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Pocket Farm in Akershus, Norway by oslo school of architecture and design

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: oslo school of architecture and design

It is said that Oslo is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, and that building land within its natural boundaries is full. To accommodate future growth Oslo will have to look beyond, to municipalities within commuting distance. One such municipality is Nes i Akershus, one of the principal agricultural producers of grain in the country. Nes does not want to become a suburb of Oslo, so it is looking for alternative modes of accommodating additional population without losing its rural character.

Image Courtesy © SCS

Image Courtesy © SCS

  • Architects: oslo school of architecture and design
  • Project: Pocket Farm
  • Location: Dystlandhaugen Farm, Nes i Akershus, Norway
  • Photography: SCS
  • Client: Elisabeth and Terje Maarud and Nes Kommune
  • Staff: Christian Hermansen and Marcin Wojcik
  • Structural Eng. : Felice Allievi, DOF engineers
  • Size: 225 m2 (9m x 25m)
  • Construction period: 6 weeks, May and June 2016

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Casa dos Caseiros in Campinas, Brazil by 24.7 Arquitetura

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: 24.7 Arquitetura

“Casa dos Caseiros” was first created to answer a private order for a social interest dwelling project to be built numerously throughout some cities in Rio de Janeiro state. Unfortunately after some time of development the project had to be canceled by the contractor.

Originally it was designed using steel frame as structural system, after cancelation we have updated the whole project to use structural concrete blocks, more usual in Brazilian construction, and still a rational modular building system. The project was set aside for a while until came the opportunity to build one unit as a prototype and still be used as home for the housekeepers of a property in a rural district from Campinas.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Kok

Image Courtesy © Pedro Kok

  • Architects: 24.7 Arquitetura
  • Project: Casa dos Caseiros
  • Location: Campinas – SP, Brazil
  • Photography: Pedro Kok
  • Software used: Revit
  • Structural Engineer: WGA Engenharia
  • Budget: R$50.000,00
  • Area: 70 m2
  • Project Year: 2012

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CULTURAL CENTER in Nevers, France by Ateliers O-S architectes

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: ateliers O-S architectes

Located in the middle of a restructured district in Nevers, the new Cultural Centre is a public facility open to the neighborhood, which will host local organizations.

The building must develop the identity of the district. The location of the building will preconfigure the organization of the public space, surrounded by the Avenue Lyauteyto the north, renovated housing to the west and the south and new housing to the east.

Image Courtesy © Cecile Septet

Image Courtesy © Cecile Septet

  • Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
  • Project: CULTURAL CENTER
  • Location: Nevers, France
  • Photography: Cecile Septet
  • Project Team: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurélie Louesdon, Kit Chung
  • Budget: € 2,561,887 included VRD
  • Surface Area: 1 613 m²
  • Delivery: September 2012

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Peraleda House in Cáceres, Spain by Losada Garcia Arquitectos

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: Losada Garcia Arquitectos 

Peraleda House is a comprehensive rebuild, keeping part of the original walls of the existing house and the yard, located in a small and historic town in Cáceres. The project aims to think about how to revive an existing house into a contemporary home in a classic urban area setting with restrictive rules.

Image Courtesy © Javier Lairado Arte-On

Image Courtesy © Javier Lairado Arte-On

  • Architects: Losada Garcia Arquitectos (Ramiro Losada-Amor and Alberto García Jiménez)
  • Project: Peraleda House
  • Location: Peraleda e la Mata, Cáceres, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Lairado Arte-On
  • Collaborators: Adriana Quesada
  • Builder: Domus fortis
  • Budget: 196.020 euros + VAT
  • Surface: 330 m2
  • Ratio: 594 € /m2
  • Year: 2015

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AWEL Workshop in Andelfingen, Switzerland by Rossetti + Wyss architects

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: Rossetti + Wyss architects

The Canton of Zurich adds a new building to its waterways engineering operations center to house vehicles and machines that serves at the same time as a workshop for carrying out detail work. The concept for the building draws on traditional agricultural construction while at the same time, so to speak, realizing a childhood dream: stacking up and layering simple wooden blocks to build an elementary structure. The workshop is made up of 36 solid wood elements. Every single element has its own structural effect, protecting the space and forming part of the whole. Everything that is necessary is there, with nothing superfluous added. The solid timber support structure is visible both inside and out. Restraint is the creative byword here. But the simplicity is anything but ordinary.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

  • Architects: Rossetti + Wyss architects
  • Project: AWEL Workshop
  • Location: Andelfingen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jürg Zimmermann
  • Client: Zurich Canton – Construction Department
  • Building engineer: Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zurich Switzerland
  • Timber construction: Erne Holzbau AG, Stein
  • Electrical engineer: Zürcher Elektroplanungen AG, St. Gallen Switzerland
  • Netto surface area: 475 m2
  • Total timber used: 340 m3
  • Execution: August 2014 – March 2015
  • Year of completion: 2015

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Kennedys’ Estate Agents in Walton-on-the-Hill, England by The Heritage Window Company

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: The Heritage Window Company

We are very proud to have recently completed a complex but rewarding installation in Walton on the Hill, UK. In late 2015 we were approached by Kennedys’ Estate Agents.

