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Väven Cultural Centre in Umeå, Sweden by White Arkitekter + Snøhetta

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: White Arkitekter

White and Snøhetta’s Kasper Salin Prize-winning culture house, in Umeå, north Sweden, is a new concept in cultural buildings – one that symbolises the city’s ambition to entwine a whole series of disciplines within a cluster of flexible spaces.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: White Arkitekter + Snøhetta
  • Project: Väven Cultural Centre
  • Location: Umeå, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: Revit, Grasshopper

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25 social housing units in Paris, France by Atelier Téqui Architectes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: METROPOLIS communication

This project is the implementation of an urban strategy based on continuity with the existing built environment. The program is contained within two buildings: the first facing the street, with ground floor + 4 floors, containing seventeen apartments; the second, at the back of the lot, contains an additional eight. The first building opens to the rue Nicolo through façade detached from the ground and creating a passageway toward the center of the city block and to the vertical circulations.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

 

  • Architects: Atelier Téqui Architectes
  • Project: 25 social housing units
  • Location: 16th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Client: Paris Habitat
  • Prime contractor: Atelier Téqui, architect; Incet, engineering firm; Artémise, landscape architecture
  • Surface area: 1,915 m² SHON (adjusted gross floor area) – 1,603 m² SHAB (gross floor area)
  • Cost: €3.7m excluding VAT
  • Calendar: Competition in 2012, delivered in 2016

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Public Swimming Pool (Aquatic Center) in Djedeida, Tunisia by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The 1000m2 aquatic complex includes a swimming pool, a hamman, a health club, and an organic cafe. It is an attractive and easily accessible center dedicated to bathing, swimming, and exercising, with flexible hours. It is also a place to relax and socialize with friends, to meet for informal meals and healthy snacks, play, and sun bathe.

Ancillary sports amenities adjoin the aquatic complex and encourage diverse sport practices and games in the middle of the rural park (football and handball fields with tennis courts, jogging, strolling, basketball).

Pool solarium opening to the central park and botanical garden, Image Courtesy © Ezzine Abderrahmen

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Public Swimming Pool (Aquatic Center)
  • Location: Domaine de la Colline aux Oliviers – City of Jedaida. Manouba Governorate – Tunisia
  • Graphic Artist: Ezzine Abderrahmen.
  • Engineering Software: RhinoVAULT – Designing funicular form in Rhinoceros (Block Research Group BRG).
  • Client: Tunisian Republic, Manouba Governorate, Delegation of Jedaida.
  • Team: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co), Adnen Ben Tanfous (Associate Partner), Aboudou Azize, Olawolé Marcos, Vicky Tessier, Samir Issad, Yosri Boukadida, David Boisseau, Wael Ben Mansour.
  • Private Investor : Société de promotion immobilière, Le Mont Fleury Groupe Bayahi.
  • Engineer: Tarek Ghorbel, Structural Engineer, SOGEP Batiment, Tunisia.
  • Date: 2016 – present

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The LRF Apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

This old four bedroom apartment has been completely remodelled according to the wishes of a family with two kids who enjoy entertaining friends in an informal atmosphere. To accomplish this family had one wall in the kitchen area demolished, and to make it easier to maintain covered most of the others in wallpaper. Wooden pieces of furniture in the living room provide an air of cosiness to the property, and the coffee table was specially made out of a unique wooden tree trunk, bringing some rusticity to the room. The wallpaper used in the kitchen, in a citric green stripe pattern, adds a nice contrast to the neutral colours in the other rooms. A mirror was placed on one of the walls in order to create the illusion of a bigger kitchen. Glass sliding doors add a sense of privacy when necessary.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Nicolas

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K29 in Vilnius, Lithuania by PLH Arkitekter and UAB Archinova

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: PLH Arkitekter

The Most Eco-Friendly Building in Vilnius to improve Quality of Life

The K29 business center is a major, new landmark in Vilnius that was to improve quality of life for 1250 workers in a healthy working environment – setting the standards for a healthy and attractive workplace in Lithuania. K29 is built from all natural and mostly local, eco-friendly materials making it the most eco-friendly building in Lithuania to date. The building is situated on Konstitucijos Prospektas (Constitution Avenue) and has created a new destination in Vilnius with a strong iconic expression in the skyline.

Image Courtesy © PLH Arkitekter

  • Architects: PLH Arkitekter (Denmark) and UAB Archinova (Lithuania)
  • Project: K29
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Client: UAB Lords
  • Area: 7250 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 15.627 sqm (above ground) + 12.036 sqm (underground car and secure bicycle parking) + 35 meter + 8 floors

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Hospice Villa Sclopis in Torino, Italy by architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.

