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N-House in Fukuoka, Japan by Uchida Takahisa Architect Design Office

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Uchida Takahisa Architect Design Office

Cantilevered closets

The site is located on the soft ground near the lower basin of the big river. The client of this house decided to build one-storied house because the site area is wide enough, but it was necessary to reduce the foundation area because of the construction budget. So I arranged closets in the outer periphery, and attached them by the cantilevering structure.

Image Courtesy © Uchida Takahisa Architect Design Office

Image Courtesy © Uchida Takahisa Architect Design Office

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COO: Singapore’s first Sociatel by Ministry of Design

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Ministry of Design

Client’s Design Brief

“The inspiration behind COO is the emergence of millennial travellers who are willing to take the road less travelled. To them, travelling is no longer a leisure pursuit alone, but an opportunity to gain local insights and garner authentic experiences. We want COO to be a home-grown brand with a regional reach and grounded with Asian sensibilities….” says Silas Lee, Founder of COO.

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)

  • Architects: Ministry of Design (Colin Seah, Patricia Segado, Richard Herman, Norberto Olegario, Rais Rahman, Sandra Goh, Angie Ng, Madeline Lim, Anna Langier)
  • Project: COO: Singapore’s first Sociatel
  • Location: 259 Outram Rd, Singapore 169056
  • Photography: Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)
  • Software used: Sketches, Sketch up, Auto cad and Photoshop
  • Client / Owner: Flying Potato Group Pte. Ltd.
  • Main Contractor: Alric
  • Land area: 188 sqm
  • Built in GFA: Total GFA: 752 sqm

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Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre in Azores, Portugal by Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda. and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.

The Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre seeks to unite the different scales and times of its parts.

It is a transdisciplinary project whose mission is to disseminate, create and produce emerging culture: a space of exchange and interface for people, knowledge and events.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda. and João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto Lda.
  • Project: Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre
  • Location: Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Regional Directorate of Culture (DRaC) of the Regional Government of the Azores
  • Authors: Francisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Project Managers: Adalgisa Lopes, Jorge Teixeira Dias, Inês Mesquita, Filipe Catarino
  • Project Team (Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda.): Cristina Maximino, João Pontes, Luís Campos, Ana Leite Fernandes, Mariana Sendas, Pedro Costa, Inês Ferreira, João Fernandes
  • Project Team (João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, Lda.): Catarina Fortuna, Ana Cerqueira, Ana Rita Martins, António Ferreira da Silva, Cláudia Santos, Joana Figueiredo, João Branco
  • Structural Engineer: Hipólito Sousa, Jerónimo Botelho, Pedro Pinto (SOPSEC,SA)
  • Hydraulic Installations: Diogo Leite, Filipe Freitas, Jorge Rocha (SOPSEC,SA)
  • Electrical Installations: Raul Serafim, Hélder Ferreira (Raul Serafim & Associados, Lda)
  • Constructor: Consórcio Somague, Marques S.A. e Tecnovia
  • Supervising: Pedro Câmara (Eng. Tavares Vieira, Lda.)
  • Area: 12.914 m² (9.736 m² buildings + 3.178 m² exterior arrangement)
  • Project: 2007-2010
  • Construction: 2011- 2014

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The Bands in Lofoten, Norway by The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Article source: The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 

The project is located in Kleivan, north of the Polar Circle, in an archipelago formed by an 1100 m high wall of mountains and cliffs that stretches 250 kms. into the North Sea.

The Bands from the south SMALL, Image Courtesy © The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

The Bands from the south SMALL, Image Courtesy © The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

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Erhvervsakademi Sjælland – Roskilde Campus in Denmark by WE architecture + Friis & Moltke

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Article source: WE architecture

Roskilde Campus is a new educational area for 1500 students within the fields of marketing, IT, and food engineering. The total project is 10.000m2 which includes renovation as well as 4000m2 new build. The new building contains educational areas, classrooms, canteen, production kitchen and administration.

