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Housing Borneo island in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists

Urban design In the Eastern Harbor Area, next to the KNSM and Java island lie Borneo and Sporenburg islands. West 8 (Adriaan Geuze) has created a very inspiring urban plan. The question for West 8 was how to create a water-city along the kilometers of 19th century harbor cays. West 8 did not solve this problem by attempting to subdue the scale with huge blocks, such as Jo Coenen has done on the KNSM island, nor by trying to reduce the scale by creating cross-canals, such as Sjoerd Soeters, but by repetition of a small scale.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists
  • Project: Housing Borneo island
  • Location: Eastern Harbour Area, Borneo island, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters, Scagliola en Brakkee and Bert Nienhuis
  • Client: New Deal Amsterdam NL
  • Design: Marlies Rohmer
  • Team: Jan van Erven Dorens, Rob Hulst, Laurens Schuurkamp, Martin Koster
  • Constructor: Advies & Enginering Intervam, Rijswijk NL
  • Contractor: Intervam VOF (Intervam, Moes, Muwi)
  • Cost: € 4.500.000,- excl. VAT
  • Area: 8066 m2
  • Design: 1997
  • Completion: 1999-2000

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Deckweiß in Berlin, Germany by brandt + simon Architekten

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: brandt + simon Architekten

A large Berlin block of flats in Bötzow district, built in 1905, with a representative front building, side wing and rear wing was extensively refurbished in a partially inhabited state.

The originally rich stucco facade of the front building had mostly dropped off and the remaining elements were irredeemably dilapidated.

Image Courtesy © brandt + simon architekten

Image Courtesy © brandt + simon architekten

  • Architects: brandt + simon Architekten
  • Project: Deckweiß – Refurbishment and new build attic of a block of flats
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Planning of structural framework: Dr.-Ing Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
  • Work stages: 1-9
  • Gross floor space: 4400 m2
  • Living space: 3030 m2
  • Construction phase 1: 2001/2002
  • Construction phase 2: 2011 – 2013
  • Completion: 2013

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Central Park Residence in Cluj-Napoca, Romania by Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Dico si Tiganas architecture and engineering

When the client demanded three rectangular residential towers on a site with irregular contour, surrounded by a winding stream that derives from the Somes river and by clusters of poplar trees that surround the nearby sports park, we took the responsibility to come up with a different approach: a building that integrates the three separate units in one unitary volume with a layout that undulates on the site so that it makes the most of the natural light and views. It also provides a sheltered space and a private, quiet area, in the resulting concave space. This space is an artificial landscape, a green leisure and relaxation area that is shaped as a green roof for the underground parking.

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

Image Courtesy © Cosmin Dragomir

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Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home in Orbec, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

This care and retirement home has been built in the heart of the Normandy bocage near the village of Orbec. The building follows the sloping curve of the hillside, and is visible from the valley.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi)
  • Project: Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home
  • Location: 8 rue de la Source, 14290 Orbec, Calvados, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Client: EPMS Marie du Merle in Orbec
  • Architects assistants: David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas, Chang Zhang, Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Pedro Rodríguez Ruipérez, Ania Klukowski, Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Emilie Brichard, Jean Scherer
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: BET G.Jost
  • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
  • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
  • Kitchen expert: Ecotral
  • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 12 279 536 € H.T
  • Surface: 5833 sqm
  • Competition: September 2008
  • Plans and technical phases: From october 2008 to January 2012
  • Construction: from January 2012 to September 2015

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1/JBR in Dubai, UAE by EDGE Design

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: EDGE Design 

In its’ quest to discover the best designs and projects in the Middle East and Africa, the International Property Awards in London invited companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by four active members of the House of Lords scrutinised hundreds of entries and EDGE Design has been informed that it has won an African and Arabian Property Award 2016-2017 in the Residential High-rise Development category, for their work on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties.

