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House at Zimmerberg Bottom in Zurich, Switzerland by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten 


The one-story house, which has impressive diagonal views of Lake Zurich and the Alps, issituated on the upperedge of the village, on a longish, slightly sloping site. The constructionisd efined by a guide wall and angular concrete wall establishing the diagonal panorama towards the lake.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

  • Architects: Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
  • Project: House at Zimmerberg Bottom
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jürg Zimmermann
  • Project leader: Tobias Lindenmann
  • Collaborators: Claudio Sticca, Caroline Welter
  • Supporting structure: Ingenieurbüro Hansruedi Schlatter, Oberrieden
  • Building physics: Bakus Bauphysik & Akustik GmbH, Zürich
  • Execution: April 2006, February2007
  • Living area: 170 squaremetres
  • Software used: TopCad

EL VIENTO in Madrid, España by Otto Medem de la Torriente

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Otto Medem de la Torriente

After a long search in the surroundings of Madrid I found a plot with special characteristics that excited me from which the project would come up. Large blocks of natural marble emerged from the steep slope. The views over the mountains of Madrid from there were amazing. All these qualities turned into my personal inspiration for the spaces of the housing, both exteriors and interiors.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Terrón, Otto Medem de la Torriente y Luis H Segovia

  • Architects: Otto Medem de la Torriente
  • Project: EL VIENTO 
  • Location: Collado Villalba, Madrid, España.
  • Photography: Antonio Terrón, Otto Medem de la Torriente y Luis H Segovia
  • COLLABORATORS ARCHITECTS: Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo, Laura Portillo Rodríguez
  • QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Andrés Garea Noguerol
  • CONSTRUCTOR: Jesús Gormaz Amorós
  • LIGHTING: Años Luz
  • AREA: 839,84 m²
  • YEAR: 2002

IXSIR Winery in Jbeil, Lebanon by Raed Abillama Architects

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Raed Abillama Architects

A living spine of revealed processes and experiences, in strict to the wine making process, debuts from within the existing, resorted, 140 year old house, to flow within the layered functional spaces of the wine factory as a exhibited living wine making body. Integrated within the green thick skin of the Basbina outskirts, in a site that overlooks the northern costal lines from its north-western edges, and the cedar lines from its south eastern stretch, the winery synthesises an old exciting resorted feudal house with the factory’s modern built structure. The initial approach focussed on the complete symbiosis of the built with the natural.

Image Courtesy © Géraldine Bruneel, Joe Kesrouani

  • Architects: Raed Abillama Architects
  • Project: IXSIR Winery
  • Location: Basbina, Jbeil, Lebanon 
  • Photography: Géraldine Bruneel, Joe Kesrouani
  • Footprint: 1848 m²
  • Built-up area: 5270 m²
  • Land area: 25000 m²
  • Year: 2012

Lateral House in London, UK by Pitman Tozer Architects

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Pitman Tozer Architects

A terraced house set within a Conservation Area in a quiet West London Street has been refurbished and extended by Manser Medal winning practice Pitman Tozer, creating a family home and garden annex.

Image Courtesy © Nick Kane

  • Architects: Pitman Tozer Architects
  • Project: Lateral House
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Nick Kane
  • Client: Private
  • Design Team: Luke Tozer, Tim Pitman, Jonathan Crossley, Simon Graham, Chris Browne
  • Project Architect: Jonathan Crossley

Pool & outdoor lounge in Formentera, SPAIN by Marià Castelló Martínez

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Marià Castelló Martínez

The project issues from the desire to create a bath and recreation area as core of relationship between the two centenary houses of Can Xomeu Sord, located in the Vénda de Sa Talaissa (La Mola) on the island of Formentera.

Image Courtesy © Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era

  • Architects: Marià Castelló Martínez
  • Project: Pool & outdoor lounge
  • Location: Formentera, SPAIN
  • Photography: Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era
  • Building engineer:  José Mota
  • Structure: Ferran Juan
  • Archaeological monitoring: Glenda Graziani
  • Collaborators: Marga Ferrer, Pedro Mota, Ferran Juan
  • Builder: M+M Proyectos
  • Project: 2010-2013
  • End of work: 2013
  • Surface: 223,35 m2
  • Software used: AudoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop


Kaiseki Yoshiyuki + Horse’s Mouth in Singapore by Asylum

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Asylum

Singapore, October 2012 — Asylum designs Kaiseki Yoshiyuki and Horse’s Mouth, two new Japanese F&B concepts exclusively tucked away in Forum the Shopping Mall, Singapore. Creative agency Asylum takes Japanese fine dining to a new dimension, while introducing a speakeasy-style Izakaya; designing Kaiseki Yoshiyuki and Horse’s Mouth, opened by new restaurant group Iki Concepts. Housed discreetly in the basement of Forum the Shopping Mall Singapore, Kaiseki Yoshiyuki presents traditional kaiseki cuisine in an elegantly modern setting, while Horse’s Mouth serves Japanese bar food and cocktails with a playful mood. Different in personality, the two new concepts share the same interior space, measuring 418 square metres.

Image Courtesy © Asylum

  • Architects: Asylum
  • Project: Kaiseki Yoshiyuki + Horse’s Mouth
  • Location: Singapore
  • Software used: Sketchup and Autocad

Quality Hotel Expo in Fornebu, Norway by Haptic Architects

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Haptic Architects

Inspired by Nature

This interior architectural project for a large, 300-room hotel and conferencing venue, is inspired by the stunning Norwegian landscape and uses a primary palette of natural materials to provide variety in spatial composition, form, texture and colour.

Image Courtesy © Trine Thorsen

  • Architects: Haptic Architects
  • Project: Quality Hotel Expo
  • Location: Fornebu, Norway
  • Photography: Trine Thorsen, Simon Kennedy
  • Completed: March 2012
  • Client: K2 Hotellbygg AS v/Aker Solutions AS and AB Invest
  • Interior Fitout by: Haptic Architects Ltd
  • Team: Nikki Butenschøn MNIL, Tomas Stokke MNAL RIBA, Scott Grady RIBA, Timo Haedrich RIBA
  • Project Manager: AB Invest AS, Anders Buchardt
  • Main Contractor: HENT
  • Area: 14,000m2
  • Graphic Design: by Bob Design
  • Software used: ArchiCad

“OCCUPY THE DUNE” MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Selected Winning Proposal by Balmori Associates

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Balmori Associates

In March 2013, MoMA PS1 invited artists and designers to Rethink the Post-Sandy Rockaway. Organized by MoMA PS1’s Young Architects program, the competition sought ideas for alternative housing models, creation of social spaces, urban interventions, new uses of public space, the rebuilding of the boardwalk, protection of the shoreline, and actions to engage local communities and to aid in the effort to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy.

Image Courtesy © Balmori Associates

Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge in Revere, Massachusetts by Rosales + Partners

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners

An elegant and slender steel cable stayed pedestrian bridge was built as part of the Revere Transit Facility and Streetscape Project. It has become an important link to historic Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, established in 1896. The main span of the bridge is 107’ (32.5m) and the overall length is 151’ (46m).

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Revere, Massachusetts, USA
  • Type: Cable-Stayed Bridge
  • Services: Conceptual and Preliminary Design
  • Cost: $1.8 Million
  • Completion Date: 2012

Schools in San Juan Cotzal, Guatemala by SOLIS COLOMER Y ASOCIADOS ARQUITECTURA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013



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