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Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas by The Office of James Burnett

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: The Office of James Burnett

Built over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway, this 5.2-acre park serves as an important pedestrian connection between the Central Business District, Uptown and the burgeoning Arts District in downtown Dallas, Texas. Bisected by the existing Olive Street bridge, the park is organized by a sweeping pedestrian promenade that features a continuous canopy of specimen Pond Cypress.

Image Courtesy © Mei-Chun Jau

  • Architects: The Office of James Burnett
  • Project: Klyde Warren Park
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Dillon Diers Photography, Aerial Photography, Inc, Mei-Chun Jau
  • Software used: Illustrative work was done in Vectorworks and documentation was done in AutoCAD

Cybernetic Assemblages in Chicago, Illinois by Nikita Troufanov

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Nikita Troufanov

CYBORGS

The proposed Dance Center explores the idea of superimposition and cybernetic assemblages. By combining and overlaying organic, natural, smooth systems with machine-like, synthetic, rigid ones, a deeper experience of architectural space is achieved. Cyborg as an idea and image has informed much of the process where new nature, transformation and time are central themes. Through exploitation of cyborg vocabulary such as plug-ins, prosthetics, new skins and add-ons an architectural Cyborg is developed.

Image Courtesy Nikita Troufanov

  • Architects: Nikita Troufanov
  • Project: Cybernetic Assemblages
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Academic: IIT
  • Instructor: Steven Brubaker
  • Date: Spring 2012
  • Exhibited: Crown Hall, Annual Student Work Exhibition 2012
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino

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Santa María Housing Development in Valle de Bravo, Mexico by Hierve

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Article source: Hierve

Santa Maria is a housing development located in a historic protected site in the heart of Valle de Bravo, a small colonial city dating from 1530, which is 2 hours away from Mexico City. This historic town has a strong physical context and is found in the outskirts of a man-made lake. Our site is located a hundred yards from the church of Santa Maria Ahuacatlan, a colonial church that dates back to the XVI century.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Villarreal

  • Architects: Hierve
  • Project: Santa Maria
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Design company: Hierve
  • Site area: 2,509.64 sq m
  • Built area: 2,269.00 sq m
  • Design phase: 2007-2009
  • Construction phase: 2008-2010
  • Cost: $2,700,000.00 US dlls
  • Client: Inmobiliaria Sanmo SA de CV
  • Contractor: Zimbra
  • Co-Workers: Partner (Alejandro Villarreal), Project architect (Andrés Casares) and Co-workers(Sugey Ramirez, Gabriela Rosas, Jesús Ramirez, Denisse Novelo and Arturo García Crespo)
  • Consultants: Structural Engineer (Moncad), Mechanic Engineer (M3 Ingeniería Integral), Landscape Architecture (Ambiente Arquitectos), Lighting Consultant (LLC Iluminación), Interior Design (Isabel Maldonado), Carpentry (Maderaje Arquitectónico)
  • Photography: Fernando Cordero and Alejandro Villarreal
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Museum MUMAC in Milan, Italy by Arkispazio

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Article source: Arkispazio

MuMAC, Museum of Coffee Machine, was designed by Paolo Balzanelli owner of Arkispazio and Valerio Cometti founder of Valerio Cometti+V12 Design in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cimbali Group, the most important pofessional coffee machine manufacturer in the world, through its legendary brands LaCimbali and Faema.

Image Courtesy Angelo Margutti & Associati

  • Architects: Arkispazio
  • Project: Museum MUMAC Museum of Coffee Machine
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Project Team: Karolina Kolodziej, Massimo Lapenna, Roberto Lamanna
  • Photography: Angelo Margutti & Associati
  • Client: Gruppo Cimbali
  • Head designers: Paolo Balzanelli, Valerio Cometti
  • Structural Engineering: Francesco Terreni
  • MEP Engineering: Antonio Bozino
  • Built Surface: 1800 m2
  • Building Opening: October 2012
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d Studio Max

Sustainable Market Square – Casablanca in Netherlands by TomDavid Architecten

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: TomDavid Architecten

The site is situated right next to the Medina and in consequence interwoven with the indispensable social and economic structures of the Old City.

Both legal and illegal markets dominate the streetscape and are vital to the local economy. The downside of this density of commercial street business is the pollution and the decay of the public space. The design will have to serve as an example on how to improve the practical aspects of the market but leaving the existing social economic structures intact.

