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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


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


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



Sunday, February 5th, 2017


The old Residential San Mateo was one of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Lorca for its special conception with an open central space to Juan Carlos I Avenue. In July 2011, the construction was completely demolished due to the earthquake of 11 May. In October 2011, the Residential Owners’ Association issued a call of design proposals to select the most suitable project for the reconstruction of their houses. In the terms of the competition, the projects design was made conditional on compliance with the ownership structure of the original construction, so that each owner could recover the position that had previously occupied within the building as a whole.



Casa Tabares de Cala in Canary Islands, Spain by Alejandro Beautell, architect

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: Alejandro Beautell, architect

The renovated single family house is located in the historical city center of La Laguna, Tenerife, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Priori to the renovation, the house was ruined due to the abandonment which it had suffered for decades.

It is a traditional patio-house with a structure of massive walls covered by a wooden structure made of Canarian pine called tea. Its composition is simple and its strictly simetric facade still shows the dignity of an old house of the 18th  century. During the course of years the house had been transformed, enlarged, and sometimes damaged.

Image Courtesy © José Oller

  • Architects: Alejandro Beautell, architect
  • Project: Alejandro Beautell, architect
  • Location: La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Photography: José Oller
  • Team: Eloy Fernández | Quantity Surveyor, Flavio Dorta & Manuel Rosado  |  Draftsman
  • Constructor: Víctor Rodríguez e Hijos
  • Covered area: 312,25m²
  • Budget: 215.780,74 €
  • Year Project: April 2015
  • Year Built: November 2016


Extension of a Post-War House in Zeist, The Netherlands by Lab-S + Kraal Architecten

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Lab-S

Contrast and balance in the same renovation project

A timber clad extension creates a new relationship between a brick semi-detached house and its green surrounding.

Kraal Architecten and Lab-S have joined forces for the renovation of a semi-detached house in Zeist, the Netherlands. The project consists of a large interior transformation with a total new layout and a new addition at the back of the original house.

Image Courtesy © Ed van Rijswijk


Refurbishment of an Apartment in the Italian Alps by Philipp Kammerer Architekt

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: Philipp Kammerer Architekt

In the project the attic apartment of an apartment house was expanded by an additional room. The apartment is conformed over 2 floors. On the upper floor there are the living-room and the kitchen, on the lower the bedrooms.

Due to the client’s whish that the  extension should meet several uses, this expansion was consciously left without precise function.

Image Courtesy © Philipp Kammerer Architekt

  • Architects: Philipp Kammerer Architekt
  • Project: Refurbishment of an Apartment in the Italian Alps
  • Location: Italian Alps, Italy


Cedar Street Residence in Tempe, Arizona by coLAB studio, llc

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: coLAB studio, llc

Renovation and addition for a 1954 bungalow home in Tempe, Arizona.

The owner/architects require spaces to live, work, and house visiting family and friends. Design must accommodate varying numbers of guests, large groups for entertaining, and fluctuating office staff size as well as a secure and safe play area for children.

Image Courtesy © coLAB studio, llc

  • Architects: coLAB studio, llc
  • Project: Cedar Street Residence
  • Location: 1614 East Cedar Street, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Owner: Matthew + Maria Salenger
  • Contractor: Build, Inc., Rich Fairbourn
  • Structural: JT Engineering, Inc.
  • Electrical: Woodward Engineering, Inc.
  • Lot Size: 10,500 SF
  • Original SF (int): 1,150 SF
  • Final SF (int): 2,222 SF
  • Roof Coverage: 4,200 SF
  • Design: May-June 2009
  • Construction: September 2009 – May 2010


Quarry House in Victoria, Australia by Hook Turn Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Hook Turn Architecture

Quarry House is a renovation and addition to an existing Victorian terrace in Brunswick East. The design takes its cues from the history of the local area, with particular reference to the brick and bluestone quarrying industries upon which Brunswick was founded. The built form is conceived of as two stacked boxes; the ground floor brick box and the upper storey bluestone box. The existing house was constructed almost entirely of brickwork and the ground floor addition remains faithful to this material. The upper floor recalls the local bluestone industry through a figurative representation of naturally occurring bluestone formations. These tessellated patterns are formed when basaltic lava flows cool to create bluestone, cracking and shearing in geometric arrangements. The upper storey is clad in folded zinc panels which recall columnar basalt, eroded at the rear facade to provide an arched, cave-like outline to the new master bedroom window.

Image Courtesy © Ben Tole

  • Architects: Hook Turn Architecture
  • Project: Quarry House
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Ben Tole
  • Project size: 110 m2
  • Project Budget: $500000
  • Design time: 12 months
  • Construction time: 8 months
  • Completion date: Nov 2015


San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 Boarding Area E in California by Gensler

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Gensler

Gensler’s design for San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 3 Boarding Area E (T3BAE) will showcase innovative design, interactive technology and a healthy environment carefully tuned to offer travelers a place where they will enjoy spending time. The 65,000-square-foot renovation features progressive sustainability measures that promote wellbeing, and is targeting LEED-Gold certification. A raised “Flight Deck” interactive experience will serve as an exciting physical point of entry to Boarding Area E, which will include 10 gates serving United Airlines. The project was built in a design-build partnership between Hensel Phelps and Gensler for San Francisco International Airport.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 Boarding Area E
  • Location: Millbrae, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: Revit
  • Design Team: Gensler (Design Architect), KPA Group (Architect), Robin Chiang & Co., and Hamilton – Aitken Architects (Associate Architects)
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Structural Engineer: KPA
  • MEP Engineer: Glumac (design), Sustainability Consultants Thornton Tomasetti
  • Construction Manager: PGH Wong
  • LEED Certification: LEED Gold Certified
  • Retail & Concessions: 9,054 square feet
  • Passengers per Year: Capacity for 1.9 million enplanements
  • Airlines Served: United Airlines
  • Size: 105,800 total SF. 68,800 SF for the Departures level, 37,000 SF for the Apron (ground) level.
  • Budget: $138 million
  • Cost per Square Foot: $900 per square foot, including furniture
  • Construction Start: May 2012
  • Opening: January 2014


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