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ESTATE IN Extremadura, Spain by ÁBATON Architectura

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Article source: ÁBATON Architectura

Located in a privileged environment in the province of Cáceres, the goal was to transform an abandoned stable into a family home by completely renovating it in a way that would be consistent and respectful with the environment. At the end, the Studio decided that building from scratch was the best option as the stable was in a terrible shape.

Image Courtesy © Belen Imaz

Image Courtesy © Belen Imaz

  • Architects: ÁBATON Architectura
  • Project: ESTATE IN Extremadura
  • Location: Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
  • Photography: ABATON Architecture and Belen Imaz 
  • Software used: microstation
  • Building Area: 332 sq. mt.
  • Gross external area: 5 hectare
  • Architecture project and building: ÁBATO
  • Interior Design Project: ÁBATON and BATAVIA
  • Status: Built
  • Date of Completion: 2010
  • Materials: Recycled Stone, concrete, limestone floors, steel, oak.


JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an and Residences at Haiyi Plaza in Shenzhen, China by John Portman & Associates

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Article source: John Portman & Associates

The project, designed by architects John Portman & Associates, is composed of a 356-key hotel, a residential towerand support amenities on a 21,174-square-meter site in the Bao’an Central Area business district in the booming Qianhai development zone of Shenzhen, China.The hotel tower is 26 stories tall, yet, at 99-meters tall, rises higher than the 29-story residential tower. There is a total built area of 84,600 square meters above grade.

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  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an and Residences at Haiyi Plaza
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Photography:
  • Software used: Microstation (CAD) and Bentley Architecture (BIM), 3DStudio Max and SketchUp
  • Owner/Developer: Shenzhen OCT Hotel Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Local Design Institute: Shenzhen Huasen Architecture & Engineering Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: John Portman & Associates / Huasen Architectural & Engineering Consultants
  • Interior Design: HBA (Singapore)


Crosslam Agricultural Workshops in Holme Lacy, England by Hewitt Studios LLP

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP

Hewitt Studios have recently completed a sustainable new-build workshop sporting an innovative and efficient ‘flat-pack’ timber structure.

The project is situated on the Holme Lacy campus of Herefordshire and Ludlow College and is designed to complement the nearby Straw Bale Cafe and Fast-Track Classrooms. It is used primarily for the maintenance of tractors and other agricultural machinery.

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

  • Architects: Hewitt Studios LLP
  • Project: Crosslam Agricultural Workshops
  • Location: Holme Lacy, England
  • Software used: Microstation


Villa Arkö in Arkösund, Sweden by Marge Arkitekter AB

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Marge Arkitekter AB

Villa Arkö is a summer house situated on an island in the archipelago of Norrköping that will also have the possibility to house the family over Christmas and fall vacations. A steep slant towards south east with a marvelous view is the benchmark for the placement and the form of the villa. The house contains of an archetypical basic shape with a high-pitched roof completely covered in cedar wood which over time will get a silver grey color and interact with the surrounding cliff landscape.  A glassed lower volume with sedum roofing and terraces is added on and is thereby creating a building which is following the decrease of the slant.  The in-between spaces of the volumes creates out-door spaces in different cardinal directions, on different levels, with and without roofs. Sliding sun shields (with inbuilt mosquito net for the bed rooms) can cover in and protect the house from weather and wind.

Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin

Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin

  • Architects: Marge Arkitekter AB
  • Project: Villa Arkö
  • Location: Island Arkö outside of Arkösund, Sweden
  • Photography: Johan Fowelin
  • Software used: Microstation
  • Client: Private
  • Structure (materials) : Timber work
  • Total floor area: 200 ㎡
  • Year: 2012


Autobahn Church in Siegerland, Wilnsdorf by schneider+schumacher

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Article source: schneider+schumacher

In March 2009 schneider+schumacher won a competition run by the Förderverein Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V, which was founded for the specific purpose of establishing an Autobahn church.

