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House in Kew, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

The extension is an example of responsible rationalisation of a typical suburban house which offers a stimulating environment and demonstrates environmentally sustainable design.

The project is located on a 740m2 site in Kew. The existing house whilst generously sized lacked a clear thought-out plan. The land fell 5.5m over its length and further aided to dysfunctional arrangement of spaces. The brief required a rearrangement of spaces to better cater for the young family, relating each space to the outside world.

Image Courtesy © Rhiannon Slatter

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Kew house
  • Location: Kew, Australia
  • Photography: Rhiannon Slatter
  • Completed: early 2011
  • Land size: 738m2
  • Total build size:  230m2, (grd 170m2, 1st floor 60m2)
  • Builder: Melpro building

HOUSE OF ROMAN CULTURE in Nîmes, France by Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Alexander YONCHEV Architecture

The project is situated in Nîmes (France), next to the ancient roman arena.

The House of Roman Culture consists of a multifunctional building, that offers various temporary and permanent exhibitions, conferences, events, workshops, libraries and many other, all of them related to roman culture and history.

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  • Architects: Alexander YONCHEV Architecture
  • Location: Nîmes, France
  • Program: Museum
  • Year: 2012

Vi Cool in Hong Kong by Concrete Architectural Associates

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

A new restaurant of Catalan chef Sergi Arola recently opened its doors in China, at the Harbour City shopping centre in Hong Kong. The renowned chef created the Vi Cool brand in addition to his Michelin star restaurants and his more contemporary restaurant Vi Roses as an expansion to his luxury venues. The new concept was developed as a restaurant where guests including Arola himself and his family and friends can enjoy the authentic Spanish cuisine in a more informal ambiance. Dining Concepts commissioned concrete to design the restaurant.

Image Courtesy © michael perini

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: Vi Cool
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Photography: michael perini
  • Project team: rob wagemans, ayca dogan, susanne schanz,  femke zumbrink,   erik van dillen.
  • General contractor: alliance engineers  ltd.
  • Fixed furniture: alliance engineers  ltd.
  • Loose furniture: thicas furniture
  • Lighting: wellfound ltd.
  • Metal constructions: alliance engineers  ltd.
  • Total area: 190 m2
  • Date: 19 october 2012


  • Floor: end grain wood,  black granite
  • Walls: hand-made tiles
  • Cabinets: raw steel
  • Tables: end grain wood, white marble

ASIAIN HALL CEMETERY EXTENSION in Navarre, Spain by Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

The Town council of Asiain, a small community located in the municipality of Olza, proposed a simple program when decided to build an extension for the old cemetery. An open air area containing the burial niches and a side construction with the autopsy room and a storage unit.

The limited dimensions of the cemetery and the inexistence of a covered space to provide shade and shelter from the harshness of weather, encouraged to transform the new access into a small pavilion. A prismatic volume, link between the old and the new area, not only used as a roofed platform but also as a module containing the indoor program.

Image Courtesy © Berta Buzunariz

  • Architects: Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto
  • Location: Navarre, Spain
  • Photography: Berta Buzunariz
  • Promoter: COUNCIL ASIAIN
  • Author: ANDREW ESPARZA IÑIGO Architect
  • Contributors: Jesus Gutierrez Architect Corera
  • Engineering Projects:  Engineering Proinalsa
  • Project manager: Iñigo Architect Andres Esparza
  • Software used: Autocad 2013

46 North Avenue in Leichhardt, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Rolf Ockert Design 

The site is located in a heritage conservation area that is fiercly protected by Leichhardt council. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West Sydney that are still largely original in their streetscape, any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial and impossible.

