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[IN]-Closure by ABF-lab

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: ABF-lab

At the time when Seattle wonders what course to follow for a lasting transformation on public spaces, the [in]-closure project puts itself as the mainspring of the urban revival for the next five decades. Slow decision-making processes increased by fast practice changes and modern means of communication as globalized dematerialization implies that, nowadays, traditional urban planning methods are reaching the limit. You can plan an urban project; it will be obsolete even before seeing the light.

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

  • Architects: ABF-lab
  • Project: [IN]-Closure
  • Software used: 
    • For Design : Autocad, Sketchup, Rhino, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, After effect, 3DS max, Cinema 4D, V-ray, Maya
    • For sustainability strategy: Meteonorm, Ecotect, Radiance, Flovent, Ies

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Reconstruction of departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Hamonic + Masson & Associés

The programme of this competition, won in 2008 by Hamonic + Masson & Associés architects, was to reconstruct the Marne departmental archives annexe, situated in the French city of Reims. The new construction is located opposite the old building, and the project was completed and delivered by Hamonic + Masson & Associés in 2014. The aim was to turn the building in to a modern history research hub and a regional information centre, whilst expanding the linear archival storage space from 7km to 18km.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
  • Project: Reconstruction of departmental archives
  • Location: 129, avenue de l’Yser, Reims, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software usedVectorworks, Nemetschek 
  • Client: Conseil Général de la Marne.
  • Structural engineer: SIBAT
  • Cost: 6,6 M€ excluding tax.
  • Surface: 5 145 m2

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Sambade House in Penafiel, Portugal by Spaceworkers

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Spaceworkers

Based on the genetic of the place, the intervention holds, as the main goal, the creation of a contemporary space without disturbing the peace of the countryside area.

Image Courtesy © Spaceworkers

Image Courtesy © Spaceworkers

  • Architects: Spaceworkers
  • Project: Sambade House
  • Location: Penafiel, Portugal
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Year: 2011 – 2014
  • Size: 1 177m2
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Principal architects: henrique marques | architect, rui dinis | architect, Architects: rui rodrigues | architect, sérgio rocha | architect, rui miguel | architect, vasco giesta | architect, pedro silva | architect, Finance director: carla duarte – cfo
  • Engineer: Lino Correia Engenharia

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Gui House in Shimane, Japan by harunatsu-arch

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: harunatsu-arch

The project site is located in the Izumo Plain made of sands carried by the Hii River, leading to Lake Shinji, and the Kobe River, leading to the Sea of Japan, in Izumo City of Shimane prefecture. It is known as a rice‐producing district in Shimane prefecture characterized by its Tsujimatsu windbreak forests, where open plains are uncommon. The northwest boundary of the site of 100 tsubo (330 square meters) is lined by trees of the Juniperus genus and a countryside view extends out opposite the street.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: harunatsu-arch
  • Project: Gui House
  • Location: Izumo, Shimane, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Software used: MicroStation for working drawings
  • Architect Team: Shoko Murakaji, Naoto Murakaji
  • Size: single storey
  • Total floor space: 68.74 square meters, Statics Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Year of construction: 2014

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NorthGate in Ankara,Turkey by Motto Architecture

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Motto Architecture

Northgate Phase 1 is a 300.000 sqm development that creates a new urban focus in the vicinity of Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara. The development is both a part and a catalyst of the rapid process of urban generation in the zone along with the new international expo, two university campuses and a large-scale automobile showroom complex. Northgate is the largest self-sustaining mixed use project in the location, introducing offices, residences, a variety of retail programs and a five-star hotel along other amenities. The development provides temporary work-stay environments for travelling business people as well as a 120.000 sqm housing program (to be extended to 800.000 sqm in the succeeding phases).

