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Holy Cross House in Montréal, Canada by TBA / Thomas Balaban Architecte

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Recipient of the Residential space 1,600-3,200 ft2 Award at Québec’s Grands Prix du Design 2014.

Located in the city’s up and coming Southwest neighbourhood this 300 m2 detached house hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough working class façade. Turning to the neighbourhood’s post-war veteran’s home as its formal point of departure, the architects set out to make a house that simultaneously fits in and stands out from its heterogeneous context without resorting to mimicry and without sacrificing the contemporary nature of the project.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: TBA / Thomas Balaban Architecte 
  • Project: Holy Cross House
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Software used: Revit, Rhino 3D and Maxwell

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G10 in Shanghai, China by Atelier I-N-D-J

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: Atelier I-N-D-J

The Urban Harvest, Shanghai features food grown on site: a minimum miles concept aimed at reducing food miles – in this case zero, other ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J

Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J

  • Architects: Atelier I-N-D-J
  • Project: G10 in Shanghai
  • Location:  Xuejiahui, Shanghai, China
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad
  • Design Team: Ian Douglas-Jones, Leo Leung,Liu Yong

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Red Carpet in Shanghai, China by 100architects

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Article source: 100architects

This project is located in Shanghai, on East Nanjing road’s Century Square, the most famous and glamorous pedestrian street in the “heart” of the city center.

The essence of this street is its commercial status, which was historically developed as a link between East and West, connecting directly the port with the city, therefore used as the principal trading platform, becoming a cultural and social active axis.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Red Carpet
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: Rhino 5.0, AutoCad 2014, Photoshop

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Water power plant station & facilites in Salzburg, Austria by maxRIEDER architect & engineer

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Article source: maxRIEDER architect & engineer

The power plant illustrate the energy of water and its dynamics. The conciseness and the rhythm of forms was developed by the creatures of water, hydraulic rollers, cavitation appearances and overflow principles. Although pressed by such a regime Under such regime the required massive statics could still be designed in a sparkling and elegant way, creating a popular public zone upon the river Salzach. An infrastructure was transformed to a social sculpture.

Image Courtesy © Michael Hierner

Image Courtesy © Michael Hierner

  • Architects: maxRIEDER, Erich Wagner
  • Project: Water power plant station & facilites
  • Location: Austria, City-Center  Salzburg, Salzach-River
  • Photography: Michael Hierner, Rainer Iglar, Petra Steiner
  • Software used: Rhino, abis-Autocad
  • Structural Engineers: PÖYRY Engineers
  • Design Team:Sandra Leimüller, Christian Eppensteiner
  • Client: SALZBURG AG Corp.
  • Funding: Private-Public-Partnership
  • Facts/data
    • Factsplanning 2007-2012
    • Factsexecuting 2010-2013
    • Buildingcost 85 Mio EUR
    • Electric power 14 MWh
    • Awarded European Concrete Award firstprice 2014
    • Nominated für Mies va der Rohe Award 2015

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Shanwei Neighborhood Centre Design Competition in Shantou, China by AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Article source: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

The new Neighborhood Centre is a central piece of the community-oriented facility, a masterplan designed to cater to an entirely new work-live-play district along the main infrastructural artery connecting Shantou and Shenzhen along the National road G324. Situated within the Shenzhen-Shantou special cooperation zone, the planning incorporates a series of commercial, cultural and community oriented facilities to add leisure and entertainment and fun into a developing district.   Amidst 10.36 sqkm area of high tech, science and technology innovation platform, emerging industries, and other entrepreneurial and agricultural based industries, these facilities are well serviced along the main arteries, which connect the various functional zones and living communities. The Neighborhood Centre and its environs are destined to become community hubs to attract users and promote interaction as well as a place to be for all leisure, entertainment and satisfying quotidian needs in living.

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

  • Architects: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners
  • Project: Shanwei Neighborhood Centre Design Competition
  • Location: Shanwei Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen-Shantou,  China
  • Software used: Autocad 2014, Rhino, 3DS Max, Photoshop 
  • Executive Architects/Engineers: Huazhu Architetcure + Engineers Consultants Company Ltd.
  • Scope: Invited Competition – 1st place+Commission
  • Total GFA: 40 480 sqm
  • The competition date: dec. 2014
  • Expected year of completion: 2017

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Sebastopol Barn House in California by ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Article source: ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

The classic barn form of the Sebastopol Barn House is the result of an historic timber frame structure dismantled in upstate New York, cleaned, cataloged and refurbished in Texas, and planned for relocation in the wine country of Northern California. The interior enclosed living spaces within the barn form are carefully designed to preserve the massive open space of the frame, weaving in and out of the existing timbers as a simple background of folding white planes, highlighting the special wood and joinery, and gathering the mysterious light, shadow, and spatial tracery of the floating beams and columns. All new elements of the architecture are constructed of simple materials, painted white, so that only the barn frame itself is highlighted. The pure form of the barn exterior is counterpoised with a low concrete wing cut into the hillside, locking the barn into its meadow landscape with simply formed outdoor courtyard living spaces formed by the two wings.

