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LA VILLA DES ARTS in Paris by APGO & ABN associated architect

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: APGO & ABN associated architect

The Villa des Arts, which houses a set of artists’ workshops, is situated at the foot of the Butte Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.It has just undergone a major renovation, managed by architects Grégoire Oudin (APGO) and Bertrand Naut (abn).

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

  • Architects: APGO & ABN associated architect
  • Project: LA VILLA DES ARTS
  • Location: Paris
  • Photography: Hervé Abbadie
  • Contractor: RIVP
  • project owner: Ville de Paris
  • Project manager: Frédéric Batisse
  • Area: 6 190 sq. m net floor area
  • Cost of works: 9 560 000 € HT


  • step 1 : july 2012
  • step 2 : january 2014
  • Program: renovation of the Villa des Arts: construction of 36 social housing units and 47 artists’ workshops.

Restoration and Adaptation of a 16th century Chapel in Guadalajara, Spain by Adam Bresnick · architects

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Adam Bresnick · architects

The chapel rehabilitation is for a new typology –a multi-purpose space for events—ranging from a formal wedding to the mellow ambiance of a yoga retreat. The reconstruction involved resolving the complex pathologies suffered by the original structure since being abandoned in 1969.

Image Courtesy © Adam Bresnick · architects

  • Architects: Adam Bresnick · architects
  • Project: Restoration and Adaptation of a 16th century Chapel
  • Location: Guadalajara, Spain
  • Team architects: Miguel Peña Martínez-Conde & Antonio Romeo Donlo
  • Structure: Juan F. de la Torre Calvo, Ana Fernández-Cuartero
  • Archaeologist: Olga Vallespín Gómez
  • Construction coordinator: Joaquín Fernández González
  • Industrial Engineer: José de Andrés Abad
  • Steel structure: Mariano del Olmo
  • Electricity: Tabernero de Andrés
  • Industrial engineering: José de Andres Abad

HOTEL IN SOFIA by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Lazzarini Pickering Architetti

This project for a hotel in Sofia revolves around the contemporary reconstruction of a historical building. The hotel is situated in Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, one of the city’s most prestigious streets. As with all of Lazzarini Pickering’s work, the project creates an attentive dialogue with the site, despite its innovative form.

Image Courtesy © Matteo Piazza

Santa Marta de Tormes Town Hall in Salamanca, Spain by Sanchez Gil Arquitectos

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Sanchez Gil Arquitectos

We begin with an unstructured space with multiple conditions that required specific answers, exposed party walls, immovable telephone substation, a messy urban fabric with uneven heights, streets leading to the site …

We seek a single design capable of solving all the urban problems.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado

  • Architects: Sanchez Gil Arquitectos
  • Project: Santa Marta de Tormes Town Hall
  • Location: Salamanca, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado
  • Project Architects: Emilio Sánchez Gi, Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado, Emilio Sánchez Cuadrado
  • Collaborator: Antonio García Villanueva
  • Project Area: 2,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Project Management: José Francisco González Hernández, José Luis Borrego Rodríguez
  • Construction: Collosa Construcciones y obras Llorente.S.A, Manrique Vecino, Eva Cabezas, José Félix Lozano
  • Budget: 1,580,087.33 Euros

House in Yokawa, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan by Mosaic Design

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Mosaic Design 

The house is located in Yokawa, which is in the south-central part of Hyogo Prefecture.

The clients are a senior couple and have lived in several countries around the world such as Panama, Peru, Los Angels, Singapore, London and Tokyo for their business. After retiring, they decided to return to their hometown.

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Yamagishi

  • Architects: Mosaic Design (Ko Nakamura + Yurika Orita)
  • Project: House in Yokawa
  • Location: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Building Type: Housing
  • Construction: Yamamoto Komuten
  • Site Area: 999.87sqm
  • Bulding Area: 253.43sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 190.46sqm


Sunday, March 9th, 2014


We set up the exhibition areas for the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries (DENSAN) during the Ambiente international trade fair for consumer goods held every year in Frankfurt, Germany. We were tasked with creating an unmistakable presence that will catch the eye of many visitors in order to share the beauty of the traditional crafts of Japan with the world. The exhibition areas are located in two distinct sections of the venue.

