Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Arquitectura

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  • Project Team : Xavier Vilalta, Maite Boren,Gabriela Galea, Mia Santic, Candela Juan
  • Installations: Borja Santomà
  • Contractor: InOut
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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.

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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.

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San Mateo Housing Reconstruction / MCEA | ARQUITECTURA + NAOS 04 ARQUITECTOS

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  • Ejecution Direction: Acrópolis Arquitectura

  • Installations: Juan Manuel Vázquez Sánchez / ATP Ingenieros / DM Ingeniería
  • Structure: José Antonio Hernández Cañadas / QL Ingeniería / ALIVA Ingenieros
  • Acoustic: Sonen
  • Construction: DRAGADOS TECOPSA
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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.

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In October 2011, the building’s Community of Owners announced a competition of ideas to select the most appropriate project for the reconstruction of

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Loft 5.04 / smlxl

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  • Architects: smlxl
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Klára Valová
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: BoysPlayNice
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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

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S1 House / Evelop Arquitectura

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  • Project Director: Arq. Eduardo Arturo González Hernández
  • Project Coordinator: Arq. Betsabe Ramos Fernández
  • Structure Engineer : Ing. Mauricio Martínez Alanís
  • Collaborators: Lic. Diego Rodríguez Billerbeck, Bernardo Miranda Miranda, Ing. José Alfonso Murillo Gudiño

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< p class="p1"> 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.

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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

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Create Café / Nadine Engelbrecht Architect

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  • Client: Charmaine Freyer of Alpine Attitude Boutique Hotel
  • Main Contractor: EJ Fourie Projects
  • Steel Contractor (Main Structure): Ranco Ondernemings
  • 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

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House in Intermares / Manoel Farias Arquitetura

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  • Architecture: Manoel Farias Arquitetura
  • Location: Intermares, Brazil
  • Auhtor: Manoel Farias
  • Area: 204.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Manu Franca
  • Construction : Absoluta Engenharia
  • Structure: Ana Cláudia Leão Borges
  • Electrical Project: Elaine Lígia Lacerda de Farias
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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 ...".

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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

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Premier Flat / Cité Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Cité Arquitetura
  • Localization: Queimados, RJ, Brazil
  • Main Architect: Celso Rayol
  • Authors: Celso Rayol, Fernando Costa
  • Area: 9086.31 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Alessandro Giraldi
  • 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
  • Structure: Vertiko
  • Installations: OF Caran
  • Fire Control: Kitfire
  • Air Conditioning: Ar Frio
  • Renders: Vertex 3D
  • Client: Zoneng Engenharia
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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

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Cima House / GARZA IGA Arquitectos

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  • Architects: GARZA IGA Arquitectos
  • Localization: Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: GARZA IGA Arquitectos
  • Area: 465.0 m2
  • Year Project: 2017
  • Other Participants: Comité de proyectos (interiorismo)
  • Collaborators: Daniela Garza, Eduardo Iga, Lucia Soto, Daniel Leos, Estefania Cota, Rogelio Borunda, Alejandra Nevarez, Susana Rendon

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. 

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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

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ED Cabin / Lorena Troncoso Valencia

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  • Architects: Lorena Troncoso Valencia
  • Location: Pinto, Chile
  • Area: 105.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Cristóbal Caro
  • Construction : Constructora Bocaz
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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.

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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.

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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.

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The project is conceived

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La Remunta Buildings Restoration / Ravetllat-Ribas

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  • Architects: Ravetllat-Ribas
  • Location: Parc de La Remunta, 3, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas
  • Area: 3042.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula
  • Other Participants: Toledo-Villareal AT, STATIC Ingeniería, César Díaz
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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. 

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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. 

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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

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Design Alley / R79

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  • Architects: R79
  • Location: Emiliano Zapata Nte, 97129 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Roberto Ramírez Pizarro
  • Area: 270.0 m2
  • Year Project: 2016
  • Photography : David Cervera Castro
  • Collaborators: Daniela Alvarez, Valentina Losa, Gerardo Trejo.
  • Construction: Nestor Ordaz.
  • Iluminación: Maribel Morales.
  • Paisajismo: Roger Evia
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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

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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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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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