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“Inspired UM” office in Vilnius, Lithuania by PRUSTA, Ltd.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: PRUSTA, Ltd.

The main idea of ​​the project

Creative office with the Fluxus spirit. Agency’s motto – creativity – it was necessary to make more positive signal to this activity spaces. We constructed employees space, where everything, starting with the labor law and ending with paintings on the walls respective personalities, inspired to create, surprise, generate ideas, and even relax. We did not seek to create a standard office, wanted to do everything with the ambition, unconventional. The interior is dominated by natural unpainted galvanized metal, openwork partitions, graphically composes into the interior of the building along with old bricks and drawings on the walls. To arouse curiosity, surprise means one out of the office interior design concepts.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbaciauskas

  • Architects: PRUSTA, Ltd.
  • Project: “Inspired UM” office
  • Location: Šaltinių street.12, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbaciauskas
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Lead Architects: Ieva Prunskaitė, Rokas Puzinas
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 430 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Grupo Sud Offices in Región Metropolitana, Chile by 57 studio

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: 57 studio

Grupo Sud is the conversion of an old perfume factory into an open work space for a holding of 4  companies that are fully integrated in the marketing, production, design and communication areas. The building is located in the city of Santiago, in the “Italia” neighborhood that encompasses design, art and decoration luxury stores.

Image Courtesy © Caco Oportot

  • Architects: 57 studio
  • Project: Grupo Sud Offices
  • Location: Italia, Providencia, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Photography: Caco Oportot
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Design Team: Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot, Josefina Mendoza, Marcelo Lepín, Jérémy Délvaux
  • Collaborators: Inark, A-Cuadrado, Farmet, Atika, MK
  • Area: 1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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VILA ROMANA RESIDENCE in São Paulo, Brazil by MMBB Arquitetos

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: MMBB Arquitetos

The design of the Vila Romana Residence is derived from the twin imperatives of topography and usage.

It is situated on a corner plot with views of the town’s principal valley, with a drop of 10 meters from one side of the plot to the other.

The first question to be tackled was that of creating an artificial terrain that would allow for easy transit around the external areas and their use for day-to-day activities. The landscaping was determined by the creation of these areas.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: MMBB Arquitetos
  • Project: VILA ROMANA RESIDENCE
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Principals in charge: Fernando de Mello Franco, Marta Moreira, Milton Braga
  • Project team: Marina Sabino, Márcia Terazaki, Marina Acayaba, Rodrigo Brancher, Thiago Rolemberg
  • Consultants: 
    • Structural engineer(s): Kurkdjian e Fruchtengarten Engenheiros Associados
    • Mechanical engineer(s): Procion Engenharia

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The Lima Art Museum New Contemporary Art Wing in Distrito de Lima, Peru by Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The New Contemporary Art Wing Expansion to the Lima Art Museum located in the 19th century Exposition Palace, creates a strong architectural dialogue between the historical structure and the new expansion; they connect without touching. The project requirement to create a below grade expansion to the current museum without touching the historical structure below or above grade, resulted in a careful exploration of how to spatially connect these two buildings that cannot physically connect.

View from the plaza, Image Courtesy © Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC

  • Architects: Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC
  • Project: The Lima Art Museum New Contemporary Art Wing
  • Location: Distrito de Lima, Peru
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and V-Ray
  • Client: Lima Art Museum
  • Designer: Aybars Asci, AIA
  • Project Size: 7,000 SM

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Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans” in Roosendaal, The Netherlands by RO&AD Architecten

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: RO&AD Architecten 

A neighbourhood family had a redundant piece of land, and offered that to “Het Da Vinci College” , a school for animal care and gardening, with pupils who require additional support. They didn’t know where this would end, because there was a plot, lots of enthusiasm, involvement, from the school, neighbourhood and city council, but neither the skills, nor the money to realise the project. That’s where RO&AD architects stepped in. With help of the Province of Noord-Brabant, Visavis Landscape designers, who gave a small budget, they designed a plan which made it possible to be made by the teachers, the pupils, and the neighbourhood themselves. It is a 6 meters wide and 100 meters long timber structure, with relatively easy to make trusses, which are held together by nail plates. All rooms, like the classroom, animal room, greenhouses etc are placed in a row, without any room and money devouring things like halls or hallways. When Rini, a teacher at the school, saw this, he became so enthusiastic, that he offered to make the building himself. And that is what happened. He postponed his retirement for 2 years, and together with neighbours, students and lots of other people he started to work. Under the guidance of a contractor and the architects, he built the school, and the garden in 1 ½ year’s time. And it works! Neighbours are taking down their fences to get access to the school garden. They take care of the plants and the animals during the holidays, and the students finally have a place where they can be proud of to work on.

