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Vertical Loft in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Shift Architecture Urbanism

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: Shift architecture urbanism

This so called do-it-yourself dwelling in the centre of Rotterdam is part of a bold experiment initiated by the municipality to revitalize dilapidated urban areas. Run-down pre-war dwellings are renovated on the outside and brought back to their monumental appearance, while the interiors are stripped bare. The empty shell dwellings are primarily bought by enthusiastic young people who transform them according to their specific needs, desires and budgets. Real estate developers have picked up the initiative and a new demand driven market of urban housing has been generated in recent years. The result is a growing number of contemporary custom-made dream houses within the uniform old fabric of the traditional nineteenth and early twentieth century city.

Image Courtesy René de Wit, Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Project: Vertical Loft, Rotterdam
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Text: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Design: Shift architecture urbanism, Rotterdam
  • Project architects: Oana Rades and Harm Timmermans
  • Contractor: JWK Bouwteam, Gerrit Kooiker, Ijzendoorn
  • Construction: B2CO, Richard Fielt, Ede
  • Installations: Installatietechniek Fred vd Pol & Zn., Ede
  • Floors: DRT, Oss
  • Fixed furniture: Gerrit Kooiker, Gaby van den Boom
  • Photography: René de Wit, Jeroen Musch

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Hotel Paasitorni in Finland by K2S Architects

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: K2S Architects

The granite Paasitorni fortress was originally built for the use of Helsinki labor movement. Now the block functions as a successful conference center. Paasitorni Hotel comprises of two existing buildings and a new wing hidden behind early 20-century and 1950s facades.

Image Courtesy Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Hotel Paasitorni
  • Location: Paasitorni, Finland
  • Architects: Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola and Mikko Summanen
  • Client: HWA Helsinki Workers Association
  • User: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Scandic Hotels, Graniittiravintolat Restaurants
  • Built area: 11400 m² (gross)
  • Design phase: 09/2008 – 01/2010
  • Construction phase: 02/2010 – 06/2012
  • Photos: Marko Huttunen
  • Software used: Autocad architecture 2012; Rhino 4; Maxwell Render 1.7; Blender 2.49

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Model Factory F in Nagoya, Japan by D.I.G Architects

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: D.I.G Architects

A factory for the parts of plastic miniature model.
The guy deals plastic miniature models of detailed airplanes, battleships and so on, and spends all day here, designing models, decomposing the designed model into hundreds of parts, carving metal molds and molding resin to make thousands of those.

Image Courtesy Yuko Tada

  • Architects: D.I.G Architects
  • Project: Model Factory F
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Complete year: 2010
  • Type: factory/office
  • Architect: Maki Yoshimura+ Akinori Yoshimura D.I.G Architects
  • Contructor: Mizuno cooporation
  • Structure: wood
  • Total floor area: 140.76 m2
  • Photo credit: Yuko Tada

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Whale House in Toronto, Canada by rzlbd

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]

The Whale house is another spatial experiment by rzlbd, a monochromic contemporary manifesto that evolves around a central detached box painted in red standing free inside a three storey height foyer. The building appears to have swallowed the box symbolizing the contemplation space inside the spacious jaw of the whale that swallowed Jonah.

Image Courtesy rzlbd (Reza Aliabadi)

  • Architects: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]
  • Project: Whale House
  • Location: Toronto
  • Design: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]
  • Project Team: Reza Aliabadi, Ladan Niknam, Lailee Soleimani
  • Structure: Ali Saeed
  • Project Manager: Amin Sheivari
  • Construction: Maxamin Corp.
  • Building Type: Single family house
  • Basics: Two & half story wood structure
  • Lot: 25’X100′
  • Living Area: 1800 sqft
  • Design: 2010
  • Completion: Spring 2012

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Ecologia in Montreal, Canada by Gervais Fortin

