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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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Rui Village in China by AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture

The sizes of the plots is 5,873 m2. The total requested built areas was 4,000 m2 that we reached with our proposal. We wanted to create a special flair, a place to feel home but relax on the same time with the highest standard of living quality.

We created two different units to create also two different flats to adapt to the market. At the same time they can fit different need. The houses are really flexible and different function can be brought in.

Image Courtesy © AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture

Image Courtesy © AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture

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123 Melrose in New York City by ODA New York

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: TC LAUGHLIN PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP, Inc.

Situated on the former site of Brooklyn’s Rheingold Brewery, ODA New York presents its largest undertaking to date and, arguably, ODA’s magnum opus—the firm’s most complete expression of it’s well-documented treatise on the possibility of a healthier and happier urban existence.

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

  • Architects: ODA New York
  • Project: 123 Melrose
  • Location: Brooklyn’s Rheingold Brewery, Bushwick, New York City, USA

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Agua Blanca in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

To make a high quality architecture to the theme of housing of small length without a deny to the manager of the business, could work. Because of that, in the cost of the investment scheme, efficiency, administration and institutional financing, special quality is proposed, better materials and purified esthetics.

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: Agua Blanca (White water)
  • Location: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3dsmax

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Westgarten 02 in Frankfurt, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Westgarten 02, a residential block of high-end rental apartments, was built on the last remaining gap in development in Frankfurt´s Westhafen district. In terms of its language of forms, the design was guided by its immediate neighbour, “Westgarten 01”, a mixed residential and retail block. Light-coloured clinker cladding emphasises the ground floor zone, optically dividing private from public space. Continuous cornices and projecting render detail on the parapets emphasise the horizontal articulation of the façade. Contrasting with its adjacent building, Westgarten 02 features light-grey render and a symmetrical façade design with a receding central zone. A sculptural note is added by the two-storey penthouse floor with large roof terraces. The internal arrangement of the apartments – three apartments per floor, accessed via stairwells at either end of the building – is legible in the design of the façade. Each apartment has a loggia overlooking the street and a balcony facing the inner courtyard. In total 39 apartments were created here.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Westgarten 02
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas
  • Client: Max Baum Immobilien GmbH, Generali Deutschland Holding AG
  • Project team: Ute Streit, Marco Leiser, Florian Kraft
  • Apartments: 39
  • Work phases: 1-5 + artistic supervision
  • Floor area: 4,410 m2
  • Completion: 06/2013

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