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Marchesini Headquarters in Saint Mesmes, France by LAN Architecture

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: LAN Architecture

The design of this project explores the relationship between the building and its surroundings, and between the users and the landscape, through environmental adaptation and appropriation within specific site conditions. The terrain slopes down three metres towards the west and offers attractive views over the neighbouring hills.

Images Courtesy Jean Marie Monthiers, Luc Boegly

  • Architect: LAN Architecture
  • Name of Project: Marchesini Headquarters – Saint Mesmes
  • Location: Rue de la Garenne Blettée, Saint Mesmes, France
  • Program: Design and construction of a company headquarters
  • Client: Marchesini France
  • Net Plan Area: 1000 m²
  • Completion: 2008
  • Photo Credits: Jean Marie Monthiers, Luc Boegly


Studio GT SP in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Guilherme Torres

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Studio Guilherme Torres

This house is an original construction of the 40s, it belonged to a great Brazilian artist, Victor Brecheret, the man behind great references in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

After the artist’s death, the property has never been occupied and during decades it served as a Foundation of part of his collection and a deposit. The architect Guilherme Torres was immediately attracted by its compact size (130 m²) and the privileged location in one of the most charming streets in the Jardins neighborhood in São Paulo.

Images Courtesy Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

  • Architect: Studio Guilherme Torres
  • Name of Project: Studio GT SP
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Year: 2010
  • Area: 130 m²
  • Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio


Parkveien 5b-c in Oslo, Norway by KIMA Arkitektur as

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: KIMA Arkitektur as

The developer’s business idea is based on urban and small, awkward sites, so called “space left over after planning” in central Oslo. This site consists of a narrow strip between two party walls. The block comprises nine flats, from 18 to 137 sq m. The plans are compact but well lit, from the front and rear facades and a central light well that penetrates the structure. Two flats have private roof gardens. The roof is also equipped with a communal garden.

Image Courtesy Finn Ståle Feldberg & Dag Alveng

  • ARCHITECTS: KIMA Arkitektur as
  • PROJECT: Parkveien 5b-c
  • LOCATION: Oslo, Norway
  • COMPLETED: 2011


Maggie’s Centre Fife in Kircaldy, Scotland by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Domestic in scale but unique in execution, Maggie’s Centre Fife is set on the edge of a hollow adjacent to Victoria Hospital: a distinctive protected environment providing a haven for cancer patients. Designed to create a transition between the natural and the man-made, it forms a gateway to the surrounding landscape.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Maggie’s Centre Fife
  • Location: Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Period: 2001 – 2006
  • Client: Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres
  • Status: Built


Frame House by Carl Turner Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: Carl Turner Architects

The client required a flexible home that would allow for longevity of use. The relationship of the building to the exterior was important for the photographer client. Light was an important consideration with the site being bound on 2 sides and light only permissible through the front elevation.

Image Courtesy Ioana Marinescu


Lohi Modern in Dureji, Pakistan by Cribbs Construction

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: Cribbs Construction

Single family home in the heart of downtown Denver. First Demoing a dilapidating home on this 25′ x 125′ lot to a upcoming neighborhood in the Lohi district of Denver. The Single family home was inspired to have all the functions for your urban family while still maintaining the sleek modern design, inside and out. From your Icf reward walls to your high efficiency appliances to cost was spared for maintaining a energy efficient home.

Front Exterior

  • Architects: Cribbs Construction
  • Project: Lohi Modern
  • Location: Dureji, Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Architect Design: Jason Cribbs


Sanya Block 5 in China by NL Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: NL Architects

Sanya is the southernmost city in China. Sanya is located in Hainan Province. The city is renowned for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination. Daily mean = 25˚ C!

Block 5 is part of a resort development. The project consists of 8 blocks of 6 stories on top of a ground floor with restaurants, bars and retail. The blocks are placed on a public deck, a new ground level that covers the basement with parking spaces and service. Each block is build up from 15 individual units.

Sanya Block 5

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Sanya Block 5
  • Location: Sanya, China
  • Client: Vanke Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Hainan
  • NL Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Gen Yamamoto and Bobby de Graaf
  • With: Zhongnan Lao, Pauline Rabjeau (2nd design phase), Yajing Huang, Ana Gavilanes, Antariksh Tandon (1st design phase)


The InstrumenTower in Taiwan by Arkhenspaces

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: Arkhenspaces

The program : create a panoramique tower and a history museum in the city.

The instrumenTOWER is not a Tower, it’s a sum of metal, glossy, frosted column wich go straight to the sky. The instrumenTower is a visual & musical instrument into the city. Far away, the limit between the sky and the tower disappear.

The instrumenTower – An Organ in the City

The instrumenTower – Mobil Art, an observation balloon which discuss with the InstrumenTower

The instrumenTower – Night and Day, two vision of the Tower


The InstrumenTower

  • Architect: Arkhenspaces
  • Name of Project: The InstrumenTower
  • Location: Taiwan


Schoolyard pavillon in Rodange, Luxembourg by Holweck Bingen Architectes

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: Holweck Bingen Architectes

As part of the redevelopment around the primary school Neiwiss in Rodange, the municipality decided to build a covered area protected from the rain. The pavilion is open on the schoolyard to participate in the playground. On the other side, the structure is closed on public roads. This situation “beside” and the surrounding landscape have prompted cuts in the wall to frame views, highlight. In that way, the landscape participates at the breaks for students and teachers.

Images Courtesy hba & photostudioC.bosseler

  • Architect: Holweck Bingen Architectes
  • Name of Project: Schoolyard pavillon
  • Location: Rodange, Luxembourg
  • Design Team: Pol Holweck, Nicolas Clarys, ManuelMeester
  • General Contractor: Administration Communale de Pétange
  • Photographs: Courtesy of hba & photostudioC.bosseler


Tower Hoge Heren in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

The structure of the two residential blocks is an intervention in the centre of Rotterdam, a city that is naturally incised by a network of flowing waters. The site of the project is an old commercial trade grounds. The emerging scenery is therefore one of compatibility, and the coexistence of the old and the new.

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Tower Hoge Heren
  • Location: Zalmhaven, site nearby the river the Maas in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, René Thijssen, Henrik Vuust
  • Collaborators: Harold Aspers, Paul van Dongen, Lars Dreessen, Harold Hermans, Michel Melenhorst, Michiel Vrehen
  • Site Supervisors: PRC Bouwcentrum
  • Date of design: 1993
  • Date of completion: 2001


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