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DC Towers I + II in Vienna, Austria by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

The design of the two high-rise towers for the Donau-City in Vienna represents the concluding phase of a development extending over several decades: on what was originally a municipal rubbish tip the UNO-City was erected (1973–1979), tentative plans to hold the 1995 Vienna-Budapest EXPO here were soon abandoned, as a result architects Krischanitz and Neumann (commissioned by WED AG) produced an urban design masterplan for the area in 1992. The outcome is an entirely new urban district with a diverse range of functions.

Image Courtesy © VIENNE DCTOWER

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: DC Towers I + II
  • Location: Donau-City, Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Michael Nagl and VIENNE DCTOWER
  • Client: WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum AG)
  • Associated architect: Hoffmann & Janz Architectes
  • Engineering: Perrault Projets (architectural engineering ), Bollinger & Grohmann, Gmeiner Haferl Zivilingenieure ZT GmbH (structure), Werner Sobek Ingenieure (façades), ZFG – Projekt (fluids), Dr Pfeiler GmbH (Bauphysik), TB Eipeldauer & Partner GmbH (electricity), AXIS Ingenieursleistungen ZT GmbH (VRD), Wacker Ingenieure (wind study)

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House LU in Brescia, Italia by ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

The project involves the renovation of a square apartment of 140 sqm located on the top floor of an ancient farmhouse near Brescia.
The entire project is inspired by the typical sloping shape of the building, through the enhancement of existing structures and contemporary reinterpretation of the characteristic rural aspect.

Image Courtesy © ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

  • Architects: ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA
  • Project: House LU
  • Location: Brescia, Italia
  • Partner: Ambienti emozionali, Casabath, Flos, Flou, Gazzotti, Gruppo Nulli, Pedrali, Simas
  • Surface: 140 sqm
  • Year: 2017

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Social housing for people over 65 in Girona, Spain by ARCADI PLA Architects

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: ARCADI PLA Architects

The building of 115 dwellings is located in the area of the northern entrance of Girona, in an area next to \”Puig d’en Roca\”. Promoted by the “Patronat Santa Creu de la Selva”, comprises varied apartment types, designed for people over 65 years old with a low rental cost. The project was developed especially taking care of the collective spaces of socialization, and at the same time, developing technological solutions in the field of sustainability and energy savings.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: ARCADI PLA Architects (ARCADI PLA & NÚRIA PLA)
  • Project: Social housing for people over 65
  • Location: Francesc Ferrer i Gironés Street,Nº 6., Puig d’en roca area, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Owner: Patronat Santa Creu De La Selva
  • Econòmic Control: Tecgi S.L. / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes
  • Interior Design of the Restaurant-Coffee Shop GIRUM: Núria Pla Illa Architect
  • Team: 
    • Núria Pla, Stefan Zwiers, Patricia Gutierrez, Jordi Grau, Architects
    • Joan Fernandez, Sara Poch (TECGI S.L.), Quantity Surveyors/Security
    • Structural Engineering: BOMA S.L. (Lluis Moya, Dr.Architect / Silvia Hernández/ Anabel Lázaro Architects)
    • Mechanical/Electric/Heating/Air Conditioned: PROISOTEC ( Josep Massachs, Frederic Soro, Marc Masó, Enginneers)

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Habitat 67 in Montréal, Canada by UQAM Centre de Design

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This summer, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Centre de Design will host a special exhibition examining architect Moshe Safdie’s pioneering urban housing complex Habitat ’67, its manifestation over the course of Safdie’s global career, and its lasting influence on the architectural field at large. A Canadian National Heritage Site and living landmark, Habitat ’67 evolved from Safdie’s thesis project at McGill University and was commissioned by the Canadian government, the province of Quebec, and the city of Montreal as a major, living exhibition for the 1967 World’s Exposition. From the moment it opened, Habitat ’67 captured the international public imagination and has become an enduring icon of Expo ’67 and Canadian pride. It remains to this day a source of inspiration for architecture devoted to humanistic ideals.

