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Restoration and implementation of Masseria Grottone in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano


The reconstruction of the city centre in Veszprém, Hungary by Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd.

In the 20th century the city management started to reconstruct the city centre twice but the reconstruction has never been finished.

Finally the reconstruction was finished a few years ago: we started to work on it in 2008 and it was finished in 2014.

You can see a long street in the city centre, on the one side of the street there is the old part of the city centre and on the other side there is a 20 storey building with the shopping center, which was built in 1970.

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

  • Architects: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd. (Zsolt György Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács, Márton Becker, Péter Lukács)
  • Project: The reconstruction of the city centre
  • Location: Veszprém, Hungary
  • Photography: Dávid Kovács
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Veszprém City Council
  • General contractor: Vemévszer Ltd.
  • Landscape design: Dr. Albert Fekete
  • Traffic engineering: Kinga Tóth
  • Structural engineering: Gábor Huszka
  • Public utilities: László Tuboly
  • Accessibility: Ágota Ruttkay
  • Project area: 30000 m2 public space and 29 m2 information pavilion
  • Project Year: 2012-2014


“Grand Lognes” training site in France by Architecture Patrick Mauger

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Architecture Patrick Mauger

The restructuring and extension to the Lognes site for the Ministry of the Interior aims to make it the main Grand Paris training center.

A “blue” gallery has been created that acts as the project’s backbone and provides the distribution needed for the restructured buildings and extensions. It permits a separation between visitor, trainee and personnel movements and ensures the readability of the centre, with administrative premises to the south and training premises to the north.

Image Courtesy © Architecture Patrick Mauger

Image Courtesy © Architecture Patrick Mauger

  • Architects: Architecture Patrick Mauger
  • Project: “Grand Lognes” training site
  • Location: 27 Cours des Petites Écuries, 77185 Lognes, France
  • Client: Ministry of the Interior
  • Collaborators: Khephren, Cap Ingelec, Dal, Etamine, Avls, Alto Step, Alain Le Bahl, Sophie Barbaux
  • Cost: €13,7 M
  • Net Floor Space: 19,210 m² including a 1,113 m² extension
  • Completion: 2016


ilsensteinweg in Berlin, Germany by brandt+simon architekten

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: brandt+simon architekten

The upper apartment of a two family house in the south-west of Berlin was rebuilt and restored.

The future pastor´s flat of the church community of Schlachtensee extends over the first floor and the attic floor of the semi-detached house. As part of the modernization measure the attic was expanded and a direct connection between the two floors was planned.

Image Courtesy © brandt+simon architekten

Image Courtesy © brandt+simon architekten


REFURBISHMENT SIMÓN BUILDING in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain by Equipo Olivares architects

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Equipo Olivares architects

This project intervened in a site resulting from gutting the interior of two historic (listed) buildings. We conceived the new building from the conservation of the historic façades, whose stability was assured by buttressing them with a metallic structure. Taking these façades as our starting point, we worked out a strategy to erect one building where two stood previously. We then set out to consolidate the height of the new slabs. To bridge the gap in preexisting elevations, we placed the open staircase-patio on the front of the building at no. 33, setting back the new volumen. In this way, the slabs would not face old gaps.

Image Courtesy © Rehab E Simon eo

Image Courtesy © Rehab E Simon eo

  • Location: C/CANDELARIA nº33 ESQUINA PLAZA de CANDELARIA, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 
  • Photography: Rehab E Simon eo
  • Collaborator: RAQUEL PADRÓN LASO
  • Structure: AQUILINO DORTA
  • Developer: EPCOT Canaria S.L.
  • Built area: 826,91 m²
  • Year of completion: 2016


Refurbishment of the Ex “Unione Militare” building in Rome, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

A new architecture redefines the urban landscape of Rome historic centre according to contemporary taste. It’s the steel and glass «Lantern» of the “Ex Unione Militare” building, situated between Via del Corso and Via Tomacelli, that crosses the four floors of the building from the ground-floor up to the panoramic terrace with a view of the dome of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose and Carlo al Corso.

