Archive for the ‘Apartments’ Category
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office
In this project, two apartments on the 10th and 11th floors of a condo conversion in Tribeca were combined vertically to create a duplex that functioned like a house, with breathtaking north- and east-facing views of the midtown skyline. The owners’ original apartment on the 11th floor became an open living room/kitchen/dining room space with a separate office and family room. The material palette is light and reflective with a variety of neutral textures inserted as focal points. High-gloss lacquered kitchen cabinets reflect the northern light and views into the space. The maple floors throughout were bleached to bring them out as a light textured ground to unify the living spaces. At the entry, two walls at right angles were painted a steel gray to provide depth and focus to the living space. At the stair, a double-height wall of rough-cut tile provides visual interest and sectional continuity between the floors. The stairs were conceived as floating horizontal planes captured between glass surfaces and supported along a center steel spinal stringer. The landing incorporates a bench that perfectly frames a view of the Empire State Building through the adjacent window. The lower level was partitioned off to maximize functionality and privacy. The bathrooms are grouped against the building core, and the central hallway leads to an eggplant-hued plane that redirects the path toward the master suite on one side and a light-filled corner playroom on the other, from which the two children’s bedrooms can be accessed.
Image Courtesy © Sophie Munro
- Architects: Barker Freeman Design Office
- Project: TRIBECA NEW YORK N. MOORE STREET DUPLEX
- Location: New York, USA
- Photography: Sophie Munro
- Software used: Autocad
- Contractor: TCM Construction (formerly Teamwork Contracting) including custom kitchen cabinetry
- Stone counters: Stone Source
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Article source: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners)
In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.
Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik
- Architects: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie
- Project: Gangnam District – Apartment Blocks And Urban Masterplan
- Location: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Kim Myoung Sik or LH Group
- Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
- Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
- Landscape Design: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie.
- Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar, Stuttgart
- Gross Surface: 180.000 m2
- Volume: 498.000m3
- Date of commission: 2010 April
- Project Year: 2014 November
- In Use: 2015 March
Friday, September 9th, 2016
Article source: Cambiums
This apartment in a late-60s block had hardly changed since it was built, and needed refurbishment before welcoming its new occupants. The prospective owners were instantly won over by its superb view over Lyon where the Saône flows into the Rhône.
Image Courtesy © Cambiums
- Architects: Cambiums
- Project: Altitude 240
- Location: F – 69350 Lyon, France
- Cost: 40’000 € ht
- Area: 65 m²
- Completion: 2013
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Aedas
Aedas designs for Chinese publishing giant Xinhua Bookstore on Chinese proverb ‘Knowledge brings wealth’
Designed by Aedas, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas draws design inspiration from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
- Location: Chongqing, China
- Client: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
- Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
- Gross floor area: 153,980 square metres
- Completion year: 2020
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Article source: nARCHITECTS, PLLC
Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels. nARCHITECTS provided full architectural services for the project, including all interior design.
Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman
- Architects: nARCHITECTS, PLLC
- Project: Switch Building
- Location: 109 Norfolk Street, New York City, USA
- Photography: Frank Oudeman
- Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD
- Client: 109 Norfolk, LLC
- Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Partners), Daniela Zimmer (Project Architect), Jorge Pereira, Takuya Shinoda
- Engineer: Sharon Engineering
- Area: 14,500sf (Art Gallery: 2,700sf + Apartments: 8,225sf (4 units at 1,500sf + penthouse at 2,225sf)
- Completion: 2004 – 2007
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Article source: Chibi Moku
When it comes to custom interior design, it doesn’t get much more custom than this. Georgie Stark comes from the old-school of architecture & interior design. With pencil & paper in hand, and the help of some incredibly talented custom woodworkers, she envisions unique pieces in every space of this custom condo.
Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Article source: ALLARTSDESIGN
The project was designed by REDJEU Saranin Artemy – ALLARTSDESIGN in 2016.
This stylish and bright apartment belongs to a young girl with her daughter. The hostess asked the studio ALLARSTDESIGN after received the keys and it’s the issue of repair. Customer once insisted on the interior – in which everything must be red, slowly and surely, we exclude too much of this color. We added a lot of light metal and textured coatings.
Image Courtesy © Saranin Artemy
- Architects: ALLARTSDESIGN
- Project: REDJEU
- Location: The Urals, Russia
- Photography: Saranin Artemy
- Year: 2016
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Article source: Architectures David Tajchman
The Gran Mediterraneo is an innovative concept of High-Rise that integrates a public automated car-park, operates as the first induction charging station for public and shared electric driverless vehicles in the city (future ‘sherut’), and mixes programs of vertical living: residential apartments and hotel, bars and restaurants, farming and public gardens, swimming pools and dead sea spas, co-working spaces for offices and start-ups, educational and events spaces. Innovative also with its topological geometry giving a spiral effect to the high-rise, the Gran Mediterraneo breaks with the global and usual stacking of horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass, aiming to renew Tel Aviv skyline with a ‘Unesco proclaimed white city’ specific vertical architecture. To be built with white concrete, using the latest construction and digital technologies, the curvy high-rise is filled with mediterranean and dead sea natures.
Image Courtesy © Architectures David Tajchman
- Architects: Architectures David Tajchman
- Project: Gran Mediterraneo
- Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
- Design team: Luc izri, David tajchman
- Year: March 2016
- Status: Ongoing
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Article source: Mesura
The Born is a lively and authentic neighborhood in Barcelona characterized by different population and the most diverse shops. It has a heterogeneous town planning, laid down by narrow streets with old modest houses and streets with old majestic palaces, which have been renovated as a consequence of the tourism demand in this particular district.
Image Courtesy © Jose Hevia
- Architects: Mesura
- Project: Borne Apartments Barcelona
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Photography: Jose Hevia
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Project date/ construction date: October 2014 – January 2015
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: Weston Baker Creative Group
The Hybrid Farm Apartment Building is a new building type designed for cities, which offers farm space for locally grown produce as well as residences. This particular hybrid farm design also addresses local conditions at the High Line and positions the hybrid building within the general context of architecture in the area. The geometry of the building adjusts to the angle of the sun throughout the day. Only the top of the building sees the morning sun because of the height of the surrounding buildings in Chelsea. As the sun comes across the sky to the West, the building twists to evenly distribute daylight throughout the day. The farm terraces are accessible by residents of the apartments on each floor. There is a public observation garden on the top floor and an art gallery on the second floor, both accessible from the High Line.
Image Courtesy © Weston Baker Creative Group