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Brick House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Ventura Virzi Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Ventura Virzi Arquitectos

Kenneth Frampton considers Tectonics not only as a “mere disclosure of the construction technique, but, rather, its expressive potential. Tectonics acquires a truly artistic character to the extent that it amounts to a poetics of construction… The inevitable ground nature of a building has a character so tectonic and tactile as scenic and visual, although none of these attributes denies its spatiality.

Image Courtesy © Estudio Nápoles

Image Courtesy © Estudio Nápoles

  • Architects: Ventura Virzi Arquitectos (Daniel Ventura, Andrés Virzi)
  • Project: Brick House
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Estudio Nápoles (Jonathan Cáceres & Guillermo Romero) and Ventura Virzi
  • Models: Mijaíl Jara, María Eugenia Pérez Moreno, Pedro Cabrera, Alejandra Dalpra
  • Project team: Daniel Ventura,arq., Andrés Virzi, arq., Juan Pablo Callegari,arq
  • Collaborators: Maximiliano Atanasoff, Juan Marcos Lagomarsino, Mario Rabinovich, Lucía Rodríguez, Joaquín Rodriguez Althoff
  • Area: 90 m2
  • Year: 2011

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Harbor Houses in Aarhus, Denmark by Adept

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Adept

Common greenhouses on the roof tops, adjacent terraces overlooking the bay of Aarhus, and a sheltered green courtyard. This is the essence of the Harbor Houses, a new residential complex in the port of Aarhus, which breaks with both the port’s massive scale, and present iconic building tendencies. The project consists of 262 public dwellings distributed between 83 apartments for families and +55 aged seniors, as well as 179 student-housing units.

Image Courtesy © Helene Hoeyer Mikkelsen/ ADEPT

Image Courtesy © Helene Hoeyer Mikkelsen/ ADEPT

  • Architects: Adept
  • Project: Harbor Houses
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Photography: Helene Hoeyer Mikkelsen/ ADEPT
  • Client: Brabrand Boligforening
  • Collaborators: Luplau Poulsen Arkitekter, Niras, DBB
  • Size: 13.400 m2
    Year of project realization: 2015

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145 housing units + FAM + PMI in Paris, France by Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Jumps of scale to understand the place

The site is integrated into the multi-urban network of Paris, the Grande Couronne and major green spaces and infrastructure networks. The ZAC Clichy-Batignolles is perceived as a new landscape of connection, a wide-open urban door along the major territorial arches towards the historic city.

The site becomes an important urban platform, an exchange node inserted into the system of great Parisian relational spaces. It holds a role of transition between different scales, them being territorial, urban, environmental, social, cultural, and infrastructure standpoints. The ZAC thus acts as a device of resonance and multi-district transfer.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes
  • Project: 145 housing units + FAM + PMI
  • Location: Paris 75017, France – 38, 40-42, 50-52 rue Gilbert Cesbron
  • Photography: Avenier Cornejo and Sergio Grazia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: LINKCITY ÎLE-DE-FRANCE et ALTAREA COGEDIM
  • Associated Architects: AVENIER CORNEJO architectes + GAUSA RAVEAU actarquitectura SLP
  • Project Managers: Miguel CORNEJO, Christelle AVENIER, Olivier SARAMITO, Joachim BAKARY Florence RAVEAU, Manuel GAUSA, Mickael DOMINGUEZ, Vicky LENZ
  • Project Team: CFERM Ingénierie [MEP], Bureau Michel FORGUE [cost estimating], Franck Boutté Consultants [environmental engineer – HQE], Bassinet Turquin [landscape architect]
  • Urban Planner: Paris Batignolles Aménagement
  • Consultants: Les produits de l’épicerie [graphic design], EVP Ingénierie [structural engineer]
  • Construction Company: Bouygues Bâtiment Île-de-France
  • Budget: 33 128 000, 00 euros HT
  • Site surface: 3 215 m²
  • Built surface: 16 025,30 m²
    • Used Floor Area Residences: 10 465,40 m² (excl. garden)
    • Used Floor Area FAM: 3 078,60 m²
    • Used Floor Area PMI: 253 m²
  • Date of competition: 2011
  • Date of request: 2011
  • Date of completion: 2015-2016

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VILLA ASTRID in Gothenburg, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB 

