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THE COCONUT LODGE in Hong Kong, China by OVA Studio Ltd

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: OVA Studio Ltd

Harvested from plantations that procure income to millions of people, coconut wood is a sustainable product by excellence. The cycle of coconut production, felling/processing and re-plantation, guaranties a sound renewable supply that doesn’t impact the environment. After being used all their life coconuts, the trees become senile around 60 years old. They can then be cut and used for construction, furniture and decoration, which will constitute a windfall profit for the farmer and an excellent material for sustainable Architecture.

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

  • Architects: OVA Studio Ltd
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Software used: Sketchup and Maxwell render


Tektos concept store in Hong Kong, China by OVA Studio Ltd

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: OVA Studio Ltd

In the last 5 years, Tektos has grown into a leading manufacturer of power & data category products. The strategic locations of Tektos in Hong Kong and Guangdong provide an ideal one stop service hub for securing operational and manufacturing services along with supply chain optimization from Asia

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

  • Architects: OVA Studio Ltd
  • Project: Tektos concept store
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Software used: Sketchup and Maxwell render
  • Client: Tektos Limited
  • Architects / Directors: Mr. Slimane Ouahès | Architect DPLG
  • Architect Assistants: Alice NG , Stephanie Mendoza



Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: XTEN Architecture

This project is for a recent competition organized by ThyssenKrupp Elevator for the creation of an Observation Tower located in a cultural park just off axis from the main skyscraper boulevard in Dubai, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road.

Image Courtesy © XTEN Architecture

Image Courtesy © XTEN Architecture

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Location: Dubai
  • Software used: We model in Rhino, and render in Maxwell. Drawings are in AutoCad.
  • Team: Austin Kelly AIA, Monika Haefelfinger, Scott Utterstrom, Jae Rodriguez, Dana Nishimura Bryan, Stephanie Sent
  • Landscape: Coen + Partners – Shane Coen, Stephanie Grotta, Bryan Kramer, Travis VanLiere
  • Structural Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti – Steve Ratchye PE SE, senior associate


Boarding school with canteen in Bozen, Italy by AM3 architetti associati

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Article source: AM3 architetti associati

Urban concept

The new boarding school establishes precise space relationships with the context, and to a larger scale, it opens on to the landscape towards MountStelvio and the Müstair Valley. A horizontal volume stands against the retaining wall along the North East boundary and it contains the level drop between the uncultivated land on the mountainside and the ground level of the lot. Transversely the lot is occupied by a “U” shaped volume, whose position is gauged in order to determine immediate and simple connections with the South East boundary lots.  The construction of the new building generates three types of outdoor spaces: a public space to the South which is intended to be a park in direct relationship both with the residual agricultural land and with the school positioned to the North East; a private courtyard with a garden  which all the common facilities over look;a service area to the North which is dedicated to parking lots, facility premises, and to the loading and unloading area of the kitchen.

Image Courtesy © AM3 Architetti Associati

Image Courtesy © AM3 Architetti Associati

  • Architects: AM3 architetti associati
  • Project: Boarding school with canteen
  • Location: Malles, Bozen, Italy
  • Software used: Ares Cad, Rhinoceros 4 and Maxwell render 1.7.
  • Credits: Studio Cangemi s.a.s, Ing. G. Pecoraro
  • Collaborators: arch. Luca Farina,
  • Year: October 2014


HUNTER´S HALL in Duved, Sweden by Bergersen Arkitekter

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Article source: Bergersen Arkitekter

Feasting hall located at a hunting compound in Duved in Sweden. The project also includes dog kennels and a garage in the same vernacular style as the existing buildings on the site, which completes and encloses the courtyard with the feasting hall as centrepoint. The hall is used for preparing and cooking game and holding dinners and parties for the hunters. It is also home to various hunting trophies collected by the owner, a proponent of sustainable hunting and wildlife preservation. The hall is supported by carefully manufactured solid timber frames, and the outer shell is made from CLT modules clad with iron sulphate treated pine heartwood.

