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Coral Gables Residence in Miami, Florida by Touzet Studio

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Touzet Studio

The “City-side” façade presents itself as two restrained stone-clad volumes – a “mask” clad in material very much identified with the architecture of Coral Gables. The lower volume is rough-hewn Florida Keystone and the larger, main volume is clad in honed limestone. The mask is penetrated by only two openings on the western façade and a “frieze” of windows above. Very little of the house is visible from the street – even the thrust of the sculptural roof is hidden from view.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: Touzet Studio
  • Project: Coral Gables Residence
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Photography: Robin Hill
  • Software used: AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

331 Foothill Road Office & Retail in Beverly Hills, California by Ehrlich Architects

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Ehrlich Architects

This new city-owned, LEED Gold certified office building, is located at the intersection of the city’s industrial area and a burgeoning media office district. The four-story structure measures approximately 232’ x 95’, and consists of 73,000 gross square feet of program. The building will serve the City of Beverly Hills as well as the public and includes the City’s cable TV facilities and open office and retail space for lease.

The project is located within biking distance of two residential areas, Image Courtesy © RMA Photography

  • Architects: Ehrlich Architects
  • Project: 331 Foothill Road Office & Retail
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: RMA Photography
  • Software used: 2009 Revit and 2009 AutoCad.

Gjennomsikten in Porsgrunn, Norway by KOLLABORATORIET

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013


The pavilion, made entirely of timber, has been given the name “Gjennomsikten” (“to see through”) due to its transparent character. The varying dimensions of the materials and the viewers position creates varying degrees of transparency and experience of mass. Standing 5 meters tall with the viewing platform giving an overview of the river: allowing one to see both up towards Skien and down towards Porsgrunn. Inside there is a smaller interior space offering a view of the river drifting past and the public beach across the once polluted Porsgrunn’s-river.

Image Courtesy © Feileacán McCormick

  • Architects: KOLLABORATORIET (Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal, Jørund Bjørlykke and Sindre Wam)
  • Project: Gjennomsikten
  • Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
  • Photography: Feileacán McCormick, Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal
  • Year: 2013
  • Area: 24 sqm
  • Client and collaborators: Grenland Friteater, Teater Ibsen and Feste Landskap
  • Main sponsor: Norsk Tre
  • Other sponsors: Porsgrunn Municipality, Skien Municipality, Telemark Municipality, Norwegian Arts Council, Framtidens byer, Bratsberg Eiendom, Telebryggen, Grep, Sparebank 1 Telemark, Norsk Jernbanedrift og Herøya Næringspark
  • Software used: Rhinoceros

Rosewood Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates by Handel Architects LLP

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Handel Architects LLP

Located in Abu Dhabi’s new Al Maryah Island financial district between the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and the Cleveland Clinic, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a new 1,099,000 sq. ft. (102,000 m²) luxury, mixed-use development. The complex includes a five-star 189-room Rosewood hotel, 131 serviced apartments, banquet facilities, meeting facilities, spa, fitness center, retail space, restaurants, and parking.

Image Courtesy © Lester Ali

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Rosewood Abu Dhabi
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Lester Ali, Don Riddle, Gerry O’Leary
  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Lead Design Firm: Handel Architects
  • Lead Designer: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA, Partner
  • Size: 1,099,000 sq. ft. (102,000 m²)
  • Software used: Autocad.

Visitor Center in Kunshan, China by Miao Design Studio

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Miao Design Studio

Sitting at the west suburb of Kunshan, a booming industrial city, the Lake Yangcheng Park of 42.5 hectares is the largest public green space on the lake shore, visited heavily by central-city residents during the week ends. The linear building site lies between the main public parking lot and a curved boardwalk which leads people to the waterfront and other attractions.

Wood deck along the north side of the building, Image Courtesy © Miao Design Studio

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio (Pu Miao)
  • Project: Visitor Center
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Project Period: 2009-2012
  • Floor Area: 844 square meters
  • Client : Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing
  • Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Liu Xiao
  • Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Mu Lixin, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan
  • Software used: Autocad


Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: Ezequiel Farca

The MU apartment is in an exclusive area of Mexico City. For the design of this space guidelines were taken into account to address specific needs.

The common areas such as the dining room and breakfast share the space along with a window that extends through both areas, the view of the urban landscape that provides the location, distinguishing each use. The bedrooms are neatly located in a private area of the house, benefited by the concept of large windows to appreciate the City of Mexico view.

Image Courtesy © JAIME NAVARRO

  • Architects: Ezequiel Farca
  • Project: MU APARTMENT
  • Photography: JAIME NAVARRO
  • AREA: 720 M2
  • PROJECT DIRECTOR: Ezequiel Farca
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Fernanda de la Mora
  • COLABORATORS: Liliana Barrientos, Estefanía Carrete, Luis Velasquez
  • Software used: Autocad

Arthur Roger@434 in New Orleans, Louisiana by studioWTA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: studioWTA

This renovation of an existing space to an art gallery was primarily concerned with highlighting historic elements while providing a clean, crisp surface for installations and shows.

