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Estoril 153 in Portugal by Humberto Conde Arq.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde  Arq.

The Project of “Estoril 153” intends to solve the difference of levels between two streets. This is done with the creation of a services ground floor where two housing volumes settle. The volume A, with 5 levels, ensures the west urban front of the Mello e Sousa street. It´s turned to the sea and that explains the multiplous terraces it has as well as its grey color that is inspired on the foggy days sky common of this coast areas. This color is also the color of the predominant stone – “azulino de cascais”.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde  Arq.
  • Project: Estoril 153
  • Location: Av. Aida 153, Estoril, Portugal.
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
  • Type of the Project: Housing and services building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde  
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho
  • Structures: Oliveira Rodrigues – Remode
  • Lanscape Architecture: Teresa Rego
  • Promotor: PARK URBANO
  • Construction Management: URBECASTE
  • Construction period: 2001-2006
  • Project Area: 5186,00 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Passive House Bruck in Changxing, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten 

Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of “Passive Houses”, currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy saving over that of a conventional Chinese residential building, the Passive House “Bruck” is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate. Construction will start in February 2013.

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten 

  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten 
  • Project: Passive House Bruck
  • Location: Changxing, Zheijang Province, P.R. China
  • Client: Landsea Europe R&D GmbH
  • Structural Engineering: Shanghai Landsea Building Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai
  • Mechanical & Electrical: Shanghai Landsea Architecture Technology Co. Ltd., Shanghai
  • Thermal Structural Physics: Passivhaus Institut Dr. Feist, Darmstadt
  • Brief: Passive house as a model apartment complex, consisting 36 one room staff flats, 6 two room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments, entrance hall, common rooms, garage
  • Scope of services: Establishing the basis of the project, preliminary design, final design, execution documents (HOAI phase 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Size: GFA Building: 2.200 sqm
  • Duration: 2011 – 2013
  • Completion: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino and 3dmax for the perspectives and Vectorworks for the drawings

Hue Apartments in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Hueis a 5 storey apartment building that sits within a post industrial streetscape inLord Street,Richmond. The site is bound on 3 sides by large 2-4 storey brick warehouse buildings whilst across the road are the rear yards of residential properties. The brief was for a multilevel apartment building that maximised yield on the site. Our design strategy was to imagine the site as a landscaped island within its austere industrial surrounds.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings 

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
  • Project: Hue Apartments
  • Location: Lord Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project Team: Graham Burrows,Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan,Michael Stelluto,Veryan Curnow, Nick James, Huan Trinh
  • Project Type: Multi-Residential Development
  • Project Size: Site: 1471 sq/m, Footprint: 884 sq/m
  • Construction Cost: Confidential
  • Builder: Liquid Lines
  • Structural: Wood & Grieve Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Landscape Architect: Sinatra Murphy Art & Landscape
  • Software used: Microstation

Le Temps Machine in Joue-Les-tours, France by Moussafir Architects

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Article source: Moussafir Architects

A Southwest suburb of the city of Tours, Joué-le-Tours was upgraded to the status of a town in the 1950s. It was at this point that, together with the town hall and social housing, Joué-le-Tours got its MJC (the Youth and Culture Centre). An initiative of the country’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs, Gaullist and intellectual André Malraux, the MJCs were an important institution in France.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly 

  • Architects: Moussafir Architects
  • Project: Le Temps Machine / The Time Machine
  • Location: Joue-Les-tours, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly, Hervé Abbadie, Jérôme Ricolleau, imagedemarc, Benoit Faure, Fred Beaubeau
  • Team: Jacques Moussafir with Nicolas Hugoo, Alexis Duquennoy, Narumi Kang, Sofie Reynaert, Jérôme Hervé and Virginie Prié
  • Client: Tour(s) PLUS
  • Competition: 2005
  • Built: 2011
  • Budget: 5,300,000 € ex tax
  • NSA: 1,753 sqm
  • Contractors: DV Construction (general contractor), AMG Féchoz (stage machinery), Bideau (stage electrics), VTI (wooden stage flooring), Edmond Petit (stage fabrics)
  • Materials:  colourwashed raw concrete; solvent- & plastics-free FPO roofing membrane by Sika Sarnafil; glazed stainless steel; Fibracoustic panels of wood fibre and rockwool; door/window frames in aluminium (exterior), steel and wood (interior)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Island House in Loosdrechtse, The Netherlands by 2by4-architects

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: 2by4-architects

On an island of 5 by 100 meters in the Dutch lake area ‘Loosdrechtse Plas’ 2by4-architects designed a unique recreational house. The house is a subtle frame that captures the view from the inside out and outside in. Completely anticipating on the client’s needs 2by4 has designed the house in such a way that it can customize the interaction with the surrounding nature. One of the glass facades can be completely opened so that the wooden outdoor terrace becomes part of the interior.

