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Prospect Heights Solar in Brooklyn by CWB Architects

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Article source: CWB Architects

Located in the Prospect Heights Historic District of Brooklyn, this late 19th century structure was suffering from old age and a general lack of upkeep. A gut renovation of the entire building was required to convert the aging building into a single family home for the new owners with a rental unit at the garden level. Although mostly new, many details original to the house were salvaged, restored and reused throughout the renovation with an overall contemporary aesthetic.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski

  • Architects: CWB Architects
  • Project: Prospect Heights Solar
  • Location: Brooklyn, U.S.A
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski

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LOFT in Milan, Italy by MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Article source: MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

A metropolitan loft endorsed by Minà & Natural Skin can unveil the expressive potential as well as the reasoning behind the space. The black metal and the cooked wood, merge together to create scenographic environments with a safe sculptural impact. The spaces are open and dynamic and receive much praise – thanks to the flexibility of the possible layouts. The interior gives rise to and articulates intimate and theatrical glimpses, whilst still marrying up the ideal and practical side of an idea of comfort which is truly contemporary. The atmosphere becomes dynamic and aesthetically like days gone by, with unprecedented traces of refined and decisive lines.

Image Courtesy © MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

Image Courtesy © MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

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Cosmic in Japan by UID architects

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: UID architects

Dwelling is to put oneself in an interactive environmental domain that surrounds humans and other living creatures. There unfold various activities to which living creatures engage themselves for survival. Further expansion of such domain will surely lead us to view the totality of environment as a dwelling as it stretches unsegmented from city to forest and sea and finally from the earth into outer space.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: UID architects
  • Project: Cosmic
  • Location: Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Site area: 2114.88㎡
  • Built area: 611.51㎡
  • Total floor area: 573.17㎡
  • Date of completion: April, 2014

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TOWER SUITE in Florence, Italy by Luigi Fragola Architects

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: Luigi Fragola Architects

Luigi Fragola Architects, the renovation of an ancient watchtower in the center of Florence: a luxury apartment with breathtaking views over the entire city center.

Image Courtesy © Luigi Fragola Architects

Image Courtesy © Luigi Fragola Architects

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ELAV Nest in Thornhill, Toronto by rzlbd

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: rzlbd

ELAV Nest is where Elaine and Avron live a humble yet inspiring life. Another Torontonian condo reinvented, promoting the need for accessibility of design for everyone.

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

  • Architects: rzlbd
  • Project: ELAV Nest
  • Location: Thornhill, Toronto
  • Photography: borXu Design
  • Design: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]
  • Construction: Royal Falcon
  • Area: 1500 sqft
  • Design: Fall 2013
  • Completion: Winter 2014

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Hargood Close in Essex, UK by Proctor and Matthews Architects

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Proctor and Matthews  Architects 

Winner – RIBA National Award 2014, Winner – ‘Richard Fielden Award’ Housing Design Awards, Winner – Best Housing Project, Brick Awards 2013, Winner Galvanizing Awards, ‘Architecture in Detail’

Hargood Close is a supported housing scheme in Colchester, (for vulnerable people in need of emergency temporary accommodation) providing a mix of apartments including studios, one and two bedroom dwellings, as well as family houses. The brief called for a mix of dwelling types that would provide more flexible options to help staff respond to the differing living requirements of changing tenants. In addition the brief specified improved space for both onsite and visiting staff, communal space, meeting rooms and a secure children’s play area.

Image Courtesy © Proctor and Matthews  Architects

Image Courtesy © Proctor and Matthews Architects

  • Architects: Proctor and Matthews  Architects
  • Project: Hargood Close
  • Location: Essex, UK
  • Client: Family Mosaic
  • Contract value: £3.4 Million
  • Project status: Completed April 2014

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Apartment Refurbishment in Santiago, Chile by enrique browne y arquitectos asociados

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Article source: enrique browne y arquitectos asociados

The Project is the transformation of a 20 year old apartment in a historicist building. Since it´s located in the 6th floor, it has excellent views to a big green area to the west. The remodeling considered a different program from its original, plus a guest room. This and other reasons influenced in the desire of generating bigger and more integrated spaces. The possibilities of intervention were very restrictive because: a) It was a requirement to keep the exterior untouched; b) Almost all the walls were of structural reinforced concrete, and; c) the floor-ceiling height was very low.

Image Courtesy © Felipe Fontecilla

Image Courtesy © Felipe Fontecilla

  • Architects: enrique browne y arquitectos asociados
  • Project: Apartment Refurbishment
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Felipe Fontecilla
  • Collaborators: Hernán Fontaine, Agustín Infante y Nicolás Saieh
  • Constructor: Empresa Constructora Mena e Infante
  • Built surface: 294 m2
  • Project year: 2007
  • Construction year: 2008

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“Kop van 5” Halsteren the Netherlands by Schaap en Sturm Architecten

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Article source: Schaap en Sturm Architecten

The building commits 71 apartments (47 in social housing and 24 apartments for sale), a studio for guests, an huge atrium entrance hall with a collective coffee corner and terraces. Below the building is a parking, a bicycle parking and private storages. The starting point of the project where in fact two dwelling projects, with a small cycling path in between.

Image Courtesy © Schaap en Sturm Architecten

Image Courtesy © Schaap en Sturm Architecten

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Balta Apartment in Peru by Chete Cortés

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Article source: Chete Cortés

Made in 2009, was responsible for the renovation of a 100m2 apartment located on the 7th floor.

In Peru, many departments using opaque brick divisions between environments are designed. Multifamily buildings are usually 2 sources of light and ventilation, which are through the facade facing the street and a well of light that is inside the building, adjacent to the other departments, it not being department an exception, which is why it was very dark and perceived smaller.

Image Courtesy ©  Chete Cortés

Image Courtesy © Chete Cortés

  • Architects: Chete Cortés
  • Project: Balta Apartment
  • Location: Peru

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PLAY-TIME APARTMENTS in Madrid, Spain by Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Article source: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)

The PLAY- TIME apartments is a project of seven units for short term rental in Ciudad Lineal, Madrid. The developer chose the place because he was looking for an oasis in the city. As architects , we proposed to intensify that condition. The movement of the building gives each housing with its own terrace and the construction system provides its own garden in the perimeter. The units, two per floor , are independently assembled on a vertical core -with elevator and services- so they can be oriented freely, limited only by urban conditions and the spiral staircase that climbs around the perimeter, to which they turn their backs.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)
  • Project: PLAY-TIME APARTMENTS
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Client: private commission. 2011.
  • Construction: 2013
  • Team (SUMA): Bárbara Rodríguez, architect, Luis Quintano, architect, Rita Álvarez-Tabío, intern.
  • Consultants: Nuria Sáiz, quantity surveyor, Julio González, green façade and landscape., David Izquierdo, structure engineering, Jesús Huerga, structure engineering, Raúl Romero y Antonio Contreras, services engineering.

Building process:

  • Contractor: Diezma Rosell Construcciones s.l.
  • Structure: SANDO-COMEUT.

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