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Mt Macedon House in Australia by Field Office Architecture

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Field Office Architecture

Mount Macedon House was a significant and challenging design opportunity, with a complex site, strict bushfire protection regulations and specific client brief all playing an important role in the final project outcome.

A long, yet narrow site, it is nestled into the side of Mount Macedon with sweeping views across bushland to the north and north east in a very tranquil and restful setting.

Image Courtesy © Dan Farrar

  • Architects: Field Office Architecture
  • Project: Mt Macedon House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Dan Farrar
  • Software used: Microstation and SketchUp
  • Project Team: Chris Barnes, Nick Crawford
  • Completed: September 2016

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AB MEDICA Headquarters in Milan, Italy by DEGW + Giuseppe Tortato

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: DEGW

Offices are not usually designed inside a speedboat, but that is the metaphor chosen for the new headquarters of AB Medica in Cerro Maggiore, a project by Giuseppe Tortato. Specialists in developing and marketing sophisticated robots for medical purposes and DNA analyses, AB Medica opened its new headquarters in 2015 inside an “iconic” building in a suburban setting close to the high-speed Milan-Varese motorway, which is inspired by the distinctive shapes and forms of super-fast speedboats. Starting with a dynamically streamlined work of architecture that is also intended to embody the owner’s corporate philosophy based around innovation, AB Medica commissioned DEGW to design a new Space Planning and Interior Design project suitable for an unusual layout (partly due to constraints associated with an elongated triangular building lot) and capable of optimising all the spaces: a project, whose various operating levels encompass approximately 2000 m² of offices over an overall area of 9000 m² serving about 130 people, mainly focusing on the reception areas, ground-floor canteen and waiting area, first-floor client/meeting area and second-floor executive area and offices.

Image Courtesy © Dario Tettamanzi

  • Architects: DEGW + Giuseppe Tortato
  • Project: AB MEDICA Headquarters
  • Location: Cerro Maggiore (Milan) Via Kennedy 10, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Tettamanzi
  • Client: AB Medica spa
  • Built-on area: 9000 sq.m (2000 sq.m of office space)
  • Completion date: 2015

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MA House in Morelos, México by Cadaval & Sola-Morales

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Cadaval & Sola-Morales

The commission of the house comes together with the explicit petition to use stone as the main construction material. The decision doesn’t respond necessarily to esthetic reasons but more likely to its common existence in the place, its little need for maintenance and its low cost for built square meter. Such premises are taken as a project challenge both in a structural, typological and esthetic way.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Cadaval & Sola-Morales (Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales)
  • Project: MA House
  • Location: Tepoztlán, Morelos, México
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Collaborators: Eduardo Alegre, Orsi Maza, Alexandra Coppieters.
  • Interior Design: Martha Perez.
  • Landscape Design: Martha Perez.
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho de la fuente.
  • Área: 300sqm.
  • Date:
    • Project: 2013
    • Construction: 2016

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Flat Scape House in Surat Thani, Thailand by EKAR

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: EKAR

Beginning

After living in his own aluminium manufacturing factory in a congestion of Surat Thani, the client searched for a spacious and nature-surrounded location for his vacation house. The result was the 167-meter-long and 75 meters-wide site surrounded by beautiful Palmyra palms, at the meander of the longest river in southern Thailand – Tapi River. That was the beginning of Baan Nai Bang project.

Image Courtesy © Chalermwat Wongchompoo

  • Architects: EKAR
  • Project: Flat Scape House
  • Location: Bang Bai Mai, Surat Thani, Thailand
  • Photography: Chalermwat Wongchompoo
  • Owner: Pheradetch Pheralerdkid
  • Interior Architect: EKAR
  • Contractor: Smart Development
  • Landscape Architect: EKAR
  • Construction Cost: THB 10M
  • Area: 174 sqm. (1872 sqf)
  • Land Area: 6.67 Rais
  • Completion: 2016

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Memory House in Lima, Perú by Chetecortes Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Chetecortes Architects

When I say Beach, we can quickly see the blue of the sea under a clear sky, next to the warm sand, bathed in an intense yellow light that illuminates the day. The relaxing sound of the waves begins to whisper our ears, while our body begins to perceive a refreshing temperature, the wind passing.

