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Tadeo 4909 in Puebla, México by Proyecto Cafeína

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: Proyecto Cafeína

Tadeo 4909 is a building that takes place in a high-growth zone of the city, seeking out to offer an urban, expressive and custom housing. It consists of 8 two-level lofts, each of which is distinct to the others.

The area where the building is set is highly chaotic in terms of architectural typologies, textures and colors, so it was therefore chosen to generate a building that would constitute itself as the order within the neighborhood’s chaos. For the façade three types of screens were used: white, satin and light. This achieved a dynamic design that simultaneously allows the most passage of natural light to the various environments while providing the necessary privacy as required by each of the spaces.

Image Courtesy © Patrick López Jaimes

  • Architects: Proyecto Cafeína
  • Project: Tadeo 4909
  • Location: Puebla, México
  • Photography: Patrick López Jaimes
  • Contributors: Leonardo Neve, Diego Vilatela, Angel Valerio, Olivia Gil, Andrés Miranda, Javier Flores, Carolina Ojeda, Jesús Quintana
  • Floor area: 902.65 m2
  • Year: 2015

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The Sax in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: mvrdv

Rotterdam’s harbour basins and quays form an important historical reference for the port city’s heritage, with Wilheminapier firmly established as one of its most popular and spectacular areas. Since 2015, development partners BPD Bouwfonds Property Development, Ontwikkeling B.V. and SYNCHROON Ontwikkelaars in consultation with the municipality of Rotterdam, have been working on the development of residential buildings Philadelphia & Havana.

The Sax is a 51 floor mixed-use tower set to be the latest addition to Rotterdam’s renowned Wilhelminapier port development., Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: The Sax
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Luca Moscelli, Fouad Addou, Daniele Zonta, Giuseppe Campo Antico, Ronald Kam, Clementine Bory and Yassin Matni.
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Davide Calabro, Massimiliano Marzoli, Costanza Cuccato, Kirill Emelianov and Pavlos Ventouris
  • Size and Programme: 82,200 m2 with 450 apartments (sale and rental), a hotel with 150 rooms, parking and commercial units
  • Year: 2017+

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Gokturk 118 in Eyup Istanbul by CM Mimarlik

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Article source: CM Mimarlik

This Project was designed as two separated blocks located on adjacent plots with different regulations, merging to a corner. The two blocks with different heights 12.5 m and 15.50 m, has been unified regarding their facade clearances. Within the evolving facade of the Çamlık Street in the last 10 year, these blocks were injected with a cynic eccentricity to the existing pattern. The form emerges from the meeting of the two separately perceived prisms. The entrance of the blocks is from the Sedef Street perpendicular to the Çamlık Street and both blocks are connected from this entrance.

Image Courtesy © CM Mimarlik

  • Architects: CM Mimarlik
  • Project: Gokturk 118
  • Location: Gokturk, Eyup / Istanbul
  • Client: Akro Yapi-Ucar Gayrimenkul
  • Project Team: Sezin Ergene, Yildiz Arican, Amina Rezoug, Tolga Yagli
  • Design Team: Cem Sorguç (Founder, Head Architect)
  • Land Area: 824,65 m²
  • Construction Area: 6.641,5 m²
  • Project Date: 2012
  • Construction Date: 2014

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Housing at St. Sebastian Church in Münster, Germany by BOLLES+WILSON

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Article source: BOLLES+WILSON

In 2009 BOLLES+WILSON won the 1st prize for housing and a kindergarten on the site of the 1960ies St Sebastian Church. It was expected that the emblematic oval form of the church be demolished. Instead the kindergarten colonized the nave. It was opened in 2013 – a much published reuse with interior green weather protected play decks.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing

  • Architects: BOLLES+WILSON (Prof. Julia Bolles-Wilson, Peter Wilson)
  • Project: Housing at St. Sebastian Church
  • Location: Hammer Straße 131-135, 48153 Münster, Deutschland, Germany
  • Photography: Peter Wilson, Roman Mensing
  • Client: Wohn+Stadtbau GmbH
  • Construction Supervision: Klaus Kuchenbuch
  • Project Leader: Christoph Lammers
  • Building Costs: 7.7 Mio Euro

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Remodelling Florair Housing in Brussels, Belgium by ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European tender for the transformation of two apartment blocks in the Brussels district of Jette. In the closed competition five teams were involved.

