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Arapiraca in São Paulo, Brazil by Triptyque Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Triptyque Architecture 

The particular urban base of Vila Madalena neighborhood in São Paulo defined the project created by Triptyque Architecture: a residential complex built in Arapiraca Street. The integration with its context – a neighborhood of old houses, close to bars and restaurants – was the main objective of Triptyque’s architects, in order to make a natural dialogue between the 8000m2 volume of construction and its relief.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Triptyque Architecture
  • Project: Arapiraca
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Team: Carol Bueno, Greg Bousquet, Gui Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli (partners); Luiz Trindade (general manager); Bianca Coelho e Beatriz Hipólito (projects manager); Felipe Alves (visual comunication); Marcella Verardo, Murillo Fantinatti, Pedro de Mattos, André Mathias, Vinicius Capela (architects).
  • Property developer: Idea!Zarvos.
  • Landscape: Rodrigo Oliveira.
  • Structure: Gama Z
  • Installation: Tesis
  • Air conditioning: Willem Sheepmaker & Assoc.

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Kant K in Kyoto, Japan by koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: koyori DATT

A residential complex located in Muko city, Kyoto. The building is facing to a historical street. The location is mixed with historic sites and countryside sceneries as well as the modern shops and apartments, making the area rather unarranged. Thus, we aimed not just to meet the requirements as a preferable rent but also aimed to make the architecture have positive effects to the townscape when to design this apartment.

Image Courtesy © Shohei Yoshida

  • Architects: koyori DATT (Keita Ikebe, Masahiko Nakamura, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: Kant K
  • Location: Muko city, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Shohei Yoshida
  • Main structure: RC structure
  • Lot area: 1292.93m2
  • Total floor area: 1369.69m2
  • Completion: August, 2016

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2073 Offices Building in Maracaibo, Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The existing building branches two very important and modern avenues of Maracaibo. The building cannot refrain from this responsibility; the current building is silent and unnoticed. That is why the renewal must make it the centerpiece of the whole urban piece that is not muted but clear; intervention strategies are directed precisely to recognize the building in the urban role and strengthen its relationship with the city.

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project:  2073 Offices Building
  • Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela

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QP Apartments in Sofia, Bulgaria by HAVE Architects

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: HAVE Architects 

The main objective of the project was to create something entirely different from the common residential buildings in Bulgaria, most of which are characterized as “recycled socialistic” panel blocks. There are two types of materials used on the façade – colored metal panels for the “golden shell” and dark tinted glass for the apartments. In between each apartment, there are curtains – some of them are from tinted glass and others from perforated stainless steel. Due to the strict technical parameters of the projected buildings, a big part of the construction is heavily monitored. The project “QP apartments” consists of three individual buildings with various types of housing options and parking on the ground level. The first building is called Q, which houses smaller apartments, while the other building named P, is bigger and includes luxurious penthouses. On the ground level of both apartment buildings, there is place for parking and recreational areas.

Image Courtesy © HAVE Architects

  • Architects: HAVE Architects
  • Project: QP Apartments
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Author: Stefan Mihaylov
  • Materials: Metal panels, glass
  • Number of floors: 4
  • Height: 12m
  • Area: 6120 m2
  • Year: 2016

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De Halve Maen Apartment Building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v. 

Overhoeks

De Halve Maen, named after the vessel of the Dutch East India Company, is an apartment building that is part of the Overhoeks development. Attractive, high-quality, spacious homes have been created on the former Shell terrain, beautifully located on the north shore of the river IJ. Mecanoo designed a symmetrical U-shaped building in a park area with a tall masonry plinth and tiered superstructure.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten b.v.

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Haussmann Stories in Paris, France by chartier-corbasson architectes

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: chartier-corbasson architectes

At 85 Championnet there was an empty plot of land, with a plan that was too convoluted to be constructed in a classic way, like the rest of the street, built in the Haussmann era. The rue Championnet is indeed occupied by a long ribbon of Haussmannian facades all more or less identical.

The building takes place, leaving empty spaces that, in response to the adjoining courses, create views.

Image Courtesy © chartier-corbasson architectes

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Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago, Chile by DUQUE MOTTA & AA

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: DUQUE MOTTA & AA

The project is the result of the competition for the revision of the new Huechuraba Campus master plan, and the definition of the project for its first phase, the Economics and Business Faculty of the Diego Portales University.

The site is located at the foot of San Cristobal hill, sloping and slightly raised above the Huechuraba valley. With the location of the new campus, the Faculty seeks to build a strong link between its academic development and the professional reality, as it is at one of the most important business centers in the city.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

  • Architects: DUQUE MOTTA & AA (Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Gabriela Manzi)
  • Project: Economics and Business Faculty
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Collaborator: Catalina Ventura – Martin Holmes
  • Project Management: Unidad Servicios Externos UDP
  • Structures: Luis Soler P. & Asociados
  • Landscape: Francisca Saelzer

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Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia by ORANGE architects bv and KCAP

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: ORANGE architects bv

KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.

Image Courtesy © ORANGE architects bv and KCAP

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Malburgen residences in Arnhem, The Netherlands by atelier PRO architekten

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: atelier PRO architekten

In the Huissensestraat, the major distribution road of the district Malburgen in Arnhem, atelier PRO has designed 83 new houses. Malburgen is one of the oldest garden towns in the Netherlands. In  Arnhem this is the only quarter built on the southern banks of the Rhine.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd

  • Architects: atelier PRO architekten
  • Project: Malburgen residences
  • Location: Huissensestraat, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Dirk Verwoerd
  • Client: Municipality Arnhem
  • Project architect: Alex Letteboer, Emile Jansen
  • Project leaders: Jaco de Koning, Emile Jansen
  • Project team members: Adrienne Huang, Rebecca Wong, Allard de Goeij, Johan Hendriks, Arthur Loomans, Dirk de Knegt
  • Budget: € 8.500.000 incl.

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KAFKA CASTLE in Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain by RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Identification on the part of some members of the Taller de Arquitectura with certain ideas of the Archigram movement, and enthusiasm for experimentation with geometry and its application possibilities to housing, are two factors given tangible form in Kafka’s Castle. This apartment building, on a hill overlooking the bay of Sitges, is fruit of the clustering of cubes around nuclei of vertical circulation. Each cube contains a minimalist environment: living-dining room or bathroom-bedroom, articulated on different levels. The color of the façades, chosen from a range of blues, expresses the intention to merge the building with its natural background, the sky.

Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

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