From the architect. Responding to a mixed-used program of living and working a shell was implemented into the ample volume of the existing industrial building. The newly introduced structure is detached from the ground floor only connecting through a cantilevering staircase. It defines a top and a bottom, creating a living space and one dedicated to working.
The semi-public working space on the ground floor is left very raw and open almost untreated.The newly introduced hovering structure by contrast has a very warm ambiance evoked by wooden surfaces and its sunbathed interiors.
It comprises on the first floor a spacious living and dining area with a kitchen opening
Construction Supervisor: Doan Van Khang, Bui Thanh Tung
From the architect. In Vietnam, recent years, the house built in advance in new urban areas is popular. Although these urban areas are often located at beautiful position, the project owners do not often adequately investigate the needs and living habits of Vietnamese when building hundreds villas. They are mostly affected by the French architectural style which makes the buyers often reconstruct the space inside house.
This house is a case. One difference from the neighbor's house is that it is connected from two Semi-D. Fence separating
From the architect. The development, Koops Mill, successfully resolves the complex historic and industrial context in the heart of the Capital. The ‘brownfield’ development is a template for successful urban design at a time of acute housing shortage. The building provides innovative high quality contemporary accommodation of excellent value for money within a competitive market place.
Project and Site Location A mixed use development comprising two ground floor commercial units totalling 2,475 sq/ft, two 1-bed, three 2-bed, two 3-bed residential flats and a standalone studio house. The ‘brownfield’ development is located to the rear of Neckinger Mills at 162-164 Abbey Street. The site is within 10 minute walk to Bermondsey Station and the Design Museum on the river front, and walking
From the architect. The respective space lies in a post-industrial quarter situated in the center of Gliwice.
The compact space, just 20 m2, has housed numerous endeavors, including an antique shop and porter's office. The main entrance can be found inside the gateway.
Upon demolition, the property was revealed to harbor an added space above the ceiling, extending the interior height to nearly five meters.
This discovery allowed for the office to be situated on two floors. The first floor doubles as both a conference room and lounge, while the second floor acts as the workspace and archive.
The Christchurch North Methodist Church has existed on this site for at least 100 years. However, due to damage sustained in the September 2010 and February 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, the church complex has been demolished, leaving a cleared site.
The limited construction budget has been the primary factor in targeting a minimalistic approach in the design. The intentional restriction of use of details and materials helped to achieve a stronger expression of architecture without exceeding costs. The clearly defined form enhances the contemplative atmosphere of the space, emphasising its predominant function.
The key landmarks of the site have direct impact on
Structural Engineer (Names And Contact Details): AKI II
From the architect. BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed the 2,510 sq m refurbishment of Yalding House in Fitzrovia on behalf of British Land. The refurbished building will provide stylish office space as well as a restaurant unit on the ground floor and basement.
For over 60 years, from 1952 to 2013, Yalding House was the home to BBC Radio’s Music Department, housing Radio 3 and Radio 1, as well as the BBC Central Music Library.
BuckleyGrayYeoman’s comprehensive refurbishment of the 1930s office building inserts a new core into a redundant lightwell to modernise the circulation and facilities of the building.
From the architect. Rua do Medio is a predominantly residential street, parallel to the Rua de San Pedro, French Camino entrance to the historic city and main artery of the district of the same name. A neighborhood that is reference within the city for its social and functional diversity .
The refurbishment was based in a main 3 floor construction between party and an attic. In the back facade, above the tradicional structure, a decontextualized extension increases the closed area of the first floor and enable a terrace on the second floor.
The uninhabited construction, did not have the minimum conditions
From the architect. The project is a collection of new ‘agricultural’ style buildings at the threshold between the formal garden of the main house and meadow beyond in a small Northamptonshire village.
The brief asked for the demolition of an existing garage, a garden store and the remains of an old piggery. In their place our clients asked for a ‘Studio’ building’ with catering facilities and a bathroom, where our clients might ‘go away’ for the weekend, a garden storage building with room for an office at one end, a carport and a greenhouse.
Taking the original piggery walls as a cue, we created a series of new walls of various heights and orientations
Project Management: Stevens van Dijck, Zoetermeer (NL)
Stability, Mep, Fire Safety, Acoustics, Sustainability: Antea Group, Heerenveen (NL)
General Contractor: Heijmans Utiliteitsbouw, Drachten (NL)
From the architect. radical refurbishment de resident
The Dutch government office block De Resident in The Hague has recently undergone a radical refurbishment. The modernizing has been designed by a collaboration between cepezed architects (atrium and design coordination), HofmanDujardin (interior) and engineering firm the Antea Group (stability, MEP, fire safety, acoustics and sustainability).
