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Mshed Bristol Museum in England by LAB Architecture Studio

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Article source: LAB Architecture Studio

“M Shed is a fitting tribute to all the people who have helped shape the city’s history. I share the pride of local people who see this new museum as a bold statement of who we are, where we have come from, what we have achieved and our optimism and enthusiasm for the future.”

Mshed Bristol Museum

  • Architects: LAB Architecture Studio
  • Project: Mshed Bristol Museum
  • Location: Bristol, England
  • Description: Industrial Museum redesign
  • Architect Design: LAB Architecture, Bush Architects
  • Developer/Client: Bristol City Council
  • Main Contractor: Bray and Slaughter / BAM
  • Project Value: £26m
  • Sub contractor(s): Beck Interiors
  • Software used: mainly used Microstation V8; but we also used Rhino, 3D Studio, Photoshop and Illustrator.


Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South-Korea by soma designed using Rhino

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Article source: soma

As a major and permanent facility the Thematic Pavilion embodies the Expo’s theme “The Living Ocean and Coast” in manifold ways. We experience the Ocean mainly in two ways, as an endless surface and in an immersed perspective as depth. This plain/profound duality of the Ocean motivates the building’s spatial and organisational concept. Continuous surfaces twist from vertical to horizontal orientation and define all significant interior spaces. The vertical cones induce the visitor to immerse into the Thematic Exhibition. They evolve into horizontal levels that cover the foyer and become a flexible stage for the „Best Practice Area“.

Night View

  • Architect: soma
  • Name of Project: Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012
  • Location: Yeosu, South-Korea
  • Start of construction: 2010 (completion 2012)Client: The Organizing Committee for EXPO Yeosu 2012
  • Local Partner: dmp, Seoul
  • Team soma: Stefan Rutzinger, Kristina Schinegger, Martin Oberascher, Günther Weber, Lukas Galehr, Christoph Treberspurg, Alice Mayer, Victorie Senesova, Karin Dobbler, Kathrin Dörfler, Raimund Krenmüller
  • Software used: Rhino


ZA11 Pavilion in Cluj, Romania Designed using Rhino & Grasshopper

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Article source: Dimitrie Stefanescu, Patrick Bedarf, Bogdan Hambasan

The project started out as an ambitious student-powered endeavor to design and fabricate at a 1:1 scale the flagship pavilion for the ZA11 Speaking Architecture event in Cluj, Romania. While at the same time integrating into its historically-charged context, the design boasts a strong representational power which was much needed in order to fulfill its main goal: attracting passers-by to the event. The object tries to make legible the new ontology which is slowly defined by computational architecture and is a showcase for the processes empowered by it. At the same time, the pavilion offers a sheltered space for the unfolding of different social events pertaining to the corresponding architecture festival.

Image Courtesy Daniel Bondas

  • Architects: Dimitrie Stefanescu, Patrick Bedarf, Bogdan Hambasan
  • Project: ZA11 Pavilion
  • Location:Cluj, Romania
  • Year: 2011
  • Workshop Team: Ciprian Colda, Anamaria Androne, Razvan Sencu, Madalin Gheorghe
  • Software used: Rhino and its parametric modeling plug in Grasshopper.


Lace Hill in Yerevan, Armenia by Forrest Fulton Architecture designed using Rhino and Grasshopper

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Article source: Forrest Fulton

A proposed living hill by Forrest Fulton Architecture

Instead of a towering Iconic image, disconnected from historic, horizontal Yerevan, Lace Hill stitches the adjacent city and landscape together to support a holistic, ultra-green lifestyle, somewhere between rural hillside living and dense cultured urbanity. The 85,000 square meter (915,000 sf) proposal is a new model of development for Yerevan and Armenia that supports a resilient, high-value spatial fabric, dense with overlapping natural and urban phenomenon.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Forrest Fulton Architecture
  • Name of Project: Lace Hill
  • Location: Yerevan, Armenia
  • Program: mixed-use complex with hotel, residential, office, retail, exhibition, cinema, health center, underground parking, public green space, plazas, and terraced gardens
  • Area: 85,000 sm (915,000 sf)
  • Client: Avangard Motors, LLC
  • Status: 2010 Competition Entry for International Business Center with an Intercontinental Hotel in Yerevan
  • Project Team: Jared Fulton, Andrew C. Bryant, Derrick Owens
  • Software used: Rhino & Grasshopper


Passenger Terminal Building in HongKong, China by Edit! designed using Rhino

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Article source: Edit!

