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CASA VARATOJO in Torres Vedras, Portugal by Atelier Data

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Atelier Data

The Varatojo House is placed on a Hill, east from the city of Torres Vedras, Portugal.

Set in a polygonal configuration plot and given its sun exposure (predominantly North/South) and also its main Northern wind direction, the design strategy began by considering the following issues:

Promoting relationship between building and landscape, taking advantage of the place’s overlooking position over the city, castle and surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Richard John Seymour

Image Courtesy © Richard John Seymour

  • Architects: Atelier Data
  • Project: CASA VARATOJO
  • Location: Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Photography: Richard John Seymour
  • ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE: Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão,
  • DESIGN TEAM: Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, André Almeida, António Cotrim,
  • AREA: 380 sqm
  • YEAR: 2013
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Susana Maria Rodrigues, António Bettencourt
  • STRUCTURE: Emanuel Correia.

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KKZ house in Tokyo, Japan
 by I.R.A./ International Royal Architecture

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: I.R.A./ International Royal Architecture

A two-floor residence with a basement in the cozy town of Setagaya-ku,Tokyo.

It has a half-basement free space which can be a child room in the future, the living, the kitchen, and the dining room in the middle floor, and the private space in the second floor. In spite of its restricted premise, it makes the residence so spacious by connecting these floors with voids which run through the entrance hall and above the kitchen, respectively. Furthermore, the integrated 180mm-thick LVL beams make 6m of a column-less second floor slab possible.

Image Courtesy © Nobuaki Nakagawa

Image Courtesy © Nobuaki Nakagawa

  • Architects: I.R.A./ International Royal Architecture
  • Project: KKZ house
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nobuaki Nakagawa
  • AREA: 110.78sqm
  • Design Team: AkinoriKasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Collaborators: Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Floor: One floor under ground and two floors above ground
  • Structure: wood,RC

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HOKI MUSEUM in Chiba, Japan by NIKKEN SEKKEI

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: NIKKEN SEKKEI

Image Courtesy © Toshio Kaneko

Image Courtesy © Toshio Kaneko

  • Architects: NIKKEN SEKKEI (Tomohiko Yamanashi , Taro Nakamoto , Takashi Suzuki , Masanori Yano)
  • Project: HOKI MUSEUM
  • Location: Chiba, Japan
  • Photography: Toshio Kaneko, Koji Fujii [Nacasa & Partners] and Harunori Noda [Gankohsha]
  • Structural engineers: NIKKEN SEKKEI
  • Mechanical engineers: NIKKEN SEKKEI
  • Principal use: Museum
  • Site area: 3,862.72m2
  • Building area: 1,602.39m2
  • Total floor area: 3,722.39m2
  • Structure: reinforced concrete , partly steel
  • Scale in building: 1 story and 2 basements
  • Maximum height: 7,060mm
  • Completion date: August, 2010

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Arctic Adaptations in Nunavut, Canada by La Biennale di Venezia

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: La Biennale di Venezia

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 is Canada’s national exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. It is organized and curated by Lateral Office of Toronto.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a recent architectural past, a current urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Nunavut, which means “our land”, is Canada’s newest, largest, and most northerly territory. It separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999 following a hard-fought land claims agreement established in 1993. Today, there are almost 33,000 people living in 25 communities across two million square kilometres, making Nunavut one of the least densely populated regions in the world. These communities, located above the tree line and with no roads connecting them, range in population from 120 in the smallest hamlet to 7,000 in Nunavut’s capital city of Iqaluit. The climate, geography, and people of Nunavut, as well as the wider Canadian Arctic, challenge the viability of a universalizing modernity.

View of Arctic Adaptations exhibition, Arctic Adaptations, 2014, Image Courtesy © LatreilleDelage Photography

View of Arctic Adaptations exhibition, Arctic Adaptations, 2014, Image Courtesy © LatreilleDelage Photography

  • Architects: La Biennale di Venezia
  • Project: Arctic Adaptations
  • Location: Nunavut, Canada
  • Photography: LatreilleDelage Photography, Sergio Pirrone.

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La Cabotte in Drôme (26), France by h2o architectes

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: h2o architectes

The unique domaine La Cabotte is located on a hillside surrounded by vineyards and woods looking at the Mont Ventoux appearing on the horizon. The domaine is strongly involved in the respectfull terroir farming and wishes to reunite in one same place three functions: a place to welcome visitors with a space dedicated to wine-tasting, an office and washrooms for the wine growers.

Image Courtesy © Julien Attard

Image Courtesy © Julien Attard

  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Project: La Cabotte
  • Location: Drôme (26), France
  • Photography: Julien Attard
  • Program: Wine-tasting pavilion and office of a wine producer
  • Client: Private, la Cabotte
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) with Cabinet Virtz (quantity surveyor) Nicolas Rappez local architect for construction phase assistance
  • Specificity: Wood frame construction
  • Surface: SHAB 58m²
  • Construction cost”: 110 000 €HT
  • Calendar: Delivered december 2013

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Matisse Beach Club in Scarborough, Perth by Mobilia

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Mobilia

The exclusive Matisse Beach Club combines glamour, design and beach life with its exclusive location on the amazing beach front of Scarborough, Perth (Australia)

With a modern design and contemporary facilities equipped with the latest technology, the beach club offers everything from chic cabanas, beach lounges, casual dining and a sparkling pool to a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean.

