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Niños Conarte in Monterrey, Mexico by Anagrama

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Article source: Anagrama

Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico, is best known for its beautiful mountains and strong industrial backbone. In the heart of the city is Fundidora Park, a unique specimen of industrial archaeology (it was previously a massive steelworks and foundry established in 1900). The park is home to extensive gardens, museums, convention centers, auditoriums, theme parks and cultural venues such as Conarte (Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo León).

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Entrance hall

  • Architects: Anagrama
  • Project: Niños Conarte
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Software used: Google Sketchup & Autocad

Completion of New Court of Justice in Hasselt, Belgium by J. MAYER H. Architects

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects 

September 13th, 2013 marks the opening of “Court of Justice” in Hasselt, designed by the architects team of J. MAYER H. Architects, a2o-architecten and Lensºass architecten. After finishing the exterior skin already in 2011, the interior was completed in spring of 2013.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects , a2o-architecten & Lensºass architecten
  • Project: Completion of New Court of Justice
  • Location: Hasselt, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin , Philippe van Gelooven, Bieke Claessens
  • Client: n.v. SOHA (Stedelijke ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Hasselt) – Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Hasselt + Euro Immo Star)
  • Construction Company: T.H.V. Hasaletum nv (Democo nv – Cordeel nv – Interbuild nv)
  • Tenant: Regie der Gebouwen
  • User: Federale Overheidsdienst Justitie
  • Square Footage: 20.763 m² above-ground spaces (Offices, Meeting-Rooms, Library, Reception, Cafeteria, Court rooms) 4.694 m² Underground spaces (Archive), 3.384 m² Underground spaces Parking Lot
  • Construction Start: October 2008 , Opening: September 2013
  • Project-manager: Eurostation NV
  • Structural Engineering: M. & A. Van Wetter BVBA
  • Technical Engineering: Eurostation NV
  • Controlling and Fire Protection: Seco CV
  • Construction Surveying: Eurostation -+ Regie der Gebouwen + Lens°ass
  • Software used: ArchiCad

HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion in Orleans, France by Achim Menges Architect

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Achim Menges Architect

Meteorosensitive Architecture

Climate-responsiveness in architecture is typically conceived as a technical function enabled by myriad mechanical and electronic sensing, actuating and regulating devices. In contrast to this superimposition of high-tech equipment on otherwise inert material, nature suggests a fundamentally different, no-tech strategy: In various biological systems the responsive capacity is quite literally ingrained in the material itself.

Image Courtesy © ICD University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: Achim Menges ArchitectOliver David Krieg & Steffen Reichert
  • Project: HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion
  • Location: Orleans, France
  • Photography: ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Project Team: Achim Menges Architect, Frankfurt, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov, (Project Development, Design Development)
  • Institute for Computational Design: University of Stuttgart, Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (Scientific Development, Detail Development, Robotic Fabrication, Assembly)
  • Project Funding: FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Kiess GmbH, Cirp GmbH, Holzhandlung Wider GmbH
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper for design, and RoboLab and Kuka KRC2 for fabrication

House in Itami, Japan by Tato Architects

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Tato Architects

Widening interspace to utilize

Many of the requests to us for designing a house are accompanied with a prerequisite of ensuring a house for a nuclear family at an extremely subdivided lot, to whichwe cannot easily applythe manners of architecture having been accumulated for long time in Japan. We repeated trials and errors while designing as we think we are in the formative period for a new manner.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Tato Architects
  • Project: House in Itami
  • Location: Itami, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Site area: 59.16m2
  • Building area: 34.95m2
  • Total floor area: 95.79m2
  • Type of Construction: Steel
  • Program: House
  • Principal designer: Yo shimada
  • Design period: Jun. 2010 – Oct. 2011
  • Construction period: May. 2012 – Sep. 2012
  • Software used: Vectorworks

The boathouse in Haddal, Norway by Rallar Arkitekter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Rallar Arkitekter

The Boathouse in Haddal

The start of summer 2012 was very different for 21 architecture students from NTNU. Instead of going home on vacation, they travelled to a small village in Sunnmøre. Here they were to realize their first building, a unique boathouse situated between the fjord, the mountains and the sea. The project was organized and designed by six of the students, all in their 2nd year, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It all began back in January, when the students travelled to Haddal to get to know the site and the client.

