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Steel Screen in Emmen, Netherlands by Möhn + Bouman Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Möhn + Bouman Architects

The project is situated in a former rural town that grew over the last decades into a medium-sized regional city. As a result of this process large parts of the city are transforming gradually towards a more urban character. The client is an innovative project developer, keen to play an active role in this process. Recently they acquired a piece of land close to the city centre for future redevelopment.

Image Courtesy © Sarah Blee

  • Architects: Möhn + Bouman Architects
  • Project: Steel Screen
  • Location: Emmen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Sarah Blee
  • Client: Orangerock Projectontwikkeling
  • Design: 2011
  • Status: completed
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup.

BZL Boarding School by Herbertarchitekten

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Herbertarchitekten  

herbertarchitekten are currently planning a boarding school for the Bildungs- und Technologiezentrum für Elektro- und Informationstechnik e.V. in Lauterbach, Germany . The new building replaces an existing building.

A previously conducted feasibility study brought the result that the reconstruction and modernization of the existing building is not economical.

Image Courtesy © Herbertarchitekten

  • Architects: Herbertarchitekten
  • Project: BZL Boarding School
  • Software used: Autocad 2004.

Sotra Arena in Bergen, Norway by LONGVA ARKITEKTER

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: LONGVA ARKITEKTER

The new sports hall is located next to an existing sports field on the outskirts of Straume, a small town near Bergen.

The brief was to create two sports halls that could accommodate a variety of events and scenarios. The main hall has seating for 3000 spectators and can be used for international handball and basketball tournaments. The building also contains weight training facilities, communal rooms and offices for the local sports clubs.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: LONGVA ARKITEKTER
  • Project: Sotra Arena
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Ivan Brodey
  • Client: Fjell County
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Area: 9200 m2.
  • Cost: 19MillEuro

MATERIALS / PRODUCTS

  • Façade: Balextermsandwich panels, Rheinzinkpanelling and flashings, Wood cladding, Schücowindows
  • Sports flooring: Boflex / Pulastic
  • Arena seating: Kerkofiorina
  • Software used: Revit

Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City, Los Angeles, California

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Banker Wire

The Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles was established along with the prominent movie studios during the early 20thcentury. In one of its high-end apartment complexes, a new water feature created with Banker Wire mesh, emphasizes the connection between Studio City and the movie industry – and provides a canvas for multimedia entertainment.

Image Courtesy © ARTBOX construction Inc.

  • Project: Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: ARTBOX construction Inc.
  • Software used: CAD 3D.

Chattanooga Street Duplex in San Francisco by Zack | de Vito Architecture

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Zack | de Vito Architecture

This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse. Construction is a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a Design/Build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold.

Image Courtesy © Zack | de Vito Architecture

  • Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture
  • Project: Chattanooga Street Duplex
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks

DIGITAL MUSEUM in Pecica, Arad County, Romania by Claudiu IONESCU

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: Claudiu IONESCU

“Inspired by Constantin BRANCUSI’s „Miracle” sculpture, the building rises naturally from the ground through golden spirals (the Fibonacci spirals) and crystallizes in a shape that, just like its muse, tries to set itself free from „the past burdens”, striving to rise high. Its shape offers the visitor a feeling of aspiration, an aspiration not only of the building, but of life itself.” – Claudiu IONESCU – architect

Image Courtesy © Bogdan IORGOVAN

  • Architects: Claudiu IONESCU
  • Project: DIGITAL MUSEUM
  • Location: Pecica, Arad County, Romani
  • Photography: Bogdan IORGOVAN
  • Design Team: Claudiu IONESCU, Dragos MILOTIN, Gabriel TAKACS, Calin SEBARCHIEVICI
  • Constructor: S.C. START S.R.L.
  • Area: 125.75 mp
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0, Grasshopper, Autocad, Photoshop and Dialux.

CASA VEINTIUNO in GUADALAJARA, MEXICO by HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS

The house is located in a conventional land inside a gated community, west of Guadalajara’s metropolitan area. Is has a north orientation towards the street and south on the back, leaving a free area on the side facing west.

The project begins at the idea of making a house with the minimum ofwalls to feel it completely transparent and openfrom the entry. We decided to make a big hole inside that takes back the old spanish patio, being the protagonist of the residence.

Image Courtesy © CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA

  • Architects: HERNÁNDEZ SILVA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: CASA VEINTIUNO
  • Location: GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
  • Photography: CARLOS DÍAZ CORONA
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2009
  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2010-2012
  • TEAM: ARQ. ALEJANDRO APONTE GÓMEZ, ARQ. ROBERTO PEÑA RODRÍGUEZ
  • AREA: 541 M2
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad and 3DS max.

LIBRARY AND ENTITIES HOTEL in Barcelona, Spain by santamaria . arquitectes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source:  santamaria . arquitectes

The3.773 m²plot, is depressed in relation to the streets that configure it. The remaining part of the block is occupied by the Auditorium-Theatre and School of Music, located in a two storey building built in 2003.

The Cultural Center extension is concentrated in a 3 storey compact volume and it contains a public library on the ground floor, entities hotel in first and second floors, and theatre spaces extension on the second floor.

Image Courtesy © Francesc Rubí

  • Architects: santamaria . arquitectes
  • Project: LIBRARY AND ENTITIES HOTEL
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Francesc Rubí
  • Partners: Mireia Palomas, Pilar Toll, Gemma Torras
  • Consultants: JSS Enginyeria i arquitectura (instalaciones), Manuel Arguijo y Asociados (cálculo esctructura)
  • Client: Diputació de Barcelona, Navarcles Town Council
  • Area: 2.072’54 m2
  • Budget: 2.919.482 €
  • Software used:Archicad14

Gazebo House in Guayllabamba, Quito Canton, Ecuador by AR+C

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: AR+C 

This is a 140 m2 single-family residential Project located in Guayllabamba, Ecuador. The house was conceptualized as a continuation of nature which is why it is embedded in the mountain. This green platform allowed the preservation of a pre-construction view point an dispart of the house features. A perimeterretention wall surrounds the primary structure. Anairchambergivesthermalcomfortinsideandprotectsthehousefromhumidity.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: AR+C
  • Project: Gazebo House
  • Location: Guayllabamba, Quito Canton
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea
  • Architect In Charge: Francisco Almeida, Tatiana Bohorquez
  • Area: 160 sqm
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Autocad, Archicad and Maxwel Studio Renders.

Stacey-Turley Residence in Ottawa, Canada by Kariouk Associates

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Kariouk Associates

The requirements for this project called for the design of a small home that would respond to the evolving life needs of a young couple, with two small boys, who intend to live their lives here for the next half century.  A significant spatial challenge from the start of the project was that the maximum allowable width of the house could only be twenty-four feet, hence the house would necessarily need to be long; because windows on the long sides of the home were greatly restricted by zoning regulations, there was an immediate design challenge to bring light into the long interior volume that otherwise would be dark.

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studios, Christian Lalonde

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: Stacey-Turley Residence
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Photography: Photolux Studios, Christian Lalonde
  • Designer: Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), David King (Design Associate), Sarah McMurtry (Design Associate), Dimitar Mehandjiev (Design Associate), Adam Paquette (Design Associate)
  • General Contractor: R.K. Porter General Contracting Inc.
  • Engineering: ART Engineering
  • Accordion Windows: Monarch Moveable Glass Walls
  • Millwork: Karhu Fine Cabinetry & Millwork
  • Year: 2011-2013
  • Task: To design a “forever” home on a narrow lot for a young family
  • Software used: AutoCad and Photoshop
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