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Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater in Tokyo, Japan by Key Operation, Inc.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Article source: Key Operation, Inc.

Naito Shinjuku was established in 1699 as a stage stop along a major thoroughfare heading out of Edo (old name of Tokyo). Dropping the “Naito,” the district started to be called Shinjuku in 1920, the same year that saw the Musashino-kan Shinjuku emerge on Shinjuku-dori Avenue, which was also home to the Shinjuku Mitsukoshi store. Local merchants opened a 600-seat movie theater in the three-story wooden structure with tiled façades. In 1928, Musashino-kan Shinjuku relocated to its current site, a new cinema with 1,115 seats housed in a three-story concrete building. During the silent movie era, Musei Tokugawa was active as a narrator here. Later, an air raid over Tokyo caused a fire to burn the entire interior of the theater, but the building survived and became a symbol of post-war recovery. Cinema offered entertainment to the populace, and Musashino-kan entered the golden age in an alliance of more than 20 theaters. But the movie-going population peaked in 1958 at 1.1 billion tickets, and rapidly dropped to 1/3 of that patronage by 1965. Amidst a declining industry, the decrepit Musashino-kan was demolished in 1966 and rebuilt. Still standing today, the building initially consisted of a retail and dining complex seven floors aboveground and three floors underground. The first movie theater in this new building had 500 seats on the seventh floor. In 1994, the Cinema Qualite mini-theater opened. The seventh floor was closed in 2002, and the third-floor theater operations changed banners from Cinema Qualite to Musashino-kan Shinjuku. For the improvements made most recently, however, aseismic reinforcement work on the entire building prompted the Musashino-kan Shinjuku on the third floor to undergo a complete renovation.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Key Operation, Inc. (Akira Koyama)
  • Project: Musashino-kan Shinjuku Cinema Theater
  • Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners, Inc.
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client ∕ Developer: Musashino Kogyo Co. ,Ltd
  • Quantity Survayor: GEN Architectural Management
  • Construction: Toei Kenko, Hazama Ando Corp.
  • Gross Floor Area: 770.44 m2
  • Lease Area: 879.48 m2
  • Completion: November 2016

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Seaside Periscope in Gdynia, Poland by Adam Wiercinski Architekt

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Adam Wiercinski Architekt 

The idea for a public toilet in Gdynia is closely related to the location of the given area. View of the open sea and extending walking paths, suggested concept of creating building that besides its primary function will be set in a seaside tourist character. Periscope building allows its users to observe sea from the interior not through the traditional window. By placing the upper mirror of this periscope mechanism at a height of 4m, view of the water is raised above the boulevard’s level and so the strolling people. Users of the public toilet can see an undisturbed yet always different image of the Baltic Sea. Monolithic, concrete building owes its shape to the hidden periscope structure, but due to the rounded arcade and used raw materials, building with its profile resembles the nearby breakwater, blending with the local landscape. In the gap between the women’s and men’s toilet, there is a tribune from which people can enjoy view of the Baltic Sea. Its form, in contrast to the traditional benches, can hold a larger group of people. Wooden finish of the tribune and its surrounding walls warms raw style of the building. Inside the toilet, as well as outside the building, walls are covered with concrete. Free space under periscope construction is filled with huge pebbles, reminding the breakwater. Simple interior exposes periscope’s mirror with Baltic Sea view. Direct access to the building allows independent use of all the toilet rooms. Whole object in its form and function blends with the coastal mood, creating entirely new point on the promenade path.

Image Courtesy © Adam Wiercinski Architekt

  • Architects: Adam Wiercinski Architekt
  • Project: Seaside Periscope
  • Location: Gdynia, Poland
  • Software used: Sketchup, Photoshop, Autocad
  • Year: 2014

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BY House in Ma’ale Gamla, Israel by SO Architecture

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: SO Architecture

A private residence frames a spectacular natural context, on the hills surrounding the Galilee Sea. Folded in a plastered white envelope, the inner spaces are oriented towards the view and invite it to enter the family’s domain.

Image Courtesy © Asaf Oren

  • Architects: SO Architecture
  • Project: BY House
  • Location:  Ma’ale Gamla, Israel
  • Photography: Asaf Oren
  • Project Team: Oded rozenkier, Shachar Lulav, Alejandro fajnerman, Tzeela Sivan, Itay Aflalo, Srul Rota
  • Construction Engineer: Mario Shocron
  • Construction Manager: Dagan Ben-Tsur
  • Architects in Charge: Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier and Alejandro fajnerman
  • Area: 500 Sq. m., 232 Sq. m. built (176 Sq. m on the Ground Floor and another 56 Sq. m Basement)
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCad

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Pacific Center Campus Development in San Diego, California by BNIM Architects

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Article source: BNIM Architects

BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was complet-ed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, dry laboratory, catering/café, health center, fitness center, lecture hall, multi-purpose learning and conference space to the campus. Both buildings have received LEED gold certification.

