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325 WESTLAKE in Seattle, Washington by Graham Baba Architects

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Article source: Graham Baba Architects

Part arts initiative and part residential development, 325 Westlake merges old and new structures to create a building that preserves the character of the existing building and the site, while ensuring its continued usefulness. Rents from the residential development fund MadArt, an arts initiative focused on connecting emerging artists with the community in unexpected ways. MadArt, which runs the studio space occupying the storefront, makes it possible to engage with art and artists every day, making artists and residents richer through their programmatic partnership.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: Graham Baba Architects
  • Project: 325 WESTLAKE
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Software used: AutoCad, SketchUp, Adobe
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider, Tim Bies, James Harnois
  • Design Team: Brett Baba, Jim Graham, Leann Crist, Lauren Strang
  • Project Team: Graham Baba Architects (architecture), MA Wright Structural Engineers (structural engineering), PanGeo Geotechnical Engineers (geotechnical engineering), Lighting Designs, Inc. (lighting), JRS Engineering (building envelope), Sparling (acoustical), Brian Paquette Interiors (loft apartment styling), Electrical (design build), Inform Interiors (penthouse styling), Schuchart (contractor)

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Drawing School And Staff Entrance Building Of The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Article source: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

It is the second new building we incorporate in the garden. This small building incorporates all logistical entries of the complex: museum staff, loading area, facilities and even access to the neighbour building, the Teekenschool.

Image Courtesy © Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos (ADP-architecten, Copijn Landschaps architecten)
  • Project: Drawing School And Staff Entrance Building Of The Rijksmuseum
  • Location: Hobbemastraat, 1. 1071 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad
  • Client:  Programmadirectie Het Nieuwe Rijksmuseum
  • Collaborators: García de la Cámara, Marije Ter Steege, Alicia López, José Luis Mayén, Clara Hernández, Ana Vila, Victoria Bernícola, Jan Kolle, V. Breña, S. Gutiérrez, Marta Pelegrín, Iko Mennenga, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Luis Gutierrez, Carlos Arévalo, Juan Carlos Mulero, Miguel Velasco
  • Digital imaging: INDG
  • Structural engineering: OVE Arup

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House of Alain Hubert in Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium by Philippe Samyn and Partners

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Article source: Philippe Samyn and Partners

The Avenue Bel Horizon, typical of a number of residential districts located in the surroundings of Brussels, is bordered by houses, some isolated, some in small groups, arranged in narrow and deep plots. The one that interests us is no exception to the rule: 20 m wide along the road (to the North) and 73 m deep, with a building area limited to 11 m in width and 15 m in depth, 6 m away from the road.

Image Courtesy © Quentin OLBRECHTS

  • Architects: Philippe Samyn and Partners
  • Project: House of Alain Hubert
  • Location: Belgium, Avenue Bel Horizon, Commune of Rhode-Saint-Genèse
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Photography: M-F. Plissart, Quentin OLBRECHTS
  • Client: Alain Hubert
  • Design Partner: Philippe Samyn
  • Administrative Partners: Ghislain André and Jacques Ceyssens
  • Associates: Karim AMMOR, Ambroise CREVECOEUR
  • Building Services: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers
  • Costs: 450 000 €
  • Gross Floor Area: 300 sqm
  • Completion: July 2014

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Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility in South Carolina by Sasaki

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Article source: Sasaki

The Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility is a 81,000 square foot, 1,200 seat modern food service facility that offers freshly prepared daily meals via a variety of open cooking venues and houses five different late night retail venues and a small P.O.D. convenience store. As part of Clemson’s redevelopment of its “Core Campus,” construction of this dining facility proceeded in tandem with new student housing construction, designed by VMDO Architects. These projects as a whole address the growing demand for contemporary housing and dining options in support of the university’s goals of retaining more sophomore students on campus, and maintaining its position in the top 20 national public universities.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Sasaki (Stevens & Wilkinson)
  • Project: Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility
  • Location: Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer
  • Software used: Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop
  • Client name: Clemson University
  • Size: 81,000 sf
  • Completion date: September 2016

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Riverside Villa in Kyoto, Japan by Atelier Boronski

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: Atelier Boronski

On a typically small site wedged between the road and the river this house in Kyoto is a kind of European canal-house in Japan. It is close to the city center but in a quiet street near cafes and restaurants, bakeries and a chocolatier. The museum district (with temples and shrines) is a short walk, and there are many cherry trees lining nearby streets.

