Archive for the ‘McNeel’ Category
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Article source: PUSHAK
Rich nature meets rich urbanity of Oslo’s new social hub.
When this new harbour area is fully developed the opening to the fjord will appear relatively narrow. PUSHAK proposes a new road north-south that turns and opens to the fjord. Three courts open towards – and frame – the view to the islands. The three water basins serve as a physical separation between the busy public spaces outside the courts, and the courtyard which only belongs to the residences. At the same time a tension is maintained between public and private: a glimpse into the lush dwelling yard, a look out on the city’s pulse. A number of pavilions add to the filtering between public and private, as well as creating a sunny wall to sit against for enjoying a cold drink on summer days.
Aerial View by MIR
- Architects: PUSHAK
- Project: Competition Entry for Bispevika Development
- Location: Bispevika, Oslo, Norway
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Photoshop and InDesign
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects
Urban development block with a high rise for office, hotel, wellness and commercial use
In a three-level peer review process that resulted in two first-prize winners, an urban planning concept was developed for the area of what was once the post office on Erkrather Strasse. The so-called “Quartier M” is to serve as the future link between the Hauptbahnhof central station and Tanzhaus NRW/Capitol, becoming a lively city quarter for living and working. In addition to offices and a hotel, the trend-setting urban design also provides for both privately financed and government subsidized public housing.
Other plans include space for a day care center for children and service providers for the quarter.
- Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
- Name of Project: Quartier M Düsseldorf
- Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
- Team: Juergen Mayer H., Max Reinhardt, Simon Kassner, Hugo Reis, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand
- Investor: Lorac Investment Management, Luxemburg
- Structure and facade planning: Knippers Helbig, Stuttgart
- Climate and energy concept: Transsolar, Stuttgart
- Traffic consultant: GRI Gesellschaft für Gesamtverkehrsplanung, Berlin
- Start of construction approx: 2014
- Software used: ArchiCAD, Maya and Rhino
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Article source: Maxthreads Architectural Design and Visuals
NW Beijing technology and research centre for the applications of computer technology is located at the intersection of a motorway, bordering the facilities of IT company NW tech. It consists of office buildings, laboratories and experimental energy research centre. The greatest possible degree of spatial flexibility was specified, in order to be able to incorporate new machinery and technical resources without interfering in day to day centre operations. Our primary intention was to create instantly recognizable buildings for the research centre that was vivid in its individuality, with flexibility being one of the key objectives. The architectural expression for the research centre has been inspired by the well organized computing system. As an artificial computing threading that run through the main facade.It also equip with solar tracking system to minimise the direct sun light penetration.
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
Article source: Interval Architects
Situated in a tranquil environment of one of the best vocational schools in Beijing, the project aims at providing an iconic image to the institution as well as redefining the use of an existing public space on the central square of the campus.
Images Courtesy GU Yunduan
- Architect: Interval Architects
- Project Title: Rollercoaster
- Location: Beijing Huangzhuang Vocational School, China
- Project Architect: Oscar KO, GU Yunduan
- Lighting Consultant: MIAO Hailin
- Photography: GU Yunduan
- Software used: Rhino
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Article source: Marco Goffi
Looking at its form makes clear the functional point of departure that Fusillo aspires to: the “fauteuil conversation” a real place for socialising and cultural exchanges. With everyone comfortably seated in his or her own “space,” there is interaction, encouragement of relationships: this is Fusillo’s intention, created by Marco Goffi’s pencil around a section design. A three-pointed star, which with its simultaneous rotation and transferral movement generates the form, and the underlying support structure materialises. The “skin” of a living species in perpetual movement, an organic and functional sign, an interpretation of the multiple seating which offers the possibility of becoming infinite by adding more Fusillo-modules.
- Architects: Marco Goffi
- Project: Fusillo: Social seating for public space
- Function: multiple seating
- Designer: Marco Goffi (www.marcogoffi.com)
- Dimensions: W. cm 282 x D. cm 116 x H. cm 100)
- Materials: Fibreglass polished lacquer or leather finishing (indoor), Coloured polyethylene (PE) – (outdoor)
- Fusillo won the Red Dot design award 2010: design concept
- Software used: Rhino
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Article source: Ryumei Fujiki
Big Furniture Like a Cave. My idea is to hollow out the volume inside a container in order to build amorphous space like a cave. This “Artificial Topography” is made of only plastic material as same as my famous work “Aqua-scape”. About 1000 sheets of the soft plastic material of 10-mm thickness were cut down in contour line form, and were laminated like a stratum. This is not only art work but also one big furniture. Because all the portions are soft like a sofa, and person who enter into this space can relax by finding the place suitable for the form of its own body.
