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P.L. House in Anadia, Portugal by Atelier d’ Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Article source: Atelier d’ Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

The house consists of two structures. One comprises only one floor parallel to Av. Das Laranjeiras, and the other consists of 3 floors (basement, ground floor and first floor), which has a slight twist to the first, and lies parallel to the slope of the land, taking advantage of the land platform.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

  • Architects: Atelier d’ Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa
  • Project: P.L. House
  • Location: Anadia, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Co-workers: Rita Gonçalves, Filipe Ribeiro
  • Engineering: GF Building – Eng. Ricardo Melo D-Solution
  • Project Date: 2009-2010
  • Building Date: 2011-2014

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Consolidation of the Tower of Matrera Castle in Cádiz, Spain by Carquero Arquitectura

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Article source: Carquero Arquitectura

After the partial collapse that this medieval tower suffered, being a historical landmark for its strategic position in the latest “Nazari” border through the Valley of Guadalete, where it´s cut with Bética range, we project the consolidation of this landscape icon that lost part of its imposing volume, leaving at risk the stability of the rest popup, removing with it not only part from the architectural element, but also the landscape reference of a landmark very linked with the iconography and culture of the region.Being cultural modals and emblems of our own cities and territories, the crisis has done that they succumb in the abandon for the own economic disinterest that carries his maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Mariano Copete Franco

Image Courtesy © Mariano Copete Franco

  • Architects: Carquero Arquitectur, Carlos Quevedo Rojas
  • Project: Consolidation of the Tower of Matrera Castle
  • Location: Villamartín (Cádiz), Spain 
  • Photography: Mariano Copete Franco
  • Collaborators: Cristina Pérez Prado, Emilio García Chacón, Joaquín Martín Rizo
  • Promotor: Ubri-Prado S.L.
  • Construction: Arcobeltia Construcciones S.L.
  • Technical: José Antonio Cabeza Pérez
  • Surface/Volume: 136,00 m2 / 2.176,00 m3
  • Dates: 2011-15

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Supercar Workshop in Hampshire, UK by OB Architecture

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Article source: OB Architecture

OB Architecture were invited to design and deliver the refurbishment of a derelict workshop building in Hampshire to provide a headquarters for a British automotive company specializing in the servicing, restoration and racing of both modern and historic cars.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: OB Architecture
  • Project: Supercar Workshop
  • Location: Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Project Architect: Olly Bray
  • Structural Engineer: McCarey Simmonds
  • Main Contractor: Project Managed
  • Suppliers Glazing: Schüco
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 425 sq. m.
  • Start on Site Date: June 2013
  • Completion: September 2014

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The Bow Window Penthouse in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

In a first for Luigi Rosselli Architects the camera has left the ground to pan over the penthouse additions to a classic Art Deco style apartment block built in the late 1920s.  The penthouse’s defining feature is a bow window in the corner of the building facing the intersection of the street that reaches out to create a dialogue with the passers-by in the avenue below.  The bow window is also reminiscent of windows found in the Captain’s Quarters at the stern of historic ships; borrowing from naval architecture was appropriate for the seaside location of Bondi Beach.  The penthouse is separated from the existing brick unit block by a concrete slab and spandrel, this is a fire protection requirement.  A wave of metal roofing conceals the upper level of the penthouse from the street.  The wave dovetails towards the view, culminating in a balcony, of which two were designed but only one was allowed by the Council.

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
  • Project: The Bow Window Penthouse
  • Location: Bondi Beach NSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Edward Birch
  • Project Architect: Carl Rutherfoord, Blake Letnic
  • Builder: Groundup Building Pty Ltd
  • Structural Consultant: Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd
  • Joiner: Frilingos Commercial interiors
  • Council: Waverley Council
  • Drone Video Footage: Groundcontrol

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Pacemar Headquarters in Suresnes, France by AZC architectes

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: AZC architectes

The exceptional natural setting of Suresnes – an undulating landscape, like an amphitheatre – orientates the town towards the river Seine and the Bois de Boulogne.

