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Design Of Blue Communications’ Office Space in Montreal, Canada

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Anne Sophie Goneau

The task was to create a new office space for BLUE Communications, an interactive agency based in Montreal. Founded in 1998, the company specializes in web development, branding, content creation, ecommerce, social media, mobile apps and databases. Their 2750 sq.ft. corporate space is located in Montreal, on the 8th floor of the Carrefour d’Innovation INGO, previously serving as the brewing tower of the famous Dow Brewery.

Image Courtesy Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau
  • Project: Design Of Blue Communications’ Office Space
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Software used: plans using Autocad but the design was first made by hand sketching and drawings.

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‘Westchester County Center’ Acoustics Revitalized by WSDG

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: WSDG

An entrepreneur with a wide range of music business interests, Irwin Kornfeld has sparked new awareness for the eighty-year-old Westchester County Center.  A major upgrade of the facility’s acoustics, coupled with a state of the art sound system, has landed the WCC and its new “Pepe Infiniti Concert Series” on the radar of booking agents and performing artists seeking viable venues for tri-state concert dates.  The series’ launch featured The Beach Boys in concert in mid-May, nearly fifty years after their first WCC gig. The Johnny Winter Band and Edgar Winter Group, Boston, Il Volo, Whoopie Goldberg, Aretha Franklin and others are booked through November.

Image Courtesy Andrew Stein Videography

  • Project: Westchester County Center – Revitalized Acoustics
  • Location: White Plains, New York
  • Photos by: Andrew Stein Videography
  • Software used: 
  • Revit – for acoustic detailing package
  • CATT-Acoustic – for acoustic modeling
  • WinFlag – to find absorption coefficients for lapendary panels
  • Proprietary WSDG RT60 Calculator – for internal room acoustic calculations
  • B&K P48 mic with a type 4007 capsule – for initial site RT60 acoustic measurements
  • Note: The tricky part in this project was to find the optimum amount of ceiling panels that fit within the budget range. CATT-Acoustic helped accomplish this.

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Chosun Residence in Vancouver by Kevin Vallely Architects

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Kevin Vallely Architects

Situated on the south facing slopes of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, the Chosun residence pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while incorporating distinctly regional elements of exposed wood and timber to create a clean, contemporary West Coast esthetic.

Image Courtesy Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely

  • Architects: Kevin Vallely Architects
  • Project: Chosun Residence
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Photography: Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks

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Cargill Innovation Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil by St Arquitetura E Consultoria

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: St Arquitetura E Consultoria

The Cargill Group develops processes to make innovation common practice in all of its business installations throughout the world. It is this vision that stands behind the Center for Innovation set up in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, where the aim is to connect customers to experiences and to possibilities for the creation of innovative solutions.

Image Courtesy St Arquitetura e Consultoria

  • Architects: St Arquitetura E Consultoria
  • Project: Cargill Innovation Center
  • Location: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: Vectorworks by Nemetchek 

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Qualico Family Centre in Winnipeg, Canada by Number Ten Architectural Group

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: Number Ten Architectural Group

The towering elm trees and gentle meadows of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park have for generations formed an inspiring backdrop to the city’s collective memory. The Qualico Family Centre connects to the temporality of this landscape, evolving, growing and decaying in harmony with the natural rhythms of its surroundings.

Image Courtesy Brent Bellamy

  • Architects: Number Ten Architectural Group
  • Project: Qualico Family Centre
  • Location: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Photography: Brent Bellamy
  • Engineering Consultants: Crosier Kilgour & Partners, MCW/AGE Engineers
  • Landscape Architecture: Scatliff+Miller+Murray
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 1000 sq.m.
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

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Rose Bay Apartments in Sydney, Australia by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects Pty Ltd

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Hill Thalis Architecture

The Rose Bay Apartments project comprises 11 residential units, 2 shops and a basement carpark on a compact urban site.

