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Starlight in New York by Cooper Joseph Studio

 
June 17th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio

This site-specific light sculpture marks a new era for the museum, igniting the majestic circular stair at the heart of its historic interior. Conceived as a perfect circle in elevation, the sculpture is in dialogue with the stair so that old and new are joined in one experience.

Image Courtesy © RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.

Image Courtesy © RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.

  • Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
  • Project: Starlight
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.
  • Architect in Change: Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA
  • Lighting engineer: Studio 1Thousand
  • Fabrication: RUSHdesign

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Head in the Clouds Pavilion in New York City by STUDIOKCA

 
June 17th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: STUDIOKCA

The Head in the Clouds Pavilion on New York City’s Governors Island comes out of the desire to create a ‘place to dream in the city of dreams’. Made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles – the amount, thrown away in New York City in 1 hour – it is a space where visitors can enter into and contemplate the light and color filtering through the ‘cloud’ from the inside, out.

Image Courtesy © Chuck Choi

Image Courtesy © Chuck Choi

  • Architects: STUDIOKCA
  • Project: Head in the Clouds Pavilion
  • Location: New York City, U.S.A
  • Photography: Chuck Choi
  • Sponsor: Figment, AIA New York ENYA, Structural Engineers Association of New York
  • Metal component fabrication: 4th State Metals

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JUNCAL & RODNEY HOME in Begur, Girona, España by Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

 
June 17th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Some houses close in on themselves when connection with their surroundings is not desirable. However, others open up to their setting when it is clear that it endows them with qualities and provides their raison d’être and hence must become an intrinsic part of the project. This is the case of the Juncal y Rodney home since it is built on a plot of land located on the Begur massif (Girona) in one of the most sublime settings of the Costa Brava. The longitudinal volume of the north-south-facing building of two storeys – the upper one with three bedrooms and the lower one with the shared spaces – is thus open to the Mediterranean and the series of mountains and coves that are glimpsed on the horizon.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura
  • Project: JUNCAL & RODNEY HOME
  • Location: Begur, Girona, España
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego (int)
  • Contractor: Construccions Coten, Pals (Girona), España
  • Project year: September 2012
  • Completion date: February 2014
  • Project area: 361, 00 m2
  • Cost: 518.000,00 €

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KHT house in Kahokucho, Yamagata, Japan by I.R.A./International Royal Architecture

 
June 17th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: I.R.A./International Royal Architecture

Here we introduce a design plan of the two-family residence in Yamagata prefecture.

It is composed of a one-story house for elder family, a two-story house for younger family, and a japanese style room with a terrace between those houses. The roofs of houses of both sides  smoothly connected, although their heights are not equal.

Image Courtesy © Nobuaki Nakagawa

Image Courtesy © Nobuaki Nakagawa

  • Architects: I.R.A./International Royal Architecture
  • Project: KHT house
  • Location: Kahokucho, Yamagata, Japan
  • Photography: Nobuaki Nakagawa
  • AREA: 197.28sqm
  • Design Team: AkinoriKasegai, Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Collaborators: KAP (Structure design)
  • Project Year: 2013

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House V at R [2012] in Roeselare, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

 
June 17th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Context

The farm used to consist of several buildings clustered around a residential section. Most farms in the Roeselare area consist of two volumes, situated either parallel or perpendicular to each other. The new home was embedded parallel to the barn. Positioning the home in an L-shape opposite the barn will define the residential section a superior way and strengthen the character of the space. The residential section lies at the heart of the site and acts like a turntable for all internal circulation.

Image Courtesy © DSP Fotostudio

Image Courtesy © DSP Fotostudio

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: House V at R [2012]
  • Location: Roeselare, Belgium
  • Photography: DSP Fotostudio
  • Interior architecture: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare
  • Project management: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare
  • Structural conception: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare
  • Structural work: BURO II & ARCHI+I, Roeselare

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Read Nest in Asserbo, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

 
June 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Read Nest is a small prefab studio box designed as a detached unit in connection with a private holiday home in Northern Sealand.

Despite the small size the Read Nest is designed for both sleeping and working.

Image Courtesy © Thomas mandrup-poulsen

Image Courtesy © Thomas mandrup-poulsen

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Project: Read Nest
  • Location: Asserbo, Denmark
  • Photography: Thomas mandrup-poulsen and Torben eskerod
  • Area: 9,8 m2
  • Client: Private
  • Status: Built 2007
  • Awards: Nominated for World Architecture Festival 2009

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MUSEUM FOR SWISS WATCH MAKER AUDEMARS PIGUET in Le Brassus, Switzerland by BIG Architects

 
June 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BIG Architects

Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet chooses BIG to expand its historic headquarters. The 2.400m2/25,800 ft pavilion will be a striking landmark to precision seamlessly integrated into the local landscape.

