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Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, Massachusetts by Mecanoo

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Mecanoo

Designed by Dutch practice Mecanoo, together with US based firm Sasaki Associates, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston houses the Boston Public Schools (BPS) department and plays a central role in the reactivation of Roxbury’s Dudley square.

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Programme: 16,700 m2municipal office building for Boston Public Schools department with community space and retail, integrating 3 historic facades
  • Design: 2011-2012
  • Realisation: 2012-2015
  • Client: City of Boston, MA / US
  • Partnerarchitect, landscape architect and civil engineer: Sasaki Associates
  • Historic preservation consultant: Building Conservation Associates
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical engineer: Arup
  • Lighting consultant: Lam Partners
  • Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Project management for client: PMA Consultants

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Beach House( Unit A, Unit B) in Bnaider, Kuwait by Arch JS

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Arch JS

The Beach house design addressed two major issues of local architecture. The first issue was one of providing a building that corresponds to the privacy of the family. The second was to intervene with the native architecture and extend it to fulfill today’s modern demands.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: Arch JS
  • Project: Beach House( Unit A, Unit B)
  • Location: Bnaider, Kuwait
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Area: 800m2
  • Built year: 2013

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VERTICAL HOUSE in Lima, Peru by Juan Carlos Doblado

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Juan Carlos Doblado

The house is on a small and irregular lot overlooking the bay of Lima. The limited space -105 m2- poses a vertical development program which is distributed in four levels: 1st service, 2nd social area, 3rd master bedroom, 4th bedroom sons and roof.

Image Courtesy © Elsa Ramírez

Image Courtesy © Elsa Ramírez

  • Architects: Juan Carlos Doblado
  • Project: VERTICAL HOUSE
  • Location: Malecón Pedro de Osma, Barranco, Lima, Perú
  • Photography: Elsa Ramírez
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Year: 2014

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House with one wall in Zurich, Switzerland by Christian Kerez Zürich AG

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Christian Kerez Zürich AG 

A two-family house is a building with a wall that divides it into two halves. The dividing wall is the only wall in the entire house. It cannot be crossed anywhere. It has to fulfill functions conventionally assigned to several architectural elements. It is the load bearing structure and the installation core, its folds define all of the rooms and it determines how the view from the entirely glazed building is divided between the two living units. The simplicity of the concept, the reduction of the architecture to a single element, creates substantial dependence and, in turn, makes the building very complex. It is only through that dependence that the wall acquires a compelling and cogent character although, in itself, it can follow any chosen course.

Exterior_Walter_Mair, Image Courtesy © Christian Kerez Zürich AG

Exterior_Walter_Mair, Image Courtesy © Christian Kerez Zürich AG

  • Architects: Christian Kerez Zürich AG
  • Project: House with one wall
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Project team: Jürg Keller, Andreas Skambas, FumikoTakahama, Ute Burdelski, RyuichiInamochi
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug, Joseph Schwartz
  • Facade: Krapf AG, St-Gallen
  • Construction Management: BGS, Rapperswil

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R4 in Tokyo, Japan by Florian Busch Architects

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Florian Busch Architects 

The office, perhaps more than any other single building type of the present day, carries the true notions of the ideologies it is born in.

The R4 building addresses the question how scale and location inform an inner-city office type, and how exactly this contextual necessity might in fact perfectly reflect an environment of unforced, informal, perhaps even natural work efficiency.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

  • Architects: Florian Busch Architects 
  • Project: R4
  • Location: Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa+Partners
  • Structural engineering: Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • Environmental & mechanical engineering: ymo
  • Land area: 145.2m²
  • Floor area: 412.3 m² + 102.7 m² roof terrace reinforced concrete / 3 floors above ground , 1 basement

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PIC Pavillion in Barcelona, Spain by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

As part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the International Prize of Catalonia, the pavilion was conceived as a visual catalog of the various stakeholders involved in its long history. The original request, due to reasons of schedule and budget, was to design an exhibition at one of the smaller rooms of the Palau Robert; the will of the exhibition is to give visibility and recognition to the award. The project comes from the conviction that the small budget allocated can actually build a large and notorious space in a central location of the Palau . The challenge is to consolidate and qualify an illuminated and waterproof space, with the minimum possible installation.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales 
  • Project: PIC Pavillion
  • Location: Robert Palace, Barcelona , Spain
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Project designers: Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales.
  • Collaborators: Alexandra Coppieters, Eduardo Alegre, Orsi Maza
  • Area: 90m2

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AKQA Tokyo Office in Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source:  TORAFU ARCHITECTS 

We performed the interior design for the Tokyo office of AKQA, a global ideas and innovation company. Since their office is located on the first basement floor, we strived to create an appealing environment where the agency could pursue its developmental and creative activities by using the site’s open spaces, six-meter ceilings and natural lighting.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: AKQA Tokyo Office
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Production: AMANO / ISHIMARU
  • Credit: Lightings: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design/ Furniture: E&Y, gleam / Plants: SOLSO
  • Building site: Ebisu, Tokyo
  • Total floor area: 710m2
  • Design period: 2014.08-11
  • Construction period: 2014.11-2015.01

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Minä perhonen koti in Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS

minä perhonen is a fashion brand and we performed the interior design for their new directly-managed shop minä perhonen koti. The shop mainly showcasing household goods is found on the 1st floor of the Shonan T-SITE complex, where many tenants are located around a Tsutaya book store. The name of the store “koti”, meaning house in Finnish, derives from the fact that it handles everyday life items, such as cushions and tableware. Thus, deliverables included a space to carefully present small objects and showcase product line-ups with color variations.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Minä perhonen koti
  • Location: Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Production: TOKYO STUDIO/Nakamura paint/E&Y/NOMURA
  • Credit: Lighting: maxray
  • Building site: Kanagawa Shonan T-SITE
  • Total floor area: 66.8m2
  • Design period: 2014.06-2015.02
  • Construction period: 2014.08-11, 2015.3

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Hostel and meditation center by IR arquitectura

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: IR arquitectura

The project implements a replicable model in each of its points: the architecture, the economic logic, the energy criteria, integrated farming practices and reforestation. It offers a rural area a number of tools that propose ways of inhabiting these sensitive forest areas with production needs, and develop an equivalent degree of integration on a social level.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: IR arquitectura
  • Project: Hostel and meditation center
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Project year: 2011
  • Project team: Luciano Intile, Andres Rogers, Francisco Solari, Joy Zimmerman, Cynthia Szwarcberg
  • Energy Management Project: Wulcon Energy
  • Price arqadia 2012 – BIAAR 2014 selected

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Roman-house in St. Petersburg, Florida by Sboev3 Architect

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Sboev3 Architect

Architectural Studio Sboev3 Architect shared with us the project cottage «Roman-house», which will be built on a plot of land near St. Petersburg. In this house will be to live a family of 4-eh man.
Compositional techniques and concept forms used in the design process are not something new and special, because They are widely distributed in the architecture of individual dwellings European masters. Therefore, the main objective in the design process was the creation of a kind of compromise in the context of the ordinary, traditional building of cottage settlement.

Image Courtesy © Sboev3 Architect

Image Courtesy © Sboev3 Architect

  • Architects: Sboev3 Architect
  • Project: Roman-house
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3D Max, PS

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