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UNPLAN Kagurazaka in Tokyo, Japan by AIDA ATELIER, Inc.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: AIDA ATELIER, Inc. 

UNPLAN Kagurazaka is a newly opened hostel in central Tokyo, built to accommodate various guests such as international backpackers and domestic business travellers. The hostel houses 78 bunker styled beds and three fully enclosed rooms along with an open lounge and other supporting functions.

Image Courtesy © Tatsuya Noaki

Image Courtesy © Tatsuya Noaki

  • Architects: AIDA ATELIER, Inc. (Tomoro Aida)
  • Project: UNPLAN Kagurazaka
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tatsuya Noaki
  • Client: FIKA
  • Construction:
  • Interior: Benefit Line
  • Bunk beds: Aoki Kagu Atelier
  • MEP Engineer: RS Setsubi Kikaku
  • Lighting Design: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
  • Textile Design: Yoko Ando Design
  • Sign Graphic: INSENSE
  • Plants: Kojien
  • Site Area: 359.78m2
  • Building Area: 202.65m2
  • Total Floor Area: 570.57m2(F1: 199.50m2 / F2: 199.50m2 / F3: 171.57m2)
  • Terrace Area: 137.50m2 (F1: 11.92m2 / F3: 27.93m2 / Roof: 97.65m2)

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COO: Singapore’s first Sociatel by Ministry of Design

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Ministry of Design

Client’s Design Brief

“The inspiration behind COO is the emergence of millennial travellers who are willing to take the road less travelled. To them, travelling is no longer a leisure pursuit alone, but an opportunity to gain local insights and garner authentic experiences. We want COO to be a home-grown brand with a regional reach and grounded with Asian sensibilities….” says Silas Lee, Founder of COO.

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)

Image Courtesy © Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)

  • Architects: Ministry of Design (Colin Seah, Patricia Segado, Richard Herman, Norberto Olegario, Rais Rahman, Sandra Goh, Angie Ng, Madeline Lim, Anna Langier)
  • Project: COO: Singapore’s first Sociatel
  • Location: 259 Outram Rd, Singapore 169056
  • Photography: Edward Hendricks (CI&A Photography)
  • Software used: Sketches, Sketch up, Auto cad and Photoshop
  • Client / Owner: Flying Potato Group Pte. Ltd.
  • Main Contractor: Alric
  • Land area: 188 sqm
  • Built in GFA: Total GFA: 752 sqm

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Modular Student Accommodation in Lewisham, Oregon by Weston Williamson+Partners

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Chapter Lewisham, a distinctive ‘boutique’ concept of student accommodation, part of Lewisham Council’s town centre regeneration plan, opened its doors to students late last week.

Weston Williamson+Partners, working with building contractor Tide, used the latest technologies in prefabricated module building, by Vision Modular Designs, to deliver one of the largest and most creative modern student accommodations to date.

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

  • Architects: Weston Williamson+Partners
  • Project: Modular Student Accommodation
  • Location: Lewisham, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge

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Papa’s hostel in Zhejiang Province, China by He Wei Studio/3andwich design

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Sunshine PR

The project is located in Pingtian village, Sidu Township, Songyang County, Lishui city, Zhejiang Province. The original building was an ordinary rammed earth dwelling with two floors in civil structure, covering a total of 270 square meters. People generally call the place “Papa’s Home” since it belonged to the owner, the elderly Jiang Binlong. The goal of design is to renovate it into a place with new functions and spaces. We decided to put papa’s home with a young face — transforming it into a youth hostel with international standard after discussions with the owners and the local government.

The ground floor provides the young people with communication space, Image Courtesy © He Wei, Chen Long

The ground floor provides the young people with communication space, Image Courtesy © He Wei, Chen Long

  • Architects: He Wei Studio/3andwich design (He Wei)
  • Project: Papa’s hostel
  • Location: Pingtian Village, Sidu Township,Songyang County, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Photography: He Wei, Chen Long
  • Client: Jiang Bin-Long (a local villager from Pingtian village)
  • Architectural design team: Chen Long, Li Qiang, Chen Huang-Jie, Cheuk Chun-Yung
  • Architectural design company: He Wei Studio/3andwich design
  • Lighting design team: Zhang Xin, Han Xiao-Wei, ZhouXuan-Yu
  • Cost of Construction: RMB 200, 000
  • Area: 270 square meters
  • Design year: 2014 – 2015
  • Completion time: 2015.09

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Humble Hostel in Beijing, China by CAO PU STUDIO

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: CAO PU STUDIO

Nowadays in Beijing’s hutong, most of the courtyards properties are divided up into mix occupants instead of one big family. Everyone is trying to occupy more space, thus the shared communal space in the middle has shrink down to one walking aisle. The yard was already taken up by small constructions built by the neighbors, bicycle parking and piles of junk, leaving a tiny space barely to walk through. This is a very common situation of the living environment in Beijing’s Hutong yard.

