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The “Centre de Services Le Bonnallie” in Orford, Canada by Anne Carrier architecture

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Article source: v2com

This building is characterized by its interplay between opacity and transparency and between interior and exterior. It is very carefully integrated into its setting, following the site’s topography so closely that the building appears to be sculpted from the landscape itself. The mix of materials and colours gives it character, while creating clear boundaries between different spaces.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: Anne Carrier architecture
  • Project: The “Centre de Services Le Bonnallie”
  • Location: Parc national du Mont-Orford, Orford, QC, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau
  • Client: Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq),Ms. Annie Lalancette, arch. project manager, Sépaq
  • Designers: Anne Carrier, lead architect, Robert Boily B.Arch./ B.Sc.A., Patricia Pronovost architect, Mathieu St-Amant architect
  • Structural And Civil Engineers: Les services exp inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer (Electrical): Martin Roy et Associés

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Self-Excavation Hurricane House in Louisiana by Margot Krasojević Architects

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Article source: v2com

The hurricane house is located near the Louisiana coastline which has a history of hurricanes and their destructive effects.

Due to Louisianna’s location along the Gulf of Mexico and bordering the Atlantic, ocean storms accelerate descending on the state from the coast of Africa which is where they are formed.

Constructed wetland floodwater drainage frame, Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević

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Oficinas Prinzi in Montevideo, Uruguay by Cotignola Staricco Tobler

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: v2com

The office functions as an element that connects and structures the compound of warehouses and sheds that are property of Prinzi S.A.

The project was commissioned by a firm engaged in the import and export of products for the meat packing industry, which wanted to relocate its offices to its distribution center set in the traditional “La Comercial” neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay. This is how the old industrial area became a logistics hub capable of centralizing the client’s operations.

Prinzi Offices. Facade, Image Courtesy © Marcos Guiponi

  • Architects: Cotignola  Staricco Tobler (Andrés Cotignola, Marcelo Staricco, Carolina Tobler)
  • Project: Oficinas Prinzi
  • Location: La Comercial, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Photography: Marcos Guiponi
  • Client: Prinzi S.A.
  • Collaborators: Alberto Catañy, structural engineer
  • Budget: $US 300,000
  • Area: 500 sqm
  • Project end date: May 2017

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ECO-CITE LA GARENNE in FOURCHAMBAULT, France by Guillaume Ramillien Architecture

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Article source: Guillaume Ramillien Architecture

In a city split by rail lines, neighborhood transformation through an appreciated “eco-city” must take into account its unique scales and existing qualities :

– the smooth downtown connexion via a footbridge

– the proximity of “La Garenne” woods with their rich arboreal heritage

– an ancient and deeply-rooted gardening culture in urban areas ; and vast open spaces.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Amoyel

  • Architects: Guillaume Ramillien Architecture
  • Project: ECO-CITE LA GARENNE
  • Location: Fourchambault (58), PRU La Garenne,  France
  • Photography: Pascal Amoyel
  • Engineering: La Motrice (paysage/ landscaping architect), bet VRD-Ingénierie (vrd/ roadworks), bet Louis Choulet (fluides et HQE/ environnemental engineering), bet Altaïs (structures/ structure), bet CS2N (économie/ building cost)
  • Client: Nièvre Habitat
  • Commande: Concours restreint, lauréat
  • Cost: 3 650 k€HT + 650 k€HT
  • Area: 2 500 m2 sp/ 2 ha
  • Year: 2012 – 2017

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Acassuso House in Argentine by Andrés Remy Arquitectos

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Article source: Andrés Remy Arquitectos

Located on an irregular diamond shaped lot, this 1200m2 house is an answer to the plot lines, and a very demanding needs program.

The V shaped plan, connects the different function of the house through glassed bridges. This operation creates a constant presence of the exterior on the inside, enriching the overall space.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Peral

  • Architects: Andrés Remy Arquitectos
  • Project: Acassuso House
  • Location: Acassuso, Argentine
  • Photography: Alejandro Peral
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, HernánPardillos,  Julieta Rafel, Diego Siddi, Juan Etala, Lilian Kandus, Carlos Arellano,  Gisela Colombo.
  • Area: 1200m²
  • Year: 2012

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SANT AGUSTI VELL in Barcelona, Spain by Egue y Seta

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Designers: Egue y Seta 

Say you love Barcelona and you rather take little monthly trips than embarking on moth long exhausting holydays. Say you hate mini bars, wake up calls, bellboys or those useless hotel hairdryers. If you favour real homes, with unique style and owners; with full dinnerware or books even if you are on vacations, you know we can be talking about some 6k worth on accommodation expense per year, without VAT or the famous all inclusive wristbands.

