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SRK in Meguro, Tokyo by ARTechnic architects

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Article source: ARTechnic architects

By expanding and adjusting the existing land condition and nature within, I have attempted to create a space which provides dwelling as like a part of the nature.

The shape has been finalized rationally and organically in the forming process of dealing with the site condition and requested function. Not only the result of the form being organic, by paying attention to the organic matter of the planning process, the process itself perhaps produced the organic space.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners Inc.

  • Architects: ARTechnic architects
  • Project: SRK
  • Location: Meguro, Tokyo
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Assistant: Ruri Mitsuyasu
  • Structural engineer: Naomi Kitayama / NAO
  • Client: Kazuyuki Shirakura
  • Site:
    • Conditions Residential area
    • Semi-fire protection area
    • Front street:5.45m
  • Scale:
    • Building scale: 2 stories / Maximum height 6.89m
    • Site area: 234.44 m2
    • Building area: 113.54 m2 (building coverage ratio 48.43 legal max.50)
    • Total floor area: 176.08 m2 (floor area ratio 71.18 legal max.100)
    • B1 floor: 9.2 m2
    • 1 floor: 101.22 m2
    • 2 floor: 65.66 m2
  • Process of work:
    • Design and construction
    • Management period Jun, 2012-Jun, 2013
    • Construction period Jun, 2013-Jun, 2014

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Transforms historic London buildings into progressive new workplace, Alphabeta in England by Studio RHE

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Studio RHE

Alphabeta by Studio RHE offers a dynamic and adaptable workplace on the intersection between Shoreditch and the City of London, successfully attracted media and technology companies alongside financial sector tenants.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Studio RHE
  • Project: Transforms historic London buildings into progressive new workplace, Alphabeta
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow
  • Project Director: Richard Hywel Evans
  • Client: Resolution Property
  • Square footage: 240,000 sq ft
  • Total NIA: 239,710 sqft. (more…)

Renovation/topping – HPM2 ETHZ in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Zurich 2011; first place: The renovation and topping of the HPM2 laboratory building of the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg in order to transport it into a new \”life cycle\” shows that the building structure has high structural and functional qualities. A modern, contemporary and adaptable research building.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

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Restoration – Mythenschloss in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Zurich 2014; 3rd place: The almost-lakeside Mythenschloss is located as an urban component within a mixture of stone, neoclassical buildings and modern glass cubes. Although its location marks an interface between the city square and the water, the structure is identical on both sides – the Mythenquais and Alfred-Escher-Strasse. The concept aims to correct this lack of differentiation and have differentiated sides.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

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RESSÒ in Barcelona, Spain by ETSAV-UPC Team

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: ETSAV-UPC Team

RESSÒ project was designed by 50 students of the Architecture School of el Vallès (ETSAV-UPC) for the international collegiate competition Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 that took place the summer of 2014 in Versailles.

Image Courtesy © Andrés Flajszer

Image Courtesy © Andrés Flajszer

  • Architects: ETSAV-UPC Team
  • Project: RESSÒ 
  • Location: Sant Muç,Rubí, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Andrés Flajszer
  • Authors: Aitziber Pagola | Albert Noya | Ana Badia | Arnau Garcia | Bernat Pedro | Carmen Bodelón | Clara Grenzner | Edu Gascón | Elisabet Farré | Elisenda Planell | Guillem Ramon | Ignasi Casas | Itzel Monclús | Ivan Roguera | Joan Lluc Piña | Laura Molina | Mar Planas | Maria Antonia Rigo | Marta Ferrer | Marta Navarro | Martí Obiols | Meri Mensa | Miguel Hernández | Oriol Bort | Oriol Garrido | Pablo Palomar | Quim Escoda | Roger Maranges | Sandra Prat | Santi Julià | Sara Ferran | Sergi Estruch | Sergi Illa | Toni Quirante | Víctor Nadales | Xavi Callejas
  • Structure calculist: Xavi Gimferrer
  • Faculty advisors: Albert Cuchí | Amadeu Santacana | Coque Claret | Dani Calatayud | Enric Corbat | Oriol Muntané | Roger Tudó | Víctor Seguí
  • Surface: 144+40m2 (more…)

Office and commercial building – H113 Glattpark in Opfikon, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Precisely positioned in the urban context, the building with its clear cubic lines easily fits into the existing cluster of industrial and office buildings, and forms an architecturally sophisticated urban component for implementing the “Glattpark” idea.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

  • Architects: Fischer Architekten AG
  • Project: Office and commercial building – H113 Glattpark
  • Location: Opfikon, Switzerland

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Rollingwood Residence in Austin, Texas by Chioco Design

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: Chioco Design

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

  • Architects: Chioco Design
  • Project: Rollingwood Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Casey Dunn Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Square Footage: 3,780
  • Comments/Background: New Construction
  • Completed: 2012

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Pedra Faria Lima Itaim in São Paulo, Brazil by PSA Arquitetura

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: PSA Arquitetura

Itaim from tupi-guarani means stone, pedra in portuguese. This was the chosen element to present a bold architectural concept opposed to the mainstream concrete urban landscape of São Paulo. PedraFaria Lima Building brings the roughness of natural elements while dialogues with the first human habitation units.

Image Courtesy © PSA Arquitetura

Image Courtesy © PSA Arquitetura

  • Architects: PSA Arquitetura
  • Project: Pedra Faria Lima
  • Location: Itaim Bibi, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Sitearea: 1 662,00 m²
  • Builtarea: 9 498,00 m²
  • Project year: 2015
  • Conclusion: 2017

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Fire department in Pratteln, Switzerland by Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

Developed after winning an architectural competition in 2010, the new fire department in Pratteln was completed in October 2013, after nearly one year of construction. The flat new building is located in the town’s western periphery, where residential and commercial areas overlap. Like the appropriate component, the latest addition to this loose network of heterogenous blocks integrates well into the surrounding greenery. The simple but efficient internal organization sets the tone for its outward appearance.

Image Courtesy © Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

Image Courtesy © Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

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10 APARTEMENTS 113 RUE LEGENDRE in PARIS, France by Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Article source: Avenier Cornejo Architectes

This typical street in the seventeenth arrondissement of Paris was the former site of a music and dance school which was bought by the city of Paris for the construction of 10 social housing units and a business space. Following a call for tender, the Avenier Cornejo architecture firm was selected.

Image Courtesy © Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Image Courtesy © Avenier Cornejo Architectes

  • Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes 
  • Project: 10 APARTEMENTS 113 RUE LEGENDRE
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: RIVP
  • Contractor: BOUYGUES HABITAT SOCIAL
  • MIission:  FULL
  • Program: 10 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS
  • Area: 926 m²
  • Cost:  2 200 000 €
  • Completed: JANUARY 2012

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