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Kuggen in Lindholmsplatsen, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Kuggen is nestled in among Lindholmen’s big office buildings, like a colorful blossom surrounded by gray leaves. Its form and color are not immediately revealed. The round building looks different from every direction. The upper floors project out over the lower—more on the south side than on the north, so that the building partially shades itself when the sun is high in the sky. A rotating screen shades the top floors, following the sun’s path around the building. These details change the building’s character from one side to another, and over the course of the day. Finally, its brocade of glazed terracotta panels takes on different appearances depending on our viewing angle and the changing daylight conditions.


  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Kuggen
  • Location: Lindholmsplatsen, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Architect Team: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB thru, Gert Wingårdh, Jonas Edblad, Charlotte Erdegard and Danuta Nielsen
  • Software used: Autocad is the main project software and the software used for 3d renderings is 3DSMAX and rendered with V-ray.


Nuova Sede Centro Edile Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy by OFL Architecture

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The new Andrea Palladio Building Center is made of a structural skin evoking nature, like tree branches that by weaving themselves create a dynamic façade made of steel and glass. The arches on the ground floor evoke the architecture of the Renaissance, and suggest the idea of an ethical and emotional architecture. Steel and glass together, combined as something organic and dynamic, allow the building to be in harmony with the context. The shielding front is made of mirror glass panels with a thickness of 10 mm. They have the double function of reflecting the natural environment and protecting the building from the sun. The glazed turbots, generated by the external structure, and the plastic tubes that pervade the entire building have been designed in order to enable the sectors to obtain an adequate level of lighting comfort.

Nuova Sede Centro Edile Andrea Palladio

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: Nuova Sede Centro Edile Andrea Palladio
  • Location: Vicenza, Italy
  • Project Design: Francesco Lipari
  • Project Team: Francesco Lipari, Vanessa Todaro, Pierpaolo Pugliano, Gianni Esposito
  • Timing: design 2009
  • Software used: Rendered with Vray and modeled with Rhino+3dsmax


Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by Maxthreads Architectural Design and Visuals

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The proposal is seeking opportunities of historical train track pattern as the starting planning base. A leaf like spin channels through the site, which gives a distinctive identity of its urban planning system. The proposal also exemplifies some essential aspects of sustainable urban planning. This includes an integrated mix use community that encompasses living, working and leisure within a compact city form and is complemented with a balance of civic and natural spaces.

Aerial View

  • Architect: Maxthreads Architectural Design and Visuals
  • The project proposal title: Infiltrated Cultural and Ecological Urbanism
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Host of the competition: Urban Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Chinese Institute of Interior and Architectural Design
  • The design proposal for: Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition final stage imagery.
  • Design Brief: Kaohsiung existing city plan is an infrastructure- led gridded planning. And the resulting cohesive network of road system and block green spaces. Kaohsiung port station/ The railway site lies on the edge of the Kaohsiung city, alone the Wan shu mountain.
  • Software used: 3ds max and vray


Islamic Cultural Center in Tirana, Albania by Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The capital Tirana is undergoing an urban transformation which includes the restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings, the construction of a series of new public and private urban structures, and the complete reconceptualization of Scanderbeg Square. This important square is the site of the new cultural complex that will consist of a Mosque, an Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony.

Cultural Center in Albania

  • Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Islamic Cultural Center
  • Location: Tirana, Albania
  • Type: Invited Competition
  • Client: Municipality of Tirana, Albanian Muslim Community
  • Software used: Rhino + V-ray and 3ds max + Maxwell


Habit make us blind in Valencia, Spain by Espai MGR

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Day by day we pass by vacant lots downtown. Just like an invisible metastasis generated in the heart of the city and extending to all its arteries. Neighborhoods that, although having a huge potential, have more and more unused spaces, a fact that does not at all promote a correct sustainable development. Years have made us immune to this problem. It’s a landscape we already recognize as typical of the central neighborhoods in Valencia.

