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School extension in Antwerp, Belgium by Areal architecten

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Article source: Areal architecten 

Like the existing school (a modernist volume from the 50’s) embraces the main playground, the extension is positioned in a way that areas of security arise in its inner corners. The new volume integrates the pragmatic logic of the school campus, but not without creating some witty and special interventions adding functional value.

Image Courtesy © Thomas De Bruyne

  • Architects: Areal architecten
  • Project: School extension
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Thomas De Bruyne and Areal architecten
  • Client: Gemeenschapsonderwijs GO! van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
  • Competition design: september 2009
  • Construction: october 2012
  • Building cost: 2 890 000 euro
  • Surface: 2450 m²
  • Engineering: ABT België nv
  • Technical studies: Gebotec bvba
  • Software used: Autocad LT 2012, Sketch-up and Maxwell render

Veladora in Rancho Santa Fe, CA by Mr. Important Design

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Article source: Mr. Important Design

Mister Important Design is an interior design firm that brings an ebullient perspective to interiors. Specializing in hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and lounges, Mister Important Design works closely with clients to achieve interiors that exceed expectations. Exuberant interors that are designed to be remembered and talked about.

Image Courtesy © Jeff Dow

  • Architects: Mr. Important Design
  • Project: Veladora
  • Location: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
  • Photography: Jeff Dow
  • Client/Owner: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
  • Size (sq m) : 3000 square feet
  • Completion Date: Fall 2012
  • Design Team: Charles Doell, Principal and Miriam Marchevsky, Project Team
  • Main Contractor: Lusardi Construction
  • Software used: Autocad and Vectorworks

Residential building in Montevarchi, Italy by Mauro Alpini

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Article source: Mauro Alpini 

The project is located at the beginning of Montevarchi town centre half way, historically, between Florence and Arezzo on the state road. The work is made up of three buildings which are at right angles to the road and a cylinder element which encompasses two pre-existing buildings in a courtyard feature forming a central square.

Image Courtesy © Mauro Alpini

  • Architects: Mauro Alpini
  • Project: Residential building
  • Location: Montevarchi, Arezzo, Italy
  • Collaborators: Slaven Penovic, Marino Presenti
  • Year: 2005-2013
  • Software used: Autocad 2007, Cinema 4D

CASA DELLA MUSICA in UDINE, ITALY by GEZA

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Article source: GEZA

BUILDING INSIDE A BUILDING

A new function (a place for music) for an old (and silent) building (a former bus depot) represents an architectural+technological challenge and a poetic content at the same time.

A new building rises inside the old one, and includes all the structural and technological solutions required. The new building does not touch the old one, which remains visible and gets more value from this addition.

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

  • Architects: GEZA
  • Project: CASA DELLA MUSICA
  • Location:  UDINE, ITALY
  • Photography: Massimo Crivellari
  • Client: Municipality of Cervignano del Friuli, UD
  • Realization: 2010
  • Area: 750 sm
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Passive House in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic by Echorost architekti

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source: Echorost architekti

The house was designed for the old couple, whose main demands were low maintenance/operation costs and distribution of main rooms to the ground floor.
It was the specific shape of the plot which set a boundary of the house and together with structural constraints also defined a resulting geometry of the house. The geometry was based on a consistent extrusion of the house boundary. The proposal took into account also an option that clients could buy up the neighbouring plots. This came true during the construction of the house. The design of the house was optimized for the lowest energy demand while keeping other design demands (e.g. possibility to use the first floor as a second flat). Therefore the house met the passive house criteria and among else qualified for the appropriate government subsidy.

Image Courtesy © Echorost architekti

  • Architects: Echorost architekti
  • Project: Passive House
  • Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • Investor: private investor
  • General contractor: Asting cz
  • Start date: June 2010
  • Completion date: September 2011
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper

GNRation in Braga, Portugal by Atelier Carvalho Araújo

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Carvalho Araújo

The intervention in the former building of the GNR (military police) brings together all the concept of dynamism of Braga European Youth Capital 2012. The project uses the concept of occupation as motif. The occupation by man and nature. It explores the boundary between an abandoned existing structure and a new invasor construction who takes over the space. A space in constant regeneration, rather than a final object.

