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“BB House”:

Helloooo!!! How’s your week going so far??

On today’s post we want to share a very nice project designed by BAK Architects.

Something incredible in these times, is that you can display an architectural project that is not built yet; and this project is a clear example of that.

The idea of this project is to adapt a house to the enviroment, using a simple concrete structure that combines with the tones of the trees and the grass. This project also takes advantage of the terrain relief to give a nice distribution to the house.

So lets remember that now a days virtual architecture is an esential tool to create and modify projects according to the users needs.

If you have any interest in a creation of a virtual project you can contact us by sending us an email to architectureanddesingpnv@gmail.com and we will be looking forward to hear from you!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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http://www.bakarquitectos.com.ar/

 

Happy Wendsday!! How was your Spring Break??? Ours was really relaxing and full of celebration specially becuase Jesus has risen!!

Today’s post is about the “Grand Teton National Park” which is located in the USA in Wyoming.

This majestic place is formed  by large mountains in peak forms,  and on the slopes there are extensive plains covered with sage and you can also find glacial lakes at its base, creating a world-famous landscape that attracts nearly four million visitors per year.

In this wonderful place people can do many activities; in summer people are usually hiking, walking, wildlife watching, shooting, camping, backpacking, climbing, fishing, swimming or taking boat rides, fast canoes and bicycles. In the winter skiing and snowshoeing tours are popular activities.

This place is a unique option to fill you with energy and to enjoy nature while enjoying its beauty.

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http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/wyoming/grand-teton-national-park

http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/grand-teton-national-park/

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“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

Happy half week!! We know we promised that we would be posting at least once a week and we also know its been almost a month since our last post; but these few days have been a little bit complicated because of work; but ….WE ARE BACK!!

On today´s post  we would like to show you a piece of paradise, the incredible hotel created over the sea; “Six Senses Laamu Resort”.

This wonderful place is located in the Maldives Islands in one of the little islands named Lamuu Atol in which the only way to arrive there is by a short boat ride,  which makes this adventure even more cooler because sometimes you can see dolphins swimming on the sides of the boat.

The “Six Senses Resort”, is built with sustainable materials, for example the structure is made of palm wood, combined with other woods that give form to the hotel.

The hotel consists of cottages that are connected by bridges over the sea, and there are big platforms where the lobby, kitchen, bar, restaurants, spa, and other amenities are located.

Having the chance to stay at this hotel will be one of the most exciting memories a person could ever live; just by looking at all the wonders God has created and the oportunity to experience living over the sea for a few days could make your mind blow up!! Stay tune!

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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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http://www.cambodiasri.org/

 

 

Ayer’s Rock – Uluru; The Red Rock!

TGIF! [Thank God is Friday!] Hope you´re enjoying this Christmas Season as well as we are!!

For today’s post, we want to share an incredible place that we consider a beautiful piece of natural architecture, the Ayer’s Rock; also known as Uluru.

This incredible place is composed by a sandstone rock formation; it is located in Australia only248mi southeast of Alice Springs; it is considered one of the bigest monoliths in the entire world. It’s dimensions are1141ft high and5mi outline, and something amazing is that this mountain has1mi of depth, that means this mountan is bigger underground than it is on the surface!

William Gosse was the first Westerner explorer to reach the Uluru in 1873. After reaching its peak with his guide, Jamran [who’s Afghan], he renamed it Ayer’s Rock in honor of the Prime Minister of South Australia at that time.

The surface color changes depending on the hour or season; but the color of this place is most known as a brilliant red.

People can think that this is only a piece of rock on earth but when you see the majestic of this place you can feel inspiration.

As a curious fact; in 2014 Prince William and his wife; Kate Middleton recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s moment at Ayer’s Rock in 1983.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru

http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/

http://www.uluru.com/

http://uluru-australia.com/about-uluru/uluru-facts/

Architecture & Nature Wonder!!! [The Crystal Balcony]

Long time no seen; I know it´s been a while since we haven´t posted anything in our blog; but we promise this time we won´t stop!!!

In this post we are excited to talk about the most incredible balcony in the world, it´s the Crystal Balcony located in Jasper National Park in Alberta; Canada.

This place is known for its rocky mountains and fantastic glaciers. The trip starts in the Sunwapta Valley which has 6 stations to board which gives you the opportunities to explore the geological, biological, hydrological ecosystem; also you may learn about the anthropology and the history of this unique place.

The final stop is the Crystal Balcony which is 918ft high and its longitude of 98ft. Here, many visitors have the best view of the famous Athabasca Glacier!! Also people may see different glaciers with their rugged peaks, many waterfalls and the wildlife surrounding it.

The idea of this project is that people may have the opportunity to interact with the entire environment and to make them feel a part of this majestic place; this is possible because of the 360º view you may have in every part of the balcony.

