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Montmartre Housing in France, Paris by Atelier Kempe Thill

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won an invited competition for 55 apartments, a dentist’s surgery, a mother child centre and a parking garage at the 18th arrondissement in Paris. The program is organized in two compact urban villas connected by a collective bamboo garden and the semi-underground garage.  All apartments have flexible floor plans and glazed façade with sliding doors. A private winter garden is wrapped all along the façade functioning as an additional outside space and a climate buffer of the apartments.

Montmartre Housing

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: France, Paris
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH / France
  • Co-architect: Fres architects, Paris
  • Project Type: social housing
  • Status: competition 1.prize 2012, commission 2012


Northface House in Stavanger, Norway by Element Arkitekter AS

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Element Arkitekter AS

The existing house was built in 1969 as a twin to the neighboring building. It did not function well to the demands of 2008-living, neither in the room sizes nor in their solutions, and it had generally a need for restoration work.

Image Courtesy Dinesen

  • Architects: Element Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Northface House
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Type of Project: Single family house, restoration of old base and fundaments
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Team: Cathrine Vigander, Vidar Kutsen, Hallvard Huse and Alexander Wærsten
  • Consultants: Boye og Waage & Co AS, Jan Petter Dybdahl AS and Moelven Massivtre AS
  • Sustainability: Massive wood construction, Kebony wooden cladding and reuse of the old foundation and walls.
  • Gross Area: 277 sq.m.
  • Date of design : October 15, 2007
  • Date of completion: May 5, 2010


Sky Light Pavilion by Nimbu

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Nimbu

The conception of an architecture pavilion that is universal, timeless and spaceless shouldn’t be connected with the idea of conceiving a meaningless construction. Instead, an architecture pavilion that intent to be contemporary should be a construction that pursuit the architecture itself. Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa says that the renewal of an art, whatever it may be, means rediscovering its deepest essence, and that architecture is a direct expression of the existence, of the human presence in the world.

Perspective section

  • Architects: Nimbu
  • Project: Sky Light Pavilion
  • Location: no location set
  • Design team: Nimbu (Diego Fagundes, Erica Mattos, Paula Franchi and Romullo Baratto)
  • Prize: Third Prize
  • Use: Pavilion
  • Client: Architecture Pavilion Competition by Arhitekton Magazine and Kingspan
  • Project year: 2012
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad for technical drawing; Google Sketchup for volumetric studies, modeling and final rendering; 3D Studio Max for rendering; Adobe Photoshop for editing images


Residential Complex in Vallecas, Spain by Eugenio Aguinaga Architect

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Eugenio Aguinaga

Four linear blocks were arranged on the outer perimeter of the site with a built depth of 11.40 m, to obtain cross-ventilation in all the dwellings and to achieve the largest possible surface area in the interior patio for gardens as well as the best sunlight and ventilation in the dwellings. The four blocks are joined at the corners by lateral pillasters and the lower height blocks are offset from them, thus giving continuity to the façades and forming the block.

Image Courtesy Pedro Cobo

  • Architects: Eugenio Aguinaga Architect
  • Project: Residential Complex in Vallecas
  • Location: Parcela 1.34 del Ensanche de Vallecas (Madrid)
  • Floor area: 18277.42
  • Dwellings: 132
  • Client: Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda
  • Architects Team: Eugenio Aguinaga, José María Jimenez Urrutia, Ignacio López, Belén Benavides, Javier Barrero, Laura Trejos, Juan Pablo Bajuk, Román Martínez del Cerro, Blanca López de Armentia
  • Software used: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom


Nam June Paik Museum in Yongin City, South Korea by Hackenbroich Architekten

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Hackenbroich Architekten

Nam June Paik and his interest for nature and technology inspired us to bring nature and technology into a reciprocal presupposition, where one topic influences the other and vice versa. The building is transformed, generated and dissolved by nature and technology. Instead of defining an opposition between these two issues the project is about the discovery of their interaction.

