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MCDhouse in Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Story: How a 22-year-old architecture student turned scraps into a sustainable paradise for a family in need.

The MCDhouse was built in cooperation with the Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville (Texas) as part of a local initiative to increase earth consciousness while providing homes for low-income families. Built to the minimum square footage allowed by law (for three residents), the house challenges the “hermetically-sealed box” mentality and sets out to prove that large enclosed homes are not necessary for comfort, functionality, and dignity.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: MCDhouse | The $12,000 Green Dream Home
  • Location: Texas, U.S.A
  • House Size: 484 s.f. (legal interior s.f., excl. loft); 1,214 s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Final Cost: $12,000, which equals $24.79/s.f. (legal s.f.), or $9.88/s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Applicable Codes: IRC 2003 (International Residential Code); ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); TMCS (Texas Minimum Construction Standards); SBGH (Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville, based on localized LEED Standards)
  • Software used: autocad

CASA LA CAÑADA in Santiago, Chile by Ricardo Torrejón Schellhorn

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Torrejón Schellhorn

This house is set on a 1,060 sqm site in the last flat urban area of eastern Santiago before the Andes begin.

The plot is 15m wide by 67m length with an existing garden with mature 40 year old trees.

The original house, built back in the 70’s, took no particular advantage of the garden. Despite being uninhabited for almost 20 years the backyard was luckily well preserved and felt like a forgotten park.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Torrejón Schellhorn

  • ArchitectsRicardo Torrejón Schellhorn
  • Project: CASA LA CAÑADA
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Design year(s): 2011 to 2012
  • Construction year(s): 2012 to 2013
  • Principal(s) in charge: Ricardo Torrejón Schellhorn
  • Client(s): Patricio Perez, Anuschka Bannach
  • General contractor: Eric Meinardus
  • Structural engineer: Osvaldo Peñaloza
  • Software used: sketchup, autocad

TECA APARTMETS in Naucalpan, México by LUCIO MUNIAIN et al

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: LUCIO MUNIAIN et al

A disposition of elements in a fan differenced in four main blocks make the buildings’ configuration, that meanwhile contrast with the façade formed by a simple grid that is randomly interrupted by the balconies or the opens creating an equal and unmatched visual for every single of the 30 departments that conform the building.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Onnis Luque

  • Architects: LUCIO MUNIAIN et al
  • Project: TECA APARTMETS
  • Location: Naucalpan, México
  • Photography: Arq. Onnis Luque
  • Construction built: 2009-2011
  • BuiltArea: 9, 018 m2.
  • Collaborators: Lucio Muniain, Edgar Montes, Mario Hernández, Jorge Arroyoy  Luis Valdez.
  • Engineering: MCH Ingeniería
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max

The Nest by DeForest Architects

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: DeForest Architects

Set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Washington in Seattle, this project realizes the owners’ vision of living in tune with changing light and views. Simple lines, flexible living spaces, well-organized storage, and a rooftop garden all add up to a nest that is anything but “empty.”

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Modern Farmhouse BY Design Insight Inc.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Design Insight Inc.

Image Courtesy © Craig Caulfield

  • Architects: Design Insight Inc.
  • Project: Modern Farmhouse
  • Photography: Craig Caulfield
  • Software used: AutoCad, formZ
  • Interior designer: Lynne Shears, ASID
  • Local architects: BHH
  • GC: Tomlinson & Sons, Inc.

Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, Texas by Mell Lawrence Architects

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Mell Lawrence Architects 

Commissioned by the Dallas Parks Department, this new shade structure  bridges the gap between two groups of trees at a natural gathering place in the park.  The composition of steel components abstract and mimic the surrounding trees to  produce similar dappled shade.

Image Courtesy © Mell Lawrence Architects

  • Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Project: Cotillion Pavilion
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mell Lawrence Architects
  • Office Project Team: Mell Lawrence, AIA, Elizabeth Baird
  • Structural Design: Architectural Engineers Collaborative, Chuck Naeve, Rik Haden
  • Contractor: RoeschCo Construction
  • Landscape: Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Software used: Vectorworks, sketchup, Kerkythea, photoshop

QueensCare Health Centers in East Los Angeles by RBB Architects Inc

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: RBB Architects Inc

Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc., a leading Southern California commercial builder, has construction under way for a new 24,000-square-foot QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) facility in East Los Angeles, located at 4816 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 90022.

Image Courtesy © RBB Architects Inc

  • Architects: RBB Architects Inc
  • Project: QueensCare Health Centers
  • Location: East Los Angeles, U.SA
  • Civil engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical engineer: N A Cohen Group, Encino
  • Environmental engineer: Applied Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, is the
  • Landscape Architects: Carter Romanek
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit

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Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane, Australia by Architectus

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: Architectus

The Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law have opened to much acclaim. The building is a radical departure from traditional court design. It exhibits a high degree of transparency and lightness appropriate to the expression of contemporary justice and to its sub-tropical locale.

Image Courtesy © Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Project: Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Client: Department of Public Works, Queensland Government
  • Approx. Value: $570m
  • Floor Area: 64 000m2
  • Completion: 2012
  • Software used: REVIT, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign

Awards

  • 2013 AIA State Award
  • Public Buildings Category

Curl Curl Residence in Sydney, NSW by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: CplusC Architectural Workshop

The Curl Curl House was an exercise in material, time, and cost efficiency. A specific project brief included two bedrooms with built-in robes, bathroom/laundry, an open plan dining, kitchen, living space, and a deck. The Client also required that the home was to be at one level extending from the carport and main entrance.

Image Courtesy © Murray Fredericks, Simon Whitbread

  • Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Project: Curl Curl Residence
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Architect: Clinton Cole
  • Photography: Murray Fredericks, Simon Whitbread
  • Floor Area: 237m² + Pool + Landscape
  • Time: 22 weeks
  • Year: 2011
  • Engineer: Jack Hodgson Consultants
  • Builder: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Landscaper: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Software used: Vectorworks

AIDS MEMORIAL PARK in NYC by Walzworkinc and d’arc.studio

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Walzworkinc and d’arc.studio

The scars left from the devastation of AIDS on New York City are not visible. No buildings were downed from the attack of AIDS. Instead there are thousands of small holes where people’s lives were cut short. In fact there are over a hundred thousand of them throughout the city of New York. Also there are the millions of holes in the hearts and memories of those that survived them, the family members, friends, neighbors, and communities, those that nursed them, and the courageous activists who refused to allow the suffering and loss to be swept under a rug, who demanded attention, gave support and initiated action.

Image Courtesy © D’arc.studio

  • Architects: Walzworkinc and D’arc.studio
  • Project: AIDS MEMORIAL PARK
  • Location: NYC , U.S.A
  • Year: 2012
  • Software used: Rhionceros for the 3D and V-ray
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