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A054 Dwellings Blaricummermeent in Blaricum, The Netherlands by Casanova+ Hernandez Architects

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Article source: Casanova+ Hernandez Architects

The project “Black & White Twins” experiments with the spatial and visual integration of compact collective housing solutions in the new exclusive urban development of Blaricummermeent, which is mainly formed by single-family houses and villas. The twin buildings provide affordable apartments within small-scale housing blocks, four levels high, minimizing the footprint of the intervention, the volume of the buildings and therefore their physical impact in the residential area.

Image Courtesy Christian Richters

  • Architects: Casanova+ Hernandez Architects
  • Project: A054 Dwellings Blaricummermeent
  • Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands
  • Programme: 29 Apartments
  • Client: Blauwhoed Eurowoningen
  • Project By: casanova + hernandez architects
  • Main Architects: Helena Casanova, Jesus Hernandez
  • Main Responsible For The Development: Thomas Been
  • Design Team: Robert Taapken, Rutger Huiberts, Marta Marotta, Isabel Illanes Yerón, Robbert van de Straat, Pablo Viña
  • Software used: Autocad, Skechtup and Photshop.


Social Housing Bon Pastor in Barcelona, Spain by SVArquitectura

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Article source: SVArquitectura

The building is part of a set of trapezoidal shape that creates a courtyard. The building is divided into two volumes, a linear and rectangular block disposed along the street Sas, and another L-shaped block resting on the road. The elevation of the street facade is formed by the articulation of the two volumes that define a gap.

Image Courtesy Jordi Surroca

  • Architects:SVArquitectura – Santiago Vives
  • Project: Social Housing Bon Pastor
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project in Vienna, Austria by Zaha Hadid Architect

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect

A landmark project completed as part of a waterside revitalization project – our three-part structure, comprising apartments, offices and artists’ studios, woven through, around and over the arched bays of a disused railway viaduct. Our buildings interact playfully with the viaduct, creating new exterior spaces and vistas.

As part of an initiative undertaken by the City of Vienna to revitalize the Wiener Guertel, a neglected urban hinterland which traditionally marked the ‘dividing line’ between indigenous Viennese and immigrant communities, we designed and constructed the Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project.

Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Date: 1994 – 2005
  • Area: 4000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Edgar Gonzales, Douglas Grieco, Paul Brislin, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Woody K.T Yao, Markus Dochantschi. (concept): Gunther Koppelhubuer
  • Project Team: Christina Beaumont, Adriano de Gioannis, Markus Planteu
  • Design Team: Wassim Halabi, Garin O’Aivazan, James Geiger, Clarissa Matthews, Paola Sanguinetti, Peter Ho, Anne Beaurecueil, David Gomersall, Maha Kutay
  • Structural: AXIS Ingenieurleistungen (Vienna, Austria); AGP Engineering ZT GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
  • Building Physics: Pfeiler Dr. Ziviltechnikergesellschaft GmbH (Graz, Austria)


Ibiza Brues in Spain by CMV Architects

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Article source: CMV Architects

The residential complex tries to emphasize the equality of the houses opening them towards the sea and avoiding the frontal views between the different parts of the same volume, managing to increase the sense of space. Therefore, a sinuous floor is designed directing the view of each unit towards different points of the bay. The building is made up of two volumes different in terms of uses, volumes and aesthetics. The main one is a ground floor with six plant floors above, whereas the secondary one rises in two heights assigned to be back-to-back duplex attached houses.

Ibiza Brues

  • Architects:  CMV Architects
  • Project: Ibiza Brues
  • Location: Ibiza, Spain
  • Constructed surface: 15.603,03 m ²
  • No. of houses: 133


El Nodo Housing in Solius, Spain by Exit Architects

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Exit Architects

In a privileged place, at the end of a green meadow on the top of a hill and with the Avilés estuary on the horizon, two small metallic objects stand still upon a concrete basement and stare at the spectacle before their eyes. Dressed in a tailored suit which covers their head and torso, they protect themselves from the unpleasant rain and see the time going by.

Image Courtesy Miguel De Guzmán

  • Architects: Exit Architects
  • Project: El Nodo Housing
  • Location: Solius, Spain
  • Client: Sogepsa. Principado De Asturias
  • Built Area: 2.737 M2
  • Budget: 2.233.087 Euros
  • Project Date: 2004
  • Completion: 2007


Housing 137 in Barcelona, Spain by H Arquitectes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: H Arquitectes

The Urban Planning for ‘Plaça de l’Església’ in Granollers intends to regain the role of this square within the old part of town.

Our plot is the key factor for the consolidation of this centrality, due to it occupies the space that gives continuity to Barcelona Street and connects with ‘Plaça de la Porxada’.

