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Hill Top Cottage in NSW, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Weaving architectural heritage with contemporary design and lifestyle is a practice that rewards with surprises and characterful places.

In a conservative residential pocket close to North Sydney, a workers cottage perches on top of a hill looking south-east towards striking views of Sydney Harbour.  The idea behind the design was to retain the existing character of the cottage to the front – its low slung and strong horizontal lines – and place a more contemporary two storey addition at the back behind the ridge.  The new upper level is fully clad with CNC routed plywood shutters, it pierces the ample roof plane to the front of the house with a wide dormer window that is curved at the corners.

The “Craftsman’s” cottage style of the first decades of the 20th century was characterised by a simple gable roof with low eaves that ran parallel to the street with a horizontal elevation, the complete opposite to the California Bungalow style, with its gables facing the front boundary. The first floor attic dormer and garage have been designed with stretched and horizontal proportions. The existing ground floor windows have new sliding plywood shutters. The sandstone walls have adopted the same type of coursing and jointing as the existing stone footings of the house, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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Anglet South Coastline in France by Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage 

Meeting point between the high mountains of the Pyrenees and the Landes forest, the southern coast of Anglet combines exceptional geography in a premium urban situation.

It is the true gateway to the city from its chic neighbor Biarritz.

Nightime view on to the promenade beach, Image Courtesy © Arthur Péquin

  • Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
  • Project: Anglet South Coastline
  • Location: Anglet, France
  • Photography: Yohan Zerdoun and Arthur Péquin
  • Client: City of Anglet
  • Design team: Anouk Debarre Landscape Architect, Martin Duplantier Architect, Anton Yon Olano lighting designer
  • Enterprises executor:
    • DUBOS + EUROVIA – Structural works and installation furnitures
    • GUICHARD – Plantation lot
    • COREBA – lighting lot
    • HOURCADE – Framing lot
    • BOBION et JOANIE – Water works
  • Cost: 4 M€
  • Number of trees insert in a project:
    • Trees stems: 246 units
    • Shrubs: 1689 units
    • Annual and perennial grasses: 3605 units
  • Dimensional datum: 38 000 sqm
  • Crhonology: 2011 (Winner of the Design Competition) – 2013 (Completed works)

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“XTRA’s Herman Miller Shop-in-Shop” in Marina Square, Singapore by PRODUCE WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: PRODUCE WORKSHOP

The new Herman Miller Shop-in-Shop at XTRA’s new flagship store at Marina Square, Singapore, is a massive and intriguing structure.

Occupying a 20m long by 7m wide space, the continuous surface stretches across the entire site like a sail of tensile fabric, leading the viewer from the low 3m entrance to the lofty 8m glass curtain wall at the other end. And yet, this structure is made of plywood!

Image Courtesy © PRODUCE WORKSHOP & XTRA DESIGNS

  • Architects: PRODUCE WORKSHOP
  • Project: XTRA’s Herman Miller Shop-in-Shop
  • Location: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-48 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
  • Photography: Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Client: XTRA Designs
  • Project Lead: PRODUCE WORKSHOP
  • Lead Designer:  PAN Yicheng
  • Other Project Team Members: LOH Jian Hao, Jay; Don YAP; Stanley TAN; Daniel CHIA; CHUA Hong Zhi; Chantal TAN; TEO Xiao Wei
  • Acoustic Consultant and Supply of Invisible Speakers: AOE Pte Ltd
  • Project Construction Duration:  12 weeks
  • Total Floor Area (Sqm):  842 sqm
  • Project Completion:  October 2016

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DR. MIRIAM & SHELDON G. ADELSON SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP in Herzliya, Israel by robinsalliance | Dan Price

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: robinsalliance

The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at the IDC Herzliya is situated in the northeast corner of campus on a flat site in a small Mediterranean coastal city near Tel Aviv. The upper floors are open and transparent, looking directly out and over the university foliage while the lower floors relate more intimately to the scale of the immediate campus gardens. Students enter the building through an 8 meter high arcade.

The building is home to a first-of-its-kind institution in Israel dedicated to the study and support of entrepreneurship.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

  • Architects: robinsalliance | Dan Price (David S. Robins + Dan Price)
  • Project: DR. MIRIAM & SHELDON G. ADELSON SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Location: Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Geron
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Maxwell
  • Design Team: Einat Erez-Kobiler (Studio Head), Limor Sadka (Interiors), Nir Mornel (Architect), David S. Robins (co-designer), Dan Price (co-designer)
  • Consultant Engineers:
    • Eladad Bukspan Engineers Ltd (Structural Engineers)
    • H.R.V.A.C. Consulting & Engineering Co (HVAC Consultants)
    • Schnabel Yair Electrical Engineering Ltd (Electrical & Lighting Consultants)
    • Sanit Consulting Engineers Ltd (Plumbing Consultants)
    • Julie Peled Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architect)
    • M-G Acoustical Consultants Ltd (Acoustical Consultants)
    • Landmann Aluminum Ltd (Aluminum Window Consultants)

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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija in Açores, Portugal by M Arquitectos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: M Arquitectos  

“Poça da Dona Beija” reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. “Dona Beija” has been one of most popular places in São Miguel’s Island, Azores, in last few years.

