Open side-bar Menu

Archive for July 23rd, 2011

The Red Sun Pavilion in London, Uk by Jean Nouvel Architect

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Jean Nouvel Architect

I’ve always considered architecture as a receptacle for sensations.  As the answer to an unspoken question, architecture’s main role is to create and transmit these sensations.  I immediately felt the Serpentine Gallery’s commission for a summer pavilion as a request to unearth little sparks of emotion.  A summer pavilion in a sprawling park… Oriental memories float to the surface.  Hyde Park, Kensington:  the simplicity and openness of these gently tamed expanses.

Image Courtesy John Offenbach

  • Architects: Jean Nouvel Architect
  • Project: The Red Sun Pavilion
  • Location: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, UK
  • MAITRISE D’OUVRAGE : Serpentine Gallery
  • DATES : Décembre 2009 to Juillet 2010


Yucca Crater in Edmonton, Canada by Ball-Nogues Studio

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Each fall High Desert Test Sites ( invites artists to create experimental projects adjacent to California’s Joshua Tree National Park. This year HDTS invited Ball Nogues Studio ( to create a structure in a remote region of the Mojave Desert. This presents a unique opportunity to draw upon an unfettered landscape at a grand scale. Expanding on theories developed by earthwork artists, our project, entitled Yucca Crater (working title),will re-imagine these concepts through new methods of production linked to our cross-disciplinary artistic, architectural, design and fabrication practice.

Yucca Crater (Image Courtesy Ball-Nogues Studio)

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Yucca Crater
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Houses in Estoril, Portugal by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

The houses in analysis are located within the residential neighbourhood at Estoril, in one of the main arteries that connect to the seacoast line. As premises, an exiguous lot mainly longitudinal, with an accentuated slope, the will to keep the pre-existent garages and the ambitious programme for two single-family houses, independent and, simultaneously, communicants with each other.

Exterior View


Sky Park in New Delhi, India by INFLUX_STUDIO

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: INFLUX_STUDIO

India’s urbanity is in the midst of a quiet revolution taking place around the whole country. Cause and consequence of the new Indian role in the global economy, a new urban shape is being unveiled witnessing a dramatic transformation from rural to urban.


  • Architects: INFLUX_STUDIO
  • Project: Sky Park
  • Location: Greater Noida District, New Dehli, India
  • Type: Open International Competition
  • Client: SpireTec
  • Site Area: 85,000 sqm
  • Project Area: 65,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Software used: Autocad, 3DSMax, and Photoshop…….and a lot of  passion


Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre in Philippines by Buensalido Architects

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Buensalido Architects

CCP Architectural Design Competition for the Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre

Buensalido Architects’ Entry


The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ masterplan states that ”The CCP Complex shall be a center for arts and culture in Asia. Primarily, it shall be the centerpiece of artistic expression of the Filipino soul and spirit, created for the Filipino artist and all sectors of Philippine society. The CCP Complex shall be the major cultural, ecological and tourism landmark of the Philippines. It shall be a home for the Filipino artist and an urban oasis for the Filipino people.”

Aerial View

  • Architect: Buensalido Architects
  • Name of Project: Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre
  • Location: Philippines
  • Competition: CCP Architectural Design Competition for the Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre


Kishigawa Residence in Wakayama-prefecture, Japan by Mitsutomo Matsunami

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Mitsutomo Matsunami

The owner of the house is a Sushi chef from Wakayama. Dressed in coveralls most of his spare time, he is a big car lover and a mature man who enjoys both his work and hobby.

west side facade2 (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

  • Architects: Mitsutomo Matsunami
  • Project: Kishigawa Residence
  • Location: Kinokawa-County, Wakayama-prefecture, Japan
  • Designer: Mitsutomo Matsunami
  • Photographer: Mitsutomo Matsunami
  • Area : SITE AREA – 161.66 spuare meter
  • Total Floor Area: 79.13 spuare meter
  • Structure: Tree structure One stories
  • Software used: JWWCAD

Approach (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

With masculine clarity, his wishes for a new house were to view from the interior his parked car in a covered garage and to have his evening drink with fish char-grilled over an Irori (traditional Japanese open hearth), but to accommodate only two rooms.

Bathroom (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

The extended landscape of the surrounding area was the decisive factor in determining the house location. In the midst of rice fields, the house site provides a high level of privacy to its resident. The house design evolved into a U-shape with a courtyard through which the resident feels nature close at hand with a vision of opening his own Sushi restaurant on the premises.

