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Social Housing in Sa Pobla, Spain by studio RIPOLLTIZON

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: studio RIPOLLTIZON 

The elements with which to develop the project are not far away. They are features that tell us about the climate, the context and the way we live. Simply walking around the place and looking at… the courtyards, the filters, the light, the plots configuration, the small scale of the buildings… the singularity of each of the houses and the amazing configurations that emerge when they are grouped… not really knowing where one house ends and the next one begins.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: studio RIPOLLTIZON (Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón)
  • Project: Social Housing
  • Location: 92 Mercat St. – SaPobla, Mallorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client: Institut Balear de l’Habitatge – IBAVI (Balearic Public Housing Institute)
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect), Luis Sánchez (architect)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toni Arqué
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Building Services: TIIS Ingenieria
  • Contractors: Obras y Construcciones Pedro Siles SL
  • Budget: 1.576.224,00 EUR
  • Project Area: 2.498,70 sqm
  • Start of Design: 2008
  • Year of Completion: 2012

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LEBENsuhr Zopfmatte residential complex in Switzerland by fsp Architekten AG

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: fsp Architekten AG

The Zopfmatte residential complex aims to help and encourage residents to live independently in their own homes, whilst meeting their needs in every stage of life. The Zopfmatte housing concept demonstrates a forward-looking understanding of living arrangements for the elderly. In Suhr, the political, social and individual independence sought by (very) elderly residents is construed as assisted independence. The necessary occupational and organisational structures have been consistently integrated into the project. An on-site contact team is available to residents on a daily basis. Interfaces to the community are in place. The contact team plays a key role in the Zopfmatte operating concept. It consists of a contact person and a caretaker with additional responsibilities. Together they take care of the service office for the complex. Their main task is to help residents achieve independence, to provide them with information and to offer organisational advice if necessary, for example in their dealings with authorities and official bodies. Administrative operations in Zopfmatte are financed by the tenants and apartment owners by means of a flat-rate solidarity fee. Based on these conditions, \”Ageing in Place\” is achieved.

Image Courtesy © fsp Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © fsp Architekten AG

  • Architects: fsp Architekten AG
  • Project: LEBENsuhr Zopfmatte residential complex
  • Location: Mühlemattweg 18/20, 5034 Suhr, Switzerland
  • Software used: Archicad
  • General contractor: Grundmann Bau AG
  • Floor space: 12,500 m2
  • Construction volume: 38,500 m3
  • Completion: April 2016

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Schwarzwaldblock in Mannheim, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Due to irreparable damage, the existing buildings in this block had to be demolished. This was done in stages and construction work on the new residential buildings proceeded in four phases. Careful management of the construction project enabled the residents to remain in the development. The new apartments are well equipped and barrier-free in design; on the ground floor the apartments have a garden, on the main floors, broad balconies and on the top floors, generous roof terraces. This development reinstates the closed city-block structure at this point, with a clearly defined street side and a shared, private courtyard behind; as such it adheres to the existing development structure in the urban district of Lindenhof. Details such as the sandstone clinker-clad ground floor and the concrete windowsills are also taken from the forms found in the built environment of the immediate vicinity. Spread over nine years, this construction project provides a total of 235 cooperative housing apartments.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas Photography

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas Photography

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Schwarzwaldblock
  • Location: Mannheim, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas Photography
  • Project team: Florian Kraft, Ildikó Návay, Andreas Wenger, Jelena Duchrow, Ferdinand Oswald
  • Client: Spar- und Bauverein Mannheim
  • Floor area: 26,030 m2
  • Work phases: 1-9
  • Completion in four phases: 2007-2016

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Studios 18 in Rajasthan, India by Sanjay Puri Architects

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Situated on an undulating site in the deserts of Ras, Rajasthan, India, Studios 18 apartments are a part of an entire layout spread over 36 acres. With no buildings or development in the vicinity, this layout is being created for the working people of a new cement manufacturing plant that has commenced production nearby. Close to the site there is no existing development and there are four villages at a distance of 1 km from the site. Taking a cue from the organic layouts of the neighbouring villages near the site, the residential units are interspersed within the existing contours along organic streets that weave through the site.

WEST VIEW - F BLOCK, Image Courtesy © Vinesh Gandhi

WEST VIEW – F BLOCK, Image Courtesy © Vinesh Gandhi

  • Architects: Sanjay Puri Architects
  • Project: Studios 18
  • Location: Rajasthan, India
  • Photography: Vinesh Gandhi

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Estate One in Panipat, India by Design Forum International

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: Design Forum International

Eldeco Estate One, Panipat is one of the first few residential townships in close proximity to NCR that was built with a clear objective to redefine residential lifestyle by means of a novel, community-centric design approach. It is situated on a prime location on the G.T. Karnal road with a straightforward approach and is well-connected to Panipat city and the other nearby towns of NCR. Spread across nearly 120 acres, Estate One is located just five minutes away from the town center, and therefore has quick and easy access to the entire Panipat town and its facilities (markets, hospitals, schools, entertainment centers, shopping centers, educational institutes, government centers etc.).

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: Estate One
  • Location: Panipat, Haryana, India
  • Name of Client’s Firm: Eldeco
  • Design Team: Navin, Jimmi, Devender
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 153 Acre

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Urby Staten Island in New York by Concrete

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Concrete

Smart use of space

All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Urby staten island
  • Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
  • Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
  • Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
  • Start design: 2011
  • Opening: July 2016

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Entrepot Macdonald in Paris, France by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Kengo Kuma and Associates

Macdonald had been a gigantic distribution center since the 1970s, located at Macdonald Street in Paris. OMA was the master planner of the project and their proposal was rather distinctive. They preserved the old two-storied building (which extends as long as 500m), and asked 5 other architects to work on newly added programs. We were responsible for the western part of the building, and designed facilities for a junior and senior high schools, and local sports center.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Satre

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Satre

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Project: Entrepot Macdonald – Education and Sports Complex
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Andre Morin, Guillaume Satre, 11h45
  • Area: 16,744 m2
  • Year: 2014.09

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Boulogne B4A in France by Brenac & Gonzalez

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Brenac & Gonzalez 

Among the buildings composing macro-lot B4, B4A takes on an iconic image, the star shape of which owes everything to its location.

Standing at the tip of an acute angle at the intersection of rue Marcel Bontemps and Cours Emile Zola, its volumes focus all of its 95 accommodations around 3 vertical openings. To develop maximum linearity of the façade, the building is hollowed out and turns its façades to the best exposures. This striving for light engenders sculptural shapes where the recessed façade and alignment with the street express a continual organic movement.The wide balconies that ring the building on every floor underscore each floor with a line, like so many piled up layers. These platters rise in stacks to compose a graphic system of undulating lines that amplify its volumes. On a scale with Cours Emile Zola, it looks like an event in the city, also reflecting quality use of the outside spaces for each apartment. The building’s exterior skin is composed of fine float-finished plaster. In contrast the façades of the access balconies are clad in wooden panels, thus putting an accent on the domestic nature of their use.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Brenac & Gonzalez
  • Project: Boulogne B4A
  • Location: Boulogne, France
  • Photography: Stefan Tuchila and Sergio Grazia
  • MO: Nexity Vinci Immobilier co-promotion
  • Cost: € 14 million
  • Area: 7800 M2

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68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons in Vigneux-sur-Seine Commune, France by MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

The project on the city-block E2 appears as a singular and unique object; It signals the idea of a renewal of the main entry point to this neighborhood. This is why the architects chose to experiment with the implementation of two quality materials that are both complementary and opposites: brick for its domestic thickness and for its strong reference to the ground and to neighboring red brick façades; lacquered metal used for the lightness of this material and because it discretely hints at the comfort of the housing units and the use of balconies, while still avoiding their exposure to viewers from the street.

Image Courtesy © 11H45

Image Courtesy © 11H45

  • Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés
  • Project: 68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons
  • Location: Avenue de la Concorde, ZAC de la Croix-blanche, lot 2E – Vigneux sur seine 91270, France
  • Photography: 11H45
  • Client: Immobilière 3F
  • General contractor: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Project manager: Emmanuel Dequidt
  • Interior design: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Landscape architect: ERA paysagistes
  • General construction company: BAGOT SAS
  • Net floor area: Housing units: 4870 m² / Residence: 892 m²
  • Cost: €10.8m excluding VAT
  • Calendar:
    • Competition: June 2012
    • Construction time: 22 months
    • Delivery: May 2016

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Vaudeville Court in London, England by Levitt Bernstein

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Levitt Bernstein

Concept

Levitt Bernstein have completed a high density, sustainable, affordable housing project in Islington, London based around the concept of ‘productive landscapes.’ All homes are designed to meet London Housing Design Guide, Lifetime Homes and the Borough’s own detailed accessibility standards. A large ground floor, fully accessible wheelchair user apartment has also been carefully designed as an exemplar wheelchair user dwelling.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Levitt Bernstein
  • Project: Vaudeville Court
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Design team: Jo McCafferty (Director), Lotta Nyman (Associate Director), Tom Ginnett (Landscape Architect), Andy Jobling (CDMC)
  • Client: LB Islington
  • Services engineer: Aecom
  • Structural and civil engineer: Campbell Reith, Aecom
  • Planning consultant: HTA
  • Ecology consultant: Greenlink Ecology
  • Daylight consultant: Waterslade
  • Acoustic consultant: AIRO
  • Code/SAP assessor: Stromo
  • Construction value: £2.2m
  • Completion: 2015

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