The design is incredible because the structure was created with only steel combined with glass.

This amazing project won an award from the World Architecture Festival; its cost was $21 million dollars; it was worth all that was spent!

We think this is an incredible example that architecture and nature can be combined and together have the capacity to bring us these majestic places.

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http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx

http://www.jasper.travel/discover-jasper/jasper-national-park

 

 

Kitchens; the heart of a home! {Organization tips}

Well, hello there!!! On today’s post we are concluding our first mini serie [Kitchens; the heart of a home] so we decided to take the chance to talk about some organization tips which will make your life much easier.

There is no better way to explain it than showing it with some photos; that’s why the main key for this post are all the photos you may find bellow. We hope you enjoy it and start getting creative inspired by these photos.

By the way, check out our pinterest account [Architecture&Desing P+N+V] where you may find many other different ways to get inspired; you’ll love it!

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Use transparent Tupperware for storage such as your rice, sugar, beans, flour, nuts; in order to have them all together.

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This is a perfect way to use every single space in your kitchen. Add a cutting board holder in one of your cabinets doors.

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Who doesn’t like a good cup of coffee or tea? Well here’s a good idea for having your little piece of heaven in your own kitchen. You will need a drawer and some dividers; which you may find in your local store or you may DIY just by using some foam board, a ruler and a cutter.

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A super way for storing knifes in a under cabinet block drawer; this way you may keep them away from kids reach and off the counter.

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If you are one of those persons who loves baking, you will know that trays can be annoying to storage them; this won’t be a problem anymore; check out this great solution! Use one cabinet nearby your oven so that you’ll have everything together and ready for baking; remember you can DIY your own dividers by using some foam board.

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Use magazine holders for storing all your cans.

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Talking about magazines, you may also use the magazine rack for storing all your pot lids neatly as opposed to thrown around your cabinets.

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For a better way for storing your pots and pans try this out; all you need is a sliding rail with hooks and a space inside your kitchen counter.

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Instead of having sink cabinets use drawers it will make your life easier when you’re trying to reach for something.

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Pan organizers?  yes they do exists; but here’s another good way for using them!

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No more broken dishes!  How do you store your dishes? It’s probably most common to keep plates, bowls, and cups in overhead cabinets but having a deep drawer is the best option because you may find your dishes neat, organized, and generally easier to lift a bunch of plates out. 

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Kitchens; the heart of a home! {Kitchens Materials}

Continuing with our first miniserie [Kitchens; the heart of a home!] on today´s post we want people to know the kind of materials that exist for kitchens and how they can be combined to create the perfect kitchen for everyone.

There are 2 important things people need to keep in mind when they are planning to build their new kitchen or when there´re planning to renew this special room. First of all you need to know what kind of house style you have in your home whether if it’s a Californian, Contemporary, modern, European, Farmhouse  or meriterranean and secondly you´ll need to be completely sure what kitchen style you want; [by the way you can check out our last post in which we talked about different kitchen styles].

This second one is the one we will be focusing on today´s post.

Beeing completely sure on what kitchen style you want for your kitchen is the main key for obtaining your dream kitchen. One super tip for it is to make a list of the materials that distinguish the specific style you wish for; once you have that you can start combining materials and tones to give your spirit to the project.

Generally kitchens are made of wood or some prefabricated materials which may be combined with some stones like marbel or granite, yet specific decorative spaces and items or even wall colors are the ones that give identity to the kitchen.

Some materials that now a days you may find in kitchens are: aluminium, plastic, resin, stainless steel, glass, acrilic, iron, concrete and even mirror.

You can use any material that is in this list to create your perfect kitchen, you just need to open your mind and start combining, until you complete your dream kitchen.

Now we will share some photos of kitchens created with all these kind of materials. Now all you have to do is get inspired and start your own list!

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Kitchens, the heart of a home!

With this post we will begin a serie of 4 posts about kitchens. The idea is to talk about the importance kitchens have in our everyday life.
With each post we´ll try to show the art to design the ideal kitchen, and how to adapt the design to the functionality, comfort and identity of a project.

Kitchens are considered the heart of every home; because it is the main point of meeting and working for most families. Kitchen designs are often made with open view of dining and living rooms; and in these cases it is not only a work area but a visual kick or a decorative element for housing.

First of all a kitchen must be functional! to achieve this goal architects must find the relationship between storage areas, washing areas and preparation areas; if these 3 areas are perfectly related the kitchen is more functional.
The kitchen design should match the style of the house, but with a twist that makes it stand out from the other spaces. It should become the identity of the home you need.

As an architect I believe that the design of a kitchen is a challenge; but by striving in our creativity, a kitchen can be made a dream place in our project; since art can be found even in a kitchen!

Here are some examples of kitchens; so we can start getting inspired!

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