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Seagull House in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Indigo Arquitectura

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: Indigo Arquitectura 

Casa Gaviota (Seagull House) is a project developed through a thorough site analysis and conscious awareness of the environment. Located in a mountain surrounded by topographic depressions, a mellow river and very close to the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it stands lightly and volant on the terrain holding more than 80% of its areas in the air. It touches the ground only as needed, reducing the humidity and soil sealing and maximizing the natural ventilation through the project. The precise east – west orientation allows Casa Gaviota to fully open its north facade providing all the indirect lightning for the house and creating different environments that dramatically change throughout the day. A nearby river that refreshes and nourishes the flora and fauna of the place can be appreciated visually and aurally from the deck. The house stands at the height of the canopy of the trees. The opening between the two modules allows the user to continue its path through the mountain, the same path that existed before the house was built. The house does not interfere between nature and oneself.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

  • Architects: Indigo Arquitectura (Leonardo Jiménez)
  • Project: Seagull House
  • Location: Estrada, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Andrés García Lachner
  • Software used: Autocad 2D, Photoshop
  • Structural Design: Apestegui Blair Ingenieros Consultores
  • Electromechanical Design: Ing. Alberto Zúñiga
  • Construction: Indigo Arquitectura
  • Area: 290 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Blumenhaus in Zürich, Switzerland by WAA

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: WAA 

A mixed-use program of office and retail, with private residences above, define the Blumenhaus. The building is an integral component of a larger effort by the city of Zürich to rebrand its Escher-Wyss district through a metamorphosis of new development, including green spaces, bikes lanes, and a plethora of new housing. The district is characterized by its industrial heritage, and palette of raw concrete, burgundy brick, and rusted steel; it is bounded to its north by the Limmat River, and to its south by the entanglement of railway tracks that lead to the city’s main train station. Blumenhaus is adjacent to a former ship-building hall–or Schiffbau, in German–of Escher Wyss & Cie., an industrial company that was absorbed by another in the twentieth century; its expertise was turbines and electrical engineering. When the company left this location, the area began to decline in its industrial prominence, opening a path toward its redevelopment. Yet, some industry continues to inhabit the district, enabling a confluence of gastronomic, commercial, service, and other residential-supporting businesses to further define this once neglected area, just north of Zürich’s old city center.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: WAA
  • Project: Blumenhaus
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Client: Allreal West AG
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Alexis Bikos, Tieme Zwartbol
  • Collaborators: Dunja Nedjar, Aline Amore, Boris Wolf, Felix Thies, Marcos Romero, Jelle Homburg
  • Consultants: Eichenberger AG, Gruenberg+Partner AG, BB & A Buri Bauphysik & Akustik AG, Gutknecht Elektroplanung AG, Hager Partner AG
  • Size: 4.500 m2
  • Date of design: 2011-2015
  • Date of completion: Summer 2016

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Single House in Haut, Ile-de-France by Atelier Lame Architecture

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Lame Architecture 

Located in Haut-de-Seine department, the project takes place in a peaceful suburb town close to Paris, in Ile-de-France.

It involves the renovation and extension of a traditional stone house, perfectly situated on a quiet street and benefiting from a large green plot.

Image Courtesy © Lionel Macor Photography

Image Courtesy © Lionel Macor Photography

  • Architects: Atelier Lame Architecture
  • Project: Single House
  • Location: Haut, Ile-de-France
  • Photography: Lionel Macor Photography
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 400 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Tel Aviv Apartment in Israel by Diff.Studio

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: Diff.Studio

The apartment is located on the 26th floor in the center of Tel Aviv.

Large panoramic windows provide an opportunity to admire the city from any area of the room, whether it be a kitchen, dining room, living room.

Image Courtesy © Diff.Studio

Image Courtesy © Diff.Studio

  • Architects: Diff.Studio (Vitaliy Yurov, Iryna Dzhemesiuk)
  • Project: Tel Aviv Apartment
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Grand Gateway 66 Retail and Commercial Renovation in Shanghai, China by Girimun

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

The renovation of this established landmark shopping and commercial complex in Xujiahui will deliver a refreshing, fashionable and aspirational new destination to the city. At the heart of the concept is the integration of shopping and non-shopping spaces and experiences throughout the seven storey of the building. Our creative planning and design will turn this well recognised address of Shanghai into a stage of experimental new ways of enjoying shopping and free time echoing contemporary demands of the ever young and mind-changing clientele.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Grand Gateway 66 Retail and Commercial Renovation
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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GORKI in Moscow, Russia by Ruetemple

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: Ruetemple 

Tasks

We were expected to create a living space in a small 2-room apartment in a new solid-cast building.

