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Entrepot Macdonald in Paris, France by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Kengo Kuma and Associates

Macdonald had been a gigantic distribution center since the 1970s, located at Macdonald Street in Paris. OMA was the master planner of the project and their proposal was rather distinctive. They preserved the old two-storied building (which extends as long as 500m), and asked 5 other architects to work on newly added programs. We were responsible for the western part of the building, and designed facilities for a junior and senior high schools, and local sports center.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Satre

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Satre

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Project: Entrepot Macdonald – Education and Sports Complex
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Andre Morin, Guillaume Satre, 11h45
  • Area: 16,744 m2
  • Year: 2014.09

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Boulogne B4A in France by Brenac & Gonzalez

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Brenac & Gonzalez 

Among the buildings composing macro-lot B4, B4A takes on an iconic image, the star shape of which owes everything to its location.

Standing at the tip of an acute angle at the intersection of rue Marcel Bontemps and Cours Emile Zola, its volumes focus all of its 95 accommodations around 3 vertical openings. To develop maximum linearity of the façade, the building is hollowed out and turns its façades to the best exposures. This striving for light engenders sculptural shapes where the recessed façade and alignment with the street express a continual organic movement.The wide balconies that ring the building on every floor underscore each floor with a line, like so many piled up layers. These platters rise in stacks to compose a graphic system of undulating lines that amplify its volumes. On a scale with Cours Emile Zola, it looks like an event in the city, also reflecting quality use of the outside spaces for each apartment. The building’s exterior skin is composed of fine float-finished plaster. In contrast the façades of the access balconies are clad in wooden panels, thus putting an accent on the domestic nature of their use.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Brenac & Gonzalez
  • Project: Boulogne B4A
  • Location: Boulogne, France
  • Photography: Stefan Tuchila and Sergio Grazia
  • MO: Nexity Vinci Immobilier co-promotion
  • Cost: € 14 million
  • Area: 7800 M2

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68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons in Vigneux-sur-Seine Commune, France by MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

The project on the city-block E2 appears as a singular and unique object; It signals the idea of a renewal of the main entry point to this neighborhood. This is why the architects chose to experiment with the implementation of two quality materials that are both complementary and opposites: brick for its domestic thickness and for its strong reference to the ground and to neighboring red brick façades; lacquered metal used for the lightness of this material and because it discretely hints at the comfort of the housing units and the use of balconies, while still avoiding their exposure to viewers from the street.

Image Courtesy © 11H45

Image Courtesy © 11H45

  • Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés
  • Project: 68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons
  • Location: Avenue de la Concorde, ZAC de la Croix-blanche, lot 2E – Vigneux sur seine 91270, France
  • Photography: 11H45
  • Client: Immobilière 3F
  • General contractor: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Project manager: Emmanuel Dequidt
  • Interior design: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Landscape architect: ERA paysagistes
  • General construction company: BAGOT SAS
  • Net floor area: Housing units: 4870 m² / Residence: 892 m²
  • Cost: €10.8m excluding VAT
  • Calendar:
    • Competition: June 2012
    • Construction time: 22 months
    • Delivery: May 2016

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Vaudeville Court in London, England by Levitt Bernstein

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Levitt Bernstein

Concept

Levitt Bernstein have completed a high density, sustainable, affordable housing project in Islington, London based around the concept of ‘productive landscapes.’ All homes are designed to meet London Housing Design Guide, Lifetime Homes and the Borough’s own detailed accessibility standards. A large ground floor, fully accessible wheelchair user apartment has also been carefully designed as an exemplar wheelchair user dwelling.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Levitt Bernstein
  • Project: Vaudeville Court
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Design team: Jo McCafferty (Director), Lotta Nyman (Associate Director), Tom Ginnett (Landscape Architect), Andy Jobling (CDMC)
  • Client: LB Islington
  • Services engineer: Aecom
  • Structural and civil engineer: Campbell Reith, Aecom
  • Planning consultant: HTA
  • Ecology consultant: Greenlink Ecology
  • Daylight consultant: Waterslade
  • Acoustic consultant: AIRO
  • Code/SAP assessor: Stromo
  • Construction value: £2.2m
  • Completion: 2015

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The Drift House in Northern Canada by The Open Workshop

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Article source: THE OPEN WORKSHOP

With insufficient core populations to support public structures, the typology of dwelling has attained the highest level of refinement within the Arctic’s unique climate. Pre-WWII indigenous Inuit Housing Types had embedded connections to the local landscape, its orientation, materials and fabrication, while embracing the nomadic Inuit lifestyle. With zero ecological footprint, these temporal dwellings employed opportunities from the landscape and atmosphere to form a complex shelter that negotiated thermal performance, local materials, soft construction techniques, program and cultural values.

