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Renovation for The New Headquarters in Málaga, Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: GANA Arquitectura 

Anytime you have to design a place to work, able to communicate its company philosophy and foster its activity development, it is an atractive and difficult challenge; but if this office is going to be your new headquarters, this challenge gets huge and powerful.

For us, this project for GANA’s new headquarters emerged full of ideas and illusion, based on a place with great location and possibilities. Features as the traditional flooring tiles from the 30’s, views to Santiago’s church, or the access from Alcazabilla street, make of this project a valuable opportunity. Thus, the key of this design is to empower the existing elements, as an oposition to the contemporary elements required for the activity itself.

Image Courtesy © GANA Arquitectura

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura (Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco J. Camacho Gómez)
  • Project: Renovation for The New Headquarters
  • Location: Calle Alcazabilla 9, 1D. Málaga, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Collaborators: David Melero Herrera, María García Ostos, Marta Sevillano, Díez del Corral, Léa Delval, Augustyna Grzybowska, HERECU, KRITEC
  • Project Area: 95,00 m2
  • Project year: 2016

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Rock Creek House in Washington D.C. by NADAAA

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: NADAAA 

The Rock Creek House is an adaptive re-use project of a 1920’s brick structure that was originally composed of two floors, with a mechanical basement and attic. This adaptation leverages the robustness of the existing structure to capture the attic and basement to double the house’s size, while expanding its functions into the landscape.

Image Courtesy © John Horner

  • Architects: NADAAA
  • Project: Rock Creek House
  • Location: Washington D.C., USA
  • Photography: John Horner
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino
  • Principals: Nader Tehrani; Katherine Faulkner, AIA
  • Project Manager: Harry Lowd
  • Project team: Sarah Dunbar, Remon Alberts, John Houser, Stephen Saude, Jonathan Palazzolo, Lisa Lostritto, Parke Macdowell, David Richmond, Dane Assmusen, Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh,  Mehdi Alibakhshian, Sina Mesdaghi, Tom Beresford, Dan Gallagher
  • Structural Engineer: SGH
  • Mechanical Engineer: Allied Consulting Engineering

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Eiermuseum in Winden am See, Austria by gaupenraub+/-

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: gaupenraub+/- 

The new building is developed more like an annex than as a singular object – its appearance is more linked to its place of location than to its function.

The existing vegetation at the site are only trees without any bushes so there is a horizontal level of about two meters free-view on the whole open-air-museum which we didn´t want to disturb with our work.

Finaly the clients received a showcase-extension on these groundfloor forming a new open public yard together with the existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Patricia Weisskirchner

  • Architects: gaupenraub+/- (Alexander Hagner, Ulrike Schartner)
  • Project: Eiermuseum
  • Location: Gritsch Mühle 1, 7092 Winden am See, Austria
  • Photography: Patricia Weisskirchner, Abend Alexander, Anja Löffler, Birgit Dejaco, Aneta Klaus
  • Software used: Autocad und Rhino-3d
  • Client: Waltraud Bertoni, Wander Bertoni
  • Assistance: Anja Löffler
  • Structural Consultant: werkraum wien (DI Peter Bauer)
  • Site Area: 13.600 m²
  • Floor Area: 180 m²

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Youth Center in Ghent, Belgium by De Smet Vermeulen architecten

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: De Smet Vermeulen architecten 

This office with shed and youth centre is a stopping place in nature. It has two important neighbours: a regional nature centre and a sports hall, which it is up against so as to be able to benefit from the paving and the underground pipes. The answer to the respectively indifferent and educational setting of sports hall and nature centre is domesticity: a house was missing on the premises.

Image Courtesy © Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
  • Project: Youth Center
  • Location: De Stek, Bourgoyen, Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Dennis De Smet
  • Software used: Vectorworks  
  • Client: Natuurpunt Gent VZW and JNM VZW
  • Project Architects: Eline Tavernier, Nikolaj De Meulder, Eva Čápová
  • Advisers: Bast Architects & Engineers
  • Reference budget: 450.500 €
  • Total surface: 300,50 m2

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X/A Apartments in Madalena, Portugal by Atelier Xavier Ávila

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: Atelier Xavier Ávila

X/A apartments is a project designed by an architecture studio based in Madalena, Pico Island, Azores: X/A atelier

The project was developed by the architect Sofia Xavier Avila, owner and manager of the studio, in partnership with João Xavier Avila.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Xavier Ávila

  • Architects: Atelier Xavier Ávila
  • Project: X/A Apartments
  • Location: Madalena, Portugal
  • Software used:Autocad, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop

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mp2h in Kiev, Ukraine by SIROTOV ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: SIROTOV ARCHITECTS

Mp2h project – is a 3 storey apartment in a modern style in the city of Kiev. Total area – 340 m2.

