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Liuzhou Forest City in China by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti

The first Chinese Forest City by Stefano Boeri Architetti is turning into reality. A city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees.

Once completed, the new city will host 30,000 people, absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.

Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: Liuzhou Forest City
  • Location: Liuzhou, China
  • Client: Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning Bureau
  • Partners: Stefano Boeri, Yibo Xu
  • Project Leader: Pietro Chiodi
  • Team Architects: Julia Gocalek, Yinxin Bao, Shilong Tan with Giulia Chiatante
  • Cooperative Design Institute in China: Shanghai Tongyan Architectural and Planning Design Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 138.5 ha

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Quartier du Parc, Reimerwee in Kirchberg, Luxembourg by AllesWirdGut

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: AllesWirdGut 

In Kirchberg / Luxembourg AllesWirdGut build an ensemble of two large and two smaller buildings accommodating a total of 110 apartments.

The stretched-out buildings in the Quartier du Parc in Kirchberg, Luxembourg, are situated on the northeastern edge of a development area. The northwestern side is bounded by Konrad Adenauer Boulevard. On the south side, the ensemble opens to Parc Reimerwee. Due to their orientation and different rental systems, the two volumes are seen as “fraternal twins”. Together, they make a strong duo that have certain things in common on the outside, while their interiors are different.

Image Courtesy © Michael Sohm

  • Architects: AllesWirdGut
  • Project: Quartier du Parc, Reimerwee
  • Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg
  • Visualization: Michael Sohm
  • Client: Sociéte Nationale des Habitations à Bon Marché (SNHBM), Luxembourg + Fonds Kirchberg
  • Team Competition: Felix Reiner, Karel Bartos, Laurenz Batka, Ria Roberg
  • Team Execution: Baptiste Quételart, Felix Reiner, Florian Gottler, Jessica Wannhoff, Luca Melchiori
  • GFA: 12.384 m²
  • Competition: 10/2015

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Lauritshøj, Skødstrup in Aarhus, Denmark by WE architecture and JWH arkitekter

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: WE architecture

WE Architecture, together with JWH Arkitekter and By Munch, have won a competition to design a new allergy-friendly row-house complex in Skødstrup, north of Aarhus.

The project proposes a sustainable and innovative usage of water, soil and air, being the first to follow the new quality guide for new social housing, published by the Aarhus municipality. The idea is to have a green suburban plantation where the landscape and overviews are emphasized by low rise housing units of (mainly) 2 storeys.

Image Courtesy © WE architecture and JWH arkitekter

  • Architects: WE architecture and JWH arkitekter
  • Project: Lauritshøj, Skødstrup
  • Location: Skødstrup, North of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Client: Al2bolig
  • Landscape architect: By munch
  • Size: 4950m2, 55 housing
  • Year: 2017

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GEYSIR – KV HEKLA in Stockholm, Sweden by C.F. Møller Architects

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

Geysir is a new and modern residential tower in Kista, north of Stockholm, which, with its central location, simultaneous will serve as the City’s new meeting place.

Geysir will, in terms of both expression and content, become a significant building that will unify residents of Kista and the surrounding urban districts.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: GEYSIR – KV HEKLA
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client: Aros Bostad and Vasakronan
  • Size: 15000 m² (13.000 housing and 2.000 m² retail)
  • Year: 2017

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VMware Campus in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Design

The asymmetrical balance between nature and architecture is the supporting idea for Form4 Architecture’s design of VMware Campus, set in Palo Alto, CA, housing the cloud infrastructure and business mobility company’s headquarters. Encompassing 11 buildings and three parking structures for a total of more than 1.8 million square feet, the campus was designed to reject the confines of traditional office buildings, and capitalize on the serene setting in which it was built as a reflection of the company’s values. The architecture and design scheme take on its forms by revisiting the basic principles of urban design with a 21st-century twist. The project’s architecture of presence is discreet, but not timid. It sets a mechanism that allows for the flexibility of future growth, yet is fully realized in its architectural aspiration.

Image Courtesy © John Sutton

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: VMware Campus
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Photography: John Sutton
  • Design Principal: John Marx, AIA
  • Principal-in-Charge: Robert Giannini
  • Principal/Project Manager: James Tefend, AIA
  • Developer: Hines
  • Contractor: Swinerton Builders
  • Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture; Studio 5

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Unique Residence in Lajeado, Brazil by Alexandre Lucas

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Alexandre Lucas

UNIQUE RESIDENCE has units that fall on this line of credit, in addition to already have the system all the assessment and property framework that streamlines the hiring and credit guarantee!

Ministry of Cities will relocate R $ 2.5 billion (for housing this value is quickly consumed) to the line which finances the home; credit had been suspended for lack of funds.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Lucas

  • Architects: Alexandre Lucas
  • Project: Unique Residence
  • Location: Lajeado, Brazil

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Apartment-villas Het Gewest in Bussum, The Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: LEVS architecten 

In the village of Bussum, three sculptural apartment-villas stand amid the semi-public area between the Brinklaan and the district office building Gewestkantoor, another LEVS project from 2011. The villas form part of the Spoorzone Zuid, an urban plan by LEVS architecten, that stretches along both sides of one of the busiest railways in the Netherlands. In scale and measure, the villas fit in well with the surrounding environment, which dates back to the late 19th century.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Apartment-villas Het Gewest
  • Location: Bussum, The Netherlands

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Ermish Housing in Istanbul, Turkey by CM Mimarlik

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: CM Mimarlik

Ermish Housing, designed by Istanbul based architectural practice CM Mimarlik is a residential project that focuses on providing optimum daylight by separating building blocks due to area’s elevation difference, and creates a whole living area out of 3 different building blocks.

Image Courtesy © Cemal Emden, Cem Sorguc

  • Architects: CM Mimarlik
  • Project: Ermish Housing
  • Location: Gokturk  Eyup, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Cemal Emden, Cem Sorguc
  • Client: Ermis Mobilya Dekorasyon
  • Main Contractor: Ermis Mobilya Dekorasyon
  • Total Area: 6275 sqm
  • Project Starting Date: 2013
  • Project Completion Date: 2014
  • Construction Starting Date: 2014
  • Construction Completion Date: 2016

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15 Renwick in New York City by ODA New York

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: ODA New York 

Tucked between Spring and Canal in New York City’s recently rezoned Hudson Square, Renwick Street is a rare blip on the vast urban grid: a small, single-block residential enclave, whose self-generated hush recalls the era of a much more intimate Manhattan.

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

  • Architects: ODA New York
  • Project: 15 Renwick
  • Location: 15 Renwick Street, New York City, NY 10013, USA
  • Photography: Erieta Attali and Frank Oudeman
  • Developer: IGI US
  • Outdoor square footage: 8,300
  • Units: 31 (100% condo)
  • Stories: 11

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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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