Archive for the ‘Vectorworks’ Category
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Article source: Matsuya Art Works
This showroom is built to sustain the tanners in the leather manufacturing business, which is local traditional industry in Himeji City, a suburban city in Japan. The showroom highlights the enormous range of leather materials that makes the clients strength and meets his wish to communicate and show the diversity of his products. This specificity leads us to focus on the interior design that allows us to better display the project rather than the exterior shape of the building. The request was to display over 3000 leather items in a very narrow exhibition space limited to 300 m². In order to respond to this range, a second and third floor must be built, however separating the display into several floors might not leave the wanted impression of the huge diversity of leather products offered by the house. Therefore, the Idea was to build an enormous three-dimensional fixture in a single exhibition room. A huge frame was built in shape of a jungle gym using 100x100mm² square steel pipes, creating a three dimensional display fixture. The Grand dimensions of this fixture creates in the visitors mind an impressive understanding of the overwhelming range of products with a single glance. Moreover, leaving more space to move freely provides an experience similar to exploring a jungle gym inside making the discovery of the leather materials’ variety more exciting.
Image Courtesy © Matsuya Art Works
- Architects: Matsuya Art Works
- Project: ORIGAMI ark
- Location: Himeji, Japan
- Software used: Vector Works (A&A)
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Article source: Pfarré lighting design studio
The former store for antique luminaires im Munich‘s Alt-Schwabing district provided an ideal L-shaped ground plan for the workplaces and other areas of the new studio. All main technical features, such as print/copy, large-format printer, coffee, server, etc. are hidden behind a new space divider, which also houses the product library, and consumable supplies. With this divider, a generous space between divider and the shop windows has been created for meetings and presentations. Thanks to the digitalization of the working process and archives, the size of the studio remained the same as before. However, 5 desks have been reduced in size. A 8 m long shelve unit provides space to work and store, below a pinboard with the same length. At the former studio site out of town PLD is still equipped with a lavish archive and further space for testing, mock-ups, and models.
Image Courtesy © Frank Koschembar
- Architects: Pfarré lighting design studio
- Project: Pfarré lighting design studio
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Frank Koschembar
- Software used: Vector Works and Photoshop
- Lighting watts per sqm: 4,3
- Size: 67 qm / sqm
- Date of completion: May 2015
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Article source: Satellite Architects
“It’s doing a lot with a little…the diagonal bracing of the timber and the curtain-walling sing off each other,”
With focus on innovative design sustainable architecture, we at Satellite Architects have been working closely with River Cottage since 2005. River Cottage implements a fully sustainable policy on building materials, energy and carbon outputs and a fully recyclable policy on waste. We at Satellite Architects share an identical vision for the future of the design and built. At Satellite, sustainability is not seen as an added benefit to architectural design but as an integral part of the process.
Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell
- Architects: Satellite Architects
- Project: River Cottage HQ
- Location: Trinity Hill, Axminster, Devon, UK
- Photography: Alex Campbell
- Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks
- Client: River Cottage Limited
- Structural Engineers: Barry Honeysett (Listed Building) Evolve (Other Buildings)
- Project Manager: Draco Property
- Planning supervisor and Approved Inspector: Butler & Young Consultants Limited (more…)
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Article source: Carterwilliamson architects
In a world increasingly challenged by man-made and natural disasters, it is now time to consider the development of a sustainable housing prototype, which can be assembled quickly and transported cheaply and easily to diverse and remote locations.
Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Article source: Jenni Reuter Architects
Villa Sundsvedja is located in the Dragsfjärd archipelago.
The manor of Söderlångvik was formerly owned by Amos Anderson, a well-known patron of culture. Today it is a museum. In addition, the manor has an apple orchard, greenhouses, agricultural operations, direct sales and a cafe. The estate is owned by the Föreningen Konstsamfundet foundation, which had long been wanting premises to be rented to executives and their families. A beautiful plot was found by the shore about one kilometre from the main building.
Image Courtesy © Juha Ilonen
- Architects: Jenni Reuter Architects
- Project: Villa Sundsvedja
- Location: Sundsvedjavägen 200, 25870 Dragsfjärd, Finland
- Photography: Juha Ilonen
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Size: floor area 260m2
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Article source: Maier Hess Architekten GmbH
The project seeks to initiate a pattern clearly identifying the hospital campus on Spitalstrasse. With already two buildings of about 35m height, adding a third one makes the pattern evident. An important benefit of the slightly higher than average structure is the – in our eyes very necessary – casualness of the surrounding space, that so could become more convenient and less tight.
Image Courtesy © Maier Hess Architekten GmbH
- Architects: Maier Hess Architekten GmbH
- Project: Neubau höhere Fachschule für Gesundheit
- Location: Luzern, Switzerland
- Software used: Vectorworks 2015, Artlantis R and Pixelmator
Friday, June 5th, 2015
Article source: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects
Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization (KWIECO) was founded in 1987 in Moshi, Tanzania. It provides advice on legal, health, social and economic issues to women. The fundamental principle on which KWIECO policies are founded is the promotion of human rights, economic justice and gender equality by ensuring equal access to justice and equality for women and children.
Image Courtesy © JUHA ILONEN
- Architects: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects
- Project: KWIECO Shelter House
- Location: Moshi, Tanzania
- Photography: JUHA ILONEN
- Software used: Autocad light, Vectorworks, Rhinoceros, Brazil, Photoshop and Indesign.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Article source: LLI Design
LLI Design have recently completed a total redesign of the ground floor of a newly built (c. 5 year old) detached house in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The clients, a young professional couple with 2 children, wanted a modern look that wasn’t cold and clinical, they wanted their home to be somewhere they could relax and entertain, but at the same time would function as a practical family home.
Image Courtesy © LLI Design
- Architects: LLI Design
- Project: Family residence
- Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
- Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Article source: Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
This is a house in the urban city using wood.
It is getting more and more difficult to use wood for housing in the city. We see wooden houses but it costs a lot of money for disaster prevention and maintenance.
Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura
- Architects: Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
- Project: Checkered House
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Koichi Torimura
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Designer: Takeshi Shikauchi / Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
- Structure design: Ohno JAPAN
- Collaborative design: Yuko Suzuki Architecture Office
- Total area: 117.9㎡
- Completion: March / 2015
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Article source: Tato Architects
This building is a reconfiguration of a traditional Japanese wooden house. Its wooden frames were exposed after the removal of unnecessary parts. Only by inserting curved walls into it, spatial functions were created. A similar challenge was experienced in the process of designing “Hut with the Arc Wall”, a public toilet in Shodoshima. There, space was defined by a 9mm steel curved wall, which was built under the wooden roof structure by reference to traditional soy sauce factories in that area. An inspiration from cedar barrels of say source was formalized in the curved wall, which showed an aesthetic of self- supporting structure. The only thing to be regrettable was newly built wooden frames. Ideally, it should have been moved from an old house around that area and rebuilt in a new place, but the required tight schedule didn’t allow us to spend time to look for a suitable existing building. However, since then, we have seen it as a distinctive potential for reconfigurations to divide space with curved walls, which is not related to the outer structure.
Image Courtesy © ShinkenchikuSha
- Architects: Tato Architects
- Project: House in Kamisawa
- Location: Hyogo, Japan
- Photography: ShinkenchikuSha
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Construction: Kyowa Techno
- Team: Yo Shimada/Keita Kurokoshi
- Site Area: 223.33㎡
- Building Area: 86.57㎡ (38.76% of max 60% of coverage ratio permission)
- Total Floor Area: 86.57㎡ (38.76% of max 200% of floor area ratio permission)
- First floor: 86.57 ㎡