Image Courtesy © atelier-boronski

  • Architects: Atelier Boronski
  • Project: Riverside Villa
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Engineer: Jun Yanagimuro Structural Engineering
  • Main Contractor: Takahashi Komuten
  • Landscaping: Teiyu (Tomoatsu Sano)
  • Main Materials: Steel frame, concrete floors, lightweight hollow-core cement panel siding, galvanized steel-work.  Fire-proof timber siding, double glazing.  Double-layer plaster-board, paint finish.
  • Total Built Area: 230m2 (incl. Roof Garden)
  • Construction period: Eight months

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Taylor Residence in Matthews, Carolina by situ studio

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: situ studio

The house is on a flat site, well off the street, overlooking a woodland pond. The drive meanders through the trees and approaches from the northern forest side. The house screens any view of the pond. A tall entry and stair volume bisects the plan and is a lens to the pond upon entry. The entire ground level, which includes the master suite, opens north to the forest and south to the pond. Openings on the south wall are shaded by an overhang. A composition of surfaces and site walls define formal exterior spaces adjacent to the house.

Image Courtesy © Keith Isaacs

  • Architects: situ studio
  • Project: Taylor Residence
  • Location: Matthews, Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Keith Isaacs
  • Software used: SketchUp

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Upcycling Gemert in The Netherlands by Denkkamer architectuur & onderzoek

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Denkkamer architectuur & onderzoek

The initiators developed a process in which spent mushroom compost from mushroom cultivation is upgraded and turned into a valuable soil improver. They do this by biologically drying spent mushroom compost in so-called tunnels. By adding a small amount of concentrated manure, a popular soil improver rich in nitrogen, phosphate and potassium is created. The spent mushroom compost is not only upgraded to a popular soil improver but it is also made lighter in specific weight. As a result, fewer freight transports are needed to deliver the product. A large amount of heat is released naturally during the biological drying process. This heat is used to provide the neighbouring existing mushroom nurseries with heat and consequently natural gas-fuelled boilers are no longer required. The surplus heat is distributed to nearby crop growers.

Image Courtesy © Denkkamer architectuur & onderzoek

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Enso Sushi & Grill in Stuttgart, Germany by Dittel Architekten GmbH

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Dittel Architekten GmbH

DIA – Dittel Architekten conceptualised and designed the fine food restaurant Enso Sushi & Grill in a prime location in the Dorotheen Quartier shopping mall in Stuttgart. The restaurant’s modern design is as sophisticated and creative as Asian-European fusion cuisine. The reinterpretation of traditional Asian architectural elements using high-quality materials and natural colours lend a unique appeal to the 250 m2 restaurant. The restaurant concept truly lives up to its name, Enso, which means “harmony and perfection”.

Image Courtesy © Dittel Architekten GmbH

  • Architects: Dittel Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Enso Sushi & Grill
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Fire Station Houten in The Netherlands by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Samyn and Partners

The municipal authority in Houten (Netherlands) commisssioned the Samyn and Partners practice to build a small fire station on a site surrounded by lots of green space. The municipality of Houten has a hybrid fire fighting force : four professional firefighters, and around sixty volunteers. The building agenda set a requirement that there should be space to accommodate six fire engines.

Image Courtesy © Christian RICHTERS

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS (Ph. Samyn, N. Neuckermans, J. Ceyssens, R. Houben, B. Calcagno)
  • Project: Fire Station Houten
  • Location: Veerwagenweg (De Brug 2) 3991 LN – Houten, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian RICHTERS
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: GEMEENTE HOUTEN
  • Project Manager: DHV AIB bv
  • Structural engineering: SAMYN and PARTNERS and SETESCO s.a, de Bondt Rijssen BV(execution)
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering: DHV AIB bv
  • Energy and environmental  engineering: ECOFYS
  • Main Contractor: NIJHUIS UTRECHT
  • Contractor services: INSTALLATIEBEDRIJF ANDRIESSEN

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Casa di Luce in Dallas, Texas by Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Casa di Luce is a single-family house located in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas and comprises 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped, 8,075 square foot site with significant topography.

The size and shape of the site, as well as the presence of grand oak tree, presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house and its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Morrison Dilworth + Walls

  • Architects: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
  • Project: Casa di Luce
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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