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PROTIRO in Catania, Italy by NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture

1.The reuse of two former artisan sheds is the opportunity to score an anonymous urban environment and degraded by the power and strength of the architecture. In this project we used crude materials to make the surfaces very expressive.

Image Courtesy © NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture

  • Architects: NOWA s.r.l. – Navarra Office Walking Architecture (arch. Marco Navarra, arch. Maria Marino)
  • Project: PROTIRO
  • Location: Caltagirone, 95041 Province of Catania, Italy
  • Client: Fondazione Concetta D’Alessandro Onlus
  • Collaborators: arch. Fortunato Pappalardo
  • Structures: ing. Filippo Leocata
  • Electrical plants: ing. Claudio Pitino
  • Chronology: 2011/16

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EPILPSY RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME in Dommartin-lès-Toul, France by ATELIER MARTEL

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: ATELIER MARTEL

The site is located between pastures and activity areas in the semi-urban fringe located at the outskirts of the small town of Dommartin-lès-Toul. It extends on a gentle slope in front of the parking of the former American hospital and opens up to the panorama of the Moselle valley.

The value system based on which historical cities have been built has been substituted by the logic of traffic flow and lower cost. And even if it is unable to produce any urban quality, the so called “activity area” continues to be, most of the time, the place of work of contemporary architects, as it is where the cities expand and develop. At the same time, these unrestrained city fringes represent a source of imagination for the architects, a comparator, a particular landscape, extremely contemporary, hence fascinating, and therefore; able to convey emotions and memories.

Image Courtesy © Mayanna von Ledebur

  • Architects: ATELIER MARTEL
  • Project: EPILPSY RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME
  • Location: Dommartin-lès-Toul, 54200, France
  • Photography: Mayanna von Ledebur
  • General contractor: O.H.S. de Lorraine
  • Project manager: atelier Martel; BET Egis Bâtiments
  • Mis¬sion: Base + OPC et SSI
  • Artistic collaboration: Mayanna von Ledebur
  • Structural work: PEDUZZI BATIMENT
  • Exterior joinery: WUCHER
  • Interior joinery : G.V.A.
  • Area (SHAB): 3 200 m²
  • Construction cost (HT): 5,2 M€
  • Calendar: Study 2011/12, construction 2013/2015

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Specialized Alzheimer Center in Marseilles, France by Atelier Naom

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Atelier Naom

The project is located near the Old-Age Residence of St-Tronc.

The site is served by public transport and a special transport service for disabled people is in charge of the day-to-day support of patients : families can thus entrust their loved ones to an adapted and specialized structure.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Naom

Image Courtesy © Atelier Naom

  • Architects: Atelier Naom
  • Project: Specialized Alzheimer Center
  • Location: Saint-Tronc, Marseilles, France

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Sarepta Lutheran Church Social Institution for Disabled People in Budapest, Hungary by MODUM Architects Ltd.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: MODUM Architects Ltd.

Protestant harmony

In 2012, the Hungarian Lutheran Church invited a number of selected architecture firms to take part in the competition for the modernisation and extension of the Sarepta Evangelical Institution for the disabled, along with designing its new residential building. The professional jury has chosen the proposal of the winner of the Ybl Award, András Krizsán (DLA). After the permission of plans – as the result of a lucky turn of events – the Church was able to purchase an extra plot for the new building on Máriaremetei Road, not far from the original location of the Institution. This has created the possibility of building two buildings with the division of latter site.

Image Courtesy © MODUM Architects Ltd.

Image Courtesy © MODUM Architects Ltd.

  • Architects: MODUM Architects Ltd. (András Krizsán)
  • Project: Sarepta Lutheran Church Social Institution for Disabled People
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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Résidence Planchette in Paris, France by AZC Architectes

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: AZC Architectes

An urban health center, for the autonomy and involvement of people with disabilities in the city of Paris.

This project provides sheltered housing for frail, elderly residents with a variety of disabilities. The building comprises individual studio apartments, communal areas and medical consultation rooms for residents and out-patients.

