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Superbude 2 in Hamburg, Germany by DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG 

With its dual concept between a hostel and a hotel the Superbude I in Hamburg attracts a broad-range target group. Its location in the centre of the hip district „Schanze“ enables a surprisingly unconventional design.

Our task:

Our task was to further develop and design the successful concept „Superbude“. This included designing the „Buden“, a colloquial word used for the rooms in this hotel, as well as the public areas such as the lobby, bar and shop etc. The hotel / hostel is in a listed building, once a Deutsche Post switching centre at the turn of the century. For this reason the staircases were restored true to the original.

Image Courtesy © Steve Herud

  • Architects: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG
  • Project: Superbude 2
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Steve Herud
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Involved: Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
  • No of rooms: 88 + Suite
  • Designed: 2010-12
  • Opening: February 2012

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Falcon Beach House in Panamuna Drive, Australia by iredale pedersen hook

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: iredale pedersen hook 

The Falcon House challenges the inappropriate, contemporary approach of destroying the native landscape and topography. The upper level hovers gently as a white object, the lower level is a black shadow, in the middle is a thin zone of grey that reminds us that nothing is ever ‘black or white’.

Image Courtesy © Dion Robeson

  • Architects: iredale pedersen hook
  • Project: Falcon Beach House
  • Location: Lot 869, No. 18 Panamuna Drive, Falcon, Western Australia
  • Photography: Dion Robeson
  • Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks, Rhino
  • Project team iph: Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Mary McAree, Vincci Chow, Jason Lenard, Caroline Di Costa, Khairani Khalifah, Matthew Omodei, Melissa Loong, Penny Anderson, Sinan Pirie
  • Site Area: 981 sqm
  • Building Area: 210sqm
  • Deck Area: 80sqm
  • Status: Complete November 2016

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House in Morrillos by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann 

This project is by a long, open beach, on a desert dune rising in front of a wetland. It is a seasonal house to accommodate up to three couples, and can be leased or bartered the rest of the year. Its intermittent occupation and isolated location led us to think of it as a superposition of two models: the motel and the cabin. The motel suggests self-sufficient rooms served from the outside by a second access, while the cabin presumes a centralized space that brings the community together. A set of 4 rooms come together in a shared central kitchen, forming a larger compact structure enclosed by mobile panels, which open different possibilities of use according to their position.

Image Courtesy © Tomás Rodríguez

  • Architects: Cristián Izquierdo Lehman
  • Project: House in Morrillos
  • Location: Morrillos
  • Photography: Tomás Rodríguez
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Constructor: Danilo Saldibar
  • Structure: Cristián Izquierdo
  • Structural consultancy: Osvaldo Peñaloza

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The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures in Lille, France by atelier d’architecture King Kong

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong 

In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.

Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier

  • Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
  • Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julie Soistier
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
  • Client: City of Lille
  • Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
  • Scenography: Ducks Scéno
  • Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
  • HEQ: Diagobat

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Youth Center in Ghent, Belgium by De Smet Vermeulen architecten

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: De Smet Vermeulen architecten 

This office with shed and youth centre is a stopping place in nature. It has two important neighbours: a regional nature centre and a sports hall, which it is up against so as to be able to benefit from the paving and the underground pipes. The answer to the respectively indifferent and educational setting of sports hall and nature centre is domesticity: a house was missing on the premises.

Image Courtesy © Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
  • Project: Youth Center
  • Location: De Stek, Bourgoyen, Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Dennis De Smet
  • Software used: Vectorworks  
  • Client: Natuurpunt Gent VZW and JNM VZW
  • Project Architects: Eline Tavernier, Nikolaj De Meulder, Eva Čápová
  • Advisers: Bast Architects & Engineers
  • Reference budget: 450.500 €
  • Total surface: 300,50 m2

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VILLA BRAECKMAN-STAELS and GARDEN COTTAGE in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium by De Smet Vermeulen architecten

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: De Smet Vermeulen architecten

PASTORAL MEMORIES, revisited

The opposition between cities and countryside in Flanders has increasingly become a mental rather than a physical one. A long-standing anti-urban policy has led to a thorough contamination – i.e. urbanization – of the Flemish countryside. Multiple networks connect locations irrespective of their urban or rural status, enabling ever more frequent movements, eroding physical boundaries, merging it all into a semi-urban pattern we call the Nebular City. Inside this Nebular City, rurality has become less a fact than a choice, less a self-evident tradition than a mental construction. It is the architect’s task to design this mental construction.

