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Sarasota County Beach Pavilions in Florida by Sweet Sparkman Architects

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Article source: Sweet Sparkman Architects

This project is a series of commissioned beach-side park restroom pavilions. Each of these pavilions share a common design signature. The design team used an abstract version of sea-oats, vegetation synonymous with the gulf beaches of Sarasota, to create a continuous theme in the façade. The abstract use of ‘sea-oats’ as a screen element was used to unite the ramp with the building rather than having the ramp appear to be an appendage to the design. The wood ramp system is suspended from the cast-in-place concrete roof slab with stainless steel rods. As one ascends the ramp, the natural preserve encloses the building volumes which are oriented to provide enhanced views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

Image Courtesy © Sweet Sparkman Architects

Image Courtesy © Sweet Sparkman Architects

  • Architects: Sweet Sparkman Architects
  • Project: Sarasota County Beach Pavilions
  • Location: Sarasota, Florida
  • Software used: VRay, photoshop and sketch-up, ACAD 

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Formstelle in Töging am Inn, Germany by FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Article source: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN 

Located at the entrance of the industrial wasteland of the former VAW aluminum plants FORMSTELLE, Kantine and NETZWERK are creating an interdisciplinary, campus called NETWORK/NETZWERK – thus providing‚ evidence of a successful structural transformation from heavy industry towards the use by architects, engineers and designers. The floating, single-storey pavilion, placed under huge ancient trees, shows an altered handling of the material aluminum in an industrial region undergoing transition.

Image Courtesy © BETTINA KIRMEIER

Image Courtesy © BETTINA KIRMEIER

  • Architects: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Formstelle
  • Location: Töging am Inn, Germany
  • Photography: BETTINA KIRMEIER
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 17, Sketchup 2015 + Vray 2.0, Photoshop

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HOUSE B in Munich, Germany by FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Article source: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN

Located in the urban outskirts of Munich, the detached single-family house B built in timber frame construction was completed after only six months of construction. On the small plot the maximal possible cubature and the existing parameters have been used in an optimal way. The building follows line of the houses in the street and thus continues the urban edge along the link road. The front garden area next to the street is thereby supported and the roof orientation of the surrounding buildings continued.

Image Courtesy © FORMAT ELF ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © FORMAT ELF ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: HOUSE B
  • Location: 81245 Munich, Germany
  • Photography: CORDULA DE BLOEME
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 17, Sketchup 2015 + Vray 2.0, Photoshop

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Solar House in Canada by Nacho Gias

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Article source: Nacho Gias 

Insight:

The project main idea lay on the sun interaction with a domo located in New Scotland, Canada.
The first step was to find out how the building reacts to sun light in different day key moments all along the year. The use of a 3d software allows me to figure out which areas would be exposed to sun light and which ones would be into shadow. At that point, I found an area that would be always exposed to light.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Diaz Alvarez

Image Courtesy © Jaime Diaz Alvarez

  • Architects: Nacho Gias
  • Project: Solar House
  • Location: Canada  
  • Photography: Jaime Diaz Alvarez
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3D Studio
  • Size:105 m²
  • Year: 2014
  • Status: Competition

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McIlwrick Street Residences in Windsor Victoria, Australia by B.E ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Article source: B.E ARCHITECTURE

The McIlwrick Street Residences are a three-townhouse development located on a single residential block in Windsor. Like an old European village, the development is a small cluster of buildings you can see through and walk between such that the significant addition feels as though it could have always been there.

Middle residence, Image Courtesy © B.E ARCHITECTURE

Middle residence, Image Courtesy © B.E ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: B.E ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: McIlwrick Street Residences
  • Location: Windsor Victoria, Australia
  • Software used: Revit, Sketchup

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River Cottage HQ in Axminster, Devon by Satellite Architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Satellite Architects

It’s doing a lot with a little…the diagonal bracing of the timber and the curtain-walling sing off each other,

With focus on innovative design sustainable architecture, we at Satellite Architects have been working closely with River Cottage since 2005. River Cottage implements a fully sustainable policy on building materials, energy and carbon outputs and a fully recyclable policy on waste. We at Satellite Architects share an identical vision for the future of the design and built. At Satellite, sustainability is not seen as an added benefit to architectural design but as an integral part of the process.

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

  • Architects: Satellite Architects
  • Project: River Cottage HQ
  • Location: Trinity Hill, Axminster, Devon, UK
  • Photography: Alex Campbell
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks 
  • Client: River Cottage Limited
  • Structural Engineers: Barry Honeysett (Listed Building) Evolve (Other Buildings)
  • Project Manager: Draco Property
  • Planning supervisor and Approved Inspector: Butler & Young Consultants Limited (more…)

GRID – Emergency Shelter by Carterwilliamson architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Carterwilliamson architects

GRID- 500

In a world increasingly challenged by man-made and natural disasters, it is now time to consider the development of a sustainable housing prototype, which can be assembled quickly and transported cheaply and easily to diverse and remote locations.

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

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Skyone Tower – A legend in the sky by M/s Creative Group

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Article source: M/s Creative Group

In today’s day and age, most of the architecture that surrounds us becomes a kind of background hum, to be noticed only when it is exceptionally striking. When our eyes move around in our surroundings, do we notice the box-shaped edifices that existed in the past or that one building that irks our imagination? The answer is clear and undeniable. A structure that speaks volumes through its design, the Skyone Tower reinforces the term “standing out in a crowd.” An inception of the Creative Group, the curious architects wanted to innovate a building that not only sustains the ability to influence the emotions of the human mind but also encapsulates functionality.

Image Courtesy © M/s Creative Group

Image Courtesy © M/s Creative Group

  • Architects: M/s Creative Group
  • Project: Skyone Tower – A legend in the sky
  • Software Used: AutoCad, Google Sketch-Up and Revit

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Dessau Bauhaus Museum by Selim Senin

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The part of plot which virtually has no tree has been selected for deployment of the museum. In order not to prevent the existence of ODF monument, the building was finished behind the monument. The main entrance is provided via FriedrichstraBe. After entering the museum, temporary exhibition hall is reached which has been designed to take place in parallel manner to KavalierstraBe. At the end of temporary exhibition, workshop space and main exhibition hall starts. Workshop space is open to use via external access from the side of ODF monument as well. Temporary exhibition hall and workshop space are completely enabled to integrate with each other thanks to operable glass division panels.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: Dessau Bauhaus Museum
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vray, Autocad, Photoshop 

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LISBON OPEN ROOM in PORTUGAL by Arq. Jose Reyes Leon Hernandez, Arq. Martin Fuentes Solis and Arq. Felipe de Jesus Ortega Perez

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Article source: Arq. Jose Reyes Leon Hernandez

ARCHmedium’s four-month competition was held between July and October 2014, and invited teams of students and young architects from across the globe to propose “good architecture for the people” of Portugal, who were severely affected by the global financial crisis of 2008.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Jose Reyes Leon Hernandez

Image Courtesy © Arq. Jose Reyes Leon Hernandez

  • Architects: Arq. Jose Reyes Leon Hernandez
  • Project: LISBON OPEN ROOM
  • Location: LISBOA, PORTUGAL
  • Software used: Google sketchup, Vray, Photoshop, Autocad
  • The apartment of architects: Arq. Martin Fuentes Solís, Arq. Felipe de Jesus Ortega Perez

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