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Dojo in Santiago, Chile by Umwelt + Lucía Cavecedo García

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Arturo Scheidegger

Three interventions in a 5000 m2 plot in a suburb of Santiago: A meditation hall (or Dojo) at the bottom of the site, a small pavilion in front of the family pool, and the refurbishment of a terrace that was virtually unusable because of high temperature and reflected light. In each case, outdoor spaces were enhanced to face the high temperatures in spring and summer.

Image Courtesy Lucía Cavecedo García

  • Architects: Umwelt + Lucía Cavecedo García
  • Project: Dojo
  • Location: Colina, Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Lucía Cavecedo García 
  • Surface: Site, 5000 m2 / Interventions 60, 6 y 20 m2
  • Program: Meditation Room, Pavillion and Terrace
  • Predominating Materials:
    Structure: Wood
    Coatings: Treated wood, Fibrecement, double glazing, flexit floor
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction Year: 2010-2011
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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National Museum Of Afghanistan in Kabul, by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Anna Klingmann

 

Exterior View of Museum

TREASURE BOX AS METAPHOR: A HIDDEN MYSTERY

Klingmann Architects and Brand Consultants’ competition entry for the new National Museum of Afghanistan envisions the institution as a compact jewel box concealing the treasure that history has entrusted to it piece by piece. For this reason, the box, though dense and hermetic on the outside, must be suggestive and magical on the inside. Seemingly simple and plain on the exterior, the box reveals the deep, rich and complex heritage of the people of Afghanistan on the interior. While the treasures are carefully embedded and protected deep within the box, they are not readily available to the onlooker. They remain a hidden mystery, longing to be discovered. We want to capture this sense of mystery and longing and The space within invites the visitor on a journey of unearthing and discovery. The space within is neither a mere organizing element, nor a beautiful but distant architecture. The exhibition’s experience has the ability to evoke places and people from a tiny yet resilient fragment of ceramic which has managed to survive, and which speaks of the fragility of time.

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants
  • Project: National Museum Of Afghanistan
  • Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Site Area: 52700 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 24,300 m2
  • Project Scope: Master Planning, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Exhibition Design
  • Project Type: Cultural: Museum
  • Clients: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Information and Culture, The National Museum of Afghanistan, The Embassy of the United States of America – Kabul, Afghanistan, S.E.E |Office for Architecture and Design
  • Design Team: Anna Klingmann, DongCheol Yang, Sarina Heres, Dominique Dassum, Andrew Brooks, Bing Wu, Zijian Xu
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D max, Adobe Suite

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Firehouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain by Jordi Herrero Campo Arquitecto

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Jordi Herrero Campo Arquitecto

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

In judo, virtuosity is achieved by profiting from the power of the contrary in our benefit. The plot is located beside a highway. In this position is usual to generate some type of protective parameter which separates us from it. Here, instead of rejecting this particular situation, we collect it in our profit, as in judo.

Image Courtesy Jaime Sicilia

  • Architects: Jordi Herrero Campo Arquitecto
  • Project: Firehouse of Palma de Mallorca
  • Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Herrero Campo, Mazmen Fotografia, Jaime Sicilia, Juan Gabriel Valls Palmer
  • Project: 2003-2005
  • Execution: 2007-2009
  • Address: Camí Fondo, s/n, Palma de Mallorca
  • Total floor area: 10.610 m2
  • Land area: 10.283 m2
  • Plot ratio: 40 %
  • Use: Firehouse
  • Property Developer: Townhall of Palma de Mallorca
  • Architects: Jordi Herrero Campo,  Sebastián Escanellas Genovard, Juan Gabriel Valls Palmer y Gabriel Palmer Socías.
  • Master builder: Juan Molinas Andreu
  • Estructures: Fenando Purroy Narvaiza
  • Installations: PGDI
  • Construction Company: Constructora San José + Constructora Llabrés Feliu
  • Pictures: Jaime Sicilia / arquipress,
  • Operating budget: 17.358.604 euros
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center in Fort Worth, Texas by VLK Architects

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: VLK Architects

The Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center, or HCTC, will provide students knowledge and skills for emerging, high-tech, and high demand occupations. The goal of the Center is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. Each program has unique, specialized requirements that integrate academics with career preparation. These programs compliment local business and industry, and the curriculum is aligned to industry-recognized certifications/licensures. Most students are ready for certification/licensure upon graduation.

