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Arkvista Residence in Caddebostan, Istanbul by arkiZON Mimarlık Ltd.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Article source: arkiZON Mimarlık Ltd.

Arkvista is located in Caddebostan where was used as Istanbul’s summer residence neighbourhood. This neighbourhood has been transformed for years, and became today’s quiet residential appearance. Nowadays, Caddebostan and the district around are going through another transformation. This transformation aims to renovate buildings which are old and weak for earthquakes. In this context, Arkvista was designed to bring the traces of modern architecture into the district.

Image Courtesy © Yerçekim Fotoğraf

Image Courtesy © Yerçekim Fotoğraf

  • Architects: arkiZON Mimarlık Ltd.
  • Project: Arkvista Residence
  • Location: Caddebostan, Istanbul
  • Photography: Yerçekim Fotoğraf
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DS Max, Google Sketch Up
  • Owner: Arkkon
  • Design Team: Emin Balkış Elvan Çalışkan
  • Construction Project Group: Canan Şen Öztabak, Elvan Ariker, Elif Erkmen, Bahar Nama
  • Project Manager: Elvan Çalışkan
  • 3D Renders: Ediz Akyalçın
  • Area: 971,68 m2
  • Total Construction Area: 3720 m2
  • Project Start:  2014
  • Project End: 2015
  • Construction Start: 2014
  • Construction End: 2015

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CHK | Central Boathouse in Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

The connection of rowing, art and music contains surprising similarities such as rhythm, flow, and movement.  The goal was to create an architectural spirit that embodies the similarities shared by these three disciplines.  We hope you see the abstract connections in the architectural form and light.  Some connections are quiet and some connections are boldImagine a song inspired by rowing.  It would be a composition cooler than the far side of the pillow.

The river side building prow is marked by gold LED lights emphasizing form inspired by a rowing shell.  The concrete platform is within 10’ of the river’s edge, Image Courtesy © Gray City Studios (Scott McDonald)

The river side building prow is marked by gold LED lights emphasizing form inspired by a rowing shell. The concrete platform is within 10’ of the river’s edge, Image Courtesy © Gray City Studios (Scott McDonald)

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House in Nishinokyo, Japan by OHArchitecture

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Article source: OHArchitecture  

This is a remodelling project of a Kyomachi-ya, a traditional Kyoto house, constructed over 80 years ago.

At first, it was a Kyomachi-ya that has been painted multiple times due to refurbishments in the last 80 years. Firtstly, for returning it to the original form, the paints were scraped off. Then, to be able to provide the minimal needs for living in a house, a white box has been placed in the building. The coexistence of the newly placed white box and the historical elements of the Kyomachi-ya, as a background, emphasizes the contrast of the old and the new, and lets the memories of the building possessed with in the flow of time surrounds the space.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: OHArchitecture
  • Project: House
  • Location: nakagyou-ku, Kyoto-city, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUP
  • Contractor: Archistyle Keisuke kato
  • Total area: 1F:40.88m22F:31.87m2 Total72.75m2
  • Construction phase: Apr.2015〜Oug. 2015

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WOODLAND in Isle of Wight, England by One World Design

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: One World Design

Woodland is near the River Yar and lies within the Causeway Conservation Area. The site was purchased by a retired couple who have made the island their home. Although anxious to preserve the character of the Causeway they wanted to replace an existing timber cottage with a more open dwelling and a new garden. Crucially, they also wanted to be unobserved by passers by.

Image Courtesy © One World Design

Image Courtesy © One World Design

  • Architects: One World Design
  • Project: WOODLAND
  • Location: Isle of Wight, England, UK
  • Software used: Sketchup and Autocad
  • Lead Designer: Jenny Jones of Highwater Jones
  • Engineer: Expedition Engineering
  • Builder: Stoneham Construction
  • Landscape: Jenny Jones of Highwater Jones

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National Grid Car Park in Warwick, UK by One World Design Archtects

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: One World Design Archtects

National Grid’s HQ, National Grid House, on the outskirts of Warwick, within view of the Historic Castle, houses some 2800 staff. It is operational 24 hours a day, every day of the year and is a site which controls and is critical to the power distribution infrastructure in the UK.  National Grids commitment to sustainability in all their undertakings has meant that the brief for a new car park on this site would always lead to something extraordinary – with the car park now finished it has literally come alive.

