Cipolla House / Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

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  • Architects: Felipe Assadi Arquitectos
  • Location: Pichidangui, Chile
  • Architects In Charge: Felipe Assadi
  • Design Team: Felipe Assadi, Trinidad Schönthaler, Sebastián Delpino, Macarena Ávila
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda
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Text description provided by the architects. Cipolla House proposes the fusion of several architectural elements in a continuous organization, which is at the same time a spatial configuration, a system of circulations and a structure. Its materiality is defined with a single thickness that is consistent on walls, slabs, beams, ramps and stairs.

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The house follows the same philosophy as other projects of ours, which privilege inhabiting a structure rather than structuring a dwelling; the project is a system in equilibrium. The hierarchy of the house is conveyed in its materiality and thickness, which, in its path through the space and the structure, solves all the necessary elements with a single formal /

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House in Douro Valley / MJARC Arquitectos

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Text description provided by the architects. There are only a few instances in an architectural career where a client and an architect’s vision unify into an immaculate and complete expression of art and architecture. We were very fortunate to work with a couple who, devoted to the ideals of minimalism’s stark allure, asked us to design a house in the Douro , located on the stunning views over Douro valley .

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The desire to interfere as little as possible with the visual topography of the landscape prompted to attach the house to the ground and find façade and roof solutions with a direct relationship to the surroundings. The idea of a "crouching building" guides the decisions concerning volume, position,

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Pamplona Apartment / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design

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  • Architects: Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design
  • Location: R. Pamplona, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Guilherme Ortenblad
  • Team: Guilherme Ortenblad, Kathleen Chiang, Mariane Takahashi Christovam, Ana Carolina de Lima, Alex Ninomia, Rosa Clara Alves, Luana Pedrosa, Tadeu Omae.
  • Area: 150.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors Team: Guilherme Ortenblad, Kathleen Chiang e Tadeu Omae
  • Landscaping: Studio SAPU
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Text description provided by the architects. In order to redistribute the spaces in this 60’s apartment, the renovation brought down much of the inner walls, to attend the needs of its new inhabitants. The demolition highlighted the glass frames that run through the whole facade of the apartment, where is located the social area. The luminosity, coming from the floor-to-ceiling windows, crosses all the social areas of the place, making the space - now wide and integrated - filled with natural light.

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Pamplona Apartment / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design

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  • Architects: Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design
  • Location: R. Pamplona, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Guilherme Ortenblad
  • Team: Guilherme Ortenblad, Kathleen Chiang, Mariane Takahashi Christovam, Ana Carolina de Lima, Alex Ninomia, Rosa Clara Alves, Luana Pedrosa, Tadeu Omae.
  • Area: 150.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors Team: Guilherme Ortenblad, Kathleen Chiang e Tadeu Omae
  • Landscaping: Studio SAPU
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Text description provided by the architects. In order to redistribute the spaces in this 60’s apartment, the renovation brought down much of the inner walls, to attend the needs of its new inhabitants. The demolition highlighted the glass frames that run through the whole facade of the apartment, where is located the social area. The luminosity, coming from the floor-to-ceiling windows, crosses all the social areas of the place, making the space - now wide and integrated - filled with natural light.

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Caleta 18 / R79

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  • Architects: R79
  • Location: Mérida, Mexico
  • Author Architects: Roberto Ramírez, Gerardo Trejo, Fernanda González
  • Construction: Angel Alpuche
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea
  • Furniture: Calle Veinte. D.I. Ana Franco
  • Decoration: Neat Decoración. Ana Beatriz Vales, Gabriela Vales
  • Lightning: Luminica; Maribel Morales
  • Landscape: Grupo TECA, Servi jardines. Roger Evia
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Text description provided by the architects. To have the social area, either its private or public, around a water element, was the fundamental premise to give relevance to the existing excavation, now empty in the topography; product of a previous project discarded once its construction started, due to its inexperience and clearly far from the user’s real interest. The water element surrounds the construction which allows its users to contemplate it from the main points of interaction on their every day. 

