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Mestia Police Station in Mestia, Georgia by J. MAYER H. Architects (designed using ArchiCAD and Maya)

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

The project is situated in the heart of the old town of Mestia, next to the newly built city-hall. Its towerlike shape pays homage to the medieval stone towers which are traditional to Mestia’s mountainside region. The facade is comprised of prefabricated textured concrete and large openings which offer a maximum of transparency.

Exterior View

  • Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Name of Project: Mestia Police Station
  • Location: Mestia, Georgia
  • Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Hugo Reis, Danny Te Kloese
  • Preliminary Design: 2011
  • Completion: 2012
  • Function: Police Station
  • Clients: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Georgia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and Maya

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Logistics and distribution center “Farmacias Ahumada S.A” in Comuna de Pudahuel, Chile by Guillermo Hevia

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

FIRST PROJECT OF BIOCLIMATIC ARCHITECTURE IN CHILE

INTERNACIONAL PRIZE OF ENVIROMENTAL ARCHITECTURE (BAQ 2006-Ecuador)

The architecture of the new  Distribution Centre of “Farmacias Ahumada·  looks for solutions  for the distribution and handling of pharmaceutical products, incorporating the latest operational technologies and Bioclimate

It is a simple, categorical and simple architecture in harmony with the natural environment. The building is located in the periphery of the city of Santiago, in a new  urban area  in development.

Images Courtesy Juan Purcell

  • Architect: Guillermo Hevia- GH + A
  • Name of Project: Logistics and distribution center “Farmacias Ahumada S.A”
  • Location: Calle Los Vientos Nº 19.867 Street, Ciudad de Los Valles, Comuna de Pudahuel, Santiago R.M., Chile
  • Owner: Farmacias Ahumada S.A
  • Collaborators: Cristian Pino Infante, Marcela Suazo M., Francisco Carrión G.
  • Photography: Juan Purcell, Guillermo Hevia
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, Cinema4D for rendering, and edited in PSD

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Clini´c T in Lisboa, Portugal by Pedra Silva Architects

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Article source: Pedra Silva Architects

Why do healthcare spaces have to be cold spaces?

This has been the underlying question since the beginning of our proposal. In fact there are several activities that go on in a clinical space, some regarding actual medical treatments and others related with social and reception areas. Although one might consider the treatment areas to be central in a dental clinic, this project aims to reinforce the social and humane side of healthcare facilities, by proposing two distinct and opposite environments: the clinic space and the social space. The first is a rigorous, hygienic and professional space, mainly in white materials, that aspires to provide confidence and serenity to the patient. The second is a space for meeting, relaxing and comfort, a way to distance the patient from the clinical mindset.

Interior View (Images Courtesy João Morgado)

  • Architects: Pedra Silva Architects
  • Name of Project: Clini´c T
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Team: Dina Castro, Hugo Ramos, Maria Rita Pais, Jette Fyhn, André Góis Fernandes, Ricardo Sousa
  • Project area: 149m2
  • Project year: 2011
  • Contractor: Sabrab Engenharia
  • Photographs: João Morgado
  • Software used:  Google sketchup, Graphisoft Archicad, Autodesk Autocad, Autodesk 3ds Max, Chaos Group Vray, FaronStudio PixPlant

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Bella Italia Weine in Stuttgart, Germany by ippolito fleitz group

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Article source: ippolito fleitz group

Bella Italia is a wine store as well as a restaurant. The owner is a typical warmhearted Sicilian woman. While selling the products of her home country and offering a creative home-style cuisine on an upscale level she transfers the Italian spirit to Germany. “Bella Italia Weine” was run for many years in a small living-room-like place with a very personal atmosphere. To extend the sales area as well as the capacity of seats she decided to move to a new location.

Images Courtesy Zooey Braun

  • Architect: ippolito fleitz group
  • Name of project: Bella Italia Weine
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photo credited: Zooey Braun
  • Software used: Vectorworks and 3DSMax with VRay

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sd1 in Cesena, Italy by tisselli studio architetti

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Article source: tisselli studio architetti

The aim of the project was to revitalize a dismissed industrial area with a residential building. The challenge was to work within the parameters of good design and a low budget to provide the city with quality architecture while respecting the commercial space requirements of the client.

The resulting project provides a substantial architectural impact with respect to the smaller buildings of the area that are characterized by a broad range of building styles.

Exterior View

  • Architect: tisselli studio architetti
  • Project name: sd1
  • Location: Cesena, forlì-cesena, Italy
  • Use: residential
  • Site Area: 3331 ㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 2257 ㎡
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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New Church of Våler Proposal in Norway by Francesco Fiotti (designed with 3DS Max)

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Article source: Francesco Fiotti

Our proposal for the New Church of Våler is placed in the southern part of the project area in continuity with the ancient church, attempting to recover not only the orientation of it, but also the memory. The proposed design refers at the boat: the boat as a symbol of Christianity that welcomes and protects within it the faithful; the Drakkar as tribute at the exploratory tradition of the Norwegian people.

