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Stairway Cinema in Auckland, New Zealand by Oh.No.Sumo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Oh.No.Sumo

Stairway Cinema is the third installation by OH.NO.SUMO.

Our ongoing goal is to experiment with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. The site is the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located between two universities and is a place of ‘unconsidered waiting’. Bus stops and laundromats create a dispersed hard-scape that results in numerous instances of poor quality waiting, while simultaneously failing to provide quality space for social interaction. Members of the public retreat individually into the media offered on their mobile phones. This in turn results in greater separation and dislocation from an existing community that is waiting to be activated. A community must be linked not only virtually but also physically.

Image Courtesy Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Oh.No.Sumo
  • Project: Stairway Cinema
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Patrick Loo, Sarosh Mulla, James Pearce & Katherine O’Shaughnessy
  • Client: St Paul St Gallery
  • Project Year: April 2012
  • Software used: Revit 2012 to model and  document the design

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Skellefteå Kraft in Sweden by General Architecture

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: General Architecture

Local power production company, Skelleftea Kraft have a new headquarters building adjacent to their existing office building in the northern town of Skelleftea.

The strong structure and the articulated tectonic of the new building is based on an overall 3D order and relates to a classical rational tradition.  The aim has been to create a building that enables its users to appropriate it and at the same time strengthen the common identity.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindmans

  • Architects: General Architecture
  • Project: Skellefteå Kraft
  • Location: Kanalgatan 71 , Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Function: Office building
  • Project start: 2006
  • Completion: 2009
  • Floor area/size: 9500 m2
  • Photography: MIKAEL OLSSON, ÅKE E:SON LINDMAN
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This New Orleans neighborhood library is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One building is a historically significant bungalow built as a residence in 1917, sited prominently on the corner of South Broad Street and Napoleon Avenue. The other building, built in 1993 specifically to function as a library, was home to the main reading room and stock areas. Both buildings were severely flooded by levee breaks attributed to Hurricane Katrina. The bungalow was salvaged and raised for future flood prevention, but the modern addition was deemed necessary for replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Image Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Software used: majority of the design work done in AutoCAD and Sketch up. Some Rhino was used on the tail end of the project.

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Abitare il sottotetto in Milan, Italy by Studio Arcadia Ego

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Article source: Studio Arcadia Ego

The design solution for the apartment started from the need to modify the original project that included the execution of a partition wall in front of the entrance; this wall delimited the area deputed to food preparation closed by sliding glass doors and furniture provided with angular. This solution, however, prevented a rational distribution of the residence, having an area of 30 square meters, could contain only a small table and a sofa. The project, planned to greatly reduce the wall of the kitchen until it becomes a shoulder retaining wall system of open living space which becomes a distinctive design element.

View of the dining area from the entrance of the apartment

  • Architects: Studio Arcadia Ego
  • Project: Abitare il sottotetto
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT 2012 for 2D drawings, Sketch-up for 3D and Artlantis for renderings. The perspective is a handmade drawing  done by the architect.

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Casa Mas by Rizoma Architetture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Rizoma Architetture

The design for the detached house CASA MAS has been designed with the aim of creating a state of great comfort at very high energy efficiency. The building includes a basement concrete open to a small patio and two floors made entirely of wood. The panels in X-LAM structure of the company ProholzEmilia, the external insulation, ceilings, roofing and finish are all designed in wood, this, combined with the plant design ensures a minimum standard of Class A, extended to Class A + with the completion of the PV system from 5 kWh.

Casa Mas

  • Architects: Rizoma Architetture
  • Project: Casa Mas
  • Software used: AutoCad, Rhinoceros and Cinema 4D

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N.O.W. Green Icon by Rizoma Architetture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Rizoma Architetture

NOW (NO WATT) means a Zero Energy Building.vGreen Icon has an energy consumption of EPtot=0,00 kWh/mc per year so it reaches the enegy class A+.

The first work-unit GREEN ICON, designed by Rizoma Architetture in collaboration with ProholzEmilia, is placed in the new BIOENERGY system in Mantova’s plain.

