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Berlin’s Natural Science Museum in Germany by Deraya designs

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Deraya designs

The knowledge of the past is the key to our future , it enhance the way we know ourselves , our life , our experiences , a good building is a building that can corporate with all the knowledge states , our sustainable life cycle is aiming for a futuristic development that is raising by the human beings a key to a better life

Image Courtesy © Deraya designs

Image Courtesy © Deraya designs

  • Architects: Deraya designs
  • Project: Berlin’s Natural Science Museum
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: 3ds max & rhino-grasshopper

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Chameleon Shotgun in Texas by Zui Ng with ZDES

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Zui Ng with ZDES

Situated at Historical Fourth ward Houston, Texas, Shotgun Chameleon (designed and build by Zui Ng with ZDES) is Inspired by Gulf Coast raised shotgun houses and versatility of chameleon skin. The design emphasizes programmatic flexibility and response to climate. The chameleon-like front screen element provides a myriad of facade possibilities to adapt this design to different urban contexts and to a variety of solar/ wind orientations. Possibilities include wood siding painted to blend with the street-scape, billboards where commercial uses are feasible on the ground floor, louvered wood (vertical or horizontal depending on orientation) to allow for breezes while blocking direct sun and providing privacy, solar panel screen to harvest solar energy, or vine covered screens reminiscent of French quarter balconies. As for the alternating wood slats screen on the sides, they provides privacy for both residents and the neighbors while allowing sunlight and wind to move through the house. A double height glass windows frame an ever evolving urban view at the South and a floor to ceiling opening frame the four seasons views of nature at the north.

Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES

Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES

  • Architects: Zui Ng with ZDES
  • Project: Chameleon Shotgun
  • Location: Fourth ward, Houston, Texas, U.S.A
  • Software used: Photoshop

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DOM25 in Torino, Italy by G.G. RAINERI

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: G.G. RAINERI

The via Domodossola 25 condominium is located on a small urban lot, between two existing buildings. The city in which is placed the project, is a semi-suburban area that was mainly developed in the period between the two world wars; the buildings that characterize most of this part of city are mostly in the “novecento” style or Art Nouveau style (the Santorre school Santarosa, the faculty of physical education, the neighborhood between Racconigi road and Peschiera road).

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

  • Architects: G.G. RAINERI
  • Project: DOM25
  • Location: Torino, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Impresa Monateri
  • Ownership of the Building: Impresa Monateri
  • Director of Construction Firm: geom.. Carlo Garelli
  • Designer and Project Manager: arch. Luigi RAINERI Turin
  • Structural Design: ing. Sergio Vighetto
  • Project Electrical and Thermal plants: Fapa engineering

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Agua Blanca in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

To make a high quality architecture to the theme of housing of small length without a deny to the manager of the business, could work. Because of that, in the cost of the investment scheme, efficiency, administration and institutional financing, special quality is proposed, better materials and purified esthetics.

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: Agua Blanca (White water)
  • Location: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3dsmax

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ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO in WIltshire, England by Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Ansty Plum is an architecturally significant house and studio in rural Wiltshire that has undergone an impressive retrofit and a bold studio extension.

It is a gem, consisting of two eloquent and imaginative buildings, commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by Roger Rigby, a former partner in Ove Arup’s office. The first is a one-bedroom house, designed by David Levitt and the second, a studio and garage designed by Peter and Alison Smithson.

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

  • Architects: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design
  • Project: ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO
  • Location: Ansty, WIltshire, England
  • Photography:  Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Nico de Beer & Sandra Coppin
  • Structural Engineer: Tall Engineers
  • Lighting Design: Lightplan
  • Contractor: JC Symonds
  • Joinery: Westside Design
  • Construction Cost: £240,000
  • Completed: January 2015

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Mar Vista House in California by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Design Initiatives

The latest Design Initiatives project is for a new ground-up construction of 2 story single family house with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in charming Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, California.

It has minimal, clean, soft and organically waived surfaces for relaxing and joyful experience what resting at home should be. In the same time the very practical and functional layout will support the young couple with two kids in their everyday routine.

