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House in Asamayama, Japan by Kidosaki Architects Studio

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Article source: Kidosaki Architects Studio

The owner spent quite a few years for found this site, therefore my main concern was to link the beautiful vast sea of trees spread out to Mt. Asama (Asamayama in Japanese) with internal space.

First of all, we can enjoy a sea of trees from the approach deck to the entrance. When open the large door to the living room, Mt. Asama and the foot of it spread in picture window frame formed by the deep and low-height eaves.

Image Courtesy Junji Kojima

  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • Project: House in Asamayama
  • Location: Nagano, Japan
  • Photography: 45g Photography- Junji Kojima
  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio- Hirotaka Kidosaki,
  • Principal-in-charge; Coco Ashihara
  • Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda Structure Design- Takashi Manda, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • General contractor: Niitsugumi
  • Structural System: Reinforced concrete, steel-frame partly
  • Site area: 1301.31m2,
  • Built area: 225.51m2,
  • Total floor area: 145.27m2
  • Construction: August 2010 to August 2011
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Adobe Illustrator

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Roberto Cantoral Music Hall in Coyoacán, Mexico by Broissin Architects

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Article source: Broissin Architects

Inspired in the movement of a conductor´s baton, the building design is composed of five concrete roofs moving up and down in harmony to give shape, space and light to the project. Each roof represents a staff´s line, always straight, constant and parallel.

We are looking forward to create a project that lives for the site trees as these will live as a part of it. We cannot think about a dark and traditional concert hall when the project is being developed in a forest area with huge and old trees.

Main Facade (2) : Image Courtesy Paúl Rivera

  • Architects: Broissin Architects
  • Project: Roberto Cantoral Music Hall
  • Location: Coyoacán, Mexico
  • Photographs: Paúl Rivera, Alejandro Rocha
  • Owner: Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México, Armando Manzanero Canché, Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
  • Opening:  June 2012
  • Partner in Charge: Gerardo Broissin
  • Project Manager: David Suárez
  • Project Architects: Mauricio Cristóbal, Rodrigo Jiménez, Alejandro Rocha
  • Team: Enrique Guillén, Adrián Téllez, Gabriela Maldonado, Rubén Zepeda, Luis Muñoz, Erik Guzmán, José Luis Durán, Sara Villanueva, Elizabeth Salinas, Juan Manuel Vargas, Pamela Moreno, Alejandro Castro

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Bestseller Logistics Centre North in Haderslev, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

The new logistics centre, located on the E45 motorway at Haderslev, supplies all of the clothing company Bestseller’s boutiques, right across Europe.

The centre has been planned to occupy three parallel bands surrounding a main avenue. One of these bands contains the main entrance, office and staff facilities, together with an area with loading ramps for trucks, while the second contains an automated sorting facility, and the third fully-automated mini-load stores.

Image Courtesy Adam Moerk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Bestseller Logistics Centre North
  • Location: Haderslev, Motorway E45 exit 88, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Moerk
  • Client: Bestseller
  • Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Engineer: Rambøll
  • Collaborators: TGW & Chrisplant (automatic sorter)
  • Contractor: Züblin
  • Size: 48.000 m2    
  • Year: 2009-2012

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House in Quinta Patino, Estoril by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Article source: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

The design was based on a constant modulus whose multiplication regroup the size and position of the openings of the compartments.The shape follows the parallelepiped will close on the house itself, visually extending the interior space to outer space contained. Are assumed, so the patios as an extension housing; strategic views are open to the surrounding natural terrain, taking advantage of the abundant vegetation and the irregularity of the rock.

Image Courtesy FG+SG

  • Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
  • Project: House in Quinta Patino
  • Location: Quinta Patino, Estoril, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Project Year: 2010    
  • Conclusion Year: 2012
  • Construction Area: 700 m2
  • Architecture: Frederico Valsassina                              
  • Co-workers: Sofia Salazar Leite, Henrique Oliveira, Rita Sá Nogueira, Rita Gavião, Filipa Ferreira
  • Structure and Foundations: Betar
  • Special Technical Facilities: Get
  • Hydraulic Plants: Ductos

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2Verandas in Zürich, Switzerland by Gus Wüstemann

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Article source: Gus Wüstemann

This is a house for a young South African family in Erlenbach, just outside Zurich along the lake.The plot is in a suburban context and therefor pretty dense with family homes, typical for the area. The site is on a slope, where on top there are beautiful views to the lake with evening sun and at the lower part there is a group of smaller family houses.
The clients asked us for a solution for a house that made most of the big plot, wanting a view, but not end up with a house on top of the hill and a rest of a garden down below.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

  • Architects: Gus Wüstemann
  • Project: 2Verandas
  • Location: Erlenbach, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Bruno Helbling

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Leyteire Square in Bordeaux, France by Debarre Duplantiers Associés

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: Debarre Duplantiers Associés

The historical centre of Bordeaux University sets a new beginning : the Opération Campus begins with urban design at its heart. These spaces are currently closed, intended solely for receiving deliveries, however the project intends to turn them into a lively heart of the University, where intermingling can take place. The initial meaning of “campus” can be retrieved through an intense central green space.

