Archive for the ‘McNeel’ Category
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Article source: soma
A new tower typology
The Taiwan Tower will become an innovative landmark people can identify with in present as well as in future times. Therefore the tower should not state a fixed message, but trigger people to invent their own interpretations of the tower’s meaning. To evoke multiply and diverse associations the tower has to be illusive and complex. It will become a dynamic and contemporary landmark that celebrates diversity.
- Architect: soma
- Project Name: Multiple Natures – Fibrous Tower
- Location: Taichung, Taiwan
- Client: Taichung City Government
- Use: Observation Tower, Taichung City Museum, park
- Competition: Taiwan Tower Competition
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Processing and Karamba.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Article source: Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur
Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur have won the open international competition for the new airBaltic terminal at Riga International Airport.The competition called for “design concepts, both architectural and functional that best captured the aspirations and brand identity of airBaltic”. The first phase will accommodate 7-8 million passengers per annum, whilst the new terminal will eventually cater for 14 million passengers. The organising committee received 125 entries from 70 countries.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Article source: Fabio Capanni Workshop
The extension of the primary and secondary school in San Piero a Sieve is located very close to the city of Florence.
The building consists of 630 square meters of new surfaces that will host the laboratories, the dean’s office, the offices for the scholastic staff, and an auditorium that works as an all-purpose space. Rooms and the gym will still be in the old buildings, built during the Sixties, and the new construction had also to connect to them.
Image Courtesy Christian Richters, Fabio Capanni
- Architects: Fabio Capanni Workshop
- Project: Extension of primary-secondary school Stefanacci
- Location: Via Trifilò 2, San Piero a Sieve (Firenze)
- Project and supervision of works: Fabio Capanni, Claudio Marrocchi
- Collaborators: Daniele Buzzegoli, Stefano Servi
- Structures : Riccardo Papi
- Systems: Claudio Magni
- Customer: Municipality of San Piero a Sieve
- Builder: Edil F Due, Sacafati (SA)
- Chronology: 2004-2006: project, 2006-2008: realization
- Dimensional data: 1.300 mq lot surface, 630 mq building surface, 2.600 mc building volume
- Photography: Christian Richters, © Fabio Capanni
- Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Maxwell, Photoshop, Primus, Microsoft Office
Monday, February 20th, 2012
Article source: PinkCloud.dk
The Oil Silo Home, designed by pinkcloud.dk in Berlin, recycles oil silos by transforming them into affordable houses. An oil silo is a storage container for compressed liquefied petroleum gas. There are approximately 49,000 oil silos in over 660 oil refineries worldwide! As the human population increases at an exponential rate, oil discovery decreases at an exponential rate. Soon all existing oil silos will be abandoned as fuel storage containers.
- Architect: PinkCloud.dk
- Name of Project: Oil Silo Home
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D Studio Max, and EcoTect
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 1, -2, 3- and 4- bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.5 acres of previously developed land. The project is certified under LEED for Homes with a “GOLD” rating.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)
- Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
- Project’s Formal Name: Rosa Gardens
- Location of Project: 555 Rosa Parks Road, Palm Springs, California
- Client/Owner: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
- Total Square Footage: 93,000 SF
- Photography: John Edward Linden
- Software used: Rhino and Autocad
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Located in Raleigh’s revitalizing Historic Depot District, an unlikely butterfly has emerged from its decades-long cocoon. The historic 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company — and more recently home to longtime occupant Cal-Tone Paints — has emerged from its asbestos clad sheathing into a new incarnation as the home of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM).
Image Courtesy John Edward Linden
- Architects: Brooks + Scarpa, Clearscapes
- Project: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
- Location: 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC, 27603
- Client: Contemporary Art Museum
- Total Square Footage: 22,300 SF (900 SF new entry lobby)
- Opened: December 2010
- Project Cost: $5,800,000
- Software used: AutoCAD for drawings, and Rhino for 3D renderings
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Article source: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
The Integral House creates a place for architecture, music, and performance located at the threshold between Toronto’s urban fabric and its extensive natural ravine system. In the project’s program brief, our client clearly articulated his dual passion for mathematics and music and his interest in curvilinear shapes resulting in spatially complex volumes.
