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House in Kamisawa, Japan by Tato Architects

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: Tato Architects

This building is a reconfiguration of a traditional Japanese wooden house. Its wooden frames were exposed after the removal of unnecessary parts. Only by inserting curved walls into it, spatial functions were created. A similar challenge was experienced in the process of designing “Hut with the Arc Wall”, a public toilet in Shodoshima. There, space was defined by a 9mm steel curved wall, which was built under the wooden roof structure by reference to traditional soy sauce factories in that area. An inspiration from cedar barrels of say source was formalized in the curved wall, which showed an aesthetic of self- supporting structure. The only thing to be regrettable was newly built wooden frames. Ideally, it should have been moved from an old house around that area and rebuilt in a new place, but the required tight schedule didn’t allow us to spend time to look for a suitable existing building. However, since then, we have seen it as a distinctive potential for reconfigurations to divide space with curved walls, which is not related to the outer structure.

Image Courtesy © ShinkenchikuSha

Image Courtesy © ShinkenchikuSha

  • Architects: Tato Architects
  • Project: House in Kamisawa
  • Location: Hyogo, Japan
  • Photography: ShinkenchikuSha
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Construction: Kyowa Techno
  • Team: Yo Shimada/Keita Kurokoshi
  • Site Area: 223.33㎡
  • Building Area: 86.57㎡ (38.76% of max 60% of coverage ratio permission)
  • Total Floor Area: 86.57㎡ (38.76% of max 200% of floor area ratio permission)
  • First floor: 86.57 ㎡

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Micro-apartment in Berlin, Germany by spamroom + johnpaulcoss

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Article source: spamroom + johnpaulcoss

The design brief for this Berlin flat renovation, in the district of Moabit, not only included the challenge of sensitively updating an Altbau (early 1900’s), but included the added element of its charming small size – measuring just 21sqm.

Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernise the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat.

Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss

Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss

  • Architects: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
  • Project: Micro-apartment in Berlin
  • Location: Stephanstr. 23, 10559 Berlin
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • Completion: March 2015
  • Building team:

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The “Familienzentrum im Steinpark” kindergarten in Freising, Germany by neuburger, bohnert und müller Architekten

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: neuburger, bohnert und müller Architekten 

Design concept

The project was gained through a competition won in 2010. The task was to design a kindergarten for eight groups of children with a multipurpose hall, a dining hall and a staff room.

The polygonal shape of the area available for construction and the idea behind the design of putting the various rooms in separate buildings, creating a kind of “children’s village”, led to the star-shaped design of the facility, and to the placement of the different age-groups into individual and structurally separated buildings. Each unit – crèche, kindergarten, day-care centre, utility and staff – is given its own building. They are connected with each other by means of a central all-purpose hall, which we called the “Piazza”, and which is the heart of the child-care facility. What results is a subdivided pavilion in the midst of a treed park. Stations for play and educational purposes are distributed around the remaining garden.

Image Courtesy © Florian Schreiber

Image Courtesy © Florian Schreiber

  • Architects: neuburger, bohnert und müller Architekten 
  • Project: The “Familienzentrum im Steinpark” kindergarten
  • Location: Freising, Germany
  • Photography: Florian Schreiber
  • Software used: VectorWorks
  • Client: The City of Freising Building Authority
  • Landscape architects: Lynen & Dittmar landscape architects and urban planners, Freising
  • Structural engineering / structural fire protection: IG Blankenhagen + Cohrs, Seeshaupt / Freising
  • Building services: IBM-TGA GmbH, Moosburg / München
  • Competition 2010: 1st place
  • Realisation: 2012-13
  • Completion: Sept. 2013

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Section in Hoogstraten, Belgium by Burobill

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Burobill

Architecture and music share a mathematical principle : the golden section.This principle is used to arrange and order the existing house as a spine running through it.The music room was designed and constructed from scratch using the golden section as a tool to design the facades, the plan, the height of the ceiling, the section of the beams etcetera…All elements of the music chamber are generated by the same principle.