Team BIG, HG Merz, Luchinger & Meyer and Muller Illien´s design is rooted in the origins of the family owned company, a history of watchmaking that goes back centuries and is nested in the nature and culture of the Vallée de Joux. Surrounded by the historical workshops in Le Brassus in the heart of La Vallée de Joux, the new museum called Maison des Fondateurs, will be imbedded in the landscape – reuniting the buildings with the undulating fields of the valley.

Image Courtesy © BIG Architects

Image Courtesy © BIG Architects

  • Architects: BIG Architects
  • Project: MUSEUM FOR SWISS WATCH MAKER AUDEMARS PIGUET
  • Location: Le Brassus, Switzerland
  • Collaborators: HG Merz, Luchinger und Meyer, Muller Illien
  • Size: 2400 m2/ca 25,800 ft
  • Partner-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Daniel Sundlin
  • Team: Ji-Young Yoon, Jason Wu, Otilia Pupezeanu, Natalie Kwee, Beat Schenk, Dammy Lee, Blake Smith, Marie Lancon, Yaziel Juarbe, Julien Beauchamp-Roy, Kristian Hindsberg, Pauline Lavie

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BODY HOUSE in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MONOLAB ARCHITECTS

 
June 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MONOLAB ARCHITECTS

China Town

The site of this private house is part of a residential redevelopment in Katendrecht, a harbor pier south of Hotel New York. Until the 1970’s Katendrecht was still completely surrounded by harbors and ships. It was Rotterdam’s China Town and red light district. Currently it is incorporated in the ‘Kop van Zuid’ redevelopment as southern part of the city center.

Image Courtesy © MONOLAB ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © MONOLAB ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: MONOLAB ARCHITECTS
  • Project: BODY HOUSE
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Client: confidential
  • Design: Monolab
  • Team: J.W. van Kuilenburg with W. Hoogerwerf
  • Site: Parkkwartier Katendrecht, Walhallalaan 94, Rotterdam
  • Definitive design: March 2001,
  • Start construction: May 2003,
  • Delivery exterior: Dec. 2003,
  • Interior: 2004/2005.

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Biscuit House in Lyon, France by Pierre Minassian architect

 
June 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Pierre Minassian architect

The house is located in a small village in the area of Lyon on a very steep slope and facing an open landscape.

The house is situated on the fringe of a natural reservation where no house can be built.

The building of the house was very complex for various reasons:

Image Courtesy © Pierre Minassian architect

Image Courtesy © Pierre Minassian architect

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Ronald McDonald VU-Kinderstad in Amsterdam, Netherlands by SPONGE ARCHITECTS

 
June 15th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SPONGE ARCHITECTS 

Background Information

The project “Kinderstad” (Dutch for “children’s city”) emanated from the Young Architects Competition of the Dutch National Board of Architects (BNA) together with the Ronald McDonald Children’s Foundation (Kinderfonds) in 2003. SPONGE ARCHITECTS & Rupali-Gupta in cooperation with IOU ARCHITECTURE (Björn van Rheenen, Rupali Gupta and Roland Pouw) won the first prize and received at the same time the appointment to realize the winning design for both the exterior and interior work including the management of the project. “Kinderstad” is the first project among the projects presented to the BNA Young Architects Competition that has actually been realized and implemented. The similarity between the result and the competition design is striking. During the process of the implementation almost all ideas and designs have been adopted.

Image Courtesy © Kees Hummel

Image Courtesy © Kees Hummel

  • Architects: SPONGE ARCHITECTS  & Rupali-Gupta in cooperation with IOU ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Ronald McDonald VU-Kinderstad
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Kees Hummel
  • Project architect and -manager:Björn van Rheenen (SPONGE, ARCHITECTS)
  • Principal: Ronald McDonald VU Huis /Kinderstad
  • Building contractor: BAM Utiliteitsbouw, Amsterdam
  • Structural engineer: DHV, Rotterdam
  • Installations: Kropman, Utrecht
  • Start of conceptual design: November 2003
  • Start of construction: May 2006
  • Acceptance of construction work: October 2007
  • Dedication: February 2008
  • Total area: 1000m²
  • Volume: 4000m³
  • Construction sum incl. installation: 3.500.000,- Euro (excl. VAT)

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