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Five Fields Play Structure in Lexington, Massachusetts by Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Matter Design 

This play structure is situated on the sloping landscape of a mid-century modern common land, where neighborhood kids enjoy a shared backyard. The Architects Collaborative designed and developed the Five Fields neighborhood in the early 1950s hoping to foster community by creating a piece of shared common land. In the ensuing 60+ years homeowners have come and gone but the community and its care and appreciation for the common land remain. TAC conceived the neighborhood as an experiment and the community, wishing to keep the experimental spirit alive, requested a structure that is both safe and exhilarating for the kids. They wanted something that would challenge the kids without any singularly functional elements.

Image Courtesy © Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects

  • Architects: Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects (Brandon Clifford, Michael Schanbacher)
  • Project: Five Fields Play Structure
  • Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
  • Project Team: Dar Adams,  Courtney Apgar,  Josh Apgar, Michael Leviton, Daniel Marshall, Chris McGuiness, Dan Roseman
  • Graphic Design: Johanna Lobdell
  • Kid Consultants: Liam Apgar, Mack Apgar, Bella Dubrovsky, Sam Leviton, Ainsley Schanbacher,  Judson Schanbacher
  • Size: 115 sqft  / 36’ long, 18’ tall and 4’ wide 66’ zipline
  • Year: 2016

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Coworking Papagayo. A Coruña in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The refurbishment of a municipal premises, with the objective of creating a coworking. The project idea is to design a versatile, innovative and technological space, which will be meeting point of new entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals.

This approach creates the need of an open and versatile space, which allows the free organization of the work area, makes able to distribute different zones depending on the needs of each one.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Santos – Díez

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Coworking Papagayo. A Coruña
  • Location: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Héctor Santos – Díez
  • Client: Town hall of A Coruña
  • Area: 1150 m²
  • Date: 2015

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Maunula House in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: K2S Architects 

Maunula House is the central cultural and learning hub of a neighborhood being renewed. Located next to Maunula park in the center of the neighborhood of Maunula, the building is a center of public services to local residents of all ages. The library, the youth center and the adult education center cooperate seamlessly, enabling the co-usage and a high utilization rate of the spaces.

Image Courtesy © Mika Huisman

  • Architects: K2S Architects (Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen)
  • Project: Maunula House
  • Location: Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Mika Huisman
  • Client: City of Helsinki Real Estate Department / Erja Erra, Mika Malkki
  • Design team: Jaakko West, Elina Koivisto, Tommi Terästö, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Tommi Mauno, Juho Vuolteenaho, Petri Ullakko, Matti Wäre, Tuuli Kanerva, Antti Soini
  • Interior design: K2S Architects
  • Structural design: Pontek Engineering / Kari Saarivirta
  • HVAC: Äyräväinen Engineering / Jukka Issakainen
  • Electrical: Stacon Engineering / Kalevi Hämäläinen

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Quinta da Laje in Felgueiras, Portugal by Pitagorasgroup

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: pitagorasgroup 

This is a project to restore and enlarge a single-family dwelling that was initiated in 2004 with the actual building works carrying on until 2012. The property stands on a large tract of land in a rural environment characterised by a wide variety of vegetation. The existing constructions included two volumes: an annex on the west which was practically in ruins and was used for agricultural purposes; and a house on the west attached to neighbouring buildings.

Image Courtesy © Pitagorasgroup

  • Architects: Pitagorasgroup (Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Vilhena Roque)
  • Project: Quinta da Laje
  • Location: Felgueiras, Portugal
  • Partner In Charge: Manuel Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators: Marlene Sousa, Hélio Pinto
  • Area: 550m2
  • Design Year: 2004/2006
  • Completion Date: 2012

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Clock House Gardens in Welwyn, England by Stockwool

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stockwool 

Clock House Gardens has transformed a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes on a key gateway site into Welwyn. The design responds to the 0.8ha site’s unique combination of urban and rural surroundings, with the A1(M) motorway to one side and dense woodland to the other.

Image Courtesy © Stockwool

  • Architects: Stockwool
  • Project: Clock House Gardens
  • Location: Welwyn, England, UK
  • Photography: Morley von Sternberg

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Czech Forestry Commission campus in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic by Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

A project designed by a team under the direction of the Brno based young architecture studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF has recently won the international competition for the new administrative centre of the Czech Forestry Commission in Hradec Králové. The winning proposal is a two-storey building on the edge of an existing forest, that uses wood extensively as construction material – as requested within the competition. The concept is based on  incorporating the forest landscape into a five-finger building to create new relations between the inside office and the outside forest landscape. A nature trail surrounding the building allows to explore the different forest ecotypes, designed by Tomas Babka and breathe.earth.collective.   

Image Courtesy © Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

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Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in Botswana by &Beyond

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: &Beyond

Completely rebuilt to combine spectacular design with exceptional wildlife adventures, &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge re-opened its doors on 1 September 2014. Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond called on leading creative teams from around the globe to achieve the dramatic transformation of the. Inspired by the unique body shape and nesting habits of African animals and birds, the lodge features a distinctive and innovative design.

Image Courtesy © andBeyond.com

  • Architects: &Beyond
  • Project: Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
  • Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Photography: andBeyond.com

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

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

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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The [B] Zone | 1882 Concept Store in Arzignano, Italy by [A+M]2 Architects

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: [A+M]2 Architects 

The former Pellizzari’s pumps factory was still as it was during the production, before it was left abandoned. The site – the [B] zone – showed the ravages of time and the sequence of layers that have been added time after time.

The project, then, comes from the industrial nature and the peculiar materials of the site – concrete and steel – and aims to preserve all the distinctive features of the building. One more layer only has been added: the exterior platform in black concrete.

Image Courtesy © Davide Pretto

  • Architects: [A+M]2 Architects
  • Project: The [B] Zone | 1882 Concept Store
  • Location: Via Alberti, 13 – 36071 Arzignano [VI] – Italy
  • Photography: Davide Pretto
  • Lead Architects: PhD Arch. Marcello Galiotto, Arch. Alessandra Rampazzo
  • Collaborators: Arch. Mario Azzarello, Arch. Nicolò Conte, Andrea Roverato
  • Graphic: EY STUDIO
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1.200 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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CASA KIKE in Cahuita, Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architects

 
March 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article sourceGianni Botsford Architects

This was a dream commission,” says UK-based architect Gianni Botsford. “Design a retreat for a writer on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Make it contemporary, with clean lines and a modern aesthetic, and yet be sensitive to local tradition and material use.”

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Gianni Botsford Architects (Gianni Botsford, Sam Craig, Anahi Copponex, Ran Ankori, Maya Carni, Toby Burgess, Richard Green)
  • Project: CASA KIKE
  • Location: Cahuita, Costa
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Structural Engineering: Tall Engineers, London ( Toby Maclean)
  • Construction: Lechenne Construction, Hone Creek, Costa Rica
  • Cost: 78,000 Euros
  • Plot size: 4778 m2
  • Completion & handover: April 2007

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