Archive for the ‘SketchUp’ Category
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Article source: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
Background and Context
Since 2008, 21 new kindergartens have been built in Medellín in barrios with problems of insecurity and social inequality. The El Pinal Kindergarten was awarded through a public architectural tender and has been conceived as a space for education, culture and life. The project is located on the slopes of the central – eastern area of Medellín, in a sector of unplanned settlements and informal housing.
Image Courtesy © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
- Architects: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
- Project: THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN
- Location: Medellín, Colombia
- Photography: Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
- Software used: Autocad 2014, Sketch up and 3D-Max.
- STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Jorge Arbeláez
- HYDROSANITARY DESIGN: Caudales y Presiones S.A.
- ELECTRICAL AND ILLUMINATION DESIGN: Lighten S.A.
- LANDSCAPING DESIGN: Andrés Ospina
- ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT: Carlos Mario Rodríguez Osorio
- BIOCLIMATIC AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Ader Augusto González, PVG Arquitectos
- YEAR: 2012
- SURFACE AREA: 850 m2
- ARCHITECTURAL – DESIGN AND PROJECT – DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Juan David, Cerón Betancur, Luis Felipe Cardona, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, Parmenio Bedoya Aguirre, Maritza Mejía, Sebastián Vallejo Palacio, Eugenio Lara Rodríguez, Martina Centeno, Carlos Ossa, Steven Yepes, Camilo Arenas, Maida González, Alejandro Vanegas, Yuri Rosero, David Hernández, Santiago Bedoya Macías, Felipe Valencia Herrera
Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Article source: DeForest Architects
Compressed between a narrow lane and Lake Washington, this project is an exercise in negotiating the competing demands of prospect and refuge. The owners asked for a welcoming modern home with a sense of privacy and seamless connection between indoors and out.
Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider
- Architects: DeForest Architects
- Project: Courtyard House
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Photography: Benjamin Benschneider
- Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
- Contractor: Prestige Residential Construction
- Interior Design: NB Design Group
- Landscape Architects: Allworth Design
- Structural Engineers: Harriott Valentine Engineers
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Article source: atelier tom vanhee
The building is accessible by a central binding public domain, the playground of the former school (built in the 19th century). By opening some windows further down we reinforce the relationship between interior spaces and this square. By doing the same at the other site of the building, the back area is activated as a green semi-public space linked with the meeting hall. The closed functions, the storeroom, the technical areas and the sanitary facilities are grouped in a partially extended volume. It is a rejuvenation of the building, where the recent sanitair extension gave rise to.
Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin
- Architects: atelier tom vanhee
- Project: Renovating a former school as community centre
- Location: Woesten, Belgium
- Photography: Filip Dujardin
- Software used: Autocadlt, Sketchup, Photoshop & indesign, Microsoft office
- Client: Gemeentebestuur Vleteren
- Contractor: Monument Vandekerckhove
- STUDY OF STABILITY: S.C.E.S. , Brugge
- BRUTO SURFACE: 629 m²
- CONCEPT: 2009 – 2010
- EXECUTION: 2011 – 2012
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Article source: Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas architects
The Monique-Corriveau Library, housed in the Saint-Denys-du-Plateau church, is an exception, and in a rather unusual way. It is a tribute to the career—exceptional for her time—of the Quebec writer whose name it honours. This mother of 10 children, to each of whom she dedicated a book, was the author of numerous children’s books and winner of several literary awards.
Image Courtesy © Nikolas Koenig
- Architects: Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas architects
- Project: Monique Corriveau-Library
- Location: 1100 route de l’Église, Québec
- Photography: Nikolas Koenig
- Software used: Autocad and Sketch-up.
- Name of client: Ville de Québec, arrondissement Sainte-Foy – Sillery – Cap-Rouge
- Architecte of the church Saint-Denys-du-Plateau (1964): Jean-Marie Roy
- Architect in charge: Jacques Côté, Sébastien Laberge,
- Design Team: Dan S. Hanganu, Gilles Prud’homme, Diana Cardas, Sébastien Laberge
- Team: Pascal Gobeil, Martin Girard, Marie-Andrée Goyette (CLC), Olivier Grenier, Martine Walsh, Anne-Catherine Richard, Marc Despaties (DHA)
- Engineers: Civil / Structure
- Project size: 4400m2 (3 levels)
- Cost: $14.7 millions
- Date of completion: Occupation autumn 2013
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Article source: claim
The house in the woods is a residence for a couple and their guests. Despite the very limited area available for construction and the users’ requirements regarding the number of beds and rooms, a residence with a perceptible spaciousness arose. Starting from the ‘bungalow’ stereotype, the design sets openness against seclusion, introduces smooth transitions in contrast to set boundaries, emphasizes the correlation of surface and volume and, in this way, overlays the familiar with the new.
