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CARRE SEINE in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France by Pietri Architectes

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: Pietri Architectes

Located on the banks of the river Seine, facing Ile Saint-Germain, the project meets the requirements of highly demanding sustainable development specifications.

With their simple volumetry, the specificity of the housing units lies in the handling of the external spaces which extend beyond the facades to create zinc “boxes” positioned to take advantage of the views and sunlight.

Corner of the Quai Stalingrad and mail Hirondelles. Facade pre-smooth white walls and aluminum cowling. Facade pre-stamped white walls and glazing VEC. Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

  • Architects: Pietri Architectes
  • Project: CARRE SEINE
  • Location: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • Photography: Thierry Favatier, Vincent Fillon
  • Programme: construction of 69 housing units (low energy consumption, French NF housing standards, HEQ) and a 175 bedroom residential hotel (low energy consumption, French NF housing standards, HEQ 7.0)
  • Client: Eiffage, Coffim
  • Project management: Jean Baptiste Pietri, Anthony Fournier-Baïxas, Emilie Ballu, Jérémy Louette; sustainable development engineers: Franck Boutte Consultant; utilities engineers: Anthiope; Acoustics: Avel; Landscape design: Atelier Jours
  • Surface: 15,000 m²
  • Cost: 21M€
  • Competition: winner, July 2009
  • Programme: contractor bid phase

An Apartment Building in Paris by MAAST architectes

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: MAAST architectes 


Creation of an ensemble of six social housing rental units (PLAI).


The site proposed by RIVP, the Parisian housing authority, is part of the old Paris, with its dense urban fabric of courtyards and small gardens, an environment which is currently undergoing major changes.

Image Courtesy © CECILE SEPTET

  • Architects: MAAST architectes
  • Project: An Apartment Building
  • Location: Paris
  • Photography: CECILE SEPTET
  • Contractor : RIVP – Régie immobilière de la ville de Paris
  • Project managers: Arnaud Boyer & Philippe Rivat
  • Surface area: 495 m2 SHON
  • Cost of works: 1,32 M€ HT
  • Delivered: November 2013

Lemur Exhibit in Melbourne Zoo, Australia by snowdon architects

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: snowdon architects

The new Lemur exhibit at the Melbourne Zoo, a project undertaken in collaboration with Urban Initiatives (Landscape Architects) and Arterial Design (Interpretive Designers), is an example of Architecture contributing to the delivery of a contemporary Zoo experience. The existing Rainforest Trail now has a high impact entry exhibit, where visitors and Lemurs interact in an up close and personal environment.

Image Courtesy © Drew Echberg

Tower House by Benjamin Waechter, Architect

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: Benjamin Waechter, Architect

Steep topography and limited street frontage were the main challenges faced when siting this 2,400 square foot house in the west hills of Portland, Oregon.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Waechter, Architect

  • Architects: Benjamin Waechter, Architect (Ben Waechter)
  • Project: Tower House
  • Site Size: 4,800 Square Feet
  • Project Size: 2,400 Square Feet
  • Completion Date: October 2013

Baulinder Haus in Mission Hills, KS by Hufft Projects

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: Hufft Projects

Baulinder Haus is located just a few houses down from a landmark Kansas City area home designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. Baulinder Haus draws inspiration from the details of the neighboring home. Vertically oriented wood siding, simple forms, and overhanging masses—these were part of Breuer’s modernist palette.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Fabin

  • Architects: Hufft Projects
  • Project: Baulinder Haus
  • Location: Mission Hills, KS, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Fabin
  • Scope: Architecture + Interior Design + Furniture Design + Specialty Fabrication

VR Tapalpa House in Mexico by Elías Rizo Arquitectos

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: Elías Rizo Arquitectos

Casa VR, located in a secluded area near the town of Tapalpa, is an exercise in clarity and functionality. The program is arranged on four quadrants, which are defined by the intersection of two main circulation axes. Within this system, spaces are distributed according to privacy requirements and affinity.

Image Courtesy © Marcos García

  • Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos (Alejandro Rizo Suárez)
  • Project: VR Tapalpa House
  • Location: Tapalpa, Mexico
  • Photography: Marcos García
  • Collaborators: Jenny Mora,
 Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Jenny Camarena, Gabriela Chávez, Roberto Contreras, Rigo González, Daniela Valdez, Andrea Zúñiga, Maripily Roel, Diana Reséndiz y Rodrigo Ortega.
  • Constructor: Javier Ochoa
  • Area: 5400.0 sqm
  • Year: 2013

L’Arbre Blanc (The White Tree) in Montpellier, France by SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS

Thursday, March 13th, 2014


The multidisciplinary team includes Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés, Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, engineer André Verdier, environmental engineering agency Franck Boutté Consultants, landscaping team Bassinet Turquin, designer Lumière Studio, and inspection firm Socotec and Casso et Associés. It was picked to design the 10,000 m² mixed-use tower to accommodate a housing programme, restaurant, art gallery, panoramic bar and offices.


