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Erie Street Plaza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Stoss Landscape Urbanism (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino)

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Article source: Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Erie Street Plaza is a small urban plaza in the Historic Third Ward district of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 13,000-square-foot plaza lies at the point where the Milwaukee River meets the Federal Channel as it empties into Lake Michigan. It is the final link in a series of public space activators along the Milwaukee Riverwalk, a three-mile pedestrian and bicycle corridor that connects downtown Milwaukee to the emerging and redeveloping Third Ward, Beerline Districts, and the lakefront beyond.

 

The yellow glow mimics the lights from the industrial buildings across the river (Images Courtesy John December)

  • Architect: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
  • Project Name: Erie Street Plaza
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Size: 13,000 sf (0.25 acres)
  • Photographer: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, John December
  • Software used: Primarily Rhino and AutoCAD, with additional use of Illustrator and Photoshop

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HA tower in Tokyo, Japan by Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Article source: Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect

After decades of government-backed decentralization urban life is again being promoted in Tokyo, and residential mid-rise and high-rise towers have as a consequence begun to populate the city in large numbers. Collectively the additions form a new normal urban typology that embraces height but unexpectedly denies the surrounding urban landscape in favor of an interior life. Not surprisingly a side effect of this approach is the lack of livable outdoor space in the city center. Balconies are common but purely technical, included primarily as outdoor service zones to be filled with mechanical equipment and the accessories of the emergency escape system. Even the most modest tables and chairs fight for space. For those who wish to have some degree of open outdoor space there is little choice but to leave the city center and settle into a family home in the suburbs.

Images Courtesy Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect

  • Architects: Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect
  • Name of Project: HA tower
  • Location: Higashi-Azabu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Team: Paul Mak, Misuzu Yoshikawa
  • Structural Engineering: Alan Burden (structured environment)
  • Status: preliminary design
  • Area: 850 m2
  • Program: Residential tower
  • Credit of Images: Frontoffice + François Blanciak Architect

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Garden 5 Tool in Seoul, South Korea by DeStefano Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Article source: DeStefano Partners

Located on a 258,720 sf site along the north bank of Jang-Ji stream, Garden 5 Tool (originally called Dongnam Distribution Center) is a creative and unique solution for a mega-shopping center of specialty shops. To consolidate a large number of industrial goods retailers that are currently scattered in the central city of Seoul, the 2,893,440 sf commercial center houses approximately 1,500 shops. A supplementary facility, containing a fitness center, food court, office and officetel components, is also part of the program.

Exterior Entry View (Images Courtesy Samoo Architects & Engineers)

  • Architect: DeStefano Partners, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Name of Project: Garden 5 Tool
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Associate Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers, Seoul, Korea
  • Completion Date: Nov. 2008
  • Photographer: Courtesy of Samoo Architects & Engineers
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsMax, and AutoCAD. Quote from the design principal for the project, Scott Sarver “The real and most effective  tool we used for this design was a physical  model.”

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Georgia Rest Stop in Georgia by J. MAYER H. Architects (designed using ArchiCAD, Maya and Rhino)

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

In 2009 Head of Roads Department of Georgia commissioned J. MAYER H. to design a system of Rest Stops for the new highway, which will run through Georgia and connect the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Republic of Turkey. Two Rest Stops are currently under construction and are scheduled for completion by the time the first section of the highway will be in operation in November 2011.

 

Renderings by J. MAYER H.

  • Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Name of Project: Georgia Rest Stop
  • Location: Georgia
  • Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Paul Angelier, Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Marcus Blum, Guy Levy
  • Clients: JSC Wissol Petroleum Georgia / Socar Georgia Petroleum
  • Photographer: Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn angeben
  • Rendering: J. MAYER H.
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Maya and Rhino

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Scapehouse in Victoria, Australia by Andrew Simpson Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino)

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Article source: Andrew Simpson

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

This project for a family coastal residence is located on a stunning isolated site in eastern Victoria on former farmland. The design is an investigation of how an idealised conception of “house” is transformed by its context and use. The site has extraordinary qualities: harsh prevailing winds of the Roaring Forties; sloping site; and sublime panoramic views from Cape Liptrap to Wilson’s Promontory. The residence required maximum flexibility as a beach home that could accommodate varying sleeping needs – anything from a single guest to burgeoning family summer holidays.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Christine Francis)

  • Architect: Andrew Simpson Architects
  • Name of Project: Scapehouse
  • Location: Cape Liptrap, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Project Team: Andrew Simpson, Owen West, Steve Hatzellis, Dennis Prior, Stephan Bekhor, Eugene An
  • Builder: GK and KM Trease Builders
  • Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Kunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal in China by Ojanen_Chiou Architects LLP

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: Ojanen_Chiou Architects LLP

Kunshan City, China, is known as the birthplace of traditional Kunqu opera, and is renowned for its unique canal townships in the Yangtze River Delta.  In 2008, the competition sponsor called for ideas for a new 955,000sm waterfront commercial district at a key oxbow portion of the Wusong River in order to support the area’s booming economy while creating public amenities and open space and ameliorating the effects of decades of industrial development.

