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New building for top research institute DIFFER in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 

The Netherlands has an excellent reputation in the international world of science. Ector Hoogstad Architecten has won commissions to design many new buildings in Dutch universities and research institutes in recent years. DIFFER, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, is the latest in the series. The building will be officially opened on 19 November.

Northwest facade with sawtooth profile photo, Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

Northwest facade with sawtooth profile
photo, Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 
  • Project: New building for top research institute DIFFER
  • Location: De Zaale 20, 5612 AJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands 
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof
  • Software used: Revit 
  • Client: FOM DIFFER
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Koen Klijn, Ralph Sijstermans, Koert Hougee, Arja Hoogstad, Rena Logara, Joost vander Linden, Hetty Mommersteeg, Marco Verroen
  • Construction management: Aronsohn raadgevende adviseurs
  • Installation consultants: Deerns raadgevende adviseurs bv
  • Construction consultants: IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Main contractor: Dura Vermeer Rosmalen

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Šmartno Timeshare Kindergarten in Šmartno pri Slovenj Gradcu, Slovenia by Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Article source: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik 

The Šmartno Timeshare Kindergarten was designed to encourage interaction, peer learning and self-learning. It has an open floor plan, which merges poorly used spaces such as wardrobes, corridors and stairs into one learning landscape together with playrooms; opening the playrooms’ wholly-glazed inner walls creates as much as 700 m2 of unlimited play area.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt Photography

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt Photography

  • Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik, Tjaša Mavrič
  • Project: Šmartno Timeshare Kindergarten
  • Location: Šmartno pri Slovenj Gradcu, Slovenia
  • Photography: Janez Marolt Photography
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: City of Slovenj Gradec, Gozdno gospodarstvo Slovenj Gradec
  • Constructions: CBD, d.o.o, Dr. Bruno Dujić
  • Timber construction: Lesoteka hiše d.o.o.
  • Landscape design: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Lesoteka projektiva d.o.o.
  • Consulting and project management: EUTRIP d.o.o, Tip inženiring d.o.o.
  • Project started: October 2014
  • Project completed: August 2015 (more…)

Villas 2B in Graz, Austria by LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Article source: LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH

The property for this project is nestled in an idyllic valley on the edge of Graz.

The landscape features idyllic rural scenery, meadows, forests and a steep hillside that affords fabulous views of Graz.

On this beautiful site, two buildings were built for three generations. The higher, smaller building features living quarter for the grandparents and an office below, while the larger building below offers ample space for the parents and children.

Image Courtesy © DI Tamara Frisch

Image Courtesy © DI Tamara Frisch

  • Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH
  • Project: Villas 2B
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Photography: DI Tamara Frisch
  • Software used: AutoCAD 
  • Design team: DI Michael Leiss, DI Stephanie Jordan, DI Peggy Marten, DI Ines Escauriaza
  • Master builder: Heinrich Bau GesmbH
  • Site area: (m²) 2403 m² (1650m² davon Baugrund)
  • GFA: Villa1: 153m², Villa2: 305m²
  • NFA: Villa1 128.6, Villa2: 222.7m²
  • Total effective area (m²) H1 128.6, H2: 222,7m²
  • Effective area (m²) H1: 85m² + 32m² Büro; H2: 210,80m²
  • Density: 0.27 (more…)

Srygley Pool House in Springdale, Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architects 

The Srygley Pool House is located within a suburban neighborhood that offers little variation from the typical single-family house model.  The simple form of the building strikes a bold pose within this landscape.  The pool house is wrapped in subdued cedar siding, allowing the seemingly foreign form to coexist with the surrounding brick and cedar residences.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architects
  • Project: Srygley Pool House
  • Location: Springdale, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit
  • Owner: Bob Srygley
  • Personnel in architect’s firm: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Meryati Johari Blackwell, AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D, William Burks, Assoc. AIA, Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA, Stephen Kesel
  • Structural Engineer: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC
  • General contractor: Blessings Construction
  • Completion Date: July, 2013
  • Gross square footage: 945 SF
  • Total construction cost: $178,000

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Back of the Yards High School in Chicago, Illinois by STL Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: STL Architects 

This urban high school is organized into three thematic components: body, mind and spirit, that relate to the various programs and activities within the school that compose the curriculum. The site is zoned according to these thematic areas and bars are created, housing the athletics (body), the academy classrooms and teaching spaces (mind), and the library, arts and music (spirit). The bars slide against each other to create outdoor spaces on the site, programmed for specific activities that work in conjunction with the buildings—entry courtyard, athletics fields, and reading garden. The three volumes (body, mind, and spirit) that comprise the school are created by one continuous wall that snakes back and forth through the site.

