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Gerês House in Vieira do Minho, Portugal by CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design 

Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable to small landslides, which determined its demolition and the relocation of the new construction.

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

  • Architects: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design
  • Project: Gerês House
  • Location: Vieira do Minho, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo CarvalhoAraújo
  • Team: José Manuel CarvalhoAraújo, Joel Moniz, Leandro Silva, Ana Vilar, André Torres, Mafalda Santiago, Sandra Ferreira
  • Client: José Maria Marques Ferreira
  • Consultants:
    • Landscape: JoãoBicho e Joana Carneiro, ArquitectosPaisagistas, Lda. (JBJC)
    • Structures: Metaloviana – Metalúrgica de Viana, S.A.
    • Electrical: LAM, Lda
    • Communications: LAM, Lda
    • Energic certification: GASAIR
    • Accoustics: VAGAENG
  • Contractor: PEDRALBET
  • Date: 2013 – 2015

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Summer Theatre in Szczecin, Poland by Flanagan Lawrence Architects

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Flanagan Lawrence Architects 

The brief called for design proposals to maximise the flexibility of the 1976-designed theatre for a variety of performances on the stage, and to add a new roof to enclose both the stage and the audience. The underside of the roof, which covers the stage and front of auditorium, will enhance and project the natural acoustic for orchestral events.

Image Courtesy © Flanagan Lawrence Architects

Image Courtesy © Flanagan Lawrence Architects

  • Architects: Flanagan Lawrence Architects 
  • Project: Summer Theatre
  • Location: Kasprowicza Park, Szczecin, Poland
  • Client: The City of Szczecin (Gmina Miasto Szczecin)
  • Acoustics: Arup
  • Structural Engineers: Expedition
  • Area of site: 16659 sq m
  • Expected completion date: 2018
  • Cost: 12million Polish zloty (zł) (Circa £2.4m)

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Three courtyard house in Pinheiros de Azeitao, Portugal by Extrastudio

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Extrastudio

The house is located in a small village 25km south of Lisbon, within a natural park whose name Azeitao, derives from Arabic, Az-zeitum – the olive grove. Predominantly a rural region, the area has a hot climate, perfect for the production of wine and olive oil. The clients, a couple of agronomists with two children, inherited a long, narrow plot in the middle of the village and decided to move from their apartment, looking for a different way of living.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: Extrastudio
  • Project: Three courtyard house
  • Location: Pinheiros de Azeitao, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Architecture Team: Joao Caldeira Ferrao, Joao Costa Ribeiro, Madalena Atouguia, Daniela Freire, Rui Jesus, Anna Cañadell Mañé, Sonia Oliveira, Maria Joao Oliveira
  • Landscape architecture: Oficina dos Jardins
  • Construction: PF Construções
  • Consultants: PRPC (structural engineering), Ohmsor (MEP engineering, building physics, acoustics and gas)
  • Program: single family house, 406m2
  • Year: 2009-2015
  • Budget: € 225.000

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Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands by Tinker imagineers

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Tinker imagineers

Visiting a hospital is quite an experience. To comfort and distract the young patients visiting the new Juliana Children’s hospital in The Hague (NL), five little buddies pop up all around the hospital to distract the children (and their parents), to make them laugh or provide information.

Image Courtesy © Fred Ernst

Image Courtesy © Fred Ernst

  • Architects: Tinker imagineers
  • Project: Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Photography: Fred Ernst, Wim Verbeek, Michael van Oosten, Michael Kieviets

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House#01 in Vigevano, Italy by Andrea rubini architetto

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: Andrea rubini architetto 

Project house#01 is the result of a 80 square meter apartment (end 1950s) renovation in Vigevano.

I tried merging different cultures, from the love for designers AG Fronzoni and Prouvè on the one hand and my wife’s Scandinavian influence on the other. The outcome is a mix of contemporary elements – tied to our chronological age – accompanied by items from the ’50s/60s that are linked to the age of the building we live in.

Image Courtesy © Andrea rubini architetto

Image Courtesy © Andrea rubini architetto

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2015 Daffodil Software Pvt.Ltd – Phase II in Haryana, India by Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

Daffodil is an established IT firm based in Gurgaon. Horizon Design Studio was commissioned to execute the Daffodils main office as ‘Design and Build’ procurement.

Image Courtesy © Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

Image Courtesy © Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

  • Architects: Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd
  • Project: 2015 Daffodil Software Pvt.Ltd – Phase II
  • Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India 
  • Project Cost:  INR 100 lakhs

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Hotel Mercure Bucharest City Center in Romania by ARHI GRUP

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: ARHI GRUP

Hotel Mercure Bucharest City Center is a building with a story behind. The story appeared as a design consequence and has been further used as a feature for the hotel, which is a story-telling type.

Image Courtesy © Cosmin DRAGOMIR

Image Courtesy © Cosmin DRAGOMIR

  • Architects: ARHI GRUP,  George MIHALACHE, Bogdan STOICA
  • Project: Hotel Mercure Bucharest City Center
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Photography: Cosmin DRAGOMIR
  • Structural Design: Zagaican Birou de Structuri
  • MEP Design: MC General Construct
  • General Contractor: CONARG (local Romanian company)
  • MEP Contractor: MODULEX GROUP (local Romanian company)
  • GBA: 6500 sq m
  • Year : 2015

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The Beckett House in Hampshire, UK by Adam Knibb Architects

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: Adam Knibb Architects

Following on from the success of the Bluebell Pool House (http://www.adamknibbarchitects.com/portfolio/bluebell-pool-house/) Adam Knibb Architects were approached to review and produce ideas for a whole house refurbishment and extension to the neighbouring property – The Beckett House.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: Adam Knibb Architects
  • Project: The Beckett House
  • Location: Crawley, Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Main Contractor: Winchester Builders & Decorators Ltd
  • Timber cladding supplier: English Woodlands Timber
  • Year: 2015 completion
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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SSC – Student Service Center in Düsseldorf, Germany by kadawittfeldarchitektur

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

Service center for those studying at the Heinrich Heine University, accommodating the facilities of the department of student affairs, which are used by students from all faculties.

Image Courtesy © Jens Kirchner

Image Courtesy © Jens Kirchner

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: SSC – Student Service Center
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Photography: Jens Kirchner
  • Client: BLB NRW Düsseldorf
  • Projectmanager: Dirk Zweering, Jochen Hansen
  • Built volume: GFA 4,242 m², GV 13,200 m³
  • Competition: 11/2011 – 1st Prize
  • Completion: 2012–2015

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Center of Excellence in Finance Educational Lobby in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) is an educational institution that shares knowledge and experience in banking and finance through workshops, seminars, tailored trainings, certification programs, and conferences. Their highly focused programs provide guidance for current and future tasks in reforming public finance and strengthening central banking.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

  • Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
  • Project: Center of Excellence
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Janez Marolt
  • Design coordination: Urška Zrinski, Jana Repanšek
  • Project year: 2015
  • Completion year: 2015
  • Cost: 7.000 €
  • Software used: Sketchup and AutoCad

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