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Beijing Tongying Center InterContinental Hotel in China by GD-Lighting Design

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: Sunshine PR

Beijing Tongying Center InterContinental Hotel lies in the heart of Sanlitun, Beijing – a prime location for fashion and culture. During the day, it is crowded with people, its night is as bright as the daytime and bustling sounds and gorgeous colors fill the city with din and luxury.
Focusing on fashion, technology and future development, InterContinental strives to create a fashion lifestyle flagship store in a new yuppie style.

Hotel Facade Entrance, Image Courtesy © Zhang Da-Qi

Hotel Facade Entrance, Image Courtesy © Zhang Da-Qi

  • Lighting Design Company: GD-Lighting Design
  • Project: Beijing Tongying Center InterContinental Hotel
  • Location: Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Zhi Xia
  • Investor: Beijing Topwin Real Estate Co., Ltd
  • Hotel Management: IHG
  • Chief Designer: Yenchin Wang
  • Design Team: Tim Cheng, Hui Ren, Xin Qi

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Brackenbury House in London, England by Neil Dusheiko Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: Neil Dusheiko Architects 

Introduction

The project is a remodelling and extension to a house in a conservation area for a young family with one child. The Brackenbury House forms part of a terrace of five Lillian Villas built in 1879. The “L” shaped double-fronted villas are brick and stucco faced, two-storey high, with front gardens forming a landscaped frontage, set back from the street.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Neil Dusheiko Architects
  • Project: Brackenbury House
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Agnese Sanvito and Tim Crocker
  • Client: Niels and Erica Swinkels
  • Engineer: Fothergills
  • Contractor: Hoktiff
  • Basement works: Structural London
  • Party Wall: Marc Newton
  • Quantity Surveyor: Vincent and Partners

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Kleine Rittergasse 11 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany by Franken Architekten

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Franken Architekten

Good architecture takes its environment into account, particularly surrounding buildings. In Frankfurt am Main, Franken Architekten has taken a literal approach through a digitally drawn façade for a new home and studio in old town Sachsenhausen.

Frankfurt’s Alt-Sachsenhausen is a neighborhood that, according to the city, urgently needed to change. Until the 1990s, traditional cider houses dominated the area valued for its entertainment and nightlife, but it was heavily run down in recent years. The city created a preservation statute that placed premiums on the conversion of the gastronomy establishments to housing and other uses. A small scene of art galleries, ad agencies, and fashion and designers shops sprung up in the area, leading some people to call the district SoMa (South of Main), inspired by New York’s famous SoHo (South of Houston) area.

Image Courtesy © Eibe Sönnecken

Image Courtesy © Eibe Sönnecken

  • Architects: Franken Architekten
  • Project: Kleine Rittergasse 11
  • Location: Kleine Rittergasse 11, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Photography: Eibe Sönnecken, Oliver Tamagnini, Axel Stephan and Martin Repplinger
  • Client: Rothenberger 4xS GmbH
  • Project-Team: Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Robin Heather, Natascha Baier, Kai Heyd, Felix Schneider, Isabel Strelow
  • Statics & Fire Protection / Building Physics: Tichelmann & Barillas Ingenieure
  • Electrical work: BBK Elektroanlagen GmbH
  • Object Tracking: exact.projektmanagement / exitecture architekten
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Construction year: 2014

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Matola House in Elche, España by Jaime Sepulcre Arquitecturas

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Jaime Sepulcre Arquitecturas

This house is a hybrid of several types of houses: first of all the first thing it wants is to be a “house of the Camp d’Elx”, as those still populate the rural districts with its peculiar silhouette, whose traditional architecture makes use of ceramic decks inclined and the deep porches -for shade- oriented at noon; But at the same time it also wants to be a “house-patio Mediterranean”, introverted, protected from the outside and purely white; And also has in its genetics a “Californian house”, one of those sophisticated houses of the admired modern architecture of Los Angeles -with whom we share Mediterranean climate- that unfold their plants -many L shaped- in open horizontal spaces which overlook the gardens and the refreshing swimming pools.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Jaime Sepulcre Arquitecturas (JAIME SEPULCRE BERNAD)
  • Project: Matola House
  • Location: Elche (Alicante), España
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Built area: 365 m2
  • Year: 2015

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House Vlijmen in Netherlands by Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

In the village of Vlijmen this house was designed for an elderly couple, who wanted to keep on living in this house as long as possible. Therefore, most of the program is located on ground level, on top only a spare bed- and bathroom are being made. The box from the ground level is being perforated with voids, where a small patio, wooden Western Red Cedar parts, or windows were made. By making this rhythm, a car port and patio-shaped exteriors give the house an extra layer between in- and outside.

