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Green Side-Wall in Barcelona, Spain by Capella Garcia Arquitectura

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Article source: Capella Garcia Arquitectura

Construction that consists of a self-supporting galvanized steel structure, parallel to the existing dividing wall, with ground floor plus eight levels above, accessed via a staircase, dedicated to include flower plants lining the facade, like a vertical garden.

The Green Side-Wall consists of a free-standing structure containing plants that form a protective mass of vegetation against a facade in Barcelona, thus creating a vertical garden.

Green Wall

  • Architects: Capella Garcia Arquitectura S.L.P.
  • Project: Medianera verde (Green Side-Wall)
  • Location: Calle Berlín 109, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Juli Capella, Miquel Garcia
  • Calculation of structures: Javier Monte
  • Project electrical: Capella Garcia Arquitectura
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 12

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Jayampathi Aluvihare House in Kandy, Sri Lanka by Jeeva & Channa Horombuwa Architects

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Article source: Jeeva & Channa Horombuwa Architects

Set on a sloping land overlooking the Historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, across the Kandy Lake, the owner, Jayampathi Aluvihare and his family enjoy the luxury of a unique house on a prestigious location in Kandy. The panoramic view has become the main influence on the design while the topography of the land and the height restrictions, imposed by the local authority has provided enough constraints for the design process.

Jayampathi Aluvihare House

  • Architects: Jeeva & Channa Horombuwa Architects
  • Project: Jayampathi Aluvihare House
  • Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Software used: AUTOCAD software but without any 3D generation/ model making; purely based on visualization

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Portico in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: Aida Atelier, Inc.

This is a house for a family of three in a residential neighborhood of suburban Tokyo. Surrounded by properties subdivided through generations of time, this site maintains its original state. Albeit having plenty of land relative to others, six different adjacent properties with homes built tightly to the boundary leaves the project site with a condition, which limits the project from fully enjoying the advantage of having a deep street frontage with the river. Such meticulous condition of uneven contextual grain at a time of transition from continuing growth and expansion, it shall undoubtedly be emerged in mass in the residential neighborhood. As such, the theme for this project is the approach to architecture and exterior space that receives undulating peripheral density.

Image Courtesy Tatsuya Noaki

  • Architects: Aida Atelier, Inc. + Kuno Lab.
  • Project: Portico
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: Single Family Residence
  • Design Architect: Tomoro Aida + Toshimitsu Kuno + Shinpei Uehara (Aida Atelier, Inc. + Kuno Lab. / Nagoya City Univ. Graduate School of Design and Architecture)
  • Executive Architect: Tomoro Aida + Toshimitsu Kuno + Shinpei Uehara + Tomoki Nagase
  • Software used: AutoCAD, FormZ, Photoshop and Illustrator

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Kumutoto Toilets in Wellington, New Zealand by Studio Pacific Architecture

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: Studio Pacific Architecture

These public toilets are located at the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto Precinct, situated at the northern-most end of Wellington’s waterfront. As well as taking into account practical considerations such as security, hygiene and vandalism, the brief was to create a structure with a sculptural form, something iconic, highly visible and unusual that was also well integrated into the visual and historical context of the surrounding precinct.

Image Courtesy Studio Pacific Architecture

  • Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture
  • Project: Kumutoto Toilets
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Project team: Stephen McDougall, Bret Thurston, Guy Marriage, Peter Mitchell
  • Client: Wellington Waterfront Ltd
  • Size: 26.5m2
  • Completion: September 2011
  • Materials: Concrete, steel
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
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Vince Camuto in Manhattan, New York by Sergio Mannino Studio

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: Sergio Mannino Studio

The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store in Manhattan is the result of continued creative collaborations between New York-based Italian architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group. Mannino, who has worked on the Vince Camuto showroom and outlet store, wanted to highlight merchandise in this new Midtown store while incorporating soft, crisp, and warm elements into the design throughout.

