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Bada Bing in Montreux, Switzerland by Bureau A

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: Bureau A

James Gandolfini died on the 19th of June 2013, a few weeks before the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival. He was the leading character of one of HBO’s best series: The Sopranos. He embodied the complete range of clichés of the Italian American mafia developed beforehand by great film directors such as Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfellas in 1990 for the first, The Godfather in 1972 for the second).

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

House IV in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by De Bever Architecten

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: De Bever Architecten

The house is situated on a corner lot in the typical 30’s district ‘de Elzent’ against the natural landscape of the river Dommel valley, in the center of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The existing main house is relatively small in structure, however the lot size is sufficient enough to resist an carefully threaded extension. An extension where extra comfort is added to the existing house.

Image Courtesy © Norbert van Onna

  • Architects: De Bever Architecten
  • Project: House IV
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Norbert van Onna
  • Client: Private
  • Realisation: May 2013
  • Program: Extension and renovation private dwelling including outdoor pool, total surface extension 77m²
  • Materials: Concrete floor and roof, chromed steel door, full glass façade, shell-limestone walls, chromed steel door
  • Construction engineer: Archimedes Bouwadvies, Eindhoven
  • Contractor: Burgtbouw, Deurne
  • Glass realization:  Si-X, Benthuizen

Invisible Garden House in Copenhagen, Denmark by SHJWORKS Architectural

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: SHJWORKS Architectural

The Invisible Garden House creates a micro climate optimized for recreational use and for growth of plants in the northern temperate zone. This extends the feeling of the summer and the outdoor life with the sun as the only energy source.

Image Courtesy © SHJWORKS Architectural

Hoflaan House in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Maccreanor Lavington

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: Maccreanor Lavington

Hoflaan House replaces a two storey, post-war dwelling that had reached the end of its life due to the poor quality of materials available after the war. The street is characterised by deep front and rear gardens, large mature trees and by numerous individual houses of different widths and heights in different materials, built at different times in a wide variety of architectural styles.

Image Courtesy © Maccreanor Lavington

Urban Villa in Amsterdam, NL by pasel.kuenzel architects

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: pasel.kuenzel architects

Close and compact are the residences lined up along the waterside of Grote Rieteiland, an artificial island in Amsterdams hip neighbourhood Ijburg.

Within a strict and complex set of urban rules pasel.kuenzel architects succeeded to develop a plain and sober urban villa that is unique in its reduced design and compelling in its materialisation and level of detailing.

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

  • Architects: pasel.kuenzel architects
  • Project: Urban Villa
  • Location: Amsterdam, NL
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg
  • Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Pocas
  • Client: Private
  • Date: 2009-2013
  • Size: 307 m2

Willmote Allianz Rivera in NICE, PLAINE DU VAR, France by WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS SA

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS SA

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In December 2009, the city of Nice launched an international competition for the construction of a new 35,000-seat stadium capable of hosting large international competitions. The stadium would sit at the heart of the Eco Valley in the Plaine du Var, named an ‘Operation of National Interest’ (OIN) in March 2008, and was to be the first flagship project in the new district.

Image Courtesy © Milène Servelle

  • Architects: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS SA
  • Project: Willmote Allianz Rivera
  • Location: NICE, PLAINE DU VAR, France
  • Photography: Serge Demailly, Milène Servelle, VIGOUROUX VINCI, QUIENO FARGEOT
  • Project owner: NICE ECO STADIUM
  • Promoter: ADIM CÔTE D’AZUR
  • Solar Farm: EDF ENR Solaire
  • SITE AREA: 14 HA
  • STADIUM Area: 54,000M², 35,000 SEATS
  • Construction cost: €217.7 M excluding VAT

Renovation of Casa Dorda in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The city of Cartagena is full of scars that have marked its layers at varying depths (“the puff pastry city”, Carlos García Vázquez) throughout the city’s history.

And it is among these layers and between party walls where one must attempt to preserve the life of the city, through interventions involving the renovation, revitalization and regeneration of the residential urban weave, of the dwelling, which, in sum, is the use that maintains and accelerates the pace of the city.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: Renovation of Casa Dorda
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Sociedad cooperativa limitada de viviedas ‘casa dorda’
  • PROJECT TEAM-collaborators- Office: Ana Martínez (architect) Julián Lloret
  • On site: Antonio Pérez (technical architecture)
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación (Mariano Alegría, José Ibeas,Pedro Ruiz)
  • GENERAL CONSTRUCTOR: Gestomur 2000 S.L,  Jose Garcia Madrid
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 8.316 m2
  • START OF PLANNING: 2006
  • COMPLETION: 2009
  • BUILDING COSTS: 3.711.016 €

CACHALOTES HOUSE in LIMA, PERU by OSCAR GONZALEZ MOIX

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: OSCAR GONZALEZ MOIX

The Project is located in an existing condo in La Planicie, overlooking the Golf. Importantly, one of the family members is disabled, so the project should not have any barriers and integrate the lives of others, without altering the aesthetics and function. All in equal conditions. The project is articulated through a 1.50 axle wide circulation, containing all functions in two volumes.

Image Courtesy © JUAN SOLANO OJASI

  • Architects: OSCAR GONZALEZ MOIX
  • Project: CACHALOTES HOUSE 
  • Location: LIMA, PERU
  • Photography: JUAN SOLANO OJASI
  • CATEGORY: RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE
  • CONSTRUCTOR:ENRIQUE MATELLINI INGENIEROS E.I.R.L.
  • YEAR: 2010
  • BUILDING AREA: 590 m²
  • BUILDING STATE: FINISHED
  • DESIGN TEAM: ERNESTO BARTRA, JOSE MIRANDA, EDITH ROJAS, BEATRIZ RODRIGUEZ

Red Wall in Shanghai, China by 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Article source: 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

If you digit +31° 16’ 9.45”, +121°27’ 14.93” on Google Maps, a zenith scale view will appear of a rectangular building, characterized by a central patio with pedestrian bridges crossing it and a long flamboyant red wall which acts as a barrier to separate the internal areas from the noise of the elevated road which runs opposite.

Image Courtesy © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli

  • Architects: 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
  • Project: Red Wall
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Summer Nie
  • Collaborators: Zhengxin Ni, Michele Ruju, Charles Mariambourg, Yanmin Sun, Furion Huang, Karen Cheung
  • Structural engineer and local institute: Shanghai Orient Architectural design & Research Institute CO. LTD.
  • Client: Shanghai Shang ‘an Development and Administration Ltd
  • Programme: Retail, Restaurants, Office, Parking
  • Total area: 14300 m²
  • Design period: may 2008
  • Construction period: 2008
  • Materials: reinforced concrete structure, aluminum panels façade, bamboo screens, glass

Courtyard House in Peach Garden, Niigata, Japan by Takeru Shoji Architects

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Article source: Takeru Shoji Architects 

This is a private residence for a family of three built on a very particular landscape in the suburban Niigata, Japan. It is on a corner of peach garden in between a historical hinterland of farm villages along the Nakanokuchi River and a heavy traffic highway passing through the whole Niigata prefecture in front.

Image Courtesy © Isamu Murai

  • Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects
  • Project: Courtyard House in Peach Garden
  • Location: Niigata, Japan
  • Photography: Isamu Murai
  • Use: Private Residence
  • Site Area: 271.8㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 105.4㎡
  • Gross Floor Area : 153.5㎡
  • Software used: Vectorworks
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