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Mid-Town Triplex in Ontario, Canada by Studio JCI

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: Studio JCI

The Mid-Town Triplex is an example of urban intensification in an established Toronto neighborhood, providing the Clients with both a principle residence and high value income suites that add to the quality and variety of rental options in the city.  The triplex comprises a basement 1-bedroom unit, a ground floor two-bedroom unit, and a 2300sf, two-storey, 3-bedroom unit for the homeowners. The existing two-storey, brick structure is one of many similar houses in the neighborhood, with a pitched roof and raised front porch with steps.  Sensitivity to surrounding context is a key consideration in the design – existing brick is reused and restored while articulating the additions and incisions in the façade with clean, rectangular volumes.  This juxtaposition clearly highlights new from old while maintaining the cadence of the streetscape. At the ground level, a canopy integrates the separate entries to each unit, creating a singular address for the house. The Clients believe that the good design and quality finishes specified by the architect resulted in higher value – confirmed upon the quick rental of the rental suites above market appraisal.

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

  • Architects: Studio JCI
  • Project: Mid-Town Triplex
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Scott Norsworthy
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Renovated Area: 356 m2
  • Addition Area: 100 m2
  • Year Completed: 2014
  • Collaborators:
    • Interior Design: Mason Studio
    • Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering
  • Products:

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A Modern Boathouse in Ontario, Canada by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Located on one of the many islands dotting The Archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario, this private boathouse and docking facility designed by Kevin Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited exemplifies a quiet and precise modernism. Through careful form-making and the use of rustic materials, the project responds gently both to the natural and cultural context of the area, where historically built-form yields to the power of the landscape with its exposed and glacially carved granite and wind swept jack pines.

Image Courtesy © Arnaud Marthouret

Image Courtesy © Arnaud Marthouret

  • Architects: Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
  • Project: A Modern Boathouse
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Arnaud Marthouret
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Conceptual Design: Kevin Weiss, Maya Przybylski (weissbau inc.)
  • Contract Documentation: Kevin Weiss – Principal, Steve James (Larkin Architect Limited) Kevin Weiss – Principal, Sophie Tremblay, Tings Chak (Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited)
  • Structural Engineering: David Bowick, Matt Bowick (Blackwell Engineering)

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Juliette aux combles by L. McComber ltée

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: L. McComber ltée 

Juliette aux combles – Transforming an attic into a bookcase – “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.”

Subtraction
In approaching this project, we studied the composition of the existing building and identified multiple layers added to one another over time. These additions had compressed the living space since the original construction dating back to 1880. Inside the attic, we found that the current flat roof was built on top of a former sloped roof togetherreaching a thickness of over five feet which was mixed in with layers of tar. Through a subtraction process and by replacing the existing structure with new joists, we gained 5 feet of space, therefore making up a 13 foot height on the third floor. The space of the new master bedroom and artist studio gained in natural light with the integration of a ribbon window where the attic was.

Image Courtesy © L. McComber ltée

Image Courtesy © L. McComber ltée

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RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF Juncal Parish Hall in Leiria, Portugal by JORDANA TOME & VITOR QUARESMA – atelier de arquitectura

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Article source: JORDANA TOME & VITOR QUARESMA – atelier de arquitectura

SITE:

The Parish Hall is located on the square of São Miguel, the most important public space of Juncal village. In contrast with São Miguel Church that overlooks the square from a higher position, the main façade and entrance of the Parish Hall stands out on a lower part. Its back façade is grounded on a lower level and borders with a range of orchards.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: JORDANA TOME & VITOR QUARESMA – atelier de arquitectura
  • Project: RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF JUNCAL PARISH HALL
  • Location: Largo S. Miguel, Juncal – Porto de Mós, Leiria, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Coordination: Jordana Tomé | Vitor Quaresma
  • Collaborators: Inês Oliveira
  • Engineering: Eng,º Vitor Quaresma (Stability + Hydraulic) / Tecnimós, Lda. (SCIE) / Certigy, Lda. (ITED, TERM)
  • Client: Fábrica da Igreja Paroquial do Juncal
  • Construction company: José Barros Machado & Filhos, Lda.
  • Floor Area: 630m2
  • Outdoor area: 145m2
  • Project period: 2012 – 2013
  • Construction period: 2013 – 2014

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Holy Cross House in Montréal, Canada by TBA / Thomas Balaban Architecte

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Recipient of the Residential space 1,600-3,200 ft2 Award at Québec’s Grands Prix du Design 2014.

