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Travelzoo Office in Toronto, Canada by DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design 

For the new Canadian headquarters of Travelzoo, a global internet media company specializing in travel and entertainment, Dubbeldam Architecture + Design was tasked with creating an interior that would simultaneously balance the impression required of an established international company with the youthful spirit of its enterprise. The project is the unusual merging of a loft-style interior within the context of a ‘Class A’ office building. The new office location on the 23rd floor of a tower above the landmark Toronto Eaton Centre offers panoramic views of the city skyline, City Hall, Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. Within the raw space of exposed concrete floors and a textured ceiling, the design team developed programmatic spaces as distinct volumes, optimizing circulation and views of the city, while also maximizing natural light. The sleek interiors were inspired by images of travel to exciting destinations, while also showcasing the dramatic cityscape of downtown Toronto.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design
  • Project: Travelzoo Office
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Marisa Maggs, Rachel Tameirao, Joseph Villahermosa
  • Size: 4800 s.f.
  • Completion Date: 2015

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Casa Mezquite in Aguascalientes, Mexico by BAG arquitectura

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: BAG arquitectura 

The building lies on a 507m2 ground, nearly at the center of which grows a mesquite tree that was preserved within the building. Because of this, the entire layout of the house gravitates around the tree, thus making it into the foremost element within the intents of this architectural project, and greatly  enriching it.

Image Courtesy © Oscar Hernández

  • Architects: BAG arquitectura 
  • Project: Casa Mezquite
  • Location: Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Photography: Oscar Hernández
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max
  • Structural calculations: Jesús de Luna Rodríguez

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The Olive Tree house in Halkidiki, Greece by Eva Sopeoglou | architecture

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: Eva Sopeoglou | architecture 

The client brief for this small summer house located in Halkidiki, Greece called for a low-maintenance weekend home located on a pristine olive grove hill overlooking the sea, and beyond towards the famous monasteries of Mount Athos.

Image Courtesy © Mariana Bisti

  • Architects: Eva Sopeoglou | architecture
  • Project: The Olive Tree house
  • Location: Halkidiki, Greece
  • Photography: Mariana Bisti
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Autodesk Autocad
  • The fabrication was carried out at METALSO Sheet Metal Design, a fabricator in Greece
  • The CNC technology and machines were provided by TRUMPF

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Porta Nuova Building Milano, Italy by piuarch

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: piuarch

Like some sort of sinuous, white wave, the Porta Nuova Building fits in with the master plan for the urban redevelopment of the old railway station in Porta Nuova, Milan, situat­ed between Corso Como, Garibaldi Station, the Isola neighbourhood and Piazza della Re­pubblica. This huge structure extends over a distance of 140 metres to create a structure covering a total of 16,500 m² designed for holding offices and shops. This powerful and, at the same time, lightweight, white coloured, glazed building serves a fundamental “urban purpose”: it hinges together the existing city and the latest dynamics triggered off by the entire Porta Nuova project, falling in line with the heights of the old buildings and embrac­ing the square that is set higher level than the surrounding roads.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: piuarch
  • Project: Porta Nuova Building
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, 20124 Milano (Mi), Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Team leader: Gianni Mollo
  • Piuarch team: Yusuke Aizawa, Erica Cazzaniga, Yuji Kobayashi, Andres Mahdjoubian, Hirotaka Oishi, Antonio Pisanò, Claudia Savastano
  • Architectural construction design: Tekne S.p.a.
  • Structural design: MSC Associati S.r.l.
  • M & E design: Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi S.r.l.
  • Lanscape design: Land S.r.l.

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Hotel Amarin in Rovinj, Croatia by STUDIO UP d.o.o.

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: STUDIO UP d.o.o.

Hotel Amarin sits in a thick pine forest, at the eastern edge of the „Monsena-Valdaliso“ tourist zone. From its peninsula, it looks out and curves toward Rovinj, Venice, distant seas horizons and the tiny island of Figarola.