Image Courtesy Chad M. Davis, AIA

  • Architects: VLK Architects, Inc.
  • Project: Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Photography: Chad M. Davis, AIA
  • Project Team:
    • Stephen L. Hafer, AIA, LEED® AP
    • Justin S. Hiles, AIA, LEED® AP
    • Chad M. Davis, AIA, LEED® AP
    • Niki Manning
    • James Hinton
    • Tracy A. Loftin, CSI, CDT
    • Andrew J. Riemitis
  • Year: Constructed in 2011
  • Collaborators:
    • Charter Builders, Ltd. – contractor
    • Image Engineering Group – Mech./Elec./Plumbing engineering consultant
    • L.A. Fuess Partners, Inc. – Structural engineering consultant
    • Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc. – Civil engineering consultant
    • Bosma Design Solutions – Food service consultant
    • The Landscape Alliance – Landscape consultant
  • Area: 133,078 s.f.
  • Software used: Revit 2009, AutoCAD Architecture 2007 and Sketchup Version 6

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Taliesin Mod.Fab by Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Victor Sidy

The Taliesin Mod.Fab is an example of simple, elegant, and sustainable living. The one-bedroom, 600-square-foot prototype residence relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. It can be connected to utilities or be \”unplugged,\” relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use. The structure is dimensioned and engineered to be transportable via roadway.

Image Courtesy Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
  • Project: Taliesin Mod.Fab
  • Photos: Bill Timmerman
  • Designed and built by:  Graduate and Undergraduate students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture with the faculty guidance of Michael P. Johnson and Jennifer Siegal
  • Project Manager: Christian Butler
  • Assistant Project Manager: Nick Mancusi, recent M.Arch graduates.
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Skate Park House in Shibuya, Tokyo by Level Architects

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Level Architects

The owners of this house, a young married couple, made a special request in regards to the design of their house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Shibuya ward. They wanted both a skateboard park and a piano rehearsal room to reflect their own individual interests.
There was no need for a car park on the site, so to take advantage of space a private entrance courtyard was designed. The sliding glass panels of the first floor open up onto this enclosed area and allows for the workshop and studio to expand outwards. The studio has a skateboard bowl imbedded into the floor with multiple angles for plenty of different interaction.

Image Courtesy Level Architects

  • Architects: Level Architects
  • Project: Skate Park House
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista in California by Acme Architecture

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Keith Rivera, AIA

This rehabilitation of a modest 1960’s commercial building brings new life to a neglected structure in this coastal college town adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara. Facade improvements included new fiber cement cladding inspired by retail barcodes and energy efficient storefronts with irregularly patterned mullions. Along the sidewalk raised outdoor dining patios were created with metal enclosures that mimic the storefronts. Inside, mechanical systems were updated along with and access for the disabled. Now the open facades entice passerby while the outdoor dining activities and rhythmic patterns of the new facade enliven the downtown streetscape.

Image Courtesy Acme Architecture

  • Architects: Acme Architecture
  • Project: McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista, California
  • Location: California
  • Contractor: Signal Construction
  • Software used: Graphisoft’s Archicad

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Muttawar Lifestyle Community in Muscat, Oman by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

In order to balance a respect for history and tradition with the need to create a modern neighborhood, the design takes cues from the regional architecture and builds on the best practices in contemporary architecture. The aspiration for the project is to build a sustainable development that is of high quality while being cost-efficient. The community is organized according to the principles of the Arabic courtyard house, a response that is sensitive to the culture and climate of the place.

Image Courtesy Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants
  • Project: Muttawar Lifestyle Community
  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Site Area: 64,640 m2
  • Project Scope: Branding, Master Planning, Architectural Design, Landscape Design
  • Project Type: Mixed-Use: Residential
  • Client: Global Omani Development & Investment Company
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D max, Adobe Suite

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54 Below Rises As NY’s Latest High-End Club in New York City

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Howard Sherman

Elegant Accoutrements & World Class Acoustics Set Stage For Classic Performance

NEW YORK: 54 BELOW, Broadway’s newest nightclub, is a new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style.

Image Courtesy Marc Bryan-Brown

 

  • Architect: Richard H. Lewis
  • Acoustic Consultant: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: 54 Below Rises As NY’s Latest High-End Club
  • Location: New York City
  • Photography: Marc Bryan-Brown
  • Software used: Revit

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Bad Saarow Hotel Units in Berlin, Germany by Renderkitchen

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: Stefanie Drawehn

Bad Saarow is a little town 70km southeast of Berlin, situated by a large lake and renowned for its thermal baths.

The project site is covered in large pine trees and borders the lake. On the site there is an existing old villa. The project task was to design 13 little hotel units / huts for the site with the existing building being the main hotel building (reception / restaurant).

Image Courtesy Renderkitchen

  • Architects:Renderkitchen
  • Project:Bad Saarow Hotel Units
  • Location: Bad Saarow, Germany, Berlin
  • Project Data: Between 25-30m2 for each unit
  • Type: Hotel
  • Rendering: Stefanie Drawehn (Renderkitchen)
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max and Vray

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