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NAXOS BUILDING in Frankfurt, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

In the middle of Frankfurt´s Nordend district, this new residential block was built to passive house standards on the site of a former Naxos-Union factory. Retaining and integrating the distinctive trees along Wingertstrasse was an important part of the design considerations: the comb-like structure of the complex on this side, with its broad area of green in front of the apartments, is a direct response to this situation. The private gardens of the ground-floor apartments are located in the five courtyards. The back of the complex is oriented towards the listed Naxoshalle, the last remaining relic from the site´s former industrial use. On the corner of Wingertstrasse and Wittelsbacherallee the block is finished off conventionally with a corner tower. The continuous clinker cladding on the ground floor strengthens the ensemble character and is also a reference to its urban context. All the dual-aspect apartments have large loggias to the front and to the rear. In total 69 freehold and 47 rental apartments were built here to the passive house standard.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: NAXOS BUILDING
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: ABG Frankfurt Holding
  • Project team: Eleanor Lucke, Benjamin Metz, Peter Gallo, Manuel Rhöse, Andreas Wenger, Cristina Naranjo
  • Expert advisory procedure: 2008, 1st prize
  • Apartments: 116
  • Work phases: 1-8
  • Floor area: 15,000 m2
  • Completion: 12/2013

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Team Living House in Tokyo, Japan by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

This is a renovation project of an apartment in downtown Tokyo. The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together nowhere else but in their house. Then I thought, “Indeed”. I always find that houses around us are way too far from the reality of each family life and communities, and they all look alike. It seems as if there were no identity in family life, which is ridiculous.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
  • Project: Team Living House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Skechup
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Vertical Composition: On 5th floor
  • Contractors: Double,  Inoue Industries
  • Renovation Area: 94.28 m2

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Medlin Residence in Raleigh, North Carolina by in situ studio

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: in situ studio

Our clients wanted a four-bedroom house with large public spaces that would open onto a constrained suburban site near downtown Raleigh. The existing site was long north to south and sloped down to the street on the north side. A stream bisected the site near the street, and the associated floodplain precluded construction on the front half of the property. A dramatic slope at the rear of the site prevented locating the house far back on the property. Our response to these constraints was a compact, two-story “L” that creates an private outdoor space between the house and the hillside.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: Medlin Residence
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
  • Software used: PowerCADD, SketchUp and Renderings were done from SkecthUp using RenderIn and then Photoshopped
  • Area: 3,743 sqf
  • Year: 2015

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The Corbett Residence in Bahama, North Carolina by in situ studio

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: in situ studio

The Corbett Residence is on a wooded site, down a winding drive. The drive is thin and meanders between trees to protect the house from view. The house is a low black box that strikes a line across the slope, mimicking the horizon. The house is at the edge of a hill, above a creek, and is oriented to admit light and views of the forest. At the east end of the house, the master bedroom looks out to a large red oak and fern glade. Our clients, who are restrained, contributed beautiful ideas and challenged us to express necessity.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: The Corbett Residence
  • Location: Bahama, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives
  • Software used: PowerCADD, SketchUp, Photoshop, RenderIn
  • Size: 1,560 sf
  • Year: 2015

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Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence in Dubai, UAE by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The facility includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, a Healing Clinic and individual Bungalows for patient’s private residence. Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings, the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction.

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence
  • Location: (Emirates Al Maha Desert Eco Resort & Spa.) Al Ain Oasis, Dubai, UAE
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client (2006): ITAD (Minneapolis-Dubai) – PARISii Holding LCC (Paris-Dubai)
  • Local architect: Qattan Architects, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Engineers for the Bungalows Residence: Steve Huey, Wallace engineering, Kansas City. Mo (US). (2006)
  • Manufacture & engineering for the bungalows: A.Zahner.co, Kansas City. Mo. (2006)
  • Super Pressure Balloon: Raven Aerostar, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, US
  • Date: 2006 – 2014

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Nook Residence in Mansonville, Canada by MU Architecture

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Located in a quiet area of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, the Nook Residence sits in continuity with the landscape in which it is part. Turning its back to the street, it offers a virtually blind facade that encourages discovery and piques curiosity. Strategically located openings and a large gap in the white mass give a hint at the beautiful scenery below as we approach the building.

