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João’s House in Porto, Portugal by Guilherme Machado Vaz

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: Guilherme Machado Vaz

João’s House is a renovation project for a small house located in the old part of the city of Porto, close to the Douro River.

It is a traditional XIX century ground floor building with walls made with stone, and a wooden roof structure covered with tiles.

It was once used as a bakery that served the local population who were mostly fishermen.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Project: João’s House
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Area: 179m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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Wuji Academy in Shanghai, China by Wutopia Lab

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab 

In 2006, house No. 1, house No. 2 and courtyard No. 3 were completed at the same time in Jiu Jian Tang, Shanghai, which were all designed by famous international architect Isozaki.

In 2011, the owners of these estates, unbeknownst to the others, invited local architect Yu Ting to transform them one by one.

Image Courtesy © Chen Yao, Su Shengliang

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab (Yu Ting, Pu Shengrui)
  • Project: Wuji Academy
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Chen Yao, Su Shengliang
  • Height: 12m
  • Site Area: 550 m2
  • Building Area before Renovation: 450 m2
  • Building Area after Renovation: 940 m2
  • Design Period: 2011
  • Construction Period: 2011-2012

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Renovation of Huadian Tianning Temple Factory (Phase 1) in Beijing, China by UFo,(UFo Studio, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: UFo,(UFo Studio, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)

Abstract

Huadian Tianning Temple factory, also known as the second thermal power factory, assumed of the central city heating tasks since 1976. After the main generator unit shouted down in 2009, the factory Facing the challenge of changing itself to a new area and meet the needs of the city.

On the north and west side of the factory are the urban roads, and the roads inside the block are narrow and full of dead ends. On the east side of the factory is Tianning Temple, a well-known Buddhist holy site in Beijing.

south elevation and north plaza, Image Courtesy © Wang Xiangdong

  • Architects: UFo,(UFo Studio, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)
  • Project: Renovation of Huadian Tianning Temple Factory (Phase 1)
  • Location: Xicheng District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Wang Xiangdong
  • Client: Huadian Power (Beijing) ThermoElectron Co., Ltd
  • Discipline Chief: Liu yuguang, Li Jiaqi
  • Project Architect: Shao weiping, Liu yuguang
  • Structural Engineer: Ma jingyou
  • MEP Consultant: Tian Jindong, Chen Jiujiu, Zhang Binbin, Li Fang, Pang Jing
  • Lighting consultant: Cao Yujing
  • Quantity surveyor: Zhang Guangyu

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Hacienda San Antonio Chablé Restoration for Chablé Resort in Yucatan, Mexico by Central de Proyectos SCP

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Central de Proyectos SCP 

The project to reactivate the old Hacienda San Antonio Chable for a new hotel comprises the restoration and adaptation of the ancient buildings that make up the main settlement of the hacienda, as well as the open spaces, squares and gardens surrounding them. The hacienda, whose first records obtained date from the year 1813, began as a corn and livestock farm, and later as an henequen fiber production site.

Image Courtesy © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

  • Architects: Central de Proyectos SCP
  • Project: Hacienda San Antonio Chablé Restoration for Chablé Resort
  • Location: Choholá, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Photography: Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
  • Architects in charge: Arq. Ana Laura Puig Casares, Arq. Eduardo Calvo Santisbón, Engineer Luis Jorge Puig Espinosa
  • Decoration: Paulina Morán
  • Surface area: 50,000M2 (5 ha)
  • Year: 2015

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House for 4 Generations in Tokyo, Japan by tomomi kito architect & associates

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: tomomi kito architect & associates 

This is an interior renovation project of an existing two-story timber structure house in Tokyo built approximately 40 years ago.

The client is a young couple, and the wife’s parents were living there before the renovation. The client decided to live with their parents in this house. Soon after, the wife’s grandmother who lives alone in the countryside – far from Tokyo – also decided to live together in this house. As such, the client requested to renovate the house suitable for accommodating 4 generations – the grandmother (1st generation), parents (2nd generation), the client (3rd generation), the client’s son (4th generation).

Image Courtesy © satoshi shigeta

  • Architects: tomomi kito architect & associates (Tomomi Kito)
  • Project: House for 4 Generations
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: satoshi shigeta
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad
  • Structural designer: Building Structure Institute
  • Technical advisor: Yutaka Misawa
  • Lighting advisor: Kanae Hagiwara
  • Completion: April 2017

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Rehabilitation of Convent of Santo Domingo for Exposition Hall in Huéscar, Spain by elisa valero arquitectura

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: elisa valero arquitectura

This work is based on an initial project by Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas.

