Intervention in Santa Teresa de Jesús School / Peñín Architects

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  • Architects: Peñín Architects
  • Location: Carrer de la Constitució, Torrent, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Peñin Arquitectos
  • Area: 1099.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo
  • Author Architectes: Pablo Peñin Llobell, Alberto Peñin Llobell, Blanca Peñin Llobel, Alberto Peñin Ibáñez
  • Collaborators: Marta Gómez, Cristina Picazo
  • Technical Architects: DICOTEC
  • Engineering: VALNU SL
  • Structure: Alejandro Marqués
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Text description provided by the architects. The project configures a new entry point to the School of Santa Teresa de Jesús in Torrent. A single level pavilion stands parallel to the Avenida Constitución, while, on the other side, it embraces the existing magnificent pine forest. The concrete porch shelters the itineraries of students, parents and teachers and provides a shaded plinth for protection and leasure. The different volumes emerge out of this plinth, their shapes cut out in the sky like the pine tree tops.

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Punta Caliza Hotel Holbox / ESTUDIO MACIAS PEREDO

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  • Architects: ESTUDIO MACIAS PEREDO
  • Location: Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Authors: Salvador Macías Corona, Magui Peredo Arenas
  • Coordinator : Leonardo Ruíz
  • Architecture Team: Claudia Muñoz, Denisse Sandoval, Carlos Mendiola, Mauricio Vázquez, Andrea Arregui, Ernesto Rizo
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: César Béjar
  • Model Photographs: César Béjar
  • Text: Víctor Alcérreca
  • Interior Design: Claudia Muñoz
  • Constructor: Cipriano Hernández
  • Consultants: Salvador Reyes, Josefina Larraín
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Text description provided by the architects. The beach is far away. In a "residual" land, without facing the sea and near the untouchable boundary of the mangrove, three volumes contain in this hotel its own aquatic landscape. Three long vegetable roofs shelter the rooms without touching each other. In this way, the 'palapa' retains its clear, simple construction. This archaic logic, learned from the Mayan house, allows the walls to be independent from their structural work. The room is sheltered between

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Bike Path / Battle i Roig Architectes

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  • Architects: Battle i Roig Architectes
  • Location: Av. dels Països Catalans, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
  • Architects Batlle I Roig Team: Antoni Monté, Francesc Montero
  • Area: 8.293 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jordi Surroca
  • Ingeniera Técnica Agrícola Y Paisajista Equipo Batlle I Roig: Dolors Feu
  • Ambientólogo Equipo Batlle I Roig: Yago Cavaller
  • Calculista Gabiones: Bianchini
  • Ingeniería: SBS Ingeniería
  • Constructor: Rogasa
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Text description provided by the architects. A small surgical operation to connect metropolitan territory. The architecture practice of Batlle i Roig Arquitectura has designed an 890-metre pedal path, a small surgical intervention that connects the Forum with the Carretera de les Aigües track, with Collserola Park, and with Esplugues and other towns and cities in the Baix Llobregat along Avinguda Diagonal.

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SCHULTZ Building / CPDA Arquitectos

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  • Architects: CPDA Arquitectos
  • Location: Miguel E. Schultz 139, San Rafael, 06470 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Construction: Mocaa Arquitectos
  • Structural Engineering: Humberto Girón
  • Illumination Design: Luz y Forma
  • Area: 2800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro
  • Diseño De Paisaje: Ceciia Diaz Kunkel
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in the street of Miguel E. Schultz 139 San Rafael neighborhood. In one of the first neighborhoods in the center of Mexico City. It is one of the most bohemian neighborhoods of the city, which still preserves its 19th century architecture and the atmosphere of a neighborhood of yesteryear that houses a proven variety of social classes, as the lower middle class neighborhoods coexist with cultural buildings, corporate, entertainment and historical.

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Located one block from Sullivan Avenue where Mario Pani made the Plaza Hotel; Luis Barragán built the whole of an

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Kumoto / Esrawe Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos

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  • Architects: Esrawe Studio, Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Location: Monte Everest 635, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, 11000, CDMX, Mexico
  • Design: Esrawe Studio + Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Concept: Héctor Esrawe, Michel Rojkind
  • Coordination: Javier García-Rivera, Jorge Mdahuar
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro
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Text description provided by the architects. Kumoto is a tribute to the founders passion and the trajectory of Japanese cuisine.
After the success of the Tori Tori restaurants and in search of more intimate experience, we created a traditional Japanese restaurant concept, that a few local restaurants have developed. 


