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Wendy by HWKN

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Article source: HWKN

Wendy does not play the typical architecture game of ecological apology – instead she is pro-active. That is why Wendy is composed of PVC mesh treated with a ground breaking titania nanoparticle spray to neutralize airborne pollutants. During the summer of 2012 Wendy will clean the air to an equivalent of taking 260 cars off the road.

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  • Architects: HWKN
  • Project: Wendy
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, and the Adobe suite


Harvest Medical Welfare College in Hyogo, Japan in Shogo Iwata Architect

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: Shogo Iwata Architect

This medical welfare college is located in front of Himeji station. This building is considered as not just a medical welfare college but also an information center about medical and welfare for neighborhood. Therefore, the entrance lounge is used not only as student’s communication space but also people’s counseling space and the auditorium is also used as rehabilitation and eurhythmics lecture space.

Evening view of the north facade (Image Courtesy Yoshihisa Araki)

  • Architects: Shogo Iwata Architect
  • Project: Harvest Medical Welfare College
  • Location: Hyogo, Japan
  • Site area: 1494.48㎡
  • Total floor area: 3802.50㎡
  • Building area: 794.82㎡
  • Structure: steel structure / 5 Floors
  • Construction: 2007
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawing, illustrator and Photoshop for other things


Ajoodaniyeh Tower in Tehran, Iran by Kamvari Architects

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: Kamvari Architects

The proposal seeks to use traditional design within the Iran as a means of addressing performance criteria within a high-rise. Our intention is to analysis unique aspects of traditional architecture specific to the region and combine these with Advanced design methods to produce a novel proposal for the site and our client. The use of electromechanical devices to cool and heat buildings has become common place within Iran and the region, Tehran’s climate of cold winters and hot summers further Exacerbate this issue.

Ajoodaniyeh Tower

  • Architects: Kamvari Architects
  • Project: Ajoodaniyeh Tower
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Project Director: Omid Kamvari
  • Project Team: Nikoletta Poulimeni , Mehrad Mahnia ,Nazanin Behboodikhah, Maryam Mivehchi, Mona Mirzaie
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper


Vijitha & Lalith Lokuge House in Sri Lanka by Channa Horombuwa

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source:  Channa Horombuwa

This three storied, seven bedroom house, owned by Vijitha & Lalith Lokuge sits on a 23 perch land facing Abeyratne Mawatha in Boralesgamuwa. The owner being very fond of adopting modern technology into his day to day activities wanted the Architect to design a spacious, modern house to capture lot of day light into its interior.

Image Courtesy Channa Horombuwa

  • Architects: Channa Horombuwa
  • Project: Vijitha & Lalith Lokuge House
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Software used: AutoCAD



Ceramics of Italy by Sergio Mannino Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Mannino Studio

The secret garden is one of Italy’s most characteristic places. Enclosed by four walls and protected from the chaos of the town, these gardens were literally private paradises for the use and enjoyment of rich aristocrats or, more often, for monks and nuns.

The booth for Ceramics of Italy is intended to be a little private paradise where people can rest from the chaos of the show and enjoy the best Italian food and coffee.

Ceramics of Italy

  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Project: Ceramics of Italy
  • Location: Italy
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray


V4 House in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Studio mk27

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Studio mk27

With each new project contemporary architecture is forced to optimize spaces and use the maximum of each square meter of the site.  V4 House is a rare anti-example.   Its occupation of the land is very far from the maximum coefficient.  Laws allow for much larger constructions. The solution adopted, however, dialogues with the dimension of the site, formulating an adequate relation between the scale of the construction and the site.

