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SOCIAL HOUSING VIA CENNI in MILAN, Italy by ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

The principles of the eco-village and the smart-city are all contained within this experimental project: green roofs, community manager, walk ability, integration of different urban functions, features and centrality of green space, environmentally friendly materials; indeed, it has been used the cross-laminated timber panels building system, making it the highest building in Europe built with this technology, enough efficient to let a reduction of 50% of the construction time at the same cost of traditional residential buildings. The Cenni district’s buildings are designed in the energy class A (the greatest energy class). The excellent performances, which allow to estimate a reduction of the consumption of the 70-80%, are the result of the construction characteristics of the buildings, of the ecological devices adopted and of the plant and equipment used (heat pumps fed by groundwater ) that allowed combine great economy, an high comfort and above all an elevated social identity of the persons who live there. Inhabitants are happy and proud to live in this district.

Image Courtesy © ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

Image Courtesy © ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

Architects: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
Project: SOCIAL HOUSING VIA CENNI
Location: MILAN, Italy (more…)

La Brea Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture 

The La Brea mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is a 50,000 sq ft building for the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

  • Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
  • Project: La Brea Affordable Housing
  • Location: West Hollywood, California, US
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin, Kervin Lau

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Grønneviksøren Student Apartments in Bergen, Norway by 3RW Arkitekter

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: 3RW Arkitekter

The student houses at Grønneviksøren are an attempt to answer a big challenge in growing cities today. How do we create sustainable architecture for a great number of people – in this case the students – who need homes for a low budget in the city?

Grønneviksøren, as a transformation area, is located just outside of Bergen city center, by a 20 minute walk. It consists of 16 different building groups with varying height up to 8 floors.

Image Courtesy © Cecilie Bannow

Image Courtesy © Cecilie Bannow

  • Architects: 3RW Arkitekter
  • Project: Grønneviksøren Student Apartments
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Cecilie Bannow
  • Month and year work completed: September 2013
  • Living area: 21 750m2
  • No. of housing units: 727
  • Buildingowner: SIB (Studentsamskipnaden i Bergen)
  • Landscape architect: Smedsvig landskapsarkitekter AS
  • Main engineering firm: Multiconsult AS
  • Main contractors: FaktorIndustrier AS, Norskbetontindustri AS

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Social Complex in Alcabideche, Portugal by Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Located in Cascais, in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, the Social Complex of Alcabideche with a total construction area of approximately 10,000 m2 aims to reconstitute a Mediterranean life style in which the outdoor spaces of streets, plazas and gardens are like an extension of the house itself.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

  • Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos- José Guedes Cruz, César Marques, Marco Martínez Marinho
  • Project: Social Complex in Alcabideche
  • Location: Alcabideche, Cascais, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo Oliveira Alves
  • Area of the Plot: 12876m2
  • Total construction area – 9956m2
  • Area of each housing unit: 53m2
  • Total Area of Housing Units: 2.756m2
  • Area of the Main Building: above ground – 2700m2, below ground – 4500m2, total – 7200m2

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16 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS in Charleville-Mézières, France by a/LTA architectes urbanistes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: a/LTA architectes urbanistes

We work on a firmly contemporary, contextual and reactive architecture. Each of our architectural answers are heading towards an originality specific to the project, complying with the program and the project’s surroundings On every proposal, we specifically work on the context. We are particularly interested in closed, distant, historical and sociological background of the project. These datas «are nourishing» architecture. As the contexts in which we evolve are rarely homogeneous, our writing tends to be hybrid.

Image Courtesy © Fabrice Dehoche

Image Courtesy © Fabrice Dehoche

  • Architects: a/LTA architectes urbanistes
  • Project: 16 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS
  • Location: Charleville-Mézières, France
  • Photography: Fabrice Dehoche
  • Team: a/LTA Le Trionnaire (x2) – Tassot – Le Chapelain, + AMA architectes (construction site), + Zebra 3 + Barthès Bois (engineering)
  • Client: Habitat 08
  • Programme: 16 individual housing units
  • Surface: 1100 m²
  • Date: completion 2014
  • Cost: 1408 000 € HT

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ZUIDZICHT HASSELT in Hasselt, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

Master plan and design for 300 residential units along the canal in Hasselt Precast Concrete Awards 2014, Federation for concrete industry FEBE Nomination category Precast in Buildings

