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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


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


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
  • Year: 2012-2016


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


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


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


Renovation of Obermaintherme in Bad Staffelstein, Germany by Lucem Lichtbeton

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The public swimming pool “Obermaintherme” in the Bavarian city Bad Staffelstein is Bavaria’s hottest and strongest saltwater emerging from 1600 m deep drilled spring. More than 1.600 m² water surface and more than 15.000 m² sauna are inviting to relaxing and recovering.

Within a large renovation process of some areas in the main bath hall, the inside pool has been renewed, too. A new highlight has been designed with a cave in the shape of a salt crystal made with LUCEM translucent concrete, allowing the new shell to light in different colours along with the water. This ambient lighting concept, along with a special sound system in the Cave integrated with the massage jet nozzles in the water, creates a wellness feeling for everybody inside this installation. The light shines through the surface of the translucent concrete with more than 2 million fiber optics.

Image Courtesy © LUCEM GmbH

Image Courtesy © LUCEM GmbH

  • Manufacturer: Lucem Lichtbeton
  • Project: Renovation of Obermaintherme
  • Architects: Krieger Architekten Ingenieure GmbH, Velbert
  • Location: Bad Staffelstein, Germany
  • Photography: LUCEM GmbH
  • Client: Zweckverband Thermalsolbad, Bad Staffelstein
  • Steelframe 3D Modelling: Lievens & Partner GmbH, Aachen/Germany
  • Structural Engineers: B. Walter IngenieurgesellschaftmbH, Aachen/Germany
  • Material: LUCEM LINE White
  • Format: 120 x 60 cm
  • Thickness: 20 mm
  • Surface of Light Transmitting Concrete: 200 sqm
  • Fixing sytem: Stainless steel in combination with galvanized and 3-times coated steel
  • Light Technology: RGB-LEDs
  • Installation Steelframe: Krummholz Stahl- und Metallbau, Coburg/Germany
  • Cutting of LUCEM panels and installation: efecto GmbH, Weitramsdorf/Germany


Indoor Swimming Pool For Sundbyberg in Stockholm, Sweden by U.D. Urban Design AB

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: U.D. Urban Design AB 

The indoor swimming pool located in Sundbyberg, originally designed by Åke Östin in 1978 has now been expanded to accommodate the municipality’s growing population. The new addition includes a new 25-meter pool with a height adjustable bottom, a children´s swimming pool, a new side entrance, locker rooms, offices, conference rooms and a large sun deck. The project also included a new wellness center run by an independent operator.

Image Courtesy © Per Kristiansen

Image Courtesy © Per Kristiansen

  • Architects: U.D. Urban Design AB (Erik Jarlöv, Christina Eriksson, Anna Undén)
  • Project: Indoor Swimming Pool For Sundbyberg
  • Location: Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Per Kristiansen
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: The City of Sundbyberg
  • Construction: NCC Construction Sverige AB, Strängbetong AB, Sundbybergs plattsättningsentrepenad AB
  • Gross Floor Area: 3500 m² existing and 3500 m² new space
  • Year of completion: 2015


“Swimming Pool in Luzhniki” in Moscow, Russia by Ka-Buro

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Ka-Buro 

We had a task to design a complex of locker buildings which would be in harmony with the natural environment on the territory of the “Luzhniki” Olympic complex. The project was implemented as temporary buildings which were assembled from modular structures. The buildings are located in front of each other in order to make a conditional corridor that would lead to the locker. Modular buildings were provided by a specialized company

Image Courtesy © Ka-Buro

Image Courtesy © Ka-Buro

  • Architects: Ka-Buro
  • Project: “Swimming Pool in Luzhniki”
  • Location: Khamovniki district st. Luzhniki d.24, Russian Federation, Moscow
  • Total area: 520,8 m2
  • Year: 2014


Fuente Santa Hot Spring Baths in La Palma, Spain by gpy arquitectos

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: gpy arquitectos

The raised seashore as a territorial landscape intervention strategy

In a landscape characterized by powerful natural elements and particular fragility, the new spa and public pool is configured in form of a bridge, which prevents transformations of the volcanic soil and the coastal cliff. Its implementation minimizes the interference between the building and the protected area of ​​the lava flows originating from the last eruption of the Teneguía volcano in 1971.

Image Courtesy © gpy arquitectos

Image Courtesy © gpy arquitectos

  • Architects: gpy arquitectos
  • Project: Fuente Santa Hot Spring Baths
  • Location: La Palma, Spain
  • Project Team: Juan Antonio González Pérez, Andrzej Gwizdala, Constanze Sixt, Urbano Yanes Tuña


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