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RESIDENCE AND DAY CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISHABILITIES AND TROUBLES OF BEHAVIOR in Barcelona, Spain by Onze04 Architecture

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Article source: Onze04 Architecture 

ADAPTATION TO ENVIRONMENT

Located on the northern slopes of the Park-mountain of Montjuic , the plot is characterized by dense vegetation and a very steep slope that is only interrupted by two large natural terraces.

The building is placed gently between them by rotating one of its wings to preserve the maximum masses of vegetation and to minimize the impact on the plot.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Onze04 Architecture
  • Project: RESIDENCE AND DAY CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISHABILITIES AND TROUBLES OF BEHAVIOR
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Author: Onze04 Architecture
  • Principal Architect: Gustavo Silva-Nicoletti
  • Team Architects: Gustavo Silva-Nicoletti, Joan Sagué, Joan Travé, Marina Tapia, Irene Graziano
  • Structural Engineering: Upuntsis S.L.
  • Installations Engineering: Ecoenginy S.L.L.
  • Budget: JCM i Associats S.L.
  • Promoter: Gestió d’Infraestructures S.A., GISA, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • General Contractor: PAI S.L
  • Competition: 2006
  • Project: 2007
  • Site construction: 2009-2012
  • Budget: 4.302.506 €
  • Area: building 2.307m², landscape 4.836m2

THE ARK by LENS°ASS ARCHITECTEN

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: LENS°ASS ARCHITECTEN

The commission was for a building for after-school care for 10 children in special youth care (aged from 6 to 18, non-residential) with a staff room on the first floor.

Apart from the project definition, the assignment was to both find a connection with the existing buildings (terrace houses) and to create a passage/transition to an urban park. We chose not to add an end volume to the row which would have been at the expense of valuable trees, as they fill and complete the already existing gabariet. We reversed the logic: we leave valuable green for the city; we don’t make terrace house typologies and created a pavilion in the garden This pavilion is rooted between the trees and the green. By using the garden wall as a main theme there is almost no physically present building.

Image Courtesy © Philippe van Gelooven

Early Childcare Center West University of Chicago by ross barney architects

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

The Early Childcare Center West is the first childcare center built for the University of Chicago.  The Center is located on a developing edge of the medical campus, and shall serve the families of both the University and Medical Center.  On a University campus known for its combination of historic buildings and innovative  architecture, the clients and architects worked to develop a language for the child care facility that creates a playful environment that’s fits with the campus environment.

Image Courtesy © ross barney architects

  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: Early Childcare Center West University of Chicago
  • Location: Chicago

RELEVANCE

  • LEED  Silver Certification Pending
  • Integrated, High performance building
  • Energy  efficient envelope
  • Daylighting and lighting control system
  • Water conservation strategies
  • Optimized Open space on dense, urban site
  • Children’s icon
  • Constructed below client budget
  • Designed with input from University Community
  • Secure child-care facility in an urban setting
  • Creates a child scaled place for learning

Day Centre For The Elderly in Barcelona, Spain by BCQ arquitectura barcelona

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: BCQ arquitectura barcelona

The project’s main aim is to create a pleasant building for senior citizens, a space where they feel comfortable and one they can identify with. The construction materials and finishes used are therefore familiar, warm and comfortable, such as ceramic and wood, to create a homely, relaxed atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Climent 

  • Architects: BCQ arquitectura barcelona
  • Project: Day Centre For The Elderly
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Carlos Climent
  • Use: Public day centre for the elderly
  • Client: Barcelona Town Council – Horta-Guinardó District Council
  • Team: DAVID BAENA, TONI CASAMOR, MANEL PERIBÁÑEZ, MATRIA TALTAVULL
  • Architects collaborators: ALEXANDRE LIBERATO
  • Structural Calculations: JORDI GRANADA, Arch.
  • M&E Engineering: TALLER D’ENGINYERIA AMBIENTAL
  • Technical Architect: SERGI PRAT GÓMEZ
  • Dates: Competition, 2005 / Project, 2005 / Construction, 2006-2008
  • Contractor: AND,SA DE SERVEIS
  • Costs without VAT: 1.240.458€
  • Furniture: KAUSA INSTAL•LACIONS INTEGRALS I EQUIPAMENT PER L’HABITAT
  • Ceramic Cladding: CERÀMIQUES FERRER
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