Image Courtesy © Kjetil Nordø

Image Courtesy © Kjetil Nordø

  • Architects: Bergersen Arkitekter
  • Project: HUNTER´S HALL
  • Location: Duved, Sweden
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Maxwell
  • Photography: Kjetil Nordø (Bergersen Arkitekter AS)


Espace Culturel Marc Steckar in Paris, France by ARCHICLUB

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Article source: ARCHICLUB

Urban approach . The study site is a vacant lot owned by the city of Bessancourt and located a few hundred meters away from the town hall. Its location is in continuity with its historic downtown. The site is marked on the north by the imposing presence of a church. The urban environment of the study site is very mineral, the stone church is massive and reinforces this homogeneity. The building distribution on the site is diffuse and invites us to propose a singular object, an additional object that can join the existing group.

Image Courtesy © 11h45 montrer l’architecture

  • Architects: ARCHICLUB
  • Project: Espace Culturel Marc Steckar
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: 11h45 montrer l’architecture
  • Client: City of Bessancourt
  • Consultants Fluids, Environnement: IDEEL environnement
  • Consultants Structure: ID+ engineering
  • Consultants acoustics : ALTIA acoustics
  • Type: Cultural, Performing art center, Public building
  • Status: Built 2013
  • Building area: 580 m²
  • Budget total: 1 510 000 USD, 1 090 000 €
  • Main materials: Stone,  Glass.
  • Curtain wall: WICONA
  • Stones: BLOCSTAR
  • Floor: ARTIGO
  • Electrical: BTICINO,  REGENT

Gazebo House in Guayllabamba, Quito Canton, Ecuador by AR+C

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: AR+C 

This is a 140 m2 single-family residential Project located in Guayllabamba, Ecuador. The house was conceptualized as a continuation of nature which is why it is embedded in the mountain. This green platform allowed the preservation of a pre-construction view point an dispart of the house features. A perimeterretention wall surrounds the primary structure. Anairchambergivesthermalcomfortinsideandprotectsthehousefromhumidity.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: AR+C
  • Project: Gazebo House
  • Location: Guayllabamba, Quito Canton
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea
  • Architect In Charge: Francisco Almeida, Tatiana Bohorquez
  • Area: 160 sqm
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Autocad, Archicad and Maxwel Studio Renders.

Aarhus Harbour in Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects

The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.

The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Architects

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects
  • Project: Aarhus Harbour
  • Location: Denmark
  • Client: City of Aarhus
  • Status: The project is funded by The Sallinge Foundation and is expected completed in year 2014
  • Software used: Schetch-up and Maxwell


STUDIO V to design Empire Stores in New York City

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Article source: STUDIO V Architecture

Brooklyn Bridge Park awarded the development and re-design of the historic Empire Stores to Midtown Equities, a leading real estate investment and development firm led by Brooklyn native and Chairman Joe Cayre and his two sons Jack and Michael. Midtown Equities selected STUDIO V Architecture, led by Jay Valgora, to create the architectural design for the adaptive re-use and addition to seven Civil War era buildings.

Image Courtesy © STUDIO V Architecture

  • Architects: STUDIO V Architecture
  • Project: STUDIO V to design Empire Stores
  • Location: New York City , U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino with Maxwell and Vray

School extension in Antwerp, Belgium by Areal architecten

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Article source: Areal architecten 

Like the existing school (a modernist volume from the 50’s) embraces the main playground, the extension is positioned in a way that areas of security arise in its inner corners. The new volume integrates the pragmatic logic of the school campus, but not without creating some witty and special interventions adding functional value.

Image Courtesy © Thomas De Bruyne

  • Architects: Areal architecten
  • Project: School extension
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Thomas De Bruyne and Areal architecten
  • Client: Gemeenschapsonderwijs GO! van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
  • Competition design: september 2009
  • Construction: october 2012
  • Building cost: 2 890 000 euro
  • Surface: 2450 m²
  • Engineering: ABT België nv
  • Technical studies: Gebotec bvba
  • Software used: Autocad LT 2012, Sketch-up and Maxwell render
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