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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)


Mountain Dwellings in Ørestad, Denmark by BIG with JDS Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Article source: JDS Architects

How do you combine the splendors of the suburban backyard with the social intensity of urban density?
The Mountain Dwellings are located in Ørestad, a new urban development in Copenhagen. When commissioned to design a traditional housing block and a separate parking house, we proposed the combination of the two programs. The program consist of 1/3 living and 2/3 parking. What if the parking area became the base upon which to place a terraced housing development – like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the eleventh floor to the street edge.

Bird's View (Image Courtesy JDS)

  • Architects: BIG Architects and JDS Architects
  • Project: Mountain Dwellings
  • Location: Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Size: 33 000 M2, 80 Units, 480 Parking Spaces


Social Housing Sandtlaan – Urban Restructuring in Katwijk, The Netherlands by HVE architecten

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

HVE Architecten has designed a bright, sand-coloured housing project with a diverse program, that blends in and complements its surroundings with a certain ease and lightness. Filtered by the old trees next to the avenue Sandtlaan the light finds its way to the austere brick, glass and metal façades. Through façade composition and choice of materials the project has both a strong sense of solidity and lightness and playfulness.

Exterior view to the apartment building

  • Architect: HVE architecten
  • Name of Project: Social Housing Sandtlaan – Urban Restructuring
  • Location: Katwijk, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Gerrit van Es, Dali Lourens, Lia Tuijt
  • Photographs: HVE architecten


Résidence Jules Mousseron in Noyelles Godault, France by OFIS arhitekti

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

This project is part of a competition for a low cost mixed type housing development in the North East of France. It is a social development aimed towards the elderly and young families. The provision of individual housing and group housing meets the requirements of the urban project and aims to maximize the potential of the site. It is inspired by the traditional brick architecture in the surrounding area. Just like the traditional houses the proposal has tried to visually break down the scale of the development through the use of varying roofs and heights, to offer a more humane and people friendly rhythm. The heights of the buildings and their distribution on the site also follow a logical environment to maximize natural lighting, ventilation and views. This difference in height creates a dynamic urban pace on the street. The roofs are taken from the surrounding area and have been reworked sustainably, their design visually creates a real impression from the street, and captures solar energy fulfilling its functions and creating a contemporary environment.

Exterior View

  • Architect: OFIS arhitekti
  • Name of Project: Résidence Jules Mousseron
  • Location: Noyelles Godault, France
  • Architectural team: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Janez Martincic, Robert Janez, Katja Aljaz, Janja del Linz, Andrej Gregoric, Cristian Gheorge
  • Site area: 33.305.0 m²
  • Client: Noyelles Godault community
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3ds MAX


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