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Beautiful House in London, England by Nacho Gias Studio with Tomas Gruber

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: Nacho Gias Studio with Tomas Gruber 

Ma mama, A qui li rifrega Delacroix?! (But mum, who cares about Delacroix?!)

That was the question thrown by a child to his mum while I was waiting on a huge line for the Louvre Museum, in Paris. It made me smile until I realized that the child’s premise was full of truth, it kept a reality that we forget so often.

Image Courtesy © Nacho Gias Studio with Tomas Gruber 

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OPEN SANDNES City Hall in Norway by KAMJZ

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: KAMJZ

Enhancing Public Participation

The base for the design was the desire to create a free unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as a collaborative and cooperative management and decision making process with emphasis on the right to see the operations and activities of government at work. This supports government accountability and helps protect other necessary rights. The new City Hall of Sandnes would celebrate the concept of openness and transparency. Designed as a welcoming house which is as accessible as possible to it’s citizens and a building that lives up to the highest requirements for a modern, efficient and flexible office space. The volume required by the program would be adapted to the local urban conditions and modified to create connections with the surrounding area and bring the inhabitants closer to the city officials and their decision making process in the spirit of true participation. With all the office spaces continuously facing the streets a courtyard is created which would be the central area of the whole Havneparken masterplan. Walking and biking, crisscrossing from the streets, would be encouraged to reach the water promenade, creating a vibrant district for pedestrians and cyclists. The importance of the building in the area would be emphasized by it’s architectural exterior design where past tradition would be commemorated with a modern dynamic and universal outlook.

Image Courtesy © KAMJZ

  • Architects: KAMJZ 
  • Project: Open Sandnes City Hall
  • Location: Sandnes, Norway
  • Software used: Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Client: Sandnes Kommune
  • Team: Marco Bellotti, Łukasz Wenclewski, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Michał Polak, JinSol Kim, Yuliya Pidlubnyak, Artur Zakrzewski
  • Project Leader: Maciej Jakub Zawadzki
  • Year: 2015

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The Boathouse in Lake of the Woods, Canada by Cibinel Architecture

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: Cibinel Architecture

Nestled within a rocky shoreline, The Boathouse is designed for day and night time lounging and entertainment. It is situated at the edge of a densely forested north facing slope with dramatic cliff faces. In addition to needing boat parking and year-round storage, the client wanted a space that captured a full day’s sunlight as well as the northeastern views over the water.

Image Courtesy © Cibinel Architecture

  • Architects: Cibinel Architecture
  • Project: The Boathouse
  • Location: Lake of the Woods, Canada
  • Software used: sketch up, Vectorworks
  • Engineer: Hanuschak Consulting Inc.
  • Contractor: The Custom Woodworking Co.
  • New Construction: 2,500 sq. ft.
  • Completed: 2016

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Buena Onda in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by CORE architecture + design

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: CORE architecture + design

James Beard award-winning Chef Jose Garces wants guests to feel as though they have traveled to the relaxing and vibrant beach towns of coastal Mexico while dining at Buena Onda, a taqueria and margarita bar. Inspired by the ambiance of Acapulco and color blocking of Luis Barragan, CORE worked closely with Chef Garces to find the right balance of color and texture for each of the restaurant’s distinct elements.

Image Courtesy © Michael Moran

  • Architects: CORE architecture + design
  • Project: Buena Onda
  • Location: 1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
  • Photography: Michael Moran
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • General Contractor: CVM Next Construction
  • Food Service Consultant: Feustel Foodservice Design, LLC
  • MEP Engineer: hpe GROUP, LLC
  • Millwork: Meline Woodworking Inc & Atreus Works
  • Branding and Logo: Weholden
  • Graphic and Menu Design: Seth Design Group
  • Exterior Signage: Baker the Sign Man
  • Gross Built Area: 2,400 ft2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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AL DICIOTTO BAR RISTORANTE in Mantova, Italy by Archiplanstudio

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: Archiplanstudio 

The project investigates the issues related to the ornament, such attitude can overcome the natural characteristics of the material exceeding the traditional areas. The concrete tables are adorned with imperfect decoration, made with white paint and the lighting in gauze plaster exhibit seams as elements that reinforce the character. The coating of the bench and stools with visible nails, refer to a dimension of the textile material, which seems sewn on the back support.

