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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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Istra Tennis Club in Moscow, Russia by za bor architects

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Article source: za bor architects

It is projected to locate the Tennis club on the 1.5 hectare area, on Istra riverside, in one of the most picturesque districts of Moscow Suburbs.

The project presumes, beside five open air courts, the creation of a large sports and recreational infrastructure incorporated in one vast complex.

Image Courtesy © za bor architects

Image Courtesy © za bor architects

  • Architects: za bor architects (Peter Zaytsev, Arseniy Borisenko)
  • Project: Istra Tennis Club
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Software used: 3Ds Max and ArchiCAD
  • Site area: 1.5 Ha
  • Apartments area: 6 080 sqm
  • Built-on area: 4 890 sqm
  • Building volume: 63 557  cbm

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“SANTA MADRONA” – 62 SOCIAL DWELLINGS in Barcelona, Spain by PICHARCHITECTS

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: PICHARCHITECTS

The project of  “Santa Madrona” deals with an urban space, where two apartment blocks with an affordable renting price have to be placed, nearby a small public square of the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona. The intervention had to place also, a public equipment on its ground floor, with a specific area and  some specific leisure spaces. So then, the project had this interesting challenge to propose in one hand apartment blocks with an affordable renting price, with all the facilities that were needed, an urban space intimately bounded to the block’s life and an equipment that will promote the so necessary mixture of uses.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: PICHARCHITECTS
  • Project: SANTA MADRONA”. 62 SOCIAL DWELLINGS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Volume of the construction: 5.704,10 m²
  • Final Cost: 3.106.091,92€
  • Authors: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle i Pagès. Architects.
  • Group Directors: Angel Sendarrubias. Pau Casaldáliga
  • Project Director: Ute Müncheberg
  • Specialists: INDAGSA, structure. RP GRUP, facilities. GPCAT, measurements and estimates.
  • Building company: INBISA

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House for Installation in Kashiwara-shi, Osaka by Jun Murata / JAM

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: Jun Murata / JAM

The site is a corner of the back alley leading to the shopping street .

This is a renovation project of a wooden house built in 1976 .

Existing buildings had an office part and residence part.

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

  • Architects: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Project: House for Installation
  • Location: Kashiwara-shi, Osaka
  • Photography: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Software used: 3D studio MAX Autodesk
  • Function: Residence, Atelier, Office
  • Completion: Mar. 2014
  • Structure: Timber Frame / Renovation
  • Site Area: 88.56 sqm
  • Floor Area: 116.50 sqm
  • Model: Nini, Huanhuan
  • Open House: 1pm – 5pm / May. 11, 2014

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FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015 in Milan,Italy by XTU architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: XTU architects 

ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT

A fertile market

If the world wanted to eat like the West, several planets would be needed…

Civilization will need to evolve: it must produce and consume differently !

Image Courtesy ©   XTU architects

Image Courtesy © XTU architects

  • Architects: XTU architects  (Anouk Legendre + Nicola Desmaziere, Studio Adeline Rispal)
  • Project: FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, 3ds Max and Grasshopper
  • Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Project leader: Mathias Lukacs
  • Client: FranceAgriMer
  • Program: Cultural installation, exhibition areas, restaurants,  shops, VIP rooms.

Planning

  • Competition: january 2014
  • Contract: march 2014
  • Building:  september 2014
  • Delivery: april 2014
  • Building surface area: 3.532 m² shon / 3.286 m² usable
  • Site’s area: 3.500 m²
  • Costs: 14 m€ including taxes.

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Black Loft Style in Voroneg, Russian Federation by Mudrogelenko design

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Mudrogelenko design

Image Courtesy ©  Mudrogelenko design

Image Courtesy © Mudrogelenko design

  • Architects: Mudrogelenko design
  • Project: Black Loft Style
  • Location: Voroneg, Russian Federation
  • Software used: For design our projects we ussually use Autocad for drawings and 3-d modeling, after that we use 3Ds Max Design with V-ray plug-in for making materials, lighting and rendering final picture.
  • Total area: 150 m2
  • DESIGN TEAM: Mudrogelenko Dmitriy, Mudrogelenko Zlata
  • Main materials: Stone, Glass, Light
  • Light: Modular Light
  • Door: Tre-P&Tre-Più/Planus design Antonio Citterio
  • Furniture: Edra, Knoll

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THE DANISH ARMED FORCES in Aalborg, Denmark by ADEPT

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source:  ADEPT

ADEPT, together with COWI engineers, local Aalborg NORD Arkitekter and GHB Landscape Architects, are behind the winning proposal for an innovative and sustainable building strategy for the Aalborg Barracks. The project includes 9.000 m2 of new buildings planned for completion in 2016.

Image Courtesy ©  ADEPT / doug&wolf

Image Courtesy © ADEPT / doug&wolf

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: THE DANISH ARMED FORCES
  • Location: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Photography: ADEPT / doug & wolf, ADEPT
  • Software used: Adobe Creative Suite  CC, Sketchup 2014,  Vray 2.0 and Autocad LT 2014

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Jose Vasconcelos Public Library in Mexico City, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Why build a library today? seems absurd, it would be more logical to build a museum for books.

This would be like a mausoleum, a masterpiece of our last president who in a patron’s act wanted to be remembered and transcend through its materiality.His intentions were to mimic what was done with the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; to trigger the real estate recovery of the zone by creating added value to de adjacent land.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos 
  • Project: Jose Vasconcelos Public Library
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Software used: it is drawn in AutoCAD

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