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8 Octavia in San Francisco, California by STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC. 

The site is where the elevated 101 Freeway connects to the surface streets at Market and becomes Octavia Boulevard – the entrance to north/west sector of San Francisco. The First Baptist Church with its classical façade and strong cornice is one pylon of this entrance.  Mirroring this mass, on the other side of Octavia Boulevard, 8 Octavia completes the gateway. This entry is seen as an opportunity to present our new city, one that folds tradition and innovation.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC., Stanley Saitowitz, Neil Kaye, Ulysses Lim, Markus Bischoff, Mark Holmquist, James Eidse, Feifei Feng
  • Project: 8 Octavia
  • Location: San Francisco, California,US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Photography(Aerial): Steve Proehl
  • General contractor: Dave nielsen
  • Structural: Ashley moraes
  • Mechanical: Robert wong
  • Completion: 2015

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SENS in Mexico City by ARCHETONIC

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC

Natural light was the top design priority for SENS: it defined the façade design, and the floor –to – ceiling glazing, and from half way up light can enter the interiors, framing the majestic views on to the Popocatépetl, Iztaccihuatl, Santa Fe, Inter lomas and Paseo de la Reforma—views deserving pride of place.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC
  • Project: SENS
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno
  • Architectural Project: Jacobo Micha Mizrahi
  • Design: Ernesto RossellZanotelli, Alejandro Rabiela Salinas, Jaime Micha Balas
  • Build team: Moises Achar Amkie, Jack AmkieHarari, Rodolfo Rubio Ávila, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Díaz
  • Construction: Archetonic + Proarquitectura
  • Area: 371,354 sq ft.
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Built

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MOUNTAIN RETREAT in Laives, Italy by Modostudio

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Article source: Modostudio

The building is placed in adherence with an old retaining stonewall and take advantage of the different levels. The entrance is on the upper level where the house hosts the kitchen and the living room. The lower level is accessible through an internal staircase. On the lower level it is located the master bedroom, a small office room, a bathroom and sauna area.

Image Courtesy © Laura Egger

Image Courtesy © Laura Egger

  • Architects: Modostudio
  • Project: MOUNTAIN RETREAT
  • Location: Laives, Italy
  • Photography: Laura Egger
  • Client: Tenuta Buchner srl
  • Design team: Modostudio (Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia)
  • Consultants: structural engineer: Ing. Gilberto Sarti; mechanical engineer and Klimahaus
  • Consultant: p.i. Thomas Dissertori, Arch. Alberto Micheletti
  • Site manager: Arch. Marco De Fonzo
  • Contractor: Kargruber-Stoll GmbH
  • GFA Area: 141 sqm
  • Year: 2010-2015

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New San Diego National Support Center For Petco in California by Smith Consulting Architects

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Smith Consulting Architects

Smith Consulting Architects, a San Diego-based full-service design firm, has completed the site planning, shell redesign and interior design for the new Petco San Diego National Support Center, located at 10850 Via Frontera in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego.

Image Courtesy © Smith Consulting Architects

Image Courtesy © Smith Consulting Architects

  • Architects: Smith Consulting Architects
  • Project: New San Diego National Support Center For Petco
  • Location: San Diego, California, US

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Canopia in Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France by SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

This mixed-use development (residential properties, offices, panoramic bar, shops, shared spaces) is to be found at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood. It includes 199 homes, 3,770 m² of office space and 500 m² of retail outlets.

Canopia, as the development is known, aims to become a focal point within the city. It is an urban landmark which, come nightfall, becomes a lighthouse or a star in the skyline of this regional city.

Residents and visitors to the city will enjoy a unique vantage point over the surrounding region.

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

  • Architects: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
  • Project: Canopia
  • Location: plot 8.4, Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France
  • Developper: Pitch Promotion
  • Area: 17,000 m²
  • Status: 2016 competition

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Woodlofts Buiksloterham in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by ANA architecten

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: ANA architecten

Commissioned by Huis&, ANA designed a series of four dwellings with workspaces. The environment will transform from an industrial are into a combined living and working area in the next years and possesses no prototypical living qualities yet. Therefore focus was put particularly on internal qualities.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: ANA architecten
  • Project: Woodlofts Buiksloterham
  • Location: Bosrankstraat 21, 23, 25 en 27, Buiksloterham, Amsterdam 
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Client: Huiz&
  • Team: Marcel van der Lubbe en Jannie Vinke met Lynn Ewalts, Joeri van Wijk, Kristina Kupstaite
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf van Engen
  • Groundfloor: concrete VBI
  • Construction: wood frame structure
  • Floor space: Terracehouse 153 m2 GBO, Workhouse 153 m3 GBO, Greenhouse 163 m2 GBO, Viewhouse 147 m2 GBO
  • Period: 2014-2015
  • Software used: Vectorworks (Nemetchek)

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Europan 13 Community, a sustainable building in Barcelona, Spain by Archilea architecture

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: Archilea architecture 

The strategy: The project stems from the desire to decline the concept of sustainability, specific in this competition, in three distinct areas: environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. The stated goal is to create a system in which the three fields can interact and integrate in order to reach equilibrium without one of the three areas of the system, which normally happens, can take precedence over others. To create this system, one of the aspects taken into consideration was the ability to move away from the traditional housing system in which the threshold of building represents a limit insideoutside trying to include in the own building a whole series of activities that can aggregate functions and increase the opportunities to meet and socialize the inhabitants. The basic idea is that the internal layout of the building is transformed into a “public square” open to the outside integrating, as mentioned, functions traditionally handled from outside and defining the building, in fact, as an hybrid: this combination of features provides the possibility to the residents of the building to meet, socialize and discuss transforming the whole neighborhood in a community, overcoming the possible socio-economic and cultural-linguistic differences.

Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture

Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture

  • Architects: Archilea architecture
  • Project: Europan 13 Community, a sustainable building
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain

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Abbaye Belgian Restaurant in Chengdu, China by MRDA Architects

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: MRDA Architects

The rapid urbanization process in China totally splits the historical and contemporary buildings. The abundant history and  traditional culture  that cities bear is gradually overwhelmed by fanatical development. Historical  buildings represent a city’s past  that has been given the meaning of urban culture. However, most of the historical buildings have been given up in the impetuous development.

Image Courtesy © MRDA Architects

Image Courtesy © MRDA Architects

  • Architects: MRDA Architects
  • Project: Abbaye Belgian Restaurant
  • Location: No.1337, Sino-­‐ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu,China
  • Design team: Ma Jun, He Zhi, Lu Yun, Zhang Ying, Zhao Zhiyang
  • Project time: 2015

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Centre de dia i casal de gent gran de Blancafort in Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Day center and home for the elderly of Blancafort.

A social building necessary for the elderly of the village of Blancafort and its neighboring municipalities.

The initial observation of the plot and its environment led to consider that the future building did not have to solve only a program and a requirement of an isolated building, but it also had to help consolidate the nearest urban fabric, creating an entrance to the village with its own personality and public character.

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

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Ca Marcelo in Tarragona, Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

The purpose of the intervention is that it can remain occupied by the family, who does it for generations.

Rehabilitation is performed in phases beginning with the cover, continuing along the facades and ending on the inside, with the intention of renewing the property and recover items that have been preserved, such as the roof beams, barbican, openings and wrought iron railings.

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

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