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Modular Arts in Seattle, Washington by Heliotrope architects

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Modular Arts is a Seattle-based company that designs and produces technologically advanced gypsum based 3-dimensional wall panel materials used by designers worldwide.  Their growing business recently relocated to a light-industrial building with accommodations for both office and manufacturing functions.  Heliotrope was brought in to collaborate on the office interior tenant improvement, which required replacement of all existing finishes, systems and furnishings.

Interior View

  • Architect: Heliotrope architects
  • Name of Project: Modular Arts
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Tenant Area: 2,200sf
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp


Entry for Prime Minister’s Official Residence of Korea in Sejong City, S.Korea by PRAUD + Sunghyun Architects

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

The site has a strong advantage of having natural topography and scenary. It has been developed as stepped farmland and existing buildings are sitting on the site with in a relation to its topography. It is a very typical siting logic in Korea which puts topographical lines into more important criteria than absolute direction.

Main Entrance

  • Architect: PRAUD + Sunghyun Architects
  • Name of Project: Entry for Prime Minister’s Official Residence of Korea
  • Location: Sejong City, S.Korea
  • Landscape Architect: Lee Yoon-joo, Park Kyung-ui
  • Site Area: 20,000 m2
  • Project Area: 2,975 m2


Industrial Designer House in Tokyo, Japan by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

A house for an industrial designer standing in a quiet residential area in metropolitan Tokyo. It was required that this house be not only private in nature but also in coexistence with the client’s feelings for his life’s work, the industrial design.

Atelier and Study


Coral City in Taguig, Philippines by GOMMA modeled using Rhino & Grasshopper

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

CORAL CITY, a self-sustaining and disaster-resistant eco-village in the Philippines, designed by GOMMAdesign (in partnership with ITA Project), was chosen among almost 300 entries from all over the world and awarded with the special ENERGY AWARD in DAtE – Design Against the Elements international competition.

Coral City

  • Architects: GOMMA Design
  • Project: Coral City
  • Location: Taguig – Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Type: competition
  • Size: 3 ha
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Energy Award
  • Credits: GOMMAdesign + ITA Project
  • Design Team: Francesco Bagni, Vittorio Menna, Gabriele Settimelli, Francesco De Luca, Paolo Gori, Romolo Nati, Valentina Murgia, Matteo Parigiani COLLABORATORS: Chiara Giunta, Ilaria Merola
  • Software used: Rhino + Grasshopper and Autocad to model and Cinema4d to render


Xintiandi Factory in Hangzhou, Zeijang Province, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Renovation and reconstruction of an old factory into a high quality hotel and office building in Hangzhou
2010 – 2013

The site is the historical Hangzhou Machine factory, the building concept aims to create a harmony of the sites inherent industrial character with a modern interior aesthetic. The Xintiandi old factory will be renovated into a high quality building with a combination of functions including offices, retail, hotel and multi-purpose area.

South elevation with hotel entrance

  • Architect: Pysall Ruge Architekten (Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Hysook Ahn, Alexander Andrejew, Byoung Gil Jung, Lucas Gray, Tatjana Sinelnikova, Maria Katschalova)
  • Name of Project: Xintiandi Factory
  • Location: Hangzhou, Zheijang Province, P.R. China
  • Client: Hangzhou New Land Group Co., Ltd
  • Project partner: DBH Stadtplanungs GmbH, Hangzhou
  • Size: Plot – 8.100 sqm, GFA – 17.900 sqm
  • Duration: 2010-2011
  • Completion: Circa 2013


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