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Cassia Coop Training Centre in Sumatra, Indonesia by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

Project Description

The work on Cassia Coop Training Centre started during the autumn of 2010. It all began with a visit from a French businessman, Patrick Barthelemy. He had come all the way from Sumatra to our office in Trondheim, and sat before us with a fascinating story and a briefcase full of cinnamon. Part of the story told of how an area of Sumatra supplies 85 % of the cinnamon consumed worldwide. Yet another and more sinister part of the story concerned workers without rights, underpaid and working long days in unsafe and unsanitary factories. The story made an impression on us. After a year of planning we found ourselves deep within the cinnamon forests of Sumatra, ready to design and build a sustainable cinnamon school for local farmers and workers.

Entrance area with Kerinci Lake in front.

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: Cassia Coop Training Centre
  • Location: Sungai Penuh, Kerinchi, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Client: Cassia Co-op
  • Project: Training facility for cinnamon production
  • Cost: 30 000 Euro
  • Time: August – October 2011
  • Built by: TYIN tegnestue with local workers
  • Sponsored by: LINK Arkitektur
  • Architects: Gjermund Wibe, Morten Staubo, Therese Jonassen, Kasama Yamtree, Andreas Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad,
  • Students: Rozita Rahman, Bronwyn Long, Sarah Louati, Zofia Pietrowska, Zifeng Wei
  • Photographer: Pasi Aalto
  • Software used: Whiteboards, pencil and paper, simple cardboard models, and google sketchup

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Waterfront Housing Blocks in Rotterdam,The Netherlands by Jvantspijker

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: Jvantspijker Urbanism, Architecture, Research

A waterfront community of family houses in historic urban fabric Recently, in Historic Delfshaven, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the housing project Achterhaven was completed. The project, fits a modern neighborhood seamlessly into an historic urban context.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Dario Kleimeer

  • Architects: Jvantspijker Urbanism, Architecture, Research
  • Project: Waterfront Housing Blocks
  • Location: Achterhaven, Havenstraat, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Rubén Dario Kleimeer
  • Project Designed: Sputnik while J. van ‘t Spijker was partner
  • Project Architects: J. van ‘t Spijker, B K Deuten, H. Bultstra with Gabriel Pena, Ruud van Duren, Gaby van den Boom.
  • Gross Floor Area:  4500m2
  • Building Costs: € 8.000.000
  • Building Costs per m2: € 1.400
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Standing Shelves – G_Library in Daegu, Korea by TheeAe LTD

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: TheeAe LTD

Design Concept

The advanced technology of reading materials by computer, Kindle and even cell‐phone devices helps people easily access to information even way much more than what library could provide in last decades. Therefore, the main function of library seems to have a change in order to accommodate the current trend of getting and providing information.

Image Courtesy TheeAe LTD

  • Architects: TheeAe LTD
  • Project: Standing Shelves – G_Library
  • Location: 571‐1, Shinmae‐dong, Suseong‐gu, Daegu Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea
  • Site Area: 2,080 sm
  • Construction Size : Basement 1,3 floors above‐ground
  • Total floor area: 3,146 sm
  • Building Cost: KW7,800,000,000 / USD 7,000,000 M.
  • Software used: Rhino and 3d max

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House J2 in Zagreb, Croatia by 3LHD

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Article source: 3LHD

The family house for a young couple with children is located in the green residential part of the city of Zagreb. The former family house was built in the 1950s on a steep hill slope and did not fully use all the advantages of the site nor did it meet the requirements of contemporary living standards. The beautiful view to the city and large garden was not valued appropriately.

Image Courtesy Damir Fabijanic

  • Architects: 3LHD
  • Project: House J2
  • Location: Čačković street 9, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Program: Family house
  • Geolocation: 45-49-8 north, 15-59-32 east
  • Project type: commission
  • Site area (m2): 687
  • Gross floor area (m2): 396
  • Footprint (m2): 159
  • Entry level (m): 201,5
  • Client: private
  • Start of planning: 2005
  • Completion: 2007
  • Author: 3LHD
  • Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Silvije Novak, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Irena Mazer, Marin Mikelic
  • Collaborators: Paula Kukuljica, Lucija Stanicic, Marija Babojelic, Ivan Palijan
  • Photography: Damir Fabijanic
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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House N in Zagreb, Croatia by 3LHD

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Article source: 3LHD

Pantovčak, one of Zagreb’s most prestigious streets, which rests below the gaze of Sljeme, has been lined with freestanding family houses for decades. With its sculpted gardens and comfortable spaces between buildings, it exudes all of the admirable qualities of a pleasantly livable urban residential drive.

House N is situated in a quieter secondary neighborhood on this street, perched in the western hills and boasting a delightful panoramic view of the forest and the city.

