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JP House in Cuenca, Spain by MYCC Office Architecture

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: MYCC Office Architecture

In most developed countries´ small villages it is very difficult to find craftsmen who work in the traditional way. Somehow, a manner of making products can be given up for loss. The romantic idea of a really traditional construction method is just too naïve. What is usually built are just cheap copies of rural houses that usually does not have an origin in that specific place, but in some ideal villages from Lord of the Rings or Joan of Arc films. Everything out of this becomes either too expensive or simply impossible.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG 

  • Architects: MYCC Office Architecture
  • Project: JP House
  • Location: Tragacete, Cuenca, Spain
  • Photography: FG+SG, Fernando Guerra Sergio Guerra
  • Architects in charge: Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G. Casares, Marcos Gonzalez
  • Team: Raquel del Rio, Pablo Urbano, Miguel Angel Hellin
  • Quantity surveyor: Raul Olivares
  • Constructor: Ageco Scotmans Spain
  • Area: 144m2
  • Year: 2012

Hue Apartments in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Hueis a 5 storey apartment building that sits within a post industrial streetscape inLord Street,Richmond. The site is bound on 3 sides by large 2-4 storey brick warehouse buildings whilst across the road are the rear yards of residential properties. The brief was for a multilevel apartment building that maximised yield on the site. Our design strategy was to imagine the site as a landscaped island within its austere industrial surrounds.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings 

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
  • Project: Hue Apartments
  • Location: Lord Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project Team: Graham Burrows,Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan,Michael Stelluto,Veryan Curnow, Nick James, Huan Trinh
  • Project Type: Multi-Residential Development
  • Project Size: Site: 1471 sq/m, Footprint: 884 sq/m
  • Construction Cost: Confidential
  • Builder: Liquid Lines
  • Structural: Wood & Grieve Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Landscape Architect: Sinatra Murphy Art & Landscape
  • Software used: Microstation

Cathedral of the Northern Lights in Alta, Norway by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit, has just inaugurated the Cathedral of the Northern Lights situated in the Norwegian town of Alta approximately 500 km north of the Arctic Circle. Even before the inauguration, the 47-metre-high cathedral, designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects in cooperation with Link Arkitektur, was perceived as a symbol and an architectural landmark for the entire area.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk 

  • Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Project: Cathedral of the Northern Lights
  • Location: Alta, Norway
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Architect Team: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Link Arkitektur A/S
  • Client: The Municipality of Alta
  • Area: 1,917 m²
  • Construction sum: €16.2 million
  • Competition: 2001, 1st prize in restricted architecture competition
  • Status: Construction period 2009 – 2013
  • Engineer: Rambøll AS, Alta
  • Main contractor: Ulf Kivijervi AS
  • Art work: Peter Brandes

Castell D’emporda in Girona, Spain by Concrete Architectural Associates

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

Hotel Castell D’emporda located in Girona, Spain offers a signature restaurant including a large terrace with great views over the surrounding landscape. Concrete designed, at the clients’ request, a roof or covering for this terrace with the possibility to create an enclosed space with full wind and rain protection. One of the design conditions was to create a covering that works in harmony with the historical and listed building. Additionally we wanted to maintain the terrace feeling while be seated under the covering.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers for Concrete 

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: Castell D’emporda
  • Location: Castell d’Emporda s/n, 17115, La Bisbal, Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Robert Aarts
  • Client: Albert Diks, Margo Vereijken – Castell D’emporda – La Bisbal, Girona
  • Project Team: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Cindy Wouters, Melanie Knuewer
  • Advisors:
    Building regulations: Figa Arquitectos – Girona
    Structural advice: Bellapart Construction – Olot
  • Contractors and suppliers:
    Steel construction and corten steel: Bellapart Construction – Olot
    Groundwork, ceilingwork and electrical: Burgos Gasull – la bisbal
    Transparant curtains: Iaso – Lieida
    Bar, loungeseating and tables: Roord Binnenbouw – Amsterdam
    chairs: Academia – Italy
    lighting: Modular
    Covered area: 250m2
    First briefing: januari 2011
    Opening: june 2011
    Duration of construction: 2 months
  • Program: A terrace covering to accommodate 200 people

ROKU Edogawa in Tokyo, Japan by masatomo_kojima_auds

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: masatomo_kojima_auds

This project is a unit-based intervention for tenants re-occupying existing buildings. The market for this intervention is mainly young customers visiting a new cafeteria. Certain spatial flexibility was required for other activities such as live concerts and shows. The design of the space had to be adjustable and controllable in order to fit in several project sites and within different existing building conditions. The main focus of the project is to invent the system comprised of basic units forming the whole cafeteria, which could be further developed as several design options by transforming its shape and adjusting to its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura 

  • Architects: masatomo_kojima_auds
  • Project: ROKU Edogawa
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Completion: 2012
  • Floor Area: 382sqm
  • Architects: Design-Build Alliance
  • Architect In Charge: Masatomo Kojima / masatomo_kojima_auds
  • Design Team: Kohei Sasakawa / KOHEI SASAKAWA architecture+design, Ryo Inoue
  • Structural Engineer: Yoshinori Nito / Yoshinori Nito Engineering and Design PC
  • Mechanical Engineer: Masanori Sodekawa, Takatoshi Mizutani
  • Electrical Engineer: Takao Kawauchi, Akira Katayanagi
  • Lighting Designer: Ryuta Sonobe / Sonobe Design Office
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Consultant:  Heartland Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Nakano Corporation
  • Client: Boat Race Promotion Association

REM Island in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates 

The program consists of an office function on the first deck and a restaurant on deck two and three, an extra story has been created spreading the restaurant over two floors. At 25 meters height, a large public terrace is situated on the roof with a fantastic 360-degree view. The distinctive red and white-checkered building rests on 12-meter high columns and has been placed 15 meters of shore. A steel footbridge leads up to the building, first running beneath the island and then guiding you through the enormous steel construction.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers for Concrete 

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: REM Island
  • Location: Houthaven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jim Ellam
  • Client: De Principaal Amsterdam
  • Program:
    Deck 1: 265 m2 office function
    Deck 2 & 3: 396 m2 restaurant
    Deck 4: sunterrace
  • Project Team: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Wouter Slot, Jolijn Valk, Bram de Maat
  • Interior Design: Nick van Loon
  • Structurele Engineer: ABT Delft
  • Contractor: Heuvelman-ibis bv
  • Start on twerp: Juni 2007
  • Oplevering: Mei 2011
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