Archive for the ‘S/W’ Category
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Article source: FRANCISCO MANGADO
The new extension of the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias is integrated into an urban complex which through successive expansions has made room for one of Spain’s finest art collections. After the enlargement, this urban complex will take up much of its block in the historical center of Oviedo, close to the cathedral and surrounded by streets with high value in the memory of natives of the city as well as visitors, and bordering also with the city’s most representative square.
Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute
Monday, October 30th, 2017
Article source: Aresto Arquitetura
Built on a flat lot with only 11 meters wide, the residence located in the city of Jundiaí, consists of a single elongated volume and two slabs.
On the ground floor are: the entrance hall, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the toilet, the laundry room, the pantry, the storage room, the gourmet space, and the pool. On the upper deck are: the hometheater and the three dormitories.
Image Courtesy © Aresto Arquitetura
- Architects: Aresto Arquitetura
- Project: Palm tree house
- Location: Jundiaí, Brazil
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad, Revit
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Article source: m12 AD
Dhermi, a quaint village in the south of Albania, halfway between the two nodal points of the national tourist flows, Valona and Saranda, will see in 2019 the birth of a new 5-star hotel, the Empire Resort Hotel, a modern structure that will add value to the hamlet, already famous for its green terraces and crystal clear waters.
Image Courtesy © m12 AD
- Architects: m12 AD
- Project: Empire Resort Hotel
- Location: Dhermi, Albania
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Article source: Llowarch Llowarch Architects
Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces the RIBA award winning new night accommodation for the Tower Ravens’ re-presents the Ravens to the public, providing a focal point for expanded interpretation of these legendary residents of the Tower.
Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse
- Architects: Llowarch Llowarch Architects
- Project: Ravens Enclosures, HM Tower of London
- Location: London, England
- Photography: Jack Hobhouse and Edmund Sumner
- Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad
Friday, October 27th, 2017
Article source: atelier Luke
A deliberate balance between modernity and tradition creates this unique and textured retreat in the suburbs of Kyoto.
Osaka based design studio, atelier Luke, collaborated closely with craftspeople in Kyoto, Osaka and Nagano to apply traditional finishes and techniques to the design and renovation of this postwar terraced house. The client, a Danish-Australian furniture maker, wished to modernise the home without abandoning the character that makes traditional Japanese houses unique. From this position of respect, a design approach was adopted whereby modern attitudes to living would be balanced and contrasted with tradition.
Image Courtesy © Eiji Kitada and atelier Luke
- Architects: atelier Luke
- Project: Ichijoji House
- Location: Kyoto, Japan
- Photography: Eiji Kitada and atelier Luke
- Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator
- Project team: Junko Nakatsuka, Luke Hayward
- Construction: Miura Construction
- Cabinetmaker: Jurinsha
- Completion: December, 2015
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Article source: SBG architetti
Damascegliere is a restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the Brera district in Milan. The conversion, in a two-floor brick vaulted warehouse-type building, has large windows overlooking the now glamourous Corso Garibaldi. The design concept for the restaurant is built around two long counters where clients can sit facing either the barman or the chef at work. The outdoor table has the same peninsula-shaped counter giving a continuity between the two spaces. On warm days the arched window opens up to make the inside of the restaurant completely accessible from the pedestrian road. The kitchen is partially visible through semitransparent glass. New services have been installed leaving the brick vaults untouched; a sophisticated air circulation system provides the possibility of keeping different functions such as the bar and kitchen in the same environment as the main seating area. In the basement the absence of windows and natural light is compensated by luminous shelves and mirrors over a continous padded bench.
Image Courtesy © SBG architetti
- Architects: SBG architetti
- Project: Cocktail Bar Brera Milan
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Software used: Autodesk, Autocad
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Located in Calistoga, a small town in Northern California’s Napa Valley, this renovated farmhouse is placed gently into a landscape of grape vines and matured walnut trees. The clients, local winemakers, desired a modern dwelling that would complement the small estate while working within the structure of the former residence. With the home’s new design, the relationship to site and ambiguity of the plan are simplified through the subtle shifting of openings and partitions, and the addition of key unifying elements.
Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux
- Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
- Project: Wine Country Farmhouse
- Location: Calistoga, California, USA
- Photography: Matthew Millman, Nic Lehoux
- Software used: Revit, 3D renderings
- Design Principal: Gregory Mottola, FAIA
- Project Manager: Aaron Gomez, AIA
- Project Architect: Shawn Wood, RA
- Size: 4,430 SF
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Article source: Architects NRT Ltd
The former main building of the Helsinki University of Technology took on a new role when three universities were merged as Aalto University in 2010. The Otaniemi Campus designed by Alvar Aalto was chosen as the shared home of the Aalto Schools of Engineering, Business and
Arts & Design.
Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo
- Architects: Architects NRT Ltd
- Project: Aalto University, Otakaari 1
- Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 ESPOO, Helsinki, Finland
- Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
- Software used: ArchiCAD versios 13-16 and we also used several other programs for text editing, listings, and layouts.
- Detailed information: Former TKK main building Original design by Alvar Aalto 1964 Phase 2-4 renovation
- Client/Contractor: Aalto University Properties Ltd.
- Project acquisition method: Bidding competition 2009
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Article source: TEZUKA ARCHITECTS
Asahi Kindergarten Phase I
The original Asahi Kindergarten was lost in the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Tezuka Architects, funded by Japan Committee for UNICEF, designed and reconstructed the Asahi Kindergarten on a highland area by using the huge trees that killed by the salt water of 2011 tsunami. These trees have meaningful symbols for the local villagers as they were planted along the approach to Daioji Temple, the main temple on the hill which its height is just enough to elude tsunamis in the long history. Many villagers survived because the priest of the temple used to teach them to escape to the temple.
Image Courtesy © TEZUKA ARCHITECTS
- Architects: TEZUKA ARCHITECTS
- Project: Asahi Kindergarten Phase I & Phase II
- Location: Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan
- Software used: Autocad
- Client: Phase I–UNICEF
- Lead Architects: Takaharu + Yui Tezuka
- Design Team: Ryuya Maio, Shigefumi Araki, Takahiro Kitamura, Takehiro Ota
- Constructor: CHUTO
- Structural Engineer: TIS & PARTNER
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Article source: MUOTO Architectes
The project responds to the challenge of combining three different programs along Rue Stendhal in Paris : social housing, nursery and emergency centre. The organization of the building allows all three programs to coexist peacefully and take advantage of the unique features of the site such as: privacy, natural lighting in the nursery, independence, and large exterior spaces for the dwellings. The emergency shelter is arranged to be compact and provides multiple views and orientations. Sitting on a hill, the building stands in dialogue with the large horizon of the East Paris landscape. Its volumes are designed to maximize energy efficiency and user comfort. The courtyard, balconies and dwellings are oriented to achieve the best sun angles all year round. Each volume preserves distant views to neighbouring condominiums, and aims to blend cohesively into the skyline of the neighbourhood and eastern Paris. The inward facing elevation opens up to the linear garden at the rear of the building which brings light and fresh air into the dwellings and the nursery.
Image Courtesy © Maxime Delvaux
- Architects: MUOTO Architectes
- Project: 34 Dwellings, Nursery And Emergency Shelter
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Maxime Delvaux
- Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Adobe
- Client: RIVP
- Consultants: Fabrice Bougon, Bollinger & Grohmann, Espace-Temps, Nobatek
- Certifications: Bbc rt 2012, pLAN CLIMAT VILLE DE PARIS
- Budget: 11 000 000 €
- Surface area: 5 180 sqm
- Year: Competition 2009, completion 2017