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Bilateral House in Toronto, Canada by Audax

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

“Bilateral house is characterized by its two unique façades. The main façade is heritage while the rear is distinctly modern. At first glance, each side appears to be different, however upon a closer look you begin to understand how they are related,” says Gianpiero Pugliese, Principal of Audax.

The homeowners of Bilateral House are a married couple with three girls. They purchased a lot with a 116-year-old Period Revival home in a mature picturesque neighbourhood in the city. As avid collectors of contemporary art and vintage furniture, they wanted to build a modern gallery-inspired home with high ceilings to display their collections artfully. However shortly after purchasing their property, the house was designated as Heritage and could not be demolished.

Main façade which was faithfully restored. Demolished brick from the rear was used to build a new integrated garage, Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: Audax
  • Project: Bilateral House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: William Suarez, Shai Gil

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Masader Arabian Office in Cairo, Egypt by Comelite Architecture & Structure

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: Comelite Architecture & Structure

The main aspects of this design project were to keep the look simple and casual, with a modern and high class touch and with emphasis on the reception desk.

CHALLENGE 

Masader Arabian decided to open a branch in Egypt and therefore purchased a floor of an apartment building. The Project Director, Mohammed Moktader was looking for an architectural company that would remodel and convert the apartment into an office. The two room apartment would have to be converted to an office with a reception, exhibition and waiting room, General Manager’s room, meeting room and rooms for the employees. The client was looking for a modern yet subtle look.

Image Courtesy © Comelite Architecture & Structure

  • Architects: Comelite Architecture & Structure
  • Project: Masader Arabian Office
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Client: Mohammad Abdul Moktader, Project Director & Business Development Manager at Water & Power Projects Co (WPPco.)
  • Date: December 2015

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WIM HOF in Barneveld, The Netherlands by IWT

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: IWT 

Design studio IWT converts two rural barns into a glass house and wooden cave for Wim Hof in the east of the Netherlands. The Iceman (www.innerfire.nl) focus on the integration of extreme human physical endurance with psychological performance through a.o. breathing exercises, cold water exposure and meditation training for both international private clients and professional athletes.

Image Courtesy © Pim Top

  • Architects: IWT
  • Project: WIM HOF
  • Location: Barneveld, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Pim Top
  • Built area: 250m2
  • Completion year: 2017 (more…)

500 unit residential development in Birmingham, England by Architects of Invention

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: Architects of Invention 

London-based practice Architects of Invention (AI) has submitted a design proposal for 500 residential units in Birmingham’s Digbeth area.

The practice was approached by Chinese private equity fund PGC- Capital whose The Jewel Court, 77 one-two bed luxury apartments, is already on site in Birmingham.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: 500 unit residential development
  • Location: 175 High Street Bordesley, Digbeth, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Client: PGC Capital (China)
  • Team: Dominykas Daunys, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Davit Tsanava
  • Structure: Combined CLT & Concrete
  • Consultants: Engenuiti (Structure), DSA engineers, HED (Landscape), GAP (Interiors), Alpha Omega, FUTIQUE Developers
  • Budget: £70 mil
  • Size: 38 500 m²

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House of the Acacia in Colombia by David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo 

Facing the majesty of an old native tree, as a pre-existence on the land to be built, this was the perfect excuse to generate the design of the house. In the middle of the lot and with the natural traces of the passage of time, this natural element was the great actor in the middle of a difficult but important decision, to rescue it and recover its splendor. Decision that led to the architectural design to revolve around it, taking advantage of its virtue as a generator of shadow, helping the home to provide self-regulation and climatic comfort on warm days. The shade, an important aspect for a recreational house in warm weather, was generated by eaves in front, looking for the perfect orientation to minimize the direct impacts of the sun. However, the shadows generated by the same architectural design through its eaves were sufficient for the control of the private areas, reason why and thinking in the best implantation for the house it was decided to isolate the architectural volume towards one of the boundaries, Respecting in a natural way the land adjacent to the tree keeping its roots intact. This decision allowed to generate a center of activity where the main actor becomes the tree and the shadow that it projects, allowing to design a large perimeter terrace, outdoor spaces and recreation that take life under the old native tree.

