Archive for the ‘Housing Development’ Category
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Article source: HAVE Architects
The main objective of the project was to create something entirely different from the common residential buildings in Bulgaria, most of which are characterized as “recycled socialistic” panel blocks. There are two types of materials used on the façade – colored metal panels for the “golden shell” and dark tinted glass for the apartments. In between each apartment, there are curtains – some of them are from tinted glass and others from perforated stainless steel. Due to the strict technical parameters of the projected buildings, a big part of the construction is heavily monitored. The project “QP apartments” consists of three individual buildings with various types of housing options and parking on the ground level. The first building is called Q, which houses smaller apartments, while the other building named P, is bigger and includes luxurious penthouses. On the ground level of both apartment buildings, there is place for parking and recreational areas.
Image Courtesy © HAVE Architects
- Architects: HAVE Architects
- Project: QP Apartments
- Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
- Author: Stefan Mihaylov
- Materials: Metal panels, glass
- Number of floors: 4
- Height: 12m
- Area: 6120 m2
- Year: 2016
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
De Halve Maen, named after the vessel of the Dutch East India Company, is an apartment building that is part of the Overhoeks development. Attractive, high-quality, spacious homes have been created on the former Shell terrain, beautifully located on the north shore of the river IJ. Mecanoo designed a symmetrical U-shaped building in a park area with a tall masonry plinth and tiered superstructure.
Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten b.v.
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Article source: OMA
A historically significant stadium due to its distinctive design, with the oval stands positioned close to the pitch so audience and players are in intimate proximity, De Kuip is known for its unique and intense atmosphere. Built 80 years ago, the current stadium of Rotterdam-based football club Feyenoord no longer fulfills modern demands. To facilitate the football club’s expanding ambitions both in the national and European football leagues, multiple plans for a new and renovated stadium have been made and presented over the past decade, none of which received final approval. In 2016, Operatie NL, OMA and Feyenoord proposed a different approach: the construction of a new stadium combined with the development of the surrounding neighborhood.
Image Courtesy © OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Feyenoord City
- Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Clients: Stadion Feijenoord NV, Feyenoord Rotterdam NV
- Associates-in-charge: Kees van Casteren, Paolo Caracini
- Team: Andrea Tabocchini, Edmond Lakatos, Emma Lubbers, MacAuley Brown, Max Scherer, Rina Kang, Roza Matveeva, Shinji Takagi, Tanner Merkeley, imur Shabaev, Thomas Brown
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Article source: atelier PRO architekten
In the Huissensestraat, the major distribution road of the district Malburgen in Arnhem, atelier PRO has designed 83 new houses. Malburgen is one of the oldest garden towns in the Netherlands. In Arnhem this is the only quarter built on the southern banks of the Rhine.
Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd
- Architects: atelier PRO architekten
- Project: Malburgen residences
- Location: Huissensestraat, Arnhem, The Netherlands
- Photography: Dirk Verwoerd
- Client: Municipality Arnhem
- Project architect: Alex Letteboer, Emile Jansen
- Project leaders: Jaco de Koning, Emile Jansen
- Project team members: Adrienne Huang, Rebecca Wong, Allard de Goeij, Johan Hendriks, Arthur Loomans, Dirk de Knegt
- Budget: € 8.500.000 incl.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Identification on the part of some members of the Taller de Arquitectura with certain ideas of the Archigram movement, and enthusiasm for experimentation with geometry and its application possibilities to housing, are two factors given tangible form in Kafka’s Castle. This apartment building, on a hill overlooking the bay of Sitges, is fruit of the clustering of cubes around nuclei of vertical circulation. Each cube contains a minimalist environment: living-dining room or bathroom-bedroom, articulated on different levels. The color of the façades, chosen from a range of blues, expresses the intention to merge the building with its natural background, the sky.
Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Designed in response to its natural surroundings, Alai marries ecological considerations, engaging design and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition.
The number of visitors to the Mayan Riviera is increasing by over 10% each year—surpassing 20 million arrivals in 2016, while its residential population has almost doubled since the year 2000. Welcoming more international visitors than any region in Latin America, it has become an important centre of business, tourism and transport. The outstanding natural beauty, rich Mayan history and tropical climate of the Yucatan Peninsula continue to attract greater numbers of visitors from around the world every year.
Image Courtesy © MIR
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Alai
- Location: Mayan Riviera, Mexico
- Photography: MIR and GrossMax
- ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- ZHA Project Director: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
- ZHA Project Associate: Maurizio Meossi
- ZHA Project Architect: Arya Safavi
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Article source: HOK
Saudi Arabia is diversifying its energy production from oil and gas to alternative sources such as solar and wind. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a non-profit institution located outside Riyadh, is responding to this shift by studying the economics, technologies and policies associated with various types of energy.
KAPSARC Library and Apartments, Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer
- Architects: HOK
- Project: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community
- Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Photography: Alan Karchmer
- Site: 500 acres / 200 hectares
- Buildings: 2.05 million sq. ft. / 190,240 sq. m.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Article source: MAYER HASBANI
Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.
Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI
- Architects: MAYER HASBANI
- Project: Adamant Querétaro
- Location: Querétaro, Mexico
- Software used: Revit
- Builder: Milk Investments
- Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
- Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
- Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
- Finishes: Grupo DICO
- Area: 21, 500 m2
- Year: 2014 – 2017
Friday, May 19th, 2017
Article source: Vin Varavarn Architects
The project originated as a design for a 7 storey apartment building. It is intended as a quiet and orderly residence with limited number of units which are large and spacious with 3-4 bedrooms. This aspect is quite different from other existing condominium projects.
Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio
- Architects: Vin Varavarn Architects
- Project: The Pine Crest Residence
- Location: Soi TonSon, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
- Photography: Spaceshift Studio
- Owner: Varavision Co., Ltd.
- Architect team: M.L.Varudh Varavarn, Jongsarit Jinachan, Angkana Nanjaiya
- Landscape Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
- Structural Engineers: Vin Varavarn Architects
- Interior Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Article source: ARCADI PLA Architects
The building of 115 dwellings is located in the area of the northern entrance of Girona, in an area next to \”Puig d’en Roca\”. Promoted by the “Patronat Santa Creu de la Selva”, comprises varied apartment types, designed for people over 65 years old with a low rental cost. The project was developed especially taking care of the collective spaces of socialization, and at the same time, developing technological solutions in the field of sustainability and energy savings.
Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli
- Architects: ARCADI PLA Architects (ARCADI PLA & NÚRIA PLA)
- Project: Social housing for people over 65
- Location: Francesc Ferrer i Gironés Street,Nº 6., Puig d’en roca area, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
- Photography: Filippo Poli
- Owner: Patronat Santa Creu De La Selva
- Econòmic Control: Tecgi S.L. / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes
- Interior Design of the Restaurant-Coffee Shop GIRUM: Núria Pla Illa Architect
- Núria Pla, Stefan Zwiers, Patricia Gutierrez, Jordi Grau, Architects
- Joan Fernandez, Sara Poch (TECGI S.L.), Quantity Surveyors/Security
- Structural Engineering: BOMA S.L. (Lluis Moya, Dr.Architect / Silvia Hernández/ Anabel Lázaro Architects)
- Mechanical/Electric/Heating/Air Conditioned: PROISOTEC ( Josep Massachs, Frederic Soro, Marc Masó, Enginneers)