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Old Town Residence in Baku, Azerbaijan by ÜberRaum Architects

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: ÜberRaum Architects 

ÜberRaum Architects designed a full refurbishment of this Old Town Residence.  Converted to a high-end private house, the design features luxury materials including marble, hardwoods and onyx.

The new rooftop extension forms a double height dining room, and opens panoramic views from the terrace and living spaces, across the Caspian Sea and old town roofscape.

Image Courtesy © ÜberRaum Architects

  • Architects: ÜberRaum Architects
  • Project: Old Town Residence
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Software used: Rhino, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Microstation
  • Structural Engineer: Fluid Structures, London
  • Visualisations: FUMO Studio, London, UK
  • Surveyors: Ganter Interior, Waldkirch, Germany
  • Construction cost: £4 million
  • Size: 800m2
  • Date of completion: Winter 2018 (projected)

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Porta Nuova Building Milano, Italy by piuarch

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: piuarch

Like some sort of sinuous, white wave, the Porta Nuova Building fits in with the master plan for the urban redevelopment of the old railway station in Porta Nuova, Milan, situat­ed between Corso Como, Garibaldi Station, the Isola neighbourhood and Piazza della Re­pubblica. This huge structure extends over a distance of 140 metres to create a structure covering a total of 16,500 m² designed for holding offices and shops. This powerful and, at the same time, lightweight, white coloured, glazed building serves a fundamental “urban purpose”: it hinges together the existing city and the latest dynamics triggered off by the entire Porta Nuova project, falling in line with the heights of the old buildings and embrac­ing the square that is set higher level than the surrounding roads.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: piuarch
  • Project: Porta Nuova Building
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, 20124 Milano (Mi), Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Team leader: Gianni Mollo
  • Piuarch team: Yusuke Aizawa, Erica Cazzaniga, Yuji Kobayashi, Andres Mahdjoubian, Hirotaka Oishi, Antonio Pisanò, Claudia Savastano
  • Architectural construction design: Tekne S.p.a.
  • Structural design: MSC Associati S.r.l.
  • M & E design: Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi S.r.l.
  • Lanscape design: Land S.r.l.

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Trefoil Glass House in Vermont by J.Roc Design

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: J.Roc Design

The Trefoil House inherited a pre-existing three-sided hearth and partial foundation, located on a rural sloped site in Stowe, Vermont. The house was reimagined using the hearth as a structural and narrative generator: The house is built out from its triangular core as three squares joined at the corners. The three-sided hearth is used as a central program driver, producing a continuous trefoil circulation loop around the perimeter of each square and providing a central point of orientation while allowing for the house to spread into the landscape. Public spaces are enclosed in glass, while private spaces are shielded with sculpted louvers to differentiate the rotationally symmetric plan. A 150 foot long curtainwall wraps continuously around six sides of the house. The trefoil circulation allows for an unbroken perceptual experience of the pristine site, but critically also allows for an entirely wheelchair accessible upper level in order to accommodate the client’s elderly parents and an aging-in-place philosophy.

Image Courtesy ©  J.Roc Design

  • Architects: J.Roc Design
  • Project: Trefoil Glass House
  • Location: Vermont, USA
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Contractor: Cypress Woodworks
  • Structural Engineer: Harris Structural Engineering

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Changbaishan Ski Jumps in Jilin Province, China by GRAFT GmbH

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: GRAFT GmbH

After two decades of infrastructural and urban development, China is now also expanding rapidly in the tourism sector. To promote faster growth, the Chinese government declared several “tourism formation zones”. One of these is the area around the spectacular Changbai volcano in the province Jilin, adjoining the border to North Korea. The region is dominated by vast forests that extend as far as Siberia. The permafrost between November and April makes the area a potential tourist mecca for winter sports.

Image Courtesy © GRAFT GmbH

  • Architects: GRAFT GmbH
  • Project: Changbaishan Ski Jumps
  • Location: Wangtiane, Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province, China
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Zhonghong Investment Co. Ltd
  • GFA: 88,000 m²
  • Year: 2006

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MeMo HOUSE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by BAM! arquitectura

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: BAM! arquitectura

The MeMo house, which was built on a plot in San Isidro, in the northern part of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was conceived on the premise of a client who is passionate about landscaping and has a strong conviction regarding sustainability and the environment. The premise was to develop a project in a plot between infill buildings while reducing to the maximum extent possible the loss of green spaces due to the construction of the house.

