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Forest Stair in Stokke, Norway by Saunders Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

This sculptural installation was designed for the Sti For Øye sculpture park in Stokke, set amongst the Vestfold oak forest to the south of Oslo. Working alongside landscape architect and professor Rainer Stange in order to create the infrastructure for a woodland walk past a series of artists’ installations, Saunders proposed a series of steel and wooden walkways set at the highest point of the site, looking east towards Slottsfjellet, or castle rock. The design plays with the idea of an artificially facilitated foray up above the forest floor, an elevated viewpoint that would otherwise be unavailable to the visitor.

Forest Stair

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Forest Stair
  • Location: Stokke, Norway
  • Client: Stokke Municipality and Sti For Øye Sculptural Park
  • Team architects: Todd Saunders, Attila Béres, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, general contractor and carpenter, Timber AS, Anders Frøstrup
  • Steel consultants and builders: Jotne Mekaniske Verksteder AS, Terje Johannessen, Christian Larsson, Helge Thorsen
  • Landscape architects: Rainer Stange, Dronninga Landskap
  • Size: 30 m2; 11 m length, 1.2 to 3.5 m width, 4.5 m height
  • Status: Finished January 2012
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Branching Morphogenesis by LabStudio

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: LabStudio

Branching Morphogenesis explores fundamental processes in living systems and their potential application in architecture. The project investigates part-to-whole relationships revealed during the generation of branched structures formed in real-time by interacting lung endothelial cells placed within a 3D matrix environment. The installation materializes five slices in time that capture the force network exerted by interacting vascular cells upon their matrix environment.

“Special Issue: 2009 International Science and Visualization Challenge.” Science Magazine, Vol. 327, No. 5968, Feb. 19, 2010.

  • Design: LabStudio
  • Project: Branching Morphogenesis
  • Credits: Jenny E. Sabin & Andrew Lucia
  • Collaboration: Peter Lloyd Jones and LabStudio, Simulations with Christopher Lee
  • Assembly Team: Dwight Engel, Matthew Lake, Austin McInerny, Marta Moran, Misako Murata, Jones Lab members
  • Software used: Processing  for simulations and Rhinoceros  for the modeling and construction documents.

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House in Senri in Osaka, Japan by Shogo Iwata Architects

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Article source: Shogo Iwata Architects

This house is planned for a family, husband, wife and their son. This small house has 8 levels of floor between entrance in the basement to the roof terrace in order to constitute every space not in concentrated way by big void but reciprocal relation of each space. This arrangement makes the notion of floor ambiguous and the continuity of space compatible with the hierarchy of space.

View of the north facade (Image Courtesy Nagaishi Hidehiko)

  • Architects: Shogo Iwata Architects
  • Project: House in Senri
  • Location: Suita, Osaka, Japan
  • Main use: Residence
  • Site area: 244.3㎡
  • Building area: 83.78㎡
  • Total floor area: 156.50㎡
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawings, and Adove Illustrator, photoshop for other things

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Benetton Headquarters in Tehran, Iran by Htdstudio Designoffice

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Article source: Htdstudio Designoffice

A Landmark building near Tarjish Square.
Isolation of floor units anticipate future seismic activity.  Staggered juxtaposition maximizes views, and creates various ‘green shelves’ for rain capture, irrigation, and shading during summer months.  These green shelves accommodate lush, climbing vines and vegetation for sound absorption and passive temperature control.  Cast glass discs are embedded at the ground floor and parking slabs for natural light and weight reduction.

Benetton Headquarters

  • Architects: Htdstudio Designoffice
  • Project: Benetton Headquarters
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Client: Gruppo Benetton, SpA
  • Total Floor Area: 128,359ft2 / 11,925m2
  • Budget: Withheld
  • Project Type: Corporate Office / Retail + Apartments
  • Software used: Sketchup 6 Pro / AutoCad2006 / Photoshop CS5 / Illustrator CS5 / Acrobat 9

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Mini Rooftop in New York by HWKN

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: HWKN

A space for urban tastemakers without logos or branding. HWKN scouted the location, created the design and oversaw construction of the temporary event location for MINI’s ”Creative Use Of Space” campaign. The sheer surprise of encountering a hill on a roof in NYC is heightened by design elements derived from MINI cars that utilize object-in-field design, like deploying brake lights into a field of sheet metal instead of at a seam.

Mini Rooftop

  • Architects: HWKN
  • Project: Mini Rooftop
  • Location: New York
  • Software used: Rhino, VRay, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite

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The chapel of rest in Graz, Austria by Hofrichter-Ritter Architects

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Hofrichter-Ritter Architects

The chapel of rest for the Steinfeld cemetery is designed in the form of two curving formwork elements made of reinforced concrete and appearing as two carefully receptive hands. It is the centrepiece of the redesigned Cemetery Centre which was begun by the municipal parish of Graz under episcopal vicar Dr Heinrich Schnuderl, continued by Christian Leibnitz, the new municipal parish provost, and finally built to a design by Hofrichter-Ritter Architects in 2011.

