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Zilker Residences in Austin, Texas by Clark Rrichardson Architects

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Article source: Clark Rrichardson Architects

This contemporary architectural design, located just blocks from the Barton Springs Pool and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, features two residences in the heart of Austin’s Zilker Neighborhood. Both units open out to private landscaped interior courtyards as well as second floor balconies with views to downtown. The exterior material palette consists of a vertical standing seam siding contrasted against a white washed, vertical cypress tongue and groove siding.  The rear unit is the builder / developer, Tim Mccabe’s own residence featuring prints from noted photographer David Hume Kennerly and sculpture from his travels in Asia as the development manager for the Pero Family in Dallas.  Tim’s brings his sensibilities from living in Dallas in cannonical modern urban residences by the likes Bud Oblesby and Frank Welch of the O’Neil Ford School here to Austin’s own growing modern tradition.  The building as a whole is a focused on elegant, urban living through a simple edited material palette, amazing framed views to the Zilker’s mature tree canopy and ample outdoor gathering spaces.

Image Courtesy © Bardagjy Photography, Paul Bardagjy

Image Courtesy © Bardagjy Photography, Paul Bardagjy

  • Architects: Clark Rrichardson Architects
  • Project: Zilker Residences
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Bardagjy Photography, Paul Bardagjy
  • Software used: Autocad 2015, Sketchup Pro and Maxwell Render
  • Project Team: Edward Richardson and April Clark
  • Builder: McCabe Development, Tim McCabe
  • Project Area: 3615 SF
  • Completed: May of 2015

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Banque Libano Francaise’s New Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon by Snøhetta

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Snøhetta

Snøhetta has won the competition to design the new Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) headquarters. Located in Beirut, the project marks Snøhetta’s first ever commission in Lebanon.

“We are delighted to enter into this creative partnership with the BLF. In a time of profound change and transformation, the BLF is an ideal partner for Snøhetta with our shared ideals of sustainability, community, and dialogue.”, says Snøhetta founding partner Kjetil T. Thorsen.

Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta

Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: Banque Libano Francaise HQ
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: MIR/Snøhetta 
  • Software used: Rhino

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Cottage Restoration in Parma, Italy by Studio Contini

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Studio Contini

This construction is located in Tufi d’Agna, a small settlement in the mountain town of Corniglio, inside of the Tuscan-Emilian Appenine recently recognized by the UNESCO as a MAB (Man and the Biosphere Programme) reserve.

The small building, a farm building once used to shelter the shepherds and animals, was recovered as a refuge where the residential use, considering the remote location and the difficulties to achieve it, is sporadic and linked to the summer period.

Image Courtesy © Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza

Image Courtesy © Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza

  • Architects: Studio Contini (Marco Contini)
  • Project: Cottage Restoration
  • Location: Tufi d’Agna di Corniglio, Parma, Italy
  • Photography: Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza
  • Renders: Artlantis Studio
  • Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp
  • Collaborators: Sara Chiari, Matteo Zaccarelli
  • Structure: Ing. Simone Leoni
  • Photovoltaic system: Aleo
  • Mechanical systems: CD Studio
  • Contracting companies: Impresa edile Barbieri Danilo; Aleo solar
  • Covered area: 68.0 sqm
  • Project: 2014
  • End of works: 2015

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Eco-Lifestyle Center in Istanbul, Turkey by Avcı Architects

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Avcı Architects

Sustainable retail and residential center by Avci Architects in Istanbul, aims to integrate the landscape with residentials and serve as an ‘Eco-Lifestyle Center’. A partially enclosed series of botanical gardens celebrates nature and biodiversity with harmoniously retail merging. The spatial experience showcases nature while focusing on being a timeless and sustainable concept that takes advantage of richness of the site and its unique position.

Image Courtesy © Avcı Architects

Image Courtesy © Avcı Architects

  • Architects: Avcı Architects (Selcuk Avci)
  • Project: Eco-Lifestyle Center
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Software used: 3ds Max
  • Phase: Under Construction
  • Project Date: 2015

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NAN in California by Domaen

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Domaen

NAN is the remodel of a 11,450 SF warehouse into an office and production facility for the custom electronic parts manufacturer Arnold Electronics, Inc. The existing, prefabricated warehouse was converted into a high-tech office and manufacturing facility with the intent to create a graphic and architectural identity for the client.

