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Bal House in Menlo Park, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: v2com

This project consists of a single-story addition and renovation to an existing mid-century ranch house in Menlo Park, California.

Conceived for a retired couple, the open and accessible design integrates the living space with the rear garden to create a well-lit domestic extension. Comprised of two floating volumes, the addition formally designates the bedroom to the west and the main (common) space to the east. The two wings gradually diverge from the original structure to generate a glass-clad fissure in between. This void space pulls the garden inwards, injecting elements of the outdoors into the core of the house.

house connecting to rear deck and garden area, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

house connecting to rear deck and garden area, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Project: Bal House
  • Location: Menlo Park, California, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: ArchiCad from Grafisoft
  • Project Team: Alex Terry, Ivan Terry, Matt Bisset
  • Project Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc. San Francisco
  • Contractor: Timberline Construction
  • Completion Date: July 2011

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SALONGEN 35 in Malmö, Sweden by KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE

In April 2009 Kjellgren Kaminsky won an open competition for passive houses with the builder Höllviksnäs Förvaltnings AB. The competition was organized by the city of Malmö for the last vacant site in the Bo01 housing exhibition area, in the western harbor. Now the houses are to be built.

Image Courtesy © KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: SALONGEN 35
  • Location:  Malmö, Sweden
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Fredrik Kjellgren, Oscar Arnklitt, Daniel Andersson, Marie Löwenherz, Allesssandro Micelli
  • Client: Höllviksnäs Förvaltnings AB
  • Object: 4 apartments with passive house technique
  • Size: 500 sqm
  • Stage: under construction
  • Completed: 2011

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Sant Miquel Special Education School in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain by Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: Pepe Gascón Arquitectura

Apart from its mere built container, a school is nothing more than a place where teaching and learning take place. This project, therefore, reflects the desire to interact with the city, revealing the flows and activities that occur within the immediate environment of the site.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascón Arquitectura
  • Project: Sant Miquel Special Education School
  • Location:  Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego
  • Client: Municipality of Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain
  • Contractor: XEDEX, SA (Barcelona), Spain
  • Project direction:
    • Pepe Gascón Colomer (architect)
    • Josep Gascón Canals (technical architect)
  • Health and Safety Coordination: Antoni Herrera (architect)
  • Project year: 2010
  • Completion date: 2011
  • Project area: 1492, 75 m2
  • Cost: 1.765.329, 75 €
  • Other collaborators:
    • Jordi Escofet (engineer)
    • Estudio de arquitectura e ingeniería DCE 2002, SL (structural engineering)

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Renovation and expansion of BLKB Arlesheim in Switzerland by Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten

The property is located in the historical heart of the municipality of Arlesheim. The plan was to renovate the existing building from the 1970s and add on a small extension. The main reason behind the building work was the decision to move the bank’s entrance to the north-east side onto Bachweg. In doing so, the existing arcade features had to be retained. The two-storey passageway creates a spacious entrance to the bank and is flooded with light. The new construction was deliberately rotated outward slightly from the building lines of the façade.

View of Main Street, Image Courtesy © Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten

View of Main Street, Image Courtesy © Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten

  • Architects: Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten, Mr Daniel Wentzlaff 
  • Project: Renovation and expansion of BLKB Arlesheim
  • Location: Arlesheim, Switzerland
  • Software used: Auto Cad 

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CABIN IN Malselv, Norway by Stinessen Arkitektur

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Article source:  Stinessen Arkitektur

Situated on a steep hillside covered in trees the site overlooks the valley and the Målselv river below. The area is part of the Northern most alpine ski resort in Norway and the Målselv river is famed for its rich salmon fishing.

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

Image Courtesy © Siggen Stinessen

  • Architects: Stinessen Arkitektur
  • Project: CABIN IN Malselv
  • Location: Malselv, Norway
  • Photography: Siggen Stinessen
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Student accommodation in Hagenberg, Austria by TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Article source: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH

Student accommodation at Hagenberg – a studying and living environment of the highest quality. A new generation of student accommodation will open soon nearby Campus Hagenberg, Upper Austria. The TWO IN A BOX Architekten rely on prime quality. The concept of having separate showers, a communal fridge filled with food beyond expiry date or of sharing a 15 m2 big, early 80s style room with a room mate has been completely outdated.