The two apartment blocks are located in a hilly park – alike setting in a green urban part of the Brussels agglomeration next to sports facilities.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

  • Architects: ATELIER KEMPE THILL (Canevas, Liege)
  • Project: Remodelling Florair Housing
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: SLRB – Foyer Jettois
  • Structural engineering & installations: Greisch, Liège
  • Adviser: Gérald Lédant, University Catholique de Louvain

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Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, Denmark by ADEPT

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ADEPT

The design of the Cubic Houses aims to balance the client’s wish for a large amount of square meters with the envisioned character of urban life in the area. The result is a residential complex that breaks down the building volume into several individual ‘cubes’ – stacked and shifted on top of each other.

Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Cubic Houses
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Size: 8.000 m2
  • Year: 2017

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City Life Milano Residential Complex in Milan, Italy by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS 

The Residential plot is composed by 7 linear buildings set along a continuous path around two land areas: Rc1, including buildings C1- C2-C3 and Rc2 with buildings C4-C5-C6-C7. The land areas are divided by a strip of public park.

Image Courtesy © David Bombelli

  • Architects: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: City Life Milano Residential Complex
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: David Bombelli, Gionata Xerra
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect: Maurizio Meossi
  • Design Team: Vincenzo Barilari, Cristina Capanna, Giacomo Sanna, Paola Bettinsoli, Gianluca Bilotta, Fabio Ceci,Veronica Erspamer, Arianna Francioni, Stefano Iacopini, Mario Mattia, Serena Pietrantonj, Florindo Ricciuti, Giulia Scaglietta, Giovanna Sylos Labini, Anja Simons, Marta Suarez, Tamara Tancorre, Giuseppe Vultaggio, Massimiliano Piccinini, Samuele Sordi, Alessandra Belia
  • Site Supervision Team: Cristina Capanna, Veronica Erspamer, Stefano Iacopini, Giulia Scaglietta, Florindo Ricciuti

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Tudor Apartments in Mombasa, Kenya by Urko Sanchez Architects

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Urko Sanchez Architects

Overview

The project consists in 14 apartments in Tudor Creek, Mombasa-Kenya. Characterized by a moucharabiah structural shell, it is distinct with its search for privacy and optimized natural ventilation and light. With our vision, the apartments benefit from the experience of outdoor living, contact with nature and the integration of the surroundings into each private home.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Urko Sanchez Architects
  • Project: Tudor Apartments
  • Location: Mombasa, Kenya
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Team: Urko Sanchez, Estrella de Andrés, Marcos Velasco, Ahmed Shamuti.

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Tour Lumière in Tours, France by Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture

A residential building with 89 flats over 17 levels (ground floor + 16 storeys). The project includes social housing for rent and for sale, as well as standard housing for sale, over the 17 levels of the building.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture
  • Project: Tour Lumière
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Project Owner: SNI
  • Project Directors: François Marquet, François Louis
  • Project Leader: Romain Maréchal
  • Structure Design office: C&E
  • Fluids Technical design: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Quantity surveyor: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Surface Area: 5,300 m2
  • Delivery: 2017

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Wind Tower in Salmiya, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: AGi Architects

Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. Considering the increasing demand for land in the city, the transformation of single family dwelling typologies becomes a must, where tenants should be able to enjoy privacy as well as benefit from vertical solution amenities and prime location.

Image Courtesy © AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi Architects (Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea)
  • Project: Wind Tower
  • Location: Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Client: Wafra Real Estate Co.
  • Project Leaders: Stefania Rendinelli, Lulu Alawadhi
  • Project Team: Georg Thesing, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Cristina Ruiz, Alfredo Carrato, Ehsan Abdulrasoul Rahimi, Ibrahim Abu Fayyad
  • Engineers: Arturo Macusi, Joseph Thomas
  • Area: 6,500 sqm
  • Date: 2014-2017

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