Being only about 100m2 in size, the existing free-standing house was far too small for its intended use as a home for a young family with children. The only way to accommodate the intended brief was to build a two storey addition, something that did not exist in the area.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Ockert Design

  • Architects: Rolf Ockert Design
  • Project: 46 North Avenue
  • Location: Leichhardt, Australia

ZING PR in Surry Hills, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Rolf Ockert Design

Design Statement

Our practice was approached by a client interested in purchasing a neglected warehouse in a run down but up-and-coming area of Surry Hills, south of Sydney’s CBD, to accommodate a growing PR company. Following an inspection and a quick concept design the client decided to purchase the property and commission ROD for the fitout.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Ockert Design

L’Atelier in Normandy, France by AAVP Architecture

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: AAVP Architecture

In the town centre, close to the Place d’Armes, the town of Gournay-en-Bray has just completed a cultural centre which houses a multimedia library and cultural activities. This new centre is built on the site formerly occupied by the Damau factory.

The “Workshop” (a reference to the old Damau factory workshops) meets two major challenges: building a contemporary structure at the back of the plot by redefining the relationship with its natural environment (gardens, alleys, neighbouring stone walls) and surrounding structures (noble styles, traditional shelters, buildings with character) ensuring the new structure is readable in relation to existing buildings by framing the views from the main and secondary entrances.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: AAVP Architecture
  • Project: L’Atelier
  • Location: Normandy, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Spaces for cultural activities: multimedia library, music and dance school
  • Contractor: Ville de Gournay-en-Bray (76)
  • Project management: AAVP, Vincent Parreira, architect Marie Brodin, project manager, AAVP Architecture mandataire, Camebat, Gilles Pasquier, economist, Beton Ingenierie – BET structures, fluides, SSI, OPC, William Wong Min, project manager Yves Lebail, driver.
  • Surface: 2 545 m² SHON 7 700 m² ground area
  • Cost of work:  5 790 000 € HT
  • Schedule opening: july 2013 competition: december 2006

OPENING OF SIBLINGSFACTORY in Brussels, Belgium by JDS architects

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: JDS architects

JDS invites you to join Siblingsfactory for the opening of their new concept store in downtown Brussels today!  We’re excited to have designed this new space in the heart of Brussels.

The store’s opening will be paired with the 100th anniversary of Le Mont Saint Michel.

Image Courtesy © JDS architects

  • Architects: JDS architects
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, 3ds max and photoshop


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: RRC STUDIO

New Town Masterplan is a new residential district included in the larger project of the development of the area of Pudong across from the city center of Shanghai. The complex of 450.000 sqm is characterized mainly by residential types surrounded by large spaces dedicated to different utilities.

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  • Architects: RRC STUDIO
  • Location: PUDONG, CHINA
  • Photography: RRC STUDIO
  • DATE: 2013
  • CLIENT: Private
  • TYPE: Urban Design, Residential, Retail
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 450.000 sqm – 4.9 milion sqft
  • DATA: 5.500 apartments

De Lemos in Viseu, Portugal by J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design S.A

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design S.A.

Answering the request for the conception and design for a Gourmet Restaurant, we developed the project with the idea of a Guesthouse, private equipment as complement of the first. The group intends to relate to the wine production, and to frame this investment in a global brand strategy, instead of an isolated act in the territory.

Image Courtesy © Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: J. M. Carvalho Araújo, Arquitectura e Design S.A
  • Project: De Lemos
  • Location: Viseu, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo Carvalho Araújo
  • Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Sandra Ferreira, Emanuel de Sousa, Ana Vilar, André Santos, Liliana Costa, Nuno Vieira, Pedro Mendes, Carlos Santos, José João Santos, Leandro Silva.
  • Client: Celso de Lemos Esteves.
  • Date: 2007 – 2012.
  • Latitude:  40º 34’ 40.8504” N
  • Longitude:  7º 58’ 51.963” W
  • Landscape: JBJC – João Bicho e Joana Carneiro, Arquitectura Paisagista, Lda.
  • Interior Architecture: Nini Andrade Silva.
  • Engineering, management and supervision: Eng.º Carlos Pires.
  • Contractor: Eduardo Oliveira Irmãos, Lda.
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