Archive for the ‘Housing Development’ Category
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Article source: Eduardo Souto de Moura / Adriano Pimenta
This project consists of 27 single-family dwellings built under a controlled-price regime, and the basic aim was therefore to optimize its costs effectiveness. The design seeks to enhance the versatility of uses and subsequent potential modifications to the physical features of the spaces.
Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves
- Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura / Adriano Pimenta
- Project: 27 DWELLINGS IN SETE CIDADES
- Location: Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Portugal
- Photography: Luis Ferreira Alves
- Software used: Autocad
- Client: Região Autónoma dos Açores – Secretaria Regional da Habitação e Equipamentos, Direcção Regional da Habitação
- Houses Promotor: AFAVIAS Engenharia e Construções
- Colaborators: Ana Ferreira, Carolina Salcedo, Maria Vasconcelos, Tiago Coelho
- Landscape: ARQT.OF
- Structural Consultants: AFA CONSULT
- Electrical Consultants: AFA CONSULT
- Mechanical Consultants: AFA CONSULT
- General Contractor: Allotment – Couto & Couto, Houses – AFAVIAS Engenharia e Construções
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Article source: Luis Rojo, architect
This is a public housing project of 74 units in Ciudad Real, on one of the new development areas of the city, near where the ring road will be constructed and, therefore, at its boundary. The project is confronted to the suburban and unformed landscape that surrounds the city, half agricultural half urban.
Image Courtesy © Luis Rojo, architect
- Architects: Luis Rojo, architect
- Project: Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real
- Location: Ciudad Real, Spain
- Quality Control: Control Técnico y Prevención de Riesgos (CPV)
- Construction Company: Juan Ramírez Proyectos y Construcciones (JRC)
- Competition: Public competition. First Award
- Initiated: April 2007
- Finalized: December 2009
- Competition:: Santiago Buraglía, Irene Hwang, architects; Alfonso Gómez Gaite, structural engineer; Rafael Úrculo, environmental control engineer
- Design development: Santiago Buraglía, José Manuel Garrido Molina
- Site: Sander Laheij, Itziar Vinagre, Marcia Neto Oliveira; Alfonso Gómez Gaite, structural engineer; Rafael Úrculo, environmental control engineer
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Article source: BRUTHER
The problem in the understanding of in-habitation is that it is perceived as purely utilitarian. Perceiving it as such, is to deny it of all the structural aspects it has on one’s perception and thus on one’s way of thinking. In redefining the habitat and in admitting its competitive part, one realizes that it is closely related to aesthetics. In that sense, inhabiting would contain an essential aesthetic approach. However, the question is how one can think habitation beyond its purely functional use, and instead seeing it as contemplative and thus as aesthetic? Wouldn’t it be denying its primary function of shelter and protection? In what way could inhabiting and dwelling, as a retreat from the world, be a space for reflection and contemplation of the exterior, and even be understood as privileged space?
Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin
- Architects: BRUTHER
- Project: 50 Housing units _ Limeil-Brevannes
- Location: Limeil-Brévannes, France
- Photography: Filip Dujardin
- Head designer: Bruther
- Partenaires: Evp, Michel Forgue, Cferm
- Client: Batigère
- Size qm: 4 000
- Invited competition: 2013
- Completion: 2013
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Article source: nARCHITECTS
nARCHITECTS’ design for My Micro NY, in collaboration with Monadnock Development and the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, is the winning proposal in the adAPT NYC competition sponsored by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and HPD Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua announced at a press conference in January 2013 that the My Micro NY development team has been chosen through a competitive Request for Proposals, which received the largest response to date for an HPD housing project.
Courtesy nARCHITECTS; image courtesy mir.no.
- Architects: nARCHITECTS
- Project: My Micro NY
- Location: Kips Bay, Manhattan, USA
- Photography: Ledaean, mir.no
- Client: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
- Development Team: Monadnock Development
- Structural Engineer: Denardis Engineers
- MEP Engineer: Abraham Joselow
- Consulting Architect: DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
The building is located in the Colonia Roma, a historic neighbourhood in the central sector of Mexico City. La Roma developed in the 19th century as one of the first extensions of the city centre, with an orthogonal grid of large houses inhabited by the upper classes of the city. With the emergence of suburban life in the 50s, la Roma decreased its population throughout the second half of the 20th century, getting to its worst with earthquake of 1985. Due to the location of la Roma in what once was Lake Texcoco, the subsoil is highly muddy, so seismic waves are amplified; thus, during the strong earthquake of 85, la Roma was one of the more affected areas of the city: many buildings collapsed, and many of those which resisted were abandoned by its inhabitants because of their structural damage or because of the fear that the buildings would not resist another earthquake. The neighbourhood became deeply deteriorated, with high levels of insecurity and abandoned buildings, until its recent re-emergence as one of the most active areas of the city, filled with art galleries, small restaurants, cafés and young people occupying again its streets and public areas.
Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán
- Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
- Project: Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building
- Location: Roma District, Mexico City. Mexico
- Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
- Collaborators: Olivier Arditi, Catherine Nguyen
- Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho
- Área: 2200sqm
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Article source: Pluskontoret Architects
Tankefuld is a prize winning sustainable public housing project which creates social interaction between its users, based on a DGNB approach.
Tankefuld(7000 m2) is a public housing project that, just like us as people, is defined by different characteristics.3
Image Courtesy © Pluskontoret Architects
- Architects: Pluskontoret Architects
- Project: Tankefuld
- Location: Tankefuld, Svendborg, Denmark
- YEAR BUILT: 2013 – (Energy class 2015)
- PROJECT SIZE: 7000m2 = 75347sq feet
- PROJECT BUDGET: 93,5 mioKr = 12,6 M euros = 15.9 M $
- PLUSKONTORET TEAM MEMBERS:
- Mette Stavad – responsible partner architect
- Kristian Nordheim – architect
- Peter Appel Hansen – constructing architect
- Kasper Møller – constructing architect
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Article source: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.
2008 World Architecture Festival (WAF 2008). Finalist Housing category.
2008 2008 Manuel Oraá Regional Architecture Award of Canary Islands. Winner in the New Construction Housing.
The inscribed houses, with their small boundaries, are thought and built as a microcosm. The term inscribed, borrowed from geometry, induced us to find new qualities. The confinements of the irregular and broken limits of party walls, far from being perceived as a negative quality, heightened forms and bodies to us.
Image Courtesy © ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS
- Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P. (Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez)
- Project: EIGHT INSCRIBED HOUSES AND THREE COURTYARDS
- Location: Vecindario, Gran Canaria
- Developper: Instituto Canario de la Vivienda. Gobierno de Canarias
- Collaborators (all architects): Jorge Hernández, Laura Gómez Mariño y María Rodríguez Arcas.
- Situation: Calle Miramar
- Technical architect: Manuel Hernandez Vera
- Project year: October 2004
- Built in the year: December 2007
- Building company: Construcciones Rodríguez Luján S.L.
- Building cost: 524.151,68 €
- Cost per square meter: 584 €/m²
- Area: 897,52m²
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Article source: LINK arkitektur
In 1989, Vestbo, a local housing cooperation acquired a stunning site 10 minutes north from Bergen.
The plot is up in the hillside and has spectacular views over the fjord leading into the Bergen harbor.
Vestbo developed most of the land before the year 2000, but one plot had been preserved due to a high power line above that went over it and made it uninhabitable due to electrical radiation, In 2008 the power company dismantled the power line and put it underground. Suddenly the possibility for a new housing development arose.
Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements
- Architects: LINK arkitektur
- Project: Hellen Panorama
- Location: Eidsvåg, Norway
- Software used: ArchiCad
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Article source: OMA/Ole Scheeren
The Interlace in Singapore, a large-scale residential development by CapitaLand Singapore, has been chosen by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in Chicago as the winner of the inaugural worldwide Urban Habitat Award 2014 in recognition of its groundbreaking contributions to the urban realm and social sustainability.
Ole Scheeren’s design generates an extensive network of private and shared spaces in a radical reinterpretation of contemporary life in a community. Instead of following the default typology of housing in dense urban environments – clusters of isolated towers – the design turns vertical isolation into horizontal connectivity and reinstates the notion of community as a central issue in today’s society.
Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan
- Architects: OMA/Ole Scheeren
- Project: The Interlace
- Location: Alexandra Road / Depot Road, Singapore
- Photography: Iwan Baan
- Gross Floor Area: 170,000 m2 (1,829,864 square feet)
- Client: CapitaLand Singapore Pte Ltd
- Developer: Joint development by CapitaLand Singapore and Hotel Properties Limited
- Architect of Record: RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Article source: 9 Optiune
The Artist Colony in Baia Mare started from the initial summer colonizations which took place every year from 1896 till 1901. In 1898 these temporary settlements were joined by the individual permanent colonization of many artists who have spent in Baia Mare shorter or longer periods of their artistic biography, thus being decisive in the establishment of a genuine permanent institutional structure known as “Colonia pictorilor”. Nowadays Colonia is represented by multiple exhibition spaces and workshops, a generous space offered to the artists, members of the Association of Plastic Artists Union.
Image Courtesy © Laura Teodora Ghinea & Mihai Dan Mustea
- Architects: 9 Optiune
- Project: Colonia pictorilor
- Location: Baia, Romania
- Photography: Laura Teodora Ghinea & Mihai Dan Mustea