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Dolomitenblick in Sesto, Italy by Plasma studio

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: Plasma studio

The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the end of a residential area.

The volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to host 6 independent apartments with one common circulation: through a cut that marks the main access and the division of the units the volume is splitted into 2 halves. Besides its functional meaning this incision becomes the main defining element of the building: from the cut at either side a strip unfolds that forms the balustrade of a generous covered balcony and ends into the surrounding topography. Following the steep natural hillside with each floor the strips and the façade jump back.

Image Courtesy Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: Plasma studio
  • Project: Dolomitenblick
  • Location: Sexten, Sesto, Italy
  • Project: Residential Building with 6 unitsand undergroung garage
  • Client: Private
  • Size: 1.050m²
  • Completed: Summer 2012
  • Collaboratores: David Preindl, Peter Pichler, Nicoletta Gerevini, Daniela Walder, Maya Shopova
  • Photographer: Hertha Hurnaus

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Vivienda en C/ José Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

The project deals with the renovation of a 200m2 apartment in Madrid. About half of the apartment, corresponding to day-use spaces, conserved the original ceiling moldings and wooden floors. The project proposed to maintain these elements while opening up the plan, originally divided into rooms and corridors, to obtain one large and only living area. This is achieved by cutting the existing walls at a certain height, leaving on the ceiling part of their footprint and the moldings, like vaults or canopies defining specific places inside the greater space; entrance, kitchen and dining area are defined in this way.

Image Courtesy Yen Chen

  • Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
  • Project: Vivienda en C/ José Ortega y Gasset
  • Location: Calle Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, Spain
  • Project: Built 2012
  • Program: Housing Reform
  • Total area: 200 m2

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Proyecto de Rehabilitación C/ Conde de Romanones in Madrid, Spain by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

The project handles the conversion of a 1923 industrial shed in an inner court in Madrid’s historic centre into loft apartments.
The main features of the space, greatly altered in a conversion, where its powerful steel trusses and the great glass skylight crowning its centre.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Pesqueira 

  • Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
  • Project: Proyecto de Rehabilitación C/ Conde de Romanones
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Yen Chen, Carlos Pesqueira
  • Project: Built 2005
  • Program: Rehabilitation of a room for 7 houses loft
  • Area: 822m2

Office AST 77 + Apartment in Tienen, Belgium by AST 77

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: AST 77

Back in 2006, architect engineer Peter Van Impe  was searching for a place to accomodate his newly founded architects and engineers office, AST 77 architects and engineers office. He stumbled upon a post-war townhouse located at the edge of the city park of Tienen. After some research this lot, of just 60 square meters, turned out to be suited for construction. Although others never considered this small piece of land to be a usable building lot, Peter transformed it into a spacious house/office by upholding the less is more principle.

Image Courtesy © Jan Liegeois

  • Architects: AST 77
  • Project: Office AST 77 + Apartment
  • Location: Tienen, Belgium
  • Photography: Steven Massart, Separate Reality, Jan Liegeois, Yvan De Saedeleer, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Marcel Van Coile
  • Name client: AST 77 bvba
  • Name Contractors: Kris Hermans, Makke dakwerken, Hobbygro, Roelants Glas, Schiffeleers-Glas, Ronny Marteaux, Taes Keukens, Dirk Andries, Fraeyman bvba, Fremosia Parket, Toca bvba \
  • Name architect: Arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe 
  • Name engineer: Arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe, ir. arch. Bart Gullentops
  • Name safety coordinator: Arch. ing. Koen Laurijssens
  • Name energy consultant: ing. Gert Vanderlinden

Project 910 in São Paulo,Brasil by Kiko Salomão Arquitetura

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura

\”It cannot be Comercial\”. That was the first thing said by the young couple that own this apartment when we’ve had our first meeting and that really get along with our firm’s way of working. From that moment on we knew that this work would have strong potencials to be unique.

