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Public Library in Estaminet in Grenay, France by Richard+Schoeller architectes

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Richard+Schoeller architectes 

Implanted in the inner city of Grenay (Pas-de-Calais, France), the media library offers the municipality with a cultural equipment designed to answer the need of population. The project is located at a triangular crossroad between three old mining conglomerations which used to constitute the town. The immediate urban fabric is mainly composed of pavilions and it was essential to the contractor that this location become the centre of Grenay. Before conceiving the project, the cultural team visited several European libraries. Dutch facilities and their organization of light and numerical comfort particularly caught their attention. A substantial part of the building was lifted in order to offer a view on the horizon and preserve a transparency toward the south of the city. The ground floor is thus alleviated and the visitor’s curiosity aroused by both the interiors and the light which filters through vertical slots. The entrance of the library and its general configuration contains no obstacles The smooth roof allows visitors to park their bikes underneath, meet, discuss and share ideas. The acoustics provide calm and serenity and it is possible for the readers to isolate themselves in multiple spaces which merge as a cluster toward the reception.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Richard+Schoeller architectes
  • Project: Public Library in Estaminet
  • Location: Rue Jules Guesdes – Grenay (Pas de Calais), France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software used: Vectorworks, C4D + Vray
  • Client: Mayor of Grenay
  • Surface: 2500 m2
  • Cost all include: 5 M€
  • Year: 2014 -15

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Apartment and Atelier in Arashiyama, Kyoto by UME architects

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: UME architects

The project is a renovation of an existing maisonette apartment for an artist’s house and atelier in Kyoto.The project provides large private terraces at different levels, facilitating beautiful views to Atago mountains especially during ‘Torii’ of ‘Gozan-no-Okuribi’ (a spectacular summer event in Kyoto) and to Higashiyama mountains.

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

  • Architects: UME architects
  • Project: Apartment and Atelier
  • Location: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Architect in Charge: Satoru Umehara
  • Programme: Maisonnette apartment renovation
  • Constructor: Arcc
  • Area: 85.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks (mac)

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Austen House Pod in Hampshire, UK by Adam Knibb architects

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Article source: Adam Knibb architects

Space is at a premium in the centre of Winchester that is why the clients at Austen House approached Adam Knibb Architects to come up with a cleaver and creative increase of space to their house.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: Adam Knibb architects
  • Project: Austen House Pod
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Main Contractor: S&S Group Ltd
  • Year: 2015 completion

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Contemporary Barn in Ghent, Belgium by P L O E G architecten

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: P L O E G architecten

The rural area, surrounded by old farms and castles, convinced us to conceive a building  according the typology of the old fram barn of this area. So we worked with a roof pitch of 45° and bays of five meters.

Image Courtesy © Amaury Henderick

Image Courtesy © Amaury Henderick

  • Architects: P L O E G architecten
  • Project: Contemporary Barn
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Amaury Henderick
  • Landscape architect: Niels Everaerd
  • Main contractor: Gebroeders Snoeck
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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MALLERO HOUSING in Sondrio, Italy by arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Article source: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli

The project is situated in the italian Alps in the outskirts of the city of Sondrio, in between the Mallero torrent and areas of industrial warehouses.

The area, apart from Mallero to the south-east, does not have any important presence that could direct the overall urban planning of the area.

Image Courtesy © marcello mariana

Image Courtesy © marcello mariana

  • Architects: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli
  • Project: MALLERO HOUSING
  • Location: Sondrio, Italy
  • Photography: marcello mariana
  • Design team: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli with arch.Claudia Bigi, arch.Fabio della Torre, arch. Fernando Grattirola
  • Structures: ing. Paolo Moncecchi
  • Installations: Studio Giarba
  • Completion of work: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop

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VALLE INCLÁN THEATRE in MADRID, Spain by PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Article source: PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS 

The Olimpia Theatre occupies the site of the former Olimpia Hall, a triangular shaped block in the city centre. This block -of great urban presence- presides the Lavapiés square: a priority area within the Municipal Renovation Plan for the Madrid Central District with a dense urban fabric.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

  • Architects: PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: VALLE INCLÁN THEATRE
  • Location: Plaza de Lavapiés s/n. 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asín and Roldan Halbe
  • Client: Madrid City Council
  • Mechanical engineers: GEASYT S.A.
  • Structural engineers: GOGAITE S.L.
  • Technical control: Luis Calvo
  • Collaborators: Silvia Colmenares. Manuel G. de Paredes
  • Contractor: ORTIZ Construcciones y Proyectos S.A.
  • Floor area: 5.380 m2
  • Construction: 2002 – 2005
  • Software used: Vectorworks (Nemetschek)

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MILLS, THE TOY MANAGEMENT HOUSE in Melbourne, Australia by Austin Maynard Architects

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Austin Maynard Architects

In a nutshell

She’s a senior executive and now a new mum. For her and her newborn baby she wanted a light-filled home that could hide the mess. We gave her a floor that was a giant toy-box.

The what

Mills is an extension to a one level weatherboard terrace in Melbourne. The original facade and front 2 rooms of the terrace remain. One of those rooms has been altered to incorporate a study and a bathroom. A large lightwell separates the original structure from the new extension. The extension has two bedrooms and a bathroom above an open kitchen, living, dining space.

Mills is a complex home, full of ideas, however there are 2 core elements.

  1. The floor is a giant toy box.
  2. The rear facade filters and softens the strong sunlight that had previously dominated the backyard.
Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts Studio

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts Studio

  • Architects: Austin Maynard Architects
  • Project:  MILLS, THE TOY MANAGEMENT HOUSE
  • Location: Melbourne,  Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts Studio
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop, Indesign
  • Builder:  Grand Plan Properties
  • Engineer:  Hive Engineering
  • Site  Area: 202m2
  • Floor area: 154m2
  • Completion date: September 2015

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Weekend House Wachtebeke in Belgium by GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW

What makes a weekend house? What sets it apart from any other property? Young architects GAFPA fancied to land in Wachtebeke what could be a weekend house. The project earned them aspecial mention during the recent Belgian Building Awards. The weekend house exemplifies an idiosyncratic oeuvre that ranges from staging exhibitions to landscape projects.

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

  • Architects: GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW
  • Project: Weekend House Wachtebeke
  • Location: Wachtebeke, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, photoshop
  • General contractor: VH-building
  • Outside Construction: Patrick ‘t Hooft
  • Engineer: Arthur De Roover
  • Carpentry: Lab 15
  • Area: 130m2
  • Year: 2014

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Lairdsland Primary School in Scotland by Walters & Cohen Architects

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: The Double Unit 

An innovative new primary school has recently opened its doors to local children and is set to pave the way for Scottish primary schools of the future.In January 2012 Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) issued an invitation to tender for a reference primary school design as part of Scotland’s £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme, which aims to rebuild or refurbish some of the country’s poorest schools.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Lairdsland Primary School
  • Location: Lairdsland, Scotland
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert, Soluis
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: East Dunbartonshire Council, led by development partner Hub West Scotland, delivered by main contractor Morgan Sindall
  • Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: The total cost of the project, including all fees, abnormals and site works, was £7.3m

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Tourists House in Tardets, France by V2S Architectes

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: V2S Architectes

The community of Soule Xiberoa villages and the Haute Soule tourist office decided to develop their tourism by transforming the former home of Dr Elisseche in Tardets (64) into a tourist centre for the Soule Valley. This town house boasts an extraordinary location as it stands right in the village square.

Image Courtesy © V2S Architectes

Image Courtesy © V2S Architectes

  • Architects: V2S Architectes
  • Project: Tourists House
  • Location: Tardets, France
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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