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Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion in Horská ulice, Czech republic by MCA atelier

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: MCA atelier

PREVIOUS STATE
Though itself of Baroque date, Bastion XXXI is a part of the medieval fortifications of the New Town of Prague, founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV. The need for unconquerable fortifications was strengthened by the presence of the Cathedral of Charlemagne at the point of the bastion. Along with the fortress of Vyšehrad, another significant monument of the city fortifications, the ramparts form a significant defensive complex, yet one hidden beneath the later layers of the contemporary built fabric of central Prague, now a UNESCO heritage site. The area of former gardens within the ramparts was left untouched since the 14th century, first as reserve land and later ignored even as the city expanded over the centuries.

Intervention.West view. Inside the bastion, the landscaped area allows for outdoor art exhibitions or open-air cultural events. 2011. Copyright: Filip Šlapal

  • Architect: MCA atelier
  • Name of Project: Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion (Bastion u Božích muk)
  • Location: Horská ulice, Prague 2, Czech republic
  • Authors: MCA atelier s.r.o., Ing. arch. Miroslav Cikán, Ing. arch. Pavla Melková
  • Assistants: Mgr. art. Peter Buš, Ing. Pavel Košťálek
  • Photography: Filip Šlapal and MCA atelier

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Snow jump for energy in Passo del tonale, Italy by Cimini Architettura

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Article source: Cimini Architettura

During a long day of snowboard often stopping along the way to wait for their friends and follow their evolution with the board. Other times we’re just a quiet place to stop to rest and organize an evening drink. In others moments we need a technical support aspects of skiing and weather information and safety in the snow. Comes the need to create a place, a meeting point for snowboarders where to find and spend a few minutes before continuing their descent. SJE is based conceptually on the creation of this site. A project not on the edge of the track, but fully integrated with the path.

Snow jump for energy

  • Architect: Cimini Architettura
  • Name of Project: Snow jump for energy
  • Location: Passo del tonale, Italy
  • Consultants: Jessica di Virgilio – engineering, Guido Colombetti, Adamello Ski

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Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010 in Paris, France by Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010 was held in Paris, France.

The panels which expressed all the works of kotarohoriuchiuntil 2010 tovariety of different sized squares are made to float. It turns around the surroundings of panels that are floating scattered in different sides and turns around the exhibition hall.The shadow by panels changes with the people who pass. The chair, the desk, and lighting manufactured simultaneously are exhibited.

Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010

  • Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010
  • Location: Gallery G.E., Paris, France
  • Program: Exhibition
  • Exhibition area: 200 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2012 French, Rhinoceros 4+ Grasshooper, 3D studio Max 2012, Photoshop CS5,5, Indesign CS5,5

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Blas Infante Square in Lleida, Spain by Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects (Designed using ArchiCAD and AutoCAD)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Article source: Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects

The proposal represents and symbolizes the new centrality that Blas Infante Square offers in a contemporary way. The project is developed from the duality of the two scales that are mixed: the scale of the neighborhood, immediate environment, and a larger size, the city and its historic center.

Blas Infante Square

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Melting Pot in New York City by HartnessVision and YGS

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Article source: HartnessVision and YGS

New York City AIDS Memorial Park Competition

The combined site is experienced through the 2 ramped passageways,  that begin and end at the same place but remain separate. “Health “–  embodied by the verdant park, benches, and vegetation– surrounds  “Infection”–symbolized by an isolated ramp. The two realities are visible  to each other but separated by a glass enclosure.

Rendering

  • Architect: HartnessVision and YGS
  • Name of Project: Melting Pot
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Scope: NYC’s first AIDS memorial, creation of park
  • Size: 18,000 sq ft
  • Budget: $30Million
  • Design Partners: Yael Getz-Schoen, AIA, LEED-AP
  • Software used:
      Plans, sections: sketchup
      Modeling : Sketchup, 3DS Max
      Rendering: 3DS Max
      Post production: Photoshop, InDesign

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Fisterra Fishmarket in La Coruña, Spain by CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Covadonga Carrasco Arquitectos

This project to a fish market, which is considerate like a pioneering experience in Galicia, gives the possibility of receiving visitors at the same time that the market activity is made.

The objective of separate the workers and visitors routes becomes a condition to the distribution and the basic program of a conventional market, appearing added functions, like the information area,  didactic material exhibition hall, a control room and a small store.

Image Courtesy Jordi Pereda

  • Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos
  • Project: Fisterra Fishmarket
  • Location: Fisterra (Finisterre) Seaport , A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect Design: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco
  • Work Directors: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco, Juan Antonio Rodríguez Pardo
  • Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Estefanía Vázquez, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Cecilia Castro, Belén Salgado

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Shining Tree in a sacred place by MoNo (designed using 3dS Max)

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Article source: MoNo

This art work was dedicated to the people who had passed away in several disasters in this year 2011. Especially in Japan, the massive earthquake hit this country land with the huge tsunami so much that considerable damage and profound sorrow came to us. MoNo had the opportunity to join the illumination event “KusatsuMachiakariYumeakariHanaakari – on autumnal Kusatsu road with sensory gratification”, which got over 30 thousands visitors. So MoNo could open our work as one of programs of “Akari Art Exhibition” which were held in some historic shrines and temples.