The main gallery features floating perimeter display walls: Existing masonry is exposed along the top, bottom and sides, adding perceived spatial depth and the impression that the gallery itself is an installation.  Heavy timber columns–once an elevator shaft–are a focal point at the entry;  a stretched Dacron sail between the columns is backlit for dramatic effect from the street.

Rough textured masonry walls, wood columns and granite façade columns and lintels contrast the smoothness of gypsum, poured resin flooring and the illuminated Dacron sail. The historic nature of the building is emphasized as the bones of the space; new materials give an impression that they are an installation themselves–a temporal spatial occupation of the original architecture, Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Johnston

  • Architects: studioWTA
  • Project: Arthur Roger@434
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Photography: Jeffrey Johnston
  • Completion date: November 2008
  • Design Team: Wayne Troyer, Tracie Ashe
  • Contractor: Hal Collums Construction
  • Client: Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Size: 1,800 sf
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup
  • Awards received: 2010 AIA Gulf States Region Award of Merit, 2009 AIA New Orleans Award of Merit, 2009 AIA Louisiana Award of Merit
  • Software used: VectorWorks.

Casa_SSM in Monferrato, Italy by Diego Bortolato Architetto

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Diego Bortolato Architetto

This was a project for a New Villa developed on the northwest of Italy, Monferrato Coutryside Area, Piedmont, that follow principle of bioarchitecture.

The development of the new private residence , is based on the juxtaposition of two main bodies , the master house and an annex of service, united by a single large roof , oriented and designed to maximize solar gain during the winter and to protect and reduce the penetration of the same during the summer. A third building , detached from its predecessors is thegarage.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Bortolato

  • Architects: Diego Bortolato Architetto
  • Project: Casa_SSM
  • Location: Monferrato, Italy
  • Photography: Daniela Bortolato
  • General Contractor: LIgnoalp DAMIANIHOLZ&CO S.p.A. Brixen
  • Concrete and Logistic con construction site: Agest Costruzioni
  • Concrete: Ing. Claudio and Sofia Valenzano
  • Concrete Pavings: Capodicasa Sas.
  • Parquet Floorings: Bonardi Matteo per CP Parquet
  • Lights: Sacchi Giuseppe S.p.A. Resp. sig. Mauro Stanchi
  • Project: Luglio 2010
  • Construction: Settembre 2011 Luglio 2012
  • House Surf.: 350 Mq. Land
  • Area: 5.000 Mq
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vectorworks and Revit

SHIRASU in Kagoshima, Japan by ARAY Architecture

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: ARAY Architecture

The resident did not rely on energy in South Kyushuof high temperature and humidity, and hoped for ecology life with the environment.

The wind of land is felt, rain water is saved, and it enjoys gardening. It is native life. The site is a residential quarter that extends on a Shirasu plateau near from the Kagoshima City downtown. I then thought native house (eco-house) with the soil (Shirasu) as the material that formed this plateau native by the made Shirasu block.

Image Courtesy © DAICI ANO

  • Architects: ARAY Architecture
  • Project: SHIRASU
  • Location: Kagoshima, Japan
  • Photography: DAICI ANO
  • Architect In Charge: Asei Suzuki
  • Structural design: tmsd & takashi manda structural design
  • Contractor: tagzhaus
  • Site Area: 228.9 sqm
  • Building Area: 88.0 sqm
  • Floor Area: 143.9 sqm
  • Date of completion: 2013.07.15.
  • Software used: AutoCad, VectorWorks, Photoshop and Illustorator.

ML House in Guadalajara, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

ML house has been conceived as an architecture that is capable of containig and perpetuating  the spirit of each member of the family; an art form that enhances the day inn, day out with its singular presence and becomes the lively back-drop for the making of the  personal momoire .

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: ML House
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Mito Covarrubias
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, 3dMax
  • Project: 2006
  • Construction: 2007
  • Designers: Agraz Arquitectos SC, Ricardo Agraz, Paolino Di Vece
  • Collaborators: Alberto Tacher, Sara Tamez, Marisol Reynoso, Juan Antonio Jaime, Jessica Magaña, Javier Gutiérrez, Edgar Benítez, Luís Enrique Reynoso
  • Construction: Planeación Integral Constructores, Ing. Rodolfo Ojeda Ezeta
  • Art:Fernando Sandoval, Adrián Guerrero
  • Interior design: Liliana Lavin
  • Industrial design: Cubo 3, Héctor Navarro
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