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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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Tankefuld in Svendborg, Denmark by Pluskontoret Architects

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Pluskontoret Architects

Tankefuld is a prize winning sustainable public housing project which creates social interaction between its users, based on a DGNB approach.

Tankefuld(7000 m2) is a public housing project that, just like us as people, is defined by different characteristics.3

Image Courtesy © Pluskontoret Architects

Image Courtesy © Pluskontoret Architects

  • Architects: Pluskontoret Architects
  • Project: Tankefuld
  • Location: Tankefuld, Svendborg, Denmark
  • YEAR BUILT: 2013 – (Energy class 2015)
  • PROJECT SIZE: 7000m2 =  75347sq feet
  • PROJECT BUDGET: 93,5 mioKr = 12,6 M euros = 15.9 M $
  • PLUSKONTORET TEAM MEMBERS:
    • Mette Stavad – responsible partner architect
    • Kristian Nordheim – architect
    • Peter Appel Hansen – constructing architect
    • Kasper Møller – constructing architect

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EIGHT INSCRIBED HOUSES AND THREE COURTYARDS in Vecindario, Gran Canaria by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.

2008 World Architecture Festival (WAF 2008). Finalist Housing category.

2008 2008 Manuel Oraá Regional Architecture Award of Canary Islands. Winner  in the New Construction Housing.

The inscribed houses, with their small boundaries, are thought and built as a microcosm. The term inscribed, borrowed from geometry, induced us to find new qualities. The confinements of the irregular and broken limits of party walls, far from being perceived as a negative quality, heightened forms and bodies to us.

Image Courtesy © ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS

Image Courtesy © ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS

  • Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P. (Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez)
  • Project: EIGHT INSCRIBED HOUSES AND THREE COURTYARDS
  • Location: Vecindario, Gran Canaria
  • Developper: Instituto Canario de la Vivienda. Gobierno de Canarias
  • Collaborators (all architects): Jorge Hernández, Laura Gómez Mariño y María Rodríguez Arcas.
  • Situation: Calle Miramar
  • Technical architect: Manuel Hernandez Vera
  • Project year: October 2004
  • Built in the year: December 2007
  • Building company: Construcciones Rodríguez Luján S.L.
  • Building cost: 524.151,68 €
  • Cost per square meter: 584 €/m²
  • Area: 897,52m²

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Hellen Panorama in Eidsvåg, Norway by LINK arkitektur

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: LINK arkitektur

In 1989, Vestbo, a local housing cooperation acquired a stunning site 10 minutes north from Bergen.

The plot is up in the hillside and has spectacular views over the fjord leading into the Bergen harbor.

Vestbo developed most of the land before the year 2000, but one plot had been preserved due to a high power line above that went over it and made it uninhabitable due to electrical radiation, In 2008 the power company dismantled the power line and put it underground. Suddenly the possibility for a new housing development arose.

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Hellen Panorama
  • Location: Eidsvåg, Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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The Interlace in Alexandra Road, Singapore by OMA/Ole Scheeren

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Article source: OMA/Ole Scheeren

The Interlace in Singapore, a large-scale residential development by CapitaLand Singapore, has been chosen by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in Chicago as the winner of the inaugural worldwide Urban Habitat Award 2014 in recognition of its groundbreaking contributions to the urban realm and social sustainability.

Ole Scheeren’s design generates an extensive network of private and shared spaces in a radical reinterpretation of contemporary life in a community. Instead of following the default typology of housing in dense urban environments – clusters of isolated towers – the design turns vertical isolation into horizontal connectivity and reinstates the notion of community as a central issue in today’s society.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: OMA/Ole Scheeren
  • Project: The Interlace
  • Location: Alexandra Road / Depot Road, Singapore
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Gross Floor Area: 170,000 m2 (1,829,864 square feet)
  • Client: CapitaLand Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Developer: Joint development by CapitaLand Singapore and Hotel Properties Limited
  • Architect of Record: RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd.

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Colonia pictorilor in Baia, Romania by 9 Optiune

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: 9 Optiune

The Artist Colony in Baia Mare started from the initial summer colonizations which took place every year from 1896 till 1901. In 1898 these temporary settlements were joined by the individual permanent colonization of many artists who have spent in Baia Mare shorter or longer periods of their artistic biography, thus being decisive in the establishment of a genuine permanent institutional structure known as “Colonia pictorilor”. Nowadays Colonia is represented by multiple exhibition spaces and workshops, a generous space offered to the artists, members of the Association of Plastic Artists Union.

Image Courtesy © Laura Teodora Ghinea & Mihai Dan Mustea

Image Courtesy © Laura Teodora Ghinea & Mihai Dan Mustea

  • Architects: 9 Optiune
  • Project: Colonia pictorilor
  • Location: Baia, Romania
  • Photography: Laura Teodora Ghinea & Mihai Dan Mustea

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Housing project in Järvaterrassen Stockholm, Sweden by Kirsh+Dereka Architects

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Article source: Kirsh+Dereka Architects

The project is located in the outskirts of Stockholm at the suburb of Rinkeby. Interestedly and uniquely the 12 multi-storey housing buildings are planned to be build over the E18 highway a main artery in the road system of Sweden’s capital.

Image Courtesy © Kirsh+Dereka Architects

Image Courtesy © Kirsh+Dereka Architects

  • Architects: Kirsh+Dereka Architects
  • Project: Housing project in Järvaterrassen
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Software used: Archicad and Artlantis
  • Developers of the project:  re ALM Equity and ByggVesta

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359_LUD in Munich, Germany by AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article source: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

A new residential neighborhood of 340 apartments is currently being developed on a 30,000 square-meter site on Munich’s Ludlstrasse. The design proposal submitted by AllesWirdGut in collaboration with el:ch Landscape Design came out winning in the architectural competition. Construction of the 90-million project is scheduled to begin in 2017.

Image Courtesy © AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

Image Courtesy © AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

  • Architects: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
  • Project: 359_LUD
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Collaborators: Lukas Morong, Jan Schröder, Felix Reiner, Adam Gajdoš, Kay Sommer, Raquele Albini
  • Landscaping: el:ch Landscape Design
  • Energy planning: Transsolar
  • Client: GEWOFAG Holding
  • Type of Competition, Prize: Geladener Wettbewerb / 1.Preis
  • Date of Competition: 01.03.2015
  • Start of Construction: 2017
  • Completion: 2019
  • GBA: 35.790 m2
  • Costs: 61,5 Mio Nettobaukosten
  • Model: Mattweiss

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