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

  • Architects: EDGE Design
  • Project: 1/JBR
  • Location: Dubai, UAE

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Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea by Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners)

In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

  • Architects: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie
  • Project: Gangnam District – Apartment Blocks And Urban Masterplan
  • Location: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kim Myoung Sik or LH Group
  • Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
  • Landscape Design: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar, Stuttgart
  • Gross Surface: 180.000 m2
  • Volume: 498.000m3
  • Date of commission: 2010 April
  • Project Year: 2014 November
  • In Use: 2015 March

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Wintergarden Housing in Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

In the next decade the new city quarter “Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid” will be realized along the river Schelde in the Southwest of Antwerp as a high-quality extension of the historic city centre.

Recently as one of the first realizations a eco-housing project by Atelier Kempe Thill has been finished.

The housing project contains 32 flexible wintergarden apartments and commercial spaces on the ground floor built on a collective parking garage.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Wintergarden Housing
  • Location: Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Client: Triple Living Antwerp

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Sjöjungfrun in Malmö, Sweden by JUUL FROST ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Article source: JUUL FROST ARCHITECTS 

MALMÖ’S NEW SKYLINE

World Trade Center Malmö is a new multifunctional housing area being constructed in the centre of Västra Hamnen, incorporating both dwellings and commercial facilities. Sjöjungfrun consists of 187 dwellings comprising flats interspersed with public access shops at the lower levels. The housing project forms the boundary of the WTC area facing Stora Varvsgatan, the location of JFA’s award-winning Media Evolution City, and Kockumsparken directly opposite.

Image Courtesy © Felix Gerlach

Image Courtesy © Felix Gerlach

  • Architects: JUUL FROST ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Sjöjungfrun
  • Location: Malmö, Sweden
  • Photography: Felix Gerlach
  • Client: Midroc Property Development
  • Area: 18,500 m² + underground parking / atrium of 1,500 m²
  • Period: 2016

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Dallas City Block in Texas by SLAB architecture, PLLC

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: SLAB architecture, PLLC 

The World’s populations continue to migrate towards cities. In the case of our country, people are again returning downtown to live and to work. To make our future cities healthy and livable, it is imperative that urban development embrace sustainable design strategies and adopt necessary guidelines and regulations. The city block– the basic DNA of urban planning–provides the appropriate scale for intervening and speculating on the future well-being of our cities.  Sustainability, in its broadest definition, includes a range of issues from environmental technologies, lifestyles, community integration, to education and economics. Our project aims to address these essential issues and illustrate through a design proposition that sustainability can be a catalyst for both change and innovation.

Image Courtesy © SLAB architecture, PLLC

Image Courtesy © SLAB architecture, PLLC

  • Architects: SLAB architecture, PLLC
  • Project: Dallas City Block
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Johnson and Jill Leckner (principals); Jessica Dobkin, Aimee Duquette, Adam Koogler, Magda Wala, Sid Wichienkuer
  • Size: 661,000 SF
  • Date: 2009

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Grove at Grand Bay in Miami, Florida by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Miami has developed a contemporary vernacular of condominiums that includes brise-soleil-style balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic water views. We have taken these indigenous elements of the new Miami skyline and continue the evolution of their local architectural language. Coconut Grove’s identity is closely tied to its untamed jungle-like vegetation, yet the center sadly lacks this quality. Our design “re-groves” the heart of Coconut Grove, and create a landscape in tune with the surroundings. The two towers of the Grove at Grand Bay respond to the surroundings and to each other, to give optimum views at every level. The towers take off from the ground to capture the full breadth of panoramic views from sailboat bays and the marina to the Miami skyline. The dancing motion of the towers creates a new landmark in the community. A lush abundance of plant-life blankets over the parking and amenity spaces, folding down to create pedestrian and vehicular access to the towers.

Image Courtesy © Facchina

Image Courtesy © Facchina

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Grove at Grand Bay
  • Location: Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Azeez Bakare Studios, Facchina, Mir
  • Client: Terra Group
  • Collaborators: VSN, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc., Esrawe, Desimone, HNGS, Raymond Jungles, OVI, Hufsey Nicolaides Garcia Suarez, O’Brien Lighting, Aquadynamics Design Group
  • Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Leon Rost
  • Project Manager: Ziad Shehab
  • Size: 58900 m2
  • Date: 24/09/2012
  • Status: Under Construction

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