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Temporary Housing of Rikuzentakata, Japan by SUGAWARADAISUKE + Architect Lounge

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: SUGAWARADAISUKE  + Architect Lounge

Village-like contemporary housing unit complex merges into the surrounding natural landscape. As a result of collaborative works by local carpenters and architects, this housing complex shows how humanitarian aid could possibly work.

Image Courtesy SUGAWARADAISUKE + Architect Lounge

  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE + Architect Lounge
  • Project: Temporary Housing of Rikuzentakata
  • Location: Otomo-cho Usozawa, Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Pref., Japan
  • Housing Unit: Sumita Housing Industry Corporation
  • Housing Unit Architect: Kazuhito Nakano
  • Infrastructure And Master Plan: SUGAWARADAISUKE + ARCHITECT LOUNGE
  • Architect: Daisuke Sugawara (SUGAWARADAISUKE), Masayuki Harada (ARCHITECT LOUNGE)
  • Construction: Sumita Housing Industry Corporation
  • Structure: Wooden frame and bearing wall
  • Area: 29.81 sqm
  • Height: 3,765 mm
  • Construction unit: 60 units
  • Site area: 18571.76 sqm
  • Construction area: 1788.60 sqm
  • Design: March 2011 – May 2011
  • Construction: May 2011 – July 2011
  • Photographer: Takumi Ota


Housing building with 7 units in Rue Des Maraîchers, Luxembourg by METAFORM Architecture

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Article source: METAFORM Architecture

A discreet and reduced architecture with hidden openings based on a compact and pure volume. One of the main intentions of the project consists in the insertion of a residential building with 7 living units in its direct surroundings, marked by detached and solitary buildings in an suburban context. The use of a single light coloured material (fibre-cement panels) for the façade gives the building a monolithic aspect and preserves the quiet appearance. The composition of the different volumes merged to the continuous grid of the façade blurs the clear differentiation of the stacked floors, indeed often characteristic for an multi-storey housing project.

Image Courtesy Steve Troes fotodesign

  • Architects: METAFORM Architecture
  • Project: Housing building with 7 units
  • Location:Rue Des Maraîchers, Luxembourg
  • Client: ASARS Construction
  • Construction Cost: 1.950.000€ excl.VAT
  • Total Surface: 1.200sqm
  • Total Volume: 4.200m³
  • Construction Period: Feb.2011 – Jul.2012
  • Photographer: Steve Troes fotodesign


Housing in Taipei, Taiwan by Chin Architects

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Article source: Chin Architects

At Kuo Yang Tien Mu, which is located at an important urban junction, I attempt to transform the building envelope that protects the residents’ private lives into a meaningful public city façade. The architecture is to initiate an intriguing dialogue with the disordered built environment through a unique yet contemporary gesture. The design wishes to break away from the typical mundane and repetitive urban residential housing, and express a vibrant city life specific to Taipei City instead.

Image Courtesy Chin Architects

  • Architects: Chin Architects
  • Project: Housing in Taipei
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect: Hung Nan Chu, Design Principal


Open Modular System Of Sustainable Houses (SAVMS) in Madrid, Spain by Cso Arquitectura

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Article source: Cso Arquitectura

SAMVS is a system of generation of industrialized open modular housing, the user can adapt it to his needs, the product can be realized in a very short time with a fixed price and with the utilization of all kinds of sustainable systems.

Image Courtesy Jesús Rojo

  • Architects: Cso Arquitectura
  • Project: Open Modular System Of Sustainable Houses
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect: Javier de Antón Freile
  • Builder: TORSAN
  • Structure: Luis San Salvador
  • Site area: 110m2
  • Project year: 2012
  • Photographer: Jesús Rojo


Mervau in Nantes, France By Tetrarc Architectes

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Article source: Tetrarc Architectes

In Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie, a well known Atlantic port, Tetrarc is undertaking a social housing project with Vendée overtones, Mervau. After having reviewed the housing site (Arborea), its classification (Playtime) and its services (Boreal), and its construction using the wood option (Rosa Park), Tetrarc is giving its views here on the gradual renovation at the heart of small and medium sized towns.

