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Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building in Mexico City, Mexico by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The building is located in the Colonia Roma, a historic neighbourhood in the central sector of Mexico City. La Roma developed in the 19th century as one of the first extensions of the city centre, with an orthogonal grid of large houses inhabited by the upper classes of the city. With the emergence of suburban life in the 50s, la Roma decreased its population throughout the second half of the 20th century, getting to its worst with earthquake of 1985. Due to the location of la Roma in what once was Lake Texcoco, the subsoil is highly muddy, so seismic waves are amplified; thus, during the strong earthquake of 85, la Roma was one of the more affected areas of the city: many buildings collapsed, and many of those which resisted were abandoned by its inhabitants because of their structural damage or because of the fear that the buildings would not resist another earthquake. The neighbourhood became deeply deteriorated, with high levels of insecurity and abandoned buildings, until its recent re-emergence as one of the most active areas of the city, filled with art galleries, small restaurants, cafés and young people occupying again its streets and public areas.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
  • Project: Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building
  • Location: Roma District, Mexico City. Mexico
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Collaborators: Olivier Arditi, Catherine Nguyen
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho
  • Área: 2200sqm

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Bob Champion Building in Norwich, England by Hawkins\Brown

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, the University of East Anglia’s most recent building in the Norwich Research Park.

The facilities are targeted at improving translational research in collaboration with the NHS whilst the clinical teaching areas are focused on providing authentic healthcare learning environments for the university’s medical school.

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Project: Bob Champion Building
  • Location: Norwich, England
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner
  • Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
  • Structure Engineer: Arup, Carter Design
  • Services Engineer: Arup, Roger Parker Associates
  • Project Manager: Real Consulting
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Building Control: MLM
  • Acoustics: Adrian James Acoustics
  • Planning Consultant: Bidwell
  • Main Contractor: RG Carter

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Ecopole and business incubator in Concarneau, France by ENO ARCHITECTES

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: ENO ARCHITECTES

Building “image”, symbolic and copy, the project is in its form and purpose, to meet these requirements : the visitor should immediately understand the nature, the DNA, of the building.  Emblematic bio climatic elements serve to the project and not the reverse.

They shape the project as well as the traditional components (wall, etc. roof).  3 requirements, 3 heights, 1 main entrance: it is the pragmatic application of the combined program bio climatic approach that guides the design of the project.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Leopold

Image Courtesy © Pascal Leopold

  • Architects: ENO ARCHITECTES
  • Project: Ecopole and business incubator
  • Location: Zone Colguen 29900, France
  • Photography: Pascal Leopold
  • Software used:  ARCHICAD 17
  • Client: Concarneau Cornwall Agglomeration
  • Surface: 770 m2
  • Calendar: Reception January 2015
  • Cost: € 1,300,000 / HT

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Clefs Moiré by Radlab

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Radlab

With the provision of a casual description and partial floor plan of the residential building’s lobby and adjacent networking cafe, Radlab was asked to create an interior installation composed of two slatted walls. Knowing the dimensional constraints of the walls (8’ tall x 14’ long), our design strategy began with a preoccupation in the role of a wall as an architectural tool, fully circumscribed by open, public space, yet capable of creating moments of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Roxana Perdue

Image Courtesy © Roxana Perdue

  • Architects: Radlab
  • Project: Clefs Moiré
  • Photography: Roxana Perdue
  • Project Team: Matt Trimble, Bob Williamson, Steve Listwon, Haik Tokatlyan, Ethan Zisson, Ellen Ellerbee, Jared Steinmark, Karen Jann
  • Structural Engineer: Paul Kassabian, SGH

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Antara I Corporate Building in Mexico City, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 

The urban renewal triggered by the first phase of the Antara mixed-use development (2006) was one of the single most significant actions in the north-west of Mexico City. It elicited a new urban order that completely changed the profile of the area, increasing the real estate value, promoting densification and attracting capital investment. Maintaining this same outlook, Antara proceeded to develop the second phase of its master plan, divided into two stages: (1) Antara Corporate Building I and (2) Antara Corporate Building II. These adjacent buildings are located on the north-western side of the complex.

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 
  • Project: Antara I Corporate Building
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Paul Rivera
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Jorge Isaías Guerrero
  • Construction Area:
    • Fase 2.1: 85,780 m2,
    • Fase 2.2: 72,000 m2

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Vertical itaim building in são paulo, brazil by Studio MK27 | Marcio Kogan

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Studio MK27 | Marcio Kogan

V_Itaim is a small building with 10 apartments in São Paulo designed by studio mk27. Its simplicity and the search for generous spaces in a careful composition of material oriented the architectural project.

The façade of the building is done in exposed reinforced concrete and wooden panels, conceived to shade the inner environments and which the residents can move according to their desires. In this way, the users can optimize their comfort depending on their use and the incidence of the sun.

