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Dollar Bay in Canary Wharf, London by SimpsonHaugh and Partners

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Article source: SimpsonHaugh and Partners

Work has started on site for a new premier residential tower on East India Dock,overlooking Canary Wharf in London. Designed by award-winning architects SimpsonHaugh and Partners for Mount Anvil, awarded Developer of the Year 2015 (up to 1,000 homes), and Citystyle Homes, Dollar Bay will be situated opposite the o2 Arena and provide unrivalled views of the River Thames and the Canary Wharf docks.

Image Courtesy © SimpsonHaugh and Partners

Image Courtesy © SimpsonHaugh and Partners

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Dachas in Bariloche, Argentina by ALRICGALINDEZ ARQUITECTOS

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: ALRICGALINDEZ ARQUITECTOS 

Dachas is a housing complex located in Bariloche in a sloped site facing the Nahuel Huapi lake. The word Dachas comes from Russian, meaning country home, log cabin, small rest area in a rural setting. The site is limited in its upper and lower sides by streets hidden in a dense woodland area, a peculiar urban situation, in which the building plays a key role in opening the area and introducing the landscape into the site.

Image Courtesy © Albano García

Image Courtesy © Albano García

  • Architects: ALRICGALINDEZ ARQUITECTOS 
  • Project: Dachas
  • Location: Bariloche, Argentina.
  • Photography: Albano García
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: Alfredo Quiroga, Joaquin Adot
  • Structural Engineer: Ing. Susana Marconi
  • Construction: Daniel Miranda
  • Site area: 600 m2
  • Floor area: 161 m2
  • Project year: 2008
  • Construction year: 2009/2010

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Momentary City in Hefei, China by Vector Architects

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Article source: Vector Architects 

Like many other cities in China, Hefei is undergoing a rapid transformation. The original urban fabric was torn apart and discarded, replaced by giant blocks of anonymous structures and forms. The present Hefei is just a fleeting moment on its relentless march toward the future. So, we call it a “Momentary City”.

Image Courtesy © Shuhe Photo

Image Courtesy © Shuhe Photo

  • Architects: Vector Architects 
  • Project: Momentary City
  • Location: Hefei, China
  • Photography: Shuhe Photo
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vray
  • Client: CR Land
  • Structural/Mechanical Engineer: Huanyu Design Institute, Hefei (more…)

30 social dwellings in Gavà, Spain by PICH-AGUILERA Architects

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Article source: PICH-AGUILERA Architects

The project of Gavà is a block of social housing, developed by Aram Foundation. Since the project’s inception in 2009 until the completion of the work in 2013, public andbank’s helps have suffered such deep changes that have destabilized, mainly to citizens in need of affordable housing, and also, to foundations or companies that promote this type of activity.

Image Courtesy © PICH-AGUILERA Architects

Image Courtesy © PICH-AGUILERA Architects

  • Architects: PICH-AGUILERA Architects
  • Project: 30 social dwellings in Gavà
  • Location: Gavà, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Cype, Calener, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Authors: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier. Architect, Teresa Batlle i Pagès.Architect
  • Developer: Fundació ARAM
  • Group Directors: Pau Casaldàliga, Àngel Sendarrubias
  • Head of project: Jordi París
  • Intern colaborators: Salvador Girvent
  • Construction volume: 2763.18 m2
  • Parking: 739.07 m2
  • Final cost: 1.966.090,05 €

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Molewa-Mount Lu World Architecture International design competition in Ruichang, China by AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. & Partners

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Article source: AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. & Partners

Competition winning scheme for Plot 15 of the MOLEWA residential design competition in Ruichang, Jianxi Provence of China.

Residential design in China faces multitudes of restrictive design issues: One, facing heavy regulations imposed by local planning bureaus residential design often results in very strict interpretations of massing and building separations. Second, a developer-led and market driven standard of apartment layout creates a homogeneous and monotonous building typology that litters the urban landscape offering very little choice to potential buyer / inhabitants. Thirdly, out-of-date local customs remains a design barrier that is difficult to overcome by users accustomed to certain arrangements of functional layout that is a reflection of the developer-led model, fueling the perpetual circle of the same type of residential layouts.

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. & Partners

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. & Partners

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Baie Marquet: Italian Design in Côte d’Azur by LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Article source: LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

In one of the most glamorous part of the Côte d’Azur, just a flick of betting chip from the famous Casino of Monte Carlo, Immobiliere Marquet, a Pizzarotti Group Company, presents its first property development in collaboration with LPArchitecture studio based in Milan.