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VV Residence / 10˚84˚ Arquitectura

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  • Structural Engineer: Adrián Moreno Rojas
  • Mechanic & Electric Engineer: Randy Williams Fonseca
  • Collaborators: Pamela Zamora Umaña / Lisbeth Morales Camacho / Luis Carlos Sánchez
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Text description provided by the architects. One of the main goals of our architectural firm is to provide clients with an integrated approach to sustainable building concepts. The VV Residence is no exception as it generates connections with the surrounding landscapes and incorporates passive design strategies to create an optimal, high-performance hygrothermal home. The residence is located in Naranjo, a small, world-class coffee-producing town near the western side of San Jose, Costa Rica. Although the project is located in a residential condominium, it

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House in Caselas / phdd arquitectos

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Text description provided by the architects. The neighborhood of Caselas, Lisbon, was built in 1949 and designed by architect Antonio Couto Martins. With a regular and orthogonal organization this neighborhood is characterized by the adaptation of its urban fabric to some pre-existing elements, such as the Church, which served as a reference to its main axes.

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The location, on the edge of Parque Florestal de Monsanto, gives it a very unique and calm atmosphere typical of the villages that inspired its design. It is a low income neighborhood of townhouses composed of areas with buildings with two small floors that where the general morphological characteristics have been maintained.

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This project seeks to adapt the existing building to the daily needs and the main

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Karel de Grote Hogeschool Campus Zuid / RAU + Stramien

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  • Architects: RAU, Stramien
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Architect In Charge: Bart Verheyen, Tine Durnez, Peter Klaassen
  • Area: 35000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Chak López
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Text description provided by the architects. The brickwork façades are built in a non-classical way. Taking into account an increasing demand of isolation – and therefore thickness –, the classical cavity wall is expiring. Thus giving way for a plated façade which leaves more room for thicker isolation.

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For this particular project we chose to decorate the plating with brick strips in different patterns. We chose to use a warm and earthy color pattern, in the same shades as the windows (champagne and bronze colored anodizing). Compared to the existing industrial red brick façades of the old cookie factory the new brick façades seeks the same rhythm and a contrast in color.

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Post-Earthquake Prototype – Rural Dwelling / AL BORDE + El Sindicato Arquitectura

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  • Architects: AL BORDE, El Sindicato Arquitectura
  • Location: Horconcitos, Ecuador
  • Client: Familia Viteri Hidalgo
  • Project Coordination: Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki – Al Borde & El Sindicato Arquitectura
  • Engineering : Mathieu Lamour
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photography: JAG Studio, Courtesy of El Sindicato Arquitectura, Courtesy of AL BORDE
  • Builder: El Sindicato Arquitectura, ENOBRA & Miguel Ramos
  • Infographics: Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki – Al Borde & El Sindicato Arquitectura
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The Prototype: As a second life of the German pavilion for HIII, we developed a post-earthquake prototype for the rural Ecuadorian coast, which costs the same as the houses delivered by the state but better adapted to the user and the place where it is implanted.

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It is an industrialized prototype, because its earthquake-resistant structure can be prefabricated in plywood and assembled in any rural area without the

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Paf Head Office / Murman Arkitekter

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  • Architects: Murman Arkitekter
  • Location: Jomala 22150, Åland Islands
  • Architect In Charge: Hans Murman, Hans Eek, Andreas Klesty
  • Area: 2500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: son Lindman
  • Architect And Expert On Passiv Houses: Hans Eek
  • Interior Design: Bettina Ingves
  • Heat Recovery: Anders Berneståhl
  • Solar Energy: David Larsson
  • Lightning : David Wachowiak
  • Landscape: Studio Ö
  • Project Leader : Sven- Eric Silvander
  • Timber Construction : Martinsons
  • Client: Paf; through Johan Rothberg, Johanna Backholm Marie Lindroos

Text description provided by the architects. Paf is a publicly owned organization that develops games. Headquartered in Åland, but it has offices all over Europe. The mission was to gather all the approximately 200 employees in Åland, by extension, in an energy efficient building, which supports and reinforces Paf's corporate culture and working methods.

