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Mulhouse in France by Paul Le Quernec

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: Paul Le Quernec

This new socio-cultural centre is part of a larger development programme in a disadvantaged area in Mulhouse. The plot allocated to the cultural centre is tight, and requires a rigorous construction which should not infringe on the new urban structure formed by the elements which are yet to come:apartments, square, park, children’s play area, etc.

Image Courtesy © 11h45

  • Architects: Paul Le Quernec
  • Project: Mulhouse
  • Location: France
  • Photography: 11h45
  • Contractor: Ville de Mulhouse, M2A
  • Project management: Paul le Quernec (architect), Fabrice Wianni & Benjamin Ringeisen (execution),
  • Surface area: 1, 250 sq. m
  • Cost of works: €2.4 M before taxes

House in Shimomaruko, Oota ward, Tokyo by atelier HAKO architects

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: atelier HAKO architects

The narrow site is located facing the small alley that people only go through almost.

Internal areas that have the different ceiling heights are stacked vertically, and are linked by spiral stair directly.

The site is located facing the small alley that people only go through almost. Facade formed by lines of the roof, eave, railings, eaves ceiling and wall made In different angles is designed to look different shapes in response to pedestrian’s position. photo © atelier flor

  • Architects: atelier HAKO architects
  • Project: House in Shimomaruko
  • Location: Oota ward, Tokyo
  • Photography: atelier flor
  • Architect: Yukinobu nanashima + Tomomi sano
  • Structural engineer: Shin’itsu hiraoka, Hiraoka structural engineers
  • Project manager: zaus co.,ltd
  • Completion: march 2012
  • Primary usage: private residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Clients: couple
  • Site area: 54.89 m2
  • Building area: 32.84 m2
  • Total floor space: 63.03 m2

House in Mayfair, England by Squire and Partners

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners approached their commission to design a private house as a crafted building, sensitive to its Mayfair Conservation Area context but with a unique contemporary presence. Sited at a junction of streets and views, and being physically linked to a listed Georgian wall at the termination of Chesterfi eld Mews facing Curzon Street, the building responds to a variety of contexts and viewpoints.

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

  • Architects: Squire and Partners
  • Project: House
  • Location: Mayfair, England
  • Client: Central Investment Properties
  • M&E: Wallace Whittle UK Ltd
  • Structure: Heyne Tillett Steel
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Hunt
  • Planning Consultant: The London Planning
  • Contractor: GPF Lewis Ltd
  • Interior Designer: Bill Bennette
  • Landscaping: Haynes Design

CRISTAL RIVIERA in ZAC EURORENNES, RENNES by a/LTA architectes

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: a/LTA architectes

The Féval city-block is a significant part of the renovation program performed around the Rennes rail-station. The urban project is developed by FGP and Territores. The project suggests to develop a new territory to connect the two sides of the city involving changes in landscape and topography. The railway road passes through urban structures like a river would pass through giant tectonic monuments in a form of large crystals.

Image Courtesy © a/LTA architectes

  • Architects: a/LTA architectes
  • Project: CRISTAL RIVIERA
  • Location: ZAC EURORENNES, RENNES
  • Architect: Périphériques ArchitectesHamonic&Masson
  • Client: Groupe Brémond
  • Program: Bureaux, cinema, commerces, restauration.
  • Cost: 30 M € including VAT (value June 2013)
  • Competition: June 2013 / Competition Entry

Area

  • SP totale: 21 640 m²
  • SP bureaux: 16 820 m²
  • SP cinéma: 3 530 m²
  • SP commerce, restauration: 1 290 m²

CITY VIEW HOUSE by RUSSIAN FOR FISH

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: RUSSIAN FOR FISH 

Pereend’Avoine of RUSSIAN FOR FISH and Mathew Witts, also an architect, bought 107 in 2010. Although the plan was flawed, with a limited amount of natural light, the studio had great potential. The space is 84 sq.m, nearly 3.5 metres tall and 11 metres deep.

