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Business incubator, Training centre by h2o architectes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: h2o architectes 

The EPF Normandie and the commune of Pont-Audemer wanted to convert the industrial site of an ancient paper factory into offices/workshops for different companies.

The ancient paper factory is a symbol of an important part of the local working class memory. The architectural conversion suggested by the agency had three principle axis of development.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: h2o architectes 
  • Project: Business incubator, Training centre
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau, Julien Attard
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Mission: In charge of studies and construction site
  • Surface: 1500 m², 2500 m² exterior
  • Construction cos: 2 800 000 euros HT
  • Date: Delivered December 2013
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) with M. Virtz quantity surveyor, Louis Choulet Mechanical and Sustainability Engineers BMI, Structure Engineers, France Aires Exterior infrastructure Engineers

Contemporary Japanese Garden in London, U.K by MyLandscapes LTD

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: MyLandscapes LTD

The 250sqm site runs east to west and is surrounded by two buildings, a perimeter wall and open on the western side. Initially the ground was pretty level and laid to paving blocks, allowing access to the buildings but serving not much purpose and fairly static. The project took 3 months to build during the wettest winter in the British Isles at a cost of £140,000.

Image Courtesy © Amir Schlezinger

  • Architects: MyLandscapes LTD
  • Project: Contemporary Japanese Garden
  • Location: London, U.K
  • Photography: Amir Schlezinger
  • Software used: 3-D Max and Photoshop

Sheepfold Balloo in Drenthe, Netherlands by DAAD Architecten

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: DAAD Architecten

DAAD Architecten has designed a new sheepfold, with a pitched barn and wool studio, in Balloo in Drenthe. The site, which was ruined through a fire, on the edge of the Balloo es [heightened plots of farmland, specific to Drenthe], has been developed into a public, central green, with spaces for education, information and art.

the new sheepfold combines a landscape approach for the entire site, Image Courtesy © Marianne Berkhoff

  • Architects: DAAD Architecten
  • Project: Sheepfold Balloo
  • Location: Drenthe, Netherlands
  • Photography: Marianne Berkhoff
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Modelmaking, Hand drawings, AutoCad
  • Realisation: 2013

Im Zollhafen 22 in Rheinauhafen, Cologne, Germany by GATERMANN + SCHOSSIG Architekten Generalplaner

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: GATERMANN + SCHOSSIG Architekten Generalplaner

The proposed office building on Plot 10 in Cologne’s historic Rheinauhafen harbour district occupies a prime waterfront position, situated between two fifteen-storey ‘crane house’ office towers. The building’s distinctive stepped elevation is designed to create a strongly sculptural presence while responding to the views across the harbour.

Image Courtesy © H.G. Esch

i.n.g in Toyota, Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

This is the project for two-family house by reconstruction. Every time I witnessed the demolition work before reconstruction, I’ve had some uncomfortable feelings by the view of vacant land. The old house is a building containing lots of thoughts and memories for the owner and it is also a part constituting the town-scape from the community viewpoint. Therefore, based on the idea that there should be a way to renew the house while keeping the old town-scape even in reconstruction project, I proposed a house with Japanese-style outlook to fit naturally into the existing fence and external garden.

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

  • Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Project: i.n.g
  • Location: Toyota, Japan
  • Photography: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Software Used: Vectorworks
  • Site Area: 453.88m2
  • Built Area: 160.56m2
  • Total Floor Area: 147.67m2
  • Type of Construction: Wooden
  • Exterior Materials: paint finish
  • Interior Materials: paint finish、Lauan plywood
  • Design time: January, 2012 – November, 2012
  • Year of completion: July, 2013
  • Design team: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Structure company: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Construction company: Inoue construction Ltd

Cut and Frame by ashton porter architects

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: ashton porter architects

Reorganisation of the ground floor layout of a two storey semi detached residential property and the replacing of a garden shed at the rear of the garden with a writing hut.

The house design was driven by the requirement for both clients to work from home and both have separate spaces. The connection between the house and the garden writing hut was therefore a key element of the project.

