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14 UNITS OF SOCIAL HOUSING AND MOTHER AND CHILD WELFARE CENTER (PMI)-SIEMP in Paris, France by inSpace architecture

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: inSpace architecture

The project at 73 boulevard de la Villette in the 10th arrondissement of Paris comprises 14 units of social housing for the SIEMP and a Mother and Child Welfare Center (Protection Maternelleet Infantile, or PMI) for the Department of Families and Infants (DFPE) of the city of Paris. The integration of the project into the lot demonstrates the intention to set up a building that assimilates the composition with the context, its morphologies and urban specificities, and thus designed as an element that reflects its environment. The building expresses two distinct aspects of reality: Life on the boulevard, and life in the heart of the city block. This duality is developed at various levels of the building’s conception.

Image Courtesy © inSpace Architecture

Image Courtesy © inSpace Architecture

  • Architects: inSpace architecture
  • Project: 14 UNITS OF SOCIAL HOUSING AND MOTHER AND CHILD WELFARE CENTER (PMI) SIEMP
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Contractor: SIEMP
  • Visuals: HervéAbbadie
  • Surface: 1400 m²
  • Cost: 2,5M€ before tax
  • Calendar: delivered in november 2015

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The Segmented Building System by jantzen studio

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: jantzen studio

The Segmented Building System is an eco-friendly, energy efficient, prefabricated, modular building system. The building components consist of four-foot wide segments that vary in height, and can be delivered to the construction site in pieces, or as assembled profiles. Each of the segments are made of structural insulated foam panels that are connected together to form a floor, walls, and a roof. The configurations of these panels can make full floor, walls, and roof profiles, and/or half floor, wall, and roof profiles. They can be prefabricated with various kinds of exterior cladding such as metal or cement composite boards, and/or they can be clad at the construction site, after the structural panels have been assembled.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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Building 18: Anthropologie Brand Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The adaptive reuse of Building 18 in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard is the latest addition to the award-winning, multi-phased corporate campus MSR has designed for Urban Outfitters. Built in 1904, it is the largest single-story building for an individual brand on the campus. The new office space features, layout, and aesthetic provide an atmosphere where creativity can flourish.

Image Courtesy © MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Image Courtesy © MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

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UNTITLED #7 in Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: Studio Wills + Architects

Untitled #7 is a renovation to an old 2-storey apartment at The Arris, located within Tanjong Pagar Area in Singapore.

The original pared-down interior stood in stark contrast with a context consisting of an eclectic mix of shop houses adorned with multiple colours, materials, textures and ornaments:  There was a strong division between the interior and the external environment.

On the left, the original pared-down Living and on the right, the new BLUE BOX of Open Kitchen, Dining and ancillary spaces, Image Courtesy © Beton Brut

On the left, the original pared-down Living and on the right, the new BLUE BOX of Open Kitchen, Dining and ancillary spaces, Image Courtesy © Beton Brut

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Three Rivers Park District Eastman Center in Dayt on, Minnesota by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The design integrates site, building, and exhibit design in order to create a holistic visitor experience in the forest. A long south facing glass facade brings in light, passive solar energy, and extends the exterior paths through the building from the understory on one end to the tree canopy on the other. An active solar array and a geothermal-based heating and cooling system provide much of the energy needs. Operable windows provide ventilation and bring in the sounds and smells of the forest. Roof water feeds a pond to draw birds and animals for human observation.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

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Evergrande Huazhi Plaza in Chengdu, China by Aedas

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza is a large scale mixed-use development located at the heart of Chengdu, containing retail, office, residential and hotel elements. The shopping mall, The ONE, was recently opened while the hotel, operated under The St Regis brand, and the Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower are already in operations.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Evergrande Huazhi Plaza
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Director: Ed Lam
  • Client: Evergrande Real Estate Group
  • Gross floor area: 430,000 square metres (Retail: 72,000 sqm; office: 60,000 sqm; hotel: 43,000 sqm; residential: 150,000 sqm)
  • Completion year: 2015

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The Diamond in South Yorkshire, UK by Twelve Architects

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Article source: Twelve Architects

The ground-breaking Diamond building at The University of Sheffield has now been completed, making a major contribution to the University’s ambition to develop and expand its Faculty of Engineering with world-class facilities for students and academics.

Image Courtesy © Twelve Architects

Image Courtesy © Twelve Architects

  • Architects: Twelve Architects
  • Project: The Diamond
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RD, UK
  • Total value of project: £81 million

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2 SEMI-DETACHED DWELLINGS GraçaDOS by Equipoolivares arquitectos

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Article source: equipoolivares arquitectos

The massing has been determined by the environmental conditions, plot orientation as well as the internal distribution of the dwellings.

Image Courtesy © equipoolivares arquitectos

Image Courtesy © equipoolivares arquitectos

  • Architects: Equipoolivares arquitectos
  • Project: 2 SEMI-DETACHED DWELLINGS GraçaDOS
  • Architects Team: Fernando Aguarta García / Javier Pérez-Alcalde Schwartz
  • Technical Architect: José F. Martínez
  • 3D images: Dpc3dInfografía
  • Project Data: September 2015

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White Boat in Seoul, Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: IROJE KHM Architects

In the night, this moving machine looks like huge, urban installation of pop art which shows interesting car parade of moving and flying…….

It is stand out at the prow of a shiplike tower clad in painted aluminum, a polycarbonate window reveals cars ascending and descending on steel lifts.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Project: White Boat
  • Location: Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 
  • Photography: Sergio Pirrone
  • Design team : SeungHee Song,  JiYeon Kim
  • U S ECar-park Building
  • Site area: 1833.70
  • Bldg. area: 56.49
  • Gross floor area : 464.32
  • Structure : Steel-frame structure
  • Exterior finishing : Colored aluminum sheet, Polycarbonate glass, Exposed concrete
  • Interior finishing : Exposed plywood

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SlrSrf in Culver City, California by Open Source Architecture

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: Open Source Architecture

SlrSrf is a compact project that embeds performance characteristics into the architectural surface. Optimization of the roof as a solar receiving surface for photovoltaic electrical production generates the form of the 450 square foot (42m2) addition and renovation of an existing house in Culver City, California.  Coupling the client’s desire to create a net zero electrical consumption with the generation of the form provides an opportunistic strategy to integrate performance with the sculptural nature of the architectural entity.

Image Courtesy © Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Benny Chan

  • Architects: Open Source Architecture
  • Project: SlrSrf
  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Photography: Benny Chan
  • Client: Private
  • Structural Engineering: Parker Resnick
  • Contractor: HC Construction
  • Size: 450 sq.ft (42 m2) addition / 1500 sq.ft (140 m2) renovation
  • Schedule: Design: 2012
  • Construction2012-20133
  • Manufacturers: PermaCity Solar, Arizona Tile, DalTile, Kohler Alteo & Coralais bathroom fixtures, Omnia

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