Located in the cultural district of Matucana in Santiago, Chile, Estudio America a Sao Paulo supported creator have completed architecture cultural antiquity of Memory Museum. The design is a clean volume, on which every effort has been put into the structure, cantilevering between two ponds on which a line of dominate on the base make the volume gravitate. Finishes are simple, with no pretension. Under the volume, a big dominate welcomes visitors, who pass by a small lobby before entering the triple-height inside the container, with the different aggregation spaces. Circulations go on the perimeter, from where the perforated copper wound offers a amend view of the outside.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
The designers wanted the environmental features of the send to lend strong architectural countenance to the building. Most essential in this affectionateness are the siting of the send with affectionateness to solar orientation, the deep overhangs and sunshades, and the abundant sun-protected fenestration that provided natural day-lighting and views. As a result of the building’s siting, architectural design, lighting organisation and mechanical engineering, this project’s forcefulness performance is 15.2% better than what is mandated by California’s demanding forcefulness efficiency cipher standard. This qualified the city as the owner to receive a monthly motivator of thousands of dollars from PG & E. The project’s site forcefulness use intensity (calculated using EPA’s Energy Star Target Finder tool) is 55.9 kBtu/Sf.Ft./Yr. Comparing to the national cipher of 65 kBtu/Sf.Ft./Yr for “Public Assembly – Recreation” use, the proportionality of forcefulness change is 14%.
Low-emitting materials – paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants with low VOC, and laminate and fiberboard with no additional formaldehyde – minimize indoor expose contaminants. The lustrous concrete slab serves as the ended story surface, thusly reducing touchable use, and resulting in a story that is highly durable, cushy to maintain, and of VOC-free emissions. A broad proportionality of fly-ash is specified for the foundation concrete; other touchable choices with broad recycled content include recycled glass countertops and aluminum. The buildings were sited to preserve an existing Magnolia tree grove. The roof has a modify coating to reduce the modify island effect. Bio-swales treat run-off from the patios and ball courts.
Located in Dezhou – China, this is the biggest solar powered sundial building. This is naif antiquity design for conference and exhibition center. Green ideas hit been applied throughout the construction. The external structure of the antiquity utilised exclusive digit percent of the steel utilised to create the Bird’s Nest. Advanced roof and wall insulation mean forcefulness fund 30 percent higher than the domestic forcefulness saving standard.building edifice includes exhibition centers, scientific research facilities, meeting and training facilities, and a hotel. It’ll be a showcase of solar design, solar desalination, and, of course, about 50,000 square-feet of solar panels on the exterior. The conference edifice is questionable to be about 30% more economical than China’s domestic standard. And, notwithstanding its size, renewable energy will power 95% of the center’s energy needs.
According to the China Internet Information Center, “The design of the building is based on the sundial and underlines the solicitation of hunt renewable energy sources to change fossil fuels.” Also, as a symbolisation of decent energy, the exterior is covered in white.
The Burnside Rocket is a new mixed-use antiquity located at the corner of East Burnside and NE 11th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. The site is a 3,800sf (350m^2) former vacant lot, adjacent to an indoor sway rise gym. The antiquity includes 16,500sf (1533m^2) of indoor area on four floors, plus outdoor terraces at each level. Construction was completed in April 2007, and the antiquity is full leased. The project team is projecting LEED Platinum certification.The building features a total of 16,500 square feet split between four floors. There’s an edible roof that provides matter for the restaurant a level below. And the tenants are all on a flooded service lease, as opposed to the triple-net lease, providing a business goodness to the owner for streaming the building efficiently.
Burnside Rocket was designed to use 50% less energy than a conventional space. It does that in part with reinforced wall and roof insulation, high action fenestration, overhangs and window setbacks, highly economical lighting design, economical ground liquid modify pumps, and husbandly liquid modify recovery using desuperheaters.
