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Farm House in Langenargen, Germany by KM Architektur

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Article source: KM Architektur

This family house was planned and built during the creation of the surrounding agricultural farmstead. The new house is located a short distance from the farm complex, in the middle of an orchard. An elongated one-story building appears to float slightly above the flat lawn. The flat roof and the north façade, together with a slightly raised floor envelope, are all clad in copper and protectively encase the floor to ceiling glazing on the east, west and south façades.

Image Courtesy km Architektur

  • Architects: KM Architektur
  • Project: Farm House
  • Location: Langenargen, Germany
  • Team: Markus Willmann
  • Photography: K_m architecture, Glockengiesse 2, 6900 Bregenz
  • Size: 1134 (16.431) m
  • Living space: 174
  • Additional floor space: 130
  • Number of people: 4
  • Construction: Concrete floor slab, exterior walls, roof + timber-element design
  • Primary energy consumption: 35 kWh / m² a
  • Completion: 2010
  • Software used: Allplan, Photoshop, InDesign…

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Hotel Picasso Barcelona in Spain by Wortmann Architects

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Article source: Wortmann Architects

Built in just 15 months by the architecture office Wortmann Architects Barcelona, the hotel aims to become a center for business and leisure in the Born district.

K+K Hotels based in Austria has selected Barcelona as the location for its new Boutique Hotel in order to expand its presence in major European capitals. Following the guidelines of the company, the hotel is located in one of the most central and representative areas of the city: the Born district, just a few meters from Ciutadella Parc. With a total of 92 rooms -5 of them suites-, the hotel is integrated into the strict architectural scheme of Picasso Avenue, established in 1872 by architect Josep Fontseré i Mestres which regulates the height and morphology of buildings to clear a pedestrian arcade.

Night view 1

  • Architects: Wortmann Architects
  • Project: Hotel Picasso Barcelona
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Schaustelle – Space For Experiments in Munich, Germany by J. MAYER H. Architects

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

Designed by J. MAYER H., the ‘Schaustelle’ or ‘show site’ will be a temporary pavilion and platform for the four collections housed at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Munich, 12 July 2012, In an official statement, Dr. Markus Michalke, Chairman of the Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation announced:

The Pinakothek der Moderne is due to close in February 2013 for renovation work and is expected to reopen again in September 2013. The temporary closure has been seen as an opportunity that will give rise to a makeshift exhibition building – the Schaustelle. Set up for the duration of the renovations, it will provide the four collections at the Pinakothek der Moderne with a lively platform to hold exhibitions, workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and video installations and much more besides. The scheme has been initiated by the Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation.

Schaustelle - Space For Experiments

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project: Schaustelle – Space For Experiments
  • Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
  • Designed for: Pinakothek der Moderne und Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst
  • Date: February – September 2013
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Maya and Photoshop

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Kazan Yandex Office in Russia by Za Bor Architects

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: Za Bor Architects

Representative office of the largest Russian IT-company, Yandex in Kazan, is situated on the 16th floor of «Suvar Plaza» business center. With the area of 647 sq.m. it has only 41 working place. The office plan reminds a trapezium, while the midline of a trapezium is a corridor, leading from the main entrance to the fire exit.

Image Courtesy Peter Zaytsev

  • Architects: Za Bor Architects
  • Project: Kazan Yandex Office
  • Location: Business center «Suvar Plaza», 6th Spartakovskaya str, Kazan, Russia
  • Architects: Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
  • Decor: Nadezhda Rozhanskaya
  • Floor area: 674 sqm
  • Date of project: 10.2010 – 12. 2010
  • Date of construction: 10.2011 – 03.2012.
  • Photographer: Peter Zaytsev
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and 3D Studio Max

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Hotel Hilton Centro Histórico in Colonia Centro, México D.F. by Pascal Arquitectos

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Located in downtown Mexico City across the “Alameda Central”, sharing Avenida Juarez along with the “Palacio de Bellas Artes”, “Casa de los Azulejos” and the “Torre Latinoamericana” is located Sheraton Centro Historico Hotel,  one of the most important projects of Pascal Arquitectos.

The firm was in full in charge of the architectural and interior design. The hotel occupies an area of 66,000 sqft and it is a 770,000 sqft construction of 26 levels houses 464 rooms, a convention centre, boutiques, restaurants, cafeterias, spa and an heliport.

Hotel Hilton Centro Histórico

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Hotel Hilton Centro Histórico
  • Location: Colonia Centro, México D.F.
  • Interior Design: Pascal Arquitectos, Carlos Pascal, Gerard Pascal
  • Construction: Inmobiliaria Interpres – Pascal Arquitectos
  • Date: 2001-2003
  • Photographers: Fernando Cordero, Jaime Navarro, Héctor Velazco
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2000

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Water Purifying Footbridge in The Netherlands by Margot Krasojevic

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Decodeine

Competition Amsterdam footbridge 2012 by Margot Krasojevic
Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam canals. Without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons. In the days when windmills had to do the job, the stench of the water could become unbearable in periods with little wind or rain.

Three times a week, 14 of the 16 existing waterlocks around the city close up, so clean water can be pumped in from the big lake IJsselmeer. The current that is created pushes the dirty canal water out through the open locks on the other side of the city. Specialized cleaning boats with big scoops and nets patrol frequently clean surface debris. Since 2005, all the houseboats in the city are connected to the sewer system.

Water Purifying Footbridge

  • Architects: Decodeine
  • Project: Water Purifying Footbridge
  • Location: Amsterdam,  The Netherlands
  • Project Architect: Margot Krasojevic
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray for renders and Microstation for design details

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Private Residence in Sarginesco, Italy by Archiplanstudio

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Archiplanstudio

The site is located at a point between the square and the church of a small village in the Po Valley. The new building develops around a small inner courtyard. The front facing the street has no openings apart from the main entrance. Four metres high, it underlines the idea of the threshold conceived as an element of transit and delimitation that separates an outer world, without rules or qualities, from a controlled artificial one.

Private Residence

  • Architects: Archiplanstudio
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Sarginesco (MN),  Italy
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Nicolas de Rivera Building in San Isidro District, Peru by Vértice Arquitectos

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Article source: Vértice Arquitectos

The Project consists of five floors and a parking in the basement, with a total of 7 apartments in there, divided in 4 flats and 3 duplex with views to the main avenue.

The entrance to the building is through the reception area, where the waiting room, principal ladders, elevators, and the basement access.

Nicolas de Rivera Building

  • Architects: Vértice Arquitectos
  • Project: Nicolas de Rivera Building
  • Location: San Isidro District, Peru
  • Software used: The building was designed initially by hand, then the development was in CAD software and some 3d visualization software. AutoCAD and 3dMax.

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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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