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NT24 / Housing in Cuernavaca, Mexico by Aflo Arquitectos

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Article source: Aflo Arquitectos

The property is located in the north of the city of Cuernavaca , enjoying the best climate in the city,( worldwide). The neighborhood Tlaltenango enjoys excellent connectivity and history, is now a central scenery with the city of Cuernavaca and conurbations spaces . Nueva Tabachin  is a midpoint of the colony in a canyon with little topography, perfect to go unnoticed and to have a better lifestyle scenario.

Image Courtesy © Aflo Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Aflo Arquitectos

  • Architects: Aflo Arquitectos
  • Project: NT24 / Housing
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Software used: Ecotect

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Courtyard House in Aurora, U.S.A by NO ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: NO ARCHITECTURE

NOA completes The Courtyard House in Aurora, OR. This 2,489 ft² (231 m²) structure is located on a hill overlooking protected wet­lands, cantilevering towards views of the Pudding River on one side, while carving into the ground on the other. Entered through a sunken entrance court, the living spaces unfold in a continuous loop around a faceted glass courtyard.

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: NO ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Aurora, U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Weber.
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe CS, Ecotect.
  • PROJECT: Private residence
  • TYPE: Commission
  • SIZE: 2,981 ft² (277 m²) with garage
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • COLLABORATORS: WBS Construction Inc., Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc.,
  • STATUS: Completed 2013
  • VALUE: $585,000;
  • KEY PERSON: Andrew Heid;
  • TEAM: Jack Hogan, Noa Peer, Christopher Purpura.

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Missouri Heights Residence in Carbondale, CO by Forum Phi Architecture

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Article source: Forum Phi Architecture

The Missouri Heights Residence project began with an interesting client, an amazing site and a goal for the ultimate in eco-conscious architectural design. Built on a 36-acre lot with majestic views of the Roaring Fork Valley, the “Mountain Modern” home is strongly focused on energy efficiency. The property is south facing to maximize solar access.

With views to the south, this home takes advantage of natural vistas and solar access to responsibly open its living space, creating a real sense of indoor/ outdoor living., Image Courtesy © Brent Moss Photography

  • Architects: Forum Phi Architecture
  • Project: Missouri Heights Residence
  • Location: Carbondale, CO, U.S.A
  • Photography: Brent Moss Photography
  • Software used: Archicad, Ecotect

Solar Carve Tower in New York, USA by Studio Gang Architects

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Our Solar Carve Tower employs a surprising twist to traditional zoning logic. Designed for a site that borders the High Line on the east with the vast openness of Tenth Avenue, the Lincoln Highway, and the Hudson River to the west, the project proposes inverting the light and air setbacks from the already well-exposed street to the High Line, in order to prioritize the inner-block park.

Image Courtesy Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: Solar Carve Tower
  • Location: New York, USA
  • OWNER: William Gottlieb Real Estate
  • SIZE: 186,700 sf
  • HEIGHT: 213 ft
  • STATUS: Anticipated Completion 2015
  • REVEALED: The Art Institute of Chicago solo exhibition
    Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
    September 24, 2012 – February 24, 2013
  • Software used: Combination of CAD software, McNeel Rhinoceros to 3D model, Autodesk AutoCad to document and Autodesk Ecotect to analyze. Renderings were primarily done by Labtop.
  • PUBLICATIONS: Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
    Edited by Jeanne Gang and Zoë Ryan; With contributions by Michael Halberstam,
    Karen Kice, Zoë Ryan, Brett Steele, and Sarah M. Whiting
    Yale University Press
    184 p., 8 x 10
    97 color illus. + 109 duotones
    ISBN: 9780300191189
    Paper over Board: $45.00

Rain Architecture, Multiproposal gallery in Valdivia, Chile by Mauricio Silva Arquitectos

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Mauricio Silva Arquitectos

From the evolution that squares have experienced, there is a new way to use and exploit its inside: the galleries. The main function of these is to link the exterior and interior of the block from the gallery as a space for mediation and where public space is mixed with the commercial one. In Valdivia, a city where it rains most of the time, this type of space is an opportunity to experience the city throughout the year and revitalize the public space and local business.

Multiproposal gallery

  • Architects: Mauricio Silva Arquitectos
  • Project: Rain Architecture, Multiproposal gallery
  • Location: Valdivia, Chile
  • Site Building Area Size: 2500 mt 2
  • Type: mixed use (commercial, office, housing)
  • Area: 15300 mt2
  • Software used: Autocad and sketchup used for modeling, Artlantis, photoshop and illustrator for rendering and schemes. Ecotect addition to the building thermal modeling

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Oil Silo Home in Berlin, Germany by PinkCloud.dk

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Article source: PinkCloud.dk

The Oil Silo Home, designed by pinkcloud.dk in Berlin, recycles oil silos by transforming them into affordable houses. An oil silo is a storage container for compressed liquefied petroleum gas. There are approximately 49,000 oil silos in over 660 oil refineries worldwide! As the human population increases at an exponential rate, oil discovery decreases at an exponential rate. Soon all existing oil silos will be abandoned as fuel storage containers.

