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ARMENIA BUILDING 1929/1933 in Buenos Aires City, Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Luciano Kruk

Armenia Building is located in Palermo Soho, a neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. Due to the gentrification process occurred during the last decade, Palermo Soho was renewed and became a gastronomic, cultural, commercial and touristic hotspot, which has raised real estate prices in the area.

The building is situated on Armenia Street, an average width road lined with aged trees.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

  • Architects: Luciano Kruk
  • Project: ARMENIA BUILDING 1929/1933
  • Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires City, Argentina
  • Photography: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Original Project  Armenia 1933: Besonías – Kruk
  • Expansion Project Armenia 1929: Luciano Kruk
  • Project Manager: Arq. Belén Ferrand
  • Site Manager: Arch. Belén Ferrand
  • Collaborators: Arch. Andrés Conde Blanco – Arch. Ekaterina Künzel – Alice Salamone – Christian Studer
  • Land area: 900 m²
  • Built area: 3200 m²
  • Construction year: 2013/2014/2015/2016

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Montmartre Housing in Paris, France by Atelier Kempe Thill

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

WINTERGARDEN HOUSING

In January 2012, Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with Fres architects won the competition for fifty apartments, a dentists practice, a mother – child – care center and an underground parking at the Porte de Montmartre in Paris for the public housing corporation Paris Habitat. The apartments are in terms of budget within the lowest financing categories of public social housing for rent. The site is part of the typical former industrial estates and areas with 1960’s apartment complexes along the boulevard Périphérique that are going to be changed into contemporary housing areas.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: Porte de Montmartre, 18th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Cinema4D
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH, Paris / France
  • Co-architect: Fres Architectes, Paris / France

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Sørenga Block 6 in Oslo, Norway by MAD arkitekter

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: MAD arkitekter 

The site

The Sørenga quay was until recently a container port in the eastern harbor of Oslo, near the medieval town. The redevelopment of Sørenga is part of the city’s major plans of reconnecting the city to the waterfront. While the Barcode and Tjuvholmen projects are extensions of the existing city structure, Sørenga is at the tip of what will be an entirely new district in Oslo, also comprising the Bispevika area which is still in its planning phase. The eight blocks on the Sørenga quay were planned by four architecture firms, and Block 6 is the most recent of the two blocks designed by Mad arkitekter.

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Project: Sørenga Block 6
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski and Hans Grini
  • Lead architect: Karen Selmer
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling
  • Collaborators: Landskapsfabrikken
  • Area: 12 000 m2
  • Completion year: 2015

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TERWAGNE – Champ des Mottes in La Hulpe, Belgium by FORMa*

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: FORMa* 

The building zone is situated at 5 meters distance of the lateral limits. On the street side, it’s aligned on the advanced parts of the houses on the west. Its depth is 15 meters. The Garden is oriented at the north-northeast.

Designed on the basis of the volumetric language and templates already present in the « Champ », the houses merge very well in the characteristic built environment of the « Champ des Mottes ».

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

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Terrace 9 in Nanterre, France by AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

The project is part of Seine-Arche development which concerns a wider territory in line with the axis of Defense. Taking into account the natural relief and coexistence of various networks which pass through, the Seine-Arche development required the upstream of colossal structures. Aiming to attract here new populations from all over the department of Hauts-de-Seine, the urban project was designed to restore the site scale and its habitability, through a series of seventeen \”Urban Terraces\”. The new buildings offer an architecture that is both monumental, in response to the scale of the site and which expresses the domestic nature of the programs. By his design, details and the choice of the materials, the project provides opportunities for the quality of living and the sustainability of the buildings. Even if the planned allocation for the Terrace 9 is divided into several programs, the whole ensures a single coherent expression. Our goal was to work accurately for functional quality and comfort of the housing program distributed between the three towers and the base. Accommodations are of varied types, ranging from studios to T5, in accession or in social housing. The facades are exposed respectively to the four cardinal points, they are all provided with numerous openings that extend the inside of housings to cascades of terraces, or to small hollowed loggias, which are interposed in the design of the frame.

Image Courtesy © AZC - Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The Melkfabriek in Arnhem, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

As announced by FrieslandCampina, the proposal from BPD | Studioninedots was successfully selected for the redevelopment of the company’s Coberco factory site. Our vision opens up the current disused industrial site on the Rhine river with and for the people of Arnhem through creating a distinctly sustainable and lively urban environment.

