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32 fadura dwellings in Biscay, Spain by Erredeeme

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Article source: Erredeeme

The project is a freestanding building, 4 storeys high and 2 basement floors for parking, storage and technical rooms. The compactness and dual orientation of the dwellings are considered critical to the overall configuration, allowing a rhythm of urban scale, which defines the project consistent with the existing profile in the population.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Berreteaga

Image Courtesy © Francisco Berreteaga

  • Architects: Erredeeme
  • Project: 32 fadura dwellings
  • Location: Biscay, Spain
  • Photography: Francisco Berreteaga
  • Client: Fadura Sociedad Cooperativa Limitada
  • Project Area: 5400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013


ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C in Paris, France by Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Problems and challenges

The site of the former Hôpital Boucicaut (Boucicaut Hospital) in Paris’s 15tharrondissement is an unusual enclave within a district that is otherwise quite diverse. The Hospital formed a uniform block in terms of use, organisation and architecture. The urban development project proposed by the sector’s town planner Paul Chemetov, maintains this notion of an internal uniformity, in contrast with the immediate surroundings. Very different styles of architecture exist in the district surrounding the sector, mainly dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. By contrast, the urban project proposes a rigorous organisation of blocks arranged together in a series of steady colours (no white concrete and a preference for terracotta) and natural materials, all falling within a sort of historic continuity that preserves the original residential character.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme
  • Project: ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura
  • Design Team: Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
  • Building Engineering Consultant: Cetba Groupe Nox
  • Landscape Architecte: SA Paysage – Sophie Alexinsky
  • Developer Contractor: SemPariSeine
  • Urban Development Zone Architect: AUA Paul Chemetov
  • General Contractor: HERVE SA
  • Project Ownership: RIVP


  • Brick frontage: COBA
  • Metal cladding: Garrigues
  • Exterior metal windows frames: Louineau
  • Exterior door and window wood frames: Volner
  • Wood shutters: Decostore
  • Metal work: CMB
  • Heating system – Mechanical ventilation: E. Grenon et Fils
  • Plumbing: Deschamps-Lathus
  • Electricity: EGE
  • Partitions, insulation: CN Europe
  • Millwork: SAS BOURCE
  • Soft floor covering: CPLC
  • Paint: Plaza


38 social housing units in Eaubonne, France by LEM+

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: LEM+  

Positioned at the interface between suburban housing to the west and a large housing block to the east, the scheme designed by Pierre Lépinay and Bertrand Meurice of the LEM + architectural firm integrates two buildings that successfully create a true urban setting.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: LEM+
  • Project: 38 social housing units
  • Location: 32-34 route de Margency 95 600 Eaubonne, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • SURFACE: 3,186 m2
  • COST OF THE WORKS: €4,758,500 excl. VAT
  • HANDOVER: January 2013
  • Collaborator Design Team Agence LEM+: Pierre Lépinay and Bertrand Meurice
  • Consultant Other consultants Engineering: Ibat, Bethac, Becri, Babylone (landscaping)
  • Buildings Client: Opievoy


STUDENT HALL OF RESIDENCE + FAMILY HOMES in PARIS, France by Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Article source: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Street, entrances, depth: the genesis of a coherent spatial arrangement

The project has chosen to link the high density imposed by the depth of the plots to the framework created by the buildings retained on the street. The system of entrances, creating a flow into the existing buildings as well as through to the full depth of the block, is the point of departure for spaces that stretch into the far reaches of the site, the first link in a chain extending to create this spatial arrangement.

Image Courtesy ©  Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

Image Courtesy © Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

  • Architects: Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Program, ​​area:  175 student housing: 3464 m² SU – 3277 m² SHAB
  • Cost:  € 18,585,000 HT
  • Time work:  30 months
  • Delivery:  December 2013
  • Client:  Student residence and rental housing: Paris Habitat

Project Leader:

  • Education: Maxime Schmidt, Fabien Brissaud, Jérôme Thibault,
  • Builder: Delphine Warnon
  • LANDSCAPE: base
  • General contractor:  SICRA
  • Subcontractors:  Sails against earth moving: SLOMAREP


Herold – Social Housing100 in Paris, France by Jakob + Macfarlane

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: Jakob + Macfarlane

In the context of the reconversion of the ancient site of the hospital Hérold, conceived by Philippe Madec in Paris 19th arrondissement, Jakob + MacFarlane establish/design three mineral forms standing free on a kind of slope triangular island planted with some trees. These three forms, grow like roots on portions of the territory that have been freed by the constraints of the site : protected trees, the ancient existing wall of the beltway, the size and prospect, the not buildable surfaces or the difference in height. Their shapes are at the same time the result of these constraints and a matrix structure generated by an irregular grid on the floor.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Borel

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Borel

  • Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane
  • Project: Herold – Social Housing100
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Nicolas Borel, James Ewing
  • Client: RIVP
  • Dates: competition 2003 – delivery 2008
  • Surface: 6600m2
  • Site: Paris 19ème arrondissement
  • Program: social housing, 100 apartments 10 for handicapped people, certification “Habitat et Environnement”
  • Cost planning: Michel Forgue
  • Electricity: BET Choulet
  • Acoustic: J.-P. Lamoureux
  • Structure: Batiserf
  • Landscape: Cap Paysages


DM2 Housing in Porto, Portugal by OODA

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: OODA

One of the most demanding tasks in Porto nowadays is the intervention on the major amount of old and historical buildings of Porto´s downtown. This project is a renovation of a 20th century building to convert to a 17 housing unit for students and young people in general.

Image Courtesy ©  Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: OODA
  • Project: DM2 Housing
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Size: 1,100 SQM
  • Status: BUILT
  • Date: 2010-2014



Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: PICHARCHITECTS

The project of  “Santa Madrona” deals with an urban space, where two apartment blocks with an affordable renting price have to be placed, nearby a small public square of the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona. The intervention had to place also, a public equipment on its ground floor, with a specific area and  some specific leisure spaces. So then, the project had this interesting challenge to propose in one hand apartment blocks with an affordable renting price, with all the facilities that were needed, an urban space intimately bounded to the block’s life and an equipment that will promote the so necessary mixture of uses.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: PICHARCHITECTS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Volume of the construction: 5.704,10 m²
  • Final Cost: 3.106.091,92€
  • Authors: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle i Pagès. Architects.
  • Group Directors: Angel Sendarrubias. Pau Casaldáliga
  • Project Director: Ute Müncheberg
  • Specialists: INDAGSA, structure. RP GRUP, facilities. GPCAT, measurements and estimates.
  • Building company: INBISA


Broadway Housing in Santa Monica, CA by KEVIN DALY ARCHITECTS

Thursday, May 15th, 2014


The objective of this housing project is to provide low income families that work on the Westside of Los Angeles with affordable housing that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The design clusters economical, repeatable housing blocks around the canopy of an existing shade tree.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Project: Broadway Housing
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): November 2012
  • Gross square footage: 33,225 sf
  • Total construction cost: $10,900,000
  • Owner: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Architectural Team: Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer & Plumbing: TK1SC
  • Electrical Engineer: FBA Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Paller-Roberts Engineering
  • Landscape: Dry Design, Inc.
  • Acoustical: Davy + Associates
  • Owner’s Rep: SL Leonard & Associates
  • General contractor: Ruiz Brothers


Kings Beach Housing Now in California by YHLA Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: YHLA Architects

This project provides affordable workforce housing for low-income workers and families who previously lived in dilapidated, substandard housing in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Consisting of nine buildings located on five scattered sites (named Chipmunk, Deer, Fox, Trout, and Brook), Kings Beach Housing Now provides 77 LEED Silver apartments that reduce negative impacts on the environment, reuse infill land, and preserve Tahoe’s beautiful open spaces.


Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas Photography

  • Architects: YHLA Architects
  • Project: Kings Beach Housing Now
  • Location: California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Tom Zikas Photography
  • Acoustical Consultant: Bollard Acoustical Consultants
  • Consultant: Telesto Nevada, Inc.
  • Consultant: Harris & Sloan Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Contractor: Brown Construction, Inc.
  • Engineer Civil/Geotechnical: Marvin E. Davis & Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer Electrical: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
  • Engineer Mechanical/Plumbing: Sacramento Engineering Consultants
  • Engineer Structural: Wood Rodgers
  • Landscape Architect: Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect
  • Owner: Domus Development.


Sierra Bonita Housing in West Hollyood, California by Patrick Tighe Architecture

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Patrick Tighe Architecture

The design challenge of this project—the first all-affordable mixed-use development in West Hollywood and the first designed and completed according to the city’s new Green Building Ordinance—was to fit the desired 42 accessible units on a 13,000-square-foot site and within a 50-foot height limit. The design used minimal exterior setbacks and reversed the typical unit layout—locating the bedrooms along the interior building courtyard and the living areas on the street side—to capitalize on views and natural light.

Image Courtesy ©   Art Gray Photography

Image Courtesy © Art Gray Photography

  • Architects: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Project: Sierra Bonita Housing
  • Location: West Hollyood, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography
  • Engineer Structural: Gilsanz Murry Steficek
  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape
  • Owner: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.


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