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Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky by Troyer Group

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Troyer Group 

The one-of-a-kind Ark Encounter project, said to be the largest timber-framed structure in the world, has been completed in Williamstown, KY (40 miles south of Cincinnati, OH).

A family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly themed attraction, the Ark Encounter is a to-scale replica of the Biblical Noah’s Ark, which market studies suggest will see 1.2 – 2 million visitors annually. Phase one of the Ark Encounter also has a 1,500 seat restaurant, zip line courses, and a petting zoo. The project began nearly 7 years ago with the planning and permitting process, now the Ark Encounter officially opened on July 7th, 2016.

Image Courtesy © Troyer Group

Image Courtesy © Troyer Group

  • Architects: Troyer Group
  • Project: Ark Encounter
  • Location: Williamstown, Kentucky, USA

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PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning in San Diego, California by SO/AP ARCHITECTS

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: SO/AP ARCHITECTS

GENERAL DESIGN:

The bias of SO/AP agency was to design an urban pattern generated by tools for parametric programming. The urban grid, the study of heights and typology of housing are the optimized results from simulations between a 3D parametric design software, and software for environmental analysis.

All data as solar radiation, natural lighting condition, thermal performance and water consumption have been integrated to the urban design from the beginning.

A urban grid with 20/20m plots – 10m spaced -, is at first uniformly contorted to have the optimize pattern following the contour lines on slopping fields. The simulating of solar potential generates two progressive areas of highest building. It defined two urban attractive areas; each one will be specially focused on winter activities or summer activities.  A last parametric control working on plots morphology, define the optimized housing typology and zoning area.

Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes

Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes

  • Architects: SO/AP ARCHITECTS
  • Project: PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA

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Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Hardanger, Norway by Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Article source: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has been commissioned by the Norwegian Parliament and Government to develop the National Tourist Routes, consisting of 18 selected stretches of road passing through Norway’s beautiful and varied landscape. The objective is to turn Norway into a more attractive destination for tourists, by enhancing the experience of the magnificent natural scenery with bold architecture.

Image Courtesy © Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

Image Courtesy © Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects

  • Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects
  • Project: Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
  • Location: Hardanger, Norway
  • Primary architects:Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Siv Hofsøy, Claes Cho Heske Ekornaas, Rakel Helling, Jens Herman Næss, Martin Blum-Jansen, Ane Groven
  • Client: Statens Vegvesen, Turistvegprosjektet
  • Building type: Tourist information/Service facilities
  • Consultants: Grindaker AS, Multiconsult As Bergen, Lysstoff AS
  • Size: Tourist information and restrooms ca. 110 m2
  • Schedule: 2008-2014
  • Software used: MicroStation and ArchiCAD

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Mulini Beach in Rovinj, Croatia by Studio 3LHD

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: Studio 3LHD

Mulini Beach is located in an attractive area of Rovinj, on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade, in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park and green forest protective areas.
It is an extension of the city’s public area and the promenade whose primary function is to connect the city of Rovinj and park Punta Corrente.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Studio 3LHD
  • Project: Mulini Beach
  • Location: Rovinj, Croatia
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Project number: P171
  • Site (m2): 13515
  • Level (m): 3.4 
  • Client: Maistra d.d.

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Food and Agriculture Pavilion in California by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

This pavilion proposal was created as a tourist attraction for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Its design is intended to sustainably celebrate the great diversity, and the future of food production in the state of California.

The shape of the large concrete structure was based on a contour map of a California hill. Various food crops are planted in raised troughs that follow the contours of the perimeter of the hill. These plants are continually changed out in order to display the wide variety of crops actually grown on farms in California.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Food and Agriculture Pavilion
  • Location: California, U.S.A

Chan Chan Visitor Center in Trujillo, Peru by Utopus studio

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Article source: Utopus studio

The visitors’ center serves as an entry and educational center for the archaeological site of Chan Chan, an ancient city that was once the capital of the Chimor Kingdom (4th to 11th century) that existed along the north coast of South America. The visitors’ center is located at the entrance of the Tschudi Palace, the only palace open to visitors among the other eight palaces of the ancient city of Chan Chan.

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

  • Architects: Utopus studio
  • Project: Chan Chan
  • Location: Chan-Chan Ruins, Trujillo, Peru
  • Date: 1998
  • Client: National Institute of Culture (Instituto Nacional de Cultura)
  • Area: 625 sqm
  • Materials: adobe, wood, cane, earth, brick, gravel and ceramic
  • Program: ramps, courtyard, tickets booth, exhibition galleries, cafeteria, and shops
  • Software used: CAD and free hand drawings

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Eggum Tourist Route in Norway by Snohetta

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: Snohetta

Eggum is a community which lies on the seaward side of Vestvågøy in Lofoten. The former fishing village faces directly out to sea, on a small, level strip of land between steep cliffs and the sea. There are not many fishermen left at Eggum, but a good many people still live there. During the summer season Eggum is a very popular place to come to see the midnight sun. Apart from North Cape, Eggum is claimed to be the best place for such observations. The tourists gather in the area round Kvalhausen, which lies a little way past Eggum itself. Kvalhausen is a hill which was used as a radar station by the occupying German forces during the second world war. The foundation wall around the old radar station still stands. ”The Fort” as the locals call it, is a local landmark.

Image Courtesy © Jarle Wæhler

  • Architects: Snohetta 
  • Project: Eggum Tourist Route 
  • Location: Eggum, Norway
  • Photography: Jarle Wæhler, Steinar Skaar
  • Project team: Frank Nodland, Harriet T. Rikheim, Lars J. Nordbye, Maria Svaland
  • Building footprint: 59 m2
  • Mulitpurpose room: 20 m2
  • Landscape area: 5500m2 including roads and parking spaces
  • Building Cladding: Driftwood from teh nearby beach
  • Landscape Constructions and walls: Gabions filled with rocks from the building excavation
  • Budget including building and landscape: 44 500,- Euro

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