Image Courtesy Damir Fabijanic

  • Architects: 3LHD
  • Project: House N
  • Location:  Zagreb, Croatia
  • Project number: 128
  • Project name: House N
  • Program: residential, private house
  • Status: realization
  • Year of project: 2005
  • Project start date: 10.2005
  • Project end date: 06.2006
  • Construction start date: 07.2006
  • Construction end date: 03.2008
  • Photography: Damir Fabijanic
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Blending the Organic Landscape in Hangzhou, China by Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Article source: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

View of Landscape Between Campus Buildings

KABC’s winning scheme for an innovative office and research campus in Hangzhou, China, was selected over six international firms invited to submit designs. Our vision for the facility in the Hai Chuang Yuan Community is based upon creating a continuous multi-layered pedestrian experience. It is intended to strengthen and benefit the community, which will inhabit and move through the site. Everyday activities including parking underground, moving throughout the buildings, and working in the offices are connected to the natural environment. Workers will be engaged by exterior and interior green gardens that are interwoven into their office environment.

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants
  • Project: Blending the Organic Landscape
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Site Area: 20,461 m2
  • Project Scope: Landscape Design
  • Project Type: Landscape
  • Client: Zhejiang Energy Company
  • Awards: Invited Competition: 1st Prize
  • Design Team:
    KABC Team: Anna Klingmann, Dongcheol Yang, Eva Poulopoulou, Sarina Heres, Perry Wold, Dominique Dassum, Andrew Brooks, Atul Kumar Jain, Pinglie Huang, Xiaomeng Fu
  • Architect Of Record: CSADI, Wuhan, China
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D S MAX,  Adobe suite

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Jewel Love Hope Faith in Holland by COEN!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Article source: COEN!

Three symbols captured in one reflective new design by COEN! Wear this translation of these three important values in life. Or hare them in a special way to show that you care. Enjoy wearing this jewel and find love, hope and faith for yourself, for the ones you love and for the rest of the world.

This precious jewel love hope faith has been handmade in Holland. It is made of surgical steel and comes together with a necklace.

Image Courtesy COEN!

  • Architects: COEN!
  • Project: Jewel Love Hope Faith
  • Location: Holland
  • Jewel size: 55 x 40 x 3 mm
  • Material: Surgical steel, one side polished and one side brushed
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator

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Tourkovounia as a Green – Wind Landscape in Athens, Greece by Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

The reason for selecting and analyzing this concept was the examination of the area of Athens. The city is characterized by the growth and development of new buildings. Even if those new structures improved the every day life of the residents, the overall effect on the character of the city suffered.
We selected this particular concept because we noticed the negative impact of those urban structures on the landscape of Athens and that the city is “eating away” the landscape. Our intention is to create the opposite effect: for the landscape to merge with the city.

Urban Nalisis - Image Courtesy © Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas

  • Architects: Andreas Demertzis, Ioannis Katsanos, Thanasis Farangas
  • Project: Tourkovounia as a Green – Wind Landscape
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Supervisor: Giorgos Haidopoulos
  • Software used: Autodesk autocad, 3d studio max, adobe photoshop cs5

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Cairo National Library in Egypt by Seeding Office

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Seeding Office

Traditionally, Egypt was known as the gift of the Nile, ever since Herodotus simply stated that “without the Nile, there is no Egypt, because where the Nile overflows its banks, the land is green, and where the water’s influence stops, the desert begins. Egypt is the Gift of the Nile, the only place in the world where a river dares to cut across a thousand miles of desert to reach the sea, creating a civilization along its course”.

We have chosen Water as a symbolic guide for the whole project, aiming to evoke the deepest roots of Egyptian culture and imagine the building itself as an element generated by the river’s life.

Image Courtesy © Seeding Office

  • Architects: Seeding Office
  • Project: Cairo National Library
  • Location: Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3dS Max with V-ray, Photoshop

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Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Francesco Piffari

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Article source: Francesco Piffari

INTRODUCTION

What is a bridge in the collective imagination? How to obtain livable spaces from a passing-by architecture? How to push the design to its boundaries and at the same time satisfy the requests for traffic flows, wheelchair access, integration in the urban context, sustainability looking, clarity and comprehensibility of the program?

Image Courtesy Francesco Piffari

  • Architects: Francesco Piffari
  • Project: Iconic Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location:  Amstel 51, Amsterdam, Netherlands (in front of Hermitage Amsterdam Museum)
  • Type: One stage international idea competition
  • Hosted by: [AC-CA] Architectural Competition
  • Software used: Rhino, vRay for Rhino, Photoshop and Autocad
  • Program:

    • Pedestrian Bridge: on the central axis of the museum, 90 m long, 4m wide minimum
    • Cafe: 100 sqm with enough space for 20 tables together with a small area for snack
    • Bicycle Repair: 50 sqm with two repair stations
    • Services: 20 sqm for 4 toilets cubicles; 30 sqm for office, changing room, storage; 30 bike racks
    • TOTAL: 200 sqm
  • Mission:Design an Iconic Pedestrin Bridge in the heart of Amsterdam which could:
    • Encourage and reward design excellence between architecture and engineering.
    • Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original footbridge.
    • To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of bridges in relation with art and sculpture.
    • Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

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