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Sinbad Creek Residence in Sunol, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The Sinbad Creek House project started in 2008, when the owners – a couple, newly retired from the biotech field and avid horseback riders – decided they wanted to be able to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Desiring a change from condominium living, they purchased a bucolic 5.3 acre hillside lot in rural Sunol, with unique views in three directions: a beautiful up-slope hillside with mature oaks and a giant walnut tree to the east, a canyon ridge to the west, and Mission Peak to the south. They imagined a modern residence that would embrace its beautiful setting, take advantage of the site’s many vistas, and allow for multiple ways of enjoying the surrounding natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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OostCampus in Oostkamp, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

OostCampus is the seat of civic, administrative and social services of an area in the heart of the countryside around Bruges (Brugse Ommeland), a beautiful landscape outlined by rows of trees and canals, punctuated by residential castles built along the centuries by wealthy merchants from the neighbouring Flemish town, and enriched with discrete industrial parks with high end technology companies like Siemens, Tyco, Entropia Digital, or EADS.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Project: OostCampus
  • Location: Oostkamp, Belgium
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Client: Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Oostkamp, Oostkamp City Hall (Gemeente Oostkamp), Oostkamp Social Services (OCMW)
  • Contractor: CEI De Meyer
  • Project Budget:
    • Building: 6.5 M€
    • Park: 1.3 M€
  • Surface:
    • Building: 11.000 m2
    • Park: 40.000 m2
  • Competition: 2008
  • Construction: February 2011 to March 2012
  • Inaugurated: 15 June 2012

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Bottega Ristorante in Jakarta, Indonesia by Einstein & Associates

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Einstein & Associates

DESIGN CONCEPT

Located  at Mega Kuningan, The Golden Triangle of Jakarta’s central Business District. Bottega Ristorante  is one of the newest european concept  restaurant with modern touch in the capital of Indonesia.  This Italian Restaurant concept inspired by 1960 Italian comedy – drama film written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the “sweet life” of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness.  At this film the glamour life  and lavish lifestyle from the actress shown everyday at her life. The chosen concept for this particular project is “La Dolce Vita”, meaning the good life, a mixing of posh and classy while still taking industrial design as the glue between the two. We want every customers come to this restaurant feel the posh and classy ambience. The restaurant  itself is a freestanding building at Danamon Bank Tower (Menara Bank Danamon) area.  Taking into considerations that the area is full of office towers and same looking buildings, Bottega Ristorante is built to be a breath of fresh air and truly remind people to live “La Dolce Vita”.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gomulya

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gomulya

  • Architects: Einstein & Associates
  • Project: Bottega Ristorante
  • Location: Menara Bank Danamon – Mega Kuningan – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Photography: Fernando Gomulya
  • Designer: Leo Einstein Franciscus
  • Area: 300 m2
  • Completion date: 5 January 2015

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Mountain cottage in Storelvdal, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

The cottage is situated 900 metres above sea level in a west facing hillside with a striking view towards the Rondane mountains. The site is lying on the back side of a vague elevation in the sloping landscape, which makes the ground slant “backwards”, away from the view. The elevation makes a beautiful foreground with a few pine trees and the ground covered with reindeer moss.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR
  • Project: Mountain cottage
  • Location: Sollia, Storelvdal, Norway
  • Client: Tron Sanderud og Elisabeth Brudvik
  • Co-workers: Christine Petersen, Gyda Drage Kleiva
  • Structural consultant: Siv.ing. Terje Orlien
  • Building: Byggmester Per Bjørgan as
  • Furniture: Aagaards snekkerverksted as
  • Year: 2004

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Goodlife! Makan in Singapore by DP Architects

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DP Architects 

Goodlife! Makan, a recreational cooking, dining and activity centre for seniors at the converted void deck of 52 Marine Terrace in Singapore, has been awarded two prestigious accolades at Singapore Institute of Architects’ (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2016. For its groundbreaking design concept, Goodlife! Makan was conferred the SIA Architectural Design Award in the Alterations & Additions category, beating out 6 shortlisted entrants, and was specially acknowledged by SIA as the “Best Project with Construction Budget of less than S$2 million”. Goodlife! Makan was one of only two projects to win SIA’s special jury awards (the other being “Building of the Year”), chosen from a total of 26 award winners that night. DP Architects was the only firm to have won two awards, testifying to the strength of DP’s people-centered designs.

Signature graphics & pictographs were used as signage to ensure effective and user-friendly wayfinding for the elderly, Image Courtesy © DP Architects

Signature graphics & pictographs were used as signage to ensure effective and user-friendly wayfinding for the elderly, Image Courtesy © DP Architects

  • Architects: DP Architects
  • Project: Goodlife! Makan
  • Location: Singapore

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Mortuary in Hörbranz, Austria by juri troy architects

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: juri troy architects 

The new mortuary sets a clear defined centre in the middle between the old and the new cemetery of Hörbranz. A yard in bright sand is set in front of the chapel and held by a 20 m long concrete bank with integrated fountain.

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

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New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC by ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ROSSETTI 

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, unveiled the design concepts for the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The design renderings for the Arena project were led by a joint venture of international design firm, ROSSETTI, and Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design.

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

  • Architects: ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design
  • Project: New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC
  • Location: Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC, USA

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Dubai 2020 rail link in UAE by Weston Williamson+Partners

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Dubai World Expo 2020 is one of the most important private sector events in the recent history of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as the host, aims to make this opportunity a symbol of pride for the country and the region.

It is in this context that his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, recently announced the winners of the prestigious ’Route 2020’ Rail link competition.

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

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Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France by Auer Weber

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Auer Weber

Forward-thinking education requires contemporary concepts, including renovation of university infrastructure, which the French ministry of education has provided extensive funding to expand. An important goal of these reforms is to rethink outdated learning concepts. Technical progress, as well as new methods of communication between teaching institutes (students and teaching bodies) and the public, begin to question the traditional form of scientific libraries. The new Learning Centre “Innovation” is part of a series of similar institutes tasked with stepping up to the new challenges and preparing for the future.

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

  • Architects: Auer Weber
  • Project: Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University
  • Location: Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Rhino/Grashopper

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K15 in Düsseldorf, ‎Germany by Pier7 Architekten

 
October 12th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pier7 Architekten

Transformation – WHEN REBUILDING BECOMES RETHINKING.

Thinking and planning provocatively.

Building into the existing context of a hillside was a challenge, which Pier7 confronted with simplicity and clarity. Guiding the light through the building and meticulously considering every detail was of utmost importance. The brief called for a one storey house towards the street, typical for this residential area in Düsseldorf. By cleverly offsetting the facade a scale floor is inserted, thus creating the illusion of a one storey building. As the building evolves towards the garden, the volumes are carved into the Hillside and the house becomes two and three storeys tall. The facade opens up towards a panoramic green landscape and simultaneously offers privacy. This allows for a private pool and a two level terrace. The ground level opens up towards the garden thus becoming one with nature. In the evening an ambient illumination adds a special touch to the facade and trees.

Image Courtesy © Pier7 Architekten

Image Courtesy © Pier7 Architekten

  • Architects: Pier7 Architekten (Dennis Liesenhoff)
  • Project: K15
  • Location: Düsseldorf, ‎Germany

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