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The Shingle House: NORD – the making of

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The Shingle House replaces a dilapidated fisherman’s cottage at Dungeness in Kent. The cottage was known locally as The Smokery, since, like most of the fishing families in the area, the owner smoked and sold local fish from the site. On his retirement, the owner offered to sell the house and outbuildings to Living Architecture, presenting the team with an ideal opportunity to create a new house on the site, whilst respecting the historical significance of the area.

The Shingle House at night

The Shingle House at night

  • Architect: NORD
  • Location: Kent, UK

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Museum of Polish History in Warsaw by Vlado Valkof

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011


The proposed hybrid structure of the Museum of Polish History (MPH) located in Warsaw, Poland, is a footbridge, park and building, all three integrated and coherent with the surrounding park environment. Vlado Valkof’s proposal for the MPH facility is a synergy of nature and history and was inspired by the Polish topography of gently rolling fields and plains. Valkof wanted to create a Museum of History dug underground where the local historical values are naturally preserved. The morphology of MPH was influenced by the idea of history as a process of constant transformation. Presented here is only current portion of that continuous process.

Museum of Polish History

Museum of Polish History

Type : culture

Location : Warsaw, Poland

Date : 2009

Status : competition

Client : Museum of Polish History, Warsaw, Poland

Area : 43,365 sq.m.

Budget : € 87,000,000

Credits : Vlado Valkof – project architect, Anne Valkof, Stanislav Christov – designers, Assen Balkanski – rendering (more…)

The Syncline House in Boulder, Colorado by Arch 11

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

 

Project update on May 26, 2011 – Arch11 has won four 2011 Watermark Awards in Builder Magazine’s annual competition. They won the competition’s overall Project of the Year for the Syncline house, built with construction partner Hammerwell, Inc., also of Boulder.  Additional awards for the Syncline project included Grand Prize, Kitchen in a Custom Home—3,000 to 5,000 square feet; an Award of Merit for Powder Room in a Custom Home; and an Award of Merit for Master Bath in a Custom Home. The 2011 Watermark Awards winners are showcased in Builder Magazine’s May issue and the story runs online with slideshows of the winning projects.
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Original article from February 15, 2011

The new 4,800-square-foot half-glass home on a cul de sac just above Boulder¹s downtown would seem to be a mighty contradiction. The owners, a former professional rock climber and the U.S. distributor of Australian-designed outdoor gear, Shelley and Andrew Dunbar, wanted an energy efficient home on their lot abutting Open Space and Mountain Park-protected land. But did it really make environmental sense to raze the existing 1,600-square-foot A-frame and build a new structure three times as large?

With Arch 11 ­ a firm drawn to developing projects with “impossible” sites, budgets, and structural parameters ­ in charge, the answer is yes.

Front Exterior

Syncline House - Front Exterior

  • Architect: Arch11
  • Area: 4,800 sq ft
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Year completed: 2009

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Urban Composition in Niderfeld, Dietikon, Switzerland by KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

URBAN COMPOSITION Not every accumulation of buildings is as city. A building is a piece of puzzle and has its place in the master plan.

Plan for Urban Composition

Plan for Urban Composition

  • Architect: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project Name: Urbain Composition master plan Niderfeld, Dietikon
  • Projet Reference site: http://www.limmattalerzeitung.ch/limmattal/region-limmattal/mit-kleinen-strukturen-zumneuen-stadtteil-103929694
  • Client: Dietikon City
  • Competition: Laureat of Europan 10, Dietikon  http://www.europan-europe.com/e10/_upload/ressource/concours/E10-RESULTS.pdf
      SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA/SVIZRA:5W+4R

    • DIETIKON
    • Winner
    • YR010 URBAN COMPOSITION
    • Yves Bachmann (CH 1975), Kubota Toshihiro (JP 1976), architects
    • Contributors : Oyvind Vessia (NO 1981) building engineer, Rémy Turquin (FR 1982) landscape architect Hohlstrasse 435
    • 8048 Zürich, Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra
  • Statue: Under developpement
  • Program: Use of dwellings, Mixed use, Activities and Urban park
  • Site Area: 40 hectare
  • Building Construction Surface (Projet):
    • Use of dwellings : 80760 m²
    • Mixed use : 83100 m²
    • Activities : 148800 m²
    • Total : 312660 m²
  • Schedule: The construction is scheduled to be finished by 2020
      Team Member

