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Windhover Contemplative Center in California by Aidlin Darling Design

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Windhover Contemplative Center was named a finalist in the 4th Annual Architizer A+Awards in the Cultural: Religious Buildings & Memorials category.  This year’s awards, honoring the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe, received thousands of entries from more than 95 countries.

The Windhover Contemplative Center, designed by Aidlin Darling Design, is a spiritual retreat on the Stanford campus to promote and inspire personal renewal. Using Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover paintings as a vehicle, the center provides a refuge from the intensity of daily life.  It is intended for quiet reflection throughout the day for any Stanford student, faculty, or staff member, as well as for members of the larger community.

The Center is conceived of as a unification of art, landscape and architecture to replenish and invigorate the spirit, Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

The Center is conceived of as a unification of art, landscape and architecture to replenish and invigorate the spirit, Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Aidlin Darling Design
  • Project: Windhover Contemplative Center
  • Location: Stanford, California, United States
  • Photography: Matthew Millman
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE in Murcia, Spain by Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

A couple that had just moved to Lorca decided to build a house in the countryside as their permanent residence. We met them through another client with whom we did not have a good relationship, so the first meetings were not easy. They did not like our first schemes and we were not confident about accomplishing what they demanded. However, some of their requirements were appealing for us: a house with no doors (at least at first glance), a fluid space, visual continuity throughout the different interior spaces, and between them and the surroundings, and a covered patio from which they could see the stars.

Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

  • Architects: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo
  • Project: SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE
  • Location: ALTOBORDO, LORCA, SPAIN
  • Software used: Dibac and CYPE
  • Quantity Surveyor: José Bernabé Cortijos
  • Clients: Juan José Casas and Conchi Duarte
  • Contractor: Construcciones Juan Mora SL
  • Built area: 299,42 m2
  • Completion date: 2009

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Carlsberg Innovation, Research and Development Center in Obernai, France by Schweitzer & Associés Architectes

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Schweitzer & Associés Architectes 

The Carlsberg Research and Development Center was built on the site of its subsidiary company Kronenbourg. The articulations of the building are defined by the program: offices, laboratories and process area. Vertical timber slats are built in front of the facades to create a visual and solar filter for inner spaces. The upper parts of the slats are waving to remind the Carlsberg logo. The main ingredients used for beer processing are surrounding the building. A pond filled with water creates mirroring effects and animates the pedestrian way towards the entrance. Patches of hop cover the north facades creating a visual filter. Finally, a monumental barley field is printed on the facade facing the road.

Image Courtesy © Pierre Pommereau

Image Courtesy © Pierre Pommereau

  • Architects: Schweitzer & Associés Architectes
  • Project: Carlsberg Innovation, Research and Development Center
  • Location: Obernai (67), France
  • Photography: Pierre Pommereau
  • Software used: Archicad 17
  • Client: Carlsberg Group
  • Area: 9400 sqm / 101 118 sqft
  • Year: 2014

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The House for Contemporary Art in Fukui Prefecture, Japan by F.A.D.S

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

This is an award-winning project designed by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato who are famous for “Aqua-scape” and “Artificial Topography”. It has been granted the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015-2016.

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

  • Architects: F.A.D.S
  • Project: The House for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi UEDA
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Single Family House in Parede, Portugal by Humberto Conde Arquitectura

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Humberto Conde  Arquitectura

The project aims to develop a single house located in the centre of Parede, Cascais, in a site characterized as Historical Urban Space. The lot of the house as a particular elongated and thin configuration like the adjacent lot on the left side – South.

Image Courtesy © Humberto Conde Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Humberto Conde Arquitectura

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San Francisco Eichler Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The owners came to Klopf Architecture with a clear vision: Create a brighter home with clean lines and visual surprises – but that enhances the Eichler vernacular – that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside and supports “modern living”.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Francisco Eichler Remodel
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD version 16
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala
  • Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architects
  • Contractor: San Francisco Design and Construction
  • Cabinetry: Benchmarc Woodworking
  • Zinc Panels: Product and Design Metalwork
  • Year completed: 2015

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Jazz Campus in Basel, Switzerland by BUOL & ZÜND

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: BUOL & ZÜND 

The idea was to plan a building which is dedicated to jazz. It was a challenge to bring the two disciplines together as jazzmusic works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things to make them persist. The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. During our research we realized that the plan of the buildings on the site hasn’t changed much during centuries although the buildings themselves were exchanged several times. So we decided to believe in the “architecture-trouvée” and create the building’s volume on the base of the old citymap. The result is a diverse volume with a courtyard in the center.

Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni

Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni

  • Architects: BUOL & ZÜND
  • Project: Jazz Campus
  • Location: Utengasse 15-17, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Georg Aerni
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, SketchUp
  • Design team: Robert Müller, Rémy Schuster
  • Structural engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas, Basel
  • Acoustics: Applied acoustics, Gelterkinden
  • Ventilation planners: Ruedi Wirz, Basel
  • Construction management: Sulzer + Buzzi, Pratteln
  • Execution planning steel-lightweight construction: Arbeitsgem. Rodoni AG und G. Canonica AG Basel
  • Owner and construction supervision: Stiftung Habitat, Stiftung Levedo, Hochschule für Musik, Basel
  • Construction period: 2011 – 2013

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Crossroads in Edmonton, Canada by McKinley Burkart Architects

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Article source: McKinley Burkart Architects

Many food+beverage clients require design solutions for multiple locations, both nationally and internationally. McKinley Burkart recognizes the need for design that is scalable and adaptable, with individual elements that can be repeated and evolved effectively whether for two or 100 locations. Furthermore, McKinley Burkart believes in the power of interior design to develop a strong brand message and customer familiarity. The concept for Earls Crossroads, and future Earls locations, was to open and lighten the space while incorporating timeless materials that would patina over time. Ensuring design longevity, natural stone, wood, leather and concrete were used throughout the space. Creating a cohesive customer experience between multiple restaurant locations, McKinley Burkart aligned the design with the national brand. By focusing on a consistent tone, with distinct recurring components, rather than a cookie-cutter design, each restaurant location, is unique yet on-brand. The overall aesthetic creates the ideal space for comfortable and stylish dining and embodies notions of a laid-back cool vibe.

Image Courtesy © Jamie Hyatt Photography

Image Courtesy © Jamie Hyatt Photography

  • Architects: McKinley Burkart Architects
  • Project: Earls Kitchen + Bar Crossroads
  • Location: Edmonton, Canada
  • Photography: Jamie Hyatt Photography
  • Software used: AutoCad

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Mitre house in Mexico by Garza Iga Arquitectos

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Article source: Garza Iga Arquitectos

This house was conceived from the start to be sold as an investment for a client. The interior layout is very commercial. But we wanted to make something different, something that stood out from the rest of the houses in the neighborhood. We chose to design a house that would be built quickly making the construction cheaper. The construction process can be summarized in three basic steps.

Image Courtesy © Delfoz

Image Courtesy © Delfoz

  • Architects: Garza Iga Arquitectos
  • Project: Mitre house
  • Location: Mexico
  • Photography: Delfoz
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, Illustration
  • Team: Daniela Garza, Eduardo Iga
  • Status: Built
  • Size: 1000 sqft – 3000 sqft
  • Year: 2015

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Dilido Haus in Florida by Home Vision DNA

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: Home Vision DNA

DILIDO HAUS, the expression of a unique vision of DNA and history.

DILIDO HAUS is a single family home designed with a unique vision, the expression of both, personal story and architectural history. The intention was to achieve an architecture of dignity and honesty. The ideas built upon the strong foundations of Miami’s rich history, geography and culture, while using the latest construction technologies and high quality materials. The front façade of Dilido Haus expresses the key characteristics of MIMO, an architectural style that evolved from Art Deco and Streamline. A rectangle with horizontal proportions, flat roof broad overhanging eaves echoed by horizontal projections of balconies, creating what appear to be two thin continuous gray lines drawn across the white façade and dividing it into three elements: roof terrace, second and ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Home Vision DNA

Image Courtesy © Home Vision DNA

  • Architects: Home Vision DNA
  • Project: Dilido Haus
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Software: Autocad, Revit
  • Collaboration: Esteban Latorre
  • Green Certification: LEED Silver for homes, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Materials: Reinforced concrete bunker type, structural concrete slab, piles 12 meters long, high-strenght glass (up to 110km), ceramic floors, solid wood and aluminium window frames
  • Gross Area: 363 m2. (3626 sf2)
  • Total Completion year: 2016

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