Image Courtesy Ryumei Fujiki
- Architects: Ryumei Fujiki
- Project: Artificial Topography
- Location: Kobe city, Japan
- Client: Kobe Biennial Committee
- Design team: Fujiki Studio, KOU::ARC, Kensuke Kawamura, Yoshiki Tachi, Shun Simoya, Kohaku Furihata, Yuki Sakurada, Toshihiko Hatori, Yoshito Fukaya, Yuji Uemura, Yuki Ishigami
- Collaborators: Yukiko Sato (F.A.D.S)
- Material: Polyolefin firing resin board
- Completion Date: 29th Sep. 2011
- Photographer: Masahiro Hoshida, Ryumei Fujiki
- Software used: RHINOCEROS which was the 3D modeling software. The project is based on Digital Fabrication.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Article source: ///byn
Chinese calligraphy is mainly based in three characteristics: status of mind, line & color. These tree concepts triggered our original ideas for the Ordos Museum
The inhabiting/space populating logic in Inner Mongolia is grouping. Local herds of camels & horses used to browse the steppe in search for comfort. This comfort was only fulfilled when they would arrive to a DECISSION to settle in the landscape. In the same manner, the always present clouds populate the Inner Mongolian sky: groups of rounded & cotton locking clouds spread at the intense blue sky. Finally, also the original nomads will settle their yurts following a constellation. An primary impression of non-organization is quickly overcome by a self-organized logic. Here, the museum volumes have found their own space in the park. The logics of placement come from many different aspects: orientation, functionality, targeted visuals, public space, creating a unique orchestrated sequence of spaces.
Aerial View (Images Courtesy ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn)
- Architect: ///byn
- Name of Project: Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum
- Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China
- Principals: Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO
- Team: DUAN Jun, HUANG QiShan, Audrius LIUGMANINAS & LI Min
- Rendering: ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn
- Photography: ///byn
- Software used: Designed mainly in Rhino. Using several Plug-ins to define shape, structure and façade patterning. For instance, to define the overall building shape, the architects used T-Splines or to apply the façade construction detailing into the façade the architects used Paneling Tools.
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Article source: Mirco Bianchini
The project of an environmental enhancer for the Nogara mare highway in Veneto (Italy) provides the unique chance to bring together ecological thinking, host interaction and active materials. Its location (an open country planar area among cultivated fields) enucleates as critical variables the impact of pollutants and the phenomenon of dazzling.
- Architect: Mirco Bianchini
- Name of Project: Interwoven landscape
- Location: Veneto, Italy
- Thesis supervisors: Alessio Erioli, and co-supervisors Mirko Daneluzzo, Enrico Fontanari and Alberto Bertagna
- Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Script c#, Cinema4d, illustrator and photoshop
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Article source: JDS Architects
Over the past twenty years Lille has become a European hub; a destination for business and congress, a great place to study and live and also a tourist destination. It is a city with a turbulent history of conquest and reconquest, a heritage as an important medieval city and later the industrial capital. It is this history, the unique and striking presence of remnants of ramparts of the citadel, which the project seeks to mention.
- Architects: JDS Architects
- Project: Euralille Youth Centre
- Location: Lille, France
- Size: 6000 M2
- Budget: 11 400 000 EUR
- Client: SAEM Euralille
- Collaborators: Agence Franck Boutté Consultants, EGIS, SL2EC
- Type: Invited Competition, 1st Prize
- Status: On-going, construction starts 2012
- Project Team: Julien De Smedt, Antoine Allard, Renaud Pereira, Sandra Fleischmann, Weronica Wojcik, Felix Luong, Kamile Malinauskaite, Lea Fournier, Adrien Mans
- Competition Team: Julien De Smedt, Barbara Wolff, Henning Stüben, Renaud Pereira, Heechan Park, Francisco Villeda, Wouter Dons, Felix Luong, David Dominguez, Leonora Daly, Priscilla Girelli, Marion Julien, Edna Lueddecke
- Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator; AUTOCAD 2009; RHINOCEROS; VRAY
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Article source: Jakob+MacFarlane
The bar is a new project, built inside the volume of previously housing the cloakroom and restrooms. This new ‘Pink’ space, as second generation project, is conceived as a resultant element based on the same grid of the original restaurant project. Instead of deforming the grid to create the surfaced volumes, we instead carved out a resultant volume from a 3D matrix of 40 cubic centimetres, a micro division of the original building grid at the Centre Pompidou. This matrix is built from 10mm aluminium sheets using laser cutting technology.
Images Courtesy Nicolas Borel
- Architect: Jakob+MacFarlane
- Name of Project: Pink Bar
- Location: Paris, France
- Design: 2005
- Total floor area: 30m²
- Photography: Nicolas Borel, Jean Ber
- Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD