Text description provided by the architects. La Ximena is a ground floor dwelling deformed by the position of the building’s vertical core. This irregularity is translated into an obvious division of the whole into two sub-spaces –one at the façade and one at the inner courtyard– connected by a corridor of anomalous proportions in which the wet rooms are placed to intentionally emphasize the disproportion between height and width.
The main bedroom at the façade is isolated from the street by inserting a patio that filters acoustic and visual contamination. The livingarea is placed at the back, oriented to a patio with an existing volume that is resurrected to become part of the
Engineering: Arquimedes Costa Engenharia Estrutural
Foundations Consulting: Meirelles Carvalho Engenharia e Projetos S/C
p dir="ltr">* Refúgio: hidden or isolated place that offers shelter, peace and tranquility. * Casa: house
Text description provided by the architects. Casa Refúgio was the name given to this house, so high and isolated that one felt closer to the sky and its birds than to the street and its cars, a quite unique condition for a house in a metropolis like São Paulo.
On the top of this very steep site we found the ruins of a single storey house from the 1950’s. The house was
Text description provided by the architects. Situated between the blue sea of Jeju at the south and Halla Mountain at the north, the site had all the scenery of Jeju island. The surrounding environment was so wonderful that I thought it would be enough just to be a part of the scenery. Naturally, the relationship with the sea was the important factor in the design process, I tried not only to build a house in the beautiful nature, but also to bring the beauty of Jeju into the house. In order to fully enjoy the Moon Island and Bam Island floating on the
Spiritanian collections are an exceptional testimony to the life, traditions, art and beliefs of the people of Central Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The works collected over time by the Spiritans are from Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and Congo Kinshasa, and are very varied. They concern both everyday life and the Sacred, with many masks and sculptures. Among them, major works from the history of African art. Most of these objects, miraculously preserved, had hitherto remained totally unknown both to the general public and to specialists.
Following the recent restructuring of the Congregation's sites, the problem of the
Collaborators: Manuel Giró Arquitecto, Bruno Turri Arquitecto, Giuliana Colaneri Arquitecta
Text description provided by the architects. Selected Work, BIAAR (International Biennal of Argentinian Architecture), 2018 The project is seen from the will of a group of investors to develop a small apartment building real estate rental units.
The work begins with the choice of the site on which it works, taking into account full freedom for the choice of it. The lot is located in Vera Mujica Street 413, Rosario, orientation O, of limited dimensions (7.26m front and 9.50m deep) and with numerous potentials.
Text description provided by the architects. On the outskirts of Trondheim in Norway lies the farm Ferstad, and old A-listed baroque farm with a well-kept mansion, a barn and several smaller buildings. Situated on the compound is an old ruin where there used to be a farm distillery. Within the ruin walls we have designed a new building in close collaboration with antiquarian authorities, that will be used as a banquet hall and as a farm distillery and brewery.
The concept for the building is three-fold, a bit like a Chinese box: The outermost layer
Text description provided by the architects. This is a wooden 2-story house for family of 4 members, located in about 1km from Shonan-seaside. (Shonan is the most famous seaside area near Tokyo)
This new residence is not open to surroundings, for keeping client’s privacy in the narrow site, but has the atmosphere of this region by attaching the small volumes to a large volume.
Most of recent houses in Shonan is added a wide terrace and warehouses for marine sport in the outside of the main volume after the completion, because of the strict restriction of the BCR in this area.
Text description provided by the architects. Located in Talad Noi district, at a corner where two meandering alleys meet, three row houses down from a local Chinese shrine, stands the new Creative Crews office. The project involves the adaptation of two adjoining row houses into a new workplace and base for the crews.
Talad Noi is a heritage district with intimate urban scale. The tectonic comprises of and its most notable typology; the row house, small walkable alleys network, and generous scatter of street vendors. Planning rules and regulations have hindered high rise developments and densification. Recent development has been limited to use change of row houses from
Technical Architects: Manuel Delgado Martín, Juan Antonio Molina Pérez, Manuel J. Cansino Conejero
Health And Safety Coordinator: Pedro Villar Llanes
Collaborators: Virginia Gómez Ramírez, Pablo Canela Gómez, Carlos López Palacios
Installations: JG Ingenieros
Builder: Constructora San José S.A.
Sculpture: José Antonio Navarro Arteaga
Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of remodeling and expanding a hospital located in Triana, a well-known borough of the city, which was an old surgery building in Cruz Roja. The idea for the building was to support the quality health care that the center gives to their patients, as well as solving the existing circulation problems that arised after different changes and expansions, which gave
Text description provided by the architects. A plot in the mountain. A viewpoint towards the landscape. The perfect orientation, both in views (sea and tip of Albir), as in sunlight (South). These are the bases with which we start to generate this project, whose idea is based precisely on the fact that the house understand as a lookout, a piece that perfectly marks the will to frame the landscape. Its main form, prismatic, appears by that cinematographic framing concept.