Image Courtesy © Santiago Robayo

  • Architects: David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo
  • Project: House of the Acacia
  • Location: Colombia
  • Photography: Santiago Robayo
  • Interior designer: Julian Macias
  • Energy and Sustainable Building Design: Bioteckta John Saavedra

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FCB Chicago in Illinois by TPG Architecture

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture

FCB Chicago, the largest agency within the Foote, Cone & Belding global network, recently relocated to the iconic John Hancock Center. The new office’s modern and comfortable design clearly expresses the spirit, culture and direction of this advertising/marketing powerhouse.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: FCB Chicago
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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The House in Forte dei Marmi in Lucca, Italy by FABBRICANOVE Architetti

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti

The House in Forte dei Marmi, a work of architectural office FABBRICANOVE, releases a landscape that in the past was place where explosive materials were produced, then military ones, then it was reclaimed as an agricultural land, then it was marked by the concrete of the highway.

Located between the coast and the Apuane Alps, the villa amazes with its distinct and clear features, through which the respect to the particular allocation can be recognized, where the touristic vocation contributed to the development of the place. In the chaos and in the planning approximation of big part of the contemporary Italian construction, the formula to highlight one virtuous example is simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti
  • Project: The House in Forte dei Marmi
  • Location: Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Romano
  • Collaboratori: Renata Laudati, Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti
  • Structural engineering: Studio Baroni, Enrico Baroni, Paolo Baroni (Firenze)
  • Dimensions: surface 550 square meter

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Tony Adam’s Barbershop in Prague, Czech Republic by OOOOX

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: OOOOX 

Concept/colour scheme/materials – the aim is to create a manly interior, both with the colour scheme and the materials. Static modifications have already been implemented in the current space. Massive steel transoms were the right element for an ideal manly industrial. The position of these load-bearing elements defined the whole layout of the space. The steel elements have been supplemented with natural oak furniture, combed plaster and retro tiles.

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice / Martin Tůma, Jakub Skokan

  • Architects: OOOOX (Ing. Arch. Radka Valová, Ing. Arch. Martin Moravec)
  • Project: Tony Adam’s Barbershop
  • Location: Laubova 1, Prague 3, Czech Republic
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice / Martin Tůma, Jakub Skokan
  • Client: Tony Adam’s Barbershop
  • Area: 133 m2
  • Project: 2015
  • Realization: 2016

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Micr-O in Hangzhou, China by Superimpose

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Superimpose

Inside the rural Tai Yang Valley, West of Hangzhou, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities for the increasing urbanization of China.

Within the sun commune, Superimpose Architecture Studio designed MICR-O to be a learning platform for city dwellers.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin

  • Architects: Superimpose (Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Mika Woll)
  • Project: Micr-O
  • Location: Tai Yang Valley, Sun Commune, Lin’an, Hangzhou, China
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and Bentley Microstation
  • Client: Sun Commune
  • Site Area: 2800 sqm
  • GFA: 243 sqm

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Casa de Magalhães Nursery School in Ponte de Lima , Portugal by Carvalho Araújo

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Carvalho Araújo

The ‘Casa de Magalhães Nursery School’ is located near the ‘Casa de Magalhães Home for the Elderly’, sharing some functionalities like public access, parking and a few services. The nursery school building arises from a volume displacement that is subtracted from the home for the elderly base building, allowing the creation of a courtyard and, at the same time, the new building for the children. Although both buildings take different languages, they share the same DNA, the same “skin”, which results in some common principles like privacy, security, intimacy and comfort. The initial volumetry of the set brings us to the cyclic process of life itself, as a metaphor of the aging process; from small to big, from simple to complex.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Carvalho Araújo
  • Project: Casa de Magalhães Nursery School
  • Location: Lugar dos Carvalhos, S. Julião de Freixo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO

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