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Matiz house in Yucatan, Mexico by Javier Muñoz Menéndez

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Javier Muñoz Menéndez

We spent a year and a half or more on this project, working with one of the persons I care most in the world and who also happens to know about architecture. Having such clients is a privilege, because they let you do your work with an understanding of the reasons for your decisions.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Javier Muñoz Menéndez
  • Project: Matiz house
  • Location: Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Other Participants: Arq. Gareth Lowe Negrón, Arch. Celine Monteagudo, Arch. Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Arch. Javier Ceballos Cabañas, Arch. Luis Miguel Acuña González
  • Constructed area: 1,026.60 (m2)
  • Year: 2014

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Apartment Amsterdam in Netherlands by Robert Kolenik

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Robert Kolenik

Kolenik creates multifunctional luxury apartment in Amsterdam.

‘A typical Amsterdam apartment’ is how the interior designer Robert Kolenik describes this apartment in Amsterdam city centre, which comprises the upper three floors of a building. Having lived and worked abroad for years, the owner asked Kolenik to come up with an interior design for his apartment. ‘Homes in the city centre are limited in terms of size’, the designer explains, ‘so the challenge is to create functional space that retains a luxurious, homely feel.’

Image Courtesy © Robert Kolenik

  • Architects: Robert Kolenik
  • Project: Apartment Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Tostado Suipacha Coffee Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos 

Starting off from the idea of recreating the spirit of the traditional Buenos Aires groceries without resorting to cliches, we worked with the materiality of what to us best reflects this kind of store: the wooden box for groceries. The sheer simplicity of this single element can generate spatiality both by addition and subtraction. The result attempts to describe this spirit, which was built by the abstraction of these elements. In short: constructing the decoration without decorating the construction.

Image Courtesy © Esteban Lobo

  • Architects: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos
  • Project: Tostado Suipacha Coffee Club
  • Location: Santa fe Ave & Suipacha str. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Esteban Lobo
  • Construction Manager: Hitzig Militello Arquitectos
  • Branding: GrupoA
  • Construction company: Estudio Cores
  • Structural Engineer: Ing. Carlos Gadini
  • Scenography: Jerónimo Basso
  • Furniture equipment: Casa Fad
  • Decorative ironwork: Hugo Tonti
  • Marbles and Granites: Marmolería Gago
  • Size: 202 m2
  • Year: 2016

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CA House in São Paulo, Brazil by SuperLimão Studio

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: SuperLimão Studio

The client purchased a deteriorated townhouse where she would live alone. The refurbishment project should adapt the house for the needs of the future resident. For this, the usual order of a residential program was reversed, so that the ground floor area is the private area and upstairs is the social area.

Image Courtesy © Maíra Acayaba

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Project: CA House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello
  • Collaborators: Mariana Kratka
  • Area: 120m2
  • Site Area: 50m2
  • Year: 2015

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San Francisco Cultural Center in Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The project, to be built in several stages, favored the development of a public space square as mortar buildings that define edge; It is a square surrounded by elements that contain two buildings (classrooms and open theater) and a long canopy: buildings that act as street macro-furniture: a ramp building, a stand building and a canopy building.

Image Courtesy © Luis Ontiveros

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: San Francisco Cultural Center
  • Location: Calle 39, Municipio San Francisco, Maracaibo, estado Zulia Venezuela
  • Photography: Luis Ontiveros
  • Design Directors: Farid Chacón, Francisco Mustieles, Lourdes Peñaranda
  • Project Leader: Janeth Boza
  • Design Team: Paola Nava, Pedro Rosales, Dario Mindiola, Amanda Sidoravicius, Guillermo Servigna, Mariángel Pérez
  • Engineering: PROINCI / PROYECTOS Nelson Quintero Weffer
  • Lighting Adviser: Área Lighting
  • Construction Year: 2009
  • Construction Area: 878 m2 / 9.450 sqft
  • Project Year: 2007

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BKM – Bündner Kunst museum in Chur, Switzerland by Barozzi / Veiga

