Photography : José Oller, Courtesy of Alejandro Beautell
Quantity Surveyor: Eloy Fernández
Drawing: Flavio Dorta & Manuel Rosado
Constructor: Víctor Rodríguez e Hijos
Text description provided by the architects. The renovated single family house is located in the historical city center of La Laguna, Tenerife, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Priori to the renovation, the house was ruined due to the abandonment which it had suffered for decades.
It is a traditional patio-house with a structure of massive walls covered by a wooden structure made of Canarian pine called tea. Its composition is simple and its strictly simetric facade still shows the dignity of an old house of the 18th century. During the course of
“Game On” is a LEED Certified Gold ground-up home resulting from a historic landmark lot split in which the neighboring historic home from the 1890s was originally on one large lot. The historic home was picked up and placed on a new foundation creating a vacant lot for “Game On.” The design was required to be approved by Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission and needed to stand on its own while being contextual with the historic resource. The purity and execution of the detailing further distinguishes “Game
Text description provided by the architects. The new vocational high school at Voss (Norway) designed by Nordic — Office of Architecture and AART architects combines theory and practice in an inspiring learning environment bathed in light with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
The new vocational high school at Voss opened this autumn and caters for around 400 students and 100 staff. The Norwegian-Danish team behind several prominent education buildings in Scandinavia took inspiration from the surrounding environment, creating an interpretation of the traditional Norwegian barn common to the area. A composition of "barns" surrounding a series of "farmyards" provides the framework for various educational
Architect In Charge: rodríguez + pintos arquitectos
Area: 302.0 m2
Year Project: 2015
Photography : Héctor Sántos-Díez
Sponsor : Congregación Cisterciense del Monasterio de Armenteira
Empresa Constructora: Construcciones y fontanería Castro Bouzada SL
Text description provided by the architects. The Cistercian monastery of St. María de Armenteira is located on the western hillside of Monte Castrove, a spur that separates the Salnés valley from the Ría de Pontevedra. Its origin goes back to the Early Middle Ages, probably the pre-Romanesque period.
For their economic support, the Cistercian nuns have started manufacturing handcrafted soap, organic lotions and perfumes with an own patent and production, activity that required a new workshop as well as the complementary tasks of receiving, storing and shipping the materials.
Text description provided by the architects. During the process of reconstruction and extension of the residential building Mýtna 25, originally built as three storeyed object with unused attic space, it’s volume was heightened by additional three floors, including the attic. Two upper storeys are supressed from the Mýtna street in order to create a terrace space. Despite of the plane of the facade from the street maintain it’s previous, unchanged shape from the pedestrian point of the view.
Vertical sunshading system of the newly constructed floors which creates regular pattern redefine the original roof plane as a new, pure architectural element respecting the original architecture of the building,
Text description provided by the architects. A small, dilapidated outbuilding, originally used to house livestock, has been renovated to provide a one-room private studio space within a linear village on the southern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors national park.
The existing walls, window and door openings of the building have been retained, their modesty disguising the transformed character of the interior space. Inside, a concrete column, located off centre within the room, supports one corner of a mezzanine deck, and rises to prop the ridge beam part way along its span. The quarry tiles of the floor rotate around the base of the column.
Text description provided by the architects. The old flats of hyperdensified areas of big capitals, such as Vila de Gràcia in Barcelona, is common that have problems of habitability.
The LB Flat Renovation is an example of the situation of many dwellings in neighborhoods of these characteristics and how to give a simple and effective solution. The small, narrow, elongated flat had obvious problems in bringing natural light to the innermost corners. An excess of compartmentalisation, strategically misplaced storage elements and a poorly used rear façade are the causes of the gloomy and precarious look.
The clients ask, with a tight budget, to improve the conditions of habitability of the dwelling
Project Team : Xavier Vilalta, Maite Boren,Gabriela Galea, Mia Santic, Candela Juan
Installations: Borja Santomà
Text description provided by the architects. Tia Santa is a new healthy food restaurant chain. Vilalta Arquitectura was commissioned to design the architecture of the first restaurant in the heart of Barcelona, near the crossroads of the main avenues Passeig de Gràcia and Diagonal.
For this first restaurant, the interior was composed considering the distribution of existing space, which consisted of three levels connected by stairs. The reception area was placed at the intermediate/street level. The upper level was converted into the main dining room and the basement was transformed into a space for groups and the restaurant technical areas.
Location: Av. Juan Carlos I, 39, 30800 Lorca, Murcia, Spain
Area: 23.802 m2
Project Year: 2016
Photographys: David Frutos
Ejecution Direction: Acrópolis Arquitectura
Installations: Juan Manuel Vázquez Sánchez / ATP Ingenieros / DM Ingeniería
Structure: José Antonio Hernández Cañadas / QL Ingeniería / ALIVA Ingenieros
Construction: DRAGADOS TECOPSA
Text description provided by the architects. The old residential building of San Mateo was among the most iconic structures of the city of Lorca, due to its unusual configuration with a central space opening onto Juan Carlos I Avenue. Having sustained serious damage during the earthquake of May 11th, 2011, its complete demolition was undertaken a month later.
In October 2011, the building’s Community of Owners announced a competition of ideas to select the most appropriate project for the reconstruction of
Text description provided by the architects. When the chance to buy an apartment in the former factory ETA Regula arose for its prospective owners, they did not hesitate for a minute. After a long search of an apartment offering both interesting and atypical elements, and located in central Prague, this proved to be an ideal choice. Time management was perfect, and the arrangement with the developer was that the apartment would be made over as shell and core, meeting only the most basic approval standards. The owners also addressed our studio ahead of time, providing us with enough time to think about the project in detail. As soon as the owners were handed the keys to the apartment, we were ready to begin with the
Structure Engineer : Ing. Mauricio Martínez Alanís
Collaborators: Lic. Diego Rodríguez Billerbeck, Bernardo Miranda Miranda, Ing. José Alfonso Murillo Gudiño
Text description provided by the architects. The studio house S1, is located in Zibatá, Querétaro (México).