N.O.W. Green Icon

  • Architects: Rizoma Architetture
  • Project: N.O.W. Green Icon
  • Completed: February 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros and Cinema 4D

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Casa poligonal in Bendinat, Mallorca by Juana Canet Arquitectos

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Juana Canet Arquitectos

The site is located in a housing development area in Calvia coast, close to a pine forest overlooking  the sea. The client  wanted to have a house with views among the trees.

The building is fitted in the plot towards the buildable boundary enclosing itself in a half moon shape and focusing all the rooms towards the sea. In order to preserve the existing trees the shape of the building is adapted to their position, so the constructed area is understood as independent pavillions on the one side connected on the other through a common and ample area that allows people to move along.

Casa poligonal

  • Architects: Juana Canet Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa poligonal
  • Location: Housing development in Bendinat, Mallorca
  • Type: Single house with swimmingpool and garage
  • Team: Juana Canet arquitectos
  • Client: Private
  • Contractor: Eix 114 s.l.
  • Surface: 267,27  m2
  • Contract value: 257.824,19 €
  • Data: Under construction 30%
  • Software used: Autocad,3d max, Photoshop, Rhino

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The Twins Science Park in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by 24H Architecture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: 24H Architecture

Within in de urban scheme of KCAP – Kees Christiaanse for the Science Park in Amsterdam, 24H>architecture was commissioned to make a proposal for one of the five housing projects, called ‘the Twins’. The location is situated between the Oosterringdike and the Caroline Mac Gillavrylaan.

Image Courtesy Boris Zeisser

  • Architects: 24H Architecture
  • Project: The Twins Science Park
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Heddes Vastgoed
  • Construction: ABT bv
  • Fire/building physics/noise advisor: Peutz bv
  • Installation: ILEX Installatiemanagement bv
  • Contractor: Heddes Bouw & Ontwikkeling B.V.
  • Software used: AutoCad

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Seidenberg House in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania by Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Metcalfe Architecture & Design recently completed the renovation of the Seidenberg House in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA. This previously restored mid-century modern kit house (fig. 1) takes full advantage of its pristine location in the lush woodlands of Southeastern Pennsylvania (fig. 2). We pushed the upper level of this structure into the treetops, transforming it into a house in the sky, with an expanded second-floor living space and entry (fig. 3), and renovated kitchen, living areas and bathrooms.

Image Courtesy BarryHalkin

  • Architects: Metcalfe Architecture & Design
  • Project: Seidenberg House
  • Location: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Seidenberg Residence: Conshohocken, PA, USA
  • Project Team : Alan Metcalfe, AIA, Jason Manning, Matthew Pickering, Teresa Maida, Interiors
  • Contractor: Gervasi, Robert & Son General Contracting
  • Metal Fabricator: Bill Curran Design
  • Custom Door Fabricator: Doyle Design
  • Materials: Hardi Panel (exterior), Soapstone countertops, Ipe wood, Andersen windows, Duravit Vanities, Toto toilets, Velux skylights
  • Year of Completion: 2009
  • Area: 3,775 square feet
  • Photo Credits: ©BarryHalkin Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Lattice work in Mallorca, Island by Juana Canet and Angel M Martín Cojo

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Juana Canet Arquitectos

The plot is located in an urban condition in the centre of Cala Ratjada, in a corner position, close to the sea and to the main square of the village. The program consists in having seven housing state’s dwellings, two premises and seven parking spaces.

The Project is based on achieving a set of goals, on the one hand, to respond with an optimal solution to the question of creating city and on the other one, on improving life conditions and achieve flexibility in social housing:

Image Courtesy Jaime Sicilia

  • Architects: Juana Canet and Angel M Martín Cojo
  • Project: Lattice work
  • Location: Cala Ratjada, Mallorca, Island
  • Type: Seven apartment building of housing state, 2 premises, 7 parking spaces
  • Team: Juana Canet arquitectos + Ángel M MartínCojo.
  • Photography: Jaime Sicilia
  • Developer: IBAVI (Instituto Balear Vivienda)
  • Constractor: Gómez Quintero Construcciones
  • Surface: 1.111 m2
  • Contract value: 707.506,42 €
  • Data: Completed at 90% May 2012
  • Software used: Autocad,3d max, Photoshop, Rhino

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