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Paf's approach is working in scrum teams of 4-8 people near the sites for cross-departmental interaction and

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Nutley Terrace / Belsize Architects

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  • Architects: Belsize Architects
  • Location: Hampstead, London NW3, United Kingdom
  • Area: 795.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Nick Kane
  • Structural Engineer: Fluid Structures
  • Contractor: B&G Construction
  • Quantity Surveyor: McBains Cooper
  • M&E Engineer: Liddle Associates
 Belsize Architects' Nutley Terrace comprises two contemporary town houses with an integrated, limestone-faced facade on a brownfield site in a conservation area in Hampstead, North London.
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It is situated between a 1940s apartment block and a series of Edwardian town houses, with woodland to the rear, and introduces a contemporary profile, while mediating between the two adjacent architectural periods.

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The infill site, awkwardly shaped without space for gardens, is situated immediately over a railway tunnel and for legal reasons needed to preserve the substance of some of the garages which were previously all that was on the site.

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Hábitat Learning Community / Lara Hermanos

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  • Architects: Lara Hermanos
  • Location: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México
  • Architect In Charge: Mauricio y Sebastián Lara
  • Area: 553.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Lorena Darquea
  • Industrial Design: Flor Khol, Alejandra Gutiérrez
  • Graphic Design: Ana Rodríguez
  • Interior Design: Lorena Quirarte
  • Architect: Paulina Olvera
  • Construction: Constructoras ILSSE y EDICA Construcciones
  • Project Management: Julio Sánchez González
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“The school named “Habitat Learning Community”, is a “Metaproject” dedicated to childhood, with a new educational concept in Mexico inspired by the Italian philosophy of Reggio Emilia, Located in Santa Anita, Jalisco, Mexico. It is a complex environment made of contrasts, due to a multiplicity of factors. It must be conceived as a polysensory and self-learning space.

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It is not the representation of a traditional school, is a representation of a diversified, stimulating and welcoming ecosystem, which facilitates the development of the child with the relationship of the

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Pilies Apartments / Eventus Pro

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  • Architects: Eventus Pro
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Architect In Charge: Vytenis Gerliakas
  • Architecture Team: Sigitas Sparnaits, Kostas Skukauskas, Darius Steponavičius, Ieva Minkevičienė, Edvinas Bagurskas, Tautvydas Žakas.
  • Area: 24000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Norbert Tukaj
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Text description provided by the architects. Project is located in the central area of Vilnius, by the river Neris. On the opposite side of the river, in the heart of the old town, stands the symbol of medieval history of Lithuania – Gediminas tower.

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Housing development consists of seven buildings connected by two storey underground parking. Due to natural inclination of the landscape three of the buildings are set onto the upper terrace and the remaining four on the lower terrace.

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The front line of the existing adjacent residential development is extended into the site and is further bent to

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Guadalquivir House / dérive LAB

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  • Architect: dérive LAB
  • Location: Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Jesús Ocampo, Jesús Méndez
  • Area: 220.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tres a Uno Estudio
  • Carpentry: BHUR
  • Furniture: Tres a Uno Estudio
  • Gardening: Folia
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Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of the regeneration of three housing units that were built in the eighties during the first expansion of the city. The aim was to transform the typology and use of spaces to provide openness, natural light and accommodate new ways of living in the neighbourhood.

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The units were meant originally to fit families with two children, maid room, laundry room, service patios and garage for two cars in 80 square meters approximately.

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The urban regeneration project aims to change the typological hegemony of

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House in Itanhangá / Desenho Brasileiro

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  • Architects: Desenho Brasileiro
  • Location: Itanhangá, Brazil
  • Author : Patricia Fendt
  • Architect In Charge: Bruna Ramos Heinzen, Ludmilla Duarte
  • Area: 610.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Andre Nazareth
  • Construction : Getulio Evangelista
  • Structural Calcutation : Mauro Cápua
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Itanhangá, a residential neighborhood at the beginning of Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. The lot, once virgin, lies within the dense Tijuca Forest, surrounded by native vegetation and picturesque topography.

