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Tea House-Bamboo Courtyard in Yangzhou, China by HWCD

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: HWCD

Located in the ShiQiao garden in Yangzhou, a city to the northwest of Shanghai, there is a floating Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse designed by Chinese architect Sun Wei, partner of HWCD. As an international design practice with offices in Shanghai, London and Barcelona HWCD has developed a broad variety of projects, specialising in boutique hotels, residential and mix-use developments. HWCD’s projects try to emphasize the existing “worldwide interconnectedness” of the architecture and design spheres by bringing together traditional Asian aesthetic and a more modern design language.

Image Courtesy © T+E 

  • Architects: HWCD
  • Project: Tea House-Bamboo Courtyard
  • Location: ShiQiao, Yangzhou, China
  • Photography: T+E
  • Design Firm: Harmony World Consulting & Design (HWCD)
  • Design partner in charge: Sun Wei
  • Design Team: Shi Jun, Peter Dykes, Zhang QianQian
  • Client: Building And Construction Authority of YangZhou Economic and Technological Development Zone
  • Client-side Project Manager: YaoQiang
  • Building Area: 400m2
  • Completed: May 2012

Jose Luis Martinez Library in Mexico City, Mexico by Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

The Jose Luis Martinez Library is part of the Ciudadela: City of Books in Mexico City, a project that sought to restore and refurbish a 200 year-old cultural landmark. The main features include a theater, personal book collections and libraries, children’s libraries, and an exhibition gallery. The Ciudadela: City of Books is to be completed in 2013.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos 

  • Architects: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos
  • Project: Jose Luis Martinez Library
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Contributors: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia (Arch.), Mariza Flores (Arch.), Alfredo Cortes (Arch.)
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Date: 2011
  • Status: Built

House in Hiyoshi, Japan by EANA

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: EANA

A house located at the south of the city park on a hill was designed for a married couple. Since the site is set on the back of the hill, residents can look down a residential district and a station on the south side, and a lot of greenery at the city park surrounds the site on the north side.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: EANA
  • Project: House in Hiyoshi
  • Location: : Yokohama city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Principal use: family house
  • Construction: Genki kensetsu
  • Main structure: timber construction
  • Site area: 104.13 sqm
  • Building area: 45.55sqm
  • Total floor area: 91.10sqm
  • Completion: march. 2012
  • Design period: April. 2011 – august. 2011
  • Construction period: september. 2011-march. 2012
  • Project team: EANA | Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe

House in Shimoda, Japan by EANA

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: EANA

Residential scale and scenes acquired in response to a variety of life もち the open space while closed. In the land flagpole typical about 2m future, may be surrounded by housing the four sides, leaving 2m residential areas of the hill, and a portion of road contact, it was necessary consideration specific densely. Site than the shape, ensuring space and turning the car can be, take a leisurely visitor, he was that big of column-free living and want to be able to entertain.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: EANA
  • Project: House in Shimoda
  • Location: Yokohama city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Principal use: Family house
  • Client: non disclosure
  • Construction: Eiko Kensetsu
  • Main structure: Timber construction
  • Site area: 175.10 sqm
  • Building area: 77.80sqm
  • Total floor area: 142.60sqm
  • Completion: january. 2012
  • Design period: february. 2011 – July. 2011
  • Construction period: august. 2011-january. 2012
  • Project team: EANA | Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe
  • Structural design: Kenji Nawa / nawakenji-m

Chipicas Town Houses in Valle de Bravo, México by Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

The Chipicas Town Houses are four independent single buildings, which were built inside a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The vertical design was used to salvage most of the vegetation, as well as, a solution to the small footprint. The Chipicas Houses were designed with two sides of the façade made of floor to ceiling windows and two sides with a skin made of wooden lattice to gain a sense of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro Soto 

  • Architects: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos
  • Project: Chipicas Town Houses
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, México
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Collaborators: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia, Alfredo Cortes Tellez, Miguel Campero, José Luis Salamanca
  • Area: 720 sqm
  • Year: 2009

Press Conference Room in Paris, France by h2o Architectes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: h2o Architectes

