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Casa.Loures in Lisbon, Portugal by André Mesquita

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: André Mesquita

In an existing Loures villa was introduce three different dwelling areas. This areas were united morphologically and structurally through the treatment of void areas and zenithal windows.

The spatial organization was adapted to the existing typological structure giving rise to new spaces revealing the potential of pre-existing ones. These intervention lives of small subtleties, such as the variation of the different heights, zenithal windows and by small touches on the use of color.

Image Courtesy © André Mesquita

Image Courtesy © André Mesquita

  • Architects: André Mesquita
  • Project: Casa.Loures
  • Location: Rua Fria, Nº1. Loures, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Software used: Google Sketchup
  • Structural: Emidio Mendes
  • Electrical: Emidio Mendes
  • Civil: Emidio Mendes
  • Construction: Coutinho Ltd, Engimov S.A.
  • Site Area: 1500sqm.
  • Built-Up Area: 450 sqm
  • Start Date: September 2012
  • End Date: Feb 2015

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NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre in Copenhagen, Denmark by LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

The project was to construct an indoor sports arena in an already existing urban environment. The challenge was to find the right architectural connection and identity between the existing structures and the new building. The functions of the new building, its dance hall, gym and lecture halls were different from that of the existing buildings and finding the right balance became a key priority.  The new indoor arena is pressed into the landscape and solidly grounded in order to ensure that the structure is kept on the same horizontal level as the existing structures. Pockets of light and air have been constructed to underline the different levels and dimensions of the surrounding landscape and the creation of layers in the façade to the Northwest is constructed in order to connect the exterior with the interior of the building. NOBIS’ façade reveals an inner secret, an inner structure and a layered structure to form an arena that serve as the surrounding structure for the game on the pitch. The layered construction of the faced is made up of ‘translucent polycarbons and expanded metalthat has a shading effect. The choice of materials ensures that the light in the arena is always changing and somewhat diffuse. The arena has a uniformed façade that leaves a different visual impression depending on the amount of light both inside and outside. On the backside of the Northwest end of the façade the columns and beams are revealed. The Arena is a place made for ‘combat’ – for physical challenges and heated matches – set within raw and bare columns.

Image Courtesy © LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

Image Courtesy © LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER

  • Architects: LAUNGAARD ARKITEKTER(Michael W. Laungaard)
  • Project: NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, hand drawing and physical models
  • Client: HF-Centre Efterslægten
  • Client Advisor: Nikolaj Thymark
  • Engineer: Kristian Rahbæk
  • Budget: 36 mio DKK
  • Area: 2200 m2
  • Year: 2011-2013
  • Status: Finalized

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House D10 in Ulm, Germany by Werner Sobek Group GmbH

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Werner Sobek Group GmbH

D10 is a single-storey one-family home built in an established residential area. A private driveway provides access to the house. Two parallel shear walls are a distinguishing feature of the building. Generously designed glazing serves to provide a spatial enclosure. Protected by an extensively projecting flat roof a generously sized patio encircling the house serves to unite the indoor space with the outdoor space. Access to the building is also gained via this patio.

Image Courtesy © Werner Sobek Group GmbH

Image Courtesy © Werner Sobek Group GmbH

  • Architects: Werner Sobek Group GmbH
  • Project: House D10
  • Location: Near Ulm, Germany
  • Services Rendered: Design, object planning, structural engineering, building service equipment, optimising energy efficiency (work phases 1-8)
  • Planning phase: 2008 – 2009
  • Execution time: 2009 – 2010

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Dawan Square Department Store in Beijing, China by LATITUDE

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: LATITUDE

Despite being a fairly recent construction, the actual department store has two basic flaws: a lack of character in its façade and public spaces –which we consider indispensable to ensure the success of a commercial building–, and a disorienting organization of the interior commercial area. Thus, the refurbishment scope of the building is focused on three main areas: interior refurbishment, façade renovation, and the restructuration of the outdoor landscape.

