Studio Ideas and Inspiration

Crazy houses & buildings

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 1 April 2010


Incredible Architecture : Frank Gehry

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 25 March 2010

people comes to your life for a reason…

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 18 March 2010

Mitchell Joachim of Terreform, on sustainable architecture

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 11 March 2010

This is the Truth…

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 3 March 2010

8 min video of the beautiful story of love with sand

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 24 February 2010

Burnham Pavilion, Chicago, United States

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 19 February 2010

Dutch architects UNStudio last week unveiled designs for a temporary pavilion for Millennium Park in Chicago.The structure, along with a second designed by Zaha Hadid, will be erected in the park from 19 June to 31 October.The pavilions will celebrate the centenary of 1909 Plan of Chicago, also known as the Burnham Plan, which set out ways to improve the city.


first images of Hok embassy design

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 11 February 2010

HOK has released the first images of its dynamic design for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s new British Embassy building in Jakarta.

The 3,800 sq m scheme is designed over three levels and is located on a 1.5 hectare site in central Jakarta.

The design, expressed in a spiralling form, folds around a central protected courtyard and twists up and outwards to form the Embassy’s public entrance invoking a sense of calm assurance. Sustainability is a key design consideration and challenge: Jakarta is in a highly seismic zone with excessive humidity levels; rain falls for eight months a year. Currently the design has been assessed as Excellent under the BREEAM rating. Site security has also influenced the scheme and is the logic to the centrally located building footprint.

The public and private functions within the building are separated with public services located on the ground floor and private Embassy functions located above. The public courtyard brings the tropical landscape into the heart of the building with a contained and controlled environment, very different in character to the lush landscape around the building.

Water recycling is important: all rain water falling on the structure will be collected, stored and used for irrigation and grey water purposes; this will also reduce the burden on the City’s water systems. To help eliminate solar gain, the Embassy is designed on an east-west axis.

HOK’s project director, Andrew Barraclough comments: “This is a fantastic project in a truly challenging climate. We’re giving considerable thought to the use of locally sourced materials to give an excellent life cycle. We want the building to appear as if it’s been hewn from a single piece of stone to provide a sense of solidity and security.”

The FCO’s project sponsor added: “HOK’s challenge is to balance the design to realise both security and accessibility. This is being achieved with considerable thought being given to the environment.”

HOK is collaborating with MACE the FCO’s Strategic Partner, Ramboll Whitby Bird as structural, facade and MEP engineers; and TPS as security advisors. The project is due to complete in 2011.

The world biggest hotel, the first 10-star hotel

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 5 February 2010

Eco-friendly building

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by pegahp on 27 January 2010

Here at Green Office Projects, we just caught wind of San Diego’s Green Building Program, which is a concerted effort on the part of San Diego county to make new office and residential buildings as eco-friendly as possible. The program’s goal is to build more sustainable structures within the community, and promises a number of great building incentives for those who comply with the program’s standards.