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Grooming Retreat in Santanyi, Spain by Mariana De Delas and Gartnerfuglen

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Gartnerfuglen 

As the young professional urbanite decided to move back to her hometown to take up the family agricultural legacy, she asked for a space for grooming, contemplation and delicacy. (Located on a remote agricultural estate in southern Mallorca, this structure was the realisation of her dream.) The project focuses on the ritual of self-cleansing, both mental and corporal. Learning from the importance and formality of horse grooming before and after riding it, the project intends to gain back the time devoted to one self that modern times has taken away. The ceremonial procedure begins with the ritual of the equestrian arrival. The horse is stationed and groomed next to the water tank and manger. Next, a peregrination across the raised wooden walkway leads to the ascension through a hatch into the solemn refuge. The elevated sanctuary does not prioritize to shelter from the environment but rather aims to refuge the urbanite from the social order to remind and applause the conditions of her indigenous surroundings. This fragile fortress, keeps you isolated, but also allows a toned down impression of the surroundings. In contrast to the urban daily life of the client, the presence inside the elevated shrine provides no impulses except the internal. Sited at the center of a barley field surrounded by autochthonous bushes and wild olive trees, the structure grants a panoramic view meeting the Mediterranean sea and senses at the horizon the lush island of Cabrera. The minimal space (3×3 meters footprint), functions as a grooming retreat for one person. The structure, made by local timber frames, elevates the cocoon to have exclusive views whilst giving a sense of translucent privacy to the user. Layers of white netting frames are interlaced throughout the interior to grant different opacities for each specific use. The subtle introvertness of the structure encourages the user to take a break from the multitasking contemporary madness, and centre on individual mental and bodily hygiene. With importance on grooming’s meditative (not cosmetic) qualities, the space inspires the user to devote time to the reconnection of the mind to the shell.

Image Courtesy © Mariana De Delas and Gartnerfuglen

  • Architects: Mariana De Delas and Gartnerfuglen
  • Project: Grooming Retreat
  • Location: Santanyi, Spain
  • Chief carpenters: Sindre Sahlqvist Blakar, Eirik Stormo
  • Collaborators: Marie Monsen, Julie Hauge, Suchi Vora, Martin Plante, Nataliya Kuznetsova
  • Project year: 2014
  • Status: Completed

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Roteta House in Donostia, Spain by peña ganchegui y asociados

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: peña ganchegui y asociados

The particular attributes offered by the plot shape the house: Its level 3 meters above the street, the astonishing layered rock wall at the bottom of the plot, the beautiful existing palm, and the presence of two car-parks located South and West of the plot. All of them have been, along with the orientation (N-S, following the elongated form of the plot) and the program of needs (a house for a two-children family), determining factors in the Roteta House formalization.

Image Courtesy © Edorta Subijana

  • Architects: peña ganchegui y asociados
  • Project: Roteta House
  • Location: Donostia, Spain
  • Photography: Edorta Subijana
  • Authors: Rocío Peña, Mario Sangalli
  • Collaborators: Jonathan Chanca, Josemari López, Edorta Subijana
  • Quantity Surveyor: Josemari Roteta
  • Structural engineering: Inak Ingeniaritza
  • Facilities engineering: GE & asociados
  • Project: 2011
  • Completed: 2016

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Psychopedagogical Medical Center in Osona, Spain by Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP

All the rehabilitation services for people with mental illness are grouped in this building composed by the repetition of a 6m wide spatial module.  An economic and energy-sustainable constructions system, the domestic scale and the warmth of the interior spaces added to the closed relationship between building and nature makes it a HEALTHY BUILDING.

Image Courtesy © Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP

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Entourage 3 in Bucharest, Romania by Re-Act Now

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Re-Act Now

\”Entourage\” means firstly socializing but also what we want to become and leave behind us into a big marriage with the future.

We must take socializing on different layers as a positive game, first with ourselves. It is a game that helps us not being subordinated to some dogmas, it is a game that should make us expect to learn continuously… Also that we are in a continuous workout in this construction site of our souls .

