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Family house in Cerceda, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos 

This project starts with the commission of finishing the family house, which was already in structure phase, with the basement, the pillar structure and the structural floor built.

The plot of land, with access from the North side, has a light slope, ascending to the implantation level of the building, oriented in its main axis North-South and East-West

Image Courtesy © Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos [Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García]
  • Project: Family house in Cerceda
  • Location: Cerceda, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Renders: Tungsteno Grafismo
  • Client: Privado
  • Area: 266 m²
  • Date: 2016

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Mediterranean Restaurant in Limassol, Cyprus by HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

After the huge success the restaurant concept had in Nicosia and Larnaca, the time came for creating a similar restaurant in Limassol. The challenge here was to apply the same concept as in the other restaurants of the chain, in a space already used as a restaurant, covered with marble on the walls and wood everywhere else. We kept as much as possible, due to the fact that it was a low budget renovation, but refreshed and reused it, to match our concept. This project was in collaboration with interior designer Leonidas Leonidou.

The atmosphere of the interior daytime, Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

  • Architects: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
  • Project: Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Location: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Materials used: pvc/ acrylic glass/ wood/mouth blown glass/ marble/ ceramic tiles/ laminated floor/ sand/ shells/ led lighting

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Nivim House in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

Nivim is Goa’s first Gold rated green building certified by the IGBC – Indian Green Building Council in October 2013. It sits on a 1025 square meter property on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa. Before construction, the site had 14 fully mature trees- two jackfruit trees, one mango tree, two tamarind trees and one telful tree. The design of the house incorporates all these existing trees. Two trees in particular were located right in the center of the property and one of them rises up almost 15 meters.

Image Courtesy © Bharat Ramamrutham.

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Nivim House
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Photography: Bharat Ramamrutham.
  • Software used: sketch up

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Jiaming Maple Park in Beijing, China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The “Jiaming Maple Park” ensemble in Beijing has been completed to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The practice had been commissioned with the project by the client, Jiaming Investment. The new office ensemble, which has achieved LEED Platinum certification, comprises three compact volumes. The functional layout is based on a sustainable concept with flexibly divisible office zones that can be operated independently.

Jiaming Creative Park in Beijing, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Jiaming Maple Park
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Client: Jiaming Investment Co. Ltd.
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz
  • Project leader design: Patrick Pfleiderer, Chen Lan
  • Project leader implementation: Patrick Pfleiderer, Zhao Qinchang, Bernd Gotthardt
  • Team design: Marco Assandri, Jan Deml, Li Ling, Christoph Millotat, Wang Yan, Xie Fang, Elisabeth Gaenge, George Liang, Xu Zehua

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Coworking Papagayo. A Coruña in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The refurbishment of a municipal premises, with the objective of creating a coworking. The project idea is to design a versatile, innovative and technological space, which will be meeting point of new entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals.

This approach creates the need of an open and versatile space, which allows the free organization of the work area, makes able to distribute different zones depending on the needs of each one.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Santos – Díez

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Coworking Papagayo. A Coruña
  • Location: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Héctor Santos – Díez
  • Client: Town hall of A Coruña
  • Area: 1150 m²
  • Date: 2015

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Maunula House in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: K2S Architects 

Maunula House is the central cultural and learning hub of a neighborhood being renewed. Located next to Maunula park in the center of the neighborhood of Maunula, the building is a center of public services to local residents of all ages. The library, the youth center and the adult education center cooperate seamlessly, enabling the co-usage and a high utilization rate of the spaces.

Image Courtesy © Mika Huisman

  • Architects: K2S Architects (Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen)
  • Project: Maunula House
  • Location: Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Mika Huisman
  • Client: City of Helsinki Real Estate Department / Erja Erra, Mika Malkki
  • Design team: Jaakko West, Elina Koivisto, Tommi Terästö, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Tommi Mauno, Juho Vuolteenaho, Petri Ullakko, Matti Wäre, Tuuli Kanerva, Antti Soini
  • Interior design: K2S Architects
  • Structural design: Pontek Engineering / Kari Saarivirta
  • HVAC: Äyräväinen Engineering / Jukka Issakainen
  • Electrical: Stacon Engineering / Kalevi Hämäläinen

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Quinta da Laje in Felgueiras, Portugal by Pitagorasgroup

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: pitagorasgroup 

This is a project to restore and enlarge a single-family dwelling that was initiated in 2004 with the actual building works carrying on until 2012. The property stands on a large tract of land in a rural environment characterised by a wide variety of vegetation. The existing constructions included two volumes: an annex on the west which was practically in ruins and was used for agricultural purposes; and a house on the west attached to neighbouring buildings.

Image Courtesy © Pitagorasgroup

  • Architects: Pitagorasgroup (Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Vilhena Roque)
  • Project: Quinta da Laje
  • Location: Felgueiras, Portugal
  • Partner In Charge: Manuel Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators: Marlene Sousa, Hélio Pinto
  • Area: 550m2
  • Design Year: 2004/2006
  • Completion Date: 2012

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Clock House Gardens in Welwyn, England by Stockwool

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Stockwool 

Clock House Gardens has transformed a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes on a key gateway site into Welwyn. The design responds to the 0.8ha site’s unique combination of urban and rural surroundings, with the A1(M) motorway to one side and dense woodland to the other.

Image Courtesy © Stockwool

  • Architects: Stockwool
  • Project: Clock House Gardens
  • Location: Welwyn, England, UK
  • Photography: Morley von Sternberg

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Czech Forestry Commission campus in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic by Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

A project designed by a team under the direction of the Brno based young architecture studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF has recently won the international competition for the new administrative centre of the Czech Forestry Commission in Hradec Králové. The winning proposal is a two-storey building on the edge of an existing forest, that uses wood extensively as construction material – as requested within the competition. The concept is based on  incorporating the forest landscape into a five-finger building to create new relations between the inside office and the outside forest landscape. A nature trail surrounding the building allows to explore the different forest ecotypes, designed by Tomas Babka and breathe.earth.collective.   

Image Courtesy © Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

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Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in Botswana by &Beyond

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: &Beyond

Completely rebuilt to combine spectacular design with exceptional wildlife adventures, &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge re-opened its doors on 1 September 2014. Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond called on leading creative teams from around the globe to achieve the dramatic transformation of the. Inspired by the unique body shape and nesting habits of African animals and birds, the lodge features a distinctive and innovative design.

Image Courtesy © andBeyond.com

  • Architects: &Beyond
  • Project: Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
  • Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Photography: andBeyond.com

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