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Between Trees in Fukuoka, Japan by Tailored design Lab

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Tailored design Lab

Fukuoka is a unique and vibrant city with a population of 1.5 million and is continuing to grow. The building site is located in a residential area and is three train stations away from the city-center, an area that is currently building 10-story high residences. The landlord requested the design and building of a rental complex in one section of a 3,000 m² site. A small hill opens toward the east; this has been a living area for a long time as ancient dwellings have been excavated here.

Image Courtesy © Yuji Nishijima

Image Courtesy © Yuji Nishijima

  • Architects: Tailored design Lab
  • Project: Between Trees
  • Location: Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Yuji Nishijima
  • Contractor: Kai Kensetsu
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 673.45 m²
  • Building Area: 175.20 m²
  • Total Floor area: 411.20 m²
  • Construction: 2013.10-2014.06

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Apartment and Atelier in Arashiyama, Kyoto by UME architects

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: UME architects

The project is a renovation of an existing maisonette apartment for an artist’s house and atelier in Kyoto.The project provides large private terraces at different levels, facilitating beautiful views to Atago mountains especially during ‘Torii’ of ‘Gozan-no-Okuribi’ (a spectacular summer event in Kyoto) and to Higashiyama mountains.

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

  • Architects: UME architects
  • Project: Apartment and Atelier
  • Location: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Architect in Charge: Satoru Umehara
  • Programme: Maisonnette apartment renovation
  • Constructor: Arcc
  • Area: 85.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks (mac)

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Luxury apartment complex in Montenegro, Balkans by Salt & Water

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Salt & Water

The “Salt & Water” studio from Novi Sad, presents their latest project – the complete design for a luxury villa complex located on the stunning Adriatic coast in Montenegro.

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

  • Architects: Salt & Water
  • Project: Luxury apartment complex
  • Location: Montenegro, Balkans

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317 SOCIAL HOUSING IN LOMA DE COLMENAR. CEUTA , Spain by SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source:  SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

Given the uniqueness of the initiative designed to provide subsidised housing based on an attitude that is contemporary and sensitive to current social trends, a comprehensive strategy has been adopted based on an interpretation of the PLACE and typological research based on improving living conditions and processes in order to give rise to quality housing that is sustainable and adapted to the various considerations that influence the construction of the architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © SV60 Cordón & Liñán Arquitectos

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“Duplex in Gracia” in Barcelona, Spain by Zest Architecture

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Zest Architecture

In a building in Gracia, where the owners owned two apartments one on top of the other, ZEST was asked to create a spacious, welcoming family home.

The brief included the creation of both a dedicated music room, suitable for small concerts of chamber music, and a library and study.

Image Courtesy © Lluís Casals

Image Courtesy © Lluís Casals

  • Architects: Zest Architecture
  • Project: Duplex in Gracia 
  • Location: Gracia, Barcelona. Spain
  • Photography: Lluís Casals
  • Collaborators:
    • Construction: ConstruccionsEdinou, sl
    • Steel work: Germans Turró, sl
    • Engineers: Portet
    • Kitchen: Bulthaup
    • Wood work: Rocas
  • Project’s team: Co Govers and Joana Ramalhete
  • Area: 277 sqm (Ground Floor:103sqm, First Floor: 83 sqm, Terrace: 91 sqm)
  • Project: January 2012-January 2013
  • Construction: January 2013-March 2014

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66 social housing units and retail units in Choisy-le-Roi, France by Philippon – Kalt Architectes Urbanistes

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Philippon – Kalt Architectes Urbanistes

The project for 66 social housing units and retail units, in two six-storey buildings, stands out due to its wood-covered lightweight openwork facade.

Image Courtesy © PHILIPPON – KALT ARCHITECTES URBANISTES

Image Courtesy © PHILIPPON – KALT ARCHITECTES URBANISTES

  • Architects: Philippon – Kalt Architectes Urbanistes
  • Project: 66 social housing units and retail units
  • Location: Choisy-le-Roi, France
  • Client: Expansiel Promotion
  • Energy performance: RT 2012 -30% Effinergie
  • Total surface area: 4,543 m² floor area | 4,780 m² gross surface area
  • Cost of works: €7.5m, exclusive of taxes

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Reborn in Piemonte, Italy by atelier qbe3

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Article source: atelier qbe3

Listening, watching, covering, renewing, experimenting: these are the main topics in the restructuring of this small apartment in Borgo San Dalmazzo (CN), Italy.

