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Prazeres Building in Lisbon, Portugal by Aurora Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Aurora Arquitectos

Can one house contain another two?

There is a question that is repeated frequently when intervening in an apartment building. In order to have a garden, one needs to renounce the view. In turn, to have the view it means to choose one of the last floors, usually far from where the garden is.

Image Courtesy © do mal o menos

  • Architects: Aurora Arquitectos
  • Project: Prazeres Building
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: do mal o menos
  • Architecture Team: Sérgio Antunes, Sofia Reis Couto, Rita Ferreira, Pedro França, Bruno Pereira, Tânia Sousa
  • Engineering: Edifiteca
  • Building Supervision: Gesconsult
  • Contractor: Map Engenharia
  • Area: 645 M2
  • Date: 2014 – 2016

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MR 299 in México by HGR Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: HGR Arquitectos

MR 299 is a Housing Project with 15 units located in Matias Romero # 299, on a central neighborhood of Mexico City.

The Project is located on a regular site of 364.00 sqm. with two street fronts. The building has 6 floors:  The ground floor is destined for parking and lobby, and the last 5 floors are destined for housing, having 15 apartments in total.

Image Courtesy © Diana Arnau

  • Architects: HGR Arquitectos (Marcos Hagerman)
  • Project: MR 299
  • Location: Matías Romero # 299, Colonia Vertiz Narvarte, Delegación Benito Juárez, México d.f. C.p. 03630
  • Photography: Diana Arnau
  • Lettice Design: Ariel Rojo
  • Graphic Design: Leolab
  • Development: Ciudad Vertical
  • Structural Design: Mata Y Triana Ingenieros Consultores
  • Installation: zMP INSTALACIONES
  • Lattice Production: VYPSA
  • Area: 1,835.4 sqm
  • Year: 2014

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The Filigrane in Nord, France by D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés 

Sponsored by a property developer, the Filigrane is the renovation of a building in the Grand Place of Tourcoing as a bank and eight housing units. The bank occupies the ground floor and the first floor façade, with the eight dwellings on the second floor façade and at the back of the plot. The key challenge of the project is to provide a contemporary architectural response that takes into account the complex built environment accumulated over the course of history.

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés

  • Architects: D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés
  • Project: The Filigrane
  • Location: Tourcoing, Nord, France
  • Contracting Authority: CFA+SEM Ville Renouvelée (dwellings) / Crédit du Nord (bank)
  • Building Contractor: RABOT DUTILLEUL – Croix (59)
  • Façade Panels: BETSINOR – Courrières (62)
  • Area: 1352 m2
  • Cost: 1480 000 € HT

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Sele PR and Organization Office in Istanbul, Turkey by Septagram

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy

A Simple But Splendid Touch At History by Septagram

The interior design of the new office of Sele PR and Organization by Istanbul based Septagram draws attention with its postmodern style reflecting the metropolitan identity of the company.

Image Courtesy © Septagram

  • Architects: Septagram
  • Project: Sele PR and Organization Office
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Total Project Area: 300 sqm

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Shishka Bar in Staraya Basmannaya, Russia by IITM Architect

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: IITM Architect

Place:

An old one-storey building in the historic center of Moscow. After a reconstruction, the ceilings were elevated to 5.8 meters and gothic style panoramic windows were installed, a few years before our project began.

  • Architects: IITM Architect
  • Project: Shishka Bar
  • Location: Moscow, Staraya Basmannaya Street
  • Materialization: 2016 – 2017

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New York City Offices Complemented with Fashionable, Durable Banker Wire Mesh in Elevator Cabs

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Banker Wire

Corporate tenants in 589 5th Avenue, a 17-story mid-century building in Midtown Manhattan, now have new elevator cabs to complement their redesigned corridors and existing lobby. The cabs are clad with Banker Wire mesh, offering a sophisticated look with unmatched durability.

