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Cantilever House in Seattle, Washington by ROBERT HUTCHISON ARCHITECTURE

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Article source: ROBERT HUTCHISON ARCHITECTURE

The clients, both working professionals, lived in a small Seattle bungalow for fifteen years on a small site that overlooks Portage Bay and the University of Washington campus to the northeast. They loved the convenient location to the University and downtown Seattle, and the dynamic water views filled with rowing shells and sailboats. But the inefficient bungalow was cold in the winter and hot in the summer, had poor natural light, and suffered from significant water intrusion problems. The couple decided to construct a new house on the same property, one that would distill their urban lifestyle on an equally small footprint, yet that was specifically tailored to the qualities of the site. To assist in financing the project, they chose to devote a third of the available living area to a rentable mother-in-law apartment.

Image Courtesy © Mark Woods Photography

  • Architects: ROBERT HUTCHISON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Cantilever House
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Mark Woods Photography
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Team: Robert Hutchison, Scott Claassen
  • Interior Designer: Carla Allbee
  • Landscape Architect: Jonathan Morley, The Berger Partnership
  • Structural Engineer: Perbix Bykonen
  • Contractor: Dolan Built LLC
  • Completed: 2015

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Hainan BoAo Bio-Medical Regeneration Clinic (Research) Center in China by Gerber Architekten GmbH

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Article source: Gerber Architekten GmbH

Gerber Architekten have been awarded 1st prize for their design of the Hainan BoAo Bio-Medical Regeneration and Research Centre. This new 90,000 m² health resort with a medical centre and associated stem cell research facilities is to be constructed on Hainan Island in the South China Sea. It will be a unique combination of world-class medical departments and facilities for rest and recuperation, equipped to provide the highest standards of comfort.

Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten GmbH

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Hainan BoAo Bio-Medical Regeneration Clinic (Research) Center
  • Location: Hainan, China
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Lumion, ArchiCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator,  InDesign

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Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan by Robert Hull and UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Article source: Robert Hull and UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON

Located in the center Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city, the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School provides kindergarten through grade twelve classes, serving 3,000 students a day.

Mazar-i-Sharif is home to several universities, and Gohar Khatoon–acting as a gateway to higher education–is positioned to become a key institution for educating several thousand women and girls in an important urban center. Girls’ schools are already considered to be major contributors in Afghanistan’s push toward development and these institutions serve as powerful mechanisms for inclusion within Afghan society. Schools are the setting where women and girls will negotiate this transition, and Gohar Khatoon has been designed to support this process by promoting stability, comfort, and community engagement.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Robert Hull and UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON
  • Project: Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School
  • Location: Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Farkohnda Rajaby
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Client: Balkh Province Ministry of Education; Janet W. Ketcham Foundation/Sahar Education
  • Construction: Jason Simmons, Sayed Ali Mortazavy, Hussain Ahmady, Farkhonda Rajaby, Airokhsh Faiz Qaisary, Afghanistan American Friendship Foundation
  • Structural and Civil Engineering: Solaiman Salahi
  • Research: University of Washington Studio Participants – Bryan Brooks, Marcus Crider, Grace Crofoot, Sarah Eddy, Yasaman Esmaili, Christopher Garland, Mariam Kamara, Michelle Kang, Kevin Lang, Carolyn Lecompte, Benjamin Maestas, Jaclyn Merlet, Holly Schwarz, Mazohra Thami, Andrew Thies, Mackenzie Waller, Patricia Wilhelm
  • Date of Completion: 2015

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Ensae Paristech Campus Paris-Saclay in France by CAB ARCHITECTES (CALORI AZIMI BOTINEAU)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Article source: CAB ARCHITECTES (CALORI AZIMI BOTINEAU)

When we discovered the immense sky and the plateau devoid of physical constraints we sought to capture the landscape by a simple form and by an abstract architectural language.

The proximity of the site to the edge of the woodland led us intuitively to the primary material as it seemed necessary in this country-side site to place the building lightly on the ground. To achieve this we chose to define the project by a steel exoskeleton.

Image Courtesy © AldoAmoretti

  • Architects: CAB ARCHITECTES (CALORI AZIMI BOTINEAU)
  • Project: Ensae Paristech Campus Paris-Saclay
  • Location: ZAC du Quartier de l’Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (91)
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti, Olivier Rigal
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, InDesign, Photoshop, and Word, Excel.
  • Client: Groupe des Ecoles Nationales d’Economie et de Statistique (GENES)
  • Lead Architects: Christophe Wilke
  • Project Director: Cécile Jalby
  • Landscape: MARTEL ET MICHEL paysage
  • Structure and civils: BATISERF BET Structure

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Apartment E&E in Vienna, Austria by destilat ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Article source: destilat ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN 

The “Apartment E&E is not just your usual rehabilitation of a classic Viennese apartment in an old building but also a statement for sustainability in interior design.

