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Secret guest house in Mexico City, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Descriptive memory

House built in two levels, ground surface and rudeness of 1,249.90 m2362.44 m2., 887.46 m2 free area  occupied by the garage, a courtyard with reflecting pool and the garden (724.71 m2.) Ground Floor, 362.44 m2 covered entrance hall, inner hall, double height library, 2 guest bathrooms, double height Interior Patio, Living room with fireplace, dining room, breakfast area and kitchen with Pantry and utility room. Includes room covered terraces, breakfast area and kitchen and a barbecue pit.

Front View in Night

  • Architect: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Secret guest house
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Lighting, MobilAire & Construction: Pascal Arquitectos – Carlos and Gerard Pascal, Chimalistac, Mexico DF.
  • Land area: 1,249.90 m2
  • Floor area: 624.42
  • Date: 2009 – 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD


SNCI Tower NYC in Manhattan, New York by Solus4 Architecture

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: Solus4 Architecture

This iconic 950 foot tall residential tower is proposed for a micro- urban site in New York City. Designed by solus4, an architecture and planning  firm, the tower is a vertical neighborhood creating an efficient and valuable use for a small and otherwise underutilized water’s edge site. Uniquely, the tower is designed by solus4 using their SNCI principals (Sustainable Neighborhood Collaborative Initiative). Applying these principles to a vertical neighborhood requires the full engagement of the design team, the building team, the financing team and the owners.

Jersey Side

  • Architects: Solus4 Architecture
  • Project: SNCI Tower NYC
  • Location: Manhattan, New York
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsMax 2011 and Photoshop


Kyoai Gakuen University in Gunma, Japan by BAKOKO

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: BAKOKO

Kyoai Gakuen University sought proposals for a new building on part of the campus’ recreation grounds. Our design response was to not to build over this existing amenity space, but to lift it to a higher level, supported by the building underneath. The site is also located adjacent to the school’s sports field which currently lacks spectator seating. By sloping the roof in this direction, the proposal could provide additional value by providing seating for sports events.

Kyoai Gakuen University

  • Architects: BAKOKO
  • Project: Kyoai Gakuen University, New Academic Building
  • Location: Gunma Prefecture, Japan
  • Competition: Entry
  • Expected completion: NA


Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York by Planda Architecture

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: Planda Architecture

“False Modesty”
The project is located in a neighborhood of Manhattan that is in constant mutation. Many buildings have strong typologies in this area: like the New Museum by SANAA on the next block or the Blue Tower by Bernard Tschumi at the opposite end of the project.
The idea was to answer in opposition and to give it a minimal aspect by covering it with an opaque and uniform envelope. As a monolith, the building exists by expressing a clear introversion in a heterogeneous environment.

Perspective01 (Images Courtesy planda-mocca)

  • Architect: Planda Architecture
  • Name of Project: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Architects: Planda, Julien Jacquot & Marc Antoine Maillard, Paris


JOH 3 Apartments in Berlin, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects (designed using ArchiCAD. Maya, and Rhino)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

Property development group Euroboden is building a unique apartment house at Johannisstraße in Mitte, Berlin’s downtown district. J. MAYER H. architects’ design for the building, which will soon neighbor both Museum Island and Friedrichstrasse, reinterprets the classic Berliner Wohnhaus with its multi-unit structure and green interior courtyard.

Main Facade (Image Courtesy Ludger Paffrath)

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: JOH 3 Apartments
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Wilko Hoffmann, Filipa Frois Almeida
  • Competition Team: Juergen Mayer H., Thorsten Blatter, Marcus Blum
  • Invited competition: 2008, 1st Prize
  • Project: 2008-2011
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Maya, and Rhino


Harbour Bath and Blue Base in Faaborg, Denmark by JDS Architects + KLAR + Creo Architects

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: JDS Architects + KLAR + Creo Architects

The new Faaborg Harbour Bath and Blue Base at the southern end of Fyn, is based on the idea of bathing in the sea and close to the elements. The concept of the bath is based on the idea of creating an open sea bathing area with piers branching out seawards creating swimming areas between them.

Aerial view (Images Courtesy JDS Architects)

  • ARCHITECT: JDS Architects + KLAR + Creo Architects
  • PROJECT: Harbour Bath and Blue Base
  • LOCATION: Faaborg, Denmark
  • SIZE: 1 600 + 500 m2
  • PHOTO CREDITS: JDS Architects


Teesside Power Station in Stockton-On-Tees, Teeside by Heatherwick Studio

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Article source: Heatherwick Studio

With a rising global population and increasing political focus on the future of power generation, the task of designing a 49 mega-watt, bio-mass fuelled power station in Stockton-On-Tees is an interesting design challenge.

Image Courtesy Heatherwick Studio

  • Architects: Heatherwick Studio
  • Project: Teesside Power Station
  • Location: Stockton-On-Tees, Teeside
  • Client: Bio Energy Investments
  • Date: Ongoing
  • Value: £150m


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