Image Courtesy TomDavid Architecten

  • Architects: TomDavid Architecten
  • Organization of this competition: [AC-CA]
  • Project: Sustainable Market Square – Casablanca
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Artlantis and Photoshop

La Cave du Vin 9 in Les Halles, Paris by Cyrille Druart

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: Cyrille Druart

Located in the very heart of Paris, in the ever-changing district of Les Halles, La Cave a Vin 9 offers a new vision of wine bars – high-end yet within reach. We endeavoured to create a new kind of place, breaking away from conventions and all that is already known, rethinking its space to match the way people enjoy food and drinks today.

Image Courtesy Cyrille Druart

  • Architects: Cyrille Druart
  • Project: La Cave du Vin 9
  • Location: Les Halles, Paris, France
  • Software used:  Autocad, Rhinoceros for 3D modeling then Maxwell for rendering.

Redevelopment of Malga Fosse in Trento, Italy By Organic Scapes and Architecture [OS+A]

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: Organic Scapes and Architecture [OS+A]

The concept design proposal is based on the social aspect that defines every manufactured product within its geographical scope. This social aspect manifests itself through the design of an externally equipped public space, internal common areas with natural light, an elaborate landscape and hard-scape design, a predisposition of interesting observation points and the contemplation of their surrounding context, and the desire to accentuate a constant permeable state between external and internal spaces.

Image Courtesy Organic Scapes and Architecture

  • Architects: Organic Scapes and Architecture [OS+A]
  • Project: Redevelopment of Malga Fosse
  • Location: Comune di Siror, Trento, Italy
  • Project in collaboration with: Chiara Marchionni, Luca Vernocchi
  • Type: International Competition
  • Program: Restaurant, Residence, Bar
  • Year: 2012
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Team: [OS+A – Gabriel Belli Butler, Stefano Rocchetti] in collaboration with: Chiara Marchionni, Luca Vernocchi
  • Energy and Sustainabilty Consultant: Lukas Sosna
  • Building Volume: 1740 m³
  • Software used: Rhino 4.0, 3D studio Max 11, Vray 1.5, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CS5

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Salmtal Secondary School Canteen in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany by SpreierTrenner Architekten

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: SpreierTrenner Architekten

The new school canteen of the Salmtal Secondary School in Germany was designed by SpreierTrenner Architekten (www.spreiertrenner.de) as a multifunctional building with the greatest possible flexibility. The space is used not only by children to eat every day, but also for special events such as music concerts, theatre plays or even Christmas fairs. This is why the main room was set out with a column-free square plan only subdivided by a mobile wall. The adjoining section at the rear contains all supporting facilities, such as a kitchen, storage space, toilets and staff facilities, etc. It has been set out with the option of extending it in the future.

Image Courtesy Guido Erbring Architekturfotografie

  • Architects: SpreierTrenner Architekten
  • Project: Salmtal Secondary School Canteen
  • Location: Salmtal, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Structure: Ingenieurbüro Johann Ritz
  • M&E: Haustechnik Elmar Koller
  • Client: Schulverband Integrierte Gesamtschule Salmtal
  • Year: 2012
  • Area: 552 m² gross building area, 2630 m³ gross volume, 1122 m² schoolyard
  • photo credits: Guido Erbring Architekturfotografie
  • Software used: Nemetschek Allplan

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Barra & Barra Office in Piemonte, Italy by Damilano Studio Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Damilano Studio Architects

The “Barra Barra & office” was born as an expression of the spirit of the company at your side that cares about the eco-energy saving and new philosophy and technologies in construction and business management.

Image Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects:Damilanostudio Architects
  • Project: Barra & Barra Office
  • Location: Centallo (CN), Piemonte, Italy
  • Project team: DamilanostudioArchitects
  • Architect: Arch. Duilio Damilano
  • Typology:Office
  • Client: Barra & Barra srl
  • State Of Project:  X Completed  □  Under construction
  • Building Surveyor: Ing. Romina Barra
  • Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

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Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC in San Francisco, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The Bechtel Conference Center is designed to communicate the values of The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a San-Francisco-based think-tank dedicated to public policy decision-making through nonpartisan research and dialogue. The Center, located on the ground floor of PPIC’s downtown San Francisco office building, reflects the organization’s ideals of openness and cooperative communication.

Image Courtesy Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project: Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Software used: For the wood fin geometry in the conference center, used Rhino at the concept phase to quickly study different forms. Then used AutoCAD to develop the design and create profile for each one of the 297 pieces for production.
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