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Durban Skytree in South Africa by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

Though architecture has always been about dealing with complexity and contradiction -recalling Venturi- 21st century architecture will deal with a very specific set of challenges of growing prominence: how to provide economic housing while increasing density; how to rejuvenate mono-functional city centers in the face of real estate speculation; how to build affordably with sustainability; how to construct bigger with a smaller CO² footprint.

Located in Durban, South Africa, the Skytree proposal tries to give an answer to these points while creating a landmark that relates both to city and landscape scales but equally integrates smoothly into the neighborhood’s scale and life.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: Durban Skytree
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Project Team: Tiago do Vale, Esra Arslam, Hugo Quintela
  • Organization: Design Build Research / Food and Agriculture
  • Construction Area: 14 000 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Future Sølund in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur

C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur win competition to design an innovative generation community in Copenhagen – one of the largest and most visionary residential and nursing home projects in Danish history.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects and Tredje Natur
  • Project: Future Sølund
  • Location: Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Samvirkende Boligselskaber/ KAB
  • Engineers: Bascon, Transsolar
  • Collaborators: Smith Innovation
  • Size: 37,895 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Awards: 1st Prize in architectural competition

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Bachelor Pad in Dublin Mountains, Ireland by Box Urban Design Architecture

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: Box Urban Design Architecture

Existing Irish apartments frequently fail to meet the needs of their occupants and are viewed as an inadequate or undesirable housing option. The reconfiguration of existing apartments has the potential to contribute to and improve the existing urban high-density housing stock if exemplary precedents can be established.  This project embodies how a typical city-centre apartment can be reconfigured to meet the specific needs of the occupant and provide a desirable living-environment of architectural, sustainable and social quality.

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

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SOCIAL HOUSING in Bergen, Norway by Rabatanalab (Rocco Salomone)

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: Rocco Salomone (Rabatanalab)

The project area is situated in a unique area of Bergen in Norway. Located just outside the historic city centre on the south side of Store Lungegårdsvannet near the Møllendal River, the site has a long history as an industrial area, including milling back to the Middle Ages, and storage for the city’s technical department in recent times. Much of the Møllendal area has for decades been inaccessible and unsuited for public use so making a fracture between two parts of the town. The project aims to reconnect and to give continuity to a new territory exploring transitions between land and water; the goal is to create the conditions for regenerating the area into an attractive and active waterfront neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Rabatanalab

Image Courtesy © Rabatanalab

  • Architects: Rabatanalab (Rocco Salomone), Daniele Molinari, Hector Montero Docarragal, Maria Jesus Romero Jimenez, Margherita Rossi
  • Project: SOCIAL HOUSING
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Client: Municipality of Bergen
  • Project team: Ciro Gordon, Verdiana Spicciarelli
  • Size: 80.000 sqm
  • Year: 2015
  • Status: Competition entry

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Chiado Apartment in Lisbon, Portugal by fala atelier

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: fala atelier 

The 120m2 apartment, built in the turn of the 19th century, rooms and err Iretik Presented OF A Fragmented arrangement (Almost Neglijent) overlay OF Suksessive Abandoned Interventions B previous owners were the original character OF SPACE. B. All were Ersing Previous Interventions, Separation Between Night and Day Areas were cleared out of action. One single wall, half-circular in plan, Proposed habitat.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: fala atelier
  • Project: Chiado Apartment
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Client: James Grace, Mitigation Brand Design
  • Project Team: Philip Mglःãis, Ana Luisa Soars, Ahmed Belkhodja, Ana Lima
  • Year: January – December 2015

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Le Toison d’Or in Brussels, Belgium by UNStudio

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Le Toison d’Or
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow, Eva Bloem
  • Client: TD Immo Invest BVBA, Brussels
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Wesley Lanckriet, Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Tina Kortmann, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Philipp Meise, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Marie Prunault, Tomas Mokry, Nanang Santoso, Olivier Yebra, Thomas Harms, Rene Wysk, Todd Ebeltoft, Patrick Noome, Charlotte Guyaux, Johanna Mencia, Machiel Wafelbakker, Bartek Winnicki, Aurelie Krotoff, Ondrei Kyjanek, Wendy van der Knijff
  • Belgian architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Brussels (BE)
  • Realisation phase: Wesley Lanckriet, U/Define Architects
  • Structural Engineer: ABCIS Van Wetter S.A., Brussels (BE)
  • Landscape architect: Lodewijk Baljon landschapsarchitecten, Amsterdam (NL) Atelier Ruimtelijk Advies, Berchem (BE)
  • Installations: Techniplan adviseurs, Rotterdam (NL)  TDEC, Rumst (BE)
  • Building Physics and sustainability: DGMR, Arnhem (NL)
  • Cost calculation: BBN adviseurs, Houten (NL) Widnell Europe, Brussels (BE) (more…)

Cobra Tower in Japan by VASILY KLYUKIN

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: VASILY KLYUKIN 

In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same. The symbol of wisdom andeternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city.

Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN

Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN

The link to the Amazon Kindle where the book was released: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CBW4HHG (more…)

HABITAT 2.0 in Toronto, Canada by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

King Street West is set in a transitional area of Toronto. From the tall towers of the Central Business District to the East, to the low-rise neighborhoods in the Northwest, the skyline is a mark of the city’s progress. Located at the meeting point of three 20th century neighborhood parks, BIG and Westbank propose a mixed use development with a public plaza that will create a new center for the community while connecting the various pedestrian pathways that crisscross the area.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: HABITAT 2.0
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (43.641,-79.3976)
  • Collaborators: Diamond Schmitt Architects, BA Group, BIG IDEAS, ERA Architects, Gladki Planning Consultants, Greenberg Consultants, Gunn Consultants, Hidi Group, LMDG, MGM Group, Nemetz& Associates, Public Work, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • Partners in Charge: BjarkeIngels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Manager: Christopher White
  • Project Architect: Lucio Santos
  • Project Designer: Bryan Maddock
  • Team: Aaron Mark, Alan Tansey, Alvaro Velosa, Andreas Buettner, John Hilmes, Juan David Ramirez, Megan Ng, OvidiuMunteanu, Terrence Che
  • Project Leaders, Concept Design: Daniel Kidd, Tiago Sá (more…)

UNTITLED #8 in Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Article source: Studio Wills + Architects

Untitled #8 is an interior renovation to a 27 year old residential unit in the northern part of Singapore.

Surrounded by tall buildings, all windows in the original interior were covered up almost completely to prevent overlooking by its neighbours.  As a result of that, views and light were erased from the interior.

Arriving at the Foyer, with a ‘LIGHT BOX’ and illusionary rays of light beyond, Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

Arriving at the Foyer, with a ‘LIGHT BOX’ and illusionary rays of light beyond, Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

  • Architects: Studio Wills + Architects
  • Project: UNTITLED #8
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: BETON BRUT
  • Design Team: Ng William, Kho Keguang, Wu Shan Yat
  • Contractor: Wah Sheng Construction Pte Ltd
  • Gross Floor Area: 108 sqm
  • Time: 2015-2016

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Breeze in Drummoyne, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

Breeze is a boutique waterfront apartment development located in Drummoyne next to Peppercorn Park. It contains 11 units, a marina, pool and basement parking. The site enjoys panoramic views to the harbour and city. The 5 storey building contains 2 units per floor which are focussed toward the waterfront views.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

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