Image Courtesy © Simon Bauer

Image Courtesy © Simon Bauer

  • Architects:  TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH
  • Project: Student accommodation
  • Location: Hagenberg, Austria
  • Photography: Simon Bauer
  • Software used: Archicad 18 + 19
  • PROGRAM: Student accommodation
  • YEAR: Completion by 2015

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The Europe – Far East Gallery in Kraków, Poland by Ingarden & Ewý Architekci

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Article source: Ingarden & Ewý Architekci

The year 2015 marks twenty-eight years since the publication of Tygodnik Powszechny magazine’s interview in which Andrzej Wajda announced his intention to create a Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków – a permanent venue for exhibiting Feliks ‘Manggha’ Jasieński’s collection of Japanese art.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

  • Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architekci
  • Project: The Europe – Far East Gallery
  • Location: Kraków, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 ,  3S Studio Viz
  • Client
    • Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
    • Andrzej Wajda (idea initiator)
    • Bogna Dziechciaruk-Maj (director)
    • Daniel Seidler, Elżbieta Wiorek, Paulina Podstawa, Anna Trzaska
  • Architectural design: Ingarden & Ewý Architekci (IEA)
  • Author: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Co-designer: Jacek Ewý
  • IEA Team of architects: Jacek Dubiel (design project manager), Piotr Hojda, Sylwester Staniucha, Sebastian Machaj, Piotr Urbanowicz, Bartosz Haduch, Sylwia Gowin, Dariusz Grobelny, Tomasz Żełudziewicz, Enio Ferreira, Jakub Wagner, Jakub Turbasa, Marcin Głuchowski, Michał Konarzewski
  • Interior design: Ingarden & Ewý Architekci, and interior designers : Agnieszka Cwynar-Łaska, Marta Spodar
  • Landscaping design: Land-Arch / Karolina Bober, Małgorzata Tujko
  • Structural engineer: GSBK Biuro Konstrukcyjne – Mariusz Szefer, Samsoor Shaheed, Przemysław Ruchała
  • General contractor: Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Przemysłowego „Chemobudowa – Kraków” SA Wiesław Żurowski, Jerzy Mendel, Kazimierz Łącki (contract managers), Tomasz Gawor (site manager), Ryszard Słowik, Michał Pietras, Robert Poliński (more…)

Walumba Elders Centre in Warmun, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects 

On the 13th of March 2011 the Giga people’s home town of Warmun, some 200km south of Kununurra, was devastated by a catastrophic 1:300 year flood event. 300 people were relocated to Kununurra for 12 months while some 100 houses were rebuilt.

Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects were tasked with rebuilding the community facility buildings and the old Walumba Aged Care centre.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects 
  • Project: Walumba Elders Centre 
  • Location: Warmun, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketch-up
  • Architect Team: Finn Pedersen, Adrian Iredale, Martyn Hook, Joel Fuller, Rebecca Angus, Jason Lenard, Nikki Ross, Caroline Di Costa, Khairani Khalifah, Drew Penhale, Mary Mcaree, LaylaCluer, Jonathan Alach, Matt Fletcher, Jonathon Ware
  • Client: Building Management and Works Department of Finance WA, Warmun Community WA
  • Builder: Norbuilt
  • Designed: 2012
  • Built: 2013-2014

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Öhringen Petting Zoo in Germany by Kresings Architektur GmbH

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Kresings Architektur GmbH

Train of thoughts

The ensemble’s formal shape interacts strongly with its particular use as well as with its urban context. The exposed site, which is situated in the southern portion of the “Schlossgarten” and in the immediate vicinity of the pond, allows the two volumes of the buildings in combination with the fence to be conveyed easily. Also multiple views from all directions are offered to people walking by and in especially to the little visitors to the petting zoo.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing

  • Architects: Kresings Architektur GmbH (Rainer M. and Kilian Kresing)
  • Project: Öhringen Petting Zoo
  • Location: Öhringen, Germany
  • Photography: Roman Mensing
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project staff: Kilian Kresing (job captain), Raul Zinni-Gerk, Nicolas Oevermann
  • Building contractor: Landesgartenschau Öhringen 2016 GmbH
  • Landscape architect: RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten, Bonn (Germany)
  • Completion: 2015

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Newly built double pre-school facility in Wiesendangen, Switzerland by SINGER BAENZIGER ARCHITEKTEN

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: SINGER BAENZIGER ARCHITEKTEN 

This double pre-school or kindergarten facility and a recently completed gym serve as extensions of the school grounds to the east.

Separated from the surrounding single-family homes, the pre-school building reflects the orientation of the existing school structures. The staggered construction produces an entrance area with plenty of sunlight and a shady and well-protected outside space at the back of the building. The main entrance is covered and slightly set back.

View from other School buildings, Entrance, Image Courtesy © Christian Senti

View from other School buildings, Entrance, Image Courtesy © Christian Senti

  • Architects: SINGER BAENZIGER ARCHITEKTEN 
  • Project: Newly built double pre-school facility
  • Location: Wiesendangen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Christian Senti
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Wiesendangen School Council
  • Project management: Roman Singer, Fabian Brockhage
  • Building supervisor: a-m amreal
  • Landscape design: Alexander Schmid Landscape Architecture
  • Civil engineering: Krattiger Engineering, Dillier Engineering
  • HVAC engineering: Balzer Engineering
  • Building physics: Mühlebach Acoustics + Building Physics (more…)
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