A total of four elevators were redesigned and clad with Banker Wire’s DF-6 stainless steel woven metal mesh, in concert with frosted back-painted glass, LED lights and terrazzo tile.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: New York City Offices Complemented with Fashionable, Durable Banker Wire Mesh in Elevator Cabs
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City, USA

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Razorfish in Berlin, Germany by Batek Architekten

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source:  Batek Architekten

In the historic former cold storage building “Eierspeicher” on the north bank of the River Spree, Osthafen, Berlin, Bruzkus Batek architects have undertaken the redesign and comprehensive material and spatial conception of Razorfish’s 2500 sq m office space. The office occupies two levels, linked by pre-existing staircases. The elements of the new design enclose the building’s structure without disturbing it, working harmoniously with the existing elements, mainly using OSB.

Image Courtesy © Jens Bösenberg

  • Architects: Batek Architekten 
  • Project: Razorfish
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Jens Bösenberg
  • Client: Team Ester Bruzkus, Patrick Batek, Anke Müller
  • Surface: ca. 1300 qm
  • Completion: September 2016

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Komatsu Seima Fabric Laboratory fa-bo in Nomi City, Ishikawa by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

This is a renovation of an office building in rigid-frame RC structure to strengthen its quake resistance using carbon fiber, and transform the interior into a museum called Fab Labo, a space to display the technology of Komatsu Seiren, the client company. Drawing from a technique of braiding ropes in this region, it became possible to add further flexibility to the carbon fiber. The fiber rod is said to be seven times stronger than iron, and this is the very first time that this material was used as a means of reinforcement against earthquakes. The potential of this light and soft fiber is explored inside the building as well. There is a lighting duct in fiber and on the rooftop, an experimental greening is being conducted using porous ceramic panels (called Greenbiz), which was generated from the process of producing fiber.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Komatsu Seima Fabric Laboratory fa-bo
  • Location: 167 Hamacho Nomi, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • In charge: Kengo Shikama / Masayoshi Adachi / Masashi Haniya * / Tetsuo Yamasudo * / Kimio Suzuki / Masaki Sato / Shun Horiki / Hiroaki Masuko / Mizuho Ozawa / Mitako Izumi (Former employee)
  • Construction: Shimizu Corporation Hokuriku Branch
  • Structure: Ejiri Architectural Structural Design Office
  • Lighting: Izumi Izumi Lighting Design Office
  • Site area:  121, 485.30 m²
  • Design period: August 2013 – November 2014
  • Construction period: February 2015 – November 2015

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Nautical Sport Services Building of Portonovo in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The project builds on an existing building, with the need to extend the useful space and improve access from the promenade and the platform that surrounds it. Another premise of this project is to design a building that will become a landmark of the promenade of Portonovo, creating a singular and unique reference.

The platform on which the building sits is the end of the breakwater of Portonovo´s marina. It has an irregular shape in plan with a maximum length of 36.00m and a width of 16 m.

Image Courtesy © Mark Ritchie

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Nautical Sport Services Building of Portonovo
  • Location: Portonovo, Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Mark Ritchie
  • Client: Ente Público Portos de Galicia. Consellería do Mar, Xunta de Galicia
  • Area: 670 m²
  • Date: 2008-2010

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Social housing in Palma, Spain by studio RIPOLLTIZON

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: studio RIPOLLTIZON

The project is located in ‘Pere Garau’ neighbourhood. The area was formerly characterized by blocks of single family houses with inner courtyards that followed a typical grid plan. Once the district became central in the city, amendments to the urban planning increased the building volumes significantly and changed the typology to collective housing. The project takes part of this transformation by redefining a corner plot, resulting from the addition of two former houses, into a new public housing building.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: studio RIPOLLTIZON (Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón)
  • Project: Social housing
  • Location: Capità Vila St. – Can Curt St. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect), Luis Sánchez (architect)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toni Arqué
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Building Services: David Mulet
  • Client: Institut Balear de l’Habitatge – IBAVI (Balearic Public Housing Institute)

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