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Hirslanden Heart Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland by Dost Architecture

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Dost Architecture 

Dost Architecture, a leading Swiss architectural firm with an ongoing concern for acoustics, was retained to develop a workflow and interior design concept to provide the expanding Hirslanden Heart Clinic with uncompromised functionality while also reflecting the organization’s intrinsic values.  To ensure optimal acoustics and speech intelligibility for the new clinic, Dost engaged Walters-Storyk Design Group, global acoustics/architectural specialists, to study all aspects of the clinic’s room and structural acoustics – the latter being critical due to doctor-to-patient conversation privacy issues. A range of eight acoustical room treatments was developed based on WSDG findings. The clinic’s rooms were individually analyzed, and a matrix was created to determine which application would most benefit each room.

Hirslanden Heart Clinic Zurich secretary cubical, Image Courtesy © Dost Architects, Buerobureau

Flexhouse in Chicago, Illinois by Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

This 8-unit townhouse development occupies a well located site in the emerging Logan Square neighborhood northwest of downtown Chicago, just two blocks from a major train station. The open floor plans and flexibility of the interiors reflect a sense of simplicity and respond to the needs of contemporary living. The exterior strategy uses fiber cement lap siding and large metal window projections in a composition that retains a sense of a coherent urban block while marking each home as unique.

Image Courtesy © Ranquist Development Group

  • Architects: Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson
  • Project: Flexhouse
  • Location: 2801 – 2815 W Shakespeare Avenue Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Ranquist Development Group
  • Dates: 2013
  • Project Phase: Concept Design
  • Client: Ranquist Development Group / Zev Group
  • Design Architect: Interface Studio Architects, Philadelphia, PA
  • Project Architect: Sullivan Goulette& Wilson, Chicago, IL
  • Structural Engineers: SP Engineers, Chicago, IL
  • General Contractor: John James Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Area (if applicable): 13,000 SF (approx)

Quality Chop Shop in Farringdon, London by Fraher Architects

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Fraher Architects

The shop sits next door to the Quality Chop House which has a reputation for excellent cooking and good quality ingredients. The Client approached us to consider design proposals for the refurbishment of the adjacent shop unit that had recently become available.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Fraher Architects
  • Project: Quality Chop Shop
  • Location: Farringdon, London
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse
  • Joinery fabrication & installation: Fraher & Co
  • Client: Private Client

111 HOMES in Larrein Salburua, Spain by Roberto Ercilla Architecture

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Roberto Ercilla Architecture

A U-shaped volumetry is planned for the initial layout.

Three excavations are to be done on corners. As they will break down the initial volume, they will allow more sunlight and comfort for the patio.

The south-facing garden area presides as the community centre.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Ercilla Architecture

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla Architecture
  • Project: 111 HOMES
  • Location: Larrein Salburua, Spain
  • Photography:
  • Awards: 1st Prize Competition Extension 21
  • Customer: EBA Construcciones S. L.
  • Technical Architect: Amaia Vasallo
  • Collaborators: Iñaki Ciganda, Raquel Ochoa, Marina Anda, Vanesa Otaduy, Mamen Orbañanos, Eduardo Martín, Amaiba Ineniería
  • Construction Company: Construcciones San José Group EBA
  • Surfaces: 16,411 m²
  • Budget: € 8,743,478
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