Image Courtesy © LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

Image Courtesy © LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

  • Architects: LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners
  • Project: Baie Marquet: Italian Design in Côte d’Azur
  • Location: Côte d’Azur
  • Project management: Monaco Etudes Ingenierie
  • Structural design engineering: Intec sas_Antonio Collu
  • Mechanical system design: Fimatec s.a.m
  • Roof: KME S.p.A.
  • External windows: Gualini S.p.A.

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Casa F – Transforming a museum into house in Rotterdam, Netherlands by PEÑA architecture

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Article source: PEÑA architecture

In 2010 the former Kralings Museum at the Hoflaan was transformed into a luxury apartment building. The building consists of three apartments with a common entrance and a lift to the upper floors. The project Casa F involves the apartment on the second floor and contains 193 m2 with 25 m2 of outdoor space.

from game/sitting room looking towards the sitting area, Image Courtesy © Maarten Laupman

from game/sitting room looking towards the sitting area, Image Courtesy © Maarten Laupman

  • Architects: PEÑA architecture
  • Project: Casa F – Transforming a museum into house
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Maarten Laupman
  • Project architect: Gabriel R. Peña
  • Client: Confidential
  • Gross surface area: 193 M2 living, 25 M2 terrace

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Sullivan Street Duplex in SoHo, New York City by Slade Architecture

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: Slade Architecture

Our goal in renovating this penthouse duplex for a young bachelor was to maximize the impact of the light and views that the penthouse floor-through configuration afforded. The existing apartment had terraces on both levels but the windows and interior partitions limited the impact of this exterior exposure on the interior spaces.

Image Courtesy © Slade Architecture

Image Courtesy © Slade Architecture

  • Architects: Slade Architecture
  • Project: Sullivan Street Duplex
  • Location: SoHo, New York City, USA
  • Software used: AutoCad and Rhino
  • Design Team: Hayes Slade (Principal), James Slade (Principal), Stephanie Wong (Project Architect), Julia Malloy
  • Client: Private
  • MEP Engineer: Pavane and Kwalbrun
  • Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
  • Area: 2264 ft sq

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Urban Renovation in Lormont, France by LAN Architecture

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Article source:  LAN Architecture

The Génicart district, located near the centre of Lormont and adjacent to the town’s main urban and interurban network, consists primarily of collective and social housing. Comprising 10% of the  city’s municipal territory, it accommodates roughly 10,500 people and 50% of Lormont’s population. This ambitious urban and social renovation project is organized around four different residences, located on the South sector of the district: Saint-Hilaire (387 units), Leroy (114 units), La Boétie (105 units) and Villon (104 units). The project has established a residentialisation programme. The term “residentialisation” originated in the 2000s and follows the first phase of rehabilitation of housing estates operated from the 80s. Residentialization responds pragmatically to the constraints of collective housing for large populations set by the investors. In this programme, housing units are gradually distinguished from one another, and public space follows suit. Through the use of pathways and a more progressive hierarchy of public and private, the presence of unused collective space is reduced. The pitfall of residentialization lies in its premise. It is an impoverishment of shared spaces, a homogeneous privatization of ground against the very principle of large sets: the free plan. The risk is to strengthen the withdrawal, and return once again to the margins of neighborhoods. The project area Génicart attempts to reconcile the redefinition and the free plan. Taking advantage of every opportunity offered by the need to intervene on the buildings, the project follows an overall strategy of making urban blocks more comprehensive through architecture, whilst keeping the landscape open. This is achieved through gradually transforming public and private spaces such as green areas, sports facilities, and new pathways into an entirely pedestrian area.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Urban Renovation in Lormont (Rehabilitation of 709 housing units, relandscaping and creation of a new car park)
  • Location: Lormont, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Team: LAN (mandatory architect), Agence Franck Boutte (HEQ consultant), BASE (landscape architect), Beterem ingenierie (all-trades engineer)
  • Client: Domofrance
  • Time Table: 2009-2014
  • Budget: 16,8 Mio Euro excl. VAT

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Sea & Sky City in Hainan, China by A+U Design Cosmopolitan

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Article source: A+U Design Cosmopolitan

Award winning forest resort style spa residential architecture in China’s Hainan province. It’s sited by the Wan Quan River which residents can view the beautiful scenes of river. Design was centered round a tropical resort style hotel clubhouse. Apartment buildings were leveled from back to front and higher to lower level. Front was shops along street.

Image Courtesy © A+U Design Cosmopolitan

Image Courtesy © A+U Design Cosmopolitan

  • Architects: A+U Design Cosmopolitan
  • Project: Sea & Sky City
  • Location: Hainan, China
  • Software used: 3ds max and Photoshop 

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