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Redevelopment of Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex and Kwun Tong Recreation Ground in Kowloon, Hong Kong by Ronald Lu & Partners

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: Ronald Lu & Partners

A New Community Hub for Kwun Tong

The project aimed to transform this community recreation hub in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner to meet the demands of the growing Kwun Tong district population.

The redevelopment of the Kwun Tong Swimming Pool and Recreation Ground was conducted in two phases. Phase One consisted of a new five-pool complex, which included a FINA standard indoor pool with a 1,500-seat spectator stand for competitions and local events; while Phase Two saw the development of outdoor leisure facilities including an artificial turf soccer pitch with a 200-seat outdoor spectator stand, hard-paved soccer pitches, basketball and volleyball courts, an elderly fitness area, children’s play areas, a roller skating rink and a jogging trail.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Lu & Partners

  • Architects: Ronald Lu & Partners
  • Project: Redevelopment of Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex and Kwun Tong Recreation Ground
  • Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong

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KAFKA CASTLE in Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain by RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Identification on the part of some members of the Taller de Arquitectura with certain ideas of the Archigram movement, and enthusiasm for experimentation with geometry and its application possibilities to housing, are two factors given tangible form in Kafka’s Castle. This apartment building, on a hill overlooking the bay of Sitges, is fruit of the clustering of cubes around nuclei of vertical circulation. Each cube contains a minimalist environment: living-dining room or bathroom-bedroom, articulated on different levels. The color of the façades, chosen from a range of blues, expresses the intention to merge the building with its natural background, the sky.

Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

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Faaborg Harbour Bath in Denmark by Urban Agency + JDS

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: Urban Agency

With the opening of the Harbor Bath, the inner-city waterfront of Faaborg has finally opened for bathing and recreation / public activity. This new public space on the water adds a new dimension of re-creational  activity to the beautiful South Funen Archipelago.

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

  • Architects: Urban Agency + JDS
  • Project: Faaborg Harbour Bath
  • Location: Faaborg, Denmark
  • Photography: Mette Krull
  • Client: Faaborg Municipality
  • Engineers: Sloth Møller
  • Site Supervisor: Creo arkitekter

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House C – House for Mark Spitz in Milan, Italy by gianluca milesi architecture

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: gianluca milesi architecture

This project is a particular architecture because is conceived changing the order of the single elements of the “composition” .
This is not a house with a swimming pool but a swimming pool with a house.

Image Courtesy © gianluca milesi architecture

  • Architects: gianluca milesi architecture
  • Project: House C – House for Mark Spitz
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Materials: Stainless steel, glass, metal fabric curtains
  • Furniture: Custom designed furniture
  • Square footage: 220 s. m. c.a. + swimming pool

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Prazeres Building in Lisbon, Portugal by Aurora Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: Aurora Arquitectos

Can one house contain another two?

There is a question that is repeated frequently when intervening in an apartment building. In order to have a garden, one needs to renounce the view. In turn, to have the view it means to choose one of the last floors, usually far from where the garden is.

Image Courtesy © do mal o menos

  • Architects: Aurora Arquitectos
  • Project: Prazeres Building
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: do mal o menos
  • Architecture Team: Sérgio Antunes, Sofia Reis Couto, Rita Ferreira, Pedro França, Bruno Pereira, Tânia Sousa
  • Engineering: Edifiteca
  • Building Supervision: Gesconsult
  • Contractor: Map Engenharia
  • Area: 645 M2
  • Date: 2014 – 2016

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Complexe Aquatique de Laval in Canada by NFOE / HCMA consortium

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The NFOE / HCMA consortium, comprised of NFOE et associés architectes from Montreal and HCMA Architecture + Design from Vancouver, announced that it has been awarded the Complexe Aquatique de Laval through a juried design competition. The design, which was unanimously selected from four finalists, was unveiled to the public at a ceremony held on January 18th in Laval, Quebec.

“We are tremendously honored by the opportunity to further explore and develop aquatic architecture on this special site in Laval,” says Darryl Condon, Principal Designer for this project and Managing Principal at HCMA.