Image Courtesy © Debarre Duplantiers Associés

  • Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés
  • Project: Leyteire Square
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Architecture: Universities, public facilities, housing, residential, commercial
  • Landscape: parks, urban spaces, bridges
  • Urban Design: city extension, eco-neighborhood, regeneration, urban strategies

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Casa de la Cultura in Lloret de Mar in Girona, Spain by Daniel Mòdol

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: Daniel Mòdol

The project, assigned through a public contest in 2005, consists of the design of the Plaza Pere Torrent, the construction of an 8.000m2 building and its integration in the surrounding Paseo de la Riera.

The program is ambitious: the building had to accommodate the local municipal library, a multi‐use hall, a children’s play centre, a meeting room, an adult learning centre, a day centre for the aged and the offices for social services.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mòdol

  • Architects: Daniel Mòdol
  • Project: Casa de la Cultura in Lloret de Mar
  • Location: Plaza Pere Torrent S/NºLloret de Mar‐Girona‐España
  • Collaborators: Grupo JG, Instalaciones, BOMA, ESTRUCTURAS
  • Technical Architect: Xavier de José Ruiz
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Lloret de Mar
  • Constructors: ACCIONA, S.A.
  • Basic Project: Febrero 2004
  • Executive Project: Enero 2006
  • Project Completed: 26‐12‐2010
  • Total Cost: 11.096.393 €
  • Built Surface Area: 8.460,30 m²

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St. Josef Parish Centre in Zurich, Switzerland by Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Article source: Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Frei + Saarinen Architects converted a 100-years-old Parish Centre in Zurich and implanted a new wooden lobby with a unique atmosphere that is generated by a clash of „trendy“ facetted geometries and an old fashioned way of detailing. The geometry of the new lobby is the consequence of stretching the formerly enclosed space towards the facades and respecting the given bearing structure. A new rooflight accentuates the entrance to the hall (see plan). Additionally this vertical element  „slows down“ the dynamic character of the lobby. Aditionally,  a new appartment for the priest was designed at the top level. Since a part of the former bigger terrace was covered by a roof-extension, a portion of the tilted roof became a tilted interior wall. Thereby a new pentagonal room with four tilted walls is generated – the priest’s new „tilted“ living room.

Image Courtesy Nicolaj Bechtel & Stefan Wülser

  • Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Project: St. Josef Parish Centre
  • Location: Roentgenstrasse 80, CH-8005 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Photographs: Nicolaj Bechtel & Stefan Wülser, Hannes Henz
  • Designer: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Team Members: Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen, Nicolaj Bechtel, Stefan Wülser, Corina Trunz, David Winzeler, Bastien Turpin
  • Client: Roman-Catholic Church Zurich
  • Build Area: 1,200 m2 Usable Area
  • Finishing Material: Floor / Wall / Ceiling
    Floor: Brushed, Coloured and Sealed Parquet (Oak)
  • Completion: 2010

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Clinton Hill Apartment in Brooklyn by Holler Architecture

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Article source: Holler Architecture

It is a typical situation: first-time buyers of a small Brooklyn apartment in need of a gut renovation spend almost all their savings on the down payment and hence need to do an extremely economical renovation.
In addition to the limited budget the design challenge was to increase the living space by creating an open plan and improving functionality of the spaces, with built-in furniture and adequate storage. Careful attention was given to the use of sustainable design strategies and materials in order to minimize environmental impact.

View of Kitchen & Living Room

  • Architects: Holler Architecture
  • Project: Clinton Hill Apartment
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Completed: 2010

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Terasa 153 in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro by Sanjay Puri Architects

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Sanjay Puri Architects

THE DESIGN BRIEF GIVEN BY THE CLIENT STATED A REQUIREMENT OF 2 BEDROOM & 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. THE PREVALENT RULES ON THE SITE ARE RESTRICTIVE IN TERMS OF THE OVERALL BUILDING ENVELOPE. AN OVERALL AREA OF 6098 SQM. IS TO BE BUILT ON SITE OF ONLY 1,355 SQM. WITH ALLOWABLE GROUND COVERAGE AREA OF 758 SQM. & HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OF 9 RESIDENTIAL AND 2 COMMERCIAL LVLS.

Image Courtesy © Sanjay Puri Architects

  • Architects: Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Project: TERASA 153
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  • 2012
  • World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
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