Image Courtesy © Rallar Arkitekter

  • Architects: Rallar Arkitekter
  • Project: The boathouse
  • Location: Haddal, Norway
  • Photography: Rallar Arkitekter, Maya Laitinen
  • Municipality: Ulstein Kommune, Norway
  • Mission: Boathouse
  • Completed: June 23rd, 2012
  • Material usage: Shuttering block, concrete floor, pine cladding, plastic glass, spruce plywood, reclaimed slate and construction materials of spruce.
  • Clients: Ann-Kathrin Haddal and Nils Rune Molvær     
  • Architect coworkers: Silje Ruud, Kristine Øvstebø, Steinar Hillersøy Dyvik, John Haddal Mork, Anders Gunleiksrud, Eiliv Andreas Myren Ribe
  • Arcitectonic consultant: Steffen Wellinger, Førsteamanuensis Sivilarkitekt MNAL
  • Supervisor structural Engineering: Jan Siem, Professor, fakultet for arkitektur og billedkunst, NTNU
  • Project management: Rallar Arkitekter
  • Gross area:   60m2
  • Costs excl. VAT and the cost reporting year: 300 000 (2012)
  • Building students: Anders Gunleiksrud, Atir Khan, Eiliv Andreas Myren Ribe, Espen Philip Haugen, Espen Strandmyr Eide Hanne Karin Broch, John Haddal Mork, Julie Gaby Berger, Kanutte Torsteinsdottir Næss, Kari Svangstu, Kristine Øvstebø, Lene Tajana Dybwad, Maria Ringstad, Maria Therese Nervik, Maya Laitinen, Robin Loe, Sebastian Østlie, Silje Ruud, Sindre B Johnsen Steinar Hillersøy Dyvik.
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max, Inventor 3d and Google Sketchup


Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


Municipal corporation sare public-service utilities which meets the requirement for general public individual or common on the area of city surrounding. In this context, all global effects of technologies, changing for getting information in the modern world and also production and consumption need sare the symbols of contemporary figures on places fortoday’s world. So our major principle is to create a modern center space for relationship between public and municipal corporations.


  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Year: 2009
  • For: Denizli Metropolitan Municipality
  • Site: 8945 m²
  • Building: 7000 m²
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

SECRET GARDEN in Nicosia, Cyprus by Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

The proposed house is situated in the outer suburbs of Nicosia surrounded by the endless tranquility of the majestic agricultural terrains.

Inspired by the existing topography of the area, form and landscape interweave into one hybrid structure, allowing for multi-layered programme, views and landscape to co-exist harmoniously.

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

  • Architects: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio
  • Project: SECRET GARDEN
  • Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Type: Residential
  • Plot Area: 4085m2
  • Built Area: 805m2
  • Head Architect: Constantinos Kalisperas
  • Visualisation: Constantinos Kalisperas, Costas Loucaides
  • Software used: Microstation v8i

DEPARTAMENTO CGB in México D.F. by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

The creation of atmospheres that are suitable for every space, enhancing the harmony that integrates the entire project, is the guiding principle that defines the project done by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea for this apartment in Mexico City. Its privileged location provides, beside the fantastic views, a pleasant surrounding suitable to integrate the outdoors to the interior project.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Location: México D.F.
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Year: 2012
  • Built area: 610 m2
  • Interior: Arq. José Lew Kirsch, Arq. Bernardo Lew Kirsch, Arq. Oscar Sarabia, Arq. Jesús Román, Arq. Jonathan Herrejón, Arq. Miguel Ocampo, Arq. Nahela Hinojosa, Arq. Federico Teista, Arq. Guillermo Martinez, Beatriz Canuto
  • Building and construction supervision: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Materials: Madera, mármol, pintura, cristal, herrería
  • Software used: Autocad, sketchup, vray

LuxeLake Parcel 8 in Chengdu, China by 5+design

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Article source: 5+design

Just south of Chengdu, the soft rolling hills of Shuangliu County which provide the natural setting for the Luxehills project, give way to the new waterfront communities of Luxelake. Inspired by the nearby waterfalls of Shu-zheng and drawing from the natural beauty of the rolling hillside, Luxelake uses nature and a beautiful lakefront to inspire a casual lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © 5+design

  • Architects: 5+design
  • Project: LuxeLake Parcel 8
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Client: Chengdu Wide Horizon Real Estate Development
  • Status: Under construction, completion Q3 2013
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Program: Residential high-rise, residential mid-rise, waterfront villas
  • Site area: 22,695 square meters
  • Building Area: 43,280 square meters
  • Design Head: Arthur Benedetti: David Shia of 5+design
  • Software used: Revit, AutoCAD

ASIAIN HALL CEMETERY EXTENSION in Navarre, Spain by Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

The Town council of Asiain, a small community located in the municipality of Olza, proposed a simple program when decided to build an extension for the old cemetery. An open air area containing the burial niches and a side construction with the autopsy room and a storage unit.

The limited dimensions of the cemetery and the inexistence of a covered space to provide shade and shelter from the harshness of weather, encouraged to transform the new access into a small pavilion. A prismatic volume, link between the old and the new area, not only used as a roofed platform but also as a module containing the indoor program.

Image Courtesy © Berta Buzunariz

  • Architects: Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto
  • Location: Navarre, Spain
  • Photography: Berta Buzunariz
  • Promoter: COUNCIL ASIAIN
  • Author: ANDREW ESPARZA IÑIGO Architect
  • Contributors: Jesus Gutierrez Architect Corera
  • Engineering Projects:  Engineering Proinalsa
  • Project manager: Iñigo Architect Andres Esparza
  • Software used: Autocad 2013
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