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Suppakids Little Ones Sneaker Boutique in Stuttgart, Germany by ROK, (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: ROK, Rippmann Oesterle Knauss

A sneaker boutique for little ones featuring a unique display arrangement that invites kids to play with a subtly integrated cascading disk run while browsing through the shoes on display.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch Photography

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch Photography

  • Architects: ROK  (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)
  • Project: Suppakids Little Ones Sneaker Boutique
  • Location: Paulinenstr.44 70178 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch Photography
  • Software used: Rhino 3D
  • Client: BNIB Handels GmbH Paulinenstr.44 70178 Stuttgart, German
  • Floor finish: Haas Stonetec Ralf Haas Thomas-Mann-Strasse 12 70734 Fellbach, Germany
  • Carpentry work: Kaupp + Diether Andreas Lindner Mühlstrasse 28 71083 Herrenberg, Germany
  • Electric Installation: Elektro Lauxmann GmbH Horst Pilsner Rosmarinweg 37 70374 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Gross floor area: 60 sqm
  • Completion date: 07/2014

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Unboxed – 100% recycable prefab wooden house in Polignano a Mare Town, Italy by Barberio Colella ARC

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: Barberio Colella ARC

Description: “Unboxed”, designed by Micaela Colella and Maurizio Barberio, is the wooden transposition of the typical characters of the Mediterranean house, as a valid alternative to masonry or frame structure buildings. The house is think to be placed in the beautiful town of Polignano a Mare, Apulia. The high standardization of the modules and their total prefabrication, allow to study various solutions easily. This goal is achieved by splitting the building in several basic structural elements designed to be mounted with all the finishes and without thermal bridges. The house is 100% recyclable. It is also completely removable – thus movable – thanks to an innovative foundation made of steel, which allows to reduce or eliminate the excavation. A low inclination roof on the top (5%) allows the installation of solar roof tiles (Tegosolar technology), capable of producing electricity and heat. The house has a clear division between the living and the sleeping area with a glazed corridor/entrance in the middle: a journey in the nature, able to re-establish the contact with the surrounding environment (flow of time) at each passage.

Image Courtesy © Micaela Colella

Image Courtesy © Micaela Colella and Maurizio Barberio

  • Architects: Barberio Colella ARC
  • Project: Unboxed
  • Location: Polignano a Mare Town, Italy
  • Photography: Micaela Colella, Maurizio Barberio
  • Software used:
    • Desing: Autocad and Rhinoceros
    • Rendering: Vray for Rhino and Photoshop
  • Credits: Micaela Colella (Project Leader), Maurizio Barberio (Principal Architect)

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ZA’ABEEL PARK OBSERVATION TOWER in Dubai by XTEN Architecture

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
  • Project: ZA’ABEEL PARK OBSERVATION TOWER
  • 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

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The birth and death of the iWeb (2001 – 2014) in Holland, Netherlands by ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard]

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Article source: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard]

The iWeb is a single space building that was originally designed as the pavilion for the province of Noord Holland for the Floriade 2002, the international exhibition of flowers and gardening, held every 10 years in The Netherlands. The iWeb was later redeveloped as laboratory for the Hyperbody Research Group (HRG), Delft University of Technology, faculty of Architecture (TU Delft). The building lost its function after a coffee machine destroyed the faculty of Architecture building in May 2008. In September 2014 ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] (ONL) donated the iWeb building to the public domain by uploading the design and construction datasets to GitHub.

Image Courtesy © ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard]

Image Courtesy © ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard]

  • Architects: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard]
  • Project: The birth and death of the iWeb (2001 – 2014)
  • Location: Web of North Holland 2001-2002 – Floriadeterrein Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Rhino + AutoCAD and AutoLISP scripts for file2factory production process
  • Size: GFA-250 m²
  • Materials: Steel structure with a skin of Hylite (aluminium composite panels)
  • Building costs: € 500.000
  • Exhibition pavillion: Web of North Holland (2001-2002)
  • Research laboratory: iWeb 2006-2014 – Delft University of Technology

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West Los Angeles Office Building in California by GMPA Architects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: GMPA Architects

Located at a busy, pivoting point intersection where retail, commercial and residential properties merge, the design direction for this proposed office building emphasizes a connection to its neighbors—both the businesses and the residential communities—with the goal of integrating these adjacencies visually and figuratively to enhance the urban community. The concept strives to encourage pedestrian activity and communication. A predominance of translucent glass allows natural light inside while providing views to outdoor street-level activity and adding a sense of vibrancy to the community. A connection also exists between the curved front of the building and a new green public park that will face that portion of the structure.

