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Lar Casa de Magalh in Ponte de Lima, Portugal by J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design

Inside a white house lives a lady without progeny. She donates the land, home and attachments to build a home for the elderly. She only requires that the construction be done prior to her death. It all starts from the house; it is the center and the symbol.

Image Courtesy Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design
  • Project: Lar Casa de Magalh
  • Location: Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Client: C. M. de Ponte de Lima – Casa do Povo
  • Date: 2006 – 2010
  • Team: Joel Moniz, Alexandre Branco, Sandra Ferreira, Mónica Peixoto, Liliana Costa, Ana Vilar, Lília Costa, Nuno Vieira, Filipe Russell
  • Landscape Design: João Bicho e Joana Carneiro, Arquitectos Paisagistas

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URBANAUTS | STREET LOFTS in VIENNA, AUSTRIA by Christian Knapp & Jonathan Lutter

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Christian Knapp & Jonathan Lutter

Authentic experience has become an important value to urban travellers. Individual impression instead of mainstream sightseeing is what motivates modern tourists today to explore major cities. A new hotel concept now offers the infrastructure for trips off the beaten track.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

  • Architects: Christian Knapp & Jonathan Lutter 
  • Project: URBANAUTS | STREET LOFTS
  • Location: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  • Design Agency: KOHLMAYR LUTTER KNAPP|OFFICE FOR SYSTEMIC DESIGN
  • Total Storeys: 1
  • Floor Area: 25 sqm
  • Photographer: Julian Mullan
  • Design / Completion Date: 01 July 2011

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

The idea is simple and convincing. Due to its proximity to the city life Vienna’s ground floor zone symbolises an area of unique urban character. At the same time massive vacancies of city shops urge for their revitalisation. URBANAUTS bridges both aspects using vacant boutiques as authentic habitat for travellers. Former shops become central hotel rooms – URBANAUTS Street Lofts.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

 

The concept is unique. Hotel is no longer regarded in terms of a self-sufficient building. Based on the theory of the horizontal hotel it stretches out over the city. Fragmentation is the keyword. Rooms are spread within a district, adding up to segments in different parts of the city.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

A quiet oasis right in the middle of the city centre. Entered directly from the street the lofts offer a most private and discreet space right next to where city life happens. Spacious and comfortably furnished they create a new category of Boutique Lofts among the family of Boutique Hotels. Their strong connection to the city is always sensible through the art work of local artists who are invited to account for the past of the loft.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

About the Design Agency:

KOHLMAYR LUTTER KNAPP | OFFICE FOR SYSTEMIC DESIGN is a design agency based in Vienna, Austria. Following a post- structuralistic point of view, their credo is the creation of systems not buildings. Each of their approaches into the fields of urbanism, architecture and design consider a wide range of aesthetic, social, economical and ecological aspects focusing on intelligent, clear and down to earth solutions.

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Downtown LA Hotel in Los Angeles, California by XTEN Architecture

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: XTEN Architecture

This new 65,000sf hotel is conceived as a monolithic concrete structure, carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building.

The site is an infill parcel in downtown Los Angeles which measures just 50×150 feet. The hotel is freestanding, surrounded on all sides by alleys and streets. This allows for slots to be cut into the façade, which contrast with and dematerialize the otherwise monolithic quality of the building.

Image Courtesy XTEN Architecture

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Downtown LA Hotel
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Principals: Monika Haefelfinger, SIA & Austin Kelly, AIA
  • Project Team: Scott Utterstrom, Qichen Cao, Matthew Rosenberg, Dayuan Fu, Katie Green, Michael Hasey, Xian Chi
  • Project Area: 65,000sf
  • Renderings: Courtesy of XTEN Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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The Mood @ LKF in Hong Kong by Theo Texture

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Theo Texture

THE MOOD @ LKF located at the top of Lan Kwai Fong, is an 12-storey office building revamped into a boutique hotel, a new architectural genre for urban Hong Kong. A white aluminum cladded mask in organic cellular shapes over black glass is created at the lower part of the building, framed in LED lights. The name and the logo of the hotel are designed with two “O”s to correspond with this organic cellular motif which is repeated throughout the hotel. These cellular motifs and black and white colors are employed to echo the urban chic feel of the neighboring of Lan Kwai Fong, in and out of the building as well as in the graphics.

The Mood @ LKF

  • Architects: Theo Texture
  • Project: The Mood @ LKF
  • Location: Hong Kong

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Villa Overlooking the Sea in Hayama, Japan by Edward Suzuki Associates

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Edward Suzuki Associates

This is a vacation home expected to become a permanent house in the future. Located about an hour’s car ride away from downtown Tokyo, it is locatedin the sea resort of Hayama in the Shonan region, adjacent to the more well known, old city of Kamakura.

Sited overlooking the sea on the south, the design intent was to capture as much of the scenic panorama and to bring it into the house. Behind the house on the north is a hill clad with wild bamboos. Sandwiched in between the richness of the sea and that of the hill, the design was to open the house as much as was possible to the natural outdoors and to become a part of it.

