Archive for the ‘S/W’ Category
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: WE architecture
WE architecture have won a new social housing competition, consisting of 38 apartments, in Saltholmsgade, Aarhus. The proposal has been made in collaboration with the housing organization Ringgaarden and JWH Arkitekter.
The project interprets the traditional historical city houses along Hjortensgade as modern, social and green communities. Communal features are places on the roof-garden from where residents can have an overview of Aarhus.
Image Courtesy © WE architecture
- Architects: WE architecture and JWH arkitekter
- Project: Saltholmsgade
- Location: Aarhus, Denmark
- Software used: Rhino 3d, V-ray, Photoshop, Illustrator
- Client: Ringgaarden (Aarhus Kommune)
- Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Barbara Drud Henningsen, Corrado Galasso, Àngels García, Alex Pavel, Alicja Szczęśniak, Josefine Rita Vain Hansen
- Collaborator: JWH Arkitekter
- Size: 3500 m2
- Year: 2016
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The Oak Pass Main House sits atop a 3.5-acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. The property’s topography and landscape, which most notably include over 130 protected Coast Live Oak Trees, were the primary drivers for the house’s design. In order to showcase and amplify the site’s inherent beauty, the house’s mass is buried into the hillside, with only a one-story pavilion above grade as it unfolds along the ridge.
Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher
- Architects: Walker Workshop
- Project: Oak Pass House
- Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
- Photography: Joe Fletcher
- Software used: Revit
- Client: Nathan Frankel
- Project manager: Noah Walker
- Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
- Civil Engineer: Barbara L. Hall, P.E.
- Area: 8,000 sf
- Project end date: 2016
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: Aresto Arquitetura
The terrain of 1347 square meters located in the city of Cajamar is inserted in one of the regions of greater natural diversity of the state of São Paulo, the region of the Japi mountain range.
The surrounding Atlantic Forest reveals an enormous natural complexity with the abundance of species, forms and colors, exposing a system in balance and very delicate. Thus, the conceptual motivation of the project was to represent this stability through the balanced composition of two blocks with divergent directions, colors and textures, but with identical formats.
Image Courtesy © Aresto Arquitetura
- Architects: Aresto Arquitetura
- Project: Japi House
- Location: São Paulo, Brazil
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Revit.
- Interior square meters: 381.50 sq. meters
- Project Date: 2014
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: Driss Kettani Architecte
This house is projected on a north-south oriented plot and features a blind façade on the street while being largely open on the side and the back with the south oriented garden.
The plan “silhouette” is the consequence of the urban rules and the need to perfectly fit with the adjoining house on the east.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
- Architects: Driss Kettani Architecte
- Project: Villa Agava
- Location: Casablanca, Morocco
- Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
- Software used: Archicad and AutoCAD
- Architect: Driss Kettani
- Team: Yassine El Aouni, Rachid El Maataoui
- Landscaping: Atelier Bertrand Houin
- Structure: BET Rouane
- Plans – Construction: 2013 – 2016
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects
Built in 1924 by C.F. Meadors and originally the Como Hotel, this historic blond brick flatiron stood vacant and boarded up for 27 years. We have been waiting for 20 years for the opportunity to bring this corner to its full potential. We believe this corner should be the site of an enduring building, a lantern at the east gateway to downtown Oklahoma City.
The project includes the renovation of the two-level flatiron building and the construction of a modern, yet complimentary rooftop addition.
As one leaves downtown the PLICO building acts as a lantern to the city energy, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios
- Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
- Project: PLICO at the Flatiron
- Location: 126 Harrison Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
- Photography: Scott McDonald
- Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
- Client: PLICO
- Scope: Renovation of a 1924 flatiron building with approximately 20,000 SF of new and renovated space.
- Completed: 2016
- Awards: 2017 Interior Design “Best of Year” Winner in Office Restoration Renovation category
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman
The skinnySCAR project of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman shows how forgotten empty spaces in the city can be used. Each city has neglected spaces like this, that are unused and underrated. These gaps can be upgraded to complete the urban fabric, while giving it a boost and creating possibilities for new forms of urban living for the adventurous ones. As young designers, Gwendolyn and Marijn are not limited by design traditions and conventions, and they saw the potential and challenge of a narrow gap with extreme proportions in an old Rotterdam neighborhood. In 2012 the process to convince the landowners to sell the narrow plot started, so they could develop it into their own home. After a short construction period of only 4 months in 2015/2016, the contractor left them an unfinished structure. They’ve been finishing the entire interior themselves since then and their design ideas are becoming manifest.
