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Agora Szeged in Szeged, Hungary by BAHCS architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: BAHCS architects

The architectural programme of the Agora project – a center for the promotion of local innovation – is manifested in a building unifying four different functions, three of which are linked to science and research: Computer-science history exhibition, Informatorium (demonstration space of the latest information technology) and a demonstration laboratory presenting experiments in biophysics. Our client decided to add the youth center of the city to the programme as well in order to introduce the younger generation as the main target group to the world of science and technology.

Image Courtesy © Zsolt Frikker

  • Architect: BAHCS architects
  • Project: Agora Szeged
  • Location: Szeged, Hungary
  • Architects: András Báger, Csaba Helmle
  • Fellow Architects: Gabriella Antal, Nóra Báger, Balázs Turai, Tamás Tóth
  • Photography: Zsolt Frikker
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Municipality of Szeged, Hungary
  • Total net floor area: 7240  m2
  • Construction cost (landscape included): net 2 billion HUF
  • Graphic design: Balázs Vékes
  • Interior design: György Frank, Péter Fábián
  • Landscape architecture: Gábor Szabó, Nóra Zámbó
  • Electrical planning: Ferenc Németi, Bogár Péterné, István Csányi, János Somogyi
  • Mechanical design: Zoárd Mangel, Zsolt Kovács, Attila Kerék
  • Public utilities, road planning: Erzsébet Bombolya
  • Structural design: Roland Ambrus, Tamás Méri
  • Building structures: Péter Handa
  • Contractor: KÉSZ Építő Zrt., László Szalados CEO, Péter Kondorosi project director, Gábor Urbán site manager
  • Competition First Prize: February 2009
  • Licensing plan: May 2009
  • Construction plan: April 2010
  • Opening: December 2012

Beech House in Toronto, Ontario by Altius Architecture, Inc.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Altius Architecture, Inc.

Efficient, clean design and simple, modern spaces went hand in hand with wheelchair accessibility for this modest, 2200 square foot house. This project was designed to be an accessible house that maintained the warm feel of a family home.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture, Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture, Inc. (Cathy Garrido)
  • Project: Beech House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (currently version 16)
  • Project Management: Alex Wasiuk & Morris Ortolan (Altius Architecture, Inc.)
  • Project: Beech House – Design + Construction Management
  • Size: 2200 sqft
  • Completion: Fall 2011

Competition for Mo I Rana Waterfront (1st place) in Norway by arkitektgruppen cubus

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Article source: arkitektgruppen cubus

Mo i Rana has always had a primarily functional relationship to the fjord, which has been one of two major transport systems serving the local industries of iron- and concrete production, the other being the railway. The town is located far inland and the fjord has always served as a main connection with the rest of the world. The railway has served as the other main pulse connecting the town to the east and south, in addition to the two main roads E6 and E12. The railway track runs straight through the centre of the town and acts as a physical barrier between the town proper and the fjord, only surmounted by bridges or underground tunnels. This prevents the establishment of a physical and programmatic continuity linking the two.

Image Courtesy © arkitektgruppen cubus

  • Architects: arkitektgruppen cubus
  • Project: Competition for Mo I Rana Waterfront (1st place)
  • Location: Norway
  • Software used: Softimage, Onyx Tree, Photoshop, Archicad and Artlantis.


  • Graphics Design: Truls Indrearne  – Haltenbanken
  • 3D illustrations: Fabian Gohde – Studio Gohde


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: DAAD Architecten

In collaboration with Van Paridon X de Groot landscape architects, DAAD Architects has designed Natuurderij KeizersRande for Stichting IJssellandschap. This biodynamic dairy farm, which also has a public and educational function, is located at an extraordinary spot along the IJssel near Diepenveen, where the lower and higher floodplains meet. The design allows the grounds to be flooded. Natuurderij KeizersRande is an extension of the existing KeizersRande estate.

Image Courtesy © Rob de Jong

  • Architects: DAAD Architecten
  • Location: Diepenveen, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Rob de Jong
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Archicad.
  • Realisation: 2013
  • Design: DAAD Architecten
  • Landscape design: Van Paridon x de Groot
  • Client farm: Stichting IJssellandschap
  • Client mound: Rijkswaterstaat (program: Room for the River)
  • Building contractor: Niehof
  • Contractor mound and river forelands: Combination IJsselfront (Boskalis en Van Hattum en Blankevoort, advies Witteveen+Bos)
  • Engineer: DLV

South Lowell Apartments in DENVER, COLORADO by Workshop 8 Architecture

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

RKM 740 in Düsseldorf Heerdt, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

In direct proximity to the sweeping landscape of the Rheinaue and with a view of Düsseldorf’s city center, this high rise will shape the silhouette of the left bank of the Rhine, not only in terms of its architecture, but in terms of use as well.