Image Courtesy © Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

Image Courtesy © Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

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Casa Garcias in Cancún, México by Warm Architects

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Warm Architects

Garcias’ House is located on a 273 square meter lot in a fast growing residential area of Cancun. The lot is adjacent in its northern and western sides with other residential lots, while it faces greenery to the east and the street to the south. The strategy for this project was to limit the habitable volume on the western side, in order to make the most of the view, the shadow and incorporate the public greenery with the interior of the house, thru the empty space between them.

Image Courtesy © Wacho Espinosa

Image Courtesy © Wacho Espinosa

  • Architects: Warm Architects
  • Project: Casa Garcias
  • Location: Cancún, México
  • Photography: Wacho Espinosa
  • Architect in charge: Carlos Armando del Castillo
  • Area: 215 m2
  • Date: 2014

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Mehrabad House in Isfahan Province, Iran by Sarsayeh Architectural Office

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Sarsayeh Architectural Office

For those people who have a long experience of living in single-unit houses with a courtyard, it is a great challenge to change their life style and live in apartment houses.

Losing many of desirable advantages of single unit houses such as independency, fellowship with nature, existence of hierarchy and, natural ventilation and … is a trouble for the people who want to live apartment units.

Image Courtesy © Farshid Nasrabadi

Image Courtesy © Farshid Nasrabadi

  • Architects: Sarsayeh Architectural Office
  • Project: Mehrabad House
  • Location: Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Photography: Farshid Nasrabadi
  • Software used: Autocad and autodesk 3dS Max(V-Ray)
  • Client: Ali Mirhosseini
  • Architect in charge: Behnam Sefidi
  • Design assist : Hengameh Akbari
  • Contractor : Farhad Bahramipour
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1350 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Una Pavillion in São Sebastião, Brazil by Apiacás Arquitetos

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Apiacás Arquitetos 

Located in a residential condominium at Barra do Una Beach (located in São Sebastião, near of São Paulo city), the project UNA Pavilion was signed by the brazilian architecture office Apiacás Arquitetos. For this project, Apiacás had the feasibility as a premise, considering the choice of materials and mainly focusing on the constructive details, capable of organizing the assembly system. Therefore, the structure is made up of standardized and modular elements: the foundation was executed in concrete, followed by pillars and beams in Cumaru wood, strategically placed in central axes in order to give greater freedom to the pivotal doors that make up the facade.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Apiacás Arquitetos (Acácia Furuya, Anderson Freitas, Pedro Barros)
  • Project: Una Pavillion
  • Location: São Sebastião, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Collaborators: Daniela Santana, Francisco Veloso, Leonar Vaz Pinto, Otávio Filho, Pedro Paredes
  • Area: 240 m²
  • Year: 2013
  • Status: completed

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Gaia Building in Ecuador by Leppanen + Anker

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Leppanen + Anker

It is a 14 story, 15,000 m2 mixed use building: commercial on the lower floor, offices for the next four floors and residential units on the next nine floors.

The building is located at an important intersection within the city where urban elements converge, such as a new metro stop, an important government building, a commercial shopping center and the most emblematic park of the city. Being the first new construction in this zone and highly visible, the building attempts to combine the many existing and new diverse elements through movements that bring new shadow lines reflections and points of view.

Image Courtesy © Sebastián Crespo

Image Courtesy © Sebastián Crespo

  • Architects: Leppanen + Anker
  • Project: Gaia Building
  • Location: Ecuador
  • Photography: Sebastián Crespo
  • Interior Architecture: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
  • Promoter / Owner and Construction: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
  • Team L+A architects: Aaron Leppanen (Principal), Gabriela Anker (Principal), Sofía Chávez , Caroline Dieden, Alberto Játiva
  • Area: 15,000 m2 (5 subfloors. 14 floors plus terrace)
  • Date: 2016

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Duplex Santa Engracia in Madrid, Spain by James & Mau

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Infiniski  

Putting together two small penthouses duplex gave us the opportunity to reorganize and treat the resulting space as a non-urban single family house.

This way it’s divided into a floor for night programme and another one for common day areas. These include an exterior prolongation in a terrace, treated as a garden to enhance the “single family house” sensation despite being in the city. Wood is used on floors, walls and ceilings as a natural material from rural houses.

Image Courtesy © Matías Pérez Illeras

Image Courtesy © Matías Pérez Illeras

  • Architects: James & Mau
  • Project: Duplex Santa Engracia
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Matías Pérez Illeras
  • Built meters: 150m2
  • Year: 2010

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