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Hakuunsou in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan by Makoto Yamaguchi Design

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: Makoto Yamaguchi Design

In converting this Ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn), in the mountainous holiday retreat area of Yugawara, outside Tokyo, we were inspired by the beautiful surrounding landscape of forest and rivers, and the esteemed traditions of Japanese crafts. We sought to combine richly textured natural materials with traditional Japanese crafts and patterning, to create a fusion and layering of these two elements, and form a beautiful contrast.

Entrance, Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Entrance, Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Makoto Yamaguchi Design
  • Project: Hakuunsou
  • Location: Yugawara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Design team: Makoto Yamaguchi, Peter Hamori, Ayumi Mitoma, Scott Beer
  • Site area: 356.80 sqm
  • Completion: 2015

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Transformation In Pronda Road Civic 8 in Turin, Italy by G.G. RAINERI

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: G.G. RAINERI

The measure in question provided for the restructuring and change of use of an industrial building destination located at the center of a quadrilateral of residential buildings. The shed in which we intervened, was placed exactly in the middle of a block of the west area of ​​Turin, near the border with the town of Grugliasco (block between Via De Santis, Pronda road, via Cimone and via Postumia). This is a city area developed after the Second World War, and still partially in the developing; in fact, some of the block buildings have recently been constructued. The intervention  involved the reshaping of the existing building in order to make it habitable. Its location is ideal, since being on the block center of gravity has a right distance from the buildings to have no annoying visual interference; moreover the intervention took place in accordance with the neighbor (the road Pronda 8), which was planning to demolish the existing buildings low to build a new building on front street, leaving the right of way (existing) to enter the lot in object. The existing building has been, so, surrounded by green gardens, partly to other condos in part derived uncovering part of the building itself. The GFA, originally located on the ground floor of the building, was distributed between the new mezzanine and the remaining ground floor. The height of the cover is not changed, the outer walls were maintained in part as boundary walls in part as the walls of the new residence. The most difficult part of the design was to give the proportions of residential building to a building that was built to house production activities. The main elevations are divided by dormers and recesses that mark the number of homes fitted inside. Moreover, the tall, narrow windows (partially obscured by fixed shading) try to give new proportions to the main prospect. The inputs to housing are designed as common compasses. All shutters and entrances are made of silver-colored metal profiles, the shell is finished with “ISOCOPPO” Alubel light gray, and the facades are painted in colored earthenware (red mattonaceo).

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

  • Architects: G.G. RAINERI
  • Project: Transformation In Pronda Road Civic 8
    Location: Turin, Italy
  • Ownership of the building: Impresa Monateri
  • Client: Impresa Monateri
  • Director of construction firm: geom.. Carlo Garelli
  • Designer and project manager: arch. Luigi RAINERI Turin
  • Structural design: ing. Sergio Vighetto
  • Project electrical and thermal plants: Fapa engineering
  • Construction cost: € 800.000
  • Area: 500 sm.

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Carver Global in Seoul, Korea by D-Werker Architects

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: D-Werker Architects

Mapo_ New development and a hybrid urban landscape

Mapo is a district undergoing considerable transformation in Seoul through a recent redevelopment craze. Large enterprises, hotels and apartment complexes unable to bear the cost of rent in existing urban centers are entering Mapo’s competitive market. Therefore, the image of Mapo is changing with the development of large apartments complexes behind a single layer of high-rise buildings positioned along the edge of the main streets. In contrast, a part of Mapo district remains undeveloped and intact as it was built from the 1960’s with small scale buildings.

Image Courtesy © Inwoo Yeo

Image Courtesy © Inwoo Yeo

  • Architects: D-Werker Architects (Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon)
  • Project: Carver Global
  • Location: 500-9, Daeheung-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 
  • Photography: Inwoo Yeo
  • Client: Sang Rok Lee
  • Construction: Gaudikorea Co.
  • Structure: Ferroconcrete
  • Finishing Materials: Pine Board Exposed Concrete, Exposed Concrete, Metal Fabric
  • Surface Area: 2,710.4 ft2
  • Total Area: 1,743.27 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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ON THE ROOF OF MONTREUIL in France by aadd+ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN DUBOËLLE

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: aadd+ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN DUBOËLLE

Direction Paris suburb, and more particularly the town of Montreuil, a village that has preserved all its nature, fitting perfectly to the “Grand Paris” Project. This project that gathers the main raising architecture issues held by the city of Paris. Indeed, reaching the demographic requirements inherent to the population’s growth implies an increase of the buildings density.

Many municipalities like the city of Geneva, Switzerland, have already amended their rules planning in order to increase buildable volumes in elevation.

Image Courtesy © V. DUBOËLLE

Image Courtesy © V. DUBOËLLE

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Surrey, England by SEFAR® Architecture

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

In the heart of Surrey, England, the 185-room Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel exudes luxury, and with its newest addition — a covered rooftop terrace — the hotel is set to impress guests in all types of weather. The retractable cover to the hotel’s rooftop terrace provides form and function with the help of TENARA Fabric from SEFAR Architecture.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

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Municipal Library of Coslada in Madrid, Spain by Pinearq

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Pinearq

The program’s density, the area of the plot of land and  the  allowed construction  requires to  resolve the project within a compact shape building that occupies the entire surface of the plot of land.

