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Prato Lofts in Tuscany, Italy by mdu architetti

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: mdu architetti

The Prato Lofts, designed by the italian architecture studio mdu architetti, is an investigation on the deep and complex relationships between the public space of the city and the intimacy of the private space of living. The Prato Lofts interpret the theme, generating quite inner spaces for the everyday life related to themselves and to the mutations of the sky, that are concealed from the urban chaos by a silent concrete wall.

Image Courtesy Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: mdu architetti (Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini)
  • Project: Prato Lofts
  • Location: Tuscany , Italy
  • Program: transformation of an old warehouse in 5 lofts
  • Client: CDM immobiliare
  • Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
  • Structural engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Site construction supervision: Marcello Marchesini
  • Building cost: € 750.000
  • Dimentions : Roofed area: 360 sqm
                                     Gross area: 703 sqm
                                     Volume: 2.113 cubic meters
  • Materials: pigmented concrete
  • Schedule: Design: 2004 – 2005
                             Ground breaking: 2006
                             Completion: 2008
  • Photographer: Pietro Savorelli, mdu architetti
  • General contractor: Bassi Danilo & c. – Prato
  • Software used: Autocad LT for the project and construction documents

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DMB House in Montagna, Italy by act_romegialli

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Article source: act_romegialli

The project is located on the ground  of the alluvial cone of the Davaglione stream in Montagna, Valtellina, Italy.

To the east of the plot there are the public street and the wall of the stream bank, to the south there is a private house built departing from the right distances from the border, so the quality view is completely obstructed on this side.

Image Courtesy @ filippo simonetti ,act Romegialli

  • Architects:  act_romegialli
  • Project: DMB House
  • Location: Montagna, Valtellina, Italy
  • Art: French Fasulo – sandro fistolera – piero Zambuto
  • Structures: study moncecchi associated
  • Plants: study aquaengineering
  • Photos: © filippo simonetti,  © act Romegialli
  • Chief architects: Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, Erika Gaggia
  • Software used: Vectorworks
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Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort in Portugal by RA Architectural & Design Studio

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Article source: RA Architectural & Design Studio

The new Eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, consists of a set of seven small houses in perfect harmony with the surrounding outstanding nature.

Designed in a modular prefabrication system but flexible to adapt to the specific places within the park, these houses result in several different combinations of the same three modules (entrance/bathing – living – sleeping) creating different morphologies and different dialogues with the surrounding nature, wisely occupying the empty spaces between the trunksof large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting.

Image Courtesy FG + SG

  • Architects: RA Architectural & Design Studio
  • Project: Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort
  • Location: Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
  • Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar
  • Collaborators:  Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, João Jesus
  • Project Area: 1 EcoHouse — 52,92 m2 \ 12 EcoHouse2 — 635,04 m2
  • Client: UNICER
  • Constructor: Modular System
  • Photographs: FG + SG
  • Software used: ArchiCAD & Rhino

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Qube in Amsterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Qube is a commission for an office building in Amsterdam. Qube is part of a development called IJpunt by G&S Vastgoed. IJpunt will consist of four blocks designed by Claus en Kaan, Dedato, MVSA and NL A.

The site is truly unique: the most western corner of the Minervahaven, overlooking the Mercuriushaven and the river IJ. Well connected to both the city center as the rest of the world, both by car, public transport and bike.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Qube
  • Location: IJpunt, Minervahaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nl Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter Van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Arne Van Wees With: Giulia Pastore, Gen Yamamoto, Gert Jan Machiels
  • Qube: Office Building, Ijpunt,Minervahaven, Amsterdam 2012 – 201?
  • Client: G&S Vastgoed
  • Size: Gross Floor Area 6560m², Net Floor Area 5940m², Plot 2430m²
  • Structural Engineers: Van Der Vorm
  • Installations: Wichers & Dreef
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino 3D, 3dS Max, Adobe Illustrator

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Early Childhood Center in Saint Genis-Pouilly, France by Clermont Architectes

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Article source: Clermont Architectes

The Centre de la Petite Enfance (Early Childhood Center) was built on the green and pristine outskirts of Saint Genis-Pouilly, right next to Geneva and the CERN, right at the border between France and Switzerland.

The site is to become a new ensemble of housing and public buildings, which the new tramway project will connect directly Geneva.

Image Courtesy Clermont Architectes

  • Architects: Clermont Architectes
  • Project: Early Childhood Center
  • Location: Saint Genis-Pouilly, France
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Telegraph Hill Addition in San Francisco, California by Michael Hennessey Architecture

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Article source: Michael Hennessey Architecture

This project renovates an existing two unit, three story residence that was originally built in 1907 on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. The challenge of the project was determining the relationship of the fourth story and roof deck addition to the historic structure below. The resulting approach was to provide cement board panels at the addition creating a subtle material shift between new and old. The use of a consistent dark grey color visually unifies the addition with the existing form.

Image Courtesy Michael Hennessey Architecture

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Residential Housing 26 units in Obhur, Saudi Arabia by Dom Arquitectura

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: Dom Arquitectura

The aim is to project 26 houses in the Obhur area. The client wanted to use the same isolated unit type, but generate differences in the street facade to avoid the traditional house complex with all the same.

Recalling the Islamic markets, we remind the Arabic spices image, located in the same container but with different color shades. Natural tones that would fit perfectly into our idea.

Image Courtesy Dom Arquitectura

  • Architects: Dom Arquitectura
  • Project: Residential Housing 26 units
  • Location: Obhur, Saudi Arabia
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dStudio Max

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Landscapes of Cohabitation in Antiparos, Greece by doxiadis+

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: doxiadis+

How does one build on the stark beauty of a Cycladic landscape without destroying it? This project seeks an answer to that very question. Placing such a rich development programme on this highly sensitive site necessitates a careful examination of the natural and historic elements which characterise the landscape: the amphitheatrical circle of hills, the seasonal streams, the juniper trees and frigana vegetation, the pezoules (agricultural terraces) and the xerolithies (dry stone walls).

Image Courtesy © Clive Nichols 

  • Architects: doxiadis+
  • Project: Landscapes of Cohabitation
  • Location: Antiparos, Greece
  • Area: 12 Ha
  • Scope: Site Planning, Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architects: doxiadis+ (Thomas Doxiadis, Terpsy Kremaly)
  • Client: OLIAROS S.A.
  • Photography: Clive Nichols, Cathy Cunliffe, Thomas Doxiadis
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Spuntino Restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico by R-ZERO Studio

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: R-ZERO Studio

Spuntino (snack in Italian) was born in one of the most exclusive living and shopping centers of historical downtown Mexico City, a place to eat and drink quality wine, whose design aim lies in the creation of a contemporary yet pleasant ambience, almost homely, without abusing the over-sophistication that prevails in similar sites nowadays. Still, the starting point was a cold, colorless, not well lit locale, whose excessive height came about an uncomfortable sensation for the guests.

Image Courtesy R-ZERO Studio

  • Architects: R-ZERO Studio
  • Project: Spuntino Restaurant
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Software used: Autocad 2010

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Piezeoelectric Playground in Belgrade, Serbia by Margot Krasojevic

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: Margot Krasojevic

Piezoelectric Playground. The Interactive Lumia Canopy in Pioneers park Belgrade Margot Krasojevic The Piezoelectric playground is a temporary structure designed for the Pioneers park in Belgrade, Serbia. It will be used as a bandstand and playground.

Image Courtesy Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: Piezeoelectric Playground
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Software used: Maya for light simulations and 3ds Max for formal exercise, and Autocad for detailing

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