Exterior View forum and hotel

  • Architect: Ojanen_Chiou Architects LLP
  • Project: Kunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal
  • Location: Kunshan City, China
  • Architectural Design Partner: Suzhou Industrial Park Design & Research Institute Co. LTDMaster Planner
  • Landscape Architect: SWA Group
  • Status: Phase I currently under construction
  • Software used: AutoCad, Sketchup, Rhino, and Adobe CS2.  The renderings and animation were done in 3Ds Max.

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Garden Room in Glass by Architekturstudio BULANT & WAILZER Designed using AutoCAD and Rendered using Maya and Rhino

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Article source: Architekturstudio BULANT & WAILZER

Conversion and Extension of Sailer House, Salzburg

The owners of a Salzburg villa, wanted to add a weather-protected space that could be used all year round and would connect the house with the garden. Our main interest concerned the opening of the house to the south-sided garden. We created a large terrace reaching to the border of the property, on which we placed the garden room of glass and a pergola with tension ropes to provide shadow through plants or textiles. The arrangement of living room (music room), glass house, pergola, terrace, and a garden wall at the side-axis of the building create a chain of interwoven spaces, each closed and protected to a different degree.

South side (Images Courtesy Archiv Sailer)

  • Architects: Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer (Architekturstudio BULANT & WAILZER, Vienna)
  • Name of Project: Garden Room in Glass
  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Glass- building company: Eckelt, Austria
  • Photographer: Rupert Steiner, Vienna, Archiv Sailer, Archiv ECKELT
  • Software used: For renderings, Maya and Rhino; for drawings AutoCAD

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Transparent Park Bridges in Brandenburg, Germany by Bulant & Wailzer (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Article source: Bulant & Wailzer

In the dreamed and romantic palace park, designed by the famous classicistic landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné, the appearance of the eight small bridges with different lengths, from 2 to 10 meter, should be very discreet and in harmony with the historical environment. Nevertheless we choose glass as building material as indication for our time and a modern building technology. During the day the transparent glass bridges are disappearing in the environment through their mirroring and reflecting. In the night they become visible through the magic light that they radiate from bellow.

Day View

  • Architects: Architecture Studio Bulant & Wailzer
  • Project: Transparent Park Bridges
  • Location: Brandenburg, Germany
  • Competition: 2003
  • Software used: Renderings in Rhino and Photoshop, Drawings in AutoCAD

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Bridging the Gap by Studio BÄNG Designed using Rhino and Grasshopper

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Article source: Studio BÄNG

Thinking about a modular, quickly deploy- able and adaptable bridge design a quite complex shape based on parametric design strategies and digital fabrication methods was developed. We started to parametrize points in X, Y and Z direction at relevant areas of a bridge in Rhino Grasshopper. Four points at the beginning and the end of the bridge and four in the middle. These 12 parametrized points give the opportunity to steer the crosssection of the bridge at three important areas. Based on these points the defi nition creates three frames one for each end of the bridge and one in the middle.

Bridging the Gap

  • Architects: Studio BÄNG
  • Project: Bridging the Gap
  • Location: Weimar, Germany
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper

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2011 Taipei Museum Competition in Taiwan by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE CONCEPT

To achieve the objectives of an architecturally iconic museum of art with versatile art exhibition spaces in a highly sustainable project this proposal defines the concept of art exhibition beyond the conventional “stuffy” notions of uniformly rectangular, windowless interior galleries. Instead, the project provides both interior and exterior venues for a variety of public experiences, and creates the opportunity for day-lighting and sustainability in ways that are unprecedented for art museums.

Night Aerial

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project: 2011 Taipei Museum Competition
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Mechanical/ Electrical Engineers: DOREL ANGHEL, Principal of Guttman Blaevoet
  • Landscape Architects: WILLIAM CALLAWAY, Principal of SWA Group
  • Structural Engineers: GREGORY LUTH, President of GPLA
  • Environmental Consultants: JOSIAH CAIN, Principal of Design Ecology
  • Software used: Rhinoceros NURBS – 3D Modeling; Maxwell Render – Light & Materials Render Engine; V-Ray – Light & Materials Render Engine;  Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; AutoCAD

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