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Apartment Torres Blancas 2040 in Madrid, Spain by Hector Ruiz Velázquez

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Hector Ruiz Velázquez

Torres Blancas is an emblematic building by Spanish architect Javier Sáenz deOiza (1918-2000), located in Madrid. This 91 m2 apartment is situated in one of the top floors of the building.  It is a result of the subdivision of the original plans by Sáenz de Oiza, who contemplated 400m2 houses. In this space, the intervention of restructuring by architect Héctor Ruiz Velazquez seeks to recover the original organic essence of this building of great architectural quality in the interior of the apartment.

Image Courtesy © PEDRO MARTINEZ

Image Courtesy © PEDRO MARTINEZ

  • Architects: Hector Ruiz Velázquez
  • Project: Apartment Torres Blancas 2040
  • Location: Heart of Mary Street 3 Madrid Spain
  • Photography: PEDRO MARTINEZ
  • Date of Project: 2013-2014
  • Termination Date: 2013-2014
  • Lead time (months): Five Months
  • Quote from work (Euros): 80,000 euros
  • Actuating surface (m2): 91 m2

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Municipal Indoor Pool in Constantina (Seville, Spain) by FERNANDO SUAREZ CORCHETE

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: FERNANDO SUAREZ CORCHETE

Our building is located in a plot at the entrance of the town, bordering the landscape of the mountains in the north of the province of Seville and a great visual presence from all areas due to the elevated streets that climb the hill in the southwest area. In this terrain, with a topographic ascension to the north, were gardens with plenty of plants and trees. The proposed organization meets these topographic conditions, the characteristic landscape of the surrounding mountains, the need to maintain the image of the gardens, and the best east-west orientation to the longitudinal axis of the main pool.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: FERNANDO SUAREZ CORCHETE
  • Project: Municipal Indoor Pool in Constantina (Seville, Spain)
  • Location: Avenida de Andalucía, 41450 Constantina, Sevilla, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Architects Team: Fernando Suárez Corchete, Lorenzo Muro Álvarez
  • Technical Architects: Víctor Baztán Cascales, Antonio García González, Pilar Correa Sánchez
  • Collaborators: María Pilar Casado Villa, Marica Vazzana
  • Consultants: José María Mateos Eguía (MEP), Ricardo Díaz Garrido (Structural engineering) 
  • Client: Secretaría General para el Deporte, Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government)
  • Construction: ETOSA Obras y Servicios Building, S.L.U.
  • End of construction: 2014
  • Construction budget: 1.593.740,94 euros (Cost per m2: 727,40 euros/m2)
  • Project Area: 2.191,01 m2

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“Edificio en calle Candioti” in Santa Fe, Argentina by BIAGIONI/PECORARI Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: BIAGIONI/PECORARI Arquitectos

Between the houses and shops of services and catering that founded the Candioti neighborhood, multi housing buildings, bars, restaurants and clothing stores are multiplying, in a transformation of vitality and diversity.

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

  • Architects: BIAGIONI/PECORARI Arquitectos
  • Project: Edificio en calle Candioti
  • Location: Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: Ramiro Sosa
  • Type: Collective housing.
  • Project and Construction Management: Architect Gabriel Biagioni, Sergio Pecorari Arq..
  • Contributors: Arq Ma Virginia Aranda, architect Claudio Tomatis….
  • Structural Calculation: Ing. Rudy Grether, Ing Fernanda Carrasco.
  • Indoor Area: 972 m2
    • Year: 2012 – 2014

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Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself in Seoul, South Korea by studio_GAON

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: studio_GAON

This building is named ‘Suo-jae(守吾齋)’, which means ‘the house to uphold myself’. The Name ‘Suo-jae’ belongs to a house of Yak-hyunJeong – whose brother was Dasan Yak-yongJeong, one of the greatest scholars in late Choseon dynasty- as well as the title of a prose which was written by the scholar. The prose was written when the scholar visited his brother’s house and introspect about his life upon hearing the name. The poem is a masterpiece, making us take a look at ourselves; about the balance between confidence and prudence, and how hard it is to keep uphold ourselves