On the first floor: entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, living room, guest bathroom, wardrobe, guest bedroom, sitting area and terrace.

Image Courtesy © SIROTOV ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: SIROTOV ARCHITECTS
  • Project: mp2h
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Software used: 3ds Max, Corona Renderer, Adobe Photoshop

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Cleopatra Hotel Apartments in Ayia Napa, Cyprus by HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

A low budget renovation for a hotel apartment complex in Ayia Napa. The building was originally build as apartments to be sold to tourists or locals as holiday or weekend homes. Our task was to turn them into a hotel apartment block to be used as long or short term rental apartments. We used light materials and happy vivid colors along with the neutral colors for the big surfaces. All of these come in contrast with the blue Cypriot sky and the bright Cypriot sun! We renovated all of the areas of the hotel either by tearing down unnecessary walls and building new ones where needed as well as changed most of the furniture in the public spaces. All bedrooms where renovated in contemporary style

Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

  • Architects: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
  • Project: Cleopatra Hotel Apartments
  • Location: Ayia Napa, Cyprus
  • Software used: Autocad,
  • Materials used: wood/ glass/ acrylic glass/ tiles/ metal/ fabric/ prints

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Kleiburg De Flat in The Netherlands by NL Architects and XVW architectuur

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: NL Architects

Kleiburg

Kleiburg is one of the biggest apartment buildings in the Netherlands: a bend slab with 500 apartments, 400 meter long, 10 + 1 stories high.

Kleiburg is located in the Bijlmermeer, a CIAM inspired residential expansion of Amsterdam designed in the sixties by Siegfried Nassuth of the city planning department. De Bijlmer was intended as a green, light and spacious alternative for the -at that time- disintegrating inner city.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: NL Architects and XVW architectuur
  • Project: Kleiburg De Flat
  • Location: Kleiburg, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg and Stijn Poelstra
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Consortium De Flat: KondorWessels Vastgoed, Hendriks CPO, Vireo Vastgoed, Hollands Licht / Martijn Blom
  • Team NL Architects: Pieter Bannnenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse and Guus Peters with Iwan Hameleers, Giulia Pastore and Fouad Addou, Matthew Davis, Paul Ducom, Soo Kyung Chun, Adrian Mans, Paulo Dos Sousa, Carmen Valtierra de Luis
  • Structure: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs Amsterdam bv
  • Building Physics: Schreuder Groep
  • Installations: HOMIJ Technische installaties bv, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: KondorWessels Amsterdam bv
  • Size: Gross floor area 65.600m², net floor area 59.400m²

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Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar in Yakima, Washington by Graham Baba Architects

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: Graham Baba Architects

The first half of the 20th-century was a time of growth and dignity for downtown Yakima. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft visited the emerging agricultural center where the main street featured fountains, grand theaters, and stately, multi-story brick-and-masonry buildings. By mid-century, however, most of these structures had been demolished to make way for parking lots as businesses struggled to keep their downtown relevant and residents fled to the suburbs.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: Graham Baba Architects
  • Project: Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar
  • Location: Yakima, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer, Jenn LaFreniere
  • Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp

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Nivim House in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

Nivim is Goa’s first Gold rated green building certified by the IGBC – Indian Green Building Council in October 2013. It sits on a 1025 square meter property on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa. Before construction, the site had 14 fully mature trees- two jackfruit trees, one mango tree, two tamarind trees and one telful tree. The design of the house incorporates all these existing trees. Two trees in particular were located right in the center of the property and one of them rises up almost 15 meters.

Image Courtesy © Bharat Ramamrutham.

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Nivim House
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Photography: Bharat Ramamrutham.
  • Software used: sketch up

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