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Marine Parade Apartments in Maroubra, Australia by Smart Design Studio (designed using MicroStation)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Smart Design Studio

This building in Maroubra, Australia accommodates four luxury apartments- one per floor plus a carpark/ services level that is built into the hill. Maroubra has incredible natural beauty with its rocky cliffs, white beaches and crystal blue waters but the urban fabric is unconsidered, uninteresting and largely in decay. Smart Design Studio capitalised on this unique setting by creating a building that focused on the wonderful view from within and, through strong form, has created a handsome building in profile to enhance the urban fabric of this area.

Exterior Side

  • Architects: Smart Design Studio
  • Project: Marine Parade Apartments
  • Location: Maroubra, Australia
  • Project Architect: William Smart
  • Software used: Microstation

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SEA House in Esposende, Portugal by VA studio

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: VA studio

The outer look of this patch of territory, still showing signs of rural traits, is somehow maintained by making slight corrections along the wall and by putting a new set of site access gates, that will fully preserve which is already standing and assure that it fits the surroundings. The projects’ concept had urban and landscape integration thoroughly into account – it was intended to give the structure a contemporary look, intentionally contrasting with the rustic granite walls.

Image Courtesy Alberto Plácido

  • Architects: VA studio
  • Project: SEA House
  • Location: Esposende, Portugal
  • Project Team: VA studio
  • Construction Type: Housing
  • Client Fernando Silva
  • Project Date: 2005
  • Construction Date 2007/2010
  • Photography: Alberto Plácido
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Chalet in Chateau-d’Oex, Switzerland by RBCH architectes

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: RBCH architectes

Situated in a residential area in Château d’Oex, this new building was thought as a replacement for the former house whose size and outer layer failed to meet present day standards for a family home. The structure of this new building is made of poles and beams as a reference to the local traditional chalet. This structure also offers flexibility in the working of the outer layer as prefabricated wooden units fit into the pole structure. This is like a game and allows both a quick and cost-effective construction. Fir tree wood was mostly used as it is the main local building material. It allows a homogenous reading and emphasises the brightness of the inner structure.

Image Courtesy Lionel Henriod/mc2

  • Architects: RBCH architectes
  • Project: Chalet in Chateau-d’Oex
  • Location: Chateau-d’Oex, Switzerland
  • Photos : Lionel Henriod/mc2

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Youth Center in Niafourang, Senegal by Project Niafourang

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Project Niafourang

In the fall of 2011 three architecture students from NTNU travelled to Niafourang, a small coastal village in the Casamance region of Senegal, to design and build a Youth Center. The population of Niafourang is approximately 300 inhabitants. The village is very poor and people generally live hand to mouth. Locals harvest rice from fields and fish from the river. The region is lush with vegetation due to its tropical climate. There is a high unemployment rate and many young people leave Niafourang to find work elsewhere.

Image Courtesy Project Niafourang

  • Architects: Project Niafourang
  • Project: Youth Center in Niafourang
  • Location: Niafourang, Senegal
  • Project team: Tore Hanssen Grimstad, Andreas Brunvoll, Assad Ansar
  • Advisors: Hans Skotte & TYIN Tegnestue
  • Client: Friends of Niafourang
  • Budget: 100.000 NOK (Approx. 13,100 EUR)
  • Floor area: 250 m2
  • Number of floors: 2
  • Project status: Completed
  • Project year: October-December 2011
  • Sponsors: Lund+Slaatto Architects
  • Photographs: Project Niafourang

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6 Bevis Marks in London by Fletcher Priest Architects

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Fletcher Priest Architects

A 16 storey office building next to St Mary Axe has started on site last month. Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects for AXA Real Estate, MGPA , EUROHYPO and CORE, the new 234,200 sqft office will be a distinctive addition to the City, and its dramatic ETFE covered roof garden will enliven the surrounding roof scape.

Image Courtesy Cityscape and Fletcher Priest Architects

  • Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Project: 6 Bevis Marks
  • Location: London
  • Client: AXA Real Estate/ MGPA / EUROHYPO / CORE
  • Planning Consultant : DP9
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Services Engineers: Waterman Building Services
  • Structural Engineers: Waterman Structures
  • Property Agent: Jones Lang LaSalle

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EUROBORG STADIUM in Groningen, the Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

The multifunctional Euroborg stadium is a catalyst for a multiplicity of amenities that do not compete with the facilities in the city centre, but reinforce Groningen’s key position in the north of Holland. The complex houses theatres, sports facilities, shops, offices, apartments and catering establishments, in a synergy that benefits both users and facility managers. Rather than a conventional stadium with a football pitch, Euroborg will be a sort of microcosm where social interaction and social control go hand in hand.

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter

  • Architects:Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Euroborg stadium
  • Location: Boumaboulevard 41  NL 9723 Z Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Hélène Binet, Arjen Schmitz, Kim Zwarts, Jan Bitter
  • Project team : Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Barend Christmas, Johannes Kappler
  • Collaborators : Pedro Anão, Jacques van Eyck, William Fung, Jörg Lüthke, Paul Tesser, Andrea Tontsch, Satoru Umehara, Sadamu Shirafuji

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Home 07 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by i29 l interior architects

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: i29 Interior Architects

This single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam, NL. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.