View of the Drift House in summer configuration from the highway, Image Courtesy © THE OPEN WORKSHOP

View of the Drift House in summer configuration from the highway, Image Courtesy © THE OPEN WORKSHOP

  • Architects: THE OPEN WORKSHOP
  • Project: THE DRIFT HOUSE
  • Location: Northern Canada
  • Project Research and Design Team: Neeraj Bhatia (Director), Tracy Bremer, Mary Casper, Zachariah Glennon, Alicia Hergenroeder, Brian Lee & Sonia Ramundi
  • Funded by: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MIT Lawrence B. Anderson Award & Rice School of Architecture Faculty Research Grant
  • Year: 2012

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Machaon Valley in Tatarstan, Russia by LEVS architecten

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

LEVS architecten has won an international competition for the design of a new residential area nearby the Russian city of Kazan. The winning master plan and architectural concept take a ‘Dutch approach’ to create a living environment for approximately 17,000 residents. Intimate dimensions, green spaces, informal bike paths and walkways, adequate facilities, and spirited architecture together make the Machaon Valley a sustainable community.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Machaon Valley
  • Location:  Malye KabanyKazan, Tatarstan, Russia

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ON THE ROOF OF MONTREUIL in France by aadd+ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN DUBOËLLE

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: aadd+ ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN DUBOËLLE

Direction Paris suburb, and more particularly the town of Montreuil, a village that has preserved all its nature, fitting perfectly to the “Grand Paris” Project. This project that gathers the main raising architecture issues held by the city of Paris. Indeed, reaching the demographic requirements inherent to the population’s growth implies an increase of the buildings density.

Many municipalities like the city of Geneva, Switzerland, have already amended their rules planning in order to increase buildable volumes in elevation.

Image Courtesy © V. DUBOËLLE

Image Courtesy © V. DUBOËLLE

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Day center for the elderly and housing in Bellvitge, Spain by Jordi Farrando architect

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Jordi Farrando architect

There are two parts to the programme: sheltered dwellings for 24 residents and a day centre for the elderly.

The ground floor and half of the first floor are occupied by the day centre, and the sheltered dwellings occupy the rest of this floor and levels two and three.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Farrando architect

Image Courtesy © Jordi Farrando architect

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69 Housing units, 1 gymnasium in Paris, France by AAVP – Atelier D’architecture Vincent Parreira

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Metropolis Communication

Taking into account the context of a blend of populations, memories of bygone activities and the many built styles and uses expressed in the surrounding built environment, this operation includes a gymnasium, atop which 69 social housing units have been built. Its first aim is to hybridize the industrial scale with the more intimate one of the individual housing unit.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: AAVP – Atelier D’architecture Vincent Parreira
  • Project: 69 Housing units, 1 gymnasium
  • Location: 4-14,  passage Delessert / 10-12, rue Pierre Dupont 75010 Paris, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: ICF La Sablière
  • Company: N.C
  • Certifications :  Cerqual (housing units), Certivea (gymnasium), Plan Climate Ville de Paris
  • Construction costs: €14.87m excl. VAT
  • Floor area: 6,445 m²
  • Lot size: 2,135 m²
  • Calendar: delivered April  2016

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Modelia Days NAKANOBU in Tokyo, Japan by Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O

The building sits in a neighbourhood shopping lane in Nakanobu, just south to the central district of Tokyo. The town is a mixture of old and new. A grandma’s confectionary and a jazz festival, pensioners among young couples, all share the same streets happily together. The site locates itself in the vicinity of a newsstand, a bathhouse and alike. In order to fit in to this yet humble liveliness of the town, the building’s scale is restrained to those of the neighbouring buildings, 4 stories with only 12 units.

Image Courtesy © Bauhaus Neo

Image Courtesy © Bauhaus Neo

  • Architects: Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura / Atelier O
  • Project: Modelia Days NAKANOBU
  • Location: 6-23-16 Togoshi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota, Bauhaus Neo
  • Client: SHUKO KENSETSU Co.,LTD
  • Design Team: Ryuichi Sasaki, Rieko Okumura, Gen Sakaguchi, Michal Rogozinski
  • Producer: Modelia CO.,LTD
  • Light Design: Natsuha Kameoka / Lighting Sou
  • Contractor: MAGOME CONSTRUCTION Company
  • Building Management: ALPHA MANAGEMENT & PARTNERS CO.,LTD.
  • Total Floor Area: 331.19 m2
  • Starting Date: January, 2015
  • Completion Date: February , 2016

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