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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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ATTIC IN BERGA, Spain by ESTUDI DE DISSENY AGUSTÍ COSTA

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Article source: ESTUDI DE DISSENY AGUSTÍ COSTA 

Intervention in an attic built around 1975. The project proposes a substantial improvement of thermal comfort (non-existent) acting from inside. Also expands outwards communication via two openings which, by way of frames, increases the visual field of the dining room.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

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Advertising Apartement Senopati in Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia by Delution Architect

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Article source: Delution Architect

“Advertise Yours!” is  a suitable slogan for the occupants of the apartment, because the owner is a CEO of a company engaged in the field of Advertising. Architects tried to explore the character and applying it to the interior design of its Apartment Residence 8 ‘s. Trying to find symbol of advertising, architects find the image in the form of billboards along the streets of Tokyo and the Americans who made the architect took the shape and position of the board into the shape of furniture back and forth with the basic shapes such as cubes and blocks billboards. But what may represent advertise on the residents themselves? Architects then use a mirror as a symbol of the client’s family that can be advertised from himself. Mirror as a symbol of self – advertised as well as an addition to reaching effects on the apartment interiors. In addition to digging philosophical form, the architects also gave memorable touch warm and woody tone through vinyl materials that resemble wood and tacosheet and tone beige walls and floor, of course equipped with warmlight yellow to create a good impression for residents and family separate.

Image Courtesy © Anand Rambey

Image Courtesy © Anand Rambey

  • Architects: Delution Architect
  • Project: Advertising Apartement Senopati
  • Location: Residence 8 SCBD, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
  • Photography: Anand Rambey, Hezby Ryandi
  • Client: Andriani Ratih
  • Principal Architect: Muhammad Egha ST
  • Architect Assitant: Dini Cahya Indah Putri
  • Project Architect: Muhammad Egha ST, Dini Cahya Indah Putri
  • Area: 121m2
  • Project Start: 2013
  • Project Completion: 2013

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The Railway Site in Horsens, Denmark by AFR ThinkingUrban

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Article source: AFR ThinkingUrban

All too often modern cities are divided up into single use zones like housing or education, or industry. Yet the most successful older communities throughout the world are almost all mixed uses. In addition, the way we move and interact in modern thinking is divided up into a kind of traffic apartheid – walking, cycling, driving.

Image Courtesy © AFR ThinkingUrban

Image Courtesy © AFR ThinkingUrban

  • Architects: AFR ThinkingUrban
  • Project: The Railway Sight
  • Location: Horsens, Denmark
  • Status: Concept

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A Coruña for rent? in Spain by Egue y Seta

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Article source: Egue y Seta

Looking for a flat to rent? Read between the lines:

Spacious and bright = empty and painted in white.
Great potential = really needs to be renovated!
Charming = Old, really old!
Functional or cosy = small.
For couples: small
Singles: really small.
Ideal for students: barely habitable
Diaphanous Loft: You´ll sleep in the kitchen
Arrange a visit: Not even in photographs it looks ok
Parquet Flooring : The rest of the finishes is not worth commenting.

The Real state market for rental housing is highly competitive, full of vices and most of its advertisement pieces sound like siren calls. None of these, nevertheless, lack explanation: Property owners are bound to invest with caution, they need to hit the target of the particular taste of a potential but undetermined client, but most importantly they seem to be obliged to prescribe furniture and finishes tested against the most indolent of lifestyles.

Image Courtesy © Egue y Seta

Image Courtesy © Egue y Seta

  • Architects: Egue y Seta
  • Project: A Coruña for rent?
  • Location: A Coruña, Spain

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Xadrez Student’s Apartment in Lisbon, Portugal by UMA Collective

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Article source: UMA Collective

Refurbishment of a 50sqm apartment dating from the 1961, located nearby to several Lisbon Universities in Ajuda.  The existing apartment didn’t have any relevant feature besides its great location and river view.

Image Courtesy © Rui Cruz

Image Courtesy © Rui Cruz

  • Architects: UMA Collective
  • Project: Xadrez Student’s Apartment
  • Location: Beco do Xadrez, Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Rui Cruz, UMA Collective 
  • Team: Jónatas Lareiro, Rui Cruz
  • Area: 50sqm
  • Year: 2014

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177 Social Dwellings in Valdebebas, Spain by Francisco Mangado

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Article source: Francisco Mangado

The project tries to reconcile the privacy of the dwellings with attention to goings-on outside the block, so in the floor plan, the units are arranged in such a way that on the south side, towards the area that will accommodate offices and the ‘City of Justice’, a public zone will offer cafés, restaurants, stores, etc.; a recreational hub that will also be representative and vital in terms of exchange of functions, and therefore urban and with economic potential.

Image Courtesy © ROLAND HALBE

Image Courtesy © ROLAND HALBE

  • Architects: Francisco Mangado
  • Project: 177 Social Dwellings
  • Location: Valdebebas, Spain
  • Photography: ROLAND HALBE
  • Collaborators
    • Architecture: Idoia Alonso Barberena, Alejandra Muelas, Sonia Alves
    • Structural engineering: Jaime Clua Martinez. Ingeniero
    • Installations engineering: Ingenieros JG S.A. Luis Molina
  • Entidad propietaria: Bisbel-Hispania
  •  Construction area: 34.930 m2
  • Competition: 2009. First prize of Competition
  •  Project: 2010
  •  Construction: 2014

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