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PO87 in Belgium by AWAA

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: AWAA

This private commission for a single family home is located in a wooded residential area in Belgium. The house is a response to strict legislations on implantation and surface occupancy, as well as a municipality desire to promote housing in the neighborhood.

During the development, we proposed to the promoter an added value: a construction that would be energetically addressed, according to the passive house standards.

Image Courtesy © Nathalie Van Eygen

  • Architects: AWAA
  • Project: PO87
  • Location: Belgium
  • Photography: Nathalie Van Eygen
  • Lead Architects: Charly Wittock, Christophe Bourdeaux
  • Collaborators (arch): Didier Bourtembourg, Aurélien Sauvée
  • Building service engineering & EPB: MK Engineering
  • Structural engineering: Ney & Partners
  • Landscape Architect: Wirtz international
  • Gross Built Area: 465m²
  • Completion Year: 2015

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MR 299 in México by HGR Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: HGR Arquitectos

MR 299 is a Housing Project with 15 units located in Matias Romero # 299, on a central neighborhood of Mexico City.

The Project is located on a regular site of 364.00 sqm. with two street fronts. The building has 6 floors:  The ground floor is destined for parking and lobby, and the last 5 floors are destined for housing, having 15 apartments in total.

Image Courtesy © Diana Arnau

  • Architects: HGR Arquitectos (Marcos Hagerman)
  • Project: MR 299
  • Location: Matías Romero # 299, Colonia Vertiz Narvarte, Delegación Benito Juárez, México d.f. C.p. 03630
  • Photography: Diana Arnau
  • Lettice Design: Ariel Rojo
  • Graphic Design: Leolab
  • Development: Ciudad Vertical
  • Structural Design: Mata Y Triana Ingenieros Consultores
  • Installation: zMP INSTALACIONES
  • Lattice Production: VYPSA
  • Area: 1,835.4 sqm
  • Year: 2014

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The Sports Pavilion in St Petersburg, Russia by Horomystudio

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Horomystudio

The sports pavilion with an area of 113 m2 was built in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg in 2015. The project is notable not only for its elegant architectural forms but also for unique building technologies used during its construction process.

The architects were faced with a task to design a complete sports facility within an existing suburban landscape and limited space. As a result, the pavilion became part of the landscape and the landscape became part of the pavilion: only 30 m2 of the forest grounds were allowed for construction with all of the trees preserved and integrated into the interior of the building.

Image Courtesy © Horomystudio

  • Architects: Horomystudio
  • Project: The Sports Pavilion
  • Location: St Petersburg, Russia

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Family house in As Galeras, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

This semi-basement and ground floor house is located in the town of Oleiros. It is implanted on the site considering the previous situation of the plot of land, and solving the different orientations of the volumes.

The landscape and siting of the different volumes with the slopes of the plot of land, becomes a key factor in this project.

According to this, several masonry stone platforms arise. Over them, the volumes sit with a zinc coating.

Image Courtesy © Tungsteno Grafismo

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos [Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García]
  • Project: Family house in As Galeras
  • Location: Oleiros, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Client: Privado
  • Renders: Tungsteno Grafismo
  • Area: 705 m²
  • Date: 2016

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Tennis Club in Strasbourg, France by Paul Le Quernec / Architectes

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Article source: Paul Le Quernec / Architectes

The project consists in a new tennis hall building with three new covered tennis courts and and new club house including changing rooms, fitness room, office, restaurant and bar with wide covered terrace.

This tennis club design is directly inspired by people flow in and through the building, considered as tennis ball dynamic trajectories, flowing from point to point, from function to function.

Image Courtesy © 11h45

  • Architects: Paul Le Quernec / Architectes
  • Project: Tennis Club
  • Location: Strasbourg, France
  • Photography: 11h45
  • Client: City of Strasbourg
  • Commissioned Architect of the project: Paul Le Quernec
  • Executor architects:  Paul Le Quernec
  • Structural Consultant: Batiserf
  • Consultant specialized in fluides: Solares Bauen
  • Construction economist: E3 Economie

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Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern in Madrid, Spain by Valdivieso Arquitectos

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Valdivieso Arquitectos 

Building a single-occupancy home over a former water cistern was the starting point of the project. The site, subsequently altered over time, reached its final configuration circa 1955. It has two levels, facing south, and has remained unaltered since then. The site is part of a low-density suburban environment, which belongs to a development model distinctive of peripheral areas, characteristic of the first third of the 20th century as the summer stays residential areas in the mountain range of Madrid. The site contains typical scrubland vegetation, increased with non-native but suitable species, conditioned by the region´s dry continental climate (very warm summers and very cold winters).

