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Estoril 153 in Portugal by Humberto Conde Arq.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde  Arq.

The Project of “Estoril 153” intends to solve the difference of levels between two streets. This is done with the creation of a services ground floor where two housing volumes settle. The volume A, with 5 levels, ensures the west urban front of the Mello e Sousa street. It´s turned to the sea and that explains the multiplous terraces it has as well as its grey color that is inspired on the foggy days sky common of this coast areas. This color is also the color of the predominant stone – “azulino de cascais”.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde  Arq.
  • Project: Estoril 153
  • Location: Av. Aida 153, Estoril, Portugal.
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
  • Type of the Project: Housing and services building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde  
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho
  • Structures: Oliveira Rodrigues – Remode
  • Lanscape Architecture: Teresa Rego
  • Promotor: PARK URBANO
  • Construction Management: URBECASTE
  • Construction period: 2001-2006
  • Project Area: 5186,00 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Coupled House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Naoi Architecture & Design Office

This project involved rebuilding a single plot with an existing wooden, one-storey detached house located in a quiet residential neighborhood. As many of the other buildings in the area had also been recently refurbished, we wanted to preserve the scale of the house and the midcentury vintage and slightly anachronistic character of the neighborhood in a new, updated form.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda 

Passive House Bruck in Changxing, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten 

Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of “Passive Houses”, currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy saving over that of a conventional Chinese residential building, the Passive House “Bruck” is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate. Construction will start in February 2013.

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten 

  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten 
  • Project: Passive House Bruck
  • Location: Changxing, Zheijang Province, P.R. China
  • Client: Landsea Europe R&D GmbH
  • Structural Engineering: Shanghai Landsea Building Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai
  • Mechanical & Electrical: Shanghai Landsea Architecture Technology Co. Ltd., Shanghai
  • Thermal Structural Physics: Passivhaus Institut Dr. Feist, Darmstadt
  • Brief: Passive house as a model apartment complex, consisting 36 one room staff flats, 6 two room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments, entrance hall, common rooms, garage
  • Scope of services: Establishing the basis of the project, preliminary design, final design, execution documents (HOAI phase 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Size: GFA Building: 2.200 sqm
  • Duration: 2011 – 2013
  • Completion: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino and 3dmax for the perspectives and Vectorworks for the drawings

Tudela Courts in Navarra, Spain by Otxotorena Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Otxotorena Arquitectos

The building occupies a singular geometry plot, the available space has the form of an almost equilateral triangle whose facades give urban roads of different character. On one side is the Avenue of Merindades that is the only way that surrounds the building and therefore must accommodate the road access, the building also offers street facade of The Almoceda having pedestrian nature, while its third façade overlooking the park leading down to the shore of Queiles.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Pérez Bescós 

  • Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos
  • Project: Tudela Courts
  • Location: Tudela, Navarra, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós & José Manuel Cutillas
  • Architect and construction management: Juan M. Otxotorena, Mariano González Presencio, José Javier Esparza
  • Collaborators architects: Miren Pérez, Maialen Avizanda
  • Quantity surveyors: Isabelino Río
  • Facilities engineering: AM ingenieros
  • Promoter: Navarre Gobernment
  • Construction company: OHL
  • Construction area: 7.465,20 m2  
  • Date2010

Fender Custom Shop in Mexico City, Mexico by Arquitectura en Movimiento

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectura en Movimiento

Located within the historic center of Mexico City, on the rooftop of one of the most important themed stores of the music scene, the Fender Custom Shop Mexico City is Latin America’s first Fender store and follows a different concept from those in other countries. The basic concept for the development of the project was an architecture conceived as temporary, a sort of hybrid space that could function equally as a store, an art gallery, a meeting space or a lounge; together with music, a short-lived happening and the idea of the guitar as an anthropometric unit of measure.

Image Courtesy © Cuauhtémoc García. 

  • Architects: Arquitectura en Movimiento
  • Project: Fender Custom Shop
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Cuauhtémoc García.
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Built Area: 100 m2 covered area + 100m2 exterior area
  • Furniture: Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

Devoto House in Villa Devoto, Argentina by Andres Remy Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Andres Remy Arquitectos

This project was a great challenge for the Studio, considering that it was going to take part of the urban structure. The lot of 18 x24 metersis located in Devoto. It is between two existing buildings that threatens the project when the problem of isolation and view. For this reason this project is leaning towards its neighbor, creating an introspective posture that creates the views from the inside rather than from the outside. An architecture that generated its own views. In this manner the Project was able to solve the basis of isolation and views from the garden. This was a constant worry from the clients since the beginning of the Project.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Peral 

  • Architects: Andres Remy Arquitectos
  • Project: Devoto House
  • Location: Villa Devoto, Argentina, USA
  • Photography: Alejandro Peral
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, Carlos Arellano, Hernán Pardillos, Julieta Rafel, Lilian Kandus.
  • Interior Design: Andrés Remy, Julieta Rafel, Diego Siddi, Martin Dellatorre.
  • Area: 550m²
  • Year: 2009

Collins Park Garage in Miami Beach, USA by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Miami Beach suffers from a lack of parking in areas that receive high volumes of visitors.  It is a real obstacle for its residents at peak times.  The city commissioned several studies for how to improve infrastructure and resident mobility.  One of the conclusions was to provide additional parking both strategically and creatively.

Image Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Collins Park Garage
  • Location: Miami Beach, USA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Chris Lépine
  • Project Architect: Tyen Masten, Eva Tiedemann,
  • Project Team: Eva Tiedemann, Brandon Gehrke, Matthew Engele
  • Competition Team: Tyen Masten, Celina Auterio, Matthew Engele, Brandon Gehrke, Evelyn Gono, Martin Pfleger, Eva Tiedemann, Leo Wu

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Can Baró Library in Barcelona, Spain by Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Article source: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

The place destined for the enlargement and the whole Can Baró environment, preserved the charm of those areas where diversity and disunity required a forceful, logical and considered response. The enlargement becomes an extension of the topography looking for a merger between the building and the public area, which is not seen as something that we find between the buildings, but is integrated into the architecture. The architectural area is something that we find hidden or camouflaged within the topography.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó 

  • Architects: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes
  • Project: Can Baró Library
  • Location:  Carrer Sant Salvador, Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Bernadó
  • Collaborators:
    Structural Engineering: Manuel Arguijo
    Mechanical & electrical engineering: LluisDuart
    Architecture collaborators: Mireia Estrada
    Project Management: Diputació de Barcelona (OTC y Servei de Biblioteques)
    Technical Architects: SGS TecnosS.A.(Lorena Fariñas i Roger Pinyana)
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Corbera de Llobregat
  • Main Contractor: Construcciones Exisa
  • Planes: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

Apparecchiare la citta in Frankfurt, Germany by Ghigos Ideas

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Article source: Ghigos Ideas

Lago Maggiore Casalinghi and Ghigos Ideas officially present the new collection “Apparecchiare la città”. The collection is not realized by a unique company, but by a wide network of production firms that represent one of the most historical Italian district production lines. Changing the usual prospective and opening up to experimentation, these companies valorize their specific manufacturing culture, putting them into a common project, as testimonial of the intelligence and the creativity of Made in Italy.

Image Courtesy Ghigos Ideas 

  • Architects: Ghigos Ideas
  • Project: Apparecchiare la citta
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany

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
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