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Libertad street House in Montevideo, Uruguay by Arquitectos Pedro Livni + Karin Bia

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Federico Cairoli

Starting with the aforementioned demands and the conviction of designing an urban house, two ideas relative to the spatial organization prevailed above the rest.

The first consisted of appealing to the horizontal dimension: this was materialized through the configuration of the living spaces in an open plan set at street level. In this manner it established a link and an uninterrupted prolongation of the interiority and domestic uses onto the exterior spaces. Continuity only mediated and protected from the street noise by green spaces. This was achieved with the application of diverse mobile walls which with their hiding and different configurations enable the spatial performance.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: Arquitectos Pedro Livni + Karin Bia
  • Project: Libertad street House
  • Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Contributors:
    • Project: Architect Adirah Mautner
    • Structural calculations : Engineer Alberto Catany
    • Views : Arquitecta Victoria Martin
    • Maqueta: Federico Lapeyre
  • Date: September 2012 – March 2014

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MD House in Montevideo, Uruguay by Pedro Livni Arquitecto

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Federico Cairoli

It’s a single family home located on a corner lot that occupies the interior of a small pre-existing warehouse, which previously accommodated a weaving workshop. The warehouse in its severity and introversion is utilized as protection from a very proximate urbanity.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

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HarbourLoop in Hong Kong, China by Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Lead 8 architecture and design studio 

Multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 – a team with a passion for creating liveable cities, have developed the HarbourLoop, a vision to transform the Hong Kong waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre urban cycle, running and walking network.

HarbourLoop will be Hong Kong’s first mobility network prioritising zero emission modes of transit, connecting Hong Kong to Kowloon in a continuous loop. The route exploits the legacy of the city’s world famous Victoria Harbour.

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

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Educational Centrality Montecarlo in Antioquia, Colombia by Edu Design Workshop

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Edu Design Workshop

Transformation of Medellin, education and culture have been the main platform for true social changes, where physical infrastructures are essential in the inclusion of quality policies in areas where state hasn’t been before and low levels of human development are common. These spaces are operated from Educational Ministry and Citizen Culture, seeking mainly to improve the education quality to reduce dropout and repetition rates in early grades in elementary school. This project it’s about how to contribute to citizen encounter, integrating these infrastructures to the city, to its inhabitants and the recovery of public space.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango

  • Architects: Edu Design Workshop
  • Project: Educational Centrality Montecarlo
  • Location: carrera 36 No. 85B -77, Manrique 6.278231, -75.546456, Colombia
  • Photography: Alejandro Arango
  • Software used: Autocad, sketchup, Photoshop
  • Client: Municipality of Medellin – Secretary of Education and Culture
  • Design: Urban Development Enterprise EDU – Medellin – Design Workshop
  • Investment: $ 11.376’000.000 COP – $ 3’703.697 USD
  • Built area: 5,122 m²
  • Free and Recreation Area: 3,463 m²
  • Public space Area: 1,198 m²
  • Date: 2012

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CRN House in Wallis, Switzerland by Alp’ Architecture sàrl​

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Alp’ Architecture sàrl​

Built on the fringe of the village of Vollèges, Wallis, Switzerland, this house benefits an amazing view on the valley of Entremont.

The living spaces are all located on the ground floor and the and the living room has a double height under the apparent framework. A car-port and the technical room are located outside of the main volume to maximize the usable space. The rooms and a mezzanine with a balcony on the living are located on the first floor. Three terraces, all offering various qualities of space and sunshine allow to offer outside extensions to all the common spaces.

