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4 Springs Lane in Rappahannock County, VA by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect 

Rolling topography, open fields and woodlands comprise a 24 acre site in Rappahannock County, Virginia where this new house is located. Extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations, resulted in the placement of the house high on one of the hills, overlooking a meadow at the base of woodlands.  The house is organized as a series of volumes, arranged linearly and positioned to optimize distant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Image Courtesy ©  Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect
  • Project: 4 Springs Lane
  • Location: Rappahannock County, VA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, and Photoshop 
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Erwin Opitz, Opitz Construction Consulting, Inc.
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Landscape Architect: Kevin Campion, Campion Hruby Landscape Architects
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID – Baron Gurney Interiors
  • Completion Year: 2013

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ARTIAGOITIA HOUSE in Santiago, Chile by Raimundo Anguita

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Article source: Raimundo Anguita

The area is located in Vitacura’s commune, in a residential zone of the 80s where it has begun a renovation of the constructions The order consisted of a modern house for a large family

Image Courtesy © Oliver Yaneza

Image Courtesy © Oliver Yaneza

  • Architects: Raimundo Anguita
  • Project: ARTIAGOITIA HOUSE
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Oliver Yaneza
  • Software used: Auto cad
  • Design year: 2010
  • Construction year: from 2011 to 2012
  • Site area: 1100 m2
  • Building area: 260 m2
  • Total floor area: 440 m2

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Wavehouse (400 Grove) in Hayes Valley, San Francisco by Fougeron Architecture

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Article source: Fougeron Architecture

400 Grove Street/Parcel H is a 33-unit market-rate development in the heart of Hayes Valley. This prominent site at the corner of Grove and Gough Streets is one of the parcels left vacant by the demolition of the Central Freeway, and is in a dynamic, urban San Francisco neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Project: Wavehouse (400 Grove)
  • Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  •  Software used:  Rhino and AutoCad.

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Casa 7A in Villeta, Colombia by Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia

The challenge was to design a country house in the surroundings of the town of Villeta (Colombia), 1.5 hours to the west of Bogotá; at 967 meters above sea level, with a predominantly hot and dry weather all year round. The site’s constraints were very clear; a very steep land that starts at the top of a hill going all the way down to the stream “El Cojo”. The brief asked for a built area of 550m2, including 3 rooms, studio, service and social areas, a terrace and a swimming pool, all this under one essential demand: the house must be able to be completely closed whenever it’s not in use.

Image Courtesy © David Uribe

Image Courtesy © David Uribe

  • Architects: Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia
  • Project: Casa 7A
  • Location: Villeta, Colombia
  • Photography: David Uribe
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d sketchup model
  • Design team: Carlos Nuñez, talia Heredia
  • Designed and built: 2012 – 2014
  • End of construction: January 2014
  • Area: 550 m2

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Apartment Refurbishment in Lisbon, Portugal by Henrique Barros-Gomes

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: Henrique Barros-Gomes

Complete refurbishment of a late 60´s apartment in Lisbon.

Facing 3 streets, the apartment has great sun exposure and nice views to the surrounding areas. However, its original condition showed a very spacious, but also poorly divided and unbalanced interior, with many partitions, resulting in a needlessly intricate and dark plan. Social and private areas arrangement did not make much sense either – It was felt from the first moment that the house would gain if its organization was completely reversed. Nevertheless, it was a solid construction with a generous ceiling height, and great potential for intervention.

Image Courtesy © Henrique Barros-Gomes

Image Courtesy © Henrique Barros-Gomes

  • Architects: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Project: Apartment Refurbishment
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Software used: CAD software
  • Date of project: 2013
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Status: Built
  • Built Area: 210m2
  • Construction: A Renovadora

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Nihat Bey Apartment Building by MANCO ARCHITECTS INC.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: MANCO ARCHITECTS INC.

The project was designed to reconstruct Nihat Bey Apartment proven to be not structurally resistant against an earthquake and needs to be demolished according to the Urban Regeneration Law.

Each one of the 12 units to be included in the new building were individually designed according to the special needs of their owners.

Image Courtesy © MANCO ARCHITECTS INC.

Image Courtesy © MANCO ARCHITECTS INC.

  • Architects: MANCO ARCHITECTS INC.
  • Project: Nihat Bey Apartment Building
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT, SketchUp and V-Ray

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Union Square Loft in New York by Paul Cha Architect

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Paul Cha Architect

Located in the bustling Union Square area, the 2500 SF trapezoid shaped loft is housed in a former department store, with original cast iron columns and tin ceilings. The client, an educational consultant, requested a tranquil residence for daily living as well as receiving frequent guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

  • Architects: Paul Cha Architect (Ali Koluman)
  • Project: Union Square Loft
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Material: Cherry wood(cabinetry), granite slab in absolute black honed finish(kitchen counter) & milk glass

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Maritime Center Historic Rehabilitation by Hamilton + Aitken Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Hamilton + Aitken Architects

The Maritime Center was one of two childcare centers built specifically to accommodate mothers working in the nearby Richmond shipyards during World War II. Henry J. Kaiser acquired funding from the Maritime Commission under the Lanham Act to build these centers for his workers (the famous Rosie the Riveters), making the Maritime Center one of the first federally-funded childcare centers in the United States. Built as a temporary structure to fulfill a wartime need, the center remained in continuous operation for over 50 years.

Image Courtesy ©  Hamilton + Aitken Architects

Image Courtesy © Hamilton + Aitken Architects

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Euromax Competition: Nest of Colors by GrupoHCR

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: GrupoHCR

The original concept rises out of the major basis about color, and is that this cannot be taught or described. People are born with a special sense of color. Based on this idea, our intention was to create a facade out of the color model used in all printing systems, CMYK (Cyan , Magenta , Yellow and Key) for their best adaptation in manufacturing facilities. Parting from this initial palette we achieved a fresh effect with an organized structure that at some point breaks with the inclination angles of these colored stripes, changing the lineal effect of the material used in other facades of the building, compensating the lack of color and also maintaining the same visual effect of the vertical lines of the current material.

Image Courtesy ©  GrupoHCR

Image Courtesy © GrupoHCR

  • Architects: GrupoHCR
  • Project: Euromax Competition: Nest of Colors
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

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VOLT Berlin in Germany by J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source:  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten has been named the winner of the invited competition for Volt Berlin, a new concept for a location for shopping and urban experience near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. The experience cluster is a fusion concept combining a multi-brand store, various experiential offerings, events, and a hotel, and is directed towards adventurous visitors with a focus on a smart urban lifestyle.

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

  • Architects:  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten
  • Project: VOLT Berlin
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: ArchiCad and Rhino, Maya.
  • Competition Team: Christoph Emenlauer, Simon Kassner, Bart van den Hoven, Mehrdad Mashaie, Mael Kang, Paul Angelier, Julien Sarale
  • Client: TKN Real Estate Solutions AG in cooperationwith Jochen Schweizer Projects AG
  • Fire Security Consultant: KLW Ingenieure GmbH
  • Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig GmbH
  • Building Service Engineer: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • CostPlanning: Jablonka Sieber Partner Architekten
  • Engineering Consultant, Escalatorsand Elevators: Lüsebrink Ingenieure VBI
  • Total Floor Area: approx. 29.500 m2
  • Retail Space: approx. 13.000 m2
  • Gastronomy: approx. 2.000 m2
  • Hotel: approx. 7.500 m2

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