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Central Park Interlomas in Huixquilucan, México by Migdal Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source:  Migdal Arquitectos 

Central Park Interlomas is a residential complex located in one of the highest points of Interlomas an area located to the west of Mexico City, placed on a natural plateau that serves as a great podium that avoids adjacencies, providing the apartments beautiful, unaltered and extensive views of the city.

Image Courtesy © Ian Lizaranzu

Image Courtesy © Ian Lizaranzu

  • Architects: Migdal Arquitectos
  • Project: Central Park Interlomas
  • Location: Huixquilucan,  Estado de México
  • Photography: Ian Lizaranzu, Luis Gordoa y Rafael Gamo
  • Project and Architectonic Direction: Jaime Varon, Abraham Metta, Alex Metta / Migdal Arquitectos
  • Structural Project: CTC Ingenieros Civiles
  • Number of apartment units: 720
  • Construction Area: 162, 261. 97 M²
  • Construction: 2013 – 2015
  • Ground Surface: 45,746.24m²
  • Project: 2010

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Lux11 Hotel in Berlin, Germany by 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Article source: 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects

The Lux11 Hotel and Residence in Berlin, owned by the Chambers group, is the first completed project by the creative duo 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects.

The complex is comprensive of 72 serviced apartments.

Image Courtesy © 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects

Image Courtesy © 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects

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Flower Terraces in Jiangxi Province, China by Zeller & Moye

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Article source: Zeller & Moye

The ‘Flower Terraces’ sit in the heart of the circular city of Ruichang, China. Referring to traditional Chinese housing motifs, the Flower Terraces arrange living areas as individual volumes around green outdoor spaces. The individually shaped apartments let the residents sense that they live in a unique ‘house’, rather than a numbered unit along a corridor. The seasonal warm temperatures of Ruichang allow for private and communal life to happen not only inside but also outside. The generous terraces become integral living spaces and an essential and characteristic element of the buildings. Similar to overhanging roofs in historic Chinese houses, a series of cantilever slabs create protected outdoor areas in front of the apartments. Foldable wooden shutter elements clad all apartments not only to provide privacy to the interiors but also to protect from direct sun and to allow natural ventilation across the apartments. The path through the building is a lively route with open spaces that enhance social encounters. Communal spaces are placed around the lifts and the open stairs with paths of increasing privacy towards the apartments. Residents of the ‘Flower Terraces’ live surrounded by flowers on each level. Open areas allow good air flow and a pleasant microclimate around the apartments where residents can plant on their individual private terraces and winter gardens, creating their own private retreats amongst greenery.

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

  • Architects: Zeller & Moye
  • Project: Flower Terraces
  • Location: City of Ruichang, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Team: Christoph Zeller (partner) Ingrid Moye (partner), Omar G. Muñoz, Emma Woodward
  • Engineering Consultants: ARUP London, team: Stuart Smith (director), Marc Easton, Tara Clinton, Philip Turner
  • Competition: MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture)
  • Award: Second Prize (no first prize given by Jury)
  • Area:
    • Buildings: 18,000 m2
    • Park: 4000 m2
  • Status: Winner of MOLEWA international competition, construction scheduled for 2016

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MCKENNA RESIDENCE in Miami, Florida by [STRANG] Architecture

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: [STRANG] Architecture

The McKenna Residence incorporated the renovation of an existing “ranch” style home into a new masterplan for the property.  The new wing houses the Master Bedroom and Great Room while the renovated older wing houses kids’ bedrooms and recreation areas.  The existing pool was also retained in the overall design.  Materials include Florida keystone, ipe cladding and a metal roof.

Image Courtesy © Claudia Uribe-Touri

Image Courtesy © Claudia Uribe-Touri

  • Architects: [STRANG] Architecture
  • Project: MCKENNA RESIDENCE
  • Location: Miami, Florida  
  • Photography: Claudia Uribe-Touri
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Manager
Jason Adams
  • Project Team
Max Strang
  • Client
Paul & Dominique McKenna
  • Awards
AIA MIAMI Award of Excellence, 2008
  • Status
Completed, 2008

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MOUNTAIN-VIEW HOUSE in Austria by SoNo arhitekti

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Article source: SoNo arhitekti

This one-family residence is surrounded by nature overlooking the Austrian Alps. It iss located in a small village more than 800 m above the sea level connected with the famous skiing region of Kitzbuehel.