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

Image Courtesy © Motto Architecture

  • Architects: Motto Architecture
  • Project: NorthGate   
  • Location: Ankara,Turkey 
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad + sketchup, Revit

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Tektos concept store in Hong Kong, China by OVA Studio Ltd

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: OVA Studio Ltd

In the last 5 years, Tektos has grown into a leading manufacturer of power & data category products. The strategic locations of Tektos in Hong Kong and Guangdong provide an ideal one stop service hub for securing operational and manufacturing services along with supply chain optimization from Asia

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

Image Courtesy © OVA Studio Ltd

  • Architects: OVA Studio Ltd
  • Project: Tektos concept store
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Software used: Sketchup and Maxwell render
  • Client: Tektos Limited
  • Architects / Directors: Mr. Slimane Ouahès | Architect DPLG
  • Architect Assistants: Alice NG , Stephanie Mendoza

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Cove 3 in Pezula Estate, Knysna by SAOTA

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: SAOTA

Brief:

 “The brief was to create a home for a Johannesburg based family that could eventually be used as a family home but would initially be used for holidays. The site enjoys spectacular views and it was important that the connection to these views was maximised,” says Greg Truen, Project Partner

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Cove 3
  • Location: The Cove, Pezula Estate, Knysna
  • Photography: SAOTA, John Devonport & Micky Hoyle for VISI
  • Project Team: Greg Truen & Roxanne Kaye, Mark Rielly & Tavia Pharaoh
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Size: 1005m²
  • Software used: Revit

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Hotel Vincci Gala in Barcelona, Spain by TBI Architecture & Engineering

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: TBI Architecture & Engineering

The Hotel Vincci Gala is a four-star hotel with 78 rooms, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, and various terraces, situated in a period building in Barcelona´s Eixample district. The design of the new Hotel Vincci Gala is marked by two requirements. Firstly, the obligation of the Monument Protection Department of Barcelona to conserve both the facade and a large white marble staircase in the inside of the building and secondly, the name of the Hotel: “Gala” referring to the wife and muse of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia Blach

Image Courtesy © José Hevia Blach

  • Architects: TBI Architecture & Engineering
  • Project: Hotel Vincci Gala
  • Location: Ronda Sant Pere 32, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia Blach
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Area: 4600 m2
  • Date: 2012 – 2014
  • Customer: Activ-Group
  • Operator: Vincci Hoteles
  • Interior design, Graphic design, Construction management: TBI Architecture & Engineering
  • Responsible Architects: Miguel Jordá (Director TBI), Stefan Richter (Architecture), Gregor Mertens (Design and Interior design), Carlos Mir (Technical Architect) Collaborator: Grupo IPI S.A. and EMG (consulting engineers), Jorge Campreciós, Architect (License planning)

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Gyimnstadium in São Paulo, Brazil by Rogerio Gama Architecture

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Rogerio Gama Architecture

A new design for creating a multi-purpose arena in the city of Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil.

Sleek design, with metallic structure in its free coverage from the stands and the project itself. Aiming at much nicer and current architectural gains.

Image Courtesy © Rogerio Gama Architecture

Image Courtesy © Rogerio Gama Architecture

  • Architects: Rogerio Gama Architecture
  • Project: Gyimnstadium
  • Location: Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCAD to project and 3DStudio Max to Render and Animation. 3D in a Revit.

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Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex in 160 Mass. Ave. Tower

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

BOSTON, MASS.  Berklee College of Music opened the doors to its 160 Massachusetts Avenue,residence tower in January 2014.  The building now features one of the largest, most progressive, and versatile professional audio teaching/production/performance complexes in the U.S.  Over three years and $100 million have been invested in the development and construction of this cusp point educational compound.  Situated over four dedicated floors in a striking, sixteen-story, 155,000 sq. ft.  William Rawn Associates building, the ten-studio Walters-Storyk Design Group – designed, audio education component represents a pinnacle of contemporary studio planning.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Designed By: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Software used: REVIT, CATT Acoustics, INSUL  (acoustics software)

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