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RODIN 33 in Napoles, Mexico by HAUSM2

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Article source: HAUSM2

The apartment building is located in a narrow site dimensions (7.8m wide by 28m long) on Rodin 33 street, this conditions demands an accurate lecture of the architectural program. to optimize the interior space we decided to look forward for a structural sistem that allow us to enjoy the open space.

The living room and dinner room are clearly conected to the exterior terraces taking the widest side of the site 7.8 meters. One apartment is located by floor, allowing to the user take an interesting view of the Mexico city skyline.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: HAUSM2 (Carlos Marin)
  • Project: RODIN 33
  • Location: Rodin 33, Napoles, CDMX
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Facilities Project: Alejandra Siebel Ing.
  • Management and Coordination: HAUSM2
  • Structural project: Eng Gerson Huerta.
  • Area: 1,200 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Built Year: 2015-2016

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VIA 57 WEST in New York by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

VIA 57 West is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, combining the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper. By keeping three corners of the block low and lifting the north-east corner up towards its 450 ft peak, the courtyard opens views towards the Hudson River, bringing low western sun deep into the block and graciously preserving the adjacent Helena Tower’s views of the river. The form of the building shifts depending on the viewer’s vantage point. While appearing like a pyramid from the West-Side-Highway, it turns into a dramatic glass spire from West 58th Street. The courtyard which is inspired by the classic Copenhagen urban oasis can be seen from the street and serves to extend the adjacent greenery of the Hudson River Park into VIA. The slope of the building allows for a transition in scale between the low-rise structures to the south and the high-rise residential towers to the north and west of the site. The highly visible sloping roof consists of a simple ruled surface perforated by terraces – each one unique and south-facing. The fishbone pattern of the walls are also reflected in its elevations. Every apartment gets a bay window to amplify the benefits of the generous view and balconies which encourage interaction between residents and passers-by.

Image Courtesy © nic-lehoux

Image Courtesy © nic-lehoux

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: VIA 57 WEST
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Client: The Durst Organization
  • Collaborators: SLCE Architects, Starr Whitehouse, Thornton Tomasetti, Dagher Engineering, Langan Engineering, Hunter Roberts,Enclos, Philip Habib & Assoc, Vidaris Inc, Nancy Packes, Van Deusen & Assoc, Cerami & Assoc, CPP, AKRF, Glessner Group, Brandston Partnership
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
  • Project Architect: David Brown
  • Team: Aleksander Tokarz, Alessandro Ronfini, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Mendive, Benjamin Schulte, Birk Daugaard, Celine Jeanne, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Daniel Sundlin, Dominyka Mineikyte, Eivor Davidsen, Felicia Guldberg, Florian Oberschneider, Gabrielle Nadeau, Gül Ertekin, Ho Kyung Lee, Hongyi Jin, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Laura Youf, Lucian Racovitan, Marcella Martinez, Maria Nikolova, Maya Shopova, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas A. Rasch, Ola Hariri, Riccardo Mariano, Steffan Heath, Stanley Lung, Tara Hagan, Thilani Rajarathna, Tyler Polich, Valentina Mele, Valerie Lechene, Xu Li, Yi Li
  • Project Leader, Interiors: David Brown
  • Project Manager, Interiors: Beat Schenk
  • Team, Interiors: Aaron Hales, Alessandro Ronfini, Brian Foster, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Ho Kyung Lee, Hongyi Jin, Ivy Hume, Jenny Chang, Lauren Turner, Mina Rafiee, Rakel Karlsdottir, Tara Hagan, Thomas Fagan, Tiago Barros, Valentina Mele
  • Size: 77202 m2
  • Date: 31/12/2010

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Renovation Of 150 Housing Units – Le Foyer Bruxellois in Brussels, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

The 6 buildings in the Minimes neighbourhood were designed in 1954 by architects and urban planners from the Alpha group. The architectural composition of these social housing units is elegant and the buildings were erected with great care.

Still, time has left its mark. The thermal insulation needs improving, and it is also important to equip all units with decent sanitary facilities.

Special care has been taken to respect the great simplicity and harmony of the existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Bernard BOCCARA

Image Courtesy © Bernard BOCCARA

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS (André CHARON and Quentin OLBRECHTS)
  • Project: Renovation Of 150 Housing Units – Le Foyer Bruxellois
  • Location: Rue des Minimes, n° 107 to 137 and rue Notre Dame des Grâces, n° 3. 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Marie-Françoise PLISSART, Bernard BOCCARA
  • Client: BELIRIS – SPF Mobilité et Transport, S.C. Le Foyer Bruxellois
  • Building services: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers with FTI sa (A. Janssens, J. Michiels, Ph. Samyn)
  • Structural engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl, architects & engineers with SETESCO sa (J. Schiffmann, Ph. Samyn, L. Sottiaux, M. Veraart)
  • Monitoring office: SECO scrl
  • Safety coordinator: H&S Consulting
  • General contractor: BAM Galère
  • Area: 12552 sqm
  • Year: 2001-2012

