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Entrecampos Masterplan in Lisbon, Portugal by PROMONTORIO

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source: PROMONTORIO

Built next to the campus of the University of Lisbon, the Entrecampos Square is the largest urban regeneration scheme under development in Lisbon since the Expo’98. Like so many other cities in Europe, Lisbon has been loosing inhabitants to the outer rings of the metropolitan area. In addition to macro-scale factors, like the declining birth rate and the persistence of rent-controlled contracts, the cost of housing in city centres has become prohibitive for young people.

Image Courtesy © PROMONTORIO

  • Architects: PROMONTORIO
  • Project: Entrecampos Masterplan
  • Location: Avenida das Forcas Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Client EPUL: (Empresa Publica de Urbanizacao de Lisboa)
    Landscape Architecture João Nunes (PROAP)
  • Programme: Mixed-use development with housing (67,000 sq.m), retail (12,000 sq.m), offices (24,000 sq.m), art centre (9,000 sq.m) and parking (3,500)
  • Gross Built: Area 112,000 sq.m (plus 130,000 sq.m below grade)
  • Project Status: 2004 (master planning) – 2004 (approved by the municipal)
  • Software used: ArchiCAAD, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrate

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House M in Meran (BZ), Italy by monovolume architecture+design

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article source: monovolume architecture+design

The project M, a residential building in the centre of Meran, is embedded in the quit area of Obermais. The concept of the design was it to play with transparent and solid surfaces what fallows fascinating insights and outlooks. The interior melts together with the outside space. The terrain flows through the building and finds his renewal in the pool- and meadow area. Because of a refined external design and the arrangement of the pool, lawn, garden and house the whole concept seems like a unity with seamless transition. The ground floor follows the slightly sloping ground like a staircase to get a large garden area. Because of engineering technology considerations the building is conceived as a compact volume with one underground and two upper floors. From the construction point of view the house is built as a concrete construction, furnished with upgraded insulation. The glass-facade, door and window elements are executed as 3 layered glazier.

Image Courtesy © monovolume architecture+design 

  • Architects: monovolume architecture+design
  • Project: House M
  • Location: Meran (BZ), Italy
  • Type: Villa
  • Construction: 2011/12
  • Total area: 360 m2
  • Volume: 1.390 m3
  • ClimaHouse: A
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Restaurant Miil in 39010, Tscherms (BZ), Italy by monovolume architecture+design

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article Source: monovolume architecture+design

Placed in Tscherms/Cermes, near Merano, The Kränzel mansion and winery brings together cuisine, art and culture in a unique way. The set of buildings of different ages includes the medieval farm, the Baroque mill and the labyrinth garden that hosts works of contemporary artists. The restaurant “Miil” is in the old mill, which is under protection by the Fine Arts. Here gastronomy, wine and culture come togethere in a high quality unique work.

Image Courtesy © Urlich Egger

  • Architects: monovolumearchitecture+design
  • Project: Restaurant Miil
  • Location:  39010 ,Tscherms (BZ),  Italy
  • Architectural staff: Arch. Simon Constantini, Benjamin Gaensbacher, Arch. Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
  • Structural engineers: Von Pföstl und Helfer
  • Photographer: Urlich Egger
  • Client: Othmar Raich
  • Program: Restaurant
  • Realisation: 2010/11
  • Building area: 165 m²
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Boustred House in Balmoral, Sydney, Australia by ian moore architects

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Article source: ian moore architects

This project is located in Mosman on a north facing slope looking across Sydney’s Middle Harbour to the Spit Bridge and Clontarf. The site falls away dramatically from a broad and densely landscaped verge on the street frontage, with a high sandstone cliff forming the southern boundary. The house is nestled into this cliff, shielding it from the street, where it appears as a single storey, focusing attention on the magnificent view to the north. Entry is from the side street across a small bridge to a front door that opens to a grand stair descending the full height of the house and dividing it into two clearly differentiated volumes. The southern volume contains the service spaces, bathrooms, laundry, dressing room and a small study, while the northern volume contains the living areas and bedrooms. The glass roofed stair between these volumes has an ambiguous reading, neither inside nor out. It is only when one passes through a series of Oak framed portals that you are officially inside. The lowest level contains children’s bedrooms and a games/TV room that opens to the swimming pool terrace. An undercroft below this level contains the pool equipment and plant room. The middle level contains the main living areas, garage and a large north facing outdoor room opening off the kitchen and dining room. The upper level is given over to the main bedroom suite, home office, study and main entry. The simplicity of the external cement rendered form is enriched with an overlay of light bronze anodised aluminum windows, sliding doors and external sun control louvres, while the interior is defined by the Oak joinery and Travertine floors. The northern elevation is composed of a series of stepped cantilevered roofs and balconies with full height ellipsoid aluminium louvres screening the western facade from the afternoon sun and the neighbouring property.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

