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Cybernetic Assemblages in Chicago, Illinois by Nikita Troufanov

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Nikita Troufanov

CYBORGS

The proposed Dance Center explores the idea of superimposition and cybernetic assemblages. By combining and overlaying organic, natural, smooth systems with machine-like, synthetic, rigid ones, a deeper experience of architectural space is achieved. Cyborg as an idea and image has informed much of the process where new nature, transformation and time are central themes. Through exploitation of cyborg vocabulary such as plug-ins, prosthetics, new skins and add-ons an architectural Cyborg is developed.

Image Courtesy Nikita Troufanov

  • Architects: Nikita Troufanov
  • Project: Cybernetic Assemblages
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Academic: IIT
  • Instructor: Steven Brubaker
  • Date: Spring 2012
  • Exhibited: Crown Hall, Annual Student Work Exhibition 2012
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino

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Schlump ONE in Hamburg, Germany by J. MAYER H. Architects

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

The project “Schlump ONE” is located directly at the underground station Schlump in Eimsbüttel district in Hamburg. The original administration building from the 1950s and 90s was gutted, renovated and expanded, and has now been converted into an office building with four possible rental units per floor. The existing data processing center in the courtyard has been transformed into a private university and expanded to include a new building. The building’s facade has been completely renovated and redesigned to form a single unit that freely interprets the original building’s 1950s linear design. The organic formal language of the facade is continued in the design of interiors. The project is embedded in a sophisticated, open space planning design with oversized tree sculptures.

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter, Ludger Paffrath

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project: Schlump ONE
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Mehrdad Mashaie, Ana Alonso de la Varga
  • Project Architect: Hans Schneider
  • Project: 2010 – 2012
  • Completion: Summer 2012
  • Client: Cogiton, Projekt Eimsbuettel GmbH, Hamburg
  • Architect on Site: Architekturbuero Franke, Hamburg
  • Structural Engineers: WTM Engineers
  • Building Services: Energiehaus Ingenieure, Sineplan, Hamburg
  • Landscape Architects: Breimann Bruun Simons, Hamburg
  • Photographers: Jan Bitter  (post@janbitter.de),   Ludger Paffrath (info@ludger-paffrath.de)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Maya

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The Ordos MU US Desert Temple in China by Dr. Margot Krasojevic

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Dr. Margot Krasojevic

The project has been commissioned by the city of Ordos. It is an open Buddhist temple located on the outskirts of the Ordos desert, an area that is currently used for meditation and religious ceremonial offerings, Mongolian Buddhist rituals dictated the design.

Image Courtesy Dr. Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Dr. Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: The Ordos MU US Desert Temple
  • Location: China
  • Software used: Maya, 3ds max, Adobe after effects

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Jinzhou New Area Medical Center in Dalian by Design Initiatives

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Article source: Design Initiatives

The everyday experience of the users is critically important for the hospital typology.  Our proposal for a Jinzhou New Area Medical Center is located as closest as possible to the existing wing of the hospital in order to shorten the routes and form one integrated complex with that existing wing.

Image Courtesy Vlado Valkof

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Jinzhou New Area Medical Center
  • Location: Dalian, China
  • Type: Healthcare
  • Date : August, 2012
  • Status: Competition
  • Client: First Affiliated Hospital Of Dalian Medical University
  • Area: 184,828 sq. m.
  • Design Initiatives: Vlado Valkof
  • Credits : Design Initiatives: Vlado Valkof – project architect; Ana Valkof, Stefan Petkov, Malgorzata Blasik, Minko Marinov – architects; Nick Tonchev – civil and structural
  • Software used: Maya with V-Ray Renderer, AutoCAD and Photoshop

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Daphne in Santorini, Greece by 24D-Studio

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: 24D-Studio

Daphne is a site-specific installation situated within the tunneled stairway that interplays with the notion of concealing and revealing the ancient interior surfaces of the tunnel leading to the peak of Pyrgos. Made entirely of self-supporting paper panels, Daphne creates an enclosure that intervenes the visitors’ perception of the existing conditions as a container of conglomerated memory as the paper panels age and take their shape accordingly to the local condition. The installation is part of Santorini Biennale of Arts that will take place until September 30, 2012.

