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Insurance Corporation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian by Söhne & Partner Architects

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Söhne & Partner Architects

The competition entry with our local partners in Addis Ababa, BET architects, was rewarded with formal approval.

Conceptually speaking – with structural metaphoric relationship – the Insurance Company embracing life and property of its customers is depicted as embracing nature by placing the tower and the podium in a natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner Architects

Home for all in kesennuma, Japan by zhaoyang architects

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: zhaoyang architects

The home-for-all in Kesennuma is designed and built as a gathering space for a fishing community that severely suffered from the Tsunami in 2011. It is located at Kesennuma’s Oya fishing harbor that serves as a center for the local fishing activities and community life. It’s a shelter in which fishermen can take a rest, a place where the wives would wait for their husbands to return [with the catch] and sometimes a marketplace.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Leijonhufvud

  • Architects: zhaoyang architects
  • Project: home for all in kesennuma
  • Location: kesennuma, Japan
  • Photography: Hisao Suzuki, Jonathan Leijonhufvud
  • Local Architect: MasanoriWatase
  • Design team: Ruofan Chen, Zhou Wu
  • Structural engineering: Hideaki Hamada
  • Site Supervision: Takezou Murakoshi
  • Client: People of Ohyadistrict in Kesennuma-city, Miyagiprefecture, Japan
  • Site area: 419.21m2
  • Built area, Total floor area: 93.45m2
  • Cost: 100000 euros
  • Design phase (beginning and endingmonth, year): Dec. 2012 – Jun. 2013
  • Construction phase (beginning and endingmonth, year): Jul. 2013 – Oct. 2013

Materials

  • Roof:  galvanizedsteelsheet
  • Ceiling: plywood + protectivecoating
  • Exteriorwall: concrete + protective coating
  • Interiorwall: concrete + protective coating

Blue Hills House in Québec, Canada by La SHED Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: La SHED Architecture

Perched on a steeply inclined surface over swamps, the single story residence slides gracefully between the trees and is only hardly visible from the street. As per the occupants’ and architect’s wishes, the house has a dual relationship with its environment; from the outside, it is camouflaged in its setting and is as discreet as possible. From the inside, the house is completely open to its surroundings, and its occupants are met with scenery that is in constant evolution.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: La SHED Architecture
  • Project: Blue Hills House
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Project end date: Octobre 2012

McDougall Kitchen in Montreal, Canada by Cuisines Steam

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Cuisines Steam

This kitchen sits gracefully within a fully renovated home. Every detail in this lovely renovation was carefully planned and meticulously carried through in order to respect the architectural character of the house. The final result is a warm, welcoming and highly functional space with a mix of classic elements, modern lines and delicate textures.

Image Courtesy © Mario Dubreuil

  • Architects: Cuisines Steam
  • Project: McDougall Kitchen
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Mario Dubreuil
  • Project manager: Patrizia Giacomini
  • Area of project: 220 p2
  • Project end date: Summer 2013

Malbaie VIII Residence, La Grange in Quebec, Canada by MU Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: MU Architecture

“La Grange”, the new residence of the “Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle” development, is situated in the magnificent Charlevoix region. Its architecture highlights the rugged charm of the site while framing the breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. Located atop a ridge and surrounded by the neighboring forest, this large house dominates the site with its two storey height.

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Project: Malbaie VIII Residence, La Grange
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)
  • Client : Florent Moser, Alain Rajotte
  • Project team : Charles Côté, Jean-Sébastien Herr, Jean-Philippe Bellemare, Pierre-Alexandre Rhéaume, Sabrina Charbonneau.
  • Structural Engineer: Chevrons Charlevoix
  • Project completion date: August 2013

Lady Peel House in Toronto by Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]


Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]


The Birthplace of the world celebrated star of English Musical Comedy, Beatrice Lillie known as Lady Peel, is over a century old, located in downtown Toronto, is now rejuvenated and playing a new character. With respect for the actress who once lived there, the house inherits a talent: playing a new role while living in the same skin.

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

  • Architects: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]

  • Project: Lady Peel House
  • Location: Toronto
  • Photography: borXu Design
  • Project Team: Lailee Soleimani, Ehsan Zareian
  • Structure: Hossein Azargive
  • Construction: Fardin Chadorshabchi
  • Building Type: Single family house
  • Basics: Three-story masonry & wood structure
  • Lot: 15’X130′
  • Living Area: 3000 sqft
  • Design: 2011
  • Completion: Spring 2012

Barajas Social Building Block in Madrid, Spain by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

The apartment building, located in Barajas in the group of blocks under the management of the new extension of Barajas, was generated mainly at first to catch the light, wind and outdoor life.

Based on the urban zoning for this block, the building is conceived as a game where the apartments act as blocks on top of five floor slabs creating interspersed terraces and open spaces.

Image Courtesy © ROLAND HALBE

  • Architects: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Project: Barajas Social Building Block
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Empresa Municipal de Vivienda y Suelo de Madrid S.A  EMVS
  • Basic Project Director: Elena Rocchi, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Execution Project Director: Salvador Gilaber, Elena Rocchi, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Construction Project Director: Salvador Gilaber, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Colaborators: Alex Ruiz, Susana Oses, Cesar Trujillo, Marta Ruiz Nieto, Jordi, Gorbe Neira, Valentina Antinucci, Laura Weiss, Jack O’Kelly, Cristián Ferrera,Vaiva Simoliunaite, Jesús Baranda, Carls Ernesto, Lince, Carolina Carvalho, Ramón Gómez, Pedro Rodríguez, Gómez Limón, Marco Coletti.

360 Winnett in Canada, Toronto by Altius Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Altius Architecture 

This 3 Bedroom Single Family Residence brought new construction of an open concept to a challenging urban site. The 24′ centrally located double height home brings in natural light, casting dramatic shadows, marking the passage of time during the day whilst acting as a ‘lantern’ at night.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Savoie

  • Architects: Altius Architecture  (Cathy Garrido & Tao Cheng)
  • Project: 360 Winnett
  • Location: Canada, Toronto
  • Photography: Jonathan Savoie
  • Builder: All Canada Contractors – Toronto
  • Engineering: CUCCO engineering + design – Toronto
  • Mechanical: Tom Furr – BEC Consulting Services – Pickering
  • Size: 2370 sqft
  • Completion: Spring 2009

100 Walls Church in Cebu, Philippines by CAZA

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: CAZA

What should a sacred space look like today? How should it work? Is there such a thing as a contemporary idea of the sacred?

In spite of a glut of typological clues we choose an anti-form. We did not want legibility. We sought to reinforce the experience of the search. Religions are defined by their mysteries and the stories of individuals who break through.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: 100 Walls Church
  • Location: Cebu, Philippines
  • Completed: January 2013
  • Area: 8,924 sq.m.

House in Frogs Hollow, Ontario, CANADA by Williamson Chong

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: Williamson Chong

The House in Frogs Hollow, a 2000sf country retreat, is located on a long slope of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay. The property is a collection of eroded clay hills and protected watershed zones blanketed with a dense field of hawthorn and native grasses. It is not picturesque, but tough and impenetrable.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Williamson Chong (Betsy Williamson)
  • Project: House in Frogs Hollow
  • Location: Ontario, CANADA
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Total Floor Area: 2000 sf
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
  • Construction Management: Wilson Project Management Inc.
  • Millwork: Speke Klein Inc.
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