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Modern Sampran Wangprom Office in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand by Apostrophy’s

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Apostrophy’s 

The renovation project for Thai traditional herbal products manufacturer “Wangprom” has been completed by Apostrophys. This place will bring back into 80’s, the origin time of brand “Wangprom” at Sampran district, Nakorn Pathom Province, Thailand by using the local element twist with modern design process and context and then become the main concept “Modern Sampran”.

Image Courtesy © Apostrophy’s

  • Architects: Apostrophy’s
  • Project: Modern Sampran Wangprom Office
  • Location: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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Epurontei in Miyazaki, Japan by Himematsu Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Himematsu Architecture 

We renovate EPURONTEI, which is Hotel in Uchiumi Miyazaki-City Miyazaki Japan.

The site exists on mountain slope facing pacific ocean. It takes half-hour to reach the site from Miyazaki city center by car.

The building is composed of Hotel & restaurant surrounded by natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Himematsu Architecture

  • Architects: Himematsu Architecture
  • Project: Epurontei
  • Location: 7493 Uchiumi Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Client: Epurontei
  • Principal: Shinichiro Himematsu
  • Construction: K2. co
  • Lighting: KOIZUMI
  • Size:
    • Renovation Floor Area: 132 sqm
    • Site Area: 2409 sqm
  • Completion: September 2016

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Five-Dragons Temple Environmental Refurbishment in Shanxi Province, China by URBANUS

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: URBANUS

Situated in Ruicheng County of Shanxi Province, the Five Dragon Temple (Guang Ren Wang Temple) was built in 831 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty. Ranked chronologically, it is the second oldest among the remaining four architectures of the Tang Dynasty, as well as being the oldest surviving Taoist temple. The Five Dragons Temple experienced several times of renovation during its lifetime, but its structure from the Tang Dynasty remained largely unchanged. However, contrasting to the Five Dragons Temple’s exalted historic position was its previous surrounding environment. The Five Dragons Temple is seldom known and has few visitors. Located on a high slope, the temple as a cultural relic was segregated away from the villagers. Due to arid weather in recent years, the past splendor of the Dragon Spring lying at the bottom of the slope was gone now. Additionally, the advancement in agricultural irrigation technology caused the vanishing of the rain praying culture at dragon temples, thus resulting in the decline of the temple as the neighborhood center. In the end, the Dragon Spring, which was the spiritual core of the villagers, gradually deteriorated into a rubbish dump of the village.

Image Courtesy © Yang Chaoying, Jerry Yin

  • Architects: URBANUS
  • Project: Five-Dragons Temple Environmental Refurbishment
  • Location: Ruicheng City, Shanxi Province, China
  • Photography: Yang Chaoying, Jerry Yin
  • Client: The Tourism Cultural Relics Bureau of Ruicheng City
  • Principle Architect: Wang Hui
  • Team: Zou Dehua, Du Aihong, Wen Ting, Anne Van Stijn, Li Xiaofen, Li Yongcai
  • Exceutive Team: “Long·Plan”Group|Ding Changfeng, Hou Zhenghua, Cao Jiangwei, Li Xiaomei, Dong Lina, Lv Jiancang, Zhang Xiaokang, Wang Hui, Han Jiaying

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Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony in Hanoi, Vietnam by FARMING STUDIO

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: FARMING STUDIO 

– We are young Vietnamese and Italian architects, with the intention of opening an architecture start-up in Vietnam. In October 2016, we returned to Hanoi to find a leasing office space. Surveying around Hanoi, we found out that a lot of balcony here are unused, probably because of dust, noise and burglary prevention problem of the urban area. Citizens hardly communicate – interact with the external environment, with surrounding neighborhood. We call those balconies are dead spaces.

– Being aware of the above mentioned, our team planned to ​​rent a downtown house with the balconies in order to awake such spaces up by architectural solutions which create friendly – multifunctional open spaces.