The general volume of the house is made up of three floors: the highest one, which houses the access and the garage, is further removed, subtly linked on one
Text description provided by the architects. Empathy I have been working as a space designer for decades, and I realized that relationships with people and everything that is done in the relationships with people are important. And I think that the medium that connects everything that is done in relationships is 'empathy'. I had a long talk when I first met with client. We continued to talk many times after deciding to work together, and client shared many stories. At that time, the nature of his job and patients were the main topics of his stories. I felt that he wanted something of his to be emphasized with another person and also himself empathize something of another
“Ghost Cabin” is a site specific installation located in Seattle’s Chophouse Row. The installation is inspired by the site’s historical past—a frontier homestead whose foundations still lie below the courtyard. By re-imagining the frontier cabin in heavy cedar planks, the artists pay homage to the site’s history and create a focal point for the public space.
Completed in 2018, the installation was commissioned by Liz Dunn of Dunn + Hobbes, developer of Chophouse Row, and Greg Lundgren, a local artist and curator. Criteria included the site-specific artwork “take risks and create an outsized visual and visceral presence that is newsworthy and dramatic.” A strong desire was also
Project Team: Ruud Moonen, Jelle Rinsema, Paul van Duijvenbode, Auke Bult, Massimo D’Alessio, Sulejman Gusic, Ivo Kratochvil, Fernando Polo Calvo, Christiaan Harmse, Sander Malschaert and Carlos Surinach
Text description provided by the architects. The training complex has been designed exclusively for the first team of Feyenoord, the accompanying staff and the technical board. The building contains all kinds of facilities which a current professional football club requires. A large area of the building has been dedicated to the sports medical
Text description provided by the architects. The fundamental challenge of the peoples of small towns with agricultural careers is the dichotomy between urban and rural life. The Majority of these people have some kind of service job in the city and practice their ancestors’ occupations at the same time. They tend to use the possibilities the progress associated with urban life, and at the same time, dream for the nostalgia of living in the countryside. In the "Kamyaran House" project, the bipolarity of life [and, in fact, the wishes of the employer] has been the foundation
Text description provided by the architects. The site is located between a 25 m wide road to the north and a 12 m road to the south. In addition, the site is located in the newly built new city.The 25-meter wide road centered on the vehicle is a psychological boundary between the new city and the residential neighborhood of the northern suburbs.
We tried to superimpose and transform the volumes and connect the two roads of different character. We also wanted to create an "interstice in the city" in a dense street. The five divided volumes move horizontally relative to each other.
Text description provided by the architects. The original pre-1946 house that occupied the site had previously been used as a boarding house. It had been raised and all verandahs were enclosed. The living spaces were internalised and segregated and there was little connection between outside and inside.
The renovation works sought to bring light, tactility and connectivity to an otherwise dreary and rundown house. Objectives included the removal of internal floor space in lieu of additional floor space; to create spaces that are tactile, voluminous and light-filled; and to strengthen connections between spaces both internally
Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Anáhuac neighborhood of Mexico City in a space that years ago served as a Factory.
The space consists of two large areas: a warehouse with a structure based on columns and a saw-tooth roof; and a three-level building with an institutional characteristic.
On one hand, the first section, the warehouse, becomes a kind of workshop that is modulated through two large iron frameworks that divide the space into three; two offices and a central area used for leisure
Text description provided by the architects. The home is situated in a newly established suburban neighbourhood, with the intent of creating a calm and serene atmosphere through its materials and orientation. The project features a 350m2 main dwelling with a ‘little brother’ secondary dwelling tucked away at the back of the site. The two dwellings are separated by a curved wall that extends to wrap around a swimming pool.
Entry to the main dwelling features a grand, double height foyer, which leads into a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area. These areas spill out onto a north-facing courtyard with a swimming pool, creating a seamless transparency between the indoor
Interior Architect: Veronique Bolscher, Vero interieur
Interior Construction: Interieur Oost, Enter
Contractor: Stamsnijder-Homan BV, Bornerbroek
Installation: Morrenhof Jansen
Gardener: Stamsnijder & Otten Hoveniers, Enter
Text description provided by the architects. A country estate complete with tasting room has been built in the Twente countryside, designed by Reitsema & partners architects and consultants Eelerwoude. The project is part of a broader plan by a local entrepreneur to breathe new life into the landscape. The land in the planning area is divided into “rooms” separated by solid old “walls” of trees. In the new layout, each “room” is being given a slightly different shape and the visibility
General Finishing Contractor: Khater Contracting Group
Consulting Landscape Architect: Green Studios
Text description provided by the architects. Perched on a steep rocky slope in an area distinguished by its pine forest and captivating views of Beirut and the sea, this house is almost invisible at surface level. Layered, it consists of three flowing expanses of inhabitable concrete. These superposed cantilevered floors support the various elements of the brief, which are tied together by an internal ramp running through the villa. Open floors are presented as horizontal incisions that lend a