  • Architect: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project: Boustred House
  • Location: Balmoral, Sydney, Australia
  • Principal Architect: Ian Moore
  • Project team: Danny Mathis, Melika Aljucic, Susanne Loeffler
  • Interior Design: Ian Moore
  • Photographer: Daniel Mayne
  • Structural engineer: Ruggero Benvenuti at Benvenuti SC
  • Building certifier: Paul Rolfe Consulting
  • Builder: Coddington Constructions
  • Landscaping: Material: Jim Osbourne
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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House of Mr. R in Moscow, Russia by za bor Architects

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: za bor Architects

The house has solid-cast reinforced concrete frame with piers and bridging and walls made of brick. One wall is sloped (hacking brickwork). There are two apartment floors and a basement storey deepened to 1,20 meters below ground level (the only thing deeper is a wine cellar). The services: water pumps, blowing wells, an emergency diesel-generator and a fuel storage tank are located in the basement storey. A sanitary piping, gas and electricity supply are also arranged in the basement.

Image Courtesy © Zinur Razutdinov and Peter Zaytsev

  • Architects: za bor Architects
  • Project: House of Mr. R
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Zinur Razutdinov and Peter Zaytsev 
  • Firm principle or leading designers: Peter Zaytsev and Arseniy Borisenko 
  • Built area: 300 square meters (560 sq m floor area
  • Walls outside: plaster and exterior house paint, paving tiles
  • Walls inside: gres, wooden panels (wenge, oak), paint
  • Flooring: gres, marble, river pebbles (decorative covering), glass, wooden floor (oak)
  • Ceiling: paint
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3Ds Max, Photoshop

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Pabellón de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico by Archinature Workshop

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Archinature Workshop

The project has a very unique characteristic due its location. It is next to the Sports Palace, an arena frequently used for concerts, and the Velodromo Subway Station. Now the link between both spots is broken due a lack of pedestrian walkways, on the other hand there a high demand for parking space that is not satisfied by the parking offered by the Sport Palace.

Image courtesy Archinature Workshop

  • Architects: Archinature Workshop
  • Project: Pabellón de los Deportes
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis, Photoshop

Vila Stoliv in Montenegro by Enforma Architecture Designed using ArchiCAD

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Enforma Architecture

In the landscape such as the Bay of Boka Kotorska, great challenge can be construction of building beyond a traditional “recipe”. It’s like when you grow up in a diverse ethnic surrounding where yours ” differences ” are not accepted and understood very well. In that situation, we should to celebrate “the differences” between people and like that today, with all social, economic and technological development, we must thinking about structure which will reflect the present, but without endangering “spirit” of the existing natural and built environment – “genius loci”.

Image courtesy Enforma Architecture 

  • Architects: Enforma Architecture
  • Project: Vila Stoliv
  • Location: Stoliv, Montenegro
  • Author: Marh Nikola Novaković
  • Associate: Marijela Pajić
  • Area: 424.5 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Construction : 2012
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 14

50Hertz Netzquartier in Berlin, Germany by LOVE Architecture

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: LOVE Architecture

Designed by LOVE architecture and urbanism, the main goal of their winning proposal for the 50Hertz Headquarters in Berlin was to develop an innovative, transparent, open headquarters for the company that above all flows from inside to outside. The focus became to create flexible,versatile, and unique working environments, which are traversed by spacious outdoor spaces in the form of terraces, balconies and atriums. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Image courtesy LOVE architecture and urbanism 

  • Architects: LOVE Architecture
  • Project: 50Hertz Netzquartier
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Client: 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • Total Area (without underground garage): approx. 16,000 m²
  • Office Space: 11,070 m²
  • Conference Area: 807 m²
  • Daycare Center: 153 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Sketchup

Cape Cod Modern House Addition in Wellfleet MA by Hammer Architects

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Hammer Architects

In 1948 the Architect Nathaniel Saltonstall, one of the founders of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, established The Colony Club of Wellfleet as a private club for art collectors. In 1952 he built several homes in the International Style for members on nearby Chequesett Neck. In 2008 the new owners of one of these, commissioned Hammer Architects to update and expand their house.

East Elevation before restoration, with view of Screen Porch: Image Courtesy © Mark Hammer

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: Cape Cod Modern House Addition
  • Location:Wellfleet MA, (Cape Cod), USA
  • Photography: Mark Hammer, Peter Vanderwarker
  • Client: Family with two children
  • Square Footage Before: 2,514 Sq Ft
  • Square Footage After: 4,612 Sq Ft
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry in Kosovo by Maden Group

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Maden Group

The study starts from the first religious needs and the study of the earliest mosques architecture in Kosovo and in other countries to convey tradition through contemporary architecture. Our objective was to combine in the best mode architecture and religious rules.

Image Courtesy Maden GROUP

  • Architects: Maden Group
  • Project: Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry
  • Location: Pristina, Kosovo
  • Software used: Modeled in Archicad, rendered in Maxwell, and post-produced the renders in Photoshop and Lightroom. Diagrams and other graphics were made in CorelDraw and Illustrator.

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