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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/

 

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/

 

 

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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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.

 

Click the images to play the video!

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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.