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PLICO at the Flatiron in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Built in 1924 by C.F. Meadors and originally the Como Hotel, this historic blond brick flatiron stood vacant and boarded up for 27 years.  We have been waiting for 20 years for the opportunity to bring this corner to its full potential.  We believe this corner should be the site of an enduring building, a lantern at the east gateway to downtown Oklahoma City.

The project includes the renovation of the two-level flatiron building and the construction of a modern, yet complimentary rooftop addition.

As one leaves downtown the PLICO building acts as a lantern to the city energy, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: PLICO at the Flatiron
  • Location: 126 Harrison Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
  • Client: PLICO
  • Scope: Renovation of a 1924 flatiron building with approximately 20,000 SF of new and renovated space.
  • Completed: 2016
  • Awards: 2017 Interior Design “Best of Year” Winner in Office Restoration Renovation category

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skinnySCAR in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman  

The skinnySCAR project of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman shows how forgotten empty spaces in the city can be used. Each city has neglected spaces like this, that are unused and underrated. These gaps can be upgraded to complete the urban fabric, while giving it a boost and creating possibilities for new forms of urban living for the adventurous ones. As young designers, Gwendolyn and Marijn are not limited by design traditions and conventions, and they saw the potential and challenge of a narrow gap with extreme proportions in an old Rotterdam neighborhood. In 2012 the process to convince the landowners to sell the narrow plot started, so they could develop it into their own home. After a short construction period of only 4 months in 2015/2016, the contractor left them an unfinished structure. They’ve been finishing the entire interior themselves since then and their design ideas are becoming manifest.

Image Courtesy © Marijn Boterman and Gwendolyn Huisman

  • Architects: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman
  • Project: skinnySCAR
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Vray, Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, Vincent van Dordrecht, Marijn Boterman, Gwendolyn Huisman
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Period: Initiation 2012, Construction 2015-2016, Interior 2016-2017

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Morris Law in Gothenburg, Sweden by Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

Lawyer’s Office Morris Law has the stated ambition to reformulate what business law might mean. The guiding principles of the company’s values are concepts such as “transparency”, “efficiency”, “excellence” and “mindfulness”. Our interpretation of this was to create an open and social workspace without clear hierarchies. One example is the entrance lobby, which is surrounded by a wooden structure made of maple with shelves, mirrors, cork and brass net, acts both as a workspace for the employees, as well as a place to meet customers. Another example is the absence of cellular offices; designing all workplaces the same size and instead divide them with the help of wooden frames, which are also made of maple. Felt, mirrors and cork inside these frames create privacy and noise reduction.

The office of Morris Law is today a work environment without clear hierarchies, where the meetings between employees and customers are in focus.

The entrance lobby is surrounden by a wooden structure made of maple, which contains pieces of brown-toned mirrors, brass net and cork, Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors Architects
  • Project: Morris Law
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
  • Client: Advokatfirman Morris AB
  • Team: Johan Olsson, Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Ainhoa Etxeberria, Emelie Johansson
  • Size: 1000 square metres
  • Date: 2015

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Courtyard House in Toh Yi Rd, Singapore by Ming Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Ming Architects

Flanked between the koi pond and the swimming pool, the double volume courtyard – a fulcrum to the house, was introduced to break the monotony of spaces in this linear house. Horizontal and vertical movements are endless and ample daylight floods the key living spaces. A 3-storey high feature steel staircase floats above the koi pond, with a vertical feature wall of black river pebbles as its backdrop. A slim bridge suspends over the courtyard and ties the front and rear wings of the house.

Image Courtesy © Ming Architects

  • Architects: Ming Architects (Tan Cher Ming)
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: 22 Toh Yi Rd, Singapore
  • Software used: Google SketchUp Pro, Autocad

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Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

The chapel bears no resemblance to others in the locality, yet has a deep rooted connection to its location. The building with natural stone textures blends well with the surrounding vegetation and complements the hill slope on which it abuts. The natural stone backdrop provides a divine setting, bathed in natural light, to the prayer hall. Other than the flat portion of the site where the old demolished chapel was sited, the rest of the area including the hill slope and the hill top beyond was replete with wild vegetation and teak trees that has been left more or less undisturbed. The chapel has been built in the most environment friendly manner.

Image Courtesy © architecture R/T

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
  • Location: Mashem-Canacona, Goa, India
  • Software used: sketchUp

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Mt Macedon House in Australia by Field Office Architecture

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Field Office Architecture

Mount Macedon House was a significant and challenging design opportunity, with a complex site, strict bushfire protection regulations and specific client brief all playing an important role in the final project outcome.

A long, yet narrow site, it is nestled into the side of Mount Macedon with sweeping views across bushland to the north and north east in a very tranquil and restful setting.

Image Courtesy © Dan Farrar

  • Architects: Field Office Architecture
  • Project: Mt Macedon House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Dan Farrar
  • Software used: Microstation and SketchUp
  • Project Team: Chris Barnes, Nick Crawford
  • Completed: September 2016

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Little Bao at 72 Courtyard in Bangkok, Thailand by JJA / Bespoke Architecture

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: JJA / Bespoke Architecture

The simple Hong Kong brick-and-mortar shop which opened in 2013, has been described by DestinAsian magazine as a “1950s American diner”, where the “pink-neon logo” and the “retro-tiled floor” suggests a Hong Kong style cafe where “Wong Kar-Wai meets Grease.” It is from this basis that designer, James JJ Acuna of JJA / Bespoke Architecture formulated the basis of their second global location, at the 72 Courtyard complex in Bangkok.

Image Courtesy © Ketsiree Wongwan

  • Architects: JJA / Bespoke Architecture
  • Project: Little Bao at 72 Courtyard
  • Location:  530 Thong Lo 12 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Ketsiree Wongwan
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
  • Client: May Chow
  • Designer: James Acuna
  • Completion Date: July 2016

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Elephant Grounds Coffee on Star Street in Hong Kong, China by JJA / Bespoke Architecture

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

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Moustiquaire Maurel-Coulombe in Québec, Canada by Guillaume Pelletier Architecte

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Guillaume Pelletier Architecte 

Project Description

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

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Oslo Skatehall in Norway by DARK Arkitekter AS

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

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