Three years after the arrival of the Dominicans to Huéscar 1544, they built their convent on the plot.

The convent complex had to be traced according to the models then in force for that class of buildings: a quadrangular organism with four wings around a central cloister and laterally attached church. Only one part was built.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Luis Martínez

  • Architects: elisa valero arquitectura (Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas and Elisa Valero Ramos)
  • Project: Rehabilitation of Convent of Santo Domingo for Exposition Hall
  • Location: Huéscar, Spain
  • Photography: Antonio Luis Martínez
  • Building surveyors: Miguel Ángel Ramos Puertollano
  • Collaborating architects: Zhou Xianjun and Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra
  • Developer: Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Huéscar
  • Constructor: Soyarte Construcciones S.L. Uni.
  • Cost: 138.197 euros
  • Constructed surface: 167 m2
  • Project / work: November 2015 / December 2016

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Twisting Courtyard in Beijing, China by ARCHSTUDIO

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: ARCHSTUDIO

Twisting courtyard is located in Paizihutong, Dashilar Area, Beijing. It used to be a Siheyuan with one single entry. The purpose of the improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City.

Image Courtesy © Wang Ning and Jin Weiqi

  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Project: Twisting Courtyard
  • Location: Paizihutong, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Wang Ning and Jin Weiqi
  • Design team: Han Wenqiang, Huang Tao
  • Furniture accessories: Song Guochao
  • Site area: 225.4M2
  • Building area: 161.5M2
  • Design time: 2016.06-2016.09
  • Construction time: 2016.10-2017.05

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Old Town Residence in Baku, Azerbaijan by ÜberRaum Architects

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: ÜberRaum Architects 

ÜberRaum Architects designed a full refurbishment of this Old Town Residence.  Converted to a high-end private house, the design features luxury materials including marble, hardwoods and onyx.

The new rooftop extension forms a double height dining room, and opens panoramic views from the terrace and living spaces, across the Caspian Sea and old town roofscape.

Image Courtesy © ÜberRaum Architects

  • Architects: ÜberRaum Architects
  • Project: Old Town Residence
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Software used: Rhino, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Microstation
  • Structural Engineer: Fluid Structures, London
  • Visualisations: FUMO Studio, London, UK
  • Surveyors: Ganter Interior, Waldkirch, Germany
  • Construction cost: £4 million
  • Size: 800m2
  • Date of completion: Winter 2018 (projected)

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Public Square and Passenger Facilities Renovation of Guangzhou East Railway Station in Shenzhen, China by Architectural design and Research Institute of SCUT

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Architectural design and Research Institute of SCUT

Back Ground Story

Located at the north end of the central axis, Guangzhou East Railway Station is one of the biggest railway terminals in China. The old station building, constructed in the Mid 90’s, was suffered from poor organizations of circulations, light and ventilation. Before renovation, numerous people and vehicles flows had to squeeze under a dark concrete panel to enter the station. Above the panel however, there was an abandoned platform, giant in scale, empty with people, without the quality of a public space it supposed to have.

Image Courtesy © Liky Lam

  • Architects: Architectural design and Research Institute of SCUT
  • Project: Public Square and Passenger Facilities Renovation of Guangzhou East Railway Station
  • Location: 510610/No. 1 East Tianhe District Road, Guangzhou, China
  • Photography: Liky Lam
  • Client: Guangzhou Railway (Group) Co., Ltd, Guangzhou Urban Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd.
  • Principle architects: Fang Deng, Sheng Xia, Yimin Sun
  • Structural Engineer: Xiaodan Fang, Wenjun Lei
  • MEP Consultant: Fei Gao, Plumbing: Cailing Guan, Shuangqun Ma
  • Lighting consultant: Shenzhen NVC Co. Ltd.
  • Quantity surveyor: Huazhong Zhou

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Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment in Taiwan by Aedas

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Andy Wen, Global Board Director of Aedas, the redevelopment of Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus broke ground today (8 June 2017). Located on the beautiful Yangmingshan in northern Taipei and adjacent to the famous Taipei Hwa Kang Arts School, the new campus for the international school will be a contemporary, vibrant campus that roots in traditional Taiwanese cultural and meets modern day demands for teaching and learning. The project was recently named the 5-star Best Public Service Architecture in Taiwan at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017 and will represent Asia Pacific to compete against other regional winners for the ultimate World’s Best at the year-end International Property Awards 2017.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment Project, Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: Taipei European School Foundation
  • Director: Andy Wen
  • Gross Floor Area: 19,361 sq m
  • Completion Year: 2021

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