The eighteenth century villa owned by the Sclopis family, in Salerano Canavese, was used after World War 2 as an orphange, and later as a higher educational institute. The brief was to convert the complex into an assisted residence for terminal cancer and Alzheimer patients. The project restored the family villa and substituted the adjacent reinforced concrete volume with a new, steel-framed structure to accommodate a hospice. Internal floor heights were adapted to those of the older building, so as to eliminate differences of level and facilitate horizontal circulation. A centrally located stretcher-bearing lift integrates the vertical communications to provide quick service to all rooms. The complex was equipped with new heating, plumbing and electrical systems and medical gas supplies. The service units were re-allocated to the ground floor, the communal areas to the first, and the guest rooms to the upper levels. Wooden brise-soleils screen the glazed fronts of the hospice to soften light entering the rooms and to mitigate the impact of the new construction on the surrounding period architecture. The brise-soleil system is extended to the copper cladding of a neighbouring pavilion, internally reorganised to house the Alzheimer patients’ day centre.

Image Courtesy © Gabriele Basilico

  • Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.
  • Project: Hospice Villa Sclopis
  • Location: Salerano, Torino, Italy
  • Photography: Gabriele Basilico
  • Client: Associazione Casainsieme
  • Project Team: Angelo Micheli (project leader), Paolo Fromage, Fabiola Minas, Claudio Venerucci, Silvia Suardi
  • Consultants: Triolet Costruzioni S.r.l, Ecogas Energia, S.A.L.F S.r.l (building contractors); arch. Antonio Perazzi (landscaping project); arch. Giovanna Codato (direction of work); Studio Sola (structural framework); Campeggi, De Padova, Produzione Privata, Artemide (furniture)
  • Area: 1.266 m2
  • Chronology: 2000-2007 design; 2007 completion

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Liepāja Thermal Bath in Latvia by Steven Christensen Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California has been named a winner in the first annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide.

The design for Liepāja Thermal Bath and Hotel originates from a keen interest in the formal associations of the dome throughout architectural history, and more precisely, its role within the typology of the public bath.

South Elevation, Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Liepāja Thermal Bath
  • Location: Liepāja, Latvia
  • Software used: Rhino, Vray, and Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Ingrid Lao
  • Status: Competition Entry

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Pembury Circus in Hackney, London by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects are delighted to have been recognized by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) for their development at Pembury Circus, which has been awarded the title “Best Mixed Use Development” at the LEAF Awards 2016, alongside other high profile finalists.

FBM Architects – Pembury Circus, Hackney, London, Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Pembury Circus
  • Location: Hackney, London, UK
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, plus Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

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Social center, cultural space and esplanade in Nemours, France by Atelier Téqui Architectes

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: METROPOLIS communication

Under the framework of the urban renewal program, the city of Nemours wished to build a social center and a cultural space on the grand esplanade of the Mont Saint-Martin neighborhood. The grouping of a facility of this importance with shops around a reorganized and upgraded public space aims to revitalize activity and strengthen social cohesion. Its central and exposed position help to underscore the building’s function as a public facility.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Atelier Téqui Architectes
  • Project: Social center, cultural space and esplanade
  • Location: Nemours, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Contracting authority/Client: City of Nemours
  • Prime contractor: Atelier Téqui, architect; Yves Saouas, economist; AIA Ingénierie, Structural engineering firm; Amoes, Utilities engineering firm
  • Cost: €2.8m excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 1,733 m² SHON (adjusted gross floor area) – 1,607 m² SU (Usable surface area)
  • Calendar: Competition in 2011, delivered in 2016

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The Acute House in Melbourne, Australia by OOF! Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: OOF! Architecture 

Description

Acute House is the transformation of a ‘renovator’s nightmare’ into a compact 21st century family home. The severe limitations of a tiny, very triangular site and the demanding heritage context have resulted in a pointy new wedge of house that is designed to exploit its problems.

The original, and extremely decrepit, Victorian weatherboard cottage had become impossible to inhabit but was well loved by the neighbourhood as well as its new owners.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

  • Architects: OOF! Architecture (Fooi-Ling Khoo)
  • Project: The Acute House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Nic Granleese
  • Planning + Heritage: David Brand
  • Interior Design: OOF in collaboration with JPILD
  • Engineer: Mark Hodkinson Consulting Structural Engineers
  • Building Surveyor: Anthony Middling & Associates
  • Builder: Mitty & Price | Michael Briese (Builder/Director) Christian Klueter (Foreman)
  • External Cladding: Advanced Metal Cladding
  • Windows and Doors: Pickering Joinery
  • Joiner: TT Cabinets + Design
  • Steelwork: Redon Forge
  • Plumber: Innerline Plumbing
  • Electrician: Warner Electrical
  • Heating + AC: Marshall’s Heating & Air conditioning Pty Ltd
  • Concrete Polishing: Lumic

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