The central theme was to unite the client’s quite strong stance on anti-consumerism with high aesthetic demands for a sound overall concept.

Image Courtesy © Monika Nguyen

  • Architects: destilat ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN
  • Project: Apartment E&E
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Monika Nguyen
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Team: Harald Hatschenberger

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Alika Residential in Veracruz, Mexico by JRA Arquitectos

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Article source: JRA Arquitectos 

Alika Residential is a new housing development located in northern Veracruz, which emerges as an exemplar complex, concerned about the welfare of the local community and the new ways of building urban developments, implementing modern technologies. Alika aims to provide the highest quality of life in the northern district, breaking the paradigm that currently exists on developments in this area; providing it with a neighborly living environment focused on the well-being of families today.

Image Courtesy © Santiamén

  • Architects: JRA Arquitectos
  • Project: Alika Residential
  • Location: Veracruz, Mexico
  • Photography: Santiamén
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Lumion, V-Ray
  • Contributors: 
    • Arq. Javier Antonio Ruiz Anitúa
    • JRA Project Department
  • Construction: Intra Desarrollos
  • Date: May 2015 

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Smart Digital Office in Berlin, Germany by IONDESIGN GmbH

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Article source: IONDESIGN GmbH 

How would you like your workspace to be? This question was the starting point for the fresh and lively interior design by IONDESIGN Berlin.

Image Courtesy © IONDESIGN GmbH

  • Architects: IONDESIGN GmbH
  • Project: Smart Digital Office
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: Cinema 4D, Vectorworks

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Koh-ndal Thai Bistro in Barcelona, Spain by dom arquitectura

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Article source: dom arquitectura

The aim of the project was to redistribute the space available at the premises, conditioning it for restaurant use. The shape of the spaces were quite irregular, so we proposed to concentrate the services – bar, kitchen and bathrooms.-, in the central area, This move, allowed us to place the two main restaurant areas one at the front elevation and the other facing the patio. Diners were always located in areas enjoying natural light, either facing the street or the rear patio.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Serrano

  • Architects: dom arquitectura
  • Project: Koh-ndal Thai Bistro
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Pablo Serrano
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interior Designer: Blanca Elorduy
  • Engineer Consultant: Eduard Parera
  • Surface: 160 m2

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Bitrix 24 office in Moscow, Russia by Simon Rastorguev

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Article source: Simon Rastorguev

A new office of IT-company Bitrix 24 opened in Moscow.

The task from the client wasAutodesk: to make the project of the office as quickly as possible – for 2 weeks. We had no more than 2 months to implement the project. It was also necessary to keep open ceilings with visible communications. All the rest of the interior was planned to be made as economically as possible – walls for painting, matte-glass partitions, carpet covering on the floors.

Image Courtesy © Simon Rastorguev

  • Architects: Simon Rastorguev
  • Project: Bitrix 24 office
  • Location: Golden Gate business center, Moscow, Russia
  • Software used: Autodesk, Autocad, SketchUp, 3dS Max, Photoshop
  • Project team: Simon Rastorguev (concept, chief architect), Artem Ter-Stepanyan, Victoria Kim
  • Client: Bitrix 24 company
  • Office area: 450 sq.m.
  • Construction management: Futurodesign CMD

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925 Building in Seoul, South Korea by JHW IROJE architects & planners

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Article source: JHW IROJE architects & planners 

Site and Streetscape – The building is located in the backstreet of the cheongdam intersection, where luxury brand shops, and opulent apartments and houses boast their unique form. It is surrounded by the Hyundai and Gusan Apartment complex and other commercial facilities that are more than ten stories high.

Image Courtesy © Kim Yong-Kwan

  • Architects: JHW IROJE architects & planners
  • Project: 925 Building
  • Location: 30, Dosan-daero 101-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kim Yong-kwan
  • Software used: sketch up, Autocad, Autodesk
  • Client: Hb Family Holdings
  • Design Team: Lee Jung-min, Kweon Dae-gil, Woo Tae-sik, Jin Yong-han
  • Structure Engineer: Seoul Structural Engineering & Consulting Co.,Ltd
  • Mechanical Engineer: DE-TECH
  • Electrical Engineer: Woolim electronical engineering & consulting
  • Lighting Engineer: Newlite Architectural Lighting Design & Imports
  • Modelling: Woo Tae-sik, Jo Hyun-woo, Jin Yong-han

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