Architect of Record : Francis Dardis, FBD Architecture
Lead Designer : Kevin Cavenaugh, some knucklehead
Structural Engineer : Wade Younie, DCI Engineers
General Contractor : Bob Schommer, A.C. Schommer & Sons
Energy Consultant : Brian Thornton, designer Consulting
LEED Consultant : Ralph DiNola, Green Building Services
LEED Consultant : Steffen Brocks, BEA Consulting
Mechanical Engineer : Dan Wehage, Wehage Engineering
Plumbing Engineer : Don Parrish, MEP Consulting
Electrical Engineer : Greg Kohn, Kohn Engineering
Civil Engineer : In-Tae Lee, OTAK
Traffic Engineer : Scott Mansur, DKS Associates
Landscape Architect : Pat Lando, Lando and Associates
Art Panel Curator : Ruth Ann Brown, New dweller Art Union
Detailer : book Cohen, Fat Pencil Studio
Sage : Gary Kobielski, Pro emancipationist Mobile Welding
Located in Gentofte, C. F. Møller Architects have designed healthcare architecture building design of Gentofte Hospital Extension. The newborn recent treatment wings, situated as cores to the existing facilities, ensure the forthcoming functionality and plasticity of Gentofte’s unique historically and urbanistically integrated infirmary complex. The newborn buildings are a amount of 14.000 m2, and house 24 newborn high-tech operation theatres, 16 qualifier tending units, 30 post-operation units, a newborn main entrance, a newborn café, individual clinical facilities and out-patient departments as well as a newborn highly automated bicentric sterilized supply department. With the inauguration, Gentofte Hospital holds the regions largest operations capacity. Apart from housing the visible newborn facilities, the buildings also improve the underlying processes and routines of the infirmary operation. The newborn upraised walkway connections for instance help bond the entire Byzantine more closely together, creating shortcuts and improved transport logistics between the different departments.Construction commenced in December 2006 and has completed on time and on budget. The newborn buildings total 14,000 sq m and house 24 newborn high-tech operation theatres, 16 intensive tending units, 30 post-operation units, a newborn main entrance, a newborn café, several clinical facilities and out-patient departments as well as a newborn highly automated bicentric sterile cater department. With the inauguration, Gentofte Hospital holds the region’s maximal dealings capacity.
The newborn layout extends and transforms the urban hospital by inserting a new, modern core in the courtyards of the example figure-of-eight formed complex, in the form of two atrium-buildings adjoining to the example buildings by enclosed walkways. To keep the clear case of the 1920’s brick buildings of the complex, the newborn additions are light and transparent, with satinated render facades.
Architecture, based on studies of the impact of the built environment on the hospital’s users and patients, has resulted in ample use of daylight everywhere, well proportioned spaces and use of uncolored materials, as well as new qualities in the exterior spaces. C. F. Møller Architects has also fashioned the genre architecture of the naif courtyards, now overturned into car-free oases intimately related to the indoor spaces.
Partner and Architect Klavs Hyttel explains: “By placing the new buildings as the supplying heart in the middle of the figure-eight layout, Gentofte Hospital is transformed from a complex structure into a welcoming and comprehendible architecture, where the naif courtyards’ including and interesting interplay between indoor and exterior guides you finished to your destination.”
IROJE KHM Architects have designed recent Asiatic concern located in Seoul city. Situated in the outer Bukchon nearby the designated cultural properties of Seoul city like rampart of Seoul, this concern constructed in 169.97 sqm site area. Many Korean-style houses are existed till now, but remained houses are distant at that with the housing utilization figure of multi-family concern last year. So it is one of the villages that are in advancement of modernization and Jo Rin Hun is same housing that is pressed with the high-storied neighborhood. It was a distressed situation to unavoidably vanish the existing Asiatic traditional concern as a position of culture destroyer.
By incoming the neighbored genre with the exhausted metal translucent board, the light, wind, sound finished the small plumb courtyard surrounded by apiece houses are effective and forming introverted stabilize spatial environment. It is intended to function hiding neighborhood, filtering surrounding landscape, control of the reddened by me lid of the outer cover adjoins community with translucent skin.
Indistinct genre of the village, understandably visible appearance of the Korean-style house, the whole views of Seoul with Namsan tower and the festive period views were the genre program of Jo Rin Hun. The municipality and structure are endowed with strong mutual response and eventually this accumulation become to carry the un-architectural property of matter of transparency introversion, clearness extroversion. It is intended to feel Jo Rin Hun, which is plumb and huge accumulation comparatively, as ‘un-architectural’ property of matter to harmonize with the horizontal stable genre formed by the remaining Korean-style houses and to form a newborn municipality environment that corresponds to the change. It lost by the shaded portion of road, correct to enjoy sunshine, cultural property protection. By indoor planting to the remaining mass, It could be recognized as an ecological mass, as substantially as, the whole could recognized as if translucent/opaque un-architectural object are covered with exhausted metal and intended to grant a formable sensitivity that harmonized with the image of Korean call concern to the structure of skin.
Pubblico integralmente un breve scambio di vedute con un impresario un po’ contrariato per alcune mie affermazioni, per chiarire la mia posizione sull’argomento.
“… Appare evidente la sua ostilità nei confronti delle imprese di costruzioni tradizionali, ritengo a causa delle esperienze negative con alcune di esse. Personalmente ho sempre offerto ai miei committenti un servizio di qualità a costi contenuti; semmai i maggiori problemi li ho riscontrati con gli architetti, a causa della poca attenzione verso la fase esecutiva. In molti casi mi sono dovuto inventare di sana pianta le soluzioni costruttive in cantiere, senza mai vedere un dettaglio o poter parlare con i suoi colleghi, forse troppo impegnati per sporcarsi le scarpe”.