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Gervais Fortin

The owner, Sabine Karsenti, with the collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation and her designer Gervais Fortin, had the objective to reduce to a minimum her ecological footprint by using healthy, local and little polluting materials. The team demonstrated that it’s possible to build an ecological house without sacrificing the contemporary design. All the materials were hand-picked from the most ecoresponsible supplier’s of Quebec. A combination of exposed beams, big windows and an inner courtyard, signs the beauty of a cozy and modern living space.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Parent

  • Architects: Gervais Fortin
  • Project: Ecologia Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Alexandre Parent

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Abbots Way in Hampshire, UK by AR Design Studio Ltd

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: AR Design Studio Ltd

Abbots Way, the latest creation by AR Design Studio, is a stunning five bedroom house. Bordered by mature trees and a small lake, this spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy, whilst its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location, on the south coast of England.

Image Courtesy Martin Gardner

  • Architects: AR Design Studio Ltd
  • Project: Abbots Way
  • Location: Hampshire, UK
  • Architect: Andy Ramus
  • Completion: August 2012
  • Photographer: Martin Gardner
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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House in Hofit, Israel by Paritzki & Liani Architects

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Paritzki & Liani Architects

The house is the site itself. The place already has its own geometry created by a gradient rising some three metres. It has an ideal path; it is raised above the ground and visually seems to tower above the sea simply by following the perimeter of the site. This zigzagging forms the grammar of the project.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

  • Architects: Paritzki & Liani Architects
  • Project: House in Hofit
  • Location: Hofit, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Geron
  • Site Area: 919 m²
  • Total Floor Area: 267 m²
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Status: Completed 2012

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Hublot Pop-Up Store in Paragon Shopping Mall, Singapore by Asylum

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Asylum

Taking advantage of the majestic void space in Paragon Shopping Mall Singapore, an art installation, which spans across two floors, sweeps impressively across the area, inviting a sense of excitement and wonder. Tens of thousands of “black gems” rain down from above, resonating with the momentary quality of a pop-up store – an ephemeral, fleeting point in time, caught in a still image. Illustrating the legacy of the Hublot brand and its innovations, the installation seeks to recreate its notable paradoxical philosophy with an illusory space; magically solid yet porous and structurally monumental yet light.

Image Courtesy Asylum

  • Architects: Asylum
  • Project: Hublot Pop-Up Store
  • Location: Paragon Shopping Mall Singapore
  • Software used: Cinema 4D

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The Plongeoir in Muttersholtz, France by SPRAY architecture

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: SPRAY architecture

The \”Plongeoir\”, designed by Spray architecture is a hut placed in the middle of nature in eastern France. This ephemeral module of 14 m2 is an oblique you cross through a stepwell. Movements and perception of space are enriching the way of using it. You don’t just cross these steps but you live in.

Image Courtesy SPRAY architecture

  • Architects: SPRAY architecture
  • Project: The Plongeoir
  • Location: Muttersholtz, France
  • Artists: Antistatik ( www.orbit119.fr ), THTF ( www.thtfcollective.com ), The INjustice
  • Area: 14 m2
  • Materials: Douglas, polycarbonate & OSB
  • Design: January – April 2012
  • Completion: may 2012 (3 days)
  • Budget: 7 000€
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Footbridge Crossing L’Areuse in Neuchatel, Switzerland by GD Architectes FAS SIA

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes FAS SIA

When a place speaks, the most constructive reaction is to listen to it rather than to converse with it. The crossing of the Areuse at a precise point of the gauge was the demand.

The answer is this footbridge, an organic structure, ensuring a better echo with the site and the river. The objective power of this artefact holds in its ability the power to blend in perfectly with the site and get clearly noticed. There is no submission to the place but just respect.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jantscher

  • Architects: Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes FAS SIA
  • Project: Footbridge Crossing L’Areuse
  • Location: Combe des Epines, 2017 Boudry, Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher
  • Client: Canton of Neuchâtel
  • Civil Eegineer: Chablais and Poffet SA, Estavayer-le-Lac
  • Manufacturer Metal: Technical Metal Sàrl

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