Image Courtesy MoNo

  • Architects: MoNo
  • Project: Shining Tree in a sacred place
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Software used: 3dsMAX

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Excess Heights by Reality Cues

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Article source: Reality Cues

The neighborhood of Excess Heights has implemented a new waste management initiative. Under the city council’s new recommendations, the collection of recyclable refuse will continue, but non-recyclable trash will no longer be collected or processed on the municipal level. The inhabitants of each private residence will be expected to compost all organic material and handle all of its own non-recyclable waste on-site.

View from the middle

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D/OCEAN in Yeosu, Korea by Y Design Office

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Y Design Office

NATURE + DIGITAL

The two silos at the expo site are standing at an outstanding location- situated between the ocean and the mountain- and also surrounded by two large public plazas. It is critical to redesign the current silos with foundational understanding for the importance of its current location. Since the silos stand at a focal point in viewing the ocean (from Silo A) and the mountains (from Silo B), this connection to its surrounding nature must be kept intact even when advances are made to its current design. Our design exploits the territory between the natural and the digital. The two silos will become an interesting destination where the world between nature and technology becomes strangely ambiguous without subtracting the original element in each.

D/OCEAN

  • Architects: Y Design Office
  • Project: D/OCEAN
  • Location: Yeosu, Korea
  • Credit: Tony Yam, Howard Jiho Kim

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Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport in the United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

The museum, a sectional extrusion open at both ends, its outline encapsulating a wave or pleat, flows from city to waterfront, symbolizing dynamic relationship between Glasgow and the ship-building, seafaring and industrial legacy of the river Clyde. Clear glass facades allow light to flood through the main exhibition space.

 

Entrance to the Museum

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project Director: Jim Heverin
  • Project Architect: Johannes Hofmann
  • Project Team: Achim Gergen, Agnes Koltay, Alasdair Graham, Andreas Helgesson, Andy Summers, Aris Giorgiadis, Brandon Buck, Christina Beaumont, Chun Chiu, Claudia Wulf, Daniel Baerlaecken, Des Fagan, Electra Mikelides, Elke Presser, Gemma Douglas, Hinki Kwon, Jieun Lee, Johannes Hoffmann, Laymon Thaung, Liat Muller, Lole Mate, Malca Mizrahi, Markus Planteu, Matthias Frei, Michael Mader, Mikel Bennett, Ming Cheong, Naomi Fritz, Rebecca Haines-Gadd, Thomas Hale, Tyen Masten

 

Exterior View

  • Competition Team: Malca Mizrahi, Michele Pasca di Magliano, Viviana R. Muscettola, Mariana Ibanez, Larissa Henke
  • Services: Buro Happold (Glasgow, UK)
  • Acoustic: Buro Happold (Bath, UK)
  • Fire: FEDRA, (Glasgow, UK)
  • Cost / Project Management: Capita Symonds

 

Interior Decoration

  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 2004 – 2011
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Built 11,000m2
  • Exhibition Area: 7,000m²
  • Site Area: 22,400m²
  • Footprint Area: 7,800m²

 

Aerial View

The historical development of the city of Glasgow and the ship-building, seafaring and industrial waterfront along the river Clyde, gives both a unique shared legacy. Situated where the city meets river, ‘flowing’ between the two in a symbolic representation of their dynamic relationship, the museum places itself in the very roots of its origins – establishing a clear connection between its exhibits and their wider context.

 

Aerial Photo

The building, conceived as a sectional extrusion open at both ends, its cross-sectional outline encapsulating a wave or pleat, faces Glasgow and the Clyde, becoming porous to its context on both sides. However, this connection is not direct, but instead diverted to create a journey into the exhibition spaces contained. In every sense, the interior path through the space becomes a mediator between city and river, which can be both hermetic or porous as required.

 

Façade View

Circulation is through the main, open and column-free exhibition space, from which views outward allow visitors to build up a gradual sense of their external context. At the structure’s end point, the café and corporate entertainment space offers views over the confluence of the river Kelvin and the Clyde, with access to a landscaped open courtyard. Front and rear elevations are marked by their clear glass facades, both allowing expansive views over the surrounding river landscape.

Roofing Contours

Ringed stones create a shadow path around the building, moving visitors from hard surfaces to a softer landscape of grass, creating an informal space. Lined trees along the existing ferry quay reduce exposure to prevailing winds, while shallow pools along the museum’s south and east sides create a seamless continuity with the river.


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