Vince Camuto

  • Architects: Sergio Mannino Studio
  • Project: The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store
  • Location: Manhattan, New York
  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max and Vray

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EcoG Retail Shop – Hong Kong by Andy Tong

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: Andy Tong

EcoG’s aim is to promote the usage of safe, eco-friendly and effective natural health care products, and designer Andy Tong has taken the first step to realize it by creating a naturalistic and cozy ambiance in EcoG’s first shop in Hong Kong.

Image Courtesy Andy Tong

  • Architects: Andy Tong
  • Project: EcoG Retail Shop – Hong Kong
  • Location: Diamond Hill, Kowloon,Hong Kong
  • Site area: 24 Sqm
  • Date of completion: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD
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Villa Saviese in Valais, Switzerland by Giorla & Trautmann Architectes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: Giorla & Trautmann Architectes

The villa is built above Sion on gently sloping south-facing land, overlooking the Rhone Valley. The house is organized on two levels. Outdoor spaces are treated as extensions of interior spaces and defined by white-tinted exposed concrete walls identical to the interior walls to emphasize the unity and continuity of the space.

Exterior view from south (Image Courtesy Robert Hofer)

  • Architects: Giorla & Trautmann Architectes
  • Project: Villa Saviese
  • Location: Valais, Switzerland 
  • Design / Construction: 2008-2010
  • Photographer : Robert Hofer
  • Architect : Jean Gérard Giorla & Mona Trautmann architectes EPFL FAS SIA, Sierre
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Consultants:
    • Structural Engineer – Robyr & Rossier, Sion
    • Electrical Engineer – Yves Roduit, Sion
    • Services Engineer – Energiebat-Tesca, Sierre

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Cobogó House in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio mk27

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: Studio mk27

The light of the abundant tropical Sun falls on the white volume of the top floor of the house, penetrating the holes of the hollowed elements and covering the floor of the interior space. Thus, the design of spatialized lace is formed from the shadows and solar rays. The effect is multiplied throughout the ambient, making a construction from the light itself. Throughout the days, throughout the months, the hollowed-out elements take on different forms with the incidence of the sun; at night, this effect once again is transformed; in a continuous process of metamorphosis, its form changes from the light.

Image Courtesy Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Studio mk27
  • Project: Cobogó House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Date: January . 2008
  • Completion: May . 2011
  • Site Area: 1365 Sqm
  • Built Area: 1000 Sqm
  • Architect: Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Architect: Carolina Castroviejo
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Vectorworks and 3D max

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Inside Fashion Store in Vienna, Austria by Söhne & Partner Architects

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: Söhne & Partner Architects

A 100m² shop presents fashion in a discreet but appealing way.

It was the designer’s intention to create a restrained and straight room in order to make it an eye-catcher for the Neubaugasse in Vienna. Thus, people who are passing by should be guided into the store. The colour turquoise directs the customers through the shop while the interior is mainly white and sober in order to present the fashion at the best. Big mirror surfaces make the room seemingly bigger.

Image Courtesy Severin Wurnig

  • Architects: Söhne & Partner Architects
  • Project: Inside Fashion Store
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Severin Wurnig
  • Software used: Autocad LT for all the drawings, 3d models using 3ds max, proman for tendering


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Ipês House in são paulo ,sp.brazil by studio mk27

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Article source: studio mk27

Ten years ago, when StudioMK27 tried to do a project using exposed concrete, many builders said that this was practically impossible. Yeah, Right – Brazil that has a vast modern tradition in the use of raw concrete? During a determinate period, in the 90´s, the use of the material declined sharply, restricted to the few architects that used it experimentally e sporadically, without fixing a constructive know-how.

Image Courtesy reinaldo cóser

  • Architects: studio mk27 – marcio kogan + lair reis
  • Project: Ipês House
  • Location: são paulo . sp . brazil
  • Project Start: january . 2009
  • Completion :  june . 2011
  • Site area: 1041 sqm
  • Built area :  1343 sqm
  • Architect : marcio kogan
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Vectorworks and 3D max
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