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Connecting Space HK in Hong Kong by Parallel Lab

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: Parallel Lab

The challenge of designing a space for the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Hong Kong was to offer the most flexible framework for a variety of activities such as workshops, exhibitions, performances and others to happen. The rough concrete shell was therefore planned as a adaptive spatial infrastructure. To reinforce the concept of a “tunnel” between Zurich and Hong Kong and invite the neighbourhood to interact with the space the façade is worked out as a porous interface. Instead of a fix facade two layers of polycarbonate roller shutters create a translucent buffer zone that can alternately or simultaneously lift up and fully open the end of the “tunnel” to the street. The 25m long room can on the other hand be configured in a sequence of different sized spaces.

Image Courtesy © ng studio

  • Architects: Parallel Lab
  • Project: Connecting Space HK
  • Location: 18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong
  • Photography: ng studio
  • Client: Zurich University of the Arts
  • Size: 280 sqm
  • Date: 2014


House for Y in Ichihara, Japan by kurosawa kawara-ten

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: kurosawa kawara-ten

Housing developments and family member

The site of this house was a housing development  which have passed around 40 years since the area had stared selling. There are over 400 numbers of houses but they have no value as a property and people who are living in are not so young anymore. The demands of client are an over 330 square meter land space and enough distances from neighbors for a better privacy. Then the site was thought as the better conditions because of the low price of land and the density of the development.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: kurosawa kawara-ten
  • Project: House for Y
  • Location: Ichihara-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Structural Engineer: Sudo Masataka
  • Lead Architects: Kenichi Kurosawa
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 89.02 square meters
  • Completion Year: 2016


School Conversion into Housing Units in Essômes-sur-Marne, France by ACBS ARCHITECTES

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: ACBS ARCHITECTES

The project consists of creating affordable housing units in an existing building where a local school for the hamlet of the Municipality of Essômes sur Marne is located and transforming the entrance to make access suitable for the needs of the disabled persons.

Image Courtesy © Marcin A. Pawlowski

  • Architects: ACBS ARCHITECTES
  • Project: School Conversion into Housing Units
  • Location: Essômes sur Marne, Aisne, France
  • Photography: Marcin A. Pawlowski
  • Client: Commune d’Essômes sur Marne
  • Built Area: 230 m²
  • Completion Year: 2017


Casa Arimon in Sabadell, Spain by García-Durán & Team

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: García-Durán & Team

Interior renovation of the Arimon house in Sabadell, for Plàcid Garcia-Planas.

Special emphasis was placed on the restoration of the different layers of history and the integration of contemporary comfort.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: García-Durán & Team
  • Project: Casa Arimon
  • Location: Carrer d’Arimon, 24. 08202 Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Design Team: Simone Branchini, Gabriela Castellanos, Roger Mermi.
  • Structural Calculation: Oriol Palou
  • Construction: H2O constructor / Estanislao Puig
  • Restoration Ceilings: Cristina Martí
  • Author of The Work: Marc García-Durán
  • Constructed Area: 700 m2
  • Construction: 2014


Artiarki in Icheon, South Korea by SOYOHUN Architects & Partners

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: SOYOHUN Architects & Partners

Artiarki is located in a special district in Icheon City, which is famous for its traditional porcelain art and the Ceramics Culture and Arts Festival every year.

Image Courtesy © Hwang Kyu Beck & soyohun

  • Architects: SOYOHUN Architects & Partners
  • Project: Artiarki
  • Location: 567-2 Gocheok-ri, Sindun-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Hwang Kyu Beck & soyohun
  • Client: Yunbok Lee & Chan Sui Mui Joan
  • Site Area: 484.9sm (5,219sf)
  • Building Area: 193.7sm (2,085sf)


Redondo Building in Coimbra, Portugal by João Branco e Paula del Rio, Arquitectos

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: João Branco e Paula del Rio, Arquitectos

The “Redondo” is the last of a row of four buildings built at the beginning of the 20th century in the center of Coimbra. Its cylindrical shape responds to the oblique cross between two streets, and gives the building a certain singularity and its name. The original organization in two independent houses: an apartment on the ground floor and a house with two floors and garret on the upper level, was maintained.

Image Courtesy © João Branco e Paula del Rio, Arquitectos


The Melguiza in Madrid, Spain by ZOOCO ESTUDIO

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: ZOOCO ESTUDIO 

The client asks us for the idea of create a new store concept in which all the product will be related with saffron.

Saffron is known as something tiny, lightweight, but extremely precious and with a large component of tradition.

Bearing in mind these features, we try to bring them to the project and reflect them into the same, but with taking into account the conditions of a store.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán


Slice House in Al-Adiliyah, Kuwait by ALHUMAIDHI ARCHITECTS

Thursday, June 21st, 2018


The project is located in Al-Adiliyah, Kuwait with a plot area of 1000 m2. The rectangular plot has neighbors to the east and south in addition to a pedestrian alley way along its longer northern edge. The shorter street frontage on the western side benefits from a community garden across the street. The massing looks like a slice of cake- a triangular wedge inserted into the plot and angled to maximize privacy away from neighbors to the east and from across the pedestrian alley on its northern edge. The angled edge also subtly orients the homes views and main frontage towards the garden across the street.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido


Fallow land in Vienna, Austria by PLAYstudio + YES studio

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Article source: PLAYstudio + YES studio

“Dealing with Infrastructures” was the title of the thematic area under which the organizers of Europan 7 placed the site located in Vienna; in fact it was probably a kind of paradigmatic case study: a triangular plot, placed in the outskirts of the city, surrounded by a heavy traffic way, an elevated underground line and crossed by a middle tension power line… anything else? Actually it was the typical “leftover” ground generated by the trace of the infrastructures surrounding it. The social housing developers that arrived before us had already built the area, but they left the “rest” waiting for a second opportunity. This “rest” was not just a real estate opportunity, but an opportunity to generate new urban life in a neighborhood placed in the periphery of the city without a clear representative image. The Perfektastrasse 58 site was full of opportunities waiting to be discovered… to recognize them was the beginning of the project.  Due to the visibility given by the underground line, the plot was already part of the image of the city for a huge number of Viennese people in their way to the city center, so the project had to operate with it. Being close to Perfektastrasse U-bahn station pointed the plot as a proper place to increase the housing density, bringing more and more people and life into the area, following the theories proposed by the Transit Oriented Development. The plot had conditions to evolve into a new urban public space, a transit place in the way to the U6 station, but also a public space where celebrate collectively the everyday life. The absence of buildings on the other side of the elevated underground line allowed excellent views from the site to the landscape of Vienna when placed 8 meter high from the ground level. By last, the green condition of the plot while waiting for a “second opportunity”, gave an image to the context, but mainly a biodiversity, that could and should be preserved.

Image Courtesy © PLAYstudio + YES studio

  • Architects: PLAYstudioYES studio 
  • Project: Fallow land
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Client: ÖSW Österreichisches Siedlungswerk, Non-profit housing stock corporation
  • Project Management: Project manager Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH, Arch. DI. Martin Lehner, DI Susan Glöckner
  • Statics: Structural consultant Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH
  • Employees: DI Michael Härtel
  • Target Building Costs: € 1.450, – / m² WNFl.


School and Municipal Centre in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland by 2b architectes

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Article source: 2b architectes

The design goes beyond simply extending the school building. Instead, it strengthens the character and status of the existing system as a public space, a school and a municipal center.

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

  • Architects: 2b architectes
  • Project: School and Municipal Centre
  • Location: Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei


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