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Yarn Works in Fitchburg, Massachusetts by The Architectural Team, Inc.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Article source: The Architectural Team, Inc.

The 100+ year-old Nockege River Mill Building, formerly home to the Fitchburg Yarn Company, is situated on 7.4 acres on the banks of the Nashua River in the city of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Its 182,500 square feet span three massive floors. The Architectural Team’s thoughtful restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic structure into Yarn Works creates 96 oversized, modern lofts, of which 57 are market-rate and 39 affordable at different levels of area median income (AMI). The building features more than 280, 8-foot by 10-foot windows to provide each unit with expansive views and an abundance of natural light. The unit mix comprises 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments; amenities include a large community room with 25-foot ceiling and 17-foot-tall windows, a fitness center with yoga room, on-site bike storage and workshop, and a new grand central atrium gallery. Renovation work on the National Register of Historic Places-listed building included removing the first floor and rebuilding it with concrete slab raised above the 100-year floodplain, as well as the repointing and repairing of the exterior brick envelope and chimney stack, and structural reinforcement to the roof. In addition, all windows and frames were replaced with historically matched, energy-efficient reproductions. The site stands a mile from the city center, with easy access to transit and commuter rail lines.

TAT_Yarn Works_Gregg Shupe: “The restored former mill building offers nearly 300 large windows.” Image Courtesy © Gregg Shupe

  • Architects: The Architectural Team, Inc.
  • Project: Yarn Works
  • Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: Andy Ryan / Gregg Shupe
  • Developer: WinnDevelopment
  • General Contractor: Colantonio, Inc
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 182,500 square feet
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Casa Estudio Oficina in Lisbon, Portugal by José Castro Caldas

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Article source: José Castro Caldas

In order to continue exploring the interlude between Architecture and woodcraft – In which the Architect builds his own work, I arranged this 40 m2 studio. An opportunity to study / test within this space that would become my Home | Office and set up a laboratory of Architecture, where I could try out both space organization and execution solutions in detail. The hypothesis of resolving the adjustments, reconsidering badly anticipated decisions, imperfections as a carpenter does with his pieces, with the balance of who projected to solve the inherent deviations of the construction processes, here in a scale of Architecture, a kind of revivalism of the Arts and Crafts movement… To inhabit it, al- lows me to perceive its result.

Image Courtesy © Mercês Tomaz Gomes

  • Architects: José Castro Caldas
  • Project: Casa Estudio Oficina
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Mercês Tomaz Gomes
  • Vfablab– ISCTE– IUL support: Alexandra Paio, Barbara Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and João Sousa.
  • Gross Built Area: 40m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) in Bangkok by Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Article source: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.

Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) is a government agency with a mission to inspire creative thinking in the society and to propel the country’s creative economy.  It provides a broad range of resources and services. The main components are a design library, a material library, and a co-working space. Other components include a makerspace, exhibition spaces, and workshops.

Image Courtesy © W Workspace

  • Architects: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.
  • Project: Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC)
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: W Workspace
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad, 3dS Max
  • Design Team: Peerapat  Singkalvanich, Penlada  Somjaidee, Komkrich  Thonglaem, Tanasab  Apiwannarat, Worrawit  Leangweeradech, Tanapat  Phanlert, Phasit  Rattanachaisit, T-mah  Chaivuthigornvanit
  • Landscape Architect: Shma
  • Lighting Designer: ACCENT Studio

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Fleinvær Refugium in GildeskŒl, Norway by TYIN tegnestue Architects and Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

