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LaVance Shade Screen in Scottsdale, Arizona by Benjamin Hall (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Benjamin Hall 

This projection came to life when Mr. Lavance and Benjamin Hall drank a few brew’s at a local pub. Lavance expressed his desire to shad his outdoor BBQ / kitchen. A few napkin sketches later and a real enthusiasm for raw materials that weather and age over time due to the brutal desert sun bearing upon. The high arcing paroblolic steel arcs crest to allow seating behind the counter on the east, while converging to the west to screen the Arizona summer sun.

LaVance Shade Screen

  • Architect/Designer: Benjamin Hall
  • Name of Project: LaVance Shade Screen
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Client: Michael Lavance
  • Construction: Benjamin Hall + Michael Lavance
  • Software used: Rhino


Reabilitação da Igreja do Convento de São Francisco in Portalegre, Portugal by Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª


Only a few signs remain of the original Franciscan convent established in the 13th century, which reveal its original configuration, considered the oldest religious building in Portalegre. Throughout the centuries, several building works have reconfigured the space of the church, both in shape and size. After the dissolution of the religious orders in 1834, the original body of the Convent was subject to successive adaptations and additions, resulting from the repurposing of the building, particularly related to the industrial processing of cork. The church, after 1910, lost its ecclesiastical function and was used in several different ways from that period onwards, suffering some reconstruction and recuperation during the 70’s and 80’s, which were not carried out in a manner that added value to or repurposed the building.

Night View (Images Courtesy Rogério Oliveira, FG+SG (Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra))

  • Architect: Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª
  • Name of Project: Reabilitação da Igreja do Convento de São Francisco, Portalegre
  • Location: Portalegre, Portugal
  • Client: Robinson Foundation
  • Time Line: 1998 – 2003
  • Building Contractor: MRG, S.A.
  • Photography: Rogério Oliveira, FG+SG (Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra)
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Lake Houses in Zurich, Switzerland by E2A (designed using AutoCAD)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: E2A Eckert Eckert Architekten

An existing late classical home (Villa Sonnenhof), marks the slight bend of the Seestrasse as it follows the shores of the lake. Along the villa, the former park stretched to the street above and opened dramatic vistas to the lake. Future densification on this site needed to offer views of the lake equally to all parties, but to avoid seeing their neighbors.

Lake Houses

  • Architects: E2A Eckert Eckert Architekten
  • Project: Lake Houses
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Architect Team: Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert, Stefan Berle, Tim Klauser, Kathleen Krebs
  • Landscape: Rotzler Krebs Partner, Winterthur
  • Client: private
  • General Contractor: Halter Entwicklungen, Zürich
  • Software used: AutoCAD


An Organic, Bioclimatic House in Brittany, France by Patrice Bideau (designed using Vectorworks)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Patrice Bideau

This house on the shores of the Golfe du Morbihan, not far from AURAY, was built using organic architectural principals with a concentration of green energy components for maximum efficiency without resorting to technical sophistication. Completed at the beginning of this year, the house is situated in a region benefitting from oceanic climate conditions. The project was born of the owners’ desire to build a new house on their property in BADEN, incorporating a landscaped garden and a natural, chemical free swimming pool. These were created before construction began on the house in collaboration with a designer and a landscape gardener. The garden was designed to provide protection from Westerly winds with a vegetable garden to the East. A distinctive ambiance emerged from this new, natural environment surrounding the construction site.

An Organic, Bioclimatic House

  • Architects: Patrice Bideau
  • Project: An Organic, Bioclimatic House
  • Location: Brittany, France
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Liberty Hill Residence in San Francisco, California by Surface design, Inc.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surface design, Inc.

This garden in San Francisco has dedicated areas for entertaining and children’s play, which are defined and navigated by an innovative arrangement of local and sustainable landscape materials. Cor-Ten steel boxes serve as retaining structures and planters, extending along the site’s perimeter and penetrating the surrounding wood fence. The garden is an abstracted allusion to the dramatic topography of the city itself.

