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Quinta H in Madeira, Portugal by Dirk Mayer Architects

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Article source: Dirk Mayer Architects

This renovation and extension of an old stone house on Madeira Island has been designed ecologically, changing the existing building only minimally and using sustainable materials for the extension.

To stop humidity in the walls in contact with the earth behind the house, a new wall was built at a little distance, creating small patios behind the house bring natural light and ventilation to the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Mayer Architects

Image Courtesy © Dirk Mayer Architects

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Bienenhaus #3 in Canale d’Agordo, Italy by archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Article source: archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

Introduction

I have always seen in the community life of bees an urban instruction; something that is very close to the motto \”unity is strength\”.
A Bienenhaus is also this: a macro-structure can accommodate more living cells.
The teaching must have come from the comb itself in those early beekeepers who decided to protect their hives in these small buildings.

Image Courtesy © archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell'Olivo architetto

Image Courtesy © archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

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Slice in Haugesund, Norway by Saunders Architecture

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Saunders Architecture

As a consequence of the global economic recession and increase of centralization, architects worldwide take on the challenge of designing small houses. The design ideas are often proportionally inverted by the sizes.

Image Courtesy © Saunders Architecture

Image Courtesy © Saunders Architecture

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Slice
  • Location: Haugesund, Norway
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Team of architects: Todd Saunders, Attila Béres, Adam Siemaszkiewicz
  • Client: Steinar Jørgensen
  • Size: 15 m²
  • Status: Completed 2014

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Casa Decor 2015 – KAZUO Suite in Madrid, Spain by Egue y Seta

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Egue y Seta 

KAZUO Suite

If dreaming is like traveling, why do we have to come back home at dusk? With their latest promotional space for 2015´s edition of Casa Décor, Kazuo Suite, the Spanish interior architecture studio Egue y Seta want to give us the chance to keep on traveling after sleep, to offer the opportunity of going to bed in the middle of garden blossoming under dark inked oriental strokes, and a place to commence each and every day amidst vegetal reflections of a somehow “Shinto” calling. This is a space that poses a fluid, cyclic and infinite circulation path, around premises that host our most private moments; a room where intimacy is shared with nature, where the outdoors invades the very heart of the built environment and a realm where light travels unceasingly through transparencies and mirrors up until the moment, when we decide to, once again, close our eyes for the night.

Image Courtesy © NACHO

Image Courtesy © NACHO

  • Architects: Egue y Seta 
  • Project: Casa Decor 2015 – KAZUO Suite
  • Location: Calle de la Palma, nº 10, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: VICUGO FOTO, NACHO
  • Designers: Daniel Pérez + Felipe Araujo
  • Collaborators: Szymon Keller, Gaia Trotta, Aina Sellés, Mafe Guerra y Covadonga Díaz
  • ClientCasa Decor
  • Area: 75,70m2
  • Completed date: 2015

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“Cabin at Femunden” in Norway by Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS

The project is located on the shores of the lake Femunden, half an hour’s drive south of the World Heritage Site mining town Røros. The site lies right on the edge of Femundsmarka National Park, which is part of the largest continuous wilderness areas in Southern Scandinavia.

Image Courtesy © Tom Gustavsen

Image Courtesy © Tom Gustavsen

  • Architects: Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Cabin at Femunden
  • Location: Femunden, Norway
  • Photography: Tom Gustavsen
  • Design team: Aslak Krogness Haanshuus
  • Contractor: Martin Røsand and Kasper Ødegaard
  • Furnishings: Stein Haanshuus and Niels Moer
  • Main materials: Local timber of pine, doors and windows from Velfac.
  • Area: 85 sqm
  • Year: 2015 (more…)

Dune House in Terschelling, Netherlands by Marc Koehler Architects

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Marc Koehler Architects

The Dune House, half-sunk into the dunes on the northern coast of the island of Terschelling, rises over the landscape and looks over the dunes providing a breath-taking view of the North Sea.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Marc Koehler Architects
  • Project: Dune House
  • Location: Terschelling, Netherlands
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Public park by DRAFTARCH

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: DRAFTARCH

Parco di Piantonia overlooks the valley of the Sporzana stream. Friedrich’s “Wanderer” observes the landscape in a sea of fog. The form of the design uses the relationship between the landscape and the existing trees: the path provides structure and divides up the green space, as far up as the viewpoint. A service block indicates the entrance announcing the route, while the rest areas lie alongside the path, complementing it. A route, a place to socialise, for children to play…

Image Courtesy © DRAFTARCH

Image Courtesy © DRAFTARCH

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Gisors Louise Michel and Louis Aragon high schools in France by archi5

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: archi5

The purpose here is to give a high school consistent with the city of Gisors. An institution rooted in a city of human scale and rich historical references. A city which kept his medieval past and his contemporary rural environment.

Historically the two high schools are adjacent, now closely linked by the administration and running, it is time to unite Louise Michel and Louis Aragon high schools.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: archi5
  • Project: Gisors Louise Michel and Louis Aragon high schools
  • Location: Gisors, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Program: Rehabilitation and extension of the high schools. Restaurant, student housings, sports hall.
  • Environmental specifications: Low consumption building B Class
  • Egis Centre ouest: Economist, engineer, structure, fluid, acoustic deisgner
  • Kitchen engineer: BBN Conseils
  • Surface: 19 150 m² refurbished. 6 400 m² of new buildings
  • Cost: 24 451 497 € Excl. Tax.
  • Timetable: Competition prize winner july 2010 – Completion 2015

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72 Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real, Spain by Luis Rojo, architect

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Luis Rojo, architect 

This is a public housing project of 74 units in Ciudad Real, on one of the new development areas of the city, near where the ring road will be constructed and, therefore, at its boundary. The project is confronted to the suburban and unformed landscape that surrounds the city, half agricultural half urban.

Image Courtesy © Luis Rojo, architect

Image Courtesy © Luis Rojo, architect

  • Architects: Luis Rojo, architect
  • Project: Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real
  • Location: Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Quality Control: Control Técnico y Prevención de Riesgos (CPV) 
  • Construction Company: Juan Ramírez Proyectos y Construcciones (JRC)
  • Competition: Public competition. First Award
  • Construction: 
    • Initiated: April 2007
    • Finalized: December 2009
  • Collaborations:
    • Competition:: Santiago Buraglía, Irene Hwang, architects; Alfonso Gómez Gaite, structural engineer; Rafael Úrculo, environmental control engineer
    • Design development: Santiago Buraglía, José Manuel Garrido Molina
    • Site: Sander Laheij, Itziar Vinagre, Marcia  Neto Oliveira; Alfonso Gómez Gaite, structural engineer; Rafael Úrculo, environmental control engineer

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Al Zorah Pavilion in Ajman, UAE by Annabel Karim Kassar (Annaka Fzco)

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Annabel Karim Kassar (Annaka Fzco) 

Al Zorah pavilion in Ajman is a landmark, it is the first project to be implemented on site, as part of the city’s redevelopment. The structure is a 4 500 Msq multifunctional center dedicated to Administration, Culture and Entertainment overlooking the mangrove of Ajman.

Image Courtesy © Tony Elieh

Image Courtesy © Tony Elieh

  • Architects: Annabel Karim Kassar (ANNAKA fzco)
  • Project: Al Zorah Pavilion
  • Location: Ajman, UAE
  • Photography: Tony Elieh
  • Project architect:  Rabih Zeidan
  • Collaborators: Walid Hamze, Nehmat Alameh, Violaine Jeantet, Jean Sfeir
  • Area: 4,500 m2
  • Footprint: 45x45m
  • Height from mangrove side: 14m
  • Completion: Early 2014

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