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Aarhus Harbour in Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects

The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.

The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Architects

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects
  • Project: Aarhus Harbour
  • Location: Denmark
  • Client: City of Aarhus
  • Status: The project is funded by The Sallinge Foundation and is expected completed in year 2014
  • Software used: Schetch-up and Maxwell

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Ristorante Sapore in Istanbul, Turkey by Plan 9 Architecture

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Plan 9 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Plan 9 Architecture

  • Architects: Plan 9 Architecture
  • Project: Ristorante Sapore
  • Location: Istanbul, Turke
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Vray and Photoshop

Horwitz Residence by Minarc

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Minarc

The house is oriented so that all of the rooms can enjoy the outdoor living area which includes Pool, outdoor dinning, bbq and play court.

It’s orientation is thought out to maximize passive solar design and natural ventilations, with solar chimney escaping hot air during summer and heating cold air during winter eliminated the need for mechanical air handling.

Image Courtesy © Minarc

  • Architects: Minarc
  • Project: Horwitz Residence
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

A Palace For Nature in Doha, Qatar by sanzpont [arquitectura]

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: sanzpont [arquitectura]

”An Oasis is a miracle of life in the desert.” sanzpont [arquitectura] has being awarded 3rd place in an international restricted competition for a VIP Palace in Qatar for its innovative and ecologic response to the project brief of this private residence: “The purpose of the competition was to stimulate innovative and creative ideas to create high end luxurious Palace to achieve relaxation and luxury for its VIP users.”

Image Courtesy © sanzpont [arquitectura]

  • Architects: sanzpont [arquitectura]
  • Project: A Palace For Nature
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Status: Idea
  • Architectural & Design Project: sanzpont [arquitectura], Arq. Sergio Sanz Pont, Arq. Victor Sanz Pont, Arq. Tania Cota, Jose Miguel Cano
  • Software used: 3dsmax, VRay Render, Space Planning,  Revit.

SOGA-Sounds of Gaia in Jiutepec, México by casaPublia

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: casaPublia

SOGA, Sounds of Gaia, is a sound healing center located in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. It accommodates, in a 3,000 sq. m. plot and 1,500 sq. m. construction, an ecumenical forum, temple dedicated to sound, a professional sound recording studio, an outdoors forum, therapy rooms, coffee shop, store, offices and sleeping rooms.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: casaPublia (Pamela Moreno and Patricio Guerrero.)
  • Project: SOGA-Sounds of Gaia
  • Location: Jiutepec, México
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Collaborator: Jair Valdez, Amaury Sentíes, Geovanna Preciado, Fernando Resendiz, Sebastián Gnaedig, Ernesto Escudero, Jessica Arias, Ernesto Rivera,Paolo González, Lorena Ruiz, Alejandra Hernández, Anna Salcedo, Rodrigo Durán
  • Planning, coordination and construction: PCC Construcción (Hilario Trejo)
  • Structure project: MONCAD (Jorge Cadena), DAE (Juan Felipe Heredia Mellado)
  • Installations: Hydraulic and sanitary project , Modulo Solar (Joaquin Ponce) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Electric project: AIECC co. (Maximino Zárraga) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Acoustics advice and project: Spickatto Studio (Héctor Castañón)
  • Parametric Design: matter (Pablo I. Kobayashi)
  • Materials: Laboratorio de Arquitecura Básica (Arq. Juan Casillas)
  • Landscaping: casaPública (Pamela Moreno Caballero y Patricio D Guerrero), Ambiente Arquitectos (Juan Guerra y Fritz Sigg) , Aspersa (Francisco Arias)
  • Legal: Carlos Olivares
  • Traps: Tenso estructuras
  • Software used: Draftsight and Sketchup.

Project Area

  • Constructed: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)
  • Landscape: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)

HIGHRISE OFFICE BUILDING by Rossetti Architects

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Rossetti Architects

Clear, effervescent + in-line with a risk-taking, entrepreneurial spirit was the client vision that inspired this eye-popping, yet sophisticated environment for the Rock Companies Executive Suite. ROSSETTI translated the “live, work, play” lifestyle into offices that are executive, yet don’t take themselves too seriously. This office interior ignited a downtown city’s resurgence, bringing life and energy into the once tired and gray city. The vibrant offices mimic the owner’s vision for the city; high-energy and elegant.  Dominate design inspirations include spaces that are clear, effervescent, and executed in eye-popping color and playful design elements.

