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Remodelling Florair Housing in Brussels, Belgium by ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European tender for the transformation of two apartment blocks in the Brussels district of Jette. In the closed competition five teams were involved.

The two apartment blocks are located in a hilly park – alike setting in a green urban part of the Brussels agglomeration next to sports facilities.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

  • Architects: ATELIER KEMPE THILL (Canevas, Liege)
  • Project: Remodelling Florair Housing
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: SLRB – Foyer Jettois
  • Structural engineering & installations: Greisch, Liège
  • Adviser: Gérald Lédant, University Catholique de Louvain

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Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, Denmark by ADEPT

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ADEPT

The design of the Cubic Houses aims to balance the client’s wish for a large amount of square meters with the envisioned character of urban life in the area. The result is a residential complex that breaks down the building volume into several individual ‘cubes’ – stacked and shifted on top of each other.

Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Cubic Houses
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Size: 8.000 m2
  • Year: 2017

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City Life Milano Residential Complex in Milan, Italy by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS 

The Residential plot is composed by 7 linear buildings set along a continuous path around two land areas: Rc1, including buildings C1- C2-C3 and Rc2 with buildings C4-C5-C6-C7. The land areas are divided by a strip of public park.

Image Courtesy © David Bombelli

  • Architects: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: City Life Milano Residential Complex
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: David Bombelli, Gionata Xerra
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect: Maurizio Meossi
  • Design Team: Vincenzo Barilari, Cristina Capanna, Giacomo Sanna, Paola Bettinsoli, Gianluca Bilotta, Fabio Ceci,Veronica Erspamer, Arianna Francioni, Stefano Iacopini, Mario Mattia, Serena Pietrantonj, Florindo Ricciuti, Giulia Scaglietta, Giovanna Sylos Labini, Anja Simons, Marta Suarez, Tamara Tancorre, Giuseppe Vultaggio, Massimiliano Piccinini, Samuele Sordi, Alessandra Belia
  • Site Supervision Team: Cristina Capanna, Veronica Erspamer, Stefano Iacopini, Giulia Scaglietta, Florindo Ricciuti

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Tudor Apartments in Mombasa, Kenya by Urko Sanchez Architects

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Urko Sanchez Architects

Overview

The project consists in 14 apartments in Tudor Creek, Mombasa-Kenya. Characterized by a moucharabiah structural shell, it is distinct with its search for privacy and optimized natural ventilation and light. With our vision, the apartments benefit from the experience of outdoor living, contact with nature and the integration of the surroundings into each private home.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Urko Sanchez Architects
  • Project: Tudor Apartments
  • Location: Mombasa, Kenya
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Team: Urko Sanchez, Estrella de Andrés, Marcos Velasco, Ahmed Shamuti.

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Tour Lumière in Tours, France by Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture

A residential building with 89 flats over 17 levels (ground floor + 16 storeys). The project includes social housing for rent and for sale, as well as standard housing for sale, over the 17 levels of the building.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture
  • Project: Tour Lumière
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Project Owner: SNI
  • Project Directors: François Marquet, François Louis
  • Project Leader: Romain Maréchal
  • Structure Design office: C&E
  • Fluids Technical design: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Quantity surveyor: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Surface Area: 5,300 m2
  • Delivery: 2017

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Wind Tower in Salmiya, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: AGi Architects

Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. Considering the increasing demand for land in the city, the transformation of single family dwelling typologies becomes a must, where tenants should be able to enjoy privacy as well as benefit from vertical solution amenities and prime location.

Image Courtesy © AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi Architects (Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea)
  • Project: Wind Tower
  • Location: Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Client: Wafra Real Estate Co.
  • Project Leaders: Stefania Rendinelli, Lulu Alawadhi
  • Project Team: Georg Thesing, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Cristina Ruiz, Alfredo Carrato, Ehsan Abdulrasoul Rahimi, Ibrahim Abu Fayyad
  • Engineers: Arturo Macusi, Joseph Thomas
  • Area: 6,500 sqm
  • Date: 2014-2017

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Jonas in IJburg, Netherlands by Orange Architects

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: Orange Architects 

Orange Architects has won the tender for Plot 42A, located in the heart of the harbour on IJburg in Amsterdam. With this winning scheme, called ‘Jonas’, the city has chosen a highly innovative residential building with a spectacular interior that has achieved the highest possible sustainability label (Breeam Outstanding). The design for the 29,000-m2 mixed-use programme was commissioned by Amvest and developed in collaboration with Site urban development, ABT, Felixx landscape architects and Floor Ziegler.

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251 1st street in Brooklyn, New York by TC LAUGHLIN PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP, INC.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: TC LAUGHLIN PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP, INC.

Situated at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in the coveted Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, 251 1st by ODA New York is the firm’s latest manifestation of its steadfast commitment to improving quality of life in urban areas. In this case—taking a page from its well-documented playbook—ODA’s inflected the building’s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal

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Nieuw Bergen in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by MVRDV

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV

Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.

The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Nieuw Bergen
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
  • Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
  • Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro

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Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor) in Tehran, Iran by Razan Architects

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Razan Architects

Based on the urban situation, people’s lifestyle and revitalizing the concept of reconciling human and nature, the architect tried to create a pattern within which all the expectations fit. “The building is called The Neighbor in order to be neighboring to the shading tree in the yard. We want it to be arisen from the nature and to describe architecture as a living paradigm.” -Said the architect. One of the remarkable specifications of the project is using recycled materials in order to lower the budget. The white façade is a product of combining cement and recycled stone. “We tried to bring the architecture into the homes of ones who had forgotten the “Quality” because of its high cost.” -Said the architect. Characteristics that describe the essence of design: Communication: The interior communal spaces provide the opportunity for the residents to easily communicate. The yard has short walls so the neighbors can let themselves inside, rest under the shade of the tree and have a friendly chat. Diversity: Order is nature’s quiddity. Architect looks for creation of inner order based on diversity as well as harmony. Reducing repetitive elements and using a modular design system resulted in a variety of different apartments, both in the structure of the plan and the exterior façade. Originality: Everything seems original here. All the spaces are designed based on a function. Being a home: The units get enough amount of daylight. Terraces are like private little gardens that have a great view to the city.

Image Courtesy © Razan Architects

  • Architects: Razan Architects
  • Project: Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor)
  • Location: Tehran, Iran

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