Image Courtesy © De Smet Vermeulen architecten

  • Architects: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
  • Project: VILLA BRAECKMAN-STAELS
  • Location: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks (The garden cottage)
  • Villa Braeckman-Staels: Axel Cayman, Henk De Smet, Marleen Goethals, Tom Thys, Paul Vermeulen, 1996-2000
  • Garden cottage Braeckman-Staels: Henk De Smet, Nikolaj De Meulder, Paul Vermeulen, 2011-2013

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A Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Himeji, Japan by KTX archiLAB

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: KTX archiLAB

In Japan, two major types of pharmacies can be found. The first is the drug store, or what can be described as retail pharmacies. This type offers services related to basic medicines as well as parapharmaceutical products. The second type is the dispensing pharmacies, usually related to a nearby clinic or hospital. In this type of pharmacies, the products are prepared in the backyard after the customer presents prescription issued by his doctor. Once prepared, the pharmacist has to explain to the customer about the prescription.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: A Cutting Edge Pharmacy
  • Location: Himeji, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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PATCH22 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by FRANTZEN et al

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Patch22, designed by FRANTZEN et al, was awarded the WAN 2016 residential award on January 10th 2017 and was also given a Green Award a day earlier. In December the project was runner-up to the Amsterdam Zuiderkerk award for the best housing project of 2016 while in November Patch22 was runner-up for the ARC2016 innovation awards.

South west view, Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: FRANTZEN et al
  • Project: PATCH22
  • Location: Johan van Hasseltkade 202-306, 1032 LP Amsterdam
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Lemniskade Projects, Amsterdam (Tom Frantzen and Claus Oussoren)
  • Project team: Tom Frantzen, Karel van Eijken, Laura Reinders
  • MEP consultant: H20 installation consultancy & building management
  • Building management: H20 installation consultancy & building management
  • Structural engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Hillen and Roosen, Amsterdam
  • Area: 5400 m2
  • Budget (building costs): €6.400.000
  • Design: 2009-2014
  • Completed: 2016

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#48 Zero Energy in Geel, Belgium by Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: UAU Collectiv

The growing demand for and interest in new forms of living together inspired a Belgian entrepreneurial duo to develop the product Skilpod. A Skilpod is a mobile and modular housing construction that attaches great importance to its energetic properties but that is also always searching for progressive and diverse designs. By means of modular architecture Skilpod searches for a combination of flexibility and energy efficiency. The module is completely built and finished in the Skilpod-studio and subsequently transported and placed on the site. As a result the Skilpod is also moveable to a new location at a later time. The housing constructions are built out of a timber frame structure of CLT, Cross Laminated Timber, and fully isolated with a layer of rock wool insulation. In a Skilpod all techniques can be integrated that are used in a traditional house or office. Application of solar panels, heat pumps, ventilation systems, home automation systems etc. is possible, tailored to the user requirements.

Image Courtesy © Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

  • Architects: Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
  • Project: #48 Zero Energy
  • Location: Geel, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Google SketchUp

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Gordon’s Bay House in New South Wales, Australia by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

This 6 bedroom home on the foreshore in Gordon’s Bay, Coogee was built for a young family.

It incorporates a north facing courtyard to bring light and air into the centre of the steep, east facing site.

The entry offers a vista from Gordon Avenue through the three storey stair void, across the 15m lap pool, and to the bay beyond.

Image Courtesy © Robert Walsh

  • Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Project: Gordon’s Bay House
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales , Australia
  • Photography: Felix Forrest (interiors) and Robert Walsh (exteriors)
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp

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