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Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town Swimming Pool by Farrells

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Article source: v2com 

Hong Kong’s futuristic new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, designed by Farrells, has won a 2017 American Architecture Prize in the Recreational Architecture category.

Completed earlier this year, the pool complex includes a 50-metre outdoor pool, an outdoor leisure pool, indoor and outdoor massage baths, a 50-metre indoor pool, and an indoor training pool. It also incorporates an outdoor garden sheltered beneath the tip of the building’s characteristic roof.

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool viewed from Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbour, Image Courtesy © Farrells

  • Architects: Farrells
  • Project: Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Phase 1 accommodation (outdoor pools):
    • Outdoor pool (50 metres)
    • Outdoor children’s leisure pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Offices
    • Entrance hall
    • Changing rooms
    • Temporary accommodation (lifeguard rooms, storage)
  • Phase 2 accommodation (indoor pools):
    • Indoor secondary pool (50 metres)
    • Indoor training pool (25 metres)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor sitting-out area
    • Decanting of temporary uses to permanent accommodation
  • Gross floor area: 11,782 m2
  • Phase 1 opening date: 11 May 2011
  • Phase 2 opening date: 7 February 2017

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Lagos’s Wooden Tower in Nigeria by HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Article source: v2com

HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates unveils their proposal for a wooden residential tower in downtown of Lagos; the most populated city in Africa with more than 16 million inhabitants. The design of the skyscraper of more than forty thousand square meters was directed by the Architect by Hermann Kamte, CEO and founder of HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. The architect expresses that this architectural concept of wooden tower aims to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of the city of Lagos.

Image Courtesy © HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: Lagos’s Wooden Tower
  • Location: Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Gross floor area (GFA): 40,176 m²
  • Gross volume (GV): 135,108 m³
  • Site area: 13,000 m²
  • Footprint area: 1134 m²
  • Building height: 87 m

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MG rooftop in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Marantz Arquitectura

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Article source: Marantz Arquitectura

For the refurbishment of a terrace located in a classic house in buenos aires, Marantz focused on converting the roof into a new recreational spot by designing an area with green spaces, an orchard with its own irrigation system, and by expanding its living area by adding a grill and deck. A light structure was added, linking the two roof levels with a staircase that connects and saves space. This system adds a canopy where needed, and is left open for the areas that need natural light, like the orchard and part of the deck. One of the most important factors of the project was the budget, therefore the choice of materials was very important. Aesthetic and material quality and balance was achieved through the use of tinplate, tongue and wood joints, wood deck floor, and white plaster. The result is a green and environmentally friendly terrace that creates a place for recreation and relaxation for its owners.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Schapo

  • Architects: Marantz Arquitectura
  • Project: MG rooftop
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Fernando Schapo
  • Project team: Archs. Joan Marantz, Julieta Chester, Alex Gazzo Huck
  • Surface: 70 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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House in Alcalar, Portugal by Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Article source: Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura

Located in the south of Portugal, in an area that serves as a transition between the Sea and the land. It is located in the village of Alcalar, a few kilometers from Portimão, where 5000 years ago was settled an important Prehistoric community.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architects: Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura
  • Project: House in Alcalar
  • Location: Alcalar, Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Team: Nuno Gonçalves, Fábio Plácido Guimarães, Michael Vieira
  • Other Collaboration: Veritate, Projectos e Fiscalização Electroeng, Engenharia Electrotécnica Termoflux, Engenharia e Certificação Energética
  • Total Construction Area (m2): 250 m2
  • Year of Completion: 2016

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House in Yamanoi, Japan by WARO KISHI + K.ASSOCIATES/Architects Co., Ltd

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Article source: K.ASSOCIATES/Architects Co., Ltd.

The residence was built on a site that looks up Himeji Castle in a historical district in Himeji, Hyogo.

