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The Breathing Wall Residence in Kerala, India by Lijo.Reny Architects

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: Lijo.Reny Architects

From the architect. It was difficult to know if it was day or night or for that matter rain or sunshine, while inside the client’s previous dingy home that stood on this site and they craved for a new lease of life!

Image Courtesy © Praveen Mohandas

Image Courtesy © Praveen Mohandas

  • Architects: Lijo.Reny Architects
  • Project: The Breathing Wall Residence
  • Location: Nellikunnu, Thrissur, Kerala, India
  • Photography: Praveen Mohandas, Suneesh Suresh, LRa
  • Structure: Rosmy, Keystone Engineers
  • Area: 2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015

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House on Solitude Creek in St. Michaels, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

The design of this house in St. Michaels, Maryland was greatly influenced by environmental regulations, zoning requirements and restrictive building codes specific to this site. The existing Dutch Colonial Style house, built in 1989, was located within a One-Hundred Foot Buffer Zone on Solitude Creek, a small estuary in this Maryland Eastern Shore town. A recently adopted Floodplain Management Ordinance mandated that no new structures be built within the Buffer Zone, and that all renovated or altered existing structures be updated to meet new zoning, building and environmental code requirements.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: House on Solitude Creek
  • Location: St. Michaels, Maryland, US
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander
  • Project Architect: Kara McHone
  • Owners (Withheld): Charlie Dale and Kay King
  • Contractor: Thinkmake build
  • Structural Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Civil Engineer: Land Surveys, Inc
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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Europan 13 Community, a sustainable building in Barcelona, Spain by Archilea architecture

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: Archilea architecture 

The strategy: The project stems from the desire to decline the concept of sustainability, specific in this competition, in three distinct areas: environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. The stated goal is to create a system in which the three fields can interact and integrate in order to reach equilibrium without one of the three areas of the system, which normally happens, can take precedence over others. To create this system, one of the aspects taken into consideration was the ability to move away from the traditional housing system in which the threshold of building represents a limit insideoutside trying to include in the own building a whole series of activities that can aggregate functions and increase the opportunities to meet and socialize the inhabitants. The basic idea is that the internal layout of the building is transformed into a “public square” open to the outside integrating, as mentioned, functions traditionally handled from outside and defining the building, in fact, as an hybrid: this combination of features provides the possibility to the residents of the building to meet, socialize and discuss transforming the whole neighborhood in a community, overcoming the possible socio-economic and cultural-linguistic differences.

Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture

Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture

  • Architects: Archilea architecture
  • Project: Europan 13 Community, a sustainable building
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain

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Centre de dia i casal de gent gran de Blancafort in Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Day center and home for the elderly of Blancafort.

A social building necessary for the elderly of the village of Blancafort and its neighboring municipalities.

The initial observation of the plot and its environment led to consider that the future building did not have to solve only a program and a requirement of an isolated building, but it also had to help consolidate the nearest urban fabric, creating an entrance to the village with its own personality and public character.

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

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Shunyi House in Beijing, China by reMIX studio

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: reMIX studio

The project is a renovation of a house of approximately 500 sqm originally divided in two floors and a basement, the extension of a villa of two screenwriters and their children located in Shunyi, Beijing. The initial client’s requirements were a volumetric expansion to accommodate new programs such as a double-height studio, a roof terrace, a kitchen garden, a projection room, and the transformation of the existing garden, needing to become an integral part of the building.

Main facade from the main gate , Image Courtesy © Xiazhi

Main facade from the main gate , Image Courtesy © Xiazhi

  • Architects: reMIX studio
  • Project: Shunyi House
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xiazhi 
  • Team: ChenChen, Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino, LiuYifu ,AniruddhaMukherjee, Xue Yang , XuKuanxin
  • Client: private
  • General Contractor: Beijing Jujianglvjian Construction ltd
  • Size: Renovation 120 sqm, garden 200 sqm
  • Year: 2014
  • Status: Completed

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Ca Marcelo in Tarragona, Spain by GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

The purpose of the intervention is that it can remain occupied by the family, who does it for generations.

Rehabilitation is performed in phases beginning with the cover, continuing along the facades and ending on the inside, with the intention of renewing the property and recover items that have been preserved, such as the roof beams, barbican, openings and wrought iron railings.

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

Image Courtesy © GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecte

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Le François-René in Montréal, Canada by Architecture Open Form

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The François-René project, on Châteaubriand Avenue in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, boasts six exceptional, thoroughly contemporary residences. Montreal is in the midst of a condo boom, and developer Maître Carré has taken on the mission of bringing a creative and sustainable breath of fresh air to the industry.

The project is set amidst a traditional streetscape of attached duplexes and triplexes. Standard zoning for the area would have allowed for two new triplexes. Maître Carré and Architecture Open Form broke away from that constraint and proposed a bold new solution. The result: three two-story townhouses with basements, topped by three condominiums each with a mezzanine and rooftop patio.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: Architecture Open Form
  • Project: Le François-René
  • Location: 6537-6547 Avenue de Chateaubriand, Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Principal architect: Maurice Martel
  • Developer: Maître Carré
  • Interior designer: Chavi Linda Fillion Design
  • Engineer: Les Consultants LGL
  • Contractor: AMCC Inc
  • Cost of units: From CAD$395,000 for the condos and $610,000 for the townhouses
  • Completed: June 2015

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Bachelor Pad in Dublin Mountains, Ireland by Box Urban Design Architecture

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article source: Box Urban Design Architecture

Existing Irish apartments frequently fail to meet the needs of their occupants and are viewed as an inadequate or undesirable housing option. The reconfiguration of existing apartments has the potential to contribute to and improve the existing urban high-density housing stock if exemplary precedents can be established.  This project embodies how a typical city-centre apartment can be reconfigured to meet the specific needs of the occupant and provide a desirable living-environment of architectural, sustainable and social quality.

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

Image Courtesy © Box Urban Design Architecture

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Ocean Residence in Melbourne, Australia by Fmd architects

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: Fmd architects

The residence is a weekend beach house for a semi retired couple with a large family and extensive corporate guests. The house was designed to entertain large amounts of guests for parties and extended stays. The house comprises and main wing as well as multiple guest wings containing bedrooms with ensuites, kitchens, living and entertainment spaces. The spaces needed to be flexible to cater for 2 people to 50 people at any one time.

FMD architects inherited the concept deign prepared by Tony Hobba Architects and was enegaged to develop the interior for the project.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

  • Architects: Fmd architects
  • Project: Ocean Residence
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Fraser Marsden
  • Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Rob Kolak, Alex Peck, Owen Castley, Katherine Peaseley
  • Structural Engineer: Alsop Engineering P/L
  • Builder: Jumbunna P/L
  • Concept Architect: Tony Hobba Architects
  • Project Completion: January 2015

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Beaumont in Montréal, Canada by DevMcGill

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: v2com

DevMcGill unveils its new condominium project: Beaumont. Attentive to their customers needs, the market demands and other comments received since the launch of the project, the developer, in association with Sobeys, decided to make positive adjustments to the project in order to improve the lifestyle quality of its residents and for future owners joining the big DevMcGill family.

Beaumont Condominiums - A Distinctive Architecture, Image Courtesy © Sébastien Gaudard - Vizual 3D

Beaumont Condominiums – A Distinctive Architecture, Image Courtesy © Sébastien Gaudard – Vizual 3D

  • Architects: DevMcGill
  • Project: Beaumont
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Sébastien Gaudard – Vizual 3D

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