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PLICO at the Flatiron in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Built in 1924 by C.F. Meadors and originally the Como Hotel, this historic blond brick flatiron stood vacant and boarded up for 27 years.  We have been waiting for 20 years for the opportunity to bring this corner to its full potential.  We believe this corner should be the site of an enduring building, a lantern at the east gateway to downtown Oklahoma City.

The project includes the renovation of the two-level flatiron building and the construction of a modern, yet complimentary rooftop addition.

As one leaves downtown the PLICO building acts as a lantern to the city energy, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: PLICO at the Flatiron
  • Location: 126 Harrison Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
  • Client: PLICO
  • Scope: Renovation of a 1924 flatiron building with approximately 20,000 SF of new and renovated space.
  • Completed: 2016
  • Awards: 2017 Interior Design “Best of Year” Winner in Office Restoration Renovation category

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skinnySCAR in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman  

The skinnySCAR project of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman shows how forgotten empty spaces in the city can be used. Each city has neglected spaces like this, that are unused and underrated. These gaps can be upgraded to complete the urban fabric, while giving it a boost and creating possibilities for new forms of urban living for the adventurous ones. As young designers, Gwendolyn and Marijn are not limited by design traditions and conventions, and they saw the potential and challenge of a narrow gap with extreme proportions in an old Rotterdam neighborhood. In 2012 the process to convince the landowners to sell the narrow plot started, so they could develop it into their own home. After a short construction period of only 4 months in 2015/2016, the contractor left them an unfinished structure. They’ve been finishing the entire interior themselves since then and their design ideas are becoming manifest.

Image Courtesy © Marijn Boterman and Gwendolyn Huisman

  • Architects: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman
  • Project: skinnySCAR
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Vray, Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, Vincent van Dordrecht, Marijn Boterman, Gwendolyn Huisman
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Period: Initiation 2012, Construction 2015-2016, Interior 2016-2017

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Hikari Yakitori Bar in Valencia, Spain by Masquespacio

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Masquespacio 

Masquespacio presents its last design for Hikari Yakitori Bar, the second project from the founders of Nozomi Sushi Bar, located in the same district of Ruzafa in Valencia two steps ahead from their actual restaurant.

After the big success of Nozomi sushi bar with a waiting list of 2 months, founders José Miguel and Nuria, together with their disciple Clara, decided to continue to study their passion for Japanese food. This time they wanted to introduce a totally new concept through Hikari, Yakitori Bar, traduced literally in a skewers bar that as well as his big brother Nozomi carries on the name of a high velocity Japanese train. Differently to the previous project the interior designed by creative consultancy Masquespacio, has been inspired by the different quarters and alleys of Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho y Hajimeya in Tokyo, where most of the of the yakitori bars are established.

Image Courtesy © Luis Beltran

  • Architects: Masquespacio
  • Project: Hikari Yakitori Bar
  • Location: Calle dels Tomasos 18, 46006 Valencia, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Beltran
  • Software used: 3D Max.
  • Client: Hikari
  • Art Director/Designer: Ana Hernández
  • Architect: Paula Pina
  • Architect junior: Jessica Alejos
  • Technical investigation: José Espejo
  • Graphic Design: Ana García
  • Construction: Helix

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Industrial Loft II in São Paulo, Brazil by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Diego Revollo Arquitetura

This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo.

Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality.

Image Courtesy © Alain Brugier

  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Project: Industrial Loft II
  • Location: Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Alain Brugier
  • Software used: Autocad

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Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan by Takashige Yamashita Office

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Takashige Yamashita Office 

This project is a small nursery in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan.

The site offers a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji. With some houses and farms spread out in its neighborhood, it creates a peaceful, but at the same time, a bit deserted atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Kenichi Suzuki

  • Architects: Takashige Yamashita Office (Takashige Yamashita)
  • Project: Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof
  • Location: Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Kenichi Suzuki
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Client: Seiko-kai
  • Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
  • Wall Painting: mirocomachiko
  • General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
  • Structure: Steel frame + Wooden roof
  • Site area: 296.13m2
  • Building area: 177.24m2
  • Total floor area: 170.66m2
  • Design period: 01.06.2015 – 29.02.2016
  • Construction period: 10.03.2016 – 31.10.2016

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House M in Möhlin, Switzerland by Jan Skuratowski Architektur

