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46H in Toronto, Canada by baukultur/ca

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Toronto-based development company baukultur/ca just recently completed the transformation of a 110-year-old house into a contemporary, highly sustainable home and, even though strictly modern, its exterior complements the traditional Beaches neighbourhood.

The four level residence is one of the few houses in Toronto designed to minimize the carbon footprint, and its specific use of materials and finishes reduces future maintenance as well as supports the sustainable approach even further. Even though it is built to sell in a market just about to become aware of sustainability and its benefits for both the city as well as the homeowner, baukultur/ca took the opportunity and, at the same time, the risk to construct a home that not only enhance the immediate environment but also would establish new standards in design and energy efficient green building.

Rear View: Thermal modified wooden siding framed by white metal cladding of side walls and roof. Back addition housing the family room cladded in standing seam copper, Image Courtesy © SilverHouse

  • Architects: baukultur/ca
  • Project: 46H
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Photography: SilverHouse, Alex Lukey
  • Designer: Felix Leicher
  • Contractor: Tipeq Inc.
  • Size: 3 storeys + finished basement; 2,880 sqft
  • Construction period: May – November 2016

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RF III APARTMENT in Lisboa, Portugal by Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Transformation of a 4 bedroom apartment into a 2 bedroom apartment, increasing this way its social areas .

The apartment was essentially developed along its length, structuring itself around a long corridor. However, thanks to two existing courtyards in the building it benefited from the entry of natural light in its inner part. The house was quite compartmentalized, and the rooms, with tiny areas, were mainly oriented to those courtyards. On the rear façade there used to be a very large and disqualified marquise devoted to storage and cleaning areas. It had only one complete bathroom.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Project: RF III APARTMENT
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus
  • Builder: Oficina Dos Sonhos
  • Surface Area: 180m2
  • Built Area: 180m2
  • Project: 2014/2015

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Doyle Hall in Austin, Texas by Specht Architects

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Specht Architects

The Doyle Hall renovation and the New Classroom Addition create a campus courtyard, which is activated by the presence of a centuries-old live oak tree, a new cafe, and a year-round mix of student and faculty spaces.

Image Courtesy © Specht Architects

  • Architects: Specht Architects (Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Sarah Gamble, Erica Quinones, Brett Wolfe)
  • Project: Doyle Hall Addition + Renovation
  • Location: St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Software used: AutoCad 2008, SketchUp 6
  • Client Representative: Benz Resource Group
  • MEP Engineering: Energy Engineering Associates
  • Structural Engineering: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
  • Civil Engineering: Urban Design Group
  • Landscape Architecture: Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with RVI Inc.
  • Contractor: VRW Construction Company
  • Project size: 33,250 sf
  • Completion: 2009
  • Awards: 2010 AIA Austin Honor Award

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Dafundo Apartment in Lisboa, Portugal by Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Built with tabique (traditional wooden partitions), this building situated on the river bank of the Dafundo area, develops a privileged relationship with the river.

The future residence of a couple who are marine biologists, the intervention had as its main premise the perusal of this relation with the water, in a way to allow its visibility in as many as possible points of the house.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Project: Dafundo Apartment
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Software used: Autocad, Word, Excel
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Sílvia Amaral
  • Builder: Oficina Dos Sonhos
  • Surface Area: 140m2
  • Built Area: 140m2
  • Project: 2010/2011

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Yakuin Condominium Renovation in Fukuoka, Japan by Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

This renovation of a condominium in a complex built in 1982 in the city of Fukuoka comprises the second stage of the “Ever Design Project,” which aims to fully renovate and resell previously occupied condominiums. The design makes optimal use of the compact 50 m2 space, while also ensuring the marketability of the unit by providing future occupants with three possible layouts to choose from and significantly improving thermal performance.

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane

  • Architects: Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates (Yusaku Matsuoka)
  • Project: Yakuin Condominium Renovation [Ever Design Project 002]
  • Location: Fukuoka-city, Japan
  • Photography: Yousuke Harigane
  • Material Information:

    • Floor: Solid-wood, tile
    • Wall: stainless, galvanized-steal, vinyl Cross
    • Ceiling: Rigid PVC sheet, Vinyl cross
  • Total Floor Area: 49.57m2
  • Date of Completion: December 2016

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Av.Roma Apartment in Lisboa, Portugal by Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

The apartment was too compartmentalized in the social areas.

There was only one common bathroom, since the other was conditioned to the maid’s room, only accessible from the kitchen.

