Archive for the ‘S/W’ Category
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Article source: Dittel Architekten GmbH
DIA – Dittel Architekten conceptualised and designed the fine food restaurant Enso Sushi & Grill in a prime location in the Dorotheen Quartier shopping mall in Stuttgart. The restaurant’s modern design is as sophisticated and creative as Asian-European fusion cuisine. The reinterpretation of traditional Asian architectural elements using high-quality materials and natural colours lend a unique appeal to the 250 m2 restaurant. The restaurant concept truly lives up to its name, Enso, which means “harmony and perfection”.
Image Courtesy © Dittel Architekten GmbH
- Architects: Dittel Architekten GmbH
- Project: Enso Sushi & Grill
- Location: Stuttgart, Germany
- Software used: Vectorworks
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Article source: Samyn and Partners
The municipal authority in Houten (Netherlands) commisssioned the Samyn and Partners practice to build a small fire station on a site surrounded by lots of green space. The municipality of Houten has a hybrid fire fighting force : four professional firefighters, and around sixty volunteers. The building agenda set a requirement that there should be space to accommodate six fire engines.
Image Courtesy © Christian RICHTERS
- Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS (Ph. Samyn, N. Neuckermans, J. Ceyssens, R. Houben, B. Calcagno)
- Project: Fire Station Houten
- Location: Veerwagenweg (De Brug 2) 3991 LN – Houten, Netherlands
- Photography: Christian RICHTERS
- Software used: Autocad
- Client: GEMEENTE HOUTEN
- Project Manager: DHV AIB bv
- Structural engineering: SAMYN and PARTNERS and SETESCO s.a, de Bondt Rijssen BV(execution)
- Mechanical and electrical engineering: DHV AIB bv
- Energy and environmental engineering: ECOFYS
- Main Contractor: NIJHUIS UTRECHT
- Contractor services: INSTALLATIEBEDRIJF ANDRIESSEN
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Article source: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
Casa di Luce is a single-family house located in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas and comprises 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped, 8,075 square foot site with significant topography.
The size and shape of the site, as well as the presence of grand oak tree, presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house and its surroundings.
Image Courtesy © Morrison Dilworth + Walls
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: ecdm Architectes
Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape
Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.
Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes
- Architects: ecdm Architectes
- Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
- Location: ST-ETIENNE, France
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe CS
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: Satchel Tang
Silver & Co has designed and converted a derelict shed into a flexible multi-functional art studio for an artist couple and their child at the bottom of a West London garden.
Image Courtesy © Jason Taylor
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: Aresto Arquitetura
The house is basically organized in a large block in format with two floors.
The social sector was positioned on the lower floor, which features the living room, dining room, kitchen, home theater, utility room, guest toilet, laundry room, gourmet space and pool. On the ground floor are the garage, the warehouse, the entrance hall, the office and the three dormitories.
The local conditions were decisive for the solutions adopted in the project. The lot is located in the highest part of the condominium, which allowed the creation of large openings overlooking the natural landscape.
This privileged location also allowed a better use of ventilation and natural lighting. The large openings in opposite directions allow the control of the air currents inside the house.
Image Courtesy © Danillo Mazzani
- Architects: Aresto Arquitetura (Danillo Mazzani)
- Project: The Itupeva House
- Location: Brazil
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Revit
Friday, August 11th, 2017
Article source: Melbourne Design Studio (MDS)
Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) are terrifically adaptable. Given a brief for contemporary new residences for a development, the team also took on the dilapidated heritage home on the allotment, transforming it into ‘Waltham Jewel’, one of Richmond’s finest homes.
Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke Photography
- Architects: Melbourne Design Studio (MDS)
- Project: Waltham Jewel
- Location: Richmond, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Peter Clarke Photography
- Software used: Vectorworks, BIM
- Project Team: MDS: Marc Bernstein-Hussmann, Felicity Bernstein, Paola Provinciali
- Builder: H Daniel Constructions
- Building Surveyor: Metro Building Surveying
- ESD Consultant: Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)
- Structural Engineer: Hive Engineering
- Services Engineer: NJM
- Completion Date: April 2016
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Article source: göbl architektur ZT GmbH
The Tower of Power, located in the Vienna Brigittenau district, is a public charging station for electric vehicles. Operated by the Wien Energie electrical company, it was conceived to be a teaching and research facility as well. It was built by the students of the BFI Wien vocational training institute together with leading firms in the mobility industry. Using different charging systems, the station provides electricity for four cars and four e-bikes at a time.
Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar
- Architects: göbl architektur ZT GmbH
- Project: Tower of Power
- Location: Innstraße 27-29, 1200 Vienna, Austria
- Photography: Bruno Klomfar
- Software used: Rhino
- Design Team: Lukas Göbl, Andrés Espana, Oliver Ulrich, Alexander Enz
- Project Partners bfi Wien: Johann Gettinger, Gerald Lippitsch, Wilfried Ranegger, Roman Striok
- Structural Framework Planning: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
- Electrical Planning: Sikom Essra GmbH
- Building Client: bfi Wien
- Operator: Wien Energie
- Construction start: 2014
- Completion: 2017
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
Article source: m12 AD
The “I Fiori di Joe” shop has been opened last February in Corato (Bari), by a young couple of flower designers. They wish to suggest a fresh concept for plants and flowers, by offering a support to the operators of the wedding and gardening fields.
Image Courtesy © m12 AD
- Architects: m12 AD
- Project: “I fiori di Joe” a flower shop
- Location: Corato, Italy
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Article source: Simplex Architecture
The site is located in an alley, a few blocks away from Dosandae-ro – a busy boulevard in Seoul’s Gangnam district. The area used to be a low-rise residential district in the past, but now rapidly transforming into a commercial district full of shops and restaurants. The existing building had a simple rectangular structure with a courtyard in the middle, using concrete blocks and blackened steel as a major finish material. The main interest in designing the building was to keep the existing materiality, yet to make enough alteration to accommodate the new program. The concrete block wall on the north was maintained in order to preserve the original materiality of the building, and the blackened steel was mainly used for the newly built walls.
Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin
- Architects: Simplex Architecture
- Project: Liberty Lounge
- Location: 653-4, Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Kyungsub Shin and Young Kim
- Software used: Rhino, AutoCad
- Design Principals: Greg Chung Whan Park and Sanghun Song
- Visualization/ 3D: VIZE
- Space Branding & Design: KMGD
- Landscape Architect: Studio 101
- Structural Engineer: Tomi Structure