Archive for the ‘Rhino’ Category
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Article source: Studio 27 Architecture
This is a summer beach house in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island New York. The typology of the homes in the Pines is recognizable to anyone who has visited an East Coast Shoreline resort town. It is a builderdriven typology reflecting the pragmatism of the inhabitants of these coastal communities. Almost always the “good sense” pragmatism that allows these homes to be built affordably overtakes the inherent liveliness and natural spirit of the place and creates structures that are a bit dull. This project inserts some of the “spirit of the shore” into this “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology. Common detail and material remain, but the volume of the house is expressed as a skin, rather than as a box-like container. The skin keeps the heat in. Over time, the skin of woven cedar boards will assume the same patina as neighboring houses. Large windows are introduced to reveal a luxurious light interior.
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Article source: Heri & Salli
The architecture studio heri & salli from Vienna conceived for one part of an already existing house in Austria/Klagenfurt a façade design made of perforated sheets of aluminum. Already existing views were picked up and subjected to a dynamic appearance. The object was to create a homogenous appearance, to reinforce and underline the presence of the existing cube and at the same time conserve functions like the view to the outside through the facade.
Image Courtesy Rainer Wührer
- Architects: Heri & Salli
- Project: Dress House
- Location: Klagenfurt, Austria
- Photography: Rainer Wührer
- Completion/Façade: December 2011
- Metal/Facade: Metallbau Fischer; Klagenfurt
- Software used: Rhino
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Article source: WE Architecture
The new Cancer Care Center in Naestved is located in close proximity to the regional Hospital. The purpose of the center is helping anyone affected by cancer through professional help in exceptional buildings specifically designed for this.
Cancer Care Center
- Architects: WE Architecture
- Project: Oasis
- Location: Naestved, Denmark
- Assignment: Invited competition
- Type: Cancer Caring Centre
- Client: Kræftens bekæmpelse & Realdania
- Year: 2012
- Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Rasmus Røgen, Justin Cua, Karen Shiue, Kristian Hindsberg, Lasma Grigone&Casper Berntsen
- Software used: Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino, V-ray, 3ds max, AutoCad 2012
Friday, March 9th, 2012
Article source: WE architecture
Today suburbia is a typology that has been greatly criticized. We believe that suburbs have great potential in becoming qualified and generous spaces for the inhabitants.
This competition was initiated by Realdania in order to create debate and visions for “The Suburbs of the Future”. Farum is today a fragmented suburb located 20 km from the centre of Copenhagen. The competition area is divided by large roads into islands of eclectic architecture composed of buildings mainly from the 70s and the 80s.
- Architect: WE architecture
- Name of Project: Farum
- Location: Farum, Denmark
- Asssignment: Invited competition
- Type: Urban Planning
- Client: Realdania & Furesø Municipality
- Size: 96 ha
- Year: 2012
- Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Kristian Hindsberg, Casper Berntsen, Steffen Ommundsen , Mikkel Friberg, Tom Benjamin Hobbs, Justin Cua& Karen Shiue
- Collaborators: JWH arkitekter, PrebenSkaaruplandskabsarkitekter, NIRAS, Gitte Marling
- Software used: Rhino, 3d Studio Max and V-ray
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Article source: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners
Situated in the middle of the island of Taiwan, the National Library of Public Information occupies a site that is both geographically and metaphorically the confluence of information exploration and urban evolution. The striking form of the building features a “horizontal flow” theme recalling the early irrigation canals in the city’s settlement since the 18th century, as well as symbolizing the fluid data interface in the internet age.
Night View (Images Courtesy Wei-Shih Hsieh and JJPan)
- Architect: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan)
- Name of Project: National Library of Public Information
- Location: Taichung, Taiwan
- Design Team: Joshua J. Pan, Jason Chen, Chih Ming Chang, Sheng Tien Yeh, Sheng-ping Lin, Wen Chih Wang, Chi-Hsuan Peng, Han-Shen Chen, Tien-Yi Pan, Chia-Zhong Hsieh, Hsiao-Mei Shih, Chien-Yuan Liang, Wu-Ting Wu, Tien Kai Yang, Shih-Fan Huang
- Building Contractor: Kong Chou Construction Enterprise
- Project Year:
- Design: 2007
- Completion: 2012
- Photograph: Wei-Shih Hsieh, JJPan
- Software used: RHINO to form and IDEAS for curved surface and opening
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Article source: Predock Frane Architects
DESIGN INTENT: Working within the context of a for-profit MUR creates a particular set of parameters; programmatic, physical, and client/cost informed. Our solution is two 4-story buildings placed parallel to the street. Between them is a courtyard, reached via a tunnel through the first building, accommodating shared public space and circulation. The simple cubic shape of the buildings allowed for greater project resources to be deployed to the sectional relations within the units. The separation into two buildings allows half of the unit’s access to light on three sides.
