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2 GILRS BUILDING by Kavellaris Urban Design

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design 

The 2 Girls Building is a mixed use building that fuses art, photography and architecture. The project explores the relationship between the three disciplines and blurs their respective boundaries resulting in one craft overlapping and appropriating with the characteristics of the others in the form of a new medium. As a result photography appropriates architectural materiality and photography shifts into the architectural space of the third dimension. Architecture becomes photography, photography becomes architecture and the building becomes a hybrid urban artefact within the built environment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design 
  • Project: 2 GILRS BUILDING
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Artist: Samantha Everton
  • Area: 4300 sq/m (380sq/m roof terrace)
  • Cost: Confidential
  • Scope of works: 15 x 1 bedroom Apartments, 15 x 3/2 bedroom townhouses with roof terrace, 2 Offices, 1 Home office
    50 cars (46 triple cars stackers)
  • Completion: 2014

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Alpha in Lewisham, Sydney by Tony Owen Partners

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The Alpha by Tony Owen Partners has recently been completed. Located in Lewisham on the fringe of the Sydney city centre, the Alpha forms the cornerstone of the new McGill master plan prepared by TOP. Alpha’s distinctive design and style which sets it apart from other developments. Its hexagonal pod-like façade creates an environmental screen which controls light and frames the views, allowing maximum exposure as well as privacy. The seven storey building encompasses a selection of one bedroom and two bedroom apartments and retail/commercial spaces. The top levels contain two and three bedroom two storey ‘skyhomes’ with hexagonal metal pods leading onto expansive roof terraces with panoramic views towards the city and surrounding parklands. Sydney is defined by its outdoor living, for apartment dwellers their balconies are the outdoor space, yet until now few people have explored the potential to do something special with these balconies.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

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50 Housing units in Limeil-Brevannes, France by BRUTHER

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: BRUTHER

The problem in the understanding of in-habitation is that it is perceived as purely utilitarian. Perceiving it as such, is to deny it of all the structural aspects it has on one’s perception and thus on one’s way of thinking. In redefining the habitat and in admitting its competitive part, one realizes that it is closely related to aesthetics. In that sense, inhabiting would contain an essential aesthetic approach. However, the question is how one can think habitation beyond its purely functional use, and instead seeing it as contemplative and thus as aesthetic? Wouldn’t it be denying its primary function of shelter and protection? In what way could inhabiting and dwelling, as a retreat from the world, be a space for reflection and contemplation of the exterior, and even be understood as privileged space?

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: BRUTHER
  • Project: 50 Housing units _ Limeil-Brevannes
  • Location: Limeil-Brévannes, France
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Head designer: Bruther
  • Partenaires: Evp, Michel Forgue, Cferm
  • Client: Batigère
  • Size qm: 4 000
  • Invited competition: 2013
  • Completion: 2013

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Loft 78B in Rome, Italy by Maurizio Costanzi

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Maurizio Costanzi

Loft 78B consists in the renovation of small apartment, previously divided into a living room with kitchen,a bathroom and a double bedroom. The whole space was not fully exploited, and the projects aims to transform a not much comfortable space in a cozy and spacious one.

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Costanzi

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Costanzi

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Private Residence at Stubbs Road in Hong Kong by NC Design & Architecture Limited

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Article source: NC Design & Architecture Limited

Apartment with simulated skylights

An apartment on Stubbs Road is an open and tranquil 2,700 square foot space defined by a 16m long sinuous wood wall, strong axial views lumi-nous ceiling oculi, and special hidden built-in wall features accommodating the specific daily routines of its residents. The residence is structured around a continuous communal area of the living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The gentle, undulating grey wood wall unifies these spaces, drawing occupants from the narrow interior kitchen area towards the wide living room with its grand vista of the Happy Valley Race course below. The subtle shades of grey; from gun metal grey to light ash, delicately accentuates this progression while also providing a neutral backdrop for the rich colors of the selected modern Scandinavian furniture.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo

Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo

  • Architects: NC Design & Architecture Limited 
  • Project: Private Residence at Stubbs Road
  • Location: EvergreenVilla,  Stubbs Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong
  • Photography: Dennis Lo
  • Interior Design: NC Design & Architecture Ltd (NCDA)
  • Project Designer: Nelson Chow (NCDA)
  • Client: Buick Management Limited

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Santo Spirito Apartment in Florence, Italy by AE5 Partners

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: AE5 Partners

Santo Spirito apartment, located in Florence, consists essentially of two rooms: the living room and its mezzanine with double bedroom and the dining room and its little mezzanine with single room.

