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VALLECAS 47 in Madrid, Spain by Estudio UNTERCIO

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Estudio UNTERCIO

We tried to imagine, all of us together, a dwelling in which we would like to live. Bright and open to meet with friends some of us said, intimate and in semidarkness, the laziest ones replied. A dwelling with a multiple personality. One that would be able to react to the changing seasons. One that would open itself to two different environments; on one side, a street belonging to a new urban development, but close to the urban life of Vallecas Village, and on the other side, a bounded and safe courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute 

  • Architects: Estudio UNTERCIO
  • Project: VALLECAS 47 ( social housing)
  • Location: Ensanche de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Client: EMVS (Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda de Madrid)
  • Program: 46 apartments, 20 m2retail and commercial espace, 47 underground parking places
  • Site Area: 1400m2
  • Architect: Miguel Herráiz Gómez, Mauro Iván Bravo Hernández, Marina del Mármol Peces, Daniel Bergman Vázquez, Michael Becker
  • Building Engineer: Alfonso Sáenz García
  • Contractor: Structure FERCABER, Building envelope DRAGADOS
  • Another Technicians Involved:
    Building facilities: SP arquitectura e ingeniería.
    Structures engineering: Mecanismo diseño y cálculo de estructuras S.L.
    Telecommunication engineering: Ramón Francia Castillo, Ingeniero de Telecomunicaciones.

JL House in Braga, Portugal by Arquitetura.501

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Arquitetura.501

Located in a small village near Vila Nova de Famalicão city, the “J.L House.” organizes itself from two functional volumes – the social and the private ones. The design in L shape overcomes from its functional program , the framework with the surrounding landscape and most of all the excellent solar orientation.

Image Courtesy Arquitetura.501 

  • Architects: Arquitetura.501
  • Project: JL House
  • Location: Vila Nova de Famalicão, Braga, Portugal
  • Area of land: 1014 sqm
  • Construction area: 323 sqm
  • Year of construction: 2012
  • Architecture Team: Hernâni Sá, Cristina Oliveira
  • Engeneering: Traço de Concepção, Lda
  • Constructor: Albersil, Lda
  • Photography: Arquitetura.501

House of Would in Madrid, Spain by Elii

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Elii

This house is located in a 1,316 m2 sloping plot of land in the district of Pedrezuela,45 km north of Madrid. There is little to no vegetation in the section closest to the street, which nevertheless provides a good viewpoint on the surrounding lush natural landscape.

The building is made up of seven wooden-structure modules symmetrically identical surrounding a central court. Each module is dedicated to a different domestic situation, according to its functional needs. The modular structure, as well as the scale of the rooms allows the alteration of this functional logic, serving as a support for possible future layouts.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán 

  • Architects: Elii
  • Project: House of Would
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán (obra)
  • Team: Enrico Forestieri
  • Client: Isabel Rodríguez Hurtado
  • Surveyor: Samuel Escudero
  • Structures: Mecanismo S.L.
  • Mechanical: Nieves Plaza
  • Const. Company:  Dionisio Torralba Construcciones; Altermateria (Madera  estructural)
  • Model: elii – Enrico Forestieri, Blanca Macarrón, Sara Castellote, Iris Artemisa Espinosa, Lucía Usera
  • Size: 210,90m2
  • Construction Start Date: May 2011
  • Completion date: July 2012

Prästgården in Gustavsberg, Sweden by Arkitema Architects

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Arkitema Architects

The development Prästgården lies close to the centre of Gustavsberg, Sweden – an area close to Stockholm with great natural qualities – close to the archipelago and still within commuting distance of Stockholm. The dwellings are subdivided into four groups of two storey row houses.

Image Courtesy Arkitema Architects 

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Project: Prästgården
  • Location: Pastor Normans Väg, Gustavsberg, Sweden
  • Size: 28 dwellings
  • Year of completion: 2010-2011
  • Client: Sjaelsö Sverige AB
  • Landscape: Arkitema og Nova Mark
  • Engineer: Looström & Gelin Konstruktionsbyrå AB / PQR
  • Developer: Sjaelsö Sverige AB

Maracanã House in São Paulo, Brazil by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Article source: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

São Paulo. In this city, which contemporaneity is able to perform the most extraordinary urban contrasts for us, living can reveal an encouraging condition. In search of a place where this could be experienced, the idea of an elementary residence acquires the character of a happening. Thus, as this house decided to silently place itself at the westerly metropolitan meanders, is how it is presented at Maracanã Street.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Kok 

ALV&NAT House in Madrid, Spain by ALT arquitectura

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Article source: ALT arquitectura

We are used to perform spectacular photographic reports retouched in photoshop to show a perfection, which is neither true, nor is attractive in my opinion. We focus on an architecture more intuitive and emotional than intellectual and rational, where raw sincerity of its construction. We try to generate emotions, derived from the configuration of space and form, use of materials, their textures, their relationship with nature and light.