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: The Melkfabriek
  • Location: Nieuwe Kade – Westervoortsedijk, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Client: BPD Ontwikkeling
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Karlijn de Jong, Wouter Hermanns
  • Team: Studiospacious, BOEi, DELVA Landscape Architects
  • Local partners: DTO, Willemsen Makelaars and more

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Novell Ikebana in Neemrana, India by Design Forum International

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Design Forum International 

Novell Ikebana was planned as a housing development that would cater to the economic and mid-premium segment. It is located in the outskirts of NCR, right off NH8, near the Japanese industrial zone in Neemrana. It was conceived as a utilitarian and functionality-driven housing scheme that will set new benchmarks in housing design in the rapidly developing B-towns in North India. Yet, within the design, there are provisions, avenues, methods and expressions that allow for lifestyle and design to be incorporated artistically and tastefully.

 Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International
  • Project: Novell Ikebana
  • Location: Neemrana, India
  • Client: Mr. NAKUL AGGARWAL
  • Principal Architect: Mr. ANAND SHARMA
  • Design Team: Mr. ABHISHEK SINHA, MR. SUMIT MALIK, MR. NAVIN SINGH, MR. HARISH, MR.  JIMMY HANS
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 2,41,332.57 sq ft. / 22,450.5 sq m.
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 5,15,848.36 sq ft. / 47,924 sq m.
  • Start Date: OCTOBER 2016
  • Completion Date: JUNE 2019

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The Towers in Miami, Florida by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Designs for ‘The Towers by Foster + Partners’, a new residential development in the heart of Miami, were revealed last week. The tallest building south of Manhattan on the East Coast, it has been envisioned as an elegant addition to the Miami skyline with two landmark towers that redefine how high rise buildings are woven into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © dbox

Image Courtesy © dbox

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The Towers
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: dbox

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Freight Residences in Denver, Colorado by Dynia Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Dynia Architects 

Housing development in Denver is booming, especially in the newly revitalized River North (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver.  Unlike the majority of apartment buildings in the area, Dynia Architects’ Freight Residences rejects the typical models of development.  The building has a sense of intimacy and privacy, reduces the homogony of multifamily development, and targets the underserved urban family market.

Image Courtesy © JC Buck

Image Courtesy © JC Buck

  • Architects: Dynia Architects
  • Project: Freight Residences
  • Location: 3515 Ringsby Ct, Denver, Colorado 80216, USA
  • Photography: JC Buck
  • Architect of Record: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: KL&A
  • MEP Engineer: MEC (mechanical), Technicus (electrical)
  • Landscape Architect: Plot Landscape Architecture
  • Contractor: Brinkman Constructors
  • Area: 55,386 square feet
  • Completion Date: 2016

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Ilot de l’Octroi in Rennes, France by MVRDV

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

Rennes dates back to the 18th century and is organised around two main squares, the place de la Marie and the place du Parlement. In the centre, old and new coexist together with Gallo-Roman remains, Louis Arretche’s futuristic Le Mabilais, Georges Maillols’s Les Horizons and more recently, the residential Cap Mail by Jean Nouvel. This Métropole is among the most attractive areas to live in France and its diversity of heritage and growth led to a shift in emphasis from the centre to the city’s outer areas connected by the pedestrianised Mail François Mitterrand. This move from a rural to urban context has meant denser developments occurring at the edges, to prevent encroachment onto the countryside. The growth in population and industry has called for measures to cope with future change, most notably for more housing and efficient transport routes. MVRDV, ALL and Giboire respond to this need for more sustainable housing communities and will contribute to the expansion of the centre by breathing new life and refocusing communities along the rivers.

Image Courtesy © L’Autre Image

Image Courtesy © L’Autre Image

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Ilot de l’Octroi
  • Location: Rennes, France
  • Rendering: L’Autre Image
  • Client: Groupe Giboire
  • Design team: Winy Maas, Jacob Van Rijs, Nathalie De Vries, Bertrand Schippan, Mikaël Pors, Quentin Rihoux, Roxana Aron, Boris Tikvarski, Maxime Cunin, Jean-Rémi Houel, Antoine Muller, Lisa Bruch
  • Co-architects: ALL
  • Partners: Franck Boutté Consultant and SNC Lavalin
  • Size: A residential complex of 8,200m2, retail and activities
  • Year: 2018+

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