Image Courtesy © Sonia Zucchelli

  • Architects: Archiplanstudio
  • Project: AL DICIOTTO BAR RISTORANTE
  • Location: Mantova, Italy
  • Photography: Sonia Zucchelli
  • Software used: Autocad

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Black House in Christchurch, New Zealand by MCAS-Max Capocaccia Architecture Studio

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article source: MCAS-Max Capocaccia Architecture Studio 

The brief required a rectangular floor plan, whilst the creation of partition walls not to celling height and small separations between elements achieved captivating interior spaces that detract from the simple form.

The whole of the North façade and part of the West are glazed so that the entire view is accessible from the living area, dining and kitchen.

Image Courtesy © MCAS-Max Capocaccia Architecture Studio

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Entrance and terrace in Lima, Peru by Arturo Ghezzi Novak AND Gustavo Ghezzi Novak

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article source: Arturo Ghezzi Novak AND Gustavo Ghezzi Novak

This project is about entering. A new entrance for a house surrounded by buildings.

The entrance takes distance from the street to arrive to a vaulted, low and heavy volume. A purifying transition between outside and inside.

Image Courtesy © Renzo Rebagliati

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6 Leadwood Loop in South Africa by Metropole Architects

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article source: Metropole Architects 

The architecture of 6 Leadwood Loop was designed in accordance with Feng Shui principles. The square geometry of the floor plan is aligned with the cardinal axis. The shape, position and orientation of all the spaces and bodies of water were guided by Feng Shui protocols.

Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

  • Architects: Metropole Architects
  • Project: 6 Leadwood Loop
  • Location: South Africa
  • Photography: Grant Pitcher
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interior Design: Ann Alderton Bespoke, Feng Shui
  • Consultants: Albert Leroux and Michael Ruthven
  • Main Contractor: Sygnatur
  • Projects Structural Engineers: Young and Satharia
  • Trends Landscape Implementation: Lynch Frog Landscapes

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Peterhof Lakes Course Golf Club in Saint Petersburg, Russia by Arch group

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Article source: Arch group 

The building where team accommodations, changing rooms and office premises are located, were designed for the Golf Club.

The Golf Club is located at an absolutely unique place, close to Peterhof, just opposite the Mikhailovka  manor house. The Club’s territory is surrounded by astonishing landscapes and monuments of architecture. The Club’s building is not massive, but it incarnates the general idea and the style of the Club to the full. We offered the stylistic direction that emphasises contrast between historic styles of the surrounding and contemporary pseudoclassic architecture of buildings. We were intended to highlight the idea that the Club is totally modern and focused on active people. At the same time it should be in harmony with the surrounding idyllic landscape. Our goal was to create temperate and austere image that was intended to be expressive at the same time.

Image Courtesy © Aleksei Goriainov

  • Architects: Arch group
  • Project: Peterhof Lakes Course Golf Club
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Photography: Aleksei Goriainov
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit
  • Client: Peterhof Lakes Course Golf Club
  • Team: Mikhail Krymov, Aleksei Goriainov, Irina Cociuc, Elena Utkina, Diana Fish, Kristina Karacharskova
  • Built area: 300 м2
  • Project development: 2014
  • Completion Year: 2017

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RK House in Paraná, Brazil by AP Architetos

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Article source: AP Architetos 

AP Arquitetos was founded in 2010 and seeks to establish a contemporary architectural language, experimental and still focused on local and historical values. We understand architecture much more as a methodological process in which several professionals act together. With this vision we can reach new ideas and concepts that can be applied in a practical way and with a high degree of innovation and experimentalism. Our process works each project in a unique way, that is, with a “tailoring” thought. The firm has projects in several Brazilian cities besides Peru, Italy and the USA.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Kenji

  • Architects: AP Architetos 
  • Project: RK House
  • Location: Wilson Gomes Ramos Street, Abranches, 405, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  • Photography: Alexandre Kenji
  • Software used: Revit
  • Team: Alexandre Bessa, Thiago Henning, Gabriel Yuji, Rennan Ferreira
  • Authors: André Prevedello
  • Total built area (m2): 300.00 m²
  • Year of completion: 2015

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