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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


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


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


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


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

Cybernetic Assemblages in Chicago, Illinois by Nikita Troufanov

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Nikita Troufanov


The proposed Dance Center explores the idea of superimposition and cybernetic assemblages. By combining and overlaying organic, natural, smooth systems with machine-like, synthetic, rigid ones, a deeper experience of architectural space is achieved. Cyborg as an idea and image has informed much of the process where new nature, transformation and time are central themes. Through exploitation of cyborg vocabulary such as plug-ins, prosthetics, new skins and add-ons an architectural Cyborg is developed.

Image Courtesy Nikita Troufanov

  • Architects: Nikita Troufanov
  • Project: Cybernetic Assemblages
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Academic: IIT
  • Instructor: Steven Brubaker
  • Date: Spring 2012
  • Exhibited: Crown Hall, Annual Student Work Exhibition 2012
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino


La Cave du Vin 9 in Les Halles, Paris by Cyrille Druart

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: Cyrille Druart

Located in the very heart of Paris, in the ever-changing district of Les Halles, La Cave a Vin 9 offers a new vision of wine bars – high-end yet within reach. We endeavoured to create a new kind of place, breaking away from conventions and all that is already known, rethinking its space to match the way people enjoy food and drinks today.

Image Courtesy Cyrille Druart

  • Architects: Cyrille Druart
  • Project: La Cave du Vin 9
  • Location: Les Halles, Paris, France
  • Software used:  Autocad, Rhinoceros for 3D modeling then Maxwell for rendering.

Redevelopment of Malga Fosse in Trento, Italy By Organic Scapes and Architecture [OS+A]

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: Organic Scapes and Architecture [OS+A]

The concept design proposal is based on the social aspect that defines every manufactured product within its geographical scope. This social aspect manifests itself through the design of an externally equipped public space, internal common areas with natural light, an elaborate landscape and hard-scape design, a predisposition of interesting observation points and the contemplation of their surrounding context, and the desire to accentuate a constant permeable state between external and internal spaces.

Image Courtesy Organic Scapes and Architecture

  • Architects: Organic Scapes and Architecture [OS+A]
  • Project: Redevelopment of Malga Fosse
  • Location: Comune di Siror, Trento, Italy
  • Project in collaboration with: Chiara Marchionni, Luca Vernocchi
  • Type: International Competition
  • Program: Restaurant, Residence, Bar
  • Year: 2012
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Team: [OS+A – Gabriel Belli Butler, Stefano Rocchetti] in collaboration with: Chiara Marchionni, Luca Vernocchi
  • Energy and Sustainabilty Consultant: Lukas Sosna
  • Building Volume: 1740 m³
  • Software used: Rhino 4.0, 3D studio Max 11, Vray 1.5, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CS5


Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC in San Francisco, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The Bechtel Conference Center is designed to communicate the values of The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a San-Francisco-based think-tank dedicated to public policy decision-making through nonpartisan research and dialogue. The Center, located on the ground floor of PPIC’s downtown San Francisco office building, reflects the organization’s ideals of openness and cooperative communication.

Image Courtesy Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project: Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Software used: For the wood fin geometry in the conference center, used Rhino at the concept phase to quickly study different forms. Then used AutoCAD to develop the design and create profile for each one of the 297 pieces for production.
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