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Social Housing Estate Venning in Kortrijk, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

The social housing company Goedkope Woning at Kortrij k initiated a comprehensive upgrade of its outdated assets in 2008. It intentionally put the emphasis on healthier homes, rational and more efficient use of space, lower energy consumption and low maintenance costs. At the same time, it also aims fundamentally to reorient the liveability of the neighbourhoods, to integrate into the existing social setting to the greatest possible extent.

Image Courtesy © Gerald Van Rafelghem

Image Courtesy © Gerald Van Rafelghem

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: Social Housing Estate Venning
  • Location: Spinnerijkaai, Tapijtweverstraat, Tekenaarslaan, Damastweverstraat in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Photography: Gerald Van Rafelghem
  • Team: Urban planner: Arch. Herman Jult [project director], Arch. Dieter Haemers [design architect], Ir. arch. Nancy Latruwe [project architect], Urban planner-arch. Bart Dewilde [urban planning] – Landscapes, architect Marjolein Eggermont [landscape architecture], Int.arch. Bart Decloedt [interior architect], Antoon Vancommernolle [structural conception], Frederik Carrein [structural work]
  • Client: Goedkope Woning cvba
  • Masterplanning: evr-Architecten
  • Description:
    • Phase 1a (bloc ABC): 70 apartements + 45 semi-subterranean parkings
    • Phase 1b (bloc D): 12 pile dwellings of which 6 are for disabled people + 17 adjacent parkings
    • Phase 2: 64 land-based new homes with garden [replacement construction], of which 24 pile dwellings
    • Phase 3: 50 houses to renovate
    • Phase 4: Public roads, sewerage and environmental work (more…)

Quarter of Nations in Hamburg, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: Gerber Architekten

The ‘Quarter of Nations‘ in Hamburg’s Wilhelmsburg district was created in connection with the IBA 2013 – a model intercultural housing project intended to house more than 1,700 inhabitants originating from 30 different nations. Gerber Architekten extended a traditional workers’ housing development with two new buildings that respond to the most fundamental elements of the existing architecture and reinterpret them by incorporating sculptural head-end volumes, whilst simultaneously reconciling them with the high energy efficiency requirements of a passive building. There are a total of 75 publicly-funded housing units, of different sizes and offering different forms of accommodation; they combine accommodation types suitable for single persons, couples and families, thereby ensuring an appropriately-mixed social profile for the ‘Quarter of Nations‘.

Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch

Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Quarter of Nations
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch
  • Client: SAGA GWG
  • Competition: 2008
  • Construction: 05/2012 – 09/2014
  • Completion: 09/2014
  • GFA: 10.520 m2

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Sky Condo in New York by LATITUDE

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: LATITUDE

New York City’s urban configuration links to the underlying Cartesian street grid: the framework in which all activities happen in NYC. The proposal takes this Cartesian street grid as its main starting point.

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

Image Courtesy © LATITUDE

  • Architects: LATITUDE
  • Project: Sky Condo
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Status: Proposal
  • Client: Architecture Workshop in Rome
  • Program: 4,648mm2 for housing + 5,024m2 for farming + 1,813m2 for commercial and service areas
  • Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucia Bravo Guinea

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SOCIAL HOUSING AND KINDERGARTEN IN PARIS, France by GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES

Urban resources

Paris’s 11th arrondissement combines the city’s highest population density with one of its lowest green space totals. Set back from Boulevard Richard Lenoir, this large plot has been pre-emptively acquired by the City of Paris with a view to creating, along Impasse Truillot, a new public garden edged with social housing units and a crèche for 60 infants. The ultimate aim is a major green strip running from the forecourt of the church of Saint Ambroise to Boulevard Richard Lenoir. Whatever comes of this handsome urban project, currently awaiting the acquisition and demolition of business premises, the building fit with the size of the planned park.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: GAETAN LE PENHUEL ARCHITECTES
  • Project: SOCIAL HOUSING AND KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software Used: Autocad
  • Client: SIEMP – VILLE DE PARIS (DFPE)
  • Partners: IRATOME
  • PROGRAMME: 14 social dwellings + 60 units kindergarten
  • Surface: 2 240 m2
  • BUDGET HT: 6.3 M€
  • Completion: DEC 2014

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DENSE CITY in Paris, France by Fresh Architectures

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Fresh Architectures 

Our project has been designed as a unique object, both imposing and securing in comparison with the scale of the neighboring buildings. Its geometry makes it both streamlined and easy to locate. The same material has been chosen to cover the roof and the façades, which gives the building a monolithic and distinctive look. It has been treated in order to be a part of the existing urban environment. As an example, the tiles generate an interesting surface finish by producing both a mineral and monolithic effect. In addition, the glazed surface finish diminishes the deposits from the air pollution. The façades are designed to clean themselves naturally with the rain.

