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Office space design with shipping containers in Kortrijk, Belgium by FIVE AM

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Article source: FIVE AM

At the end of 2012, printing office Drukta and mailing company Formail moved into their new building. Not a new build, but a former textile company’s warehouse, spanning 4.000 sqm. For their office space, both companies were looking for a solution which needed to fit their needs and budget. At the same time, they really wanted the original and creative concept to become a proper eye-catcher, linking the office area with the machines on the workfloor – a task right up the street of interior designers Five AM in Kortrijk (Belgium).

Image Courtesy © Thomas De Bruyne

  • Architects: FIVE AM
  • Project: Office space design with shipping containers
  • Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Photography: Thomas De Bruyne
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Cinema 4d
  • Client: Drukta NV + Formail bvba
  • Realisation: August 2012 – November 2012
  • Budget: 280000 €
  • Surface dimensions: 4000sgm building of which 290 sqm office space,Drukta 150sqm, Formail 75 sgm atelier 65sqm office..
  • Materials: Shipping containers (13), plywood, MDF,carpet,TLlighting

Bergen International Festival in Vaskerelvsmauet 6, Norway by Eriksen Skajaa Architects

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: Eriksen Skajaa Architects

Bergen International Festival is a music and cultural festival to be held in Bergen in late May and early June each year. The festival is the largest of its kind and contains a wide range of events in music, theater, dance and visual arts at the national and international level. Concerts are held in the Grieg Hall and Haakon’s Hall, in the four composer homes on Siljustøl, Trolhaugen, Lysøen and Valestrandsfossen as well as in a number of city churches, streets and squares. The first festival was held in 1953.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

  • Architects: Eriksen Skajaa Architects
  • Project: Bergen International Festival
  • Location: Vaskerelvsmauet 6, Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Rasmus Norlander
  • Software used: Vector Works 2012
  • Project team: Arild Eriksen, Joakim Skajaa, Julia With
  • Size: 450m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Client: Bergen International Festival / Gjølanger Bruk
  • Illustrations: Eriksen Skajaa Architects

Red Bridge House by Smerin Architects

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Article source: Smerin Architects

In an area of ancient woodland bordering Ashdown Forest in East Sussex the new build house for a private client is set into a hillside overlooking a stream and the Wealden farmland beyond. Arranged over three levels the main living spaces, accessed via a folded steel plate bridge, occupy the middle floor and lead out to a generous verandah hung from and sheltered by the overhanging roof. Solid oak stairs machined from timber from the woods and cantilevered from the supporting concrete walls lead either up to the bedroom floor or down to a strip of utility spaces and through to a swimming pool room whose sliding glass wall opens up to the adjoining covered terrace and surrounding meadow.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Smerin Architects
  • Project: Red Bridge House
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Structural Engineer: Lyons O’Neill
  • Main Contractor: Client self-build

Floor Area

  • House: 345 sqm/3,700 sqft
  • Garage: 120 sqm/1,300 sqft
    Construction Cost ( For information only )
  • House and Garage: £2,500 sqm/£230 sqft


Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

Austin’s W Hotel and Residences complex is a new centerpiece for the city, occupying a prime location in the skyline framing Austin City Hall and Lady Bird Lake. Andersson-Wise Architects, of Austin, designed the building to make the most of the city’s natural environment, capturing prevailing breezes and controlling the intense sunlight to create a protectedyet open experience.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Andersson-Wise Architects
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Tom McConnell
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Design Team: Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Catherine Craig, Leland Ulmer, Christopher Sanders, Laura McQuary, Robin Bagley Logan
  • Architect of record: BOKA Powell – Dallas, TX Emily Hoffman
  • General contractor: Austin Building Company – Austin, TX, Kasey Delz
  • Other key contractors: Custom Sheet Metal: A. Zahner & Co., Curtain Wall + Glazing: Wincon Millwork: AMI
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mep engineer: JJA, Inc.
  • Landscape architect: Talley Associates – Dallas, TX
  • Lighting consultant: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Sustainable design: Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Theater consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative
  • Venue interiors: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Square footage: 1 million square feet
  • Site acreage: 1.8 acres
  • Building materials: cement composite panels (Swiss Pearl), aluminum + glass curtain wall system, metal plate wall panels
  • LEED rating: SILVER
  • Sustainable features: urban site, orientation to sun and prevailing breezes, utilizes City of, Austin chilled water system, high recycled content materials, low VOC, materials, high-performance glazing.
  • Floors: 37 story tower, 10 floors hotel, 21 floors residences, 3 floors podium 4 floors mechanical


Tuesday, February 25th, 2014


The site is by the Station of the Yokohama suburban area, center of the emerging suburban district where the population of young families keeps growing.
Several large shopping facilities are scattered and form a unique suburban  townscape, still it is hard to say that it is attractive enough as a town or an urban space, despite those attractive facilities, active urban planning and many young and energetic people.

Image Courtesy © Ken’ichi Suzuki.

  • Project: YOTSUBAKO
  • Photography: Ken’ichi Suzuki.
  • Software used: Vectorworks (CAD Software)
  • Principal use: tenant building
  • Site area: 1335m2
  • Building area: 1145.8m2
  • Total floor area: 7187.1m2
  • Number of stories: 8 story + 1 basement
  • Structure: steel frame,partly steel reinforced concrete
  • Design: 2008.1 – 2009.11
  • Construction: 2010.2 – 2011.11
  • Scope of works: schematic architectural design, developed design proposal, construction documents.

