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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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Renovation for The New Headquarters in Málaga, Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: GANA Arquitectura 

Anytime you have to design a place to work, able to communicate its company philosophy and foster its activity development, it is an atractive and difficult challenge; but if this office is going to be your new headquarters, this challenge gets huge and powerful.

For us, this project for GANA’s new headquarters emerged full of ideas and illusion, based on a place with great location and possibilities. Features as the traditional flooring tiles from the 30’s, views to Santiago’s church, or the access from Alcazabilla street, make of this project a valuable opportunity. Thus, the key of this design is to empower the existing elements, as an oposition to the contemporary elements required for the activity itself.

Image Courtesy © GANA Arquitectura

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura (Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco J. Camacho Gómez)
  • Project: Renovation for The New Headquarters
  • Location: Calle Alcazabilla 9, 1D. Málaga, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: David Melero Herrera, María García Ostos, Marta Sevillano, Díez del Corral, Léa Delval, Augustyna Grzybowska, HERECU, KRITEC
  • Project Area: 95,00 m2
  • Project year: 2016

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Cleopatra Hotel Apartments in Ayia Napa, Cyprus by HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

A low budget renovation for a hotel apartment complex in Ayia Napa. The building was originally build as apartments to be sold to tourists or locals as holiday or weekend homes. Our task was to turn them into a hotel apartment block to be used as long or short term rental apartments. We used light materials and happy vivid colors along with the neutral colors for the big surfaces. All of these come in contrast with the blue Cypriot sky and the bright Cypriot sun! We renovated all of the areas of the hotel either by tearing down unnecessary walls and building new ones where needed as well as changed most of the furniture in the public spaces. All bedrooms where renovated in contemporary style

Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

  • Architects: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
  • Project: Cleopatra Hotel Apartments
  • Location: Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • Software used: Autocad,
  • Materials used: wood/ glass/ acrylic glass/ tiles/ metal/ fabric/ prints

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DSSI Elementary School Renovation in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

The project focuses on three main strategies to address the school’s requirements:

1. Maximize space. The space was not properly used since the corridor that connects the main door with the other floors was only used sporadically.

2. Equal size. The two classrooms were very different in form and size due to the plan’s layout. The target was to propose a new configuration that gives equal spaces for both.

3. Sharing activities. The new school’s philosophy has to do with sharing spaces to study and providing diverse number of possibilities to educators to perform new pedagogical practices. The two rooms in the existing condition were duplicating spaces for playing, studying, meeting, sharing, etc.

Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: DSSI Elementary School Renovation
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Lee Namsun
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Jiwon Hur, Sunmin Lee, Irene R Vara, Iago Blanco
  • Size: 150 m2
  • Year: 2016

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