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City Centre in Siliguri, India by Morphogenesis

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source:  Morphogenesis

Located at the entrance of the 400-acre Uttorayon Township, the City Centre attempts to create a much-needed, organized commercial district for the city of Siliguri. It is positioned as an interface between the township and the city that envisages a new destination for the local community and emerges as an urban landscape in between the offices and commercial components of the master plan.

Image Courtesy © Morphogenesis

Image Courtesy © Morphogenesis

  • Architects: Morphogenesis
  • Project: City Centre
  • Location: Siliguri, India
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Sketch up

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Solar vineyard chapel in Franschhoek, South Africa by Margot Krasojevic Architects

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: Margot Krasojevic Architects

Solar Chapel at the HoldenManz Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Cape Town. The project utilizes the same solar panel technology used on the farm to clad the expanding wedding chapel’s roof structure. The vertiginous mountains within the estate are reflected in the beton brut primary structure off which the concentrator Fresnel lenses, solar panels and holographic filters are suspended. The concentrator photovoltaics arrangement uses an angular configuration similar to that of a butterfly’s wing receiving more exposure to solar rays affording maximum efficiency for electrical output. The frame expands and contracts enabling a further rearrangement of this concentrator photovoltaic cluster.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Architects

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic Architects
  • Project: Solar vineyard chapel
  • Location: Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Software used: Revit and 3ds max

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Casa AA in Buenos Aires, Argentina by IR arquitectura

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: IR arquitectura

AA House is located in a neighborhood of villas in Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires. Its position in the lot guarantees the best solar incidence range on the north side, on which all the main rooms of the house are laid out. On the other hand, it provides a form of processional visual approach to its visitors.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: IR arquitectura
  • Project: Casa AA
  • Location: Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Project team: Luciano Intile, Andres Rogers, Martín Zlobec, Rodrigo Perez de Pedro, Enrico Cavaglia, Felipe Buigues, Fermin Indavere.
  • Structures: Jorge Barroso.
  • Energy management: Wulcon Energy.
  • Construction: Jorge Belardi.
  • Project year: 2014 – 2015
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds max, Photoshop, Illustrator,Indesign

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Lake Sammamish State Park Bathhouse in Issaquah, Washington by Patano Studio Architecture

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Article source: Patano Studio Architecture

Lake Sammamish State Park Redevelopment is organized around the fundamental principal of integrating the buildings with the landscape and the landscape with the buildings, blurring the distinctions between the two disciplines. Patano Studio Architecture’s competition winning entry in 2003 centered on this concept as an opportunity and methodology for unifying the 512 acre park with a consistent and understandable language involving built and landscaped elements.

Image Courtesy © Patano Studio Architecture

Image Courtesy © Patano Studio Architecture

  • Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
  • Project: Lake Sammamish State Park Bathhouse
  • Location: Issaquah, Washington, US
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • Size: 5,430 sqft
  • Awards: 2008 aia what makes it green
  • Status: Built
  • Year: 2015
  • Budget: $2m

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“GP House in the mountains” in Hohenthurn, Austria by GEZA_ Gri e Zucchi Architetti

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Article source: GEZA_ Gri e Zucchi Architetti

Project of a detached holiday house on the slope of a hill in Hohenthurn, Austria. The project is aimed at complying with the type of a mountain house for both design and materials used.

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

  • Architects: GEZA_ Gri e Zucchi Architetti, Tanja Ebersbach, Fabio Fulchir
  • Project: GP House in the mountains
  • Location: Hohenthurn, Austria
  • Photography: Massimo Crivellari
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: private
  • Area: 180 mq
  • Realization: 2009

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Reception hut in Transylvania, Romania by blipsz architecture

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Article source: blipsz architecture 

A familiar element of the denser rural fabric translates half-distance between the village and it’s high forests and pasture: on the “sacred perimeter” defined by the ruin of the late medieval village church and an outpost chapel, where the Saint Anna well and bathing pond are located. The design of the reception hut derives from the buildings of permanent rural homesteads and seasonally used stables scattered on the higher grazing fields. However, traditional volume, structure and details are adapted to current times, especially prefabrication needs – while shingles, hand-split, provide for natural texture.