Bathroom from Japanese-style room (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

There is no traditional entrance hall; visitors enter the house from the courtyard and through a ground-level connecting space called Doma. The owner’s close connection to the community made it possible to have this open approach to enjoy frequent visits of neighbors and friends, which shows the nature of the locals.

Bedroom from doma (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

His dearest wish came true with the Irori placed in the best location of the house: the center of the living room with a panoramic view over rice fields. Choosing single-story construction instead of double helped to avoid the hustle of meeting complicated fire code requirements which would have resulted in high cost and special equipment for the Irori setup.

Bedroom window (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

The requested number of rooms was easily achieved in a single story as well. The U-shape of the building surrounding its courtyard brings openness into the 533.7 ft2 (49.58m2) space, uniting all adjacent space through the Doma.

Below the floor level storage of bedroom (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

The 320.2 ft2 (29.75m2) covered garage accommodates two cars. The load bearing walls supporting the garage roof are constructed with reinforced concrete on one side and wood on the other, lowering the construction cost as well.

Courtyard (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Through cost assessment and good design effort to meet a budget, a client’s wishes can come true and their goals can be achieved. Residence in Kishigawa accomplishes this in a house with high flexibility and freedom suiting the owner’s open spirit.

Courtyard window from living (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Courtyard window from living2 (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Courtyard window from living3 (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Living (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Living from Japanese-style room (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Living from outside (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Rooftop gardening of parking (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

View from living (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

west side facade1 (Image Courtesy Mitsutomo Matsunami)

Beach House Q/ Casa Q in Misterio Beach, Peru by Longhi Architects

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Longhi Architects

Infinite rolling dunes from the desert to the East and rocky Pacific Ocean cliffs used by fishermen to the West converge on the site of Casa Q; creating a unique natural environment. Casa Q is the first residence built in one of the areas not yet occupied at the Beach Club Misterio located 117 kilometers south of Lima, Peru.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Longhi Architects – Luis Longhi
  • Name of Project: Beach House Q/ Casa Q
  • Location: Misterio Beach, Lima, Peru
  • Project Team: Carla Tamariz, Christian Bottger
  • Construction: Longhi Architects – Hector Suasnabar
  • Photograph: Juan Solano, CHOlon Photography


Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel by Preston Scott Cohen

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Design and construction of a freestanding new building for the complex of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the leading museum of modern and contemporary art in Israel. Housing an installation of the Museum’s comprehensive collection of Israeli art, as well as its architecture and design galleries, drawings and prints galleries, photography study center, art library, new auditorium, a large gallery for temporary exhibitions and public amenities, the Herta and Paul Amir Building is intended to create an outstanding, forward-looking work of architecture for the Municipality of Tel Aviv.

Construction Facade

  • Architect:Preston Scott Cohen
  • Project:Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Size: 195,000 square feet (18,500 square meters), built on a triangular footprint of approximately 48,500 square feet (4,500 square meters)
  • Cost: $45 million (estimated)


  • Leadership: Mordechai Omer, Director and Chief Curator, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Architect Team: Preston Scott Cohen , Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Preston Scott Cohen, Principal
  • Principal Materials: Pre-cast reinforced concrete (facades), cast-in-place concrete (Lightfall), glass, and steel (structural frame)
  • Project Team: Preston Scott Cohen, principal in charge of design, Amit Nemlich, project architect; Tobias Nolte, Bohsung Kong, project assistants

Construction Aerial

Key Dates

  • Architectural competition: 2003
  • Design development and construction documents: 2005-06
  • Groundbreaking: 2007
  • Opening: October 2011

Construction Elevation

Principal Spaces

  • Israeli Art galleries: 18,500 square feet
  • Architecture and Design galleries: 7,200 square feet
  • Drawings and Prints galleries: 2,500 square feet
  • Temporary exhibitions gallery: 9,000 square feet
  • Photography study center: 3,700 square feet
  • Art library: 10,000 square feet
  • Auditorium: 7,000 square feet
  • Restaurant: 3,200 square feet
  • Offices: 2,700 square feet

Construction Interior2


  • Project Managers: CPM Construction Managment Ltd.
  • Structural Engineers: YSS Consulting Engineers Ltd., Dani Shacham, HVAC: M. Doron – I. Shahar & Co., Consulting Eng. Ltd.
  • Electrical: U. Brener – A. Fattal Electrical & Systems Engineering Ltd.
  • Lighting: Suzan Tillotson, New York
  • Safety: S. Netanel Engineers Ltd
  • Security: H.M.T
  • Elevators: ESL- Eng. S. Lustig – Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  • Acoustics: M.G. Acistical Consultants Ltd.
  • Traffic: Dagesh Engineering, Traffic & Road Design Ltd.
  • Sanitation: Gruber Art System Engineering Ltd.
  • Soil: David David
  • Survey: B. Gattenyu
  • Public Shelter: K.A.M.N
  • Waterproofing: Bittelman
  • Kitchen Design: Zonnenstein


