Archive for the ‘Vectorworks’ Category
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Article source: Feix&Merlin
THE STUDENT SALON NOW
The LSE’s student salon is currently an unsuccessful space: Its walls are cluttered with unsightly alarm sounders, fire extinguishers and cable trunking, a big vending maching in front of the window blocks views in and out of the space and the big recycling bins are in everybody’s way. The lighting is mismatched and inappropriate for the type of use and the furniture is neither inviting nor comfortable. The space is quite simply not very attractive.
- Architect: Feix&Merlin
- Name of Project: Student Salon
- Location: London, UK
- Software used: Vectorworks for the cad drawing package. Hand sketches, images and drawings were collated in InnDesign for presentations.
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Article source: MLRP
Mirror House at Copenhagen Central Park
Danish-American based architects MLRP has transformed an existing graffiti-plagued playground structure to an inviting and reflective pavilion as part of the new Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Laura Stamer)
- Architect: MLRP
- Name of Project: Mirror House
- Location: Fælledparken (Central Park), Copenhagen City, Denmark
- Engineers: Grontmij A/S
- Photography: Laura Stamer
- Software used: Vectorworks
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Article source: Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsHouse
A dwelling for a family of three located in a residential district in Tokyo.
To live in a multi-storey dwelling in a dense metropolis like Tokyo is somehow similar to living in a large tree. Within a large tree, there exists few large branches, of which endows numerous qualities; -pleasant places to sit, sleep, and present places for discourse. While these branches are individual places under protection, they are simultaneously equipped with mutual relationships that allow one to sense the presence of one another across each branch. A network of relationships interwoven across many places throughout the branches. A proposal for a landscape where the duality of opposites; individuality and holistic co-exist through relationship.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)
- Architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects
- Project title: House H
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Design year: from 2006 to 2008
- Construction year: from 2008 to 2009
- Principal in charge: Sou Fujimoto
- Photography: Iwan Baan
- Software used: Vectorworks for the drawings
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
Article source: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
In 1999, unlicensed treasure hunters unearthed a remarkable archaeological relic: a 3,600-year-old sky disc made of bronze inlaid with gold. It depicts complex constellations and the symbol of the solar barge representing the sun’s nightly passage from west to east. An architectural competition was launched to design a public archaeological centre and an observation tower that would showcase the disc and come to symbolize the region.
Images Courtesy Jan Bitter
- Architect: Holzer Kobler Architekturen
- Name of Project: Nebra Ark
- Location: Wangen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
- Type: Visitor center and observation tower
- Client: Burgenlandkreis, Kreisverwaltung
- Year: 2007
- Photographer: Jan Bitter
- Software used: Vectorworks
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Article source: Carter Williamson Architects
The original 1860’s home sits modestly on its block. Humble and unassuming, its appearance defines its cultural significance; the workers cottage preserves a ‘moment’ in the rich, blue-collar heritage and character of Balmain. Preserving and restoring the integrity of the existing cottage as part of the streetscape and the eclectic, urban fabric of Balmain was always fundamental to the design. Any addition needed to be sympathetic, sensitively yet distinctively bridging the divide between new and old.
Rear facade at night
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
Article source: TOFU architects
This building which has grand stairs is composed of duplex house and a cafe. The site is facing the shopping street leading to the Hikone castle from Hikone station in Shiga. The owner wanted a cafe space on the first floor, so the approach was needed to the third floor. Considering the daily uses, the grand stairs were surrounded gradually around the building.
Night View (Images Courtesy Yohei Sasakura)
- Architect: TOFU architects
- Project Name: H-House
- Location: Hikone, Shiga, Japan
- Project Architect: Fumiya Ogawa+Tomonobu Higashino
- Photographs: Yohei Sasakura
- Software used: formZ, Vectorworks, Photoshop.
Friday, January 6th, 2012
Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP
Hewitt Studios have just completed the HCA Hub building which forms a new front-end facility for the Hereford College of Arts. The proposal delivers much-needed cafe, exhibition and admin space in a striking new volume. With a strong sustainability agenda, the structure is formed of glu-laminated and mass-timber and the space is naturally ventilated and day-lit. A reflective pool is used to both animate the space and mediate sunlight.
Exterior view (Images Courtesy Paul Younger)
- Architect: Hewitt Studios LLP
- Project Title: HCA Hub
- Location: Hereford, UK
- Client: Hereford College of Arts
- Cost: £1.2m
- All photos: Paul Younger
- Software used: Microstation and Vectorworks to design/present the project
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Article source: Peter Stasek Architect
The showroom of the new Light Center Speyer, situated in a factory building, was to be designed as exhibition space, consulting area and meeting place. Here, a frame generating interior design synergy effects was to be created for all latest light trends, technologies and light designs. Its sophisticated structure was to build the backbone of the entire light exhibition, but at the same time was never to overshadow the priority of the lighting objects to be exhibited.
Images Courtesy Peter Appelt
- Architect: Peter Stasek Architect
- Name of Project: Light Center Speyer
- Location: Greater Frankfurt area, Germany
- Client: Light Center Speyer, Speyer, Germany
- Light planning: Licht-Team, Speyer, Germany
- Photographer: Lena Rübsam, Germany
- Software used: Vectorworks Architect 2012 and Photoshop CS 5.1
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Article source: Todd Verwers Architects
This urban loft space for a single man occupies the entire top floor of a 1920’s concrete frame structure in San Francisco’s Soma neighborhood. The space, essentially a “toolbox” for the owner’s urban lifestyle, is unique in its adaptation of commercial and institutional materials and components to residential functions. Off the shelf laboratory cabinet modules form the kitchen, a customized computer floor forms the sleeping platform, and a precision aluminum framing system creates the enclosure and adaptable framework for an “electronics laboratory”. In some cases, these modular components were customized to specific client requirements.
Image Courtesy Marion Brenner
- Architects: Todd Verwers Architects
- Project: Folsom Street Residential Laboratory
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Client: Withheld
- General Contractor: BIG Construction
- Photographs: Marion Brenner
- Software used: Vectorworks