Image Courtesy © Quang Tran

  • Architects: FARMING STUDIO
  • Project: Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony
  • Location: 50- Hoang Ngoc Phach- Lang Ha- Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Thai Thach, Quang Tran
  • Area: 35m2
  • Project year: 2017

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POLYTOPO / Apartment renovation strategy in Athens, Greece by Z-level

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: Z-level

POLYTOPO is a low-cost intervention proposal to the interior of “polykatoikia” apartments in Greece, based on a new construction system aiming at upgrading devalued properties.

Image Courtesy © Charalampos Louizidis

  • Architects: Z-level
  • Project: POLYTOPO / Apartment renovation strategy
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Charalampos Louizidis
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 60 sq.m.
  • Completion Year: 2016

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G.Zanella Primary School Renovation and Extension in Villafranca ( VR), Italia by GDA officina di architettura

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: GDA officina di architettura 

The project area is located in the outskirts of Villafranca and Verona, between the urban core and the agricultural land.

The more distinctive presence is  the “strada della Rizza” around which is structured the small village Rizza,  that’s  a quite busy output axis of Verona.

The new building is designed as a reconstruction and expansion of a previously existing one  lying parallel to the “strada della Rizza”  and looks like an inhabited wall that protects the school from the nearby road. For this reason, it present a 3,5m high basement in concrete without any window that look like an infrastructure’s construction.

Image Courtesy © Nicolo Galeazzi

  • Architects: GDA officina di architettura
  • Project: G.Zanella Primary School Renovation
  • Location: Villafranca ( VR),  Italia
  • Photography: Nicolo Galeazzi
  • Client: Comune di Villafranca
  • Program: expansion, renovation and energy efficiency of school building
  • Dimension: 2100 mq ( 1200m2 renovation  – 900m2 expansion)
  • Costs: 2.200.000 €

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Renovation of an alpine barn in Canale D’agordo, Italy by SBSA – Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Article source: SBSA – Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati

The original building dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and it is an example of the so-called “tabià”, a typical alpine construction, famous in our region Veneto which was used in farmer times as stables and barn. The structural type of this tabià is called “a telaio” with wooden beams and pillars.

Since it is placed on a sloping ground, the tabià has a partially buried basement, composed by walls made of stone.

Image Courtesy © Renato Gianturco

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Restoration and implementation of Masseria Grottone in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano

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Alves da Veiga in Porto, Portugal by Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio

The Alves da Veiga project aimed to reconvert an old typography, built in the nineteenth century and abandoned for decades, in a set of six apartments, maintaining all the structure and spatial concept of preexistence.

The original building, though appearing from the outside only two storeys, in fact contained a curious floor + mezzanine organization that actually embodied four habitable floors.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado Architectural Photography

  • Architects: Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio
  • Project: Alves da Veiga
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado Architectural Photography
  • Engineering: ASL & Associados, Lda
  • Construction: HomeReab, Lda
  • Styling: Rute Moreda
  • Year: 2014/2016

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35HP in New York by Joeb Moore & Partners

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Article source: Joeb Moore & Partners

The renovation/addition of this Tudor style residence in Rye, New York links the home to its exterior by adding light filled program and circulation. While maximizing the habitable use of the site, the addition also responds to the key parameters of the existing home, preserving its character and history within the suburban neighborhood context.

Image Courtesy © David Sundberg/Esto

  • Architects: Joeb Moore & Partners
  • Project: 35HP
  • Location: Rye, New York, USA
  • Photography: David Sundberg/Esto and Dorothy Hong
  • Collaborators:

    • General Contractor: Prutting & Company Custom Builders
    • Structural Engineer: Edward Stanley Engineers LLC
    • Civil Enginner: Frangione Engineering, LLC
    • Interior Design: DB Design
  • Design Principal: Joeb Moore
  • Project Manager: Doug Patt
  • Gross Built Area: 4815 square feet
  • Completion Year: 2014

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