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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: Martine Brisson

Martine Brisson designed the landscaping of the roof terrace of the former residence and studio of painter Betty Goodwin, for which she has just won one of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN 2012 in the “Terrace” category. Always keeping in mind a feeling of warmth, functionality, and simplicity, Brisson created an outdoor environment that is coherent yet open, with different functional zones (kitchen, living area, bathroom, garden, etc.) that fit together as naturally as the rooms in an interior space.

Image Courtesy Marc Cramer

Bahrain House in Hamala by MORIQ

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: MORIQ

In an altitude of deliberate self appraisal, the house  situated in the north western part of Bahrain in an  area called Hamala shoots up from its entry point at western side and forms almost an iconic structure of twin  slopes , recognizable from  far away . The western side protects it from the extreme sun in summer.An extension on the north eastern side houses a few bedrooms+deck .The landscape is well integrated with the  various changing levels of the inside, designed on split levels where nothing is very far away, and every level opening  into its landscaped area and part of the house is dugged in to escape the summer heat and part of the house sits a top the ground with lots of glass to enjoy  the winter .The service areas are arranged in the centre of the house and all the living areas and bedrooms are in the peripheral areas to make maximum usage of light, ventilation views,etc.

Image Courtesy MORIQ

  • Architects:  MORIQ
  • Project: Bahrain House
  • Location: Hamala, Bahrain (more…)

Lordelo Pharmacy in Vila Real, Portugal by JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013


The Pharmacy is located in Vila Real, in the centre north of Portugal and is part of a peripheral zone of the city where the environment does not have a consolidated and uniform image. In the absence of external references, it was chosen to create a building with an abstract and neutral character, reinforced by the absence of openings. With oval shape footprint, the two floors are fully aluminum coated corrugated and perforated. The only direct opening to the outside is the main entrance that gives access to the sales area. By changing the interior light and the symbol of pharmacy, the building gains dynamic, allowing the image variation from day to night. The store not only sells medicines but also has its own laboratory for compounding pharmacy.

Image Courtesy FG+SG

  • Project:Lordelo Pharmacy
  • Area: 522 m2
  • Design time: November 2010
  • Construction time: October 2012
  • Civil engineer: NORVIA
  • Mechanics Engineer:GET_Raul Bessa
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fotografia de arquitectura (
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Archaeological space in Daroca, Spain by sergio sebastián_architect

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: sergio sebastián_architect

The ground of the historical villa of Daroca folds and lifts to show the richness of its past to the public!

The surface layer rises like a great cover revealing its core from the street, the valuable archaeological remains which have appeared under it. The building is generated from the urban fabric, as a new public space which covers and protects the history of this city and the representative character of the regional institution founded above this former place.

Image Courtesy Gabriel López

  • Architects: sergio sebastián_architect
  • Project: Archaeological space in Daroca
  • Location: Daroca, Spain
  • YEAR:   2007 (COMPETITION)- 2012
  • SITE:  Hospital St. / Maestro Mingote St. Daroca. Spain
  • AREA:  350 M2
  • PROMOVE:  Comarca Campo de Daroca, Ministerio de Cultura
  • COLLABORATORS  :  Fernando Muñoz, architect in project
  • Miriam Tambo, structure assistant in project, and co-direction in construction Jesús Molinos, technical architect
  • María Jesús Velázquez, technical architect Pablo Sebastián, technical architect José Delgado -Fidias Trade, archaeologists
  • BUILDER:   Fase I: Construcciones Miguel Gay sl                        Fase II : Renueva Pleamares sl
  • SUPPLIERS:   Concrete structure: Eter S.Coop sl
    Prefab slabs: Cocalsa
    Metalworker: Ángel Pardos
    Interior pavements of resine: Lotum
    Interior pavements of recycled glass: Crismon
    Exterior pavement: Pérez Anadón
    Electricity: Manuel Chavarrías, Antonio Castillo
    Lighting: Ilumisa, Antares, Daisalux, Modular Lighting System
  • FOTOGRAPHS:   Gabriel López- (more…)

O Dos Vasconcelos – Hotel Habita in Nuevo Leon, Mexico by Landa Arquitectos

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: Landa Arquitectos

O Dos Vasconcelos is a mixed-use complex organized around a central, open-air public space with a circular plan. The parking area, the apartments and commercial spaces, and the hotel volume are all visible from the entrance level. The relation between the underground and the aboveground spaces, and the concentration of different functions in carefully crafted pieces, lends the complex a mechanical character –appropriate for a predominantly industrial city– which reminiscent of the early work of James Stirling.

Image Courtesy Javier Orozco

  • Architects: Landa Arquitectos
  • Project: O Dos Vasconcelos – Hotel Habita
  • Location: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Formal Name Of Building: O Dos Vasconcelos / Hotel Habita Monterrey
  • Architect Design: Arq. Agustin landa vertiz
  • Completion Date (Month And Year): October 2008
  • Project Team: Roberto Garcia, Rolando Martinez, Cecilia Dominguez, Edna Garza, Enrique Yañez, Claudia Carreno, Jorge Corcuera
  • Photographers: Javier Orozco, Rodrigo Ramos, Undine Pröhl
  • Square Meters: 40,000 m2 of Mixed-Use Complex. The part of the hotel corresponds 1,800m2
  • Client: Grupo Habita
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Prato Lofts in Tuscany, Italy by mdu architetti

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: mdu architetti

The Prato Lofts, designed by the italian architecture studio mdu architetti, is an investigation on the deep and complex relationships between the public space of the city and the intimacy of the private space of living. The Prato Lofts interpret the theme, generating quite inner spaces for the everyday life related to themselves and to the mutations of the sky, that are concealed from the urban chaos by a silent concrete wall.

Image Courtesy Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: mdu architetti (Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini)
  • Project: Prato Lofts
  • Location: Tuscany , Italy
  • Program: transformation of an old warehouse in 5 lofts
  • Client: CDM immobiliare
  • Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
  • Structural engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Site construction supervision: Marcello Marchesini
  • Building cost: € 750.000
  • Dimentions : Roofed area: 360 sqm
                                     Gross area: 703 sqm
                                     Volume: 2.113 cubic meters
  • Materials: pigmented concrete
  • Schedule: Design: 2004 – 2005
                             Ground breaking: 2006
                             Completion: 2008
  • Photographer: Pietro Savorelli, mdu architetti
  • General contractor: Bassi Danilo & c. – Prato
  • Software used: Autocad LT for the project and construction documents


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