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Mg del estudio in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Marantz Arquitectura

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Article source: Marantz Arquitectura

For the refurbishment of a terrace located in a classic house in buenos aires, Marantz focused on converting the roof into a new recreational spot by designing an area with green spaces, an orchard with its own irrigation system, and by expanding its living area by adding a grill and deck. A light structure was added, linking the two roof levels with a staircase that connects and saves space. This system adds a canopy where needed, and is left open for the areas that need natural light, like the orchard and part of the deck. One of the most important factors of the project was the budget, therefore the choice of materials was very important. Aesthetic and material quality and balance was achieved through the use of tinplate, tongue and wood joints, wood deck floor, and white plaster. The result is a green and environmentally friendly terrace that creates a place for recreation and relaxation for its owners.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Schapo

  • Architects: Marantz Arquitectura
  • Project: Mg del estudio
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Fernando Schapo
  • Project team: Arch. Joan Marantz, Juliet Chester, Alex Gazzo Huck
  • Surface: 35m2
  • Year: 2015

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Masquespacio Interior Design in Valencia, Spain by Masquespacio

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Article source: Masquespacio 

Masquespacio presents the recent renovation of its own studio that represents the working experience at the international creative consultancy below the concept “Mas”, or “More” in English.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Almela

  • Architects: Masquespacio
  • Project: Masquespacio Interior Design
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Photography: Bruno Almela, Luis Beltran

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Excavating Lost Craft in City –Spatial Renovation of M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop in Shanghai, China by Continuation Studio

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Article source: Continuation Studio 

Preparations

The M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop is located on the first floor of a warehouse, which used to be the Dongfeng Sofa Factory in Changning District, Shanghai. Adjacent to the warehouse, it is stood a new-built 150㎡ attached room, forming a triangle lacunain-between. The task is to refurbish the 300㎡ one-storey warehouse into a two-storey commercial space, which is to be operated as a wood crafting learning centre.

Image Courtesy © SHIROMIO Studio

  • Architects: Continuation Studio
  • Project: Excavating Lost Craft in City –Spatial Renovation of M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop
  • Location: 1205 Kaixuan Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: SHIROMIO Studio
  • Lead Architects: Fan Jiu-Jiang, Zhai Wen-Ting, Chen Kai-Xiong, Li Ting, Sun Fu-Dong, Chen Liu-Fen, Lyu Shuang-Er, Zhu Wei-Nan (Intern)
  • Client: M.Y.Lab
  • Genre: Architecture Renovation / Spatial Design
  • Consultants: Neng Xiao-Wen
  • Area: Approx. 450㎡ (Interior)
  • Design Duration: 10/2016 – 12/2016
  • Completed Time: 06/2017

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A house with a view in Oakland, California by AxelrodArchitects

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Article source: AxelrodArchitects

The Oakland Hills house was built originally in 1939, the house renovation aimed to update the property by creating a modern, spacious interior, without expanding its original footprint.

Image Courtesy © AxelrodArchitects

  • Architects: AxelrodArchitects
  • Project: A house with a view
  • Location: Oakland, California, USA
  • Area: 2,150 sq. ft.
  • Date of Completion: 2016

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Vista Club Coworking in São Paulo, Brazil by Vasco Lopes arquitetura

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Article source: Vasco Lopes arquitetura

Renovation of one floor of a commercial building.  The main intervention was to integrate the several spaces by means of glass partitions with wood panels. The wooden frames with large glass panels allow to integrate with the external view with minimum visual interference. Wood was used on the floor, the working tables and the furniture of the bar and the living room, and natural tones of gray and terracotta were used on the upholstery. The reference to raw materials, with the use of concrete, rustic wood, and apparent pipes and beams create a simple and comfortable atmosphere. The concrete slabs were painted white and there is indirect illumination through rails and hanging spots. The view of the green surrounding residential neighborhood was emphasized inside with a  reference of a green wall composed of dehydrated plants by the entrance.