The initiative for this project came from Hanneliese and Hartmut Hering, after having visited an Autobahn church in south Germany. Just one glance at the map revealed that a place like this was lacking in the entire Siegerland area, and consequently also along the very busy A 45.

Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

  • Architects: schneider+schumacher
  • Project: Autobahn Church
  • Location: Siegerland, Wilnsdorf
  • Software used: Microstation and Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Client: Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V., Herr Hartmut Hering, Frau Ute Pohl
  • Site: approx. 500m²
  • Gross floor area: approx. 240m²
  • Net floor area: approx. 240m²
  • Gross volume: approx. 2.050m³
  • Dimensions: Chapel, approx. 14,00 x 14,00m plus access bridge


Gui House in Shimane, Japan by harunatsu-arch

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: harunatsu-arch

The project site is located in the Izumo Plain made of sands carried by the Hii River, leading to Lake Shinji, and the Kobe River, leading to the Sea of Japan, in Izumo City of Shimane prefecture. It is known as a rice‐producing district in Shimane prefecture characterized by its Tsujimatsu windbreak forests, where open plains are uncommon. The northwest boundary of the site of 100 tsubo (330 square meters) is lined by trees of the Juniperus genus and a countryside view extends out opposite the street.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: harunatsu-arch
  • Project: Gui House
  • Location: Izumo, Shimane, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Software used: MicroStation for working drawings
  • Architect Team: Shoko Murakaji, Naoto Murakaji
  • Size: single storey
  • Total floor space: 68.74 square meters, Statics Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Year of construction: 2014


Beefeater in London, England by Lee Boyd

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Article source: Lee Boyd

Lee Boyd has recently collaborated on the exciting new visitor centre for Beefeater Gin at their distillery in central London which now provides visitors an insight into the history of gin and an understanding of the process of gin making.  A bold new extension providing a point of entry to the centre, links the different parts of the distillery and allows visitors to move from the exhibition floor to the stills house without interrupting the day to day workings at Beefeater. Beefeater Gin is the world’s number one premium gin and has been made in the heart of London for over 150 years, the only international brand to have its distillery in the capital. Beefeater is uniquely placed to call itself the Home of Gin and tell the intriguing story of the entwined history of London and Gin.

Image Courtesy © Lee Boyd

Image Courtesy © Paul Riddle

  • Architects: Lee Boyd
  • Project: Beefeater
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Paul Riddle
  • Software used: Microstation


Hyland House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Article source: Chris Elliott Architects

A small intervention vastly improves lifestyle An old terrace in inner city Sydney, its rear dilapidated, bordering on potential collapse. An innovative solution opens up the house to the garden and lets in more light. The new bathroom is broken up into separate components to avoid obstructing the flow of the house.

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

  • Architects: Chris Elliott Architects
  • Project: Hyland House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Richard Glover
  • Software used: Microstation and 3D Studio 
  • Size: 26sqm


Im Zollhafen 22 in Rheinauhafen, Cologne, Germany by GATERMANN + SCHOSSIG Architekten Generalplaner

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: GATERMANN + SCHOSSIG Architekten Generalplaner

The proposed office building on Plot 10 in Cologne’s historic Rheinauhafen harbour district occupies a prime waterfront position, situated between two fifteen-storey ‘crane house’ office towers. The building’s distinctive stepped elevation is designed to create a strongly sculptural presence while responding to the views across the harbour.

Image Courtesy © H.G. Esch

Souldern Road. Brook Green in London, UK by DOS ARCHITECTS

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: DOS ARCHITECTS 

Situated in a Conservation area at the edge of Brook Green in West London, this stunning house was DOS Architects’ first residential refurbishment project in London. Their client lived in one of the houses and, having bought the house next door, decided to appoint DOS Architects to create a design which merged both houses into a single family house.

Image Courtesy © DOS ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: DOS ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Souldern Road. Brook Green
  • Location: London, UK
  • Software used: Microstation.
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