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Skycrown Terraces in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Chen Studio

Sky Crown Terraces are two identical and adjacent houses designed and built by Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas. The monolithic form, courtyards, and habitable flat roofs evoke the vernacular of the American Southwest interpreted by Modernism. Inspired by the sculpture of Michael Heizer, Eduardo Chillida, and Jorge Yazpik, the strategy of volumetric subtraction enhances the materiality of the basic conception of the houses as stucco boxes crowned by steel panels. The consequentiality of the vernacular together with the elegance of orthogonal abstraction clad in nakedly simple materials do nothing to distract from the peculiar delights of the understated landscape and raw climate of the Texas Hill Country.

Image Courtesy © Bercy Chen Studio

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Skycrown Terraces
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Entrance and terrace in Lima, Peru by Arturo Ghezzi Novak AND Gustavo Ghezzi Novak

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article source: Arturo Ghezzi Novak AND Gustavo Ghezzi Novak

This project is about entering. A new entrance for a house surrounded by buildings.

The entrance takes distance from the street to arrive to a vaulted, low and heavy volume. A purifying transition between outside and inside.

Image Courtesy © Renzo Rebagliati


Mill24 in Vienna, Austria by Caramel Architekten

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Caramel Architekten

Because of specific composition of the newest project „mill24“ by caramel architects, the urban recompaction, implemented by an expansion of the roof of an early days house, can hardly be noticed from the street area.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: Caramel Architekten
  • Project: Mill24
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Living area: 172,29 m²
  • Terraces: 71,96 m²
  • Start of Design Process: 11/2012
  • Start of Construction: 02/2015
  • Completion: 08/2016


Clube 39 in Estoril, Portugal by Yaroslav Galant

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: Yaroslav Galant 

“Yaroslav Galant innovative design” studio has finished work on the project for football club “Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia” (Portugal). The new dynamic structure has been constructed on a roof of already existing building.

“Clube 39” includes offices and the universal transformable space, which joins restaurant, training center, conference hall, museum and open terrace facing training fields.

Image Courtesy © Dima Kornilov

  • Architects: Yaroslav Galant
  • Project: Clube 39
  • Location: Estoril, Portugal
  • Photography: Dima Kornilov
  • Architect in charge: Bogdan Vesna
  • Designer/Decorator: Ilona Galant, Yaroslav Galant
  • Area: 300m2
  • Project Year: 2017


Kulm Eispavillon in St. Moritz, Switzerland by Foster + Partners

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

The new Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz opens to the public today, a regeneration project that is set to reinstate Kulm Park as the social focus of this part of the resort by returning it to the community.

The initial aim of the project was to restore the existing 1905 eispavillon which played host to the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. The building had been abandoned for many years, and had fallen into a state of extreme disrepair. The new scheme brings the building back to its original state with the ice skating rink as the focus, also introducing a new club restaurant, patisserie, and sun terrace for visitors and the local Engadin community to enjoy. To expand the old eispavillon’s capacity to host events, a new multipurpose pavilion has been incorporated with links to the historic structure. Designed in the spirit of a mini-stadium, it is set to be the focus of the annual calendar of sporting and cultural events including the medal ceremonies at the Ski World Championships to be held in St Moritz in February 2017, as well as music festivals and shows of classic cars.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young / Foster + Partner

  • Architects: Foster + Partners (Norman Foster, David Summerfield, Kirsten Scott, Ignacio Diaz Raya, Eduardo Ruiz de Assin Fierro, Emmanuelle Dechelette, Jan Dierckx, Jon Espinosa, Josh Corfield)
  • Project: Kulm Eispavillon
  • Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Photography: Nigel Young / Foster + Partner
  • Client: Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
  • Collaborating Architect: Küchel Architects AG
  • Timber Engineering Construction: Blumer – Lehmann AG
  • Steel Manufacturer: Pfister Metallbau AG
  • Stonework: EdilStone AG
  • Civil and Structural Engineer: Edy Toscano AG
  • Sustainability Consultant: mkB – Martin Kant Bauphzsik
  • Builder: Nicol. Hartmann & Cie. AG


East Village in Beirut, Lebanon by J.M.Bonfils & Associates

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: J.M.Bonfils & Associates

The concept consisted in lifting key contextual elements – traditional building material and Lebanese gardens –and revives them with contemporary interpretations. So conventional wood and dark stone found an unexpected contrast in vivid red metal, and space-efficient vertical gardens replaced their horizontal predecessors. These elements complement the diversity of the surrounding context. While it looks like a simple geometric shape from afar, the structure consists of three parallel elongated blocks each with a unique identity that’s revealed on approach, while a cantilevered section that extends out towards the street emphasizes the building’s partly public function, a contemporary art gallery that occupies the ground floor to introduce a cultural and commercial element to the project.