Image Courtesy © Nick Van Goubergen

Image Courtesy © Nick Van Goubergen

  • Architects: Burobill
  • Project: Section
  • Location: Hoogstraten, Belgium
  • Photography: Nick Van Goubergen
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad, Vectorworks

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Bean Buro Office in Wan Chai, Hong Kong by Bean Buro Architects

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Bean Buro Architects

The Bean Buro Architects studio in Hong Kong takes a fresh approach to small work place design in a high density city. While being space efficient, the material palette is homey and relaxed, to contribute to the studio’s friendly approach to the workplace. This in turn allows for staff to be more productive and engage with each other in a collaborative manner.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro Architects
  • Project: Bean Buro Office
  • Location: Unit 2803, 28/F 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhino, Vray, Photoshop, Indesign, Dialux
  • Contractor: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 900sqft

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FABER HEADQUARTERS in Udine, Italy by GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

Two Landscapes

Faber Industrie Spa are world leading manufacturers of steel cylinders. Their new headquarters are located at a boundary between an industrial area and farmland, and hence belong to both the industrial and the natural landscape. The aim of the project is to interface both landscapes and acknowledge their different qualities and values.

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

  • Architects: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati
  • Project: FABER HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: via dell’Industria, Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Italy
  • Photography: Massimo Crivellari
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Project: Stefano Gri, Piero Zucchi
  • Team: Stefania Anzil, Chiara Marchetti, Tania Teixeira, Francesco Casella, Tina Carletti
  • Structural Engineer: Nuttassociati, Udine, Italy
  • Facade Engineer: Ing. Angelo Peruzza (more…)

HUMMING PLAZA VIP NIIGATA St. Voile in Niigata, Japan

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Article source: KASAHARA DESIGN WORK

We designed the chapel of new construction along the Shinano River Kamitokoro, Niigata-city.

It had been completed on September 2014.

On designing it, it was important to keep balance with the existing main building for wedding. On that point we designed the appearance of chapel with the presence as one volume which height is 14.5m.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners

  • Architects: KASAHARA DESIGN WORK
  • Project: HUMMING PLAZA VIP NIIGATA St. Voile
  • Location: Kamitokoro, Niigata-city, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners
  • Floor area: 161.86㎡
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee (from Oakland, California) opened their first roastery/café in Japan, to operate as the production base of Blue Bottle Coffee Japan. Schemata Architects was commissioned to renovate the former storage building at Kiyosumi Shirakawa in Tokyo to accommodate roastery, café, office, barista training room and pastry factory. Blue Bottle Coffee is a leader of the third-wave coffee companies; they strive to achieve the best flavor and aroma, while promoting fair-trade and improving the labor environment of coffee farms, to construct a balanced production circle and to develop a positive relationship in which baristas and consumers raise awareness and grow up together.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
  • Project: Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe
  • Location: 1-4-8 Hirano Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software Used: VectorWorks
  • Project team:Ryosuke Yamamoto
  • Construction:TANK
  • Collaboration:SOUP DESIGN(sign), SOLSO(plant), fresco(pendant), STANDARD TRADE(stool), O.F.C(condiment), maruzen(kitchen), DCS(roaster), levi(environmental plan), WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan), Endo Lighting(lighting plan)
  • Floor area: 1F_271.72m², 2F_271.72m²
  • Structure: steel
  • Completion: 10/2014
  • Open:02/2015

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Shad Row by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

The property, situated just beyond the ocean dunes, was purchased with a partial foundation and permits in place for a traditional, shingle style residence. The owner presented us with the challenge of designing a modern residence, which thoroughly integrated the indoor and outdoor spaces, for their family of four on exactly the permitted building footprint.

Image Courtesy © Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Image Courtesy © Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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Sushi Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam by 07BEACH

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: 07BEACH

It started from the concept to make a Sushi restaurant that provides truly real Japanese Sushi made by highly skilled Sushi Chef.
Prioritizing guest’s higher satisfaction rather than achieving more seats, Removed the existing upstairs to make a high ceiling one-story, Composed only 8 counter seats main-building and a new-built annex. By separating the main-building and the annex by the pond, The annex private-room is emphasized its value as visible but inaccessible.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: 07BEACH, Joe Chikamori
  • Project: Sushi Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Location: District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Renderworks, photoshop
  • Constructor: 07BEACH+Nguyen Phung Duy Bao+Tran Ngoc Hai Duong(M&E)
  • Floor area: 79.2sqm
  • Year: 2014

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