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Housing Borneo island in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists

Urban design In the Eastern Harbor Area, next to the KNSM and Java island lie Borneo and Sporenburg islands. West 8 (Adriaan Geuze) has created a very inspiring urban plan. The question for West 8 was how to create a water-city along the kilometers of 19th century harbor cays. West 8 did not solve this problem by attempting to subdue the scale with huge blocks, such as Jo Coenen has done on the KNSM island, nor by trying to reduce the scale by creating cross-canals, such as Sjoerd Soeters, but by repetition of a small scale.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists
  • Project: Housing Borneo island
  • Location: Eastern Harbour Area, Borneo island, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters, Scagliola en Brakkee and Bert Nienhuis
  • Client: New Deal Amsterdam NL
  • Design: Marlies Rohmer
  • Team: Jan van Erven Dorens, Rob Hulst, Laurens Schuurkamp, Martin Koster
  • Constructor: Advies & Enginering Intervam, Rijswijk NL
  • Contractor: Intervam VOF (Intervam, Moes, Muwi)
  • Cost: € 4.500.000,- excl. VAT
  • Area: 8066 m2
  • Design: 1997
  • Completion: 1999-2000

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Deckweiß in Berlin, Germany by brandt + simon Architekten

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: brandt + simon Architekten

A large Berlin block of flats in Bötzow district, built in 1905, with a representative front building, side wing and rear wing was extensively refurbished in a partially inhabited state.

The originally rich stucco facade of the front building had mostly dropped off and the remaining elements were irredeemably dilapidated.

Image Courtesy © brandt + simon architekten

Image Courtesy © brandt + simon architekten

  • Architects: brandt + simon Architekten
  • Project: Deckweiß – Refurbishment and new build attic of a block of flats
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Planning of structural framework: Dr.-Ing Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
  • Work stages: 1-9
  • Gross floor space: 4400 m2
  • Living space: 3030 m2
  • Construction phase 1: 2001/2002
  • Construction phase 2: 2011 – 2013
  • Completion: 2013

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Central Park Residence in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

When the client demanded three rectangular residential towers on a site with irregular contour, surrounded by a winding stream that derives from the Somes river and by clusters of poplar trees that surround the nearby sports park, we took the responsibility to come up with a different approach: a building that integrates the three separate units in one unitary volume with a layout that undulates on the site so that it makes the most of the natural light and views. It also provides a sheltered space and a private, quiet area, in the resulting concave space. This space is an artificial landscape, a green leisure and relaxation area that is shaped as a green roof for the underground parking.

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

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Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home in Orbec, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

This care and retirement home has been built in the heart of the Normandy bocage near the village of Orbec. The building follows the sloping curve of the hillside, and is visible from the valley.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi)
  • Project: Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home
  • Location: 8 rue de la Source, 14290 Orbec, Calvados, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Client: EPMS Marie du Merle in Orbec
  • Architects assistants: David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas, Chang Zhang, Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Pedro Rodríguez Ruipérez, Ania Klukowski, Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Emilie Brichard, Jean Scherer
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: BET G.Jost
  • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
  • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
  • Kitchen expert: Ecotral
  • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 12 279 536 € H.T
  • Surface: 5833 sqm
  • Competition: September 2008
  • Plans and technical phases: From october 2008 to January 2012
  • Construction: from January 2012 to September 2015

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1/JBR in Dubai, UAE by EDGE Design

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: EDGE Design 

In its’ quest to discover the best designs and projects in the Middle East and Africa, the International Property Awards in London invited companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by four active members of the House of Lords scrutinised hundreds of entries and EDGE Design has been informed that it has won an African and Arabian Property Award 2016-2017 in the Residential High-rise Development category, for their work on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties.

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

  • Architects: EDGE Design
  • Project: 1/JBR
  • Location: Dubai, UAE

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Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea by Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners)

In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

  • Architects: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie
  • Project: Gangnam District – Apartment Blocks And Urban Masterplan
  • Location: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kim Myoung Sik or LH Group
  • Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
  • Landscape Design: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar, Stuttgart
  • Gross Surface: 180.000 m2
  • Volume: 498.000m3
  • Date of commission: 2010 April
  • Project Year: 2014 November
  • In Use: 2015 March

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Wintergarden Housing in Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

In the next decade the new city quarter “Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid” will be realized along the river Schelde in the Southwest of Antwerp as a high-quality extension of the historic city centre.

Recently as one of the first realizations a eco-housing project by Atelier Kempe Thill has been finished.

The housing project contains 32 flexible wintergarden apartments and commercial spaces on the ground floor built on a collective parking garage.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Wintergarden Housing
  • Location: Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Client: Triple Living Antwerp

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