They were looking to replace their original windows with something more modern. Not in terms of design but more economical in terms of energy and of course safer when it comes to security.

Image Courtesy © The Heritage Window Company

Image Courtesy © The Heritage Window Company

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THE BLADE in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by ON-A

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: ON-A

Located in a strategic point in the city of Riyadh, close to the business district and the city center, this large hotel complex of 610 meters, is a skyscraper that includes the spa and health services, sky bar-restaurant, executive club, business center, apartments and conference center. Also includes within its program three interstitial floors with gardens that work as windbreaks at strategic points, thanks to the same aerodynamic shape. Within the conceptual design, there are mechanisms of renewable energy located in the façade and following a modular panel system, designed parametrically. Each panel incorporates turbines that geometrically varies the diameter of the opening in order to enhance the natural ventilation cooling system, that works at the same time with the rainwater collection. The podium structure houses the hotel amenities and conference facilities and links the building to its surroundings at the pedestrian level. Also the podium incorporates a multipurpose hall, restaurants and extensive outdoor gardens surrounding the project located in the middle of a water mirror.

Image Courtesy © ON-A

Image Courtesy © ON-A

  • Architects: ON-A
  • Project: THE BLADE
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Creative director: Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Executive director: Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Team: Luka Kreze, Marc Canut, Nicolás Millán and Georgina Morales
  • Area: 320.000 m2
  • Project: 2016

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R ART OF COFFEE in Aichi, Japan by iks design

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: iks design

This cafe with a roastery of specialty coffee beans, is located in a commuter town in Aichi prefecture.

This shop, converted from a warehouse, is designed to provide a cozy, pleasant space where customers can enjoy the atmosphere of a barista roasting coffee beans, or brewing coffee by hand drip, while talking with a shop staff to find the coffee of their preferences.

Image Courtesy © 329 photo studio

Image Courtesy © 329 photo studio

  • Architects: iks design
  • Project: R ART OF COFFEE
  • Location: Nagakute, Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: 329 photo studio
  • Area: 156 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France by DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Ranking as one of the most emblematic structures in the landscape of the capital city, the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy has been reborn under a new light, thanks to the work of the architects from the DVVD agency. Modernized, expanded, upgraded to 21st-century norms and standards, and above all delivered to the public in record time, the new AccorHotels Arena stands out as one of the strong points in the candidature of Paris to host the summer Olympics in 2024.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency
  • Project: The AccorHotels Arena
  • Location: Paris (12th arrondissement), France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia, Anne-Claude Barbier, Yam Studio
  • Contracting Authority: POPB operating company
  • Delegate Contracting Authority: SEMAEST (City of Paris)
  • Lead Architect: DVVD Architects and Engineers (Daniel Vaniche, Vincent Dominguez, Bertrand Potel, Toma Dryjski, Louis Ratajczak, Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier)
  • Structural Engineers, facades specialists and cost control: DVVD Architects and Engineers
  • Project Directors: Vincent Dominguez and Daniel Vaniche
  • Project Managers: Fulvia Parlati, Louis Ratajczak, Monica Sierra
  • Deputy Project Managers: M. de Feo, N. Didier, B. Frati, E. Glass, J.Chelza, A. Hery, C. Lapassat, R. Pericaud, L. Piciocchi, A. Rivera, C. Walsh
  • General Contractor: Bouygues Bâtiment Île-de-France
  • Budget: 110 million euros (30% for phase 1 and 70% for phase 2)
  • Floor area before renovation: 59,100 m²
  • Floor area after renovation: 62,000 m²
  • Delivery: October 2015

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House N in Caesarea, Israel by Israel Nottes Architects

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: Israel Nottes Architects 

In the vicinity of the old roman city of Caesarea in Israel, The plot of the house is located alongside Israel’s biggest golf course and just minutes walk from the sea side and the ruins of the old roman city.

Image Courtesy © Omri Amsalem

Image Courtesy © Omri Amsalem

  • Architects: Israel Nottes Architects
  • Project: House N
  • Location: Caesarea, Israel
  • Photography: Omri Amsalem
  • Plot: 650 M2
  • Built: 350 M2
  • Project year: 2012-2014

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