Image Courtesy © Katja Effting

  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten (Bergen op Zoom, Middelburg, The Netherlands)
  • Project: Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans”
  • Location: Roosendaal, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Katja Effting
  • Software used: Revit and Autocad
  • Design Team: Ad Kil, Ro Koster, Tamara Giesbers, Chris Bakens
  • Landscape design: Vis-a-Vis Woudrichem, The Netherlands
  • Structural Engineer: ABR Roosendaal, The Netherlands

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Expocité in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: CCM2 architectes

The administrative center is located at the heart of the ExpoCité complex, near the Centre de foires de Québec and the Pavillon de la Jeunesse. The project includes a shared lobby, a wharf, storage and archiving spaces, a rest area, men and women changing rooms, an exhibition room, a waiting room with front desk, extensive individual and group work spaces, offices and printing area.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: Expocité
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: SketchUp and Autocad
  • Project manager: Mathieu Morel
  • Structural / Civil: Dessau
  • Mechanical /electrical: Dessau
  • Contractor: JES Construction
  • Budget: 4,5M$ | CAN
  • Project area: 29 440 pi2 | 2735 m2
  • Completion: 2009

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Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul, South Korea by DMAA

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: DMAA 

Hyundai’s “Modern Premium” strategy – the concern’s definition of quality encompassing technology, functionality, design, comfort and sustainability – formed the basis for an invited architectural competition to find a correspondingly comprehensive design concept, which could be simultaneously applied to all of Hyundai’s spatially very diverse locations.

Image Courtesy © Katsuhisa Kida

  • Architects: DMAA
  • Project: Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Katsuhisa Kida and Raphael Olivier
  • Software used: Bentley Microstation, Rhino, Grasshopper, McNeel Rhino, Karamba3d.com for Grasshopper, Octopus for Grasshopper, Dlubal RStab & RFEM, Adobe Illustrator & InDesign, Nemetschek Allplan
  • Project team:Michael Lohmann, Diogo Teixeira, Christian Schrepfer, Gerhard Gölles, Win Man, Christian Groß, Florian Schafschetzy, Bogdan Hambasan, Toni Nachev
  • Managing Partner: Martin Josst
  • Project manager: Sebastian Brunke
  • Construction management: Hyundai Architects & Engineers Associates
  • Project controlling: Hyundai Architects & Engineers Associates
  • General contractor: Hyundai Engineering & Construction

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Plus-Energy Houses in Linköping, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB 

In Linköping’s new district Vallastaden, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture has built plus-energy houses with solar cells on the roof. The solution means that the houses produce more energy than needed and it is possible to sell the surplus to electricity companies.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB
  • Project: Plus-Energy Houses
  • Location: Vallastaden, Linköping, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit
  • Client: Stångåstaden
  • Partners: NCC, Hanelko AB, Caverion, VML-Konsult
  • Sustainable: Plus energy houses
  • Team: Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Jenny Nyström, Mikael Rehnmark
  • Status: Completed 2017

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Cycling Center in Tiszafüred, Hungary by Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects

10- 15 years ago the topic of mobility gained momentum in the Hungarian contemporary architecture. Many young architects realised that a major  task of the next generation of architects/enginiers and urban designes will be the redefinition and reshaping of the existing urban infrastructure.  Architecture and mobility will have implications not only on the traffic systems (means of traffic) of the 21st century, they will have impact on social spaces, public parks, as well.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Balazs

  • Architects: Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects
  • Project: Cycling Center
  • Location: Tiszafüred, Hungary
  • Photography: Andrea Balazs
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Autocad, Artlantis
  • Investor: Tisza Lake Development Ltd
  • Size (in square meters): 800 m2
  • Year of  Design: 2012
  • Year of Completion: 2016

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Gulliver in Prague, Czech Republic by Hut Architektury

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: Hut Architektury

A unique monumental architectural intervention, inspired by the elegant shapes of early 20th century airships, is growing on the rooftop of one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the heart of Europe. The 42 meter-long steel and wood structure will become a new permanent space for literature at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic.

Image Courtesy © Jan Slavík

  • Architects: Hut Architektury (Martin Rajniš, Leoš Válka, David Kubík)
  • Project: Gulliver
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Petr Králík, Jan Slavík and René Volfík
  • Software used: Autocad and SEMA 
  • Idea & Concept: Leoš Válka
  • Construction Design: Zbyněk Šrůtek – TIMBERDESIGN
  • General Contractor: STYLBAU

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