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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)


Dębowa Housing Estate in Katowice, Poland by Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych

Dębowa social housing estate is located in the west part of Katowice, in the district Dąb, near the Voivodship Park of Culture and Recreation in Chorzów. The development consists of two buildings; one residential – commercial, complementary to the west frontage of the Dębowa Street and the other for residential use only, located further back within the plot.

Side View (Images Courtesy S.Polański)

  • Designer: Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych
  • Project name: Dębowa Housing Estate
  • Location: Katowice, Poland
  • Architects: Jan Pallado, Aleksander Skupin
  • Photographer: S.Polański
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture, Corel DRAW, 3D Max


Zephyrus Residential Scheme by Hopkins Architects

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

On Friday 24th June, 2011, the Zephyrus residential scheme won the ‘Best Unbuilt Scheme Award’ from the Jersey Architecture Commission.

Zephyrus Residential Scheme


72 collective housing units in Begles, France by LAN Architecture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: LAN Architecture

A new, ecological and social living space geared to the 21st century.

The project’s richness and major interest lie in the possibility of inventing an urban lifestyle set in a highly experimental framework enabling the affirmation of new ecological and contemporary architectures. The diversity of architectural propositions and communal and private spaces had to ensure and enhance this specificity.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: LAN Architecture
  • NAME OF PROJECT: 72 collective housing units
  • LOCATION: Quartier Terres Neuves , Begles, France
  • CLIENT: Ataraxia, Saemcib
  • PROJECT: Construction of a complex of apartments, shops and business premises.


Collective and individual housing in Mouvaux, France by LAN architecture

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Article source: LAN architecture

New constructions’ urbanization potential and their capacity to integrate the history and the morphology of the city hosting them constitute the major challenge for new built-up areas.

Model 01

  • ARCHITECT: LAN architecture
  • NAME OF PROJECT: collective and individual housing
  • LOCATION: ZAC centre ville de, Mouvaux, France
  • PROJECT: Construction of 117 housing units (84 social housing units and 33 private housing units) and retails
  • CLIENT: Nacarat – Groupe G.H.I. – Notre Logis
  • BUILT UP AREA: 13 000 m²
  • COST: 12,1 M €
  • TIME TABLE: 2009 – 2013
  • TEAM: LAN Architecture (lead architect), Batiserf Ingénierie (structure), Michel Forgue (quantity surveyor), LBE (fluids)


Jewell in Melbourne, Australia by Kavellaris Urban Design

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design

The subject site fronts a main street (Union Street) to the south and a private car park that abuts and wraps around the northern and eastern interfaces of the site.  The car park service’s RMIT University and is wedged between the subject site and a railway corridor. And although the car park is a private space it is utilized as a public thoroughfare from the Jewell train station opposite the University and from Dawson Street to the North.  As a result, these site conditions provided for a building that is highly visible without any obstruction.  This was a site condition that we capitalised on and exploited!

Exterior View


Nicolaas Beetsplein in Dordrecht, The Netherlands by NL Architects and DS Landschapsarchitecten

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Article source: NL Architects and DS Landschapsarchitecten

Garden City

Oud Krispijn is a neighborhood in the city of Dordrecht. It was planned by Van der Peck in 1932 as a Garden City for the working class: a warped grid, small housing blocks, sweet little houses with front and back gardens, refined ‘corner solutions’, alleys and several ‘green’ axis and some modest squares. And a lot of hedges.

Nicolaas Beetsplein

  • Architect: NL Architects – Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse and DS Landschapsarchitecten – Jana Crepon
  • Name of the Project: Nicolaas Beetsplein
  • Location: Oud Krispijn, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Use: Neighborhood Square
  • Client: Gemeente Dordrecht and CBK Dordrecht
  • Team NL: Kirsten Huesig with Beatriz Ruiz and Maurice Martell
  • Technical Support and Structural Engineering: Ingenieursbureau Dordrecht
  • Design: Design Phase May 2003 – June 2005
  • Completion: April 2006
  • Total area: 9400m2


Casa Paz in Madrid, Spain by estudio de arquitectura

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Article source: estudio de arquitectura

“Casa Paz”, is located in a housing development built in the 60’s, approximately 70Km. outside of Madrid.  The area is considered a conventional residential zone, of no specific architectural interest, built using heterogeneous topologies and materials.  The housing development, called Rio Cofio, is located on the outskirts of the village Robledo de Chavela; there at the edge of a cliff, a 1,400 m2 steeply sloped lot overlooks a small river.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Carlos Fernández Piñar)

  • Architect: estudio de arquitectura
  • Name of Project: Casa Paz
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Preparation of the project and completion of construction schedule: January 2004_April 2006.
  • Project’s authorship: Arturo Franco. (architect), Fabrice van Teslaar. (architect)
  • Project’s collaborators: Diego Castellanos (interior architect)
  • Site Supervisor and Quantity Surveyor: Salvador Baños.
  • Photographer: Carlos Fernández Piñar
  • Developer/Owner: Paz Fernandez/Tomas Rodríguez
  • Area or volume constructed: 363 m²


Golden Hills Eco Urban Master Plan in Danang, Vietnam by SOM

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Article source: SOM

SOM Awarded Commission for Eco-Urban Community in Danang, Vietnam

On May 5,  2011 (London, UK) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) was awarded the Master Plan commission for Golden Hills, and Eco-Urban Community in Danang, Vietnam.  SOM’s preliminary plan for a sustainable residential community at the edge of the city looks to set a new benchmark for ecologically-sensitive development in Vietnam.  SOM is now working closely with the city planning authorities to finalise the project’s design and ensure its delivery.  This is SOM’s third recent project ‘win’ in the country and follows the firm’s recent successes of Green Tech City in Hanoi and FPT City also in Danang.

Aerial View

  • Architect: SOM
  • Name of Project: Golden Hills Eco Urban Master Plan
  • Location: Danang, Vietnam


The Iceberg Project – Isbjerget in Aarhus, Danmark by JDS/CEBRA/Louis Paillard/SeARCH

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Article source: JDS, CEBRA, Louis Paillard, SeARCH

JDS/CEBRA/Louis Paillard/SeARCH team wins a competition for a housing complex in Aarhus, DK

(Denmark, May 19, 2008) JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS and Aarhus-based CEBRA, in collaboration with the Dutch firm SeARCH and French architect Louis Paillard wins the competition to build a 25,000 sqm housing complex in the new Aarhus Docklands development. The project will be developed by the Tækker Group and Brabrand Boligforening with an expected completion date of spring 2010

Isbjerget Shore (Images Courtesy JDS, CEBRA, LABTOP)


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