Image Courtesy © BNIM Architects

  • Architects: BNIM Architects
  • Project: Pacific Center Campus Development
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Software used: Revit

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Ant Farm House in Taipei, Taiwan by XRANGE

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: XRANGE 

Xrange wraps a new layer of 80- 177cm wide by 7m high living spaces around an existing indigenous stone house to create an “extreme” new house of outrageous living proportion.  The newly added programs of pantry, bar, study, library, dog house and bathrooms are new “rooms” averaging about 4m2 in footprint, but with soaring 7m headroom.  The new house becomes a sequence of small narrow vertical spaces that interlock like the spaces within an ant colony.

Image Courtesy © Scott Morgan

  • Architects: XRANGE
  • Project: Ant Farm House
  • Location: Shihlin District, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Scott Morgan, Ruen Wei-Min
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max
  • Site area: 350 m2
  • Total floor area: 500 m2
  • Design/ construction: 2004- 2006

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Single Family House Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain by Marc Rabassa Piera (Ral)

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: Marc Rabassa Piera (Ral) 

The volumetric envelope is almost  the first of the premises when confronting preexisting and program requirements. The contradiction between a latent hostility in an apparent idyllic condition of the place is also.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Marc Rabassa Piera (Ral)
  • Project: Single Family House Castelldefels
  • Location: C/ Santacana, Castelldefels (Barcelona) 
  • Photography: Adrià Goula 
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Quantity surveyor: Juli M Rodés
  • Structure calculation: Enrique Miró
  • Engineering: TDI
  • Gross Built Area: 250 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Old Town Residence in Baku, Azerbaijan by ÜberRaum Architects

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: ÜberRaum Architects 

ÜberRaum Architects designed a full refurbishment of this Old Town Residence.  Converted to a high-end private house, the design features luxury materials including marble, hardwoods and onyx.

The new rooftop extension forms a double height dining room, and opens panoramic views from the terrace and living spaces, across the Caspian Sea and old town roofscape.

Image Courtesy © ÜberRaum Architects

  • Architects: ÜberRaum Architects
  • Project: Old Town Residence
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Software used: Rhino, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Microstation
  • Structural Engineer: Fluid Structures, London
  • Visualisations: FUMO Studio, London, UK
  • Surveyors: Ganter Interior, Waldkirch, Germany
  • Construction cost: £4 million
  • Size: 800m2
  • Date of completion: Winter 2018 (projected)

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Bassins à flot in Bordeaux, France by Mateo Arquitectura

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: Mateo Arquitectura 

In the Garonne river port, Bassins à flot, Bordeaux.

As though washed up here by nearby waters, rises the hulk of the World War II submarine base.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
  • Project: Bassins à flot
  • Location: Block B9 Bàssins-à-flot, Bordeaux (France)
  • Photography: Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo – mateoarquitectura
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad
  • Project leader: Laurent Baudelot
  • Project team: Till von Mackensen, Blanca Lora-Tamayo, Èlia Canadell, Maria Güell, Sara Dordas, Àlex
    Vilar, Marta Gual, Anna Profitós, Lu Xiao, José G. Perpiñá, Frédéric Géraud, Mireia Luzárraga
  • Site management: Xavier Monclús
  • Surface: 30,000 m2 of urban planning and 10,000 m2 of housing block
  • Project: 2010-2011
  • Construction: 2012-2016

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Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14 in Lynchburg, Tennessee by Clickspring Design

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Article source: Clickspring Design

Most who have visited a distillery know that entering an active barrel house is a profound olfactory experience. Over a period of five or more years, as a barrel of whiskey matures, a portion of its contents is lost to evaporation. This inevitable process, multiplied by thousands of barrels, creates the “angel’s share”, a scent that blankets the building in a delightfully unmistakable aroma. The angel’s share is one of the first characteristics that welcomes visitors to Barrel House 1-14 at the Jack Daniel Distillery.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Clickspring Design
  • Project: Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14
  • Location: Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lead Architects:  Tuck-Hinton Architects
  • Client: Brown-Forman
  • Project Management: JLL
  • Landscape Architect: Shadley Associates
  • General Contractor: Messer Construction

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LRC parking in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Shift architecture urbanism

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Article source: Shift architecture urbanism

The assignment called for a public building that transcends its function as a parking garage and whose representation fits its strategic position in the classically designed centre of Leidsche Rijn. We propose an understated icon that interprets the classic urban principles in a contemporary way and integrates new public uses in order to shape the civic space of the new centre.

Image Courtesy © Shift architecture urbanism

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Project: LRC parking
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d studio max
  • Client: Municipality of Utrecht
  • Structural engineer: BREED Integrated Design
  • Technical engineer: DGMR
  • Assignment: Invited competition for a parking garage in the city centre
  • Year: 2016

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