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Russian Masterplan in Samara by BDP Architects (designed using Microstation and SketchUp)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: BDP Architects

BDP has completed a masterplan study in Samara, the sixth largest city in Russia, won against strong international competition earlier this year. BDP was masterplanner, architect, landscape architect and sustainability consultant supported by WSP highways and Davis Langdon cost consultant for client Samara-Center, reuniting the same core masterplan team as the Stirling Prize shortlisted Liverpool One Masterplan.

 

Samara Center

  • Architects: BDP Architects
  • Project: Russian Masterplan
  • Location: Samara, Russia
  • Software used: Microstation for the 2d drawings and Sketchup for the 3d model

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Casa de la Flora Resort in Khao Lak, Thailand by VaSLab Architecture

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: VaSLab Architecture

The latest member of Design Hotel in Thailand, Casa de La Flora, the 36 cube-shaped villas located in Khao Lak, brings a modern edge to this palm tree beach of Phangnga province. Designed by VaSLab Architecture, commissioned in 2008 by one of leading Thai businessmen Sompong Dowpiset, this beachfront resort was aimed to serve as a new high profile but yet humble destination hotel in this beautiful town of the southern Thailand.

Beachfront suite villa, three interlocking boxes contain two bedrooms and a living room

  • Architects: VaSLab Architecture
  • Project: Casa de la Flora Resort
  • Location: Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand
  • Project owner: Mr. Sompong Dowpiset
  • Photographer: Jason Michael Lang
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, and 3dS Max

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Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia by J. MAYER H. Architects (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

The customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline. In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country.

Images Courtesy Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn

  • Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Name of Project: SBC – Sarpi Border Checkpoint
  • Location: Sarpi, Georgia
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer
  • Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia
  • Photographers: Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Beka Pkhakadze and Ucha Tsotseria
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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VCU Adcenter in Richmond, Virginia by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: Clive Wilkinson Architects

VCU Adcenter in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the foremost media, advertising and communications schools in North America. In an effort to expand and broaden the educational prospectus, a new building was planned. A vacant historic three-storey brick carriage house from 1890 provided the main school teaching space, and this is supplemented with a new 12,000 SF three-storey ‘service structure’ located along side, which provides modern facilities and additional space on several levels, including seismic bracing of the old building.

 

Front View (Images Courtesy VCU Creative Services)

  • Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
  • Project Name: VCU Adcenter
  • Location: 103 S. Jefferson Street, Richmond, Virginia
  • Client: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Photographer: VCU Creative Services
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Mar Mediterrâneo & Mar Vermelho Office Buildings in Lisbon, Portugal by IDF – Ideias do Futuro

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: IDF – Ideias do Futuro

The Project for two office buildings located on Parque das Nações fits into a rectangular lot with three fronts. They are isolated structures that rise from a common landscaped platform and are compatible in size. A parallelepiped finishes the top of the block while it encloses the plaza outlined by the H shaped building. The main entrances of both buildings meet face to face in this public space interstitial to the street level which is extended on the upper level garden where one may walk around and take in the surroundings.

Image Courtesy FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: Arch. Miguel Correia (IDF – Ideias do Futuro) and Arch. Marc Rolinet (Rolinet et Associés)
  • Project: Mar Mediterrâneo & Mar Vermelho Office Buildings
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Year: 2002
  • Building area: 17.000 m²
  • Client: Bouygues Imobiliária S.G.P.S.
  • Project Team: Arch. Gabriel Santos, Arch. Mário Salgado Freire, Arch. Ricardo Lopes, Arch. Tiago Corregedor da Fonseca, Arch. Virgínia Gomes
  • Engineering: Termifrio – Projectos e Planeamento Industrial Lda; Quanti; A2P, Consult Estudos e Projectos, Lda.
  • Contractor: Opca, Obras Públicas e Cimento Armado S.A.
  • Photographs: FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura; Paulo Lima
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Rollercoaster in Beijing, China by Interval Architects (designed using Rhino)

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Interval Architects

Situated in a tranquil environment of one of the best vocational schools in Beijing, the project aims at providing an iconic image to the institution as well as redefining the use of an existing public space on the central square of the campus.

Images Courtesy GU Yunduan

  • Architect: Interval Architects
  • Project Title: Rollercoaster
  • Location: Beijing Huangzhuang Vocational School, China
  • Project Architect: Oscar KO, GU Yunduan
  • Lighting Consultant: MIAO Hailin
  • Photography: GU Yunduan
  • Software used: Rhino

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Fiu Fiu concept store in Warsaw, Poland by Mateusz Adamczyk & Marcin Kwietowicz

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Mateusz Adamczyk

Young architects dream about designing and building big houses. However, the reality is quite the opposite – they work on small scale commissions. FiuFiu boutique is one of those petite spaces and its concept is based on yearning for making homes even of papermache.

Image Courtesy Jan Smaga

  • Architects: Mateusz Adamczyk & Marcin Kwietowicz
  • Project: Fiu Fiu concept store
  • Location: Koszykowa Street, Warsaw, Poland
  • Client: Fiu Fiu Concept Magdalena WoΠosz
  • Photography: Jan Smaga
  • Total floor area: 31 m2
  • Usable floor area: 28 m2
  • Volume: 105 m3
  • Design: 2011
  • Construction: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp Pro. Also a lot of paper models.

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White Monolith in Mistelbach, Austria by LOSTINARCHITECTURE (designed using AutoCAD and 3dS Max)

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: LOSTINARCHITECTURE

In the rural Weinviertel region of Lower Austria individual examples of new architecture are generally introduced with caution and reticence. This makes it all the more surprising when suddenly, on a busy street in the densely built-up part of the town of Mistelbach (population 13,000), not far from the main square, you come across a white monolith that speaks a self-assured architectural language.

Front View

  • Architect: LOSTINARCHITECTURE
  • Name of Project: White Monolith
  • Location: Mistelbach, Austria
  • Project year: 2011
  • Start of designing: 2008
  • Site area: 1466 m2
  • Project area: 315, 94 m2
  • Photographs: Gebhard Sengmüller
  • Software used: Autocad and 3DSmax

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Poppodium De Vorstin in Hilversum, The Netherlands by Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie.

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie.

The Sovereign pop venue is an icon for musical expression, situated at a prominent location in Hilversum. It lies within walking distance from the railway station, at a major crossroads in the inner-city road network, and is clearly visible from the train. As a consequence, the front on the Koninginneweg is the most important façade: it is The Sovereign’s visiting card.

Image Courtesy Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Frits van Dongen, de Architekten Cie.
  • Project: Poppodium De Vorstin
  • Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Client: gemeente Hilversum, dienst Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling
  • Design team: R. van Houten, H. de Haas, R. Konijn
  • Structural engineer: IMD, Rotterdam
  • Date of commission: 2005
  • Date of construction: 2008 – 2010
  • Gross surface: 3.250 m2
  • Volume: 13.400 m3
  • Costs: € 8.500.000,- (excl. btw/ex. V.A.T.)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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The Capitol Rainbow – Sacramento in California by meridian 105 architecture

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: meridian 105 architecture

Meridian 105 Architecture submitted this proposal to the City of Sacramento as a concept for the redesign of Capitol Mall, the entry boulevard and view corridor to the California State Capitol building. The proposal reconsiders vehicular circulation, activates a grassed median running through the center of the street, and integrates a network of bike and pedestrian circulation connecting the mall to the cultural and historical components of the City.

Rendering

  • Architect: meridian 105 architecture
  • Name of Project: The Capitol Rainbow – Sacramento
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: The City of Sacramento
  • Software used: Revit, Photoshop, Artlantis

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