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Vista Del Valle in Sonoma,CA by Sean Bailey

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Article source:  Sean Bailey

Vista Del Valle is a 4,400 square feet house in the Sonoma hills that articulates modern forms, site informed design, and soft clean materials. The project is on a steep site with a view out over the valley, with distant views of Mt. Diablo and East Bay. Its multi-axis plan and gently sloped shed roofs create informal active spaces that look modern in form and yet remain soft with light finely-textured stucco and warm clear-grain horizontal cedar siding.

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  • Architects:  Zimmerman and Associates
  • Project:  Vista Del Valle
  • Location: Sonoma,CA
  • Photographer: Bruce Damonte
  • Year of Completion: 2011
  • Contractor: JMH Consultants
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Rhinoceros 4.0 and Vray for the renderings.
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Seaside single house in Monte Argentario by modostudio

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Article source:  modostudio

The house is located in the Monte Argentario National Park on the top of an hill with an amazing view facing the sea and the islands just in front of Tuscany. It is an old agricultural warehouse which has been completely rebuild in its shape using recovery stones from the old building. The particular roof system has been built following a local tradition which was performed in a  contemporary way. New openings create windows which allow to enjoy the beautiful view from all the side of the house. The stones and the white plasters of the windows width create a sophisticated atmosphere which gives to the building a strong image.

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  • Architects: modostudio
  • Project: Seaside single house
  • Location: Monte Argentario
  • Client: confidential
  • Phase: architectural design, site supervision
  •  Area: 90 sqm
  • Year: 2009-2011
  • Software used: Autocad LT and Rhino 4.0

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Passive solar systems make the house heating to be completely energy self sufficient.

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Eco-Transitional Urbanism in Taiwan, China by Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Article source: Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

The vision responds to the extending aim of positioning Taiwan in general, and Tainan city in particular, as a major historical based tourism destination, contributing Taiwan’s economic diversification from its current infrastructure lead planning system.

Urban Park - Arial view

  • Architects: Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning
  • Project: Eco-Transitional Urbanism
  • Location: Taiwan, China
  • Prize: Second Prize
  • Project Team:Max Yang, David Millar, SamyaKako
  • Proposal For: International Urban Design Competition – Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area, Taiwan
  • Competition Organisers: Bureau of Development Tainan City Government,Taiwan (R.O.C.)& INTA(International Urban Development Association).
  • Software used: Rhino, 3ds Max, Adobe package

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Krea Arts Centre in Vitória, Spain by Roberto Ercilla

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Article source: Roberto Ercilla

The solution proposed for the Art Centre is basically articulated around a dialogue between the old convent and the new building. A building-corridor winds next to the old building and goes over it to end up inside the cloister. It is conceived to be an icon, with an image that is formal and categorical yet simple and recognizable, which contrasts the former convent. Each building has an independent interpretation and they confront each other without establishing formal competition.

Krea Arts Centre

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla & Miguel Angel Campo
  • Project: Krea Arts Centre
  • Location: Polygon Betoño, Vitoria, Spain
  • Client: Caja Vital Kutxa
  • Technical Architects: Richard gouge & Rafael de la Hoz
  • Construction Company: Construcciones Amenabar
  • Surface:  9,899 m²
  • Budget: € 13,000,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Hashi Mori in Berlin, Germany by Affect Studio

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Article source: Affect Studio

Located in the heart of Berlin, this newly completed izakaya restaurant combines traditional Japanese materials and hand craft with 3D modeling and computer programming to form an atmospheric space for dining. Responding to the client’s wishes for a cozy space that establishes a visual identity for the restaurant while also maximizing table count, the entire design intervention is achieved without the use of a single wall. A 56 sq meter ceiling installation serves as the main design feature of the restaurant.
By using the chopstick as a simple, repeating element, the project creates an immersive and highly intimate canopy over the space.