Image Courtesy © Christophe voisin

Image Courtesy © Christophe voisin

  • Architects: Alp’ Architecture sàrl​ (Laurent Berset, Sacha Martin, Romain Pellissier)
  • Project: CRN House
  • Location: Vollèges, Wallis, Switzerland
  • Photography: Christophe voisin 
  • Engineers: Philippe Bruchez Ingénieur EPF / SIA | Stéphane Pellissier
  • Surfaces: 140 m2 | 550 m3
  • Year: 2014-2015

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FAHOUSE in Quebec, Canada by Jean Verville architecte

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of the house, the double triangular prism perfectly illustrates childhood characterizing the whole development of this project.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Jean Verville architecte
  • Project: FAHOUSE
  • Location: Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet and Nancy Marie Bélanger
  • Collaborators: Jessica Bouffette, Olivier Grenier, Martine Walsh
  • Contractor: Ulys Collectif
  • Window specialist: Shalwin Canada
  • Superficy: 1900 square feet

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Vinohradský Pivovar – Brewery in Praha, Czech Republic by o v – a opočenský valouch architekti

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: o v – a opočenský valouch architekti 

Renewed small brewery in the basement spilka premises of a former brewery. proposal strengthens sculptural qualities of wagon vaulted ceilings and massive walls. Newly punched oval holes combine beer hall with a production area of ​​the brewery and stress Massive brick essence of space. accentuating various cooking operations : Varna, Lauter tun , fermenting room and storage cellar . Light neutral interior gives excel color of the beer glass , ceramics paneled the counter follow the brewing tradition.

 Image Courtesy © Luke Žentel

Image Courtesy © Luke Žentel

  • Architects: o v – a opočenský valouch architekti (George Opočenský, Stephen Valouch)
  • Project: Vinohradský Pivovar – Brewery
  • Location: Korunní 106, Praha 10, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Luke Žentel
  • Collaboration: Vojtěch Kratochvíl

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Massimo Dutti in Mexico City by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 

The new flagship store for Massimo Dutti is located on Presidente Masaryk Avenue, one of the most prestigious streets in Mexico City. Home to leading brands, it is considered the city’s “golden mile” and has recently undergone a makeover to improve its urban qualities.

Exterior View, Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photo by Jaime Navarro

Exterior View, Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photo by Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: Massimo Dutti
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Boris Pena, Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Design Manager: Santiago García de Letona, Rodrigo Flores
  • Construction Area: 1450 m2
  • Terrain Area: 415 m2
  • Termination Date: 2016
  • Status: Built

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House 19 in Amersham, England by Jestico + Whiles

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Jestico + Whiles

House 19 is designed as a carbon neutral, energy efficient home in the ancient historic town of Old Amersham, nestled in the Chiltern Hills. The house fuses traditional forms and local materials in an elegant and modern way to make full use of the natural aspect and orientation of the site.

Image Courtesy © Grant Smith

Image Courtesy © Grant Smith

  • Architects: Jestico + Whiles
  • Project: House 19
  • Location: Amersham, England
  • Photography: Grant Smith
  • Software used: AutoCAD,  Sketchup and Sefaira

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Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees in Nijmegen, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Knowledge centre

At the start of the new millennium, Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) wanted to expand its current production and research site in Nijmegen by creating a new knowledge centre for the development of semiconductors for the electronics industry. The existing production site is sealed off and fenced in for security reasons. The new knowledge centre, where technology, science, culture, work, living and leisure come together, fosters chance encounters and collaboration with diverse parties. The name of the complex, FiftyTwoDegrees, refers to the site’s 52nd degree of latitude, which like the ambition of the initiators, spans the entire world.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Project: Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees
  • Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Client: Ballast Nedam Bouw, Arnhem; ICE Ontwikkeling, Nijmegen
  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
  • Structural engineer: ARUP, Amsterdam (competition); Adviesbureau Tielemans BV, Eindhoven (execution)
  • General contractor: Ballast Nedam Speciale Projecten, Utrecht
  • Building services consultant: Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen
  • Building costs including services: 1st phase € 42,000,000 (2006)
  • Design: 2004-2005, 1st prize in competition in 2002
  • Execution: 2005-2006
  • Awards: Dedalo Minosse for Sustainability 2008, International Design Award 2009, International Architecture Award 2009)

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