Image Courtesy © Ángel Luis Tendero 

  • Architects: ALT arquitectura
  • Project: ALV&NAT House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Ángel Luis Tendero
  • Collaborator: Bernardo Cummins
  • Year: 2012

CASA EM in Jalisco, Mexico by TaAG Arquitectura

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Article source: TaAG Arquitectura

The client requested a residence in a private section of Zapopan for a family of four members. After the analysis of the program made, and as the family has teenager children, we conclude that the house had to have various levels of simultaneous interaction. With independent spaces that could eventually participate in the same event by joining each other to greater capacity for visitors.

Image Courtesy TaAG Arquitectura 

  • Architects: TaAG Arquitectura
  • Project: CASA EM
  • Location: Zapopan, jalisco, Mexico
  • Type Residential:  Single family residence
  • Building status: built in 2012
  • Number of stories: 3
  • Site size: 645 m2
  • Site type: suburban
  • Building area: 633 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2011

Cabeço do Resto House in Madeira, Portugal by MSB Arquitectos

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Article source: MSB Arquitectos

The ground seems inappropriate for the building. With a very steep slope, which extends from south to north, the first impact is the extreme difficulty for the implementation of a house. the project provides an initial response to this setback, refusing to shape the land with retaining walls, and taking advantage of the slope to \”drop\” the program of the house and dividing the volume in two separate platforms, connected with a vertical element that binds these two moments.

Image Courtesy MSB Arquitectos 

  • Architects: MSB Arquitectos
  • Project: Cabeço do Resto House
  • Location: Santana, Madeira, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Miguel Malaguerra, Susana Jesus, Bruno Martins, Hugo Aires
  • Area: 238 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Model Home Gallery in Seoul, South Korea by NADAAA

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: NADAAA

In South Korea, the study, design, and sales of housing have developed into a discipline serving an ascendant middle class with amenities and technologies that are significantly sophisticated. The “model home gallery,” a nexus for consumerist desires and corporate strategy, not only contains sales offices with model homes, but also a variety of public amenities for the adjacent community. Art galleries, restaurants, cafés, auditorim, and other public open spaces foster favorable relationships with area residents, thus expanding the customer base and fueling the housing economy.

Image Courtesy © John Horner 

  • Architects: NADAAA
  • Project: Model Home Gallery
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: John Horner
  • Principals in Charge: Nader Tehrani, Katie Faulkner, AIA
  • Project Coordinator: Kevin Lee
  • Project Team: Dan Gallagher, Ellee Lee, Richard Lee, John Houser, Ryan Murphy, Samuel Jacobson, Tom Beresford, Tim Wong
  • Local Architect: AandD (Seoul)
  • Foreign design and CA consultant: Jiyoung Park (Inha University)
  • Landscape: Dongshimwon
  • Civil: Daegyo
  • Structure: Yunwoo structural
  • Cost Estimator: Shinhwa Interior
  • MEP: Chungwoo Eng.
  • Lighting: Taewon Electrical
  • Exterior: Woojung
  • Curtainwall: Daemuyng Gunyoung
  • Energy Consultant: Gunhwan
  • Traffic Consultant: KTS
  • Exhibition: A Works
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 4.0 and AutoCAD

Silicon House in Madrid, Spain by Selgas Cano

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: Selgas Cano

This is an allotment on a gentle slope covered by evergreen oak, elm, ash, acacia, prunus and plane trees, all seeded spontaneously by birds from the surrounding plots. All of these trees and their canopy perimeters were measured and drawn on to plan. Le Corbusier said he wanted the empty La Tourette courtyard to be populated naturally with vegetation, by birds and the wind. Le Corbusier left a void in his architecture to be populated by nature. We think this project has arisen in opposition to that idea.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Zuloaga 

  • Architects: Selgas Cano
  • Project: Silicon House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pablo Zuloaga, Roland Halbe, Iwan Baan, Richard Powers
  • Project Team: José de Villar, Miguel San Millán, Lara Resco, Blas Antón
  • Client: PRIVATE
  • Structural engineer: FHECOR
  • Electrical engineer: JG
  • Mechanical engineer: Isidro Fernández
  • Desing phase: 2004
  • Construction phase: 2007
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