This gateway envisions a living link between the city’s boundary with mainland China that embraces both pedestrians and vehicles. The landmark structure gracefully spans the Shenzhen river increasing accessibility by organizing modes of traffic. Serving as a controlled boundary point, the sweeping raised form softens the appearance of necessary functions including ground level truck parking.


  • Architect: Edit!
  • Name of Project: Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Passenger Terminal Building
  • Location: HongKong, China
  • Software used: Rhino


RAKVERE Summer Theater in Tallinn, Estonia by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

The outdoor theatre stage is built especially for 12 plays during the summer.  Its main architectural goal is to create a closed, comfortable and intimate space that creates an immediate connection with the audience and the actors.

Image Courtesy Noor Eesti

  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
  • Project: RAKVERE Summer Theater
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Photography: Noor Eesti
  • Software used: 3dmax, photoshop, rhinoceros


Newmarket Operations Centre in Canada by RDH Architects

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: RDH Architects

Municipal operations centres rarely attract attention from architects or the public, but the maintenance of our physical environment and infrastructure is critical to the well-being of any community. The design of the Newmarket Operations Centre aims to celebrate these services through the creation of a new local landmark while meeting complex technical requirements in a robust and economical structure. The project embodies a pragmatic rethinking of the municipal operations centre and sets a new national standard for the design of this under-appreciated building type.

Newmarket Operations Centre (Image Courtesy Tom Arban)

  • Architects: RDH Architects
  • Project: Newmarket Operations Centre
  • Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • Construction: 2007-2010
  • Building Area: 6,100 Sq.M.
  • Owner: Town of Newmarket
  • Architect & Prime Consultant: RDH Architects (Bob Goyeche, Tony Lopes, Scott Wilson, Geoff Miller, Carlos Tavares)
  • Sofwtare used: AutoCAD 2008. Modeling was done in Rhino and Google Sketchup.


Pini@Pigneto in Rome, Italy by GOMMAdesign

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: GOMMAdesign

The goal of the PontèPigneto competition was to gather ideas for a public space which could be energetically self-sufficient (through an intelligent use of form and technology) and elastic (capable to respond to fast urban transformations). The pedestrian bridge in Pigneto neighborhood – Rome, already an important node for the area, was chosen as the project’s location for his capability to become one of the iconic symbols of the neighborhood through a careful redevelopment.


  • Architect: GOMMAdesign
  • Name of Project: Pini@Pigneto – GOMMAdesign’s proposal for a sustainable urban space under photovoltaic Pinetrees
  • Location: Pigneto, Rome, Italy
  • Type: Public square
  • Year: 30 january, 2010
  • Status: competition entry
  • Design Team: Francesco Bagni, Vittorio Menna, Gabriele Settimelli
  • Software used: Rhino + Grasshopper for modeling and Fryrender for renderings


Cactus Tower in Culver City, California by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Article source: Eric Owen Moss Architects

Where We Started

Samantha Hart, owner of Foundation Content, a Chicago-based media, production, and graphic design company expands to Los Angeles, and rents a 30,000 square foot warehouse.

Images Courtesy Tom Bonner

  • Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
  • Name of Project: Cactus Tower
  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Photography: Tom Bonner, EOMA
  • Software used: Autocad for 2D and Rhino for 3D


Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist Patrick Hughes titled, “Perspectivity”, whose paintings appear to be ever changing and physically moving while being viewed.  At Cherokee the main architectural feature of this project is the building’s owner-controlled operable double façade system.  By allowing the occupant to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, the facade is virtually redesigned “live” from within the space, reflecting the occupants of the building within, in real time.  The screens also enhance the existing streetscape and promote a lively pedestrian environment. By visually breaking up the façade into smaller articulated moving elements, the building appears to move with the passing cars and people. In effect, it becomes a live canvas to be painted upon daily or more often. Like many features of the building, the façade is multivalent and rich with meaning performing several roles for formal, functional and experiential effect.

Front View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Name of Project: Lofts at Cherokee Studios
  • Location: 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge, Stephanie Ericson, AIA, Project Architect, Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Joshua Howell, Ching Luk, Charles Austin, Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, – Project Design Team.
  • Engineering: BPA –  Structural Engineering, Cobalt Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Photography: John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik
  • Software used: Drawings  in AutoCAD.  Schematic studies in Rhino.


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