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600 Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: 600 Collins Street
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Visualizations: VA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
  • ZHA Project Architect: Juan Camilo Mogollon
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Robert Bird Group
  • Building Services Engineering and Sustainability: ADP Consulting
  • Planning Consultant: URBIS
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: PLP
  • Acoustics: Acoustic Logic

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Vaudeville Court in London, England by Levitt Bernstein

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Levitt Bernstein

Concept

Levitt Bernstein have completed a high density, sustainable, affordable housing project in Islington, London based around the concept of ‘productive landscapes.’ All homes are designed to meet London Housing Design Guide, Lifetime Homes and the Borough’s own detailed accessibility standards. A large ground floor, fully accessible wheelchair user apartment has also been carefully designed as an exemplar wheelchair user dwelling.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Levitt Bernstein
  • Project: Vaudeville Court
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Design team: Jo McCafferty (Director), Lotta Nyman (Associate Director), Tom Ginnett (Landscape Architect), Andy Jobling (CDMC)
  • Client: LB Islington
  • Services engineer: Aecom
  • Structural and civil engineer: Campbell Reith, Aecom
  • Planning consultant: HTA
  • Ecology consultant: Greenlink Ecology
  • Daylight consultant: Waterslade
  • Acoustic consultant: AIRO
  • Code/SAP assessor: Stromo
  • Construction value: £2.2m
  • Completion: 2015

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Løkken Central Library in Denmark by Rosan Bosch Studio

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio

In the small seaside town Løkken children and adults splash around in waves of play and creativity after the local library opened its doors to a new innovative library designed by Rosan Bosch Studio. The Library Board wanted to challenge and inspire children and adults to play, learn and be creative in new and imaginative ways. Ambitions that have guided the development of an innovative library design, with a specific focus on new and differentiated learning zones in a physical learning environment that supports different ways of learning and working with strategic content curation.

Image Courtesy © Rosan Bosch Studio

Image Courtesy © Rosan Bosch Studio

  • Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio
  • Project: Løkken Central Library
  • Location: Løkken, Denmark
  • Client: Hjørring Bibliotekerne
  • Scope: 350m2
  • Year: 2016

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Sant Mori Pergola in Alt Empordà, Spain by Mesura

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Mesura

A couple, a traditional house in the Empordà and one dream.

Houses should evolve along with its user. Ana María and Manuel, our clients, made the decision of spending as much time as possible in their summerhouse in Sant Mori. Located between Figueres and Girona, Sant Mori is a rural village with irregular geometry, which offers a characteristic Mediterranean landscape scenery to its inhabitants, bounded by long fields and forests.

Image Courtesy © Salva López

Image Courtesy © Salva López

  • Architects: Mesura
  • Project: Sant Mori Pergola
  • Location: C/ Bonaire 11 17467 Sant Mori, Alt Empordà, Spain
  • Photography: Salva López 
  • Software used: ARCHICAD
  • Construction company: Construction and repair the Yazidi sl
  • Pem: € 63,957.17

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Periscope Tower in Seinäjoki, FInland by OOPEAA

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer ina dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoythe views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into thesurrounding landscape from the viewing deck, or simply stay on the ground and get the view through the periscope mirror.Made entirely of wood, the building is composed of an inner core of cross laminated timber (CLT) and an external wooden frame that serves as a load bearing structure. The inner core made of CLT forms the frame for an extra large periscope with stairs circling around it. When taking the stairs up or down one can experience a rich range of different views framed by the various openings cut into the structure.

 Image Courtesy © Anssi Lassila

Image Courtesy © Anssi Lassila

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Periscope Tower
  • Location: Seinäjoki, FInland
  • Photography: Anssi Lassila
  • Client: City Of Seinäjoki
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect: Kazunori Yamaguchi
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Anne Kaivo – oja
  • Size: 35 m²
  • Year: 2014 – 2016

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Libertad street House in Montevideo, Uruguay by Arquitectos Pedro Livni + Karin Bia

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Federico Cairoli

Starting with the aforementioned demands and the conviction of designing an urban house, two ideas relative to the spatial organization prevailed above the rest.

