Archive for the ‘McNeel’ Category
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Article source: Garrison Architects
Koby Cottage was designed for a boarding school for troubled teens to allow families to visit with their child in a private domestic setting surrounded by nature. The 1,100 sf cottage consists of two modules raised and separated for light, space and privacy. The space between the modules is enclosed with glass. The cottage plan has an ‘X’ form. The dining table is situated at the structure’s crossing, creating a place for rejoining and discussion.
- Architects: Garrison Architects
- Project: Koby Cottage
- Location: Albion, Michigan
- Software used: Autodesk Autocad
- Software used: physical models to initiate the design process then modeled and refined it in Rhino. Autocad for construction docs.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Article source: BanG studio
In conjunction with their participation in American Express’ Partners in Preservation program, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned BanG studio to design, fabricate, and erect an art installation inside the synagogue’s main sanctuary. The given theme of the piece is Jacob’s Ladder reflecting the synagogue’s special connection to the story.
In Genesis, Jacob stops for the night en route from the house of his father, Isaac to Paddan-aram. He dreams of a ladder set upon the earth and stretching to heaven. In his dream, angels ascend and descend the ladder. God appears to Jacob promising the land on which he sleeps to him and his descendants. When Jacob awakens he realizes that, “surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Image Courtesy Todd France
- Architects: BanG studio
- Project: Jacob’s Ladder
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Photographs: Todd France
- Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper for the modeling with excel spreadsheets to keep track of tabulated information and then we rendered with Mental ray and 3dStudio Max with Photoshop to touch up
Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Article source: XTEN Architecture
This new 65,000sf hotel is conceived as a monolithic concrete structure, carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building.
The site is an infill parcel in downtown Los Angeles which measures just 50×150 feet. The hotel is freestanding, surrounded on all sides by alleys and streets. This allows for slots to be cut into the façade, which contrast with and dematerialize the otherwise monolithic quality of the building.
Image Courtesy XTEN Architecture
- Architects: XTEN Architecture
- Project: Downtown LA Hotel
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Principals: Monika Haefelfinger, SIA & Austin Kelly, AIA
- Project Team: Scott Utterstrom, Qichen Cao, Matthew Rosenberg, Dayuan Fu, Katie Green, Michael Hasey, Xian Chi
- Project Area: 65,000sf
- Renderings: Courtesy of XTEN Architecture
- Software used: Rhino and Autocad
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Article source: Nabito Architects & Partners
The neighbourhood of Corso Lazio, in the city Of Frosinone, Italy, finally could enjoy its first public space , expected to be ready 35 years ago.
Sensational Garden represents the starting point of a big master-plan to renew and integrate the public spaces and the services to the housing neighbourhood. This lack of public spaces generate an absolute degrade of the entire area, and the neighbourhood has become an unsustainable dormitory. For this reason the project for the sensational garden amplify the idea of a relational space filling the social void with an explosive, playfull, sensorial and interactive intimate room, like a personal living room in a public realm. The garden is constantly in tension between artificial and natural elements.
Nabito Sensational Garden
- Architects: Nabito Architects & Partners
- Project: Sensational Garden
- Location: Frosinone, Italy
- Assigned Typology: Public
- Client: Frosinone’s Municipality
- Assigned Task: Project design, site supervision, and security at design and execution
- Project phase: BUILT
- Collaboratores: L. Altana – D. Fois –
- Partners: Arch. Luca Faticanti , Ing. Damiano Bauco, Agr. Gianluca Sanità
- Budget: € 500.000,00
- Contractors: EDILCM
- Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, 3ds Max, Adobe photoshop
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects
The project “Steckelhörn 11” is located in the old centre of Hamburg, close to the prominent new “Hafen City” development. It replaces a ruinous building and fills the gap between two historic premises. The triangular-shaped lot stretches across the city block, thus allowing for a narrow façade of about 1.3 m width facing the harbor and a main elevation of about 26.4 m oriented toward Steckelhörn street. The vertical design and soft setbacks of the latter pay tribute to the massing of the surrounding structures, as well as to local building-height regulations.
