Text description provided by the architects. Located in the upper area of a small municipality in the interior of Valencia, with an irregular network of streets of Arab origin, and especially, with excellent views of the hills and the Valley that forms the Turia River as it passes through the town.
We find an old one-storey house and a beautiful garden of bougainvillea on a plot with a large gap, and nearby homes of a certain age and little interest. An introvert project is proposed, with a prismatic piece closed on three sides, and fully open to the best views. In this
Collaborators: Daniel Meszaros, partner-architect in charge, Clara Reviu, Johanna Bleicher, Colas Saint-Martin, Pierre-Alexandre Treust, Thomas Bouchet, Charlotte Billon, Juliette Turpin, Brice Launay
Patrimonial Architect: LAURENT DUFOIX
Landscape: EMMA BLANC Paysage
Structures: OCD Groupe
Coordination: OCD Groupe
Graphic Design: POLYGRAPHIK
Lighting Design: HERVE AUDIBERT
Cost: MICHEL FORGUE
Sustainability: ALBERT & COMPAGNIE
Consultants: COMMENT Multimedia
Client: Communauté de Communes Lodévois et Larzac
Text description provided by the architects. On this complex site, the series of constructions is hard to decipher. Except perhaps for the Hôtel Fleury, none of the buildings really stands out. We chose to insert a contemporary facade as the new entrance to the museum. The pronounced “mineral” nature of the project, both outside and inside, unites the different periods of construction: it binds them together, so to
Text description provided by the architects. Family villa in Srbín was built on a spacious and partially forested sloping plot with a small pond in its more open part. The aim of the design was to minimise the impact of the generous volume on the terrain and garden and connect the house as much as possible with its surroundings by working with the relationship of the volume and the terrain, as well as by the choice of materials. Quarry stone of the same type as the stone found on the plot was used for the facades of the volumes above ground and for buttress walls.
Collaborators: Lana Mika Ota, Jayne Lopes, Leandro Mendes
Structural And Hydraulics: Alfredo Penha
Electrica: Antônio Alves
Cobogó: Evandro Fiorin
A building that needed to be quick and affordable. Located in a residential neighborhood of Presidente Prudente, the site of 10x30m was elevated 1m from the ground with east-west orientation. Maintaining its level was our guideline for the topography, this way the building would be located at this level and a generous retreat created from the street level made possible a ramp access to the building.
There is a garden and a bench in front of the building, where children of the school located in the opposite street can rest and reap some jabuticaba fruit.
Engineers / Local Architect: KKS International China Co., Ltd.
Softscape Consultant: PELA Limited
Lighting Designer: in Contrast Design Studio Co., Ltd.
Branding / Visual Identity: artless Inc.
Main Contractor: Henan D.R. Construction Group
Text description provided by the architects. The MIST Hot Spring Hotel is located near Xuchang city in Henan province. This region of China has been considered the nation’s most famous hot spring destination for over a thousand year. The best natural attribute of the site is hidden down below - it is China’s finest geothermal underground water. As the heated
Text description provided by the architects. Two Stories building: exploring possibilities in commercial tenant buildings Commissioned design of this commercial tenant building was inspired by considering two main themes. First: how the design should relate to the neighborhood. We considered what aspects of the building should blend in and what statement it could make. As for the existing cityscape, until around the 1990s many buildings in this suburb featured conventional low gable roofs, hip roofs, or pavilion roofs. Flat roofs appeared in the past 15 years or so as condominiums, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings popped up here and there. Now these flat-roofed office buildings and condos are becoming more common here.
Arquitectos Colaboradores: Manuel Andrades, Patricio Browne (Mobil), Patricio Poblete, José Luis Álvarez, Félix Salinas, Covadonga Vilanova, Diego Sánchez, Xavier Grass, Patricio Arraigada, Natasa Stanacev, Patricio Salinas
Project Management: Javier Puerto, Samuel Horche
Costs: Ivan Portela, Miguel de Diego, Esther Arranz, Pablo Morales
Document Management: María Carril, María Miranda, Ivan Quintana,Ana María
Structures: Gino Rivera, Andrés Larrain (ALVING), Jorge de Prado, Romina González, David García, Rodrigo Langarita, Hernán Barrios, Manuel de la Cal, Alejandro Bernabeu, Felipe Correa, Patricia Solar, Juan Taborga, Enrique Aravena (Alving), Felipe Alarcón (Alving)., Marco Bernal
‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The client sought a high quality, energy-efficient and low-cost building to serve as a house, library and gallery.
An existing agricultural shed on the site – once a container for tools and tractors – is now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. The steel frame and ground slab have been reused and enlarged, retaining the original form of the shed. Newly clad in varied widths of shot-blasted timber and galvanised steel fins, the rhythmic facade reads like the bark of the silver birch that characterise
Text description provided by the architects. This space is an image, a metaphor for a mental outlook change. A shift from the noise and speed of the everyday life to a clean and logical being. Simple, yet complete and deep as a glass of red wine.
We wanted to win as much free space as possible and don't overload it with walls, constructions or furniture. This apartment is made for a woman, who is used to being in the middle of everyone's attention, knows how to handle it, same as she enjoys being alone. We've created a space where one could be both perfectly chilling solo and partying with a gang of never-sleeping friends.