Image Courtesy © IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: STL Architects 
  • Project: Back of the Yards High School
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Photography: IGNACIO ESPIGARES @ STL ARCHITECTS 
  • Software used: Autocad,  3dsMax, Adobe Suite
  • YEAR : Design: July 09 – Mar 10 | Construction: Opening Summer 2013
  • Architect of Record: STL Architects
  • PBC’s Prototype Design Architect: John Ronan Architects
  • Architecture/Interiors Consulting: ODA Architecture
  • Structural: Matrix Engineering
  • Civil: Prism Engineering
  • Landscape: Jacobs/Ryan Associates
  • Accoustical & A/V: Kirkegaard Associates
  • SIZE : 215,000 SF
  • COST : $ 70.0 M

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Tattoo House in Victoria, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: Andrew Maynard Architects

An extension to an existing 3 bedroom house in Fitzroy North to provide new living and kitchen space for a growing young family. Many of the design decisions were generated by the tight budget. The form is a simple box- the strongest form an architect can achieve at a bargain basement price.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

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Saigon House in Hồ Chí Minh city, Vietnam by a21 studĩo

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: a21 studĩo 

Saigon is changing too fast. for us, this change can not be called development, which is the destruction: destruction of cultural values, architecture ….. and beautiful memories of Saigon in us.

Image Courtesy © Quang Tran

Image Courtesy © Quang Tran

  • Architects: a21 studĩo 
  • Project: Saigon House
  • Location: Hồ Chí Minh city, Vietnam
  • Photography: Quang Tran, Hiroyuki Oki
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Gia đình có 7 đứa trẻ / family with 7 kids
  • Project area: 3x15m
  • Materials: Concrete, reclaimed materials
  • Completed: 04/2015

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“Great Amber” Concert Hall in Liepaja, Latvia by Giencke & Company Architects

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Article source: Giencke & Company Architects

Designed by Graz architect Volker Giencke, the Great Amber Concert Hall has been inaugurated on 7 November in Liepaja, Latvia. The first – and most momentous – phase of this multistage project envisioning the construction of a cultural urban district is thus completed. In 2003, Volker Giencke won the international architectural competition for a new cultural centre in this traditional seaport on the Baltic Sea. The construction work started in 2013.

GA, Image Courtesy © Indriėis Stūrmanis

GA, Image Courtesy © Indriėis Stūrmanis

  • Architects: Giencke & Company Architects
  • Project: “Great Amber” Concert Hall
  • Location: Liepaja, Latvia
  • Photography: Indriėis Stūrmanis, Giencke&Company, Aigars Prūsis, Merks Ltd
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Scia, Nemetschek
  • General planner: Giencke & Company – Latvija PS, Riga
  • Author & Architect: Volker Giencke
  • Planning: Volker Giencke & Company, Graz
  • Project management: Petra Friedl
  • Acoustics: Müller BBM, Karlheinz Müller, Munich/Planegg (more…)

TMOLO House in Asturias, Spain by PYO arquitectos

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Article source: PYO arquitectos

Before its conversion, the farmhouse was untouched for over five decades and needed a complete renovation to be adapted for contemporary needs. There were two construction sites: the main house and a stable. The main house was in a very bad condition, overgrown with vegetation, and numerous repairs had to be made to make it livable. The stone and timber structure of the stable was significantly deteriorated and most of the walls had to be replaced.

Image Courtesy © PYO arquitectos

Image Courtesy © PYO arquitectos

  • Architects: PYO arquitectos (Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol, Paul Galindo Pastre)
  • Project: TMOLO House
  • Location: Granda de Abajo, Concejo de Parres, Asturias, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino
  • Client: private
  • Development design collaborator: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco
  • Structure: Juan Rey (mecanismo)
  • Year: 2007 – 2013
  • Type: commission
  • Size: 414 m2
  • Building contractor: Roberto Labra Rodríguez
  • Quantity surveyor: Fernando Suárez Otero

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Villa K in Thuringia, Germany by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Villa K, located in Thüringen, is the first German project for Paul de Ruiter Architects. The realization of a sustainable villa, discrete and integrated in the natural environment, was the wish of the client. The result is a straightforward, but innovative residence built from only glass, steel and concrete.

Image Courtesy © Pieter Kers

Image Courtesy © Pieter Kers

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects
  • Project: Villa K
  • Location: Thuringia, Germany
  • Photography: Pieter Kers, Patrick Voigt
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup
  • Client: Private
  • Gross floor area: 248 m²
  • Volume: 867 m³
  • Programme: Energy efficient villa, with garage moved into the mountain scenery
  • Start design: July 2010
  • Completion: July 2014
  • Project architect: Paul de Ruiter Project
  • Team: Willem Jan Landman
  • Advice construction: Van Rossum

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