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Utive Refuge in Panama by JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture

The project sits on the hills of Utive in eastern Panama.

The basic dwelling was designed for a young couple in need of a retreat from the crowded city of Panama. We focused our efforts on creating ways of taking the most advantage of the site’s scenic potential and natural conditions. Such explorations defined the building envelope and the main section of the roof, where natural conditions impose their presence. The three sections of the façade describe the three basic functions that occur inside—living, eating and sleeping, with this last section been slightly twisted on the horizontal plane, so private functions can be isolated from the public areas. The distortion of a pure volume also suggests certain circumstances such as the direction of the contour lines and the presence of some trees.

Image Courtesy © JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture

Image Courtesy © JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture

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MFA Zichtwei in Barendrecht, The Netherlands by Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

The newly build multifunctional accommodation (MFA) Zichtwei is the closing piece of the education campus in Barendrecht (just South of Rotterdam). The term MFA is commonly used in The Netherlands for a combination of occupants sharing one multi-functional building. In the MFA Zichtwei two schools are sharing the available class rooms, a sports hall is included and a youth center occupies offices and an event space. The sports hall is daily occupied by the school and can also be used by neighborhood associations during evenings as a separate entrance is designed.

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

  • Architects: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten
  • Project: MFA Zichtwei
  • Location: Haarspitwei 9 2992 ZB Barendrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Menno Emmink
  • Software used: AutoCad and Revit
  • Client: Municipality of Barendrecht
  • Lead project architect: Siebold Nijenhuis
  • Technical detailing: Broekbakema
  • Structural engineer: Van Rossum Advisory Engineers b.v.
  • Installation advisor: Vintis installatieadviseurs
  • Contractor: WBC Bouwgroep / Bussman Winterswijk B.V
  • Surface: 2.300 m2
  • Completion: May 2016

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Lilla Alby school in Sundbyberg, Sweden by Marge Arkitekter

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Marge Arkitekter

As an addition to an existing school built in 1968 this extension has been designed to accommodate 180 students in elementary and middle school in addition to the previous 240 and provide new classrooms, staff areas, a cafeteria and a library. An important task in the layout of the whole school complex was to release as much space as possible for play and green areas in the school yard. In order to do so, the extension is divided into a slender five story brick building with a tight footprint aligned with the street, and another lighter volume that links the old and the new school building together.

Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin

Image Courtesy © Johan Fowelin

 

  • Architects: Marge Arkitekter
  • Project: Lilla Alby school
  • Location: Sundbyberg, Sweden
  • Photography: Johan Fowelin
  • Software used: MicroStation
  • Client: Sundbyberg Municipality
  • Total area of extension: ca 3400 sqm
  • Year: Completed 2015

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4 in 1 House in Murcia, Spain by Clavel Arquitectos

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Clavel Arquitectos

The 4-in-1 house is located in a quiet residential area, at the top of a leafy hill in the outskirts of the city. From an architectural point of view, it is possible to distinguish the four ways of living, after which the house is named, since they are spatially and constructively qualified:

1. The leisure experience. The basement, lighted by patios and skylights, is the scene for game and amusement. Fun starts in the car park, where see the swimming pool can be seen from a “rear window”. The pavement, made out of stained stamped concrete, solves the contact between the house and the ground. This level, in the form of a zigzagging fissure across the plot, houses the vehicle access and the car park.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos (BIS images)

Image Courtesy © David Frutos (BIS images)

  • Architects: Clavel Arquitectos (Manuel Clavel-Rojo)
  • Project: 4 in 1 House
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos (BIS images)
  • Design team: Ricardo Carcelén-González (architect), Aarón Hernández-Hernández (architect), David Hernández-Conesa (building engineer)
  • Finishing materials: Concrete, Ceramic tiles and Body-tinted stacked glass
  • Furniture: Interno
  • Built area: 1.210 m2 (+ 815 m2 of terraces and exterior landscape)
  • Completion (date): July 2013

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FONDO in Barcelona, Spain by Picharchitects

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Picharchitects 

The building is located in a dense urban area with a poor road infrastructure and practically no open spaces. The old market was demolished, as its structure was completely obsolete. The new Multifunctional Building has the aim of re-using the place in a more intensive way.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

 

  • Architects: Picharchitects 
  • Project: FONDO
  • Location: Santa Coloma De Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García

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Mediatheque in Carballo, Spain by Oscar Pedros Architects

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Oscar Pedros Architects

“Thinking on a 21th. Century library -as a friend of mine would say-, is like wondering about a book´s cemetery”. At that point, all efforts must conciliate architectonic non-variable values as sequence, promenade and staying with immateriality brought by new technologies. There is no other solution than sharing jealously material space with virtuality to avoid Carballo´s newest building ending as book warehouse.