Image Courtesy © Cao Youtao

Image Courtesy © Cao Youtao

  • Architects: CAO PU STUDIO
  • Project: Humble Hostel
  • Location: Dashilar, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Cao Youtao

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Junior high school, boarding school, sports complex for the disabled and cultural center in Lille, France by Chartier Dalix Architectes

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Chartier Dalix Architectes

The Moulin Junior High School is located in the southern area of Lille, in a neighborhood that has undergone major transformations in recent decades. Mainly occupied by a population of workers, this neighborhood possesses an urban fabric that is still largely one of brick buildings, factories and buildings related to freight whose renovation has spurred a renewal of the entire neighborhood (as illustrated in reconversion of the Saint-Sauveur train station for example).

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Chartier Dalix Architectes
  • Project: Junior High School, Boarding School, Sports Complex For The Disabled And Cultural Center
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura
  • Client: General Council – Département du Nord, city of Lille
  • General contractor: Chartier Dalix architects, AvantPropos architects
  • Bet: HDM engineering [fluids, structure], ACT environment [HQE] Becquart [eco], Flandres analyses [acoustics] KVDS [landscape]
  • Hqe: Junior High School: certified by Certivea, 3 TP targets and 6 P targets, Gymnasium: certified HQE
  • Cost: €21m excl. VAT
  • Surface: 13,853 m² Adjusted gross floor area
  • Calendar: Delivered end 2015

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RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation in Australia by Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)

RMIT Bundoora features some great common areas with a resident lounge with TV, pool table, and table tennis; a gourmet kitchen with dining tables and chairs; two themed game zones: The Den and The Deck; learning spaces with project rooms and video conferencing; dedicated postgraduate club-style lounge area; and an outdoor terrace with BBQ.

Image Courtesy © Dianna Snape

Image Courtesy © Dianna Snape

  • Architects: Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)
  • Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation
  • Location: McKimmies Road, Bundoora Victoria Australia 3083
  • PhotographyDianna Snape
  • Software Used: AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Client: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • Project Manager: DCWC
  • Structural & Civil Engineer : Bonacci Group
  • Building Surveyor:  PLP
  • About the Building: 372 beds, 174 single bedroom apartments, 3 x 3 bedroom apartments, 45 x 4 bedroom apartments, 9 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant beds
  • Budget: $52.5 million (Australian dollars)
  • Start Date: February 2014
  • Completion Date: February 2016
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Massimo Hostel in Kanton Sarajevo by Metalik d.o.o.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Article source: Metalik d.o.o.

Production, transportation, and installation of best quality continuous glass façade, steel substructures, aluminium windows, aluminium doors, and Alucobond.

Massimo Hostel, a building from the range of services of the company Metalik d.o.o.

Image Courtesy © Metalik d.o.o.

Image Courtesy © Metalik d.o.o.

  • Architects: Metalik d.o.o.
  • Project: Massimo Hostel
  • Location: Kanton Sarajevo
  • Year: 2013

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Rooms with a view in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Frence by rue royale architectes

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: rue royale architectes

“Rooms with a view”, evokes not only the film of the same name, but also the magic of a domestic, landscaped setting. It is in this poetic, yet functional, spirit that the architects imagined their project for the LEGTA (Agricultural Technological and General High School) boarding house in Saint-Genis Laval.

Image Courtesy © Studio Erick Saillet

Image Courtesy © Studio Erick Saillet

  • Architects: rue royale architectes
  • Project: Rooms with a view
  • Location: Agricultural Technological and General André Paillot High School (LEGTA) in Saint-Genis Laval (69), Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Frence
  • Photography: Studio Erick Saillet
  • Client: Region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Real Branch High Schools Rhône Territorial Unit West
  • User: LEGTA ,High School General Education and Agricultural Technology
  • Landscaping: Autre nature
  • Total costs: €4,017,500 ex. VAT
  • Gross floor area: 2,014 m2
  • Useable surface area: 1,695 m2
  • Competition: 2010
  • Delivery: July 2015

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University of California, Los Angeles, Hitch Student Residences by Steinberg

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: Steinberg

The recently renovated Hitch Student Residences, located on the northwest edge of campus, is a complex of four three-story residential buildings organized around a series of courtyards and a new commons building with shared amenities and meeting spaces. The renovation project was conceived to address accessibility and life-safety deficiencies, including seismic strengthening of the existing structures and inclusion of fire protection systems. The project also provided the opportunity to update the exterior image and energy performance of the buildings by providing a new “skin” as well as updating the interior spaces with new finishes. The existing outdated commons building was replaced with a new building that provides support functions for the Hitch community including study areas, offices, laundry facilities, vending, and a multipurpose space that includes a display kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Steinberg

Image Courtesy © Steinberg

 

  • Architects: Steinberg
  • Project: University of California, Los Angeles, Hitch Student Residences
  • Location: California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Program: Student Housing, Commons Amenities/Service Building
  • Amenities: Commons, Courtyard, Recreation spaces, Study Space, Student Lounge, Community Kitchen
  • Services: Programming, Planning, Design through Construction, Sustainability
  • Awards: 2015 Los Angeles Business Council Award; 2014 CISCA Construction Excellence Awards, Gold (Ceilings, West Region)
  • Sustainability: LEED Platinum Certified (2015) for Commons Building
  • Project Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Size: 77,500 SF
  • Completed: 2014

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