Image Courtesy © Art Director Kinan Mansour

  • Architects: J.M.Bonfils & Associates
  • Project: East Village
  • Location: Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Art Director Kinan Mansour, Director Chadi Younes and Wael Khoury Photography
  • Lead Architects: Jean-Marc Bonfils
  • Collaborators:
    • Architects: Marwan Matta & Lea Ksayer
  • Consultants:
    • Structural Engineers: Rodolphe Mattar
    • M.E.P Engineers: Kamal Sioufi & Associates
    • Contractors: Kfoury Contracting & Engineering
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 8000 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015


Terrace 9 in Nanterre, France by AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

The project is part of Seine-Arche development which concerns a wider territory in line with the axis of Defense. Taking into account the natural relief and coexistence of various networks which pass through, the Seine-Arche development required the upstream of colossal structures. Aiming to attract here new populations from all over the department of Hauts-de-Seine, the urban project was designed to restore the site scale and its habitability, through a series of seventeen \”Urban Terraces\”. The new buildings offer an architecture that is both monumental, in response to the scale of the site and which expresses the domestic nature of the programs. By his design, details and the choice of the materials, the project provides opportunities for the quality of living and the sustainability of the buildings. Even if the planned allocation for the Terrace 9 is divided into several programs, the whole ensures a single coherent expression. Our goal was to work accurately for functional quality and comfort of the housing program distributed between the three towers and the base. Accommodations are of varied types, ranging from studios to T5, in accession or in social housing. The facades are exposed respectively to the four cardinal points, they are all provided with numerous openings that extend the inside of housings to cascades of terraces, or to small hollowed loggias, which are interposed in the design of the frame.

Image Courtesy © AZC - Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea


A house, a river or, building small in Montréal, Canada by Anik Péloquin architecte

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Wishing to live both in the city and on the waterfront, the owners searched long and hard before finding this small, narrow, affordable lot on the Des Prairies River. The lot’s shape, proximity to the river and the character of the adjoining properties were the main factors that shaped this urban home with a beautiful natural setting.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

  • Architects: Anik Péloquin architecte
  • Project: A house, a river or, building small
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Alberto Biscaro


Pop Up Luggage Space with elevated terrace in Rotterdam, Netherlands by TomDavid Architects

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Article source: Tom David Architects

The number of cruise ships coming to Rotterdam and docking at the Cruise Terminal is increasing each year. To cope with this growth and associated baggage handling, TomDavid Architects have designed an industrial structure that brings together business and pleasure: a Pop Up Luggage Space (P.U.L.S.) with an elevated terrace providing stunning views over the river and of Rotterdam’s skyline.

Image Courtesy © TomDavid Architects

Image Courtesy © TomDavid Architects

  • Architects: TomDavid Architects
  • Project: Pop Up Luggage Space with elevated terrace
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Client: Port of Rotterdam | Cruise Port Rotterdam
  • Partners in charge: Tom van Odijk and David Baars
  • Structural engineer: ABT Delft


Flower Terraces in Jiangxi Province, China by Zeller & Moye

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Article source: Zeller & Moye

The ‘Flower Terraces’ sit in the heart of the circular city of Ruichang, China. Referring to traditional Chinese housing motifs, the Flower Terraces arrange living areas as individual volumes around green outdoor spaces. The individually shaped apartments let the residents sense that they live in a unique ‘house’, rather than a numbered unit along a corridor. The seasonal warm temperatures of Ruichang allow for private and communal life to happen not only inside but also outside. The generous terraces become integral living spaces and an essential and characteristic element of the buildings. Similar to overhanging roofs in historic Chinese houses, a series of cantilever slabs create protected outdoor areas in front of the apartments. Foldable wooden shutter elements clad all apartments not only to provide privacy to the interiors but also to protect from direct sun and to allow natural ventilation across the apartments. The path through the building is a lively route with open spaces that enhance social encounters. Communal spaces are placed around the lifts and the open stairs with paths of increasing privacy towards the apartments. Residents of the ‘Flower Terraces’ live surrounded by flowers on each level. Open areas allow good air flow and a pleasant microclimate around the apartments where residents can plant on their individual private terraces and winter gardens, creating their own private retreats amongst greenery.

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

  • Architects: Zeller & Moye
  • Project: Flower Terraces
  • Location: City of Ruichang, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Team: Christoph Zeller (partner) Ingrid Moye (partner), Omar G. Muñoz, Emma Woodward
  • Engineering Consultants: ARUP London, team: Stuart Smith (director), Marc Easton, Tara Clinton, Philip Turner
  • Competition: MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture)
  • Award: Second Prize (no first prize given by Jury)
  • Area:
    • Buildings: 18,000 m2
    • Park: 4000 m2
  • Status: Winner of MOLEWA international competition, construction scheduled for 2016


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