Image Courtesy © One World Design Archtects

Image Courtesy © One World Design Archtects

  • Architects: One World Design Archtects
  • Project: National Grid Car Park
  • Location: Warwick, UK
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and 3d studio
  • Client: National Grid
  • Contractor: Goldbek
  • Lead Consultant: Cundall
  • Structurl Engineer: Cundall
  • M&E Engineer: Cundall
  • Planning Consultant: Deliotte
  • Living Wall: Ans

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RESTAURANT AIUEnO in Barcelona, Spain by MIEL arquitectos

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: MIEL arquitectos

This project is the result of some unconsciousness mixed with a lot of admiration. The unconsciousness came from the side of the clients, Neus and Kenji of Can Kenji team, commissioning his new Japanese restaurant “izakaya” to a team that had never designed a restaurant and not even been in Japan. The admiration is ours to a culture as unknown as admired.

Image Courtesy © ASIER RUA

Image Courtesy © ASIER RUA

  • Architects: MIEL arquitectos
  • Project: RESTAURANT AIUEnO
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: ASIER RUA
  • Software used: Sketchup
  • Constructor: GRUPBCN SL
  • Size: 75 m2
  • Time: 2014-2015

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La Maison du Savoir in Belval, Luxembourg by baumschlager eberle

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: baumschlager eberle

The Maison du Savoir is both an icon of the future and a reminder of the past. Conceived and constructed by baumschlager eberle in cooperation with Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes as the focal point of the new University of Luxembourg campus, the building is a striking and highly visible landmark. What was once the site of a steel plant in the Belval district of Esch-sur Alzette is now the centrepiece of the new Cité des Sciences.

Image Courtesy © baumschlager eberle

Image Courtesy © baumschlager eberle

  • Architects: baumschlager eberle
  • Project: La Maison du Savoir
  • Location: Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Software used: Autocad, Autodesk, sketchup

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Aesop in NEWoMan Shinjuku, Tokyo by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 

We performed the interior design for a store by Aesop, an Australian skin care brand, located in NEWoMan Shinjuku. With its 4.9m width and 9.2m depth square plane, the project area offers a space surrounded by passageways with two pillars at either end of the space.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Aesop
  • Location: NEWoMan Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Production: &S
  • Credit:

    • Graphics: Aesop
    • Lightings: DAIKO
  • Total floor area: 45.68m2
  • Design period: 2015.04-2015.12
  • Construction period: 2015.12-2016.01
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Kerkythea

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House Z in Warsaw, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c. 

Presented project is a refurbrishment of a villa built in the communist times and settled in a picturesque forrest nearby Warsaw. The house was rearranged and expanded several times. In late 90’s an indoor pool was added. The Client, a family 2+2, decided that it’s form and function doesn’t fit their current requirements and decided to refrubrish it one more time.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c.
  • Project: House Z
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad, Sketchup Pro, 3D Max + Vray, Adobe
  • Client: Private
  • Design Team: Przemek Kaczkowski, Magda Morelewska, Krzysztof Melon Mika, Iwona Pawłowska
  • Plot Area: 4265,0 M2
  • House Area: 438,97 M2
  • Project: 2016

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Sloan Berkes House in Naramata, British Columbia by Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

Pebbles lives among the pebbles, as underground garage tunnelled into the steep hillside from the access street at the north-east. It was too steep to build a road to the top of the ridge from where one looks up and down and across the Okanagan Valley and -Lake, so this was the only option. Pebbles is also home to a wine room, kept at the temperature of the earth surrounding it, a foyer, and the geothermal heat pump.

west patio and rusty steel wall, photograph by Martin Knowles

west patio and rusty steel wall, photograph by Martin Knowles

  • Architects: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Sloan Berkes House
  • Location: 171 Village Heights Place, Naramata, BC, Canada
  • Photography: Martin Knowles, Derek Lepper and Florian Maurer
  • Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd. (now Landform Architecture and Design Build Ltd.) (http://www.allenmaurer.com/home.htm)
  • Design: Florian Maurer, MAIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP (Florian Maurer Architect (http://florianmaurer.ca/home.htm)
  • Structural: Fast+Epp Structural Engineers, Vancouver (www.fastepp.com)
  • Contractor: Artifex Design Build Ltd. (now Landform Architecture and Design Build Ltd.)
  • Completion Date: 2013
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT and Sketchup

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