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Algard Church in Norway by LINK arkitektur

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Article source: LINK arkitektur

Ålgård, just outside Stavanger, is a very vibrant congregation with many activities. One of the aims of the new church was to bring together as many functions as possible under one roof. A challenge with the project was therefore to create suitable rooms for a classroom, an office, a café, without affecting the actual Church space. By lowering the ground floor partially into the terrain, suitable space to accommodate the range of functions room was generated, leaving the sacral space undisturbed on the upper floor. – A logical and functional solution that makes the sanctuary a natural and prominent center.

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Algard Church
  • Location: Rettedalen 7, Ålgård, Norway
  • Photography: Hundven Clements
  • Measures: New building
  • Client: Gjesdal Kirkelige Fellesråd
  • Architecture Award: Gjesdal municipality’s building design prize 2015
  • Gross Area: 1 980 m2
  • Status: Completed March 2015


I-55 Welcome Center in Memphis, Tennessee by archimania

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Article source: archimania

The design strategy for this 1960s Tennessee replacement welcome center on I-55 was guided by a desire to bring awareness to an architecturally under-explored building type and by simple, sustainable building principles and passive energy saving techniques—selected to reduce taxpayer costs over the lifespan of the facility. The building is poised to become the State’s first net-zero energy building, upon installation of the solar arrays. With the arrays installed, the building will generate more energy than it uses over the course of a year. Sustainable design features include a high-performing building envelope, efficient building systems, and passive techniques include roof overhangs and sun shades. The site was analyzed to determine the optimal building orientation.

Image Courtesy © archimania

  • Architects: archimania
  • Project: I-55 Welcome Center
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA


Tara Villa in Kanchanaburi, Thailand by IDIN ARCHITECTS CO., LTD.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Article source: IDIN ARCHITECTS CO., LTD.

Tara villa is a small resort situated at the bank of Kwai river. This place can support weddings, conferences and other feasts. There is a large area on the rear of the project provided for further residential construction. The common building provided as a reception and multi-purpose court was placed along and confront the direction of Kwai river as to take advantage of river view. The court which was connected with swimming pool by the end of this continuous space, lied an exclusive family suite type-residential room. This room specially provided for a group of family rather than a couple because of the possibility of the disturbance noise. Otherwise, it can be converted to accommodate a spouse as a honeymoon suite type because of its spacious area, so the couple would be independent from the rest of the visitors in the other wing of resort.

Image Courtesy © IDIN ARCHITECTS CO., LTD.

  • Architects: IDIN ARCHITECTS CO., LTD.
  • Project: Tara Villa
  • Location: District River Kwai, Kanjanaburi, Thailand
  • Owner: Pramot Kamolpantip
  • Interior Architect: IDIN ARCHITECTS (Jureerat Korvanichakul)
  • Structural Engineer: Pakanut Siriprasopsothorn
  • System Engineer: Eakachai Hamhomvong, Panot Kuakoolwong
  • Contractor:  Artcon Co., Ltd.
  • Area: 5900 sq.m
  • Year: 2014 – 2019


Campo House in Godella, Spain by Jose Costa Arq

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Article source: Jose Costa Arq

The dwelling is conceived as a clearing in its surrounding pine forest.

Its contour folds, conditioned by the existing trees that guide its walls and volume.

The orography is decisive, with a descending slope towards the end of the plot. This allows to bury part of the construction, minimizing the impact of the 600 built square meters.

Image Courtesy © Mariela Apollonio

  • Architects: Jose Costa Arq
  • Project: Campo House
  • Location: Godella, Spain
  • Photography: Mariela Apollonio
  • Collaborators: Victoria DellaChiesa, Daniel Escobedo, Pau Olivares, Ana Fernández, Marco Grechi, Alejandro Martínez
  • Interiors Design: Fela Almenar
  • Structure: Javier Cases
  • Electrical Design: J. Miguel Sabina
  • Air Conditioning: Leing Ingeniería
  • Building Engineer: Lgnacio Gazo


Softcom Head Office in Lagos, Nigeria by Micdee Designs

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Article source: Micdee Designs

When Softcom asked Micdee to create its new headquarters, an opportunity presented itself; one that promised an avenue to birth an office model that communicated the value system of one of Nigeria’s fastest growing tech firms. Softcom envisioned an office that would speak to its people and clients alike and our goal was to create an innovative work environment that stimulated excellent output from her team as well as communicate her commitment to consistently offering expansive values to organizations.

Image Courtesy © Ruby’s Polaroid

  • Architects: Micdee Designs
  • Project: Softcom Head Office
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Photography: Ruby’s Polaroid
  • Collaborators: Spazio Ideale, Lush Interiors
  • Manufacturers: Floorkraft, Forte Oil,, Hausba Smarthomes, Precise Lighting, Somotex, TEDA Art, Taeillo
  • Completion Year: 2019


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