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The Matchbox House in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism

The wooded site location became the beginning point for the concept of this project. The house was meant to read as if it were dropped into the woods and therefore different than the natural landscape but not dominant over it. The design was kept very minimal and simple: in elevation it is the classic 4 sided house with a 45 degree roof. To further illustrate this idea, the house was raised on a concrete plinth that is inset from the footprint of the house, thereby emphasizing the bottom two corners which help articulate the houses edges and the fact that it is this object that is placed within these woods.

Main front entry facades : Image Courtesy Steve Maylone

Spiral Shaped Library in Amsterdam, The Netherlands By Studio Dave Keune

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Studio Dave Keune

In collaboration with EB Ontwerp, Studio Dave Keune Designed and realized a library for primary school Fiep Westendorp. It was our goal to create an environment that excites and tempts the children to read books again despite these digital days. The result is spiral shaped bookshelves that curl through the space. The spiral starts high and slopes down while making its turns.

Image Courtesy Raoul Kramer

  • Architects: Studio Dave Keune
  • Project: Spiral Shaped Library
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project: Fiep Bieb
  • Client: OB Fiep Westendorp.
  • Interior concept Design: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
  • Interior design and realization: EB ontwerp & studio Dave Keune
  • Project start date: April 2011
  • Project completion: June 2011
  • Site area: 50 square meters
  • Photographer: Raoul Kramer
  • Software used:  Created the library with Rhinoceros.Did not use Grasshopper to create the top – every part was rotated by hand and then made flat for the cnc mill.Because you can’t create a 3d surface with flat plywooden pieces we forced every top part a bit into the top flow.


Kane Offices in Brisbane, Australia by Marc&Co and Coarchitecture

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Marc&Co and Coarchitecture

When the continued growth of Kane Construction required a new Head Office for Queensland based projects, they asked several architectural firms to submit proposals, resulting with Marc&Cobeing awarded the task of leading them through this exciting journey from concept to completion.

Image Courtesy © Jon Linkins

  • Architects: Marc&Co and Coarchitecture
  • Project: Kane Offices
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Photography: Jon Linkins
  • Builder: Kane Constructions
  • Client: Kane Constructions
  • Completed: 2012
  • Area: 650sqm
  • Cladding: Precast concrete
  • Windows:  Aluminium with custom zinc reveals
  • Floors: Polished concrete, Interface Carpet, ,Comcork
  • Ceilings: Off form concrete, plasterboard
  • Work Stations: Custom made designed by Marc&Co
  • Chairs: Hay About a chair
  • Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
  • Software used: Documented in Microstation

Loft in Noho, New York City by Jendretzki llc.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

This 4,000 square foot classic loft space tries to maintain the openness, utilitarian and industrial language of its raw brick, wood, and steel elements exposed. We created separations between rooms by placing free standing volumes instead of floor to ceiling partitions creating a landscape of intriguing geography, materials, heights, light and shadow.

Image Courtesy Jendretzki llc.

  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Loft in Noho
  • Location: Noho, New York City, USA
  • Software used: 3DS Max, Rhinocerous, Autocad

Upcycling Pavilion in Mexico City by BNKR Arquitectura

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: BNKR Arquitectura

Expo CIHAC is the biggest annual architecture and construction exhibition in Latin America. Like many other exhibitions, it creates large-scale contamination due to the excess waste it generates. Almost all the pavilions of the different brands and products related to the architecture and construction industry, end up in the trash. Deeply concerned by this, we approached the exhibition principals with the proposal of creating a low cost – zero waste sustainable pavilion that could set an example for future exhibitions.

Image Courtesy Sebastian Suarez

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Project: Upcycling Pavilion
  • Location: Expo CIHAC, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design: Esteban Suarez / BNKR Arquitectura
  • In collaboration with: Fermin Espinosa / Factor Eficiencia
  • Project Leader: EmelioBarjau
  • Project Team: EmelioBarjau, Sebastian Suarez, MarcellIbarrola, Christian Morales, Montserrat Escobar& Jorge Alcantara
  • Environmental Advisor: Juan Casillas
  • Sponsor: Coca Cola / FEMSA
  • Photography: Sebastian Suarez
  • Area: 300m2
  • Status: Built
  • Software used:  Autocad and 3DS Max


Helsinki Central Library in Finland by Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Shared Dreams is a proposal for the new Helsinki Library, sited at a strategic point within the city, the cultural cluster in the Töölönlahti area, with the Helsinki Music Centre, the Aalto congress centre, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. Office buildings and housing also contribute to urban life around the Makasiinipuisto Park. The new library is committed to strengthening this cluster.