Image Courtesy © claim and g.jankowski
- Architects: claim
- Project: House in the woods near King’s Forest
- Location: Potsdam (near Berlin)
- Photography: claim and g.jankowski
- Software used: Sketchup and Autocad LT
- Size (usable floor area): 113m2
- Size (total floor area): 162m2
- Client: Private
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Article source: Campos Leckie Studio
The project was conceived as a modernist prototype for Vancouver’s ubiquitous RS-1 zoning district. The project explored the development restrictions of the residential regulations as well as the limitations of building within an urban context. The process was meant to generate a set of guidelines for what we have termed a ‘flexible prototype’ that could address the contextual differences of individual sites in a way that allows for a customized integration of passive environmental strategies, the incorporation of exterior space as part of everyday living, and the provision of an affordable and flexible live work space.
Image Courtesy © Campos Leckie Studio
- Architects: Campos Leckie Studio
- Project: RS1 – 002 Kennedy Residence
- Location: Vancouver, Canada
- Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup.
- Completed: September 2009 by CCA -5 Construction Management Contract
- Project Scope: Prototype for affordable modernist housing in Vancouver’s RS-1 zoning district. New wood frame construction, 2550 square feet residence with a 530 square foot garage, studio. Construction budget of $800,000.
- Principal: Javier Campos
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Article source: Diaz Romero Arquitect
The program consists of the execution of an area that distinguished public uses and private uses. The building has different access for different uses, that improving performance. On the one hand we find the area for personal, and second, the general public and workers, so that both paths are independent not exist any eye contact between the two, except for the showroom of the dead.
Image Courtesy © MIGUEL SOUTO
- Architects: Diaz Romero Arquitect
- Project: TANATORY OF MONTEALEGRE DEL CASTILLO.ALBACETE
- Location: Spain
- Photography: MIGUEL SOUTO
- Software used: Autocad, Renders, Sketchup and Cinema 4d
- PROMOTER: EXCMO. TOWN HALL OF ALPERA
- BUILT AREA: 181.17M²
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Article source: Perkins Eastman
The Huizhou Huamao Center is a vibrant retail, commercial, and residential destination on a 13.6-hectare site in Huizhou City, redefining the city center while setting the stage for its future. It is the final piece of a comprehensive city master plan, presenting a momentous opportunity to reinforce the overall plan while adding a lively and distinctive block to the city center.
Image Courtesy © Paul Dingman
- Architects: Perkins Eastman (Melissa Urbieta)
- Project: Huizhou Huamao Center
- Location: China
- Photography: Paul Dingman
- Software used: Autocad, Sketch up 3D Viz and InDesign
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Article source: Workshop 8 Architecture
The S. Lowell Apartments owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was an aging family site that had reached its useful life span. It had leaking pipes causing mold, structural damage and inefficient heat for both the units and domestic hot water. As with any prudent developer, the goal was to use the site for its highest and best use at the most affordable cost. Working together, WORKSHOP8 and Pinkard Construction helped the DHA find a way to obtain 96 units using the existing units and adding 28 additional units, saving them $5M over the estimated cost of tearing the existing structure down and rebuilding 96 new units, the maximum allowed based on City parking requirements.
Image Courtesy © WORKSHOP8
- Architects: Workshop 8 Architecture
- Project: South Lowell Apartments
- Location: DENVER, COLORADO, U.S.A
- Photography: Daniel O’Connor, Ed LaCasse
- Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks and ArchiCAD.
- Pinkard Construction: Jessica Nichols
- Denver Housing Authority: Ryan Tobin
- Owner: Denver Housing Authority
- Developer: South Lowell Redevelopment LLLP
- Builder: Pinkard Construction
- Energy modeler & sustainability consultant: Group14
- Soils engineer: Terradyne D/MBE
- Civil engineer: Latitude 39 WBE
- Landscape architect: three sixty design WBE
- MEP engineer: Gehring & Associates M/WBE
- Structural engineer: LT Engineering WBE
- Abatement contractor: Engineered Demolition
- Units: 68 remodeled units + 28 new units + community space (96 total)
- Lot size: 3 acres
- Project cost: $10,833,893 total construction cost $19,148,231 total project cost including capitalized reserves and related soft costs
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Article source: 4site architecture
The client of this single fronted double brick terrace house in Carlton wanted to find an intelligent architectural response that would breath life into a dark and pokey dwelling.
The existing property is typical of Victorian terrace houses with a hallway and front two rooms configuration, then a poorly planned series of gloomy, dysfunctional lean-to additions, poor access to natural light and no direct connection to the rear yard. We responded to the client’s brief by retaining the original two bedrooms at the front, with a proposed double storey addition including bathroom, laundry, living, kitchen, dining area and an additional bedroom with en suite.
Image Courtesy © Kevin Hui
- Architects: 4site architecture
- Project: Tang House
- Location: Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
- Photography: Kevin Hui
- Software used: SketchUp Pro
- Project Team: Kevin Hui, Gabriel Poulton
- Builder: A.T. Interiors & Construction Pty Ltd
- Engineers: Coulthard Shim Pty Ltd
- Project Area: 75 sqm (new works)
- Project Year: 2013