Image Courtesy © GMPA Architects

Image Courtesy © GMPA Architects

  • Architects: GMPA Architects
  • Project: West Los Angeles Office Building
  • Location: California, USA
  • Software used: Rhino and Maya

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Prosecutors Office in Aghmashenebeli alley Tbilisi, Georgia by Architects of Invention

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: Architects of Invention

The firm submitted a proposal as part of an invited competition for a new build to the North West of the city, just on the outskirts of the city centre and close to the Tbilisi Court building. The building was completed in February 2012.  The brief was to create workspace for 60 members of staff, a substantial lobby and car parking. Work began in May 2011 and the building was completed in early 2012.

Image Courtesy © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI

Image Courtesy © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI

  • Architects:  Architects of Invention
  • Project: Prosecutors Office
  • Location: Aghmashenebeli alley Tbilisi
  • Photography: NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI
  • Software used: AutoCad, Skecthup, Rhino
  • Client: MINISTRY OF JUSTICE GEORGIA  WWW.JUSTICE.GOV.GE
  • Structural engineer: ENGENUITI.COM UK / PROGRESI.COM.GE GEORGIA
  • Constructional engineer: PROGRESI
  • Design participation: FULL DESIGN CONTROL FROM SKETCH TO COMPLETION – STAGES – SD, DD, CD + SITE SUPERVISION

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Curtain Apartments in Wolli Creek, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The new Curtain Apartment building by Tony Owen Partners Has just been approved at Wolli Creek near Sydney Airport. The 200 apartment building is located at the waterfront and has panoramic water views of Sydney’s skyline. The Curtain also fronts onto a large park and Botany Bay. The design is unique in that all apartments face north to the view. This ensures all units have wide frontages and all rooms have balconies to take advantage of the site. In addition, almost all are ‘thru-units’ running north to south. This is achieved using open rear access corridors on the south which are accessed from external, lift towers. As a result all of the units are naturally ventilated. This minimizes energy costs making this a highly sustainable design.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: Curtain Apartments
  • Location: Wolli Creek, Sydne, Australia
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d max, rhino

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Casa C in Milan, Italy by Francesco Librizzi Studio

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Article source: Francesco Librizzi Studio

A very small apartment within a very “Milanese” building dated 1900. Two rooms plus a bath room, characterized by a narrow footprint compared to the quite high ceiling. Windows, doors, and above all the floor tiles, had finishes and materials survived to another century: something precious to save as a resource for the new inhabitants of this space.

Image Courtesy © Francesco Librizzi Studio

Image Courtesy © Francesco Librizzi Studio

  • Architects: Francesco Librizzi Studio
  • Project: Casa C
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Giovanna Silva
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad
  • Design team: Francesco Librizzi, with Matilde Cassani
  • Collaborators: Carolina Martinelli
  • Structural engineering: Ing. Federico Santarosa
  • Manufacturers (steel structures): Mario F23
  • Client: Mr. G. C.
  • Built area: 45 m² (gross)
  • Cost: 25.000 €
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): january 2009 – april 2009
  • Construction phase (beginning and ending month, year): september 2009 – january 2010

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Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Article source: Giancarlo Mazzanti

This school, designed for Pies Descalzos Foundation is located on the top of Loma delPeye Mountain within the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. More than an educational building, the project seeks to provoke the consolidation of the neighborhood and improve the life of residents by generating alternatives for personal and community development as well as an environmental transformation of the area. The project has already become an architectural and urban landmark and an object of pride for the community.

Image Courtesy © Giancarlo Mazzanti

Image Courtesy © Giancarlo Mazzanti

  • Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Project: Pies Descalzos School
  • Location: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Software used: Sketchup, autocad, rhino, revit
  • PROJECT MANAGER: JUAN ANDRES LEMUS
  • BASIC TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS: STUDY OF GEOTECHNICAL SOIL and AICO LTDA, Alvaro Covo And Gilliam Barboza
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: NICOLAS PARRA
  • NICOLAS PARRA: MU MU AND ASSOCIATES AND ASSOCIATES
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: CIA ADOLFO ICS FOX

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Longbeach Apartments in Sydney by Tony Owen Partners

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The Longbeach Apartments are located in the centre of Brighton Le Sands in Sydney; a busy cosmopolitan, beachside suburb near the airport. The area has a busy street life filled with cafes and restaurants. The site enjoys panoramic views of the beach which is why the Longbeach Apartments contain 50 residential units with extensive balconies and a ground floor restaurant to enhances the existing cosmopolitan streetscape.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: Longbeach Apartments
  • Location: Sydney
  • Software used: Autocad, Maya, Rhino, 3-D studio

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