AERIAL SIMULATION VIEW : Image Courtesy Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

  • Architects: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect: Thoma Amarty, Pierre Voirin, Charlotte Thietart
  • Client: Helsinki City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Library, childrens’ world, Exhibition, Cinema, Public service space and office
  • Site Area: Competition Study Area : 4 800 m²
  • Building Surface (Projet): Usable Floor Area : 10 526 m², Gross Floor Area 19 560m²
  • Result (21th November 2012): Conpetition Entry
  • Competition entry submission: 1st stage : 16th April 2012
  • Designer: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco Martinez, Yves BACHMANN
  • Energy-technology expert: Elioth (egis group) / Sebastien Duprat, Aymeric Anqutin
  • Perspectives: Jigen
  • Software used: 3DSmax, Rhino

New offices of the Botín Foundation in Madrid, Spain by MVN architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: MVN architects

The Botín Foundation has established its new offices in Madrid by choosing a 1920s industrial building by the architect Gonzalo Aguado, which was for years the Silversmith workshop of Luis Espuñes and more recently the Vinçon shop in Madrid.

The peculiarity of this building has given us the opportunity to create a referen­ce point. With this in mind, the new project attempts to retain the spirit of the original industrial character, in keeping with the same philosophy of the Foundation, which is a driving force for developing talent.

Image Courtesy Alfonso Quiroga

  • Architects: MVN architects
  • Project: New offices of the Botín Foundation in Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Client: Botín Foundation
  • Architects: Diego Varela de Ugarte and Emilio Medina Garcia, MVN architects
  • Collaborators: Alfonso García del Rey, Laura Sánchez, María Pascual and Alicia Castilla, architects
  • Technical architect: Maria Lamela Martin
  • Interior Design Consultant: Juan Luis Líbano
  • Consultants: Ingenor, Structural and Service engineers, Luis Vallejo Estudio de Paisajismo, Landscape designer
  • Project Manager: Santander Global Facilities
  • Contractor: Ferrovial
  • Photographer: Alfonso Quiroga
  • Final completion date: 2012
  • Construction period: 8 months
  • Gross Floor Area: 1.541,95 m2
  • Final contract sum: 1.784.000€
  • Software used:  Mainly Autodesk Revit Architecture and some Autocad


Samrode Building in Ventspils, Latvia by Krists Karklins Design and Arhitektūras Birojs FORMA

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Krists Karklins Design

The design of addition to the Samrode, SIA construction company headquarters in Ventspils is based on the desire of the client and the project team to create a compact and contemporary architectural volume that maintains a harmonious and complimentary relationship with its historic city center context. The conceptual narrative for this building is based on three scales of purposeful design operations in response to opportunities/limitations offered by the site. From the urban design perspective, the massing of this building is determined by the precedent outlines of a munitions warehouse and a wooden shed, previously present on the site.

Image Courtesy © Indriķis Stūrmanis

  • Architects: Krists Karklins Design, LLC and Arhitektūras Birojs FORMA, SIA
  • Project: Samrode Building
  • Location: Zvana Street 2, Ventspils, Latvia
  • Project Team: Krists Kārkliņš, Ināra Kārkliņa, Jānis Zaharāns, Lauris Zaharāns, Juris Križanovskis
  • Client/Contractor: Samrode, SIA
  • Engineering: Samrode, SIA
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Size: 600 square meters (400 square meters of new construction and 200 square meters of existing building renovation)
  • Photographer: Indriķis Stūrmanis
  • Software used:
    • A/CAD for drafting
    • 3D Studio Max for 3D modeling and visualizations
    • Photoshop for raster image touch-ups and editing
    • InDesign for booklet and presentation layouts
    • Adobe Acrobat for file presentation, communication, and transfer.


Ocasa Headquaters in New York by Jendretzki llc.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

This re-imagining of an Ulrich Franzen masterpiece, delicately updates materials, and reconfigures its use adapting it for a corporate headquarters of a shipping company. The division of the individual spaces generates the creation of volumes stand distant enough to structure so that its original features are still primary to the whole.

Image Courtesy Jendretzki llc.

  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Ocasa Headquaters
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: 3DS Max, Rhinocerous, Autocad

C interior design by Daniela Craciunoiu

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Article source: Daniela Craciunoiu

This is a day area make-over for an existing house.

The main challenge was the client’s desire to keep some of the old furniture – a couch and an armchair with a baroque texture and other red cherry furniture items. The existing atmosphere was rather dusty and sad, with a combination of different shades of beige and the red of the cherry wood.

Image Courtesy Daniela Craciunoiu

  • Architects: Daniela Craciunoiu
  • Project: C interior design
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 4 for modeling and Vray for render


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