View from the woods (Images Courtesy Sergio Capasso)

  • Architect: Francesco Fiotti
  • Name of Project: New Church of Våler Proposal
  • Location: Våler, Norway
  • Team: Carmela Scala (architect), Sergio Capasso (rendering), Enzo Junior Dessì (structural engineer), Fabio Locascio (structural engineer)
  • Net floor area: 730 mq
  • Type of project: Competition
  • Year: 2011
  • Image credits: Sergio Capasso, Carmela Scala and Francesco Fiotti
  • Software used: 3DS Max

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Miami Pier Museum in Miami, Florida by OSO Studio LTD

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Article source: OSO Studio LTD

At the extension of the axis of the fifth avenue, pier museum becomes the ending of the urban space above the sea. The typology of building expresses the conversion and interaction of spatial energy. Simulating the natural growth, along the view toward the seascape in distance, the structure stretch from the beach end to the sea, converts the city space formed by street to a floating seascape terrace, planar pier evolutes to an organic structure, and provides the free path of promenade above the sea level.

Beach View

  • Architects: OSO Studio LTD
  • Project: Miami Pier Museum
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Competition: 2009
  • Software used: Mcneel Rhinoceros 4.0 for modeling; Maxwell Render 1.6 for rendering; Autodesk AutoCAD 2007 for drawings and Adobe Photoshop 9.0 for final process.

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Yandex odessa office in Odessa, Ukraine by za bor architects (designed with ArchiCAD and 3DS Max)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: za bor architects

Yandex, the largest Russian IT company has recently opened its new office in Odessa, Ukraine. It is located on the 8th floor of ‘Morskoy-2’ business center. A 1760 sq. m. office is arranged around a light shelf and is tailored for 122 workplaces. Close to the atrium are the spaces, with no need for intensive lighting — meeting rooms, lecture hall and other premises, which are not used on a regular basis. Work areas are open-space and are mainly located along the windows. The windows, by the way, are facing the Black Sea and the picturesque port of Odessa. There are just several separated premises here: coffee-point, meeting rooms, canteen, and the sports zone, with table tennis, foosball, cardio-vascular machines and gymnastic accessories.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Peter Zaytsev)

  • Architect: za bor architects – Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
  • Name of Project: Yandex odessa office
  • Location: ‘Morskoy-2’ business center, 8th floor, 11 Polski spusk, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Area: 1760 sq.m.
  • Design planning: 02.2011 — 03.2011
  • Constructing: 10.2011 — 02.2012
  • Photographer: Peter Zaytsev
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and 3DS Max

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Palapa in Monterrey, Mexico by GH+A Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: GH+A  Arquitectos

The Project “Palapa” is located in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, and is planed as a place of leisure time for the workers of an industrial complex in the outskirts of the city.

“La Palapa”, (space for BBQs), persist of a covered space with service rooms and a kitchen for social activities and events.

Facing these conditions, the project poses in the floor plan a 20 x 20 m square, which achieves a free central space for flexible uses, putting the service rooms on the perimeter.

Image Courtesy Guillermo Hevia

  • Architects: GH+A Arquitectos/Guillermo Hevia H.
  • Project: Palapa
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Contributors: Tomás Villalón A, Francisco Carrión G, Guillermo Hevia García, Marcela Suazo M
  • Owner: Grupo Kalos
  • Construction: Grupo Kalos
  • Photography: Guillermo Hevia
  • Built Surface: 450  M2
  • Construction year: 2009
  • Materials: Muros Y Losas Hormigón Armado, Vigas Y Losetas Hormigón Prefabricado.
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, Cinema4D + Vray and TAS for bioclimatic evaluation

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Office of LYCS Architecture in Hangzhou, China (designed using Rhino and AutoCAD)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: LYCS Architecture

The new office of LYCS Architecture is a renovation design of a tower penthouse in downtown Hangzhou, with a panorama view of the West Lake World Heritage.

The original space with is a non-professional add-on storage room to the tower roof composed of elevator mechanical room, fire escape doors and slanted drainage surfaces. The idea of this design is to create the juxtaposition of this abandoned storage space and the new office, through the material homogeneity to heterogeneity and temporal attenuation of space.

Image Courtesy LYCS Architecture

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Office of LYCS Architecture
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Client: LYCS Architecture
  • Team: Hao Ruan, Xu Li, Peng Wang
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Project Area: 350 sqm
  • Photographs: LYCS Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD

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