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Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort in Portugal by RA Architectural & Design Studio

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Article source: RA Architectural & Design Studio

The new Eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, consists of a set of seven small houses in perfect harmony with the surrounding outstanding nature.

Designed in a modular prefabrication system but flexible to adapt to the specific places within the park, these houses result in several different combinations of the same three modules (entrance/bathing – living – sleeping) creating different morphologies and different dialogues with the surrounding nature, wisely occupying the empty spaces between the trunksof large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting.

Image Courtesy FG + SG

  • Architects: RA Architectural & Design Studio
  • Project: Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort
  • Location: Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
  • Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar
  • Collaborators:  Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, João Jesus
  • Project Area: 1 EcoHouse — 52,92 m2 \ 12 EcoHouse2 — 635,04 m2
  • Client: UNICER
  • Constructor: Modular System
  • Photographs: FG + SG
  • Software used: ArchiCAD & Rhino

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Qube in Amsterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Qube is a commission for an office building in Amsterdam. Qube is part of a development called IJpunt by G&S Vastgoed. IJpunt will consist of four blocks designed by Claus en Kaan, Dedato, MVSA and NL A.

The site is truly unique: the most western corner of the Minervahaven, overlooking the Mercuriushaven and the river IJ. Well connected to both the city center as the rest of the world, both by car, public transport and bike.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Qube
  • Location: IJpunt, Minervahaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nl Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter Van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Arne Van Wees With: Giulia Pastore, Gen Yamamoto, Gert Jan Machiels
  • Qube: Office Building, Ijpunt,Minervahaven, Amsterdam 2012 – 201?
  • Client: G&S Vastgoed
  • Size: Gross Floor Area 6560m², Net Floor Area 5940m², Plot 2430m²
  • Structural Engineers: Van Der Vorm
  • Installations: Wichers & Dreef
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino 3D, 3dS Max, Adobe Illustrator

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Bobigny School Complex in Paris, France by Mikou Design Studio

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Mikou Design Studio

This new building is a remarkable amenity in the city centre, visible by its façades and its roof, a founding element of the project. We designed it to be both welcoming and protective, turned inwards towards inner courtyards to ensure privacy.

Building’s aerial view : Image Courtesy Florian Kleinfenn

  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Project: Bobigny School Complex
  • Location: Bobigny, Paris, France
  • Program: Pre-school, Primary School, Sports And Recreation Center, Library
  • Client: City of Bobigny
  • Surface: 5 000 m²
  • Date: Completion septembre 2012
  • Photo Credits: Florian Kleinfenn
  • Software used: Autocad LT 2011, Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida, U.S.A. by Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

Brooks + Scarpa and KZF Design Studio have released their proposal for the new Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL The proposed 7000 square foot Interfaith Chapel is designed to be a special place where students and others can slow down their lives, re-focus on their spiritual needs and reflect. At the same time, the Chapel will support a variety of diverse religious services, student ceremonies, weddings, other intimate events, lectures, meditative practices and musical performances.

Image Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio
  • Project: Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida
  • Location: Florida, U.S.A.
  • Software used: Rhino, Photoshop and AutoCAD

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Camp at Cabot Beach in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Studio North

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Studio North

Camp at Cabot Beach is designed to address the needs of children between the ages of 8-17 who are living in families that have been affected by chronic illness or disability. The camp was established 5 years ago and runs for 3 weeks every August. In 2009 they needed new facilities.

Frontview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

  • Architects: Studio North
  • Project: Camp at Cabot Beach
  • Location: Malpeque, Prince Edward Island
  • Photography: Matthew Kennedy
  • Collaborators: Clayton Blackman, Andrew Choptiany, Sam Lock
  • Area: 3,900sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Designed the camp by hand, drawings and modeling using rhino; also used illustrator for diagrams and lineweights.

St. Horto in Rome, Italy by OFL Architecture

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: OFL Architecture

The project stems from the idea of creating a perfect synergy between architecture, nature and social technologies Jardimpu (Arduino and Paraimpu).

The name “St. Horto” is a pun, between Italian and English language. The two words “Horto” and “St” give at the same time the idea of a sacred, intimate garden and of something crooked, apparently disordered but full of life, just like a plant. Together they represent the irregular geometry (crooked or oblique) but highly controlled architectural design of the garden.