    • Designer: Toshihiro KUBOTA,Yves BACHMANN
    • Landscape Architect: Bassinet Turquin Paysage
    • Environmental Engineer: Øyvind VESSIA
    • Perspectives: Sebastien RAGEUL,Ryuta AMAE
    • Traduction: Marietta SANDERINK
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Munich Fractal Arena a New Store in Valencia, Spain by Dear Design

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Barcelona, XX September 2010. MUNICH, the fashion and sports footwear firm, is opening its second boutique in Valencia. Following on from its first store in the city’s Carmen neighbourhood, it is now opening a second store in Calle Jorge Juan.

Munich Fractal Arena, Valencia, 2010

Munich Fractal Arena, Valencia, 2010

Silent Office at Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The site is located at the side of an elevated highway near Haneda Airport. It The pace is at the corner defined by the crossing of two roads. The neighborhood townscape doesn’t show any continuity.

Silent Office

Silent Office

  • Architect: Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates
  • Project location: Haneda, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • List of involved companies: Architect / Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates
    Construction / Matsumura Gumi Corporation
    Client / MORICHU
  • Project data i.e. build cost, gross external area, year of completion

    completion / 2008
    site area / 1319.39 sqm
    total floor area / 1484.93 sqm (more…)

Single house in “El Alquián”, Almería by vora arquitectura

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

At an urban level, the building is situated on the corner of two very narrow streets, but avoids a direct relationship with them, closing the first two levels of the house around an enclosed external courtyard, which is both controlled and thermally benficial. In contrast, the top floor opens fully onto an open terrace above the street that allows distant views over the church towards the sea.

Single House In Almería

Single House In Almería

  • Architect: vora arquitectura
  • Address: calle Elcano 4. El Alquián (Almería)
  • Surface area: 150 m2
  • Project: Abr 2000 – Feb 2003
  • Construction start: June 2003 Construction completion: Junio 2006
  • Project architect: vora arquitectura (Pere Buil Castells)
  • Building coordination arquitects: vora arquitectura (Pere Buil Castells)
  • Project Team: Jordi Fornells Castelló
  • Structure: Jordi Pi Martínez
  • Building Technical architect (control execution): Dolores Escámez
  • Contractor: 1st fase José Carmelo Mañas. 2nd fase José Castillo
  • Client: Ezequiel Hernández Iribarne
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula Sardà (more…)

National Library of Austria Extension in Hofburg, Vienna by Prechteck

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

prechteck’s design proposal for the extension to the national library of Austria located at the Hofburg in Vienna contains a number of cultural facilities, creative studios, a restaurant and shops.

National Library of Austria Extension

National Library of Austria Extension

Architect: prechteck
Project: National Library Extension
Location: Hofburg, Vienna
Area: Core Exhibition hall: 1200sqm
Multifunctional hall: 600sqm (more…)

AWARD-WINNING MARC JACOBS TOKYO FLAGSHIP BUILDING OPENS in Aoyama shopping district, Japan by STEPHAN JAKLITSCH

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

New York – Stephan Jaklitsch Architects (SJA) has designed a new Tokyo flagship building for Marc Jacobs Collection. Located on Omotesando-dori in the Aoyama shopping district, the building is the first ground-up store for the Marc Jacobs brand and will give Marc Jacobs a distinctive presence in this neighborhood of luxury stores. The design is a response to the immediate context (bordered by world-renowned architecture and a quiet residential neighborhood) and the desire to represent the tradition of craft that is inherent in Japanese construction.

Aoyama Store

Aoyama Store

  • Location: Aoyama shopping district, Japan.
  • Project Area: 2,800 square feet.
  • Photographs: Liao Yusheng, Nacasa Partners. (more…)

The Factory in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France by Josep Lluis Mateo

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Completion of The Factory, the new office building by Josep Lluís Mateo on the site of the old Renault factory in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris. Winning project in the invited competition organized in 2006.

The Factory

The Factory

Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Client: Vincy & Nexity Enterprises.
Project: 2006-2008.
Construction: 2008-2010.
Budget: 37.800.000 euros.
Surface: 17.300 m2.
Photography: Adrià Goula.
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