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The City of London Freemen’s School by Hawkins\Brown

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed the first phase of a masterplan to overhaul The City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead, Surrey.
The works, which have been shortlisted for an RIBA South East 2015 Award, comprise a new boarding house and dedicated music school including practice rooms and a recital hall.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Project: The City of London Freemen’s School
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
  • Structure Engineer: HOP
  • Design Stage Structural Engineer: Alan Baxter
  • Quantity Surveyor: Capita
  • CDM Coordinator: HCD
  • M&E: Max Fordham
  • Acoustics: Max Fordham
  • Planning Consultant: Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners
  • Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall

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Dickies Showroom in Parras de la Fuente, Mexico by TAAV Arquitectos

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: TAAV Arquitectos

The building is located within a manufacturing plant, in that context; it situates a testing laboratory and an exhibition space.

The design seeks to establish an emphasis between the new construction and the existing facilities. The result is a solid and sleek object that distinguishes from its spatial context by the use of a dynamic geometry.

Image Courtesy © Studio KM

Image Courtesy © Studio KM

  • Architects: TAAV Arquitectos
  • Project: Dickies Showroom
  • Location: Parras de la Fuente, Mexico
  • Photography: Studio KM
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Arlantis, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Design Team: Aldo Villarreal, Mario Flores, Antonio Flores, Alfredo Lopez, Julio Ramirez
  • Construction: Constructora CONCRETA
  • Area: 110 square meters
  • Project Year: 2014

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50 Housing units in Limeil-Brevannes, France by BRUTHER

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: BRUTHER

The problem in the understanding of in-habitation is that it is perceived as purely utilitarian. Perceiving it as such, is to deny it of all the structural aspects it has on one’s perception and thus on one’s way of thinking. In redefining the habitat and in admitting its competitive part, one realizes that it is closely related to aesthetics. In that sense, inhabiting would contain an essential aesthetic approach. However, the question is how one can think habitation beyond its purely functional use, and instead seeing it as contemplative and thus as aesthetic? Wouldn’t it be denying its primary function of shelter and protection? In what way could inhabiting and dwelling, as a retreat from the world, be a space for reflection and contemplation of the exterior, and even be understood as privileged space?

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: BRUTHER
  • Project: 50 Housing units _ Limeil-Brevannes
  • Location: Limeil-Brévannes, France
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Head designer: Bruther
  • Partenaires: Evp, Michel Forgue, Cferm
  • Client: Batigère
  • Size qm: 4 000
  • Invited competition: 2013
  • Completion: 2013

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THE WATERFRONT in Stavanger, Norway by AART architects

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: AART architects

AART architects reveal the first building phase of the Waterfront development – one of the largest wooden residential developments in Europe. Located on the edge of Stavanger harbor front, the 19,500 m2 development transforms the former industrial area into a recreational part of town.

Image Courtesy © AART architects

Image Courtesy © AART architects

  • Architects: AART architects
  • Project: THE WATERFRONT
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Client:Kruse-Smith (developer), Stavanger 2008 and NAL|NABU (original contracting authority)
  • Size: 19,500 m2
  • Status: The first building phase was completed in June 2014, The second phase building will be completed in 2015

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SUMMERHOUSE IN RÍO BLANCO, Veracruz by Estudio Carme Pinós

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: Estudio Carme Pinós

The project consists of a small summerhouse with spectacular views located near an equestrian club.

We wanted the summerhouse to open to the views and its surroundings, while at the same time providing it with an image of solidity, in harmony with the stone walls which can be found in the area.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó

Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó

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Jordan Road Restaurant & Bar in Hong Kong, China by CAA

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: CAA

This is a whole set brand space design for a chain. CAA brand team , is leading the design from brand strategy , ideas to supervision on the construction. The whole idea originates from traditional Chinese “bamboo weaving” elements combine with western “Arch” structure. Implementing modulization to realize it. Now it’s presenting Eastern Nostalgia experience and post-modernism.

Image Courtesy © CAA

Image Courtesy © CAA

  • Architects: CAA
  • Project: Jordan Road Restaurant & Bar
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Creative Director: Liu Haowei
  • Brand Strategy: CAA Brand Team
  • Project Type: Catering Brand
  • Project Area: 400㎡
  • Design Date:10/2014
  • Completion Date: 02/2015

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HARFANG-DES-NEIGES PRIMARY SCHOOL in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Located in the center of the town Stoneham, surrounded by a mountainous and wooden environment, the new pavilion of the elementary school of Stoneham-Tewkesbury is built near the existing one. The new school can accommodate an extra of 240 students in order to fill the growing needs of the municipality. The Municipality’s expansion is caused by the arrival of young families in the new residential developments. The pavilion regroups fourteen classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, a computer laboratory, a daycare and all the services related to maximize the development and the global learning of the children.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture
  • Project: HARFANG-DES-NEIGES PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • Location: Stoneham, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau + Dave Tremblay
  • Software used: FormZ and AutoCad
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
  • Structural / Civil: WSP Group
  • Mechanical /Electrical: Genecor inc.
  • Contractor: Constructions Béland-Lapointe inc.
  • Project Area: 30 730 pi2 | 12 855 m2
  • Budget: 6,5 M$ | CAN

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Circle House in Tsukuba, Japan by Kichi Architectural Design

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: Kichi Architectural Design

The façade creates the image of three overlapping circles rising up from the expansive lawn. A refreshing energy seems to ripple outward across the lawn. The interior blends a tatami-floored Japanese space with a modern-vintage space. The white walls surrounding the indoor space maintains privacy while allowing for plenty of sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Ippei Shinzawa

Image Courtesy © Ippei Shinzawa

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“AVEK – House in a garden park” in Belgium by DEVOLDERarchitecten

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: DEVOLDERarchitecten

House in a garden park:

A modern dwelling in a garden park in the middle of a city in Belgium: The house gradually appears as the visitor approaches over a winding path through a park filled with old trees. In the end, a particularly harmonious white volume reveals itself.

Image Courtesy © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

Image Courtesy © At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

  • Architects: DEVOLDERarchitecten
  • Project: AVEK – House in a garden park
  • Location: Belgium, South-West-Flanders area
  • Photography: At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati
  • Collaborators: Structural Engineering: COBE consultants building & engineering
  • Year: 2011 – 2012

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Hawthorn House in Victoria, Australian by Pleysier Perkins

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Pleysier Perkins

Accommodating the slope of the site as a terraced floor plan and landscape, this 5 bedroom family home extends around a central courtyard soccer pitch and pool. Strong horizontal canopies combine with a vertical split faced concrete core to create a home combining intimacy, volume and sheltered openness.

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford & Earl Carter

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford & Earl Carter

  • Architects: Pleysier Perkins
  • Project: Hawthorn House
  • Location: Hawthon, Victoria, Australian
  • Photography: Hilary Bradford & Earl Carter
  • Completed:2010

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