Image Courtesy © István BENEDEK

Image Courtesy © István BENEDEK

  • Architects: blipsz architecture
  • Project: Reception hut
  • Location: Transylvania, Romania
  • Photography: Ákos KÚN,  István BENEDEK , Arnold MACALIK
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop
  • Architecture, general planning: BLIPSZ +  Atelier F.K.M., Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár / Klausenburg, Transylvania, RO
  • Authors: István PÁSZTOR, Arnold MACALIK, team: István BENEDEK, Zsolt SZÉNÁSI-PAPP)
  • Structure: s.c. milimetric s.r.l. (László TIMÁR), Miercurea Ciuc / Csíkszereda, Transylvania, RO
  • Execution: s.c. Fundamenta s.r.l., s.c. TROPY-COM, s.r.l
  • Design, execution: 2010-2011
  • Built area: 145 sqm
  • Gross built area: 230 sqm
  • Funding: public authorities
  • Budget: aprox. 50000EUR

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The Chapel on the Hill in Durham, UK by Evolution Design

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Evolution Design 

Set in the very best walking area of the beautiful North Pennines, just a short walk from the famous High Force Waterfall, this stunning chapel conversion with its historic building fabric and modern interior design is a real Teesdale jewel. The original windows of the nineteenth century building have been reopened, framing dramatic views of the dales to create a spacious and luxurious self-catering holiday cottage for seven guests. It has a large and fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living room, four comfortable bedrooms, two en-suits and a luxurious family bathroom. The reconstruction, designed by Swiss award-winning architects Evolution Design, has just recently been finished.

Image Courtesy © Chris Humphreys

Image Courtesy © Chris Humphreys

  • Architects: Evolution Design
  • Project: The Chapel on the Hill
  • Location: Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, UK 
  • Photography: Chris Humphreys
  • Awards: UK Property Awards 2015/2016 – Winner Best Interior Design Private Residence North East England
  • The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2015 – Best Conversion
  • Built: 1880
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Krakow Oxygen Home in Poland by Tiago do Vale Architects

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

Krakow Oxygen Home is a community centre in Krakow for lung cancer patients, their friends and their families.

The key function of the building is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment in difficult times, using architecture to create something to help heal a hurting community.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: Krakow Oxygen Home
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Project Team: Tiago Do Vale, Joanna Jakimiuk
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, Photoshop
  • Competition: Krakow Oxygen Home Architecture Competition
  • Organization: Hmmd Architecture Competitions
  • Construction Area: 350 M2
  • Project Year: 2015

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K.I.S.S. – Residential and Commercial Development in Zurich, Switzerland by Evolution Design AG

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Evolution Design AG

The Swiss architecture and design practice Evolution Design, in close collaboration with the client Swiss Life, created 46 individual 2.5-4.5 room maisonettes and flats with a unique concept.

The aim was to develop flats, which would go beyond the functionality and offer an ideal added value as well as have their own identity. This approach responds to the increasing need of individuality and plurality in our current society. Therefore the development of KISS’s design put the future tenant and his personal lifestyle at the centre of its thinking.

Image Courtesy © Peter Wurmli

Image Courtesy © Peter Wurmli

  • Architects: Evolution Design AG
  • Project: K.I.S.S. – Residential and Commercial Development
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Peter Wurmli
  • Floor Area Apartments: 4’800 m2
  • Floor Area Shops: 700 m2
  • Received Awards: International Property Award 2013, Winner BEST ARCHITECTURAL MULTIPLE RESIDENCE
  • Completion: 2012
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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The Social Plant in Toplița, Romania by blipsz architecture

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: blipsz architecture

The Mayor’s Office of Toplita initiates the rehabilitation of a former industrial facility ahead of the great majority of towns in Romania. Instead of keeping away from these types of real estate values or adopting a scheme of denial, concealment, the proposal „raises” the building from the level of an infrastructural facility to the grade of a community facility: and creating the charming metaphore of a former heating facility as a lively social center.

Image Courtesy © Zsolt SZÉNÁSI

Image Courtesy © Zsolt SZÉNÁSI

  • Architects: blipsz architecture 
  • Project: The Social Plant
  • Location: Toplița, Romania
  • Photography: Zsolt SZÉNÁSI
  • Architecture, general planning: BLIPSZ, Cluj-Napoca / Kolozsvár / Klausenburg, Transylvania, RO
  • Authors: István PÁSZTOR , István BENEDEK, Zsolt SZÉNÁSI + VALLUM (architecture, general planning consultants in the feasability stage)
  • Structure: Total Project Group – László CSÍKI
  • Installations: BDR Construct – Dan-Constantin BARB
  • Contractor: T.C.I. Contractor General, Cluj
  • Design / execution: 2008-2010 / 2012
  • Program: Social center including social services offices, temporary accomodation and public canteen
  • Built area: 506 sqm
  • Gross built area: 1376 sqm
  • Funding: public
  • Budget: approx. 750 000 EUR
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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