To understand the project one must understand the history of the site at 232 Rue de Charenton in south-eastern Paris, along the side of which runs a passage that can be found on city plans as far back as 1789, at which time it led to cultivated fields. Fraught with real-estate related tension due to the complex planning laws in Paris and the Bercy neighbourhood, the project took seven years to see the light of day.

Image Courtesy © AZC Architectes

Image Courtesy © AZC Architectes

  • Architects: AZC Architectes (Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, architects ; Stefano Lunardi and Valentine Jamet, project managers)
  • Project: Résidence Planchette
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: Elogie
  • Partners: OTE Ingénierie
  • Size: 2250 m2
  • Year: 2015
  • Satus: Completed

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68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons in Vigneux-sur-Seine Commune, France by MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

The project on the city-block E2 appears as a singular and unique object; It signals the idea of a renewal of the main entry point to this neighborhood. This is why the architects chose to experiment with the implementation of two quality materials that are both complementary and opposites: brick for its domestic thickness and for its strong reference to the ground and to neighboring red brick façades; lacquered metal used for the lightness of this material and because it discretely hints at the comfort of the housing units and the use of balconies, while still avoiding their exposure to viewers from the street.

Image Courtesy © 11H45

Image Courtesy © 11H45

  • Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés
  • Project: 68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons
  • Location: Avenue de la Concorde, ZAC de la Croix-blanche, lot 2E – Vigneux sur seine 91270, France
  • Photography: 11H45
  • Client: Immobilière 3F
  • General contractor: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Project manager: Emmanuel Dequidt
  • Interior design: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Landscape architect: ERA paysagistes
  • General construction company: BAGOT SAS
  • Net floor area: Housing units: 4870 m² / Residence: 892 m²
  • Cost: €10.8m excluding VAT
  • Calendar:
    • Competition: June 2012
    • Construction time: 22 months
    • Delivery: May 2016

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La Brea Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture 

The La Brea mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is a 50,000 sq ft building for the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

  • Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
  • Project: La Brea Affordable Housing
  • Location: West Hollywood, California, US
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin, Kervin Lau

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Palazzo Orlandi in Tuscany, Italy by b-arch architecture

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: b-arch

When we think of Italy many images are called back to our minds; generally speaking it’s about idyllic places, deeply viewed in a historical perspective, city palaces or country farmsteads that are vanishing under the spreading standardization of the “pre-packaged” house imposed by the building market.

Image Courtesy b-arch

  • Architects: b-arch
  • Project: Palazzo Orlandi
  • Location: Tuscany, Italy

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GZS – Pflegewohnhaus Simmering in Vienna, Austria by Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Article source: Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner

In the heart of Vienna’s 11th district, on a lot densely vegetated by an old tree population, a new game-changing geriatrics center was to be realized.

Central idea:

High-quality dwelling for care-dependent senior citizens in the comforting atmosphere of a green oasis – rather then the common, sterile, hospital-style atmosphere of geriatrics centers as they used to be.

Image Courtesy Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner

  • Architects: Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner
  • Project: GZS – Pflegewohnhaus Simmering
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Software used: Don´t use programs to design the projects. This design is the result of models and sketches. To build this project AutoCAD LT was used.

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Vetlanda Group-Home in Vetlanda, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

KKA has designed a new group-home for six young disabled persons situated in the rural town of Vetlanda. The dwellers expressed a strong wish for the building not to have the appearance of a large complex but rather to relate to the scale of surrounding villas and farmhouses. Therefore we designed each dwelling with its own pitched roof. The houses are gathered around a common dining room. Much effort was put in to design the homes to suit the users´ specific needs of universal design.

Image Courtesy KKA

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
  • Project: Vetlanda Group-Home
  • Location: Vetlanda, Sweden
  • Client: Vetlanda Municipality
  • Type: Disabled Persons Home, in Swedish: “Enskillt boende”
  • Stage: Under construction
  • Year: 2011
  • Team: Joakim Kaminsky,Maria Martinez,Pamela Paredes,Fredrik Kjellgren,Johan Brandström, Josefina Högberg

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