Image Courtesy James Dow
- Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
- Project: Integral House
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Acoustical: Swallow Consultants
- Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Partnership; DT Prohaska Engineering Dynamic Designs and Engineering Inc.; Toews Engineering
- Fountain Consultant: Waterarchitecture Inc.
- General Contractor: Eisner Murray Custom Builders
- Interior Design: Decisive Moment
- Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group
- Lighting Design: Suzanne Powadiuk Design Inc.
- Photography: Ed Burtynsky, James Dow, Bob Gundu
- Software used: The design was developed though hand drafting and physical model building techniques. The working drawings for construction were further developed using AutoCAD, along with some additional hand drafting. Some of the custom hardware pieces – such as the door handles and glass clips for the blue glass stair were developed using Rhinoceros NURBS modeling. The design process was iterative – typically it would start with a hand sketch, or a physical model, which would then be further developed using AutoCAD, and / or Rhino, depending on the item.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Article source: S A N A L architecture|urbanism
The SALT research center was envisioned as a public tool and a vehicle to research, exchange, engage, and create content. The uniqueness of the historic building and the spatial volume of the Avlu was something to behold and therefore our design approach pursued both in a dialogue. Underpinning the material and formal choices of the design is the building’s eclecticism style of the late 19th Century, the other designer’s approaches to create the building’s contemporary character, and to co-locate with the Beyoglu building. ‘Socially engaging’ to the diversity of potential users and visitors was the spatial organization brief given in by the user group.
View of mini cinema exterior (Images Courtesy Refik Anadol)
- Architect: S A N A L architecture|urbanism
- Project Name: Salt Research Center
- Location: Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
- Photographer: Refik Anadol
- Sketches: Murat Şanal
- Use: Library/culture/multi-media production
- Software used:
AutoCAD 2011 LT: General design coordination
Sketch-up basic: Geometric massing studies + coordination
LocAware: Sound sampling — a custom software to sample sound color and movement that we designed in 2006 with IKON
Rhino: for mini cinema 1:1 virtual mock-up
Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop: Fabric design + rare book text graphic
Microsoft PPT: for user group workshops
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Article source: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart
In summer 2011 the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), together with students at the University of Stuttgart have realized a temporary, bionic research pavilion made of wood at the intersection of teaching and research. The project explores the architectural transfer of biological principles of the sea urchin’s plate skeleton morphology by means of novel computer-based design and simulation methods, along with computer-controlled manufacturing methods for its building implementation. A particular innovation consists in the possibility of effectively extending the recognized bionic principles and related performance to a range of different geometries through computational processes, which is demonstrated by the fact that the complex morphology of the pavilion could be built exclusively with extremely thin sheets of plywood (6.5 mm).
- Architects: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart
- Project: ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011
- Location: Keplerstr. 11-17, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
- Date of completion: August 2011
- Surface: 72m²
- Volume: 200m³
- Material: 275 m² Birch plywood 6,5mm Sheet thickness
- Software used: McNeel Rhinoceros and the plugins Grasshopper and Kangaroo. Also used AnSys for FEA tests, QDesign RoboMove for simulating and Kuka KRC2 for operating the manufacturing process.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Article source: KSP Juergen Engel Architekten
KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International has won the international competition entitled “Blue Sky Building Project” for the Air China headquarters in the major west Chinese city Chengdu. With its design for the high-rise, the international team from Frankfurt/Main and Beijing headed by Johannes Reinsch, Managing Director of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH, saw off five other entries. The office boasts a gross surface area (GSA) of 124,000 m² and offers space for a total of 5,470 workspaces. The fact that the high-rise design should serve as a role model with regard to energy efficiency and sustainability is of major concern to the developer.
Nightview (Image Courtesy KSP Juergen Engel Architekten)
- Architects: KSP Juergen Engel Architekten
- Project: Air China Blue Sky Tower
- Location: Chengdu, China
- Developer: Air China
- GSA: in total 124,000 m², of which 24,000 underground
- Gross volume : 490,819 m³
- No. of storeys : 46
- Workspaces: approx. 5,470
- Parking spaces: 421
- Height of building: 180 m
- Competition: Nov. 2011, 1st prize, result announced Dec. 2011
- Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, Rhino, 3Dmax