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Calypso in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

The project design takes advantage of it’s unique site location. The design takes inspiration from its surrounding rock formation and Mediterranean Sea edge. The sculpted strands represent the unique living space and are formed with extreme precision to allow for maximum views and open terrace spaces for the living areas.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Calypso
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 4.0 to 3D model and AutoCAD as our main CAD porgram

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Quintana 4598 in Buenos Aires, Argentina by intile&rogers arquitectura

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: intile&rogers arquitectura

From the architect. Quintana 4598, at the corner of Calle Arias, is a building of 12 functional units. The structure is modular, easily implemented and flexible. There are three apartments per floor in which the bathroom, kitchen, storage, closet and bedroom space are organized in a “furniture” format, as a piece attached sideways to the larger space. The specific programs take advantage of the 3m height and are condensed by a superposition in this structure. This operation provides a large volume of air to the dynamic area of the house.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: intile&rogers arquitectura
  • Project: Quintana 4598
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Structures: Ing. Ariel Fridman
  • Building Services: Ing. Julio Blanco
  • Wulcon Energy: Ing. Orlando Giampaoli, Tec. Adolfo Fraccalvieri

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Mühlestrasse residential and studio building in Edlibach, Switzerland by AmreinHerzig

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: AmreinHerzig

The slight rotation compared to the long volumes of the terraced houses and its polygonal form give the tower-like monolithic apartment building a stronger autonomy, thereby benefiting its relationship with the two neighbouring buildings on the other side of the street. This creates a village environment, an expanded street space towards which the building entrances are aligned.

Image Courtesy © AmreinHerzig

Image Courtesy © AmreinHerzig

  • Architects: AmreinHerzig
  • Project: Mühlestrasse residential and studio building
  • Location: Edlibach, Switzerland
  • Project: 2010
  • Built: 2012–2013

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WHITE CUBE, MANGWOO in Seoul, South Korea by ArchiWorkshop.kr

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Article source: ArchiWorkshop.kr

The site for ‘White Cube, Mangwoo’ is located in the east side of Seoul in South Korea, overlooking a beautiful Mangwoo Mountain. The area has been designated as a redevelopment area for a long time but recently, development was cancelled on demand by residents.

Image Courtesy © June Young Lim

Image Courtesy © June Young Lim

  • Architects: ArchiWorkshop.kr
  • Project: WHITE CUBE, MANGWOO
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: June Young Lim
  • Team: Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park
  • Project Team: Kyung-Na Kim
  • Construction: Fair Design Construction
  • Year of completion: 2014.10

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Oeuf in Tokyo, Japan by Flat House

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Article source:Flat House

There are several relatively large parks in Musashino, Tokyo and this small building was built in front of one of them – Nogawa Park. The owners are a young married couple in their 20s. Both of them art graduates who have jobs in companies where they are able to demonstrate their artistic senses and creative skills. They dreamed of having a building like a “small art museum”. They also wished for a gallery, a cafe, and a studio on the first floor, as well as a small living space on the second floor.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Flat House
  • Project: Oeuf
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota

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Vrbani III in Zagreb, Croatia by Hunter Douglas

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Hunter Douglas

Completed part of the building is only the first half of the tender winning project that is comprised of complex content structures (apartments, offices, shops, school ….). Hybrid content structure is materialized as building with extremely simple volume, in front of which, the streaming central pedestrian axis of Vrbani III stretches towards landscaped public space.

Image Courtesy © Hunter Douglas

Image Courtesy © Hunter Douglas

  • Architects: Hunter Douglas
  • Project: Vrbani III
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Team: Studio A (Mr. Nenad Kondza) and Studio Za Arhitekturu (Mr. Igor Franic)
  • Product: Terrart Light
  • Investor: Zagrebgradnja

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The Bibliothèque du Boisé in Québec, Canada by Consortium Labonté Marcil / Cardinal Hardy / Eric Pelletier architectes

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Article source: Consortium Labonté Marcil / Cardinal Hardy / Eric Pelletier architectes

The Bibliothèque du Boisé aims to become a place fostering a feeling of belonging, promoting exploration and discovery. Located between Thimens Boulevard and the Marcel-Laurin Park, it covers a surface area of 5,000 m² and is integrated into the site by drawing on its major elements. This isn’t a project about architecture alone: it’s also about landscape. As such, the building connects the city with the surrounding landscape, and serves as a point of connection that allows users to explore its site—inside and outside, from Boulevard Thimens as well as from the park. Visitors will discover the building by approaching it from a variety of spaces both intimate and dramatic, spaces that, by offering a variety of access pathways, set the stage for the site as well as for its users.

Image Courtesy © Lemay

Image Courtesy © Consortium Labonté Marcil / Cardinal Hardy / Eric Pelletier architectes

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REHABILITATION OF FERNANDO HIERRO SPORTS FACILITY in Vélez-Málaga, Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Article source: GANA Arquitectura 

This project arises from the rehabilitation process created in order to revalue some of the sports facilities at Fernando Ruiz Hierro Complex that had been abandoned and, thus, to improve the entire complex. The project area includes an old outdoor swimming pool, a football ground, the existing padel courts and the surrounding area.

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura, Antonio Galisteo, Alvaro Fernandez Navarro
  • Project: REHABILITATION OF FERNANDO HIERRO SPORTS FACILITY
  • Location: Fernando Ruiz Hierro Municipal Sports Facilities, Vélez-Málaga, Spain
  • Photography: Blanca Green
  • Collaborators: Guillermo Mateos Frutos. Arquitecto Técnico, Juan Francisco Mata Díaz. Estructuras, Antonio de la Herranz. Instalaciones Francisco Jesús Camacho Gómez. Arquitecto Claudia Muñoz Núñez. Arquitecto Alejandro Reina López. Arquitecto
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Project Area: 270,15 m2 (building) + 10.662,81 m2 (sport facilities)

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DCS House in Ragusa, Italy by Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Article source: Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

The closely-knit urban fabric of the upper section of the oldest part of Ragusa has a clear 19th-century feel, with longitudinal streets running parallel at different levels, following the natural slope of the land and tied together by a criss-cross of steps.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo
  • Project: DCS House
  • Location: Ragusa, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Valentina Giampiccolo
  • Design Team: Valentina Occhipinti, Dario Gulino, Giulia Filetti
  • Contractor: Angelo Ferraro  (more…)

Güemes Building in Rosario, Argentina by Gerardo Caballero | Maite Fernández arquitectos

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Gerardo Caballero | Maite Fernández arquitectos

The building is placed in a typical party wall urban lot, in a block with an open expanse of train tracks in front. From the building you can see this magnificent industrial landscape and behind it, the river and its islands.

Image Courtesy © Gustavo Frittegotto

Image Courtesy © Gustavo Frittegotto

  • Architects: Gerardo Caballero | Maite Fernández arquitectos, Orlando Alloatti
  • Project: Güemes Building
  • Location: Güemes 2969. Rosario, Argentina
  • Photography: Gustavo Frittegotto
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Engineering: Eng.José R. Orengo
  • Collaborators: Juan Fonseca
  • General constructor: MR Sudamericana, constructora s.r.l.
  • Structure: INGEN s.a.
  • Site area: 286 m2
  • Built area: 1400 m2 / 332 m2
  • Project date: 2006

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