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Esker house / PLASMA Studio

Architects: Plasma Studio
Location: Innichen, San Candido,
Project Year: 2006
Principals: Arch. Eva Castro, Arch. Holger Kehne, Arch Ulla Hell
Collaborators: Arch. Peter Pichler, Arch. Angelika Mair, Libny Pacheco
Contractor: Tschurtschenthaler Werner GmbH
Interior Area: 115 sqm
Terraces Area: 55 sqm
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Danfoss Universe / J. Mayer H. Architects

Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Location: Nordborg,
Client: Danfoss Universe, Nordborg, Denmark
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Thorsten Blatter, Andre Santer, Alessandra Raponi
Design Year: 2005-2006
Construction Year: 2006-2007
Constructed Area: Cafeteria_500 sqm / Curiosity Center_1,200 sqm
Architect on site: Hallen & Nordby
Technical Consultant: Carl Bro
Budget: US $3.86 million
Photographs: J. Mayer H.

Villa Old Oaks / OFIS arhitekti

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana,
Design Year: 2003
Construction Year: 2003-2008
Project leaders: Rok Oman & Špela Videčnik
Design Team: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Neža Oman, Florian Frey, Vanja Fink, Špela Uršič
Constructed Area: 800 sqm
Structural Engineering: Valide d. o. o
Mechanical Engineering: Oves d. o. o., Vavtar Engineering d. o. o.
Electrical Engineering: Winky d. o. o, Energomont d. o. o.
Budget: 1M Euro (US $1,32M)
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

Dupli Casa / J. Mayer H. Architects

Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Location: Ludwigsburg,
Project Architects: Georg Schmidthals, Thorsten Blatter
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Simon Takasaki, Andre Santer, Sebastian Finckh
Project Year: 2005-2008
Site Area: 6,900 sq
Constructed Area: 569 sq
Architect on site: AB Wiesler, Stuttgart
Structural Engineers: Dieter Kubasch, Ditzingen und IB Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Service Engineers: IB Hans Wagner, Filderstadt
Landscape Architects: Büro Klaus Wiederkehr, Nürtingen
Photographs: David Franck

I’m lost in Paris / R&Sie(n)

Architects: R&Sie(n)
Location: , France
Creative Team: François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, Jean Navarro
Hydroponic System: R&Sie(n)
Key dimensions: 130 sqm
Construction year: 2008
Photographs: R&Sie(n)
Beakers : Pedro Veloso including the consulting of  Vanessa Mitrani
Structural development and construction of the green prototype: Christian Hubert De Lisle & Cie

ORDOS 100 #11: NL Architects

This villa is located in plot #13 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: NL Architects – Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Project leader: Michael Schoner
Project team: Jung-Hwa Cho, Gen Yamamoto, Florent Le Corre, Wei-Nien Chen, Amadeo Linke
Structural Engineer: ABT Delft, Walter Spangenberg
Climate Consultant: DGMR, Paul van Bergen
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Hotel Strata / PLASMA Studio

Architect: PLASMA Studio
Location: Sexten /Sesto,
Project Year: 2007
Constructed Area: 1,510 sqm
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Mensa Moltke / J. Mayer H. Architects

Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Location: Karlsruhe,
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Andre Santer, Julia Neitzel, Sebastian Finckh, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum
Client: Vermoegen und Bau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Amt Karlsruhe
Project Year: 2005-2007
Constructed Area: 3,500 sq
Architect on site: Ulrich Wiesler
Multidisciplinary Engineers: ARUP GmbH
Landscape Architects: Karl Bauer, Karlsruhe
Photographs: David Franck

ORDOS 100 #8: R&Sie(n)

This villa is located in plot #26 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: R&Sie(n)
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Architects in Charge: Francois Roche, Stephanie Lavaux, Toshikatsu Kiuchi
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Green Void / LAVA

Architects: LAVA – Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck
Location: Sydney,
Project year: 2008
Project Team: Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck
Collaborators: Jarrod Lamshed, Esan Rahmani, Kim Ngoc Nguyen, Anh Dao Trinh, Erik Escalante Mendoza, Pascal Tures, Mi Jin Chun, Andrea Dorici
Materials: Specially treated high-tech Nylon and light
Area: 300 sqm
Volume: 3,000 sqm
Fabrication and : Mak Max
Photographs: LAVA

Waterflux / R&Sie(n)

Architects: R&Sie(n)
Location: Évolène,
Creative Team: François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, Jean Navarro
Engineer: Guscetti & Tournier, Geneva
Interior Design: + Mathieu Lehanneur (furnitures)
Museum design concept and apparatus: Mathieu Lehanneur
Key dimensions: 1,000 sqm
Client: Maison des Alpes, Public Foundation
Photographs: ©François Roche/R&Sie(n)

“Mais voilà qu’en travers de notre route se dressa une silhouette voilée, de proportions beaucoup plus vaste que celles d’aucun habitant de la terre. Et la couleur de la peau de la silhouette était de la blancheur parfaite de la neige… ”
E. A. Poe, les Aventures de Gordon Pym, traduction C. Baudelaire.

I LOVE GITMO / zerOgroup

In reaction to US President-elect Barack Obama’s Sunday’s declaration on CBS ’60 minutes’ on 16.11.2008 (his first sit-down interview since winning the November 4 presidential election) where he has confirmed his intention to close Guantanamo’s Detention Center, made this proposal, called ‘I LOVE GITMO’ to upgrade the American enclave in into a mass tourism destination.

The ‘I LOVE GITMO’ proposal is one of the works that have been elaborated at the ‘Con Embargo Sin Embargo’ workshop organized by Supersudaca, supported by the Prins Claus Fund, and held at the IaaC Barcelona (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya) in September 2008.

Heineken The City / Tjep

Size: 250 m2
Design: Tjep
Project team: Frank Tjepkema, Janneke Hooymans, Tina Stieger, Leonie Janssen
Production: Hypsos
Location: Amsterdam

What do you do when Heineken asks you to design their first shop? Do you place furniture and displays into a given space? At Tjep, they thought it would be rather more appropriate to pour furniture into the six monumental buildings located in the heart of Amsterdam, as if we were filling a cold fresh of X-tra cold Heineken.