Image Courtesy © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: GNRation
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo Carvalho Araújo
  • Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Pedro Mendes, Filipa Casaca, André Torres, Leandro Silva, Ana Vilar, Sandra Ferreira, José João Santos, Carlos Vinagre
  • Client: Município de Braga
  • Date: 2011 – 2013
  • Latitude: 41° 33′ 10.6266″ N
  • Longitude: 8° 25′ 34.446″ W
  • Software used: AutoDesk – Revit, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max

Frame in Hiroshima, Japan by UID architects

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source: UID architects

The house aim the space such as one integral room which is 7m×7m+X.There are Bedroom and guest room, wash room and bath room in the ground floor , also LDK and study room on second floor because of referencing around site environment surrounded 3ways.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: UID architects
  • Project: Frame
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • General contractor: Hotta Construction Co.Ltd, Shinya Fujisawa, Yuji Morimitsu, Ryohei Maki
  • Structural system: wood structure
  • Used materials: wooden flooring (flooring)spandrel(wall) plaster board(ceiling)
  • Site area: 132.23㎡
  • Built area: 57.85㎡
  • Total floor area: 111.43㎡
  • Date of completion: January, 2012
  • Software used: Jw-cad, Illustrator, Photoshop

City Council House in Quimper, France by Guinée – Potin Architectes

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Architectural project

The city council house construction is located in Quimper, in an urban re-newing area called Kermoysan. On the north, the site faces a car park and residential housing from the sixties, on south the main street and a roundabout. On the western boundary stand lots of oak tress and sweet chestnut trees, and a little footpath leading to individual houses.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: Guinée – Potin Architectes
  • Project: City Council House
  • Location: Quimper, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Software used: Autocad

Observation Tower in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source:  Miró Rivera Architects

Capturing the energy of Formula 1 racing in its iconic form, the 251 foot tall Observation Tower provides a dramatic focal point for the Circuit of the Americas and a new landmark for central Texas. Conceived as a visual finale to the central Grand Plaza, the Tower also serves as a memorable backdrop to the Austin360 Amphitheater concert venue at its base. The structure’s unique design anchors visitors’ experience of the motorsports and entertainment complex and fosters a sense of place that is essential to the new circuit’s identity.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel, Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Observation Tower Circuit of the Americas
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Finkel, Piston Design, Circuit of the Americas, Miró Rivera Architect,  Michael Hsu, Miró Rivera Archit Circuit of the Americas Ted Parker, Jr. Circuit of the Americas, Steve Colburn, Miró Rivera Architects, Circuit of  the Americas
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Tekla

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1874 Building Restored and Rehabilitated by Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Article source: Lord, Aeck & Sargent

One of the oldest buildings on the historic campus of Oxford College of Emory University has undergone a $2.2 million transformation inspired by the structure’s original interior configuration and Victorian-era exterior. The building has been updated with newly configured classrooms that have cutting-edge teaching technologies, and expanded with an addition to the original footprint to accommodate much-needed faculty offices.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer, Atlanta

  • Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: 1874 Building Restored and Rehabilitated
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer, Atlanta
  • Software used: AutoCad

Project Team

The Language Hall restoration project team included:

  • Owner: Oxford College of Emory University (Atlanta)
  • Architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent (Atlanta office)
  • MP/FP engineers: Johnson, Spellman & Associates (Atlanta)
  • Electrical engineers: Barnett Consulting Engineers (Atlanta)
  • Structural engineers: Uzun & Case Engineers (Atlanta)
  • Civil engineers: Eberly & Associates (Atlanta)
  • Waterproofing consultant: Williamson & Associates (Atlanta office)
  • Audio-visual consultant: AVYVE(Atlanta)
  • Construction manager/general contractor: Juneau Construction Co. (Atlanta)
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