Archive for the ‘SketchUp’ Category
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Article source: JJA / Bespoke Architecture
Upon the unveiling of the brand new 1120 sq.ft space housing the Elephant Grounds Coffee flagship in Hong Kong’s chic Star Street Precinct, the project, a work by JJA / Bespoke Architecture, immediately transformed the character of its own site and surrounding neighbourhood, through the passive performance of the design’s warm timber-based materials with an emphasis on spatial transparency through indoor-outdoor oriented planning.
Image Courtesy © Zach Hone
- Architects: JJA / Bespoke Architecture
- Project: Elephant Grounds Coffee on Star Street
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Photography: Zach Hone
- Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
- Client: Membership CO. LTD
- Designer: James Acuna
- Area: Wanchai
- Completion Date: June 2016
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Article source: Guillaume Pelletier Architecte
Canards Maurel-Coulombe is an artisanal farm that produces the finest Foie Gras in Quebec.
The clients wanted to create a space where customers could have a total gourmet experience of duck foie gras. Like a Japanese tea room, this project is a space where art, nature, tradition & gastronomy becomes one. The contemporary exterior screen porch is an extension of an old traditional wooden house. The wood timber structure is placed in a way to make a visual connection between the farm and the products boutique. The tasting room faces the landscape from where you can see the ducks in the field. By night, the screen porch becomes a lantern.
Image Courtesy © Saul Rosales
- Architects: Guillaume Pelletier Architecte
- Project: Moustiquaire Maurel-Coulombe
- Location: Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, Canada
- Photography: Saul Rosales
- Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
- Construction: Dominic Heneault
- Gross Built Area: 256 ft2
- Completion Year: 2016
Friday, February 17th, 2017
Article source: DARK Arkitekter AS
Skateboarding was banned in Norway on 1 September 1978, with the intention of preventing serious accidents. This did not discourage the skateboarders, and the skateboarding scene grew steadily. When the ban was lifted in 1989 the interest exploded. Skateboarders went from being lawbreakers to celebrities and youth idols. In January 2017, 28 years after the ban was lifted, Oslo finally got its own custom-built venue for the today a well-established sport. Oslo Skatehall stands now as the best custom-designed skatepark, and one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe.
Image Courtesy © Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF
- Architects: DARK Arkitekter AS
- Project: Oslo Skatehall
- Location: Stavangergata 28, Oslo, Norway
- Photography: Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF and Lars Gartå/DARK
- Software used: SketchUp, Revit
- Client: Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF
- Landscape architect: Rambøll/Landskapsfabrikken
- Interior skateboard elements: Glifberg+Lykke/IOU Ramps
- Contractor: Varden Entreprenør AS
- Area: 2.300 sqm + 640 sqm exterior skatepark
- Project year: 2017
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
Article source: Bureau Fraai
Amsterdam based architecture studio Bureau Fraai has converted a former paint factory in The Hague into a coffee bar, restaurant and business centre with a fully steel bar element as an interconnecting eye-catcher.
The restaurant and coffee experience named Capriole Café is one of the first hospitality concepts in the upcoming industrial neighbourhood the “Binckhorst” in The Hague, which will be developed into a residential and business area the coming decade.
Image Courtesy © René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel
- Architects: Bureau Fraai (Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw)
- Project: Capriole Café
- Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
- Photography: René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp and Podium
- Client: Capriole Coffee Service
- Interior builder: Metnils interieurmaatwerk
- Steelwork: Hametec
- Contractor: Meesterbouw
- Floor area total m2: 317m2
- Status: Completed 2016
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Article source: Feldman Architecture
Comprised of perpendicular bars atop a hill overlooking the village of Healdsburg, this home offers both ample social space ideal for entertaining and the privacy of a rural retreat.
The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the home’s great room under lofty ceilings and a simple shed overhanging roof, filled with light and views let in through tall glass walls. Four oversized glass panels open dramatically on each side, transforming the space into an outdoor pavilion whose flush concrete floors extend into a poolside patio to the north and into a terrace featuring a fire pit to the south to offer comfortable outdoor areas for both hot and cool weather. With these doors drawn up, the site offers one sweeping, continuous view from the pool, through the great room, and down into the distant village below.
Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher
- Architects: Feldman Architecture (Chris Kurrle)
- Project: Healdsburg I
- Location: Healdsburg, California, USA
- Photography: Joe Fletcher
- Software used: SketchUp and Revit
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Article source: Lab-S
Contrast and balance in the same renovation project
A timber clad extension creates a new relationship between a brick semi-detached house and its green surrounding.
Kraal Architecten and Lab-S have joined forces for the renovation of a semi-detached house in Zeist, the Netherlands. The project consists of a large interior transformation with a total new layout and a new addition at the back of the original house.
Image Courtesy © Ed van Rijswijk
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Article source: L’Abri
The Wood Duck is L’Abri’s first built house design. A simple concept, rational plan and traditional methods of construction were put forward to simplify the construction of the project, self-build by a young carpenter with a modest budget. The architecture is humble : the little wood volume recedes in the landscape.
This little house was drawn for a young carpenter wishing to self-build his first home in Bolton, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
Image Courtesy © L’Abri
- Architects: L’Abri
- Project: The Wood Duck
- Location: Québec, Canada
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Article source: INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS
For a taste of New York in the Mother City, look no further than the fresh, sophisticated new offices of Urban Lime! Inhouse Brand Architects has unveiled a stylish redesign for the Cape Town branch of this international property management company. The commission was the second from Urban Lime; Inhouse previously refurbished the upper floors and common areas throughout the same building and due to the success of this initial project, was the inevitable choice to fulfil the client’s latest aspirations for the first and second floors.
Image Courtesy © INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS
- Architects: INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS
- Project: Urban Lime Offices
- Location: Cape Town, South Africa
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: UAU Collectiv
The growing demand for and interest in new forms of living together inspired a Belgian entrepreneurial duo to develop the product Skilpod. A Skilpod is a mobile and modular housing construction that attaches great importance to its energetic properties but that is also always searching for progressive and diverse designs. By means of modular architecture Skilpod searches for a combination of flexibility and energy efficiency. The module is completely built and finished in the Skilpod-studio and subsequently transported and placed on the site. As a result the Skilpod is also moveable to a new location at a later time. The housing constructions are built out of a timber frame structure of CLT, Cross Laminated Timber, and fully isolated with a layer of rock wool insulation. In a Skilpod all techniques can be integrated that are used in a traditional house or office. Application of solar panels, heat pumps, ventilation systems, home automation systems etc. is possible, tailored to the user requirements.
Image Courtesy © Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
- Architects: Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
- Project: #48 Zero Energy
- Location: Geel, Belgium
- Software used: Vectorworks, Google SketchUp
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: Line and Space, LLC
Within the Mojave Desert, the 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area stands out as a place of wonder. The new Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Conservation Area and includes a visitor arrival space, classroom with outdoor patio, gift shop, 300 seat amphitheater, shaded outdoor gathering areas and 15,400 square feet of exterior exhibit space.
Fire Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Line and Space, LLC
- Architects: Line and Space, LLC
- Project: Red Rock Canton Visitor Center
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Software used: SketchUp, Autodesk Autocad, 3D Studio Max