Image Courtesy Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Studio mk27
  • Project: V4 House
  • Location: São paulo . sp . Brazil
  • Project Date: April . 2009
  • Completion:  October . 2011
  • Site area: 653,00 sqm
  • Built area: 1.291,00 sqm
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Vectorworks and 3D max (besides other image editing softwares)


Global style in Tokyo, Japan by Process5 Design

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Process5 Design

The first Tokyo branch of Global Style, a made-to-order suit shop, has opened in Kanda, the textile quarter of eastern Tokyo. Kanda is home to a number of pharmaceutical and trading companies and it was assumed that the main customer target would be businessmen passing the shop. As it is also within walking distance from Akihabara, it was considered that people who normally don’t have much to do with suits would also pass by.

Global style

  • Architects: Process5 Design
  • Project: Global style
  • Location: Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
  • Construction type: Interior Renewal
  • Function: order made suite shop
  • Total area: 60.819㎡
  • Construction phase: 4 Feb. ~28 Feb. 2011
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator and photoshop


Städel Museum Extension in Frankfurt, Germany by Schneider+Schumacher

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Schneider+Schumacher

The Frankfurt Städel Museum is about to undergo the largest expansion ever in the course of its nearly two-hundred-year history – with regard to its architecture and its collection alike. In the autumn of 2009, in conjunction with numerous important additions to the museum’s holdings, work commenced on the construction of an annex for the presentation of contemporary art. Designed by the architectural firm schneider+schumacher of Frankfurt, this extension will open its doors for the first time on 25 and 26 February with two Open House days and a big public celebration.

The extension of the Städel Museum View from outside

  • Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
  • Project: Städel Museum Extension
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Client: Städelsches Kunstinstitut
  • Architecture: schneider+schumacher
  • Project Architects: Michael Schumacher, Till Schneider, Kai Otto
  • Project Management: Miriam Baake
  • Construction Management: Hans Eschmann
  • Structural Planning: B+G Ingenieure / Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Manfred Grohmann, Jörg Schneider
  • Software used: RhinoCeros (3D modelling Software) with Grasshopper (a plugin für Rhino) and Rhinoscript, the 2-D plans were drawn in Microstation.


Villa Hendrikx in Almere-Haven, The Netherlands by 70F Architecture

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: 70F Architecture

The commission (September 2007) consisted of a detached house on a plot in residential area Overgooi in Almere, at the foot of the Gooimeer dike. The family wanted, except for transparency and privacy, a strong integration of the plot with the building as opposed to a block on a mound. The house is a two-story building with traditional planning, living on the ground floor and sleeping upstairs. The building is divided into three parts: a two-storey main entrance building facing the front garden, a patio and connecting hallway as an open area in between, and finally the living area in a one-story volume in the middle of the plot.

Image Courtesy Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: 70F Architecture
  • Project: Villa Hendrikx
  • Location: Ludenbos 9, 1358 EL Almere, The Netherlands
  • Client: the Hendrikx family
  • Project architect: Carina Nilsson
  • Project leader: Bas ten Brinke
  • Engineer: van Rossum Almere
  • Contractor: REKO Uelsen (D)
  • Photographer: Luuk Kramer
  • Completed: September 2009
  • Software used: mix of Autocad/3D studio and Vectorworks


Stairway Cinema in Auckland, New Zealand by Oh.No.Sumo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Oh.No.Sumo

Stairway Cinema is the third installation by OH.NO.SUMO.

Our ongoing goal is to experiment with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. The site is the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located between two universities and is a place of ‘unconsidered waiting’. Bus stops and laundromats create a dispersed hard-scape that results in numerous instances of poor quality waiting, while simultaneously failing to provide quality space for social interaction. Members of the public retreat individually into the media offered on their mobile phones. This in turn results in greater separation and dislocation from an existing community that is waiting to be activated. A community must be linked not only virtually but also physically.

Image Courtesy Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Oh.No.Sumo
  • Project: Stairway Cinema
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Patrick Loo, Sarosh Mulla, James Pearce & Katherine O’Shaughnessy
  • Client: St Paul St Gallery
  • Project Year: April 2012
  • Software used: Revit 2012 to model and  document the design


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