The project was conceived and structured entirely around a matrix of 6,5 cm that affects all three dimensions: in this way, a “tri dimensional space” is created, whose perception changes according to the point of view.

Image Courtesy © AE5 Partners

Image Courtesy © AE5 Partners

SFS Residence in Varna, Bulgaria by STARH Stanislavov architects

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Article source: STARH Stanislavov architects

Concept

SFS Residence (Sea Forest Stone) is situated in “Chaika” residential area, 50m from The Black Sea in a plot with considerable west to east downhill in virgin landscape, with valuable tree species and natural rock formations. The biggest challenge was to design contemporary, organic building which fits easily in the context of the environment. To look light, airy and unobtrusive, to work with all the elements of the landscape without dominating itself.

Image Courtesy © STARH Stanislavov architects

Image Courtesy © STARH Stanislavov architects

  • Architects: STARH Stanislavov architects
  • Project: SFS Residence
  • Location: Varna, Bulgaria
  • Build up area:  3 600 sq.m
  • Design Year: 2015

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BLANCO OOSTDUINKERKE RESIDENCE in the dunes, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

The design of these two multi-storey properties respects the scale of the adjacent residential centre.
Both buildings are able to optimally integrate in the landscape as a result of their underground garage and the planting of dune grasses.

Image Courtesy © Bart Heijnens

Image Courtesy © Bart Heijnens

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BLANCO OOSTDUINKERKE RESIDENCE
  • Location: the dunes, Belgium
  • Interior architecture: Frederic Kielemoes
  • Project management: Hectaar nv
  • Structural conception: BM Engineering
  • Structural work: Jean-Marc Deprez
  • Safety coordination + EPB reporting: ac coördinatie gcv

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THE MINTON in Singapore by DP Architects

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: DP Architects

In today’s highly competitive home property market, what is valued is a design that differentiates the individual’s living experience, in line with market trends.

The Minton, completed in 2014, comprises ten 15-storey and eight 17-storey apartment blocks, with a total of 1,145 units including 24 units of penthouses. Despite its size, the development is an example of a unique high-rise living concept, built on a creative interpretation of the landscape and the provision of differentiated amenities. All blocks are oriented in the north-south direction in three linear rows, ample spaces maintained between the blocks. The design takes full advantage of the site topography in the use of open spaces and landscaping to create distinctively different experiences, facilitated by bridges and sky terraces connecting the blocks. Two of the three sky terraces accommodate spa facilities for residents, while the third serves as a landscaped deck connected to a bridge that links the different levels in this development.

Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

  • Architects: DP Architects
    Project: THE MINTON
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Marc Tey
  • Project Team Members: Tong Bin Sin, Mike Lim, Wang Tse Lip, Toh Li Chuin, Divino Carrillo, Firman Saleh, Jacob Sandoval, Joseph Chua, Mochamad Herman Irfany, Pek Hui Xian, Roslinah Ahmad, Ross Vinco, Rowell Mendoza, See Phei Kee, Tan Teng Siew
  • Area: 123,900sqm
  • Year of Completion: 2014

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My Micro NY by nARCHITECTS

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: nARCHITECTS

nARCHITECTS’ design for My Micro NY, in collaboration with Monadnock Development and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, is the winning proposal in the adAPT NYC competition sponsored by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and HPD Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua announced at a press conference in January 2013 that the My Micro NY development team has been chosen through a competitive Request for Proposals, which received the largest response to date for an HPD housing project.

Courtesy nARCHITECTS; image courtesy mir.no.

Courtesy nARCHITECTS; image courtesy mir.no.

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS
  • Project: My Micro NY
  • Location: Kips Bay, Manhattan, USA
  • Photography: Ledaean, mir.no
  • Client: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
  • Development Team: Monadnock Development
  • Structural Engineer: Denardis Engineers
  • MEP Engineer: Abraham Joselow
  • Consulting Architect: DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects

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