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

  • Architects: Fresh Architectures 
  • Project: DENSE CITY
  • Location: 147 Bd de la Villette Paris 75010, France
  • Photography: Axel Tilche-Dahl, Julien Lanoo
  • Program : 16 housing units
  • Client: SIEMP
  • Realisation: dec. 2013

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27 DWELLINGS IN SETE CIDADES, Portugal by Eduardo Souto de Moura / Adriano Pimenta

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Article source: Eduardo Souto de Moura / Adriano Pimenta

This project consists of 27 single-family dwellings built under a controlled-price regime, and the basic aim was therefore to optimize its costs effectiveness. The design seeks to enhance the versatility of uses and subsequent potential modifications to the physical features of the spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura / Adriano Pimenta
  • Project: 27 DWELLINGS IN SETE CIDADES
  • Location: Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Portugal
  • Photography: Luis Ferreira Alves
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Região Autónoma dos Açores – Secretaria Regional da Habitação e Equipamentos, Direcção Regional da Habitação
  • Houses Promotor: AFAVIAS Engenharia e Construções
  • Colaborators: Ana Ferreira, Carolina Salcedo, Maria Vasconcelos, Tiago Coelho
  • Landscape: ARQT.OF
  • Structural Consultants: AFA CONSULT
  • Electrical Consultants: AFA CONSULT
  • Mechanical Consultants: AFA CONSULT
  • General Contractor: Allotment – Couto & Couto, Houses – AFAVIAS Engenharia e Construções

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72 Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real, Spain by Luis Rojo, architect

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Luis Rojo, architect 

This is a public housing project of 74 units in Ciudad Real, on one of the new development areas of the city, near where the ring road will be constructed and, therefore, at its boundary. The project is confronted to the suburban and unformed landscape that surrounds the city, half agricultural half urban.

Image Courtesy © Luis Rojo, architect

Image Courtesy © Luis Rojo, architect

  • Architects: Luis Rojo, architect
  • Project: Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real
  • Location: Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Quality Control: Control Técnico y Prevención de Riesgos (CPV) 
  • Construction Company: Juan Ramírez Proyectos y Construcciones (JRC)
  • Competition: Public competition. First Award
  • Construction: 
    • Initiated: April 2007
    • Finalized: December 2009
  • Collaborations:
    • Competition:: Santiago Buraglía, Irene Hwang, architects; Alfonso Gómez Gaite, structural engineer; Rafael Úrculo, environmental control engineer
    • Design development: Santiago Buraglía, José Manuel Garrido Molina
    • Site: Sander Laheij, Itziar Vinagre, Marcia  Neto Oliveira; Alfonso Gómez Gaite, structural engineer; Rafael Úrculo, environmental control engineer

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50 Housing units in Limeil-Brevannes, France by BRUTHER

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: BRUTHER

The problem in the understanding of in-habitation is that it is perceived as purely utilitarian. Perceiving it as such, is to deny it of all the structural aspects it has on one’s perception and thus on one’s way of thinking. In redefining the habitat and in admitting its competitive part, one realizes that it is closely related to aesthetics. In that sense, inhabiting would contain an essential aesthetic approach. However, the question is how one can think habitation beyond its purely functional use, and instead seeing it as contemplative and thus as aesthetic? Wouldn’t it be denying its primary function of shelter and protection? In what way could inhabiting and dwelling, as a retreat from the world, be a space for reflection and contemplation of the exterior, and even be understood as privileged space?

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: BRUTHER
  • Project: 50 Housing units _ Limeil-Brevannes
  • Location: Limeil-Brévannes, France
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Head designer: Bruther
  • Partenaires: Evp, Michel Forgue, Cferm
  • Client: Batigère
  • Size qm: 4 000
  • Invited competition: 2013
  • Completion: 2013

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My Micro NY by nARCHITECTS

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: nARCHITECTS

nARCHITECTS’ design for My Micro NY, in collaboration with Monadnock Development and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, is the winning proposal in the adAPT NYC competition sponsored by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and HPD Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua announced at a press conference in January 2013 that the My Micro NY development team has been chosen through a competitive Request for Proposals, which received the largest response to date for an HPD housing project.

Courtesy nARCHITECTS; image courtesy mir.no.

Courtesy nARCHITECTS; image courtesy mir.no.

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS
  • Project: My Micro NY
  • Location: Kips Bay, Manhattan, USA
  • Photography: Ledaean, mir.no
  • Client: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
  • Development Team: Monadnock Development
  • Structural Engineer: Denardis Engineers
  • MEP Engineer: Abraham Joselow
  • Consulting Architect: DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects

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Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building in Mexico City, Mexico by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The building is located in the Colonia Roma, a historic neighbourhood in the central sector of Mexico City. La Roma developed in the 19th century as one of the first extensions of the city centre, with an orthogonal grid of large houses inhabited by the upper classes of the city. With the emergence of suburban life in the 50s, la Roma decreased its population throughout the second half of the 20th century, getting to its worst with earthquake of 1985. Due to the location of la Roma in what once was Lake Texcoco, the subsoil is highly muddy, so seismic waves are amplified; thus, during the strong earthquake of 85, la Roma was one of the more affected areas of the city: many buildings collapsed, and many of those which resisted were abandoned by its inhabitants because of their structural damage or because of the fear that the buildings would not resist another earthquake. The neighbourhood became deeply deteriorated, with high levels of insecurity and abandoned buildings, until its recent re-emergence as one of the most active areas of the city, filled with art galleries, small restaurants, cafés and young people occupying again its streets and public areas.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
  • Project: Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building
  • Location: Roma District, Mexico City. Mexico
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Collaborators: Olivier Arditi, Catherine Nguyen
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho
  • Área: 2200sqm

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