We create the house, understanding first the reaction of the people to the previous text.

Image Courtesy © Chetecortes Architects

  • Architects: Chetecortes Architects (Daniel Cortés)
  • Project: Memory House
  • Location: Condominio la Jolla, kilómetro 101 de la Pan. Sur, Asia, Lima, Perú
  • Desing & Construction: Chetecortes Architects
  • Team: Larry Zlatar, Daniel Lama, Carlos Carrasco, Katherine Tocto, Walter Flores, Freddy Bellido.
  • Year: 2016

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The Street Ratchada in Bangkok, Thailand by Architectkidd

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Architectkidd

With over 10 million inhabitants, Bangkok continues to grow into its urban form. Architectkidd’s approach for The Street Ratchada attempts to introduce urban characteristics into a newly developing neighborhood outside of the central metropolitan area. Comprising of cafes, restaurants and other retail functions, The Street Ratchada creates new exterior and semi-interior urban spaces to engage with the surrounding people and community.

Image Courtesy © Architectkidd

  • Architects: Architectkidd
  • Project: The Street Ratchada
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, Spain by Emilio Tuñón Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Emilio Tuñón Architects

We try to produce a building that is invisible from La Almudena Square by occupying a buried space that is yet to exist. The Royal Collection Museum contains the plinth of the Royal Palace, constructing a linear space that follows the lines of the Palace itself. A simple, compact building, a construction that is aware that maximum flexibility and potential is only possible within a strict order, which uses the materials of the Royal Palace and its dignified construction as a feature, with a modern layout, heavy yet light, opaque yet transparent.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

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Astro Tower in Brussels, Belgium by Estudio Lamela

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Estudio Lamela

Today the Astro Tower in Brussels (Belgium) is presented, which after its renovationled by Estudio Lamela and its Belgianpartners Altiplan Architects—becomes Europe’s tallest green building in terms of energy consumption and savings. The project represents the profoundrefurbishment of an icon of the city to respond to the requirements of sustainability required by a 21st century city. At the same time, it renews the skyline of the city. “When we won the contest in 2010, we opted forcompletely rehabilitating the building from the original structure and preserving its essence. To do this, we replaced the facades with others that provide more luminosity and, more importantly, we gained the energy control of the tower, affirms Carlos Lamela, director of Estudio Lamela.

Image Courtesy © George de Kinder

  • Architects: Estudio Lamela
  • Project: Astro Tower
  • Location: 1210 SaintJosse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: George de Kinder
  • Client: FG EURO GREEN 1 SA / until March 2016: BANCO SANTANDER
  • TenantActiris
  • Partner: Altiplan Architects
  • Budget: € 55 million
  • Surface area: 52,600 m2
  • Project Dates: 2010-2016

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ZDA STUDIO in Orzinuovi, Italy by zupelli design architettura: ZDA

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: zupelli design architettura: ZDA

The Studio realized according to criterion of balance and simplicity. That’s reflects the ZDA modus operandi.

On the first floor we find a room for the preliminary research of materials and the subsequent assembly. Here take shape the first tangible traces of a project, through the construction of maquettes, models of study and mood boards.

Image Courtesy © Matteo Sturla, Ezio Zupelli

  • Architects: zupelli design architettura: ZDA
  • Project: ZDA STUDIO
  • Location: Orzinuovi (Bs), Italy
  • Photography: Matteo Sturla, Ezio Zupelli
  • Partner: Artemide, Floss, Glass Italia, Venini, Vitra
  • Surface: 70 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Gastropavilion ETH Hönggerberg in Zürich, Switzerland by Tuñón & Ruckstuhl Architects GmbH

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Tuñón & Ruckstuhl Architects GmbH

The gastronomic pavilion at the ETH Hönggerberg has been conceived as a prism that serves as an architectural filter between the campus and the landscape and serves as a meeting point for teachers, visitors, employees and students, as well as a reception place for international guests. On the south side opening to the campus and on the north side allowing to enjoy a beautiful view over the wide landscape, the building has an open and flexible structure and its series of wood porticoes form an elegant hall.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

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