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Tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger in China by LINEHOUSE

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: LINEHOUSE

Located on one of Shanghai’s busiest streets alive with local food stalls, small restaurants, shops and sidewalk activity, Little Catch is a fishmonger specialising in fresh and cooked seafood. LINEHOUSE created a three dimensional net that externally reaches into the street as a canopy and envelops the customers as they enter into the shop. On the ceiling the net, constructed out of a white powder coated metal structure infilled with white mesh of varying densities and transparencies, opens up in areas to create additional shelving for products. On the walls the metal structure folds and bends to hold the fresh seafood display, the cashier, product shelving and a table seating two.

Image Courtesy © Drew Bates

Image Courtesy © Drew Bates

  • Architects: LINEHOUSE
  • Project: Tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger
  • Location: Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Drew Bates
  • Software used: AUTOCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop and Indesign
  • Graphics: Evelyn Chiu
  • Area: 18sqm
  • Year of completion: January 2015

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REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING in Moscow, Idaho by Patano Studio Architecture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: Patano Studio Architecture

Initial site visits at the University of Idaho Pitkin Nursery revealed hoop houses, metal sheds and stacks of planter boxes. Beginning with the idea of a wood box floating on the undulating sea of the Palouse, the design team set out to stitch together the program, landscape and the materiality of Idaho forest products. The college wanted to extend their public outreach in addition to nursery research functions. The outstretched ramps and decks reach out to the landscape and invite the public and students to the building. The Sales Office was pulled through the wood screen as a way to express itself beyond the functions of classroom, offices, and social gathering. The weathering cedar wood screen that stands off the building was imagined as a modern western storefront. The repetition of stacked boxes was intriguing; we saw that as the piece that expressed the transition from working nursery to classroom. The cedar wood screen is the threshold element for faculty and students to step through the gap between the two elements; wood screen and black box.

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

  • Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
  • Project: REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING
  • Location: Moscow, Idaho
  • Photography: Sozinho Imagery
  • Software used: Hand Sketching, Sketchup, AutoCAD, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Awards: 2014 AIA Idaho Honor Award, 2014 AIA Best Use of Idaho Wood Award, 2015 Green Building With Wood Award
  • Area: 2,130 sqft
  • Year: 2014

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Micro-apartment in Berlin, Germany by spamroom + johnpaulcoss

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Article source: spamroom + johnpaulcoss

The design brief for this Berlin flat renovation, in the district of Moabit, not only included the challenge of sensitively updating an Altbau (early 1900’s), but included the added element of its charming small size – measuring just 21sqm.

Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernise the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat.

Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss

Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss

  • Architects: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
  • Project: Micro-apartment in Berlin
  • Location: Stephanstr. 23, 10559 Berlin
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • Completion: March 2015
  • Building team:

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Cliff Dwelling in Austin, Texas by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home builds upon the frame of an existing 1970s-era structure. The renovation re-works the processional sequence into and through the house making it habitable for an elderly couple, enhancing engagement with the dramatic site, and incorporating elements that have personal importance to the owners.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Cliff Dwelling
  • Location: Austin, Texas, US
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Built Work
  • Project Type: Single-family Residence
  • Project Size: 6,203 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2013

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Weleda North America by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

Specht Harpman designed Weleda’s North American headquarters within the shell of a 19th-century factory along the Hudson River. One primary design intention was to expose and highlight the raw beauty of the original heavy timber structure, its brick walls, and large windows. Our interventions respect the character of the original building, while clearly registering a new use.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Weleda North America
  • Location: Irvington, New York, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Commercial
  • Project Size: 6800 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2012

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West Lake Hills in Texas by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

This house positions itself as a backdrop to a spectacular site, with a dense canopy of trees in front and steep ravine in back. Our goal was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: West Lake Hills
  • Location: Texas, US
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Built Work
  • Project Type: Single-Family Residence, Renovation and Expansion
  • Project Size: 5500 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2011

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SIXPAX HQ in Bandung, Indonesia by Rdma

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Article source: Rdma 

The brief was to create a maximum enclosure out of an existing two storey pitch roof house to contain a clothing shop plus an administration office forming a headquarter of a local Bandung clothing company SIXPAX

Image Courtesy © Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro

Image Courtesy © Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro

  • Architects: Rdma 
  • Project: SIXPAX HQ
  • Location: Jalan Trunojoyo 30, Bandung-Jawa Barat, Indonesia
  • Photography: Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro
  • Software used: Sketchup
  • Design Team: Michael Marino, Adikritz
  • Contractor: Kristian Budhianto, Jeffry Budiman
  • Area: 400 sqm
  • Year: 2011-2013

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Rakafot school grounds in Kiryat Bialik, Israel by BO LANDSCAPE

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: BO LANDSCAPE

About two weeks after construction was complete on the Rakafot School, for which we were the landscape architects, and the opening of the school year, we received a surprising phone call: “I wanted your opinion on adding frogs to the school’s ‘Winter Pond.’ It was the agriculture teacher “We received complaints about mosquitoes, and it seems to be the right way to stop them is by using frogs. Besides, it will be wonderful to hear their croaks along with the children’s loud and cheerful voices.” “It’s a great idea,” we hastened to assure her, with a fantastic inner feeling, “yes, that works.”

Image Courtesy © Amit Haas

Image Courtesy © Amit Haas

  • Architects: Knafo-Klimor Architects
  • Landscape Architects: BO- Landscape Architects: Landscape Arch. Orna Ben-Ziony& Landscape Arch. Beeri Ben-Shalom, partners/owners of. Associate designer: Landscape Arch. IditIsrael.
  • Project: Rakafot school grounds
  • Location: Kiryat Bialik, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Haas
  • Software used: Autocad & Sketchup
  • Developer: Kiryat Bialik Municipality, Engineering Head Department: Landscape Arch. Noam Massad, Israel.
  • Development contractor: Hisham Khmeisi, Hisham Group.
  • Project management and supervision: Shirley Gazit and Gonen Pinhas, Nativ Engineering and Management Ltd.

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Dickies Showroom in Parras de la Fuente, Mexico by TAAV Arquitectos

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: TAAV Arquitectos

The building is located within a manufacturing plant, in that context; it situates a testing laboratory and an exhibition space.

The design seeks to establish an emphasis between the new construction and the existing facilities. The result is a solid and sleek object that distinguishes from its spatial context by the use of a dynamic geometry.

Image Courtesy © Studio KM

Image Courtesy © Studio KM

  • Architects: TAAV Arquitectos
  • Project: Dickies Showroom
  • Location: Parras de la Fuente, Mexico
  • Photography: Studio KM
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Arlantis, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Design Team: Aldo Villarreal, Mario Flores, Antonio Flores, Alfredo Lopez, Julio Ramirez
  • Construction: Constructora CONCRETA
  • Area: 110 square meters
  • Project Year: 2014

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Section in Hoogstraten, Belgium by Burobill

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Burobill

Architecture and music share a mathematical principle : the golden section.This principle is used to arrange and order the existing house as a spine running through it.The music room was designed and constructed from scratch using the golden section as a tool to design the facades, the plan, the height of the ceiling, the section of the beams etcetera…All elements of the music chamber are generated by the same principle.

Image Courtesy © Nick Van Goubergen

Image Courtesy © Nick Van Goubergen

  • Architects: Burobill
  • Project: Section
  • Location: Hoogstraten, Belgium
  • Photography: Nick Van Goubergen
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad, Vectorworks

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