The client is a couple, who lives on their own. The residence was newly planned as a place to spend their life together after their children became independent. The site is an irregular shape. A small river runs on the west side, and on the other side of the river is a residential district. On the east side, Himeji Castle can be viewed beyond at the end of the front road that has a trace of historical streetscape. The design condition was very challenging, as the site was in a irregular shape, and I proposed the facade which shows the respect to townscape of the historical city. Additionally, beyond the river on the west side, it contrastingly showed a stretch of ordinary suburbanscape.

Image Courtesy © WARO KISHI + K.ASSOCIATES/Architects Co., Ltd

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Hyatt Place Phuket Patong in Thailand by Original Vision

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Article source: Original Vision

A stone’s throw from the Phuket’s famous Patong Beach, the 160 guest rooms of the Hyatt Place Phuket have been designed as three blocks surrounding the central swimming pool and dining terraces creating a hillside oasis. The arrival level provides the service heart of the resort with a central integrated reception and ‘Grab and Go’catering outlet along with a Cyberspace and indoor and outdoor dining opportunities. The zig-zag façade design reflects the operator’s ‘Cozy Corner’ room concept with the privacy of the balconies enhanced by the resulting solid wall areas. Having opened its doors in 2016 the resort has proved a highly popular family destination.

Image Courtesy © Original vision

  • Architects: Original Vision
  • Project: Hyatt Place Phuket Patong
  • Location: Phuket Patong, Thailand

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GC House in London, England by Your Architect London

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Article source: Your Architect London

Natural light was at the heart of this project. Born out of the need to expand a Victorian property for a growing family, the core ambition was to create a flexible living space that reflected a new approach to contemporary design, characterized by light and simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Adrián Vázquez

  • Architects: Your Architect London
  • Project: GC House
  • Location: Fulham, London, England
  • Photography: Adrián Vázquez
  • Collaborators: Star Design Associates (structural engineering)

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Hue Hotel in Boracay, Philippines by CAZA

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

Our ambition was to rethink the concept of a boutique hotel and tropical architecture for the 21st century. Embracing the lush climate, but drawing attention inward, the bulbous design comprises a stack of interlocking rings producing a continual, rhythmic cycle of entertainment and relaxation through terraces, roof gardens, and hotel amenities. The experience moves from communal, recreational spaces in the central enclosure to a collection of bespoke guest rooms along the upper reaches of the building.

Image Courtesy © Frank Callaghan

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: Hue Hotel
  • Location: Boracay, Philippines
  • Photography: Frank Callaghan
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Adobe CS, 3dS Max

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Empire Resort Hotel in Dhermi, Albania by m12 AD

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Article source: m12 AD

Dhermi, a quaint village in the south of Albania, halfway between the two nodal points of the national tourist flows, Valona and Saranda, will see in 2019 the birth of a new 5-star hotel, the Empire Resort Hotel, a modern structure that will add value to the hamlet, already famous for its green terraces and crystal clear waters.

Image Courtesy © m12 AD

  • Architects: m12 AD
  • Project: Empire Resort Hotel
  • Location: Dhermi, Albania
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Hyatt Regency Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands by van Dongen – Koschuch

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Article source: van Dongen – Koschuch

Situated on the site of a former children’s hospital on the Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam, the 5 star Hyatt Regency hotel, will be the first of its kind in the Netherlands. The historic hospital building is transformed as part of a new 211 room hotel. In addition, the building contains all the amenities that one can expect from an international 5-star hotel, with a conference centre, bars, a restaurant with terrace, and accessible spa and fitness facilities. 

Image Courtesy © Bart van Hoek

  • Architects: van Dongen – Koschuch ( Frits van Dongen, Patrick Koschuch )
  • Project: Hyatt Regency Hotel Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Bart van Hoek 
  • Client: Aedes, UBM & Hyatt Regency
  • Project team: J. Herfst, B. Filbey, H.Fekry, K. R.Sluijs, R. Bos
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 17.000m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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