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MARTaK Passive House in Masonville, Colorado by Baosol

 
February 17th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Baosol

Colorado’s first project to be certified by the Passive House Institute is an off-grid timber home located 2,000 meters up in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, near Fort Collins. The house’s pristine forest location inspired a building system with an emphasis on natural materials, that minimizes the use of foams and concrete.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Michler

  • Architects: Baosol
  • Project: MARTaK Passive House
  • Location: Masonville, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Andrew Michler

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Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort in Bali, Indonesia by Enviro Tec

 
February 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Enviro Tec

Sweeping 250 metres along a bustling beachside street, the Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort offers a new lifestyle hub typology. The project covers 3.2 hectares and contains two zones: the ‘Beachwalk’ retail lifestyle hub, and the five-star Sheraton Hotel Kuta Bali resort. The design concept was inspired by the terraced paddy fields that dot the Balinese landscape.

Image Courtesy © Enviro Tec

  • Architects: Enviro Tec
  • Project: Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort
  • Location: Bali, Indonesia

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Residential Building Ex Berardi Area in Brescia, Italy by Camillo Botticini Architects

 
February 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Camillo Botticini Architects 

The planning process identifies an architecture that interprets the urban condition in which it appears, taking as generative condition, the new relationship with the southern part of the park Tarello here that the south end towards the street Lamarmora to continue north to street Sostegno. In a context of macro-isolated objects, many with clear vertical characterization, there is the recent intervention by the Forum and Banca Lombarda, which together with the park Tarello, while building a partial urban identity. To strengthen this condition, it is proposed that a fundamental principle the idea of continuity space, where the measure proposed architecture, space and structure compliant reference. The building does not look like an object suspended within a batch but an element that builds the site, integrating coherently open spaces, built spaces and relationships spaces. The extensive scale of the intervention allows, despite its bias, to identify a mode of urban construction that exceeds the factionalism of the atopic background. The architecture is contextualizes alone, in the sense thatarchitecture builds the site, opposing dispersion and peripheralization, extent and identity, without falling into a historicist interpretation of regressive.

Image Courtesy © Alessandra Bello E Gianni Botticini

  • Architects: Camillo Botticini Architects [arch. Camillo botticini con abdarchitetti botticini – de appolonia e associati with Paolo pasquini (Europa risorse) (Coordination: arch. Camillo botticini, arch. Giulia de appolonia)]
  • Project: Residential Building Ex Berardi Area
  • Location: Area Ex Berardi, Brescia, Italy
  • Photography: Alessandra Bello E Gianni Botticini
  • Client: Europa Risorse Srl
  • Collaborators: arch. Eleonora zucchelli, arch. Francesca bignardi, arch. Michela cibaldi, arch. Marzia mainardi, arch. Federica mometto, arch. Cristina sipolo, geom. Ignazio marchetti, arch. Alessandro alberti, arch. Alessandro galperti
  • Structural Engineering: Tecne Srl
  • Mep Engineering: Tesis s.r.l. – ing. Marco Pinchetti, ing. Angelo Zanotti, ing Giampiero Perrotta
  • Landscape Design: Abdarchitetti Botticini – De Appolonia E Associati
  • Construction Company: Carsana
  • Cost: 18.500.000,00 euro
  • Area: Outdoor Spaces 20.143 M2, Building 13.250 M2, Underground Area 12.000 M2
  • Date: 2007
  • Construction: 2009-2010

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Dafundo Apartment in Lisboa, Portugal by Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

 
February 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Built with tabique (traditional wooden partitions), this building situated on the river bank of the Dafundo area, develops a privileged relationship with the river.

The future residence of a couple who are marine biologists, the intervention had as its main premise the perusal of this relation with the water, in a way to allow its visibility in as many as possible points of the house.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Project: Dafundo Apartment
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Software used: Autocad, Word, Excel
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Sílvia Amaral
  • Builder: Oficina Dos Sonhos
  • Surface Area: 140m2
  • Built Area: 140m2
  • Project: 2010/2011

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Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre in London, England by C.F. Møller Architects

 
February 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

C.F. Møller Architects, artist Conrad Shawcross and developer Knight Dragon have completed a major new art and architecture collaboration for the Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre.