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Taking the Bento Box as a reference (homemade food ration accommodated in a tray of wooden boxes), the walls and the ceiling generate a wraparound reticle made of saw oak veneer. The sushi bar, located in the background, is framed with plates of natural steel and brass,

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Palace for Mexican Music / Alejandro Medina Arquitectura + Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos + Muñoz arquitectos + Quesnel arquitectos

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  • Architects: Alejandro Medina Arquitectura, Muñoz arquitectos, Quesnel arquitectos, Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos
  • Location: Calle 59 & Calle 58, Centro, 97000 Merida, Yuc., Mexico
  • Constructor: Constructora PROSER S.A de C.V.
  • Structural Calculation: ESSSA Ingeniería Estructural, Ing. Mario Gomez Mejía, Danstek S.A.
  • Design Team: Mariana Ríos C., Natalia Ávila O., Carlos Fleischer, Manolo Rejón, Jonathan Álvarez
  • Museography: Exhibiscopio S.A. de C.V
  • Area: 8840.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photography: Onnis Luque, Cielito Drone, Pim Schalkwijk
  • Lighting Design: 333 Luxes
  • Acoustic Consultants: Aleksandar Lalicki, Omar Saad
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Text description provided by the architects. The architectural design for the palace for Mexican music can be defined as a modern building sensible to its physical context of great historical value. Due not only because its location within the city but mainly because the nature of

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Colinas del Sol Park / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto

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  • Architects: Francisco Pardo Arquitecto
  • Location: Los Héroes Park, Calle Fray Servando, Fraccionamiento Los Héroes, Héroes 3ra Secc, 50245 Toluca de Lerdo, Mex., Mexico
  • Design Team: Francisco Pardo, Daniel Vázquez, Ivan Saucedo, Julián Ramírez, Karen Burkart, Sofía Alami, Wilfrido Estrada
  • Clients: INFONAVIT (Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores), CIDS (Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo Sostenible)
  • Construction: OMESA, Jesús Ortiz Calderón, Javier Robles Santisteban, Francisco Javier Lara Vélez
  • Area: 18200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro
  • Installations: BANAH DE MÉXICO, Fortino Moctezuma
  • Hydraulic Engineer: ID Vertical
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Text description provided by the architects. The Colinas del Sol Park was commissioned by CIDS and INFONAVIT — the main Mexican Housing Institutions reshaping Mexico’s mortgage market and promoting sustainable housing development — Parque Colinas del Sol is part of a wider program rethinking public space to revert the

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Casa Bruma / Fernanda Canales

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  • Architect: Fernanda Canales
  • Location: Mexico
  • Architects In Charge: Fernanda Canales, Claudia Rodríguez
  • Design Team: Hugo Vargas, Aarón Jassiel, Alejandra Téllez
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo
  • Construction: CM2 - Luis Cayuela
  • Structural Calculation: Grupo SAI - Gerson Huerta
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Text description provided by the architects. It is a project that redefines the idea of house and structure different spaces around a large patio. This solution was made to maintain the existing trees of the land and to each space of the house receive morning and afternoon light. This produced a kind of exploited house, where the dwelling is composed of blocks that lean towards the views and orientation, and also to respect the original vegetation.

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The program is distributed in nine blocks so each zone has a certain independence and, at the

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Caja de Luz / Juan Alberto Andrade

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  • Architect: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Location: Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
  • Construction: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Collaborators: Camila Azúa, María José Váscones, Cuqui Rodríguez
  • Structural Design: Patricio Cevallos Salas
  • Area: 98.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photography: Jag Studio
  • Local Hand Work: René Bazurto, Calixto Yanez, Byron Zambrano, Milton Moreira, Carlos Zambrano
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There are two ways of spreading light: being the source that irradiates it or the mirror that reflects it

The Caja de luz turns on as a small-scale housing solution, a flexible one-person proposal in the center of Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuadorian coast, the highest seismic risk zone in Ecuador.

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The traditional architecture of the Ecuadorian coast meets the implicit demands in itself, which have been forgotten by current practices, it’s presented through this contemporary social dwelling, under a simple expression: vernacular architecture that respects the traditional logics of the area with

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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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