Archive for the ‘Housing Development’ Category
Friday, May 9th, 2014
Article source: MVRDV
‘Buurt 9’ forms part of the garden cities west of Amsterdam. It consists of 174 standard small housing units, located in three L-shaped buildings and positioned next to a small park. The new design relocates the housing into one compact but impressive volume and regains more space for the park.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV (Isabel Pagel)
- Project: Parkrand
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Article source: Vitor Vilhena Architects
The building is located in the historical center of Lagos, Rua do Jardim, Rua General Alberto da Silveira, Rua Dr. Júlio Dantas and Travessa da Coroa.
It adjoins the four streets, with fronts built in all the above mentioned streets, forming a quarter.
The existing buildings, were very degraded, without possibility of adaptation.
Image Courtesy © João Morgado
- Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects (Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha)
- Project: Rehabilitation of a Quarter in the historic center of Lagos – 13 Houses
- Location: Algarve, Portugal
- Photography: João Morgado
- Date of project: 2011
- Date of completion: 2012
- Status: built
- Building area: 2605.00 m2
- Plot area: 879.50 m2
- Client: Santos da Terra, Real Estate Investments
- Cost: 390.000 €
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
- Architects: 3XN
- Project: housing
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Client: JP Immobilien
- Function: Housing, urban space, basement parking
- Gross floor area: 16.000 m2
Friday, April 25th, 2014
Article source: Holst Architecture
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
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
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
- 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
- Gold Building for Life
- Eco Homes Very Good
- Architectural design
- Modular construction
- RIBA Regional Award
- Civic Trust Special Award for Housing
- Housing Design Award
- British Homes Awards – SpecialCommendation
- Structural Steel Design Award -Commendatio
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
- 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
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
- 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
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.
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
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