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WALL MUSEUM in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source:  Tiago do Vale Architects

An international, one-stage architecture competition was recently held by Arkxsite with the purpose of developing compelling ideias for a contemporary museum located within the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal. Placed on the top of a hill, 291m above sea level, not only it rules over a breathtaking view but also documents a continuous history from the Roman Period to the 18th century.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: WALL MUSEUM
  • Location: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, VRay and PhotoShop
  • PROJECT TEAM: Tiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde, Hugo Quintela
  • COMPETITION: Site Museum (International Architecture Competition)
  • ORGANIZATION: Arkxsite
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2015
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 1250 m2

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The Golf House in Queensland, Australia by Studio 15b

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: Studio 15b

Completed in late 2014, this new home is located within an established residential suburb of Brisbane over looking a beautiful treed golf course. It has been designed for a golf loving, retired couple who like to entertain their large family that visit regularly from Brisbane and abroad.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: Studio 15b
  • Project: The Golf House
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Software used: Revit 3D
  • Design time: 12 months
  • Construction time: 12 months
  • Project size: 444 m2
  • Design & Project Architect: Allison Smith
  • Interior Designer: Rachel Moodie
  • Awards
    • HIA & DIA Brisbane Kitchen & Bathroom & Interior Design Awards – Interior Design Over $250,001
    • HIA & DIA – CSR Queensland Housing Awards – Queensland Residential Interior Design

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Villa SR in Rijssen, The Netherlands by reitsema & partners architecten bna

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Article source: reitsema & partners architecten bna

An environmentally friendly example house, connected to its surrounding landscape. The outcome of a close triangular collaboration between the clients, the architects + the construction engineer and the various manufacturers.

When older houses are preserved, it is often because of their recyclability. They have high ceilings, daylight, large rooms and wide doors. But there is one more important reason why we don’t demolish them. We love them, because their architecture is good and because they are made of beautiful materials. Preserve your house, or make a new one with a high long term value, and you make your house more environmentally friendly. By not only looking at the cost of the total investments, but being aware of the monthly costs, sustainable solutions become feasible.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: reitsema & partners architecten bna
  • Project: Villa SR
  • Location: Koekoeksbloem 10, 7463EC, Rijssen, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Luuk Kramer, Reitsema & Partners
  • Software used: Autocad and Photoshop
  • Site area: 870 m2
  • Building Footprint: 160 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 160 m2
  • Height: 2.80m
  • Cost per square metre: 1250 euro/m2(VAT and installations excluded)
  • Client: Family Schapink

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Hotel B¨O in Chiapas, México by Muro Rojo Arquitectura

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Article source: Muro Rojo Arquitectura

The B¨O Hotel suggests a new and fresh perspective of San Cristobal de las Casas. It is a proposal with an identity of its own, a revision of what hospitality should be, in which the design shapes the whole space integrating in a same gesture the concept of a house and a hotel within one single experience. B¨O is a place which inscribes the premises that have guided the work of Muro Rojo Arquitectura: How our own life gives meaning to a place and how design transforms our perception of the world?

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Muro Rojo Arquitectura
  • Project: Hotel B¨O
  • Location: Av. 5 de Mayo 38, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino
  • Project Managers: Arq. Elizabeth Gómez Coello, Arq. Jorge Medina Robles,Arq. Germán Velasco Espinosa
  • Project Collaborators: Arq. Mario Alberto Baez, A.I. Angelique Bidet, A.I. Alberto Burgaleta, A.I. Fernanda Esquivel
  • Client: Carlos Gutiérrez Hernández, Fernando Gutiérrez Hernández
  • Contractor: Facto Arquitectura
  • Year: 2010-2012

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Dream Hotel in Tampere, Finland by Studio Puisto Architects Ltd.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Article source: Studio Puisto Architects Ltd.

