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El Batel Auditorium and Conference center in Cartagena, Spain by selgascano

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: selgascano  

El “B” is this long construction, a body, that feeds on the heritage -the continuity- of a site’s treatment: THE Cartagena harbour, which is nothing but a harbour in Cartagena, borderline of the city from the sea.

A very pleasant walk can be designed for the city along this strip, a daily procession following the immutable edge. In fact, this promenade is what we encourage; it is what we insert in the building, in a dimensional continuum that seems to dig out an artificial beach, but is actually a continuity of history, because the old El Batel beach was right here, on this very spot. The harbour is artificial, not the beach. This reclaimed beach-ramp gradually submerges us below the waterline, with the pier’s horizontal line as a constant reference. At this point we cease to belong to the outside world and start to belong to ourselves, ourselves in movement, ourselves strolling, working on the 210 metre scale reserved site for ourselves.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: selgascano
  • Project: El Batel Auditorium and Conference center
  • Location: Cartagena, Spain
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Head Architects: José Selgas (Madrid 1965), Lucía Cano (Madrid 1965)
  • Assistant Architects: Lara Resco, Carlos Chacón, José de Villar, José Jaráiz, Lorena del Río, Blas Antón, Miguel San Millán, Julián Fernández, Beatriz Quintana, Jaehoon Yook, Jeongwoo Choi, Laura Culiáñez, Bárbara Bardín
  • Surveyors: Antonio Marmol, Joaquín Cárceles, Raúl Jiménez
  • Consultants: FECHOR (structures), JG installations (equipment), LASTRA-ZORRILLA (textile facades), Polimertecnic (translucent facades)

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The House by the Trees in Ahmedabad, India by MODO Designs

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: MODO Designs

The ‘House by the Trees’ is a gathering and retreat place for a Gujarati family on the outskirts of Ahmedabad set amidst the existing neem, chikoo and amla trees. The brief given was to have a spacious and open place yet addressing security concerns.

Our primary concern was to weave the house layout with the existing trees, resulting into some trees within the house courts and some trees along its edge and thus random location of existing trees defined the extents of the house.

Image Courtesy © MODO Designs

  • Architects: MODO Designs
  • Project: The House by the Trees
  • Location: Ahmedabad, India

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La Diana in Barcelona, Spain by RÄS STUDIO

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: RÄS STUDIO 

La Diana is the exercise of linking visually, volumetrically and functionally two independent and alienated entities: a commercial space on the ground floor and an apartment on the first floor. The architectural strategy was based on drilling the existing slab to create a large enough opening that would activate the relationship in section between the two floors, and in which the stairs are placed.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: RÄS STUDIO
  • Project: La Diana
  • Location: Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Architects in charge: Clàudia Raurell, Joan Astallé, Marc Peiró
  • Built surface: 136m2
  • Year: 2017

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Looks Salon, Cyber Hub in Gurugram, India by DCA Architects

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: DCA Architects

With the LOOKS brand having multiple presence through the city, and Group DCA being associated with it for the design of its many outlets, this particular outlet was taken up with its own set of unique challenges and planned with a distinct concept. Inheriting a larger space, within the corporate setting of suburban-NCR in the buzzing Cyber hub at the Cyber city, Gurugram, this salon aims to cater to the upwardly, mobile aspirations of the young, dynamic, cosmopolitan clientele of the vicinity as well as discerning private and corporate clients. The client brief called for the creation of different spaces for varied activities to create an overall continuous and homogenous space.

Image Courtesy © DCA Architects

  • Architects: DCA Architects
  • Project: Looks Salon, Cyber Hub
  • Location: Gurugram, India

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Eurobuilding Hotel Complex, Convention Center, and Office Building in Maracay, Venezuela by Architects VDARQ

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: Architects VDARQ 

This project proposes the development of a Eurobuilding Hotel Complex, Convention Center, and Office Building.

The volumetry of the set is formed by 3 bodies, a square structure with a central atrium for the hotel. The central body corresponds to the convention center, whose deck is the recreational areas of the hotel, swimming pool and restaurant; And the third building is the tallest building, designed for offices spaces.

Image Courtesy © Architects VDARQ

  • Architects: Vivian Dembo Arquitectura
  • Project: Eurobuilding Hotel Complex, Convention Center, and Office Building
  • Location: Maracay, Venezuela
  • Design Team: Vivian Dembo Arquitectura
  • Client: Grupo ALCO
  • Design Director: Arq. Vivian Dembo

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Backyard House in Queensland, Australia by Joe Adsett Architects

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: Joe Adsett Architects 

The ‘Great Australian Dream’ of owning a quarter acre block with a new house has become a distant memory in inner-city Brisbane, as parcels of land are shaved down repeatedly in a bid to densify the urban centre. Nestled within the urban streets of Teneriffe, a colonial Queenslander presented a charming frontage that concealed the potential for the Architect to utilise the vacant 300m2 backyard to design and build a new family home. The ‘Backyard House’ has been an opportunity to set a precedent for suburban infill development as an alternative to the prevailing trend of building apartments near railway and bus stations.

Natural materials were utilised across the elongated front elevation, Image Courtesy © Joe Adsett Architects

  • Architects: Joe Adsett Architects (Joe Adsett)
  • Project: Backyard House
  • Location: Teneriffe, Queensland, Australia 4005
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit + 3DS MAX (rendering)
  • Landscape Architect: Brisbane Landscape Architect, Beau Hilliar AILA, cactus & HILL Landscape Architecture
  • Area: 300m2
  • Completed: Late 2014

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360 DOUBLE VILLA by 9901 ARCHITECTS

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: 9901 ARCHITECTS

The 360° Double Villa is a contemporary interpretation of the Villa Maria complex of two identical houses, designed in 1856 by Alexander “Greek” Thomson, that are composed in such a way to be perceived as a single residence.

The total surface of the building is 428 sqm – which is the equivalent of 214 m2 for each residence.

The building’s diameter is 26 m with an atrium of 165 sqm surface and 14.5 m diameter.

Image Courtesy © 9901 ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: 9901 ARCHITECTS
  • Project: 360 DOUBLE VILLA

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House Spaak in Helsinki, Finland by AVARRUS Architects ltd

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: AVARRUS Architects ltd

House Spaak is an exceptional building project where historical and modern wooden architecture combines. New terraced house comprises an idyllic entirety with Konstaapeli Spaak’s log house which was erected around 1730. Designed by AVARRUS Architects, these terraced apartments have a solid wood frame and natural ventilation. Whereas Spaak’s log-frame house was renovated with piety into sauna and workshops for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Ville Vappula Photography

  • Architects: AVARRUS Architects ltd
  • Project: House Spaak
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Ville Vappula Photography
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Architectural design team: Pauli Siponen, Atte Aaltonen, Niilo Ikonen
  • Lead Architects: Pauli Siponen, architect
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 450 m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Compass House in Mulmur, Canada by superkül

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: v2com

Compass House by Toronto-based superkül recently claimed the 2017 Architizer A+ Award (Jury Winner) in the Residential Private House (L 3,000-5,000 sq ft) category. The esteemed Architecture & Design jury was comprised of: Chris Precht, Founder, Penda; Kristian Lars Ahlmark, Partner, Schmidt Hammer Lassen; Keely Colcleugh, Director and Founder, Kilograph; Kristen Brittingham Donnelly, Partner, Studio 2X. Honouring the best architecture, spaces and products from across the globe, the A+ Awards received an astonishing 5,000 entries from over 100 countries. In the past year, Compass House has also been named an Interior Design Best of Year Award Honoree, and was recognized with an Honourable Mention in the Residential Architect Design Awards.

Landscape manipulations embed and connect the house to its site: constructed with fieldstone found on the property, low retaining walls create a foundational plinth for the house and an enhanced sectional dynamic, Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Studio

  • Architects: superkül
  • Project: Compass House
  • Location: Mulmur, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Studio
  • Structural: Robert E. Brown and Associates Limited
  • General Contractor: Wilson Project Management
  • Square Footage: 4,300 SF
  • Project End Date: 2015

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Earth shelterd boutique resort in Italy by 70F architecture

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Article source: 70F architecture 

70F architecture and Le Ville di Trevinano will soon start the build of an earth-sheltered boutique resort in one of Italy’s most beautiful areas. Underground building has not only energetic but also aesthetic benefits; the resort is hardly noticeable from the overlying hills.

Image Courtesy © 70F architecture

  • Architects: 70F architecture
  • Project: Earth shelterd boutique resort
  • Location: Italy

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