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: NAN
  • Location: 1907 Nancita Circle, Placentia, California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Vu
  • Software used: Rhino3D,Grasshopper, Archicad
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Juhee Park
  • Structural: S&Z Engineering
  • General Contractor: Domaen
  • Area: 11,450 ft2
  • Project year: 2013

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Arvindh and Priya’s house in Bangalore, India by Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

The house sits in the context of a densely built residential area in North Bangalore. A substantial area of the plot along the road edge is occupied by the expansive canopy of a beautiful African Tulip.

The design takes the tree into consideration at every stage in an attempt to unite it with the built space, factoring in daylight and ventilation. The resulting home is marked by a sedate atmosphere, hints of the tree and the sky mingling with sober earth walls, which then contrast with oxide floors and painted steel windows.

Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam

Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam

  • Architects: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  • Project: Arvindh and Priya’s house
  • Location: Sahakaranagar, Bangalore, India
  • Photography: Vivek Muthuramalingam
  • Softwares used: Autocad, Google sketchup
  • Design Team: Sharath Nayak, Maitri Dore, Ramya Ramesh, Sayan Chaterjee, Sukhraj Singh Sehgal
  • Consultants: Mesha Structural Consultants
  • Contractors: Ranganath.L
  • Site Area: 111.52 sqm
  • Built up Area: 119.61 sqm
  • Year of completion: 2016
  • Status: Built

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Two Part Porch by KASE Sudio

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: KASE Sudio

Overlap combines the acts of dining and growing into the same layer. It enhances an important existing view by framing it with a radially arrayed trellis roof that intersects with a more solid roof for weather protection. The act of physical and visual overlap creates juxtaposition between individual elements (i.e. bench, screen, floor, ceiling) which highlights each element’s unique characteristics. The consistent material pallet unifies the porch as a whole, while providing it fresh identity from the original structure.

Image Courtesy © KASE Sudio

Image Courtesy © KASE Sudio

  • Architects: KASE Sudio
  • Project: Two Part Porch
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0, Maxwell Rendering and Adobe CS6

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VIL – Creative Office in Pasadena, California by Domaen

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Domaen

The project VIL is an interior build-out in an existing warehouse for the Los Angeles headquarters of the content and production agency Conscious Minds. A main architectural feature is a continuous surface sheet forming an articulated ceiling and simultaneously folding around two conference spaces. The digital surface manipulation follows in part pragmatic stipulations but also creates a divided two-material sheet that appears to artificially tear at the seams to allow glimpses into the otherwise enclosed conference rooms.

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: VIL – Creative Office
  • Location: Pasadena, California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Vu
  • Software used: Rhino3D, Grasshopper, Archicad
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Ungos, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Structural: S&Z Engineering
  • Area: 6,000 sqft
  • Project year: 2015 (completion oct 22nd 2015 – development construction January – October)

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ZEN Retreat Home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by SARCO Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: SARCO Architects

This residence, located in the Peninsula Papagayo luxury resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, was penned by its owner to have an “Earthy Contemporary” architectural style. The home was designed in a lot overlooking the sixteenth hole of the Four Seasons Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The design was thought to maximize the view to the golf course fairway down below, and to also take advantage of multiple existing trees around the home and give the home an exotic tree house feeling. We used a combination of large glazed surfaces for transparency, exposed steel structure, with wood and natural stone accents, to achieve a modern design with a natural feeling.

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects

  • Architects: SARCO Architects
  • Project: ZEN Retreat Home
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad

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Liget Budapest Museum in Hungary by JMA

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: JMA

In response to the Hungarian government’s noble mission to erect new buildings for six important cultural institutions that are to be located within the City Park in Budapest, this design concept focuses on the museums of architecture and photography. The concept encompasses all aspects of the design program so as to present the jury, and the Hungarian people, with architectural works of art in both structure and landscape, that distinguish both the Hungarian culture and the whole of Europe in a world-renown manner. The concept intends to present works of art housing works of art harmoniously, providing an intriguing dynamic that will draw all visitors to its environs in a manner that simultaneously embraces interaction, enriches cultural pride, and satisfies a desire for an experiential aesthetic that will be immeasurably fulfilling and long-lasting.

Image Courtesy © JMA

Image Courtesy © JMA

  • Architects: JMA
  • Project: Liget Budapest Museum
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: Rhino, Maxwell

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