The client’s specific request for this press conference room was to create a project that would be both contemporary and timeless at the same time in order to match the Institution that it would represent. We aimed to transform this “technical tool” into a space of representation and communication for the Minister and its politicians. A high number of technical equipments and utilities needed to be integrated in the suspended ceilling in order to a clear a clean, bright and sun filled space.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau 

  • Architects: h2o Architectes
  • Project: Press Conference Room
  • Location: Rue de Varenne, Paris, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Program: Press Conference Room for the French Ministery of Agriculture in a 19th century building listed as a Historical Monument
  • Client: French Ministery of Agriculture
  • Team: h2o architectes with Engineering
    – Ingénierie Louis Choulet, HVAC
    – Cabinet Virtz, Economist
    – BMI, Structural Engineer
    – Scène, Scenography
  • Project area: 100m²
  • Delivery: December 2010
  • Software used: Rhino & AutoCAD

Cabué House in Argentina, Patagonia by Nomade Architects

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Nomade Architects

This 130 m² house is constructed in “Los Huemules” Ecological Reserve, 10 km from El Chalten town in the southern part of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The Patagonian natural environment that surrounds the project was the most important input for designing this residence: the scale of the construction is aligned with the forest canopy providing a contained horizontal view from the interior to the sheltered heart of the forest.

Image Courtesy Nomade Architects 

  • Architects: Nomade Architects
  • Project: Cabué House
  • Location: El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  • Software used: Autocad and 3DStudio

Iron Lace Project in Quebec, Canada by Gestion René Desjardins

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Gestion René Desjardins

“It’s a beautiful, calm street, lined with trees and 1960s bungalows. On the other hand, the house that these clients had bought was in such disrepair that it was beyond saving. The municipality had therefore granted us a demolition permit, on the strict condition that the new building follow the original plan. That was a real problem, since we needed to triple the livable space to meet the family’s needs. The husband, a tall, strapping extrovert, wanted a space that would reflect his size and personality. His wife, ever so pragmatic, insisted on easy upkeep and ample storage space.”

Image Courtesy © André Doyon 

  • Architects: Gestion René Desjardins
  • Project: Iron Lace Project
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: André Doyon
  • Setting (typology): Home in a chic suburb of Montreal That HAS preserved icts architectural heritage
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Client: A couple That enjoys parts and contemporary art, the parent of three young adults

Pago de Carraovejas Winery in Peñafiel, Spain by Estudio Amas4arquitectura

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Estudio Amas4arquitectura

This project is part of a series of works where we tried to look into a massiveness which liberated space and turned what isn’t done into the main focus. The whole building is articulated by this blank space in the shape of patios, subtractions or voids. Daylight is distributed through indirect and singular openings. Structure is resolved through big superficial components in the form of enclosure.

Image Courtesy © José María Díez Laplaza 

  • Architects: Estudio Amas4arquitectura
  • Project: Pago de Carraovejas Winery
  • Location: Peñafiel, Spain
  • Photography: José María Díez Laplaza
  • Design team: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín, Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
  • Collaborator: Pablo Guillén Llanos
  • Consultants: B&P servicios de ingeniería (structural), Agroindus (installations), Jesús Ferreira (landscape), ARCO Contemporáneo (furniture)
  • Client: PAGO DE CARRAOVEJAS
  • General contractor: Construcciones del Duratón
  • Date: Project  2003, Final 2011.
  • Built surface: 10.112,09 sqm.
  • Urban surface: 9.909,90 sqm.
  • Cost: 10.212.559,14 €  (no installations. no equipment)

Dual House in Ahmedabad, India by Vipul Patel Architects (VPA)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Vipul Patel Architects (VPA)

Two individual houses were to be designed for 2 brothers and their families was the brief of this project. The plot (1000 smt) is situated in the R3 zone of the outskirts of Ahmedabad (a city in the western part of India). A very clear instruction from the client was that they did not want to divide the plot and use it as a huge common space for both the families.

Image Courtesy Vipul Patel Architects (VPA) 

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