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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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MAKE IT RIGHT in Louisiana by GRAFT

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: GRAFT

By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

  • Architects: GRAFT
  • Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
  • Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Photography: Virginia Miller
  • Client: Make It Right Foundation
  • Year: 2009

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Forest of Grid in Japan by YDS Architects

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This is a 6-story housing complex built in a shopping street. Life in an apartment is often isolated from the city nearby and loses public spaces.

We considered the meaning of ‘living together’, and tried to connect the housing with city by designing public spaces.

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

  • Architects: YDS Architects
  • Project: Forest of Grid
  • Location: Japan

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46 SOCIAL DWELLINGS FOR RENT AND STORES in Seville, Spain by gabriel verd arquitectos

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Article source: gabriel verd arquitectos

The project was built in an area of residential expansion in the outer suburb of Seville, in the south of Spain.

The small size of the plot and the high housing density that was required suggested a court-type solution. The patio played a key role as an area for social interaction and made it possible to achieve the objective of giving the 46 apartments (2 or 3 bedrooms) two prospects – on the inner courtyard and on the street.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: gabriel verd arquitectos
  • Project: 46 SOCIAL DWELLINGS FOR RENT AND STORES
  • Location: Avenida de las Civilizaciones, Mairena del Aljarafe, Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Project and construction manager: Gabriel Verd, Simone Solinas
  • Collaborators:

    • Structures: Santiago Bermejo
    • Technical Architect: Eduardo Vázquez López
    • Collaborators: Federico Farina, Ronit Shmaryahu
    • Modell: Julia Cartaxo Andrade e Silva
  • Promoter: SODEFESA (Sociedad para el Desarrollo Económico y Fomento del Empleo del Ayuntamiento de Mairena del Aljarafe)
  • Cost: 3.853.040 €
  • Built Surface : 6.738 m²
  • Chronology:

    • Competition: 2006
    • Project:  2008
    • Realisation: 2009-2011

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The Ten at South Person in Raleigh, North Carolina by in situ studio

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Article source: in situ studio

The Ten at South Person was designed for a vacant site in downtown Raleigh. The project is a new housing format for Raleigh – modern, affordable, and possessing row house DNA. The design maximizes square footage at low cost, builds from defining characteristics of a surrounding historic district, and creates a healthy streetscape via stoops and the play of materials and relief on the street facade. The units sold in only six days at a price that was the least expensive per-square-foot housing offered in downtown in years. Despite its modern form, the complex is nestled comfortably within the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: The Ten at South Person
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
  • Area: ten 1,450 sf units
  • Year: 2015

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9 Subsidized Row Houses in Murcia, Spain by Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo 

The project is located at a small village in the North area of the municipality of Lorca (Murcia), inhabited by some 150 people, and belongs to a plan developed by the city council to promote the permanence of young people at their hometowns. Designing a project with this purpose made us think, in the first place, about the idea of belonging to a roughly defined group- in this particular case the young people from Las Terreras- but expressing, in the second place, the individuality of each of its members.

Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

  • Architects: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo
  • Project: 9 Subsidized Row Houses
  • Location: Calle Victoria, s/n. Las Terreras. Lorca – Murcia, Spain
  • Software used: Dibac as CAD software, CYPE
  • Client: Suelo Y Vivienda De Lorca, S.A.
  • Quantity surveying: Encarni Martínez García
  • Construction supervisors: Encarni Martínez García y Juan Carlos Pérez Laserna
  • Contractors:
  • Housing: Obras y Servicios Técnicos de Levante, S.A.
  • Urbanization: Silvestre Úbeda Ruiz
  • Built area:

    • Housing: 1090,91 m2
    • Urbanization: 1422,61 m2
  • Budget:

    • Housing: 878350,80 euros
    • Urbanization: 350000 euros
  • Project year:

    • Housing: 2004-2006
    • Urbanization: 2006
  • Completion date:
    • Housing: July 2008
    • Urbanization: May 2009

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Void in forest in Tokyo, Japan by YDS Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This is a housing complex built in a beautiful greenery site next to Shakujii park.

Shakujii park is very large and famous park in Tokyo.

The main concept is to take in the beautiful nature around the site.

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

  • Architects: YDS Architects
  • Project: Void in forest
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

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