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Via University College, Campus Horsens in Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

VIA University College, Campus Horsens will unify a variety of education programs in a vibrant and active educational setting deeply rooted in the city.

Campus Horsens establishes itself as a city in the city with a continuation of the area’s building block structure and classical city motives such as narrow streets, parks and urban squares. At the same time, the campus connects with the city by establishing a path that connects the three new urban areas, Campus Square, Expo-pladsen and Innovation Square, which all lies as a natural extension of the city’s flow.

Image Courtesy © C. F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Via University College, Campus Horsens
  • Location: Horsens, Denmark
  • Client: CASA A/S
  • Size: 35000 m²
  • Competition year: 2017

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Dartmouth College House Center Pilots in Hanover, New Hampshire by Sasaki

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Article source: Sasaki

In 2014, Sasaki completed a study of Dartmouth College’s residential life experience. Following recommendations from this study, the college officially moved to a house system in 2016. This change will strengthen community, promote continuity of friendship over students’ college careers, and increase opportunities for deeper intellectual engagement through informal interactions. The six house communities are formed from clusters of existing residence halls, many of which were built between 1920–50. As this housing stock had not been built to accommodate student life needs, four communities required additional common space to support the new house programming. Sasaki designed two temporary House Centers to meet this need.

Image Courtesy © Jane Messinger

  • Architects: Sasaki
  • Project: Dartmouth College House Center Pilots
  • Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Photography: Jane Messinger
  • Client name: Dartmouth College
  • Size: House Center A: 4,747 sf, House Center B: 6,343 sf
  • Completion date: Completed August 2016

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Native Hostel, Bar & Kitchen in Texas by un.box studio

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: un.box studio

The Native Hostel, Bar & Kitchen is a boutique hostel, bar, cafe, and event space designed for the epicurean traveller and locals alike. It is nestled in an existing 2-story late 1800’s stone building and a mid-century brick warehouse right in the middle of the upcoming transit-oriented development adjacent to downtown.

Image Courtesy © Chase Daniel

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University of Pennsylvania New College House in Philadelphia by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Designed to enrich the academic life of students and embody the vibrancy of its urban setting, the 198,000-square-foot New College House brings together undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff in a shared community. As the University of Pennsylvania’s first purpose-built college house, the building is poised to enliven the campus experience for the 21st century and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: University of Pennsylvania New College House
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Jeffrey Totaro, Nic Lehoux and Gregory Benson
  • Client: University of Pennsylvania
  • Design Principal/Principal-in-Charge: Frank W. Grauman, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Design Principal: Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA (1940-2011)
  • Project Manager: Dana Reed, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architects: Anthony Pregiato, RA, LEED AP BD+C and Erin Roark, AIA, LEED AP

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Jaizkibel student dormitory in San Sebastian, Spain by otxotorena arquitectos

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Article source: otxotorena arquitectos

The work entails the rehabilitation and refurbishment of an existing construction, recently aimed at teaching functions, and its enlargement to host a new residential site as student dormitory.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Pérez Bescós

  • Architects: otxotorena arquitectos
  • Project: Jaizkibel student dormitory
  • Location: San Sebastian, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Architect and construction management: Juan M. Otxotorena
  • Collaborators architects: Gloria Herrera Damas, Catalina Delgado Pueyo
  • Quantity surveyors: Ignacio Quintana Ortiz, Javier Urdaci Úbeda
  • Structure engineering: Alvaro Alberdi ingeniería
  • Facilities engineering: INCOA
  • Promoter: Colegio Mayor Olabidea
  • Total area: 2829, 00 m2
  • Construction date: August 2016

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COO Boutique Hostel and Sociatel in Singapore by Ministry of Design

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: Ministry of Design

Singapore’s first ‘Sociatel’ brand, COO, introduces a new-generation hospitality experience to locals and travellers alike. Its first property in Tiong Bahru have been developed and designed as a holistical brand experience. The brand synergizes a design hostel and a casual bistro; and introduces a world’s first: COO Connect, a digital interest-matching tool aimed at connecting like-minded hostel guests.

Image Courtesy © Ministry of Design

  • Architects: Ministry of Design
  • Project: COO Boutique Hostel and Sociatel
  • Location: Singapore

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HEC student housing in Paris, France by Martin Duplantier Architectes

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: Martin Duplantier Architectes 

Refind and renew

Located on the edge of the Saclay Plateau and the Bièvre Valley, the HEC campus has a privileged location. The 138-hectare park features prestigious sports facilities, a vast forest area and a plateau inhabited by buildings from 1962 and designed by the architect René Coulon.

