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Hancock Lofts in West Hollywood, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture (designed using Revit and SketchUp)

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture

A developer/architect team was selected by the City of West Hollywood to develop a city owned site, address a shortage of parking, and flush out a program for housing and retail space through a community process. The design’s non-conventional approach leverages the irregular, sloping lot to reinforce street life as well as create an unexpected roof top open space. Public parking is located underground while residential parking loops up and over street level housing to place an active use along the side street. Architectural expression is rooted in sustainable strategies. All units are cross ventilated and sliding wood screens are used to shade boulevard flats and moderate the level of engagement with the busy street below.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Eric Staudenmaier)

  • Architect: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
  • Name of Project: Hancock Lofts
  • Location: West Hollywood, California
  • Program: 38 units, 31 condominiums, 7 affordable studios, 11,600 sq. ft. of retail space, 156 public parking spaces and 61 residential parking spaces
  • Client: CIM Group
  • Completed: 2009
  • Photographs: Eric Staudenmaier
  • Awards: 2005 Westside Prize; 2009 ID Merit Award; 2010 Woodworks Award; 2010 RA Merit Award; 2010 AIACC Merit Award; 2011 AIA Housing Award
  • Software used: Revit and SketchUp

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Beaumaris Dental in Victoria, Australia by Demaine Partnership PTY LTD

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Article source: Demaine Partnership PTY LTD

This project began when two dentists, who are also father and son, decided that they needed a new building for their growing dental practice – a building that would reflect the quality of their dentistry and modern equipment and a building that would serve their business well into the future.

Image Courtesy Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Demaine Partnership PTY LTD
  • Project: Beaumaris Dental
  • Location: 7 North Concourse, Beaumaris, Victoria, Australia
  • Design Architect: Craig Barkla
  • Project Architect: Craig Barkla
  • Project Team: Alan Driscoll, Andrea Zidziunas, Natasa Markovic
  • Photographer: Peter Clarke Photography
  • Software used: Archicad 13

California Dreaming in Tasmania, Australia by Bild Architecture (designed with Rhino 3D)

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Bild Architecture

California Dreamingis one of a continuing series of projects exploring adaptations of Australian suburban typologies to contemporary housing requirements. Located in an area of inner-urban Launceston originally developed with inter-war ‘California Bungalow’ type housing, the project adapts and co-ops this typology to contemporary living styles and expectations for a pair of duplex residential units.Unfashionable for many years this area of the city lay dormantafter its initial wave of development, preserving an enclave of inter-war speculative housing. However in recent years, with sudden gentrification, the area has seen a new wave of housing occupying the abundant infill opportunities. These new occupants, reflective of contemporary ways of living and ways of building sit in stark contrast with the area’s original houses.

Street Frontage

  • Architects: Bild Architecture
  • Project: California Dreaming
  • Location: 8a&b Leslie Place, South Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Project Team: Ben Milbourne, Haslet Grounds, Alison Stout
  • Photography: Tanja Milbourne (TM Photo)
  • Area: 235m²
  • Completed: 2011
  • Software used: Rhino 3D

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Louisiana State Museum by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This state history museum is located adjacent to the Louisiana State Capitol and Gardens within the governmental complex now known as Capitol Park. The project is the sole cultural institution included in an ambitious master planning effort to relocate 1.5 million square feet of dispersed state governmental offices into a consolidated location surrounding the historic Capitol Tower, built in 1932 by then governor Huey Long.

Images Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Name of Project: Louisiana State Museum
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Year of Completion: 2006
  • Client: State of Louisiana – Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
  • Project Size: 72,000 square feet
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Bird Watching Spot in Asuncion, Paraguay by Pedro Barrail + Marcelo Barrail + Lourdes Mendez (designed with SketchUp Pro)

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Pedro Barrail

This project is a bird watching spot. Fundacion milenio and hsbc bank financed it. This place is very important, because asuncion has always been looking away from the river, and with these types of proyects they are finally looking towards the river. This area is a bay, and is very important for bird migration, because hundreds of bird species rest in this area in order to continue their journey, so not only do you see native birds, but also exotic ones. Asuncion has almost lost it’s integration to nature, however, projects like these are trying to strengthen that bond.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Barrail

  • Architects: Pedro barrail + Marcelo barrail + Lourdes mendez
  • Project: Bird watching spot
  • Location: Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Client: Fundacion milenio & hsbc bank paraguay
  • Built area: 57 m2
  • Completion: April 2011
  • Collaborators: Engineer martin barrail
  • Photographs: Alejandro barrail
  • Materials: wood and steel. Graphite color paint
  • Software used:  SketchUp Pro

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Gaia Ropeway Cablecar in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal by Guedes + de Campos

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Guedes + de Campos

The challenge of the project is to intervene in the impressive scenario of the new Serra do Pilar – Cais de Gaia axis and, simultaneously, harmonising it with the technological complexity of a cable car. Basically it was also a question of creating a new – axial, functional and visual – urban axis characterised by the introduction of a very strong movement in the landscape. This typology was proposed for the city of Vila Nova de Gaia with a ludic and functional approach with the aim of energising the site and the tourist offer connecting the Port wine lodges and the riverfront (with its many restaurants and bars) to the metro and Serra do Pilar on the higher level.

