Archive for the ‘S/W’ Category
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: Jan Couwenberg Architectuur
In the village of Vlijmen this house was designed for an elderly couple, who wanted to keep on living in this house as long as possible. Therefore, most of the program is located on ground level, on top only a spare bed- and bathroom are being made. The box from the ground level is being perforated with voids, where a small patio, wooden Western Red Cedar parts, or windows were made. By making this rhythm, a car port and patio-shaped exteriors give the house an extra layer between in- and outside.
Image Courtesy © Jan Couwenberg Architectuur
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: Sarsayeh Architectural Office
For those people who have a long experience of living in single-unit houses with a courtyard, it is a great challenge to change their life style and live in apartment houses.
Losing many of desirable advantages of single unit houses such as independency, fellowship with nature, existence of hierarchy and, natural ventilation and … is a trouble for the people who want to live apartment units.
Image Courtesy © Farshid Nasrabadi
- Architects: Sarsayeh Architectural Office
- Project: Mehrabad House
- Location: Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
- Photography: Farshid Nasrabadi
- Software used: Autocad and autodesk 3dS Max(V-Ray)
- Client: Ali Mirhosseini
- Architect in charge: Behnam Sefidi
- Design assist : Hengameh Akbari
- Contractor : Farhad Bahramipour
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1350 sqm
- Completion Year: 2016
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: Creative Group
The principal aim of designing Chennai Airport was to minimize the heat gain and maximize the day lighting throughout the terminal as much as possible. High level of sustainability in nearly every aspect of design, including restoration of the native landscape, passive energy conservation strategies, material selection, onsite storm water detention, and on site waste water treatment and dispersal systems are being aimed at.
Chennai Airport, which is a prominent gateway to South India, has been specially designed for attaining a high level of sustainability in nearly every aspect of design. With its beautiful lush green gardens and smart calculative design, this structure is a landmark in the architectural world which redefines the future possibilities. This project, which is termed as “The Greenest Airport “ by The Architectural Record is designed by Ms Creative Group, under the charismatic leadership of Prof. Charanjit Shah and Ar. Gurpreet Shah. Creative Group, in association with Gensler and Frederic Schwartz Architects, won the international design competition for Chennai Airport in 2007 on the basis of its innovative energy efficient design. This mega infrastructure project of Airports Authority of India is built with a cost of Rs 2012 Crores which sprawls over a total area of more than 2,50,000 Sqm.
Image Courtesy © Creative Group
- Architects: Creative Group
- Project: Chennai Airport
- Location: Chennai, India
- Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
- Client: Airport Authority of India
- Structure Steel: Structure
- Steel: Over 15000 tons
- Concrete: More than 5,00,000 cubic meters
- Kalzip roofing: Over 65,000 square meters
- Double glass unit: Over 40,000 square meters
- Site Area: 100 acres
- Built-Up Area: 2,03,200 sq.mts.
- Building Height: 38 metres
- Cost of the Project: 2015 crores
- Construction Period: 2007 – 2012
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: mint LIST
The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2 is a research program at the crossroads between architecture, design and technology. The program is led by the EPFL+ECAL Lab in close collaboration with the architectural lab ALICE, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.
This new permanent and immersive installation is hosted within the new campus building designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, and situated just next to the Montreux Jazz Café. Rather than mimicking the past, the project leads the audience on a unique journey through 50 years of history and 5.000 hours of audiovisual recordings made at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Visitors truly feel that they are live on stage with Ella Fitzgerald, standing beside Miles Davis’ trumpet, or composing Smoke on the Water together with Deep Purple.
Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé
- Architects: EPFL+ECAL Lab with ALICE
- Project: Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab 2
- Location: Montreux, Switzerland
- Photography: ALICE EPFL, Joël Tettamanti and Michel Denancé
- Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
- Design research on emerging technologies: Nicolas Henchoz, Cédric Duchêne, Tommaso Colombo, Karian Foehr, Delphine Ribes, Guillaume Bonnier, David Roulin, Susanne Schneider, EPFL + ECAL LAB
- Design research on the conception of space: Dieter Dietz, Rudi Nieveen, Manon Fantini, Javier Puchalt, Yannick Claessens, ALICE EPFL
- Coordination Montreux Jazz Digital Project: Alain Dufaux, Igor Ristic, Olivier Bruchez, Gregory Marti, Sarah Artacho, Caryl Jones, Julien Raemy, Céline Racine, MetaMedia Center EPFL
- 3D Sound: Dirk Schröder, Sönke Pelzer, Fabian Knauber
- Sponsors: Audemars Piguet, HGST, Foundation Ernst Göhner, Foundation Lombard Odier, Loterie Romande, Private donors
- Technological partners:
- Claude Nobs Foundation (preservation & valorisation Montreux Jazz Festival Archives)
- HGST (storage Montreux Jazz Festival Archives)
- Illusonic (upmix stereo sound)
- PSI Audio (speakers)
- Stahl & Traumfabrik (construction)
- 3D précision (3D printing aluminium)
- Lang (LED technology)
- Lumens8 (video installations)
- Burmester Event (audiovisual programming)
- Rückstuhl (acoustic carpet)
- Year: 2016
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: Klopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, Sezen & Moon Structural Engineer and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home.
