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Courtyard social houses in Es Mercadal, Menorca, Spain by Jaime J. Ferrer Forés

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Jaime J. Ferrer Forés

Patio houses and environment: mat building

As an extension of the urban tissue of Es Mercadal, characterized by a network of narrow streets and small courtyards, the project was conceived as a mat building, where houses open to an ordered series of patios and connected through two access galleries. The building volume is excavated with various operations to be filled with light and air.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Jaime J. Ferrer Forés
  • Project: Courtyard social houses
  • Location: Es Mercadal, Menorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Yolanda Ortega Sanz, architect; Vicenç Jordi Manent, co-site supervisor; Joan Reynés, quantity surveyor
  • Contractor: Llabrés Feliu. Juan Alfonso Rivero, Yolanda Homar and Antonio Rodríguez, site supervisors
  • Consultants: Roca Ingenieros, Mechanical engineering; Bernal Nadal, structure
  • Client: IBAVI, Institut Balear de l’Habitatge
  • Cost: 2.814.178 Euros   Floor area: 4.460 m2
  • Intervention Chronology: 2006 – 2010
  • Prizes: Selected work Bauwelt Prize 2013 “First house”, Highly commended AVS Awards 2010 Social housing

Dame of Melba in Victoria, Australia by Seeley Architects

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Seeley Architects

The Dame of Melba is a weekend holiday residence for a retired couple, set into a hillside overlooking the rugged Anglesea coastline.  Exposed and in a harsh, salty environment, materials that weather well over time and require minimal maintenance were key selection criteria.

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • Architects: Seeley Architects
  • Project: Dame of Melba
  • Location: Anglesea, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Shannon McGrath
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED: December 2011
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER: Seeley Architects
  • BUILDER: Bolder Constructions
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Loci Landscape Architecture
  • LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: Brett Essing Landscapes

Caterpillar House (Casa Oruga) in Lo Barnechea, Santiago de Chile by SEBASTIAN IRARRAZAVAL ARQUITECTO

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Sebastián Irarrázaval Delpiano

This prefabricated house for an art collector and his family was built in the outskirts of Santiago in a new suburban residential area. In order to reduce construction time and costs, second hand shipping containers were used as follow: Five 40 “standard containers, Six 20“ standard containers and one 40“ open top container for the swimming pool.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

  • Architects: SEBASTIAN IRARRAZAVAL  ARQUITECTO
  • Project: Caterpillar House (Casa Oruga)
  • Location: Lo Barnechea, Santiago de Chile
  • Photography: Sergio Pirrone
  • Associated Architect: Erick Caro.
  • Client: Ricardo Bezanilla
  • Structural Engineer: Pedro Bartolomé
  • Construction: Sebastián Irarrázaval Arquitectos
  • Site Supervision: Ricardo Carril
  • Materials: 5 X 40 “standard shiping containers, 6 X 20 “standard shiping containers and 1 X 40 “ open top shiping container ,  steel plates , concrete retaining walls, and gypsum board , tymber wood
  • Site area: 900 mt2
  • Gross Built area: 350 m2
  • Year of completion: 2012

Nousfit Warehouse in Tokyo, Japan by Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

This building is a workshop-cum-warehouse of the neighboring company. The first floor is the workshop, and the second floor is the warehouse. In this limited space, the warehouse storage area was maximized.
Incorporating a concept that robustly expressed the client company into this building was an important theme.
The client is a company that supplies professional shampoos and cosmetics to beauty salons, and studies the science of hair and hair growth.

Image Courtesy © Katsuhisa Kida

  • Architects: Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates
  • Project: Nousfit Warehouse
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Katsuhisa Kida
  • Built area: 39.74㎡
  • Completion  2013  May
  • Design:Hideo Horikawa   Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates
  • Contractor: Takeshi Koumuten

family house in Mikulovice, Czech Republic by ZETTE atelier s.r.o.

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: ZETTE atelier s.r.o.

The house is located in Mikulovice, a quiet village near Pardubice, in a flat region surrounding the river of Elbe. Despite having only 1000 inhabitants, this village is currently going through a housing boom. The house site is situated between a baroque church and a forest. Just like the neighbouring ones, this housing lot was also made by restoring a former waste disposal site.

Image Courtesy © zette atelier

  • Architects: ZETTE atelier s.r.o.
  • Project: family house
  • Location: Mikulovice, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Courtesy of zette.cz
  • Area: 380 sqm
  • Year: 2011

Jektvik Ferry Quay Area in Rødøy, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

Despite the informal program the small service building on Jektvik ferry terminal the project is very much an experiment. Besides of meeting some very pragmatic functions – a waiting room and two rest rooms – the projects is first and foremost about transparency and construction  and the architectural consequences of these.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS
  • Project: Jektvik Ferry Quay Area
  • Location:  Rødøy, Norway
  • Team: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk (PL), Rickard Riesenfeld, Beate Hølmebakk, Per Thamsen
  • Client: Statens vegvesen, National Tourist Routesv, Steinar Skaar
  • Other advisors: Siv. ing. Finn-Erik Nilsen (civil engineering), Christopher Apeland AS (RIB description), Aalerud Hamar (HVAC), IBR elprosjekt (RIE)
  • Construction manager: Bygg Team Bodø v, Rune A. Larsen
  • Performing contractor: Midt North Project AS
  • Major subcontractors: Profil Team Hamar AS (glass, aluminum.), Hansvik Boat AS (GRP), YIC (vent., sanitary, electrical)
  • Software used: Autocad (2D)

Kulturbau ‘Forum Confluentes’ in Koblenz, Germany by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Benthem Crouwel Architects

The project started as a won competition for the redevelopment of the “Zentralplatz”. The program included approximately 20.000 m² of retail space, urban functions and a 6.000 m² square.

Urban design concept

The complete program is split into two volumes, separated by the Zentralplatz. This separation of functions allows for two autonomous and highly functional buildings, which can develop long-term and independently. Because of the precise positioning of the buildings and their outline, the pedestrian flows are organized in an effective and logical way.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Eicken

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Project: Kulturbau ‘Forum Confluentes’
  • Location: Zentralplatz 2, Koblenz, Deutschland,  Germany
  • Photography: Thomas Eicken
  • Project team: Markus Sporer, Marcel Blom, Anna Gerlach, Noortje ter Heege, Tina Kortmann, Sascha Rullkötter, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Benedikt Krienen, Anna Böll, Frank Deltrap
  • Client: Forum Mittelrhein Koblenz GmbH & Co.KG
  • Generalplaner: ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co.KG
  • Contractor: Züblin GmbH
  • Structural engineer: IDN Ingenieure, Duisburg
  • Mechanical services: Technic Air, Hamburg
  • Fire safety: HHP West, Bielefeld
  • Period: 2007 – 2013
  • Competition: 2007
  • Start construction: 2010
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