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Telegraph Hill Addition in San Francisco, California by Michael Hennessey Architecture

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Article source: Michael Hennessey Architecture

This project renovates an existing two unit, three story residence that was originally built in 1907 on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. The challenge of the project was determining the relationship of the fourth story and roof deck addition to the historic structure below. The resulting approach was to provide cement board panels at the addition creating a subtle material shift between new and old. The use of a consistent dark grey color visually unifies the addition with the existing form.

Image Courtesy Michael Hennessey Architecture

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Residential Housing 26 units in Obhur, Saudi Arabia by Dom Arquitectura

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: Dom Arquitectura

The aim is to project 26 houses in the Obhur area. The client wanted to use the same isolated unit type, but generate differences in the street facade to avoid the traditional house complex with all the same.

Recalling the Islamic markets, we remind the Arabic spices image, located in the same container but with different color shades. Natural tones that would fit perfectly into our idea.

Image Courtesy Dom Arquitectura

  • Architects: Dom Arquitectura
  • Project: Residential Housing 26 units
  • Location: Obhur, Saudi Arabia
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dStudio Max

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Landscapes of Cohabitation in Antiparos, Greece by doxiadis+

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: doxiadis+

How does one build on the stark beauty of a Cycladic landscape without destroying it? This project seeks an answer to that very question. Placing such a rich development programme on this highly sensitive site necessitates a careful examination of the natural and historic elements which characterise the landscape: the amphitheatrical circle of hills, the seasonal streams, the juniper trees and frigana vegetation, the pezoules (agricultural terraces) and the xerolithies (dry stone walls).

Image Courtesy © Clive Nichols 

  • Architects: doxiadis+
  • Project: Landscapes of Cohabitation
  • Location: Antiparos, Greece
  • Area: 12 Ha
  • Scope: Site Planning, Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architects: doxiadis+ (Thomas Doxiadis, Terpsy Kremaly)
  • Client: OLIAROS S.A.
  • Photography: Clive Nichols, Cathy Cunliffe, Thomas Doxiadis
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Spuntino Restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico by R-ZERO Studio

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: R-ZERO Studio

Spuntino (snack in Italian) was born in one of the most exclusive living and shopping centers of historical downtown Mexico City, a place to eat and drink quality wine, whose design aim lies in the creation of a contemporary yet pleasant ambience, almost homely, without abusing the over-sophistication that prevails in similar sites nowadays. Still, the starting point was a cold, colorless, not well lit locale, whose excessive height came about an uncomfortable sensation for the guests.

Image Courtesy R-ZERO Studio

  • Architects: R-ZERO Studio
  • Project: Spuntino Restaurant
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Software used: Autocad 2010

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Piezeoelectric Playground in Belgrade, Serbia by Margot Krasojevic

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: Margot Krasojevic

Piezoelectric Playground. The Interactive Lumia Canopy in Pioneers park Belgrade Margot Krasojevic The Piezoelectric playground is a temporary structure designed for the Pioneers park in Belgrade, Serbia. It will be used as a bandstand and playground.

Image Courtesy Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: Piezeoelectric Playground
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Software used: Maya for light simulations and 3ds Max for formal exercise, and Autocad for detailing

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Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia by Gilbane Building Company

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: Gilbane Building Company

Georgia Tech’s new Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory develops technologies to reduce the earth’s carbon footprint. From design and construction to daily operation, the laboratory seeks to achieve carbon-neutral “net-zero site energy use” (defined as zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually) expressed simply, directly and honestly through a “no frills” design. The lab sets a new standard for sustainable design for buildings of its type by optimizing passive energy technologies, reducing electricity loads, and maximizing the use of renewable energy. It houses a variety of energy research programs requiring large-scale (high-bay) and intermediate-scale (mid-bay) capabilities.

Image Courtesy Gilbane Building Company

  • Designer/Builder : Gilbane Building Company
  • Architect: HDR
  • Project: Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Laboratory
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Project Manager: Paul Stewart
  • Software used: Revit and Revit MEP

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Casa del Tec 189 in Nuevo León, México by GLR arquitectos

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: GLR arquitectos

For over 50 years, the Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), performs this traditional drawing of a luxury home in order to raise funds for scholarships and new buildings on its campus.

Currently the Sweepstakes Tec performs four raffles a year, furnished and decorated homes worth more than $ 2 million each.

Image Courtesy Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR arquitectos
  • Project: Casa del Tec 189
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Architect: Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Project Area: 6458 sq ft
  • Project Team: Enrique Salas, Ana Lasheras, Felipe Dorado, Oscar OFarrill, Lorena Sampedro, Pamela Díaz de León, Emmanuel Soto
  • Interior Design: Connie Méndez Zorrilla, Maruca Rodríguez de Suberville
  • Photography: Cortesía Sorteo Tec, Jorge Taboada
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009

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Project 910 in São Paulo,Brasil by Kiko Salomão Arquitetura

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura

\”It cannot be Comercial\”. That was the first thing said by the young couple that own this apartment when we’ve had our first meeting and that really get along with our firm’s way of working. From that moment on we knew that this work would have strong potencials to be unique.

Image Courtesy Alain Brugier

  • Architects: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura
  • Project: Project 910
  • Location: São Paulo,Brasil
  • Project Team: Kiko Salomão, Ana Lino, Rafael Palombo, Renata Leite, Giovanna Kuwada, Brunno de Alencar
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Area: 515 M2
  • Photography by: Alain Brugier
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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La Valentina Station in Sacramento, California by David Baker + Partners Architects

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: David Baker + Partners Architects

For more than two decades, a high-crime light-rail station stopping at a toxic empty lot; now, a sustainable affordable family housing development and new gateway to downtown.

La Valentina Station brings 63-units of affordable rental housing for families to a previously desolate city site. The development bolsters the local sewer, electrical and storm-water infrastructure and brings compact, transit-oriented homes to the neglected area.

The entry plaza in the evening. Image: Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: David Baker + Partners Architects
  • Project: La Valentina Station
  • Location: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Developer: Domus Development
  • Landscape Architect: Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Consultant: Fletcher Studio
  • Contractor: Brown Construction
  • Software used: Revit

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Bobigny School Complex in Paris, France by Mikou Design Studio

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Mikou Design Studio

This new building is a remarkable amenity in the city centre, visible by its façades and its roof, a founding element of the project. We designed it to be both welcoming and protective, turned inwards towards inner courtyards to ensure privacy.

Building’s aerial view : Image Courtesy Florian Kleinfenn

  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Project: Bobigny School Complex
  • Location: Bobigny, Paris, France
  • Program: Pre-school, Primary School, Sports And Recreation Center, Library
  • Client: City of Bobigny
  • Surface: 5 000 m²
  • Date: Completion septembre 2012
  • Photo Credits: Florian Kleinfenn
  • Software used: Autocad LT 2011, Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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