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Valdivieso Arquitectos (Alejandro Valdivieso)
  • Project: Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern
  • Location: Alpedrete, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Collaborators: Ángel L. Valdivieso, architect; David Verdú, quantity surveyor; Fernando de la Torre, Carmen Bruna y Patricia Lobo; students
  • Project Management: Alejandro Valdivieso (architect), Joaquín Jesús Cepas Flores (quantity surveyor)
  • Consultants: Miguel Nevado – KLH Systems Austria (cross-laminated timber panels)
  • Contractor: Construcciones Eugenio Herranz S.L. and alterMATERIA (management and assemblage de cross-laminated timber panels)

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Östermalm’s temporary market hall in Sweden by Metsä Wood

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Metsä Wood 

The distinctive new building in Stockholm’s Östermalm is a temporary market hall that was built as a temporary space while the old market hall is being renovated. What nobody expected was the tremendous popularity of this “wooden box”, which ended up winning Sweden’s most prestigious design award.

The old market hall, built in 1886, in Stockholm’s Östermalm district is known for the prestige its history carries among its committed customers. In 2012, this well-established rendezvous point in Stockholm’s finest district faced a critical need for a complete renovation, and the city invited bids for the refurbishment project. The entrepreneurs of the market hall needed to relocate for a couple of years.

Image Courtesy © Metsä Wood

  • Architects: Metsä Wood
  • Project: Östermalm’s temporary market hall
  • Location: Östermalm, Sweden

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Black lodge and a walnut tree in Gorski kotar, Croatia by Tomislav Soldo, PRO-S

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Tomislav Soldo, PRO-S

The genesis of this house might have a somewhat peculiar narrative. The possibly reversed but certainly not unwanted process of conceiving and designing the space where the foremost sensory role has the nature itself.

Initially, before everything else, there was a walnut tree, providing perfect natural shade and representing the first outdoor residing space. Over time, a terrace was gradually shaped around the tree, and eventually the idea of building the house emerged.

Image Courtesy © Jure Živković

  • Architects: Tomislav Soldo, PRO-S
  • Project: Black lodge and a walnut tree
  • Location: Gorski kotar, Croatia
  • Photography: Jure Živković
  • Architect in Charge: Tomislav Soldo
  • Area: 100 m2
  • Plot area: 4500 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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Chicago Grill in Liberec, Czech Republic by Mjölk Architects

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: BoysPlayNice

Ryan Nelson a man born in Chicago USA, worked here and there, moved around the world, ended up in this little hole – the city of Liberec. City that is still not sure whether it´s more German or Czech.

He started modest business selling what he knew best. The business was too small to satisfy the great man´s ego. He found a space in 19th century building build as showroom for piano factory. In present owned by hard to talk Italian.  It was not cheap neither easy but he got the keys.

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice – Martin Tůma and Jakub Skokan

  • Architects: Mjölk Architects
  • Project: Chicago Grill
  • Location: Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice – Martin Tůma and Jakub Skokan

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Orla Conde – Olympic Boulevard in Rio de Janeiro in Rio, Brazil by B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura

B + ABR – Backheuser and Riera Arquitetura is an architecture and urban planning firm founded in 2014 as a result of the partnership between the offices BlAC and ABR, which started in 2010.

As of the experience acquired by their partners, responsible amongst others for projects such as Olympic arenas, housing, schools, corporative, hotels and several urbanization projects, B + ABR aims at a collaborative and multidisciplinary future , seeking to leverage the exchange of experiences and the symbiosis between the Brazilian-Carioca and Spanish-Catalan cultures to the utmost.

Image Courtesy © Andre Sanches

  • Architects: B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura
  • Project: Orla Conde – Olympic Boulevard
  • Location: Praça Mauá, 1. Rio de Janeiro. RJ, Brazil
  • Photography: Miguel Sa, André Sanches, Francis Figueiredo, PortoNovo/Prefeitura, Ignasi Riera, JoaoP Backheuser
  • Authors: João Pedro Backheuser/ Ignasi Riera
  • Project leaders: Javier Zaldívar / Enrique Valiente
  • Team: Mikel Muñoz, Paolo Nadalin, Victor Pastor, Rosario Portillo, André Sanches, Antoni Soler, Pilar Tejero
  • Other clients and consultants: CDURP (Companhia de Desenvolvimento Urbano da Região do Porto de Rio de Janeiro-attached to Council),
  • PortoNovo (concessionary), PortoRio (contractor), RAIAR (architecture consultant), Engecorps (Structures and Installations), Lucia Costa e Francis
  • Soares (Softscaping)
  • Total area (m2): 252.000 m2 (25,2 Ha.)
  • Year finished: 2016

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