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3XN to design housing in Vienna

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Article source: 3XN

The building is located in Vienna’s sensitive and historic city center thus the design required a considerate adaptation to the adjacent historical buildings.

Jan Ammundsen, Architect, Partner and responsible for the design says: ‘We have created a building that in terms of its volume ,materiality and color scheme elements fit into the historic surroundings but through an expressive design with its curved façade the building has its own identity and creates an urban space for city life.’

Image Courtesy © 3XN

Image Courtesy © 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: housing
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Client: JP Immobilien
  • Function: Housing, urban space, basement parking
  • Gross floor area: 16.000 m2

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Bud Clark Commons in Portland, Oregon by Holst Architecture

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Article source: Holst Architecture

Project Overview

As a centerpiece of Portland’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, Bud Clark Commons (BCC) represents a new approach to providing dignified housing and comprehensive services to help those experiencing homelessness. Funded by a combination of low-income housing tax credits, urban renewal funding, and HUD stimulus dollars, the project sets a new standard by combining permanent supportive housing and temporary shelter with a community resource center.

Dusk view of Bud Clark Commons from southwest. - Photo Credit: Christian Columbres

Dusk view of Bud Clark Commons from southwest. – Photo Credit: Christian Columbres

Located at the gateway to downtown Portland near historic Union Station, BCC sits between the Pearl District, an upper-income mixed-use neighborhood, and Old Town/Chinatown, a district undergoing an unprecedented level of redevelopment. The LEED Platinum project achieves a perceivable balance between the rigorous programmatic requirements of a coalition led by the City of Portland, a progressive design approach, and sustainable building practices.

The project’s mission is to provide a continuum of services to help transition homeless individuals toward stable, permanent living arrangements. The architecture helps achieve this goal in the expression of both form and function: a walk-in day center with public courtyard and access to services; a 90-bed temporary shelter; and a separate and secure entrance to 130 efficient, furnished studio apartments for homeless men or women seeking permanent housing with support services.

  • Architects: Holst Architecture
  • Project: Bud Clark Commons
  • Location: Portland, Orego
  • Photography: SkyShots,  Sally Schoolmaster, PAE Consulting Engineers and Holst Architecture
  • Project Owner: Home Forward
  • Project Completion Date: June, 2011
  • Project Category: New Construction
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 106,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • Hours of Operation: 24/7
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $28,750,000.00

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Bourbon Lane in London, U.K by Cartwright Pickard Architects

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Cartwright Pickard Architects.

This project was won in an international design competition to develop best practice in affordable housing. It has gathered many accolades and awards from the RIBA, Civic Trust and Housing Design awards amongst others, and has achieved Gold Building For Life Standard.

Image Courtesy © Cartwright Pickard Architects

Image Courtesy © Cartwright Pickard Architects

  • Architects: Cartwright Pickard Architects
  • Project: Bourbon Lane
  • Location: London, U.K
  • Client: Octavia Housing
  • Completion: 2007
  • Area: 6,861 m2
  • Value: £11,700,000
  • Cost per m2: £1,707

Performance Standards

  • Gold Building for Life
  • Eco Homes Very Good

Services Provided

  • Architectural design
  • Modular construction

Awards

  • RIBA Regional Award
  • Civic Trust Special Award for Housing
  • Housing Design Award
  • British Homes Awards – SpecialCommendation
  • Structural Steel Design Award -Commendatio

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118 Subsidized dwellings, offices, retail spaces and garage in Coslada, Spain by amann cánovas maruri

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Article source: amann cánovas maruri

Located in a recently redeveloped area in the industrial town of Coslada, close to Madrid, the project is born of the arrangement between different uses and different height levels: underground parking, offices and commercial uses from the public ground floor to the public raised space on the third floor platform, and from this level residential spaces: it is a hybrid building in the periphery.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: amann cánovas maruri
  • Project: 118 Subsidized dwellings, offices, retail spaces and garage
  • Location: Coslada, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dsmax.
  • Design: Basic design: 2005-2006
  • Enginering: Start of construction: 2010
  • Begining of the construction: Weekend work: 2012
  • Design team: Beatriz Amann, Mauro Bravo, Javier Gutiérrez,Patricia Lucas, Ana López, Pablo Sigüenza, Rafael Marcos, Carlos Ríos
  • Promoter: EMVICOSA, Municipal Housing Coslada
  • Contractor: ETOSA. SA
  • Client: EMVICOSA, Municipal Housing Coslada
  • Field architects: Andrés Canovas y Nicolás Maruri.
  • Cost: 8,723,254 €
  • Structures: Mecanismo / Florentino Regalado
  • Enginering: S. L. Internal Conditions
  • Interior Designer: Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri
  • Models: Beatrice Amann, Mauro Bravo, Patricia Lucas, Carlos Rios

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111 HOMES in Larrein Salburua, Spain by Roberto Ercilla Architecture

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Article source: Roberto Ercilla Architecture

A U-shaped volumetry is planned for the initial layout.

Three excavations are to be done on corners. As they will break down the initial volume, they will allow more sunlight and comfort for the patio.