The first consisted of appealing to the horizontal dimension: this was materialized through the configuration of the living spaces in an open plan set at street level. In this manner it established a link and an uninterrupted prolongation of the interiority and domestic uses onto the exterior spaces. Continuity only mediated and protected from the street noise by green spaces. This was achieved with the application of diverse mobile walls which with their hiding and different configurations enable the spatial performance.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: Arquitectos Pedro Livni + Karin Bia
  • Project: Libertad street House
  • Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Contributors:
    • Project: Architect Adirah Mautner
    • Structural calculations : Engineer Alberto Catany
    • Views : Arquitecta Victoria Martin
    • Maqueta: Federico Lapeyre
  • Date: September 2012 – March 2014

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MD House in Montevideo, Uruguay by Pedro Livni Arquitecto

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Federico Cairoli

It’s a single family home located on a corner lot that occupies the interior of a small pre-existing warehouse, which previously accommodated a weaving workshop. The warehouse in its severity and introversion is utilized as protection from a very proximate urbanity.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

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HarbourLoop in Hong Kong, China by Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Lead 8 architecture and design studio 

Multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 – a team with a passion for creating liveable cities, have developed the HarbourLoop, a vision to transform the Hong Kong waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre urban cycle, running and walking network.

HarbourLoop will be Hong Kong’s first mobility network prioritising zero emission modes of transit, connecting Hong Kong to Kowloon in a continuous loop. The route exploits the legacy of the city’s world famous Victoria Harbour.

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

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Educational Centrality Montecarlo in Antioquia, Colombia by Edu Design Workshop

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Edu Design Workshop

Transformation of Medellin, education and culture have been the main platform for true social changes, where physical infrastructures are essential in the inclusion of quality policies in areas where state hasn’t been before and low levels of human development are common. These spaces are operated from Educational Ministry and Citizen Culture, seeking mainly to improve the education quality to reduce dropout and repetition rates in early grades in elementary school. This project it’s about how to contribute to citizen encounter, integrating these infrastructures to the city, to its inhabitants and the recovery of public space.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango

  • Architects: Edu Design Workshop
  • Project: Educational Centrality Montecarlo
  • Location: carrera 36 No. 85B -77, Manrique 6.278231, -75.546456, Colombia
  • Photography: Alejandro Arango
  • Software used: Autocad, sketchup, Photoshop
  • Client: Municipality of Medellin – Secretary of Education and Culture
  • Design: Urban Development Enterprise EDU – Medellin – Design Workshop
  • Investment: $ 11.376’000.000 COP – $ 3’703.697 USD
  • Built area: 5,122 m²
  • Free and Recreation Area: 3,463 m²
  • Public space Area: 1,198 m²
  • Date: 2012

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CRN House in Wallis, Switzerland by Alp’ Architecture sàrl​

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Alp’ Architecture sàrl​

Built on the fringe of the village of Vollèges, Wallis, Switzerland, this house benefits an amazing view on the valley of Entremont.

The living spaces are all located on the ground floor and the and the living room has a double height under the apparent framework. A car-port and the technical room are located outside of the main volume to maximize the usable space. The rooms and a mezzanine with a balcony on the living are located on the first floor. Three terraces, all offering various qualities of space and sunshine allow to offer outside extensions to all the common spaces.

Image Courtesy © Christophe voisin

Image Courtesy © Christophe voisin

  • Architects: Alp’ Architecture sàrl​ (Laurent Berset, Sacha Martin, Romain Pellissier)
  • Project: CRN House
  • Location: Vollèges, Wallis, Switzerland
  • Photography: Christophe voisin 
  • Engineers: Philippe Bruchez Ingénieur EPF / SIA | Stéphane Pellissier
  • Surfaces: 140 m2 | 550 m3
  • Year: 2014-2015

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