Vue aérienne, Image Courtesy © Ville de Laval

  • Architects: NFOE / HCMA consortium
  • Project: Complexe Aquatique de Laval
  • Location: Terry-Fox Avenue, intersection with Édouard-Montpetit Street, Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: City of Laval
  • Client: City of Laval
  • Principal Designer (HCMA): Darryl Condon
  • Sponsoring Architect (NFOE): Rafie Sossanpour
  • Project Manager (NFOE): Christine Hudon
  • Landscape Architecture: Projet Paysage Inc.
  • LEED Architect: Éco-Architecture Inc.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Dupras Ledoux Inc.
  • Structure and Civil Engineers: Les services exp inc.
  • Certified Estimator (NFOE): Richard McGregor

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Masserie Maresca in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Abandoned for several years, the restoration and extension project has been assigned to the firm Schiattarella Associati having a long history dating back to 1970s and a know-how linked to some of the most significant projects of  the last years such as the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Children Museum in Kyonggi, the Art Center in Addirriyah and many relevant projects in Italy as well such as the Spanish School of Archaeology, the Cube House in the Olympic Village and the Pediatric Ward of the Umberto I Hospital in Rome.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano

  • Architects: Schiattarella Associati (Andrea Schiattarella, Carla Maresca)
  • Project: Masserie Maresca
  • Location: Ostuni (BR), Italy
  • Photography: Antonio Fatano
  • Client: MASSERIE MARESCA
  • Year: 2012-2016

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New Swimming Center in Brescia, Italy by Camillo Botticini Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Camillo Botticini Architects 

The project for the realization of the Brescia’s swimming center, is located in the district of Mompiano in the north part of the city, near the football stadium.

The volume is characterized as an urban architecture, open to a specific relationship with the sorroundings, against the logic of sports building seen as ubiquitous object, placeable in each site.

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Galperti

  • Architects: Camillo Botticini Architetto with Arch. Francesco Craca, Arch. Arianna Foresti, ATI with Studio Montanari and Arch Nicola Martinoli
  • Project: New Swimming Center
  • Location: Mompiano, Brescia, Italy
  • Photography: Niccolò Galeazzi and Alessandro Galperti
  • Client: Brescia Mobilità S.p.a.
  • Structural engineering: Ing. Claudio Toniolo, Ing, Giorgio Piliego
  • Services engineering: Milano Progetti S.r.l., Palumbo Ingegneri Associati
  • Electrical engineering: Studio Cvr Engineering
  • Collaborators: Arch. Michela Cibaldi, Arch. Paola Bettinsoli, Geom. Ignazio Marchetti
  • Project management: Ing. Marco Rossi, Arch Alessio Rossi
  • Contractor: Campana Costruzioni srl
  • Mechanical engineering: Palumbo ingegneri associati
  • Supervisor of construction: Geom. Roberto Migliorati
  • Responsible for the procedure: arch. Vera Sabatti
  • Area: 12.000 m2
  • Schedule: 2005-2007
  • Costruction: 2010-2013

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Public Swimming Pool (Aquatic Center) in Djedeida, Tunisia by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The 1000m2 aquatic complex includes a swimming pool, a hamman, a health club, and an organic cafe. It is an attractive and easily accessible center dedicated to bathing, swimming, and exercising, with flexible hours. It is also a place to relax and socialize with friends, to meet for informal meals and healthy snacks, play, and sun bathe.

Ancillary sports amenities adjoin the aquatic complex and encourage diverse sport practices and games in the middle of the rural park (football and handball fields with tennis courts, jogging, strolling, basketball).

Pool solarium opening to the central park and botanical garden, Image Courtesy © Ezzine Abderrahmen

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Public Swimming Pool (Aquatic Center)
  • Location: Domaine de la Colline aux Oliviers – City of Jedaida. Manouba Governorate – Tunisia
  • Graphic Artist: Ezzine Abderrahmen.
  • Engineering Software: RhinoVAULT – Designing funicular form in Rhinoceros (Block Research Group BRG).
  • Client: Tunisian Republic, Manouba Governorate, Delegation of Jedaida.
  • Team: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co), Adnen Ben Tanfous (Associate Partner), Aboudou Azize, Olawolé Marcos, Vicky Tessier, Samir Issad, Yosri Boukadida, David Boisseau, Wael Ben Mansour.
  • Private Investor : Société de promotion immobilière, Le Mont Fleury Groupe Bayahi.
  • Engineer: Tarek Ghorbel, Structural Engineer, SOGEP Batiment, Tunisia.
  • Date: 2016 – present

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Liepāja Thermal Bath in Latvia by Steven Christensen Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California has been named a winner in the first annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide.

The design for Liepāja Thermal Bath and Hotel originates from a keen interest in the formal associations of the dome throughout architectural history, and more precisely, its role within the typology of the public bath.

South Elevation, Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Liepāja Thermal Bath
  • Location: Liepāja, Latvia
  • Software used: Rhino, Vray, and Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Ingrid Lao
  • Status: Competition Entry

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