Habitat Make Us Blind

  • Architect: Espai MGR
  • Project: Habit make us blind
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Software used: 3dsmax+vray and photoshop


Crater Lake in Kobe, Japan by 24° Studio

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Kobe is a unique place that is situated within a narrow strip of land between the ocean and mountains. It generously offers expereineces of salty ocean breeze, the high latitude and breath taking views from its mountains, and busy city life saturated with cultural happenings. The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 16 years ago led to inevitable changes within built environment sparring only the nature that surrounds Kobe. This devastating experience is remembered by Kobe residents making them closer to each other, but also open and friendly to visitors of the city.

Crater Lake

  • Architects: 24° Studio
  • Project: Crater Lake
  • Location: Kobe, Japan
  • Type: Installation
  • Completion Date: October  2011
  • Design: 24° Studio (Fumio Hirakawa + Marina Topunova)
  • Client: City of Kobe (Japan)
  • Software used: Combination of Rhino and Maya for 3D modeling and rendered with Vray and Maxwell for the first 2 images (with city background).  The latter 2 images were physical model based on 3D model.


Revolutionary Opera Theater in Vienna, Austria by Tang Fei

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Revolutionary Opera Theater for the Karmelitermarkt in Vienna

Tang Fei experimented with form production at the Excessive Studio II, Urban Strategies, Die Angewandte Vienna in Austria to produce an Opera Theater or a Concert Hall in the Karmelitermarket.

Side View

  • Architect: Tang Fei
  • Name of Project: Revolutionary Opera Theater
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Software used: Modeled the project using Maya, but for rendering, used Vray for C4d and 3ds max


Lucke Orozco House in Guadalajara, México by Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The house is located in one of the oldest residential colonies in Guadalajara, it is almost the only sheered area of a city that is mostly leveled, and this allows the place to receive good winds and to accomplish a great view from the second level at the nor-west of the city. The irregular shape of the space generates a sharp corner surrounded by the great foliage of trees that are already located on the sidewalk.

Front View Night

  • Architects: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos
  • Project: Lucke Orozco House
  • Location: Guadalajara, México
  • Design year: 2006
  • Construction: 2006-2008
  • Photography: Carlos Díaz Corona
  • Software: Autocad, Sketch up, Vray
  • Team: Jorge Luis Hernández Silva, Diana Quiroz Chávez, Alejandro Aponte, Andrea Assad, Roberto Peña, Mauricio Hurtado, Natalia Castro, Guillermo Basso, Mariana Díaz, Víctor Valverde,  Sofía Preciado, Héctor Mendoza.
  • Software used: Autocad, Skecthup and V-Ray


Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s Galleria Centercity in Cheonan, South Korea

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

We just received some new images for this project. So, here is the updated project.

If museums are turning into supermarkets, why then should department stores not turn into museums?

“The Galleria Cheonan responds to the current retail climate in Asia, where department stores also operate as social and semi-cultural meeting places. Because of this, the quality of the public spaces within the building was treated as an integral aspect of the design.”, Ben van Berkel


  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Location: Cheonan, South Korea
  • Software used by UNStudio (not necessarily for this project):
    • Cad software: AutoCAD
    • 3D modeling: Rhino, 3D Studio Max, Maya Complete, TopSolid, Vray,T-Splines
    • Building Information Modeling (BIM): Bentley Architecture & Mircostation, Digital Project, Autodesk NavisWorks Manage


West End Museum Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts by PRAUD

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The West End Museum is a community-based museum in Boston which is dedicated to documenting the history of the West End of Boston especially the immigrant era which dates approximately from 1880 to the West Ends destruction by eminent domain in 1958.

Aerial View

  • Architect: PRAUD (Dongwoo Yim + Rafael Luna)
  • Name of Project: West End Museum Pavilion
  • Location : Boston, Massachusetts
  • Client : West End Museum
  • Software used: Rhino and V-Ray for rendering, and AutoCAD for drawing


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