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Oficentro Asebanacio in San José, Costa Rica by ICESA Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: ICESA Arquitectos

The fast-growing Employee Solidarity Association of the National Bank of Costa Rica was in need of a new headquarter. They envisioned not only to build their house, but to create a common roof to shelter institutions with shared values and synergies.

The building is located in Llorente de Tibás, a mixed and varied urban fabric that changes dramatically both in landscape and program on every side of the irregular plot. The east facade faces a National Highway, the northern one faces a commercial street and the south side of the plot borders a sprawled residential community. The building accordingly responds differently to every side, situation that is intensified by the bioclimatic parameters that requested the maximum light from the north and south and thermal reductions from the strong east and west lights. This is contrary to the plot geometry that has the shortest side to the north and a reason why the concrete louvers were proposed as a project feature.

Image Courtesy © Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo

  • Architects: ICESA Arquitectos
  • Project: Oficentro Asebanacio
  • Location: Tibás, San José, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo
  • Client: Asebanacio
  • Lead Architects: Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo, Cristian Cambronero Herra
  • Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltda
  • Mechanical Engineer: Carlos Cordero
  • Electrical Engineer: Marco Vasquez

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Skyline House in Oakland Hills, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Terry & Terry Architecture

This project is a rebuild of an existing post 1991 Fire-storm house. Situated high on top of the Eastbay mountain range overlooking the city of Oakland, the site has unobstructed view’s toward the southwest Bay and Golden Gate. It was designed for a young family, who desired an open plan home that embraced the views of the bay and a connection to the existing garden.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte Photography

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture (Ivan Terry, Alex Terry AIA)
  • Project: Skyline House
  • Location: 5990 Skyline Blvd. Oakland Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte Photography
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Graphisoft
  • Owner: Drea Cooper Bianca Darville
  • Interior designer: TTA
  • Associate architect(s): Naomi Hansen

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Leo Burnett Office in Singapore by Ministry of Design

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Ministry of Design

Universally considered as one of the pillars of the modern Ad agency, Leo Burnett embodies a rich lineage of contemporary creative thinking infused with age-old heritage and values.

Situated in a free plan space on the 2nd floor of a recently restored conservation building, the journey forms a continuous loop around the office. Rich materiality is found in the concrete floors, bespoke desks forming a checkered pattern of plywood patterns and milky white mirrored epoxy resin flooring. Design features include gigantic graffiti style mural of Leo, anamorphic art and gold-gilded wheel barrows overloaded with trophies.

Image Courtesy © Ministry of Design

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ARV Offices in Valencia, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 

The project consists in the implementation of customer service offices. They are located in a commercial premise in the centre of the city with a complex geometry, full of turns and structural elements that interfere in the understanding of the space.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project: ARV Offices
  • Location: Antiguo Reino, Valencia, Spain
  • Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Principal in Charge: Fran Silvestre, Fran Ayala and Vicente Picó
  • Collaborating Architects: Maria Masià, Estefanía Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santiago Dueña, David Sastre, Ricardo Candela, Sevak Asatrián, Álvaro Olivares, Esther Sanchís, Eduardo Sancho, Rubén March, José Manuel Arnao, Gemma Aparici, Giuseppe Felici
  • Project Managment: Carlos García, Ángel Fito
  • Built Area: 625.86 m2

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Bougainvillea Row House in New South Wales, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects 

Sydney’s planners are considering the return of the terraced house, or row house, as a favoured residential building type.  It is believed the terrace could be one solution to addressing housing affordability; by allowing the subdivision of standard quarter acre blocks of land into narrow strips and building adjoining two-three storey dwellings.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
  • Project: Bougainvillea Row House
  • Location: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Photography: Justin Alexander and Sean Johnson
  • Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli
  • Project Architect:  Sean Johnson
  • Interior Designer:  Sean Johnson & Client
  • Builder: Building With Options Pty Ltd
  • Structural Consultant:  Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd
  • Joiner: Kitchen Trend Pty Ltd
  • Landscaper:  Butler & Webb Pty Ltd

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Pastoral Center of Moscavide in Portugal by Plano Humano Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Plano Humano Arquitectos 

From the need to serve multiple functions, the Pastoral Center of Moscavide is composed by a set of facilities that include catechesis rooms, funeral chapels, and the parish residence, and these needs.

