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11 DWELLINGS in Sainte-Eulalie, France by La Nouvelle Agence

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: La Nouvelle Agence

The village of Sainte-Eulalie sits about twenty kilometers from Bordeaux (France). The site is at the edge of the rural town’s center. On the site, the corner building is rehabilitated, and ten new apartments are created on the remainder of the plot. Taken together, the individual dwellings define a housing block, larger than the original mansion, which frames a communal courtyard in the center. The proposal is careful to offer the best exposure for each building, and the highest quality of space for each apartment, as well as the collective spaces between dwellings.

Image Courtesy © La Nouvelle Agence

  • Architects: La Nouvelle Agence
  • Project: 11 DWELLINGS
  • Location: Sainte-Eulalie, France
  • Photography: La Nouvelle Agence
  • Engineering: CETAB Ingenierie
  • Client: AQUITANIS
  • Area: 1.048 m²
  • Total Cost: 1.120.000 €/ht
  • Delivery: May 2013

Science Town in Guangzhou, China by Spark Architects

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Spark Architects

Located at the heart of East Guangzhou’s Science Town district Spark’s project comprises a retail street and a SOHO residential development. A contemporary interpretation of the Xintiandi (Heaven on Earth) urban village a car-free shopping, eating and residential district is composed of 2 storey shop lots that face the highway and a central alley and public square. The shop lots serve as a mixture of convenience stores, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating located in the sensitively landscaped streets.

Image Courtesy © Guangzhou Vanke

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Project: Science Town
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Photography: Guangzhou Vanke
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
  • Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
  • Client: Guangzhou Vanke
  • LDI: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Guangdong Province.
  • Construction Started, Completed: 2011_Nov-2012_June
  • Total GFA (sqm): 33,000m2

Casa N/S in Bergamo, Italy by dep studio – architettura e design

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Article source: dep studio – architettura e design

Casa N/S lies in the immediate vicinity of the old town of a village in the province of Bergamo. The plot is located in an area characterized by buildings without any great architectonic value, something that has made the architects decide to distinguish the building from its surroundings. The customer’s desire to build a home to leave to his children in the future has led to the realization of a building with two identical and independent units that share a number of facilities, as the tavern, the cellars, the garage and the garden.

Image Courtesy dep studio – architettura e design 

The Beam in Villeneuve d’Asqc, France by MVRDV

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Article source: MVRDV

Villeneuve d’Ascq is a new town located near Lille in the very north of France. The Beam will be icon of a larger urban generation effort in the town centre which is currently characterised by parking lots, large volumes and undefined green spaces. On an urban level the masterplan aims at a more sustainable form of development by densifying the town centre and adding identity and diversity to the site. The creation of pedestrian zones, and the demarcation and connection of the existing green spaces together also form part of the plan.

Image Courtesy MVRDV 

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: The Beam
  • Location: Villeneuve d’Asqc, France


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