of an earlier small building that had occupied the site for the past forty-five years.

Image Courtesy © Aaron Pocock 

  • Architects: Studio B Architects
  • Project: St Alfred’s Church
  • Location: Blackburn North, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Aaron Pocock
  • Architects: Fred Batterton, Clare Andrew, Tom Alves, Andrew Smith
  • Builder: James Morison, Cooper Morison
  • Construction Manager: Hank Leine, Cooper Morison
  • Structural: Barry Roben, Irwin Consult
  • Services: Iain Bradley, AGB Group
  • Environmental: Mal Lee, Dreamers Designs
  • Acoustic: Geoff Barnes, Acoustical Advisory Cons
  • Building Surveyor: Glenn Driscoll, Reddo
  • Planning: Peter Tesdorpf, Land Use Consultants
  • Cost Consultant: Turner Townsend Rawlinsons
  • Landscape: Peter Boyle
  • Software used: Revit to model and document the project

iHabit by Nettleton Tribe

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Nettleton Tribe

iHabit is a unique modular system that gives a new horizon to prefabricated housing. iHabit uses an elegant and state-of-art module which is designed to the minimalist contemporary standard whilst providing warm and organic feel as a place to call ‘home’. Base module is a sufficient unit to provide comfortable living spaces that comes with environmental ‘skins’. The skins are a movable device which can control sunlight, wind and privacy as ESD screens.

Image Courtesy Jun Sakaguchi Architect 

  • Architects: Nettleton Tribe
  • Project: iHabit
  • Software used: Revit for modeling and 3DS Max for rendering

Dental Clinic in Oporto, Portugal by Paulo Merlini

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Paulo Merlini

The uncommon form, narrowness, vertical amplitude of the space and the two big glass façades placed on the main and back façade defined mainly the organization of the spaces. The reception and waiting room it’s characterized by a big white box that floats in the air playing with the vertical amplitude of the space. The interior of the box mimetizes the idea of being under a roof, giving the user a familiar sensation of comfort, and helping I’m to calm down before the treatment.  From the “roof” a series of lamps float in the air, filling the space with light.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado 

  • Architects: Paulo Merlini
  • Project: Dental Clinic in Oporto
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Optique Ampere in Paris, France by Cyrille Druart

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: Cyrille Druart

In 2012, Thomas Dupré, succeeding from a long line of French opticians, decided to create his optical shop in Grenoble, France, and called on designer Cyrille Druart to come up with an original concept. “Our intent was to start with a clean slate, rethink the very idea of an optical shop that might seem too moulded and constantly more of the same. We had to figure out how to offer a new experience.

Image Courtesy Cyrille Druart 

  • Architects: Cyrille Druart
  • Project: Optique Ampere
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Software used: Designed using Autocad + Rhinoceros and rendered using Maxwell Render.

Paddenstoelenhuis in Berghem, The Netherlands by Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

The ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ is an information centre where you can learn all about mushrooms. From here guided tours are organized to the mushroom plantation. The building is nicely located in the countryside and can be rented as location for meetings and culinary workshops. The building is designed around a multifunctional hall. Entrance, office, kitchen and meeting room are attached to the central hall.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
  • Project: Paddenstoelenhuis
  • Location: Achterschaijkstraat 16, 5351 NB, Berghem, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Roel Backaert, Stijn Poelstra
  • Client: Champignonkwekerij van de Vorle
  • Area: 150 m2
  • Cost: €250.000,-
  • Completion: November 2012
  • Program: Mushroom Information Centre
  • Special feature: Concrete brick with marble granulate, cut in half under an angle.
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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