Archive for the ‘McNeel’ Category
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
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.
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
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.
- Architects: Architecture Studio Bulant & Wailzer
- Project: Transparent Park Bridges
- Location: Brandenburg, Germany
- Competition: 2003
- Software used: Renderings in Rhino and Photoshop, Drawings in AutoCAD
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
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.
- 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
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Article source: DCPP Arquitectos
Our proposal for the New Taipei City Museum of Art is an open and welcoming design that erases the barrier of exclusivity normally surrounding the world of art, patrons, and experts. As such, the architecture of the New Taipei City Museum of Art is one that embodies this idea of erasure through eliminating the traditional borders between exhibition space and circulation, as well as exterior and interior. Every part of the museum is represented by a space without limits that can hold any type of expression.
- Architects: DCPP Arquitectos
- Project: New Taipei City Museum of Art
- Location: Taipei, Taiwan
- Date: 2011
- Built Surface: 59,740 m2
- Software used: 3D max, Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop and AutoCad
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Article source: University of Tennessee
In 1933 the Tennessee Valley Authority constructed a model community, Norris, Tennessee, as part of the Norris Dam construction project. A key feature of this New Deal village was the Norris House, a series of homes built as models for modern and efficient living. In light of the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, an evolving interdisciplinary team of UT students and faculty are reinterpreting the Norris paradigm and creating a New Norris House – a sustainable home designed for the 21st century. In 2009 the New Norris House was one of six winners nationally of the Environmental Protection Agency’s People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition. It offers a replicable model for contemporary sustainable living that holds the promise of significant benefit across East Tennessee.
Image Courtesy University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design
- Architects: University of Tennessee
- Project: A New Norris House
- Location: Norris, Tennessee
- Builders: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design; Clayton Homes; Johnson and Galyon
- Project Year: 2011
- Project Area: 768 sq.ft.
- Landscape Architect: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
- Structural Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, in collaboration with Mallia Engineering Company
- Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
- Photography: University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Ken McCown
- Software used: AutoCAD, Ecotect, FormZ, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Article source: solus4
ELEGANT MOTION IN A BUILDING FORM – THE BUSAN METROPOLITAN CITY OPERA HOUSE PROPOSED DESIGN BY solus4
Solus4 of Kittery Maine and Jamestown Rhode Island proposed a design solution for the Busan Opera House that flows with the elements of culture and history of Korea.
Alfonso Lopez, lead designer for Solus4 describes the origins of their design: “A very special characteristic of Korean heritage is the linked uniformity of the art, history, culture and language. Much of this is based on the beauty and the pleasure that each element of culture gives to the individual and the community”.
- Architect: solus4
- Name of Project: Busan Opera House Proposal
- Location: Busan, South Korea
- Software used: Designed using Rhino & ACAD and used 3dsMax for all cg renderings
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
This new corporate headquarters for a local advertising agency is a reaction against the standard issue office environment. People require interaction in today’s workplace as they go to work to collaborate, to brainstorm, to do research, to do a range of activities they don’t necessarily think of as “work” in the traditional sense of the word. Much of what we observe in creative environments is a more informal interaction in settings not typical or traditional, such as chance meetings in corridors or conversations around the coffee pot.
Our design is structured to reinforce that culture of openness. To accomplish this, we have radically altered the internal configuration of a 1970’s era data center while leaving the exterior essentially unchanged.
Renderings (Courtesy of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple)
- Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
- Name of project: Lamar Advertising Headquarters
- Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Client: Lamar Advertising
- Project Size: 115,000 square feet
- Year of Completion: 2011