Image Courtesy © J. Mayer H. Architects

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: RKM 740
  • Location: Düsseldorf Heerdt, Germany
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino and ArchiCad
  • Project team: Andre Santer, Dr. Paul Angelier, Marta Ramirez Iglesias, Max Magorsky,
  • Function: Medical Services and Residential Building
  • (BGF) Total floor Area: aprox. 26.000 qm
  • Number of floors: 19
  • Height of the building: aprox. 70 m
  • Structure:  Concrete structure
  • Principal Exterior: Aluminum Elements
  • Principal interior material: concrete and plaster board, water based cooling system inside the concrete, no air-conditioning needed
  • Invited competition: 2012, 1st Prize
  • Project: 2013 – 2017
  • Completion: 2017
  • Client: Rheinblick Düsseldorf GmbH
  • Architect on Site: Höhler + Partner, Aachen, Germany

King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Gerber Architekten

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

The King Fahad National Library, one of the most important cultural buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was completed and went into use for its intended purpose in November 2013. This project sees Professor Eckhard Gerber and his Gerber Architekten team accomplishing one of the most important urban development and cultural projects in the capital, Riyadh. The design functions as the central driving force behind a piece of urban development and rearrangement, and combines the challenge of designing within the existing building stock with respect for Arabian culture.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: King Fahad National Library
  • Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Gerber Architekten, Christian Richters
  • Software used:Archicad and Graphisoft.
  • Client: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Interior Designer: Gerber Architekten
  • Landscape Architecture: Gerber Architekten in Cooperation with Kienle Planungsgesellschaft.
  • Lightning Design: Gerber Architekten
  • HVACR: DS – Plan (Drees & Sommer Group)
  • Structural Framework: Bollinger & Grohmann Ingenieure
  • In cooperation with: Saudi Consulting Services
  • Main contractor: Saudi Bin Laden Group
  • Competition: 1999 – 2002
  • Design: 2004 – 2006
  • Construction: 2008 – 2013
  • Completion: November 2013

HIDEG-HOUSE in Kőszeg, Hungary by Béres Architects

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Article source: Béres Architects

Focusing on sculptural cliffs and friendly hillside woods, Hideg-ház is an unusual object in the landscape of the outskirts of Kőszeg, a charming historical town in Hungary.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

  • Architects: Béres Architects
  • Project: HIDEG-HOUSE
  • Location: Kőszeg, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Software Used: ArchiCAD

Belas House in Sintra, Portugal by Estúdio Urbano A.A. Ldª

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Article source: Estúdio Urbano A.A. Ldª 

The house is located inside the Belas Clube de Campo, a private condominium, where topography allowed to maximize exterior areas and offer privacy to the users.

The project extends throughout three floors; the first floor comprehends garage, maid room, laundry room and technical area; the second floor comprehends the office, living room, kitchen and bedrooms; the third floor is entirely occupied with the master bedroom.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography

  • Architects: Estúdio Urbano A.A. Ldª  (Alain Gameiro e Ana Duarte)
  • Project: Belas House
  • Location: Sintra, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Time frame: 2009, 2012
  • Engineering team: Pórtico Vertical Ldª – Pedro Fernandes
  • Landscape architecture team: Gonçalo Anastácio
  • Program: Habitation
  • Plot area: 2133m2
  • Construction area: 587m2
  • Typology: T4+1
  • State: Built

Row-Houses in Óbidos, Portugal by Inês Lobo Arquitectos Lda

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: Inês Lobo Arquitectos Lda

This project involves the building of a block of 18 premises for habitation purposes next to the Óbidos Lake in the future site of the Golf and Country Club – Quinta do Bom Sucesso.

These will be located in one of the far sides of the Quinta with a valley to the east, one of the access roads to the west, a thicket to the south and a group of dwellings to the north. Our proposal is to build on this site, the central theme being that each premise should have an interactive relationship with the surrounding area, under the following conditions

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Inês Lobo Arquitectos Lda
  • Project: Row-Houses
  • Location: Óbidos, Portugal
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: ACORDO – Empreendimentos Imobiliários, SA
  • Started: 2007
  • Completed: 2010
  • Area m2: 3 000
  • Structures and Installations: A400 Projectistas e consultores de engenharia
  • Construction Company: Policon, Construções SA
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