Image Courtesy © BURO II & ARCHI+I

Image Courtesy © Danica Kus

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: ZUIDZICHT HASSELT
  • Location: Kempische Kaai 3500 Hasselt
  • Photography: Danica Kus
  • Surfaces: 11.297 m²
  • Gross floor area:
    • Approx. 288 living units and 876 m² commercial/offi ces
    • 11.297m² [grounds] + 34.760 m² [above-ground] + 13.890 m² [below-ground]
    • Phase 1: 8.807 m² [59 units and 3 units commercial/offi ces]
    • Phase 2: 8,669 m² [77 units]
    • Phase 3: 8,867 m² [82 units]
    • Phase 4: 9,177 m² [64 units]

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Quarter of Nations in Hamburg, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

At the award ceremony of 2014 “Carl-Friedrich Fischer Prize for humane housing“, the head-end buildings of the Quarter of Nations have been awarded with one of the first prizes. The Hamburg housing project impressed the Jury, consisting of Christiane Ruth Hansmann (foundation director), Uli Hellweg (IBA Hamburg GmbH) and Professor Jörn Walter (Oberbaudirektor Hamburg), with its combination of a social housing building with a passive house. Out of 90 entered projects from the Hamburg urban area, in addition to the Quarter of Nations, the “Neue Hamburger Terrassen“ (LAN Architekten) and the “Gartenquartier Kleine Horst“ (SEHW Architekten) also received awards. The award, which was first made this year, aims to promote the intention of the former Regierungsbaumeister, Carl-Friedrich Fischer, to provide humane housing in the city and nearby.

Image Courtesy © HG Esch

Image Courtesy © HG Esch

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Quarter of Nations
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: HG Esch

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Seto in Hiroshima, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

A shipbuilder’s company housing on a cliff that views beautiful and calm Seto Inland Sea, where small islands float. This project is expected to revitalize a local industrial city while serving as comfortable accommodations for 37 families. On the roof that extends from ground level uphill, the rooftop plaza, a rare public space in the hilly town spreads.

Image Courtesy © Ken'ichi Suzuki

Image Courtesy © Ken’ichi Suzuki

  • Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio / Masahiro Harada + MAO 
  • Project: Seto
  • Location: Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Photography: Ken’ichi Suzuki
  • Software used: vectorworks, Illustrator
  • Design Team: Naoto Ishii, Tetsuya Mizukami
  • Client:TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co.,Ltd.
  • Principal use: Company housing
  • Site area: 1934.84m2

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52 COUNCIL FLATS IN NANTERRE, France by Colboc Franzen & Associés

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Colboc Franzen & Associés

The Hoche ecodistrict is rising from the ground on old industrial sites. It has to mediate between the scale of the Chemin-de-l’Ile park and the A14 motorway that cuts through it, and the far smaller scale of an area of detached houses dating back to the 1930s. The two plots selected for the development are a good illustration of the challenge. The housing is divided into housing blocks that are look onto public space and face the eight-storey towers between them and the motorway and a square, but in the centre of the block are houses of the same dimensions as the existing detached houses.

Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet

Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet

  • Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
  • Project: 52 COUNCIL FLATS IN NANTERRE
  • Location: Hoche ecodistrict -Nanterre (92)
  • Photography: Cécile Septet
  • Client: ICF La Sablière 24 rue de paradis 75490 Paris cedex 10
  • Project management team: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen et Arnaud Sachet
  • Project managers: Floriane Bataillard, Géraud Pin-Barras
  • SurfacesParcel area: 2 978 sqm, Net floor area: 3 800 sqm
  • Budget: € 7,314,147 excluding all tax

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Residencial Sílvio Baccarelli known as ‘Heliópolis Gleba H’ in São Paulo, Brazil by Vigliecca & Associados

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Vigliecca & Associados

The housing project and urban plan Heliópolis Gleba H, in Heliópolis, one of the biggest favela in Brazil with over than 130.000 people in São Paulo, the biggest city of Latin America, is the second of Brazilian architectural firm Vigliecca & Associados at this community. The first one, called Heliópolis Gleba A (2012), became a reference to the dwellers, who asked for similar houses when a new housing development was announced. They considered the apartments’ wide service area as one of the projects highlights that contributes to quality of life.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
  • Project: Heliópolis Gleba H
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti

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