Main facade (Image Courtesy David Franck)
- Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
- Project: S11 – Office Complex Steckelhörn 11
- Location: Hamburg, Germany
- Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum
- Project Date: 2007-2009
- Completion: October 2009
- Client: Cogiton Projekt Altstadt GmbH, Hamburg
- Architect on Site: Imhotep, Donachie und Blomeyer with Dirk Reinisch, Berlin
- Software used: Archicad and Rhino
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Article source: LabStudio
Branching Morphogenesis explores fundamental processes in living systems and their potential application in architecture. The project investigates part-to-whole relationships revealed during the generation of branched structures formed in real-time by interacting lung endothelial cells placed within a 3D matrix environment. The installation materializes five slices in time that capture the force network exerted by interacting vascular cells upon their matrix environment.
“Special Issue: 2009 International Science and Visualization Challenge.” Science Magazine, Vol. 327, No. 5968, Feb. 19, 2010.
- Design: LabStudio
- Project: Branching Morphogenesis
- Credits: Jenny E. Sabin & Andrew Lucia
- Collaboration: Peter Lloyd Jones and LabStudio, Simulations with Christopher Lee
- Assembly Team: Dwight Engel, Matthew Lake, Austin McInerny, Marta Moran, Misako Murata, Jones Lab members
- Software used: Processing for simulations and Rhinoceros for the modeling and construction documents.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: HWKN
A space for urban tastemakers without logos or branding. HWKN scouted the location, created the design and oversaw construction of the temporary event location for MINI’s ”Creative Use Of Space” campaign. The sheer surprise of encountering a hill on a roof in NYC is heightened by design elements derived from MINI cars that utilize object-in-field design, like deploying brake lights into a field of sheet metal instead of at a seam.
- Architects: HWKN
- Project: Mini Rooftop
- Location: New York
- Software used: Rhino, VRay, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: Hofrichter-Ritter Architects
The chapel of rest for the Steinfeld cemetery is designed in the form of two curving formwork elements made of reinforced concrete and appearing as two carefully receptive hands. It is the centrepiece of the redesigned Cemetery Centre which was begun by the municipal parish of Graz under episcopal vicar Dr Heinrich Schnuderl, continued by Christian Leibnitz, the new municipal parish provost, and finally built to a design by Hofrichter-Ritter Architects in 2011.
Image Courtesy Karl Heinz Putz
- Architects: Hofrichter-Ritter Architects
- Project: The chapel of rest
- Location: Graz, Austria
- Chapel of rest: approx. 150 m²
- Ancillary rooms: approx. 120 m²
- Sheltered area at the front: approx. 40 m²
- Length of the new cemetery wall: approx. 75 m² (height varies from approx. 2.00 to 3.50 m)
- Columbarium grove / park-like area: approx. 550 m²
- Paved forecourt: approx. 500 m²
- Photography: Karl Heinz Putz
- Software used: Rhino and 3d studio max
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: Bleds-Design
The expo pavilion is a complex problem of displaying the future of technology, culture, and life with today’s capabilities. To take a look forward and to examine not only what is on display but the aperture that holds that promise of a better city, better life. In the long tradition of Expo innovations, the Shadow Pavilion pushes today’s ideas of formation and structure to the next step; by looking at complex organizations and the integration of the two ideas.
Model Image Looking East
- Architects: Jared Bledsoe & Simon Lee
- Project: Shadow Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Project Team: Jared Bledsoe & Simon Lee
- Project Date: 2008
- Software used: Bentley’s Generative Components (GC), Rhino, & 3d max
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: Spatial Ops
General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory complex in Chelsea, Michigan. This installation was the centerpiece of a collective exhibition organized by the architectural collaborative Spatial Ops and students from their Meta Friche research seminar at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Image Courtesy Spatial Ops
- Architects: Spatial Ops
- Project: General Manifold
- Location: Federal Screw Works factory complex, Chelsea, Michigan
- Year: 2011-2012
- Scale: 700 s.f. inserted into 80,000 s.f.
- Photography: Peter Smith Photography and Spatial Ops
- Project Team: Steven Christensen, Jean Louis Farges, Anya Sirota (leads), Virginia Black, Melissa Bonfil, James Chesnut, Peyton Coles, Nathan Doud, Joey Filippelli, Bruce Findling, Brittany Gacsy, Jeeeun Ham, Kyung Jin Hong, Jennifer Komorowski, Jordan Johnson, Brandie Moses, Brian Muscat, Chris Reznich, Michael Sanderson, Ash Thomas, Catherine Truong
- Software used: Maya for schematic design, Rhinoceros to panelize the surfaces and prep everything for the CNC router.