The site's steep slope creates a visual connection with the city beyond

  • Architects: Surface design, Inc.
  • Project: Liberty Hill Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Type: Single Family Residence
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketchup, some Vectorworks


One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold in San Francisco, California by IwamotoScott Architecture (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: IwamotoScott Architecture

Lightfold is a lobby design for the new One Kearny commercial development in the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Gallery District, adjacent to the museums of the Yerba Buena Arts District. The project is conceived and funded as architecture as public art. The lobby constitutes the ‘percent for art’ requirement for the building as an integral piece of the architecture. It was subsequently approved by the SF Arts Commission.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Craig Scott - IwamotoScott Architecture)

  • Architect: IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Name of Project: One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold
  • Location: Downtown San Francisco, California
  • Lead Designers: Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto
  • Project Team: Blake Altshuler, Ryan Golenberg, Christina Kaneva, Alan Lu and David Swain
  • Photography: Craig Scott – IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino


Level apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia by OFIS Arhitekti

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: OFIS Arhitekti

The project is the renovation of an apartment contained within an art nouveau building originally designed and built in 1902 (architect C.M. Koch). The building is a 5 floor residential block in the centre of Ljubljana overlooking a square surrounded by residential and mixed use buildings.

Image Courtesy Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda

  • Architects: OFIS Arhitekti
  • Project: Level apartment
  • Location: Ljubljana historical City Centre, Slovenia
  • Type: Residential apartment
  • Client: private
  • Renovation Area:  115 m2
  • Project team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, William Gibson, Estefania Lopez Tornay, Nika Zufic
  • Photography: Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DS Max


Museo del Acero Horno3 in Monterrey, Mexico by Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surfacedesign Inc.+ Harari arquitectos

Project Statement

A team of international designers collaborated to transform a decommissioned blast furnace and a brownfield site into a modern history museum dedicated to the region’s rich history of steel production. Borrowing from materials endemic to the site, innovative landscape design weaves together with modern architecture to usher an old relic into the 21st century. Environmentally sensitive technologies — such as green roofs and a storm water collection system — offer a new approach to the landscape while respecting the original context.

Images Courtesy Paul Riveria / Archphoto

  • Architect: Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos
  • Project Title: Museo del Acero Horno3
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Project Type: Museum/ Park Landscape
  • Lead Designer: James A. Lord / Claudia Harari
  • Client/Owner: Mr. Luis López, General Director of the Museo Del Acero Horno3
  • Photography credit: Paul Riveria / Archphoto, Abigail Guzman Tamex/ Grafix, James Lord
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator


Cube in Miami, Florida by Oppenheim Architecture + Design (designed using Maya and ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Dbox

A dramatic and elemental steel infrastructure creates the possibility for ultimate volumetric flexibility where the homeowner can customize spatial prerogatives. Rising 22 stories over the design district in Miami, Florida—Cube promotes its occupants to design their own domain with the possibility of connecting multiple cube modules vertically, horizontally, and diagonally in addition to creating double height volumes, garden voids and cantilevered living environments. Generated by desire and need rather than architectural assumption, the volumetric play of the building creates intriguing arrangements of solid and void— a true interactive architecture.

Renderings by Dbox

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Project: Cube
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Scope: 240,000 SF mixed-use condominium complex. Architecture/Interior finishes
  • Renderings by: Dbox
  • Software used: Maya and Archicad


Spröjs Mansion by Visiondivision

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Visiondivision

Spröjs Mansion is a house for someone with a go for gold attitude. The house includes all good-life functions a person with assets and taste could beg for. The cellar contains a double garage connected to a wine cellar with an under water pool view. The first floor contains a spatial kitchen, living room and the main hall with double ceiling height if wanted. Two smaller outcrops on this floor contains on the kitchen side an orangery so the household always have fresh vegetables and fruits, and a relax room with sauna on the living room side.

Spröjs Mansion front facade

  • Architect: Visiondivision
  • Name of Project: Spröjs Mansion
  • Software used: A mix of Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and some Maya


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