The project starts by the concept of a young couple’s ego that is not yet in the phase of having kids, letting them enjoy of the internal ambience of the house.
There are two basic essences that unwrap throughout the spaces. The first one, is the intimacy of the private space and the second one, the openness of the social area. The materials used, help differentiate
Steel Contractor (Stairs): Kare Sheet Metal Products
Roofing Contractor: Trust Sheeting
Text description provided by the architects. Neighbouring residential property which contained an old derelict Pretoria house. The concept proposed to repurpose the existing house and freestanding garage as a conference room and café at minimal cost, disturbance and time. The surviving elements of the building were exposed and uncovered to serve as the backbone of the new design - to support new interventions and additions. Design and materials were selected to stitch together the old and new fabric and transform the existing buildings to facilitate a variety of social
Electrical Project: Elaine Lígia Lacerda de Farias
Text description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a young couple with two children, whose intention was to build a small house, practical and welcoming. The clients wanted a fluid home that would favor the interaction of the family: the couple often receives their families on the weekends. In their speech, they expressed the desire to have "a house that conveyed the idea of shelter, comfort, warmth ...".
The small site and its solar orientation led to the implantation: the lot has its front oriented to the west, so the house turns to the back, to capture the predominant ventilation and ensure the privacy
Team : Daniel Osório, Beatriz Oliveira, Luiz Felippe Calçado, Thiago Marques, Beatriz Aguiar, Zander Vasques, Felipe Andrade, Thiago Pessoa
Project Manager: Leticia Burkardt, Lúcia Andrezo
Landscape: Harumi e Zayas Paisagismo
Interiors: Jaime Morais
Installations: OF Caran
Fire Control: Kitfire
Air Conditioning: Ar Frio
Renders: Vertex 3D
Client: Zoneng Engenharia
Text description provided by the architects. Important industrial hub located in a strategic setting and future Intermodal Railway Center of Rio de Janeiro, Queimados is a rapidly developing city. Like many untapped areas of the Metropolitan Region, it now has a demand for larger and better-quality enterprises. The arrival of a hotel development of the size of Premier Flat is fundamental to anchor the growth that the
Text description provided by the architects. Sustainable and smart; this house is one of opposites; breaching the gap between last century's construction methods and next century's technology and ideology.
Built with concrete, steel I beams, and wood; it resembles the classic architecture styles of Louis Kahn and Mies Van der Rohe but at the same time it incorporates a range of technological systems not available in their time. Water collection, treatment and reuse, and solar power technology are only some of those mentioned systems.
The smart part of the equation is not only the fact that you can control your lightning to create different
Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in the south central Chile, a mountainous locality recognized for tourism in extreme high mountain sports such as the Termas de Chillán skys center.
The area presents a lush vegetation of native trees with sight to the Andes mountain range, in the middle there is a small ravine with a depth of 15 meters on which the project is located.
The cottage is raised triangular asymmetric in its upper part, inspired by the iconic form of the mountain that is appreciated behind its back. You can also see from its terrace the landscape of the ravine in its maximum splendor.
Other Participants: Toledo-Villareal AT, STATIC Ingeniería, César Díaz
Text description provided by the architects. The project saw the restoration of part of the former army barracks, dedicated to breeding horses, at La Remunta in Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.
In agreement with the City Council, part of the enclosure has been converted to a public park and sites earmarked for the development of housing blocks. All remaining buildings on the site are protected.
The old barracks consist of six building, four of which were the subject of this project. Building 1 included stables and a soldier's mess on the ground floor, and a
Text description provided by the architects. The preexistences are the fundamental topic of this essay, of what’s intended to be a set of offices, where the work goes into the background and leaves the prominence to those “tenants” that were there way before us. “When the nature prevails over the built”, was the premise for the design and the marked line that led us to make this office complex in the north of the city. An area of 10m wide by 29m of depth, just a block away from one of the main and busiest avenues, which
Original Project: Rino Levi, Roberto Cerqueira Cesar e Luiz R. Carvalho Franco
Partners: José Armênio de Brito Cruz, João Paulo Beugger, Marcos Aldrighi, Renata Semin
Architects In Charge: Bruno Rossi e Marcelo Dionisio
Landscaper: Klara Kaiser e Koiti Mori
Landscaping: André Paoliello
Lighting Consultancy: Ricardo Heder
Historical Heritage Consultant: Silvio Oksman
From the architect. According to the book RINO LEVI Architecture and City, Romano Guerra publisher, p.254: "Fourth project of the series of introspective houses, this residence develops the architectural design approach adopted in the church and chapel of São José dos Campos: a unique space, built of two side stripes with open gardens and a
From the architect. ACME was appointed to design a new town square, a sculptural entrance to the mall (the Shard), a library and civic centre, the David Jones department store, and a Multi-story carpark. The new centre adopts the classical idea of the town square or piazza and rethinks it within a suburban context. An inward-look¬ing 1960’s masterplan has been inverted, creating a series of public spaces to give the entire area an exterior and civic focus.
A new sequence of spaces form a new public heart for Ringwood and Maroondah showing that high quality architectural design can create a more dignified human environment where commercial gain can coexist happily alongside civic gain and create real public spaces