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Fire Station in Gava, Spain by Mestura Arquitectes

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Mestura Arquitectes

The parcel to the project which puts the new fire station, is immersed in the “New Green Ensanche Gava” characterized by a growth model that Will be Respectful of the existing landscape setting and its environmental value. Located in the lower part of Central Park and almost Cacagats contact with the New Calamot Park, this lot is part of the “line” connection between the biological and landscape agroforestry.

Image Courtesy Pegenaute

  • Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
  • Project: Fire Station in Gava
  • Location: Gava, Barcelona, Spain
  • Scope of services: Basic project, of Execution and Direction of work
  • Client: Ayuntarniento de Gava. Departarnento de. Interior. Generalitat Catalunya.
  • Scheme date: 2008
  • On site: 02′ 2009 – 05′ 2010
  • Gross area: 1.619,60 m2
  • Construction cost: 2.474.658,64 C
  • Construction Company: TAU IC ESA
  • Awards: V Architecture Award Ascensores ENOR. Longlisted.
  • Photography: Pegenaute
  • Other collaborators: Xavier Aumedes, technical architect, economic consultancy, Luis Alfredo Rodriguez Tirado, engineer of roads, channels and ports, structures consultancy, Manuel Comas i Olivella, industrial engineer, installations consultancy. AT3 S.C.P., Josep Oller technical architect, On site.


Water playground in Tychy, Poland by RS+ Robert Skitek

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: RS+ Robert Skitek

One of the main design intent was to match the water playground into the landscape. Location and contour of the basin suited to the existing trees were required based on functional-utility program developed by “Aquater”.

Images Courtesy Tomasz Zakrzewski

  • Architect: RS+ Robert Skitek
  • Name of Project: Water playground
  • Location: Tychy, Poland
  • Investor: Tychy Town Council
  • Project Team: Robert Skitek, Jakub Zygmunt, Szymon Borczyk
  • Water engineering: Maciej Papiurek, Krzysztof Wacek, Anna Terentjew
  • Completion: 2011
  • Project area: 354 sqm
  • Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski


Calistoga Residence in California by Strening Architects (designed using SketchUp and Revit)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Daniel J. Strening

This project was a residence for a couple from the Washington D.C. area. The original house was a poorly conceived series of stucco boxes with no relationship to the outdoor spaces, or the distant vistas. These qualities were some of the more spectacular aspects of the 25 acre site.

Image Courtesy Emily Hagopian

  • Architects: Strening Architects
  • Project: Calistoga Residence
  • Location: Calistoga, California
  • Interior Designer: Eugene Anthony
  • Landscape Architect: Eric Blasen
  • Contractor: Chris Fultz
  • Photographer: Emily Hagopian
  • Software used: Combination of SketchUp and Revit Architecture


Spinpark – Cultural and Enterprise Center in Guimarães, Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

The building is designated to house small and medium sized technological companies and a cultural space. It is expected to be a cultural reference and the nest for new companies in a new technological park.

The site was characterized as an empty space with very little references. There is a master plan which hasn’t still been executed.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Santo Eduardo di Miceli)


Kettal Showroom in Coral Gables, Florida by Mateu Architecture

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Mateu Architecture



Image Courtesy Carlos Domenech

  • Architects: Mateu Architecture
  • Project: Kettal Showroom
  • Location: Coral Gables, Florida
  • Client: Grupo Kettal North America
  • Building Area: (sf) 7,512 SQ. FT.  A/C
  • Cost per Square Foot: $120
  • Construction Cost: $900,000
  • Date of Substantial Completion: MARCH, 2007
  • Type of Project: COMMERCIAL
  • Photographer: Carlos Domenech


The Stork Nest Farm in Olbramovice, Czech Republic by SGL Projekt s.r.o.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: SGL Projekt s.r.o.

In 2006 we were asked to design the revitalization of a farmstead for congress, company presentation, holding of corporate events and leisure activities. For this purpose our client bought 19th century farmstead located at a large pound. The farmstead included a distillery with it’s chimney. From 1926 there have lived storks on the chimney. It became the main reason for buying this farm.

Riding arena (Images Courtesy Jaroslav Malý and SGL Projekt)

  • Architect: SGL Projekt s.r.o.
  • Name of Project: The Stork Nest Farm
  • Location: Dvůr Semtín, Olbramovice, Czech Republic
  • Client / Developer: Farma Čapí hnízdo, a.s.
  • International award: World Architecture Festival 2011, Barcelona – Shortlisted
  • Category: Sports (Sports hall)


Kitzbuehel Mansion in Austria by Splendid Architecture

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Splendid Architecture

When architect and designer Nina Schmid visited the very steep plot surrounded by mountains for the first time she knew instantly that she had to find a way to capture the fantastic views. The unique location of this property in the Alps should become noticeable from the outside and the inside. The two wings of the building appear like two pieces of wood. The center part of the mansion reminds of a fire, with its shimmering and sparkling appearance. It is the heart of the building: it connects the upper and lower tract. Starting from this center the whole ground plan was developed: the construction and different functions of the Kitzbuehel Mansion rely on this center.

Image Courtesy Ralf Buscher

  • Architects: Splendid Architecture
  • Project: Kitzbuehel Mansion
  • Location: Kitzbuehel, Austria
  • Type of plot: very steep slope
  • Size of plot: 1.300sqm
  • Built on area: 430 sqm
  • Living space: 520 sqm
  • Total space: 720 sqm
  • Gross volume: 2.900 cubic meters


PANalytical in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by DHV architects

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: DHV architects

PANalytical is the market leader in analysis systems for x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and x-ray diffraction (XRD). To further enhance its leading position in x-ray systems and tubes, a new production facility for x-ray tubes has been designed in Eindhoven. The new building must not only be able to realize future growth, but must also further increase operational efficiency.


Exterior View

  • Architect: DHV architects
  • Name of Project: PANalytical
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Sketchup (during the initial design phase) and AutoCAD


Summer Pool in Godella, Valencia, Spain by Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos

The project is located in the “Jardín D`Obradors Sur”, pretending to be a new attraction for the people during the summer months. The materials are minimum: concrete, steel and glass. Raises twelve independent buildings. One for each of the different uses needed for the pools: access, showers, toilets, nursing, bar, and storage facilities. Monolithic concrete buildings bathed in natural light inside are forming a small square providing access to the pools. Three pools of different sizes and depths are distributed in the remaining areas of the ground. Around of them, recreational beach areas.

Exterior View


North Mediterranean Health Centre in Almería, Spain by Ferrer Architects

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Ferrer Architects

1st Prize in Competition. The building is made up of a ground and first floor and a basement intended for a garage and storerooms. The flat roof may only be accessed for maintenance. The center is structured around a series of internal courtyards, which provide ventilation and lighting to the various rooms. Its exterior has a contemporary look, based on a perforated ceramic prism, which sits on and is supported by a block finished with prefabricated concrete slabs.

North Mediterranean Health Centre

  • Architects: Ferrer Architects
  • Project: North Mediterranean Health Centre
  • Location: Almería, Spain


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