  • Project: L’Arbre Blanc (The White Tree)
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • TYPE: Closed competition
  • DEVELOPMENT: PROMEO PATRIMOINE: Gilbert Ganivenq, Cyrill Meynadier, EVOLIS PROMOTION: Francis Lamazère, Alain Gillet
  • SURFACE AREA: 10,225 m2
  • STATUS: Winner
  • INSPECTIONS: SOCOTEC (Montpellier, France), CASSO & ASSOCIES (Paris, France)
  • PERSPECTIVE: RSI studio,  Manal Rachdi  Oxo architectes. Nicolas Laisné associés.

New construction of children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, with JB Ferrari, for a new children’s hospital at the Lausanne University Hospital has won first prize in an international competition. The hospital is to provide 85 beds and an accident and emergency unit for children, and is provisionally scheduled to open in 2019. The design concept includes light-flooded open areas with much greenery, which are intended to make a hospital stay as agreeable as possible for patients and their relatives. Today, the entry will be presented to the public in Lausanne.

Image Courtesy © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New construction of children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Competition: 2014 – 1st prize
  • Design: Volkwin Marg
  • Associated Partner: Christian Hoffmann
  • Project Management, gmp: Martin Bleckmann, Stefan Walter
  • Team members, gmp: Christoph Salentin, Lukasz Rubnikowicz, Marlen Beckedahl, Flori Jackowski, Stephanie Krämer-Hilke
  • Project Management, JB Ferrari: Sébastien Zwissig
  • Team members, JB Ferrari: Steve Cherpillod, Marcella Wurmli, Annick Lavenex
  • Gross floor area: 39,232 m²
  • Client: Etat de Vaud, DSAS, CHUV

Quirijn Park in Tilburg, The Netherlands by Karres en Brands

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: Karres en Brands

The Quirijn Park is situated on a narrow strip of land that was once intended for the main traffic access to North Tilburg. The new urban development plan transforms this open area into a living link between the formerly separated neighbourhoods of Quirijnskto and Heikant, and brings about increased housing differentiation within North Tilburg. The emphasis therefore also lies on thee nw connections between the bordering neighbourhoods. The park works like a ‘zip fastene rb’etween both districts.

Image Courtesy © Karres en Brands

  • Architects: Karres en Brands
  • Project: Quirijn Park
  • Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Area: 8 hectares
  • Design: 2001 – 2004
  • Construction:  2006 – 2008
  • Status: realized
  • Client: Municipality of Tilburg
  • Team: Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres, Simon Nunez, Lieneke van Campen, Joost de Natris, Femy-Jeanine Bol, Jorryt Braaksma

GENERATOR VENICE in Venezia VE, Italy by DesignAgency

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: DesignAgency

The newest destination in Generator’s expanding portfolio, Generator Venice aims to change Venice’s staid hotel and nightlife scene. The hostel occupies an 1855 Palazzo originally built as a granary warehouse, converted in the 1950s into Venice’s only hostel. On the waterfront of the quiet, residential island of Giudecca, Generator is a one-stop vaporetto (water bus) ride from Venice’s main hub of San Marco’s Square. Each of the modern rooms – from the private suites to the dormitories – have panoramic views of neighbouring gardens, across to the Lido, the Grand Canal, or to San Marco and the Doges Palace.

The hostel occupies an 1855 Palazzo originally built as a granary warehouse, converted in the 1950’s into Venice’s only hostel. The Fine Arts Committee and Venetian planning laws meant no changes to the frontage, Image Courtesy © Jamie Smith

  • Architects: DesignAgency
  • Location: Fondamenta Zitelle, 86, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Photography: Jamie Smith and Nikolas Koenig
  • Size: 26,000 sq feet and 241 beds
  • Completion: September, 2013
  • Owner: Generator / Patron Capital
  • Local Project Architect: Progetto CMR, Milan, Italy
  • Project Management: EC Harris, Milan, Italy
  • Room Rates: Starting at €23 for a dorm bed
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