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Forma Vila in Ravne Na Koroskem, Slovenia by Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Forma Vila is a residential house on the outskirts of Ravne na Koroškem, a small Alpine town close to the Slovenian-Austrian border. The town has an over 400 year-long tradition of iron-making, and the local ironworks have had a significant social-economic influence on the town, its sports and culture. The latter has been especially evident since 1964, when the factory started supporting sculpture symposiums “Forma Viva” for artists from all over the world. There are 40 Forma Viva sculptures located all over town, making it a large outdoor gallery, and it is this cosmopolitan project that has given Forma Vila its design context and served as its inspiration. The name itself, Forma Vila, is a play on the words Forma Viva, but the main resemblance between the art movement and the house lies in form and the materials used.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

  • Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik 
  • Project: Forma Vila
  • Location: Ravne Na Koroskem, Slovenia 
  • Photography: Janez Marolt
  • Collaborators: andrej kotnik, črt čuček
  • Client: private
  • Construction: cbd
  • Main contractor: pipuš slavko
  • Landscape design: maja lesjak
  • Size: 360 m2 (basement: 160 m2, ground floor: 120 m2, attic: 80 m2)
  • Plot: 1,200 m2
  • Built surface: 160 m2
  • Project year: 2010
  • Year of construction: 2014

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Residental project Origami in Prague, Czech Republic by Qarta Architektura

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: Qarta Architektura

The Origami project is situated in a peaceful residential district in Prague 6 and it consists of 7 houses. The concept is beyond the common idea of individual housing. Formally it’s been defined as a block of flats but the design is closer to the individual residential housing.

Image Courtesy © Qarta Architektura

Image Courtesy © Qarta Architektura

  • Architects: Qarta Architektura
  • Project: Residental project Origami
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic

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PLANCHETTE SHELTERED HOUSING in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

This project provides sheltered housing for frail, elderly residents with a variety of disabilities. The building comprises individual studio apartments, communal areas and medical consultation rooms for residents and out-patients.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)
  • Project: PLANCHETTE SHELTERED HOUSING
  • Location: 232 rue de Charenton au Roi et 3-5 ruelle de la Planchette 75012 Paris, France
  • Client: Elogie
  • Program: Medical reception center for disabled persons
  • User: La Fondation des Amis de l’Atelier
  • AZC team: Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, architects; Valentine Jamet and Stefano Lunardi, project’s managers and Cécile Conduché.
  • Partners: OTE ingénierie
  • Missions: Conception + Construction
  • Surface: 2250 m²
  • Labels: HEQ process
  • Status: Completed
  • Year: 2015
  • Cost: 10,6 M€ for a work cost of 7,5 M€ TTC

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Campus Hall – Student Housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

The design of the new student housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is based on a strong community spirit. The 250 student residences are located in three interconnected 15-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Campus Hall – Student Housing for the University of Southern Denmark
  • Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Client: The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation
  • Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Landscape
  • Engineer: Niras
  • Size: 13,700 m2 (250 housing units)
  • Year: 2012-2015
  • Awards: Preferred design from a parallel commission, 2012

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Sofia in Pushkino, Russia by Panacom

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Article source: Panacom

The territory of the former wagon-repair factory \”Sofia\” includes preserved buildings and manufactories of the factory from the early 20th century. Under conditions of the renovation of this historical space we tried to implement the basic principles of cultural design, use the basic principles of classicism in our project. The main planning axis, starting from the building of the shopping center (Saves workshop building) runs through the whole territory and dissolves in nature. The core of the residential complex becomes the canal. The quarterly buildings facades solution was carried out using contemporary architectural language, but using regularities of building’s classic facade. Most of the site area presents by residential area, which includes neighborhoods, residential buildings, apartment buildings-cylinders, children’s institutions, trade and service complex, FLC and garages. The boulevards channel and pond axis unites areas as well as green territory of parks. Areas with dense buildings are interspersed with open spaces, parks and public spaces. We offer three types of \”Park\”: a memorial or historical, regular or \”French\” and an irregular or \”English\”. Transport idea of the project – the exception of transit through the residential complex and the reduction of traffic in it to a minimum.

Image Courtesy © Panacom

Image Courtesy © Panacom

  • Architects: Panacom
  • Project: Sofia
  • Location: Pushkino, Russia

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FARMANIEH RESIDENTIAL TOWER in Tehran, Iran by Mohsen Marizad, Raha Ashrafi, Farshad Mehdizadeh

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: ZAAD Studio

Design Context

The building site is located in Tehran in a region formerly populated with private gardens and orchards. However, with the passage of time and an exponential rise in property value the area has experienced a rapid transformation into an aggregation of high-rise structures for the wealthy.

Image Courtesy © Ehsan Karimi

Image Courtesy © Ehsan Karimi

  • Architects: ZAAD Studio 
  • Project: FARMANIEH RESIDENTIAL TOWER
  • Location: Farmanieh St., Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Ehsan Karimi
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, illustrator
  • Client: Barzanegar Pouya Iranian Consulting Group
  • Designers: Farshad Mehdizadeh, Raha Ashrafi, Mohsen Marizad Collaborators: ZAAD Studio, Marz Design
  • Size: 32.000 sqm
  • Project Status: Concept Design Complete 2015

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Private Residence in Williamsburg, Virginia by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 

What surprises people most when entering and walking on the glowing white surface in this particular Private Residence (Williamsburg, VA) is when they find out they are walking on a sea of glass! Yes, GLASS! Not marble, not granite, but GLASS! Nathan Allan has created a very fresh, unique flooring surface, which is smooth to touch on the majority of the glass surface, yet has an almost invisible safety finish permanently embedded in the glass surface.

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

  • Architects: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Photography: Morgan Howarth
  • Thickness: 1/2″ (12 mm),
  • Dimensions: 5’0 x 6’0
  • Panels Safety: Tempered
  • Designer: Vicki Bristow
  • GC & Installer: W.M. Jordan, Pompei Inc.

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Double Stick in Beverly Hills, California by Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

This single-family residence that sits atop an existing flat pad features a façade held in place by a high-performance two-sided architectural panel tape. The owner of the home was an executive of 3M, which is where this tape was developed and to our knowledge is the first application for a residential home.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]
  • Project: Double Stick
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Site Conditions: Current Flat Pad With 14’ Height Limit Above Grade
  • Project Size: 5,000 Sf
  • Project Date: 2015

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McCulloch Residence in Montreal, Canada by NATUREHUMAINE

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: NATUREHUMAINE 

The project was carried out in an old residence built at the foot of Mount Royal around the 1860s for Dr. McCulloch, after whom the avenue would later be named. The residence was subsequently divided into two houses. The project aimed to expand one of the two divisions so the owners would have a new kitchen and an art studio.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: NATUREHUMAINE
  • Project: McCulloch Residence
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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The Eagle in London, UK by Farrell

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: Farrell

Designed by Farrells and developed by Mount Anvil, The Eagle located on City Road, just north of Old Street round about in London, creates a new landmark building for this fast-developing area, whilst drawing on the heritage of the site to establish a modern-day Art Deco icon.

Image Courtesy © Farrell

Image Courtesy © Farrell

  • Architects: Farrell
  • Project: The Eagle
  • Location: London, UK

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