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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.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

  • 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.

Arverne Dunes in Far Rockaway, New York by ShortList_0 Design Group

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group

Sustainably repurposing urban piers.
Arverne Dunes is a new waterfront concept for neighborhood redevelopment of Far Rockaway New York post Hurricane Sandy. It features both urban and suburban attributes. Embracing its city surroundings with urban density, the design capitalizes on the site’s coastal elements retaining the feel and lifestyle of a beachfront town. The plan emphasizes the Community Board’s priorities, aiming to meet the needs of developers, Rockaway residents and New York City government’s updated FEMA recommendations for this flood zone area. The site plan fosters beach community ambiance for 1,000 new dwellings, 200,000sf of commercial space, in addition to recreation, a medical clinic, doctors’ offices and community facilities.

Arverne Dunes proposal, eastern sector perspective: Dune preserve, 500 townhouse units, 500 midrise dwelling units, 200,000sf commercial, plus recreation and medical facilities, Image Courtesy © ShortList_0 Design Group

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group
  • Project: Arverne Dunes
  • Location: Far Rockaway, New York
  • Urban Planning: PLC Urban Planning & Policy
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, Managing Member, 2013
  • Site Area: 80+ acres
  • Sustainable Design Features: Building integrated PV solar panels, green roofs, dune preservation, daylight Illumination
  • Annual Power Generation Capability: 1.75 Megawatts
  • Design Software: Revit
  • Catagories: Housing Development, Land Preserve, Master Plan, Residential, Autodesk Revit, Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Waterfront Development

Swidnicka crossing in Wrocław, Poland by Major Architekci

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Major Architekci

In October 2013 the office MAJOR ARCHITEKCI has won a competition for reconstruction of the crossing on the Świdnicka Street (which crosses Casimir the Great Street). This is a new changed form of the project. It will be build in 2016, when Wrocław will be European Capital of Culture. The project involves changing function of underground crossing. By 2014 year there will be an Art Gallery.

Image Courtesy © Major Architekci

  • Architects: Major Architekci
  • Project: Swidnicka crossing
  • Location: Wrocław, Poland

THE VELVET STATE in Roskilde, Denmark by SHJWORKS Architectural

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: SHJWORKS Architectural

The Velvet State came up as an ambition to combine performance and architecture in a project at the Roskilde Festival 2013.

The core of the project emerged via an ongoing dialogue between the performers and the architects, adopting and merging the two disciplines into one universe.

Image Courtesy © Simon Hjermind Jensen

  • Architects: SHJWORKS Architectural
  • Project: THE VELVET STATE
  • Location: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Photography: Lasse Ryberg, Simon Hjermind Jensen, Christian Bøcker Sørensen, Henri Käpynen, Inga Gerner Nielsen, Yeray Lopez

SHJWORKS Architectural team:

  • Head of design and project leader: Simon Hjermind Jensen 
  • Architect and site manager: Christian BøckerSørensen 
  • Architectural and design assistant: Henri Käpynen
  • Assisting site manager: MadsBryldSørensen

Rooftop addition by General Architecture

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Article source: General Architecture

This unsual project, substitutes a traditional pitched roof on to a three room copper body.
The three rooms inside, a living room, a bed room, and a walking closet, have big window panes and skylights.

Image Courtesy © mikael olsson

Gaurav Gupta Couture

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Article source: Gaurav Gupta

The concept of the store is born out of the duality of Gaurav’s collections for his Pret and Couture lines.

This 1200 sq ft space is conceived as an immersive environment sculpted in monochrome. Sinuously wrapping cast concrete walls seem to surreally float within the relatively tight volume, and slice the space into two zones without dividing it balancing a constant sense of reveal and discovery.

Art nouveau inspired display racks of lacquered mild steel

NCMH Announces 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Winners

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Unique architecture competition celebrates NC Modernist residential design. 

July 29, 2013 (Durham, NC) – George Smart, Executive Director of North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses), announced the winners of the 2013 George Matsumoto Prize during a special event held at the AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh.

The Matsumoto Prize recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina. The Matsumoto Prize includes two categories: the professional Jury’s Awards and the People’s Choice Awards, the latter of which are chosen by public voting online. The Jury Awards include three cash prizes totaling $6000.

The professional jury’s First Prize went to Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh for the Rank Residence, a flat-roofed, four-story, 3200-square-foot, “Modern Gothic” house with a three-story-clear living room and 1100-square-foot, four-car garage beneath that. Located outside Pittsburgh, NC, the cube is clad in concrete and metal and the windows are arranged to recall musical notes on staff lines in sheet music. Inside, in keeping with the owner’s fascination with vertical space, a network of stairs and bridges slashes overhead within a totally white, gray and black interior. The owner’s extensive art collection is displayed primarily on ledges so that he can easily change out the art whenever he wants.

Rank Residence

Second Prize went to Erin Sterling-Lewis, AIA, and Matt Griffith, AIA, of In Situ Studios in Raleigh for the Chasen Residence, a small (1450 square feet), modern, urban house just east of downtown Raleigh. The plan confines the entries, stairs, kitchen, half bath, and upstairs hallway to one side of the house, opening the remaining space for living. The house uses numerous passive and active environmentally sustainable strategies.

Third Prize went to Chad Everhart, AIA, of Boone, NC, for the Mountain Cabin in Boone. The 650-square-foot cabin reinterprets typical log cabins found in the Appalachian Mountains. It blends vernacular elements with simple, modern design, complementing the owner’s collection of mid-century modern furniture, and it models affordable design and construction through its minimal footprint, use of indigenous materials, maximization of volume, and multi-use components.

The People’s Choice First Prize went to Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, of Wilmington for the “Dragonfly Villa.” Like its namesake, the home sits by the water’s edge, its roofline making it seem to be poised to take flight.  Two wings housing sleeping, cooking, eating, and bathing areas are positioned opposite one another, joined by a windowed interstitial living space from which the homeowners can enjoy a private courtyard view on one side and an expansive lake vista on the other. Systems and storage are built into thick, hollow, furniture-like walls that span the length of the structure, passing from outdoors to indoors and back out again.

Dragonfly Villa

The People’s Choice Second Prize went to In Situ Studios for the Chasen Residence (see above).

The Third Prize in the People’s Choice category went to Tonic Design + Tonic Construction for the Rank Residence (see above).

Now in its second year, NCMH’s George Matsumoto Prize is named forGeorge Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding member of the NC State University School of Design faculty who is well known for the mid-century Modernist houses he designed in North Carolina.  Matsumoto himself served as the jury’s Honorary Chair.

Also serving on the 2013 jury were: Frank Harmon, FAIA, (Chair) of Frank Harmon Architect PA, Raleigh; Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Tom Kundig, FAIA, of Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, Washington; and Larry Scarpa, FAIA, of Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles, California.

“These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,” Smart said. “We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.”

About North Carolina Modernist Houses:

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit dedicated to restoring and growing modernist residential architecture in the Triangle region. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  NCMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the state’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations.

For more information:

Website: www.ncmodern.org
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Modernist-Houses97954432790
Twitter: https://twiiter.com/georgesmartTMH/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/triangle-modernist-houses-inc.
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/b1uep1ate/triangle-modernist-houses/

Media contact:

Kim Weiss,
Blueplate PR
919.272.8615
blueplatepr@gmail.com

(Images attached: Jury’s 1st Prize winner, the Rank House, and People’s Choice 1st Prize winner, Dragonfly Villa; hi-res images of these and all winner are available upon request)

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