Image Courtesy © Peter Landers

  • Architects: RUSSIAN FOR FISH
  • Project: CITY VIEW HOUSE
  • Photography: Peter Landers
  • CONTRACTOR: Black Olive Tree
  • CLIENT: Mathew Witts

Walsh Bay in Harbour Bridge, Australia by Minosa

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Minosa

Description of the House, its local & occupants

Situated in the amazing location of Walsh Bay underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge this 80’s apartment block was tired and past it’s used by date. The client was wanting to take this to a very modern tip with the hi end finishes and products.

The family consisted of professional couple & their young child. The clients were searching for a fresh contemporary space that better utilised their small bathing space.

Image Courtesy © Minosa

  • Architects: Minosa
  • Project: Award Winning bathroom
  • Location: Harbour Bridge, Australia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Pytha 3D Modeller & RadioLAB for rendering

GOR Building in Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

The intervention in this 25 years old building ascribes to the damaged materials and the necessity keep up with the new thermo-acoustic requirements of the area. To accomplish this objective a passive but high effective energy saving façade was adapted. The target was to restore the building with a modern image with the evident utilization of new technologies.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: GOR Building
  • Location: Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Construction: Pascal Arquitectos – M. Guindi
  • Date: 2003
  • Software used: AutoCAD

25hours Hotel in Vienna, Austria by BWM Architekten und Partner

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: BWM Architekten und Partner

A hotel is a hotel is a hotel just for tourists. Wrong! The new 25hours Hotel, located near Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, is by no means just a pretentious structure offering accommodation for a well-heeled foreign clientele. Since opening its doors in early 2013, this centrally located hotel has become a popular spot for all – especially for the locals, who appreciate the pizzeria, the Viennese “Schanigarten” with a special burger grill, and a cool rooftop café with a terrace.

Image Courtesy © Rupert Steiner

  • Architects: BWM Architekten und Partner
  • Project: 25hours Hotel
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Rupert Steiner, Christoph Panzer
  • Client: JP Immobilien
  • Construction management: 25hours Hotel Company
  • General manager: Fanny Holzer-Luschnig
  • Interior design: dreimeta, Augsburg
  • Illustrations: Olaf Hajek, Berlin
  • Hotel data: 219 rooms, 35 suites with kitchenette, Rooftop bar, Seminar rooms with terrace, Wellness area and spa facilities
  • Gross floor area: 12,900 square meters
  • Start of construction: January 2009
  • Opening: March 2011 (25hours suites & rooftop bar), April 2013 (25hours Hotel, restaurant & seminar rooms)
  • Project team: Client: LF 1-3 Betriebs GmbH
  • Project controlling: c-performance Baumanagement
  • General planning: BWM Architekten
  • Statics: Aste Weissteiner ZT GmbH
  • Building services: PME Technisches Büro
  • Construction physics: Raab-Engeneering GmbH
  • Construction supervision: BWM, Bubel Eichhorn, Pawlik Consulting GmbH

The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp in Michigan

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – One of the country’s older nature-based day camps has undergone a significant facilities makeover to enhance its mission to provide safe experiences that allow children to grow into active and respectful community members through exploration of the natural world.

Image Courtesy © Curt Clayton

  • Project: The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp
  • Location: Michigan
  • Photography: Curt Clayton
  • Software Used: Revit

The project team

  • Co-master planner, design architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich. office)
  • Co-master planner, landscape architect: The Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio (Ann Arbor)
  • Architect of record, consulting engineer (structural, civil and MEP/FP): Byce & Associates (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  • Construction manager: Miller-Davis Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

AR HOUSE in Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico by LUCIO MUNIAIN et al

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: LUCIO MUNIAIN et al

A composition of frames to paint within them using the sun, the shadows of the trees, with the wet landscape that leaves the rain.

Even when it maintains and architectural proportion in the spaces according their use, the house can be perceived as a sculpture. The dimensions are hard to scale and guessing the program from outside because it’s decontextualized.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Onnis Luque

  • Architects: LUCIO MUNIAIN et al
  • Project: AR HOUSE
  • Location: Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico
  • Photography: Arq. Onnis Luque
  • Construction built: 2010-2011
  • Built Area: 875 m2
  • Collaborators: Lucio Muniain, Marielle Rivero, Mario Hernández y  Luis Valdez
  • Engineering: Ing. Hugo Miranda
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
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