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#CLOUD in Paris, France by Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)

PCA Stream has just completed the restructuring and redesign of four historical buildings into one unique office building in the center of Paris. Contemporary forms of change are at the heart of Philippe Chiambaretta’s architectural design process. For this project, the firm sought to strike a difficult-to-achieve balance between internal cohesion, spatial quality, heritage preservation, and environmental performance.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

Image Courtesy © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

  • Architects: Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)
  • Project: #CLOUD
  • Location: Rue Du Quatre-Septembre, Rue De Richelieu, Rue De Grétry And Rue Gramont, 75002 Paris 
  • Photography: Clément Guillaume, Jean-Philippe Mesguen
  • Contractor: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
  • Programme: major restructuring of office buildings
  • Engineers: Khephren [structure engineer] / VS-A [façades] / Elithis [fluids]
  • Net surface area: 38 000 m²
  • Calendar: completed in november 2015
  • Cost: 100 M€

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V house in Guadalajara, Mexico by Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

The land is located in the limit of a closed condominium, with a height difference of 8 meters at the back, which allows us to release the views to the east of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara.

Image Courtesy © Cesar Béjar

Image Courtesy © Cesar Béjar

  • Architects: Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos
  • Project: V house
  • Location: Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
  • Photography: Cesar Béjar
  • Contributors: Arq . Alvaro Galvan Beruben STUDIO HIDALGO
  • Structural engineering: ROMVIR engineering Ing . Roman Virgilio
  • Built area: 355m2
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Romsdal Folk Museum in Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The Romsdal Folk Museum is an architectonic attraction and a treasured landmark that embodies the history and identity of the entire region. Our intention in this project was to let the structure signal its meaning and function through an architectural expression and the use of local materials. The scale of the building refers to the urbanity and morphology of the town. The overall layout of the museum grounds the connections to the town by linking different surrounding areas in an overall plan where all circulation is linked in a unified structure.The project conveys an open and progressive attitude that makes diverse utilization possible.

Image Courtesy © Erik Hattrem

Image Courtesy © Erik Hattrem

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Romsdal Folk Museum
  • Location: Molde, Møre og Romsdal, Norway 
  • Photography: Erik Hattrem
  • Program: Exhibition and administration building
  • Client: Stiftelsen Romsdalsmuseet
  • Size / value: 3,500 m2
  • Commission type: Invited competition (2007), 1st prize
  • Status: Completed (2016)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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REFURBISHMENT OF 906 SCHOOL in Barcelona, Spain by H ARQUITECTES

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: H ARQUITECTES

Strategies

The school is located in the urban city center of Sabadell, in a corner shaped by two buildings aligned to the street. Both volumes create a wide courtyard with a sports center located in the basement.

The proposal involves only the oldest building (1959) which hosts the pre-school classrooms and few outdoor spaces.

The essential strategy consists on taking advantage of the huge potential of the original building, both the constructed surfaces as well as the useful spaces.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: H ARQUITECTES (David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó)
  • Project: REFURBISHMENT OF 906 SCHOOL
  • Location: Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Collaborators: Blai Cabrero, Carla Piñol, Toni Jiménez
  • Team: BISarquitectes (Structural Design, project phase), DSM arquitectura (Structural Design, construction phase), ÀBAC enginyers (Engineering)
  • Developer: Agrupació pedagògica Sant Nicolau
  • Built area: 1.677m2
  • Construction: 2014-15
  • Competition: 2009. First Prize
  • Year Project: 2009
  • Software used: Autocad, TCQ

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Neumatt Sports Center in Strengelbach, Switzerland by Evolution Design AG

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Evolution Design AG

When you walk into the Neumatt sports center, the first thing you notice is its energy and vibrancy. It comes not just from the children playing basketball in a space that’s flooded by natural light, but also from the bright green floor and walls, which lead to large windows that reflect the blue of the sky and the colorful doors of the change rooms, painted in rainbow-like shades of yellow, red, orange and blue.

Exterior, Image Courtesy © SUEBAER – Fotografie

Exterior, Image Courtesy © SUEBAER – Fotografie

  • Architects: Evolution Design AG
  • Project: Neumatt Sports Center
  • Location: Feldgässli 14802 Strengelbach, Switzerland
  • Photography: SUEBAER
  • Client: Community Strengelbach
  • Building plot area: 4’100 m2
  • Floor area: 2’300 m2
  • Building volume: 16’700 m3
  • Start of building work: August 2014
  • Completion: December 2015

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Woven Metal Mesh Proves Ideal Material for Rooftop Stairway Enclosure at New Delta Toronto Hotel in Ontario, Canada by Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

Situated in the heart of the city and overlooking Lake Ontario, the new Delta Toronto Hotel is a contemporary and convenient hub for out-of-town guests – not to mention, a new city landmark. Its 46-story glass tower adds a sleek accent to the Toronto skyline. To complement the hotel’s tower, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects specified Banker Wire mesh for the hotel’s adjoining rooftop parking garage stairway enclosure.

Image Courtesy © Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects

Image Courtesy © Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects

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BLANC. SHOWROOM L’ANTIC COLONIAL, GRUPO PORCELANOSA in VILLAREAL, CASTELLÓN by FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS

A large format stereotomy states all benefits of natural stone.

Two kinds of white marble with slightly greyish seams and three kinds of finishings to them. Polished, brush hammered and sandblasted, they supply altogether a range of ten different textures in a space full with contrasts even within its continuity.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: BLANC. SHOWROOM L’ANTIC COLONIAL, GRUPO PORCELANOSA
  • Location: VILLAREAL, CASTELLÓN
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Collaborators: Ángel Fito | Architect, Adrián Mora | Architect, Maria Masià | Architect
  • Client: Porcelanosa Group | L’Antic Colonial | Mauricio Inglada
  • Built Area: 29,00 m2

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“Café in the garden” in Saraburi, Thailand by IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.) 

With the owner’s love of gardens and trees, IF proposed this IT’S SARA café as a place where people could experience the permeation between the indoor and the outdoor space.

Image Courtesy © KetsireeWongwan

Image Courtesy © KetsireeWongwan

  • Architects: IF (Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.)
  • Project: Café in the garden
  • Location: Nongkhae, Saraburi, Thailand
  • Photography: KetsireeWongwan
  • Owner: PimpakaWongmanasuk
  • Lighting designer: KullakalnGururatana
  • Structural engineer:  Basic design co.,ltd.
  • Electrical engineer: Site 83 engineering studio
  • Sanitary engineer: Site 83 engineering studio
  • Main contractor: SE Surasak engineering (more…)

Vintage clothing store – BANKARA – in Saitama, Japan by studio201architects

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: studio201architects

This project is about renewing a wooden single floor house from the 1940s into a vintage clothing store.

This takes place in a place 5min from the Omiya Station in Saitama city, Saitama Prefecture.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa / OFP

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa / OFP

  • Architects: studio201architects
  • Project: Vintage clothing store -BANKARA- 
  • Location: 2-124, Miyacho, Omiya-ku Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan 
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa / OFP
  • Construction: Asanuma builders
  • Floor area: 93.70m2
  • Completion: 06/2014

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317 SOCIAL HOUSING IN LOMA DE COLMENAR. CEUTA , Spain by SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source:  SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

Given the uniqueness of the initiative designed to provide subsidised housing based on an attitude that is contemporary and sensitive to current social trends, a comprehensive strategy has been adopted based on an interpretation of the PLACE and typological research based on improving living conditions and processes in order to give rise to quality housing that is sustainable and adapted to the various considerations that influence the construction of the architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

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