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Caminha Apartment in Portugal by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

A Graphical Refurbishment by the Sea

Built in the 80’s, this apartment was in dire need of refurbishment. Both its infrastructures and organization were dated, so the intention was to make the most of its potentialities while bringing its living experience to contemporary standards.

With just over 400 ft2 (40 m2) of surface, this small apartment by the sea was unwelcoming due to a choice of darker materials, 30 years of intense use and a not particularly qualified compartmentation (though in tune with its time).

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: Caminha Apartment
  • Location: Caminha, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Architecture Team: Tiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde, Hugo Quintela, Louane Papin
  • Construction: Casas do Lima ®, Limiavez L.da
  • Construction Area: 430 ft2 (40 m2)
  • Construction Year: 2016
  • Project Year: 2016

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House expansion in Zugló, Hungary by batlab architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: batlab architects

We first met our customers (Anikó and Bálint) in the summer of 2013 who wanted to expand their home due to their growing family. Our task was to build a whole new storey  and a ground floor terrace after removing the hip roof. The family has outlined their requirements for the rooms, however we were given a free hand in the design and appearance.

There was enough time for planning, the customers spent a lot of time mulling over their new home, and we have also redesigned the house multiple times. While one week we thought that something is a good solution, the other week we thought the opposite.

Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert

Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert

  • Architects: batlab architects (Batizi-Pócsi Gergő, Batizi-Pócsi Péter)
  • Project: House expansion in Zugló
  • Location: Zugló, Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Juhász Norbert
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Consultant architects: Sebők Ildikő, Selényi György /KetteS műterem/
  • Supporting structures: Facskó Gergely

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House Aartrijke in Zedelgem, Belgium by Atelier Tom Vanhee

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Tom Vanhee

The former farmhouse is situated in an agricultural area east of the village of Aartrijke, Belgium. The typology of the existing building will be used in a contemporary way to enlarge the dwelling. There will be two new volumes with a pitched roof slide against the existing volume. Two chimney shaped skylights will create light and a view on to the first floor. A third chimney will house the air outlet of the heat pump. Old and new collaborate together, but both will remain visible. The new volumes will be finished in wood. The old brick exterior will be felt inside when entering the house. The new stairs will be a reminder of the old mouldering stair that was removed. The buttresses and strips of brick in the floor show the former layout of the barn. The double height in the dwelling will make the living areas more spacious. A new preweathered zinc roof will connect the buildings into a whole. In addition to the replacement of the old joinery with new windows, the old volume will open up to the landscape on the rear side. The construction will be characterized by simple uniform windows according to the golden ratio.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Atelier Tom Vanhee
  • Project: House Aartrijke – Transformation of a farmhouse to a low energy house
  • Location: Biesbeekstraat 3, Aartrijke, 8211  Zedelgem, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Study Stability: LIME (Less Is More Engineering), Ghent
  • Gross Floor Area: 318 m²
  • Design: 2012 – 2013
  • Execution: 2014 – 2016

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Soro- The Village Pub in Goa, India by Raya Shankhwalker Architects

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: Raya Shankhwalker Architects

“Soro”, meaning alcoholic beverage in Konkani is a tavern conceptualised within the ruins of an old corner store. The corner store itself became the protagonist in the story of the bar; the design is centred around the concept of a 1940’s warehouse owned by a local dealer who traded in different merchandise. Thus retaining as much of the original structure as possible became pivotal.

Image Courtesy © Raya Shankhwalker Architects

Image Courtesy © Raya Shankhwalker Architects

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Brisbane Renovation in California by Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source:  Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Blitz’s project for Westport Capital Partners LLC (“Westport”) includes the complete renovation of two office buildings on the 150,000 SF Marina Landing campus in Brisbane, California, located just seven miles south of San Francisco. The goal of the building repositioning was to transform the location into a sought after creative office and campus strategic building.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
  • Project: Brisbane Renovation
  • Location: 5000 and 7000 Marina Boulevard, Brisbane, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Team: Seth Hanley, Principal-in-Charge & Project Architect
  • Zach Meade: Lead Designer
  • Tamara Roth: Technical Documentation
  • John Hunter: Technical Documentation/Construction Administration
  • Size: 165,000 SF
  • Completion: May 2016

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THE KITE in Australia by Architecture Architecture

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Article source: Architecture Architecture

A stand of silver birches marks the place. Their trunks are white heat, tempered by pools of black. Everything here is light and shade. Taking cue from their slender friends, black downpipes score the white walls of the house, disappearing into the canopy above.