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Jan Skuratowski Architektur

The new single-family house was designed as a separate residential unit and can hold its own next to the existing building from the 80s. It is situated on a partly raised plateau in the south-eastern part of the property. The two buildings differ in their roof design and thus emphasize their autonomy. At the same time, the new building paraphrases the existing building’s design: by its polygonal ground plan, which follows the hill’s shape, and expressive cantilevered floors. Wood was used a material to contrast the rather heavy sand-lime brick of the existing structure. Hierarchically, the new building is supposed to subordinate to the existing building and is therefore set slightly to the rear of the site. The new structure appears like a pavilion and, thanks to the flat roof, has a large accessible roof terrace that expands the small plot effectively. The greening of the roofs is intended to give the new building an animated character and link it with nature and the hill.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Jan Skuratowski Architektur
  • Project: House M
  • Location: Titlisstrasse 24b, 4313 Möhlin, Switzerland
  • Photography: Simon Menges
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 18
  • Client: Christoph Müller
  • Energy standard: Minergie
  • Structural engineering:
    • Wooden structure: Pirmin Jung Ingenieur für Holzbau AG
    • Basement: Ingenieurbüro W. Herzog AG
    • Building physics: Pirmin Jung Büro für Bauphysik AG
  • Builders: Wohlwend Baugeschäft AG
  • Plot area: 371 m2

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145 Student Housing in Bordeaux, France by GARDERA-D Architecture

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture

The project is located on the overall development program of the Bassins à Flots in Bordeaux, whose specifications were drawn up by the ANMA agency (Nicolas Michelin). The group concerned is coordinated by the architecture agency MATEO Arquitectura in Barcelona.

The program totals 145 rooms and combines a series of 9 duplex townhouses. The building exudes about 4452 m2 of floor space and is composed of two different estates oriented South-West / North-Est facing each other on both sides of a large landscaped slab cleared at the 2nd level.

Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture

  • Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
  • Project: 145 Student Housing
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3d

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Morris Law in Gothenburg, Sweden by Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

Lawyer’s Office Morris Law has the stated ambition to reformulate what business law might mean. The guiding principles of the company’s values are concepts such as “transparency”, “efficiency”, “excellence” and “mindfulness”. Our interpretation of this was to create an open and social workspace without clear hierarchies. One example is the entrance lobby, which is surrounded by a wooden structure made of maple with shelves, mirrors, cork and brass net, acts both as a workspace for the employees, as well as a place to meet customers. Another example is the absence of cellular offices; designing all workplaces the same size and instead divide them with the help of wooden frames, which are also made of maple. Felt, mirrors and cork inside these frames create privacy and noise reduction.

The office of Morris Law is today a work environment without clear hierarchies, where the meetings between employees and customers are in focus.

The entrance lobby is surrounden by a wooden structure made of maple, which contains pieces of brown-toned mirrors, brass net and cork, Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors Architects

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors Architects
  • Project: Morris Law
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
  • Client: Advokatfirman Morris AB
  • Team: Johan Olsson, Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Ainhoa Etxeberria, Emelie Johansson
  • Size: 1000 square metres
  • Date: 2015

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Courtyard House in Toh Yi Rd, Singapore by Ming Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Ming Architects

Flanked between the koi pond and the swimming pool, the double volume courtyard – a fulcrum to the house, was introduced to break the monotony of spaces in this linear house. Horizontal and vertical movements are endless and ample daylight floods the key living spaces. A 3-storey high feature steel staircase floats above the koi pond, with a vertical feature wall of black river pebbles as its backdrop. A slim bridge suspends over the courtyard and ties the front and rear wings of the house.

Image Courtesy © Ming Architects

  • Architects: Ming Architects (Tan Cher Ming)
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: 22 Toh Yi Rd, Singapore
  • Software used: Google SketchUp Pro, Autocad

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Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

The chapel bears no resemblance to others in the locality, yet has a deep rooted connection to its location. The building with natural stone textures blends well with the surrounding vegetation and complements the hill slope on which it abuts. The natural stone backdrop provides a divine setting, bathed in natural light, to the prayer hall. Other than the flat portion of the site where the old demolished chapel was sited, the rest of the area including the hill slope and the hill top beyond was replete with wild vegetation and teak trees that has been left more or less undisturbed. The chapel has been built in the most environment friendly manner.

Image Courtesy © architecture R/T

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
  • Location: Mashem-Canacona, Goa, India
  • Software used: sketchUp

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