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Arlevagen in Floda, Gothenburg by Helhetshus

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Helhetshus

This project is Helhetshus´s first own developed, housing project. The goal was to build 8 houses that felt exclusive regarding architecture and design, yet affordable. The site is located in Floda, 25 kilometers northeast of Gothenburg, Sweden. It´s a clearing on a hillside with large oak trees and a beautiful view of lake Sävelången. By using the existing conditions of the site and placing the houses halfway over the edge of the hillside; each house got a nice view towards the lake and at the same time it created more space on the sunny side of the plot towards southwest. The boomerang-shaped building leaves an open space towards the street and a more secluded garden space south of the building witch is maximised by placing the buildings as far north as possible on each plot.

Image Courtesy Bert Leandersson

  • Architects: Helhetshus
  • Project: Arlevagen
  • Location: Floda, Gothenburg
  • Credits: Nominated best debut project of the year 2011 by Arkitektur.
  • Year: 2009-2011
  • Area: 8 single-house plots with an area of about 1000m2, House area; four models with a span between 127m2 – 186m2.
  • Photo credits: Bert Leandersson
  • Design team: Pär Thurfjell, David Josefsson, Joakim Haglund, Joanna Henje, Cecilia Segerstedt.
  • Structural engineer: Stefan Borg, Ramböll
  • Project management: Mats Nyström, Helhetshus
  • Builder: Teambuilder

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30 Houses in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by BBVH Architects

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: BBVH Architects

Dutch architects of BBVH were looking for a solution to give future buyers of their serial housing projects more influence on the layout and size of their homes. BBVH does not want to design homes for the average families of 2,31 person, we want to design homes that fit. Having seen one too many floor plans with the same layout, too small to fit a big family, too big for couples without kids we thought of a different solution.

Image Courtesy BBVH Architects

  • Architects: BBVH Architects
  • Project: 30 Houses
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Vestia
  • Architect of configurator software: BBVH Architects
  • Software used: It was Flash and is now html and Mysql. Just simple open source software

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On the corner in Shiga, Japan by EASTERN design office

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: EASTERN design office

A castle where the boys and girls of the story of Michael Ende could be entering. It is a triangular building configured by the square elements!

The site is a manufacturing area in Youkaichi City in Shiga Prefecture.  There are many big factories in this town. A lot of immigrants from South America live here among the local people.

 

Images Courtesy Koichi Torimrura

  • Architect: EASTERN design office
  • Name of Project: On the corner
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Completion: 2011
  • Photographer: Koichi Torimura

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Monconseil Retirement Home in Tours, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

This retirement home is being built in Monconseil’s Urban Development Zone (ZAC in France), in the northern suburbs of the city of Tours, where this building will be one of the first footprints in the area. The project, which consists of 81 beds spread across three units, was defined from the beginning by specifications that sought to take up and organize an ideal amount of the site’s surfaces. Respecting these specifications to the letter would have led us to a ground floor organization around internal courtyards spread over the entirety of the site.

Night View (Images Courtesy Stephane Chalmeau)

  • Architect: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Name of Project: Monconseil Retirement Home
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Client: CCAS – City of Tours
  • Consultants: OTE
  • Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau

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Jo Rin Hun in Seoul, Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: IROJE KHM Architects

Reclamation of the site & Confrontation of modern and tradition

The site is located in the outer Bukchon nearby the designated cultural properties of Seoul city like rampart of Seoul. Hyehwamun, Kim Sang Hyeop’s House. Many Korean-style houses are existed till now, but remained houses are removed at that with the housing development prevalence of multi-family house last year. So it is one of the villages that are in progress of modernization (?) and Jo Rin Hun is same case that is pressed with the high-storied neighborhood. It was a distressed situation to unavoidably remove the existing Korean traditional house as a position of culture destroyer.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy JongOh Kim)

  • Architect: HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
  • Name of Project: Jo Rin Hun
  • Location: 15-152, Hyehwa-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Design team: SuMi Jung, MiYeong Park
  • Structure designer: YeongRok Sin
  • Photographer: JongOh Kim

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Social housing in 45 rue Louis Blanc, Paris, France by ECDM architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: ECDM architects

Extract from “Architecture as bonus”, Paul Ardenne

The construction of the housing project at 45 rue Louis Blanc in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris is the result of a project launched in 1998 by the Paris city real-estate authority. The property developer was expected to take a piece of land measuring about 600 m² and replace an abandoned squat there which had been slotted for demolition with a low-cost building that adhered to the HQE (High Environmental Quality) standards still being determined at the time.