Image Courtesy i29 l interior architects

  • Architects: i29 l interior architects
  • Project: Home 07
  • Location: Rooseveltlaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: private
  • Area: 150 m2
  • Photos: i29 l interior architects
  • Constructor: Smart Interiors
  • Interior build: Kooijmans interiors
  • Materials: pinewood, white epoxy flooring, spray painted white doors, Himacs
  • Furniture: Chair one, Magis Constantin Grcic / Loop stand table, Hay / GloBall lights, jasper Morrison, Flos / custom made kitchen & cabinets

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Alves Martins High School in Viseu, Portugal by Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos

The original building was designed by José Costa e Silva, and opened in April 1948. Two big classrooms volumes were positioned symmetrically, joined by a central body, which included an archway, where the covered recess area operated.

Through a gallery, and from the main hall, the two volumes (corresponding to the old male and female wings) linked themselves to another volume, corresponding to the gymnasium and the dining hall.

Image Courtesy FG+SG

  • Architects: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos
  • Project: Alves Martins High School
  • Location: Viseu, Portugal
  • Management And Coordination Of The Studies: Cândido Chuva Gomes Arquitectos, Lda. / Ana Pestana, Unipessoal Lda.
  • Project Team – Architecture: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Sandra Amorim, Ana Florêncio, Ana Luísa Brandão, Bruno Bernardo, Bruno Ribeiro, Cristina Martinho, Paulo Melo, Vanda Vitorino, Luís Quaresma, Lénia Nobre, João Seabra
  • Stability / Water Supply And Sewage Network / Gas / Solid Waste: Proconsultores Ii, Projectos E Consultoria, Lda.,  Joaquim De Almeida
  • Electrical Equipment And Installation Project / Telecommunications Equipment Mechanical Equipment / Centralised Technical Management / Solar Power System / Safety Systems: Proconsultores Ii, Projectos E Consultoria, Lda., Hélder Reis
  • Hvac Systems: Proconsultores Ii, Projectos E Consultoria, Lda., José Marques
  • Accoustics Design: Artacústica, Engenharia Acústica, Carlos Fafaiol
  • Lighting Design: Eclipz, Rogério Oliveira
  • Landscape Design (Biodesign): Arquitectura Paisagista, Planeamento E Consultadoria Ambiental, Lda. / Lodo , Arquitectura Paisagista, Lda., Carlos Correia Dias, Elsa Barroso, Armando Conceição, Lúcia Barreto, Cristina Matias
  • Client: Parque Escolar, E.P.E.
  • Timeline: 2008-2011
  • Project Name: Projecto De Reformulação E Ampliação Da Escola Secundária Públia Hortênsia De Castro
  • Building Contractor: Lena Construções / Abrantina / Mrg Engenharia E Construção
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad

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Jardine’s Lookout Flat in Hong Kong by AFFECT-T

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: AFFECT-T

The brief for our design of the Jardine’s Lookout Flat was for a contemporary apartment with open space and light for an elderly client.  The client wanted something extremely contemporary so she could leave all the detritus from her previously crowded flat behind, she wanted something unique with light natural materials, and something with plenty of storage should she need it.  All of these being a challenge anywhere were uniquely challenging in the climate of Hong Kong with local contractors unaccustomed to complex three dimensional forms a lack of access to high quality materials or longer construction timeframes as in Europe or America.  The challenge of the flat also proved to be its making as it was a blend between high and low-tech that required expertise and craft to deliver much of the difficult forms rather than purely through an architect led process.

Image Courtesy Luke Hayes

  • Architects: AFFECT-T
  • Project: Jardine’s Lookout Flat
  • Location: Hong Kong

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Epic Sana Luanda Hotel in Angola by NLA Architect

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: NLA ArquItectos

The hotel building is an architectural structure designed as a whole, and possessing a unique identity and expression. this is the result of a relationship between the two main buildings: one that defines the hotel’s setting and a second one, a tower, which is mainly made up of the different residential levels. besides the fact that the connecting of the two forms has to do with the function of the hotel itself, it is above all related to a desire to be complementary on the level of the form and the architectural language, as well as a concern to be adequately integrated within the urban landscape made up of the buildings around it.

Epic Sana Luanda Hotel

  • Architects: NLA Architect
  • Project: Epic Sana Luanda Hotel
  • Location: Luanda, Angola
  • Date: 2005
  • Architecture: nla – nuno leÓnIdas arquItectos, lda. – nuno leónidas, Vasco leónidas, alexandre silva fernandes
  • General coordination: nla – nuno leÓnIdas arquItectos, lda. – nuno leónidas
  • Interior design: nl decoração, lda.
  • Client: azItrust – comércio Internacional e Investimento, lda.
  • Structure: estIplano – estudos e projectos, lda.

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