Archive for the ‘Apartments’ Category
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners
Radical Tabula Rasa
In 2006, Atelier Kempe Thill is commissioned to design Block 10 in the Moerwijk neighborhood of The Hague with eighty-eight apartments and twenty-seven terraced houses as the result of a negotiation procedure by Vestia, the largest building corporation in the Netherlands.
Moerwijk is a typical restructuring area with residential buildings from the nineteen-sixties, as also exist in many large cities in the Netherlands. Also here, the city and housing corporations agreed on the comprehensive demolition of the entire area rather than renovation of the existing buildings.
Image Courtesy © A2 Studio Rotterdam
- Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners
- Project: Zilverzijde – Social Housing
- Location: Erasmusweg 106 – 178, Wildenborgstraat, The Hague, The Netherlands
- Photography: A2 Studio Rotterdam
- Client: Ceres / Vestia Den Haag Zuid-West
- Team Atelier Kempe Thill: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen with Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Anja Mueller, Peter Graf, Stefanie Diwischek, Andris Rubenis, David van Eck
- Urban planner: KCAP, Rotterdam / The Hague department urban planning
- Supervisor: Ruurd Gietema / Frank Weijzen
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Article source: S9 Architecture
Located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, 160 East 22nd Street is a 21-story, 84-unit condominium apartment building. In addition to luxury residences, the building includes ground loor retail space. The design is based on a modern interpretation of the elegant and timeless classic pre-war apartment buildings in the neigh-borhood. The limestone clad building’s massing is sculpted to incorporate a 24’ cantilever, and punctuated with alternating deep set fenestration pattern.
Image Courtesy © S9 Architecture
- Architects: S9 Architecture
- Project: 160 E 22ND ST
- Location: 160 East 22nd Street, New York
- Size: 116 000 SF
- Client: Toll Brothers City Living (more…)
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Article source: v2com
In the Bazillion apartment, YCL Studio has drawn a clear line between the day and the night program of this pied-à-terre for two, while simultaneously blurring the conventional division between the ‘wet’ and the ‘dry’ part of a dwelling. The compact apartment, which comprises 45 square meters, is essentially one open space divided into two by a single, ceramic-clad wall. The dwelling is located in a new residential building in the Old Town of Vilnius and has been commissioned by a frequent traveller, who uses it for short stays in the capital of Lithuania.
Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas / AGROB BUCHTAL
- Architects: YCL Studio
- Project: Bazillion Apartment
- Location: Bazilijonų str., Vilnius, Lithuania
- Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas / AGROB BUCHTAL
- Design Team:Tomas Umbrasas, Aidas Barzda, Tautvydas Vileikis, Rokas Kontvainis, Justė Surplytė
- Ceramic Tiles: AGROB BUCHTAL, Schwarzenfeld, Germany
- Size: 45 sq.m.
- Completion: 2016
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Article source: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA
The southern part of the newly built Champs-Meunier compound holds 3 buildings. These are scattered following a terrace scheme and sit in a rural context whilst still standing on the border of the city center. The 47 flats are each composed of 3 to 5 rooms and are transversal. The flats are distributed around a central core, allowing the scheme to be simple and efficient. Moreover, large balconies outspread the living areas, thus permitting the interior / exterior boundary to vanish.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
- Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA
- Project: Champs-Meunier Sud
- Location: Ch. des Champs-Meunier 11-13-15, 1051 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
- Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
- Client | Investor: Solvalor Fund Management SA
- Team Lausanne: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Manuel Perez, Nuno Santos, Angela Clua, Thanh Trinh, Roberto Kossi Odi, Sacha Pannatier, Bernard Emonet
- Structural engineer: Jean-Paul Cruchon & Associés SA
- Geotechnical Engineer: Karakas & Français SA
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Article source: FRANCISCO PARDO ARQUITECTO in colaboration with AMEZCUA
On a 12.5 meters wide by 25 meters long site, 8 apartments were planned, 2 for each floor of the building. They were to be arranged longitudinally and divided by three voids: a central cube for services and two lateral ones for vine-covered terraces that would work as filters between the public and private spaces.
