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Belén Street Studio in Granada, Spain by Elisa Valero Ramos

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Elisa Valero Ramos

Building a place for oneself is an opportunity with its own risks and difficulties. I chose a place in one of Granada’s earliest areas, the neighborhood of El Realejo enar Campo del Príncipe, on a site favored by views of the west side of the Alhambra, presided over by the Manuel de Falla Auditorium and the country house and garden of the Martyrs. Further back, behind the cedars, chestnuts, magnolias and palm trees in the gardens of the little hotels in Belén stands the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This lot would have been rejected by many because its tiny size precludes a conventional distribution. Only 3.60 meters deep and ten meters wide, this work is an exercise in minimums, a laboratory of light and construction intended for living.

Image Courtesy Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Elisa Valero Ramos
  • Project: Belén Street Studio
  • Location: belén street, 17 granada
  • Client: Elisa Valero Ramos
  • Building surveyor: María de los Llanos Martín Romero
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Hard Rock Cafe Facade in Bangkok, Thailand by Architectkidd

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Architectkidd

The Hard Rock Cafe in Bangkok marks a new approach for the global Hard Rock brand.  Designers Architectkidd and Prinda Puranananda have completed the new restaurant in the Siam Square district of Bangkok with focus on connecting music and architecture.

Overall View (Image Courtesy Architectkidd)

  • Architects: Architectkidd – Udomsak Komonvilas, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Luke Yeung
  • Project: Hard Rock Cafe Facade
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Owner: Hotel Properties Limited
  • Project Team: Luke Yeung, Vichayuth Meenaphant, Pailin Paijitsattaya,  Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Tammarat Rodpul, Manassak Senachak, Peerawin Sawattanawanit


Tower Plaza in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal by Regino Cruz Architects

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Regino Cruz Architects

The Building

Tower Plaza is one of a set of two office towers with 17 floors above ground situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, facing O’Porto. The towers embrace symmetrically the main roundabout of Gaia Nova on V8 Avenue.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Regino Cruz Architects
  • Name of Project: Tower Plaza
  • Location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Structures: PECS – Projecto de Engenharia, Lda
  • Specials Technical Facilities: Energia Técnica Lda
  • Area: 2965m2


980 5th Avenue in New York by Hollwich Kushner

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Hollwich Kushner

This gut-renovated apartment is meant to function as an escape from the clents’ ordinary life that is filled with collections and objects.  They are an empty-nest couple, with a big home in the suburbs and a self-declared ‘tchatchki‘ addiction.  A renovation of the existing 2,500sf apartment clears out the center space to visually link the dining room and living room together.  The palette of the apartment is kept simple with white walls and dark floors in order to retain a purity of space.

Image Courtesy Michael Moran

  • Architects: Hollwich Kushner
  • Project: 980 5th Avenue
  • Location: 980 5th Avenue, New York, USA
  • Scope: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
  • Project Team: Marc Kushner, Matthias Hollwich, Marc Perrotta, Parker Lee, Chris Barley, Terri Chiao
  • Photographer: Michael Moran
  • Completion: Fall 2008
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Adobe suite


Musashino Art University Museum & Library in Tokyo, Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects designed using Vectorworks

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Sou Fujimoto Architects

This project is a new library for one of the distinguished art universities in Japan. It involves designing a new library building and refurbishing the existing building into an art gallery, which will ultimately create a new integration of the Library and the Art Gallery.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

  • Architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Name of Project: Musashino Art University Museum & Library
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Principal-in-charge: Sou Fujimoto,
  • Project Team: Koji Aoki, Naganobu Matsumura, Shintaro Homma, Tomoko Kosami, Takahiro Hata, Yoshihiro Nakazono, Masaki Iwata
  • Photo: Iwan Baan
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Façade planning for the Congress Centre in Hangzhou, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten

After perennial design and construction phase the congress center of the new city administration of Hangzhou, China  is completed. The concept and design of the facade was made by Peter Ruge Architekten (before Pysall Ruge) in collaboration with Prof Wang Xiaosong from DBH GmbH.

Image Courtesy Jan Siefke

  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
  • Project: Façade planning for the Congress Centre
  • Location: Hangzhou, Zheijang Province, P.R.China
  • Client: Administration Department City of Hangzhou Agency of Urban Planning
  • Team: Pysall Ruge Architekten – Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Nicole Kubath
  • Façade’s consultant: Schlaich Bergemann und Partner


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 in London, United Kingdom by Gehry Partners, LLP

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Gehry Partners, LLP

This temporary pavilion, the 2008 contribution to the Serpentine Gallery’s Pavilion series, is situated beside the museum on the grounds of Kensington Gardens in London.  The 418 square meter pavilion is designed as a wooden timber structure which acts as an urban street connecting the park with the permanent gallery building. Inside the pavilion, glass canopies are hung from the wooden and steel structure to protect the interior space from inclement weather and provide shade on sunny days. The pavilion is much like an amphitheater, designed to serve as a place for live performances of music and art, as well as a setting for visitors to gather and relax.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: Gehry Partners, LLP
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Serpentine Pavilion
  • LOCATION: London, United Kingdom
  • CLIENT: The Serpentine Gallery
  • AREA: 418 square meters


Creemore Farm in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect designed using Vectorworks

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect

The Creemore Farm is a renovation and extension to a turn of the century farmhouse north of Toronto near Creemore, Ontario. The project involved the removal of an existing addition and the creation of an entirely new, two-storey tower form built on, and cantilevering off of the existing foundations.

Image Courtesy Matthew Hartney/PLANT, Peter Legris

  • Architects: PLANT Architect
  • Project: Creemore Farm
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Contractor/Cabinets: Porter Skelton & Associates Ltd., Clearview Woodworking
  • Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Engineering
  • Photos: Matthew Hartney/PLANT, Peter Legris
  • Team: Chris Pommer, Lisa Rapoport, Heather Asquith, Judy Sanz-Solé, Jane Hutton, Jessica Craig, Matthew Hartney
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Tartu Rebase Street in Estonia by Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger Architects

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger architects

The original concept of the building was to combine the advantages of single residential homes with the economical aspects of `apartment living´. Over the last centuries the concept of single residential family houses changed enormously.  Different approaches and reinterpretations changed not only the way that people live but also the way they use their own spaces. Our proposal was to combine the advantages of privacy, outdoor gardens and the boundless views that a single residential home offers with the low economic and maintenance costs of an apartment.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jaan Sokk)

  • Architect: Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger[architects]
  • Name of Project: Tartu Rebase Street
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Design Company: Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]
  • Design Team: Thomas Pucher, Alfred Bramberger, Birte Böer, Ana Norgard, Rupert Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldör, Georg Auinger, Erich Österbauer, Sabine-Katharina Egarter.
  • Photographer: Lukas Schaller, Jaan Sokk


Machelen in Belgium by Maxwan

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Maxwan

The future of Machelen-Diegem, located between the arteries of the capital of Europe, surrounded by airport, road and rail infrastructure.

The site, located between the arteries of the capital of Europe – Brussels (surrounded by airport, road and rail infrastructure), in the vicinity of strategic economic development, near a large city, yet affordable living in a green environment… Machelen and Diegem, for us designers, is a very interesting area.

Night View

  • Architect: Maxwan
  • Name of Project: Machelen
  • Location: Machelen-Diegem, Belgium
  • Project category: Urban panning
  • Awards: 1st Prize Open Call
  • Client: City of Machelen
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3d max, Illustrator, Photoshop


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