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C57-4 in Mexico City, Mexico by Boue Arquitectos

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Article source: Boue Arquitectos

The entrance to C57-4 building is through a lobby with restrained design highlighted with details in wood and forge welcoming the inhabitants and leading them towards the vertical circulations formed by lifts and service staircase. In the interior of each floor, all of the units structural level was reconditioned to generate wide corridors dominated by an inside patio —that works also as a meeting point and relaxing area— with a red brick carpet down the shade of a tree.

Image Courtesy © Boue Arquitectos


Project E_Rc in Santiago, Chile by Environment, Landscape and Architecture

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Article source: Environment, Landscape and Architecture 

The project involves the redevelopment of a vacant 30 years old building located in a central area within the city of Santiago, specifically in Providencia county, which is transformed into a building housing 7 apartments.

Image Courtesy © Nicolás Saieh


Atrium Housing in Bordeaux, France by ANMA

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Article source: ANMA 

L’Atrium housing development

Part of the Bassins à Flot urban development plan, this operation contributes to the cohabitation of mixed-use blocks with preserved or new commercial buildings.

Designed in a live-in warehouse style, the 345 apartments are housed in two 10-metre deep buildings laid out in parallel either side of a shared covered garden. Both buildings are double aspect, facing east and west. Access is via four lobbies and passageways and gangways that cross the atrium.

Image Courtesy © Cyrille Weiner

  • Architects: ANMA
  • Project: Atrium Housing
  • Location: 10 rue Achard 33 300 Bordeaux – FRANCE
  • Photography: Cyrille WeinerDenis Lacharme, Rodolphe Escher
  • Lead Architects: ANMA – Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés, Nicolas Michelin / Cyril Trétout / Michel Delplace
  • Team Anma: Hélène GALIFER, Ronan LE HYARIC, Bruno ISAMBERT, Matthieu MIQUEL
  • Client: Nexity & domofrance
  • BET Fluid and HQE: Alto


City of Sun in Rome, Italy by LABICS

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Article source: LABICS 

Winning competition entry for the redevelopment of an urban area, including the transformation of an existing bus depot to integrate a mixture of uses including office, retail space and residential units.

This project is part of the Municipality of Rome’s initiative to redevelop a number of transport depots within the city in conjunction with local public transport authority ATAC. It involves the regeneration of a neighborhood with a weak identity but with good growth potential due to its location at the edge of the city centre. Labics’ aim therefore was to create a new centre for the local community, but also to increase its profile as a place of transition with privileged access to the city centre.

Image Courtesy © Marco Cappellettii

  • Architects: LABICS (Maria Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori)
  • Project: City of Sun
  • Location: Via della Lega Lombarda, Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Marco CappellettiFernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura
  • Client: Hines Italia SGR Spa (INPGI Hines Fund)
  • Current Owner: Investire SGR
  • Design Team: Luigi Panetta (team leader), Paola Bettinsoli, Chiara Capriulo, Gaia Maria, Lombardo, Michele Morganti, Giorgio Pasqualini, Filippo Pesce
  • Structural Engineering: Studio Pagnoni Vita
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems: 3TI Progetti
  • Site Construction Supervision: Eideo servizi d’ingegneria (Stefano D’Ambrosio)
  • Developer: Parsitalia Srl (general contractor)
  • Construction Cost: 35.100.000 Euros


House of Ile-de-France by ANMA

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Article source: ANMA

First home built at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris for 48 years, it is also the first concrete realization of the major campus development project. While continuing its humanist project, the Cité internationale is increasing its capacity by creating 10 new homes (1,800 new homes) and is adapting to the expectations of international students in the 21st century by modernizing its infrastructures and services by 2025.

Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet

  • Architects: ANMA
  • Project: House of Ile-de-France
  • Location: International University City of Paris, France
  • Photography: Cécile Septet
  • Team: Marie Alléaume, David Cote, Emmanuel Vinet, Jean-Jacques Chagnaud (Construction site)
  • Clients:

    • Ile-de-France Region, Development Unit
    • Directorate of Research, Innovation and Higher Education
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot):

    • 5 901 m² SHON
    • 5 205 m² (SDP)
    • 3114 m² (Surface Habitable)
  • Completion Year: 2017


Silhouette in Moscow, Russia by MVRDV

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Article source: MVRDV 

Silhouette is a 52,000m2 complex that will consist of luxury apartments, a sports centre, flexible workspaces, an event space and a sky deck. The top floors accommodate apartments in a variety of configurations and sizes with the largest located on the corners providing panoramic views in every direction. Underground programs include a supermarket and both commercial and residential parking. A modular system allows for diversifying the building’s shape and interior typologies whilst at the same time, this provides both compact and spacious apartments. The volume of the building is sculpted and diversified to create distinctive entrances and a sloping roofscape that strengthens the views of the city. Sculptural cuts on the top and bottom of the facade are carved out according to the function that needs to take place, or certain quality that needs to be provided within the space inside.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Silhouette
  • Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Client: GK Osnova
  • Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte, Fedor Bron with Mick van Gemert, Elija Kozak Daniele Zonta, Fouad Addou and Iker Perez
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Davide Calabro, Pavlos Ventouris and Tomaso Maschietti
  • Management Coordination: Interstroy – Aleksey Polischuk, Ekaterina Abramovich, Arseniy Zubuga, Svetlana Babloeva and Igor Belyaev
  • Year: 2017+


Grand Canal Street in Dublin2, Ireland by Scullion Architects

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Article source: Scullion Architects

This project involves the transformation of a Georgian three-storey terraced house near Dublin’s Docklands from three bed-sits into one light-filled ‘upside-down’ house with a new black tower in the garden.

The original Georgian property comprised three floors of accommodation, which had been converted into separate studio bed-sits on each floor.  Most of the original decorative plasterwork and joinery features of the home had been lost, with the exception of the main hallway and staircase, which were reasonably intact.

Image Courtesy © Ste Murray


Golestan Apartment in Tehran, Iran by Razan Architects

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Article source: Razan Architects

Golestan Residential Building is located in a wide dead end, with a maximum height of 20 meters close to a military area. The quiet atmosphere of the alley, which is due to its proper width and impassability, and also the green mass of the tree in the courtyard, led us to pay special attention to the main pavement of the project, and use this potential for Improve the quality of indoor spaces and make communication with the yard and the city. In this regard, the role of the terraces as the spaces of this communication becomes more remarkable.

Image Courtesy © Razan Architects

  • Architects: Razan Architects
  • Project: Golestan Apartment
  • Location: Tehran, Iran


Bremer Punkt in Germany by LIN

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Article source: LIN

Like many German cities, Bremen is confronted with an increasing housing shortage and a growing demand for affordable housing.

In response to this, the largest Bremen Housing Association, GEWOBA, has prudently taken on a supplementary extension to their existing 45,000 plus housing stock. In 2011, within the framework of the competition “ungewöhnlich Wohnen” (unusual living), five exemplary lots from a postwar housing area were chosen to investigate the adaptability of the area. The proposals considered contemporary demands for affordable and flexible housing that could offer manifold inhabitant configurations. These housing areas in the Gartendstadt Süd of Neustadt Bremen, offer generous green open areas formed by homogenous four-storey housing blocks.

Image Courtesy © Nikolai Wolff

  • Architects: LIN
  • Project: Bremer Punkt
  • Location: Bremen, Gartenstadt Süd, Kattenturm, Schwachhausen, Germany
  • Photography: Nikolai, PirminJung, GEWOBA 
  • Client: GEWOBA Aktiengesellschaft Wohnen und Bauen
  • Project leader: GEWOBA, Architect Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Bühring
  • Design planning: LIN Architects Urbanists, Berlin Giulia Andi, Finn Geipel
  • Execution planning: Kahrs Architekten, Bremen
  • Structure / acoustics: PIRMIN JUNG Ingenieure für Holzbau, Sinzig
  • Building engineering: Kahrs Architekten/EKM Partner, Bremen


Walcot Square in England by FORM studio

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Article source: FORM studio 

Planning Consent has just been granted for this brownfield residential development in the Kennington Conservation area, providing six new houses for rent for historic local Lambeth charity the Walcot Foundation.

Malcolm Crayton, Director at FORMstudio, comments: “The approval for this well-mannered, low-density development, despite the considerable orchestrated opposition from its immediate neighbours, was ultimately a victory for common sense. Although it is widely recognised that the urgent need for new housing involves inevitable densification and the redevelopment of smaller brownfield sites such as this, the ‘not in my back yard’ factor can still be a major hurdle to overcome.”

View to front elevation, Image Courtesy © FORM studio

  • Architects: FORM studio
  • Project: Walcot Square
  • Location: Walcot, England


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