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Membrene in Stratum in Nagoya, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

“Membrane in Stratum” is an installation that wraps around the interior space. The concept of human activity is emphasised by the graduation of translucency through the membrane. The membrane regulates depth and boundaries. We can divide the room in many ways by the penetration, reflectance and absorption of light. We can change the function of the room at our will. A dynamic space is born from the shadows that reflect of the membrane surface and vibrantly decorate the room.

Membrene in Stratum

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Membrene in Stratum
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Completion : January 2012
  • Program : Office, Salon, Bar
  • Built area : 100 m²

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ARTEOLOGIE by Atelier 37.2

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Atelier 37.2

The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach, as artists, is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery, the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appears from the volcanic memory.

Image Courtesy atelier 37.2

  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Project: ARTEOLOGIE
  • Software used: None. It’s all experimental and made by hand : design and construction

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Sheepstable in Almere, the Netherlands by 70F Architecture

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Article source: 70F Architecture

The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed “acanthus” or “bears-breech” that grows in the “vroege vogel” – forest and “kromsloot” – park in Almere under control. To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The stable is designed with an a-symmetrical homogeneous cross-section. The part of the building where the sheep reside is relatively low; the high part is situated above the (public) pathway and the hay storage section, making it possible to store a maximum amount of hay. This shape also creates a natural flow for the air inside the building, which is refreshed by two slits at the foot of each long side of the building.

Image Courtesy Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: 70F Architecture
  • Project: Sheepstable
  • Location: Muiderweg 8, 1351 GJ, Almere, the Netherlands
  • Design team: Bas ten Brinke (Project Leader) and Carina Nilsson MScA (Project Architect)
  • Photographer: Luuk Kramer, luuk@luukkramer.nl
  • Commissioner: the City of Almere, the Netherlands, DMO NME, Hans Warrink
  • Contractor: Reimert Bouw- en Infra, Almere, the Netherlands, Ben van Nieuwenhuizen
  • Gross floor area: 400 m2
  • Building costs: €300.000,- ex. VAT.
  • Project start: 2003
  • Project finished: 2007
  • Software used: mix of Autocad/3D studio and Vectorworks

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Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project by The Galante Architecture Studio

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

In 2010, the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit arts and educational  organization dedicated to innovation, learning through  multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange, relocated to  Boston. With this transition came the opportunity to create a  custom made space including both open and private offices,  meeting areas, and an intimate performance space. In honor  of the organization’s collaborative motivations, the multi-layered wall is a physical expression of creativity that separates  the performance space from the workplace, yet links the two  through its transparency.

Stacked wall

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VoltaDom by Skylar Tibbits

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Skylar Tibbits

VoltaDom is an installation for MIT’s 150th Anniversary Celebration & FAST Arts Festival (Festival of Arts, Science and Technology),  that populates the corridor spanning building 56 & 66 on MIT’s campus.  This installation lines the concrete and glass hallway with hundreds of vaults, reminiscent of the great vaulted ceilings of historic cathedrals.  The vaults provide a thickened surface articulation and a spectrum of oculi that penetrate the hallway and surrounding area with views and light.  VoltaDom attempts to expand the notion of the architectural “surface panel,” by intensifying the depth of a doubly-curved vaulted surface, while maintaining relative ease in assembly and fabrication.  This is made possible by transforming complex curved vaults to developable strips, one that likens the assembly to that of simply rolling a strip of material.

VoltaDom

  • Architects: Skylar Tibbits
  • Project: VoltaDom
  • Quadrant EPP Plastics: Kress Schwartz
  • Philips, Color Kinetics: Fernando Matho & John Warwick
  • Software used: Rhino + Python

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MOSQUITO in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

MOSQUITO

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “MOSQUITO”
  • Location: Desio, Milan, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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SHADOWS in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

SHADOWS

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “SHADOWS”
  • Location: Desio, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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SPORT COURT in Sarcelles, France by Emmanuel Combarel

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source:  Emmanuel Combarel

Located 16 kilometres from Paris, Sarcelles is part of the banlieue that hurriedly accommodated the immigrants who arrived at the end of the 50s. With a current population close to 60.000, Sarcelles consists of a small old core and a huge expansion to the south known as Le grand Ensemble and conceived in 1965 by Jacques Henri-Labourdette. Paradigm of an urban plan where the urgency of social housing was such that no thought was given to mitigating the conflicts of coexistence, fifty years after it went up the city is the scene of confrontations between communities of different belief and has an unemployment rate nearing 20%.

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault

  • Architects  : Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
  • Project :  SPORT COURT in Sarcelles
  • Location : Lycée La Tourelle, Sarcelles, France
  • Client  : Région Ile de France
  • Collaborators  : BETIBA Bureau d’Etudes Techniques
  • Main contractors  : LAFRANQUE,  APLOMB,  EVERLITE,  XR Systems,  Tennis et Sols
  • Program : Sport Court

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault

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Audiochmura by Mode:lina architekci s.c.

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Article source: Mode:lina architekci s.c.

A project of Audiochmura (sonic cloud – loosely translated) was inspired by the concept of Audioarchitektura (sonicarchitecture) – brainchild of artist Piotr Adamski and mode:lina.

It is a sonic installation using corrugated pipes as amplifiers emitting sounds gathered around its actual position. The shape of a cloud relates to something ephemeral, almost non-existent and likely to move.

Image Courtesy Małgorzata Opala

  • Architects: Mode:lina architekci s.c.
  • Project: Audiochmura
  • Photography: Małgorzata Opala
  • Software used: No software has been used – it was all sketching + model making

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RGB Project Made in China by Archiactivity

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Archiactivity

A symbol of China’s, the Great Wall (GWC) snakes through the countryside over deserts, hills and plains. The GWC was created under Qin Empire (221-206 BC), but most of the current wall dates from de Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with approximately 6.400Km. Around 40% has disappeared, 20% has been restored and 40% is in poor condition, in approximately 2.450Km to apply RGB_Project This proposal aims to generate the occasion and potential of the GWC as a main axis through the northern China, in the boundary with Inner Mongolia, a region that is important as a potential break for advancing desertification and climate change, to generate Green_Spots along this natural path in sustainable and replicable landscape structures to help stop desertification, revitalize the area and be an asset to the population: the N=MxRGB_Project.

RGB Project Made in China

  • Architects: Archiactivity
  • Project: RGB Project
  • Location: China
  • Software used: sketchup, v-ray and gimp

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