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NAXOS BUILDING in Frankfurt, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

In the middle of Frankfurt´s Nordend district, this new residential block was built to passive house standards on the site of a former Naxos-Union factory. Retaining and integrating the distinctive trees along Wingertstrasse was an important part of the design considerations: the comb-like structure of the complex on this side, with its broad area of green in front of the apartments, is a direct response to this situation. The private gardens of the ground-floor apartments are located in the five courtyards. The back of the complex is oriented towards the listed Naxoshalle, the last remaining relic from the site´s former industrial use. On the corner of Wingertstrasse and Wittelsbacherallee the block is finished off conventionally with a corner tower. The continuous clinker cladding on the ground floor strengthens the ensemble character and is also a reference to its urban context. All the dual-aspect apartments have large loggias to the front and to the rear. In total 69 freehold and 47 rental apartments were built here to the passive house standard.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: NAXOS BUILDING
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: ABG Frankfurt Holding
  • Project team: Eleanor Lucke, Benjamin Metz, Peter Gallo, Manuel Rhöse, Andreas Wenger, Cristina Naranjo
  • Expert advisory procedure: 2008, 1st prize
  • Apartments: 116
  • Work phases: 1-8
  • Floor area: 15,000 m2
  • Completion: 12/2013

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“Finca Feeling in Palma Palace” in Balearic Islands, Spain by Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

In the historic quarter of Calatrava in the centre of Palma old town buildings are full of history, but time and weather are also talking great toll, very often the palaces are in need of renovation.

And it is in this context that the top two floors of an historic building originating from the 17th century could be joined together with all the roofs creating terraces on 3 levels, taking advantage of the spectacular view of roof landscapes, the cathedral, several churches and the sea, and at the same time enjoying the very quiet green inner court, typical element of the palaces in the medieval city centre.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

  • Architects: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect (Daniele Claudio Taddei with Daniel Milnor, Stefan Luttecke)
  • Project: Finca Feeling in Palma Palace
  • Location: Calle del Sol 07001 Palma, Balearic Islands
  • Photography: Bruno Helbling, Zurich
  • Client: DADAST SA
  • Collaboration: Oliver Rogers
  • Area: 138 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014

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Business Garden Stefanikova in Bratislava, Slovakia by ARCHITEKTI ŠEBO LICHÝ

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Article source: ARCHITEKTI ŠEBO LICHÝ 

Štefánikova Street is known as traffic route in the city center, yet it has the potential to be a city boulevard. It has a unique character with a varied structure of buildings from different historical periods. Two original buildings from the fifties and the seventies were reconstructed. Both were previously connected and operationally functioned as one building. Characteristics of both buildings were their to date street-facades (also known as buildings of railway engineering).

Image Courtesy © Stacho

Image Courtesy © Stacho

  • Architects: ARCHITEKTI ŠEBO LICHÝ 
  • Project: Business Garden Stefanikova
  • Location: Štefánikova 881/15, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Photography: Tomáš Manina, Ľubo Stacho
  • Collaborators: 
  • Investor: Kartezis, s.r.o.
  • General Contractor: Metrostav Slovakia a.s.
  • Statics: Ing. Somorovský
  • Land area: 1416 m2
  • Utility area: 8757,9 m2
  • Building area: 1356,3 m2
  • Beginning of construction: 2012
  • Completion of construction: 2014

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Berliner Altbau in Germany by marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN & schneideroelsen

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN & schneideroelsen

Small and cautious interventions try not to destroy the special atmosphere and to retrieve hidden qualities in the refurbishment of a typical Berlin apartment from around 1900.

In three rooms several layers of old color were taken off the extensive moulding on the ceiling. Behind the thick layers of color parts of the original ceiling frescos appeared. Since the ceilings were not painted again, the rooms are being characterized by a lively and diverse feeling full of history. The slight irregularities of a rough lime cement plaster on the walls are equally far away from a too monotonous perfectly smooth surface. The old hardwood flooring was sanded off and treated with a mixture of oil and wax.

Image Courtesy © marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN & schneideroelsen

Image Courtesy © marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN & schneideroelsen

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Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, France by XTU ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: XTU ARCHITECTS

‘This building does not resemble any recognisable shape because it is an evocation of the soul of wine between the river and the city.’

