Lodève Museum / Projectiles

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  • 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
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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

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HÒA House / KHUÔN Studio

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  • Architects: KHUÔN Studio
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Huynh Anh Tuan, Nguyen An Hoa, Nguyen Do Hoang Nam, Nguyen Xuan Truong
  • Project Year: 2018
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Text description provided by the architects. In the beginning, our team was intrigued by the peculiar site of this house, which is formed by two small lots joined by a juncture of over one meter in width. This bridge acts as an important connection of living spaces in the residence.

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The brief requires the integration of three rooms for rent, which need to be easily managed by the owner yet having separated access. In addition, effective ventilation, natural lighting, and microclimate are also of top priority. In order to meet these challenges, our team has carried out careful research to come up with the optimal layout.  

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  • Architects: KHUÔN Studio
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Huynh Anh Tuan, Nguyen An Hoa, Nguyen Do Hoang Nam, Nguyen Xuan Truong
  • Project Year: 2018
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Text description provided by the architects. In the beginning, our team was intrigued by the peculiar site of this house, which is formed by two small lots joined by a juncture of over one meter in width. This bridge acts as an important connection of living spaces in the residence.

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The brief requires the integration of three rooms for rent, which need to be easily managed by the owner yet having separated access. In addition, effective ventilation, natural lighting, and microclimate are also of top priority. In order to meet these challenges, our team has carried out careful research to come up with the optimal layout.  

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MONOARCHI Shanghai Office / MONOARCHI

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  • Architects: MONOARCHI
  • Location: No.33, Lane 506, Jianguo (w) Road, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects: Xiaochao Song, Keming Wang
  • Area: 90.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ripei Qiu, Xiaodan Song, Fan Sun
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< p class="Body"> Text description provided by the architects. MONOARCHI is a young architecture design company based in Shanghai. The office is located at the core of the Former Shanghai French Concession. The original neighborhood is referred to the buildings Britain and Spain back in the 1940s. After more a hundred years of history, the neighborhood still retains the peace. As an important witness of the history of Shanghai, it is listed as a protective historical building. The existing neighborhood is a residential area, we, as architects who are obsessed with working in spaces with stories, renovated a
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Starr Atrium / LPA

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  • Architects: LPA
  • Location: Irvine, CA, United States
  • Design Principal: Rick D’Amato, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Damon Dusterhoft, AIA
  • Design Lead: Keith Hempel, AIA
  • Design Team: Brenda Beza, Erik Holliday, Jack Li
  • Area: 25286.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Costea Photography, Inc.
  • Landscape Design: LPA, Inc.
  • Civil Engineering: LPA, Inc.
  • Structural Engineering: LPA, Inc.
  • Mep Engineering: LPA, Inc.
  • General Contractors: DPR Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. The key element of the campus renovation for Edwards Lifesciences, an industry-leading medical device maker, is the LEED Platinum, 22,000-square-foot Starr Atrium, which created a bridge between two existing office buildings and provides a dramatic new entry to the corporate headquarters. The atrium serves as a gathering point, social area and collaborative space for the company’s team. The atrium is also used as a venue for hosting events, including product launches and company meetings, requiring

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Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Dom Armando Lombardi - Vila Progredior, São Paulo - SP, 03178-200, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diego Revollo
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Alain Brugier
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Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 

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Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Dom Armando Lombardi - Vila Progredior, São Paulo - SP, 03178-200, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diego Revollo
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Alain Brugier
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Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 

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Handed by the builder almost without walls and already with the mezzanine, the apartment did not need a great

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3BOX92 / Stephane Malka Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. Located in Boulogne Billancourt (district 92), on Paris’s western area, 3Box92 is a 2 floor vertical extension constructed on an 19th century existing building.Entirely built with prefabricated systems, the room units are stacked one to another, creating mass superpositions, voids and double heights.