Image Courtesy © Andy Stagg

  • Architects: ashton porter architects
  • Project: Cut and Frame
  • Photography: Andy Stagg
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Main Contractor: Allen Wilson Shopfitters & Builders
  • Structural Consultant: Constant Structural Design
  • Cost: £243,000
  • Client: Private
  • Size of the house before the project: 148m2
  • After the project: 178m2
  • Writing Hut: 15m2
  • Start: October 2011
  • Planning Permission Granted: April 2012
  • Build Start: July 2012
  • Completion: December 2012
  • Kitchen: Howdens
  • Sliding Doors: Fineline
  • Flooring: Peak Oak Flooring
  • Windows: Velfac

Eckelmann AG in Wiesbaden, Germany by CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects

Eckelmann AG was established in 1977. This medium-sized company offers its customers practical solutions for electronic machine controls and software development and system integration for the system automation. The spectrum ranges from compact device control through to the automation of scattered industrial systems.

Image Courtesy © CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects

  • Architects: CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects
  • Project: Eckelmann AG
  • Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Software Used: Autocad
  • Staff: Ronni Neuber, Christiane Bolesta
  • Structural design: Schmitt + Thielmann und Partner | Wiesbaden
  • Construction volume: Floor space 1,400 m², Gross floor space 2,000 m², Gross capacity 7,750 m³
  • Realisation: 2012-2013

MAIN STREET HOUSE in Seattle, WA by SHED Architecture & Design

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: SHED Architecture & Design

Located in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood the Main Street House takes its name from the unimproved right of way and pedestrian path that bounds its site to the north. The single family house was built for a husband and wife, both geologists, nearing retirement but actively working from home.

Image Courtesy © Mark Woods

  • Architects: SHED Architecture & Design
  • Project: MAIN STREET HOUSE
  • Location: Seattle, WA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mark Woods
  • Software Used: Sketch up and Autocad
  • Square Footage: 2,332
  • Contractor: David Gray Construction
  • Landscape Desgin: Urban Wilds
  • Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineers

Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano in Italy by Roland Baldi architects

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: Roland Baldi architects

The new public square gives access to the different structures of the district center and the adjacent urban park. It also acts as a meeting ground for the residents and offers people a space for outdoor events. The square is paved with a with two-tone cobblestone zebra pattern from white Lasa marble and black basalt. Through an undulating elevation of the paving in the northeast area of the square a planter with seat function with different heights and different inclinations was created.

Image Courtesy © Roland Baldi architects

  • Architects: Roland Baldi architects
  • Project: Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano
  • Location: Italy
  • Photography: Oskar Da Riz
  • Software used: Autocad LT

THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN in Medellín, Colombia by Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Article source: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

Background and Context

Since 2008, 21 new kindergartens have been built in Medellín in barrios with problems of insecurity and social inequality.  The El Pinal Kindergarten was awarded through a public architectural tender and has been conceived as a space for education, culture and life.  The project is located on the slopes of the central – eastern area of Medellín, in a sector of unplanned settlements and informal housing.

Image Courtesy © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón

  • Architects: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
  • Project: THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Photography: Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
  • Software used: Autocad 2014, Sketch up and 3D-Max. 
  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Jorge Arbeláez
  • HYDROSANITARY DESIGN: Caudales y Presiones S.A.
  • ELECTRICAL AND ILLUMINATION DESIGN: Lighten S.A.
  • LANDSCAPING DESIGN: Andrés Ospina
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT: Carlos Mario Rodríguez Osorio
  • BIOCLIMATIC AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Ader Augusto González, PVG Arquitectos
  • YEAR: 2012
  • SURFACE AREA: 850 m2
  • ARCHITECTURAL – DESIGN AND PROJECT – DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Juan David, Cerón Betancur, Luis Felipe Cardona, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, Parmenio Bedoya Aguirre, Maritza Mejía, Sebastián Vallejo Palacio, Eugenio Lara Rodríguez, Martina Centeno, Carlos Ossa, Steven Yepes, Camilo Arenas, Maida González, Alejandro Vanegas, Yuri Rosero, David Hernández, Santiago Bedoya Macías, Felipe Valencia Herrera
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