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“SANTA MADRONA” – 62 SOCIAL DWELLINGS in Barcelona, Spain by PICHARCHITECTS

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: PICHARCHITECTS

The project of  “Santa Madrona” deals with an urban space, where two apartment blocks with an affordable renting price have to be placed, nearby a small public square of the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona. The intervention had to place also, a public equipment on its ground floor, with a specific area and  some specific leisure spaces. So then, the project had this interesting challenge to propose in one hand apartment blocks with an affordable renting price, with all the facilities that were needed, an urban space intimately bounded to the block’s life and an equipment that will promote the so necessary mixture of uses.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: PICHARCHITECTS
  • Project: SANTA MADRONA”. 62 SOCIAL DWELLINGS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Volume of the construction: 5.704,10 m²
  • Final Cost: 3.106.091,92€
  • Authors: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle i Pagès. Architects.
  • Group Directors: Angel Sendarrubias. Pau Casaldáliga
  • Project Director: Ute Müncheberg
  • Specialists: INDAGSA, structure. RP GRUP, facilities. GPCAT, measurements and estimates.
  • Building company: INBISA

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House for Installation in Kashiwara-shi, Osaka by Jun Murata / JAM

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: Jun Murata / JAM

The site is a corner of the back alley leading to the shopping street .

This is a renovation project of a wooden house built in 1976 .

Existing buildings had an office part and residence part.

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

  • Architects: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Project: House for Installation
  • Location: Kashiwara-shi, Osaka
  • Photography: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Software used: 3D studio MAX Autodesk
  • Function: Residence, Atelier, Office
  • Completion: Mar. 2014
  • Structure: Timber Frame / Renovation
  • Site Area: 88.56 sqm
  • Floor Area: 116.50 sqm
  • Model: Nini, Huanhuan
  • Open House: 1pm – 5pm / May. 11, 2014

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FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015 in Milan,Italy by XTU architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: XTU architects 

ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT

A fertile market

If the world wanted to eat like the West, several planets would be needed…

Civilization will need to evolve: it must produce and consume differently !

Image Courtesy ©   XTU architects

Image Courtesy © XTU architects

  • Architects: XTU architects  (Anouk Legendre + Nicola Desmaziere, Studio Adeline Rispal)
  • Project: FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, 3ds Max and Grasshopper
  • Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Project leader: Mathias Lukacs
  • Client: FranceAgriMer
  • Program: Cultural installation, exhibition areas, restaurants,  shops, VIP rooms.

Planning

  • Competition: january 2014
  • Contract: march 2014
  • Building:  september 2014
  • Delivery: april 2014
  • Building surface area: 3.532 m² shon / 3.286 m² usable
  • Site’s area: 3.500 m²
  • Costs: 14 m€ including taxes.

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Kelly Cullen Community in San Francisco, California by Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

San Francisco’s historic Central YMCA (1909), a nine-story Classical building located in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, has been transformed into supportive housing for the homeless and a health center for residents of supportive housing and the homeless. The adaptive use project created 174 micro-units of permanent housing and preserved the original sky-lit second-floor lobby, auditorium, full-size gymnasium, offices, and meeting rooms.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

  • Architects: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Photography: Mark Luthringer
  • Owner: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Interiors: Multiplicity Design
Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The LEED Gold health center occupies 11,700 square feet of a former locker room and support space on the ground floor, and the original swimming pool in the basement has been converted to a multipurpose room. Renovations in the 1950s removed the grand entry staircase, which led directly from the street to the second-floor lobby. This lobby has now been restored as the heart of the building, including a new grand stair, a small street-level lobby, accessible elevator, and improved circulation throughout the upper floors. Residential wings and 24 new units constructed above the historic gym wrap the light well above the lobby.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The small residential units—the Y’s former hotel rooms, approximately 200 square feet each—preserve the original window bays and gain spaciousness from their generous proportions and high ceilings. All units provide ample storage, cooking facilities, and individual bathrooms. A new radiant heating system, energy efficient lighting and ventilation, and the use of healthy materials support sustainability and resident well-being. Terrazzo stairs, tile walls, wood ceilings, and translucent planters around the new grand stair were chosen for their compatibility with the historic wood, tile, and marble finishes, which were meticulously preserved. The building includes 1,450 square feet of corner retail space on the street level.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

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