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Urban Collage in Champigny-sur-Marne, France by Maison Edouard François

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Article source: Maison Edouard François

At Champigny-sur-Marne, respect of the context and the refusal to interpret it led us to take a unique position. The site is a grand ensemble that was built in the 1970’s : a large zone of housing filled with towers and multi-story housing blocks near the old town center. The program asked for an urban renewal plan based on a new town center with shops and housing.

Image Courtesy © Paul Raftery

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: Urban Collage
  • Location: Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Photography: Paul Raftery
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, 3DS Max and Adobe Creative Suite


Museum And Educational Center in Moscow, Russia by 3XN

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: 3XN

The intent of the new Museum & Educational Centre (MEC) is to be a meaningful building beyond its iconic form.  Through both an internal and external architectural expression of flexibility, it recognizes that architecture shapes behavior.  In that regard, the new MEC is about connecting with people, while opening up the world of science, technology, innovation and Russia’s extraordinary achievements in these domains. As technology develops and we enter deeper into the 21st century, the convergence of Science and Art becomes even more relevant in our everyday interactions. Today’s society seeks ways that Science and Mathematics can be viewed as approachable disciplines, in order to understand the full potential of technology, and its applications in making our world a better place.  The new MEC will be a gateway to this world, challenging and evolving visitors’ perception of science and technology.

Image Courtesy 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Museum And Educational Center
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Local Architect: Asadov Architectural Studio
  • Engineer: BuroHappold
  • Software used: Rhino is the primary software for designing this project. In addition architects used Grasshopper which allows generative/parametric 3D-models for Rhino. During the sketch phase Autodesk 3ds Max was also used.


The Upper Room in Washington, DC by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Located in the upper room of an ambiguous row house along a typical street within the anonymous grid of a Washington DC neighborhood, the aspiration is a micro-expression of modern space and life as spectacle. The program takes a 650 square foot floor space and designs a master bedroom suite including bed area, closet, reading nook, and bathroom. To do this, all interior walls were removed to free this turn-of-the-century home’s compartmentalized space.

Bedroom looking towards the bathroom : Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography 

Pharmacophore in New York by Harrison Atelier

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Harrison Atelier

For Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo, a design-dance installation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York in December 2011, Harrison Atelier (HAt) designed a pharmaceutical-cultural landscape which included a network of polyurethane inflatables lodged within a glazed and steel seating structure recalling both pharmaceutical company facade and medical waiting room. The audience sat within this framework, apposed to the back-lit glass and resting against the inflatables.

Image Courtesy Harrison Atelier: Performance photos

  • Architects: Harrison Atelier
  • Project: Pharmacophore
  • Location: New York
  • Commissioned by: Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City
  • Date: Nov. 22−Dec. 8, 2011
  • Design: Seth and Ariane Harrison, Harrison Atelier (HAt)
  • Choreography: Silas Riener
  • Lighting: Aaron Copp and Nick Houfek
  • Music Composition and Performance: Loren Dempster
  • Performers: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott and Melissa Toogood
  • Software used: Rhino, Maya and Maxwell for renders and fabrication drawings


Villa B in Blankenheim, Germany by Schneider+Schumacher

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Article source: Schneider+Schumacher

In 2010, an architectural and landscape limited competition was launched by the municipality of Blankenheim, together with the Regionale 2010 Agentur. It resulted in schneider+schumacher winning first prize with their finely judged answer to the competition brief. This asked for suggestions as to how the former Roman manor – the Villa Rustica – might once again be made visible to the public. Taking up this challenge as their point of departure, the architects have now enhanced the Eifel region with a decidedly sculptural, walk-in installation.

Image Courtesy © Joerg Hempel 

  • Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
  • Project: Villa B
  • Location: Blankenheim, Germany
  • Photography: Joerg Hempel
  • Competition stage: 2010
  • Planning stage: April 2011 – November 2011
  • Tender stage: September 2011
  • Construction to completion: November 2011 – July 2012
  • Client: Municipality of Blankenheim
  • Design: A
  • Design (free text): in collaboration with Landscape architects GTL
  • Project architects: Michael Schumacher, Nina Delius
  • Project manager: Nina Delius
  • Construction management: A, B
  • Project management advertiser: Udo Hanrieder
  • Team: Nina Delius, Stefanie Fischer, Udo Hanrieder, Qiang Xu
  • Gross floor area (BGF): 227,6 m² (Portikus)
  • Gross volume (BRI): ca. 1.250 m³
  • Site area: 19.680 m²
  • Software used: Rhino

Shelter Island Pavilion in New York by Stamberg Aferiat + Associates

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Article source: Stamberg Aferiat + Associates

