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30 public housing units in Paris, France by LAN Architecture

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: LAN Architecture

Bordered by rue des Orteaux, rue de Fontarabie, and the Passage Fréquel, the Fréquel-Fontarabie block is the last stage of the development of the mixed development zone of the la Réunion neighborhood. This effort has sought to reduce the visible level of in-habitability, build new housing, value existing resources, and design nearby public facilities in an effort to create quality public spaces. The project to build thirty housing units has pursued a dual goal: to reconstruct the older urban fabric through small interventions within an overall framework of sustainable development.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: 30 public housing units
  • Location: 16 and 22 rue de Fontarabie, 15 passage Fréquel, 35b rue des Orteaux. Paris, 20th arrondissement
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • BUDGET: EUR 5.9M before taxes
  • NET USABLE AREA: 2,242.5 m²
  • COMPETITION: 2006
  • DELIVERY: 2014
  • TEAM: LAN Architecture (Commissioned Architects), LGX Ingénierie (Project Manager), Agence Franck Boutté (HEQ Consultant)
  • CONTRACTING AUTHORITY: Paris Habitat OPH

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ECO-FRIENDLY BOUTIQUE DEVELOPMENT in Vouliagmeni, Greece by CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Article source: CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Located on one of the grand boulevards of central Athens, this multi residential development with commercial spaces has views of the city skyline and the Acropolis.

Designed with an environmentally friendly and socially responsible ethos.  The clever use of an exposed concrete structure with an external thermal insulated façade system provides a structurally robust and energy efficient structure.

On the ground floor are commercial spaces.  A two (2) bedroom apartment on the first floor.  A two (2) story two bedrooms plus study over the second and third floors.  And another two (2) bedroom apartment on the forth floor.

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

  • Architects: CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE (Lambadarios Pappas)
  • Project: ECO-FRIENDLY BOUTIQUE DEVELOPMENT
  • Location: Vouliagmeni, Greece
  • Internal Area: 439sqm
  • Total Area: 439sqm
  • Associate Architect: Maria Kostaki
  • Design Consultant: Charles Alexiou
  • Construction: LABADARIOS ARCHITECTS
  • Budget: €700,000
  • Cost: € 650,000
  • Completed: 2011

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Den Travoo in Hoeilaart, Belgium by BOGDAN & VAN BROECK

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK 

29 PRIVATE AND 12 SOCIAL DWELLINGS IN THE CENTRE OF HOEILAART | OPEN COMPETITION FOR PPP, ORGANISED BY THE MUNICIPALITY, 1ST PLACE

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK
  • Project: Den Travoo
  • Location: Borreweg 2-8 & Tuinendaal 5A, 1560 Hoeilaart, Belgium
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse, Artur Eranosian
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Rhino, Photoshop
  • Team: T. Boogaerts, H. Bosteels, L. Bown, M. Lefeber, M. Pocuch, T. Rigby, M. Steel, PPP – Gemeente Hoeilaart | and Van Roey Vastgoed
  • Structural engineer: STABO
  • Contractor:Groep Van Roey
  • Surface: 6.133 m² gross
  • Budget: 6.500.000,00 euro excl. vat and fees
  • Timing: Competition design 2010, Completion 2014
  • Status: Completed

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SOCIAL HOUSING VIA CENNI in MILAN, Italy by ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

The principles of the eco-village and the smart-city are all contained within this experimental project: green roofs, community manager, walk ability, integration of different urban functions, features and centrality of green space, environmentally friendly materials; indeed, it has been used the cross-laminated timber panels building system, making it the highest building in Europe built with this technology, enough efficient to let a reduction of 50% of the construction time at the same cost of traditional residential buildings. The Cenni district’s buildings are designed in the energy class A (the greatest energy class). The excellent performances, which allow to estimate a reduction of the consumption of the 70-80%, are the result of the construction characteristics of the buildings, of the ecological devices adopted and of the plant and equipment used (heat pumps fed by groundwater ) that allowed combine great economy, an high comfort and above all an elevated social identity of the persons who live there. Inhabitants are happy and proud to live in this district.

Image Courtesy © ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

Image Courtesy © ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL

Architects: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
Project: SOCIAL HOUSING VIA CENNI
Location: MILAN, Italy (more…)

La Brea Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture 

The La Brea mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is a 50,000 sq ft building for the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

  • Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
  • Project: La Brea Affordable Housing
  • Location: West Hollywood, California, US
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin, Kervin Lau

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Grønneviksøren Student Apartments in Bergen, Norway by 3RW Arkitekter

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: 3RW Arkitekter

The student houses at Grønneviksøren are an attempt to answer a big challenge in growing cities today. How do we create sustainable architecture for a great number of people – in this case the students – who need homes for a low budget in the city?

