“Whitney Museum”

Hello my  friends, how’s your week going so far??

Today we want to share with all of you a very beautiful project that is under construction in the unique city of New York, the new “Whitney Museum” designed by the italian architect Renzo Piano.

This new version of the museum was designed acording to the needs of the museum. Renzo Piano made a solid structure to adapt the building to the neighborhood which is industrial.

According to Mr. Piano, “The design for the new museum emerges equally from a close study of Whitney’s needs and from a response to this remarkable site. We wanted to draw on its vitality and at the same time enhance its rich character”.

This project has the largest exhibition area than any other American art museum and it also has indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.

The ground floor has a spacious lobby, cafeteria and restaurants, on the second and third floor you can find exhibition areas, terraces, classrooms and a  theatre.

The upper stories of the building overlook the Hudson River on its West and step back gracefully from the elevated High Line Park to its East. The idea of this museum is to be more than a ordinary museum, it’s more like creating a place of recreation and learning of art.

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http://whitney.org/About/NewBuilding

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The New Whitney Museum

Sleuk Rith Institute {Virtual Architecture}

Happy New Year!!!! We hope 2015 would be a year full of success for all of you!!

In this post we want to share a virtual project, called “Sleuk Rith Institute” this is an incredible project from the amazing architect Zaha Hadid.

This place was created for the purpose to support an integrated community of local, regional and international professionals in a highly innovative facility combining a Museum of History, a Research and National Policy Development Center, and Academy of Genocide, Conflict and Human Rights Studies.

The design embraces the timeless humanitarian values and rich culture of Cambodia while transitioning away from traditional genocide and memorial architecture.

Here is the virtual tour, enjoy it!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuJCvdsLoa0

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What is a Virtual Architecture Tour?

A virtual tour in architecture is something that technological advances have contributed to this beautiful art.

In past times, an architect had to express the project through drawings and sketches. The power of imagination, the ability to design and draw were the main keys to transmit how people could have imagined a project not yet built.

Since the computer became a work tool for architects, there was an evolution of how to present projects. What caught the most attention in new architects was the ability to create 3D architectural plants. These new technological advances have progressed to the point of being able to make photorealism models in 3D and virtual architecture tours.

Virtual tours are very useful tools for architects, because it exposes the project as it will become; it gives you a real view of solar orientation depending on where your terrain is, the materials you would like to use, desired interior and exterior colors and even furniture.

Now a days modern constructions are using this type of technology as a way of showing customers how their project will be; that’s why making a virtual tour is a good investment for any kind of project because in a long term it becomes cheaper for them due to that they will know how their project will come out at the end; and they will see if the design meets their expectancies.

Having a virtual tour helps the project to save time; because with it you will have your project completely defined.

If you would like to have a virtual tour of your project contact us by sending us an email to architectureanddesingpnv@gmail.com or by leaving us your information here and we´ll be glad to contact you.

 

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Sketches, the soul of architecture

In this post we will discuss how every architectural project starts, you´ll need only paper, a pencil and a lot of inspiration.

Sketching is something elemental that every architect has the obligation of doing. As we know every project starts with an idea derived from a need. Afterwards only inspiration is needed to start drawing the first lines.

At the beginning many ideas crop up for a project, but as they are drawn, they will be refined and modified until obtaining the final proposal. Sketching is a way an architect has for expressing ideas, culture and their ambitions. Often architects draw for pleasure and not for a specific project; and when they need to design something, they use their previous drawings to get ideas.

For an architect sketching is a way of expressing their feelings and motivations as an architect.

The sketches shown in this post are part of a project we are working on.

 

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Yaspe Offices

Yaspe Offices; is an interior design project, where the intension was to create an innovative workspace and make the final project with an economic cost.

The project involves the creation of some work modules for an office of an architectural firm design.

The project consists in three modules of work; the first module is specially designed for draftsmen. This room has separate spaces one for a computer, and the other spaces for individual work for each draftsmen.

The second and third module are joined together in a shape of a horseshoe; the first part of the room is the area for customer attention were you may find a cubicle for a secretary and next to it, there is enough space for the administrative area, also this room has space for storage area. The second part has a large storage cabinet which becomes a desk for reviewing plans and saving them; also at the end of the room there is a snack area where you can find a bar fridge, a microwave and sink.

 

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Steps for visual architectual projects

This post is a little bit different than the ones we´ve been posting before. In this post will be talking about the steps you´ll need to create a virtual project.

Many times it will seem not common or perhaps even expensive, and this is because we do not know this area of architecture. So the question is what do you need?

First of all you´ll need a draft of your project, preferably you´ll need to have your project plans in digital format, and know well how your project is. Then you´ll need to send the information by email or deliver us a USB and explain what part of your project you want to see, for example facades or certain interior and exterior spaces.

It is also necessary to know what types of materials you would like to see in your project, and also what kind of furniture. In case of not knowing what materials to use you can order some proposals. With all this, you can carry out a virtual architecture project which takes place between 15 and 25 days. The cost is from 1,000USD to 1,500USD. It can be done in any part of the world regardless if the company and the customer are in different places there for it can be carried out without going anywhere and via electronic.

A virtual architecture project can be very useful for either sales presentation or to know how the project comes out and to see if it really meets the needs and tastes of the customer.

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Offices VG

Is a small building created for the purpose of accommodating modern offices. This project is based on functionality; to do this we optimized the spaces because the proportions of the land were not the best.

 

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The idea was to create basement parking, getting 100% of buildable area. The building features are: basement, 3 floors and a roof garden. Each floor has restrooms, four independent offices and stairs.

 

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The style of this project is modern, for it is based on straight lines, using the combination of materials in the same range of colors, textures and fine materials with near perfect symmetry.

 

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The design is based on three outdated cubes, the two cubes in the background form the main body of the structure, while the front cube is the staircase. The project also has terraces intercepting between its sides and floors allowing an architectural rhythm that gives identity to the building.

 

Cibeles House

This is a residence designed with the purpose of creating a comfortable, beautiful and stylish place created by us.

The challenge was to create beautiful views in a terrain surrounded by tall and narrow walls, and at the same time we had to accommodate broad spaces.

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The concept in this project is the human skeleton in which the main shaft spaces are all distributed. We used a passage which communicates the entire house, providing functionality. The intention of this project was to create feelings of energy through light by using many areas of glass for clarity. The house plays with volumes allowing to intercept the entry of light and air; an example of this is the pool that has a special design to have a free area leaving an enclosed space that gives privacy and makes it a special place.

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The materials we use are cold materials accompanied by the vividness of the combination of wood and vegetation in the yard.

Asenat Residential

This is a new residential project created by us, the idea was to design 32 apartments with a cheaper cost, but we needed to offer a good project, spacious and pretty.

The design is one volume divided into parts creating an empty space in the middle that is the access to all the apartments, we played with solids, empty spaces and combination of materials, and we added vegetation to give life to the project and to create sensations.

The common areas are designed with the idea to create free spaces with organic lines, creating a feeling of freedom and nature into the condo.

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