Image Courtesy Alain Brugier

  • Architects: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura
  • Project: Project 910
  • Location: São Paulo,Brasil
  • Project Team: Kiko Salomão, Ana Lino, Rafael Palombo, Renata Leite, Giovanna Kuwada, Brunno de Alencar
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Area: 515 M2
  • Photography by: Alain Brugier
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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La Valentina Station in Sacramento, California by David Baker + Partners Architects

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: David Baker + Partners Architects

For more than two decades, a high-crime light-rail station stopping at a toxic empty lot; now, a sustainable affordable family housing development and new gateway to downtown.

La Valentina Station brings 63-units of affordable rental housing for families to a previously desolate city site. The development bolsters the local sewer, electrical and storm-water infrastructure and brings compact, transit-oriented homes to the neglected area.

The entry plaza in the evening. Image: Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: David Baker + Partners Architects
  • Project: La Valentina Station
  • Location: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Developer: Domus Development
  • Landscape Architect: Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Consultant: Fletcher Studio
  • Contractor: Brown Construction
  • Software used: Revit

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Apartment in Duque de Alba, Madrid by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

The Project transforms a small, 28sq-m office in the historic centre of Madrid into a private apartment.

The basic aim of the project was to provide, despite the small surface available, all the necessary elements for a comfortable everyday use, avoiding shared-use solutions such as convertible bed-sofas, usual in these projects but fastidious due to their necessary daily transformation.

Image Courtesy Yen Chen

  • Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
  • Project: Apartment in Duque de Alba, Madrid
  • Location: Calle Duque de Alba, Madrid, Spain
  • Photographs: Yen Chen
  • Project: Built 2003
  • Program: Housing Reform
  • Area: 28 m2

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Nanterre Apartments in France by X-TU

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: X-TU

Inserting volumes in the site: build a landscape

The architectural takes suggestions specifications and urban landscaping and wishes of a vertical fragmentation increased, and a breakdown in “skyline” of volumes. Thus we find:

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architectes: X-TU ( Nicolas Desmazières, Anouk Legendre )
  • Project: Nanterre Apartments
  • Location: Nanterre, France
  • Collaborators:  Project chief : nicolas jomain, joao saleiro, olivier busson, nada balazova
  • Client: Toit & Joie / Logipostel
  • Situation: Nouveau Quartier
  • Program:  167 Dwellings + Shops 765m² + Art Gallery 400m² + 194 Parking Spaces
  • Cost: 18,2 m-€
  • Total Floor Area: 16.460 M²  /  12 Levels
  • Contractors: Cet [Engineering] Le Sommer [Ecological]
  • Achievement: Under Study 2010
  • Materials: Prefabricated Concrete, Curtain Wall, Green Roof
  • Image Rendering: t. Saint guillain
  • Photographers: Luc Boegly, Daisy Reillet, Renaud Dessade

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Apartments BUSO in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA Architecten

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: dmvA Architecten

Urban concept

The project was obtained by winning a competition called by the City of Mechelen.

The city council aimed the old Buso site to be developed as a high quality urban area, housing ten loft dwellings. The commission was entrusted to dmvA because they were the only architect office that took the ‘spirit of the factory’ as starting-point.

Image Courtesy Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: dmvA Architecten
  • Project: Apartments BUSO
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Design: dmvA
  • Principal: City of Mechelen
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Astrid Geens, Christine Loos, Michaël De Roeck
  • General contractor: Brebuild
  • Constructional Engineer: Util
  • Built area: 2000 m2
  • Completion: 2010
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Visuals: dmvA
  • Concept: alleys as urban space

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Loft en Lyon in France by A2arquitectos

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: A2arquitectos

The challenge was to turn a small but high part of a psychiatric hospital of the 17Th century into a loft.

The Hospital is situated in the area of \”L´Antiquaille\” on the hill below the Fouviére Basilica with a panoramic view of the city of Lyon.

Image Courtesy A2arquitectos

  • Architects: A2arquitectos
  • Project: Loft en Lyon
  • Location: Lyon, France

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