Image Courtesy © Jeremías Thomas

  • Architects: BAM! arquitectura
  • Project: MeMo HOUSE
  • Location: San Isidro, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Jeremías Thomas
  • Software used: Rhino and Lumion
  • Head Architects: Gonzalo Bardach – Matías Mosquera
  • Design Team: Gonzalo Bardach – Matías Mosquera – Marcos Gonzalez Mazza – Angélica Weissheim
  • Landscape Design: Bulla

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Bosjes Chapel in Western Cape, South Africa by Steyn Studio

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Article source: Steyn Studio 

The new chapel, set within a vineyard in South Africa, is designed by South-African born Coetzee Steyn of London based Steyn Studio. Its serene sculptural form emulates the silhouette of surrounding mountain ranges, paying tribute to the historic Cape Dutch gables dotting the rural landscapes of the Western Cape. Constructed from a slim concrete cast shell, the roof supports itself as each undulation dramatically falls to meet the ground. Where each wave of the roof structure rises to a peak, expanses of glazing adjoined centrally by a crucifix adorn the façade.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Steyn Studio
  • Project: Bosjes Chapel
  • Location: Bosjes Farm, Witzenberg District, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Software used: Rhino, Revit, Autodesk Inventor
  • Project architect: TV3 Architects (South Africa)
  • Furniture Design: Liam Mooney Studio
  • Contractor: Longworth & Faul
  • Structural engineer: Henry Fagan & Partners
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineer: Solution Station
  • Quantity surveyor: De Leeuw
  • Planning consultant: Ron Brunings

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CENTRO*Arezzo Coop.fi in Florence, Italy by Piuarch

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Piuarch

An iconic urban landmark, but also a sustainable structure for an evolving shopping experience: the new CENTRO*Arezzo Coop.fi frees itself from the conceptual dictates of the traditional shopping mall and acts as a social and recreation pole that is perfectly integrated with the city. Opened in 1988, the complex has undergone a significant aesthetic and functional redevelopment that has completely changed its identity and its relationship with the surrounding environment.

Image Courtesy © Giovanni Hanninen

  • Architects: Piuarch
  • Project: CENTRO*Arezzo Coop.fi
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Photography: Giovanni Hanninen
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D Studio Max, V-Ray and Rhino
  • Partners: Francesco Fresa, German Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario
  • Associates: Cristina Castelli, Marco Dragoni, Luca Lazzerotti, Mauro Mandelli, Gianni Mollo, Miguel Pallares, Salvatore Seggio and Jenny Spagnolatti

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IN.DENT in Woodland Hills, California by AN.ONYMOUS

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: AN.ONYMOUS

In his essay, “On Trial 1: The situation. What architecture of technology?,” published in1962, Reyner Banham called the suspended ceiling a “Utopian or a Dymaxion dream.” He maintained that suspended ceilings had achieved a degree of industrialization, flexibility, and interchangeability of parts—accommodating a range of services such as heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, sound, fire-extinguishing, acoustic control, etc.—that far surpass the limited functions of exterior paneling or curtain-wall systems. “Taken grosso modo, one-offs, off-the-pegs, standardized and specialized,” he wrote, “all together, suspended ceilings represent probably the greatest achievement to date in accommodating technology to architecture.” Yet, despite its remarkable all-pervading presence, in Banham’s view, the suspended ceiling had been unremarked in the mythologies of modern architecture. “No one is for or against suspended ceilings,” he argued, “and yet they constitute one of the most sophisticated elements in the technology of architecture.”

Image Courtesy © Austin Yu

  • Architects: AN.ONYMOUS
  • Project: IN.DENT
  • Location: 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States
  • Photography: Neave Bozorgi and Austin Yu
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Brighton Periodontal and Implant Group
  • Project Team: Iman Ansari, Marta Nowak, Shiqi Fan, Chun-Hua Chiu, Isabel Branas, Dan Zhu, Maria Katticaran
  • Area: 1,600 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017

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Webster Terrace in Nova Scotia, Canada by TEAL

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: TEAL 

Webster Terrace was a distinguished modern movement house built in three stages. It had an open plan living/dining/kitchen with a distinctive sloped ceiling extending into a mono slope cantilevered roof.

Image Courtesy © Riley Smith

  • Architects: TEAL
  • Project: Webster Terrace
  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Photography:  Riley Smith Photographer
  • Software used: Revit, 3DS Max and Rhino
  • Other participants:

    • General Contractor: Special Projects Limited
    • Structural Engineer: Campbell Comeau Engineering
    • Subcontractor: JETCO Contracting Inc
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 3800 SF
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Falcon Beach House in Panamuna Drive, Australia by iredale pedersen hook

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: iredale pedersen hook 

The Falcon House challenges the inappropriate, contemporary approach of destroying the native landscape and topography. The upper level hovers gently as a white object, the lower level is a black shadow, in the middle is a thin zone of grey that reminds us that nothing is ever ‘black or white’.

Image Courtesy © Dion Robeson

  • Architects: iredale pedersen hook
  • Project: Falcon Beach House
  • Location: Lot 869, No. 18 Panamuna Drive, Falcon, Western Australia
  • Photography: Dion Robeson
  • Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks, Rhino
  • Project team iph: Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Mary McAree, Vincci Chow, Jason Lenard, Caroline Di Costa, Khairani Khalifah, Matthew Omodei, Melissa Loong, Penny Anderson, Sinan Pirie
  • Site Area: 981 sqm
  • Building Area: 210sqm
  • Deck Area: 80sqm
  • Status: Complete November 2016

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