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Private Residence in Bialystok, Poland by Cubic Projekt

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Cubic Projekt

Could you please introduce yourself briefly?

I’ve been an architect for twelve years, specializing in the matter of interiors, architecture and partly design.

What inspires your work? What are the main assumptions of your projects, what makes them stand out?

The inspiration comes from international projects and my own travels. Also, the publications of the best architects, let’s say, strongly motivate to deeper, more difficult actions and hard work on each project. They stimulate very well to gain an even better effect from the subject. The only difficulty that occurs, a professional difficulty, is the investor’s outlook on the quality of the project and the future realization. This means his expectations are much too low compared to what the architect can present or suggest. My philosophy is to put as many of my ideas as possible into practice.

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  • Architects: TomaszTubisz – Cubic Projekt 
  • Project: development and modernization of a detached house in Bialystok
  • Location: Bialystok, Poland
  • Photography: Cubic Projekt
  • Architect In Charge: Tomasz Tubisz
  • Year: 2006
  • Fireplace: Fire Line Automatic, Planika

So do your projects have any characteristic features, a certain dominating style?

I think my projects do not have any visible strong individual features of an architect that you’re asking about. However, I am constantly developing and I try to lead that development in the direction that would make those characteristic features easily noticeable. I am also keen on modernism and avant-garde, which I try to put into practice.

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It is partly a joined system, because you do not easily find such investors, who know what they want and who like certain style. That is why every work is preceded by a conversation, an interview regarding the needs and feelings of the investor. For me the most important thing is to implement the project without any changes and corrections made by the investor. Unfortunately, in Poland it often happens that the investor corrects it either for financial reasons, or because of bad advice. And this is the worst evil, which destroys the project.

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How would you briefly describe the project held in Bialystok?

The project in Bialystok…it is a timeless house, the one I like. And the space we have succeeded in obtaining, it’s a superb project for everyone. The house extracts the whole greenness from the surroundings, the parcel,even from the deeper surrounding, which is the forest around it, the park. The investors are content, because their needs were met, all the expected functions were complied, for me the house isat 100% executed.

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Have there been any serious technical problems during the project? How long did it take? Did you manage to finish it on time or have the works extended?

Every project takes longer than you presume. That precise project lasted almost exactly 2 years. Generally there were no problems, for me it was a perfect project. The largest difficulties have occurred during the demolition and the implementation of construction changes, because the building was expanded from 300m to 600m, from a simple block to a much bigger and difficult space. But the effect was really satisfying so thatsuccess pleased everyone. But there were no problems.

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In an interview for one of the interior magazines you have mentioned that a good cooperation is half of the success in a project. Was it hard to convince the client to the implementation of a bio fireplace? Did the clienthave a different view and wanted to use a different product?

As I have mentioned before, such ideas of the investor ruin the project the most. However, in that case the investor gave me his full trust and generally I presented him the idea of a 3m long fireplace in the living room, as such product fitted into the whole space, which was created there. At that time it was hard to find such product. Fortunately, fate caused me to come across your company, and my bosses have accepted my idea and your ability of creating such product. And there it was, a three metres long, linear fireplace, so it was another success in that matter.

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That was my next question, about the key element while choosing the product. You could say that it was not design, but the technical capabilities have preponderated?

Well…At first there was the design and your company has coped with it. What I can say is that the casing was made by another company, you have made the inside, so basically the technology and the trough with fire, it was all joined together successfully. So for that time, as far as I remember, it was a huge challenge for me and for you. And we achieved. Today it is much easier.

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So in your opinion the whole project ended up as a success and the client was fully satisfied as well?

Yes, it was a 100% success, the investors underline it all the time, whenever we meet. So I hope there will be more projects and investors of that kind.

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As an experienced architect, would you recommend that that particular bio fireplace, the Fire Line Automatic, to other professionals, architects, designers?

Yes, this product is prepared perfectly for architects and designers. The technology doesn’t create much barriers or limitations. I recommend it.

Do you have a favourite project in your career, your own or perhaps of some other author, which you particularly admire?

I really like the projects of Robert Konieczny, and his atrium house is exactly what I call a 100% project, except the interiors, which I would, let’s say, bring up for discussion, correction. As for the interiors themselves, of course I do like other projects of several architects, but if we are referring to fireplaces and interiors in particular, there are a lot of such projects and such list could be endless.However, I always try to judge each project in terms of its quality and divide the projects considering whether I could live in that certain space, or only be there, exist just to admire it.

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In fact, the time itself will judge if the interior, the house, the architecture will last, whether it will be timeless or not. So it is with the classics. In my projects I try to state that something,which has lasted about 20-30 years since the day of its design, is timeless. I suppose that your products will also be corrected one day, but I have the impression that most of them are ideally designed and manufactured by your company.

I expect that Planika will be developing its ideas, its products, because I reckon that now is the time when, in case of fire, many things can be changed. For example, verticalfire. But that’sanothersubject.

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8008 Residence in Fukuoka, Japan by Hiroyuki Arima

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Hiroyuki Arima

This house is the house which I designed on the suburban slope of Fukuoka Japan. We plant a big tree of one each and 1,000 young plants in eight site divisions , and am the project that I will do in the future in the forest. So, the name of the project is\” 8008\”.

