La Kretz Innovation Campus / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

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  • Client: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • General Contractor: USS Cal Builders, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Mackintosh & Mackintosh

  • Mep And Sustainability Engineer: Buro Happold

  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects

  • Civil Engineer: VCA Engineers

  • Technology / Av / Acoustics: Waveguide

  • Specifications: Yagade Consulting, Inc.
  • Code:  AON
  • Cost Estimation:  Del Amo Construction
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From the architect. This vital new work and research campus has quickly become a dynamic hub where government, business entrepreneurs, and community come together to forge creative new partnerships. The goal: to foster innovations that advance LA’s green economies within the framework of an unusual public-private coalition. The campus includes a transformed 61,000 SF warehouse in the vibrant

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La Kretz Innovation Campus / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

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  • Client: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • General Contractor: USS Cal Builders, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Mackintosh & Mackintosh

  • Mep And Sustainability Engineer: Buro Happold

  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects

  • Civil Engineer: VCA Engineers

  • Technology / Av / Acoustics: Waveguide

  • Specifications: Yagade Consulting, Inc.
  • Code:  AON
  • Cost Estimation:  Del Amo Construction
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From the architect. This vital new work and research campus has quickly become a dynamic hub where government, business entrepreneurs, and community come together to forge creative new partnerships. The goal: to foster innovations that advance LA’s green economies within the framework of an unusual public-private coalition. The campus includes a transformed 61,000 SF warehouse in the vibrant

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La Kretz Innovation Campus / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

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  • Client: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • General Contractor: USS Cal Builders, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Mackintosh & Mackintosh

  • Mep And Sustainability Engineer: Buro Happold

  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects

  • Civil Engineer: VCA Engineers

  • Technology / Av / Acoustics: Waveguide

  • Specifications: Yagade Consulting, Inc.
  • Code:  AON
  • Cost Estimation:  Del Amo Construction
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From the architect. This vital new work and research campus has quickly become a dynamic hub where government, business entrepreneurs, and community come together to forge creative new partnerships. The goal: to foster innovations that advance LA’s green economies within the framework of an unusual public-private coalition. The campus includes a transformed 61,000 SF warehouse in the vibrant

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La Kretz Innovation Campus / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

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  • Client: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • General Contractor: USS Cal Builders, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Mackintosh & Mackintosh

  • Mep And Sustainability Engineer: Buro Happold

  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects

  • Civil Engineer: VCA Engineers

  • Technology / Av / Acoustics: Waveguide

  • Specifications: Yagade Consulting, Inc.
  • Code:  AON
  • Cost Estimation:  Del Amo Construction
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From the architect. This vital new work and research campus has quickly become a dynamic hub where government, business entrepreneurs, and community come together to forge creative new partnerships. The goal: to foster innovations that advance LA’s green economies within the framework of an unusual public-private coalition. The campus includes a transformed 61,000 SF warehouse in the vibrant

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Brisas del Cabo House / José Manuel Álvarez Cruz

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  • Electric Engineer: R. Palma
  • Construction: Alex Skinner
  • Surveyor: Edgardo Rodriguez
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From the architect. Hidden in the mountains of Malpais, Cobano, is the soul-escape retreat that is Brisas del Cabo House. 

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This project, completed in 2014, pursued among other things to maximize the appreciation of the incredible view in the property. At the same time, we needed to achieve a balance between our clients’ needs of comfort and relax and a nice and fresh design. 

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Enjoying the life outside was one of the thematic focuses of the designing process.  With the use of natural and crossed ventilation, the house’s inhabitants can enjoy the

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House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos

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From the architect. The new Illa mountain hut is situated at 2.488 m height in the idyllic surroundings of the Andorran Pyrenees, a place of an extraordinary beauty resulting from the interaction between man and environment, which gave rise to the characteristic aspect of the existing construction built in the 30’s and whose comprehensive refurbishment and enlargement would be the objective of this project. 

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The main difficulties we encountered when considering the project were the interaction with the protected and sensitive environment’s pre-existences (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), the extreme weather conditions that only allowed working during the summer, an enclave without road access and finally the energy self-sufficiency.

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All these extraordinary challenges

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House B / SODA Arhitekti

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  • Architects: SODA Arhitekti
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architect In Charge: Vedran Jukić
  • Area: 320.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ivan Dorotić
  • Project Team: Vedran Jukić, Nikica Kronja, Nikica Kronja, Maša Medoš, Maja Šnajdar
  • Structural Engineers: KAP4; Nikola Miletić , Antonio Šafranko, Jurica Lipovac
  • Plumbing: Dragutin Vukovojac; Josip Lončar
  • Mechanical Installations: Hrastović Inženjering; Dario Hrastović
  • Electrical Installations: ELAG; Renata Gajšak, Darko Žarjev
  • Building Physics: AKFZ; Mateo Biluš
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From the architect. The plot for the construction of a family house is situated on the slopes of Medvednica, in the northwestern part of the city. The terrain is an ideal south-facing slope.

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The house is located in the longitudinal west-east direction, in order to maximize the benefits od of the south orientation and to allow a view of the city from the entire house. It is designed with a simple gesture of pulling the

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Amin’s House / A1Architecture

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From the architect. Connecting the view of surrounding environment which includes far away mountains, lake, trees and all the elements in background to the form and elevation of the building was the significant challenge of this design.

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So the city landscape at the back count as the buildings backyard and these two will work together and they are meaningless without each other.

