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Hotel Aliah in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Hiperstudio + Arkiz

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: Hiperstudio + Arkiz

This project has been awarded as the winner of a competition organized by Aliah, a company which promotes sustainable development through practices and businesses that are profitable with a positive socio-environmental impact.

The goal of the competition was to develop a project of a sustainable luxury hotel complex for the 2014 World Cup, to be built in the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

General View

  • Architects: Hiperstudio + Arkiz
  • Project: Hotel Aliah
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Matheus Marques, Rafael Brych, Ricardo Felipe Gonçalves
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Max and Photoshop

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Derco S.A. in Santiago, Chile by Guillermo Hevia H.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Guillermo Hevia H.

A simple line architecture giving answers for two autonomous processes;, car predelivery and preparation and car spare parts distribution,  incorporating latest technologies and bioclimate to the buildings.

The terrain (16 há) is a big esplanade for  car parking, consisting of a big park as the central axis , with green and service areas forming differentiated entrances leading to the personnel service building and preceded by a water surface  with a totem bearing the company logo. It is a simple architecture of closed big volumes, stainless steel color cut by horizontal window stripes looking like mobile lighting lines ,where   red corporate color is determinant in the whole  entirety both, day and night. Entrances have  also sun  and rain protection marquees.

Image Courtesy Guy Wenborne

  • Architects: Guillermo Hevia H.
  • Project: Derco S.A.
  • Location: Av. Américo Vespucio / Lo Boza, Santiago – Chile
  • Collaborator: Francisco Carrión G., Tomás Villalón A., Carlos Reyes C., Marcela Suazo M.
  • Bioclimate: BIOTECH Chile Consultores,  Jorge Ramírez
  • Area Surface: 160.000 m2
  • Building Area: 20.000 m2
  • Year: 2006
  • Material: Concrete at sight, Steel, pre painted metallic linings,temperate glasses with red corporate color serigraphy
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, Cinema4D + Vray and TAS for bioclimatic evaluation

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona by HKS, Inc.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: HKS, Inc.

AN OASIS OF HEALING FOR THE CHILDREN OF PHOENIX

Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new 11-story tower and additional renovations support its mission and vision to position the facility as one of the largest pediatric campuses in the country.  The playful, sophisticated design respects existing campus aesthetics while strengthening brand image within the growing Phoenix community. The design team was challenged to improve upon the existing campus design, planning and flexibility, as well as create a campus image that is bold and unique while evoking an inspiring and comforting atmosphere.  Operationally, the nationally experienced pediatric design team was challenged to implement innovative planning and design to support best practices from across the country.

Main hospital entry

  • Architect: HKS, Inc.
  • Name of Project: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Location: Arizona, USA
  • Software used: The exterior design was done in sketchup and then it was documented in revit. The interiors design was done in revit and continued into CDs.

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Heatherlands Pool House in Devon, UK by Satellite Architects (designed with Vectorworks)

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Satellite Architects

Heatherlands is a substantial addition to an existing house, built in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Dorset Devon border. It responds carefully to the folding of the landscape and roof pitches of the existing house, The folds create splits which highlight views, both concealing and opening to them. A new living room forms a transition point between the old and the new, collecting reflected views and light. Situated to the West of the existing house, the structure takes the stance of a traditional outbuilding, acting as a paddock boundary whilst protecting the gardens. The addition defines a new approach to the building, entrance court and outdoor terrace to the South. Adopting a number of sustainable strategies the building includes passive ventilation, sustainable materials and highly insulated construction. The existing building is wrapped in shingle, which will weather together with the new larch rain screens, covering the addition.

Image Courtesy Satellite Architects

  • Architects: Satellite Architects
  • Project: Heatherlands Pool House
  • Location:  Woodhouse Lane, Uplyme, Devon, UK
  • Client : Dr. Neil Hayes and Dr. Maria Hayes-Yapp
  • Project Architect : Stewart Dodd, Satellite Architects Limited
  • Structural Engineer : Paul Carpenter Associates
  • Cost Consultants : Randall Simons / Satellite Architects
  • Environmental Engineer : Brooks Devlin Associates
  • Approved Inspector : Butler & Young
  • Software used: Vectorworks

 

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Pavilion For 2011 Shenzhen – Hong Kong Biennale Of Urbanism And Architecture in China by Studio Up (designed using AutoCAD)

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Studio Up

Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale takes place since 2005, with ‘urbanization’ as a set long-term theme. This year, the chosen chief curator is Terence Riley, internationally recognized architect and curator. Among his significant projects are leading the renovation and expansion of Museum of Modern Art (New York) and The Miami Art Museum. In his curatorial statement for the 2011 Bienale, Terence Riley conceived a rather simple, axiomatic but powerful theme: Architecture creates cities – Cities create architecture.

