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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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House with a Peristyle in Kharkiv, Ukraine by Drozdov&Partners

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Drozdov&Partners

The house is located on a clearing in the middle of the homogeneous oak-tree forest, with all the premises exposed to the natural surrounding with their outer contour.

The peristyle comes as an antithesis to this uniform context. Is closed courtyard unites and brings together all the functional zones of the house.

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

  • Architects: Drozdov&Partners(Sergey Vlasov, Oleg Drozdov, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Ekaterina Yolkina, Sergey Kostyanoy, Aleksander Pominchuk, Timofey Ulanchenko)
  • Project: House with a Peristyle
  • Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Andrey Avdeenko
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Size: 823 m2
  • Status: Realized (2015)

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Destination Spa + Resort in the Middle East by Oppenheim Architecture

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Oppenheim Architecture, the award-winning architecture, interior design and planning firm, is honored to have received the Jury Winner award for Destination Spa and Resort at the Architizer A+ Award gala in May 2016. With entries from over 100 countries, the Architizer A+ Award jury selects one Jury Winner in each award category.

An Illusion within the Limits of Reality, Image Courtesy © Renderings: Luxigon

An Illusion within the Limits of Reality, Image Courtesy © Renderings: Luxigon

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture
  • Project: Destination Spa + Resort
  • Location: the Middle East
  • Renderings: Luxigon
  • Software used: Maya, Archicad, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Project Manager: Rey Lester
  • Designers: Gilbert Attic, Jose Ortez, Olivier Montfort, J.J. Bruyning, Santiago Eliaschev, Charles Michael Arnspiger, Victoria Pineros, Gerald Wood, Kevin McMorris, Kevin Heidorn
  • Size: 650 Acres
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Hotel Burgund in Parcines, Italy by monovolume architecture+design

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: monovolume architecture+design

The Hotel Burgund is located in Parcines and consists of a main building in traditional style with a gable roof and a modern building with large terraces and flat roof, which was built in 2006.

The project is now planning to adapt the traditional the modern one.

Image Courtesy © monovolume architecture+design

Image Courtesy © monovolume architecture+design

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Carlsberg Innovation, Research and Development Center in Obernai, France by Schweitzer & Associés Architectes

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Schweitzer & Associés Architectes 

The Carlsberg Research and Development Center was built on the site of its subsidiary company Kronenbourg. The articulations of the building are defined by the program: offices, laboratories and process area. Vertical timber slats are built in front of the facades to create a visual and solar filter for inner spaces. The upper parts of the slats are waving to remind the Carlsberg logo. The main ingredients used for beer processing are surrounding the building. A pond filled with water creates mirroring effects and animates the pedestrian way towards the entrance. Patches of hop cover the north facades creating a visual filter. Finally, a monumental barley field is printed on the facade facing the road.

Image Courtesy © Pierre Pommereau

Image Courtesy © Pierre Pommereau

  • Architects: Schweitzer & Associés Architectes
  • Project: Carlsberg Innovation, Research and Development Center
  • Location: Obernai (67), France
  • Photography: Pierre Pommereau
  • Software used: Archicad 17
  • Client: Carlsberg Group
  • Area: 9400 sqm / 101 118 sqft
  • Year: 2014

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San Francisco Eichler Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The owners came to Klopf Architecture with a clear vision: Create a brighter home with clean lines and visual surprises – but that enhances the Eichler vernacular – that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside and supports “modern living”.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Francisco Eichler Remodel
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD version 16
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala
  • Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architects
  • Contractor: San Francisco Design and Construction
  • Cabinetry: Benchmarc Woodworking
  • Zinc Panels: Product and Design Metalwork
  • Year completed: 2015

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Jazz Campus in Basel, Switzerland by BUOL & ZÜND

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: BUOL & ZÜND 

The idea was to plan a building which is dedicated to jazz. It was a challenge to bring the two disciplines together as jazzmusic works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things to make them persist. The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. During our research we realized that the plan of the buildings on the site hasn’t changed much during centuries although the buildings themselves were exchanged several times. So we decided to believe in the “architecture-trouvée” and create the building’s volume on the base of the old citymap. The result is a diverse volume with a courtyard in the center.

Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni

Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni

  • Architects: BUOL & ZÜND
  • Project: Jazz Campus
  • Location: Utengasse 15-17, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Georg Aerni
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, SketchUp
  • Design team: Robert Müller, Rémy Schuster
  • Structural engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas, Basel
  • Acoustics: Applied acoustics, Gelterkinden
  • Ventilation planners: Ruedi Wirz, Basel
  • Construction management: Sulzer + Buzzi, Pratteln
  • Execution planning steel-lightweight construction: Arbeitsgem. Rodoni AG und G. Canonica AG Basel
  • Owner and construction supervision: Stiftung Habitat, Stiftung Levedo, Hochschule für Musik, Basel
  • Construction period: 2011 – 2013

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Le Quatro in Baud, France by Studio 02 Architectes

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Article source: Studio 02 Architectes 

The confines of the topographical site were decisive. As on the Portuguese and Genoese coasts, it was important to design a project that could marry the rugged topography of the terrain, and give rise to a building in its slope.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Studio 02 Architectes
  • Project: Le Quatro
  • Location: Baud, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Client: City of Baud (France)
  • Budget: €3.4m excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 1500 m² Usable Surface
  • Calendar: Delivered in 2016

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Modern S House in Lake Starnberg, Germany by Stephan Maria Lang Architekten GmbH

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Article source: Stephan Maria Lang Architekten GmbH 

On a sloping site oriented to the morning sun the house is hovering with its widely levitating roof anchored to the ground by 3 stone clad rocky volumes. The white coated slabs with floor to ceiling sliding doors in between create an image like a yard in a light breeze.

Image Courtesy © Hans Kreye and Mark Winkel

Image Courtesy © Hans Kreye and Mark Winkel

  • Architects: Stephan Maria Lang Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Modern S House
  • Location: Lake Starnberg, Germany
  • Photography: Hans Kreye and Mark Winkel
  • Software used: Archi CAD
  • Property size: 3245  m2
  • Year of completion: 2012

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Kanoa Tower in Nantes, France by Studio 02 Architectes

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Article source: Studio 02 Architectes 

The Kanoa tower is a project that fits into the vast urban development plan for the Island of Nantes.

This is a very understated building, whose shape, worked to the extreme, is the main feature.  To minimize the tower’s impact on the street, it was designed in a “boot” shape and discreetly covered in zinc, which was laid down in shingles to create a scaled effect.

Image Courtesy © Studio 02 Architectes

Image Courtesy © Studio 02 Architectes

  • Architects: Studio 02 Architectes
  • Project: Kanoa Tower
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: Eiffage Immobilier West Company management Samoa (Nantes)
  • Partners: Cdlp, Elythis, Studio Joran Briand
  • Budget: 5,600,000 €
  • Surface Area: 4,200 m²
  • Years: 2012 – 2015

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