Space and media surface

  • Architects: Hackenbroich Architekten
  • Project: Nam June Paik Museum
  • Location: Yongin City, South Korea
  • Status: International competition
  • Client: Province of Kyonggi
  • Size: 5,000 m²
  • Team: Wilfried Hackenbroich and Rainer Mühr with Sandra Blei, Matthias Povel, Katja Schümann
  • Media Consultant: Karen Wong


Tower Studio in Newfoundland, Canada by Saunders Architecture

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

The Tower Studio is dramatically situated on a stretch of rocky coastline in Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The studio’s sculptural silhouette leans both forward and backward as it twists upward. For the average visitor to the island, this windowless black tower, more often than not, provokes a quizzical response and the enviable question, “What’s that?” For the locals, they know that this structure is a project of the Fogo Island Arts Corporation – an art studio opened in June 2011. The Tower Studio’s official opening was one of the most festive and included: a roaring bonfire, flares dramatically shot from its rooftop terrace and the recorded sounds of local whales as a background score.

Image Courtesy Bent René Synnevåg

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Tower Studio
  • Location: Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
  • Team architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
  • Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
  • Structural Engineer: DBA Associates (Long Studio)
  • Services Engineer: Core Engineering (Long Studio)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


HOUSE 78 in Barcelona, Spain by H Arquitectes

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: H ARQUITECTES


Courtyard house in Terrassa for a painter and a dancer.


The staircase becomes the main point of the layout of the house and leads to the upper floor, where the parlour and terrace/courtyard are. Therefore we go up the noble area avoiding the painting workshop and the bedrooms, which are on the ground floor and the first floor respectively. At the same time an entrance of zenith light is created which lights up the interiors rooms of the housing.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy StarpEstudi)

  • Architect: H Arquitectes (David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó)
  • Name of Project: HOUSE 78
  • Location: Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators: Josep Malgosa, Technical architect
  • Customer: Jordi Coll i Marina Escoda
  • Year of realization: 2000-02
  • Surface constructed: 242 m2
  • Budget: 174.300€
  • Photo credits: StarpEstudi
  • Software used: AutoCAD


The Teachers House in Oslo, Norway by Element Arkitekter AS

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Element Arkitekter AS

Element won the competition in November 2004. Three offices were invited: Two well established architectural offices and Element as the “outsider”; a small office with young partners. Further planning started early 2005 and Element was invited to sit in the building committee (in this case me) where important strategic, architectural and economic issues were decided, in total 75 meetings. This was of outmost importance to Element and to the final result/quality. The local building authorities were involved in a very positive way from the very beginning. The same goes for the Byantikvaren, an authority that are interested in saving old buildings.

Image Courtesy Element Arkitekter AS

  • Architects: Element Arkitekter AS
  • Project: The Teachers House
  • Location: Osterhaus gate 4, Oslo, Norway
  • Client : Union of Education Norway (“Utdanningsforbundet” in Norwegian)
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Tech Kristoffer Apeland AS
  • Energy Consultant: Siv. Ing. JP Dybdahl AS
  • Artists: Jorunn Sannes (main façade), May Bente Aronsen (acoustic artpiece in lobby).
  • Total m2: 1794
  • Date of design: October 22, 2004 (delivery date for competition)
  • Completion date: August 28, 2009 (building periode; June 2008- August 2009)


Tuinstede in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS

Friday, May 11th, 2012


Tuinstede is the last of three new blocks that have been built in the Noordstrook, north of Delflandplein in the Amsterdam district New West. The urban design for the Noordstrook is made by Snitker/Borst Architects. In order to increase the density of the neighbourhood the existing modernist open strip building plan will be replaced by three urban closed blocks with large communal courtyards. One of the streets will remain without cars and will be arranged as a playground for children. The urban design will be executed in two phases. Recently the first phase was finished. In a second phase the U-shaped blocks will be completed to closed blocks. The three blocks are designed by Dick van Gameren, ANA and Snitker/Borst Architects, respectively.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Roos Aldershoff)

  • Name of Project: Tuinstede
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Client urban design: Far West, Stadsdeel Nieuw-West
  • Client architectural design: De Principaal, Amvest
  • Design team urban design: Leen Borst, Mark Snitker, Maha Rahal, Louise Thompson, Mehrdad Mashaie, Sonja Stockmarr
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Launch Of Lua And Its Website in France

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Laboratoire D’urbanisme Agricole

After more than six years of research in the urban agriculture field, the Agricultural Urbanism Lab was created in 2012 by SOA Architectes, Le Sommer Environnement and the Bureau d’Etudes de Gally. Other experts working on various aspects of the same theme from different perspectives have joined them.

Launch of Lua - (c) SOA Architectes


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