Image Courtesy © Mobilia

Image Courtesy © Mobilia

  • Architects: Mobilia
  • Project: Matisse Beach Club
  • Location: Scarborough, Perth

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“Russian Character” Culture & Education Center in Moscow, Russia by Toshihiro KUBOTA + Francisco MARTINEZ

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Toshihiro KUBOTA + Francisco MARTINEZ

Urban Strategy

Organization of the plot

Following the study of the environment and the articulation of the different axis and public spaces, we notice that the plot of the project is strategically located on the southeast corner of the large central park district, center of the urban life. We wanted to make the building visible from the park, as it has the purpose to be open to the public, giving it an important role and an active participation in the inhabitants’ social life. For this reason, the building will be located on the north end of the parcel, so to strengthen and affirm the major urban axis in the wake of Butovo Park’s master planning. High urban vocation of the building and openness to the city will serve as a boost to the north-south and east-west avenues of the district. At the same time, this positioning ensures easy access for pedestrians and an efficient circulation for cars.

Image Courtesy © Toshihiro KUBOTA + Francisco MARTINEZ

Image Courtesy © Toshihiro KUBOTA + Francisco MARTINEZ

  • Architects: Toshihiro KUBOTA + Francisco MARTINEZ
  • Project: “Russian Character” Culture & Education Center
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Client: Morton Group
  • Type of Competition: Restricted International Competition
  • Site Area: 13 627 m²
  • Building Area: 3 361 m²
  • Building Surface: Usable Floor Area : 3 733 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 3 925 m²
  • Building Volume: 32 195 m3
  • Building Hight: 12 m
  • Total Construction Budget: 7 million euro
  • Result (June 2014): Finalist
  • Competition entry submission: 15th May 2014
  • Perspectives: Jigen
  • Translation: François Voirin

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ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C in Paris, France by Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Problems and challenges

The site of the former Hôpital Boucicaut (Boucicaut Hospital) in Paris’s 15tharrondissement is an unusual enclave within a district that is otherwise quite diverse. The Hospital formed a uniform block in terms of use, organisation and architecture. The urban development project proposed by the sector’s town planner Paul Chemetov, maintains this notion of an internal uniformity, in contrast with the immediate surroundings. Very different styles of architecture exist in the district surrounding the sector, mainly dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. By contrast, the urban project proposes a rigorous organisation of blocks arranged together in a series of steady colours (no white concrete and a preference for terracotta) and natural materials, all falling within a sort of historic continuity that preserves the original residential character.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme
  • Project: ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura
  • Design Team: Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
  • Building Engineering Consultant: Cetba Groupe Nox
  • Landscape Architecte: SA Paysage – Sophie Alexinsky
  • Developer Contractor: SemPariSeine
  • Urban Development Zone Architect: AUA Paul Chemetov
  • General Contractor: HERVE SA
  • Project Ownership: RIVP

Subcontractors:

  • Brick frontage: COBA
  • Metal cladding: Garrigues
  • Exterior metal windows frames: Louineau
  • Exterior door and window wood frames: Volner
  • Wood shutters: Decostore
  • Metal work: CMB
  • Heating system – Mechanical ventilation: E. Grenon et Fils
  • Plumbing: Deschamps-Lathus
  • Electricity: EGE
  • Partitions, insulation: CN Europe
  • Millwork: SAS BOURCE
  • Soft floor covering: CPLC
  • Paint: Plaza

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Sauflon Centre of Innovation in Gyal, Pest County, Hungary by Foldes Architects

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Foldes Architects 

The ethereal centre of innovation  project, unveiled in Hungary, stands for the mutual inspiration of science, technology and art. A twenty four meter passage surrounded by the reflections of reflections. Foldes Architects involved a glass sculptor to compose the illusion effects engaging the visual notion of all visitors.

Image Courtesy © Tamas Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamas Bujnovszky

  • Architects: Foldes Architects 
  • Project: Sauflon Centre of Innovation
  • Location: Gyal, Pest County, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamas Bujnovszky
  • Type: competition commission
  • Area/Size: 730 m2
  • Year: Design: 2013
  •  Completion: November 2013
  • Cost: 850.000 EUR
  • Client: Sauflon CL Kft.
  • Principal Designer: Laszlo Foldes
  • Project Design Team: Johanna Csuri, Tamas Holics
  • Co-designer glass sculptor: Andras Bojti

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En yu-An in Tokyo, Japan by Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON

This is the salon and the showroom by Maruwakaya – the company which produces “monozukuri” (which means a craftsmanship or art of design and manufacturing) that links traditional crafts to Contemporary art.

The counter made from Japanese cedar is employed as the center of the room; also, we designed the room by applying only the lintels, the sills, and the pillars.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON
  • Project: En yu-An
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc
  • Usage: Shop Office
  • Construction: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON
  • Site area: 37.30m²
  • Completion: 5/2012

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