Image Courtesy © Vasco Lopes arquitetura

  • Architects: Vasco Lopes arquitetura
  • Project: Vista Club Coworking
  • Location: Jardim Paulista, São Paulo SP, Brasil
  • Arquitect team: Carol cursino
  • Area of the residence: 150,00m2
  • Project year: 2017
  • Conclusion: 2017

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GC House in London, England by Your Architect London

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Article source: Your Architect London

Natural light was at the heart of this project. Born out of the need to expand a Victorian property for a growing family, the core ambition was to create a flexible living space that reflected a new approach to contemporary design, characterized by light and simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Adrián Vázquez

  • Architects: Your Architect London
  • Project: GC House
  • Location: Fulham, London, England
  • Photography: Adrián Vázquez
  • Collaborators: Star Design Associates (structural engineering)

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Renovation of No.8 Building in Beijing Banbidian Industry Park in China by C+ Architects

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Article source:  C+ Architects 

In the Depth of Banbidian No.1 Cultural Industry Park, Beijing, a U-shaped glass facade 2-story building, which is a plant renovation project recently finished by C+ Architects.

The client is an Internet company, in addition to the basic needs of accommodating 30-50 staff working together, they want the architects to create a new traffic order and sufficient space for people resting and discussing freely in the original open space architecture.

Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi

  • Architects: C+ Architects (Cheng Yanchun)
  • Project: Renovation of No.8 Building in Beijing Banbidian Industry Park
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xia Zhi
  • Design Team: Zheng Yichun, Xie Bingyou, Wang Yakun
  • Area: 350sqm.
  • Dates: September 2015-February 2016

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Ichinomiya Flat-house renovation in Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

· It is a renovation design of an old wooden flat house.

· Old houses in this place near the sea are often built in a flat for wind protection.

· Since this house has been built for a long time, proper repair was necessary for structure and waterproofing.

· The lifestyle at the time of construction was outdated. Therefore, we had to change floor plan and increase flooring according to current lifestyle.

· By increasing the heat insulation performance of the insulation material and the window, the internal space can be increased widely and hight-celling.

· The internal space has been expanded by securing the structural balance while taking advantage of the existing building structure.

· We carefully arranged inexpensive industrial products (such as corrugated boards and windows of ready-made items) that can be obtained easily, and construction methods (such as boarding and plastering

Image Courtesy © Hisashi Okamoto

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO (Hidekazu wakabayashi)
  • Project: Ichinomiya Flat-house renovation
  • Location: Ichinomiya_town, Chiba, Japan 
  • Photography: Hisashi Okamoto
  • Site area: 423.25㎡
  • Architectural area: 105.58㎡
  • Total floor area: 105.58㎡
  • Completed: 2017

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Algo Bonito Showroom in Madrid, Spain by GARCIAGERMAN Arquitectos

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Article source: GARCIAGERMAN Arquitectos

The new Algo Bonito Showroom is the second renovation in the same neighborhood undertaken by our office for this dynamic fashion firm.

The blend of activities that characterize the everyday office work includes frequent presentations and catwalk private events, together with constant meetings and informal lunches, all which demand a flexible open space capable of instant transformations typified by a young, casual character.

Image Courtesy © Jorge López Conde

  • Architects: GARCIAGERMAN Arquitectos
  • Project: Algo Bonito Showroom
  • Location: Distrito Salamanca, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Jorge López Conde 
  • Client: Algo Bonito S.L. Global Communications Agency
  • Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Laura Carrero, Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Lidia de Lucas, Lucía Valles
  • Builder: Revima S.L.

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Casa dos Pátios in Porto, Portugal by PFArchStudio

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Article source: PFArchStudio 

Casa dos Patios project aimed to refurbish an eighteenth-century urban villa, located in one of the most charismatic streets of the city center.

The building which had had throughout its existence diverse uses, such as services, housing, and even worked as a school, had been abandoned and in a state of pre-ruin for decades.

The project sought to create a set of apartments and shops, keeping all the structure and spatial concept of the preexistence.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: PFArchStudio
  • Project: Casa dos Pátios
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Engineering: ASL&Associados, Lda
  • Construction: HomeReab, Lda
  • Year: 2015/2017

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