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Based on this idea we designed a flexible integrated shell which starts from the city landscape and will move along the floor to the walls and will end up on the ceiling while forming them.

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The space made up of these exposed concrete shells include dynamic spaces for gatherings and meetings.

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Another House of the Neighbourhood / Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

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  • Technical Architect: Josep Maria Codinach Frigola
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From the architect. They ask us to extend the house, to live intensely the garden and to dispose of the attainable landscape; Nothing that has not done almost all the neighbours from this cheap houses neighbourhood of the fifties. But in these popular refurbishments, self-construction and simplicity of resources have traditionally outweighed the order, the foresight, or the hand of an architect. We look at the project respecting the values of chance and its diversity of materials and solutions, but also being faithful to rationality; We read the place and propose two extensions and a reform.

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The renovation of the existing house is based on the

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Luciana Brito’s Gallery / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

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  • 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
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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

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Eastland Town Square & Realm Library / ACME

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  • Architects: ACME
  • Location: Maroondah, VIC, Australia
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Interior Mall: Universal Design Studio, Softroom
  • Documentation & Interior Realm: The Buchan Group
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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

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  • Architects: ACME
  • Location: Maroondah, VIC, Australia
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Interior Mall: Universal Design Studio, Softroom
  • Documentation & Interior Realm: The Buchan Group
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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

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MI-mAbs / Letoublon Dupouy

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  • Architects: Letoublon Dupouy
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Architects In Charge: Laure Létoublon, Christophe Monge, Sébastien Dupouy
  • Area: 2090.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Clément Guillaume
  • Other Participants: Sarlec ingénierie
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From the architect. The project is located at Marseille Campus Luminy, in the National Park area, and includes the rehabilitation of a building in the late 60s, the creation of an extension, and its landscaping.

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Made for the metropolis and destined for a scientific research activity advanced (immunotechnology), design objectives include the complete transformation of the existing buildings (internal surface of approximately 2090 m2) to laboratories, offices, technical rooms and rest area.

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The project is located in a remarkable and protected Mediterranean landscape, bordering the earth's core of the National Park, which makes it a place of friction between a preserved 'wild' nature and specifically urban activities integrated with the campus.

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Writer’s Block / CHA:COL

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  • Architects: CHA:COL
  • Location: Downtown, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Design Team: Claudia Barbazza, Ruy Berumen
  • Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Edward Duarte
  • Design Principals: Apurva Pande, Chinmaya Misra
  • Designers: Claudia Barbazza, Ruy Berumen
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From the architect. The Writer's Block is a 1,500 square foot live-work loft designed as a creative production nook within a historic warehouse building. The space was purchased by a couple, one a New York Times bestselling author and the other a game designer. The unit was not intended to be their primary place of dwelling, and they approached CHA:COL for it as a compact urban getaway. Their work involved writing, drawing, music and game design within this getaway. They also needed it a place of respite between extensive book tours and travels. The loft was zoned Live-Work in downtown Los Angeles, a use set up specifically

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Olive + Squash / Neiheiser Argyros

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  • Architects: Neiheiser Argyros
  • Location: City of London, London, United Kingdom
  • Architects In Charge: Ryan Neiheiser, Xristina Argyros
  • Area: 109.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers
  • Contractor: Own Developments
  • Graphic Designer: Mind Design
  • Client: Olive+Squash
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From the architect. The project, for a start-up salad and slow food café in the City of London, has a split personality - it is a space that both accommodates our frenetic work rhythms and invites us to slow down. It is a cafe that serves slow food fast, celebrating its locally sourced ingredients. The architecture therefore has two tasks; to address multiple speeds of engagement, and to provide a neutral framework that foregrounds the various shapes and colors of the vegetables, herbs, fruits, and grains on its menu.

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The space is asymmetrically divided in half, with a take-out counter adjacent to

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Authoral Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos

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  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Localization: Brasília, Federal District, Brazil
  • Arquitetos Responsáveis: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Area: 262.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Haruo Mikami
  • Collaborators: Guilherme Mahana, Tatiana Lopes
  • Installations: Grid Engenharia
  • Landscape: Sérgio Borges
  • Artists: Toys+Omik e Pomb
  • Locksmith: William Resende Vasconcelos
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From the architect. The “South Wing” (Asa Sul) was the first residential zone to be built in Brasília´s original plan. The local commerce typology in that zone is defined by two stories buildings connected to each other side by side along the commercial streets between the “superquadras” (superblocks). They face the street in one side and the residential superblocks on the other side. Lucio Costa´s idea was to connect both sides through the buildings. However, over the years the most of the owners shut themselves away from the residential area, closing their “backsides” with fences or blind walls, turning

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Psychopedagogical Medical Center / Comas-Pont arquitectos

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  • Architects: Comas-Pont arquitectos
  • Location: Carrer de Josep Maria Selva, 08500 Vic, Barcelona, España
  • Architect In Charge: Comas-Pont arquitectos
  • Area: 1657.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula
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From the architect. All rehabilitation services for people with mental illness are grouped in this building. The center is composed by the repetition of a 6m wide space module. A system of economic and energetically sustainable constructions, plus the domestic scale and the warmth of the interior spaces added to the relationship between building and nature, makes this a HEALTHY BUILDING.

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The building is placed in the outside of one of the main health centers of the city, surrounded by a park. The programe develops basically on the ground floor to facilitate the mobility of the users.

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All the rest of pavilions are displaced with their specific programs along a

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
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From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
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From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
© José Hevia © José Hevia

From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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