A fairy-tale Rhino architecture for an English country home

VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino architectural design: Downley House in England

Downley House in England

VisualARQ analyzes the use of Rhino software in the unique architecture of an English single-family house designed by BPR Architects: Downley House.

When Birds Portchmouth Russum architects discovered that the family that would occupy the house had been involved in the wine bussiness, they decided to articulate the design around a foudre, a big wine barrel. The catenary shape of that building, inspired by the foudre, is surrounded by two towers, like a fairytale castle. The material used in this genuine building is CLT, very similar to glulam.

With this work Birds Portchmouth Russum received the annual award to the Most Innovative Project in the Self-Construction category in the UK.

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Mestia Airport: architecture and creation of an identity

VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino design: Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, by J. Mayer H. Architects

VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino design: Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, by J. Mayer H. Architects

VisualARQ features a Rhino architecture, a design by J. Meyer H that creates the identity of a city: Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia (Georgia).

Despite of its size, the airport fulfils the UE requirements and includes 1,200m long take-off and landing tracks, a control tower, a check-in area and a boarding lounge for 25 people. The building measures 250 m² and it was completed in 3 months.

A sophisticated black and white design for a unique airport.

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A Rhino project in the service of peace: the United States Institute of Peace

VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino design: the United States Institute of Peace, by M. Safdie

VisualARQ analyzes a Rhino design: the United States Institute of Peace, by M. Safdie

VisualARQ presents an architectural design in the service of peace, modelled with Rhino software by M. Safdie: the United States Institute of Peace in Washington.

The main characteristics of the building are its roof and its two atria. The undulating design of the roof and the light cantilevers evoke a universal symbol for “peace”, the purpose of the institution hosted in the building. Each 23m high atrium is covered by translucent glass panels. The shapes of the metal support are curved but the panels themselves are flat. This design effect has been achieved after a careful calculation of the structures with the appropriate software.

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Architecture with Rhino that transforms waste into profits

A landfill, architecture that transforms waste into profits

A landfill, architecture that transforms waste into profits. Image: Juliana Vargas

The project we are presenting today is the graduation project of the young Costa Rican architect Juliana Vargas, who used Rhino and VisualARQ as the main tools to develop it.

The project focuses on the recovery system of a landfill area and shows how a potentially degraded and marginalized area was transformed into a beneficial area for the community.

Have a look at Juliana’s project and get to know how Rhino and VisualARQ helped her develop it.

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An architectural fish with a touch of Rhino

At VisualARQ we believed we had enough with a single animal (Rhino) but, on the shores of South Korea, we discovered the wonders of the oceans and added a fish to our collection. We don’t know if it's a whale, a dolphin or a species yet to be discovered. What we know for sure is that it is an architectural fish. The evidence? It’s a Rhino design and it has gills. Check it out yourself.

Animations are rendered by soma/isochrom

We are talking about the work by the Austrian soma architecture firm. Although this beautiful country has no sea, the team members Stefan Rutzinger, Kristina Schinegger, Martin Oberascher and Günther Weber managed to capture the essence of a sea creature with their Yeosu Pavilion.

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