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Mintzer Residence in Laguna Beach, California by Horst Architects

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Horst Architects

Carefully sited to embrace a large rock outcropping on a hillside site in Laguna Beach, California. The design of this project began from an initial conversation between owner and the architect while standing together on the site. They imagined a design, which through it’s materiality and physical lightness, would lead to a clear mediation between the structure and the site. The conversation evolved into a metaphorical narrative of two wooden shipping containers which fell onto the site from a cargo plane, one laying horizontally and the other standing vertically on the site.

Mintzer Residence

  • Architects: Horst Architects
  • Project: Mintzer Residence
  • Location: Laguna Beach, California


Plaza Republica Competition in Quito, Ecuador by Somatic Collaborative

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Somatic Collaborative

Somatic Collaborative, an architectural practice based out of New York City and Quito, Ecuador created this proposal “Plaza República – a new fine grain open space” for a national competition for Quito’s urban renewal. The design team included Felipe Correa, Anthony Acciavatti, Andrew S. McGee, Andres Izurieta Rueda, and Mariusz Klemens. The Envirornmental and Botanical Consultants for this entry were Meffert + Etheridge Environmental Projects from New Orleans.

Plaza Republica


Dronning Ingrids Hospital in Nuuk, Greenland by C. F. Møller Architects

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

A master plan, compiled by C. F. Møller Architects, outlines how Dronning Ingrids Hospital, built in 1980, can future-proof its buildings through a combination of new buildings and renovations – improving the hospital logistics and giving the possibility to integrate the latest equipment in the field.

Image Courtesy MEW

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Dronning Ingrids Hospital
  • Location: Nuuk, Greenland
  • Client: Health Directorate, Greenland, The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation (phase I)
  • Landscape architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Engineer: Rambøll A/S
  • Size: 1500 m2 (Health Centre, phase I), 20.500 m2 (8000 m2 new building and 12500 m2 rebuilding, all phases)
  • Year: 2007-2011 (phase I)


The Governmental City of the State of Zacatecas in Mexico by Arditti Arquitectos

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Arditti Arquitectos

The Governmental City of the State of Zacatecas in Mexico, is built in a property known as “Cerro del Gato” (Cat’s Hill) in the suburbs of the City of Zacatecas.

The Governmental City of the State of Zacatecas

  • Architects: Arditti Arquitectos
  • Project: The Governmental City of the State of Zacatecas
  • Location: Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010


3M House in Linz, Austria by Destilat Architecture

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Destilat Architecture


The woodside property which slopes down steeply to the Danube lies at the foot of the Pöstlingberg – surrounded by woods, fields and orchards – at the end of the settlement street.  The forest protection zone and the development plan only allow the building to be situated in the north-eastern part of the property.

3M House


09FDIP in Lordelo, Portugal by Spaceworkers

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Spaceworkers

A “factory”for the city … A space to do things …. anything! Simply do things … Communicate. Communicate with the World … Know … Learn in a fun way!

CID -zona 1

  • Architects: Spaceworkers
  • Location: Lordelo, Paredes, Portugal
  • Year: 2009
  • Size: 4000m2
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Paredes
  • Principal architects: henrique marques, rui dinis
  • Architects Team: rui rodrigues, pedro silva, sérgio rocha, vasco giesta
  • Finance director: carla duarte – cfo
  • Engineer: stru concept, Lda
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhinoceros 3D and Cinema 4D.  Pixelmator for post production.


Second Skin for The Lake and Stars by Barker Freeman Design Office designed using Rhino, V-Ray, and Grasshopper

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office

SECOND SKIN is an installation proposal designed to complement the aesthetic and image of the clothing line of the Lake and Stars.  The initial concept was to develop a space that recalled the way in which the designers see lingerie as something that can be playfully exposed and integrated into everyday wear.  The architects developed surfaces of abstracted “skins” that alternately reveal and conceal spaces with varying levels of privacy.  Fittingly, teh inspiration for the structure comes from the pissoirs that line the banks of canals in Amsterdam.

Side view

  • Architects: Barker Freeman Design Office (BFDO)
  • Project: Second Skin for The Lake and Stars
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, and V-Ray were used for Second Skin.
  • Software used: Rhino, V-Ray, Grasshopper


Clear Cut in Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

In the summer of 2011 Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll went into the deep forests of Medelpad in northern Sweden. With them they brought 15 meters of mirror coated fabric aiming to create an installation that would interpret the life cycle of this pine forest.

Clear Cut Project

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Clear Cut
  • Location: Sweden
  • Client: Own Project
  • Type: Land Art Installation
  • Stage: 2011
  • Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Maria Poll


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