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Thursday, October 15th, 2015


“Single-level homes”, la Duchère

The operation resulted from a competition (“Archi’nova, comment habiterez-vous demain?” – Archi’nova, living in tomorrow’s world) launched by the Alliade group. The programs are built independently on the plot and share a central garden. The adopted morphology is diversified, urban in nature and the apartments of considerable quality: wet rooms are naturally lit and conservatories allow outdoor spaces to be incorporated during the summer months. A new typology is proposed: that of “single-level homes” in which a floor level corresponds to a single apartment. Taking up little floor area, they provide the vertical qualities of a detached house: four open faces, an outdoor space and considerable partitioning freedom as well as condominium-owned shared services.

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

  • Project: 55 HOUSING UNITS
  • Location: Lyon (69), La Duchère urban development zone, France 
  • Photography: Stephan Lucas
  • Client: SLCI Promotion // ALLIADE
  • Program: Construction of 55 housing units including 41 for purchase and 14 for rent
  • Surface: 4 440 m2 net floor area + parking
  • Calendar: Completed in July 2009 (home buying) and November 2010 (rental)
  • Cost: € 5.5 M excl. VAT


Tanatorium in Zaragoza, Spain by SALAS Architecture + Design

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: SALAS Architecture + Design

The Tanatorium frames very important feelings of its users through the evocation of God and the cavern. An steriotomic architecture formed by a perforated enveloping is born from earth to protect humans when they say goodbye to their deceased people. Though a formal gesture, this concrete cavern opens in diagonal direction to the sun, worshipping this primitive god.

Image Courtesy © Diaporama

Image Courtesy © Diaporama

  • Architects: SALAS Architecture + Design, Juan Carlos Salas
  • Project: Tanatorium
  • Location: El Burgo de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Diaporama
  • Designer: David Leciñena
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Building Engineers: Javier Muñoz, Sergio Calle
  • Strucutural Engineer: Jose Miguel Escosa
  • Graphic Design: Bogart & Bacall
  • Video: Alejandro Ramirez
  • Project Manager: Ignacio Villalba
  • General Contractor: SOLCEQ
  • Area: 196 m2
  • Cost: 230.838,02 €


Residence for elderly Les Papillons in Prangins, Switzerland by 2b architectes

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: 2b architectes

A building of twelve apartments that are suitable for elderly people complements the green existing estate in the “residential park” of La Charette, Prangins.


Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

  • Architects: 2b architectes
  • Project: Residence for elderly Les Papillons
  • Location: Prangins, Switzerland
  • Photography: Roger Frei
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Team 2b: Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Patrick Krecl, Aurore Lemarinier, Marianne Baumgartner, Céline Becker, Tiago Borges,Tanguy Auffrey-Postel, Flavia Ferrari, Carolin Jung, Patrizia Gabrielli, Alan Hasoo, David Minguet, Mickaël Pinheiro
  • Landscape architect: Cécile Albana Presset, Lausanne
  • Client: Cooperative Cité Derrière
  • Construction management: FT Concept, Lausanne
  • Structural engineer: J-C. Nicod, Orbe
  • Structural engineer (competition): INGPHI, Lausanne
  • Building physicist: Normal Office, Fribourg (more…)

Bicentennial Tower in Bogotá, Colombia by Entorno AID + CMS+GMP

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Article source: Entorno AID

At the edge of Bogota’s historic downtown, where the summit of the mountains of Monserrate and Guadalupe collide, at the edge of the pedestrian promenade of the Jimenez Ave. and in front the Periodistas Square, The Bicentennial Tower rises.

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

Image Courtesy © Jairo Llano

  • Architects: Entorno AID,  CMS+GMP
  • Project: Bicentennial Tower
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Photography: Jairo Llano
  • Software used: Autocad V10, Autodesk
  • Design Team: José Helo, Manuel Laverde, Juan Pérez, Oscar Rodríguez, Camilo Manrique, Ma. Cristina Manrique
  • Area: 189.990 sqf
  • Number of stories: 17 stories
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Completion: 2013
  • Developer and Construction: CMS + GMP


Lamoricière school in Paris, France by archi5

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Article source: archi5

The planning and design of this refurbishment and extension project is the result of a very careful analysis of the context. The school faced several problems caused by the overlapping uses of space by several programmes, leading to confusion in traffic flow and hindered visibility of the nursery school and its access from Carnot Boulevard.

Image Courtesy ©  Thomas Jorion et Fabien Terreaux

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jorion et Fabien Terreaux

  • Architects: archi5
  • Project: Lamoricière school
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Thomas Jorion et Fabien Terreaux
  • Client: City of Paris.
  • Surface: 3 180 m²
  • Cost: 7 165 000 € Excl tax.
  • Timetable: Competition prize winner oct. 2007 – completion sept. 2011


Building Castelli in Santa Fe, Argentina by BIAGIONI/PECORARI Architects

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Ramiro Sosa

Castelli owes its appearance to an interpretation of a recent urban regulation proposed for some “corridors streets” of this low-density area.

In a small corner lot of 11.60 x 16.50mts, the block complies with the mandatory street withdrawals and separates from inner limits lots, which give a certain height to take advantage of views of the Setúbal lagoon and the center of the city.

Image Courtesy ©  Ramiro Sosa

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

  • Architects: BIAGIONI/PECORARI Architects
  • Project: Building Castelli
  • Location: Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: Ramiro Sosa
  • Project and Construction Management: Architect GabrielBiagioni, Architect SergioPecorari
  • Partners: Arq Virginia Aranda, architect Nestor Mancini,architect Ramiro Sosa,Lucia Izquierdo Architect, Architect Sabrina Perisinotto, Mats Bakken
  • Structural Calculation: IngGustavoPerini
  • Construction: ConstructionRIOSRL
  • Indoor Area: 362m2
  • Project: 2013
  • Construction: 2014-2015


The Number 6 in Turin, Italy by Building

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Building

In 1983 the Boffa family established Building Spa, a development and construction company. After 31 years, Building is composed of design, architecture, and building experts which main objective is to create new initiatives in the metropolitan, industrial, and commercial sectors. As a team, the company has achieved to create properties, paying special attention to the construction process, starting from the design stage and ending with the details of finishing, including a strenuous search for proper materials and adequate architectural solutions. As a result, the company is involved in the purchase of land, design, construction, freehold commercialization, and management.

Image Courtesy ©  Piero Ottaviano

Image Courtesy © Piero Ottaviano

  • Architects: Building
  • Project: The Number 6
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Piero Ottaviano
  • Client: Building Domus, Piero Boffa, Luca Boffa
  • Design team: Building Engineering
  • Collaborators: (Luca Petrone, Salvatore Grillo, Marco Gribaudo, Daniele Uria, Paolo Palomba, Omar Brotto, Fabio Mellina Gottardo, Cristina Scarpetta, Laura Sarasino, Andrea Serapioni, Cristina Stranieri, Roberto Daloiso, Danilo Brotto, Mario Uria)
  • Construction company: Building S.p.A
  • Art director: Richi Ferrero
  • Area: 9500mq
  • Year: 2013


The extension of the Perrache-Confluence substation in Lyon, France by rue royale architectes

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Anne Rolland

A disappearing act

It is rare that architects summon up the notion of disappearing when designing their projects. The very essence of architecture is the exact opposite. It is there to be seen, displayed, to make an impression. Sometimes, a site dictates the need to adopt a strategy where things are buried or hidden. This programme, at the heart of the Confluence district in Lyon, was intended to renovate and extend an electrical substation, which led the architects to imagine ways of making the object disappear. The project took up the challenge of producing something that would actually fade from memory and vanish over time.

Image Courtesy © Erick Saillet

Image Courtesy © Erick Saillet

  • Architects: rue royale architectes
  • Project: The extension of the Perrache-Confluence substation
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Photography: Erick Saillet
  • Landscape designers: Hors champs
  • Conception, writing and press contact: Anne Rolland
  • Engineers:
    • Concrete Structure: Cerbéton
    • Building services, construction economist: Mgplus
  • Acoustics: Génie acoustique
  • Client: RTE / ERDF represented by Mickael Alex
  • Project management support: INEO
  • Environmental quality standards: Etamine (more…)

Dominion Office Building in Moscow, Russia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located in Moscow’s Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, next to tram and trolleybus stops and near Dubrovka Station on the Lyublinskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, the Dominion Office Building is among the first of the new projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Dominion Office Building
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow
  • Client: Peresvet Group / Dominion-M Ltd.
  • Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Design Director (ZHA): Christos Passas
  • Project Architects (ZHA): Veronika Ilinskaya, Kwanphil Cho
  • Interior Design Team (ZHA): Emily Rohrer, Raul Forsoni, Veronika Ilinskaya,
    Kwanphil Cho
  • Contributors (ZHA): Hussam Chakouf, Reza Esmaeeli, Thomas Frings (more…)

AMS NEST in Vancouver, Canada by DIALOG and B+H Architects

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Article source: DIALOG and B+H Architects

DIALOG and B+H Architects collaboratively translate student-driven design ideas into AMS Nest, setting the benchmark for publicly engaged design with this new, sustainable center

The return of students to UBC coincides with the highly anticipated opening of the AMS Nest – a new 250,000 square foot, LEED Platinum student union building.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: DIALOG and B+H Architects
  • Project: AMS NEST
  • Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Ema Peter
  • Structural: RJC
  • Mechanical: AME
  • Electrical: AES
  • Code: LMDG
  • Contractor: BIRD construction
  • Site Size: 11,700 sq.m
  • Year: 2015


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