Image Courtesy Alberto Plácido

  • ARCHITECTS: Guedes + de Campos
  • PROJECT: Gaia Ropeway Cablecar
  • LOCATION: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • CLIENT: TELEF – TRANSPORTES POR CABO E CONCESSÕES, S.A.
  • ARCHITECTURE: Francisco Vieira de Campos + Cristina Guedes
  • COORDINATOR: Francisco Vieira de Campos
  • PROJECT TEAM: Francisco Lencastre, Cristina Maximino, Adalgisa Lopes, Joana Miguel, Inês Ferreira, Pedro Costa, Ana Matias, Ana Leite Fernandes, António Ferreira, João Pontes, Luís Campos, Mariana Sendas, Tiago Souto Castro, Miguel Brochado, Pedro Azevedo
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Joshua Hall in Cleveland, Ohio by Maker

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Maker

Located in the Joshua Hall Building, a former stag hotel in Cleveland’s Gateway Neighborhood, the design for a Live/ Work unit eschews conventional loft typologies in order to maximize square footage and natural light. Portions of the original floor plates are removed while new plates are inserted around a central void, extending beyond the existing roof plane.

Interior View

  • Architect: Maker
  • Name of Project: Joshua Hall
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Software used: AutoCad for documentation, and then worked with physical models to explain the design to the contractors.

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Oresen House in Sapporo, Japan by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier (designed using Vectorworks)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier

Design Philosophy

Rather than imposing our own designs unilaterally, we think of clients as equal partners in the process of discussing requests and problems, which are then resolved through design and planning. While the end product of this process is a physical structure, we think of our fundamental role as designing human-to-human and human-to-environment relationships.

Our goal is to create architecture whose meaning and purpose is derived through ongoing communication with clients.

West elevation - Photo by Koji Sakai

  • Architect:Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier
  • Name of Project: Oresen House
  • Location: Sapporo, Japan
  • Photos: Koji Sakai
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Espai Ridaura in Girona, Spain by Capella Garcia Arquitectura (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: Capella Garcia Arquitectura

This is a multipurpose facility in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Girona, in the district of Baix Empordà. Santa Cristina d’Aro is situated close to the coast, in the upper reach of the Vall d’Aro, and the river Ridaura flows through it close to the town centre. The municipality is growing as a result of the large amount of tourist activity during the summer months, which means that it already possesses considerable leisure and cultural facilities. Nonetheless, the facilities in Santa Cristina were very basic and quite a few years old, as well as being at some distance from the town centre. So much so that the concerts of the Santa Cristina International Chamber Music Festival took place in the parish church.

Image Courtesy Rafael Vargas

  • Architects: Capella Garcia Arquitectura
  • Project: Espai Ridaura
  • Location: Santa Cristina d’Aro, Girona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Juli Capella, Miquel Garcia
  • Collaborators: Lisardo Adán, Joan Bozzo, Pau Monguió
  • Project responsible: Lisardo Adán
  • Project management: Juli Capella
  • Structural calculations: Javier Monte
  • Installation engineering: Celec
  • Site management: Santa Cristina d’Aro City Council
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Spain by NAOS Architecture

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: NAOS Architecture

The location of the Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Vigo, was a challenge because it was in a empty space of a built block, with a very high slope. So, the superior level stayed and the building was constructed below this level and it develops the functional program semi-buried. Therefore, on top of the building, was projected a public square and the slope of the terrain.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

  • ARCHITECT: NAOS ARCHITECTURE (SANTIAGO GONZÁLEZ & MIGUEL PORRAS, ARCHITECTS)
  • PROJECT NAME: SPORT COMPLEX AND SWIMMING CENTER IN LA FLORIDA, VIGO
  • LOCATION: VIGO, SPAIN
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2010
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: HÉCTOR SANTOS-DIEZ, MÀIS QUE AUGA
  • SITE AREA (FLOOR AREA): 4.689 m²
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 4.742 m²
  • ESTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: E3 ARQUITECTOS
  • INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING: DAVISA INGENIERÍA
  • Software used: AUTOCAD and 3DMAX

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