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

Image Courtesy © Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard

  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Project: Nook Residence
  • Location: Mansonville, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)
  • Project team: Jean-Sébastien Herr, Charles Côté, Valérie Beaudin, Pierre-Paul Guillemette
  • Structure: Latéral
  • Contractor: Constructions Boivin
  • Construction: Décembre 2015
  • Project Area: 3000 sq.ft.

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Örnsro Timber Town in Örebro, Sweden by C.F. Møller Architects

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

With the “Örnsro Trästad” (Örnsro Timber Town) proposal, C.F. Møller Architects and C.F. Møller Landscape, in cooperation with Slättö Förvaltning, have won the task of designing a visionary residential quarter in central Örebro, Sweden. The competition was held by Örebro Municipality together with the Swedish Association of Architects with the aim of creating an extraordinary urban quarter, as a “new impulse in the city”.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Örnsro Timber Town
  • Location: Örnsro, Örebro, Sweden
  • Client: Slättö Förvaltning AB
  • Extent: approx. 18,000 m2
  • Year: 2016

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PK79 (Petchkasem 79 residence) in Bangkok, Thailand by Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Article source: Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)

PK79 is located on Petchkasem 79 road, Bangkok, Thailand where is known as the suburban residential area. The site location is in the middle of wasteland zone, remotely from the city and low density of population effected directly to the safety issue. The neighborhoods of this area live quite far apart from each other. The security issue becomes the main problem for this area and Thai architecture. Most of households solve this problem by adding the “wrought iron screens” as a protection screen to all doors and windows preventing thieves or other invaders. Which somehow make the owners feel uncomfortable and ends up being confined in their own residence and also causes negative effects like terrible shape, view blocking, and extra maintenance. Although today world can solve this problem with various technologies, most Thai people still feel insecure to live in a house without these secondary screens. We live in these skins for years and years becoming unconcerned about it. This gives an architect a design question to develop the façade which works as a protector, but at the same time improves living quality by creating space hierarchy and special characteristic. Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)’s result turns out that the house has the special protection screen, which works multi-function as a house feature facade, space divider, a wall, a sun- heat protector, air buffer zone and air ventilation.

 Image Courtesy © Soopakorn Srisakul

Image Courtesy © Soopakorn Srisakul

  • Architects: Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)
  • Project: PK79 (Petchkasem 79 residence)
  • Location: Petchkasem 79 rd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Soopakorn Srisakul
  • Lead designer: Ayutt Mahasom
  • Land size: 650 sq.m.
  • Construction area: 450 sq.m.

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The Crossing in Makati City, Philippines by WTA Architecture + Design Studio

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: WTA Architecture + Design Studio

The site is located along Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines, a prominent north-south road intersecting both a highway and an expressway. Having 49 floors with a gross floor area of 40,455 square meters, this mixed-use development will have residential, office, commercial, and hospitality components in its program.

Image Courtesy © WTA Architecture + Design Studio

Image Courtesy © WTA Architecture + Design Studio

 

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UNIC in Paris, France by MAD Architects

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: MAD Architects

MAD reveals its first residential project to be constructed in Europe. Located in Clichy-Batignolles, a newly developed neighborhood in Paris, UNIC is next to Martin Luther King Park and the currently-under construction courthouse designed by Renzo Piano. MAD won the project through an international design competition in collaboration with local French architects Accueil – Biecher Architectes.

Image Courtesy © MAD Architects

Image Courtesy © MAD Architects

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: UNIC
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Directors: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
  • Design Team: Zhao Wei, Flora Lee, Wu Kaicong, Daniel Gillen, Jiang Bin, Andrea D’ Antrassi, Tristan Brasseur, Juan Valeros, Gustavo Alfred van Staveren, Xin Dogterom, Juan Pablo, Cesar d Pena Del Rey, Natalia Giacomino
  • Site Area: 1033 sqm (2350.7 sqm Lot total)
  • Building Area: 6,600 sqm (71,000 sq.ft.)
  • Building Height: 50 m
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Expected completion: 2018

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