Image Courtesy 2by4 – architects 

  • Architects: 2by4-architects
  • Project: Island House
  • Location: Loosdrechtse, The Netherlands
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Van Schaik
  • Year: 2012
  • Size: 32m2
  • Materials used: Steel construction frame, Plato Wood facade, Structural Glass facade, Saint Gobain, Wooden interior and furniture, White epoxy floor, Henderson Sliding Door
  • Software used: ZWCAD and Photoshop

Green Dot Animo Leadership High School in South Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway.  The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana.  Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.

Image Courtesy © John Linden 

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Green Dot Animo Leadership High School
  • Location: Los Angeles County, CA – Lennox School District
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Client/Owner: Green Dot Public Charter Schools
  • Total Square Footage: 53,500 sq. ft.
  • Completed: 2013
  • Cost: $17,300,000.00(US)
  • Project Design Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk, Project Architect, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
  • Construction Manager: Telecu
  • Engineering: Thorton Thomassetti-Structural, E2DI- Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing, Veneklaussen-Acoustical, Barbara Hall-Civil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

Garden in Comporta, Portugal by Topiaris Arquitectura

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Topiaris Arquitectura

The garden is located on the southwest coast of Portugal, in Herdade da Comporta, Alentejo, which is an outstanding and diverse landscape mosaic with high ecological and cultural value. It is worth mentioning the dune system with psammophilous pioneer vegetation, as well as maritime and umbrella pine woods. This mosaic is complemented by agricultural areas in the lower alluvial soils with large ranges of rice fields. The plot area is 3000m2, and the morphology of the land is very smooth and low sloped.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography 

  • Architects: Topiaris Arquitectura
  • Project: Garden in Comporta
  • Location: Herdade da Comporta, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado – Architectural Photography
  • Plot Area: 3000m2
  • Conclusion: 2010
  • Landscape Architecture: Topiaris, Landscape architecture, Teresa Barão (landscape architect, coordinator), Rita Salgado (landscape architect, collaborator)
  • Architecture: Gonçalo Salazar de Sousa, Architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Cracked House by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

This is a project for a single house-villa placed in a natural imaginary environment. The aim of the design is to create an intimate space strongly communicating with the external environment at the same time. This communication and particular relationship is established through the creation of cracks in a simple box volume that break the enclosure of the interior space and open, visually and physically to the outside.

Image Courtesy Gianluca Milesi Architecture 

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Cracked House
  • Location: Somewhere
  • Year of design: 2012-2013
  • Square footage: 270 s. m. c.a.
  • Materials: exposed concrete and glass
  • Furniture: custom designed furniture
  • Software used: autocad and 3d studio max with mental ray

Garden Design for New Build Contemporary Home in Bristol, UK by Oasys Property Solutions

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Oasys Property Solutions

The developer of this new build contemporary property approached OPS to create designs for the rear garden and a dedicated hot tub area. The budget was tight at the concluding stage of the build and consequently the client was after maximum impact for minimal expense, or if using developer language ‘bang for buck’.

Image Courtesy Oasys Property Solutions 

  • Designers: Oasys Property Solutions
  • Project: Garden Design for New Build Contemporary Home
  • Location: Bristol, UK
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky by EOP Architects

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: EOP Architects

A unique client’s vision and openness to abstract symbolism provided EOP Architects the opportunity to transform a long vacant and neglected retail mall into an energized campus with a newfound purpose. Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, requested a contemporary, iconic design that would be welcoming, inspirational and transformational but devoid of any traditional references to Christianity: there are no conventional steeples, crosses, or stained glass windows. However, the design response includes a number of abstract interpretations with references to these elements.

Image Courtesy © phebus photography 

  • Architects: EOP Architects
  • Project: Southland Christian Church, Richmond Road Campus
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  • Photography: Phebus photography
  • Owner/Client: Southland Christian Church
  • Area: 189,000 sf (17,558 sqm)
  • Year: 2013
  • Contractor: Messer Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering: Staggs & Fisher
  • Structural Engineering: Brown + Kubican
  • Audiovisual: Michael Garrison & Associates
  • Software used: Revit
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