Image Courtesy © Oscar Pedros Architects

Image Courtesy © Oscar Pedros Architects

 

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Veranda in Shanghai, China by tf Architecture + ppas

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: tf Architecture

According to an ambitious plan, the Jinshan Modern Agricultural Park, located on the southwestern outskirts of Shanghai, is being transformed into a suburban park with composite functions. Enhancement of the public space in the core area of the park is the pilot project for initiating this transformation. In the conception of design, the veranda, an essential element in traditional Chinese gardening, has been selected as the theme of the design. In the park, a veranda extending in the east–west direction links up several isolated agricultural tourism projects on the north side of the freeway. This veranda will be expanded farther westward and will pass through the eastern landscape mound to be integrated with other tourism projects towards the south via a pedestrian bridge. The landscape mound on the south side of the veranda will isolate the park from the noise and sight of the freeway, and the freeway-facing side of the park, together with the veranda, will form an extended earthscape, thereby ensuring high identifiability along the freeway line.

Image Courtesy © SHEN--PHOTO

Image Courtesy © SHEN–PHOTO

  • Architects: tf Architecture + ppas
  • Project: Veranda
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: SHEN–PHOTO
  • Client: Government of Langxia Town, Jinshan District, Shanghai, China
  • Project Architect: ZHANG Ning
  • Team: LI Zhenguo, LIU Jinpeng, LI Yi, WU Dan,TANG Ying, YUAN Jue
  • Landscape Designer: WANG Hong, WANG Pengcheng, DONG Xiaohui, Timm Lindstedt, Natalie Stricker
  • Structural Engineer: LIU Mingyuan
  • Construction Manager: YU Xunzhou

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The Regional Council of Judea District in Beit Shemesh, Israel by YBGSNA

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: YBGSNA

Our proposal for the new Regional Council of Building of the District of Judea is based on a balance between our desire to insert a modest intervention in the landscape and a need to design a public building with a substantial formal presence. The relatively large lot (almost 20 dunam) and the modest program, led us to divide the areas into three building masses: a formal “cube” at the upper road with two wings at the lower road, embracing a public plaza.

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

  • Architects: YBGSNA
  • Project: The Regional Council of Judea District
  • Location: Har Tov, Beit Shemesh, Israel
  • Client: The Regional Council of Judea District
  • Area: 29,500 m2

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PC House in Guadalajara, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

In the search to create an architectural piece that comes from innovative forms and finds -in that quest- the paths to perpetuate this condition, Ricardo Agraz and Karina Castro combine efforts and imagination. The result is [ PC ] House, a dwelling based and tailor made for a family program that takes the land as the perfect frame for doing so: it takes the river’s length for self adaptation.

And once this natural environment is tamed, the structure is used to contain it within the house, entering the backyard towards the living room and dinning room.

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos (Ricardo Agraz, Karina Castro)
  • Project: PC House
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Mito Covarrubias
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Ramirez Romero, Alberto Tacher, Sara Tamez
  • General Contractor: Sergio Pacheco Otero
  • Industrial design: Cubo 3
  • Interior design: Karina Castro
  • Land area: 4664sf/431.64m2
  • Builded area: 4799sf/436m2
  • Date:
    • Project: 2005
    • Construction: 2006

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Faber-House in Singapore by ONG & ONG

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: ONG & ONG 

Introduction

Reclining within an exclusive node in western Singapore, FABER-HOUSE looks perfectly suited to its lavish milieu – at home amongst the quaint bungalows in this cozy enclave. This bespoke residence was designed to fulfill the specific needs of the client, where their two foremost considerations were family and friends.

Image Courtesy © ONG & ONG

Image Courtesy © ONG & ONG

  • Architects: ONG & ONG
  • Project: Faber-House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Directors: Diego Molina & Maria Arango
  • Architecture Associate: Camilo Peláez & Tomas Jarmillo Valencia
  • Team Members: Julius Caramat Daguio & Lim Yan Qing

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