The proposal takes this location into account as a starting point, coming up with a compact volume, which, however, has been perforated by a series of patios where vegetation climbs high achieving a good quality space and well lit building.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Pinearq (ALBERT DE PINEDA)
  • Project: Municipal Library of Coslada
  • Location: Av. Principes de España, s/n. Coslada, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Architect in Charge: Albert de Pineda
  • Collaborators:
    • Architecture: Juan Garcia, Gerardo Solera, Pedro Pombinho
    • Structure: Manuel Arguijo
    • Engineering Services: Grupo JG
    • Survey Architecture and Site Work Direction: Enne – Gestión Activa de Proyectos
    • Construction company: Fomento de Construcciones i Contratas (FCC)
  • Area: 3.157,86 m2
  • Date: 2013

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Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library in Zhejiang Province, China by AZL Architects

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: AZL Architects

Located in Daijiashan Village,Eshan She Nationality Township of Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, the Avant-Garde Ruralation Library is the 11th Bookstore run by the Librairie Avant-Garde. With the culture-spreading idea ——Avant-Garde and Library, as well as the unique regional natural and human landscape of the ‘Shes’ village, this project has become the public life bond among local villagers and alien readers, and also become a a focal point of local cultural and creative industries. The main body of the library was an idle yard lying at one side of the village’s main street, including two yellow mud adobe houses and a platform projecting from a slope. While maintaining the structural and spatial sequence of the buildings and courtyards, the architectural design restores the current declined status to a healthy state. The relationship between the new and the old strengthens the ‘timing’. The carriers of time and memory – the adobe walls, tile roofs and roof trusses have become the spatial dominance, and have jointly created context-continuing contemporary local aesthetics, together with the publicity of function regeneration.

Image Courtesy © Yao Li

Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: AZL Architects (Zhang Lei )
  • Project: Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library
  • Location: Eshan She Nationality Township of Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Photography: Yao Li, Hu Jun
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUP
  • Project Team: Zhang Lei,Liu Wei, Ma Haiyi,Chen Junjun, Zhang Qilin, Shao Xuan
  • Collaborator: ADI-NJU
  • Project Area: 260 sqm
  • Project year: 2015.10

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A Tropical Tower in São Paulo, Brazil by Triptyque Architecture

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Triptyque Architecture

Triptyque Architecture takes part in a 150.000mmaster plan in the city of São Paulo organized around a university campus receiving 15.000 students. The whole project consists of four towers with a mixed program: 400 apartments, an hotel, offices and shops. Two others French agencies have been invited to work on this project: PCA and Edouard François.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bassetti

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bassetti

  • Architects: Triptyque Architecture
  • Project: A Tropical Tower
  • Location: São Paulo, Morumbi, Brazil
  • Photography: Ricardo Bassetti
  • Partners: Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaëlli, Greg Bouset e Carolina Bueno
  • Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Project manager: Bianca Coelho
  • Team: Fernanda Figueira, André Mathias, Murillo Fantinati, Renan Bussi
  • Number of items in the Tropical Tower: 171 unités
  • Ground area: 38.900m²
  • Total area of the 4 towers: 236.200m²
  • Tropical Tower built area: 35.000m²
  • Construction start deadline: 2018

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Lofts by the Amstel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

Thanks to its completely prefabricated white concrete facade with undulating balconies, Lofts by the Amstel is undoubtedly an eye-catcher by the waterside in Amstelkwartier, Amsterdam. Each of the building’s six private owners designed their ideal apartment, which occupies one entire floor. This collective of owners and the team – Studioninedots/ OntwerpJeWoning/ Vink Bouw – are incredibly proud of the result.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: Lofts by the Amstel
  • Location: Amstelkwartier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Clients: 6 private owners
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Jurjen van der Horst, Coen Smit, Giovanni Lavanna
  • Developer: OntwerpJeWoning
  • Contractor: Vink Bouw
  • Concrete construction: Bruil
  • GFA: 1.150 m2
  • Completion: 2016

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THEA SPACE in Barrio Norte, Argentina by IR arquitectura

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: IR arquitectura

This apartment from the 60´s is located in Barrio Norte, one of the most densely populated zones of Buenos Aires City, was responding to particular criteria of a high-rise housing in a socio-economic context that has moved its center of gravity. The distribution of spaces, according to the prevailing social protocols, offered a segmented to be redefined plant.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustín Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustín Rojas

  • Architects: IR arquitectura
  • Project: THEA SPACE
  • Location: Barrio Norte, CABA, Argentina
  • Photography: Javier Agustin Rojas
  • Project Team: Luciano Intile, Enrico Cavaglia, Fermin Indavere, Stephen Basili Tonoli
  • Area: 60 m2
  • Year: 2016

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