The apartment owner is a young man, who shares a similar point of view with us regarding the interior living space, therefore it was very easy for us to find a common ground and create a convenient, functional and modern space.

Image Courtesy © Ruetemple

Image Courtesy © Ruetemple

  • Architects: Ruetemple
  • Project: GORKI
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butakhina
  • Lamps: Foscarini
  • Lamps spots: Imex
  • Kitchen, sofa, chairs: Ikea
  • Granite tile: Fondovalle
  • Padded stool: Ambient Lounge
  • Plants: Boskke sky planter
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 47м2
  • Completion year: 2016

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“House in Bandoubashi” in Kanagawa, Japan by 2001

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: 2001

The project is a renovation of a house for rent.

The 50-year-old wooden house had been left to lie in ruin. The roofs had fallen down, the exterior walls had broken, and the floors, walls and ceilings had dismantled of those concept.  In the circumstances, the house had been tolerated the invasion of animals and plants from outside and it seemed as if the house had been turning into feral; however, we could found out that the feral house involved a kind of aesthetics and potentiality.

Image Courtesy © SHIMIZU KEN

Image Courtesy © SHIMIZU KEN

  • Architects: 2001 (Yoshi Kishida)
  • Project: “House in Bandoubashi”
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: SHIMIZU KEN
  • Construction: ROOVICE
  • Building area: 43.06 sqm
  • Total floor area: 72.05 sqm
  • Project year: 2016

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Palazzo Lanza in Turin, Italy by Onice Architetti

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: Onice Architetti

This apartment is located in the center of Turin in a historical building and was completely renovated in 2015-2016. It is born for a client who usually lives in Switzerland, but that had a desire to accomplish in this city his “good retreat”. We tried to capture the desires, expectations and personality of the client, in order to create for him a bespoke apartment where he could feel at home and perfectly comfortable. The result has been fully achieved, and the house is a mix of architecture and pieces of the life of this man of many many experiences around the world.

Image Courtesy © Onice Architetti

Image Courtesy © Onice Architetti

  • Architects: Onice Architetti (Tiziana Fabbri / Andrea Bonessa)
  • Project: Palazzo Lanza
  • Location: Turin, Italy

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Grand Gateway 66 Office Tower One Renovation in Shanghai, China by Girimun

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

The extensive renovation of the first of twin towers of the Grand Gateway 66 Complex will create a brand new contemporary corporate image to the building. Comprehending the main access lobby, its retail connections and access to car park below, and all of the 46 storeys of office space, lift lobbies, toilets, pantries and lift interiors, the new look-and-feel is clean and refreshing. White and light grey tones of stone warmed up by timber accents and carefully designed lighting. New concierge facilities and digital environmental signage systems are applied throughout the building, whereas air conditioning, CCTV and fire systems are upgraded to rigorous standards.

 Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Grand Gateway 66 Office Tower One Renovation
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Piknic Électronik in Montréal, Canada by L. McComber

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Fourteen years ago, four amazing electronic music visionaries created an event that revolutionized the Montréal cultural scene:Piknic Électronik. Just a few minutes from downtown on the picturesque Île Sainte Hélène, the Sunday afternoon celebration has become so huge that it draws top DJs from around the world. In 2007, the success of Igloofest, a winter version of the same concept, exploded the phenomenon. Today, the formula has been replicated on an international scale, from Barcelona to Melbourne, through Dubai and across to Santiago. To give their ever-expanding team a vibrant yet practical place to work, the producers contacted the architects at L. McComber. The new HQ will be fun, laid back, open and productive…just like the young company!

Overview, Image Courtesy © Raphël Thibodeau

Overview, Image Courtesy © Raphël Thibodeau

  • Architects: L. McComber (L. McComber ltée)
  • Project: Piknic Électronik
  • Location: Mile-End, Montréal
  • Photography: Raphaël Thibodeau
  • Client: Piknic Électronik & Igloofest
  • Design team: David Grenier, Olivier Lord, Philip Staszewski et Laurent McComber
  • Collaborators: Design par Judith Portier, Félix Lepage, Stéphane Latreille
  • General contractor: Construction Mathieu Champagne
  • Modular seating system: Perez Furniture
  • Budget: 300 000$
  • Area: 5 020 ft2
  • Project end date: January 2016

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