Archive for the ‘Housing Development’ Category
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Article source: PAD10 Architects
Of resemblance to the social housing typology, Pearl-Marzouq complex, ‘Lou’lou’at Al-Marzouq’, embodied the complete opposite; a private housing for the affluent. Built in the early 70’s on al-Ras, a peninsula-like landform; with remoteness from the city center, al-Deira, yet at a distance close enough to be gazed at. With its red roof tiles and warm sandstone walls, the building infused a Mediterranean feel to the Arabian Gulf. For white collar expats partaking in the spur of Kuwait’s economy, it was home away from home. Similarly, it was convincing for well-to-do locals to substitute the privacy of their single residences, seeking a new ‘urbanized’ experience, by claiming their prime villa-like duplexes and penthouses with an elevated vantage point back to the city and its sea. The excitement inherent to this dense typology, was further amplified by subverting the building law to equate the number of floors to skip-stop elevator corridors. Connecting midway to duplex apartments, the area (sqm) was almost doubled, as the building height from its surrounding.
Image Courtesy © Sylvette Blaimont
- Architects: PAD10 Architects
- Project: Pearl Marzouq Complex
- Location: Ras, Kuwait
- Photography: Sylvette Blaimont
- Client: Aqarat Real Estate Co.
- Lead Architect / Designer: Naji Moujaes
- Team: Johnny Salman, Peter Cleven, Mohammad Nizamuddin, Rohan Almeida, Raymund Yadao, Alia Azzeh, Aline Bablanian, Kholoud Salman, Yousef Nizami, Adiba Farhan
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 40,000sqm
- Completion Year: 2016
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Vigliecca & Associados
This is an urbanization and social housing project at Jardim Vicentina, on the outskirts of the city of Osasco, greater São Paulo. This project was part of the Brazil Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. With an intervention area of approximately 95 thousand m², it was partially urbanized with a large part of it located at a thalweg. The existing situation was precarious, being composed by one or two-storey wood or masonry self-built houses placed in an area subject to landslides, floods and contamination.
Image Courtesy © Vigliecca & Associados
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: epistle Communications
Amidst the urban residential potpourri of South Delhi, with apartments and plotted developments occupying and maximizing literally every square footage of space available, Botanica attempts to create a landmark development within the contemporary residential building typology by creating spacious, high-on-luxury, three-side open apartments in the heart of Delhi. Through its scale, massing and materiality, Botanica aims to create a distinguished architectural character, conceiving an identity for itself as a boutique bio-luxury development, whilst providing spacious and functionally efficient environs for its residents.
Image Courtesy © Design Forum International (DFI)
- Architects: Design Forum International (DFI)
- Project: Botanica
- Location: Niti Bagh, New Delhi, India
- Client: Aero Developers Pvt. Ltd.
- Principal Architect: Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
- Design Team: Girish, Ruchi, Vikas Sharma, Farooq, Sanatomba, Nishant
- Structural: BMSF Design Consultants, New Delhi
- Mechanical: Paradise consultants
- Electrical: Paradise consultants
- Civil: Numex Techbuild Pvt. Ltd.
- Landscape: Habitat Design
- HVAC: Reagan Refrigeration
- Lighting: Manjuman Lighting Solutions
- Façade: Hyphen System Pvt. Ltd.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
Schauman & Nordgren Architects are announced winners of the open masterplan competition for the transformation of the old industrial area of Kangas in Jyväskylä. The jury awarded the proposal “Kangas – City of Gardens” a first prize.
The city of Jyväskylä has approximately 140.000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing business centres in Finland. The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The aim of the competition was to introduce a diverse and robust urban structure for living, working and learning in the immediate context of the transformed factory complex. When fully developed, the area of Kangas will introduce 5.000 new homes and more than 2000 new work places. In addition to that a large educational campus facility of 33.000 m2 will be located in the area.
Kangas Plaza. The ground floors open up towards the life on the square, Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Architects: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
- Project: Kangas – City of Gardens
- Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
- Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
- Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning), Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
- Size: 110.000 m2
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture
The project is located on the overall development program of the Bassins à Flots in Bordeaux, whose specifications were drawn up by the ANMA agency (Nicolas Michelin). The group concerned is coordinated by the architecture agency MATEO Arquitectura in Barcelona.
The program totals 145 rooms and combines a series of 9 duplex townhouses. The building exudes about 4452 m2 of floor space and is composed of two different estates oriented South-West / North-Est facing each other on both sides of a large landscaped slab cleared at the 2nd level.
Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture
- Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
- Project: 145 Student Housing
- Location: Bordeaux, France
- Software used: Rhinoceros 3d
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Article source: Van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
Delft, city of innovation in the Netherlands
The entire world knows Delft from Delft Blue pottery and the painter Johannes Vermeer. But there is more to Delft. Delft is a city of innovation and pioneers. Making the impossible possible is in the DNA of Delft. It has been for centuries, from the first beer brewers who innovated with water management in the 14th century. A couple of centuries later, Hugo de Groot created modern international public law and Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope. And recently, Boyan Slat, a student at the Delft University of Technology, surprised the world with the Ocean Cleanup, a solution for ridding the oceans of the ‘plastic soup’.
Image Courtesy © Van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
- Architects: Van Dongen – Koschuch Architects and Planners
- Project: The ‘House of Delft’ Mixed-Use Hub
- Location: Delft, The Netherlands
- Architects in charge: Frits van Dongen and Patrick Koschuch
- Area: 13.000 sqm
- Project year: 2016
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Article source: JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects
This project provides an enormous opportunity for Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, to redevelop in a socially sustainable way by renovating its old, out-of-use container terminal. The area is meant to become a living city quarter and achieve a proper level of urban density, comprised of a multitude of cultural and social activities, generous amounts of workplaces, and of course, a highly mixed and diverse array of housing types.
Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo
- Architects: JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects
- Project: Iceberg
- Location: Aarhus, Denmark
- Photography: Julien Lanoo
- Client: Pension Danmark
- Collaborators: Cebra, SeArch, Louis Paillard
- Budget: 243 000 000 DKK (32 600 000 EUR)
- Size: 21 600 M2
- Status: 1st prize, completed May 2013
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Article source: roedig . schop architekten
The building is located on the former border strip of the Berlin Wall, between Schoenholzer and Bernauer Strasse, occupying two lots dating back to the Wilhelmine era. The former „Postenweg“, which was part of the GDR border security system and is now open to the public, lies directly to the north of the plot.
street facade frontal, Image Courtesy © Stefan Mueller
- Architects: roedig . schop architekten
- Project: Schoenholzer 15/16
- Location: Schönholzer Straße 15/16, 10115 Berlin, Germany
- Photography: Stefan Mueller
- Software used: CAD-programm
- Construction: Ingenieurbüro Rüdiger Jockwer, Berlin
- Landscape Planning: Mettler Landschaftsarchitektur Berlin
- Building Costs Incl Vat: 5123500 EUR
- Gross Volume: 9857 m³
- Gross Floor Space: 2522 m²
- Floor Space: 1674 m²
- Project Start: 01/2007
- Start Of Construction: 06/2012
- Date Of Completion: 01/2015
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Article source: Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.
Lisbon and its “new avenues” (built in the beginning of the past century) are always a challenge for an architect.
Lisbon’s Stone Block is located in the corner of two major streets and that position is somehow special in the relation that the building it-self creates with the “urban net”.
The idea/concept of the building is based in a “mutant facade”: a skin in stone, almost metamorphoses and movable.
Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido
- Architects: Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda. (Alberto de Souza Oliveira)
- Project: LISBON STONE BLOCK
- Location: Defensores de Chaves Avenue, Lisboa, Portugal
- Photography: Nelson Garrido
- Collaborators: Inês Cordovil, Sílvia Fernandes, Sérgio Godinho, Ana Cravinho, Sofia Pinto Basto
- Engineer: BETAR estudos e projectos de estabilidade lda.
- Construtor: Ramos Catarino, S.A.
- Materials/products: concret, stone, wood, glass
- Built Area: 5672 sqm
- Date of construction: 2008/2011
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Article source: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.
As the architect, from the begining of the project, I set out the following main goals:
Make the most of the characteristics of the terrain and enhance them by choosing the perfect orientation.
Design a set of housing complex that escapes from the everyday conventionalism of collective housing, and that is able to transmit and generate feelings. I want people to be overcome with emotion as soon as they enter the complex and feel the beauty and harmony that each home provides, without sacrificing functionality.
Image Courtesy © Daniel Font
- Architects: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.
- Project: “Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses
- Location: Avenida Alcalde Mostoles. Madrid, Spain
- Photography: Daniel Font
- Architect Partner: Carlos Bernardez Agrafojo, Pedro Cortes Nieves, Augustine Utrilla Sanchez
- Surveyor: Andrew Garea Noguerol
- Constructor: OPROLER Works and Projects
- Project Year: 2011
- End of Work: 2016