Image Courtesy OFL Architecture

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: St. Horto
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Architecture and Landscape Design: OFL Architecture (Francesco Lipari, Vanessa Todaro, Federico Giacomarra)
  • Team: Mitchell Joachim (Consultant for Sustainability), Alberto Serra (Technology Strategies), Nicola Corona (Cultivation Cycle), DOF Engineers – Felice Allievi (Engineering)
  • Client: Lanificio 159
  • Area: 200 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dS Max and V-ray

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Apartment da Atria in Porto Alegre, Brazil by 0e1 Arquitetos

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Article source: 0e1 Arquitetos

Brazilian firm 0e1 arquitetos have completed ‘apartment da atria’ located in porto alegre, brazil. situated in one of the oldest and most traditional streets of the city, this flat reflects the current revival movement happening to the historical district. even though the sidewalks of this area are meeting points for creative professionals and artists, the interior of the old blocks have been neglected, resulting in lifeless urban canyons.

Image Courtesy 0e1 Arquitetos

  • Architects: 0e1 Arquitetos
  • Project: Apartamento de Atriz
  • Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Architect or Designer: 0e1 Arquitetos
  • Project Design Team: Ana Cristina Castagna, Anna Carolina Manfroi, Gabriel Giambastiani, Mário Guidoux, Pablo Resende
  • Area: 72m²
  • Photos: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Design Period: 2011
  • Completion Period: 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhinoceros 5 and 3DS Max

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Huec in Los Angeles by Robert Kerr Architecture Design

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Article source: Robert Kerr Architecture Design

Located in Los Angeles’s Hancock Park neighborhood, this scheme combines disparate elements to fulfill needs for private and public entertainment, with a unique phenomenological-based design solution between shelter, environment and user.

Image Courtesy Robert Kerr Architecture Design

  • Architects: Robert Kerr Architecture Design
  • Project: Huec
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Software used: Autocad for the drawings, and Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator for all presentation work

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New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles by HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

The McCarthy/HMC and Brooks + Scarpa Architects team has released their proposal for the Design Excellence/design-build competition for new United States courthouse in Los Angeles. The contractor lead design/build team was selected to compete thru the General Services Administration two-stage Design Excellence Program. The approximately 550,000 sq. ft. high-rise building located at 1st and Hill Street is designed to accommodate a future 175,000 sq. ft. federal office building. The proposed 320 foot tall structure will be certified LEED Platinum and will save nearly 2 million gallons of water per year.

Image Courtesy HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

  • Architects: HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: New United States Courthouse
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Project Team: General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • John McRitchie: Principal-In-Charge, McCarthy
  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa and HMC Architects
  • Co-Lead Designers: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and Kate Diamond, FAIA
  • Landscape: The Olin Partnership
  • Civil: Psomas
  • Structural: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Blast: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Curtainwall: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Fire, Life Safety: Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. (Fire, Life Safety)
  • MEP: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Sustainability: WSP Built Ecology
  • Acoustic/Security: Waveguide
  • Vertical Transportation: The Schachinger Group
  • Software used: Rhino & Revit

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Solar Carve Tower in New York, USA by Studio Gang Architects

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Our Solar Carve Tower employs a surprising twist to traditional zoning logic. Designed for a site that borders the High Line on the east with the vast openness of Tenth Avenue, the Lincoln Highway, and the Hudson River to the west, the project proposes inverting the light and air setbacks from the already well-exposed street to the High Line, in order to prioritize the inner-block park.

Image Courtesy Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: Solar Carve Tower
  • Location: New York, USA
  • OWNER: William Gottlieb Real Estate
  • SIZE: 186,700 sf
  • HEIGHT: 213 ft
  • STATUS: Anticipated Completion 2015
  • REVEALED: The Art Institute of Chicago solo exhibition
    Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
    September 24, 2012 – February 24, 2013
  • Software used: Combination of CAD software, McNeel Rhinoceros to 3D model, Autodesk AutoCad to document and Autodesk Ecotect to analyze. Renderings were primarily done by Labtop.
  • PUBLICATIONS: Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
    Edited by Jeanne Gang and Zoë Ryan; With contributions by Michael Halberstam,
    Karen Kice, Zoë Ryan, Brett Steele, and Sarah M. Whiting
    Yale University Press
    184 p., 8 x 10
    97 color illus. + 109 duotones
    ISBN: 9780300191189
    Paper over Board: $45.00
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