Martin Duplantier first delivered the MBA building with David Chipperfield in 2012, on the edge of the forest, opposite the farm fields on the Saclay plateau.

Image Courtesy © Clément GUILLAUME

  • Architects: Martin Duplantier Architectes
  • Project: HEC student housing
  • Location: Campus HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas (78), France
  • Photography: Clément GUILLAUME and Yoahn ZERDOUN
  • Client: ADIM Concept
  • Design Team: Martin Duplantier Architectes, EVP (structure), Artelia
  • Budget: 9,4 M€
  • Surface: 2 042 sqm, (192 new student housing, common areas, offices, places of life)
  • Dates: Delivery of the first phase on 03-201. Phase 2 in progress

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Superbude 2 in Hamburg, Germany by DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG 

With its dual concept between a hostel and a hotel the Superbude I in Hamburg attracts a broad-range target group. Its location in the centre of the hip district „Schanze“ enables a surprisingly unconventional design.

Our task:

Our task was to further develop and design the successful concept „Superbude“. This included designing the „Buden“, a colloquial word used for the rooms in this hotel, as well as the public areas such as the lobby, bar and shop etc. The hotel / hostel is in a listed building, once a Deutsche Post switching centre at the turn of the century. For this reason the staircases were restored true to the original.

Image Courtesy © Steve Herud

  • Architects: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG
  • Project: Superbude 2
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Steve Herud
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Involved: Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
  • No of rooms: 88 + Suite
  • Designed: 2010-12
  • Opening: February 2012

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MiNO – Migliarino hostel in Ferrara, Italy by Antonio Ravalli Architetti

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Antonio Ravalli Architetti

As a part of a program for the conversion of an old hemp factory into a new city center for the town of Migliarino, the project gains a youth hostel out of a 510 m2 portion of the building. The site position is barycentric to the touristic circuits which take place during the summer, thanks to the proximity of the Po River Delta Natural Park, but the project has to count on a reduced regional funding, 270.000 € including the furniture, and a doubtful management profitability. Thus the management aspects, both with the energetic and economic saving, are the principal matters. The hostel is imagined as a ‘passive machine’, in which natural air fluxes are conveyed in order to obtain climatic benefits, while the systems distribution and the morphological disposition of the rooms, conceived as to minimize the utilized elements and technologies, allow an elastic hosting capacity: the highest during the spring and the summer, or in case of special events, reduced to the essential during the low seasons.

Photo of exterior, Image Courtesy © Antonio Ravalli Architetti

  • Architects: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
  • Project: MiNO – Migliarino hostel
  • Location: Migliarino, Ferrara, Italy
  • Photography: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
  • Engineering: Mezzadringegneria srl (structure); Studio Zambonini (HVAC); GF studio associato (electric)
  • Client: Comune di Migliarino (FE)
  • Materials: wood, concrete, fabric
  • Category: hostel
  • Area: 510 m2
  • Year: 2010 (more…)

Hostal Ritoque in Región de Valparaíso, Chile by HSU·RUDOLPHY arquitectos

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Article source: HSU·RUDOLPHY arquitectos

In our society we customarily perceive architecture as a luxury, understanding luxury as something valuable and at the same time scarce. We agree with the first component of the definition, but with respect to the second point, we as architects have probably not been persistent enough to build a better quality environment, nor inside or outside the Centres. Now if we define luxury as Bruno Munari does, we realize that, in general, high-level architectural production is associated with improper use of costly materials, which produce an equality gap to the extent that the benefits of good design can only be taken advantage of by those that can afford it.

Image Courtesy © Juan Durán Sierralta

  • Architects: HSU·RUDOLPHY arquitectos
  • Project: Hostal Ritoque
  • Location: Playa de Ritoque s/n, Quintero, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Photography: Juan Durán Sierralta
  • Client: Diego Arenas / Dayenú Vencilla
  • Structural Project: José Manuel Morales / Gabriel Rudolphy
  • Construction: Juan Tapia / Francisco Tapia / Diego Arenas
  • Budget: U$ 650/ sqm2
  • Area: 183 m2
  • Year: 2014

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