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Bosjes Chapel in Western Cape, South Africa by Steyn Studio

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Article source: Steyn Studio 

The new chapel, set within a vineyard in South Africa, is designed by South-African born Coetzee Steyn of London based Steyn Studio. Its serene sculptural form emulates the silhouette of surrounding mountain ranges, paying tribute to the historic Cape Dutch gables dotting the rural landscapes of the Western Cape. Constructed from a slim concrete cast shell, the roof supports itself as each undulation dramatically falls to meet the ground. Where each wave of the roof structure rises to a peak, expanses of glazing adjoined centrally by a crucifix adorn the façade.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Steyn Studio
  • Project: Bosjes Chapel
  • Location: Bosjes Farm, Witzenberg District, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Software used: Rhino, Revit, Autodesk Inventor
  • Project architect: TV3 Architects (South Africa)
  • Furniture Design: Liam Mooney Studio
  • Contractor: Longworth & Faul
  • Structural engineer: Henry Fagan & Partners
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineer: Solution Station
  • Quantity surveyor: De Leeuw
  • Planning consultant: Ron Brunings

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Mimico Creek House in Toronto, Canada by Altius Architecture Inc.

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Altius Architecture Inc. 

Located on the top of a large site overlooking Mimico Creek, this 3 storey family dwelling features a central corridor and stairway that connects the interior spaces as well as the exterior views to the creek and ravine. Programmatically the corridor separates the utility spaces, garage and mudroom, from the main living spaces. Open riser stairs and wooden screens allow for dynamic views in out and of the house. The main plan begins at the street side with a private dining room, open kitchen and lowered living room with floor to ceiling south facing glass and patio access. The patio has a retractable rain screen, sun shading, and connects to a BBQ area off the kitchen. The basement offers storage, guest room, gym, and recreation room. The upper floor includes 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with the master suite taking full advantage of the elevated views to the creek.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Mimico Creek House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Software used: ArchiCAD by Graphisoft

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CENTRO*Arezzo Coop.fi in Florence, Italy by Piuarch

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Piuarch

An iconic urban landmark, but also a sustainable structure for an evolving shopping experience: the new CENTRO*Arezzo Coop.fi frees itself from the conceptual dictates of the traditional shopping mall and acts as a social and recreation pole that is perfectly integrated with the city. Opened in 1988, the complex has undergone a significant aesthetic and functional redevelopment that has completely changed its identity and its relationship with the surrounding environment.

Image Courtesy © Giovanni Hanninen

  • Architects: Piuarch
  • Project: CENTRO*Arezzo Coop.fi
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Photography: Giovanni Hanninen
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D Studio Max, V-Ray and Rhino
  • Partners: Francesco Fresa, German Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario
  • Associates: Cristina Castelli, Marco Dragoni, Luca Lazzerotti, Mauro Mandelli, Gianni Mollo, Miguel Pallares, Salvatore Seggio and Jenny Spagnolatti

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Administrative building for OEKO-Center in Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg by STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Next to the elementary school in the Pfaffenthal neighborhood, rue Vauban, the “Centre du Mouvement Écologique” (Ecological Center), known as the “MECO”, was in dilapidated structures, worth of no interest, neither as built heritage, nor as architectural component of urban fabric.

That old structure, having serious problems with stability, moisture and useful surface capacity, has been replaced by a new construction, exemplary for its answers to concerns and questions raised by sustainable development.

Image Courtesy © Catherine Thiry

  • Architects: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners
  • Project: Administrative building for OEKO-Center
  • Location: Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg
  • Photography: Catherine Thiry
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: CITY OF LUXEMBOURG
  • Civil engineer: T6-Ney & Partners s.à.r.l.
  • Technical engineer: Jean Schmit Engineering s.à.r.l.
  • Landscape architect: Areal Landscape architects
  • Coordinator-pilot: HBH S.A.
  • Coordination security-health: Fernand Greisen

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Qin Group Office Design in Chongqing, China by Studio DOTCOF

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: Studio DOTCOF

The client of this project is an advertising agency, who providing full industry chain service in West China. In the earliest beginning, when the client invite us and introduce themselves, we were attracted by their unique “big platform + branch company” structure. Starting from this very point as concept, we developed the whole space design.