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Mar Vista House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D MAX with V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Credits : Design Initiatives – Vlado Valkof, Ana Veselinova, Constantine Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev, Elena Takova; MS Consulting – structural; Perfect Design – MEP & environmental
  • Area: 3,220 sq. ft.
  • Date: 2016
  • Status: Under construction

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Carrara House in Brasília, Brazil by Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

The House Carrara’s Project is located in the modernist city of Brasilia and has considered this topic as a determinant factor for its architectural concept and materials choice, also allied to the aesthetic sense the clients were looking for, after all, the environment and the architecture conceived had to be designed to be occupied by dreams, people and its objects.

Image Courtesy © Manufatura Creative

Image Courtesy © Manufatura Creative

  • Architects: Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
  • Project: Carrara House
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Manufatura Creative
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Author: Valéria Gontijo
  • Co-Authors: Isabela Moura, Isabela Valença and Luiza Landim
  • Landscape: Ana Paula Róseo
  • Structure: Eduardo Bicudo de Castro Azambuja
  • Execution and Construction management: RM Construção e Consultoria
  • Lightining design: Rafael Kok Bertolucci – Companhia de Iluminação
  • Providers: kitchen´s furniture (Kitchens), doors and frames (Talentus Esquadrias), pool´s stone – palimanan Hijau (Vallori), carpentry (HD marcenaria), fulget (Pisos especiais – Rubens Gori), marbles (marmoraria Alvorada), louças e metais (DECA)
  • Constructed area: 615 m²
  • Year: 2010

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Kiosk on the Ravelijn in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands by RO&AD Architecten

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: RO&AD Architecten

Short History

The Ravelijn “Op den Zoom” is a fort-island of the city of Bergen op Zoom in The Netherlands which is made in the beginning of the 18th century by Menno van Coehoorn, a famous fort builder. This is the only “ravelijn” of him still present. The island sits just outside of the former center of the city.  At the end of the 19th century the fortress lost its defensive function. Nowadays the island-fort is mainly used for small public and private events.

Image Courtesy © Bastiaan Musscher

Image Courtesy © Bastiaan Musscher

  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten
  • Project: Kiosk on the Ravelijn
  • Location: Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Bastiaan Musscher
  • Software used: Sketchup and Autocad
  • Design team: Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld
  • Commisioner: City Council of Bergen op Zoom
  • Structural Engineer: Lüning, Doetinchem, The Netherlands
  • Contractor: Heijmans, The Netherlands
  • Construction time: 4 months, finished  March 2015

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Coral Holiday Apartments in Sailwin, Seychelles by Architects of Invention

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: Architects of Invention 

The project implies construction of an upscale lifestyle community comprised of a professionally serviced apartment complex, located on the reclaimed part of the main island of Seychelles – Sailwin. The project includes advanced infrastructure: spa-complex, several restaurants and a club-house with a pool and a private marina. Project site has a direct access to the beach.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: Coral Holiday Apartments
  • Location: Mahe Island, Sailwin, Seychelles
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad
  • Landscape consultant: HED
  • Team: Dominykas Daunys, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Davit Tsanava
  • Budget: $10 mil
  • Size: 15000 m²

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Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid in Strasbourg, France by S&AA Architects

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: S&AA Architects

The new Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid Surgery is an ambitious project,  turned to the future while dialoguing with the existant Civil hospital complex where it is located.

Integration into the historical site of the Civil Hospital

In a location with such various architectural styles, the elegant and sobre architecture of the Institut with its shape, its implantation and its roof, borrows  from this historical architecture to create a contemporary form.

Image Courtesy © S&AA Architects

Image Courtesy © S&AA Architects

  •  Architects: S&AA Architects
  • Project: Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid
  • Location: Strasbourg, France
  • Software used: Archicad v17
  • Client: IRCAD
  • Team: 
    • Conception:
      • S&AA, Architects
      • SNC LAVALIN, technical engineering consultants
      • SOLARES BAUEN, energy consultants
    • Realisation:
      • KS construction, general contracting company
      • SOPREMA, waterproofing
      • SOVEC, electricity
      • LOHNER, heating
  • Cost: 23 000 000 € HT
  • Gross external area: 13767 sqm
  • Construction year: 2014-2016

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