Archive for the ‘Housing Development’ Category
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Article source: Tony Owen Partner
The Melbourne Residences, is a 20 storey building consisting of 200 units in Brisbane’s Southbank. It contains retial and rooftop club including gym, pool, cinema and dining room. The tower plan is driven by the desire to maximise the oblique views from the units to the river and CBD. This results in a stepping form which maximises the number of units with access to the East. We derived inspiration from the ripple patterns created by the wind. This ripple orders the stepping of the façade reflecting the interplay of the environment on the façade. The tower has a unique undulating façade which ranges from zero to 4m. These facades contain operable glass screens to create wintergardens. These wintergardens provide a second skin to maximise thermal efficiency and reduce energy use. Melbourne street is becoming a fashionable retail address. We designed a 4 storey retail façade. Retail connects the street via a through site link to Fish Lane which is being revitalised by art installations and cafes as a bohemian centre. The clients brief was to create a superior residential address and activate the street with world class retail.
Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partner
- Architects: Tony Owen Partner
- Project: The Melbourne Residences
- Location: Brisbane’s, Southbank
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Article source: Shen Ting Tseng Architects
Light-House is located in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. This multi-storied residential building block is designed in consideration of common Taiwanese terrace style houses. This project seeks to rethink the fundamentals of this particular housing model and intends to reinvigorate its underlining idea as “Lian-dong” (describing a continuous housing block) and “Tou-tian” (terrace houses describing buildings with roof spaces open to the sky) in the design approach.
Image Courtesy © LucasKDoolan
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Article source: Zecc Architecten BV
Zecc designed an apartment building with 46 apartments commissioned by housing association Mooiland Vastgoed. The project concerns social housing for people with a need for limited residential care. The building is part of an ensemble of connected buildings and is designed to accent its height in the area. The building has a basement of curved masonry with a broad main entrance area. From the ground up the sculptural masonry transforms itself into an angular freeform with emphasized vertical elements.
Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra
- Architects: Zecc Architecten BV
- Project: Care Housing Boxmeer
- Location: Boxmeer, The Netherlands
- Photography: Stijn Poelstra
- Client: Mooiland Vastgoed
- Contractor: van der Heijden, Schaijk
- Period: 2014 – 2016
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: Architects of Invention
London-based practice Architects of Invention (AI) has submitted a design proposal for 500 residential units in Birmingham’s Digbeth area.
The practice was approached by Chinese private equity fund PGC- Capital whose The Jewel Court, 77 one-two bed luxury apartments, is already on site in Birmingham.
Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention
- Architects: Architects of Invention
- Project: 500 unit residential development
- Location: 175 High Street Bordesley, Digbeth, Birmingham, England, UK
- Client: PGC Capital (China)
- Team: Dominykas Daunys, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Davit Tsanava
- Structure: Combined CLT & Concrete
- Consultants: Engenuiti (Structure), DSA engineers, HED (Landscape), GAP (Interiors), Alpha Omega, FUTIQUE Developers
- Budget: £70 mil
- Size: 38 500 m²
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Article source: Gardera Patrice
A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…
Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?
Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat
- Architects: Gardera Patrice
- Project: The Séqué
- Location: Bayonne, France
- Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
- Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
- Associate Architect: David Pradel
- Project manager: Délphine Prunet
- Technical studies structures: Batiserf
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
- Completion Year: December 2014
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: ODA New York
Just steps from MoMA PS1 in white hot Long Island City Queens, ODA New York is upending the real estate market with an 11-story, 175-unit rental project to rival the best of luxury condo living.
Distinguished by its sculptural, almost pixelated, poured concrete exterior, 2222 Jackson is both an easy material compliment to neighboring PS1, and an exemplar of its designer’s larger mission: Adept at working within—rather than against—zoning constraints, ODA has once again focused on innovating architectural morphology in the interest of improving not only its residents’ everyday experience, but their general quality of life.
Elevation 1, Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzma
- Architects: ODA New York
- Project: 2222 Jackson
- Location: New York, USA
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The Residence de l’Aqueduc is located in the ZAC Lenine in Gentilly (France) at the articulation of the central mall Lenine and the future Promenade des Aqueducs. The building, located at this strategic angle, affirms its slender and extroverted facade facing this exceptional landscape crossing.
Southwest view from the Promenade de l’Aqueduc, Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie
- Architects: Daquin & Ferrière Architecture
- Project: Résidence de l’Aqueduc
- Location: Gentilly, France
- Photography: Hervé Abbadie
- Area: 44132 sft / 4100 m2 SHAB
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Article source: Takeru Shoji Architects Co., Ltd.
Wow! Sta. is situated in Horinouchi, in the Central Ward of Niigata City – an area where the city center gradually begins to give way to the suburbs. The scenery lining the nearby main road is dominated by large commercial and retail buildings and their accompanying signage.
The businesses, houses and multilevel apartments that sprawl out from Niigata Station constitute this typical inner-city area.
Located just one street back from the main road with its dazzling lights and the din of the traffic, we find an area that is surprisingly calm, unlit by even street lights.
Image Courtesy © Koichi Satake
- Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Co., Ltd.
- Project: Wow! Sta.
- Location: Chuo-ku Niigata, Japan
- Photography: Koichi Satake
- Project architect in charge: Yuki Hirano
- Architect: Takeru Shoji
- Structural engineering: Tetsuya Tanaka, Tetsuya Tanaka Structural Engineers
- Lighting design: Yutaka Inaba, FORLIGHTS
- Structure: Steel
- Gross floor area: 258.3 sqm
- Date of completion: Dec.2015
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Article source: Office Winhov
Work began on building the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1957 based on the urban development plan of S.J. van Embden. His design aimed at creating an idealised factory environment for technical research and study consisting of tall, modern buildings on stilts that were connected with one another and with the laboratories and workshops located in between them by means of aerial walkways. The plan followed the modern ideal of self-contained buildings in a continuous landscape. The rational structure in which the buildings followed a fixed grid pattern was expressed in the curtain walls of the first generation of buildings on the campus. A master plan for the reorganisation and expansion of the campus has been drawn up following the original design. It envisages the introduction of accommodation for students and researchers on the north side of the campus on the edge of the green brook valley of the Dommel.
The building at the banks of the Dommel, Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller
- Architects: Office Winhov + office haratori in collaboration with BDG Architecten Almere
- Project: Student Housing Campus Eindhoven University of Technology
- Location: Campus TU/Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Photography: Stefan Müller
- Client: Stichting Woonbedrijf SWS/Hhvl
- Contractor: Huybregts Relou
- Gross Floor Area: 12.600 m2
- Project: 2013-2016
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Article source: KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design
The St. Joseph project is a luxury residential development situated in Abbottsford, Victoria. Due to its historical significance the site has become part of the cultural landscape within the area, demanding a highly responsive and respectful design outcome. Our primary objective was to incorporate the critical components of school’s culture and history as a celebration and balance of the past and the future – creating ‘future heritage’ for the next generation. We were interested in exploring ways to interpret and represent the critical ‘story’ that created the culture and history of St Joseph’s Technical School. The design intent was to recreate multiple simultaneous layers of history within the articulated screens that wrap around the street frontage facades. The faceted panels create a “Lenticular Image”; an optical phenomenon whereby singular segments of an image converge at specific points of view to recreate the completed image.
Image Courtesy © KUD
- Architects: KUD
- Project: St Joseph
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Site size: 4825 m2
- Building levels: 4
- Completion date: 2016 (more…)