A strong architectural statement, La Cité du Vin stands out with its bold curves and shape. An iconic building, this golden frame hosts a Cité within the city, a living space with experiences to discover.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Tourneboeuf

Image Courtesy © Patrick Tourneboeuf

  • Architects: XTU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Cité du Vin
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Delphine Isart, Julien Lanoo, Patrick Tourneboeuf
  • Client: City of Bordeaux
  • Owner: Fondation de La Cité du Vin
  • Partners:

    • Casson Mann _ Scenographer (innovative tool of the permanent tour)
    • SNC-Lavalin _ Engineering
  • Budget: 81M€ excluding VAT/ 55M€ (architecture + scenography)
  • Surface area: 12 927 m² usable surface included 2 800 m² of permanent exhibition
  • Site: 13 644 m²
  • Calendar:
    • Competition: April 2011
    • Build: Septembre 2013
    • Delivered: May 2016

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RB12 in Rio Branco, Brazil by Triptyque Arquitetura

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Article source: Triptyque Arquitetura

Triptyque brings innovation into Brazil by creating the first sustainable corporate building based on the positive energy concepts.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Triptyque Arquitetura
  • Project: RB12
  • Location: 12, Avenue Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Software used: Autocad
  • 3D: Thiago Bicas, Ricardo Innecco, Imagine
  • Customer: NATEKKO
  • Partners: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli
  • General Manager: Luiz Trindade
  • Projects Managers: Marcea Sampaio, Paula Megiolaro, Vinicius Capella
  • Team: Danilo Vicentini, Juliana Becker, Renan Bussi, Francine Ouriques
  • Surface: 4728 m²
  • Project launching: July 2013
  • Project ending: January 2016

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La Sablière in Paris by ZoomFactor Architects

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Article source: ZoomFactor Architects

Located in a mix of homes and buildings R + 5 high-density project of raising aims to create two housing while retaining the existing craft on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © ZoomFactor Architects

Image Courtesy © ZoomFactor Architects

 

  • Architects: ZoomFactor Architects
  • Project: La Sablière
  • Location: 16 / 16bis rue de la Sablière – 75014 PARIS
  • Cost: 602245 euros HT
  • Surface: 128 m² SHON
  • Calendar: 2007-2014 (work in progress)

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Triangulo Corona in Naucalpan, Mexico by ARQMOV

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Article source:  ARQMOV

Triangulo Corona is located in the State of Mexico on the outskirts of the metropolitan area of Mexico City, on a property of irregular topography crossed by two major regional thoroughfares. Its context is an industrial zone rich in the so called ‘maquiladoras’ and storehouses, neighbouring primary and intermediate schools, a health centre and street markets.  The residential environment is one of self-construction, where materials appear in their raw state, devoid of finishes, a quality that defines the architecture and environment of this low-income area.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: ARQMOV
  • Project: Triangulo Corona
  • Location: Naucalpan, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Client: David Mizrahi
  • Consultants: Ing. Max Tenenbaum, Ing. Ricardo Jimenez
  • Design Team: Eduardo Micha, Fabio Correa, Gabriel Merino, Oscar Osorio, Patricia Pérez, Christian Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Chiney, Eduardo Acosta, Maricruz Pérez
  • Gross floor area: 1543.00 m2
  • Year Completion: 2015

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Loft del Forte in Venice, Italy by Caprioglio Associati Architects

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Article source: Caprioglio Associati Architects

The building on which we intervene belongs to the complex of buildings of the compendium , developed over time , beginning in 1883 until the thirties of the twentieth century , the ” oils and greases ” Federico Matter .

The only image that you have of the settlement OILS MATTER relates to the decor of a letterhead dated 23 October 1912 .

Main façade within the context, Image Courtesy © Paolo Belvedere

Main façade within the context, Image Courtesy © Paolo Belvedere

  • Architects: Caprioglio Associati Architects (Filippo Caprioglio)
  • Project: Loft del Forte
  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Photography: Paolo Belvedere
  • Client: Real New Pa.Pi.
  • Collaborators: Barnabas Bortoluzzi , Manuele Mason , Francesco Soldo
  • General Contractor: Construction Titian Geom . Corrado
  • Project: 2007-2009
  • Realization: 2010-2013

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TELUS Garden in Vancouver, Canada by Henriquez Partners Architects

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: v2com

With entries from over 95 countries, Henriquez Partners were the only Vancouver-based firm to be recognized amongst the winners. TELUS Garden was recognized as both the Popular Choice Winner and the Jury’s Choice Winner in the Office – High Rise (16+ Floors) category.

Image Courtesy © Ed White

Image Courtesy © Ed White

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