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Bala Park Island in Lake Muskoka , Canada by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture

As with all our cottage work the site had a major influence on the design. The main level of the building nestles up against a distinct granite ridge. The ridge provides a perfect landing for the second level which anchors the building back on to the Canadian shield. The landing for the upper level walks out to a path that follows the ridge to a future bunkie. The design is a simple roof line that tilts upwards revealing the ridge through clerestory windows. The floor levels follow the slope varying the interior ceiling heights. The exposed Douglas Fir roof joists provide a continuous rhythm across the entire ground floor ceiling.

 

Bala Park Island

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Bala Park Island
  • Location: Lake Muskoka , Ontario, Canada
  • Area: 2,200 sf Seasonal Cottage
  • Completion: 2009
  • Architecture Design: Tony Round, Trevor McIvor
  • Construction Management: Tony Round, Trevor McIvor
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Clearview Residence in Ontario, Canada by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture

Designed for a local artist to enjoy, this residence is located just south of Collingwood, in the heart of the Clearview area.  A broad selection of sustainable technologies, including a geothermal lake loop and green house set this project apart from others in the area. The building itself draws inspiration from a number of intimate relationships and views, both through the adjacent woodland, as well as across the nearby pond.

Image Courtesy Jonathan Savoie

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Clearview Residence
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Architecture: Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Photography: Jonathan Savoie
  • Construction: Valley View Construction
  • Engineering: Cucco Engineering
  • Interior Design: Sarah Richardson Design Inc
  • Landscape Design: John Lloyd & Associates
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

 

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Diagonal Passage in Greenport, New York by Studio a/b Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: Studio a/b Architects

Awarded AIA Peconic  Jurors Award for Architecture 2009
Platinum rating in the LEED for Homes program 2011

Responding to a long skinny lot (50 ft wide x 166 ft deep) in a village, this project explores the openness between inside/outside spaces using a linear format.  A diagonal wall running from the southwest to the northeast divides the site into “dwelling” and “garden” zones.  The interior space uses the widest possible width at the western end.  The larger, backyard garden is on the eastern end.

South elevation viewed from southwest (Image Courtesy Tony Holmes)

  • Architects: Studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Diagonal Passage
  • Location: Greenport, New York
  • Contractor: Chris Kyprianou
  • Structure: SIP
  • Exterior Wall: White Cedar shingles prestained, Red Cedar siding stained
  • Interior Wall: GWB painted, Pine plywood factory stained
  • Interior Floor: Stranded Bamboo flooring
  • Site Area: 8,310 sq. ft.
  • Floor Area: 2,380 sq. ft.
  • Bibliography: Design through Dialogue, John Wiley & Sons, 2010
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Riga International Airport Winning Proposal in Latvia by Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur

Narud Stokke Wiig Architects & Planners, Haptic Architects and Griff Arkitektur have won the open international competition for the new airBaltic terminal at Riga International Airport.The competition called for “design concepts, both architectural and functional that best captured the aspirations and brand identity of airBaltic”.  The first phase will accommodate 7-8 million passengers per annum, whilst the new terminal will eventually cater for 14 million passengers. The organising committee received 125 entries from 70 countries.

 

Interior View

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Hanasaki House in Yokohama, Japan by MoNo Architect

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: MoNo Architect

This is the urban residence for a single occupancy is situated in Yokohama City which is about one hour from Tokyo Japan by train. The building site is a corner plot abutting east and south on the roads which is situated in a densely built-up area with buildings facing each other across the 4-meter wide road. Each of the buildings surrounding the site has no appropriate open space in its site with an inner building space only separated from outside by the use of a single wall.

The elevation looked from the intersection of site side 2 roads

  • Architects: MoNo Architect
  • Project: Hanasaki House
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Project Architect: Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
  • Photography: Koshimizu Susumu
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Multipurpose Centre Valle de Salazar in Navarra, Spain by gutiérrez-delafuente arquitectos

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: gutiérrez-delafuente arquitectos

The Multipurpose Centre of the Valle de Salazar is an initiative of the Government of Navarra, framed within the Strategic Development Plan of the Pyrenees. It was designed to give the Valle a joint center for business and public facilities to centralize services to businesses and the community.