Image Courtesy © Matevž Paternoster

Image Courtesy © Matevž Paternoster

  • Architects: SoNo arhitekti
  • Project: MOUNTAIN-VIEW HOUSE
  • Location: Austria
  • Photography: Matevž Paternoster
  •  Software used:Autocad, 3ds max and Photoshop
  • Authors: Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nina Tešanović
  • Site area: 850 m2
  • Nett building area: 340 m2
  • Year of constrution: 2015

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Piolet cottage in Chamonix, France by Chevallier Architectes

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Article source: Chevallier Architectes

Context
The building was originally an old wooden shed in very poor condition – a strong candidate for demolition.
The challenge was to find ways to develop and optimize the spaces within a volume that could not be modified due to planning by-laws.

Image Courtesy ©  Chevallier Architectes

Image Courtesy ©  Chevallier Architectes

  • Architects: Chevallier Architectes
  • Project: Piolet cottage
  • Location: Chamonix, France
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Client: private
  • Usable floor space: 134 m2 (1442 sq. ft.)
  • Total area: 169 m2 (1819 sq. ft.)
  • Time frame: 2012
  • Renovation cost: €473,000 including taxes
  • Mission type: completed

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Residense ВО in Toscana, Kyiv region by Baraban Design Studio

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Article source: Baraban Design Studio

Residence is made in style of Italian region Toscana. It’s full of finishing materials, elements of interior and décor, all of which were specially selected in Italy, Germany, France and were brought to Ukraine. For example, the deer head, fringy with age-old tapestry of XIX century. As a result we can see the castle kitchen with a spit in the fireplace 1,94 meter height hand thrown from marble. Well on the square in front of the house also made of marble. Beams and ceilings are made of age-old oak timber. The walls of landlord’s bedroom are made of sheet-iron, covered wax, which combines with recherché textile Loro Piana. At juvenile’s bedroom the age-old icons live side by side with Roy Lichtenstein’s drawings.

Image Courtesy © Baraban Design Studio

Image Courtesy © Baraban Design Studio

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ENIGMA in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Narein Perera

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Article source: Narein Perera

The form of the house is primarily generated in creating the concept of an “Enigma” in the mind of the person entering. Guided by intermediate open spaces, the entrance court, the pool, subsequently arriving at the main volume of the living room where the climax of the ‘hidden’ garden is fully experienced. The entrance court envisioned as a part of the street on which the 20perch site forms the end block, defined by the continued building lines of the adjoining plots, the random rubble vertical envelope and pergola horizontal plane,  serve to contain, pause, experience the powerful shadows the sun paints, overwhelm, announcing arrival.

Image Courtesy © Dilshan weeraratne

Image Courtesy © Dilshan weeraratne

  • Architects: Narein Perera
  • Project: ENIGMA
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Photography: Dilshan weeraratne, Malaka weligodapola
  • Software used: Autodesk, AutoCAD
  • Structural engineer: Keerthi ratnayake

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JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an and Residences at Haiyi Plaza in Shenzhen, China by John Portman & Associates

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Article source: John Portman & Associates

The project, designed by architects John Portman & Associates, is composed of a 356-key hotel, a residential towerand support amenities on a 21,174-square-meter site in the Bao’an Central Area business district in the booming Qianhai development zone of Shenzhen, China.The hotel tower is 26 stories tall, yet, at 99-meters tall, rises higher than the 29-story residential tower. There is a total built area of 84,600 square meters above grade.

Image Courtesy © www.willpryce.com

Image Courtesy © www.willpryce.com

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an and Residences at Haiyi Plaza
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Photography: www.willpryce.com
  • Software used: Microstation (CAD) and Bentley Architecture (BIM), 3DStudio Max and SketchUp
  • Owner/Developer: Shenzhen OCT Hotel Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Local Design Institute: Shenzhen Huasen Architecture & Engineering Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: John Portman & Associates / Huasen Architectural & Engineering Consultants
  • Interior Design: HBA (Singapore)

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esprit-N in Nara, Japan by Tsukano Architect Office

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: Tsukano Architect Office

This house was designed to be situated among the mountains of Nara Prefecture located in Midwest of Japan. The south side of the house place is connecting with the gentle slopes, we can see green valleys under us without any concern of people eyes. The client is a married couple having one child. They wanted to house that “living” by physically itself linked directly to the atmosphere, with fostering their kids. So, they planned the house which was pulled out from the mountain, as the solid blocks. The pulled out land exposes the soil surface on the top of the land, it includes the buds of the plants as well as life of the insects in the walls.

Image Courtesy © Tsukano Architect Office

Image Courtesy © Tsukano Architect Office

  • Architects: Tsukano Architect Office
  • Project: esprit-N
  • Location: Nara, Japan
  • Structure: S+RC
  • Site area: 453.2 sqm
  • Building area: 137.0 sqm
  • Total floor area: 137.0 sqm

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