Images Courtesy Miljenko Bernfest and Marko Salopek

  • Architect: Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejic / Studio Up
  • Name of Project: Pavilion For 2011 Shenzhen – Hong Kong Biennale Of Urbanism And Architecture
  • Location: China
  • Project team: Irena Bakic, Josipa Baricevic, Nikola Brlek, Luka Cvitan, Jelena Martic, Marko Salopek, Hana Svatoš-Ražnjevic, Vanda Trifunovic
  • Collaboration: Velcon Projekt: Albert Pavlovic, Veljko Nižetic, Lidija Nizic, Marko Sardelic (cosntruction design)
  • Photos: Miljenko Bernfest, Marko Salopek
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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RF apartment in Lisboa, Portugal by Joao Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

The project consisted in the transformation of an old office into an apartment. Situated on the top floor of a building in Avenida Rodrigo da Fonseca, the original space, with no interest, had very little light, punctuated only by small openings at the top of the walls. The entire interior was demolished, leaving only the structural elements.

Exterior View

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Family Creche in Drulingen, France by Fluor Architects (designed using Vectorworks and SketchUp)

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Article source: Fluor Architects

Situed on a very small piece of land, the project has been enriched by the resistance from the site to the elements of the mission brief. First of all, this « family crèche » is a living space where the children thrive and a workplace for the staff. The building is the set for this environment in every aspects and needs but also in its poetical dimension.

Image Courtesy Fluor Architects

  • Architects: Fluor Architects
  • Project: Family Creche
  • Location: Drulingen, France
  • Photographer: Fluor Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks for 2D and Google Sketchup for 3D

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Patronaat in Haarlem, the Netherlands by diederendirrix architects

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Article source: diederendirrix architects

Haarlem’s pop music venue consists of a foyer and a large auditorium stacked on top of a smaller one so that the program fits neatly into the designated space. An internal street for loading and unloading runs through the building and activity there is fully visible to visitors. This is appropriate for a cultural institution such as this where, other than in the theatre or concert hall, there is no strict separation between front and back stage. Here, a night out means more than just attending a concert and for this reason, emphasis is placed on the visual relationships and routes through the building.

Front View (Images Courtesy Arthur Bagen)

  • Architect: diederendirrix architects
  • Name of Project: Patronaat
  • Location: Haarlem, the Netherlands
  • Area: 4.100 m2
  • Realized: June 2005
  • Photographs: Arthur Bagen
  • Software used: Autocad 2011 in combination with SketchUp

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King’s Mews in London, UK by A+D Studio

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Article source: A+D Studio

A+D Studio was commissioned to redevelop this site on the corner of Northington Street and King’s Mews in the Bloomsbury Conservation Area of London. The original mews building at 7 Northington Street and 14 to 17 King’s Mews was a small two storey garage and flat which had fallen into disrepair and was allegedly once occupied by Diana Dors.

Image Courtesy Jefferson Smith

  • Architects: A+D Studio
  • Project: King’s Mews
  • Location: London, UK
  • Project Architect:  Elena Wainwright
  • Photography: Jefferson Smith
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010 with Archicad and Sketchup used for the CGI work.

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Glass bottling Plant Cristalchile in V Región, Chile by Guillermo Hevia

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Article source: Guillermo Hevia

An undulating mantle making an analogy with the geographical area placed in favor of the predominant  winds. The use of multiple maintainable  technologies creates the suitable environment for working and production of glass bottling.

The project is a Glass Bottle Factory located to the north of Santiago, Chile, in an extremely windy valley surrounded by mountains, called Llay-Llay, which in the mapuche language means wind-wind.

Image Courtesy Guy Wenborne

  • Architects: Guillermo Hevia
  • Project: Glass bottling Plant Cristalchile
  • Location:  Ruta 5 Norte, Km. 85, Llay-Llay, V Región – Chile.
  • Collaborators: Francisco Carrión G.  Architect, Marcela Suazo M. Development / Cad
  • Bioclimate: Biotech Chile Consultores,   Jorge Ramirez F.
  • Area Surface: 270.000 M2
  • Building Area: 27.500  M2
  • Year: 2006
  • Building Materials: Steel, Serigraphiated Glass And Concrete.
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, Cinema4D + Vray and TAS for bioclimatic evaluation

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