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Barozzi / Veiga 

The extension of the Villa Planta, which will accommodate the Bündner Kunstmuseum, is an exercise of integration within an urban ensemble. Despite the stringent limitations of the plot, the design strives to minimize its exterior volume by inverting the program’s logical order. Hence, a new public space is generated that incorporates the garden that surrounds the Villa and is integrated with the gardens of the nearby buildings.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Barozzi / Veiga (Fabrizio Barozzi , Alberto Veiga)
  • Project: BKM – Bündner Kunst museum
  • Location: Chur, Switzerland
    Photography: Simon Menges
  • Client: Hochbauamt Kanton Graubünden
  • Project leader: Katrin Baumgarten
  • Project team: Paola Calcavecchia, Shin Hye Kwang, Maria Eleonora Maccari, Anna Mallen, Verena Recla, Laura Rodriguez, Ivanna Sanjuan, Arnau Sastre, Cecilia Vielba
  • Local architect: Schwander & Sutter Architekten
  • Project manager: Walter Dietsche Baumanagement AG
  • Landscape Architect: Paolo Bürgi Landschaftsarchitekt
  • Structural engineer: Ingenieurbüro Flütsch
  • Services engineers: Waldhauser Haustechnik AG, Brüniger + Co. AG, Niedermann Planung GmbH
  • Façade consultant: x-made SLP
  • Lighting consultant: MichaelJosefHeusi GmbH

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The concrete cube house in Koziegłowy, Poland by TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

The house was built in the seventies of the XX century in Koziegłowy (Poland) as a typical representation of the so called “modernistic cube”. The main characteristic of this kind of buildings was the almost square basis and 2 floors (one being high ground floor with basement underneath). The owners wanted to remodel the building with the emphasis on raw materials, natural light and harmony between the inside and the outside of the house. The aim was to create more functional space yet with less storage room.

Image Courtesy © Rzemiosło Architektoniczne

  • Architects: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI
  • Project: The concrete cube house
  • Location: Koziegłowy, Poland
  • Visualization: Rzemiosło Architektoniczne
  • Collage & drawings : Hanna Podladowska
  • Team: Małgorzata Siekanko, Marta Sękowska-Kulińska, Paulina Wielgosz-Konewka
  • Construction: Maciej Kaleta

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Suvela Chapel in Espoo, Finland by OOPEAA

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.

OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in dialogue with the multicultural context of its suburban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, archmospheres

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Suvela Chapel
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, archmospheres
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Parish of Espoo
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect (construction phase): Iida Hedberg
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Teemu Hirvilammi, Jussi-Pekka Vesala, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Anis Souissi, Miguel Silva
  • Commission: Tender
  • Size: 2.150 brm²
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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YPY in São Paulo, Brazil by SuperLimão Studio

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: SuperLimão Studio 

A concise design associated to the knowledge of local conditions and tha daring in experimenting with new materials. That was the formula used by the architects and designers team from SuperLimão Studio to create the leisure complex of a condominium located at the northwestern coastline of São Paulo.

Image Courtesy © Maíra Acayaba

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Project: YPY
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de MelloCollaborator: Marcelo Rebelo
  • Contractor: Wilson José de Freire
  • Lighting: SuperLimão Studio / Tortora
  • Carpentry: Antonio Gabeira
  • Area: 400m2
  • Year: 2008

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Villa Lima in Höllviken, Sweden by Johan Sundberg arkitektur

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Johan Sundberg arkitektur 

Höllviken south of Malmö is originally a seaside summer resort. A young couple wanted to build a house on a traditional summer house lot that had to be very modern, and at the same time suitable for a flexible family life.

The most economical solution considering the planning regulations of the area is the traditional 1,5- story house most common in the south of Sweden. This strategy would also enable us to save some of the trees and vegetation on the site.

Image Courtesy © Kasper Dudzik

  • Architects: Johan Sundberg arkitektur
  • Project: Villa Lima
  • Location: Limavägen 13, Höllviken, Sweden
  • Photography: Kasper Dudzik
  • Client: Håkansson Family
  • Senior architect: Johan Sundberg
  • Structural Engineer: Istvan Szlavy, Tyréns
  • Builder: Lars Benjaminsson
  • Construction year: 2008-2009

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