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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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Double-Skin Facade Renovation At Brive-La-Gaillarde’s Hospital in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France by ESPAGNO MILANI ARCHITECTES ASSOCIES

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Article source: ESPAGNO MILANI ARCHITECTES ASSOCIES

Glass double-skin façade renovation at the Brive-la-Gaillarde existing Hospital. This new structure provides a thermal and acustics improvement to the building and fire security external ailes for an eventual intervention. This esthetic solution is made with curtain walls with an horizontal modular organisation, with different types of glass decorations that provide more or less sun protection depending on the location of the glass tile.

Image Courtesy © ESPAGNO MILANI ARCHITECTES ASSOCIES

  • Architects: ESPAGNO MILANI ARCHITECTES ASSOCIES
  • Project: Double-Skin Facade Renovation At Brive-La-Gaillarde’s Hospital
  • Location: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
  • Photography: Sylvain Mille

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Modern reconstruction of the old Mediterranean villa in Croatia, Balkans by Architectural office TOBIS inzenjering

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Article source: Architectural office TOBIS inzenjering

House with a ground floor of 160 m2 and a terrace of 30 m2 and a floor of 140 m2 and a terrace of 50 m2

Simply put, what the client wanted is to upgrade the floor to an existing old stone house, so that together with the existing ground floor it becomes the function of the holiday villa.

Image Courtesy © Architectural office TOBIS inzenjering

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Green Air in Versailles, France by anonyme

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Article source: anonyme

The centre INRA in Versailles-Grignon is engaged in the renovation of the building 1 and 2 of the site Versailles. Built in 1959, the buildings integrate laboratories, offices, air-conditioned chambers, and diverse installations linked to research

Image Courtesy © Philippe RUAULT

  • Architects: anonyme
  • Project: Green Air
  • Location: Versailles, France
  • Photography: Philippe RUAULT
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: INRA Center of Versailles-Grignon.
  • Cost: phase 1 : 2 800 000 € HT ; phase 2 : 2 500 000 € HT.
  • Area: phase 1 : 2400 m2 ; phase 2 : 1800 m2.
  • Calendar : 36 months ; end phase 1 : Juin 2015 phase 1 ; phase 2 : stand by.

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Remodeling A Family Home in Lucerne, Switzerland by STEREO ARCHITEKTUR

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Article source:  STEREO ARCHITEKTUR

On the ground floor the main operation consists in adding the volume of the f ormer garage to the living room area and therein placing the new kitchen. Not only provides this transformation the required additional living space, but also the whole spatial organisation and the visual relations are completely redefined. Previously, the entrance, the kitchen and the living romm were rather disjoined from each other. Now they come together in a generous spatial entity which is articulated by the new kitchen. The floor of the former garage is a worktop-hight below the living room. This difference is preserved, which results in the worktop being on the same level as the ground floor. The sunken position of the kitchen generates interesting and surprising visual relations. Materialized in concrete and massive oak, the kitchen is both a structural element and a spatial piece of furniture. The entrance receives a sober overhaul and a modest wardrobe in order to clean up the previous spatial Situation.

Image Courtesy © Lukas Schaffhuser

  • Architects: STEREO ARCHITEKTUR
  • Project: Remodeling A Family Home
  • Location: Moos 3, 6043 Adligenswil, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Lukas Schaffhuser
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • Structural engineering: Trachsel AG Bauingenieure, 6000 Luzern
  • Environmental engineering: Gartenmann Engineering AG
  • Planning: 2016
  • Realisation: 2016 – 2017

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