Image Courtesy © Pedro vannucchi

Image Courtesy © Pedro vannucchi

  • Architects: Studio MK27 | Marcio Kogan
  • Project: Vertical itaim building
  • Location: São paulo, brazil
  • Photography: Pedro vannucchi
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Date: february . 2011
  • Completion: september . 2014
  • Site area: 620 sqm
  • Built area: 3.045 sqm
  • Apartment type: 144 sqm (living area)

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Home building, ZAC Masséna in Paris, France by Hamonic+Masson & Associés, Comte Vollenweider

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Hamonic+Masson & Associés

Members of the Council of Paris revised the urban regulations for the Masséna- Bruneseau sector in Paris’ southeasterly 13th arrondissement at the city council meeting of Tuesday 16th November 2011. This amendment will allow the construction of residential towers measuring 50 metres tall, and of office blocks measuring up to 180 metres tall.

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Hamonic+Masson & AssociésComte Vollenweider
  • Project: Home building, ZAC Masséna
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura, Milène Servelle
  • Associate architect: Comte Vollenweider
  • Engineering and quantity surveying: Sibat
  • Urban planner: Ateliers Yves Lion
  • Urban projects developer: Sémapa (more…)

Metamorfose in Porto, Portugal by FAHR 021.3

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: FAHR 021.3

Amid the architectural diversity of one of the most representative areas in Porto, Metamorfose,​by creative team FAHR 021.3, stands out. The impact of the green metal mesh filling the void by one of the city’s gateway is undeniable. The result of this intimate dialogue with the city is absolute perfection when bringing together all the elements that make up the area around São Bento train station.

Image Courtesy © FAHR 021.3

Image Courtesy © FAHR 021.3

  • Architects: FAHR 021.3
  • Project: Metamorfose
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Team:
    • Creative Project​- FAHR 021.3
    • Light Design​– José Nuno Sampaio
    • Engineer​- NCREP
    • Execution​- LETRATEC
  • Development Promoter: Porto Lazer
  • Key Features:
    • Materials​ – Quadrangular profile steel
    • Dimensions – (approx.)​28m extension, 12m height, 5m depth Weight​6000 kg
    • Number of intersections – ​200
    • Materials in metres​ – 400 running metres
    • Colour – C​opper oxide

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A mixed use building in Nancy, France by Anne DEMIANS

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: Anne DEMIANS

Nancy, A Modern City for Over Three Centuries

Throughout the various periods of its urban development, Nancy’s vision always preceded its architectural commissions. The city suburbs were initially attributed to the original castle town, and in the eighteenth century, a message of unity was asserted at the annexation of Lorraine to the Kingdom of France. And this was an opportunity to highlight the ducal power around an exceptional architecture (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). At the beginning of the twentieth century, the architecture in Nancy successfully integrated the richness of the École de Nancy in its constructions, just as it was able to promote new ideas on building and construction in the footsteps of the architect and designer Jean Prouvé, who was also mayor of Nancy after the Liberation. This identity and legacy continues today with the reconquest of the riverbanks of the Meurthe: the city of the twenty-first century.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

  • Architects: Anne DEMIANS
  • Project: A mixed use building
  • Location: Avenue du XXème Corps, Quai Sainte Catherine, Nancy
  • Photography: Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD
  • Contractor / Contracting Authority: CIRMAD
  • Team: Philippe MONJARET, Project Director, Typhaine BLANCHET, Project Manager
  • BET TCE: Pertuy Construction
  • BET Facade: VP Green
  • Perspective: Typhaine BLANCHET
  • Surface Area: 10 200 m2 SHON.
  • Project: BBC – 20, HeE
  • Cost: 15 000 000 € HT

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Brick Neighbourhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia by dekleva gregoric arhitekti

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Article source: dekleva gregoric arhitekti 

How to establish a clear spatial, material and social identity of the neighbourhood? This question was the basic principle when developing the design of objects and their surroundings in terms of deeper connection of future residents with their living environment.

The concept of the 3D erosion is resulting from the critique of the existing master plan with generic volumes in terms of size and height and their arbitrary position. This concept of sub-structuring of the volume is further reflected in the material expression: the initial envelope is defined with the brick layer and the cut-outs with balconies in render.

Façade of two aligned buildings facing the neighbourhood park, Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Façade of two aligned buildings facing the neighbourhood park, Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: dekleva gregoric arhitekti
  • Project: Brick Neighbourhood
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Software used: Autocad, 3Dmax and Photoshop
  • Date: 2005-2014
  • Client: SSRS – National Housing Trust
  • Competition team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Flavio Coddou
  • Project team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Martina Marčan, Andi Koder, Tea Smrke,  Daniel Schwartz, Simon Vrščaj
  • Source: open competition, 1. prize
  • Master plan: LUZ d.d.
  • Landscape / greenery: bruto d.o.o.
  • Area: 20.185 m2

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