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Superhouse 00/30 in Illes Balears, Spain by Superhouse Property Group Ltd.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Superhouse is a brand and an ethos – a vision for what is possible in contemporary residential architecture. Superhouse want to create nothing but the 30 most exceptional houses in the world for the super-rich.

Superhouse has been created by Magnus Ström, founder of Ström Architects, based on the South coast of England. Inspiration for the Superhouse concept first came when Ström worked next to a world-renowned naval architect. This was when Superyachts were first brought to his attention, and it raised the questions: “Why couldn’t houses also reach the same heights of design quality and workmanship?” and “Why do ‘Superyachts’ exist, but ‘Superhouses’ don’t?”

View to the house from the sunken pool firepit, Image Courtesy © The Boundary

  • Architects: Superhouse Property Group Ltd.
  • Project: Superhouse 00/30
  • Location: Illes Balears, Spain
  • Photography: The Boundary
  • Lead Designer: Magnus Ström
  • Dates: unbuilt
  • Awards: American Architecture Prize (Silver in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture)

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Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, Spain by Emilio Tuñón Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Emilio Tuñón Architects

We try to produce a building that is invisible from La Almudena Square by occupying a buried space that is yet to exist. The Royal Collection Museum contains the plinth of the Royal Palace, constructing a linear space that follows the lines of the Palace itself. A simple, compact building, a construction that is aware that maximum flexibility and potential is only possible within a strict order, which uses the materials of the Royal Palace and its dignified construction as a feature, with a modern layout, heavy yet light, opaque yet transparent.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

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Atrio Relais Châteaux Hotel and Restaurant in Cáceres, Spain by Emilio Tuñón Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Emilio Tuñón Architects

The new Atrio Relais-Châteaux, located at San Mateo Square in Caceres, tries to think the city departing from the principles that made it possible in the first place. It tries to imagine how such thing can be carried out in our time, enabling contemporary architecture to stand side by side the historic core, with respect and dignity.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

  • Architects: Emilio Tuñón Architects
  • Project: Atrio Relais Châteaux Hotel and Restaurant
  • Location: Cáceres, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asín

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Psicopedagogical Center of Osona in Spain by COMAS-PONT ARQUITECTES SLP

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: COMAS-PONT ARQUITECTES SLP

All the rehabilitation services for people with mental illness are grouped in this building composed by the repetition of a 6m wide spatial module.  An economic and energy-sustainable constructions system, the domestic scale and the warmth of the interior spaces added to the closed relationship between building and nature makes it a HEALTHY BUILDING.

The building is located next to the main health centers of the city (Vic), surrounded by a park on the outskirts, and its program is basically developed on a ground floor to facilitate the mobility of its users.

Image Courtesy © COMAS-PONT ARQUITECTES SLP

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Beates in Barcelona, Spain by Nook Architects with Byn Studio

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: Nook Architects 

The architectural refurbishment of this commercial ground floor space was conditioned for the needs of its new use, a design studio and concept store in what had been for the past few decades an archive and educational space.

The commercial space is located on the ground floor of a residential building built in the year 1900 in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella, the Old Quarter.  The building’s entry and central staircase, which is ventilated through an adjacent patio, is accessed directly from a square.  This results in a U-shaped ground floor that wraps around the patio and central staircase.

Image Courtesy © nieve | Productora Audiovisual

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“Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses in Madrid, Spain by Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

As the architect, from the begining of the project, I set out the following main goals:

Make the most of the characteristics of the terrain and enhance them by choosing the perfect orientation.

Design a set of housing complex that escapes from the everyday conventionalism of collective housing, and that is able to transmit and generate feelings. I want people to be overcome with emotion as soon as they enter the complex and feel the  beauty and harmony that each home provides, without sacrificing functionality.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Font

  • Architects: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.
  • Project: “Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses
  • Location: Avenida Alcalde Mostoles. Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Daniel Font
  • Architect Partner: Carlos Bernardez Agrafojo, Pedro Cortes Nieves,  Augustine Utrilla Sanchez
  • Surveyor: Andrew Garea Noguerol
  • Constructor: OPROLER Works and Projects
  • Project Year: 2011
  • End of Work: 2016

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Badalona Housing in Spain by MESURA + TOI T

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: MESURA

Housing Competition in Badalona, 2016.

In July 2016, two young architecture practises based in Barcelona, Mesura and TOI T, teamed up to participate in an invited competition for a housing development in Badalona. Organised by Emesa, a private real estate investor, the competition had two key objectives: design a 21st century housing project and promote emerging spanish architects.

Image Courtesy © MESURA + TOI T

  • Architects: MESURA + TOI T
  • Project: Badalona Housing
  • Location: Badalona, Spain
  • Client: EMESA
  • External Collaboration: TOI T, PLAY-TIME
  • Project date/ construction date: 2016
  • Awards: Badalona Housing EMESA Competition Finalist

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Cottage in Ripollès, Spain by Mogas Arquitectes sl

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Mogas Arquitectes sl

A small residential area in the Pyrenees is the location of a small summer house, which was designed under common conditions for this kind of project, plot geometry, solar orientation, … and also under two impositions by the property: its materiality, the house had to be made of wood, and the budget, one hundred thousand euros.

Image Courtesy © Mogas Arquitectes sl

  • Architects: Mogas Arquitectes sl
  • Project: Cottage
  • Location: Ripollès, Spain
  • Architect’s name: Marc Mogas Bartomeu
  • Completion date: September 2015

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ENXEBRE in Madrid, Spain by ZOOCO Estudio

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: ZOOCO Estudio

ENXEBRE is the new space that has been created after rehabilitating some adjoining units of the restaurant Atrapallada, in Madrid.

The task is to create a multipurpose space that can be divided to accommodate groups of diners of different sizes.

In order not to lose depth or create a fragmented space, two series of sliding doors are arranged as string lattices that limit space but allow visibility.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal

  • Architects: ZOOCO Estudio (Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín Martínez)
  • Project: ENXEBRE
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal
  • Software used:  Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Collaborator: María Larriba Hombrados, Alejandro Cortizo
  • Interior design: ZOOCO Estudio
  • Project manager: ZOOCO Estudio
  • Lighting project: ZOOCO Estudio

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Puro Hotel in Palma, Spain by OHLAB

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Puro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of La Lonja, in the historical center of Palma.

Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other. The project solves every room with individualized and unique layouts and solutions. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important. Another important focus has been the conception of the bathrooms as spaces for pleasure, spacious and integrated with the bedrooms, with generous, sculptural and freestanding bathtubs placed in the bedrooms just as another piece of furniture.

Room, Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: OHLAB (Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver)
  • Project: Puro Hotel
  • Location: Palma, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Interior Design: OHLAB
  • OHLAB team: Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver with Rebeca Lavín, José Allona, Amaia Barazar, Rosa Fuentes, Silvia Morais, Manuela Sánchez
  • Project Management: Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver (architects), Jorge Ramón (quantity surveyor)
  • Art work: Pedro Oliver

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