The Campus will host various fields of education and the development of the project has taken a clear starting point in the needs of the individual fields of education. Three main concepts have been essential in the design process, “Community”, “Respect” and “Durability”.

Image Courtesy © WE architecture + Friis & Moltke

Image Courtesy © WE architecture + Friis & Moltke

  • Architects: WE architecture + Friis & Moltke
  • Project: Erhvervsakademi Sjælland – Roskilde Campus
  • Location: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Software used: Rhino 3D using V-ray, Rhino (2D), Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client: Erhvervsakademiet Sjælland
  • Engineers: Alectia
  • Contractor: H. Skjøde Knudsen
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Morten Breinholt Christensen, Kasper Munk, Corrado Galasso, Alexandra Ramos, Laura Ravier, Simon Skriver, Xinyuan Lin
  • Size: 10.000 m2 restorations and 4000 m2 new building construction
  • Budget: 172 million DKK
  • Assignment: Invited competition / 1st Prize
  • Status: Winner of competition, ongoing

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The Shanghai Library East Hall in China by nARCHITECTS

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: nARCHITECTS

nARCHITECTS has won the 1st prize (Concept Design) in the 2016 International Young Architects Design Competition for the 110,000m2 Shanghai Library East Hall. The competition, which generated over 200 entries, was held by Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, aimed at enhancing Shanghai’s unique cultural influence and promoting qualities of public lives. The library proposal entitled “Library as Home” envisions a library that feels like a large house for all, with a rich variety of environments that Shanghai’s citizens could appropriate as their own. As such, our design is inspired by the intimate connections between people, media and nature in libraries of the ancient world.

Image Courtesy © Sonaar

Image Courtesy © Sonaar

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS
  • Project: The Shanghai Library East Hall
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Rendering: Sonaar
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCad

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Mowbray Road in North London, England by Walker Bushe Architects

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Walker Bushe Architects 

Acquisition of an adjoining site made possible a new extension to an existing Victorian period house in Brondesbury, North London, which had stabling at ground floor level originally. This enabled a doubling of the original volume and transformation into a stunning contemporary home for the two occupants.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Visceglia

Image Courtesy © Antonio Visceglia

  • Architects: Walker Bushe Architects
  • Project: Mowbray Road
  • Location: North London, England
  • Photography: Antonio Visceglia
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Main Contractor: Apace Construction

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Bellevue First Congregational Church in Washington by atelierjones

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: atelierjones

The challenge was to convert a typical multi-tenant office space into a space capable of creating awe. To do this, the architects had to bring life to the existing beige box by breaking it open and allowing the diffuse Northwest light filter in. Historically, light has played a significant role in marking a transcendent space, and this design captures the richness of indirect, cast light reflected off natural surfaces. For the new Bellevue First Congregational Church, the new soaring sanctuary is filled with this indirect light, which subtly changes throughout the day and seasons.

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

  • Architects: atelierjones (Susan Jones)
  • Project: Bellevue First Congregational Church
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad

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Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France by Auer Weber

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Auer Weber

Forward-thinking education requires contemporary concepts, including renovation of university infrastructure, which the French ministry of education has provided extensive funding to expand. An important goal of these reforms is to rethink outdated learning concepts. Technical progress, as well as new methods of communication between teaching institutes (students and teaching bodies) and the public, begin to question the traditional form of scientific libraries. The new Learning Centre “Innovation” is part of a series of similar institutes tasked with stepping up to the new challenges and preparing for the future.

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

  • Architects: Auer Weber
  • Project: Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University
  • Location: Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Rhino/Grashopper

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Pink House in British Columbia, Canada by Scott Posno Design

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Scott Posno Design

Designed for a young family of four, this 3,000 square-foot house in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood offers a contemporary take on single-family residential living.

Image Courtesy © Sama Jim Canzian

Image Courtesy © Sama Jim Canzian 

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