Image Courtesy © ORCH

Image Courtesy © ORCH

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Refurbishment of the Ex “Unione Militare” building
  • Location: Rome, at the corner between Via del Corso and Via Tomacelli, Italy
  • Photography: Gianni Basso and ORCH
  • General Contractor: CEV SpA – Costruzioni Edilizie Vendramin
  • Engineering: Tecnobrevetti srl, Esa engineering
  • “Lantern” Structure: Sthalbau Pichler
  • Lighting: Speirs & Major Associates
  • Area: 6.116 sq.m, 4 floors
  • Period: 2008 – 2013


High-end office refurbishment in London’s West End by ‘Patalab Architecture

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: ‘Patalab Architecture

In the heart of London’s West End we have substantially upgraded this six storey building, providing cutting edge flexible office accommodation and a striking new entrance sequence. Drawing inspiration from the unique exterior of the Rodney Gordon 1980’s rocket-like building, ‘Patalab’s design picks up the futurist-like qualities and transforms the common parts into an enticing spatial arrangement, using mirrors, lighting and reflective finishes. A bespoke built-in seating area on the ground floor responses to the prestigious location and forms a welcoming feature in the entrance lobby.

In the heart of London's West End ‘Patalab Architecture has substantially upgraded this six storey building, providing cutting edge flexible office accommodation and a striking new entrance sequence, Image Courtesy © Jan Piotrowicz

In the heart of London’s West End ‘Patalab Architecture has substantially upgraded this six storey building, providing cutting edge flexible office accommodation and a striking new entrance sequence, Image Courtesy © Jan Piotrowicz

  • Architects: ‘Patalab Architecture
  • Project: High-end office refurbishment
  • Location: 66 St James’s Street, St James’s, London SW1A 1NE, England
  • Photography: Jan Piotrowicz
  • Client: Capital & City Properties
  • Main Contractor: London Fit Out
  • Project Date: 2014 -2015


Voutes of Major in Marseille, France by PietriArchitectes

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Article source: Pietri Architectes 

At the heart of the Euroméditerranée urban renewal project in Marseille, the Voûtes de la Major project faces two magnificent museums – the MUCEM and the CEREM – completed in 2013 and a high point of this extensive transformation.

Image Courtesy © PietriArchitectes

Image Courtesy © PietriArchitectes

  • Architects: PietriArchitectes 
  • Project: Voutes of Major in Marseille
  • Location: Boulevard du Littoral 13002, Marseilles, France
  • Owner: Euroméditerranée/City of Marseilles
  • Contracting authority’s representative: LC2I
  • Structural design office: ARCADIS
  • Fluids research office: Garcia Ingénierie
  • Consortium of general contractors: DUMEZ Méditerranée /GIRARD (more…)

The Roc in Tourcoing, France by D’HOUNDT+BAJART architects&associés

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Article source: D’HOUNDT+BAJART architects&associés

The « Roc »

“The grotto formed a huge hall. Over its granite floor gently flowed the faithful stream. At such a distance from its source, its water was only the same temperature as the air, and we could drink it without difficulty.

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART architects&associés

Image Courtesy © D’HOUNDT+BAJART architects&associés

  • Architects: D’HOUNDT+BAJART architects&associés
  • Project: The Roc
  • Location: Tourcoing, France
  • CLIENT: City of Tourcoing
  • LUMBER CONTROL : On HOUNDT + Bajart & associés architects, architect – KHEOPS engineering , fluid power and BET – Beha Legrand, BET collective kitchens and hygiene
  • AREA: 939m2
  • TIMETABLE : 2013-2015
  • COST OF WORK: 2.6M € HT


Montreal City Hall in Quebec, Canada by Affleck de la Riva architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: v2com

A national historic site, Montreal City Hall was one of the first monumental single-purpose city halls in Canada. Built between 1872 and 1878 after plans prepared by Hutchison & Perrault, the building was severely damaged by fire in 1922, leaving only its outer walls and destroying many of the city’s historic records. Commissioned to oversee reconstruction, the architect Louis Parent designed an entirely new building with a self-supporting steel structure erected inside the shell of the ruins. Inspired by the city hall of the French city of Tours, Parent re-modelled the mansard roof with a copper finish instead of the original slate tiles and completely restored the original limestone facades. With its dense and abundant use of ornamentation, Montreal City Hall is one of Canada’s finest examples of the Second Empire style.

Image Courtesy © Alain Laforest

Image Courtesy © Alain Laforest

  • Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
  • Project: Montreal City Hall
  • Location: 275 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Alain Laforest
  • Design architect: Richard de la Riva
  • Project team: Marie-Élaine Gibeault, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Julie Marchand and Suzanne Gagnon
  • Project manager: Richard de la Riva
  • Client: City of Montreal
  • Awards: 2013 OAQ Award of Excellence in Architecture, Restoration 2012 North American Copper in Architecture Award, Restoration 2011 AMCQ Award of Excellence
  • Area of project: 70 000 ft2 / 6 500 m2 (facades and roof)
  • Project end date: 2011
  • Budget: 13 300 000 $CA


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