La mia non è una battaglia contro le imprese di costruzioni, ma piuttosto un servizio di divulgazione per le case prefabbricate in legno. Si tratta di un settore nuovo e piuttosto sconosciuto, anche per le imprese ed i tecnici.
Ritengo sia corretto un confronto tra le case in legno e gli edifici tradizionali per porre in evidenza i pro e i contro dell’una e dell’altra tecnica costruttiva.
I molti articoli in cui si evidenziano i limiti delle case prefabbricate sono la prova che non intendo demonizzare le tecniche tradizionali per sostituirle sempre e comunque con le case prefabbricate, ma che è fondamentale distinguere i possibili campi di applicazione per scegliere con cognizione la tecnica costruttiva migliore.
Il cliente delle case prefabbricate richiede un basso consumo di energia, costruzione compiutamente ecologica, basse emissioni, costi e tempi certi, qualità garantita e certificata.
Ad oggi le imprese di costruzioni tradizionali non appaiono competitive rispetto a questi temi, se non a fronte di costi superiori. Da architetto, ho grandi vantaggi a colloquiare con le ditte di case in legno, in quanto la fase esecutiva viene predisposta a priori senza incognite e scelte da cantiere e …. le mie scarpe ringraziano.
“Le nuove normative hanno sollecitato anche noi impresari ad adottare tecniche costruttive a basso consumo, come l’adozione di mattoni alveolari, cappotti, tetti ventilati, serramenti isolati. Le mie abitazioni sono ecologiche, poiché i costi dei materiali bioedili sono gli stessi di quelli, per così dire, inquinanti. Piuttosto, ho avuto modo di visitare alcune case prefabbricate ed ho avuto una spiacevole sensazione di leggerezza, notando dei dettagli davvero poco gratificanti, soprattutto all’esterno dell’edificio”.
Le leggi in vigore stimolano le imprese ed i tecnici a migliorare gli edifici? Benissimo. Sul tradizionale si può e si deve fare molto. Una maggiore preparazione e sensibilità dei soggetti interessati porterà a mio avviso ad un innalzamento qualitativo delle nuove costruzioni in muratura.
Restano gli scogli culturali ed economici e questo lo sa anche lei.
Costruire bene costa. L’eliminazione dei ponti termici dall’edificio non è scontata e richiede una cura esecutiva che inizia sulla carta. E’ evidente che i committenti hanno le loro responsabilità, richiedendo a tecnici ed imprese sforzi economici che inevitabilmente avranno una ricaduta sulle soluzioni invisibili dell’edificio.
Il ricorso a manodopera non specializzata resta comunque una costante che, al momento, non può essere dimenticata.
Le case prefabbricate in legno costituiscono una soluzione costruttiva che non richiede particolari accorgimenti, che funziona e permette di realizzare edifici isolati ed ecologici con una spesa certa e contenuta.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
1. Plants. Plants are a wonderful solution to bring life, literally, for you to fill the space and the people "What on earth do I put in this room" area.
2. Furniture does not fit. Please, I beg those who are looking for new furniture set, do not buy a complete set. This is not creative. If you already have furniture that is not a good fit for you! (Or, sorry it was you who took the couch from the curb and that's why you do not match the furniture.)
3. Art. How awesome is this artwork. Perfect contrasting colors and told by the art, you may be able to find some kids in Craigslists paint something similar to a bribe from the McDonald's gift cards.
The coming year, the painting and faux finishing will be greater than the use of wallpaper in the interior, as happened in the past. In the year 2009, we saw a lot of purple, blue, and metallic paint color. We will continue to see the purple in 2010, but in shades of light (like lavender). We also will see more pink - shades not girly, but lighter and more sophisticated pink - even used as the main color on the walls. And finally, because the green, crazy environment, a soft green palette will continue to appear in the house.
"Rustic Modern" is one of the guests described how the interior designer Robert Stilin country home in East Hampton, NY, which features the American farmhouse coffee table mingles with vintage Arne Jacobsen Egg Hans Wegner chairs and stools. This trend will be hot for 2010.
Photo by: Handout photo
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Modern Sofa Designfantastic sunbed lounger is spacious enough for two people to lounge on and is extremely comfortable and luxurious. Double chaise lounge has an umbrella stand in the side that enables to insert an umbrella.
Tabe decoration - interior design
Bedroom Furniture Collection
Ultra Modern Furniture Design
Aquatic Bathroom Tile
“Outside the left side is a compact projector to watch videos.”