The south-facing garden area presides as the community centre.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Ercilla Architecture

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla Architecture
  • Project: 111 HOMES
  • Location: Larrein Salburua, Spain
  • Photography:
  • Awards: 1st Prize Competition Extension 21
  • Customer: EBA Construcciones S. L.
  • Technical Architect: Amaia Vasallo
  • Collaborators: Iñaki Ciganda, Raquel Ochoa, Marina Anda, Vanesa Otaduy, Mamen Orbañanos, Eduardo Martín, Amaiba Ineniería
  • Construction Company: Construcciones San José Group EBA
  • Surfaces: 16,411 m²
  • Budget: € 8,743,478

219 Social Housing in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain by Francisco Mangado

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Article source: Francisco Mangado

The proposal aims at rationalizing as much as possible the urban occupation as well as the resulting schemes. This project elevates the principle of efficiency to architectural category, a principle that is considered essential when it comes to dealing with subsidized and social housing projects, because it affects not only those decisions regarding layout or typology, but also the architectural projection and design.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Francisco Mangado
  • Project: 219 Social Housing
  • Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Budget: 18.850.535 €
  • Competition: 2005 First prize competition.
  • Project: 2006
  • Construction: 2010
  • Client: Jaureguizar Promoción y Gestión Inmobiliaria S.L.
  • Design Team: José Gastaldo. Idoia Alonso. Carlos Urzainqui
  • Structural engineering: Forjanor
  • Installations engineering: CEISL Ingeniería. Ángel Martínez
  • Quantity surveyor: José Mª Bilbao Elguezabal
  • Contractor: Jaureguizar Promoción y Gestión Inmobiliaria S.L.

Aquitanis community housing- 36 apartments in Floirac, France by marjan hessamfar & joe vérons associés architectes

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Article source: marjan hessamfar & joe vérons  associés architectes

« Rives de Gravette » is a 36 apartment and business premises development situated on a hillside in the lower part of Floirac. Its construction marks the beginning of urban renewal in the area.

In this housing estate, clean-lined and modernised iconic shapes of a house and of a block of apartments are simply interconnected.

South facing view on the « avenue de la Libération », Image Courtesy © Arthur Pequin photography

  • Architects: marjan hessamfar & joe vérons  associés architectes
  • Project: Aquitanis community housing- 36 apartments
  • Location: Floirac, France
  • Photography: Arthur Pequin photography
  • Completion: September 2013
  • Strategy: French THPE (very high energy efficiency)
  • Client: Aquitanis
  • Structural engineers: OTCE
  • Landscape architect: SIGNE
  • Construction costs: €4 390 000 excl VAT
  • Area 3753 m² GEA

The Hayden Building in Boston by CUBE design + research

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Article source: CUBE design + research

The adaptive reuse of Henry Hobson Richardson’s 1875 Hayden Building was two-fold: convert a dilapidated commercial building into housing for a not-for-profit developer and preserve the ideas and storied past that shaped this National Landmark building.

Image Courtesy © CUBE design + research

  • Architects: CUBE design + research
  • Project: The Hayden Building
  • Location: Boston, U.S.A
  • Software used: Sketchup

CARRE SEINE in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France by Pietri Architectes

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: Pietri Architectes

Located on the banks of the river Seine, facing Ile Saint-Germain, the project meets the requirements of highly demanding sustainable development specifications.

With their simple volumetry, the specificity of the housing units lies in the handling of the external spaces which extend beyond the facades to create zinc “boxes” positioned to take advantage of the views and sunlight.

Corner of the Quai Stalingrad and mail Hirondelles. Facade pre-smooth white walls and aluminum cowling. Facade pre-stamped white walls and glazing VEC. Image Courtesy © Thierry Favatier

  • Architects: Pietri Architectes
  • Project: CARRE SEINE
  • Location: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • Photography: Thierry Favatier, Vincent Fillon
  • Programme: construction of 69 housing units (low energy consumption, French NF housing standards, HEQ) and a 175 bedroom residential hotel (low energy consumption, French NF housing standards, HEQ 7.0)
  • Client: Eiffage, Coffim
  • Project management: Jean Baptiste Pietri, Anthony Fournier-Baïxas, Emilie Ballu, Jérémy Louette; sustainable development engineers: Franck Boutte Consultant; utilities engineers: Anthiope; Acoustics: Avel; Landscape design: Atelier Jours
  • Surface: 15,000 m²
  • Cost: 21M€
  • Competition: winner, July 2009
  • Programme: contractor bid phase

ECO-HOUSING in Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

In the next decade the new city quarter “Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid” will be realized along the river Schelde in the Southwest of Antwerp as a high-quality extension of the historic city centre. Recently as one of the first implementations the building process started on the “bigger and cheaper” housing project by Atelier Kempe Thill.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: ECO-HOUSING
  • Location: Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium
  • Client: Triple Living Antwerp, Belgium
  • Program: 32 apartments and commercial spaces
  • Co-architect: Polo architecten Antwerp
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