Image Courtesy © Fito Pardo
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Article source: Tony Owen Partner
The Melbourne Residences, is a 20 storey building consisting of 200 units in Brisbane’s Southbank. It contains retial and rooftop club including gym, pool, cinema and dining room. The tower plan is driven by the desire to maximise the oblique views from the units to the river and CBD. This results in a stepping form which maximises the number of units with access to the East. We derived inspiration from the ripple patterns created by the wind. This ripple orders the stepping of the façade reflecting the interplay of the environment on the façade. The tower has a unique undulating façade which ranges from zero to 4m. These facades contain operable glass screens to create wintergardens. These wintergardens provide a second skin to maximise thermal efficiency and reduce energy use. Melbourne street is becoming a fashionable retail address. We designed a 4 storey retail façade. Retail connects the street via a through site link to Fish Lane which is being revitalised by art installations and cafes as a bohemian centre. The clients brief was to create a superior residential address and activate the street with world class retail.
Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partner
- Architects: Tony Owen Partner
- Project: The Melbourne Residences
- Location: Brisbane’s, Southbank
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Article source: Dwek Architectes
Interior design is one of the disciplines that Olivier Dwek undertakes with a passion. His taste for the interaction of materials and unexpected, exclusive textures leads him to conduct all kinds of experiments with seasoned artisans. Working together, they engage in treatments of materials that generate sometimes unexpected results. For this Parisian apartment, the materials are combined and confronted following a rhythm that is metered down to the last detail. Nothing allows itself to be fully understood from the outset. Olivier Dwek likes to cover his tracks. Brushed aluminium, which boldly dominates the composition of the reception room, offers moiré reflections that could be mistaken with the grey velvet. The sense of a somewhat futuristic sophistication which he elicits is nuanced by touches of American walnut and natural foalskin introduced in the selected items of furniture. The stone flooring, shaped by the years it has spent in a riverbed, in turn creates an unfathomable impression, a vibrancy that appeals and questions. In this highly architectural, urban environment, it was important to incorporate light and nature. According to Olivier Dwek, one of the major revolutions in contemporary architecture involves the thickness of window frames. Having now become imperceptible, they enable the exterior to reach right to the heart of this city home.
- Architects: Dwek Architectes
- Project: S APARTMENT
- Location: NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Article source: FFWD Arquitectes
In this flat situated in Barcelona’s Eixample, our starting point was an unfortunate period renovation from the 1980s.
At first glance, it seemed like the ’80s had erased all the original and distinctive elements of the space, which dates to 1875. But after some light “cleaning”, we uncovered some of the original elements, and realized they could be the soul for the new space. These elements were traditional Catalan hydraulic cement tiles, and exposed structural elements of the building, including exposed brick walls and the wooden beamed ceilings.
Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
- Architects: FFWD Arquitectes (Laia Guardiola Raventós & David Benito Cortázar)
- Project: Habitatge M11
- Location: Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
- Photography: FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
- Total Area: 70 sqm
- Project development: March to June’15; Interior
- Built: 1st fase: June to July’15. 2nd fase: October’15 to January’16
- Completion time: Interior works: January’16
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Article source: Shen Ting Tseng Architects
Light-House is located in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. This multi-storied residential building block is designed in consideration of common Taiwanese terrace style houses. This project seeks to rethink the fundamentals of this particular housing model and intends to reinvigorate its underlining idea as “Lian-dong” (describing a continuous housing block) and “Tou-tian” (terrace houses describing buildings with roof spaces open to the sky) in the design approach.
Image Courtesy © LucasKDoolan
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Article source: Zecc Architecten BV
Zecc designed an apartment building with 46 apartments commissioned by housing association Mooiland Vastgoed. The project concerns social housing for people with a need for limited residential care. The building is part of an ensemble of connected buildings and is designed to accent its height in the area. The building has a basement of curved masonry with a broad main entrance area. From the ground up the sculptural masonry transforms itself into an angular freeform with emphasized vertical elements.
Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra
- Architects: Zecc Architecten BV
- Project: Care Housing Boxmeer
- Location: Boxmeer, The Netherlands
- Photography: Stijn Poelstra
- Client: Mooiland Vastgoed
- Contractor: van der Heijden, Schaijk
- Period: 2014 – 2016