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ARMADALE HOUSE 2 in Victoria, Australia by MITSUORI ARCHITECTS

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: MITSUORI ARCHITECTS 

This refurbishment and extension to an existing Victorian style house in Armadale focused on the creation of a discreet new addition to make the most of a compact site.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

  • Architects: MITSUORI ARCHITECTS, Melissa Lim, Matthew Murfett
  • Project: ARMADALE HOUSE 2
  • Location: Armadale, Victoria, Australia 
  • Photography: Michael Kai Photography
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Confi dential
  • Landscape Designer: Ben Scott Garden Design
  • Structural Engineer: MR Anderson Consulting Engineers
  • Building Floor Area: 250sqm
  • Budget: Confi dential
  • Design & documentation period: 9 months
  • Construction period: 12 months

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Honoré de Balzac high school in Castelnau-le-Lez, France by NBJ architectes

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Article source: v2com 

The principal idea in the site of the high school Honoré de Balzac de Castelnau-le-Lez  was to reconquer space by a better distribution of constructions in order to create a scale of user-friendliness, as well in the buildings as in the outdoor areas. The first action was to reconsider the current landscape, to bring a functionality to external installations thus conveying true space qualities and to create a total logic of circulation within the site. The constitution of this new urbanity becomes the base of a shared and porous space, generator of exchanges comparable with the strategic constitution of a campus. The nature becomes the vector of a new contemporary urbanity organized around inter-connected buildings.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: NBJ architectes, Elodie NOURRIGAT/Jacques BRION/Romain JAMOT
  • Project: Honoré de Balzac high school
  • Location: Castelnau-le-Lez, France
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Landscape designer : Plus2 Paysage
  • Project area: 2200 m2 crées et 3500m2 rénovés
  • Project ending: Juin 2015
  • Cost: 10,4  Millions €

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Sea & Sky City in Hainan, China by A+U Design Cosmopolitan

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Article source: A+U Design Cosmopolitan

Award winning forest resort style spa residential architecture in China’s Hainan province. It’s sited by the Wan Quan River which residents can view the beautiful scenes of river. Design was centered round a tropical resort style hotel clubhouse. Apartment buildings were leveled from back to front and higher to lower level. Front was shops along street.

Image Courtesy © A+U Design Cosmopolitan

Image Courtesy © A+U Design Cosmopolitan

  • Architects: A+U Design Cosmopolitan
  • Project: Sea & Sky City
  • Location: Hainan, China
  • Software used: 3ds max and Photoshop 

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ATTIC IN BERGA, Spain by ESTUDI DE DISSENY AGUSTÍ COSTA

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Article source: ESTUDI DE DISSENY AGUSTÍ COSTA 

Intervention in an attic built around 1975. The project proposes a substantial improvement of thermal comfort (non-existent) acting from inside. Also expands outwards communication via two openings which, by way of frames, increases the visual field of the dining room.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

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Loke Thye Kee Residences in Penang, Malaysia by Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Article source: Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

Loke Thye Kee Residences is situated in the heart of Georgetown Penang, one of 5 Malaysian UNESCO world sites rich in heritage. MOD’s design draws inspiration from this heritage and specifically the historic Loke Thye Kee restaurant, its 100-year-old namesake and neighbor. Both the restaurant and the residences re developed by the same owner, 1919 Global Sdn Bhd.

Image Courtesy © Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

Image Courtesy © Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

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The Railway Site in Horsens, Denmark by AFR ThinkingUrban

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Article source: AFR ThinkingUrban

All too often modern cities are divided up into single use zones like housing or education, or industry. Yet the most successful older communities throughout the world are almost all mixed uses. In addition, the way we move and interact in modern thinking is divided up into a kind of traffic apartheid – walking, cycling, driving.

Image Courtesy © AFR ThinkingUrban

Image Courtesy © AFR ThinkingUrban

  • Architects: AFR ThinkingUrban
  • Project: The Railway Sight
  • Location: Horsens, Denmark
  • Status: Concept

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Formstelle in Töging am Inn, Germany by FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Article source: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN 

Located at the entrance of the industrial wasteland of the former VAW aluminum plants FORMSTELLE, Kantine and NETZWERK are creating an interdisciplinary, campus called NETWORK/NETZWERK – thus providing‚ evidence of a successful structural transformation from heavy industry towards the use by architects, engineers and designers. The floating, single-storey pavilion, placed under huge ancient trees, shows an altered handling of the material aluminum in an industrial region undergoing transition.

Image Courtesy © BETTINA KIRMEIER

Image Courtesy © BETTINA KIRMEIER

  • Architects: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Formstelle
  • Location: Töging am Inn, Germany
  • Photography: BETTINA KIRMEIER
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 17, Sketchup 2015 + Vray 2.0, Photoshop

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Data Base Center 2015 in Shanghai, China by RTA-Office

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Article source: RTA-Office

RTA-Office’s approach involves understanding the customer and his needs.

Customer required RTA-Office to convert an obsolete industrial complex, located in an industrial zone of Shanghai, in a complex of around 150.000 m2, characterized by modern technology with a strong international spirit. Data Base is currently under construction.

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Data Base Center 2015
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architecture Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
  • Total land area:3.650 m²
  • Total building area: 141.687 m²
  • Completion Date: 2016 – under construction

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“Student Residence in Paris Saclay” in Gif-sur-Yvette, France by LAN Architecture

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Article source: LAN Architecture

LAN, in association with Clément Vergely, recently won the competition for building a student residence of approximately 1,000 units facing the École Centrale on the Plateau de Saclay and has submitted the project for building permit.

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Student Residence in Paris Saclay
  • Location: Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Team: LAN (commissioned architect), Clément Vergély Architectes, TOPOTEK 1 Renderings, drawings and description: LAN Architecture
  • Client: SODEARIF
  • Program: 1000 student housing units
  • Phase: In Progress
  • Surface: 25 300m
  • Cost: 40 Mio

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TWO MOON in Gyeonggi-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Article source: Moon Hoon

The client:

Sometimes, clients bring in a clear idea or a name of a place they envision. This time, a movie named two moon junction surfaced when we first met. He talked about building a private cultural center centered around a coffee shop and a gallery. A free spirited space , somewhat erotically charged like the movie,  a place full of festivity and relaxed atmosphere. The other important criteria included providing two separate buildings,  one for the client, and the other for his younger brother.  The budget was extremely low, so from the start we decided to build simple boxes with some impact points.

Image Courtesy © Nam Goongsun

Image Courtesy © Nam Goongsun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon(MOONBALSSO)
  • Project: TWO MOON
  • Location: 19-34, 47, Jungsan-dong,Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 
  • Photography: Nam Goongsun
  • Design team: Jang Dukhyun, Park jungwook
  • Exterior finishing: Exposed concrete
  • Interior finishing: Paintedcement brick
  • Structural engineering: Hanwoori structure (more…)
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