Villa Overlooking the Sea

  • Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates
  • Project: Villa Overlooking the Sea
  • Location: Hayama, Japan
  • Design Period: August 2008 —November 2009
  • Construction Period: December 2009—January 2011
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 2620.84m2
  • Ground Coverage: 233.82m2
  • Floor Areas: B1176.99m2, 1F 204.75m2 , 2F 158.28m2
  • Total Floor Area: 540.02m2

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Superbowl Project in Nakornsawan, Thailand by Supermachine Studio

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Supermachine Studio

Thailand is a country at risk of water disaster both draught and flood. Considering its size, the country has a great length of rivers in its water network, specially the central delta. Together with monsoon behavior around the region, Thailand has always been worried about more than less water to use. But delirious sprawl of cities and irresponsible agriculture lands trigger huge imbalance of water flow; insufficient to use during dry season and larger scale flood during rainy season.

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  • Architects: Supermachine Studio
  • Project: Superbowl Project
  • Location: Nakornsawan, Thailand
  • Design Team: Pitupong Chaowakul, Nuntawat Tassanasangsoon, Wattikon Kosolkit, Yupadee Suthvisith, Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Peechaya Mekasuvanroj, Sthapat Soichampa , Supanna Chanpensri
  • Supported by: The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage

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Single family property in Marbella, Spain by A-cero

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: A-cero

A-cero presents one of its last projects in single family houses in Marbella. The property is placed on the outskirts of Puerto Banús, in one of the most famous and exclusive developments in the Sun Coast. This development is located on one side of a mountain but very close to the coast, with plenty of Mediterranean vegetation.

The plot where the project is located has a notorious slope that goes down to the South from the street access. This fact would determinate the design to adapt the house to the environment and achieve excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Image Courtesy Jacobo España

  • Architects: A-cero – Joaquin Torres arquitectos s.l.p.
  • Project: Single family property
  • Location: Marbella, Spain
  • Promoter: Private
  • Built surface: 2.872,20 m2
  • Project date: September 20th
  • Finish date: November 2011
  • Photographer: Jacobo España (Negami)
  • Construction: Obras y Otras cosas S.L.

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Villa London in Mallorca,Spain by CMV Architects

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source:  CMV Architects

The house is located in Sa Torre housing development, in a plot of land next to the cliff. The client, a well-known English writer, raises an extensive program to fulfill the needs of each of the members of the family. The infinite sights on the sea will be the basic premise of the project. The necessity to open the house to the landscape, taking advantage of the local characteristics, entails the disintegration of the volumes, fleeing from the massification.

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

  • Architects: Iris Ancares
  • Project: Villa London
  • Location: Llucmajor, Mallorca,Spain
  • Company: CMV Architects
  • Type : Residential – Single family residence
  • Building status : built in 2004
  • Building area : 1294 m2
  • Software used: 3ds max

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

The construction is set out as a set of independent entities: independent pavilions placed, one next to the other, along the axis of the cliff, each one of it keeping its own privacy and independence. The common areas work as connection spaces. Finally, a writing pavilion is set out in the privileged area of the plot, allowing to cut off from the rest of the set and providing tranquility and easier concentration to the writer. Collaborator: Tarjet Living

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

Image Courtesy CMV Architects

Tianjin Art Museum in China by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Only three years after the German studio won the competition, the museum opens its doors to the public.

The Tianjin Art Museum, which in April 2009 took first prize in an international competition, has space to house four permanent exhibitions. In addition to rooms for Chinese calligraphy, western art, sculpture, and modern art, there are also galleries in which changing exhibitions can be presented. Together with three additional cultural facilities (a library, an opera house and another new museum) the new exhibition center forms part of a 90-hectare culture and leisure time development in the Hexi district of Tianjin. This new quarter is dominated by an extensive area of greenery boasting a lake. In the row of striking exhibition and cultural edifices, the art museum is located on the lakeside promenade, which its visible side and main entrance overlook. The new buildings used for cultural purposes face the road, i.e., in the direction of the city, thereby creating a harmonious overall impression.

Street view (Image Courtesy KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten)

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Opening of Tianjin Art Museum
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Client: Tianjin Command Key Projects, Bureau of Urban
  • Competition: 04/2009, 1st price
  • Site: 29.800 m²
  • GFA: 33.030 m²
  • All images: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH

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New Brunner fair stand in Milan, Italy by Ippolito Fleitz Group

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group

Brunner uses the occasion of the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair to present two new products: its ‘hoc’ stool and its ‘plot’ modular seating system. Ippolito Fleitz Group was commissioned once again to create a setting resembling an installation, an intense spatial experience in which to showcase Brunner’s new products. From a distance, the strictly black and white backdrop takes a back seat to the colourful seating objects, which draw visitors in to try them out. At closer look, the black and white backdrop transforms itself into a textual world, taking visitors on a poetic voyage of discovery, inspiring them to stop and tarry awhile.

Image Courtesy Francesco Di Loreto - F38F

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Project: Brunner – Fair stand Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012
  • Location: Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2012, Milan Italy
  • Client: Brunner Gmbh
  • Year: April 2012
  • Size: 90 M² / Sqm
  • Team: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Jörg Schmitt, Daniela Schröder, Axel Knapp, Martin Berkemeier, Frank Faßmer, Anna Maier, Leonie Beck, Monther Abuhmeidan
  • Photography:Francesco Di Loreto – F38F
  • Additional Photography: Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects

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