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This building is entirely sustainable, and has been made with natural and recyclable materials. Its wooden structure is certified from responsibly managed forests, and has been built without any nuisance in our workshops, in extremely short time thanks to our patented panels and unique techniques of prefabrication. These patents were achieved in collaboration with a team of ingeneers and specialists from “Les Toits du Monde”

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Refurbishment and Extension of the Goethe Institute / Henchion Reuter Architects

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  • Project Management: IPC Talkenberger Gmbh
  • Architect & Generalplanner : Henchion Reuter Architects
  • Conservation Architect : Shaffrey Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor : Leonard and Williams
  • Structural Engineer : Brunner Engineers
  • M&E Engineers : IN2 Engineers
  • Fire Consultant : Michael Slattery Assocates
  • Façade Consultant : Murphy Façade Solutions
  • Landcape : TTT (Thirtythreetrees)
  • Acoustic Engineers : Awn Ltd
  • Assigned Certifier : ORS
  • Archaeologist: Courtney Deery Heritage Consultancy Ltd.
  • Contractor: Stewarts ltd
  • Client : Bundesamt Fuer Bauwesen und Raumordnung
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Text description provided by the architects. Until recently, the Goethe Institute in Dublin was split between a Georgian house on Merrion Square, which houses the cultural programme and another Georgian house on nearby Fitzwilliam Square, which housed the language school. This construction project relocates both functions

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ISOROPIA / Center for Information Technology and Architecture

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  • Architects: Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, Yuliya Sinke Baranovskaya, Vasiliki Fragkia, Rune Noël Meedom Meldgaard Bjørnson-Langen, Sebastian Gatz
  • Location: Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Area: 79.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Anders Ingvartsen
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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

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Arts Center / taller de arquitectura de bogotá

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  • Architects: taller de arquitectura de bogotá
  • Location: Cl. 202 #56-50, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Author Architects: Daniel Bonilla y Marcela Albornoz
  • Design Team: Andrés Gutierrez, Adriana Hernández, David Kita, Rodrigo Montoya, Juliana Lozano, Mauricio Patiño, Cristian Echeverría
  • Area: 2816.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila, Sergio Gómez
  • Intervention And General Direction: EXACTA Proyecto Total
  • Structure: IPI
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Text description provided by the architects. The building has an interesting dual relationship, the first floor is used for music and dance, while the second floor accommodates plastic arts. The two levels (and therefore the programmatic areas) are linked by a generous open-air (covered) grand staircase-hall-gallery which articulates and simultaneously acts as a meeting, performance and exhibition space.

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Brick was chosen as the predominant material for the building, as the Arts Center sought to be integrated with the existing classroom buildings.

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La Rúa House Extension / MeTROarquitectura

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  • Architects: MeTROarquitectura
  • Location: La Rúa, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
  • Author Architect: Javier Dasdores de Armas
  • Design Team: Javier Dasdores de Armas
  • Area: 421.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Julio Carreño Guillén
  • Construction: Construcciones Mencey, S.L.
  • Structural Calculation: C+C Consultores
  • Rigger: Isabel Nichaldas Nazco
  • Promotors: Carmen Nieves, Meri Báez Hernández
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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.

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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.

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House in Palacio / Ideo arquitectura

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  • Construction: Unai Instalaciones
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Text description provided by the architects. This housing forms a part of a former palace in the heart of Madrid constructed in the middle of the 18th century. Before the reform, the high ceilings, the massive walls and the structure of wood, they were remaining hidden by an endless number of partitions that were dividing in excess the space. The aim of our intervention has been to open the housing in its entirety. Eliminating all the walls and the false ceilings, we have obtained a wide and fluid space that recovers the lordly aspect that had in his moment. Lounge, dining room and kitchen join in one space. The distribution of the latter develops about a black island that, for

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  • Construction: Unai Instalaciones
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Text description provided by the architects. This housing forms a part of a former palace in the heart of Madrid constructed in the middle of the 18th century. Before the reform, the high ceilings, the massive walls and the structure of wood, they were remaining hidden by an endless number of partitions that were dividing in excess the space. The aim of our intervention has been to open the housing in its entirety. Eliminating all the walls and the false ceilings, we have obtained a wide and fluid space that recovers the lordly aspect that had in his moment. Lounge, dining room and kitchen join in one space. The distribution of the latter develops about a black island that, for

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AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

