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Tudor Apartments in Mombasa, Kenya by Urko Sanchez Architects

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Urko Sanchez Architects


The project consists in 14 apartments in Tudor Creek, Mombasa-Kenya. Characterized by a moucharabiah structural shell, it is distinct with its search for privacy and optimized natural ventilation and light. With our vision, the apartments benefit from the experience of outdoor living, contact with nature and the integration of the surroundings into each private home.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Urko Sanchez Architects
  • Project: Tudor Apartments
  • Location: Mombasa, Kenya
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Team: Urko Sanchez, Estrella de Andrés, Marcos Velasco, Ahmed Shamuti.


Tour Lumière in Tours, France by Jacques Ferrier Architecture

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture

A residential building with 89 flats over 17 levels (ground floor + 16 storeys). The project includes social housing for rent and for sale, as well as standard housing for sale, over the 17 levels of the building.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture
  • Project: Tour Lumière
  • Location: Tours, France
  • Project Owner: SNI
  • Project Directors: François Marquet, François Louis
  • Project Leader: Romain Maréchal
  • Structure Design office: C&E
  • Fluids Technical design: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Quantity surveyor: SOGETI Ingénierie
  • Surface Area: 5,300 m2
  • Delivery: 2017


Wind Tower in Salmiya, Kuwait by AGi Architects

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: AGi Architects

Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. Considering the increasing demand for land in the city, the transformation of single family dwelling typologies becomes a must, where tenants should be able to enjoy privacy as well as benefit from vertical solution amenities and prime location.

Image Courtesy © AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi Architects (Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea)
  • Project: Wind Tower
  • Location: Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Client: Wafra Real Estate Co.
  • Project Leaders: Stefania Rendinelli, Lulu Alawadhi
  • Project Team: Georg Thesing, Juan Carlos Jimenez, Cristina Ruiz, Alfredo Carrato, Ehsan Abdulrasoul Rahimi, Ibrahim Abu Fayyad
  • Engineers: Arturo Macusi, Joseph Thomas
  • Area: 6,500 sqm
  • Date: 2014-2017


Jonas in IJburg, Netherlands by Orange Architects

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: Orange Architects 

Orange Architects has won the tender for Plot 42A, located in the heart of the harbour on IJburg in Amsterdam. With this winning scheme, called ‘Jonas’, the city has chosen a highly innovative residential building with a spectacular interior that has achieved the highest possible sustainability label (Breeam Outstanding). The design for the 29,000-m2 mixed-use programme was commissioned by Amvest and developed in collaboration with Site urban development, ABT, Felixx landscape architects and Floor Ziegler.

Image Courtesy © Orange Architects


251 1st street in Brooklyn, New York by TC LAUGHLIN PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP, INC.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017


Situated at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in the coveted Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, 251 1st by ODA New York is the firm’s latest manifestation of its steadfast commitment to improving quality of life in urban areas. In this case—taking a page from its well-documented playbook—ODA’s inflected the building’s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal


Nieuw Bergen in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by MVRDV

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV

Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.

The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Nieuw Bergen
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
  • Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
  • Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro


Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor) in Tehran, Iran by Razan Architects

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Razan Architects

Based on the urban situation, people’s lifestyle and revitalizing the concept of reconciling human and nature, the architect tried to create a pattern within which all the expectations fit. “The building is called The Neighbor in order to be neighboring to the shading tree in the yard. We want it to be arisen from the nature and to describe architecture as a living paradigm.” -Said the architect. One of the remarkable specifications of the project is using recycled materials in order to lower the budget. The white façade is a product of combining cement and recycled stone. “We tried to bring the architecture into the homes of ones who had forgotten the “Quality” because of its high cost.” -Said the architect. Characteristics that describe the essence of design: Communication: The interior communal spaces provide the opportunity for the residents to easily communicate. The yard has short walls so the neighbors can let themselves inside, rest under the shade of the tree and have a friendly chat. Diversity: Order is nature’s quiddity. Architect looks for creation of inner order based on diversity as well as harmony. Reducing repetitive elements and using a modular design system resulted in a variety of different apartments, both in the structure of the plan and the exterior façade. Originality: Everything seems original here. All the spaces are designed based on a function. Being a home: The units get enough amount of daylight. Terraces are like private little gardens that have a great view to the city.

Image Courtesy © Razan Architects

  • Architects: Razan Architects
  • Project: Ham Saye Apartment (The Neighbor)
  • Location: Tehran, Iran


The Silo in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: COBE 

As the centrepiece of Copenhagen’s redeveloped Nordhavn (North Harbour), Danish architects COBE and clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark unveil the completed transformation of The Silo. The former industrial silo was originally used as a storage container for grain. Fifty years later, the 17-storey silo has been converted for new use as a residential apartment building with 38 unique units, ranging from 106 m2 to 401 m2 in size, and with public functions such as event and dining facilities on the upper and lower levels.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: The Silo
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Clients: Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Engineers: Balslev and Wessberg
  • Contractor: NRE Denmark
  • Size: 10,000 m2
  • Status: Commissioned in 2013, completed in 2017


Rinconada Margaritas in Jalisco, Mexico by Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura 

Rinconada Margaritas is a vertical housing complex, set up with three buildings in a 10,126 sqm. site. A fundamental part of the project lies on the site conditions, preserving a ravine with an important density of trees and plants. The strategic emplacement of the buildings, leaves 80% of the site´s area for green areas and open spaces, this represents a privilege due its urban condition.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura
  • Project: Rinconada Margaritas
  • Location: Efraín González Luna 2164  CP44150  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Architect: Luis Aldrete
  • Project coordination: Cynthia Mojica, Diego García C.
  • First stage collaborators: Denisse Sandoval, Miguel Valverde, Fausto Lazcano, Raúl Miranda, Jorge Muñoz
  • Second stage collaborators: Christian Coss, Catalina Joya, Adriana Villegas
  • Art: Octavio Abúndez, Alejandro Almanza, Jerónimo Jagerman, Los Jaichakers, Pedro Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia
  • Developer: Grupo Cube


Qiyan Cloud in Taipei, Taiwan by CYS.ASDO

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: CYS.ASDO 

The site is located at the Beitou Qiyan ecology redevelopment district. Therefore, to integrate with the natural scenes of sky and mountains has become a major focus for the project.

Extension after compression

In response to the planning concept of the area, it is required to provide a large amount of open space including the entrance square, street square, dotted square and linear open space for public use. The interior space on the ground floor is reduced, but through the extended floor/ ceiling inside out and by adopting the natural building materials, we add the texture of integrating with the environment and the visual extension. A large number of windows and grills create the openness and layers of the space, which makes even broader visual effect on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © K. M. Lee

  • Architects: CYS.ASDO
  • Project: Qiyan Cloud
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: K. M. Lee
  • Architect in charge: Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Design Team: Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang
  • Area: 11762 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015


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