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Liard River Hot Springs in British Columbia by FORMLINE ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Article source: FORMLINE ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM

The Liard River Hot Springs project replaces the existing timber deck and change room facility that was eroding due to environmental exposure. The design addresses the needs of the rugged northern climate while creating a welcoming environment for the hot spring bathers. The project consists of new separate mens and womens changerooms, an expanded and upgraded deck, hot springs amenities and an upgraded path network.

Image Courtesy © FORMLINE ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM

  • Architects: FORMLINE ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM
  • Project: Liard River Hot Springs
  • Location: British Columbia
  • Completed: November 2012
  • Site Area: 310 m² (3335 ft²)
  • Client: Ministry of the Environment, Province of BC
  • Design Team: Alfred Waugh (Architect in Charge), Matthew Lahey, Nick Bray
  • Consultants: Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting
  • Contractor: Bear Mountain Construction
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

DEVICE #9 in Oyumino, Chiba, Japan by N MAEDA ATELIER

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Article source: N MAEDA ATELIER

DEVICE #9 is our idea of the simplest architectural format.
 The format starts with a completely empty box. The only “rules” are to implant four GARDENs serving as devices. The only other thing we have done is to place facilities and objects indispensable for living.
 To metaphorize, the empty box is a flat steel sheet, and the four GARDENs are magnets positioned below the steel sheet.

Image Courtesy © N MAEDA ATELIER

  • Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER
  • Project: DEVICE #9
  • Location: Oyumino, Chiba, Japan
  • Design: 2002~2003
  • Construction: 2003
  • Structual system: Steel flame: 1stories
  • Maximum height: 4.000mm
  • Consultants: Takumi Shinbo , structural
  • Site area: 192.80 m2
  • Built area: 96.28 m2
  • Total floor area: 96.28 m2

Major materials

  • Exterior: Metal(aluminum) finish
  • Interior: gypsum plaster board

CELLULOID JAM in YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN by N MAEDA ATELIER

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Article source: N MAEDA ATELIER

Imagine a site you might picture, when letting your mind wonder back in time: damp soil forms a soft ground, catching your footsteps, ancient, weather-beaten stairs, that have been used in earlier times as an earthen path, a lovely old retaining wall and carefully cherished plants.

Image Courtesy © TOSHIHIRO SOBAJIMA

  • Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER
  • Project: CELLULOID JAM
  • Location: YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN
  • Photography: TOSHIHIRO SOBAJIMA
  • Principal Architects: NORISADA MAEDA
  • Structural Engineering: RYOZO UMEZAWA
  • Contractor: KASAHARA KOUMUTEN

Constantinos Kalisperas Uncut by Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Article source: Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

Constantinos Kalisperas’ approach, either in architecture or in design, involves the fundamental principle of coincidentia oppositorum, i.e. seeking unity through the coincidence of opposites: above with below, inside with outside, negative with positive, infinite with finite, a principle that has defined both western and eastern way of thinking since antiquity.

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas architectural studio

The Über Shed in MAIN RIDGE, VICTORIA by Jost Architects

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Article source: Patrick Jost

The Über Shed is a new work-shed / rural retreat on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The client’s brief was for a functional shed with a work bench area, to house farming equipment, and a simple, attached retreat with a bathroom, kitchenette and sleeping area.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Jost

  • Architects: Jost Architects
  • Project: The Über Shed
  • Location: MAIN RIDGE, VICTORIA
  • Photography: Patrick Jost
  • Interiors: Nina Caple (Mini Living)
  • Builder: The client
  • Budget: $300,000 Aust

THE COLLECTION by Bureau A

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Article source: Bureau A

“Everything remembered, everything thought, all awareness becomes base, frame, pedestal, lock and key of his ownership. Period, region, craft, previous owners – all, for the true collector, merge in each one of his possessions into a magical encyclopaedia whose quintessence is the fate of his object.”

Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: Bureau A
  • Project: THE COLLECTION
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud
  • Software used: AutoCad and Rhino

St.Georges Place Canterbury by SureSet Permeable Paving

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: SureSet Permeable Paving

Canterbury University had received funds to invest in a multi-million pound development of their student accommodation which was to be completed before September 2012. It was felt that new sophisticated campus was required for the modern day student with a superior level of comfort and design.

Image Courtesy © SureSet Permeable Paving

Kalvebod Waves in Copenhagen, Denmark by JDS Architects

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Article source: JDS Architects

Kalvebod Brygge is situated opposite the popular Copenhagen summer hang out, Islands Brygge. Kalvebod Brygge has the potential to be Islands Brygge’s more urban counterpart but has, until now, been synonymous with a desolated office address devoid of life and public activities.

Image Courtesy © JDS Architects

  • Architects: JDS Architects
  • Project: Kalvebod Waves
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Henning Stuben
  • PROJECT: Waterfront, Urban Plan
  • TYPE: Competition, 1st Prize December 2008
  • SIZE: 4 000 M2
  • BUDGET: 7 000 000 EUR (52,000,000 DKK)
  • CLIENT: Copenhagen Municipality, Lokale og Anlægsfonden
  • TEAM: KLAR, JDS, Niras, Sloth Møller
  • STATUS: Completed August 2013

Neo – Fa by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Neo, a word derivated from the old Greek meaning new. This prefix commonly used in Spanish take us immediately to avant-garde movements; those names that are preceded by this word always look forward, to renew, to bring ways never seen before or break out with previous forms of art. That is exactly what we pretended to do with this proposal. This work consists of not only presenting just an architectural project or concept, we go beyond by generating a new architectural system which allows typification, standardization, prefabrication, multifunctionality and polyvalency.

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  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Neo – Fa
  • Architectural project, Interiors, Landscape, Lighting design, Furniture and Construction: Pascal Arquitectos

329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank, 2013 in Dottikon, Switzerland by Zimoun

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Article source: Studio Zimoun

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

Image Courtesy © Studio Zimoun

  • Architects: Zimoun
  • Project: 329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank, 2013
  • Location: Dottikon, Switzerland
  • Copyright: Studio Zimoun
  • Artist: Zimoun
  • Dimensions: 9.4m x 12.8m height,  30.8 x 42 ft.
  • Credits: Architecture and consulting by Hannes Zweifel. Assisted from Studio Zimoun by Florian Bürki, Ulf Kallscheidt, Janis Weidner, Marlene, Hirtreiter and Annie Rüfenacht. Making-of video by Florian Bürki. Lighting system designed and developed by Davide Groppi., Landscape architecture by Hannes Zweifel and Samuel Interbitzi. Project coordination on-site in Dottikon by Bruno Bachmann., Constructive engineering by Hans Jörg Baumann and Arthur Hauser.
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