A dream of the worldÕs most beautiful workspace

Three years ago HŒvard Lund stood in the office of TYIN Tegnestue. The musician from GildeskŒl presented a vision of creating the worldÕs most beautiful workspace on the isle of Fleinv¾r outside Bod¿, in the northernmost parts of Norway. The workspace would be a place where musicians, artists and other creative souls could rent rooms for shorter or longer timespans. The small isle offers a secluded working environment in an area of awe-inspiring natural beauty, surrounded on all sides by wild sea.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects and Rintala Eggertsson Architects (Sami Rintala, Andreas G. Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Dagur Eggertsson)
  • Project: Fleinvær Refugium
  • Location: Fleinv¾r, GildeskŒl Kommune, Norway
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Client: HŒvard Lund
  • Professionals: Hanmo (welding), T¿mrer Stangvik (carpentry), Andrew Devine (carpentry), Ruben Stranger (carpentry), Harboe Leganger (engineer)
  • Students: Annika Persch Andersen, Simen Aas, Thea Hougsrud Andreassen, Edouard Bernard, Camille Boudeweel, Claudia Calvet Gomez, Steinar Hillers¿y Dyvik, Sophie Galarneau, William Gibson, Henrik Pfeiffer, Elise Aunet Tyldum, Espen Strandmyr Eide, Aurora Sch¿nfeldt Larsen, Kim Stroh, Erik Hadin, Anna van der Zwaag, Sara Lipinska, Harald Seljes¾ter, Tuva Andersen, Julia Kolacz, Mats Heggern¾s, Anne-Margrethe Lothe, Ulrikke Sch¿nfeldt, Anette Morvik Roberstad, Fredrik Asplin, Jan Fredrik Holmestrand, Alberto Reques, Sara Kamilla, Wik Edwina Brisbane, Adrian Aress¿nn Norwich, James Dugdale, Marek Lepiochin, Odin Ardach, Marie Norum, Tyra Mathilde Marsteng, Theodor Braat¿y, Jana Mentges, Simone Marusi, Pilou Passard, Quentin Desveaux, Rahel Haas, Ninni Westerholm, Ambra Aliraj, Sebastiˆ Mercadal, Ingrid Stenvik Larsen, Anna Maragno, Martin Boullay, Eirik SkŒrdalsmo, Even Egholm Fuglestad, Matilde Sundquist, Silva Marie Eikaas, Elisabeth Zachries, Beno”t Perrier, Martin Barrre, Julie Huseby, Agathe Ledoux, Ossian Quigley Berg, Roger Escorihuela, Emmanuel Banda
  • Workshop teachers: Sami Rintala, Andreas G. Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Dagur Eggertsson, Carla Carvalho, Pasi Aalto, Kata Palicz
  • Cost: 6.000.000 NOK
  • Area: 123 m2
  • Building period: May 2013 – January 2017

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Eva’s Phoenix in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners 

LGA Architectural Partners (LGA) has created Eva’s Phoenix, a neighbourhood within a building. Eva’s offers safe and inclusive long-term shelter, education and skills training to marginalized youth aged 16-24 in transition from homelessness to independent living. Within two, heritage-designated warehouses leased from the City of Toronto, the architectural team created a central, interior community faced by ten clean-lined and contemporary townhouses that are awash in natural light from a ceiling of new skylights, whilst securely enclosed by the original brick walls. For up to one year, each of the 50 residents enjoys his or her own bedroom, within a “house” comprised of a communal living and kitchen space and two bathrooms with up to four others. These houses face onto an internal street – which serves as a gathering place for the Eva’s community. The layering of spaces builds comfort by giving the youth the choice to decide their own level of integration.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners (Dean Goodman, Janna Levitt)
  • Project: Eva’s Phoenix
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Partners-in-Charge: Drew Adams, Ian Huff, Jeanne Ng, Christie Pearson, Babak Taghikhani, Alex Tedesco
  • Structural Engineer: Blackwell Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Lam & Associates Mechanical / Electrical Engineers
  • Civil Engineering: Fabian Papa and Partners
  • Landscape Architect: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
  • Heritage Consulting: E.R.A.

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Eco-Cocoon | Green Academy in Bologna, Italy by Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH

We recycle ideas, architectural concepts, structures, buildings, materials. We experiment with hybrids that step out from what exists and are transformed through new programs. How do you transform the former paper factory in Marzabotto into a place for culture, development and innovation? How do you recycle this old industrial plant into new life and uses? How do you give the Green Academy strong presence?

Image Courtesy © Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH

  • Architects: Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH
  • Project: Eco-Cocoon | Green Academy
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Collaborating Architects: N. Apergis A. Georgiadis, N. Tsompikou G. Papanikolaou, A. Verteouri, A. Vasileiou
  • Students: D. Pouniou, Z. Kokogia, P. Vryza, K. Venieris, A. Carrer Vives, M. Vollas

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Quiubox in Milan, Italy by Boano Prismontas

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Article source: Boano Prismontas 

The name Quiubox is a combination of the Colombian expression “¿Quiubo?”, meaning “what’s up”, “hello, what is happening”, and a “box”, referring to a small scale architectural object, a container of knowledge and activities.