Grønneviksøren, as a transformation area, is located just outside of Bergen city center, by a 20 minute walk. It consists of 16 different building groups with varying height up to 8 floors.

Image Courtesy © Cecilie Bannow

Image Courtesy © Cecilie Bannow

  • Architects: 3RW Arkitekter
  • Project: Grønneviksøren Student Apartments
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Cecilie Bannow
  • Month and year work completed: September 2013
  • Living area: 21 750m2
  • No. of housing units: 727
  • Buildingowner: SIB (Studentsamskipnaden i Bergen)
  • Landscape architect: Smedsvig landskapsarkitekter AS
  • Main engineering firm: Multiconsult AS
  • Main contractors: FaktorIndustrier AS, Norskbetontindustri AS

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Social Complex in Alcabideche, Portugal by Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos

Located in Cascais, in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, the Social Complex of Alcabideche with a total construction area of approximately 10,000 m2 aims to reconstitute a Mediterranean life style in which the outdoor spaces of streets, plazas and gardens are like an extension of the house itself.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

  • Architects: Guedes Cruz Arquitectos- José Guedes Cruz, César Marques, Marco Martínez Marinho
  • Project: Social Complex in Alcabideche
  • Location: Alcabideche, Cascais, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo Oliveira Alves
  • Area of the Plot: 12876m2
  • Total construction area – 9956m2
  • Area of each housing unit: 53m2
  • Total Area of Housing Units: 2.756m2
  • Area of the Main Building: above ground – 2700m2, below ground – 4500m2, total – 7200m2

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16 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS in Charleville-Mézières, France by a/LTA architectes urbanistes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: a/LTA architectes urbanistes

We work on a firmly contemporary, contextual and reactive architecture. Each of our architectural answers are heading towards an originality specific to the project, complying with the program and the project’s surroundings On every proposal, we specifically work on the context. We are particularly interested in closed, distant, historical and sociological background of the project. These datas «are nourishing» architecture. As the contexts in which we evolve are rarely homogeneous, our writing tends to be hybrid.

Image Courtesy © Fabrice Dehoche

Image Courtesy © Fabrice Dehoche

  • Architects: a/LTA architectes urbanistes
  • Project: 16 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS
  • Location: Charleville-Mézières, France
  • Photography: Fabrice Dehoche
  • Team: a/LTA Le Trionnaire (x2) – Tassot – Le Chapelain, + AMA architectes (construction site), + Zebra 3 + Barthès Bois (engineering)
  • Client: Habitat 08
  • Programme: 16 individual housing units
  • Surface: 1100 m²
  • Date: completion 2014
  • Cost: 1408 000 € HT

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ZUIDZICHT HASSELT in Hasselt, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

Master plan and design for 300 residential units along the canal in Hasselt Precast Concrete Awards 2014, Federation for concrete industry FEBE Nomination category Precast in Buildings

Image Courtesy © BURO II & ARCHI+I

Image Courtesy © Danica Kus

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: ZUIDZICHT HASSELT
  • Location: Kempische Kaai 3500 Hasselt
  • Photography: Danica Kus
  • Surfaces: 11.297 m²
  • Gross floor area:
    • Approx. 288 living units and 876 m² commercial/offi ces
    • 11.297m² [grounds] + 34.760 m² [above-ground] + 13.890 m² [below-ground]
    • Phase 1: 8.807 m² [59 units and 3 units commercial/offi ces]
    • Phase 2: 8,669 m² [77 units]
    • Phase 3: 8,867 m² [82 units]
    • Phase 4: 9,177 m² [64 units]

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Quarter of Nations in Hamburg, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

At the award ceremony of 2014 “Carl-Friedrich Fischer Prize for humane housing“, the head-end buildings of the Quarter of Nations have been awarded with one of the first prizes. The Hamburg housing project impressed the Jury, consisting of Christiane Ruth Hansmann (foundation director), Uli Hellweg (IBA Hamburg GmbH) and Professor Jörn Walter (Oberbaudirektor Hamburg), with its combination of a social housing building with a passive house. Out of 90 entered projects from the Hamburg urban area, in addition to the Quarter of Nations, the “Neue Hamburger Terrassen“ (LAN Architekten) and the “Gartenquartier Kleine Horst“ (SEHW Architekten) also received awards. The award, which was first made this year, aims to promote the intention of the former Regierungsbaumeister, Carl-Friedrich Fischer, to provide humane housing in the city and nearby.

Image Courtesy © HG Esch

Image Courtesy © HG Esch

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Quarter of Nations
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: HG Esch

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