Image Courtesy © VICUGO FOTO

  • Designers: Egue y Seta
  • Project: SANT AGUSTI VELL
  • Location: Plaza Sant Agustí Vell nº 11, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: VICUGO FOTO, MAURICIO FUENTES
  • Area: 78m2
  • Completed date: 2015

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Entre Portas in Pinhel, Portugal by depA Architects

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Article source: depA Architects

An old house, in the heart of the city of Pinhel, holds place to a new bar/restaurant which aims to be a reference in the city’s historical center.

From the old and dark original house, the proposal kept and took advantage of the solid granite perimetral walls and the wooden roof structure that along with a selective demolition process created a new fluid and bright inside space.

From the exposed rock wall a new rocklike volume is built in concrete, organizing the space and the public/service circuits and areas.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: depA Architects (Luís Sobral, Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo)
  • Project: Entre Portas
  • Location: Pinhel, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Design team: Luís Sobral, Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo, Margarida Leitão, Miguel Santos, Sara Pontes, Francisco Crisóstomo, André Oliveira
  • Structural and Hydraulic Engineering: NCREP
  • Electrical Engineering: CPX
  • Gross area: 280m2
  • Construction: 2017

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Ostasilor 8 in Bucharest, Romania by TAG Architecture

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Article source: TAG Architecture

The building in Ostașilor 8 is located in a diffuse, traditional urban fabric of central Bucharest, in which the urban architectural, historical values and the natural environment are protected in their entirety, street texture and built environment alike.

The area has a high living standard and a scenic air and is located at the convergence of neighborhoods with diametrically opposite characters. On the one hand, the limits of the old city center and Cișmigiu Gardens (historically the oldest designed park in Bucharest) point towards a moderate, maybe nostalgic approach, on the other, the proximity of the new and controversial Uranus Boulevard, whose inception has caused a stir due to demolitions of old, derelict areas, pushes towards the exuberance inherent to any beginning.

Image Courtesy © Vlad Eftenie

  • Architects: TAG Architecture
  • Project: Ostasilor 8
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Photography: Vlad Eftenie
  • Lead Architects: Monica Despina Sache
  • Team: Mariana Carstoiu, Andrei Moldoveanu, Irina Georgescu, Vitali Andrei Stanila;
  • Collaborators: Pavlu Design Construct
  • Structural engineering: ADClima (HVAC),
  • Electrical: D&D Eurocom
  • Client: Aquarium Investment
  • Constructor: Bog’Art
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4600m2 (total)
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Summer house in Veddinge Hills, Denmark by Martin Kallesø Arkitekter

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Article source: Martin Kallesø Arkitekter

The ground lies right beside the water in the bay of Sejerø and the project’s shape is inspired by birds that fly over the bay. The building is located on the ground’s most comfortable position with regard to sun, shelter and orientation towards the water.The four main volumes make up the body of the summer cottage.They contain the guest an- nex and sauna, living room with access to the terrace, dining zone in extension of the kitchen-dining area and the master bedroom with en suite large bathroom. A glass corridor with views of both the sea and the arrival area connects the guest annex and the main building. The summer cottage is modular with a wooden structure, at roof and black, vertically-mounted pro le cladding. The at roof is coated with a green sedum roof, so that on arrival you immediately have contact with the Sejerø Bay and the horizon beyond.The terrain declines so the four main volumes are placed on the site with a facade line and garden wall that follows the lines of the terrain, while also providing natural shelter from the wind. Interior materials comprise oak parquet, design concrete ooring and a front door in solid oak.

Image Courtesy © Martin Kallesø Arkitekter

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Tao Hua Yuan in Nanjing, China by CL3 Architects Limited

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Article source: CL3 Architects Limited

Tea absorbs the spirit of the universe, appealing to men of letters throughout the ages. As a tea house to promote Chinese culture of tea drinking, while being innovative, Taohuayuan seeks to meet demands of modern life . The design utilized a quite Zen esthetic and simple style to bring a tranquil and free space to the bustling city.

Image Courtesy © Nirut Benjabanpot

  • Architects: CL3 Architects Limited
  • Project: Tao Hua Yuan
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Nirut Benjabanpot
  • Total Area: 300m²
  • Completion: Spring 2017

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