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Rising Cairo in Egypt by Stefan Al Architects

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: Stefan Al Architects

Reviving the Vision

One hundred fifty years ago, Khedive Ismail imagined a progressive urban scheme for Cairo that brought the city to the forefront of the world. This projects attempts to revive his vision in a current way. It brings back the once exciting landscape of Azbakia Garden, including a lake, artificial hills, thousands of lights, and spaces for musical performances. A spectacular Opera House and a range of artistic spaces offer the city cultural delights. New transportation structures, underground parking, a tramway, and pleasant pedestrian spaces allow for convenient and efficient access. Finally, contemporary architecture and high-rises lend an image to the area that rivals with any world-class city.

Image Courtesy © Stefan Al and Tarek Abou-Zekry

  • Architects: Stefan Al Architects
  • Project: Rising Cairo
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Software used: Rhino

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Housing in Den Helder, The Netherlands by Tony Fretton Architects Ltd

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: Tony Fretton Architects Ltd 

Located in the northern Dutch town of Den Helder, the project occupies a long site between two canals, the Helderskanaal and Werfkanaal where it looks out onto Den Helder’s fine Napoleonic naval yard. West 8’s masterplan for the scheme reflected the character, scale and diversity of the city fabric along each canal and provided for a range of size and cost of dwellings.

Type D West Elevation,street view looking north next to Helderskanaal : Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Tony Fretton Architects Ltd 
  • Project: Housing in Den Helder
  • Location: Molenplein, Den Helder, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Client:  Proper-Stok
  • Programme dates: Feb 2008 – June 2008 stages A-D. Start on site Dec 2008
  • Value:  Euro 4.8million approx
  • Site area: 2300 sqn approx (relating to TFA buildings only)
  • Gross internal area (sqm):  3200 sqm approx
  • Design Team:  Geurst & Schulze executive architects
  • Project Architect:  Chris Snow
  • Structural Engineer: Ingenieursbureau Dijkhuis bv
  • Services Engineer: Wolf Dikken adviseurs (building physics)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Tuin Den Helder bv (contractor)
  • Landscape Architect:  West 8 (urban plan)
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad

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4 Dwellings in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain by Patxi Cortazar

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: Patxi Cortazar

The plot is located at the historic centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz, near to Santa María Cathedral, at the corner of this “Canton” and Txikita Street. The project is made by petition of the homeowners’ association. The original building, and unclassified 19th century building, is demolished because of its state of ruin. The ordinance of new construction defines in an exhaustive way the standards of the new shape, that requires the reduction of its occupation to leave available the continuity of its inside pipe. Thus, the new building is separated from the bowling alley located at the high part of the Cantón of Santa María.

Image Courtesy © César San Millán 

  • Architects: Patxi Cortazar
  • Project: 4 Dwellings in Cantón of Santa María
  • Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Photography: César San Millán
  • Date: 2009-2011
  • Architectural Technologist: José Ramón Hurtado Mendoza
  • Developer: Homeowners’ association
  • Building company: Nasipa S.L.
  • Surface: 368,70 m2
  • Software used: Autocad, Archicad and Sketchup.

4B in Copenhagen, Denmark by Holscher Arkitekter

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Article source: Holscher Arkitekter

In the centre of Copenhagen, close to Nyboder, Holscher Arkitekter has designed and constructed a residential project on a very narrow site of seven meters. The structure is unusual in its form, in its detailing and in its relation to the city.

The project 4B consists of a slim structure of glass, a plaster gable and a light cladding of Tombac. From the ground to the fourth floor the building is facing north and south. The structure is extruded from the street to the courtyard taking a cue in height from the tall adjacent red brick house and forming a white plaster wall against the 3 storey neighboring house.

Image Courtesy © Peter Nørby 

  • Architects: Holscher Arkitekter
  • Project: 4B
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Peter Nørby
  • Name of building: 4B
  • Address: Stokhusgade 4b
  • Builder: Claus Sivager/Nils Holscher
  • Finished: January 2008
  • Floorage: 580 m²
  • Co-workers: Nils Holscher partner, Claus Sivager partner, Mikkel Nordberg partner, Philip Pedersen sagsarkitekt, Maria-Rose Guldbrandsen stud, Thomas Bossel stud.
  • Engineer: Erik K. Jørgensen
  • Landscaper: Holscher Arkitekter as
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Purotu Bach in New Zealand by Studio MWA

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Article source: Studio MWA

“Beautiful” – Bach (holiday home) in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds at Bay of Many Coves . Quite often at the start of the Design process, after we have had a chance to talk to the client and experience the site for the first time, you ask yourself should we do anything to the existing site, or should the beautiful natural environment remain as it is?