The main idea was to bring together living-room, entrance hall and kitchen in an uninterrupted space, giving access to other compartments through a single indoor hall. The elimination of the maid’s room also enabled increasing the kitchen and the reorganization of the bathrooms.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Project: Av.Roma Apartment
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA
  • Software used: Autocad, Word, Excel
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ruben Mateus, João Nery Morais, André Barreiros Silva
  • Builder: A Renovadora Construções, Lda.
  • Surface Area: 180m2
  • Built Area: 180m2
  • Project: 2014/2015

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Fenix I – Loft apartments on top of a warehouse in Rotterdam, Netherlands by mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: mei architects and planners 

In the summer of 2013 Mei architects and planners won the architect selection procedure for the design of the new volume and the redevelopment of the Fenix I warehouse..

The Fenix warehouses, located opposite Hotel New York and the Rijnhaven Bridge, were built in 1922 in Katendrecht, Rotterdam. Previously called the San Francisco warehouse, the structure has two levels with floor heights of six metres, and was originally 360 metres in length.

Image Courtesy © Mei & WAX

  • Architects: mei architects and planners
  • Project: Fenix I – Loft apartments on top of a warehouse
  • Location: Veerlaan / Rijnhaven Rotterdam NL
  • Photography:  Mei & WAX
  • Client: Heijmans Vastgoed
  • Team Mei architects and planners: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Michiel van Loon, Robert Platje, Roy Wijte, Riemer Postma, Ruben Aalbersberg, Kasia Domachowska, Adriaan Smidt, Rutger Kuipers, Rob reintjes, Danijel Gavranovic, King Chaichana, Johan van Es
  • Area: 8.500 m2 commercial, cultural & culinary / ca. 9.000 m2 parking / ca. 23.000 m2 loft apartments

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The reconstruction of the city centre in Veszprém, Hungary by Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd.

In the 20th century the city management started to reconstruct the city centre twice but the reconstruction has never been finished.

Finally the reconstruction was finished a few years ago: we started to work on it in 2008 and it was finished in 2014.

You can see a long street in the city centre, on the one side of the street there is the old part of the city centre and on the other side there is a 20 storey building with the shopping center, which was built in 1970.

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

  • Architects: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd. (Zsolt György Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács, Márton Becker, Péter Lukács)
  • Project: The reconstruction of the city centre
  • Location: Veszprém, Hungary
  • Photography: Dávid Kovács
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Veszprém City Council
  • General contractor: Vemévszer Ltd.
  • Landscape design: Dr. Albert Fekete
  • Traffic engineering: Kinga Tóth
  • Structural engineering: Gábor Huszka
  • Public utilities: László Tuboly
  • Accessibility: Ágota Ruttkay
  • Project area: 30000 m2 public space and 29 m2 information pavilion
  • Project Year: 2012-2014

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Charles Malis in Brussels, Belgium by LD2 architecture + Stéphanie Willocx Architecte + MAMOUT architectes

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: MAMOUT architectes 

The building is located in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a multicultural and dense municipality situated in the north part of Brussels, Belgium

The assignment for the competition was to transform an industrial site into a local city-hall branch including a waiting room, 12 counters and administration offices. The existing building used to be part of a complex for the production of cigarettes, which has been largely demolished in the past decades. Nowadays only two volumes remain along the rue Charles Malis.

Image Courtesy © studio fiftyfifty

  • Architects: LD2 architecture + Stéphanie Willocx Architecte + MAMOUT architectes
  • Project: Charles Malis
  • Location: rue Charles Malis 40, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 1080, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: studio fiftyfifty
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
  • Owner: Municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
  • Structure: MOBAT Engineering
  • Techniques: GTD Engineering
  • Construction Company: Gillion construct
  • Gross area: 990m²
  • Construction time: 2015-2016

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Lithuanian Modern Art Center in Vilnius by Studio Libeskind

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: Studio Libeskind

World-Renowned Architect Daniel Libeskind Unveils Design for a New Lithuanian Modern Art Center

Viktoras Butkus and Danguole Butkiene, co-founders of the non-profit Modern Art Center (MAC) Vilnius, along with Mayor Remigijus Simasius, announce the design of a new modernist museum by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) in partnership with Do architects (Vilnius) and Baltic Engineers (Vilnius).

Image Courtesy © Studio Libeskind

  • Architects: Studio Libeskind
  • Project: Lithuanian Modern Art Center
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

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