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Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum in Inner Mongolia, China by ///byn

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
  • 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.


Interwoven landscape in Veneto, Italy by Mirco Bianchini

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


Euralille Youth Centre in Lille, France by JDS Architects

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.

Exterior View

  • 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


Pink Bar in Paris, France by Jakob+MacFarlane

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


Int the Field in Brooklyn, NY by BanG studio

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: BanG studio

For the festival of Sukkot (Wednesday, October 12 – Wednesday, October 19) Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned a community sukkah to be designed by Babak Bryan, AIA & Henry Grosman, Principals of B-an-G Studio and winners of 2010’s Sukkah City competition. The duo’s design Fractured Bubble, was selected as the People’s Choice Sukkah of New York City at the 2010 competition hosted by ReBoot in Union Square, NYC.


  • Architects: BanG studio
  • Project: Int the Field
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper as well as 3DMax and Photoshop for rendering


TRILUX Pavilion in San Francisco, California by Future Cities Lab (designed using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Kangaroo)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Article source: Future Cities Lab

TRILUX is an experimental pavilion constructed out of three vertical wooden lattice structures. It creates an illuminated beacon anchoring the corner of the site and inviting the neighborhood to participate in the museum activities that take place inside it. TRILUX is fabricated by combining traditional steam-bending techniques with CNC milled and laser cut components. The south faces of TRILUX host hundreds of curved spiked shade quills. Visitors view the sky through three unique woven oculi and in the evening lights illuminate the interior lattices.

Images Courtesy Peter Prato

  • Architect: Future Cities Lab
  • Name of Project: TRILUX Pavilion
  • Location: Museum of Craft and Design Pop-Up Exhibition at Proxy, Hayes Valley [Octavia St + Hayes St], San Francisco, California
  • Design + Fabrication: Future Cities Lab – Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, with Ripon DeLeon
  • Photography: Peter Prato
  • Software used: Rhino with these plugins – Grasshopper, a parametric modeler and Kangaroo a Live Physics engine


Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils by Jenny E. Sabin

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Article source: Jenny E. Sabin

A greenhouse for the 21st century stands in the American Philosophical Society’s (APS) garden. An outgrowth of the Museum’s current exhibition, it was conceived by artist and architectural designer Jenny Sabin. Her ecologically savvy structure re-envisions greenhouse architecture using digital design tools. It is also a striking work of art.

Interior view looking West (Image Courtesy Brent Wahl)

  • Architects: Jenny E. Sabin
  • Project: Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils
  • Consulting Engineer: Tristan Simmonds
  • Fabricator: Mikael Avery, Draft Works LLC
  • Design and Production Team: Mikael Avery, James Fleet Hower, Jason Jackson, AnoosheyRahim, Kathryn Rufe, Meagan Whetstone
  • Software used: Rhino 3D and Rhinoscript, 3D Studio Max, Bentley Generative Components


Species Deposit in Legazpi, Madrid by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos (designed using AutoCAD, Rhino, and Grasshopper)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Article source: María Langarita and Víctor Navarro

Matadero Madrid’s elevated water tower  is a singular work: a concrete structure standing 25 meters high and 14 in diameter, located on the southern edge of the new contemporary creation space. The tower, which originally was surrounded by small garden pavilions for workers at the complex, now rests on a lot that has functioned in recent years as a makeshift parking zone and a space for stock and support of artistic activities.  This earth-covered area, in which some of the plant species that inhabited the gardens still survive, will, in the near future, cover an underground transport hub and be transformed into a paved plaza providing access to the cultural facility.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos
  • Project: Species Deposit
  • Location: Legazpi, Madrid
  • Architect Design: María Langarita and Víctor Navarro
  • Collaborators: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Juan Palencia, Ana Rosales;
  • Landscaping: Jerónimo Hagerman;
  • Client: Matadero Madrid
  • Completion date: 2011
  • Software used: Autocad 2011, Rhino 4, Grasshopper


LegacyER in Frisco, Texas by 5G Studio Collaborative (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino 3D)

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Article source: 5G Studio Collaborative, llc

LegacyER is a free-standing 6,200 GSF Emergency and Urgent Care facility in Frisco, Texas, consisting of Urgent Care Rooms, Special Treatment Rooms, Radiology Suites, and Trauma Suites organized around an elemental ceiling spine, originating from the point of patient entry, that bisects through the interior spaces.  Aiming for rigorous simplicity and clarity of occupant flow, spatial qualities are likewise mapped logically through the use of light, reflectivity, and translucency.

Southeast Corner (Image Courtesy Charles Davis Smith-AIA)

  • Architects: 5G Studio Collaborative, llc
  • Project: LegacyER
  • Location:Frisco, Texas, USA
  • Client Name: LegacyER
  • Structural Consultant: Armstrong-Douglass Partners, LLC
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Consultant:Telios, PC
  • General Contractor: Huffman Builders
  • Construction Completion: August 2008
  • Project Photography: Charles Davis Smith-AIA, Michael Hemme
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, and PhotoShop


The Patient Gardener in Politecnico di Milano, Italy by Visiondivision

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Article source: Visiondivision

Visiondivision was invited as guest professors by Politecnico di Milano for their week-long workshop MIAW2. The workshop, playing with the metaphor of forests, aimed to generate new visions to explain the contemporary and immediate future ways of being in the spirit of green design, resilience, recycling, and ethical consciousness. Our intention with our project was to construct a study retreat at the campus with patience as the main key for the design. If we can be patient with the building time we can reduce the need for transportation, waste of material and different manufacturing processes, simply by helping nature grow in a more architectonic and useful way. The final result can be enjoyed at Politecnico di Milano in about 60 years from now.

The Patient Gardener

  • Architects: Visiondivision
  • Project: The Patient Gardener
  • Location: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Partners in charge: Anders Berensson & Ulf Mejergren
  • Curators: Laura Daglio & Oscar Bellini
  • Students/Architects/Builders: Rachele Albini, Giada Albonico, Jacopo Biasio, Sara Caramaschi, Elisa Carraro, Desislava Dimitrova, Cristina Gatti, Elisa Gulino, Mariya Hasamova, Nina Mikhailova, Ottavia Molatore, Joao Molinar, Azadeh Moradiasr, Mohyedin Navabzadeh Navabi, Giuseppe Maria Palermo, Riccardo Somaini, Bogdan Stojanovic
  • Organizers: Luca Maria Francesco & Fabris Efisia Cipolloni
  • Project area: 50 sqm
  • Project year: 2011-2090
  • Software used: A mix of Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and some Maya


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