Exterior View

  • Architect: PinkCloud.dk
  • Name of Project: Oil Silo Home
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D Studio Max, and EcoTect

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Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum in Inner Mongolia, China by ///byn

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: ///byn

Chinese calligraphy is mainly based in three characteristics: status of mind, line & color. These tree concepts triggered our original ideas for the Ordos Museum

The inhabiting/space populating logic in Inner Mongolia is grouping. Local herds of camels & horses used to browse the steppe in search for comfort. This comfort was only fulfilled when they would arrive to a DECISSION to settle in the landscape. In the same manner, the always present clouds populate the Inner Mongolian sky: groups of rounded & cotton locking clouds spread at the intense blue sky. Finally, also the original nomads will settle their yurts following a constellation. An primary impression of non-organization is quickly overcome by a self-organized logic. Here, the museum volumes have found their own space in the park. The logics of placement come from many different aspects: orientation, functionality, targeted visuals, public space, creating a unique orchestrated sequence of spaces.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn)

  • Architect: ///byn
  • Name of Project: Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum
  • Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China
  • Principals: Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO
  • Team: DUAN Jun, HUANG QiShan, Audrius LIUGMANINAS & LI Min
  • Rendering: ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn
  • Photography: ///byn
  • Software used: Designed mainly in Rhino. Using several Plug-ins to define shape,  structure and façade patterning. For instance, to define the overall building shape, the architects used T-Splines or to apply the façade construction detailing into the façade the architects used Paneling Tools.

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Hayes Valley Playground and Clubhouse in San Francisco, California by WRNS Studio

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Article source: WRNS Studio

The nonprofit Trust for Public Land (TPL) partnered with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to update this 1958 park located between San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and Western Addition neighborhoods. Reflecting TPL’s mission to create livable communities through land conservation, the new playground and clubhouse provide this dense area with a safe, welcoming facility that fosters an appreciation for nature, outdoor activity, and social gathering.

Exterior View

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Hayes Valley Playground and Clubhouse
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: Trust for Public Land
  • Project Team: Bryan Shiles, Brian Milman, Kyle Elliott, Rus Sherman, Li Kuo, Geoff Brown, Jenny Huang, and Melinda Turner
  • Software used: Sketchup, AutoCAD, Revit, Ecotect, and the Adobe Creative Suite

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University of California, Davis – WBF by Flad Architects

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Article source: Flad Architects

“The new facility raises the bar for environmental design and construction of laboratory and process buildings within the University of California. It also serves as a model for industries throughout the nation that is committed both to environmental excellence and production efficiency.” Neal Van Alfen, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences”.

 

Entrance View

  • Architect: Flad Architects
  • Name of Project: University of California, Davis – WBF
  • Location: California, USA
  • Flad Role: Full architectural services
  • Size: 31,000 square feet
  • Completion: 2010; Design-Build Delivery
  • Innovation: First Zero Water Use Facility of its type in the country
  • Software used: Concept Design:- SketchUp for massing and organization; 3D Studio Max for illustrations; EcoTect for environmental characteristics; Energy Modeling – eQUEST; Construction Documents – Revit
  • Awards: LEED Platinum, R&D Magazine Lab of the Year High Honors, 2010 “Best of California” Construction Award, AIA San Francisco Merit Award for Energy & Sustainability, ASLA San Francisco Honor Award – Best in Category, ASLA San Francisco President’s Award, 2011 California Higher Education, Energy & Sustainability Best Practice Award for Water Efficiency, Western Pacific Region DBIA Best Project – Educational

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A New Norris House by University of Tennessee

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: University of Tennessee

In 1933 the Tennessee Valley Authority constructed a model community, Norris, Tennessee, as part of the Norris Dam construction project. A key feature of this New Deal village was the Norris House, a series of homes built as models for modern and efficient living. In light of the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, an evolving interdisciplinary team of UT students and faculty are reinterpreting the Norris paradigm and creating a New Norris House – a sustainable home designed for the 21st century. In 2009 the New Norris House was one of six winners nationally of the Environmental Protection Agency’s People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition. It offers a replicable model for contemporary sustainable living that holds the promise of significant benefit across East Tennessee.

Image Courtesy University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design

  • Architects: University of Tennessee
  • Project: A New Norris House
  • Location: Norris, Tennessee
  • Builders: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design; Clayton Homes; Johnson and Galyon
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Project Area: 768 sq.ft.
  • Landscape Architect: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
  • Structural Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, in collaboration with Mallia Engineering Company
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
  • Photography: University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Ken McCown
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Ecotect, FormZ, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite

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