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Palacio de Justica de Gouveia in Portugal by Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

Gouveia, door for entry to the Serra da Estrela, is going to be served by new Law Courts.

The land set aside for construction is located between the public gardens, at the end of the Rampa do Monte do Calvário, replacing an existing building. The project takes advantage of the demolition of the existing building, which occupied the whole of the plot, to design a new Plaza, with a scale and dignity to receive the Law Courts.

Front View in Night (Images Courtesy José Campos Moreira, Fernando Guerra | Sérgio Guerra)

  • Architect: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
  • Name of Project: Palacio de Justica de Gouveia
  • Location: Gouveia, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos Moreira, Fernando Guerra | Sérgio Guerra


Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal in Cairo, Egypt by Zellnerplus Architect

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Zellnerplus Architect

This is a competition entry for a major public space in Cairo, Egypt. It is intended as a catalyst and model for the ongoing redevelopment of Greater Cairo. The Ataba and Opera Square areas combined with the Azbakiyya Gardens collectively form a 100,000+ square meter urban figure that sits at the threshold between the old, medieval city of the Fatimid Caliphs and the modern Cairene city founded by Khedive Ismail in the 19th century. This was the setting for the competition, which called for an urban plan, infrastructureimprovements, landscape architecture, garden design as well as large scale architectural solutions.

South West View

  • Architects: Zellnerplus Architect
  • Project: Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • ZELLNERPLUS / Culver City, California: Asaf Dali, Ingrid Dennert, Rob Lisauskas, Scott Plante, Nathaniel Moore, Seth Weiner, Peter Zellner (Principal)
  • Software used: AutoCad , Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe CS


Pradolongo Housing in Madrid, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

Since the end of the Francisco Franco era, when government spending was drastically cut in Spain, the demand for social housing has steadily continued to rise. Taking into consideration eighty percent of Spain’s population are homeowners and the citizens’ strong candid views towards rental housing – the availability of affordable public housing has slowly dwindled. For the past 25 years, Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y el Suelo de Madrid (EMVS), the state-run housing association, has been spearheading architectural innovation throughout Madrid. By inviting internationally renowned foreign architects to team-up with local firms – the EMVS is rethinking the notion of modern-day social housing in Spain.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Chritian Richters)

  • Architect: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Pradolongo Housing
  • Location: Calle del Doctor Tolosa Latour , 28041 Madrid, Spain
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Sadamu Shirafuji, Satoru Umehara
  • Photographer: Chritian Richters
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Parasite office in Moscow, Russia by za bor Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: za bor Architects

The «АRCH Moscow» architectural biennale is traditionally held in the end of May, in the Russian capital.  za bor architects presented this year an essentially new idea of effective usage of inhabited areas with the aim of practical business spaces creation. For this project the za bor architects was awarded with the second prize entry by «ARCH Moscow» judges (the first prize wasn’t awarded to anyone).

Main Facade (Image Courtesy Peter Zaytsev)

  • Architects: za bor Architects
  • Project: Parasite office
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architects Design: Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
  • Floor area: 230 sqm
  • Project year: 2011
  • 3D and Photographs: Peter Zaytsev


Zavrtnica business and residential building in Zagreb, Croatia by Studio za Arhitekturu

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Studio za Arhitekturu

The location of the planned construction is part of the central city area where transformation of the existing building structure is in process. Thanks to its position, next to the railway line, by the beginning of the last century this area was selected for construction of different industrial complexes, warehouses, and public services. During the last ten years, this transformation has intensified, with the tendency of replacing industrial and public service facilities with pronouncedly high-rise structures, built in corresponding standards.

Zavrtnica business and residential building

  • Architects: Studio za Arhitekturu
  • Project: Zavrtnica business and residential building
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Author: Igor Franić
  • Project date: 2011
  • Architect Team: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Zdjelar
  • Gross surface area: 70 522
  • Site area: 28 221


P7 – Block 20 dwellings and shops in Barcelona, Spain by nothing architecture/narch

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: nothing architecture/narch

The project is part of the partial plan for land subdivision in the sector “La Parada” of Manresa promoted by INCASOL proposed the design of a main axis, av. dels Dolors, where dwellings units are located in isolation. The building consists of PB +5, for a 3 floor commercial premises and the basement with 31 parking spaces and 20 storage rooms.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hisao Suzuki)

  • Architect: nothing architecture/ narch
  • Project name: P7 – Block 20 dwellings and shops
  • Location: Av. dels Dolors nº27, La Parada, Manresa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design time: September 2004
  • Start of work: September 2005
  • Completed work: January 2008
  • Photographer: Hisao Suzuki


James Hotel in New York by ODA Architecture and Perkins Eastman Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: ODA – Architecture, P.C. and Perkins Eastman Architects, P.C.

This SoHo boutique hotel was designed by ODA in collaboration with Perkins Eastman Architects.  Custom interiors by  ODA with Amanda Sullivan, blend artistic essentials  and luxurious functionality.  The hotel design strategy was to bring community together with  hospitality. Each detail of the hotel was meticulously fashioned to inspire the senses with a blend of traditional as well as contemporary.

Night View (Images Courtesy Robert Granoff)

  • Architects: ODA – Architecture, P.C. and Perkins Eastman Architects, P.C.
  • Project Name: James Hotel
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Project Size: 67,000 SF,  114-Key
  • Project Features: rooftop lounge/pool, sky lounge, garden terrace, and restaurant
  • Owner: Brack Capital Real Estate
  • Interior Design: ODA – Architecture, P.C. and Amanda Sullivan
  • Photography: Robert Granoff, Frank Oudeman


Linear House in Salt Spring Island, Canada by Patkau Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Patkau Architects

A sixteen acre farm located on Salt Spring Island, an island in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, the site of this house is bisected from east to west by a long row of mature Douglas fir trees. There is a gentle slope falling across the site from south to north. The south half of the property is an orchard containing a variety of fruit trees; the north half of the property is a hay field.

Front View (Images Courtesy James Dow)

  • Architect: Patkau Architects
  • Project: Linear House
  • Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Dates: 2006-2009
  • Site Area: 65,000 m2
  • Photographer: James Dow
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Maxwell


Snake Squares in Venezia-Marghera, Italy by OFIS arhitekti

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: OFIS arhitekti

Position on the site:

The complex is a hybrid of intervolving programs which form 3 main external spaces:

Entry plaza facing Via delle Macchine

Plaza is opening towards the new mooring stage for sailing boats. It is formed by squares of different floor tiling accompanied by trees, water feature and benches. It forms entry to the main units of managerial use and commercial areas.

Model 01

  • Architect: OFIS arhitekti
  • Name of Project: Snake Squares
  • Location: Venezia-Marghera, Italy
  • Design team: rok oman, spela videcnik, andrej gregoric, katja aljaz, javi carrera
  • Area: 40.800 m2
  • Type: office / commercial
  • Date: 2008
  • Invited competition: 2007 / first prize ex.aequo 2007


The Power Flower by NL Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: NL Architects

Power Flowers, or Urban Windmills, are the result of an ongoing investigation into the sculptural potential of wind energy. Can we turn windmills into objects of desire?

The Power Flower


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