Image Courtesy Karl Heinz Putz

  • Architects: Hofrichter-Ritter Architects
  • Project: The chapel of rest
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Chapel of rest: approx. 150 m²
  • Ancillary rooms: approx. 120 m²
  • Sheltered area at the front: approx. 40 m²
  • Length of the new cemetery wall: approx. 75 m² (height varies from approx. 2.00 to 3.50 m)
  • Columbarium grove / park-like area: approx. 550 m²
  • Paved forecourt: approx. 500 m²
  • Photography: Karl Heinz Putz
  • Software used: Rhino and 3d studio max

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Shadow Pavilion in Shanghai, China (designed using Bentley’s Generative Components (GC), Rhino, & 3d max)

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Bleds-Design

The expo pavilion is a complex problem of displaying the future of technology, culture, and life with today’s capabilities. To take a look forward and to examine not only what is on display but the aperture that holds that promise of a better city, better life.  In the long tradition of Expo innovations, the Shadow Pavilion pushes today’s ideas of formation and structure to the next step; by looking at complex organizations and the integration of the two ideas.

Model Image Looking East

  • Architects: Jared Bledsoe & Simon Lee
  • Project: Shadow Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Project Team: Jared Bledsoe & Simon Lee
  • Project Date: 2008
  • Software used: Bentley’s Generative Components (GC), Rhino, & 3d max

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Music Park in Sevilla, Spain by Costa Fierros Arquitectos

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Costa Fierros Arquitectos

The Park is located in an existing degraded area, lacking of facilities, and known historically as a land dividing the nearby quarters (Águilas and Los Prunos neighbourhoods) and isolating their inhabitants.

Before the construction of Underground Line 1 was undertaken, this area was used as the official premises for Seville’s (tour) horse carriage owners as well as later housing the constructions for the initial attempt to build the city’s underground in the 70’s. As the Line 1 was to pass through these neighbourhoods, the opportunity to revaluate the land surrounding the underground station there arouse, and the Underground project was the starting point for considering the area renovation and providing the station with a quality landscape.

Image Courtesy Pablo F. Díaz-Fierros

  • Architects: Costa Fierros Arquitectos
  • Project: Music Park in Sevilla
  • Location: Sevilla, Spain
  • Preliminary Design: August 2007
  • Base Design: October 2007
  • Working Project: February 2008
  • Construction Dates: November 2008 – November 2011
  • Project Architects: Sara Tavares Costa And Pablo F. Díaz-Fierros
  • Collaborators: David Breva, Paula Ferreira, Pedro Rito Nobre, David Ampe, Elena González, Rosario Alcantarilla, Sergio González, Cristina Rubiño, Alejandro Rodríguez
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop and Microsoft Office

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General Manifold in Chelsea, Michigan by Spatial Ops

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Spatial Ops

General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory complex in Chelsea, Michigan. This installation was the centerpiece of a collective exhibition organized by the architectural collaborative Spatial Ops and students from their Meta Friche research seminar at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Image Courtesy Spatial Ops

  • Architects: Spatial Ops
  • Project: General Manifold
  • Location: Federal Screw Works factory complex, Chelsea, Michigan
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Scale: 700 s.f. inserted into 80,000 s.f.
  • Photography: Peter Smith Photography and Spatial Ops
  • Project Team: Steven Christensen, Jean Louis Farges, Anya Sirota (leads), Virginia Black, Melissa Bonfil, James Chesnut, Peyton Coles, Nathan Doud, Joey Filippelli, Bruce Findling, Brittany Gacsy, Jeeeun Ham, Kyung Jin Hong, Jennifer Komorowski, Jordan Johnson, Brandie Moses, Brian Muscat, Chris Reznich, Michael Sanderson, Ash Thomas, Catherine Truong
  • Software used: Maya for schematic design, Rhinoceros to panelize the surfaces and prep everything for the CNC router.

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Squish Studio in Newfoundland, Canada by Saunders Architecture

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

The Squish Studio is located just outside the small town of Tilting on the eastern end of Fogo Island. First settled in the mid-18th century, Tilting is known for its strong Irish culture and its recent designation by Parks Canada as a National Cultural Landscape District of Canada.

Image Courtesy Bent René Synnevåg

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Squish Studio
  • Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
  • Team architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
  • Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
  • Structural Engineer: DBA Associates (Long Studio)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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