Image Courtesy © Robert Leš

  • Architects: STUDIO UP d.o.o.
  • Project: Hotel Amarin
  • Location: Rovinj , Val de Lesso 5, Croatia
  • Photography: Robert Leš
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Lead Architects: Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejić
  • Main Contractor: Kamgrad d.o.o.
  • Client: Maistra d.d.
  • Project Team: Izvor Simonović-Majcan, Iva Martinis, Jelena Martić, Tin Pelivan, Domagoj Bolanča, Nikola Brlek, Krešimir Renić, Stanislava Odrljin, Marina Zajec, Ana Pall

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L’Architecture est dans le Pré in Vendée, France by Claas architectes

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: Claas architectes

Some projects are more particular than others, so when my brother asked me to design his house, the personal stakes were great. As a young farmer his financial supports are limited, but he has regular opportunities to build and maintain buildings on the farm. In most cases, they are made of metal fabrics delivered in kit. This know-how combined with its working time flexibility  allowed to conceive the project in self-construction.

Image Courtesy © Myriam Héaulmé

  • Architects: Claas architectes
  • Project: L’Architecture est dans le Pré
  • Location: Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, Vendée, France
  • Photography: Myriam Héaulmé
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Blender
  • Lead Architects: Boris Nauleau
  • Cost: 70.000 € (all taxes included)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 205m²
  • Completion Year: 2014

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Industrial shed in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Rogerio Gama Architecture

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: Rogerio Gama Architecture

The project constitutes an extension to the company MultPortas e Acabamentos, in the civil construction sector. Located in the city of the center-west of the state of São Paulo, in the city of Bauru. Company already traditional in its field of activity, and local tradition.

They needed the local expansion, for expansion of products for sale of finishes and aggregates.

Image Courtesy © Rogerio Gama Architecture

  • Architects: Rogerio Gama Architecture
  • Project: Industrial shed
  • Location: Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Covered area: 440m2 approx.

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1st Avenue Residence in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Microclimat

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This new sun-filled home is part of Montreal’s urban narrative yet offers all the advantages of a residential community.

Renewed typology

Montreal’s residential neighbourhoods, densely sowed throughout the 20th century, are interspersed with tiny homes, strewn here and there in the urban landscape. When these buildings are left behind and go on sale, they offer architects a new playground to explore their work, to find creative ways to integrate a contemporary lifestyle in more traditional streets at the heart of the city.

1st Avenue facade, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Microclimat
  • Project: 1st Avenue Residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Software used: Autocad, sketch up
  • Structural engineer: Geniex
  • General contractor: Microclimat architecture et construction
  • Square footage: 3900 SF
  • Project end date: 2016

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SPE House in Spéracèdes, France by ELLENA MEHL Architects

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The house is located on the French Riviera, at the very end of a small road, in a old hamlet built around a local spring that has been known since before the XIX th century.

Built on the side of a hill, the landscape follows horizontal lines, formed by terraced gardens and stone walls also called “restanques” in the south of France.

double glazed facade – bedroom, Image Courtesy © Hervé ELLENA

  • Architects: ELLENA MEHL Architects
  • Project: SPE House
  • Location: Spéracèdes, France
  • Photography: Hervé ELLENA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Areapo: 120 m2 on 2 levels

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Malmö Market Hall in Sweden by Wingårdh Architects

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: Wingårdh Architects 

The old freight depot west of Malmö Central Station was no more than a roofless shell when two siblings, Nina Totté Karyd and Martin Karyd, bought it in order to create a market hall. In 2013 Wingårdh Architects was commissioned to transform the ruin into a market hall for about twenty vendors and restaurateurs. The initial intention was to add a similar volume onto the existing oblong brick building, but the plans changed when several layers of underground utilities were discovered on the site, reducing the buildable area of the lot.

Image Courtesy © André Pihl

  • Architects: Wingårdh Architects
  • Project: Malmö Market Hall
  • Location: Gibraltargatan 6, Malmö, Sweden
  • Photography: André Pihl
  • Software used: Revit, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client: Annabostäder AB
  • Construction manager: CMB
  • Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB through Gert Wingårdh (principal architect), Joakim lyth (senior lead architect), Maria lyth (project architect), Ulrika Davidsson (lead engineer), Erik Holmgren, Andre Pihl, Gustaf Wennerberg, and others
  • Total area: approx. 1500 m2
  • Project start: 2013
  • Completion: 2016 (opening planned for November 2016)

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