Image Courtesy © Ivor Earp – Jones

  • Architects: Studio MWA
  • Project: Purotu Bach
  • Location: Marlborough Sounds – Bay of Many Coves (Miritu Bay), New Zealand
  • Photography: Ivor Earp – Jones
  • Client: Withheld 
  • Type: New holiday home – Bach
  • Size: Total site area 4611 m2, Interior floor area 165 m2, deck – terrace area over 180 m2, covered outdoor area 52 m2 and under bach storage area 125 m2.
  • Author Of The Project: Davor Mikulcic Dipl. Eng. Arch. (Sarajevo) RAIA, ANZIA
  • Structural Engineer: Meyers & Associates Ltd.
  • Project Team: Michael Maddern and Davor Mikulcic
  • Status:  Project completed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD software in combination with Artlantis studio (renderings and animations)

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The Edmond & Lily Safra Brain Science Building (ELSC) in Jerusalem, Israel by Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan

The Jerusalem Brain Sciences Building will provide a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility for the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. This Jerusalem-stone four-story building features two wings surrounding an open courtyard, blending traditional, local architecture with cutting edge scientific capabilities.

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan

  • Architects: Foster + Partners, Baer, Shifman-Nathan
  • Project: The Edmond & Lily Safra Brain Science Building (ELSC)
  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Area: 14,500 m2
  • Client: ELSC, the Hebrew University
  • Cost: $70,000,000
  • Structural Engineer: Luis Lebaton
  • HVAC: Yizhar Irony
  • Plumbing: EET
  • Electric Engineering: Moshe Levi
  • Laboratory Design: Sherman Architects
  • Software used: Designed in AutoCAD, 3D images in 3DS max + rendering

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Urban Collage in Champigny-sur-Marne, France by Maison Edouard François

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Article source: Maison Edouard François

At Champigny-sur-Marne, respect of the context and the refusal to interpret it led us to take a unique position. The site is a grand ensemble that was built in the 1970’s : a large zone of housing filled with towers and multi-story housing blocks near the old town center. The program asked for an urban renewal plan based on a new town center with shops and housing.

Image Courtesy © Paul Raftery

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: Urban Collage
  • Location: Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Photography: Paul Raftery
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, 3DS Max and Adobe Creative Suite

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Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz II in Antartica by Triptyque Arquitetura

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Article source: Triptyque Arquitetura

Facing a scientific, technical, environmental, human, symbolic and geo-political challenge, a simple and efficient strategy that could respond to all needs and goals should be developed. It needed a principle that integrates security (fire protection first), flexibility and modularity and that could provide comfort, thermal or acoustic, but, above all, quality of life for users.

Image Courtesy © Studio RSI 

  • Architects: Triptyque Arquitetura
  • Project: Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz II
  • Location: Antartica
  • Photography: Studio RSI
  • Software used: 3DS Max
  • Architecture :
    Grégory Bousquet – sócio
    Carolina Bueno – sócia
    Olivier Raffaelli – sócio
    Guillaume Sibaud – sócio
    Ricardo Innecco – chefe de projeto
    Felipe Alves – Arquiteto
    Murilo Gabriele – Arquiteto
    Alfredo Luvison – Arquiteto
    Luiz adriano Trindade de Almeida – coordinação geral

Ski Restaurant Radusa in Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, Bosnia and Herzegovina by 3LHD architects

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Article source: 3LHD architects

Image courtesy 3LHD architects

  • Architects: 3LHD architects
  • Project: Ski Reastaurant Radusa
  • Location: Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Geo location: 34°52’54” N, 17°29’9” E
  • Type: commission
  • Program: public, leisure
  • Status: under construction
  • Project start date: 07.06.2010.
  • Project end date: 16.09.2011.
  • Construction start date: 02.08.2010.
  • Construction end date: 28.10.2011.
  • Size (m2): 420
  • Volume (m3): 1400
  • Footprint (m2): 820
  • Level (m): 1705.00
  • Client: Tom d.o.o.
  • Software used: The project was drawn in AutoCAD, and the 3D models for presentation to the clients were made in ArchiCAD.

Cunipic Headquarters in Lleida, Spain by Codi Studio

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Article source: Codi Studio

CUNIPIC is a company devoted to the breed and commercialisation of pets as well as the production and distribution of their food. Its philosophy is based on respect for animals and nature. The proposed building internalizes this philosophy and tries to materialize a working environment in agreement with it.

Image Courtesy CODI Studio

  • Architects: Codi Studio
  • Project: Cunipic Headquarters
  • Location: Vallfogona de Balaguer, Lleida, Spain
  • Photography: Codi Studio
  • Leading architect: Oscar FRAGO
  • Design Team: Cristina ALCALDE, Kenneth McGUIRE
  • Design & Calculus of Building Structures: Oscar FRAGO
  • Area: 425 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD, for drawing work, and TRICALC, for the calculation of the structure

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