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Notariaat 2.0 – Continuous Landscape in Horebeke, Belgium by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Vens Vanbelle

The original notary, which interacts with its surroundings in a very specific way, was put into use only five years ago. Thus it was a mental struggle to respond to the request for an extension. Well conceived design does not tolerate continuation or copy, so a radically different approach was needed. On a six-month period an abstract mirror box on a black base rose along the street. A transparent passageway between these two volumes replaces the former entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Image Courtesy © Atelier Vens Vanbelle

  • Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
  • Project: Notariaat 2.0 – Continuous Landscape
  • Location: Horebeke, Belgium
  • Software Used: Autocad

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Richardson Apartments in San Francisco, California by David Baker Architects

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: David Baker Architects

Formerly a parking lot on the southeast corner of Fulton and Gough streets, the Drs. Julian + Raye Richardson Affordable Apartments has risen on one of the sites freed for development by the demolition of the collapsed Central Freeway. This five-story building will provide permanent supportive housing for a very-low-income, formerly homeless population.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: David Baker Architects
  • Project: Richardson Apartments
  • Location: San Francisco, California, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Evelyn Reyes, Matthew Millman
  • Software Used: Revit
  • Associate Architect: Baker Vilar Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
  • Owner’s Representative: Design Studios Gonzalo Castro
  • Nonprofit Housing Developer: Community Housing Partnership, Mercy Housing California
  • Site Area: 18.906 sqft
  • Area: 65.419 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011

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House in Dunaujvaros, Hungary by ZSK Architects (Zsuffa es Kalmar Epitesz Muterem)

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: ZSK Architects (Zsuffa es Kalmar Epitesz Muterem)

Dunaujvaros, a small town in the middle of Hungary was the center of Hungarian steel industry in the past era. Although by now the smeltery grew down to its half, the town is still prospering due to the industrial tradition, the new services and factories.

Image Courtesy © Tamas Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamas Bujnovszky

  • Architects: ZSK Architects (Zsuffa es Kalmar Epitesz Muterem), Zsolt Zsuffa
  • Project: House in Dunaujvaros
  • Location: Dunaujvaros, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamas Bujnovszky
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Fellow architect: Balazs Rose
  • Interior design: Gepetto
  • Statics: Csaba Harsanyi
  • Engineering: Zoltan Torok
  • Client: private
  • Floor area: 180 m2
  • Construction: 2010.
  • Design: 2009.

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55 HOUSING UNITS in LYON, FRANCE by PETITDIDIERPRIOUX

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: PETITDIDIERPRIOUX

“Single-level homes”, la Duchère

The operation resulted from a competition (“Archi’nova, comment habiterez-vous demain?” – Archi’nova, living in tomorrow’s world) launched by the Alliade group. The programs are built independently on the plot and share a central garden. The adopted morphology is diversified, urban in nature and the apartments of considerable quality: wet rooms are naturally lit and conservatories allow outdoor spaces to be incorporated during the summer months. A new typology is proposed: that of “single-level homes” in which a floor level corresponds to a single apartment. Taking up little floor area, they provide the vertical qualities of a detached house: four open faces, an outdoor space and considerable partitioning freedom as well as condominium-owned shared services.

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

  • Architects: PETITDIDIERPRIOUX
  • Project: 55 HOUSING UNITS
  • Location: Lyon (69), La Duchère urban development zone, France 
  • Photography: Stephan Lucas
  • Client: SLCI Promotion // ALLIADE
  • Program: Construction of 55 housing units including 41 for purchase and 14 for rent
  • Surface: 4 440 m2 net floor area + parking
  • Calendar: Completed in July 2009 (home buying) and November 2010 (rental)
  • Cost: € 5.5 M excl. VAT

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Tanatorium in Zaragoza, Spain by SALAS Architecture + Design

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: SALAS Architecture + Design

The Tanatorium frames very important feelings of its users through the evocation of God and the cavern. An steriotomic architecture formed by a perforated enveloping is born from earth to protect humans when they say goodbye to their deceased people. Though a formal gesture, this concrete cavern opens in diagonal direction to the sun, worshipping this primitive god.

Image Courtesy © Diaporama

Image Courtesy © Diaporama

  • Architects: SALAS Architecture + Design, Juan Carlos Salas
  • Project: Tanatorium
  • Location: El Burgo de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Diaporama
  • Designer: David Leciñena
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Building Engineers: Javier Muñoz, Sergio Calle
  • Strucutural Engineer: Jose Miguel Escosa
  • Graphic Design: Bogart & Bacall
  • Video: Alejandro Ramirez
  • Project Manager: Ignacio Villalba
  • General Contractor: SOLCEQ
  • Area: 196 m2
  • Cost: 230.838,02 €

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Shawl House in Ehime, Japan by y+M design office Co.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office Co. 

Concept

We planned the house for a client family (married couple and their two children) at the site whose shape is like a flagstaff and surrounded by neighbor’s house in Imabari-City Ehime.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

  • Architects: y+M design office Co.
  • Project: Shawl House
  • Location: Ehime, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya
  • Site Area: 316.06
  • Building Area: 118.63
  • Total Floor Area: 136.58
  • Completion Date: Apr.2014

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