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

  • Architects: LATITUDE
  • Project: Dawan Square Department Store
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Client: DW Real Sate
  • Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Project Architect: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez
  • Team: Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucía Bravo Guinea, Manuel Coves Botella, Zhang Wen
  • Budget: 28,000,000€
  • Program: 60,000 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: Proposal

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Team Living House in Tokyo, Japan by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

This is a renovation project of an apartment in downtown Tokyo. The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together nowhere else but in their house. Then I thought, “Indeed”. I always find that houses around us are way too far from the reality of each family life and communities, and they all look alike. It seems as if there were no identity in family life, which is ridiculous.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
  • Project: Team Living House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Skechup
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Vertical Composition: On 5th floor
  • Contractors: Double,  Inoue Industries
  • Renovation Area: 94.28 m2

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New Kyoto Town House 2 in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects

The current wooden house system based on bearing wall calculation hardly fits in with the ‘eel’s bed’ or the elongated housing lots typical of Kyoto, an old capital of Japan. While the width of lots has been segmentalized  to provide minimal daylight, ventilation and access over a long period of time, the only option today of opening up the frontage is either steel structure or specialized wooden frame structure.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: New Kyoto Town House 2
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Structure system: Wood
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 52.93 m2
  • Building area: 30.00.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 84.86 m2
  • Complete: 2014

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Shenzhen Marriott Hotel in Guangdong, China by CCCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Cheng Chung Design (HK)

Marriott International Business Image is Transforming The business image of Marriott International has undergone significant transformation from the original colorful and luxurious style into the latest clean and elegant style. Without excessive decorations, the architectural structures have become even more prominent to the eyes. Since Shenzhen Marriot Hotel Nanshan has planned to create a business image that focus on nature, fresh, modern, eco-friendliness, and technology, all materials applied in the hotels are of natural, ecological, handmade, and customized styles.

Image Courtesy © CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)

Image Courtesy © CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)

  • Architects: CCCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)
  • Project: Shenzhen Marriott Hotel
  • Location: No. 88, Haide Yi Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518054, China
  • Total Interior Design Area: 80,000 m2, including hotel area 45,000 m2
  • Design Period: 2009 – 2014
  • Opening Date: 18th, December, 2015

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“House in la Cañada” in Valencia, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio

The house in La Cañada is placed on a residential area very close to Valencia. Its plot is surrounded by existing vegetation and opened to its immediate surroundings. A large number of pine trees and palm trees forms the background of the house.

The origin of the project is the need of self-enclosed house, protected from the exterior but also fluid and opened to the depth of the garden.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Project: House in la Cañada
  • Location: Paterna, Valencia, Spain
  • Project Team: Anna Boscà, Estefanía Pérez, María Parra
  • Staff: Tudi Soriano
  • Building Engineer: Emilio Pérez
  • Area: 1053 m2
  • Year: 2016

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“Finca Feeling in Palma Palace” in Balearic Islands, Spain by Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

In the historic quarter of Calatrava in the centre of Palma old town buildings are full of history, but time and weather are also talking great toll, very often the palaces are in need of renovation.

And it is in this context that the top two floors of an historic building originating from the 17th century could be joined together with all the roofs creating terraces on 3 levels, taking advantage of the spectacular view of roof landscapes, the cathedral, several churches and the sea, and at the same time enjoying the very quiet green inner court, typical element of the palaces in the medieval city centre.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

  • Architects: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect (Daniele Claudio Taddei with Daniel Milnor, Stefan Luttecke)
  • Project: Finca Feeling in Palma Palace
  • Location: Calle del Sol 07001 Palma, Balearic Islands
  • Photography: Bruno Helbling, Zurich
  • Client: DADAST SA
  • Collaboration: Oliver Rogers
  • Area: 138 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014

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House Architecture Rifa G’07 in Punta del Este, Uruguay by Martinez/Rudolph Architects

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Martinez/Rudolph Architects

Which are the limits of the traditional housing protocol? The project is a specialized mediation mechanism between the ideas and the built reality.

Adaptability is searched in a realistic path, without sacrificing necessary explorations, not as an emulation of flexibility, but as a neutral inhabit platform. Multiple appropriations, rather than an options menu. Assuming an array of predictions for an undefined user seems an infertile path. Consequently, the disposition of inhabitable spaces can establish specific uses, as well as integrate or fuse with the exterior built spaces, circulations and green areas. This vectors suggest expansion possibilities according to the interests of the diverse inhabitants. The composition logic allows, in all cases, to increase the buildable space, from the public areas to the private space and in correspondence with the free terrain.

Image Courtesy © Nicolás Rudolph

Image Courtesy © Nicolás Rudolph

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