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House Extension in Brussels, Belgium by atelier tom vanhee

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Article source: atelier tom vanhee 

The client is living in one of the rare well-kept laborers houses in the garden city in Brussels.  The house was really small and needed more relation with the garden.  Inspired by the many concrete fences and garden houses in the suburb, we build a concrete enlargement to the house. The extension brings the house an extra living space for dining, sitting, and storage. It opens the house to the garden and is integrating to the neighbour by reducing it’s height.  Inspired by the white and dark existing steel windows, the new windows and glazed doors get also a dark frame with small opening parts.  Building connections are accentuated in the interior : wooden frames around windows, black tiles in the floor between old and new.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Bollaert

  • Architects: atelier tom vanhee
  • Project: House Extension
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Stijn Bollaert
  • Lead Architects: Atelier Tom Vanhee
  • Design Team: atelier tom vanhee in cooperation with Kobe Meeusen for the interior furniture
  • Completion Year: 2019


The AYA Housing in Washington, D.C. by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture & Leo A Daly Joint Venture

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture & Leo A Daly Joint Venture

The design of the building is a response to (1) a site situated on one of Pierre L’Enfant’s original arterial streets (2) a program consisting of small dwelling units and (3) the requests of the local neighborhood shareholders.

The program required seven to ten housing units per floor with community rooms, laundry facilities, monitoring stations, private and family bathrooms on each floor.  The designers added outdoor play areas on each level to avoid taking children down the elevators to reach outdoor play. The ground floor includes a dining area, computer room, exam room, and administrative areas.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture & Leo A Daly Joint Venture
  • Project: The AYA Housing
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography
  • Software used: Revit
  • Lead Architects: John K. Burke, Jake Marzolf
  • Structural Engineer: Silman Associates
  • MEP Engineer: Setty Associates
  • Civil Engineer: A. Morton Thomas
  • Gross Built Area: The 53,005 gsf building with a 8,767 sf cellar
  • Completion Year: 2019


636 House in Brasilia, Brazil by CoDA Arquitetos

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Article source: CoDA Arquitetos

Located in a noble area of Brasilia, house 636 stands on a sloping lot, where the front street presents an unevenness of 1.4m, the approximate height of half a floor. From this natural property of the site came the idea of a staggered composition for the project, creating spaces on four different levels, separated by halves of flights of stairs.

The result of the composition is a solid volumetry of white boxes, interspersed by a central void, a glass staircase that suggests the movement of the people inside. The floors are arranged in two volumes of 6m wide each and they are articulated by a central void of 3m. The 6–3–6m modular sequence baptizes the house.

Image Courtesy © Haruo Mikami

  • Architects: CoDA Arquitetos
  • Project: 636 House
  • Location: Brasilia, Brazil
  • Photography: Haruo Mikami
  • Software used: Handrawing and AutoCAD
  • Authors: Pedro Grilo Guilherme Araujo
  • Team: Leandro Tremelite, Letícia Claro, Mariana Freitas, Rayan de Sant’anna
  • Land: 1283m²
  • Residence: 348,52m²
  • Project: 2015-2018
  • Construction: 2018-2019


GIR Store in New Belgrade, Serbia by AUTORI

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Article source: AUTORI

GIR Store is a furniture showroom located in New Belgrade and opened by one of the largest exporters of solid wood furniture in the region of former Yugoslavia, GIR factory from Kraljevo.

The factory’s brief was to create a space in which you can experience and buy furniture made by GIR and learn more about the process of creating solid wood furniture, learning to aprechiate its nature and quality, while pairing it with other manufacturer’s complementary designs, which were selected by studio AUTORI.

Image Courtesy © Relja Ivanić

  • Architects: AUTORI
  • Project: GIR Store
  • Location: New Belgrade, Serbia
  • Photography: Relja Ivanić
  • Client: Gir
  • Area: 350sqm
  • Year: 2015-2016


DCA Building in Mendoza, Argentina by ONA

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Article source: ONA


The DCA project is located in a very small lot of 105m2 of surface, in one of the most traditional residential areas of the City of Mendoza, whose urban environment consists mainly of buildings from the 60’s and 70’s located proximal to the General San Martín Park, the largest lungs in the city. The proposal comprises a continuity of the neighboring facades observing the existing buildings throughout the block. Thus, the morphology achieved follows the immediate urban environment, accounting for both pedestrian and vehicular needs.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Luis Abba

  • Architects: ONA
  • Project: DCA Building
  • Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Photography: Arq. Luis Abba
  • Authors: ONA – Oficina Nómada de Arquitectura / P. Arquitectura – Paula Sánchez Abraham
  • Structure: Ing. Fernando Ferrer
  • Support: Arch. Fernando Zingaretti + Arch. Carolina Virdó
  • Area: 167m2
  • Building year: 2019


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