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The Nordelec penthouses in Montreal, Canada by Lemay + CHA and Huma Design

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: v2com-newswire.com (or Condos Nordelec)

Nordelec Developments (Phase I) unveils its three-level penthouses that will be turned over to their owners in November 2014. Designed by the Cardinal Hardy architectural firm and whose model penthouse is decorated by HUMA Design, these residences that vary between approximately 953 and 1,951 sq. ft. are Nordelec’s jewel, a dazzling reminder of the industrial legacy of Pointe St-Charles in southwest Montreal. Starting Oct. 25th, 2014, interested buyers will be able to visit a fully furnished model penthouse.

Image Courtesy © HUMÀ Design

Image Courtesy © Nordelec

  • Architects: Lemay + CHA
  • Interior Design: HUMA Design
  • Project: The Nordelec Penthouses
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Year of construction of the building: 1913.
  • Year of construction of the penthouses: 2014.
  • Number of penthouses: 36.
  • Surface area: up to 1,951 sq. ft. for three bedroom units.
  • Ceilings: up to 17 feet in certain areas.
  • Starting price of two bedrooms units: $442,000.
  • Starting price of three bedroom units: $904,000.
  • Available: November 2014.
  • Promoter: Nordelec Developments (Phase I) Inc.

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Mulini Beach in Rovinj, Croatia by Studio 3LHD

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: Studio 3LHD

Mulini Beach is located in an attractive area of Rovinj, on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade, in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park and green forest protective areas.
It is an extension of the city’s public area and the promenade whose primary function is to connect the city of Rovinj and park Punta Corrente.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Studio 3LHD
  • Project: Mulini Beach
  • Location: Rovinj, Croatia
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Project number: P171
  • Site (m2): 13515
  • Level (m): 3.4 
  • Client: Maistra d.d.

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House N in Gifu, Japan by Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source:  Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office

The site where the client grew up is the rice paddies away a little from the urban areas, It is a region that is wooden houses built sparsely. It is a place where old-fashioned landscape of Japan remains. Client demand is to be able to support the number of people even changed, and spaciously place. And it had room on the size of the site, the plan is a unique, such as spread around in one stroke. The house has a space that can be both as felt like a one-room, and as felt between the room be connected to all generous. If the number of family members is few, it can be used as a living whole. If the number of family members is often, can be used as a private room by partitioning large door or accordion curtain. In addition, small garden has been made by the plan has been uneven, a lot of windows are opened to the long outer wall in various directions, therefore, garden, countryside, into the sky and mountains, feel the spread. Each of which people is spent in their own way in the plaza. I aimed to make a such an open space.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office
  • Project: House N
  • Location: Gifu, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Collaborators: KaNeKo Structural Engineers
  • Date of completion:  2014
  • Area: 114.86m2

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Official opening of the new Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Canada by Schmidt hammer lassen architects

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: Schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects´ first built library in Canada, the Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Alberta, has officially opened. The 1,500 square metre library, which was won in 2010 with local Marshall Tittemore Architects, provides the Highlands’ community with a distinctive landmark which underlines that this new creative centre for learning is open and accessible.

Image Courtesy © Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.

  • Architects: Schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Project: Official opening of the new Highlands Branch Library
  • Location: Edmonton, Canada
  • Photography: Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.
  • Architect team: Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Client: Edmonton Public Library City of Edmonton
  • Area: 1,500 m2
  • Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen, Smith + Andersen, Hemisphere Engineering, ISL Engineering Ltd
  • Landscape architect: Dialog
  • Sustainability: Targeting a LEED Silver certification

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Vasas Sports Hall Facade Competition Entry in Budapest, Hungary by A4 Studio Ltd.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: A4 Studio Ltd.

Designed by A4 Studio, their design proposal for the new facade for the Budapest Vasas Sports club, one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Hungary, won the realistic dream project award in the Trimo Architectural Awards competition. The novelty of the planned façade is the plasticity of the manner in which the sports figures are represented. The basic system: the embossed Art Me TRIMO laminated panel. It souter appearance incorporates one single simulated gold metal surface (with varying hues of gold), a reference to the previous sports successes of the club. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

Image Courtesy © A4 Studio Ltd.

  • Architects: A4 Studio Ltd.
  • Project: Vasas Sports Hall Facade
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Design Team: Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
  • Area: 1200 m2
  • Year: 2012

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Casa Lofoten – “The Wave” in Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The Wave-House will be situated at Ramberg-Stranden in Lofoten, Norway.  At this particular site the coast is formed as a concaved bay covered with white sand. As the sandy beach is meeting the sea with exceptionally slight and curved slope the idea is based on a wave that rises in curve creating the house.

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Casa Lofoten – “The Wave”
  • Location: Stranden, Lofoten, Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCad  and Artlantis Studio render
  • Stories: 1 floor
  • Consultants: Not decidet yet
  • Structural system: Not decided yet
  • Major materials: White concrete either as construction or as cover
  • Site area: 1.300 m2
  • Footprint area: 224,0 m2
  • Total floor area: 178,0 m2
  • Design: 2014-2015
  • Construction: 2015-2016

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Bates Smart Studio in Sydney, Australia

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Bates smart

Architects and interior designers are amongst the biggest supporters of lighting design. They have a clear understanding of how lighting can enhance a space they have created. They also appreciate the consequences of poor lighting.

And so it was when award winning lighting consultancy PointOfView was briefed by architects Bates Smart to light their new Sydney Studio located in a 1940’s built, art deco designed, former offices of the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.

Image Courtesy © PointOfView

Image Courtesy © Bates smart

  • Architects: Bates smart
  • Project: Bates Smart Studio
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia by Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

1 NATURE GATEWAY+8 WAYS TO NATURE+3 PRINCIPLES+10 MECHANISMS= NATURE’S EMBASSY

1 NATURE GATEWAY seeks to identify Sokolniki as the Gateway for Nature into the city of Moscow and as a way for people to enter nature by linking the Elk’s island natural reserve through Sokolniki’s ecological corridor.

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

Image Courtesy © Wowhaus, Groundlab, Urbanica

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Grorudparken (Grorud Park) in Oslo, Norway by LINK arkitektur

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: LINK arkitektur

Grorudparken (Grorud Park) is one of four new neighbourhood parks in Groruddalen. The park introduces facilities for athletics, play, recreation, youth programmes, social interaction, and cultural activities for the diverse local population. LINK Landskap was the project Landscape Architect, under commission from Oslo Municipality’s Department of Water and Sewage. However, several other municipal departments were also involved in the project – The Department of Recreation, The Planning Office, The Office of Cultural Heritage Management, and the District of Grorud. Planning and design work for the park began in the autumn of 2009, based on recommendations contained within the Development Control Plan for Alna Reserve (KDP Alna Miljøpark).

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Grorudparken (Grorud Park)
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski

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Residencial Sílvio Baccarelli known as ‘Heliópolis Gleba H’ in São Paulo, Brazil by Vigliecca & Associados

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Vigliecca & Associados

The housing project and urban plan Heliópolis Gleba H, in Heliópolis, one of the biggest favela in Brazil with over than 130.000 people in São Paulo, the biggest city of Latin America, is the second of Brazilian architectural firm Vigliecca & Associados at this community. The first one, called Heliópolis Gleba A (2012), became a reference to the dwellers, who asked for similar houses when a new housing development was announced. They considered the apartments’ wide service area as one of the projects highlights that contributes to quality of life.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
  • Project: Heliópolis Gleba H
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti

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