Archive for the ‘Apartments’ Category
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Article source: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
The design brief for this Berlin flat renovation, in the district of Moabit, not only included the challenge of sensitively updating an Altbau (early 1900’s), but included the added element of its charming small size – measuring just 21sqm.
Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernise the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat.
Image Courtesy © spamroom + johnpaulcoss
- Architects: spamroom + johnpaulcoss
- Project: Micro-apartment in Berlin
- Location: Stephanstr. 23, 10559 Berlin
- Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup and Photoshop
- Completion: March 2015
- Building team:
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
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
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Article source: STARH Stanislavov architects
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
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
- 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
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
- 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