Daphne

  • Architects: 24D-Studio
  • Project: Daphne
  • Location: Pyrgos, Santorini, Greece
  • Type: Installation
  • Completion Date: July 2012
  • Materials: Watercolor Paper
  • Light Source: String LED
  • Area: 25 m2 / 82 sf
  • Design: 24° Studio (Fumio Hirakawa + Marina Topunova)
  • Client: Santorini Biennale of Arts Organizing Committee
  • Software used: Rhino 3D and Maya 2012

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Schaustelle – Space For Experiments in Munich, Germany by J. MAYER H. Architects

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

Designed by J. MAYER H., the ‘Schaustelle’ or ‘show site’ will be a temporary pavilion and platform for the four collections housed at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Munich, 12 July 2012, In an official statement, Dr. Markus Michalke, Chairman of the Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation announced:

The Pinakothek der Moderne is due to close in February 2013 for renovation work and is expected to reopen again in September 2013. The temporary closure has been seen as an opportunity that will give rise to a makeshift exhibition building – the Schaustelle. Set up for the duration of the renovations, it will provide the four collections at the Pinakothek der Moderne with a lively platform to hold exhibitions, workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and video installations and much more besides. The scheme has been initiated by the Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation.

Schaustelle - Space For Experiments

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project: Schaustelle – Space For Experiments
  • Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
  • Designed for: Pinakothek der Moderne und Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst
  • Date: February – September 2013
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Maya and Photoshop

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Hanging Hotel by Decodeine

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Article source: Decodeine

The following project commissioned by Holden Manz & FOCUS gallery Cape Town, situated in South France Massif de L’ Esterel, uses architecture to dictate and choreograph our perceptions of immediate contexts and environments.

The hanging platforms offer a rest for rock climbers, a pause enabling them to enjoy the views and environment for a longer period before setting off on their journey once more. The surfaces are partly embedded partly protruding from the existing rock face structure. A grid of borehole foundations injected into the rock face expand into the existing granite, clamping the main body of the structure into the façade.

Site context

  • Architects: Decodeine
  • Project: Hanging Hotel
  • Software used: CATIA and Maya

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General Manifold in Chelsea, Michigan by Spatial Ops

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Spatial Ops

General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory complex in Chelsea, Michigan. This installation was the centerpiece of a collective exhibition organized by the architectural collaborative Spatial Ops and students from their Meta Friche research seminar at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Image Courtesy Spatial Ops

  • Architects: Spatial Ops
  • Project: General Manifold
  • Location: Federal Screw Works factory complex, Chelsea, Michigan
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Scale: 700 s.f. inserted into 80,000 s.f.
  • Photography: Peter Smith Photography and Spatial Ops
  • Project Team: Steven Christensen, Jean Louis Farges, Anya Sirota (leads), Virginia Black, Melissa Bonfil, James Chesnut, Peyton Coles, Nathan Doud, Joey Filippelli, Bruce Findling, Brittany Gacsy, Jeeeun Ham, Kyung Jin Hong, Jennifer Komorowski, Jordan Johnson, Brandie Moses, Brian Muscat, Chris Reznich, Michael Sanderson, Ash Thomas, Catherine Truong
  • Software used: Maya for schematic design, Rhinoceros to panelize the surfaces and prep everything for the CNC router.

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Expo Booth in Hangzhou, China by Design Initiatives

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Design Initiatives

EXPO BOOTH was Design Initiatives stand at the Outdoor Lifestyle Hangzhou Fair, March 21-24, 2012 to present their Not Just a Chair furniture collection. Two wings curve out of the advertising wall with the company’s logo – the lower one becomes a platform to showcase the furniture objects, the upper one light up the exposed objects. The lower platform can be functionally used as a meeting table.

Expo Booth

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Expo Booth
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Type: interior
  • Date: March, 2012
  • Status: completed
  • Client: Lifestyle Hangzhou, Beijing Talent-Expo Co.
  • Area: 36 sq. m.
  • Credits: Vlado Valkof – design; Malgorzata Blasik, Peter Kochevski – rendering
  • Software used: Maya and V-Ray Renderer

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Zhengzhou Mixed Use Development in China by Trahan Architects

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Article source: Trahan Architects

Located in central China, Zhengzhou is experiencing rapid re-development.  Part of a broad scale master plan labeled “The Rise of Central China”; Zhengzhou is implementing a two part initiative:  ecological and infrastructural development.  Ecological development prioritizes the surrounding natural resources; forest park, scenic areas, wetlands/reserves, rivers/lakes & urban green space.  Infrastructural development addresses an emerging market identified as “Logistics Industry”.  Zhengzhou is to serve as an integrated hub for the import/export of goods and mass transportation which connects the east and the west.

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  • Architects: Trey Trahan, FAIA
  • Project: Zhengzhou Mixed Use Development
  • Location: Zhengzhou, China
  • Program: Mixed Use Development
  • Floor Area: 400,000 sm (4,305,564 g.s.f.)
  • Cost: $880,000,000 (USD)
  • Completion: To Be Announced
  • Principal Architect: Trey Trahan, FAIA
  • Senior Designer: Mark Hash
  • Project Team: Art Terry, Michael McCune and Kim Nguyen
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino, FormZ and Grasshopper (3D modeling), AutoCAD (2D plans and sections), Illustrator (graphics)

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