RS1 – 002 Kennedy Residence in Vancouver, Canada by Campos Leckie Studio

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Article source: Campos Leckie Studio

The project was conceived as a modernist prototype for Vancouver’s ubiquitous RS-1 zoning district. The project explored the development restrictions of the residential regulations as well as the limitations of building within an urban context. The process was meant to generate a set of guidelines for what we have termed a ‘flexible prototype’ that could address the contextual differences of individual sites in a way that allows for a customized integration of passive environmental strategies, the incorporation of exterior space as part of everyday living, and the provision of an affordable and flexible live work space.

Image Courtesy © Campos Leckie Studio

  • Architects: Campos Leckie Studio
  • Project: RS1 – 002 Kennedy Residence
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup.
  • Completed: September 2009 by CCA -5 Construction Management Contract
  • Project Scope: Prototype for affordable modernist housing in Vancouver’s RS-1 zoning district. New wood frame construction, 2550 square feet residence with a 530 square foot garage, studio. Construction budget of $800,000.
  • Principal: Javier Campos


Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: DAAD Architecten

In collaboration with Van Paridon X de Groot landscape architects, DAAD Architects has designed Natuurderij KeizersRande for Stichting IJssellandschap. This biodynamic dairy farm, which also has a public and educational function, is located at an extraordinary spot along the IJssel near Diepenveen, where the lower and higher floodplains meet. The design allows the grounds to be flooded. Natuurderij KeizersRande is an extension of the existing KeizersRande estate.

Image Courtesy © Rob de Jong

  • Architects: DAAD Architecten
  • Location: Diepenveen, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Rob de Jong
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Archicad.
  • Realisation: 2013
  • Design: DAAD Architecten
  • Landscape design: Van Paridon x de Groot
  • Client farm: Stichting IJssellandschap
  • Client mound: Rijkswaterstaat (program: Room for the River)
  • Building contractor: Niehof
  • Contractor mound and river forelands: Combination IJsselfront (Boskalis en Van Hattum en Blankevoort, advies Witteveen+Bos)
  • Engineer: DLV

Tom Tailor at Bread & Butter 2014 in Berlin, Germany by DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH

The Bread & Butter fashion trade show in Berlin takes place in the reception and hangar of the former Tempelh of airport site. DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN designed a two-level trade fair stand of approx. 450 m² for fashion label Tom Tailor. Moreover we were responsible for concept, planning and realisation of the space. Tom Tailor used this impressive space to present its new look and the brand re-launch for the first time.

Image Courtesy © DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH

  • Architects: DITTEL | ARCHITEKTEN GmbH
  • Project: Tom Tailor at Bread & Butter 2014
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: VECTORWORKS

South Lowell Apartments in DENVER, COLORADO by Workshop 8 Architecture

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Article source: Workshop 8 Architecture 

The S. Lowell Apartments owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was an aging family site that had reached its useful life span. It had leaking pipes causing mold, structural damage and inefficient heat for both the units and domestic hot water. As with any prudent developer, the goal was to use the site for its highest and best use at the most affordable cost. Working together, WORKSHOP8 and Pinkard Construction helped the DHA find a way to obtain 96 units using the existing units and adding 28 additional units, saving them $5M over the estimated cost of tearing the existing structure down and rebuilding 96 new units, the maximum allowed based on City parking requirements.

Image Courtesy © WORKSHOP8

  • Architects: Workshop 8 Architecture
  • Project: South Lowell Apartments
  • Location: DENVER, COLORADO, U.S.A
  • Photography: Daniel O’Connor, Ed LaCasse
  • Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks and ArchiCAD.
  • Pinkard Construction: Jessica Nichols
  • Denver Housing Authority: Ryan Tobin
  • Owner: Denver Housing Authority
  • Developer: South Lowell Redevelopment LLLP
  • Builder: Pinkard Construction
  • Energy modeler & sustainability consultant: Group14
  • Soils engineer: Terradyne D/MBE
  • Civil engineer: Latitude 39 WBE
  • Landscape architect: three sixty design WBE
  • MEP engineer: Gehring & Associates M/WBE
  • Structural engineer: LT Engineering WBE
  • Abatement contractor: Engineered Demolition
  • Units: 68 remodeled units + 28 new units + community space (96 total)
  • Lot size: 3 acres
  • Project cost: $10,833,893 total construction cost $19,148,231 total project cost including capitalized reserves and related soft costs

COMPOLUX in Tokyo, Japan by Nendo

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: Nendo

The multi brand and shared areas for the women’s clothing floor on the third floor of the Seibu department store in Tokyo’s Shibuya. The ‘contemporary luxury’ floor presents multiple brands together in a unified environment, but each brand needs to be gently distinguished from the others.

Image Courtesy © Masaya Yoshimura

  • Architects: Nendo
  • Project: COMPOLUX
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masaya Yoshimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Brands : 3.1 Phillip Lim, CARVEN, Acne, Theyskens’ Theory, SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL etc 30 brands
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