Archive for the ‘Housing Development’ Category
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
Westgarten 02, a residential block of high-end rental apartments, was built on the last remaining gap in development in Frankfurt´s Westhafen district. In terms of its language of forms, the design was guided by its immediate neighbour, “Westgarten 01”, a mixed residential and retail block. Light-coloured clinker cladding emphasises the ground floor zone, optically dividing private from public space. Continuous cornices and projecting render detail on the parapets emphasise the horizontal articulation of the façade. Contrasting with its adjacent building, Westgarten 02 features light-grey render and a symmetrical façade design with a receding central zone. A sculptural note is added by the two-storey penthouse floor with large roof terraces. The internal arrangement of the apartments – three apartments per floor, accessed via stairwells at either end of the building – is legible in the design of the façade. Each apartment has a loggia overlooking the street and a balcony facing the inner courtyard. In total 39 apartments were created here.
Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas
- Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
- Project: Westgarten 02
- Location: Frankfurt, Germany
- Photography: Lisa Farkas
- Client: Max Baum Immobilien GmbH, Generali Deutschland Holding AG
- Project team: Ute Streit, Marco Leiser, Florian Kraft
- Apartments: 39
- Work phases: 1-5 + artistic supervision
- Floor area: 4,410 m2
- Completion: 06/2013
Friday, July 1st, 2016
Article source: GRAFT
By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.
Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller
- Architects: GRAFT
- Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
- Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- Photography: Virginia Miller
- Client: Make It Right Foundation
- Year: 2009
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Article source: YDS Architects
This is a 6-story housing complex built in a shopping street. Life in an apartment is often isolated from the city nearby and loses public spaces.
We considered the meaning of ‘living together’, and tried to connect the housing with city by designing public spaces.
Image Courtesy © YDS Architects
Friday, June 24th, 2016
Article source: gabriel verd arquitectos
The project was built in an area of residential expansion in the outer suburb of Seville, in the south of Spain.
The small size of the plot and the high housing density that was required suggested a court-type solution. The patio played a key role as an area for social interaction and made it possible to achieve the objective of giving the 46 apartments (2 or 3 bedrooms) two prospects – on the inner courtyard and on the street.
Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe
- Architects: gabriel verd arquitectos
- Project: 46 SOCIAL DWELLINGS FOR RENT AND STORES
- Location: Avenida de las Civilizaciones, Mairena del Aljarafe, Seville, Spain
- Photography: Roland Halbe
- Project and construction manager: Gabriel Verd, Simone Solinas
- Structures: Santiago Bermejo
- Technical Architect: Eduardo Vázquez López
- Collaborators: Federico Farina, Ronit Shmaryahu
- Modell: Julia Cartaxo Andrade e Silva
- Promoter: SODEFESA (Sociedad para el Desarrollo Económico y Fomento del Empleo del Ayuntamiento de Mairena del Aljarafe)
- Cost: 3.853.040 €
- Built Surface : 6.738 m²
- Competition: 2006
- Project: 2008
- Realisation: 2009-2011
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Article source: in situ studio
The Ten at South Person was designed for a vacant site in downtown Raleigh. The project is a new housing format for Raleigh – modern, affordable, and possessing row house DNA. The design maximizes square footage at low cost, builds from defining characteristics of a surrounding historic district, and creates a healthy streetscape via stoops and the play of materials and relief on the street facade. The units sold in only six days at a price that was the least expensive per-square-foot housing offered in downtown in years. Despite its modern form, the complex is nestled comfortably within the neighborhood.
Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
- Architects: in situ studio
- Project: The Ten at South Person
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
- Photography: Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
- Area: ten 1,450 sf units
- Year: 2015
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Article source: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo
The project is located at a small village in the North area of the municipality of Lorca (Murcia), inhabited by some 150 people, and belongs to a plan developed by the city council to promote the permanence of young people at their hometowns. Designing a project with this purpose made us think, in the first place, about the idea of belonging to a roughly defined group- in this particular case the young people from Las Terreras- but expressing, in the second place, the individuality of each of its members.
Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo
- Architects: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo
- Project: 9 Subsidized Row Houses
- Location: Calle Victoria, s/n. Las Terreras. Lorca – Murcia, Spain
- Software used: Dibac as CAD software, CYPE
- Client: Suelo Y Vivienda De Lorca, S.A.
- Quantity surveying: Encarni Martínez García
- Construction supervisors: Encarni Martínez García y Juan Carlos Pérez Laserna
- Housing: Obras y Servicios Técnicos de Levante, S.A.
- Urbanization: Silvestre Úbeda Ruiz
- Built area:
- Housing: 1090,91 m2
- Urbanization: 1422,61 m2
- Housing: 878350,80 euros
- Urbanization: 350000 euros
- Project year:
- Housing: 2004-2006
- Urbanization: 2006
- Completion date:
- Housing: July 2008
- Urbanization: May 2009
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Article source: YDS Architects
This is a housing complex built in a beautiful greenery site next to Shakujii park.
Shakujii park is very large and famous park in Tokyo.
The main concept is to take in the beautiful nature around the site.
Image Courtesy © YDS Architects
- Architects: YDS Architects
- Project: Void in forest
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Article source: Groosman
Stripped of its original defensive function, a unique living environment has been created on the characteristic Schiereiland. Groosman has designed the new buildings to reference the old industrial structures, so that the character of the imposing island is maintained, impressions of the past are re-experienced and a unique living environment, in which a Woerdenaar can identify with, is created.
Image Courtesy © Groosman
- Architects: Groosman
- Project: Defensie eiland
- Location: Woerden, Netherlands
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Article source: Antonini Darmon architectes urbanistes
The project is located on a long, narrow strip of land partially occupied by a five-story building, in the traditionally working-class Belleville district of Paris. A significant piece of the neighborhood’s heritage and the site’s unifying building, it has been rehabilitated and its base hollowed out to allow passage.
Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo & Luc Boegly
- Architects: Antonini Darmon architectes urbanistes
- Project: 33 new and rehabilitated housing units
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Julien Lanoo & Luc Boegly
- Client: SIEMP
- Conception: Claire Archimbaud
- Worksite: Daliana Vasilache & Francesca Pesce Construction
- Company: CBM Batiment
- Contractor: Antonini-Darmon
- Materials: steel frames and stucco
- Cost: 4,7 M € HT
- Surface: 2700 sqm
- Completed: 2014
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Article source: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects have submitted a planning application for an exciting residential project for Bellway Homes in Surrey.
The proposed development on Wey Corner to the north of Guildford town centre will replace an industrial unit to provide 56 high quality new homes across a 0.38 ha site. Nineteen homes will be affordable apartments with thirty seven provided for open market sale.
Image Courtesy © Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
- Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
- Project: New Riverside Residential scheme
- Location: Guildford, England, UK
- Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop