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KAFKA CASTLE in Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain by RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Identification on the part of some members of the Taller de Arquitectura with certain ideas of the Archigram movement, and enthusiasm for experimentation with geometry and its application possibilities to housing, are two factors given tangible form in Kafka’s Castle. This apartment building, on a hill overlooking the bay of Sitges, is fruit of the clustering of cubes around nuclei of vertical circulation. Each cube contains a minimalist environment: living-dining room or bathroom-bedroom, articulated on different levels. The color of the façades, chosen from a range of blues, expresses the intention to merge the building with its natural background, the sky.

Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

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Alai in Mayan Riviera, Mexico by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designed in response to its natural surroundings, Alai marries ecological considerations, engaging design and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition.

The number of visitors to the Mayan Riviera is increasing by over 10% each year—surpassing 20 million arrivals in 2016, while its residential population has almost doubled since the year 2000. Welcoming more international visitors than any region in Latin America, it has become an important centre of business, tourism and transport. The outstanding natural beauty, rich Mayan history and tropical climate of the Yucatan Peninsula continue to attract greater numbers of visitors from around the world every year.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Alai
  • Location: Mayan Riviera, Mexico
  • Photography: MIR and GrossMax
  • ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Director: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
  • ZHA Project Associate: Maurizio Meossi
  • ZHA Project Architect: Arya Safavi

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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by HOK

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: HOK

Saudi Arabia is diversifying its energy production from oil and gas to alternative sources such as solar and wind. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a non-profit institution located outside Riyadh, is responding to this shift by studying the economics, technologies and policies associated with various types of energy.

KAPSARC Library and Apartments, Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: HOK
  • Project: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Site: 500 acres / 200 hectares
  • Buildings: 2.05 million sq. ft. / 190,240 sq. m.

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Around the Corner Grain in Saitama, Japan by Eureka + MARU。architecture

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Eureka

A landscape of livings woven together

A project of a 7 unit apartment on a corner of a suburban residential district.The project aims to create a landscape of diverse livings appearing from each external space placed randomly throughout the apartment.

Image Courtesy © Ookura Hideki

  • Architects: Eureka + MARU。architecture (Yohei Takano, Sachiko Morita)
  • Project: Around the Corner Grain
  • Location: Urawa-ward Saitama city Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Ookura Hideki
  • Lead Architects: Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Hori Eisuke
  • Project architects: Emi Sano(ex-staff), Hikaru Takei(ex-staff), Kazunori Yamaguchi(ex-staff), Tomonori Kajita(ex-staff), Naoki Inomata, Kyohei Takahashi(ex-staff)
  • Client: Katsuhiro Honda

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Copan Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil by SuperLimão Studio

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: SuperLimão Studio 

Located on the 11th floor of the Copan Building, the apartment signed by SuperLimão Studio had as premise to integrate the spaces. The challenge was to create spans in the project, since the existing structure did not allow to transform the apartment into a loft.

Image Courtesy © Maíra Acayaba

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Project: Copan Apartment
  • Location: Edifício Copan, Av. Ipiranga, 200 – Centro, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba
  • Project Team: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello e Sérgio Cabral
  • Management of Execution: Maria de Lourdes Poloni
  • Arq. colaboradora: Juliana Sae
  • Total Area: 137m2
  • Year: 2013

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Adamant Querétaro in Mexico by MAYER HASBANI

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: MAYER HASBANI

Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.

Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI

  • Architects: MAYER HASBANI
  • Project: Adamant Querétaro
  • Location: Querétaro, Mexico
  • Software used: Revit
  • Builder: Milk Investments
  • Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
  • Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
  • Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
  • Finishes: Grupo DICO
  • Area: 21, 500 m2
  • Year: 2014 – 2017

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Hello Lisbon Castelo in Portugal by Andre Espinho Arquitectura

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Andre Espinho Arquitectura

This kind of intervention stands for a new approach and vision on the built heritage of big cities which, most of time, are left to abandonment and abrasion of time for different reasons, either these are historical, social or economic.

In this example we can highlight the Investor´s will and initiative, along with the knowledge of technicians, Architects, Engineers and builders to restore life and dignity to a building that was in a great state of degradation and which purpose has been mischaracterized over time. In a contemporary perspective and in it´s own context, we tried to enhance the experience of inhabiting the intrinsic features of the new and the old, in order to keep the most of the building´s character and expression also in the articulation of its interior space.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Bordino

  • Architects: Andre Espinho Arquitectura
  • Project: Hello Lisbon Castelo
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Giorgio Bordino and Gouveia
  • Client: LAKSHMI SOC IMOBILIÁRIA LDª
  • Structure: Eng João Gouveia
  • Mechanical, Electrical Engineering: Eng Carlos Machado
  • Acoustic, Energy Analysis and Fire Safety: Global Arte

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The Pine Crest Residence in Bangkok, Thailand by Vin Varavarn Architects

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: Vin Varavarn Architects

The project originated as a design for a 7 storey apartment building. It is intended as a quiet and orderly residence with limited number of units which are large and spacious with 3-4 bedrooms. This aspect is quite different from other existing condominium projects.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

  • Architects: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Project: The Pine Crest Residence
  • Location: Soi TonSon, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Owner: Varavision Co., Ltd.
  • Architect team: M.L.Varudh Varavarn, Jongsarit Jinachan, Angkana Nanjaiya
  • Landscape Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Structural Engineers: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Interior Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects

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DC Towers I + II in Vienna, Austria by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

The design of the two high-rise towers for the Donau-City in Vienna represents the concluding phase of a development extending over several decades: on what was originally a municipal rubbish tip the UNO-City was erected (1973–1979), tentative plans to hold the 1995 Vienna-Budapest EXPO here were soon abandoned, as a result architects Krischanitz and Neumann (commissioned by WED AG) produced an urban design masterplan for the area in 1992. The outcome is an entirely new urban district with a diverse range of functions.

Image Courtesy © VIENNE DCTOWER

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: DC Towers I + II
  • Location: Donau-City, Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Michael Nagl and VIENNE DCTOWER
  • Client: WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum AG)
  • Associated architect: Hoffmann & Janz Architectes
  • Engineering: Perrault Projets (architectural engineering ), Bollinger & Grohmann, Gmeiner Haferl Zivilingenieure ZT GmbH (structure), Werner Sobek Ingenieure (façades), ZFG – Projekt (fluids), Dr Pfeiler GmbH (Bauphysik), TB Eipeldauer & Partner GmbH (electricity), AXIS Ingenieursleistungen ZT GmbH (VRD), Wacker Ingenieure (wind study)

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House LU in Brescia, Italia by ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

The project involves the renovation of a square apartment of 140 sqm located on the top floor of an ancient farmhouse near Brescia.
The entire project is inspired by the typical sloping shape of the building, through the enhancement of existing structures and contemporary reinterpretation of the characteristic rural aspect.

Image Courtesy © ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

  • Architects: ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA
  • Project: House LU
  • Location: Brescia, Italia
  • Partner: Ambienti emozionali, Casabath, Flos, Flou, Gazzotti, Gruppo Nulli, Pedrali, Simas
  • Surface: 140 sqm
  • Year: 2017

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