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Alves Martins High School in Viseu, Portugal by Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos

The original building was designed by José Costa e Silva, and opened in April 1948. Two big classrooms volumes were positioned symmetrically, joined by a central body, which included an archway, where the covered recess area operated.

Through a gallery, and from the main hall, the two volumes (corresponding to the old male and female wings) linked themselves to another volume, corresponding to the gymnasium and the dining hall.

Image Courtesy FG+SG

  • Architects: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos
  • Project: Alves Martins High School
  • Location: Viseu, Portugal
  • Management And Coordination Of The Studies: Cândido Chuva Gomes Arquitectos, Lda. / Ana Pestana, Unipessoal Lda.
  • Project Team – Architecture: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Sandra Amorim, Ana Florêncio, Ana Luísa Brandão, Bruno Bernardo, Bruno Ribeiro, Cristina Martinho, Paulo Melo, Vanda Vitorino, Luís Quaresma, Lénia Nobre, João Seabra
  • Stability / Water Supply And Sewage Network / Gas / Solid Waste: Proconsultores Ii, Projectos E Consultoria, Lda.,  Joaquim De Almeida
  • Electrical Equipment And Installation Project / Telecommunications Equipment Mechanical Equipment / Centralised Technical Management / Solar Power System / Safety Systems: Proconsultores Ii, Projectos E Consultoria, Lda., Hélder Reis
  • Hvac Systems: Proconsultores Ii, Projectos E Consultoria, Lda., José Marques
  • Accoustics Design: Artacústica, Engenharia Acústica, Carlos Fafaiol
  • Lighting Design: Eclipz, Rogério Oliveira
  • Landscape Design (Biodesign): Arquitectura Paisagista, Planeamento E Consultadoria Ambiental, Lda. / Lodo , Arquitectura Paisagista, Lda., Carlos Correia Dias, Elsa Barroso, Armando Conceição, Lúcia Barreto, Cristina Matias
  • Client: Parque Escolar, E.P.E.
  • Timeline: 2008-2011
  • Project Name: Projecto De Reformulação E Ampliação Da Escola Secundária Públia Hortênsia De Castro
  • Building Contractor: Lena Construções / Abrantina / Mrg Engenharia E Construção
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad


Sugarbug Dental Office in Oxnard, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.

AB design studio creating a high-design | high-tech space for a new pediatric dental office in Southern California, named simply as “Sugarbug.”  Our client wanted a fun, explorative, out-of-the box designed interior to provide services to his dental clients. The design of the interior was mainly directed by focusing on the experience of the child patient. Also important in the process of designing this interior was a focus placed on branding. Like many of our commercial tenant improvement projects, this project focuses on enabling the architecture of the space to contribute directly to the Sugarbug brand that the client is creating. The finished product will blend together all the aspects of the business of running a contemporary dental office through a well thought out and comprehensively designed architectural, functional, informational and graphical experience.

Image Courtesy Ciro Coelho

  • Architects: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Project: Sugarbug Dental Office
  • Location: Oxnard, California
  • Photography: Ciro Coelho
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp


Controlled Collapsing By David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

“Controlled Collapsing” is a project recently sumbitted to the 2012 EVOLO SCKYSCRAPER COMPETITION. Established in 2006, the annual Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community.

Controlled Collapsing

  • Architects: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault
  • Project: Controlled Collapsing
  • Software used: 3ds max to design the project and adobe illustrator/photoshop for the other 2d graphics.


Kelly Residence in Los Angeles, California by Abramson Teiger Architects

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Abramson Teiger Architects

Sustainable design is at the heart of this house without being overtly expressed in the external aesthetic. The house is designed with photovoltaic cells hidden on the roof, grey water reclamation, artificial lawn, and rainscreen facades to help thermal stability, as well as flash hot water heating, bamboo floors and ponds of water to promote evaporative cooling in front of large expanses of glass. The residence is articulated as  “boxes ” each finished in white plaster, and raised on steel pilotis.