The Shelter Island Pavilion gave Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat an opportunity to bring their influences, inspirations, aspirations and years of architectural design to bear in one place with only themselves and their budget to define the boundaries. They chose to draw on specific inspirations such as Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, Le Corbusier’s Ronchamps, and Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Stamberg Aferiat + Associates
  • Project: Shelter Island Pavilion
  • Location: Shelter Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol
  • Size of home: 1100SF
  • Lot size: 1/3 acre
  • Cost: Withheld
  • Date of completion: 2010
  • Project Team: Peter Stamberg, Paul Aferiat, Keith Tsang, Joshua Homer, Ryan Harvey,
    Josh Lekwa, Anna Portoghese, Michael Bardin, Adam Greene, Jasmit Rangr.
  • Construction Manager: deVries and Wallace
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: AltieriSeborWieber LLC
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3DStudio Max and Rhino

La Forgiatura in Milan, Italy by Giuseppe Tortato

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Giuseppe Tortato

Giuseppe Tortato signs La Forgiatura, the redevelopment of an industrial area of Milan that demonstrates how it is possible to work on an urban area in a nonviolent way. The new multi-purpose complex is characterized by a distinctive sign that arises from the culture and history of the original place marrying technology and natural environment, with a strong integration between architecture and landscape.

Image Courtesy © Stefano Topuntoli

  • Architects: Giuseppe Tortato
  • Project: La Forgiatura
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Stefano Topuntoli
  • client: La Forgiatura S.r.l.Milano, Via Varesina 158
  • developer: Realstep property management
  • Credits Project: Giuseppe Tortato, Milano Layout
  • Project Manager: Marco Bettalli
  • Design team: Marco Bettalli, Giorgia Celli, Barbara Storchi, Antonio Urru
  • Executive project: A&I progetti, Stefano Niccoli
  • structure: Biesse Consulting, Bruno Salesi
  • Plants: Tekser  s.r.l., Stefano De Marchi
  • Landscape: AG&P
  • Art direction: Giuseppe Tortato, Milano Layout
  • General contractor: G.D.M. costruzioni S.p.a
  • Masterplan floorspace: 24.000,00 mq
  • Gardens: 8.000,00 mq
  • Software used: 
    • General planning: autocad
      3d details: rhino
      Mass project: sketchup


ajando Next Level CRM in Mannheim, Germany by Peter Stasek Architects + Loftwerk Karlsruhe

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Article source: Peter Stasek Architects + Loftwerk Karlsruhe

A very unusual loft is being created in the Mannheim harbor district. A very unusual loft has been created in the Mannheim harbor district. The complete ajando team will live and work there starting in January 2013. The internationally renowned architect Peter Stasek and the loftwerk architect office located in Karlsruhe are behind the corporate architecture concept of the loft. It was inspired by the quantum physics of Wheeler, the architecture of Josef M. Hoffmann and, of course, the information expertise of ajando.

Image Courtesy © Claus Morgenstern 

Vertebrae Staircase by Andrew Lee McConnell

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Andrew Lee McConnell

Inspired by the spine of a whale, the Vertebrae Staircase is not simply mimicry of organic form but an exploration in shaping structure. Much of the design work went into refining the single component, or vertebra, that mate with each other creating a unified spine running from floor plate to floor plate. These interlocking vertebrae create a rigid and self-supporting structure.

Image Courtesy Andrew Lee McConnell

  • Architects: Andrew Lee McConnell
  • Project: Vertebrae Staircase
  • Software used: The modelling was done in Rhinoceros 3D using the T-Splines plugin


Passive House Bruck in Changxing, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten 

Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of “Passive Houses”, currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy saving over that of a conventional Chinese residential building, the Passive House “Bruck” is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate. Construction will start in February 2013.

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten 

  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten 
  • Project: Passive House Bruck
  • Location: Changxing, Zheijang Province, P.R. China
  • Client: Landsea Europe R&D GmbH
  • Structural Engineering: Shanghai Landsea Building Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai
  • Mechanical & Electrical: Shanghai Landsea Architecture Technology Co. Ltd., Shanghai
  • Thermal Structural Physics: Passivhaus Institut Dr. Feist, Darmstadt
  • Brief: Passive house as a model apartment complex, consisting 36 one room staff flats, 6 two room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments, entrance hall, common rooms, garage
  • Scope of services: Establishing the basis of the project, preliminary design, final design, execution documents (HOAI phase 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Size: GFA Building: 2.200 sqm
  • Duration: 2011 – 2013
  • Completion: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino and 3dmax for the perspectives and Vectorworks for the drawings
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