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The project's concept was to locate the house with its openings in the longitudinal direction of the lot, towards the green of the forest behind and with the view of the valley ahead, while at the same time, protecting the privacy of the neighbors to the maximum. The entire green rooftop terrace makes the connection to these woods, widening the

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Urban Services Center / José Luis López Siles + Francisco Moreno Martínez

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  • Promoter: Ayuntamiento de Motril
  • Builder: Puerta Monaita SL
  • Client: Motril Town hall
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 This new facility building, designed to be a clinic and an administrative and training center for the development of actions of urban and social regeneration is located at the entrance of the port areas of the city of Motril, in an enclave of little urban value but with a clear condition gateway to the neighborhood. The building proposal seeks on the one hand to be adapted in scale to the environment, but without sacrificing to become a recognizable reference as befits the public use for which it is intended. The building, which is developed on a

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Fede House / Unoencinco Arquitectura

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  • Author Architect: Abate Laura, López Alejo, Maldonado Noelia, Triolo Máximo, Urruty Miguel.
  • Masonry: Antonio Gonzalez
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Text description provided by the architects. Casa fede is a project that falls within the framework of the program "Pro.cre.ar Bicentenario" (Argentine Bicentennial Credit Program for Single Family Housing), a line of credits accessible for the construction of a first family home in the Republica Argentina, awarded since 2012.

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The neighborhood "El Ocho" of the party of Pilar is a land of incipient consolidation, with lands of half hectare that present a physiognomy type Pampa humid characteristic of great part of the province of Buenos Aires.

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Fede House / Unoencinco Arquitectura

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  • Author Architect: Abate Laura, López Alejo, Maldonado Noelia, Triolo Máximo, Urruty Miguel.
  • Masonry: Antonio Gonzalez
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Text description provided by the architects. Casa fede is a project that falls within the framework of the program "Pro.cre.ar Bicentenario" (Argentine Bicentennial Credit Program for Single Family Housing), a line of credits accessible for the construction of a first family home in the Republica Argentina, awarded since 2012.

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The neighborhood "El Ocho" of the party of Pilar is a land of incipient consolidation, with lands of half hectare that present a physiognomy type Pampa humid characteristic of great part of the province of Buenos Aires.

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Office Building Jolimont / 2b architectes

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  • Team 2 B: Stephanie Bender, Philippe Béboux, Céline Becker, Steffan Heath, Patrick Krecl, Tanguy Auffret-Postel, Caroline Jung
  • Construction Management: a.planir
  • Structural Engineer: Stève Porscha, 3demarch
  • Building Physicist: Peter Braun, Normal Office
  • Building Envelope Engineer: BCS, Neuchâtel
  • Client: Promo T&I
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Text description provided by the architects. Office building in Jolimont, Mont-sur-Rolle Located on a very narrow leftover plot lying between the A1 motorway and a high-voltage line, the project uses these constraints to develop a unique morphology: a long narrow building which takes advantage of the maximum construction potential and provides sound protection to the residential neighborhood located below.

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Its half-buried design complies with the authorized size, while offering two differentiated access types to the building: customer

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New Forum in Itabuna / Dendê Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Dendê Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Santa Cruz - Alto Mirante, Itabuna - BA, 45603-305, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Maurício Coelho Lins
  • Team: Taís Luz, Fernando Teixeira, Flávio Carvalho , Sílvia Proserpio
  • Area: 2926.4 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Manuel Sá
  • Project Management: Clara Maria Matos Soledade
  • Constructor: Caaba Engenharia - José Moreira
  • Structure: José Elmo
  • Supervision : Monte Moryah Engenharia - Alberto Azevedo Jr.
  • Mep : Senemig Engenharia - Marco Gimenes, Mônica Teixeira da Silva
  • Client: Tribunal de Justiça do Estado da Bahia
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Text description provided by the architects. The building will contemplate the execution of the services in the fraction of 2926.40 m2 with the following functional program:

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- Offices for magistrates - Court Hearing Rooms - Advisory Rooms - Legal Office and Secretaries

- Rooms for the judicial bodies (OAB, Office of the Public Defender and Public Prosecutor)

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