Image Courtesy © Marijn Boterman and Gwendolyn Huisman
- Architects: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman
- Project: skinnySCAR
- Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Vray, Adobe Photoshop
- Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, Vincent van Dordrecht, Marijn Boterman, Gwendolyn Huisman
- Area: 140 m2
- Period: Initiation 2012, Construction 2015-2016, Interior 2016-2017
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Article source: Masquespacio
Masquespacio presents its last design for Hikari Yakitori Bar, the second project from the founders of Nozomi Sushi Bar, located in the same district of Ruzafa in Valencia two steps ahead from their actual restaurant.
After the big success of Nozomi sushi bar with a waiting list of 2 months, founders José Miguel and Nuria, together with their disciple Clara, decided to continue to study their passion for Japanese food. This time they wanted to introduce a totally new concept through Hikari, Yakitori Bar, traduced literally in a skewers bar that as well as his big brother Nozomi carries on the name of a high velocity Japanese train. Differently to the previous project the interior designed by creative consultancy Masquespacio, has been inspired by the different quarters and alleys of Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho y Hajimeya in Tokyo, where most of the of the yakitori bars are established.
Image Courtesy © Luis Beltran
- Architects: Masquespacio
- Project: Hikari Yakitori Bar
- Location: Calle dels Tomasos 18, 46006 Valencia, Spain
- Photography: Luis Beltran
- Software used: 3D Max.
- Client: Hikari
- Art Director/Designer: Ana Hernández
- Architect: Paula Pina
- Architect junior: Jessica Alejos
- Technical investigation: José Espejo
- Graphic Design: Ana García
- Construction: Helix
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Article source: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo.
Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality.
Image Courtesy © Alain Brugier
- Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
- Project: Industrial Loft II
- Location: Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
- Photography: Alain Brugier
- Software used: Autocad
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Takashige Yamashita Office
This project is a small nursery in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan.
The site offers a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji. With some houses and farms spread out in its neighborhood, it creates a peaceful, but at the same time, a bit deserted atmosphere.
Image Courtesy © Kenichi Suzuki
- Architects: Takashige Yamashita Office (Takashige Yamashita)
- Project: Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof
- Location: Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
- Photography: Kenichi Suzuki
- Software used: Rhinoceros
- Client: Seiko-kai
- Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
- Wall Painting: mirocomachiko
- General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
- Structure: Steel frame + Wooden roof
- Site area: 296.13m2
- Building area: 177.24m2
- Total floor area: 170.66m2
- Design period: 01.06.2015 – 29.02.2016
- Construction period: 10.03.2016 – 31.10.2016
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Jan Skuratowski Architektur
The new single-family house was designed as a separate residential unit and can hold its own next to the existing building from the 80s. It is situated on a partly raised plateau in the south-eastern part of the property. The two buildings differ in their roof design and thus emphasize their autonomy. At the same time, the new building paraphrases the existing building’s design: by its polygonal ground plan, which follows the hill’s shape, and expressive cantilevered floors. Wood was used a material to contrast the rather heavy sand-lime brick of the existing structure. Hierarchically, the new building is supposed to subordinate to the existing building and is therefore set slightly to the rear of the site. The new structure appears like a pavilion and, thanks to the flat roof, has a large accessible roof terrace that expands the small plot effectively. The greening of the roofs is intended to give the new building an animated character and link it with nature and the hill.
Image Courtesy © Simon Menges
- Architects: Jan Skuratowski Architektur
- Project: House M
- Location: Titlisstrasse 24b, 4313 Möhlin, Switzerland
- Photography: Simon Menges
- Software used: ArchiCAD 18
- Client: Christoph Müller
- Energy standard: Minergie
- Structural engineering:
- Wooden structure: Pirmin Jung Ingenieur für Holzbau AG
- Basement: Ingenieurbüro W. Herzog AG
- Building physics: Pirmin Jung Büro für Bauphysik AG
- Builders: Wohlwend Baugeschäft AG
- Plot area: 371 m2