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  • Architects: Hiroyuki Arima
  • Project: 8008 Residence
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan

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Private Residence in Cracow, Poland by dot.projekt

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Planika

Interview with Aleksandra Bobrowicz-Nadolny (dot.projekt)

Aleksandra Bobrowicz-Nadolny, an interior designer born in Zielona Gora, Poland. Graduated from the Jagiellonian University and the School of Interior Design and Space at the Cracow School of Art. The owner and originator of the dot.projekt studio. In her spare time she prepares a PhD and works as a graphic.

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  • Architects: dot.projekt
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Cracow, Poland
  • Photography: Aleksandra Bobrowicz-Nadolny
  • Project: Private Apartment
  • Year: 2012
  • Fireplace: Rondo, Planika

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House of Mr. R in Moscow, Russia by za bor Architects

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: za bor Architects

The house has solid-cast reinforced concrete frame with piers and bridging and walls made of brick. One wall is sloped (hacking brickwork). There are two apartment floors and a basement storey deepened to 1,20 meters below ground level (the only thing deeper is a wine cellar). The services: water pumps, blowing wells, an emergency diesel-generator and a fuel storage tank are located in the basement storey. A sanitary piping, gas and electricity supply are also arranged in the basement.

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  • Architects: za bor Architects
  • Project: House of Mr. R
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Zinur Razutdinov and Peter Zaytsev 
  • Firm principle or leading designers: Peter Zaytsev and Arseniy Borisenko 
  • Built area: 300 square meters (560 sq m floor area
  • Walls outside: plaster and exterior house paint, paving tiles
  • Walls inside: gres, wooden panels (wenge, oak), paint
  • Flooring: gres, marble, river pebbles (decorative covering), glass, wooden floor (oak)
  • Ceiling: paint
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3Ds Max, Photoshop

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134 Dwellings in Larrein, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain by Patxi Cortázar and José Manuel Simón

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Patxi Cortázar and José Manuel Simón

The U-shape building with orientation to the south that the approach proposes is respected, increasing the height and the flexibility of the highest alignments with the purpose of introducing a higher-than-planned number of dwellings.  The building is formally brought up with rectilinear prisms and gaps every two floors, made with two prevailing materials: dark-grey prefabricated panels and glass.

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  • Architects: Patxi Cortázar and José Manuel Simón
  • Project: 134 Dwellings
  • Location: Larrein, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Photography: César San Millán
  • Date: 2009-2012
  • Architectural Technologist: Juan Manuel Galera, Vicente Luis y Mikel Valderrama
  • Developer: Nasipa S.L.
  • Building company: Nasipa S.L.
  • Surface: 20.177 m2

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CEU Kolding in Denmark by HOWE a/s

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: HOWE a/s

CEU is a leading regional centre for business education in Kolding, Denmark. It involves 9,300 m2 with a supplementary student residence of 2,200 m2. CEU Kolding was completed in 2002 as a project of Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen A/S, Aarhus. The building stands as five squares with a quiet gravity, placed in the open field as an indication and underlining of the green, rolling countryside.

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  • Architects: HOWE a/s
  • Project: CEU Kolding
  • Location: Kolding, Denmark

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Interior/Lighting Designer Ben Rousseau’s House in Chiswick, London by Rousseau Design Ltd

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: Rousseau Design Ltd

Overlooking the Thames, the 1970s townhouse owned by lighting designer Ben Rousseau backs onto a small marina and is located where the London boat race finishes at Chiswick Quay. The design was relatively modern when Ben bought, but the four-storey property still needed a lot of work.

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  • Architects: Rousseau Design Ltd
  • Project: Interior/Lighting Designer Ben Rousseau’s London House
  • Location: Chiswick, London

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Sea Towers in Gdynia, Poland by Ministerstwo Spraw We Wnętrzach

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: Planika

Planika has been present on the market for 10 years. Through that time the company has gained the position of the world leader in the production and distribution of bio fireplaces, suitable for both commercial and private areas. In order to provide highest quality products, our specialists constantly modernize the implemented technologies. Therefore we are the only company in the world using such advanced, patented technology.

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  • Architects: MSWW
  • Project: Ministerstwo Spraw We Wnętrzach, Sea Towers
  • Location: Gdynia, Poland
  • Photography: MSWW
  • Year: 2012
  • Fireplace: Planika, Fire Line Automatic
  • Architect In Charge: Marcin Konopka, Magdalena Konopka

Confluence Banquets And Resort in Chennai, India by One Landscape Design

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: One Landscape Design

Located in the outskirts of Chennai, Confluence is a unique project in its scale and aspiration. Conceived as a resort destination and planned around a large central open lawn it is an oasis in its feel.

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  • Architects: One Landscape Design
  • Project: Confluence Banquets And Resort
  • Location: Chennai, India

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Oficina de Turismo in Galicia, Spain by Alejandro García & Arquitectos

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: Alejandro García & Arquitectos

A petite small projects have pleasant surprises as the case of the Office of Tourism Arteixo. The intervention is to reform the existing local who once was bus station, to convert Office of Tourism, visitor information point. It was clear from the outset that the result of the action should create an icon in Arteixo that was the center of attraction for tourists and easily detected by the same, forcing the tourist who goes to other places did stop along the way and parase in the tourist office.

Image Courtesy Alejandro García & Arquitectos

  • Architects: Alejandro García & Arquitectos
  • Project: Oficina de Turismo
  • Location: Arteixo, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Sponsor: City of Arteixo
  • Project year: 2011
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Teconstrur

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