The functional aim is to host development infrastructure for the Valle de Salazar, including informational, social and administrative programs, as well as, the productive and commercial spaces that could reactivate the economic tissue in the region.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Fernando Alda)

  • Architect: gutiérrez-delafuente arquitectos – Natalia Gutiérrez Sánchez y Julio de la Fuente Martínez
  • Name of project: Multipurpose Centre Valle de Salazar
  • Location: Bussiness Park, Iciz (Gallués), Navarra, Spain
  • Project and construction: 2010-2011
  • Client: Navarra de Suelo Residencial, S.A. Gobierno de Navarra
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda
  • Software used: Autocad 2010 and Photoshop

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Beaty Biodiversity Centre in Vancouver, Canada by Patkau Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory

The Beaty Biodiversity Centre and the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory are located on Main Mall, the central north/south spine of the University of British Columbia. Together they form a complex of related environmental science functions; a new campus precinct organized around a generous exterior courtyard space which is bisected by new cross-campus pedestrian and bicycle connections.

Image Courtesy James Dow

  • Architects: Patkau Architects
  • Project: Beaty Biodiversity Centre / Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Project Team: Greg Boothroyd, Michael Cunningham, Joanne Gates, Samantha Hayes, Maureen Kwong, Thomas Lee, Davis Marques, Patrick O’Sullivan, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, David Shone
  • Model Makers: Oliver Birett, Anike Duffner, Gregory Graemiger, Julianne Heinrich, Craig Simms, Christian Schulte, Jan Rasche, Tokimi Ota
  • Photographer: James Dow
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD 2006

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Green Woods House in Amagansett, New York by Stelle Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Stelle Architects

The owner of an existing Acorn house located in the woods in Amagansett, New York came to us with the request to design in its place a modern single-family residence with as much attention to energy use and sustainability as possible. With budget in mind we embarked on an exploration of to achieve this using conventional building methods, which quickly led to a dead end. Enter ASUL, a company from Arizona that specializes in a system based design methodology and a kit of parts site-built assembly process.

Green Woods House

  • Architects: Stelle Architects
  • Project: Green Woods House
  • Location: Amagansett, New York
  • Design Team: Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Luca Campaiola, Esra Unaldi
  • 3D Renderings: Luca Campaiola
  • Software used: Vectorworks

 

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Ocean Guest House in Bridgehampton, New York by Stelle Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Stelle Architects

This guest house structure is part a two-phase project on an ocean front site. Located on the street side of the property, the apartment sets the tone for changes to take place on the main residence. The existing main house was originally conceived in the 1970’s a later addition in the 1980’s.  The guest house itself is a simple two-story structure with shifted volumes, the upstairs apartment consists of two bedrooms, two baths and a kitchen/sitting room.

Southwest Elevation (Images Courtesy Matthew Carbone, Photographer LLC)

  • Architect: Stelle Architects
  • Name of Project: Ocean Guest House
  • Location: Bridgehampton, New York, USA
  • Design Team: Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Greg Tietjen, Esra Unaldi and Jonathan Subject
  • Interior Design: Eleanor Donnelly – Stelle Architects
  • Photographer: Matthew Carbone, Photographer LLC
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Intertwining Walks 2007 in Water Mill, NY by studio a/b Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: studio a/b Architects

Awarded AIA Peconic Jurors Award for Architecture 2011

A pool house for an existing residence. Wrapped with tall hedges, the site is in a coastal, residential area on eastern Long Island. The main house is a barn-like wooden building, approached from the north, opening only to the east and west yards. The east yard incorporates a Japanese-influenced, stone garden. The west yard is an open lawn surrounded by trees; a large deck attached to the house, and a swimming pool at the southern end of the yard. Having no openings on the south of the house, the south yard was a non-distinctive back yard. The owner wanted the pool house to be located in this yard where it could naturally become a connecting point for the yards. Taking these micro contexts of the site, this project explores a device to generate “outdoor walking connections”.

View from West yard

  • Architects: studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Intertwining Walks 2007
  • Location: Water Mill, NY 11976
  • Contractor: Richard Roesel
  • Structure: 2X6 Platform Framing
  • Site Area: 40,000 sq. ft.
  • Floor Area: Enclosed area: 470 sq. ft.
  • Deck and porch: 469 sq. ft.
  • Photo Credit: studio a/b architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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