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Apartment Building On The Zurichberg in Zurich Witikon, Switzerland by Jan Henrik Hansen

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Jan Henrik Hansen

The site possesses an impressive view over Zurich, the lake and the mountains due to its location on the Zürichberg. The building geometry was developed as a result of maximization of space within the legal framework. In order to let the surfaces of the volume respond to light and environment through their inclination angle, a sculptural relief in anodized aluminum was developed for roof and facade, which gives the building a natural appearance, despite its materiality.

Image Courtesy © Jan Henrik Hansen

  • Architects: Jan Henrik Hansen
  • Project: Apartment Building On The Zurichberg
  • Location: Zurich Witikon, Switzerland
  • Project team: Jan Henrik Hansen, Ioanna Intze (project manager), Vadim Unger, Manuel Weber
  • Status: Completed 2014

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251 1st street in Brooklyn, New York by TC LAUGHLIN PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP, INC.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: TC LAUGHLIN PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP, INC.

Situated at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in the coveted Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, 251 1st by ODA New York is the firm’s latest manifestation of its steadfast commitment to improving quality of life in urban areas. In this case—taking a page from its well-documented playbook—ODA’s inflected the building’s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal

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Nieuw Bergen in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by MVRDV

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV

Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.

The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Nieuw Bergen
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
  • Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
  • Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro

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Anker Gardens in Bielefeld, Germany by kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf 

The new residential quarter right in the middle of downtown Bielefeld recognizes the potential of history, conveying this potential into the present. The large-scale industrial architecture of the area of the former incorporation “Anker Werke AG“, a company specialized in the production of sewing machines and cash registers, has been kept up, with this area having been transformed into a new urban quarter by means of some minor changes.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing and Münster

  • Architects: kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf  (KRESINGS, Münster)
  • Project: Anker Gardens
  • Location: Bielefeld, Germany
  • Photography: Roman Mensing and Münster
  • Client: Bautra GmbH
  • Project Leader André Pannenbäcker, Kilian Kresing, Dorit Haase,Jan Tölle, Tilo Pfeifer, Thomas Vöge
  • Area: 14.200 m2
  • Completion: 2017

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East Village Studio in NEW YORK by jordan parnass digital architecture

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: jordan parnass digital architecture

NEW YORK, – “I was thinking maybe we could do something about my apartment,” the conversation began. The architects, Brooklyn based Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA), came by for a consultation – basic furniture, paint colors, floor refinishing – but after discussing how he’d like his apartment to work and feel, they agreed that a more comprehensive renovation might be worth the investment.

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

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Markthal Rotterdam in The Netherlands by MVRDV

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV

The Market Hall is a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living and parking, fully integrated to celebrate and enhance the synergetic possibilities of the different functions. A secure, covered square emerges beneath an arc, conceived as an inversion of a typical market square and its surrounding buildings. During the day it serves as central market hall, after hours the hall becomes an enormous, covered, well lit public space.

the Markthal from the East at dusk, as the lights come on, Image Courtesy © Daria Scagliola/Stijn Brakkee

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Markthal Rotterdam
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode & Daria Scagliola/Stijn Brakkee
  • Client: Provast Nederland bv, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Design team (competition phase): Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Marc Joubert, Anet Schurink, Jeroen Zuidgeest, Michele Olcese, Laura Grillo, Ivo van Capelleveen
  • Design team (design and construction phase): Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Renske van der Stoep, Anton Wubben, Marc Joubert, Sven Thorissen, Gijs Rikken, Joeri Horstink, Elsbeth Ronner
  • Co-architect: INBO, Woudenberg, the Netherlands

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Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor) in Tehran, Iran by Razan Architects

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Razan Architects

Based on the urban situation, people’s lifestyle and revitalizing the concept of reconciling human and nature, the architect tried to create a pattern within which all the expectations fit. “The building is called The Neighbor in order to be neighboring to the shading tree in the yard. We want it to be arisen from the nature and to describe architecture as a living paradigm.” -Said the architect. One of the remarkable specifications of the project is using recycled materials in order to lower the budget. The white façade is a product of combining cement and recycled stone. “We tried to bring the architecture into the homes of ones who had forgotten the “Quality” because of its high cost.” -Said the architect. Characteristics that describe the essence of design: Communication: The interior communal spaces provide the opportunity for the residents to easily communicate. The yard has short walls so the neighbors can let themselves inside, rest under the shade of the tree and have a friendly chat. Diversity: Order is nature’s quiddity. Architect looks for creation of inner order based on diversity as well as harmony. Reducing repetitive elements and using a modular design system resulted in a variety of different apartments, both in the structure of the plan and the exterior façade. Originality: Everything seems original here. All the spaces are designed based on a function. Being a home: The units get enough amount of daylight. Terraces are like private little gardens that have a great view to the city.

Image Courtesy © Razan Architects

  • Architects: Razan Architects
  • Project: Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor)
  • Location: Tehran, Iran

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The Silo in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: COBE 

As the centrepiece of Copenhagen’s redeveloped Nordhavn (North Harbour), Danish architects COBE and clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark unveil the completed transformation of The Silo. The former industrial silo was originally used as a storage container for grain. Fifty years later, the 17-storey silo has been converted for new use as a residential apartment building with 38 unique units, ranging from 106 m2 to 401 m2 in size, and with public functions such as event and dining facilities on the upper and lower levels.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: The Silo
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Clients: Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Engineers: Balslev and Wessberg
  • Contractor: NRE Denmark
  • Size: 10,000 m2
  • Status: Commissioned in 2013, completed in 2017

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Rinconada Margaritas in Jalisco, Mexico by Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura 

Rinconada Margaritas is a vertical housing complex, set up with three buildings in a 10,126 sqm. site. A fundamental part of the project lies on the site conditions, preserving a ravine with an important density of trees and plants. The strategic emplacement of the buildings, leaves 80% of the site´s area for green areas and open spaces, this represents a privilege due its urban condition.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura
  • Project: Rinconada Margaritas
  • Location: Efraín González Luna 2164  CP44150  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Architect: Luis Aldrete
  • Project coordination: Cynthia Mojica, Diego García C.
  • First stage collaborators: Denisse Sandoval, Miguel Valverde, Fausto Lazcano, Raúl Miranda, Jorge Muñoz
  • Second stage collaborators: Christian Coss, Catalina Joya, Adriana Villegas
  • Art: Octavio Abúndez, Alejandro Almanza, Jerónimo Jagerman, Los Jaichakers, Pedro Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia
  • Developer: Grupo Cube

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“Interiors in Riccione” in Italy by Andrea Trebbi Architect

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Andrea Trebbi Architect

In the laying out of hotels faced Lungomare Costituzione is situated one building for apartments in bricks of 1960-70 years.

Inside it an apartment on the third floor has been completely restored in anticipation of a summer and winter livability.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Trebbi Architect

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