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist

  • Architects: Studio DOTCOF
  • Project: Qin Group Office Design
  • Location: Yubei District, Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Arch-exist
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Vray
  • Client: QIN Group
  • Designer in charge: Xi Chen
  • Design Team: Rong Li, Lan Lan, Xiyun Luo
  • MEP Design: Mu Li, Peng Deng, Weifeng Wang
  • Contractor: Chongqing Wenyixuan Interiors
  • GFA: 1000m2
  • Completion Date: 2017.02

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Superbude 2 in Hamburg, Germany by DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG 

With its dual concept between a hostel and a hotel the Superbude I in Hamburg attracts a broad-range target group. Its location in the centre of the hip district „Schanze“ enables a surprisingly unconventional design.

Our task:

Our task was to further develop and design the successful concept „Superbude“. This included designing the „Buden“, a colloquial word used for the rooms in this hotel, as well as the public areas such as the lobby, bar and shop etc. The hotel / hostel is in a listed building, once a Deutsche Post switching centre at the turn of the century. For this reason the staircases were restored true to the original.

Image Courtesy © Steve Herud

  • Architects: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG
  • Project: Superbude 2
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Steve Herud
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Involved: Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
  • No of rooms: 88 + Suite
  • Designed: 2010-12
  • Opening: February 2012

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San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The previous owner of this 1960s modern home covered over the walls of glass with plywood and installed a massive awning at the rear of the house, blocking out most light and connection with the outdoors. The original interior had a maze-like layout starting with a small entry area and moving into too many hallways. In short, the house felt dark and closed-in. Nevertheless the new owners saw the potential in the home, purchased it, and hired Klopf Architecture to help them realize the potential. Today it is an open, light and bright, indoor-outdoor, clean and simple, modernist home for two professionals and their young son.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture team: John Klopf, Chuang-Ming Liu and Ethan Taylor
  • Landscape Design: Growsgreen
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen and Moon
  • Contractor: Starburst Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Inside Out SF
  • Year completed: 2016

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Adamant Querétaro in Mexico by MAYER HASBANI

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: MAYER HASBANI

Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.

Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI

  • Architects: MAYER HASBANI
  • Project: Adamant Querétaro
  • Location: Querétaro, Mexico
  • Software used: Revit
  • Builder: Milk Investments
  • Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
  • Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
  • Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
  • Finishes: Grupo DICO
  • Area: 21, 500 m2
  • Year: 2014 – 2017

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Urla Atatürk Primary School in İzmir, Turkey by Mert Uslu Architecture

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: Mert Uslu Architecture

The structure, which maintains its continuity in the linear architecture, is aimed to create a space open to the active use of students and teachers by means of the large courtyard formed in the south by leaning to the northern edge of the land. The climatic characteristics of Urla have been taken into consideration and applications for planting have been foreseen in the sections facing the south pavement. However, such a study of the south pavement by the practitioner has not yet been carried out. It was aimed to break the monotonous inside and outside on the whole of the design by creating the level differences between the buildings and thus a dynamic composition was captured in the building which is a school. The structure in the physical environment in which it stands out in pure geometrical form is exhibiting a naive temperament in Urla’s traditional heritage.

Image Courtesy © Mert Uslu Architecture

  • Architects: Mert Uslu Architecture
  • Project: Urla Atatürk Primary School
  • Location: İzmir, Turkey
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and 3dsmax
  • Architectural style: Modern
  • Construction Type: Concrete Construction
  • Gross External Area: 4550.00 M2
  • Building Height: 10.00 M
  • Number of Floors: 4
  • Year: 2017

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Office space in Poznan, Poland by Metaforma

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Metaforma 

Office spaces are often associated with unfriendliness and anonymity.  Architects from the Metaforma Group have faced the challenge of designing a space that will not only foster concentration while working, but will also allow you to fully rest during breaks. Acoustics and individually adjusted solutions in surface zoning have become the guiding ideas of the concept.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Strażyński

  • Architects: Metaforma
  • Project: Office space in Poznan
  • Location: Poznan, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Strażyński
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and SketchUp
  • Lead Architects: Anna Topolska, Dominik Kolenda
  • Other architects: Paulina Wieczorek, Magdalena Sawicka
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4000 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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