For this reason, some of its existent materials weren’t adequate for the enormous affluence and has become necessary to replace its whole walkway pavement with local wooden deck panels – japanese cedar or cryptomeria locally called.

Image Courtesy © Paulo Goulart

  • Architects: M Arquitectos (Monteiro, Resendes, Sousa Arquitectos, Lda)
  • Project: Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija
  • Location: Furnas, S.Miguel, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: Paulo Goulart
  • Architects in charge: arch. Fernando monteiro, arch. Marco resendes, arch. Miguel sousa
  • Collaborators: arch. Ana cristina silva, arch. Pedro furtado, arch. Diana policarpo, arch. Inês vieira rodrigues, arch. Rodrigo sequeira dias,arch. Vanessa silva.
  • Stability And Infrastructure/ Engineers: eng. Ricardo pacheco, eng. Marco ávila
  • Construction: Civil Açores, Lda
  • Area: 154,00 M²
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Inauguration: 2015

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Urban Elevator in Echavacoiz, Spain by ah asociados

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: ah asociados

This project emerge from an R+D+I study on Pedestrian Mobility in “Echavacoiz Norte”, commissioned by the City Council of Pamplona to the Innovation Department of ah asociados. In this research, three critical areas with historical accessibility and urban integration problems were detected and could be solved by implementing mechanical systems.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

  • Architects: ah asociados (Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Marcos Escartín Miguel, Mikel Zabalza Zamarbide)
  • Project: Urban Elevator
  • Location: Echavacoiz neighborhood, Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo and José Manuel Cutillas
  • Client: Strategic Projects Area, Pamplona City Council
  • Design team: Patricia Biain Ugarte (Project Manager), Esperanza Marrodán Ciordia, María José Alonso Pérez, Xabier Eskisabel Azanza
  • Engineers: Eduardo Ozcoidi Echarren (Structure), Javier Gironés Navarlaz (Facilities), Michel Aldaz García-Mina (S&H)
  • Project date: 31/01/2012
  • Start work date: 08/10/2012
  • Completion date: 03/07/2013

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Conversion of three pumpstations along The Skjern river in Denmark by Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter 

As a result of the restoration of the Skjern River basin in 2002, a vast and rich natural area has arisen, becoming an attractive visitor destination. A framework for the new life of the area has been provided with the rebuilding and extension of three pump stations, in the form of exhibition spaces, indoor and outdoor viewpoints to look out over the landscape, rooms for the organisation of events, and better accessibility.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

  • Architects: Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter
  • Project: Conversion of three pumpstations along The Skjern river
  • Location: Skjern, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Norlander
  • Client: Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune
  • Collaborators: Søren Johansen, Sebastian Skovsted, Laura Boelskifte, Phoebe Cowen
  • In collaboration with: Bertelsen & Scheving Arkitekter ApS
  • Engineer: Ingeniørgruppen Vestjylland ApS
  • Contractor: Hansen & Larsen A/S
  • Project funded by: Realdania – Stedet Tæller, and LAG-Ringkøbing-Skjern
  • North Pump Station: Langkærvej 11, 6900 Skjern
  • South-East Pump Station: Bøelvej (no house number), 6880 Tarm
  • East Pump Station: Vardevej (no house number), 6900 Skjern
  • Gross floor area: 570 m2
  • Year of construction: 2015

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Beyond the Edge in Algarve, Portugal by Atelier Monolit

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Monolit

The site landmark is meant to mark the wilderness and the boundlessness of the surroundings but should also operate as an instrument for enhancing one’s senses and setting a strong connection with nature. It essentially represents a frame for human existence and experience, shaped as a monolithic, pure volume, naturally emerging and merging with the rock.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Monolit

Image Courtesy © Atelier Monolit

  • Architects: Atelier Monolit
  • Project: Beyond the Edge
  • Location: Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

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Borgeaud bibliotheques in Chartres, France by betec Lighting AG

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: betec Lighting AG

For the areas architecture, interior fittings and treatment of furniture this light fulfils high photometric and aesthetic requirements. The T5 tube is particularly characterised by high efficiency and solid life span in this light. For aesthetic reasons, the electronic ballast is mounted externally.

Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG

Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG

 

  • Architects: betec Lighting AG
  • Project: Borgeaud bibliotheques
  • Location: 1 Boulevard Maurice Viollette, 28000 Chartres, France
  • Design: Horst Lettenmayer
  • Year: 2007

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Mortuary in Hörbranz, Austria by juri troy architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: juri troy architects 

The new mortuary sets a clear defined centre in the middle between the old and the new cemetery of Hörbranz. A yard in bright sand is set in front of the chapel and held by a 20 m long concrete bank with integrated fountain.

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

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