The Greenwich Peninsula is one of London’s major urban development areas, including over 10,000 new homes, over 300,000 m2 of office space and the conversion of the former Millennium Dome into the indoor arena renamed The O2.

Image Courtesy © Mark Hadden

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre
  • Location: Millenium Way, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  • Photography: Mark Hadden
  • Client: Royal Borough of Greenwich and Knight Dragon
  • Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Landscape
  • Artist: Conrad Shawcross
  • Engineering: Environmental: Buro Happold, Infrastructure: Ove Arup &Partners
  • Size: 3000 m2
  • Year: 2008-2016

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Yakuin Condominium Renovation in Fukuoka, Japan by Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates

 
February 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

This renovation of a condominium in a complex built in 1982 in the city of Fukuoka comprises the second stage of the “Ever Design Project,” which aims to fully renovate and resell previously occupied condominiums. The design makes optimal use of the compact 50 m2 space, while also ensuring the marketability of the unit by providing future occupants with three possible layouts to choose from and significantly improving thermal performance.

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane

  • Architects: Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates (Yusaku Matsuoka)
  • Project: Yakuin Condominium Renovation [Ever Design Project 002]
  • Location: Fukuoka-city, Japan
  • Photography: Yousuke Harigane
  • Material Information:

    • Floor: Solid-wood, tile
    • Wall: stainless, galvanized-steal, vinyl Cross
    • Ceiling: Rigid PVC sheet, Vinyl cross
  • Total Floor Area: 49.57m2
  • Date of Completion: December 2016

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A Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Himeji, Japan by KTX archiLAB

 
February 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KTX archiLAB

In Japan, two major types of pharmacies can be found. The first is the drug store, or what can be described as retail pharmacies. This type offers services related to basic medicines as well as parapharmaceutical products. The second type is the dispensing pharmacies, usually related to a nearby clinic or hospital. In this type of pharmacies, the products are prepared in the backyard after the customer presents prescription issued by his doctor. Once prepared, the pharmacist has to explain to the customer about the prescription.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: A Cutting Edge Pharmacy
  • Location: Himeji, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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zeroHouse™ by Specht Architects

 
February 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Specht Architects

The zeroHouse is a small, prefabricated house that can be easily shipped and quickly erected.  It features a full kitchen, bath, and all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults.  What sets the zeroHouse apart from other prefabricated structures on the market, however, is its ability to operate independently, without the need for any external utility or waste disposal connections.  The zeroHouse can be used in many applications, including residential uses in remote or ecologically sensitive locations, as ecotourism resort units, or as living or office modules for remote employment such as mining, construction, or relief agency uses.

Image Courtesy © Specht Architects

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San Jacinto Building in Austin, Texas by Specht Architects

 
February 16th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Specht Architects 

The original poured-in-place concrete warehouse in downtown Austin dates from the early 1900s and is a prime example of the type of building that once populated the warehouse district. Built alongside a once active railroad spur, the building was purchased from its original owner who had performed almost no alterations to the 1915 building. The original concrete frame and brick infill building had been in continuous use as an unconditioned storage space and suffered from what we call “benign neglect”—it hadn’t been upgraded, but it hadn’t been messed up, either.

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorenson

  • Architects: Specht Architects (Specht Harpman)
  • Project: San Jacinto Building
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Taggart Sorenson
  • Software used: Autocad

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Moholt 50|50 – Timber Towers in Trondheim, Norway by MDH Arkitekter

 
February 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MDH Arkitekter

Student housing often drown in mediocrity, with simple units stacked on top of each other in the cheapest way possible and left to themselves without support programs. The Moholt 50|50 project is a reaction to this. By inserting new housing collectives and a wide range of support services and public programs into an existing student village built in the sixties, a new active central area is created, erasing the psychological border between the student village and the surrounding area.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: MDH Arkitekter (Helge Lunder)
  • Project: Moholt 50|50 – Timber Towers
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Ivan Brodey, Tomas Bekkavik

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