Exterior of Detroit’s Compuware Building located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. ROSSETTI was part of the original architecture team that designed the building in 2000 (completed 2003), Image Courtesy © Rossetti Architects

  • Architects: Rossetti Architects
  • Project: HIGHRISE OFFICE BUILDING
  • Software used: Illustrator, AutoCad and Revit

FAMILY VAULT IN Elche, Spain by ESTUDIO ARN ARQUITECTOS

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: ESTUDIO ARN ARQUITECTOS

The funerary volume is located between the existing boxes of niches and creates a compact and dense piece of stone that completes the horizontal landscape of this area of the cementery.

A vault is created to preserve and protect the memory of the deceased people and, at the same time has to generate an intimate and quite space for the family. This way, we propose a dense box of horizontal tiles of grey stone which is externally perforated by only two hollows: the door and the cross.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: ESTUDIO ARN ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: FAMILY VAULT
  • Location: Elche, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Type of building: Funerary architecture.
  • Site of the building: Cementerio Nuevo. Elche, Alicante. Spain.
  • Total area in square meters: 18 m2
  • Finalización de Obra: February 2013.
  • Quantity surveyors: José Vicente Carpena + Elena Rogel
  • Software used: AllPlan 2013

Jaime García Terrés Personal Library in Mexico city, Mexico by arquitectura 911sc

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: arquitectura 911sc

The project is part of the City of Books a project by the Mexican Secretary of Culture to acquire the personal book collections of the most relevant Mexican writers and intellectuals of the 20th Century and commissioning architects the design of each personal library to be housed within La Ciudadela, an 18th Century building in the central part of Mexico City.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: arquitectura 911sc
  • Project: Jaime García Terrés Personal Library
  • Location: Mexico city, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro, Moritz Bernoully
  • End of construction: November 2012
  • Design team: Ernesto Lomeli, Ricardo García Santender, Calíope Hernández, Carlos Ledezma, Tania Guerrero
  • Builder: Sackbe 
  • Structure: Izquierdo Ing. y Asociados
  • Client: CONACULTA
  • Built Area: 170 m2  
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, photoshop, illustrator.

The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project in Victoria, Australia by PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS 

The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project (P.E.P.) is a flagship project in the implementation of low carbon energy generation in Victoria. The P.E.P. will supply the buildings in a 7 hectare redevelopment precinct with electricity and heating thermal energy (Cogeneration) in the form of hot water with twice the efficiency of a typical gas fired power station, with less than half the carbon emissions of a coal fired power station. In addition, some building’s will utilize the hot water produced to run absorption chillers to provide cooling, resulting in even greater efficiencies, and further reduced emissions.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS
  • Project: The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project team: Toby Reed, Peter Hogg, Marcus Fajl, Ming Lie, Fairlyn Wiyono
  • Client: Places Victoria
  • Director of Infrastructure (Places Victoria): Nick Shashkoff
  • Project Manager: Hai Nguyen
  • Mechanical Consultants: Rudds Consulting Engineers
  • Acoustic Consultants: Rudds Consulting Engineers / Marshall Day
  • Structural Consultants: BDD Engineering
  • Builder: Becon Constructions (Aust)
  • Construction Manager: Peter White
  • Software used: Rhino

Post-Aircon House in Notting Hill, London by Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Article source: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

Paul McAneary Architects are delighted to announce that Planning Permission has been granted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for their new build, understated, warm minimalist, eco project, entitled “Post-Aircon House.”

PMA are currently designing this new build building for construction, including bespoke frameless glazing facade details and a material palette that relates to its immediate context.

Image Courtesy © Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd
  • Project: Post-Aircon House
  • Location: Notting Hill, London
  • Client: Private developer
  • Design Team: Paul McAneary, Tommaso Cuni, Fabio Ferrian
  • Software used: Vectorworks architect 2013.
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