Pacemar SAS, holding company of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, purchased one of these modern blocks, built in 1989. The original building, some 4,300 sq m built in reinforced concrete with a column-and-beam structure, was designed over six levels: an 88-place underground car park, a ground floor, and four upper levels.

Image Courtesy © AZC architectes

Image Courtesy © AZC architectes

  • Architects: AZC – Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, Jeremias Lorch and Laurie Tiradas
  • Project: Pacemar Headquarters
  • Location: Suresnes, France
  • Client: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
  • Partners: Batiserf, Louis Choulet, Bureau Michel Forgue, VS.A, Artelia
  • Size: 5074 m2
  • Status: Completed
  • Year: 2015

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WRAP HOUSE in Kent, UK by OB Architecture

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: OB Architecture

Set on an unassuming narrow plot within the Metropolitan Green Belt south of London, The Wrap House is a modern 200m2, 2-storey family home overlooking the open fields of Biggin Hill Airport.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: OB Architecture
  • Project: WRAP HOUSE
  • Location: Kent, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Project Architect: Grant Freeman
  • Main Contractor: Smartframes Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Lyons O’Neill Structural Engineers
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 250 sqm
  • Completion: February 2015
  • Start on Site Date: May 2014

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Stelzhamer school Linz in Austria by kirsch ZT GmbH

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: kirsch ZT GmbH

The objective was the redevelopment and extension of an existing school – a building made from prefabricated concrete slabs in the 1970s – in the centre of Linz. The building’s extension closed a gap of surrounding perimeter block development while at the same time creating an independent ensemble. Easy access to public transport and the location within a dynamically developing urban area justify the expansion of the school site.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: kirsch ZT GmbH
  • Project: Stelzhamer school Linz
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus

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327 HILL HOUSES in MIKOŁÓW, POLAND by ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

An intimate and cozy housing estate in Mikołów located on the quiet outskirts of the city. The project includes twelve houses. The spatial arrangement is concentrated along the internal access road, the buildings contrast with the adjacent wall of the forest Due to the size of the plot, its geometric shape and inclination, and location in relation to the world directions the houses are grouped in a system similar to twin buildings – buildings are congruent to each other within the plot – yet because of the plot shape and sun exposure, congruent buildings are not identical.

Image Courtesy © TOMASZ ZAKRZEWSKI

Image Courtesy © TOMASZ ZAKRZEWSKI

  • Architects: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP, KRZYSZTOF ZALEWSKI, ADAM GIL, PAWEŁ ZALEWSKI
  • Project: 327 HILL HOUSES
  • Location: MIKOŁÓW, POLAND
  • Photography: TOMASZ ZAKRZEWSKI
  • Realization time: 2015

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Alamos House in Pinamar, Argentina by Estudio Galera

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: Estudio Galera

From the architects

Intended for permanent residence, this single-family home was set in a flat corner lot of a little more than 900m2 in a new parceling in the North of Pinamar (seaside town in the Coast of Argentina) where the building density does not exceed two houses per block.

Living, feeling, moving around, growing, enjoying and resting are some of the feelings that inspired the design.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: Estudio Galera
  • Project: Alamos House
  • Location: Province of Buenos Aires, Pinamar, Argentina
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Project Team: Ariel Galera, Diego Ballario, Cesar Amarante, Francisco Villamil
  • Collaborators: Horacio Riga, Verónica Coleman
  • Surveying: Claudio D´eramo
  • Structural calculation: Ing. Javier Mendia
  • Render: Arq. Dwight Stone Shunk
  • Animation: Ballax
  • Constructor: Baker Building Construction // Leandro Condori
  • Landscaping: Lorena Allemani

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Aedifica designs BonLook’s first concept store in Pointe-Claire, Canada

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: v2com

Young, Quebec-based eyewear designer and retailer BonLook unveiled its first concept boutique at the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping centre. The contemporary, innovative space created by Ædifica delivers a unique customer experience in the eyewear industry.

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Image Courtesy © Aedifica

  • Architects: Aedifica
  • Project: BonLook’s first concept store
  • Location: Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • Photography: Drew Hadley

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