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Grafton Street NHS Car Park in Manchester, England by Sheppard Robson Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Sheppard Robson Architects

Aliva UK was commissioned to develop an eye-catching, 3D-effect façade that would bring vitality to a hospital parking ‘super-hub’ for visitors. Architect Sheppard Robson’s brief was to extend the existing Grafton Street car park and create a striking local landmark for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, which cares for a million patients every year.

The brief

The car park building is normally seen from the side, not face-on, so the architects wanted cladding that would ‘step off’ the building, pushing out a further 800mm.

Sheppard Robson specified a metal façade that would not only enhance security, but also provide a minimum 75% natural air-flow to help the building breathe without the need for mechanical ventilation. This was a vital consideration due to exhaust fumes in the car park.

Image Courtesy © Sheppard Robson Architects

  • Architects: Sheppard Robson Architect
  • Project: Grafton Street NHS Car Park, Manchester, UK
  • Location: Manchester, England, UK
  • Façade Design and Installation: Aliva UK
  • Client: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Woodard Residence in Memphis, Tennessee by Archimania

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Archimania

Woodard Residence is a personal residence for a developer on an unused piece of land left from his recently completed mixed-use development. The clients sought to be tucked away from activity, but maintain views of the Mississippi River and the downtown Memphis skyline.

Image Courtesy © Hank Mardukas

  • Architects: Archimania
  • Project: Woodard Residence
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Hank Mardukas

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PINAR DEL FARO HOUSE in José Ignacio, Uruguay by Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

The house is situated on a high point of the terrain, surrounded by a number of large pine trees.

The abrupt shoulder towards the street is taken advantage of for the access to the house. A set of outdoor stairs connects to the high level of the garden, turning it into the new zero.

Image Courtesy © Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

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House R in Anglet, France by GARDERA-D Architecture

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture

The House R is located at Anglet on an estate of 1000m². The relatively large dimensions of the plot (50x20m) give a horizontal lecture to the field which compose the start of the project. The North-South orientation, the sun path and the pre-existing houses around the site were also predominant data for the design of the project.

The house is set back from the street, clearing a parking space for three vehicles.

Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture

  • Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
  • Project: House R
  • Location: Anglet (64), France
  • Delivered: September 2010

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Fernando Abbott 866 in Porto Alegre, Brazil by Arquitetura Nacional

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Arquitetura Nacional

The building is located in the city of Porto Alegre. The traditional neighborhood is going through a transition process – the old houses are given way to small and medium sized buildings. The site is located on a corner with a very interesting view of the city and the airport. However, being at a high altitude level, it is strongly influenced by the municipality laws.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: Arquitetura Nacional (Eduardo Maurmann, Elen Balvedi Maurmann, Paula Otto e equipe Arquitetura Nacional)
  • Project: Fernando Abbott 866
  • Location: Porto Alegre – RS
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Structural Project: Carpeggiani Projetos Estruturais
  • MEP projects: Asolon Engenharia and Proinst Projetos e Instalações
  • Elevators: ThyssenKrupp
  • Graphic communication: Pino. Design: Arquitetura Nacional
  • Facade texture: Kresil
  • Ceramic tile (facade): Eliane
  • Area: 2115m²
  • Project year: 2011

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HOUSE FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER in Bretagne, France by studio razavi architecture

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: studio razavi architecture

The defining concept for this house, commissioned by a photographer as both his summer house and studio, was based on developed facade studies which define a simple and smooth building skin varied in height and punctured by openings.

Two volumes define the main living & work spaces, both converge to the North corner freeing up as much space as possible on this small lot and turning all window openings to face South and West. The main space is compressed at the entry and releases up towards the landscape, the fan shaped plan gradually provides more floor area, volume and light. The second volume is exclusively dedicated to the owner’s studio. All rooms and bathrooms are reduced to a bare minimum and provide maximum surface area to living and work spaces.

Image Courtesy © olivier-martin gambier

  • Architects: studio razavi architecture
  • Project: HOUSE FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER
  • Location: Bretagne, France
  • Photography: olivier-martin gambier
  • Floor area: 130m²
  • Year: 2013

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Marly House in France by Karawitz

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Karawitz 

To live happily, live openly

On a tree-lined street in Marly-le-Roi a small community very close to Paris where high fences traditionally isolate each house and its garden, there is a house which reaches out to its neighbors creating a feeling of urbanity previously lacking on these parts. Because urban policy does not allow one house to open up to another to achieve the openness effect, this house is moved forward its parcel to open widely onto the street. A perforated galvanized-steel fence allows the passers-by to look in at the garden, which actually runs under the house that seems to levitate on its plot.  It is also an invitation to enter: the access is made from this underground level beneath the actual house, where the firewood is stored and the car parked. The layout of the ground floor is characterized by the fluidity of its three spaces, which are organized around the central fireplace, which alone endures the entire heating of this passive house. The kitchen and an intimate living room are located on either side of the carved staircase of a single piece of prefabricated steel, while two steps higher a living room crossing opens onto a vast terrace with a cantilever onto the street. This house blurs the boundaries between private and public to the benefit of user-friendly rooms that also open onto the outside.

Image Courtesy © Schnepp Renou

  • Architects: Karawitz
  • Project: Marly House
  • Location: Marly-le-Roi, France
  • Photography: Schnepp Renou
  • BET: Engineering Woodworking (Structural), Solares Bauen (Thermie)
  • Mission: Complete project management
  • Heating requirements: 20 kWh / m2a
  • Area: 145 m² shab
  • Delivery: September 2015

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“ao no ie” in Saikai, Japan by TETO Architects

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: TETO Architects

“ao no ie” means “the blue house” in Japanese. This one-story residence stands on a hill overlooking the blue sea located in Saikai, Japan. We designed the plan for enjoying beautiful marine scenery from every rooms. The blue scenery will provide household with beautifull sunlight and comfortable wind every seasons.

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

  • Architects: TETO Architects
  • Project: “ao no ie”
  • Location: Saikai, Japan

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Green Belt Center Windhaag in Austria by TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN

In May 2015 the visitor information center for the European Green Belt opened. Over an area of more than 1000 square meters in the premises in Windhaag near Freistadt, Upper Austria, the scientifically well founded exhibitions cover most impressively everything from nature and history to the future of the region. Concurrently, the Green Belt Center serves as information center, travel agency with offers for tourists but also as venue and sales shop with regional products. The forest house is about to become an integral part of the tourism in the region Mühlviertel and Danube‐ Moldau.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Hoerbst

  • Architects: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Green Belt Center Windhaag
  • Location: Windhaag bei Freistadt, 4263, Austria
  • Photography: Kurt Hoerbst
  • Client: Naturraum Grünes Band GmbH
  • Structual Analysis: Wernly+Wischenbart+Partner, Linz
  • Floor Area: 542,36 m2
  • Cubage: 1.859,22 m3
  • Start of Planning: 2013
  • Start of Construction: Mai 2014
  • Completion: April 2015

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House QM in Gistel, Belgium by OOA | Office O architects

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: OOA | Office O architects

House QM answers the building regulations in a different and “twisted” way.

House QM is situated in a new allotment that exists out of square plots of the same size, with the same building regulations; houses must recoil 5m of every side of the terrain, have 2 levels and must have a flat or sloped roof.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: OOA | Office O architects
  • Project: House QM
  • Location: Gistel, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde
  • Head designer: Magalie Munters
  • Project period: 2013-2016

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