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Project: Ambiente 2014 “DENSAN”
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura
  • Principal Use: EXHIBITION SITE
  • Production: Claritas Marketing Ltd
  • Credit: Organizer: The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
  • Concept planning & coordination: TRUNK, Graphic design: TAKAIYAMA
  • Building Site: Messe Frankfurt, Germany
  • Total floor area: 54m2 (Galleria 0.A04), 60m2 (Hall 9.0 F91)
  • Design Period: 2013.12-2014.01
  • Construction Period: 2014.02.04-02.06
  • Duration: 2014.02.07-02.11

Shirokane House in Minato-ku, Tokyo by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS 

The small site is located in a typical Tokyo urban residential area, where houses are closely built up. A pursuit of internal spaces in this house, as a result, changes the Tokyo cityscape a little.

Image Courtesy © Forward Stroke inc.

  • Architects: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS
  • Project: Shirokane House
  • Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Photography: Forward Stroke inc.
  • Date of Completion: 2013
  • Principal Use: Residence
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 64.49m2
  • Total Floor Area: 101.63 m2 (31.02 m2/1F,35.84m2/2F, 34.37 m2/B1F)

Material Information

  • Exterior Finish: cedar forms exposed concrete
  • Roof: exposed concrete
  • Floor: walnut flooring
  • Wall: plasterer / cedar forms exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: acrylic emulsion paint + plaster board

Casa Palma Chit in Cancún, México by JC Arquitectura

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: JC Arquitectura 

Housing solution for a typical suburban family house plot.

This house was designed for a young family, the main idea is to make it efficient by using the maximum space of a small  lot with 8 meters in the front. It has load-bearing walls on the sides with precast concrete slabs. Construction time was 3 months.

Image Courtesy © Wacho Espinosa

  • Architects: JC Arquitectura
  • Project: Casa Palma Chit
  • Location: Cancún, México
  • Photography: Wacho Espinosa
  • Year: 2011
  • Plot size: (8 x 20) 160 m2
  • Construction surface: 250 m2
  • Colaborador: Armando Pelayo

Rebirth of The York Theatre in Vancouver, Canada by Henriquez Partners Architects

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Henriquez Partners Architects

The York Theatre renovation is the result of a decades long struggle to save a historic community theatre from demolition.

Originally built in 1913 as the Alcazar Theatre, the building changed identities numerous times over its storied 100-year history. Ten years after it first opened, it was purchased by the Vancouver Little Theatre Association, (Canada’s oldest continuously operating community theatre company), which reopened it as the ‘Little Theatre’. Then a major renovation, introducing an art deco style exterior, led to its re-launch in 1940 as the York Theatre.

Image Courtesy © Ed White

  • Architects: Henriquez Partners Architects
  • Project: Rebirth of The York Theatre
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Ed White, Harold Kalman, ArchivalPhotos, Martha Perkins
  • Project team: Gregory Henriquez, Rui Nunes, Shawn LaPointe, Mike Mychajlyszyn, Chris Boldt, Jaime Dejo, Desmond Cooper, Payam Ashjae, Steve Best, Brad McCoy, Rocio Huertas Garcia, Emma Buchanan
  • Completed in: 2012
Size: 6,171 square feet

Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada by MANASC ISAAC ARCHITECTS

Sunday, March 9th, 2014


Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada (Eastgate) is an award-winning building that doubles as a healthy and sustainable office space and a 24/7, mission critical facility for Environment Canada.

Environment Canada’s important weather forecasting work made for a complex programme for the design team to navigate. Due to this programme, Eastgate required a great deal of electronics and equipment, as well as several mechanical redundancies, but make no mistake, the building is ultra sustainable. In fact, the federal government’s Public Works mandated that the building meets LEED® Gold standards!.


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