Located in the city’s up and coming Southwest neighbourhood this 300 m2 detached house hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough working class façade. Turning to the neighbourhood’s post-war veteran’s home as its formal point of departure, the architects set out to make a house that simultaneously fits in and stands out from its heterogeneous context without resorting to mimicry and without sacrificing the contemporary nature of the project.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: TBA / Thomas Balaban Architecte 
  • Project: Holy Cross House
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Software used: Revit, Rhino 3D and Maxwell

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George Michael residence in Paphos, Cyprus by Vardastudio architects and designers

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Article source: Vardastudio architects and designers

The house is located in the midst of a banana plantation in Sea Caves area, near Paphos, Cyprus. The design team saw an opportunity to unleash the living spaces beyond the interior of the house and spill them among the banana trees. A set of exterior walls define the external spaces.

Image Courtesy © Creative Photo Room

Image Courtesy © Creative Photo Room

  • Architects: Vardastudio architects and designers
  • Project: George Michael residence
  • Location: SeaCaves – Paphos, Cyprus
  • Photography: CreativePhotoRoom
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • Client: GeorgeMichael
  • Project status: Complete 2013

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“Invisible Tea House in Mies van der Rohe Haus” in Berlin, Germany by Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima /MoNo

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Article source: Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima /MoNo

In Sep. 2014, we created and opened the art work in the gallery \” Mies van der Rohe Haus\” operated by Bezirksamt Lichtenberg von Berlin.
The building of this institution is \”Landhaus Lemke\”, which was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1922/33, reconstructed and utilized now.

Image Courtesy © Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima /MoNo

Image Courtesy © Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima /MoNo

  • Architects: Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima /MoNo
  • Project: “Invisible Tea House in Mies van der Rohe Haus”
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: 3dsMAX
  • Orgnaizer: “Mies van der Rohe Haus”
  • Site: Oberseestraße 60 13053 Berlin / Germany
  • Date: 27. SEP. 2014 – 01. MAY. 2015 : Exhibition

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Baita Italia in Jilin, China by SLOW Architects

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Article source: SLOW Architects

The Italian word “Baita” refers to a place that allows climbers to have a break and regain their strength. This café located in Vanke Lake Songhua Resort is appropriately denominated as “Baita Italia” due to its remarkable place at the right beginning of the town center of the resort facing the mountain and the ski tracks, and its role in the cultural communication between Vanke and Italy.

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Baita Italia
  • Location: Lake Songhua, Jilin
  • Photography: Zhou Ruogu
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • GFA: approx. 500m2
  • Completion time: 2014.12

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Extension of the Dressage arena Aachen in Germany by kadawittfeldarchitektur

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

BRIEF Extension of an existing dressage stadium with a grandstand (capacity 1200 seats) and other functional rooms | ADDED VALUE The spectator terrace, open staircase and protruding roof complete the “missing link” of the existing u-shaped stadium and focus attention on the action in the dressage arena.

Image Courtesy © kadawittfeldarchitektur

Image Courtesy © kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: Extension of the Dressage arena Aachen
  • Location: Aachen, Germany
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Construction Volume Area: 885m² gfa 1814m² volume 11.570m³
  • Client: Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.
  • Realization: July 2013 – July 2014
  • Multiple commissions: 2012
  • Project Manager: Burkhard Floors
  • Seating: 1200
  • Total roof area: 1.655 m²
  • Dressage arena: 1.200 m²

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VinziRast-mittendrin in Vienna, Austria by gaupenraub+/-

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: gaupenraub+/-

Background

The architects by the name of gaupenraub+/- consisting of Alexander Hagner and Ulrike Schartner have in cooperation with students from the University of Vienna and the association Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Stephan developed and completed the project VinziRast-mittendrin in the 9th district of Vienna.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian-Schubert

Image Courtesy © Sebastian-Schubert

  • Architects: gaupenraub+/-
  • Project: VinziRast-mittendrin
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Alexander-Hagner, Kurt-Kuball, Christoph-Glanzl, Sebastian-Schubert, Simon-Jappel, Aleksandra-Pawloff
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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