Archive for the ‘McNeel’ Category
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Article source: nARCHITECTS
nARCHITECTS has won the 1st prize (Concept Design) in the 2016 International Young Architects Design Competition for the 110,000m2 Shanghai Library East Hall. The competition, which generated over 200 entries, was held by Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, aimed at enhancing Shanghai’s unique cultural influence and promoting qualities of public lives. The library proposal entitled “Library as Home” envisions a library that feels like a large house for all, with a rich variety of environments that Shanghai’s citizens could appropriate as their own. As such, our design is inspired by the intimate connections between people, media and nature in libraries of the ancient world.
Image Courtesy © Sonaar
- Architects: nARCHITECTS
- Project: The Shanghai Library East Hall
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Rendering: Sonaar
- Software used: Rhino and AutoCad
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: atelierjones
The challenge was to convert a typical multi-tenant office space into a space capable of creating awe. To do this, the architects had to bring life to the existing beige box by breaking it open and allowing the diffuse Northwest light filter in. Historically, light has played a significant role in marking a transcendent space, and this design captures the richness of indirect, cast light reflected off natural surfaces. For the new Bellevue First Congregational Church, the new soaring sanctuary is filled with this indirect light, which subtly changes throughout the day and seasons.
Image Courtesy © atelierjones
- Architects: atelierjones (Susan Jones)
- Project: Bellevue First Congregational Church
- Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
- Software used: Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Article source: Auer Weber
Forward-thinking education requires contemporary concepts, including renovation of university infrastructure, which the French ministry of education has provided extensive funding to expand. An important goal of these reforms is to rethink outdated learning concepts. Technical progress, as well as new methods of communication between teaching institutes (students and teaching bodies) and the public, begin to question the traditional form of scientific libraries. The new Learning Centre “Innovation” is part of a series of similar institutes tasked with stepping up to the new challenges and preparing for the future.
Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti
- Architects: Auer Weber
- Project: Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University
- Location: Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
- Photography: Aldo Amoretti
- Software used: Vectorworks and Rhino/Grashopper
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Article source: Scott Posno Design
Designed for a young family of four, this 3,000 square-foot house in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood offers a contemporary take on single-family residential living.
Image Courtesy © Sama Jim Canzian
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Article source: Bureau A
Architecture seeks the underground, searches for new territories under the skin of the earth. Bachelard woke up the right to the unconscious spatial exploration of the underground through the figure of the cellar. Virilio unveiled the potential of semi-buried architectures in his Bunker Archeology. Colomine brought up to light the hidden architectures and psychotic strategies of the American society during the Second World War in her book Domesticity at War.
Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud
- Architects: Bureau A
- Project: SHELTER
- Location: Switzerland
- Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
- Software used: Autocad, Rhino
- Client: BSA/FAS (Bund Schweizer Architeckten/Fédération des Architectes Suisses/Federazione Architetti Svizzeri)
- Completion date: Summer 2016
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Article source: Arch11 Inc
This is a project that is a pure result of creativity within limits. Boulder, Colorado has some of the strictest building constraints of any municipality in the country. Zoning requirements included height limits, street bulk plane limits, setbacks, a public open space requirement and a requirement for a brick facade.
Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc
- Architects: Arch11 Inc
- Project: 909
- Location: 909 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado, USA
- Software used: Sketchup and Rhino
- Primary Materials Used: Colored Concrete Masonry W/ Glass And Terracotta Sun Screen
- Size Of Building: 14,475 Sf
- Size Of Site: 6,300 Sf
- Cost Of Construction: $3.4 Million
- Completion Date: August 2015
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Article source: nARCHITECTS, PLLC
Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels. nARCHITECTS provided full architectural services for the project, including all interior design.
Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman
- Architects: nARCHITECTS, PLLC
- Project: Switch Building
- Location: 109 Norfolk Street, New York City, USA
- Photography: Frank Oudeman
- Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD
- Client: 109 Norfolk, LLC
- Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Partners), Daniela Zimmer (Project Architect), Jorge Pereira, Takuya Shinoda
- Engineer: Sharon Engineering
- Area: 14,500sf (Art Gallery: 2,700sf + Apartments: 8,225sf (4 units at 1,500sf + penthouse at 2,225sf)
- Completion: 2004 – 2007
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Article source: Domaen
RMI-LA is 2,200 SF of new medical offices in Los Angeles for the Retina Macula Institute in an existing office building. This project offers a new look for the renowned retinal specialist institute, and this was achieved under extreme time constraints to avoid interrupting operations.
Image Courtesy © Adrian Tiemens
- Architects: Domaen
- Project: Rmi-La – Medical Offices For Retina Macula Institute
- Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Photography: Adrian Tiemens
- Software used: Rhino3D,Grasshopper, Archicad
- Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
- Team: Chris Lowe, Arshia Mahmoodi, Stephen Scheuerer
- Area: 2,200 ft2
- Project year: 2012
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.
For Bangkok, or any other modern-day cosmopolitan cities, living conditions and spatial form continue to evolve. Bangkokians are now yearning for new possibilities of outdoor living space that can effectively answer to the tropical heat and its dense living condition where there is not much space for the outdoor. ‘The Commons’, a small retail development in the city center, is an attempt to create a new active outdoor space where people can comfortably enjoy it at anytime of the year.
The floating mass of the 3rd and 4th floor provides shading and rain protection to almost an entire semi-outdoor space underneath, Image Courtesy © W Workspace, Ketsiree Wongwan
- Architects: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.
- Project: The Commons
- Location: Thonglor 17, Bangkok, Thailand
- Photography: W Workspace, Ketsiree Wongwan
- Software used: Rhino for mass study with Vray, 3DMax+Vray and AutoCAD
- Owner: The Commons Co., Ltd.
- Landscape Architect: Wabi-Sabi Studio Co., Ltd.
- Lighting Designer: Accent Studio
- Structural Engineer: Jet Structural
- M&E Engineer: EEC Engineering Network
- Environmental Graphic: be>our>friend studio
- Identity design: TNOP Design
- Construction Management: International Project Administration Co., Ltd. (InterPAC)
- Main Contractor: NL Development Public Co., Ltd.
- Façade Contractor: SC Glazing Co., Ltd.
- Construction Cost: 180 Million THB (USD 5,200,000)
- Area: 5,000 m2
- Construction Period: 2013-2016
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Article source: PLASMA Studio
Tetris House is derived from the transformation of very pragmatic parameters into a spatially engaging concept. Multiple programmatic demands (five self-contained units, parking spaces and other covered exterior areas) have initiated two volumes. L-shaped in plan and section, they are spatially interwoven to produce a range of dynamic interstitial spaces.
Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio
- Architects: PLASMA Studio (Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell)
- Project: TETRIS House
- Location: San Candido, Italy
- Software used: Rhino
- Size: 680 sqm
- Year: 2007