Archive for the ‘S/W’ Category
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Article source: Architecture Anne Démians
«My role as an architect is to ensure that this important density is consistent with the quality of the site and with each workspace. This density is assumed as a positive constraint, likely by nature to propel us towards the future. Les Dunes project differentiates itself from others by its architectural identity, it offers a new image of modernity through a innovation in construction in a gentle rupture / breakaway from what’s previously been done over the past 30 years. The entity as a whole is more than a building, it is a landscape.» Anne Démians
INTERNET’S INFLUENCE ON TERTIARY INNOVATION
Following two decades of technological upheaval directly related to the Internet, changes in society have emerged with their consequences on our ways of living.
Heralding a new era, digital tools profoundly boost individual and social exchanges and modes of expression. Our working attitudes are thus modified and our relationship to space is shaken. This digital transition impacts work relations and manifests itself in the office, but how are they (re)drawn?
Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher
- Architects: Architecture Anne Démians
- Project: Société Générale Headquarters
- Location: 6 allée des Sablons Val de Fontenay, Paris, France
- Photography: Jean-Pierre Porcher, Laure Vasconi et AAD
- Software used: AUTOCAD
- Client: Societe Generale
- Master of attorney book: Sogeprom
- Project team: Martin Mercier (contest), Jack Weinand (studies and site), Malik Darmayan, Gabriel Ober, Francesco Girardi, Minsu Lee, Maite Casas, David Dahan, Igor Sanchez, Alain Sabounjian (Contributors)
- BET Economist: Mazet and Associates
- BET façade and structure: VP & GREEN fluid
- BET electricity: Egis
- BET cuisiniste: Gaury
- HQE: Alto Engineering
- Area: 89 000 m²
- Budget: EUR 210 million
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: CORE Architects Inc.
12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block. The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.
Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.
- Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
- Project: 12 Degrees
- Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Software used: REVIT and AutoCad
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
A narrow site high up on a precipice overlooks the inner Stockholm archipelago to the south. It meets a dense row of pine trees to the west and a softer grove of deciduous trees to the east. One enters the site from the north, where a generous staircase mediates the initial steep south-facing slope. The stairs follow a concrete wall that forms the spine of the structure, and lead the visitor downwards between the concrete wall on the one side and a wooden volume on the other. The staircase leaves the visitor at a gap in the concrete wall, providing a glimpse of the garden on the other side. The promenade continues along the closed wall, towards the view and the water, now flanked to the west by the row of pine trees. A second opening in the wall presents the entrance to the house and extends a passage through and across it, into the garden.
Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman
- Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur (Petra Gipp, Malin Heyman, Marco Nathansohn and Maria Cagnoli)
- Project: Örnberget – Spine/Precipice
- Location: Älgö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
- Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Structural engineer: Astadien – Johan Sandström
- Landscape architect: HORN.UGGLA – Maria Horn
- Project year: 2013-2016
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Article source: Betwin Space Design
“Two years for gathering energy of the earth with the sounds of water, wind and human footstep, and six years for looking after ginseng. Six-year-old Red Ginseng nourished by the devotion of KGC(Korea Ginseng Corporation) for eight years. ”Opened on the first floor of KT&G (Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation) Tower last August, Café Sapoon Sapoon expresses the advertising copy of Cheong-Kwan-Jang implicatively. Sapoon Sapoon is a compound word of Saponin, main ingredient of red ginseng, and Spoon, a tool to deliver taste and nutriment of food. As Sapoon also means ‘a figure of light and careful step’ and ‘light and refreshing state of body and mind’ in pure Korean word, people can feel refreshing scenery with light beverage. Sapoon Sapoon is a casual space created by KGC in order to be free from the perception, ‘Red ginseng is nothing but health functional food’, while keeping credibility of company and its quality-first spirit. Betwin Space Design grafted traditional ideology of Cheong-Kwan-Jang on this café modernly.
Image Courtesy © Yong-joon Choi
- Architects: Betwin Space Design
- Project: Cafe SAPOON SAPOON
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Yong-joon Choi
- Software used: Adobe photoshop & illustrator, Google sketch up, 3D max, Auto cad
- Design Director: Jung-gon Kim, Hwan-woo Oh
- Design Team: Sun Kim, Hye-jin Yang, Su-in Lee, Dae-hyun Lee
- Client: KGC
- Area café: 220.9 sqm + terrace 82.3 sqm
- Completion: Aug, 2016
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Article source: Rara Architecture
Our mission was to reinstate the old home’s glory through highlighting it’s simplistic characteristics and its overall form. We stripped it right back to a neutral state. The height of the rear addition had the potential to dwarf the original heritage home, so, sympathetically, we mimicked the roof angle, but didn’t hide it. Nothing about the addition is ‘trying to hide’ anything. The old building transitions smoothly to the new, visually and emotionally, both internally and externally – the old floorboards transition to a new polished concrete slab, the old weatherboards transition to a perforated brick wall (outlining the central Zen garden) and then again to a solid brick wall. The addition, which can be enjoyed from the rear lanes and from within the property stands proud, like the existing Edwardian; it stands high, and strong without any exaggeration or excess, it is brutal, minimal and statuesque: a monolith.
Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander
- Architects: Rara Architecture (Wesley Spencer)
- Project: Monolith House
- Location: Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Alison McWhirter, Christopher Alexander
- Software used: AutoCAD
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Article source: CTRLZAK Studio
Femme Fanatique is a space dedicated to the world of tango. Femme Fanatique’s shoes are designed with passion and are entirely handmade by specialized artisans. CTRLZAK’s design presents these exact elements, interpreting the essence and the posture of the dance while emphasizing at the same time the process and the quality of the product.
Image Courtesy © Dimitris Poupalos
- Architects: CTRLZAK Studio
- Project: Femme Fanatique
- Photography: Dimitris Poupalos
- Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Graphic design and brand identity: Somethink
- Construction and project supervision: Thimios Apostolakis
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
The Bartlett Residence was designed as a luxury vacation home in the middle of a dry tropical forest area. The property has a long and narrow building envelope area (limited by the development), that works parallel to the slope of the land, which is a fairly constant natural slope of around 30 to 35 degrees, forming into a natural ravine in the middle of the buildable space.
“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine
- Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
- Project: Bartlett Residence
- Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
- Photography: Estilos y Casas Magazine
- Software used: Grafisoft Archicad 20
- Client: Bartlett Family
- Principal Designer: Roderick Anderson, Intl. Assoc. AIA
- Design Team: Roderick Anderson, Gustavo Alvarez
- Structural Engineering: Heriel S.A.
- Electromechanical: Circuito S.A.
- Construction: SARCO Design-Build
- Site Area: 3 Acres
- Built-Up Area: 3,300 sq.ft. Air conditioned Area, 2,700 Outdoor Covered Area, 7,300sq.ft. Total Built Area
- Year of Completion: 2008
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Article source: batlab architects
We first met our customers (Anikó and Bálint) in the summer of 2013 who wanted to expand their home due to their growing family. Our task was to build a whole new storey and a ground floor terrace after removing the hip roof. The family has outlined their requirements for the rooms, however we were given a free hand in the design and appearance.
There was enough time for planning, the customers spent a lot of time mulling over their new home, and we have also redesigned the house multiple times. While one week we thought that something is a good solution, the other week we thought the opposite.
Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert
- Architects: batlab architects (Batizi-Pócsi Gergő, Batizi-Pócsi Péter)
- Project: House expansion in Zugló
- Location: Zugló, Budapest, Hungary
- Photography: Juhász Norbert
- Software used: Archicad
- Consultant architects: Sebők Ildikő, Selényi György /KetteS műterem/
- Supporting structures: Facskó Gergely
Friday, November 4th, 2016
Article source: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
Ani Villas, two modern luxury villas of 3,000-4,000 square feet each, reside on a 1 ½ acre plot that slopes up to a sheer, stone promontory, overlooking Little Bay to the west on Anguilla’s north coast. They include soaring indoor-outdoor living spaces with breathtaking views of the sea and the sky. Each villa has four bedrooms with a detached office/guest area, and site amenities include a tennis court, a viewing pavilion and a cliff-top pool and deck area. The white, modern structures – a series of stacked rectangular layers, forming subtly ascending levels and varying sized balconies and infilled with glass – are like a beacon atop the cliff and position themselves within the tradition of tropical modern architecture.
Night-View, Image Courtesy © James Wilkins
Friday, November 4th, 2016
Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
The object, the chapel, is a handmade wooden box construction inside a huge18th century stone building, the Seminary of St. Tiago, in the center of Braga, Portugal. Into the renovated two levels space that encloses the Chapel comes some daylight that is very controlled and delicately used by the architects. The space around the chapel is quite dark, so the object appears transparent. The natural light is filtered through its walls, made by thin, horizontal, wooden bars, and gives the architectural body a luminous appearance.
Image Courtesy © José Forte
- Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
- Project: Tree of Life Chapel
- Location: Braga, Portugal
- Photography: José Forte and Asbjørn Andresen
- Software used: REVIT (autodesk)
- Design Team: António Jorge Fontes, André Fontes, Asbjörn Andresen, Joaquim Carvalho(civil engineer)
- Area: 38 m2
- Project year: 2010
- Construction year: 2010
- Finished year: 2010
- Inogorated: October 20, 2011