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

  • Architects: ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Sebastopol Barn House
  • Location: Sebastopol, California, USA
  • Photography: ANTHONY VIZZARI3
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit, Rhino
  • Building Type: Single family residents with second dwelling unit, Wood + Concrete Construction
  • Completion: 2014
  • Area of Building: 3732 sq. ft.
  • Design Team: MARK ANDERSON, PETER ANDERSON, JOHNSON TANG, YEVGENIY OSSIPOV, Gennifer Muñoz, YINGYING XUE, JIA WU, CHRIS CAMPBELL
  • Project Manager: JOHNSON TANG
  • BARN TIMBER FRAME RESTORATION: TROY DUMONT
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: ANDY BANNISTER

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Guggenheim Helsinki Museum in Finland by LPzR architetti associati & Principioattivo architecture group

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Article source: LPzR architetti associati & Principioattivo architecture group

The skyline of the Guggenheim Helsinki Museum emerges as a sequence of soft golden waves undulating in the harbor.

To the north the volumes are low, to avoid shading the public realm and not to overlook the Palace Hotel; then they rise rapidly and decrease in the center of the building; towards the park the waves rise again and fall to the south, where they find a perfect balance with the harbor’s public realm. There’s a central slope between north and south so that the volume does not interfere with the main views from the park Tähtitornin Vuori, the Helsinki Cathedral and the Uspenski Cathedral.

Image Courtesy © LPzR architetti associati, Principioattivo architecture group

Image Courtesy © LPzR architetti associati, Principioattivo architecture group

  • Architects: LPzR architetti associati & Principioattivo architecture group
  • Project: Guggenheim Helsinki Museum
  • Location: Finland
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT 2014 for 2D Cad drawing, Rhinoceros 5 for 3D modeling, Grasshopper for advanced 3D modeling, Vray for Rhino for rendering, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Year: 2014
  • Architectural Team:
    • LPzR architetti associati (partners in charge: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico Reyneri; architects: Camelia Stefan, Margherita Censi)
    • Principioattivo architecture group (partners in charge: Luca Bigliardi, Luca Gobbo; architects: Gloria Balconi, Simona Castagliuolo, Alessia De Luca, Matteo Marconi)
  • Engineering: Buro Happold (Paolo Cresci)

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Huellas Artes in Santiago, Chile by 100architects

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: 100architects

Huellas Artes interprets the human footprint as an artistic trail in Santiago city. It is a cultural engine fueled by the passing flow of citizens and visitors from around the Bellas Artes metro station, a highly cultural area of downtown Santiago. It is an architectural intervention that proposes a new use scene in a fully unclosed outdoor space.

Image Courtesy © Ines Subtil

Image Courtesy © Ines Subtil

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Huellas Artes
  • Location: Merced Rd. Mosqueto Rd. Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Ines Subtil
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino 5.0
  • Area: 744 m2

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‘The Flow’ – A Multipurpose Pavilion by Department of ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Article source: Department of ARCHITECTURE

The project intent is to provide an architecture that triggers various uses and accommodates multiple activities as a multipurpose pavilion suitable for the community and the location.

Image Courtesy © W Workspace & Tra Chang, SCG

Image Courtesy © W Workspace & Tra Chang, SCG

  • Architects: Department of ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: ‘The Flow’ – A Multipurpose Pavilion
  • Photography: W Workspace & Tra Chang, SCG
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper in design process, and 3dmax for presentation
  • Project Completion: October 2014 
  • Benefactor: Tra Chang, SCG
  • Owner: Saensuk Municipality
  • Principals: Twitee  Vajrabhaya  Teparkum, Amata  Luphaiboon
  • Design Team: Kritbodee  Chaicharoen, Witthawat  Prabhasawat
  • Lighting Designer: Accent Studio
  • Structural Engineer: Paisan Pontpai

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Autobahn Church in Siegerland, Wilnsdorf by schneider+schumacher

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Article source: schneider+schumacher

In March 2009 schneider+schumacher won a competition run by the Förderverein Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V, which was founded for the specific purpose of establishing an Autobahn church.

The initiative for this project came from Hanneliese and Hartmut Hering, after having visited an Autobahn church in south Germany. Just one glance at the map revealed that a place like this was lacking in the entire Siegerland area, and consequently also along the very busy A 45.

Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

  • Architects: schneider+schumacher
  • Project: Autobahn Church
  • Location: Siegerland, Wilnsdorf
  • Software used: Microstation and Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Client: Autobahnkirche Siegerland e.V., Herr Hartmut Hering, Frau Ute Pohl
  • Site: approx. 500m²
  • Gross floor area: approx. 240m²
  • Net floor area: approx. 240m²
  • Gross volume: approx. 2.050m³
  • Dimensions: Chapel, approx. 14,00 x 14,00m plus access bridge

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