The close proximity and connection with the Church of Santo António of Moscavide, a building undergoing classification as a property of national interest, provided premises for dialogue and framing. The two buildings stand out as landmarks of two eras that, although different, complement each other as reference points in the community.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado Photography

  • Architects: Plano Humano Arquitectos (Pedro Ferreira, Arq. e Helena Vieira, Arq.)
  • Project: Pastoral Center of Moscavide
  • Location: Moscavide, Portugal
  • Photography: Joao Morgado Photography
  • Client: Paróquia de Santo António de Moscavide
  • Engineering: GAPLR | Luis Reis, Eng
  • Main Contractor: Odraude
  • Area: 1729sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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Hourglass in Gunma, Japan by Studio LOOP

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Studio LOOP

Hourglass is a minimalist residence located in Gunma, Japan, designed by Studio LOOP. The exterior of the house is characterized by blue galvanized panels and an array of wooden accents. The building is constructed of two main volumes, connected in the middle by a transparent walkway. The interior is composed of wooden walls and ceilings that match the bespoke cabinetry and furniture found throughout the space. The floors are a darker grain of wood that shift to walnut on the upper level.

Image Courtesy © Studio LOOP

  • Architects: Studio LOOP
  • Project: Hourglass
  • Location: Gunma, Japan
  • Software used: SketchUp, 3dS Max, Autocad, Vectorworks, Photoshop

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Red Rocks in New South Wales, Australia by ARKHAUS

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: ARKHAUS

The scheme included working around an existing slab & steel structure. With minor modifications to the structure, and some small extensions to the portal steel frames, we were able to create open, light filled spaces with private bedroom pods each having private deck and garden areas. The outdoor and indoor areas blend into shared spaces including a large infinity pool & spa area opening up to expansive Kangaroo Valley views.

Image Courtesy © ARKHAUS

  • Architects: ARKHAUS
  • Project: Red Rocks
  • Location: New South Wales, Australia

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MI-mAbs in Marseille, France by Letoublon Dupouy

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Letoublon Dupouy 

The project is located at Marseille Campus Luminy, in the National Park area, and includes the rehabilitation of a building in the late 60s, the creation of an extension, and its landscaping.

Made for the metropolis and destined for a scientific research activity advanced (immunotechnology), design objectives include the complete transformation of the existing buildings (internal surface of approximately 2090 m2) to laboratories, offices, technical rooms and rest area.

Image Courtesy © Clément Guillaume

  • Architects: Letoublon Dupouy (c. Monge)
  • Project: MI-mAbs
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Photography: Clément Guillaume
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad, Artlantis, Photoshop
  • Engineering: Sarlec
  • Lead Architects: Laure Létoublon, Christophe Monge et Sébastien Dupouy
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2090 m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Haus S in Bolzano, Italy by bergmeisterwolf architekten

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: bergmeisterwolf architekten 

five vacation apartments, connected by the base (garage), are twisted around a shared courtyard. house s aims to be one with the site, the landscape, and the village. following the houses of the neighborhood, the traditional materials of stone and wood are used: natural stone for the base and quartered logs for the façade. the house, placed on an incline, follows local topography only breaking at edges in the terrain. the house outgrows and yet grows into the landscape at the same time – a twist. the house’s position along a street results in a sort of yard in the back part with a vista towards a clearing – a natural recreation area. the upper part of the building, made of wood, lies on the stone base. its height and movement complies with the surrounding rooftops. however, it allows for free vistas between the rooftops of the neighboring houses, revealing wide-open views of the landscape. the result is a sort of movement, a dynamic that includes the neighboring houses without them being the main focus.

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