Study Stability: Ingenieursbureau Norbert Provoost
Study Techniques: HP engineers
Contractor: phase 1: Himpe NV, phase 2: Detrac NV
Client: City of Izegem
Text description provided by the architects. In the industrialized port area of the small town of Izegem lies a somewhat odd monument with an art-deco front office and adjacent factory buildings. During the interbellum, for over a decade the "Eperon d'Or” factory received international attention for its luxurious shoe design and production.
After years of neglect, local authorities decide to revitalize the complex by refurbishing it to the national shoe and broom museum. This
Form Of Contract Or Procurement Route: Construction management
Structural Engineer : Civic Engineers
Mep Consultant: Integration UK
Planning Consultant: Rolfe Judd
Project Manager: Joseph Homes
Cdm Coordinator : Goddard Consulting
Approved Building Inspector: Greendoor
Construction Cost: £5 million
Construction Cost Per M²: £2,004
Client: Joseph Homes
Cad Software Used: Archicad
Annual Co2 Emissions : 14.6kgCO2eq/m²
Text description provided by the architects. Paxton House is an innovative housing solution on a complex site, for Joseph Homes in Croydon, South London. Forty-three dwellings and a series of shared spaces have been carefully crafted to occupy an existing concrete-framed building, a former office block which had been left vacant and was being used by squatters.
Text description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area of low density near Valencia, next to a beautiful natural environment with gardens and golf course, and surrounded by homes of great architectural quality. The project, of great geometric and formal rotundity, with a marked aesthetic character, pursues the greatest possible relationship with the natural environment, always respecting privacy with adjoining housing in the longitudinal direction.
To do this, the house is composed of a series of tangent volumes that slide relatively to each other, giving rise to the best possible views from all of them. Each of these volumes -which
Text description provided by the architects. Isoropia (greek meaning balance, equilibrium and stability) is a finely tuned balance of tension and compression. Here, bespoke knitted textiles with varying material properties embed active bent fiberglass rods and together they find their
Text description provided by the architects. In a rural setting, with few architectural interest and a somewhat hard weather, two sisters and their husbands were excited about the idea of living together, so they bought a home, which had to complete its program with an extension in the land available on the inside of the plot.
For this reason, we proposed the construction of an attached volume that would complete the original program, which would adapt to the needs of both families independently, without losing their emotional ties.
Associate Architect (Senior Center): MWA Architects
Landscape Architect: Miller Company Landscape Architects
Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Civil Engineer: Sandis
Text description provided by the architects. This dynamic new senior community center and on-site supportive senior homes are the realization of a long-time dream of activists and advocates working to create a gracious space for local elders to age in place in health, dignity, and company. The center is the heart of a developing Aging Campus in the Bayview neighborhood and the point of entry for a wide range of targeted senior services.
This vibrant building is the realization of a multi-decade dream pursued by the late Dr. George W. Davis—a community activist
Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 apartment is located in modern housing that borders Vilnius old town and cozy park. Laconic architecture of the building inspired to design an airy and light apartment-gallery, where art objects play the main role. White and neat facade of the housing perfectly reflects a leitmotif of interior architecture.
The apartment is divided into two functional zones. Ground floor is calm zone for working and sleeping. Three private rooms and a bathroom are connected with a spacious hall where stairs is a core element. Hanging steel structure helps to make the stairs visually lightweight, while glass elements creates playful reflections between natural and artificial lighting.
Text description provided by the architects. A private family home located in an urban environment. The façade of the house is in fact a kind of sealed “box” composed of two large volumes. One horizontal façade is made up of a white aluminum skin with a repetitive graphic pattern in which, here and there, in a seemingly random way, cut-out openings allow a glimpse into the house during the day and the filtering out of artificial light at night. The upper volume is constructed of exposed architectural concrete to create a tension against the lower volume. Designed to create a sense of
Text description provided by the architects. The project start with try to put the reading program in local community area between group of commercial building for business and investment purposes. With the simply idea to built a building under budget constrains.
With that condition we use local builder team to make a simple steel structure cladding with translucent wall and roof mix with wooden swing window to give a mix atmosphere of natural material and industrial material together.
The interior is designed as a compact. The mezzanine designed for more useful space and build a small partition for private group meeting room , we make public library that
Text description provided by the architects. Designed for NestdTM, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover which works to prevent youth homelessness, The Peak is an affordable and sustainable tiny home with a 32.5m2 footprint.
As one of three homes on offer through the enterprise, The Peak is the top of the range option with sophisticated interior planning and a contemporary exterior aesthetic to suit a range of lifestyle settings. Its double-height entrance is punctuated with large glass panels to enhance the sense of space and allow an abundance of natural light into the interior.
The kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom and couch spaces are integrated into one centralised pod which is envisaged as a beautifully detailed piece of joinery servicing
Office principals Andreas Reeg and Marc Dufour-Feronce place special attention on the local connection of their buildings.e for the lower ground living levels. The outdoor walls of the long stretched pool are also lined with the material. The base waraditionally applied in layers and then manually compacted. This results in an open, porous and characterful textured surface.
Maximising usable area by lowering floors and introducing multi split-levels Although the local planning regulations allow for a maximum floor size of 100m2, by lowering the base floors and arranging the upper floors in multiple split-levels, the architects have maximised the gross floor area to over 320m2. The planning concept