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Urby Staten Island in New York by Concrete

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Concrete

Smart use of space

All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Urby staten island
  • Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
  • Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
  • Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
  • Start design: 2011
  • Opening: July 2016

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Mainz Markthäuser 11-13 in Germany by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

The building is located in the centre of the city of Mainz. The façade looks towards a historical pedestrian square and towards the milestone of the city, the Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral), built in the X century. Alongside there is a shopping centre, built in 1970.

Like many other European city centres, this important location has been compromised by thoughtless projects dating back to the mid-20th-century and post-war reparation work. Nothing is authentic (even the historical buildings are almost all reconstructed).  Nevertheless, the principle of conservation prevailed, so the city centre has become an eclectic mix, synonym for beauty.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and doriana fuksas)
  • Project: Mainz Markthäuser 11-13
  • Location: Mainz, Germany
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi
  • Client: Wohnbau mainz gmbh
  • Façade structures: knippers helbig beratende ingenieure
  • Structures: baucon beratende ingenieure
  • Plans: hl-pp consult
  • Engineering: ibb lorenz
  • Electrical services: b.i.g. Bechtolding
  • Area: 9,000sq.m.
  • Period: 2003-2008

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BSZ . Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies in Zürich, Switzerland by idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag

The living and business house was built in 1893 and accommodates six 3.5-room apartments, an art gallery in the ground floor and a motorcycle workshop in the basement.

The dwelling levels are fully refurbished. The formerly North and street orientated living-/dining room is now facing the quiet south. The floor plan, which was divided into small sections with entrée, bathroom and kitchen, is now dissolved. A new infrastructure box with bathroom and kitchen is added and is spliting the loft like room in entrance, living and dining area.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

  • Architects: idA buehrer wuest architekten sia ag
  • Project: BSZ . Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Valentin Jeck
  • Steelconstruction: Tuchschmid AG
  • Completion: 2016

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Apartment 37 in Shanghai, China by Atelier Mearc

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Atelier Mearc

Early architecture was built maybe merely to accommodate people. As time changes, city breath permeates into architecture and stamps them with urbanization. Just like the old residential buildings in shanghai.

Image Courtesy © Lu Haha

Image Courtesy © Lu Haha

  • Architects: Atelier Mearc
  • Project: Apartment 37
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Lu Haha
  • Software used:  AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe InDesign
  • Architect in charge: Zhou Wei
  • Design team: Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
  • Area: 37 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Complete Time: 2016

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Suite for Ten in Barcelona, Spain by Egue y Seta

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Egue y Seta

There are those who travel to escape and those who do it to meet again. Those who gather with family for vacation thousands of kilometers away from home and those who like to host even when in a foreign country. For customers like them we have created ” Suite for 10 ” a privately owned residence designed to accommodate a family of ten used to vacation ” in style” , combining the comfort of the best “urban chic”  hotels with the flexibility of one´s own home. It is finally time to say goodbye to suppletory beds and undercounter fridges!

Image Courtesy © VICUGO FOTO

Image Courtesy © VICUGO FOTO

  • Architects: Egue y Seta (Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Gaia Trotta, Szymon Keller and Covadonga Díaz)
  • Project: Suite for Ten
  • Location: Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: VICUGO FOTO
  • Decoration: Egue y Seta in collaboration with Camila e Mariana Lellis
  • Woodworks: Disseny9Evo
  • Area: 172m2
  • Completed date: 2016

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Light Loft in Milan, Italy by LPzR architetti associati

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: LPzR architetti associati

The building is located in Milan (Italy), close to a well known shopping district.

It is a typical sixties warehouse, placed in a courtyard.

The project is about the complete restyling and refurbishing of the ground floor of the building.

Image Courtesy © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

Image Courtesy © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

  • Architects: LPzR architetti associati
  • Project: Light Loft
  • Location: via Marghera 32 – Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhinoceros
  • Client: MD Group
  • Head designer: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria (LPzR architetti associati)
  • Design group: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico Reyneri, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo
  • Construction supervisor: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
  • Structural engineering: Nicola Boreatti
  • Main contractor: NICA costruzioni s.r.l.
  • Consistenza: 5 apartments
  • Gross area: 500 mq
  • Completion date: 2006 – 2009

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White Apartement in Prague, Czech Republic by B² Architecture

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: B² Architecture

The reconstruction of the apartment from the begining of 20th century is located in the Old town in Prague.

The main idea of the design is to brighten the space by using white materials.

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau

  • Architects: B² Architecture (Barbara Bencova)
  • Project: White Apartement
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Alexandra Timpau

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600 Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: 600 Collins Street
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Visualizations: VA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
  • ZHA Project Architect: Juan Camilo Mogollon
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Robert Bird Group
  • Building Services Engineering and Sustainability: ADP Consulting
  • Planning Consultant: URBIS
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: PLP
  • Acoustics: Acoustic Logic

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Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees in Nijmegen, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Knowledge centre

At the start of the new millennium, Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) wanted to expand its current production and research site in Nijmegen by creating a new knowledge centre for the development of semiconductors for the electronics industry. The existing production site is sealed off and fenced in for security reasons. The new knowledge centre, where technology, science, culture, work, living and leisure come together, fosters chance encounters and collaboration with diverse parties. The name of the complex, FiftyTwoDegrees, refers to the site’s 52nd degree of latitude, which like the ambition of the initiators, spans the entire world.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
  • Project: Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees
  • Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Client: Ballast Nedam Bouw, Arnhem; ICE Ontwikkeling, Nijmegen
  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
  • Structural engineer: ARUP, Amsterdam (competition); Adviesbureau Tielemans BV, Eindhoven (execution)
  • General contractor: Ballast Nedam Speciale Projecten, Utrecht
  • Building services consultant: Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen
  • Building costs including services: 1st phase € 42,000,000 (2006)
  • Design: 2004-2005, 1st prize in competition in 2002
  • Execution: 2005-2006
  • Awards: Dedalo Minosse for Sustainability 2008, International Design Award 2009, International Architecture Award 2009)

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Cervantes Building in Zaragoza, Spain by saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Article source: saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS

This residential building makes the most of a tiny space that enjoys a privileged location on a chamfered sidewalk street corner.

The public space takes the lead. The strong volumen of the building steps back on the corner to emphasize the main access.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS
  • Project:Cervantes Building
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Promoter / Client: Cervantes 19 S.L.
  • Constructor: Inviasa
  • Budget: 574,929.42 €
  • Area: 807.12 m² (above ground) and 601,17 m² (below ground)

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