View from courtyard, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: UQAM Centre de Design
  • Project: Habitat 67
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Safdie Architects, Edward Hendricks, Timothy Hursley and Collection of Safdie Architects

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Insignia on M in Washington by Delucchi Plus

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Delucchi Plus

With the rapid development of luxury residential buildings in Washington, D.C., developers and property management know they need to create special buildings to stick out from the crowd. Development joint venture partners, Donohoe and MetLife, were able to create a stunning building in the heart of D.C.’s thriving Capitol Riverfront neighborhood with the opening of Insignia on M. With a unique blend of gorgeously designed interiors, meticulously chosen amenities and top-notch services from Bozzuto Management, Insignia on M sets the bar high for “the best place to live” with 324 artfully designed studios, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.

Image Courtesy © Delucchi Plus

  • Architects: Delucchi Plus
  • Project: Insignia on M
  • Location: Washington, USA

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Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing in Tel Aviv, Israel by Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects

The “Ganei Shapira” project was built on a 1 Acre plot, owned by the Tel Aviv municipality. It is located between Tueri Zahav Street and De Modina Steet.

The project encompass 69 apartments which will be available for rent under the Affordable Housing scheme. 42 apt are 3 bed room apt.(around 80 sq/m), 27 apt are 4-5 bedroom apt (90-120 sq./m).

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

  • Architects: Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects
  • Project: Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Shai Epstein
  • Lead Architect: Hila Berger, Shay Naim

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Arena Apartments in Queensland, Australia by Ellivo Architects

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Ellivo Architects

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Arena Apartments development in South Brisbane is unlike anything else in Brisbane. Designed for Sydney based developer, Galileo Group, the favourable site offered an elevated North East orientation with expansive views towards the city. Its distinctive form has been generated as a direct response of overlaying the functional requirements of the brief with the specific site constraints, including a new cross block link connection through to West End, and the requirement to maintain views through the site for the office building behind.

Image Courtesy © Scott Burrows

  • Architects: Ellivo Architects
  • Project: Arena Apartments
  • Location: South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Scott Burrows
  • Architects: Michael Small (Project Architect), Mason Cowle (Director)
  • Interior Designers: Tanya Zealey, Lisa Schiffermuller
  • Site area: 4400 sqm
  • Building area: 3350 sqm
  • Completed: 2014

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Plus-Energy Houses in Linköping, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB 

In Linköping’s new district Vallastaden, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture has built plus-energy houses with solar cells on the roof. The solution means that the houses produce more energy than needed and it is possible to sell the surplus to electricity companies.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB
  • Project: Plus-Energy Houses
  • Location: Vallastaden, Linköping, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit
  • Client: Stångåstaden
  • Partners: NCC, Hanelko AB, Caverion, VML-Konsult
  • Sustainable: Plus energy houses
  • Team: Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Jenny Nyström, Mikael Rehnmark
  • Status: Completed 2017

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London Dock in England by Architect Patel Taylor

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Architect Patel Taylor and St George have completed the first new building at London Dock, the redevelopment of the famous former News International site in Wapping.

Clipper Wharf, a 57 homes residential development comprising of one, two and three bedroom apartments, is part of the first phase of the 220,000 sqm regeneration. This marks a new chapter in the site’s colourful history from its origins as a mercantile centre through the era of newspapers and printing of 1980s and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cook

  • Architects: Architect Patel Taylor
  • Project: London Dock
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Photography: Peter Cook

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Black and white minimalism in Ljubljana, Slovenia by GAO architects

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: GAO architects

The interior is designed having in mind that the client is a successful, young business man. It was created with a bit of hedonism related to his passion for cigars. The dynamic lifestyle and the enjoyment of one’s private space are related to the functionality and comfort and are upgraded with the elegance of the black and white colour contrast. Solid Oak with natural finish and the detail of rough ropes disrupt the elegancy and make the apartment inviting and charming.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: GAO architects
  • Project: Black and white minimalism
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Gao team: Petra Zakrajšek, Helena Bernik

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