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Manhattan Townhouse Project in New York City by Nitzan Design

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Nitzan Design

In approaching the design for this 10,000 sq ft townhouse, every attempt was made to deliver an understated, elegant backdrop to clients’ extraordinary collection of twentieth century post-war art.

Living room

  • Architect: Nitzan Tagansky – Nitzan Design
  • Name of Project: Manhattan Townhouse Project
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City
  • Software used: Illustrator


The Moerwijk housing estate in Den haag, The Netherlands by Atelier Kempe Thill Architect

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

The Moerwijk housing estate – originally designed by Dudok – will be in the next years partly removed. Within the new urban plan of KCAP the housing block along the Erasmusweg will be one of the first steps of the urban renewal operation. The block consists out of a social housing flat with gallery-access apartments and maisonette housing at the ground floor and a strip of terraced houses with voids. Both buildings are connected with a parking garage at ground floor level with a semi-public deck on the top.

Front View

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill Architect
  • Project: The Moerwijk housing estate
  • Location: den haag, Moerwijk, The Netherlands
  • Client: ceres – vestia, den haag
  • Program: 81 apartements (social housing) + 27 row houses (free market) + parking garage 115 cars
  • Value: € 14 million
  • Status: start building process 07/2010


Rozemaai-housing in Antwerp, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill



Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European tender for the transformation of two apartment blocks in the district Rozemaai, Antwerp. In the closed competition five teams were involved. The site, located next to the nature park “de Oude Landen”, calls for an intensification of the relationship with the environment on the one hand, on the other hand to deal with the noise from the highway and the harbour. By creating a new glazed gallery and by closing the open-air areas by using a full glass façade a noise barrier is created around the building.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Name of Project: Rozemaai-housing
  • Location: Antwerp, Rozemaai, Belgium
  • Client: Woonhaven Antwerp, Belgium
  • Mission: Transformation 100 apartments including car park
  • Co-Architect: OSAR Architects, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Landscape Architect: Land, Landscape Architects, Antwerp


Santa Maria in Valle de Bravo, Mexico by Hierve

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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: alle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Client: Inmobiliaria Sanmo SA de CV
  • Principal designer: Alejandro Villarreal
  • Contractor: Zimbra
  • Design team: Project architect (Andrés Casares) and Co-workers (Sugey Ramirez, Gabriela Rosas, Jesús Ramirez, Denisse Novelo and Arturo García Crespo)


Harbour Stones in Lindholmen, Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The task has been to design the master plan for a new housing district in the Lindholm area of Gothenburg’s old industrial port.
The Lindholm area, dominated by former industrial buildings and shipyards, has been transformed into large-scale business districts and open plazas. The master plan proposal introduces a humane scale and a different architecture focusing on the small-scale urban spaces within the scheme by refining the positioning, geometry and transparency of the buildings.

Harbour Stones

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Harbour Stones
  • Location: Lindholmen, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Client: Norra Älvstranden Utveckling AB, PEAB and Stadsbyggnadskontoret in Gothenburg
  • Landscape Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Size: 70.000 m² (approximately 400 living units)
  • Address: Lindholmen, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Awards: 1st. Prize in invited competition
  • Year of competition: 2010


Static Quarry in Gunma, Japan by Ikimono Architects

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Article source: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

The neighbor is one of the environments, too

I intended to make a building like the small city.
Originally, a human being is a creature living in the crowd. Nevertheless it is said that most family types are single life households in present Japan. The person keeps the balance while going back and forth in a personal domain like the house and the state of the crowd like the society. Can the apartment \there is society in the immediate neighbor of a personal domain\ become city life in microcosm?

Night View

  • Architect: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
  • Name of Project: Static Quarry
  • Place: Gunma, Japan
  • Planning: TTA Inc.
  • Structural Engineers: Structural Design firm Accurate
  • Landscape: Atsuo Ota / ACID NATURE 0220


Social Housing for Mine Workers in Asturias, Spain by Zon-e Arquitectos designed using Rhino & AutoCAD

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Article source: Zon-e Arquitectos

This project comes up from a tendering process to build state subsidized housing in Cerredo (Asturias), a mining town located in the very heart of the Cantabrian Mountains where no residential construction had been made for over 25 years.

Model 01

  • Architect: Zon-e Arquitectos / Nacho Ruiz Allén, José Antonio Ruiz Esquiroz
  • Name of Project: Social Housing for Mine Workers
  • Location: Degaña, Asturias, Spain
  • Project Area: 2,385 sqm
  • Photographs: Ignacio Martinez and Jose Antonio Ruiz
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD


11 Housing Units in a Slope in Turquant, France by 2:pm architectures

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Article source: 2:pm architectures

Sustainable development must begin with a general reflection of the building process, including on materials. It is important to prove that today, building a sustainable and energy-efficient, is not necessarily syno­nymous with building in wood. Indeed the extensive use of a material can quickly become detrimental to the economic market. Steel is a building material to take into account development considera­tions sustainable in many aspects.

Exterior View

  • Architect: 2:pm architectures
  • Name of Project: 11 Housing Units in a Slope
  • Place: Turquant, France
  • Client: Parc Loire Anjou Tourraine
  • Program: Housing
  • Cost: 750 000 euros
  • Materials: Steel structure
  • Project team: AIA Ingénierie, Bétyle, Cabinet Faure
  • Competition: February 2011


TLofts in West Los Angeles, CA by Withee Malcolm Architects

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Article source: Withee Malcolm Architects

Working with Lee Homes, one of the most active builders in metro Los Angeles, and their partner CityView, a national institutional real estate investor, Withee Malcolm Architects designed 84 lofts on a former industrial site in West LA that have quickly captured the interest of buyers in the depressed real estate market.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Withee Malcolm Architects
  • Name of Project: TLofts
  • Location: West Los Angeles, CA
  • Client: Lee Homes
  • Size: 1.826 acres; 84 units
  • Density: 46.00 du/ac
  • Type: Condo


Social housing in Elmas, Italy by 2+1 officina architettura

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: 2+1 officina architettura

2+1 officina architettura has recently completed a housing project in Elmas, a small town in the south of Sardinia, Italy. The office, which finds its field of action between artistic design and architecture, seeks for experimentation within contemporary design thinking, ‘aiming for the development of contemporary art and architecture and direc­ting their own intellectual, professional and human resources for the improvement of society and ethics’. Amid a building context fully regulated to prevent and constrain rather than experiment with new architectural solutions, 2+1 has demonstrated how to make the best of it, turning those constrictions upside down.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Pierluigi dessì/Confinivisivi)


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