Dream hotel is designed as an upscale extension to the popular Dream Hostel. The hostel opened its doors in 2010 and is located in an old industrial building in the center of the city and in close proximity of the Tampere concert hall. To serve the needs of customers looking for an aordable double or twin room, Dream Hostel decided to extend the premises with an extra floor.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin

  • Architects: Studio Puisto Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Dream Hotel
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, Patrik Rastenberger
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Interior design: Studio Puisto Architects
  • Program: 20-room boutique hotel to an old industrial brick building in the center of Tampere.
  • Construction: Cajamäki Oy
  • Year: Design 2013-2014, construction 04/2014 – 08/2014

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Intertwine – Heirloom Taipei in Taiwan by Paradox Studio

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Paradox Studio

“Intertwine” is the key to design concept of Heirloom Taipei. The brand “Heirloom” is a new brand established by two young designers with family manufacturing background and east/west crossover cultural experience. The brand logo – “Interweaving H” explicitly demonstrates the multi-level mixture of Heirloom’s brand spirit. Therefore, the theme “Intertwine” was set to abstract Heirloom’s brand statement into three-dimensional store shopping experience.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Chou

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Chou

  • Architects: Paradox Studio
  • Designer: Chris Chen
  • Project: Intertwine – Heirloom Taipei
  • Location: Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Photography: Benjamin Chou
  • Software used:Autocad and 3d max studio
  • Client: Heirloom
  • Character of space: Retail
  • Floor area: 43 m2
  • Completion Date: September, 2013
  • Materials: Wood, Glossy Paint Finish, Metal Laminate Sheets, Suede Fabric

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ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS in San Francisco, California by Design Blitz

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Design Blitz

Zendesk, a customer service software provider, was one of the first tech companies to move to San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood to take advantage of the city’s tax incentive program, and the first to sign a community benefits agreement. After experiencing large-scale growth, it was only natural for the company to seek an additional space in the neighborhood they called home. Zendesk’s new office marks its second building on Market Street, creating an urban campus that assists in the revival of the long-neglected Mid-Market neighborhood. The new building not only serves as a headquarters for the growing Zendesk team, but also as opens its doors as a communal hub for local businesses and residents.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Size: 75,000 SF
  • Completion: June 2014

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CASA PLAYA DEL SOL in Lima, Peru by DMS ARQUITECTAS

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: DMS ARQUITECTAS

This house is located on a beach called Playa del Sol, in the district of Asia, in Lima, Peru. This land has 330 m2, with a frontage of 10ml and 33ml deep.

Image Courtesy © DMS ARQUITECTAS

Image Courtesy © DMS ARQUITECTAS

  • Architects: DMS ARQUITECTAS
  • Project: CASA PLAYA DEL SOL
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Team: Arq. Mirjana Barandiaran Misic, Arq. Denisse Folkmanas

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OCEAN DECK HOUSE by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

This ocean front residence captures the sense of indoor-outdoor living by introducing large cantilevered decks and roof decks. Designed for an active family who loves to cook and entertain, the ability to do so on each level is a driving element. As a measure to preserve the integrity of the dune, the house is pulled back from it to create three distinct experiences on each level. The ground level is nestled behind the dune and provides for a mixed wood and concrete paved patio with a pool, outdoor fireplace and covered ping-pong area. Areas on this level intended for storage and lower level entry are enclosed by a combination of glass and concrete walls. The main floor is accessed from an exterior cantilevered stair that leads to the central light filled atrium. This main level houses all the bedrooms and a centrally located family room. This house is designed as an upside down house, giving the most spectacular views to the living, dining and kitchen on the top floor. This floor takes advantage not only of the southern exposure and views, but provides for adequate solar control. The main deck allows for an extensive herb and vegetable garden, outdoor cooking, entertaining, and lounging.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

  • Architects: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
  • Project: OCEAN DECK HOUSE
  • Photography: Matthew Carbone
  • Architect Team: Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Luca Campaiola, Jessica Twiggs
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Montmagny Courthouse in Québec, Canada by CCM2 Architectes

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 Architectes

This project consist to maintain the 950m² of the 1865 historical building and add an expansion of 3410m² for a project area of 4360m². The expansion includes three new courtrooms and new spaces for the development of all essential services and offices for the proper functioning of a courthouse in the 21st century. In a sober contemporary architecture, the expansion is designed to showcase the historical aspect of the existing building. The new courthouse will be the only one to offer all the services of the judicial district of Montmagny. To respond to complex operating criteria, an integrated design process was established to ensure the involvement of the client and all the professionals throughout the project development.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 Architectes 
  • Project: Montmagny Courthouse
  • Location: Montmagny, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: SQI
  • Completion: 2014
  • Architect Team: CCM2 architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques architectes
  • Structural / Civil: Cima
  • Mechanical /electrical: Dessau
  • Contractor: Décarel
  • Project area: 47 000 pi2 | 4360 m2
  • Budget: 24 M$ | CAN

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