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

  • Architects: studio_GAON (Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh)
  • Project: Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself
  • Location: Donggyo Dong 164-11, MapoGu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Youngchae Park
  • Translation: Joowon Moon
  • Project Team: Sungpil Lee, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Won, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon
  • Building scope: 4f, (1~3f: 49.5㎡, 4f:15.4㎡)
  • Building history: first built in 1992, renovated in 2014.
  • Structure: before – masonry structure, after – steel frame structure
  • Construction: Starsis
  • Design Period: 2013.9-2014.5
  • Construction Period: 2013.10-2014.8

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BL783 in Santa Fe, Argentina by CLAUDIO WALTER Arquitectos Asociados

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Article source: CLAUDIO WALTER Arquitectos Asociados

The Lehmann boulevard is named after the founder of the colony Rafaela. It is one of the two foundational axes that intersect each other orthogonally and form the main square of the city that is surrounded by old and leafy tipas (TipuanaTipu). The urban space is ample with low-rise buildings and a landscape with a predominance of jacarandás (Jacaranda Mimoosifolia) and lapachosrosados (Handroanthusimpetiginosus).

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

  • Architects: CLAUDIO WALTER Arquitectos Asociados
  • Project: BL783
  • Location: Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: Ramiro Sosa
  • Team: Arq. Claudio Walter, Arq. Ana Piuzzi, M.M.O. Leandro Schmithalter, Paola Lambrecht
  • Area: 852 m²
  • Year of construction: 2013-2014

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The Extension-Renovation of ThBETHUNE, FRANCEe Comedie De Bethune–National Drama Center in FRANCE by MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Article source: MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE 

A BUILDING WITH A PRECIOUS HISTORY

Firstly named “National Drama Center of the Nord Pas de Calais” then “Theater of the Northern Countries” and finally renamed “La Comédie De Bethune” by Agathe Alexis and Alain Barsacq who managed it from 1992, this theater distinguishes itself by its location in the heart of a territory marked by the crisis.

Image Courtesy © Philippe Ruaul

Image Courtesy © Philippe Ruaul

  • Architects: MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE 
  • Project: The Extension-Renovation of The Comedie De Bethune–National Drama Center
  • Location: BETHUNE, FRANCE
  • Photography: Philippe Ruaul, Luc Boegly
  • ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS:
    • Stage design: BATI-SCENE
    • Structural engineering: KHEPHREN
    • Acoustics: Jean-Paul LAMOUREUX
    • Fluids engineering & economy: HEXA INGENIERIE
    • Scheduling and coordination: HD PROJECT
  • MAIN FIRMS:
    • Shell : RAMERY
    • Façades : DITER
    • Partitions – ceilings : C4M
    • Woodwork : BARA MENUISERIE
    • Painting-wall coatings : VANDENDRIESSCHE
    • HVAC and plumbing : BONNEL
    • Electricity – Networks : EIFFAGE ENERGIE
    • Stage equipment: CAIRE-MANGANELLI
  • Surface: 2.0820 sqm in total, including extension of 720 sqm , Extension & restructuring cost: about 3,6 million Euros
    including all taxes Theater of 350 places, with grid, 15-meter high and 14-meter large scene frame, 15,50-meter large and 13,50-meter deep theater floor with trap room, grid and fake grid. Rehearsal space with grid.
  • DATES: Initial building : competition: 1994, delivered in 1999., Extension-restructuring: competition : 2009, Studies:
    2010-2013, Construction: 2013-2014, Opening of the new theater with its rehearsal space : September 2014.

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Conversion of Doxiadis Office Building-ATI to Apartment Building in Athens, Greece by Divercity

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: Divercity

An icon of Greek post-war modern architecture, the Doxiadis building, having decayed during the last 20 years, finally came back to life through its conversion into a residential building. This conversion raises crucial questions about the notions of memory, preservation, integration into natural and built environments and innovation inspired by the potential of existing spaces.

Image Courtesy © Nikos Daniilidis

Image Courtesy © Nikos Daniilidis

  • Architects: Divercity
  • Project: Conversion of Doxiadis Office Building-ATI to Apartment Building
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra,  Nikos Daniilidis
  • Developer: Cyclamino S.A.
  • Project Architect: Nikolas Travasaros, Christina Achtypi
  • Team: Nikolas Travasaros, Christina Achtypi, Dimitris Travasaros, Demetra Karabelia, Dimosthenis Lappas, Angelina Manitsa, Marios Triantafyllou
  • Collaborating Architects: Trac / Takis Travasaros, Apostolia Kokkini, Sandy Papastavropoulou (Developed Design & Technical Design), J&P-AVAX / Michalis Tsimillis (Technical Design)
  • Structural Engineer: E.T.E.S.M.E
  • ServicesΕngineer: EL.T.E.ME
  • Lighting Design: Diathlasis & L4A
  • Landscape Architect: Elandscape
  • Accoustic Design Consultant: Timagenis Consultants-Architects
  • Contractor: J&P-AVAX

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Island Dwelling in Co. Galway, Ireland by O’Neill Architecture

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Article source: O’Neill Architecture

CONCEPT
For this building project on the Aran Islands, Co. Galway, we developed the designs from the simplicity of the landscape; working with the given contours, solar orientation and making reference to traditional design. The living area located on the upper level allows spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher. It is connected to a terrace which is so orientated as to create a sun-trap and catch the sun from late morning until the last of the evening sun rays are obscured by the above lying escarpment. The views from the road are shielded by part of the house, creating the private and sheltered outdoor space. Fortunately the escarpment acts as a wind break for the prevailing westerly winds ensuring great use of this outdoor terrace in most weather conditions.

Image Courtesy © Philip Lauterbach

Image Courtesy © Philip Lauterbach

  • Architects: O’Neill Architecture
  • Project: Island Dwelling
  • Location: Formna, Inisheer, Arran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Photography: Philip Lauterbach
  • Architect in Charge: Patti O’Neill
  • Area: Main house 104sqm + Studio 30sqm, Site 0.2 hectares
  • Year: 2013

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A CONCRETE WAVE BY THE ARCHITECT JEAN-PHILIPPE PARGADE

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: THE ARCHITECT JEAN-PHILIPPE PARGADE

On a site covering nearly seven hectares in the Cité Descartes cluster in Marne-la-Vallée lies the Pôle Scientifique et Technique Paris-Est (PST) which has been baptised the Espace Bienvenüe in memory of Fulgance Bienvenüe, inspector general of the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school and father of the Parisian metro system. The space completes the Cité Descartes that has been incorporated into this new town and meets the needs of the programme imposed by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy. Its aim is to group together the Ministry’s training and research facilities on the Marne-la-Vallée site and create a centre of excellence focussed on the sustainable city.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: THE ARCHITECT JEAN-PHILIPPE PARGADE
  • Project: A CONCRETE WAVE
  • Photography: Luc Boegly, Laurent, sergio grazia
  • Client: Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy – Property and Housing actiondelegation
  • Works budget excluding VAT: €95 million (2014 value)
  • Surface area: Floor surface: 35,300 m², Usable floor area: 24,300 m²
  • Winning project: 2008
  • Delivery: 2014

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Residential Building HGH in Steyregg, Upper Austria by [tp3] architekten ZT GmbH

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: [tp3] architekten ZT GmbH 

The exceptional property with its existing topography as well as the views towards the city of Linz and the industrial area of Voest were starting points for the design of this project. The idea was not to adjust the surrounding terrain to the house but to insert the building into the existing landscape.

Image Courtesy © Mark Sengstbratl

Image Courtesy © Mark Sengstbratl

  • Architects: [tp3] architekten ZT GmbH
  • Project: Residential Building HGH
  • Location: Steyregg, Upper Austria
  • Photography: Mark Sengstbratl
  • Year: 2014

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