Competition Consultants

  • Structural: Ove Arup & Partners, Caroline Fitzgerald, Tom Dawes
  • MEP: Ove Arup & Partners_Mark Walsh-Cooke
  • Cost Estimator: Hanscomb Faithful and Gould



The Museum is located in the heart of Tel Aviv at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, set back from the street behind a large plaza. The Ministry of Justice stands to the east; the Beit Ariela Municipal Library and the Center for the Performing Arts are to the west. The site for the Amir Building is a triangular plot between the existing Museum complex , the Library and the Center for the Performing Arts.


The design for the Amir Building arises directly from the challenge of providing several floors of large, neutral, rectangular galleries within a tight, idiosyncratic, triangular site. The solution is to “square the triangle” by constructing the levels on different axes, which deviate significantly from floor to floor. In essence, the building’s levels—three above grade and two below—are structurally independent plans stacked one on top of the other.


These levels are unified by the “Lightfall”: an 87-foot-high, spiraling, top-lit atrium, whose form is defined by subtly twisting surfaces that curve and veer up and down through the building. The complex geometry of the Lightfall’s surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) connect the disparate angles of the galleries; the stairs and ramped promenades along them serve as the surprising, continually unfolding vertical circulation system; while the natural light from above is refracted into the deepest recesses of the half-buried building. Cantilevers accommodate the discrepancies between plans and provide overhangs at the perimeter.



In this way, the Amir Bulding combines two seemingly irreconcilable paradigms of the contemporary art museum: the museum of neutral white boxes, which provides optimal, flexible space for the exhibition of art, and the museum of spectacle, which moves visitors and offers a remarkable social experience. The Amir Building’s synthesis of radical and conventional geometries produces a new type of museum experience, one that is as rooted in the Baroque as it is in the Modern.



Conceptually, the Amir Building is related to the Museum’s Brutalist main building (completed 1971; Dan Eytan, architect).  At the same time, it also relates to the larger tradition of Modern architecture in Tel Aviv, as seen in the multiple vocabularies of Mendelsohn, the Bauhaus and the White City.The gleaming white parabolas of the façade are composed of 465 differently shaped flat panels made of pre-cast reinforced concrete. Achieving a combination of form and material that is unprecedented in the city, the façade translates Tel Aviv’s existing Modernism into a contemporary and progressive architectural language.

Design Competition

Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. was selected through a two-stage design competition organized under the direction of architect Jacob Grobman.

Stage One, January  2003: Open and anonymous competition for Israeli licensed architects. 77 firms submitted proposals, joined by a parallel group of 20 Israeli architecture students (whose submissions were judged separately). The jury was comprised of Mordechai Omer (chairman); architects Zvi Hecker, David Reznik, Shulamit Nadler and Dani Keizer; and Meira Yagid Haimovici, Curator of Architecture and Design, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Four of the submissions were selected to advance to the next round: the proposals from Yehoshua Gutman and Lluís Ortega; Toledano Architects; Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman, with Merav Twig; and Lyd and Uri Zur Architects.

Stage Two, April 2003: The four proposals from the first stage were joined by proposals from five invited firms: Gigon-Guyer Architects, Zurich; Chyutin Architects, Tel Aviv; Ada Karmi-Melamede and Ram Karmi Architects, Tel Aviv; Sanaa Ltd., Tokyo; and Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

The jury for the second stage was comprised of Mordechai Omer (chairman) with Herta and Paul Amir; Robert Oxman, The Technion, Haifa; Yehuda Safran, Columbia University; Moshe Safdie, Jerusalem and Boston; Dani Keizer, Tel Aviv; and Meira Yagid Haimovici.

Askim museum by moh-architects designed using Rhino

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: moh-architects

The competition was about designing a museum for a private art collection. The functional program of roughly 2800sqm had to be embedded in the surrounding fabric in an intelligent way, credibly delivering a strong figure/anchor for the region while not overpowering the delicate natural backdrop.


  • Architect: moh-architects
  • Name of Project: Askim museum
  • Software used: Rhino


Kenesto: 30 day trial
Bentley: -Rail and Transit Video - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise