Archive for the ‘Courtyard’ Category
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Article source: SUAREZ CORCHETE
The planning regulations require the creation a free, unbuilt space within the plot. This premise led us to believe that the most suitable design for the morphology of the plot, which was quite rectangular, was a courtyard at the back of the plot. Thus, the building is inserted between two living spaces: one outside, which is the street, and one more intimate, which is the courtyard.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda
- Architects: SUAREZ CORCHETE (Fernando Suárez Corchete)
- Project: 9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda
- Location: Cádiz, España
- Photography: Fernando Alda
- Technical Architect: Víctor Baztán Cascales
- Collaborators: Lorenzo Muro Álvarez, María Pilar Casado Villa, Sergio Muntané Palomares
- Client: TAGLIAFICO S.L.
- Construction: Juan Saborido S.L.
- Project Years: 2005 / 2009
- Construction Budget: 339.814,20 euros
- Cost Per m2: 313.93 euros/m2
- Project Area: 1082.44 m2
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv
Plot 3A is part of a large urban redevelopment project on the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. The master plan was drafted by Erick van Egeraat. Its concept is characterized by radials enabling the widest possible view of the water. The construction is a complex of 25,000 m² of shops, offices, social housing and luxurious apartments around a courtyard, enclosed by walls 10 floors high. The model garden is a green oasis of tranquillity between the quay and the railway line.
Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd
- Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv (Luc Reyn)
- Project: Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC)
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Photography: Dirk Verwoerd and CIIID
- Proprietor: MAB Development
- Collaborator: Robert Osinga, Thomas Cols
- Engineering: Huygen Elwako Apuiseurs
- General contractor: Smits Bouwbedrijf
- Start design: 2002
- Temporary completion: 2012
- Site: 3.100 m2
- Total: 20.000 m
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Article source: Christopher Megowan Design
As the name suggests, the Convertible Courtyards House, Christopher Megowan Design, kinetically adapts to the notoriously variable climate found in Melbourne, Australia. This project added a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, ensuite and two decks to a previously overlooked yet charming weatherboard cottage in the inner urban suburb of Prahran. Nestled on an intimate street, the existing house is one of a series of heritage protected cottages.
Image Courtesy © Christopher Megowan Design
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
An interesting operation of urban renewal in a brave tiny center among the early hills of Bergamo. The construction of a new primary school similar to a defensive inhabited urban border with a green heart, following a successful contest of ideas the Studio was proclaimed winner of, was joined in about a year from the education building’s completion, by the integral redefinition of the municipal private courtyards, hitherto treated as merely residual unused spaces.
Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Project: HOME CARPET
- Location: Bergamo, Italy
- Photography: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Client: Municipality of Cenate Sotto
- Chronology: September-December 2012 > project, January-May 2013 > construction
- Collaborators: Michele Marchi, Alice Marzola
- Landscaping: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Total cost: 270,000.00 euros
- Total Surface: 4,200 sqm
- General Contractor: Poledil srl, Trescore Balneario (Bg)
- Lighting: Viabizzuno
- Paving: GLS Prefabricados
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Article source: Díaz Romero Arquitectos
The project is part of a set of actions to get an attractive and sustainable space. On a plot in the steep terrain, we adapt to it with molded shapes as three volumes that save the unevenness. The landscape is introduced into the building through attractive elongated courtyards which could guide the various offices of the offices by a north-south orientation logic and save the terrain variations between the two access roads.
Image Courtesy © Miguel Souto
- Architects: Díaz Romero Arquitectos
- Project: Sede Geacam SA.
- Location: Cuenca, Spain
- Photography: Miguel Souto
- Promotor: Geacam SA.
- PEM: 5.047.865,26 €
- Date of Construction: AÑOS 2009-2010
- Built Area: 6.504.37m²
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Article source: Db Architect
An affordable community for working individuals and families, Fillmore Park brings 32 modern homes for first-time home buyers to the heart of San Francisco. Flats and townhouses with private patios ring a landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet neighborhood a block from the bustling Fillmore District.
Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte
- Architects: Db Architect
- Project: Filmore Park
- Location: San Francisco, USA
- Client: MSPDI Turk, LLC
- Architect: David Baker + Partners
- Landscape Architect: Fletcher Studio
- Structural Engineer: Structural Design Engineers
- Electrical Engineer: Bhatia Associates
- Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
- Mechanical Engineer: Raymond Brooks Engineering
- Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
- General Contractor: Cahill Contractors
- Civil Engineer: Telamon Engineering Consultants
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio
This project is an inquiry into shared lives in multi-family dwelling situations. Specifically, here is a two family house oriented around a central courtyard. The lower level serves a more public function; kitchen, living room, dinning, etcetera. While the upper floor contains private functions; sleeping, and office work. There are two separate dwelling units literally, and figuratively interlocked.
Detail of courtyard
- Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
- Project: Courtyard House
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Size: 3,800 ft2
- Cost: n/a
- Materials: Copper ▫ Concrete ▫ Wood Frame
Friday, February 24th, 2012
Article source: UrbanLab with endrestudio + Method Design
Virtual Water formally manifests what is hidden in plain sight: RAIN. The project reveals and plays with thousands of gallons of summertime rainwater that would otherwise be discarded from the PS1 courtyard.
Virtual Water refers to water hidden in everyday products. A pair of jeans, for example, has a 3000 gallon Virtual Water footprint because 3000 gallons of water are consumed in the various steps of its production chain (growing the cotton, dyeing the fabric, etc).
Elevation (Images Courtesy UrbanLab)
- Architect: UrbanLab with endrestudio + Method Design
- Name of Project: Virtual Water
- Location: Queens, New York
- Collaborators: UrbanLab (Chicago) – Sarah Dunn + Martin Felsen with Katherine Eberly, Jeff Macias, Andrew Akins, Lulu Alzaid, Simon Cygielski, Lorene Ford, Adrianne Joergensen, Travis Kalina, Jason Mould, Evgeniya Plotnikova, Noel Turgeon; endrestudio (Berkeley / Chicago) -Paul Endres; Method Design (New York) – Reese Campbell, Demetrios Comodromos, David Stasiuk
- Photo Credits: UrbanLab
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Article source: Zaha Hadid
More projects by Zaha Hadid
This project is a contemporary interpretation of the architecture of the 16th-century courtyard of the State University of Milan,translated and transformed from rigid Cartesian geometries into the linear fluidity of dynamic space. Adapting to the natural contours of the courtyard and the forces that converge towards its center, the project emphasizes the slope of the arches, creating a powerful vortex of spatial distortion that favors dialogue with the surrounding colonnade.
Images Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna
- Architect: Zaha Hadid architects
- Name of Project: Twirl
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Photography: Andrea Martiradonna, Luke Hayes
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
“Holding Pattern” is the product of a sustained dialog with MoMA PS1’s courtyard and its neighbors. Instead of telling it what it should be, we patiently listened to what it and its neighbors had to say, then responded in kind. The result of this dialog is a scheme doesn’t so much redesign the courtyard as reveal it.
Entry of Holding Pattern