Quiubox is a nomadic workshop, a project designed for the Afro-Colombian communities living in the coastal areas surrounding Cartagena.The project aims to tackle inequality by building bridges between professionals and ethnic communities in the Colombian Caribbean.

Image Courtesy © Boano Prismontas

  • Architects: Boano Prismontas
  • Project: Quiubox
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Artworks: Marìa Eugenia Beizo
  • Collaborators: Alessio Monarca, Eszter Hanzséros, Nicola Paggi, Stefano Casati, Wilson Lam

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Trucks Maintenance Centre in Britany, France by Raum

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: Raum

The Trucks Maintenance Centre is an antenna of the Ile et Vilaine departmental equipment park (Britany, France).

The project proposes to create a dialogue between the new building and the landscape bocage.

Image Courtesy © Audrey Cerdan

  • Architects: RAUM
  • Project: Trucks Maintenance Centre
  • Location: La Gouesnière, Britany, France
  • Photography: Audrey Cerdan
  • Client: Conseil Régional de Bretagne
  • Engineering: Otéis (TCE), Acoustibel (acoustique)
  • Materials: Wood, Concrete, Polycarbonate, Vegetalize roof & Steel
  • Cost: 3 800 000 € (excl. tax)
  • Surface: 2 352 m2
  • Year: 2016

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La Cartoucherie in Bourg-lès-Valence Commune, France by h2o architectes

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: h2o architectes 

The R buildings concerned by our rehabilitation project are located in the lower part of the site of the Cartoucherie at Bourg-les-Valence, listed as a Historic Monument. The first phase of the work led by the town and the architect Philippe Prost allowed for the rehabilitation of the principal building with its fine architectural qualities and of the courtyard, which were both in a ruinous state. This important building of our heritage was, in 2009, transformed into a place of creation with the opening of a new major center for quality film animation.

Image Courtesy © Myr Muratet

  • Architects: H2o architects with ID + Engineering
  • Project: La Cartoucherie
  • Location: The Cartoucherie, Bourg-lès-Valence Commune, France
  • Photography: Julien Attard and Myr Muratet
  • Commissionner: Community of Agglomerations Valence Romans South Rhône-Alpes
  • Cost of works: 2 300 000 € HT
  • Area: 2,420 m²
  • Dated: Delivered 2016

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Sinergia Cowork Palermo in Montevideo, Uruguay by Emilio Magnone + Marcos Guiponi

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Marcos Guiponi

Sinergia Cowork originally started as a real estate development project, with 32 offices and 4 rental meeting rooms. Just another operation inside a recycled space that in its history worked housed a carpentry, mechanical workshop, movie studio and warehouse.
 The offices function as a cowork: A recent concept in contemporary office spaces, where the user inserts himself into a heterogeneous collaborative environment that enhances his work and social skills.

 The project seeks to maintain the aesthetics of the pre-existing building by using completely removable lightweight structures, made through metal beams and Structural Insulated Panels walls, and by using a neutral color palette (white and light gray), where the only color is given by the coworkers, vegetation and furniture.

 The main entrance of the building is through a garage door, that is highlighted by the logo of the company. The ground floor consists of a central yard that articulates offices with cowork spaces and meeting rooms. Smaller offices are distributed in the upper floor, together with a 3d printing workshop, flexible cowork spaces, living rooms, and a photography studio.
 The existing basement, built at the beginning of the 20th century, with vaults and walls in brick and stone, becomes the space of relaxation, housing the playroom, dining room, kitchen and a giant screen.
 On the roof, and going through the original wooden truss, you can access an event room with an outdoor deck that is used on weekends as a place of interaction and relaxation of the coworkers outside their working hours.

Image Courtesy © Marcos Guiponi

  • Architects: Emilio Magnone + Marcos Guiponi
  • Project: Sinergia Cowork Palermo
  • Location: Palermo, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Photography: Marcos Guiponi
  • Collaborators: Mateo Vidal, Valentina Viqueira
  • Structure: Magnone-Pollio Ingenieros Civiles
  • Project Area: (sqm) 1400
  • Year: 2013-2014

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