Image Courtesy © Re-Act Now

  • Architects: Re-Act Now
  • Project: Entourage 3
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania

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S House 3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects 

The serial project, called “S HOUSE”, has begun to propose a prototype house for low-income classes in the Mekong Delta area. After building two successful case-study houses, a steel structure model in 2012 and a precast concrete structure model in April 2014, a new prototype, S HOUSE 3, was constructed in Ho Chi Minh City.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Project: S House 3
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
  • Architect: So Adachi
  • Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
  • GFA: 31.6m2
  • Status: Built in 11.2014

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Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center in Shenzhen, China by Mecanoo architecten

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Surrounded by residential towers and infrastructure, the site for the Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center presents several challenges. Mecanoo reinterpreted these challenges as opportunities, capitalising on the proximity of the new cultural facility to the adjacent Bao’an Central Metro Station and the Binhai School.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center
  • Location: Xinhu Road and Chuangye Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China
  • Client: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Bao’an Administration
  • Programme: Culture and Art Center (49,830m² above ground, 34,290m² underground), including 21,015m² Museum, 16,070 m² Art Gallery, 17,450m² Gallery, 3,170m² sports field, and 23,490m² service area with auditorium, restaurant, art bookstore, meeting room and underground parking
  • Size: 84,120m2
  • Project Design: 2016

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Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham in London, England by Jestico + Whiles

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles’ scheme for a creative student arts hub and community theatre, in the former Southwark Town Hall, regenerates the site as a mixed-use arts based building, including the new Theatre Peckham and accommodation for Goldsmiths College students.

Image Courtesy © Jestico + Whiles

  • Architects: Jestico + Whiles
  • Project: Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham
  • Location: London, England

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Redondeado in Madrid, Spain by Ojo de Pez, Arquitectura

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Ojo de Pez, Arquitectura

The body in motion activates the space, introduces a relative order of extent, weight and density, volume. With its trajectory linking different fragments. It shows how can be occupied. The architecture provides information to the body. As a stage, introduces specific codes, set the game board. It promotes certain attitudes, stimulates positions and movements among other less related. Interferences between both establish a more complete sphere, a micro cosmos.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán, Imagen Subliminal

  • Architects: Ojo de Pez, Arquitectura (Carolina Gonzalez Vives)
  • Project: Redondeado
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, Imagen Subliminal
  • Contributors: Lara Resco, architect, Alberto López, rigger
  • Electricity and lighting: Domus Nova, Fish Eye Architecture
  • Material of Velleman and Font Air conditioning: Daikin chiller

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House Y in Iisalmi, Finland by Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen

Backstory

The client inherited an unattractive “McMansion” with poor spatial. The house was designed to meet the tastes of the former generation. The site also featured a large pompous garden with extensive manicured lawns. The house was too big and expensive to maintain. The client wanted to restore the plot to a natural pine forest, and built a small home that fully engages with the surrounding landscape. An added bonus to the restored pine forest is that the client doesn’t need to mow any lawns! The new house and garden have been designed to meet contemporary tastes. Hence, this project represents both a generational shift and a change in design ideology / ecology.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres

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Dome of Visions 3.0 in Aarhus, Denmark by Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard 

The architect behind Dome of Visions, Kristoffer Tejlgaard, sees sustainability in construction as an absolutely necessary and worthwhile entrance to his subject.

To his students, the former Pritzker award winner, Glenn Murcutt, formulated a very elegant approach to architecture: “Touch the Earth Lightly with your housing footprint”, and with that he did not only consider a building built on a few pillars. He asks the question: Where does the building materials come from? What damage has been done, for example, in the land area where the materials are extracted? How will the construction be returned to the ground again, or can it be recycled, recycled or assembled in a way so that it can be separated, changed and used in new contexts?

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

  • Architects: Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard
  • Project: Dome of Visions 3.0
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • The dome:
    • Dimensions: 24m diameter, 10,5m height
    • Footprint: 450m2
    • Garden: 130m2
    • Volume: 2.950m3
    • Surface area: 794m2
    • Beams: 588
    • Nodes: 282
    • Facade: 283 6mm sheets of polycarbonate
    • Top opening: 25m2
    • Bolts: 8.600
  • The house:
    • Area groundfloor: 120m2
    • Area first floor: 140m2
    • CLT: 100m3

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