Archive for the ‘Apartments’ Category
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Article source: Next Level Studio
Over three years lasting reconstruction of the 3+1 apartment in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic appealed an endless process of thoughts and construction operations, which finally filled the visions. Every line on a sketch, every statement in a computer programme, as well as every single building block, was considered as crucial everything influencing steps. The most difficult task for an architect – is designing for himself. How to recognize reserves in the design, how to set the limits behind which he doesn’t need to go though the possibilities are finally almost limitless? The design was treated as the opportunity to try out certain procedures, materials and technologies. I am interested in monochrome space, where light can be experimented. White itself has many shades, tones, and valeurs. During the day, the Sun warms the interior with light of 2000 – 3500K. While the artificial evening light set on 4200K, cools the space. Artificial light casts varied shadows, highlights different elements and the interior transmutes. Colour RGB LED strips; hidden in the niches of the furniture, enable dynamic coloration of the space. They can “paint” the space in accordance with the current wishes.
Image Courtesy © Martin Kocich
- Architects: Next Level Studio (Michal Kutalek)
- Project: White Apartment
- Location: Za Aleji 1013, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
- Photography: Martin Kocich
- Software used: AutoCad
- Floor area: 75 m2
- Year: 2012
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Article source: Prisca Pellerin Architecture & Intérieur
This project is a complete renovation of an apartment 2-room attic. To enhance the quality of light of that “cocoon” housing, the bias has been to open up the spaces (decompartmentalisation, amplified perspectives, transparency of Parisian artist window frame… ) and playing on different shades of white and grey, specially thanks to different textures : glossy lacquer, matt and satin paint, polished concrete, leather and suede, linen, brick , white wood stain…
Image Courtesy © Hugo Hébrard photographe d’architecture
- Architects: Prisca Pellerin Architecture & Intérieur
- Project: Living under the roof
- Location: Lvry-sur-Seine, France
- Photography: Hugo Hébrard photographe d’architecture
- Area : 24m2 (ceiling height > 1,80m) /64m2 (total area)
- Construction period : 6 months
- Cost of construction : 30.000 euros HT (excluding taxes)
- Project year : 2013
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: SoNo arhitekti
This older larger apartment is located in the city center of Ljubljana. The client’s wish was to transform an existing residential space into an open, modern and at the same time a comfortable and a functional home. We have created a central living area where the furniture elements, despite their uniform appearance form two distinct ambiances, but also connect to the smaller intimate atrium. Along the main dividing wall the kitchen elements are located and they subtly convert into the fireplace that sensibly rounds up the entire residential space. Playfully arranged furniture elements which are otherwise clean simple geometric shapes achieve a more sensible integration of the existing walls as well as a more reasonable organization of the space itself. Smaller cramped rooms now are logically linked and more spacious and thus create a better feeling of living.
Image Courtesy © SoNo arhitekti
- Architects: SoNo arhitekti
- Project: Ljubljana apartment
- Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Team: Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nina Tešanović, Samo Radinja
- Nett area: 120 sqm
- Year of completion: 2016
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN
Living in small spaces.
The Mini Apartment is situated in Berlin-Kreuzberg, at the first floor of a Wilhelminian housing complex from the end of the 19th century. The original space of the old apartment was divided in order to fit two smaller dwellings.
Image Courtesy © Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner
- Architects: JAN RÖSLER ARCHITEKTEN
- Project: Mini-Apartment
- Location: Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
- Photography: Simon Menges & Sasha Weidner
- Client: Private
- General contractor: Jan Rösler Bau
- Year: 2014
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Article source: DUEDIQUATTRO
The apartment, located inside a charming early 20th-century building, was completely redesigned in order to better respond to the occupants’ needs, without altering its « retro appeal ». The project therefore mixes a vintage decor with contemporary furniture and 20th century design pieces. The kitchen furniture and the cupboards were custom-designed. The beautiful original windows and wooden floor were kept and restored; in the bathrooms and in the kitchen, instead, the floor and wall tiles, which had been previusly replaced, were changed. In the living room, the elaborated coffered ceiling was restored and repainted; the walls were painted dark green, a strong color which enhances the original decoration and the character of this room.