Image Courtesy Predock Frane & Elon Schoenholz
- Architects: Predock Frane Architects
- Project: Habitat 15
- Location: Hollywood, California
- Client : Habitat LLC
- Contractor : Architype Construction
- Engineer : SGH
- Landscape: Bentgrass
- Project Completion: SUMMER 2009
- Project Size: 39,000 SF
- Photography: Predock_Frane and Elon Schoenholz
- Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
Article source: LETH & GORI
LETH & GORI’s competition entry for a Pilgrim Centre in Røldal creates a new building in close connection with the 13th century church. The Pilgrim Centre is a hub for experiencing Røldal’s unique history, nature and architecture. The Centre accommodates for pilgrims as well as spaces for the priest and church administration. The project encompasses semi covered urban spaces for events and activities connected to the Church and Pilgrim Centre.
- Architects: LETH & GORI
- Name of Project: Røldal Pilgrim Centre
- Location: Røldal, Norway
- Team: Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Annelie Asam, Arnaud Grenie and Sebastian Andersen
- Status: Competition entry
- Programme: Pilgrim Centre, exhibition, café, administration and plaza
- Floor area: 1.200m2
- Year: 2011
- Software used: We use AutoCAD LT for drawings, Rhino for 3D-modeling, Photoshop for renderings. And most importantly: Real [living] people for making scale models in cardboard and birch veneer.
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Article source: soma
A new tower typology
The Taiwan Tower will become an innovative landmark people can identify with in present as well as in future times. Therefore the tower should not state a fixed message, but trigger people to invent their own interpretations of the tower’s meaning. To evoke multiply and diverse associations the tower has to be illusive and complex. It will become a dynamic and contemporary landmark that celebrates diversity.
- Architect: soma
- Project Name: Multiple Natures – Fibrous Tower
- Location: Taichung, Taiwan
- Client: Taichung City Government
- Use: Observation Tower, Taichung City Museum, park
- Competition: Taiwan Tower Competition
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Processing and Karamba.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Article source: Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur
Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur have won the open international competition for the new airBaltic terminal at Riga International Airport.The competition called for “design concepts, both architectural and functional that best captured the aspirations and brand identity of airBaltic”. The first phase will accommodate 7-8 million passengers per annum, whilst the new terminal will eventually cater for 14 million passengers. The organising committee received 125 entries from 70 countries.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Article source: Fabio Capanni Workshop
The extension of the primary and secondary school in San Piero a Sieve is located very close to the city of Florence.
The building consists of 630 square meters of new surfaces that will host the laboratories, the dean’s office, the offices for the scholastic staff, and an auditorium that works as an all-purpose space. Rooms and the gym will still be in the old buildings, built during the Sixties, and the new construction had also to connect to them.
Image Courtesy Christian Richters, Fabio Capanni
- Architects: Fabio Capanni Workshop
- Project: Extension of primary-secondary school Stefanacci
- Location: Via Trifilò 2, San Piero a Sieve (Firenze)
- Project and supervision of works: Fabio Capanni, Claudio Marrocchi
- Collaborators: Daniele Buzzegoli, Stefano Servi
- Structures : Riccardo Papi
- Systems: Claudio Magni
- Customer: Municipality of San Piero a Sieve
- Builder: Edil F Due, Sacafati (SA)
- Chronology: 2004-2006: project, 2006-2008: realization
- Dimensional data: 1.300 mq lot surface, 630 mq building surface, 2.600 mc building volume
- Photography: Christian Richters, © Fabio Capanni
- Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Maxwell, Photoshop, Primus, Microsoft Office