Everyone loved the classic, original bones of this house, but it was in need of a major facelift both inside and out. The owners also wanted to remove the barriers between the kitchen and great room, and increase the size of the master bathroom as well as make other layout changes. No addition to the house was contemplated.
Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed
- Architects: Klopf Architecture
- Project: Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel
- Location: California, USA
- Photography: Mariko Reed
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala
- Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architects
- Structural Engineer: Sezen & Moon
- Contractor: Flegels Construction
- Landscape Contractor: Roco’s Gardening & Arroyo Vista Landscaping, Inc.
- Year completed: 2015
Friday, January 13th, 2017
Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten
Explanations about the construction of a kindergarten in Lahnstein
The curved building for a new kindergarten is to be erected as a wooden structure with a formwork of vertical wood panels. The intention of the architects is that the new building is self-consciously integrated into the urban environment.
Especially when building for children, other aspects than usual have to be incorporated into the design process. Who says that a building must inevitably always be designed with the rigid cartesian axes (height / width / depth) as a crate. This is the dynamic structure of the organic building with its curved ground plan for breaking open the rigid geometric shapes.
Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten
- Architects: Herrmanns-Architekten
- Project: Kindergarten
- Location: Koblenz, Germany
- Software used: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, ArchiCAD, ORCA AVA
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: GLF_ARCTCT – Architecture & Design Studio
Within a body of the building in which stood a kindergarten and other small productive activities there is Zettel Club, former club / restaurant now converted into a discotheque and a space adaptable to host a variety of events.
The industrial archeology of the place has inspired the work of restructuring and restyling pursued with one goal, to create a contemporary elegance space while preserving the industrial look of the site.
Image Courtesy © Riccardo Delfanti
- Architects: GLF_ARCTCT – Architecture & Design Studio
- Project: Zettel Club
- Location: Alessandria, Italy
- Photography: Riccardo Delfanti
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Owner: Gian Luca Frigerio Architect
- Area: 350 sqm
- Construction: May/September 2016
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Equivalent to the brownstones of New York, this interwar duplex is a humane scale solution to housing in the Sydney city fringes.
Shoulder to shoulder with other apartment buildings, the original 1920s two-storey flats were transformed into a four storey block with a basement carpark and cellar, a ground floor garden apartment and a two-storey penthouse.
The scissor balconies of the back elevation are angled to offer side views while maintaining the building’s rear alignment with the neighbouring properties. The Council thought but resisted the tempation to emacitate the elevation by cutting it back to a flat façade. Sydney City Council is a design intelligent council, a rare thing in that level of authority, Image Courtesy © Edward Birch
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Article source: Seeding office
Comprises a historic detached building with Georgian façade but with origin, in part, said to date back to before the times of Henry VIII.
The front elevation, facing the river, dates from the mid to late 18th century and hides much of the older building which is basically 15th century, altered and enlarged in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Image Courtesy © Seeding office
- Architects: Seeding office
- Project: Cedar House
- Location: Surrey, London
- Software used: Autocad, Revit, 3dS Max, Photoshop
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Article source: Francisco Pardo Arquitecto
As its name — which reflects its exact address — would suggest, Havre 77 by Francisco Pardo Arquitecto in collaboration with architect Julio Amezcua is an urban re-densification and reactivation project that sinks its roots deeply into Mexico City’s urban fabric. Standing on the south side of the emblematic Paseo de la Reforma, the intervention is part of a wider regeneration program covering Colonia Juárez. Today a bustling central district, the area used to be one of the city’s most exclusive suburbs back in the early 1900’s, before it was hit by a revolutionary war and two destructive earthquakes in 1957 and 1985, which led to a rent freeze for over 50 years.
Image Courtesy © Diana Arnau
- Architects: Francisco Pardo Arquitecto + Amezcua
- Project: Havre 77 ReUrbano
- Location: Havre 77, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City (MX)
- Photography: Diana Arnau and Ana Hop
- Software used: Autocad, Adobe Suite, and Rhinoceros
- Design team: Julio Amezcua, Karen Burkart, Victor Cruz, José Luis Fajardo, Alan Orozco, Francisco Pardo, Aarón Rivera, Vania Torres, Tiberio Wallentin
- Real Estate Concept: ReUrbano. Rodrigo Rivero Borrell Wheatley + Alberto Kritzler Ring
- GFA: 1.485 sqm
- Design: 2011
- Construction: 2016