I designed Villa Astrid in the summer of 2002 and Karin completed the details and made improvements throughout the autumn. The site was tucked between two houses and consisted mainly of rugged and fairly steep rock. The detailed plans specified eaves of maximum 3.5 metres high and a roof slope of 14 to 27 degrees. My client had a construction programme for a two-storey building. The answer was to sink the upper floor. That sounds easy, but it took several weeks to design.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
  • Project: VILLA ASTRID
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Photography: Gert Wingårdh, James Silverman
  • Software used: Autocad

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CH-REURBANO in Mexico City by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The project seeks to maintain the existing building as much as possible, as well as enhancing the value of its inherent construction properties. The proposal intends to broaden the official proposed conservation plan by committing to preservation international standards, where preservation goes beyond the façade and undertakes virtually the whole building. The idea is to go even further of the maintenance of the existing structure; the project seeks to preserve its ‘essence’. All the new additional construction elements are set up in harmony within the space, being discreet and allowing the prevailing to stand out.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales (Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales)
  • Project: CH-REURBANO
  • Location: Roma District, Ciudad de México, México
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Collaborators: Eduardo Alegre, Orsolya Maza
  • Local Architect: Eugenio Eraña Lagos
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho de la fuente.
  • Área: 2.500 sqm.
  • Date: Project: 2012
  • Construction 2016

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Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen, Netherlands by DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT 

Office building redesigned into vibrant meeting place

A former ABP [pension fund] office building dating from 1977 is now a breeding ground for education, research and entrepreneurship. Diederendirrix architecture & urban development and Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed the Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen. The building got a new entrance and two floors were redesigned into ‘community floor’. It is the perfect place to meet and work together in the building.

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

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Boulder Cabin in Colorado by Dynia Architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Dynia Architects 

This 2,500 square foot residence sits atop a precipice with views to the metropolitan Denver valley to the east and the iconic Flatiron peaks to the west.  The interior spaces are austere, reflecting the disciplined lifestyle of the homeowners.

Image Courtesy © Ron Johnson

Image Courtesy © Ron Johnson

  • Architects: Dynia Architects 
  • Project: Boulder Cabin
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Ron Johnson and Kimberly Gavin
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: KL&A
  • MEP Engineer: ME Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: R Design Land Architects and Nettle Landscaping
  • Contractor: Rosewood Construction Inc.
  • Area: 2,500 square feet
  • Completion Date: 2009

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Casa RJ in Mantova, Italy by Archiplan studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Archiplan studio 

The project involves the recovery of an entire multi-storey building of 500’s located in the consolidated urban tissue of the city of Mantua, in which the apartment constitutes a portion.

Image Courtesy © DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER

Image Courtesy © DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER

  • Architects: Archiplan studio
  • Project: Casa RJ
  • Location: Mantova, Italy
  • Photography: DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER
  • Lead Architects: DIEGO CISI AND STEFANO GORNI SILVESTRINI
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 230 MQ
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Cinemaxx Junior in Karawaci, Indonesia by DP Design

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: DP Design

Cinemaxx Junior, a colourful, kids-friendly integrated cinema with playground in Indonesia, has been awarded the ”Best Leisure or Entertainment Venue” accolade at FX International Design Awards 2016 in London. For its groundbreaking design concept, Cinemaxx Junior beat out 9 shortlisted entrants to emerge the winner in the Leisure or Entertainment Venue category.

Lippo Village Maxx Box Cinema main lobby, Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

Lippo Village Maxx Box Cinema main lobby, Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

  • Architects: DP Design
  • Project: Cinemaxx Junior
  • Location: Karawaci, Indonesia
  • Photography: Marc Tey and Playpoint

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The French International School of Beijing in China by Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Sensual City Studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture 

The French School of Beijing, designed by Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio, has been imagined as a built landscape. It is being developed on a site in the “Orchard” neighbourhood, which takes its name from the old orchards which, until recently, were a defining feature of this stretch of land alongside the road to the airport. Since then, the development of high-end residential blocks and international schools has introduced a new urban character with collections of low rise buildings alongside generous green spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Sensual City Studio (Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti)
  • Project: The French International School of Beijing
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: The Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE, Paris) with the French International School of Beijing (LFIP)
  • Architect in charge of the project: Aurélien Pasquier
  • Landscaper: Michel Hoessler, Agence TER
  • Project Manager: Design Institute CAG
  • Surface area: 19,000 m² Net Floor Area
  • Winning project: June 2009
  • Delivery: May 2016

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