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Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane, Australia by Architectus

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: Architectus

The Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law have opened to much acclaim. The building is a radical departure from traditional court design. It exhibits a high degree of transparency and lightness appropriate to the expression of contemporary justice and to its sub-tropical locale.

Image Courtesy © Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Project: Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Client: Department of Public Works, Queensland Government
  • Approx. Value: $570m
  • Floor Area: 64 000m2
  • Completion: 2012
  • Software used: REVIT, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign

Awards

  • 2013 AIA State Award
  • Public Buildings Category

Curl Curl Residence in Sydney, NSW by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: CplusC Architectural Workshop

The Curl Curl House was an exercise in material, time, and cost efficiency. A specific project brief included two bedrooms with built-in robes, bathroom/laundry, an open plan dining, kitchen, living space, and a deck. The Client also required that the home was to be at one level extending from the carport and main entrance.

Image Courtesy © Murray Fredericks, Simon Whitbread

  • Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Project: Curl Curl Residence
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Architect: Clinton Cole
  • Photography: Murray Fredericks, Simon Whitbread
  • Floor Area: 237m² + Pool + Landscape
  • Time: 22 weeks
  • Year: 2011
  • Engineer: Jack Hodgson Consultants
  • Builder: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Landscaper: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Software used: Vectorworks

AIDS MEMORIAL PARK in NYC by Walzworkinc and d’arc.studio

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Walzworkinc and d’arc.studio

The scars left from the devastation of AIDS on New York City are not visible. No buildings were downed from the attack of AIDS. Instead there are thousands of small holes where people’s lives were cut short. In fact there are over a hundred thousand of them throughout the city of New York. Also there are the millions of holes in the hearts and memories of those that survived them, the family members, friends, neighbors, and communities, those that nursed them, and the courageous activists who refused to allow the suffering and loss to be swept under a rug, who demanded attention, gave support and initiated action.

Image Courtesy © D’arc.studio

  • Architects: Walzworkinc and D’arc.studio
  • Project: AIDS MEMORIAL PARK
  • Location: NYC , U.S.A
  • Year: 2012
  • Software used: Rhionceros for the 3D and V-ray

Alaloum Board Game Café in Nea Filadelfia, Athens, Greece by Triopton Architects

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Triopton Architects

Alaloum Board Game Cafe is located in Nea Filadelfeia, a suburb in north east of Athens, and addresses board game lovers.

According to Triopton Αrchitects, “the very specific function of board gaming inspires and determines the design concept.”

The café is developed in two levels of total space of 160 sq.m. The concept behind the café is mainly focusing on preserving and enhancing the strict geometries of the structure, thus creating a welcoming, yet subversive environment influenced by the creative imagination and variegation of a board game.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

  • Architects: Triopton Architects
  • Project: Alaloum Board Game Café
  • Location: Nea Filadelfia, Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Design Team: Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Project Area: 160 sqm
  • Software Used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop

The New Generation Youth and Community Centre in Wells Park, Lewisham, London by RCKa

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: RCKa

Funding
RCKa played a key role in the genesis of the project, having identified the full extent of local authority site ownership and the opportunity to replace a structurally unsound facility with one wholly aligned with emerging youth provision policy.

The practice also identified the capital funding stream (having worked on the part-funded OPEN youth venue in Norwich), and were instrumental in the preparation of a funding bid to the government’s MyPlace scheme, which was subsequently selected from over 240 competing bids.

Image Courtesy © Ioana Marinescu and Jakob Spriestersbach

  • ArchitectsRCKa
  • Project: The New Generation Youth and Community Centre
  • Location: Wells Park, Lewisham, London
  • Photography: Ioana Marinescu and Jakob Spriestersbach
  • Software used: SketchUp and Bentley Microstation

BUBBLE BUILDING in Shanghai, China by 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

When I moved to from Rome to Shanghai I noticed many environmental differences. One was the fact that when I looked out the window here, it didn’t give me the same good feeling like it usually did in Rome. It was probably a combination of the grey buildings, the immortal grey sky and the fact you couldn’t open the window due to the outside air pollution.

Image Courtesy © 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

  • Architects: 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
  • Project: BUBBLE BUILDING
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Dawa Pratten
  • Collaborators: Essen Cai, Bogdan Chipara, Joanne Clark
  • Client: YueGuang Investments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Programme: offices, lobby, cafes, restaurants
  • Total area: 8850 m²
  • Design period:  June 2013
  • Materials: Reinforced concrete, steel, glass, antibacterial technical nylon
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsmax & Photoshop

BOX HOUSE in Strathfield, Australia by Zouk Architects

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: Zouk Architects

The project is located in one of the most sought after region with exclusive real estate properties known as the golden triangle of Strathfield, NSW Australia. The leafy suburb predominantly has pre-war bungalows and houses contributing to conservative streetscapes. Due to the ineffectiveness of the existing dwelling in its planning, relation to outdoors surrounding and maintenance cost, the client has decided to start afresh by completely rebuilding.

Image Courtesy © 3.2.1 photography

  • Architects: Zouk Architects
  • Project: BOX HOUSE
  • Location: Strathfield, Australia
  • Photography: 3.2.1 photography
  • Area: 700sq, m
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d Max

Walsh Bay in Harbour Bridge, Australia by Minosa

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Minosa

Description of the House, its local & occupants

Situated in the amazing location of Walsh Bay underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge this 80’s apartment block was tired and past it’s used by date. The client was wanting to take this to a very modern tip with the hi end finishes and products.

The family consisted of professional couple & their young child. The clients were searching for a fresh contemporary space that better utilised their small bathing space.

Image Courtesy © Minosa

  • Architects: Minosa
  • Project: Award Winning bathroom
  • Location: Harbour Bridge, Australia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Pytha 3D Modeller & RadioLAB for rendering

GOR Building in Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

The intervention in this 25 years old building ascribes to the damaged materials and the necessity keep up with the new thermo-acoustic requirements of the area. To accomplish this objective a passive but high effective energy saving façade was adapted. The target was to restore the building with a modern image with the evident utilization of new technologies.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: GOR Building
  • Location: Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Construction: Pascal Arquitectos – M. Guindi
  • Date: 2003
  • Software used: AutoCAD

The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp in Michigan

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – One of the country’s older nature-based day camps has undergone a significant facilities makeover to enhance its mission to provide safe experiences that allow children to grow into active and respectful community members through exploration of the natural world.

Image Courtesy © Curt Clayton

  • Project: The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp
  • Location: Michigan
  • Photography: Curt Clayton
  • Software Used: Revit

The project team

  • Co-master planner, design architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich. office)
  • Co-master planner, landscape architect: The Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio (Ann Arbor)
  • Architect of record, consulting engineer (structural, civil and MEP/FP): Byce & Associates (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  • Construction manager: Miller-Davis Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
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