The plan form of the building is a T form providing all units with cross ventilation. On each typical floor, two units face the street as a continuous street wall in accordance with Woollahra Council’s DCP for Rose Bay (also prepared by Hill Thalis). The upper levels have views towards the harbour and the leafy elevated outlook towards Vaucluse. Roof top terraces are provided to upper level apartments of the building. A third unit to the rear of the property is liberated from the property boundaries and shares no common walls with its neighbours – looking towards the extensive harbour and city views to the northwest.

Image Courtesy Brett Boardman

  • Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
  • Project: Rose Bay Apartments
  • Location: 7-13 Dover Road, Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Client: Bestknit Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Engineers: Acor Constultants (Structural, Civil, Hydraulic), TC Group (Mechnical)
  • Builders: Beach Constructions
  • Project Area: 609sqm
  • Project year: 2001-2007
  • Article Author: Philip Thalis
  • Photographs by: Brett Boardman
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Rosie House in Tokyo, Japan by ARTechnic architects

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: ARTechnic architects

“Overcome the disadvantage of the land condition, turn it into the beauty of the architecture”

When the client found this land, we were asked to give an advice.  It was a strip of pentagonal land facing west with only a pair of parallel boundary lines. Because of this land condition, it was valued lower, almost 30% larger than regular priced lands for the same cost.  Even though, the land was such an odd shape, we were sure that we could create a house with more freedom from the extra space by giving a careful attention to improve the land’s disadvantages such as an angle, orientation, height limitation and confined facade.  Therefore we suggested the client to go for it.

Image Courtesy ARTechnic architects

  • Architects: ARTechnic architects
  • Project: Rosie House
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Use: Private residence
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Site area: 232m2
  • Total floor area: 151 m2
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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House Mosi in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

House Mosi was commissioned to Nico van der Meulen Architects with an explicit plan: the final product had to match the owner specifications. All in all, the architects had to create a single-storey home with an urban feel to substitute the 1950’s feel of the old house and convert it into a timeless modern space with a unique flow.

Image Courtesy Nico van der Meulen Architects

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Project: House Mosi
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Building area: 731m2
  • Main material: Masonry
  • Category: Residential
  • Software used: Revit

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JPGN House in Brasília, Brazil by MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

The owner of this house, at the South Lake residential district in Brasilia, had grown up on that same street. The window of his bedroom was opened to the view of the Paranoá Lake towards northwest, with the monumental zone of Brasília right at the opposite bank.  He had witnessed the evolution of that landscape, and intended to keep living together with it. The house was almost fully elevated on piloti, on the edge of the height allowed by urban regulations, opening the view above the neighbors’ roofs.

Image Courtesy Joana França

  • Architects: MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira
  • Project: JPGN House
  • Location: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • Work: JPGN House
  • Place: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • Design year: 2007
  • Building conclusion: 2012
  • Lot area: 800 sq.mt
  • Built area: 355 sq. mt
  • Architectural Design: Danilo Matoso Macedo [MGS]
  • Collaboration: Angela Nemer, Simone Fonseca and Viviane Berlim
  • Structure: Marcello Usai
  • Electric and Hydraulic Design: Vanderlei Barbosa de Freitas – Projet
  • Contractor: Cláudio B. Medeiros. Collaboration: Genicio Menezes F. da Silva
  • Photographs: Joana França
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2006-2012

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Ballyroan Parish Centre in Dublin, Ireland by Box Architecture

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Article source: Box Architecture

The client, South Dublin County Council, approached our office to refurbish and extend the existing library of Marian Road in Ballyroan, Rathfarnham in 2006. The brief expanded and, as part of the project, we were asked to look at refurbishing the existing community centre, which was in need of upgrading to modern space and environmental standards. It became quite evident early on that the extent of area required for the pastoral element was too large and a separate building was required.

Timber elements mark the transition between openness and enclosure : Image Courtesy Paul Tierney

  • Architects: Box Architecture
  • Project: Ballyroan Parish Centre
  • Location: Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland
  • Photography: Paul Tierney
  • Design Team: Gary Mongey, Ashlene Ross, Terry Murphy
  • Software used: Revit

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