Image Courtesy Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: Tetrarc Architectes
  • Project: Mervau
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau


Zeeuws Housing in Goes, The Netherlands by Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Article source: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

The recently completed housing scheme by Rotterdam based pasel.kuenzel architects is part of the urban master plan “Waterstad Goese Schans” by West 8. Located at the fringe of the medieval city of Goes, the Netherlands, the project comprises 34 dwellings and accomplishes the first phase in a large scale urban transfromation process of the city’s former port area.

Image Courtesy Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

  • Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
  • Project: Zeeuws Housing
  • Location: Goes, The Netherlands
  • Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Sack, H. Vollmuller, L. Paschke
  • Client: Heijmans Vastgoed BV
  • Photos: pasel.kuenzel architects, Rotterdam, NL


Santa María Housing Development in Valle de Bravo, Mexico by Hierve

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Article source: Hierve

Santa Maria is a housing development located in a historic protected site in the heart of Valle de Bravo, a small colonial city dating from 1530, which is 2 hours away from Mexico City. This historic town has a strong physical context and is found in the outskirts of a man-made lake. Our site is located a hundred yards from the church of Santa Maria Ahuacatlan, a colonial church that dates back to the XVI century.

Image Courtesy Alejandro Villarreal

  • Architects: Hierve
  • Project: Santa Maria
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Design company: Hierve
  • Site area: 2,509.64 sq m
  • Built area: 2,269.00 sq m
  • Design phase: 2007-2009
  • Construction phase: 2008-2010
  • Cost: $2,700,000.00 US dlls
  • Client: Inmobiliaria Sanmo SA de CV
  • Contractor: Zimbra
  • Co-Workers: Partner (Alejandro Villarreal), Project architect (Andrés Casares) and Co-workers(Sugey Ramirez, Gabriela Rosas, Jesús Ramirez, Denisse Novelo and Arturo García Crespo)
  • Consultants: Structural Engineer (Moncad), Mechanic Engineer (M3 Ingeniería Integral), Landscape Architecture (Ambiente Arquitectos), Lighting Consultant (LLC Iluminación), Interior Design (Isabel Maldonado), Carpentry (Maderaje Arquitectónico)
  • Photography: Fernando Cordero and Alejandro Villarreal
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Black & White in Yarmouk, Kuwait by AGi architects

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Article source: AGi architects

Located on a main highway in Kuwait, the houses differentiate themselves from their surroundings by their stark façade design.  With two contrasting colors, the façade is designed to define the individual houses, while achieving unity amongst all six.  White stucco material is used as the base for all the houses, while dark grey bands of stone turn corners, go indoors, and climb up and down, creating flow and continuity throughout the project.

Image Courtesy Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Black & White
  • Location: Yarmouk, Kuwait
  • Type: Hosing | 3.415 sm
  • Date: 2006/2009
  • Client: Private
  • Design Team: Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Perez-Goicochea, Germana DeDonno, Naseeba Shaji, Lucia Sanchez Salmon, Robert A. Varghese, Georg Thesing, Sharifah Alshalfan, Moyra Montoya Moyano, Bruno Afonso Martins Gomes MI Il Lee
  • Consultants: AMJT
  • Photographer: Nelson Garrido


Hannibal Road Gardens in Stepney, London by Peter Barber Architects

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Article source: Peter Barber Architects

Hannibal Road Gardens is social housing project set around a community garden in Stepney. The proposal replaces a problematic strip of garages and creates a fourth side to a square within an existing housing estate with 3 slab blocks forming the other sides.

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

Waterfront Housing Blocks in Rotterdam,The Netherlands by Jvantspijker

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: Jvantspijker Urbanism, Architecture, Research

A waterfront community of family houses in historic urban fabric Recently, in Historic Delfshaven, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the housing project Achterhaven was completed. The project, fits a modern neighborhood seamlessly into an historic urban context.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Dario Kleimeer

  • Architects: Jvantspijker Urbanism, Architecture, Research
  • Project: Waterfront Housing Blocks
  • Location: Achterhaven, Havenstraat, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Rubén Dario Kleimeer
  • Project Designed: Sputnik while J. van ‘t Spijker was partner
  • Project Architects: J. van ‘t Spijker, B K Deuten, H. Bultstra with Gabriel Pena, Ruud van Duren, Gaby van den Boom.
  • Gross Floor Area:  4500m2
  • Building Costs: € 8.000.000
  • Building Costs per m2: € 1.400
  • Software used: AutoCAD


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