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Nautical Sport Services Building of Portonovo in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The project builds on an existing building, with the need to extend the useful space and improve access from the promenade and the platform that surrounds it. Another premise of this project is to design a building that will become a landmark of the promenade of Portonovo, creating a singular and unique reference.

The platform on which the building sits is the end of the breakwater of Portonovo´s marina. It has an irregular shape in plan with a maximum length of 36.00m and a width of 16 m.

Image Courtesy © Mark Ritchie

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Nautical Sport Services Building of Portonovo
  • Location: Portonovo, Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Mark Ritchie
  • Client: Ente Público Portos de Galicia. Consellería do Mar, Xunta de Galicia
  • Area: 670 m²
  • Date: 2008-2010

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Social housing in Palma, Spain by studio RIPOLLTIZON

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: studio RIPOLLTIZON

The project is located in ‘Pere Garau’ neighbourhood. The area was formerly characterized by blocks of single family houses with inner courtyards that followed a typical grid plan. Once the district became central in the city, amendments to the urban planning increased the building volumes significantly and changed the typology to collective housing. The project takes part of this transformation by redefining a corner plot, resulting from the addition of two former houses, into a new public housing building.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: studio RIPOLLTIZON (Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón)
  • Project: Social housing
  • Location: Capità Vila St. – Can Curt St. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect), Luis Sánchez (architect)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toni Arqué
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Building Services: David Mulet
  • Client: Institut Balear de l’Habitatge – IBAVI (Balearic Public Housing Institute)

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Hasu Haus in Bangkok, Thailand by Somdoon Architects

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: Somdoon Architects 

The design of Hasu Haus was aimed at reinterpreting the old way of living along with waterways, in context of modern life style and more density. The site is outside the city center of Bangkok, where the new developments are coming. Three of the sides are abutted by a house and future developments. The other side faces Prakanhong canal and an old Buddhist temple across.

Image Courtesy © Somdoon Architects

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Kleiburg De Flat in The Netherlands by NL Architects and XVW architectuur

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: NL Architects

Kleiburg

Kleiburg is one of the biggest apartment buildings in the Netherlands: a bend slab with 500 apartments, 400 meter long, 10 + 1 stories high.

Kleiburg is located in the Bijlmermeer, a CIAM inspired residential expansion of Amsterdam designed in the sixties by Siegfried Nassuth of the city planning department. De Bijlmer was intended as a green, light and spacious alternative for the -at that time- disintegrating inner city.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: NL Architects and XVW architectuur
  • Project: Kleiburg De Flat
  • Location: Kleiburg, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg and Stijn Poelstra
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Consortium De Flat: KondorWessels Vastgoed, Hendriks CPO, Vireo Vastgoed, Hollands Licht / Martijn Blom
  • Team NL Architects: Pieter Bannnenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse and Guus Peters with Iwan Hameleers, Giulia Pastore and Fouad Addou, Matthew Davis, Paul Ducom, Soo Kyung Chun, Adrian Mans, Paulo Dos Sousa, Carmen Valtierra de Luis
  • Structure: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs Amsterdam bv
  • Building Physics: Schreuder Groep
  • Installations: HOMIJ Technische installaties bv, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: KondorWessels Amsterdam bv
  • Size: Gross floor area 65.600m², net floor area 59.400m²

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Matryoshka in Seoul, South Korea by L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.

Nonhyun Matryoshka is located in a residential area of four to five-story buildings, situated deep within Gangnam’s main street. Existing housing developments usually require closed boundaries to prevent an invasion of privacy. However, new neighbourhood living facilities desire demarcation in order to populate each domain with its own distinctive feaqtures, as these spaces are made up of many diverse programmes. As such, it has been planned to mark this duality.

Image Courtesy © L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.

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Nivim House in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

Nivim is Goa’s first Gold rated green building certified by the IGBC – Indian Green Building Council in October 2013. It sits on a 1025 square meter property on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa. Before construction, the site had 14 fully mature trees- two jackfruit trees, one mango tree, two tamarind trees and one telful tree. The design of the house incorporates all these existing trees. Two trees in particular were located right in the center of the property and one of them rises up almost 15 meters.

Image Courtesy © Bharat Ramamrutham.

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Nivim House
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Photography: Bharat Ramamrutham.
  • Software used: sketch up

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Plug-In City 75 Paris in France by Studio Malka Architecture

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Studio Malka Architecture

Located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, a stone’s throw away from La Seine river, the project consist in grafting the building with a succession of extensions, bow-windows and loggias; Each inhabitant control the necessary surface area needed for its own development upon request.

Image Courtesy © Studio Malka Architecture

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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Beigang Cultural Center in Yunlin, Taiwan by MAYU architects+

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: MAYU architects+ 

Beigang Township is the epicenter for the Taiwanese worshipping of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. Therefore, the Beigang Chao-Tien Temple for Mazu and its surrounding form a core area with local historic significance. However, Beigang as well as other cities in the western plain of Taiwan faces the same suburban sprawl, exacerbated by disorderly building development resulting from the lack of a cohesive planning guidance. The project site itself is located at the northwestern corner of the 90-years-old Bei-Chen Elementary School campus, sitting right on the axis of the sprawling expansion.

Image Courtesy © Shawn Liu Studio

  • Architects: MAYU architects+ (Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen)
  • Project: Beigang Cultural Center
  • Location: Yunlin, Taiwan
  • Photography: Shawn Liu Studio
  • Client: Yunlin County Government
  • Project Team: Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen (Architects), Ya-yun Wang, Pin-min Huang (SD, DD, CD), Shi-hong Yao (CA)
  • Structural Engineer: Li-Yen Wang Structural Engineers Associates
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Finish (Exterior): Stucco, Granite, Low-E Glass
  • Finish (Interior): Oak veneer wall and ceiling panel, Oak floor, paint, Tiles, Linoleum Flooring
  • Site Area: 7652 m2
  • Building Area: 2053 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 2918 m2
  • Competition: 05/2012
  • Construction Start: 02/2014
  • Completion: 02/2015

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Avenue Leclerc office building in Boulogne-Billancourt, France by Agence AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Agence AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

The project consists of the renovation of an office existing building of 10.544 m², the redesign of the facade taking into account the overall structure, the renovation of the technical premises, and the optimizing of office planning. The building requires a new architectural point of departure; the new project is justified in light of the evolution of conditions of usage as well as regards energy standards. The idea of total flexibility is pursued throughout: through the uniform grid patterning of the facade paneling into 1.35m modules corresponding to the 1.35m modules of the suspended ceilings, and through the electrical and technical “irrigation” of the offices by means of raised floors. The building’s new image will form both out of restraint regarding the economy of means and the taking into account of the client’s expressed wishes and needs. Our proposition highlights generosity of space, light, comfort, transparency and wellbeing. The problem of energy will be approached subtly, with the aim of upgrading the efficiency of the facades and facilities “to measure”, rather that simply applying current regulations brutally. The building will be wiped entirely clean of all superfluous elements.

Image Courtesy © Agence AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

  • Architects: Agence AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea)
  • Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Clients: GECINA
  • Program: Renovation and extension of an office building (10 544 m²)
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: Completed

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