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Jaegersborg Watertower in Klampenborg, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition to convert Jægersborg Water Tower into a mixeduse building. On the upper floors, student housing units mark the perimeter of the existing structure. Each unit is expressed by a protruding crystal-like add-on that brings daylight into the apartment, and offers unobstructed views to the surrounding landscape. Together, the crystals and the communal balconies add both a human scale, and a new sculptural layer, that emphasizes the landmark character of the tower. The lower floors are inhabited by a youth center, and contain several large multipurpose rooms. A combination of tall windows and colored panels create a varied pattern that surrounds the youth center. Large garage-style doors on the ground floor open up to extend the active indoor space into the outdoor playground.

Image Courtesy © Jens Markus Lindhe

Image Courtesy © Jens Markus Lindhe

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects ApS
  • Project: Jaegersborg Watertower
  • Location: Ørnegårdsvej 21, 2820 Gentofte, Klampenborg, Denmark
  • Photography: Jens Markus Lindhe and Torben Eskerod
  • Client: Gentofte Municipality and Domea
  • Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landscape
  • Consultants: Acoustic consulting: BC Ltd
  • Engineer: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund A/S
  • Consultancy type: Turnkey Contractor: E. Pihl & Søn A/S
  • Site area: 5370 M2
  • Construction area / foot print: 310 M2
  • Extent / total floor area: 2.880 M2
  • Apartment type A: 28 M2 net
  • Apartment type B: 32 M net
  • Completed / Year: June 2006

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Orgeval in Reims, France by f+f architectes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: f+f architectes

At the heart of the urban renewal of the Orgeval district in Reims, that is a worn-down sixties housing estate area with its problematics, the building opens up on a new large plaza and three different streets, while being largely contiguous to a housing and service block.

This building combines 2 distinct programmes.

Image Courtesy © Camille Gharbi

Image Courtesy © Camille Gharbi

  • Architects: f+f architectes (Aurélie Fechter & Johan Fritzell)
  • Project: Orgeval (The Attic – conversion of an attic into a duplex apartment)
  • Location: Reims, France
  • Photography: Camille Gharbi
  • Client: City of Reims
  • Area: 2350 sqm. (aprox. 25 300 square feet)
  • Year: 2012 – 2016

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Scenario’s House in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

This house was a chance to be our own clients. It was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it to the scenarios of our own family life. It presented us with the opportunity to ‘practice what we preach’ to its fullest expression and create the scenario house. The main design challenge was finding a way of connecting the front part of the house, which originally had two separate Victorian reception rooms with the basement level, a full floor height below, both physically and visually, in order to create a sense of single and connected open living and kitchen spaces.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: Scenario’s House
  • Location: Alconbury Rd, London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Completed: 2016

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The Rotating Radius House in New Mexico by jantzen studio

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: jantzen studio

The Rotating Radius House is an experimental interactive architecture project designed to provide a special weekend retreat place for two people living in New Mexico.

At the center is a twenty-foot diameter glass and steel cylindrical space formed by twelve perimeter sliding glass doors, and by twelve segments of a sloped glass and steel roof. Each of the sliding glass doors is fitted with interior privacy shades and screens. This space contains a large centrally located light, a bed, chairs, tables, a food preparation pod, and a bath/toilet pod, all mounted on wheels. The entire house is powered by a large solar panel mounted on the top of the structure, and by auxiliary propane gas, stored nearby in steel tanks. Rainwater is collected off of the roof and purified for use in the house, and stored in an outside reservoir.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

  • Architects: jantzen studio
  • Project: The Rotating Radius House
  • Location: New Mexico, USA

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Dongshikou Hutong PJ in Beijing, China by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Located in a hutong near the historical centre in Beijing, the L-­‐shaped house is sandwiched between the old hutong wall and a two floor building. The renovation aimed to transform the dated 43m2 residence into a convenient, functional modern living space for a family of six people .

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

  • Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio (Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Lingzi Liu)
  • Project: Dongshikou Hutong PJ in Beijing
  • Location: Dengshikou, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Ruijing Photo
  • Size: 2-Story
  • Building Area: 43m2
  • Construction Period: 9.2016

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Rocha Apartment in Catalonia, Spain by CaSA – Colombo and Serboli Architecture

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: CaSA – Colombo and Serboli Architecture 

The brief was to transform this neglected, very badly distributed apartment into an attractive holiday home.

The property is located in an extremely central street, right between Plaza Catalunya y Plaza Universitat, on the sixth floor of an art nouveau building.

Nonetheless, this last floor was built in the ’60 and lacked of the charm of the rest of the building.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Ruiz

Image Courtesy © Roberto Ruiz

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Manneriehof- Single Family Timber residence in East Cantons, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

The site 

The land is situated close to a small village in the East Cantons. It runs at a steep gradient into a small valley enclosed by a wooded slope in the distance. The view is spectacular, showcasing a rural landscape. The visual and ecological quality of the site must be preserved and developed as far as possible.

Image Courtesy © Laurent BRANDAJS

Image Courtesy © Laurent BRANDAJS

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS
  • Project: Manneriehof- Single Family Timber residence
  • Location: Province of Liège, East Cantons, Belgium
  • Photography: Laurent BRANDAJS and Steven MASSART
  • Administrative Partner: Denis MELOTTE
  • Associates: E. LORAND, M. NAUDIN, S. TOURBACH, F. DEFRENNE
  • Topographical survey: De Ceuster & Associés
  • Main contractor: Maison Patze sprl.
  • Costs: 410 000 €
  • Gross Floor Area: 360 m²
  • Year: 2009 – 2012

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L House in New York by LANZA Atelier

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: LANZA Atelier

House L project derives from the need to create a new connection for the rooms of an existing house in Valle de Bravo, in a very beautiful natural environment. So far, some romos were accessed through other rooms and why the owners did not feel comfortable to invite friends because they could not offer them privacy.

The initial project also included a new two-story independent volume, which functioned as an apartment with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: LANZA Atelier (Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo)
  • Project: L House 
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Team: Alejandro Márquez, Jéssica Hernández
  • Constructed area: 58 m2
  • Year: 2016

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House of Food Culture in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: COBE

In 2019, Danish capital Copenhagen will have a new Metro City Ring. A new House of Food Culture is to be built on top of one of the new metro stations, located on the prominent and historic avenue of Frederiksberg Allé. The project is designed by Danish architects COBE as one of four partners of the winning team in a competition. Danish NRE Group will build the project. The investors for the project are Union Holding and NRE Denmark, and Arne Elkjær is the engineer.

The project is the result of a developer competition organised by the City of Frederiksberg and Realdania By and Byg Foundation. The House of Food Culture will be built on top of the entrance to the coming metro station. With an estimated daily flow of 10,000 people, it will be one of the capital’s new central meeting places and a focal point for urban life.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: House of Food Culture
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Visualisations: COBE
  • Developer and investor: Union Holding and NRE Denmark A/S
  • Engineer: Arne Elkjær
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Size: 3.500 m2
  • Status: Expected completion 2019

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Arrifana House in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal by pedrohenrique|arquiteto

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: pedrohenrique|arquiteto

The house is located in Arrifana, a small village, which is just four kilometres from the centre of the city of Santa Maria da Feira, but still maintains the strong rural features with all its charm and beauty, that characterizes this type of housing style and were the Vouga railroad persists till today.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: pedrohenrique|arquiteto (Pedro Henrique)
  • Project: Arrifana House
  • Location: Arrifana, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Structures: Célia Resende
  • Infrastructures: Célia Resende
  • Area: 340 m2
  • Year: 2014

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