Approaching the threshold, the visitor is welcomed by pockets of shade nestled among protective brick walls. A large pivot window and a large pivot door throw themselves wide open, exposing the full throat of the house to the garden.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Architecture Architecture
  • Project: THE KITE
  • Location: Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project team: Michael Roper, Nick James, Anna Nguyen
  • Builder: KLE Building Group

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Renovation of a family home in suburban Paris, France by Camille Hermand Architectures

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Camille Hermand Architectures

This traditional 1900s family home in suburban in the Paris, was fully renovated by Camille Hermand Architectures to house a young professional family with adolescent children. Prior to renovations, the house hadn’t undergone any work in several decades. Home to three generations of the same family, the house was loosely divided into three separate apartments each with their own kitchen, but no indoor bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Jennifer Sath

Image Courtesy © Jennifer Sath

  • Architects: Camille Hermand Architectures
  • Project: Renovation of a family home in suburban Paris
  • Location: Suburban Paris, France
  • Photography: Jennifer Sath
  • Stylisme : Helena Amourdedieu
  • Area: 200m2
  • Year: 2015

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Erhvervsakademi Sjælland – Roskilde Campus in Denmark by WE architecture + Friis & Moltke

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Article source: WE architecture

Roskilde Campus is a new educational area for 1500 students within the fields of marketing, IT, and food engineering. The total project is 10.000m2 which includes renovation as well as 4000m2 new build. The new building contains educational areas, classrooms, canteen, production kitchen and administration.

The Campus will host various fields of education and the development of the project has taken a clear starting point in the needs of the individual fields of education. Three main concepts have been essential in the design process, “Community”, “Respect” and “Durability”.

Image Courtesy © WE architecture + Friis & Moltke

Image Courtesy © WE architecture + Friis & Moltke

  • Architects: WE architecture + Friis & Moltke
  • Project: Erhvervsakademi Sjælland – Roskilde Campus
  • Location: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Software used: Rhino 3D using V-ray, Rhino (2D), Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Client: Erhvervsakademiet Sjælland
  • Engineers: Alectia
  • Contractor: H. Skjøde Knudsen
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Morten Breinholt Christensen, Kasper Munk, Corrado Galasso, Alexandra Ramos, Laura Ravier, Simon Skriver, Xinyuan Lin
  • Size: 10.000 m2 restorations and 4000 m2 new building construction
  • Budget: 172 million DKK
  • Assignment: Invited competition / 1st Prize
  • Status: Winner of competition, ongoing

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Rosen Penthouse in Bordighera, Italy by ELEVENstudio

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: ELEVENstudio

The renovation of this 80-sqm-apartment located on the last floor of a traditional early 1900 English villa has used a very linear design as a frame for an eclectic mix of modern, ancient and ethnic details.

The designers found a space that had been strongly transformed during the last renovation made in the 80’s. Revisiting the stylistic choices made in order to lighten and de-materialize the existing structure, they tried to create back a dialogue with the traditional architecture.

Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio

Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio

  • Architects: ELEVENstudio
  • Project: Rosen Penthouse
  • Location: Bordighera, Italy

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Masterplan for Transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne, Germany by COBE

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: COBE

Over the weekend the competition for the future development of Cologne’s harbour was settled. The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, announced Danish architects COBE as winner of the competition. The project transforms the old industrial harbour into a lively and sustainable neighbourhood with a huge waterfall and a big public pool as the new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district and becomes a new attraction in the city.

Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit

Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Masterplan for transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Renderings: Beauty and the Bit
  • Client: The City of Cologne and Moderne Stadt
  • Engineer: Transsolar
  • Water strategy: Atelier Dreiseitl
  • Size: 500.000 m2 floor space
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in September 2016

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