Image Courtesy © Danilo Capasso
- Architects: DUEDIQUATTRO
- Project: AB apartment in Milan
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Photography: Danilo Capasso
- Software used: Autocad, illustrator and Photoshop
- Design and work supervision: Duediquattro (Laura Falcone + Bruna Vendemmia) – www.2d4.eu
- Contractor: Benedetto Gianni Costruzioni s.r.l.
- Date: 2015/2016
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)
This project provides sheltered housing for frail, elderly residents with a variety of disabilities. The building comprises individual studio apartments, communal areas and medical consultation rooms for residents and out-patients.
Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)
- Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)
- Project: PLANCHETTE SHELTERED HOUSING
- Location: 232 rue de Charenton au Roi et 3-5 ruelle de la Planchette 75012 Paris, France
- Client: Elogie
- Program: Medical reception center for disabled persons
- User: La Fondation des Amis de l’Atelier
- AZC team: Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, architects; Valentine Jamet and Stefano Lunardi, project’s managers and Cécile Conduché.
- Partners: OTE ingénierie
- Missions: Conception + Construction
- Surface: 2250 m²
- Labels: HEQ process
- Status: Completed
- Year: 2015
- Cost: 10,6 M€ for a work cost of 7,5 M€ TTC
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Article source: LOdesigner
New high-rise building has a round-shaped spacious apartments but inconvenient plannings. To solve this problem have invited the architect – designer Elena Ostapova.
Image Courtesy © LOdesigner
- Architects: LOdesigner
- Project: Apartment in the contemporary style
- Software used: Vray and Auto Cad
Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Article source: B612ASSOCIATES
The project is situated on the edge of the urban on a clear transition point between the urbanistic stretch, the fringes bordering the roads, and the areas opening into the landscape: the alignement of the buildings defines the roads and the public spaces, but at times it draws back, it opens, then it spreads out to make place for the structural, open and landscaped entities. The site and brief analysis has allowed us to define the guidelines and the project objectives in order to compose a friendly and durable environment that is beneficial for the commodations and the neighbourhood.
Image Courtesy © B612ASSOCIATES
- Architects: B612ASSOCIATES
- Project: Bruyn Est
- Location: Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium
- Client: The Brussels CPAS
- Above ground area: 7033 m²
- Gross area basement: 2125 m²
- Site Area: 9700 m²
- Project dates: 2008-2013
- Phase: Provisional acceptance in 2013
- Estimated amount of works: € 12,336,142
- Final amount of work: € 11,582,065
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Article source: Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier
Eight families use this apartment at four stories. The first floor and the second floor are flat house, and the third floor and the fourth floor are maisonette space.These space with a unique shape links to all the maisonette parts by a different plan. However, the outside of the building keeps very simple form. Only a position and the size of the window tell the neighborhood about an internal characteristic. Also approach, parking lot and the outside storeroom are at the position clearing the snow and a legal limit reasonably.
Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai
- Architects: Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier
- Project: Emi-Asu Apartment
- Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
- Photography: Koji Sakai
- Site area: 450.89㎡
- Building area: 175.05㎡
- Gross floor area: 627.05㎡
- Design period: 2010-2011
- Construction period: 2011
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The new 500,000 g.s.f. residential complex provides 1,500 beds in seven new buildings for the Honors Program at this University. The project brings together all classes of students in a mix of unit types, including approximately 600 beds of singles and doubles, and 900 beds in suites and apartments.
Image Courtesy © Robert Benson Photography
- Architects: William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.
- Project: Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
- Photography: Robert Benson Photography
- Structural Engineer: LeMessurier Consultants
- MEP/FP Engineer: Rist Frost Shumway Engineering
- Code Consultant: The Sullivan Group, R.W. Sullivan Engineering
- Interior Designer: Lab[3.2] Architecture
- Sustainable Design Consultant: The Green Engineer
- Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer: Stantec
- Geotechnical Engineer: McPhail Associates.
- Construction Manager: Dimeo Construction.
- OPM: Joslin, Lesser + Associates, Inc.