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Designed shortly before Zaha Hadid left the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)—led by Rem Koolhaas—to found her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects, the proposed extension for the Dutch Parliament firmly rejects the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Rather than mimic the style of the existing historic buildings, OMA elected to pay tribute to the complex’s accretive construction by inserting a collection of visibly postmodern, geometric elements. These new buildings, unapologetic products of the late 1970s, would have served as unmistakable indicators of the passage of time, creating a graphic reminder of the Parliament’s long history.
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The complex that houses the Dutch Parliament, known as the Binnenhof, is situated in the heart of The Hague – The Netherland’s

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Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture

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  • Architects: Kube Architecture
  • Location: Washington D. C., United States
  • Lead Architects: Richard Loosle Ortega, Janet Bloomberg
  • Area: 2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Greg Powers
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Text description provided by the architects. The Owners, a couple in their mid-70's, purchased this home to start their lives together. They got engaged after they bought the house, and got married in the house while it was under construction. They love to cook and collect art, so the palette of white walls and black steel is both a metaphor for salt and pepper, as well as a setting for framing their artwork. Pops of color highlight the colors in their art collection.

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The house is organized around a central core containing service spaces, which creates a seamless flow along the perimeter, with major spaces facing front and back. The existing house was stripped

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CABB Auditorium / GRHOUND OFFICE

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  • Architects: GRHOUND OFFICE
  • Location: Sarmiento 54, B8000 Bahía Blanca, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Author Architects: María del Pilar Boland, Graciana De Bernardi, Abel Korsmit
  • Area: 245.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ramiro Sosa
  • Acoustic Adviser: Antonio Luaces de TL Acoustic
  • Text: Mariana Piqué
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Text description provided by the architects. The project of the Auditorium of the CABB resulted from a request to renovate a large disused space on the first floor of a neo-academic heritage building in the city of Bahia Blanca. It had been recently acquired by the College and had functioned as the headquarters of the newspaper ‘The New Province’ since the beginning of the twentieth century. A new wooden-paneled frame was introduced inside the masonry frame, twice the pre-existing height, to form a double cavity. The new prism created was adjusted in proportion to the overall structure, thereby managing

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PH Freire / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto

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  • Structural Advisor: Eng. Eduardo Diner
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Text description provided by the architects. The proposal for the reform is born with the investment of the program, the social part is taken to the upper floor in contact with the terrace and the private area of ​​bedrooms to the ground floor with its two small patios.

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The apartment is located in the lung of the block, accessing through the common corridor. Limited by walls, it is "enclosed" in a context of heterogeneous constructions of low height.

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Seeking to enhance the pre-existing unevenness in the first level between interior and exterior the living room is extended on the terrace, in different

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NUB / Amunt

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  • Architects: Amunt
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lead Architects: Sonja Nagel, Jan Theissen
  • Area: 280.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Brigida González
  • Structural Engineer: Reinhard Kaltenbach
  • Construction Supervisor: Guido Reicherter
  • Cabinet Maker: Rainer Rapp
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Text description provided by the architects. After a long search, a couple with two children purchased a townhouse in a workers’ housing estate in Stuttgart. The house – which originally dates from the 1930s and was reconstructed in the 1950s – is built on a sloping site typical for Stuttgart. With its small, roughly square plan of 6.85 x 7.30 meters, it rises like a tower four stories above the property. The house is entered from a small front yard on the north side. The ground floor was too small to accommodate a kitchen, living room, and dining area for the family and also had no direct access to

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Café Parallel / TEMP

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  • Architects: TEMP
  • Location: Guloudong Street #231, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team: Howard Jiho Kim, Dakyung Hwang, Zhenkun Cai, Xiaojing Guo, Zhihua Chen
  • Area: 40.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Weiqi Jin
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Text description provided by the architects. Beijing-based architecture studio, TEMP has designed a café in the old hutong area near the Drum Tower, Beijng. Café Parallel occupies an old wood structured space that was close to being collapsed. Reinforced with steel structures and refinished with bricks, cement, and metal mesh, it has been renovated into a modern café.

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Grey bricks are the choice of material for its exterior as they are the most commonly used around this neighborhood locally. They are laid in a way that emphasizes the horizontal parallel lines adding an extra depth to the façade. Two south-facing glazed openings, a swinging door and a window

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