 

Images Courtesy Benoît FOUGEIROL

  • Architect: ECDM architects
  • Name of Project: Social housing in 45 rue Louis Blanc, Paris
  • Location: 45 rue Louis Blanc, Paris,  France
  • Program: 17 social housing
  • Client: RIVP Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris
  • Photographer: Benoît FOUGEIROL

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Shift housing in Cremona, Italy by AquiliAlberg

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Article source: AquiliAlberg

Shift Housing Construction site is completed in Cremona area, designed by AquiliAlberg. The proposed typology renew the “rank houses” which are manipulated and reinterpreted by the Milan Office to improve at best the site characteristics and the context, which is the natural park of Serio River.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Fabrizio Marchesi)

  • Architects: AquiliAlberg
  • Name of Project: Shift housing
  • Location: Cremona, Italy
  • Client: Private investor
  • Period: 2008 – 2009
  • Phase: Preliminary design, Definitive design, Site supervision
  • Photography: Fabrizio Marchesi

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The City in the Building in Aarhus Harbour, Denmark by ADEPT and LUPLAU & POULSEN architects

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Article source: ADEPT  and LUPLAU & POULSEN architects

ADEPT AND LUPLAU & POULSEN WIN 12,000 m2 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT AT AARHUS HARBOUR

Common greenhouses on the roof tops, adjacent terraces overlooking the bay of Aarhus, and a sheltered green courtyard – all in close proximity to downtown Aarhus. This is the essence of Brabrand Housing Association’s new residential complex that breaks with both the port’s massive scale, and present iconic building tendencies. The project is expected to be completed for inauguration in December 2013.

Overview (Courtesy ADEPT and LUPLAU & POULSEN architects)

  • Architect: ADEPT and LUPLAU & POULSEN architects
  • Name of Project: The City in the Building
  • Location: Aarhus Harbour, Denmark
  • Renderings, drawings and Diagrams: Copyright ADEPT and LUPLAU & POULSEN architects

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Gingko Project in Beekbergen, The Netherlands by Casanova + Hernandez Architects

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Casanova + Hernandez Architects

Ginkgo
project combines art, technology and architecture to integrate a housing complex in the nature of the existing park located in front.

CONTEXT AND PROGRAM

The project is located near the natural park of Veluwe in the Netherlands with views over an old church and the central park of the small town.

The urban structure of Beekbergen, much like most small towns in the Netherlands, is composed mainly of large single family houses that are not affordable for young people or suitable for older people with mobility problems.

Image Courtesy Christian Richters

  • Architects: Casanova + Hernandez Architects
  • Project: Gingko Project
  • Location: Beekbergen, The Netherlands
  • PROGRAMME: 26 DWELLINGS: 18 APARTMENTS, 8 ROW HOUSING
  • SURFACE: 4.100 M2
  • DATE: 2007-
  • MAIN ARCHITECTS: HELENA CASANOVA, JESUS HERNANDEZ
  • MODELS: CASANOVA + HERNANDEZ ARCHITECTS
  • COLLAGES AND DRAWINGS: CASANOVA + HERNANDEZ ARCHITECTS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian Richters, John Lewis Marshall, Casanova + Hernandez architects
  • Software used: Autcad LT and Photoshop

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TU Delft Campus in TU campus Delft, Netherlands by Studioninedots + HVDN

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Studioninedots + HVDN

Studioninedots + HVDN wins student housing competition for TU Delft Campus

By invitation of housing-corporation DUWO, Studioninedots + HVDN, Architectural office Marlies Rohmer and Knevel architects each made a conceptual design for 140 permanent student housing at the TU Delft campus. The project parameters were to design a volume of 67 meters long and 5 storeys high, the building should have its own strong identity and a collective space on the roof. Another requirement was to have rain water harvesting on the roof as well.

Exterior View in day

  • Architect: Studioninedots + HVDN
  • Name of Project: TU Delft Campus
  • Location: TU campus Delft, Netherlands
  • Client: Stichting DUWO
  • Type: Studenthousing, 138 houses
  • Budget: €5.600.000
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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