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Sea Dragon by Joh Architects

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Joh Architects

What Is It?

“A wind driven sculptural sea monster in the heart of Geelong.”

Drawing inspiration from Geelong’s history; a bay orientated port city with a history of both farming and industry connections. Along with inspiration from a future with strong visions of sustainability and independence.

“This industrial machine like creature will guard the Geelong harbour like nothing in this proud city’s history while remaining fearlessly independent drawing energy from the harbours natural environment”.

Sea Dragon

  • Architect: Joh Architects
  • Name of Project: Sea Dragon
  • Competition sponsors: Senia Lawyers, Deakin University and Geelong Independent newspaper
  • Project team: Christian O’Halloran, Michelle Jacobson and David McDonald
  • Software used: Autocad and Google Sketchup

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Lightsails in Carinthia, Austria by Söhne & Partner Architekten

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Söhne & Partner Architekten

Lightsails as guiding symbols for the exhibition around the Millstaetter lake, Austria. The lighthouse is used as a metaphor to guide the visitors around the different exhibitions. Nowadays the lighthouse is used as a symbol of holidays, sea, adventure and water.

Image Courtesy Gisela Erlacher

  • Architects: Söhne & Partner Architekten
  • Project: Lightsails
  • Location: Lake Millstätter See, Carinthia, Austria
  • Budget: 320.000,-€
  • Builder: Fa. NPG Bau, Hr. Gfrerrer
  • Electric: Fa. Ottacher, hr. ottacher
  • Locksmith: Fa. Zeilinger
  • Fights / Control System: Fa. Friendlyhouse, Wien, Hr. Paar
  • Photographer: Gisela Erlacher
  • Structural engineer:  Werkraum Wien
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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ProBioMed, Campus For Biotechnology Plant And Research in Tenancingo, Mexico

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Grupo De Diseno Urbano

PROBIOMED is a special enterprise in Mexico geared to research, development and production of biomedical products, such as vaccines and pharmaceutical components for medicine. Located in the small town of Tenancingo in the State of Mexico (150 km. southwest of Mexico City), it has been developing a high technology campus for biomedical research and development. The first component in the campus is their own plant, which has been expanding and modernizing through a planned process.

Exterior View - Photo by Francisco Gómez Sosa

  • Architect:  Mario Schjetnan
  • Name of Project: ProBioMed, Campus For Biotechnology Plant And Research
  • Location: Tenancingo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Client: PROBIOMED S.A. de C.V
  • Area: 12 Ha.
  • Type: Master Plan, Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Team: Mario Schjetnan/Grupo de Diseño UrbanoMario Schjetnan; Marco Arturo González; Colectivo MxAntonio Plá Pérez; Tania Hernández Salazar; Fátima Chavarría
  • Structural Design: Grupo SAI, Gerson Huerta
  • PROBIOMED facilities coordinator: Edgardo Martínez
  • Construction: CEPPELI; César Pérez Elizalde
  • Photographer:  Francisco Gómez Sosa
  • Software used: Autocad LT

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MVTP (Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park) by Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Idea of MVTP(Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park) started with raising 2 questions:

01. Do we still need to keep the century-old prototype of (subway-located) theme parks?

Suburb-located theme parks have been by-product of automobile-centered society. Indescribably horrible traffic congestion and huge hard-scaped (Hot asphalt) parking lots and has become a constant problem in the towns where these theme parks have located. Theme parks such as Six Flags attracted all kinds of undesirable sprawl to suburbs. In the contemporary society where zero-car, zero carbon is highly valued, these theme parks have been located at the opposite side of eco-sensitive society.

Elsewhere universe (Images Courtesy Kyu O Kim, Euno Cho and Bohyun Kim)

  • Architect: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
  • Title: MVTP (Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park)
  • Location: New York City or other major metropolis
  • Project Area: 40,000 SF
  • Year: 2011
  • Type: Speculative Research
  • Collaborators: Kyu O Kim, Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim
  • Software used: Rhino 3D and V-ray

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Wilkinson / Spence Loft in New York by Stephen Roberts

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Article source: Stephen Roberts inc.

The project was the renovation of an 3,200 square foot 2 bedroom loft to a one Bedroom and Dressing Room configuration. This included a new white epoxy terrazzo floor throughout and new steel framed windows.

Bathroom (Images Courtesy Greg Delves)

  • Architect: Stephen Roberts inc.
  • Name of Project: Wilkinson / Spence Loft
  • Location: 291 Seventh Ave. Fourth Floor, New York, NY
  • Clients: Ben Wilkinson & Mia Spence
  • Lighting Design: Emily Monato at Cooley Monato Studio, New York
  • Construction: Dutchman Contracting, New York
  • Photography: Greg Delves, New York
  • Flowers: Banchet Flowers, 809 Washington Street, New York
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Jeju Cocoon House in Korea by Planning Korea

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Article source: Planning Korea

Seoul-based architectural practice Planning Korea has completed ‘Jeju Cocoon House’ inspired by volcanic topography ofJejuisland and a cocoon of living organism.

The cocoon located at the center of the house provides a space made by nature that protects and develops inner living things from outside.It creates a space like an art piece by translating the round shape of cocoon as an eco structure design.

Jeju Cocoon House

  • Architects: Planning Korea
  • Project: Jeju Cocoon House
  • Location: Jeju, Korea
  • Area:308m2
  • Client: Berjaya Jeju Resort Limited
  • Completion: 2015
  • Software used: 3DS Max with Mental Ray

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Huginn & Muninn Sauna in Piacenza, Italy by Atelier Forte

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Forte

AtelierFORTE presents the sauna Huginn&Muninn. The sauna, made of spruce wood, accommodates two people. As the Scandinavian tradition it’s powered by a wood stove. The portholes on the walls frame the sunsets on the Piacenza hills, and a warm light floods in the small space.

Huginn & Muninn Sauna

  • Architects: Atelier Forte
  • Project: Huginn&Muninn Sauna
  • Location: Piacenza, Italy
  • Software used: Google Sketchup

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House 101 in Barcelona, Spain by H Arquitectes

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Article source: H Arquitectes

Even though the regulations allowed to build ground floor and two floors, the first great decision was to compact the program in two only floors. Thus, the zone shares the ground floor by day with the parking lot that incorporates into the functional program of the house. The second decision was to place the main courtyard in the corner in such a way that the relationship between the living room and the kitchen is produced throw it.. The program of rooms concentrates in the upper floor where one turns up another courtyard that, together with the skylights, allows distributing the pieces without the need for opening up directly in street. The house becomes opaque in the limits, but it expands in its inside.

Image Courtesy Starp Estudi

  • Architects: H Arquitectes
  • Project: House 101
  • Location: Mollet del Vallès, Catalunya, Spain
  • Collaborators: Marta Casas, architect, Xavier Aguiló, structural engineer, Ramón Antón, Technical architect
  • Author: H ARQUITECTES (David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó)
  • Year of realization: 2002-05
  • Surface constructed: 211 m2
  • Awards: 1rst Prize of the ‘4ª Biennal d’Arquitectura del Vallès 2007’.
  • Photo credits: Starp Estudi
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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House 11×11 in Munich, Germany by Titus Bernhard Architekten (designed using ArchiCAD)

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Article source: Titus Bernhard Architekten

The idea behind House 11 x 11 was to design an apparently compact house of homogenous materials, with a low external surface but as large a usable area as possible, a house that serves a family as an inhabitable sculpture and shows its exterior as an image of the inner organization.

Night View (Images Courtesy Jens Weber & Orla Conolly)

  • Architect: Titus Bernhard Architekten
  • Name of project: House 11×11
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: © Jens Weber&Orla Conolly
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Manhattan Mountain in Lower East Side, New York by Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim

Re-Imagining Seward Park Redevelopment (SPURA) on the Lower East Side, New York

Recent news coverage for the 7-acre parcel, Manhattan’s biggest undeveloped,  publicly owned development site south of 96th Street, has provided the chance to contemplate many important urban issues.

Firstly, are we taking full advantage of this great opportunity to develop a vast land in the heart of Manhattan, or just limiting our imagination under current NYC zoning resolution (which is 50 years old)? Secondly, is the hot debate over big box retailers heading to the right direction?

Perspective

  • Architects: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
  • Project: Manhattan Mountain
  • Location: Seward Park Urban Renewal Site(SPURA) in Lower East Side, New York
  • Project Area: 7 Acre
  • Year: 2012
  • Type: Speculative Research
  • Collaborators: Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim, Kyu O Kim
  • Software used: Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Vray.

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