Hashi Mori

  • Architects: Affect Studio
  • Project: Hashi Mori
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: Grasshopper, Rhino, and Processing

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Rose Library in Norman, Oklahoma by John Postic

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Article source: John Postic

Libraries today serve as gathering places, community centers, and cafes. We need to stop viewing libraries as sacred temples of reading and research and more as a collective gathering place of people, ideas, events, and resources; a place that incites imagination and satisfies curiosity – a veritable flowering of culture. With a form that evokes the Oklahoma Rose, this library has a multi-layered skin that passively filters light, sound, and visitors to the library. These ‘petals’ diffuse the light entering the library, reducing solar heat gain and providing excellent reading light.

Exterior

  • Architects: John Postic
  • Project: Rose Library
  • Location: Norman, Oklahoma
  • Software used: Rhino, Maxwell, and Photoshop

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Manta Reactive Acoustic Surface by ARCHGEOMETER

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Article source: ARCHGEOMETER

Manta is a surface that changes  form – and therefore acoustic character – in response to multimodal input through Open Sound Control [OSC], including stereoscopic vision, multi-touch, sound, and brainwaves. While adaptable acoustic treatments are common, Manta explores variability and responsiveness in the surface itself, advancing acoustic systems beyond individual elements and corrective treatment.

Image Courtesy © M. Leo Villardi

  • Architects: ARCHGEOMETER
  • Project: Manta Reactive Acoustic Surface
  • Project Architect: Zackery Belanger, Guillermo Bernal, Seth Edwards, Eric Ameres
  • Smartgeometry collaborators: Olia Fomina, Frederico Fialho, Daniel Hambleton, Christoffer Marsvik, Ana Garcia Puyol,  Varvara Toulkeridou, Ben Schneiderman, Sarah Goldfarb, James Wisniewski
  • Photography: M. Leo Villardi
  • Supported in part by: Smartgeometry, EMPAC, Grimshaw Architects
  • Software used: Many software programs, but mainly Rhinoceros and Max/MSP

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Wendy by HWKN

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Article source: HWKN

Wendy does not play the typical architecture game of ecological apology – instead she is pro-active. That is why Wendy is composed of PVC mesh treated with a ground breaking titania nanoparticle spray to neutralize airborne pollutants. During the summer of 2012 Wendy will clean the air to an equivalent of taking 260 cars off the road.

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  • Architects: HWKN
  • Project: Wendy
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, and the Adobe suite

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Ajoodaniyeh Tower in Tehran, Iran by Kamvari Architects

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: Kamvari Architects

The proposal seeks to use traditional design within the Iran as a means of addressing performance criteria within a high-rise. Our intention is to analysis unique aspects of traditional architecture specific to the region and combine these with Advanced design methods to produce a novel proposal for the site and our client. The use of electromechanical devices to cool and heat buildings has become common place within Iran and the region, Tehran’s climate of cold winters and hot summers further Exacerbate this issue.

Ajoodaniyeh Tower

  • Architects: Kamvari Architects
  • Project: Ajoodaniyeh Tower
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Project Director: Omid Kamvari
  • Project Team: Nikoletta Poulimeni , Mehrad Mahnia ,Nazanin Behboodikhah, Maryam Mivehchi, Mona Mirzaie
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper

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Städel Museum Extension in Frankfurt, Germany by Schneider+Schumacher

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Schneider+Schumacher

The Frankfurt Städel Museum is about to undergo the largest expansion ever in the course of its nearly two-hundred-year history – with regard to its architecture and its collection alike. In the autumn of 2009, in conjunction with numerous important additions to the museum’s holdings, work commenced on the construction of an annex for the presentation of contemporary art. Designed by the architectural firm schneider+schumacher of Frankfurt, this extension will open its doors for the first time on 25 and 26 February with two Open House days and a big public celebration.

The extension of the Städel Museum View from outside

  • Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
  • Project: Städel Museum Extension
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Client: Städelsches Kunstinstitut
  • Architecture: schneider+schumacher
  • Project Architects: Michael Schumacher, Till Schneider, Kai Otto
  • Project Management: Miriam Baake
  • Construction Management: Hans Eschmann
  • Structural Planning: B+G Ingenieure / Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Manfred Grohmann, Jörg Schneider
  • Software used: RhinoCeros (3D modelling Software) with Grasshopper (a plugin für Rhino) and Rhinoscript, the 2-D plans were drawn in Microstation.

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