Image Courtesy © Centrophoto.com

Image Courtesy © Centrophoto.com

  • Architects: atelier qbe3
  • Project: Reborn
  • Location: Borgo San Dalmazzo (CN), Piemonte, Italy
  • Photography: Centrophoto.com
  • Team: Francesco Badoero, Stefano William Costa, Valentina Garis
  • Lighting Project: Dario Defilippi, Guido Casella
  • Total Area: 23 m2
  • Year: 2014

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Lorette convent in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: dmvA

Since more than 130 years, ‘Hooghuys’ is part of the the site Lorette Convent, composed of different wings surrounded by the Drabstraat, the Begijnenstraat and the Graspoort. The city block of Lorette Convent is characterised by two outer spaces, a triangular large courtyard and a more rectangular like smaller space.

Since 1989 the site was abandoned. A vacancy of more than 20 years turned the site and the Hooghuys into a ruin.

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

Image Courtesy © Bart Gosselin

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Lorette convent
  • Location: Drabstraat 6-10, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Bart Gosselin
  • Software used: Archicad 19
  • Principal: City Site, Van Poppel
  • General contractor: Bouwbedrijf Van Poppel nv
  • Structional engineer: Jan Van Aelst
  • Built area: Restoration Hooghuys (965 m2), Apartments and parking (3770 m2)
  • Completion: 2014

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BOTERBLOEM FOR HABITAR IN ROESELARE, BELGIUM by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

A spectacular before & after

The building is located in the city centre, where the offices and social housing apartments of the Mandel used to be. The building was converted into a residential building comprising 10 spacious apartments, 2 penthouses, 9 garages and a basement. The Boterbloem project tackles the challenge of combining top class architecture with the renovation of an apartment building, situated in an exclusive location in the centre of Roeselaere, and turn it into a beautiful, contemporary architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BOTERBLOEM FOR HABITAR
  • Location: Roeseselare, Belgium
  • Photography: Hannes Verstraete
  • Client: Habitar bvba
  • Team: In collaboration with Ingrid Lesage Creations, Ing. Claude Labeeuw [project director], Arch. Steven Vanwildemeersch [design architect], Ir. arch. Fanny Dorme [design architect], Arch. Lorenzo Kemel [project architect]
  • Status: Handover date: 2016

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TERNES The Multi-Layered City in Paris, France by Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix architectes

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix architectes

The new metropolitan landscape of Paris.

This reinventer. Paris project offers a unique opportunity to transform the metropolis at a highly strategic spot: the Boulevard Périphérique (ring road). The team is proposing to metamorphosis this area into a shared landscape, to create openings and continuities, and to weave into it a network of gardens extending well beyond the site to connect Paris and Neuilly, from the Bois de Boulogne all the way to the Porte de Champerret.

Image Courtesy © Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix

Image Courtesy © Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix architectes
  • Project: TERNES The Multi-Layered City
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Jacques Ferrier + chartier dalix, SPLANN
  • Lead contractor: Jacques Ferrier architecture, charitier dalix architects, paris, with SLA landscaper, Copenhagen
  • Operating partners: 3F (social housing landlord), Comptoir Richard (Tea grower), Mugo (urban framer), Arval (Car-sharing operator)
  • Innovation partners: Woodeum (wood conceptor), Serge Airaudi (philosopher et ethnologist), Atelier BNP  Paribas, Afnor, spice, Soft, Fluicity (community construction platform)
  • Main technical Partners: Terrell (structure), Elithis (Fluids), DAL (Economist)
  • Program: Offices (11,000 m2), housing for first-time buyers (4,200m2), social housing (1,800m2), School of Horticulture, tea grower boutique, retail shop.
  • Visuals: Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architectes / image SPLANN (perspective) / Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architects (model)
  • Client:  BPN Paribas Real Estate, NBIM (investor)
  • Surface area: 20,000m2
  • Competition: January 2016
  • Budget for work: NA

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