Archive for the ‘Restoration’ Category
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Article source: SAOTA
SAOTA’s first completed project in Los Angeles, Stradella, is a remodel of an existing 1970’s house on a beautiful promontory in Bel Air.
The original layout of site and dwelling were well planned to ensure privacy from the street and to address spectacular views over the LA basin, capturing the full panorama from Downtown to Century City, with mountains to the east and ocean to the south.
Image Courtesy © Adam Letch
- Architects: SAOTA
- Project: Stradella
- Location: Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Photography: Adam Letch
- Project Architects: Mark Bullivant & Tom Burbidge
- Architect of Record: CM Peck
- Development Managers: PLUS Development
- Contractor: Gordon Gibson Construction
- Structural Engineers: JLA Structural Engineers
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Article source: Benjamin Fleury – Architecte-Urbaniste
This residence, a suburb parisian building type, is situated in 90 street Leibniz in Paris 18.
It’s constitued by a five levels building, aligned on the street, and a two levels house in which lives a disadvantaged population.
The programm consists of two shops open on the street, a studio and 16 social housing wich surfaces varying from 27 to 37 m².
Image Courtesy © David Boureau
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Article source: Studio 304 Ltd
This refurbishment and extension project in Hackney, adds a new kitchen, WC and sunken bath to an existing ground floor apartment. The project references early 20th century concrete installations and Japanese theories on aesthetics and materiality. The client requested a bath specifically designed for relaxation and warming which follows the principles of ritual bathing. The kitchen includes a bespoke copper worktop and backsplash, designed to develop a patina over time.
Image Courtesy © Studio 304 Ltd
- Architects: Studio 304 Ltd
- Project: Sunken Bath
- Location: Hackney, England
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Article source: Tamir Addadi Architecture
The main aim of the project was to create a sense of unity between the back garden and the house, allowing nature to play a significant part in the daily activities of the family.
Image Courtesy © Tamir Addadi Architecture
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Article source: OPUS 5 Architectes
The Paris office of OPUS 5 is delivering the third and final phase of the rehabilitation of the Abbey d’Ardenne, in Normandy, France. To complete an investment project of over 25 years on this site, the former stables of this gothic abbey are now home to an exhibition gallery.
Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly
- Architects: OPUS 5 Architectes
- Project: Abbey D’ardenne
- Location: Abbaye d’Ardenne, 14280 Saint-Germain-La-Blanche-Herbe, France
- Photography: Luc Boegly
- Client: Region of Normandy
- Contractor: OPUS 5 Architectes (Bruno Decaris, Agnès Pontremoli)
- Structural Engineering: Batiserf
- Utilities Engineering: L. Choulet
- Economist: Forgue
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Article source: STELLE LOMONT ROUHANI ARCHITECTS
An existing three story house perched in the trees was in dire need of repair. Breathtaking views from the roof deck made the decision to renovate rather than replace the structure an easy decision. An elevation horizontal addition is separated from the tower by the second story entrance, allowing each part to maintain it’s own identity. The space under the addition becomes the gateway to the pool and forest beyond.
Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone
Friday, May 4th, 2018
Article source: mag.MA architetture
The restoration of an old house attic in front of the sea becomes an opportunity to reconsider the entire living space. The common areas of the lounge-dining room on the first floor are extended to the upper floor. The use of a double volume space allows to amplify the entrance of natural light opening sea views and sky scenarios. Light permeates an essential interior. A space designed using surfaces and volumes. Volumes that identify functions, white and smooth surfaces that reflect and absorb reverberations of sky and sea. The staircase, made of iron and wood, is heavier at the bottom and dematerializes along the climb. Shapes and materials are reduced to the essentials. They waive any decorative function attracting the gaze on the fullness of the void. A void that is sometimes occupied by natural elements, such as a courtain of green leaves, or by evanescent figures projected on a bare wall.
Image Courtesy © Alberto Piovano
- Architects: mag.MA architetture
- Project: An apartment by the sea
- Location: Sanremo, Italy
- Photography: Alberto Piovano
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Article source: Bruno Gaudin Architecte DPLG
An architecture of distribution
Armed with the finalized assessment, it became clear that a major axis of the architectural part of the project would have to be a reorganization of the distribution. Thus, new principles of distribution had to be defined in coherence with the larger architectural ensembles that structure the geography of the site.
Installed over the centuries and according to need, the site counts some some thirty more or less discontinuous existing staircases. However, their important number did not indicate a genuine distributive space but rather a random organization in a succession of commissioned pieces, passing from one gallery to another, from a reserve to a reading room, with nothing in between; all the interstices having been filled up under the pressure of the constant requirements for additional surface areas.
Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura
- Architects: Bruno Gaudin Architecte DPLG
- Project: Restructuring Of The Richelieu Site
- Location: 58 rue de Richelieu – Paris 75001
- Photography: Takuji Shimmura, Marchand Meffre
- Client: Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ministry of National Education – Higher learning – research and innovation
- Delegated project management: Operator of patrimony and cultural real estate projects of (OPPIC)
- Architects of Record: Atelier Bruno Gaudin & Virginie Brégal
- Chief Project Architect: Raphaële Le Petit with Guillaume Céleste, Céline Becker and Nicolas Reculeau
- Lighting engineer/designer: L’Observatoire 1 (Georges Berne with Emmanuelle Sebie)
- Technical engineering firm: EGIS bâtiments
Friday, October 27th, 2017
Article source: Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco
The project proposes the refurbishment of a house built in 1937. Located in the urban area of Caldas da Rainha, its origin is associated with the genesis of this whole urban area, which, at the beginning of the twentieth century, emerged in the west of the railway line that crosses the entire city.
Image Courtesy © Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco
- Architects: Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco
- Project: House Cr
- Location: Bairro da Ponte, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
- Team: Luis Câmara Pestana
- Structural Engineering: Eng. Mário Pacheco
- Water and Sanitation: Eng. Mário Pacheco
- Project: 2015-2016
- Completion: 2017
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Article source: Central de Proyectos SCP
The project to reactivate the old Hacienda San Antonio Chable for a new hotel comprises the restoration and adaptation of the ancient buildings that make up the main settlement of the hacienda, as well as the open spaces, squares and gardens surrounding them. The hacienda, whose first records obtained date from the year 1813, began as a corn and livestock farm, and later as an henequen fiber production site.
Image Courtesy © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
- Architects: Central de Proyectos SCP
- Project: Hacienda San Antonio Chablé Restoration for Chablé Resort
- Location: Choholá, Yucatan, Mexico
- Photography: Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
- Architects in charge: Arq. Ana Laura Puig Casares, Arq. Eduardo Calvo Santisbón, Engineer Luis Jorge Puig Espinosa
- Decoration: Paulina Morán
- Surface area: 50,000M2 (5 ha)
- Year: 2015