The three facades of the building become a single skin that, thank to the continuous use of the stone even in the shutters, unifies the volume and consolidates the characteristic predominance of the massive-wall facades in the old quarter.

Housing 137

  • Architects: H Arquitectes
  • Project: Housing 137
  • Location: Granollers, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author: H ARQUITECTES (David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó)
  • Collaborators: Anna Bullich, architect, Ramon Anton, quantity surveyor, Jordi Velazquez, structure (MVA, arquitectura y estructura), Otger Sala, geologist (Granollers 2002, estudis geològics, SL), NADICO, engineering, ESTRATS, management of cultural heritage, archaeologist
  • Developer: Promo E.S. March S.L.
  • Project: 2003-2005
  • Execution time: 2006-2008
  • Constructed area: 1.086,05 sq m
  • Awards: 1st Prize Winner of the ‘5th Valles Architecture Biennial’ 
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Montmartre Housing in France, Paris by Atelier Kempe Thill

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won an invited competition for 55 apartments, a dentist’s surgery, a mother child centre and a parking garage at the 18th arrondissement in Paris. The program is organized in two compact urban villas connected by a collective bamboo garden and the semi-underground garage.  All apartments have flexible floor plans and glazed façade with sliding doors. A private winter garden is wrapped all along the façade functioning as an additional outside space and a climate buffer of the apartments.

Montmartre Housing

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: France, Paris
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH / France
  • Co-architect: Fres architects, Paris
  • Project Type: social housing
  • Status: competition 1.prize 2012, commission 2012


University Housing in Gandía, Spain by Guallart Architects

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Article source: Guallart Architects

This project was developed in Gandía, a town with a population of 75,000 to the south of Valencia. The aim was to develop a hybrid project that would function essentially as a student residence while meeting the requirements of social housing, with the corresponding standards and characteristics. The proposed program includes 102 apartments for young people, 40 apartments for senior citizens, and a civic and social centre for the town council.

Image Courtesy Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Guallart Architects
  • Project: University Housing
  • Location: Gandía, Spain
  • Main Architects: Vicente Guallart, María Díaz
  • Collaborators: Andrea Imaz, Daniela Frogheri, Fernando Meneses, Ricardo Guerreiro, Lina Savickaité, Rasa Mizaraité, Katarzyna Klimek,
  • Images, 3D: Asaduzzaman Rassel, Néstor David Palma
  • Models: Christine Bleicher, Fabian Asunción


Taller Particular / Particular Workshop by Al bordE architects

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Article source: Al bordE architects


Design and Participative Construction in Slums


What if we join forces?

–    I am studying another semester in college, but this time there is a real problem to be solved and the project is built. Students

–    I am still working during weekends to improve my neighborhood, but this time there are people who advise us and give us a hand to solve problems. Community

–    I am still teaching architecture, but this time I am a consultant for a real project. Teachers

–    I am still training professionals, but this time with social commitment. University

NOT extra work, NOT extra effort, but individual efforts together. This little change makes a big difference and multiplies the benefits for those involved.

Taller Particular / Particular Workshop

  • Architect: Al bordE architects
  • Name of project: Taller Particular / Particular Workshop
  • University: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador – PUCE
  • School: Architecture design and arts – FADA
  • Teachers: David Barragán and Pascual Gangotena, principals of AL BORDE arch. Studio.
  • Adviser: Paula Castello, anthropologist
  • University collaborators FADA – PUCE: arch. Alexis Mosquera – School Dean, Arch. Miroslava Garzón – coordinator of the architecture school, Arch. Carlos Ríos – Specialist in alternative technologies.
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCAD. The first ideas are always handmade.


102 Dwellings in Carabanchel, Spain by Dosmasuno Arquitectos

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Article source: Dosmasuno Arquitectos

Despite the guidelines drawn on the plots, places need to express their own personality, to arise naturally, to construct themselves. And concretely this one is aligned against a green area, against the concatenation of public spaces that link the old Carabanchel district with its forest through the new neighbourhood. In response to these conditions, the dwellings are compressed onto one edge, onto a single linear piece, in search for the genus loci of the place, views and an optimal orientation in which east and west share the south, generating the limit of the activity, soothing the interior and defining the exterior

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Dosmasuno Arquitectos
  • Project: 102 Dwellings
  • Location: C/ Valle del Boi, 8, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architects: Ignacio Borrego, Néstor Montenegro and Lina Toro (dosmasuno arquitectos)
  • Developer: EMVS. Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y Suelo de Madrid
  • Programme: 52 single dwellings, 35 double dwellings, 15 triple dwellings + 104 parking slots + commercial space
  • Site area: 4446.15 m2
  • Built area: 12277.15 m2
  • Total floor area: 8382.15 m2
  • Stories: 7 (6 + basement)


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