Kelly Residence


Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando in Fukuoka Prefecture by Kengo Kuma & Associates (designed with Rhino, Grasshopper, and 3dS Max)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

Location of this Starbucks is somehow characteristic, as it stands on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most major shrines in Japan. Established in 919 A.D., the shrine has been worshiped as “the God for Examination,” and receives about 2 million visitors a year who wish their success. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. The project aimed to make a structure that harmonizes with such townscape, using a unique system of weaving thin woods diagonally.

Image Courtesy Masao Nishikawa

  • Project: Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando
  • Location: 3-1196-11 Zaifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Client : Manten Corporation
  • Photography : Masao Nishikawa
  • Type of Construction:new construction
  • Purpose:coffee shop
  • Structure:wood
  • Number of Stories: One story on the ground
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper,3D max


Studio 5B in Atlanta, Georgia by Robert M. Cain, Architect (designed using ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Cain, Architect

Located in Atlanta’s historic central business district, Studio 5B occupies the top floor of an early 20th century mercantile building. Local interpretations of prevailing national architectural styles in this district include Chicago, Renaissance Revival, Neoclassical, Commercial, Art Deco, Georgian Revival, and Victorian eclectic.

Studio 5B

  • Architects: Robert M. Cain, Architect
  • Project: Studio 5B
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD for design, documentation and rendering


Loft Lloydkwartier by Rotterdam, The Netherlands by 123DV Modern Villas

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: 123DV Modern Villas

In a former warehouse in the harbour of Rotterdam a loft is realised. The characteristic of the dwelling is its spaciousness, which exists because of a surplus of space. To maintain this quality, the program of the dwelling is placed into the space in two separate elements. The two elements both have their own materiality and are placed in the space on their own way.

Image Courtesy Christiaan de Bruijne

  • Architects: 123DV architecture & consult
  • Project: Loft Lloydkwartier
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project architect: Liong Lie
  • Collaborators: Wies Nordman, Anne Harmsen
  • Sliding doors, whirlpool: Vincent de Rijk
  • Structure: Kees Willem Neeleman
  • Building physics: Cauberg Huygens
  • Gross floor surface: 145 m2
  • Completion: 2005
  • Pictures: Christiaan de Bruijne
  • Software used: AutoCad and Cinema 4D


Warming Huts v.2012 in Manitoba, Canada by Mjölk Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Mjölk Architects

Our winning entry to an international arts & architecture competition in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Warming Huts v.2012 was an open competition, endorsed by the Manitoba Association of Architects.

Image Courtesy Polar Hen


  • Architects: Mjölk Architects
  • Project: Warming Huts v.2012
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhinoceros


Canada Post Corporation in Ontario, Canada by Kingsland + Architects (designed with ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Kingsland + Architects

We were given the task to design a single storey building, the ubiquitous factory / warehouse building with front office. A dissection of the program provided us with a simple theme. By nature of its program, the building consists of two independent spaces. The heart and soul of the building is the letter carriers sortation facility, a function likely defined as ‘blue collar’ and not far from functioning and appearing just like that of a “factory”.

Canada Post Corporation

  • Architects: Kingsland + Architects
  • Project: Canada Post Corporation – Port Credit
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Architect Design: Colin Kingsland
  • Software used: Archicad


House on Fire Island in New York by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture (designed with Rhino, AutoCAD, and Photoshop)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Studio 27 Architecture

This is a summer beach house in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island New York. The typology of the homes in the Pines is recognizable to anyone who has visited an East Coast Shoreline resort town. It is a builderdriven typology reflecting the pragmatism of the inhabitants of these coastal communities. Almost always the “good sense” pragmatism that allows these homes to be built affordably overtakes the inherent liveliness and natural spirit of the place and creates structures that are a bit dull. This project inserts some of the “spirit of the shore” into this “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology. Common detail and material remain, but the volume of the house is expressed as a skin, rather than as a box-like container. The skin keeps the heat in. Over time, the skin of woven cedar boards will assume the same patina as neighboring houses. Large windows are introduced to reveal a luxurious light interior.



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