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The central government is slimming down in size. Also because of this, it is more and more directed towards flexible work (place) concepts. Additionally
Authorized Person, Structural Engineer: David S.K. Au & Associates Ltd.
Building Services Engineer: K’fan Services Co.
Quantity Surveyor: Beria Consultants Ltd.
Main Contractor: P&T; Construction and Engineering Co. Ltd.
Fit Out Contractor: Art Construction Limited
From the architect. The Bridged-House design links two existing houses of different ages and styles as one, spatially, aesthetically and spiritually, while keeping the identity of two houses for the two generations. One major challenge is their being segregated horizontally by the existing long swimming pool, and vertically by a 3m level-change between their living-room floors.
The landscape plinths are demolished for a generous Middle Garden stretching the site’s depth. The swimming pool, with all enclosing walls taken down, overflows to form a backdrop for
From the architect. The design objective of St Kilda East House was to create a family home that allowed and represented through its built form, two generations comfortably living together with a balance of privacy and family interaction. The house needed to function as a typical family home with levels of privacy and intimacy appropriate to shared living.
We wanted our design and the language of the project to represent these different expressions in era and lifestyle of the clients through materiality and form. This framework allowed for the juxtaposition of elements like the steel bay window (street facing) against its heritage backdrop and the clear delineation between the kitchen mass and its outer walls as it
From the architect. This spacious loft is located in the Poznań city center, near the Stary Browar (Old Brewery) shopping, arts and business center. Tomek, the owner, is a young, active thirty-some-year old male working in the internet service industry. He has always dreamt of living in an open and comfortable space with no strictly defined borders. Like his idol, the main character of the popular nineties tv series “Nash Bridges”.
This attic space was previously occupied by a local business. Fortunately it was not neglected or damaged as can happen with abandoned attics. Nevertheless it required a lot of hard work to bring it to the present condition. The hardest part was restoration of the original wooden floor
From the architect. This house is located in the surroundings of Sondrio on the Orobic Alps at about 1000 meters of altitude. The customer requests were to transform an existing ruin, realized in bricks of concrete, into a residence, that had the most solar radiation and lighting in the livingroom and, at the same time, a view toward the bottom of the valley. In those circumstances, after a careful analysis of the context, of the possibilities in terms of exposure, of the study of the sunlight and the study of technologies and of the values of the mountain architecture, I realized the project through a reinterpretations, in a modern key, of the construction techniques and
‘Platform_monsant’ project is located at a small residential area in Aeweol, Jeju, where quiet communities are situated far away from the cities. This area in Jeju Island is still holding the original characteristic of the volcanic island which has had broad open space and native plants. We hoped this building would be integrated to the surrounding landscape as a starting point of this project.
Our goal was not to emphasize the architecture by landscape, but to highlight the landscape by architecture. The existing nature reserve at the south and west of the site, and the steep downward hill oriented toward the back of the reserve enabled us to establish a direction of response: respecting the existing
Specificity: Collective heating system and solar panels on the roof of the new building
From the architect. At a stone’s throw from the Centre Pompidou, the building complex at 25 rue Michel le Comte is located within the Marais Historical Protection and Restoration Zone (PSMV).
Constructed between the 17th and 20th centuries, it serves as a classic example of a city that was built up through the centuries by subsequent additions of buildings. In addition to the rehabilitation of the complex foreseen in the program, Atelier du Pont proposed to reconstruct a new building within the heart of
From the architect. This project engages with issues of extended family dwelling, spatial flexibility, and adaptive reuse.
The Water Factory involves the refurbishment and residential conversion of a late 19th century industrial warehouse building of individual heritage significance. Located in North Fitzroy the building previously contained businesses such as a jam factory, aerated water factory, advertising agency and engineering consultancy.
This was primarily an interior project: the footprint of the two storey building coincides with the site boundaries and the significant heritage constraints limited options for altering the external envelope of the building.
From the architect. FREAKS in association with graphic design studio FORMABOOM has won last July the competition organized by the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine to set up, within the east wing of the Palais de Chaillot, a new permanent venue dedicated to architecture exhibition and debates among invited French and foreign architecture practices that has opened last October 2015.
Named “Plateforme de la création architecturale”, this new place aims to confront architects' thinking and methodology in a shape of a battle through both an exhibition and a cycle of debates following a programming of 3 months cycles.
The Platform hosts three distinct programs : exhibition, debates and historical research. For those three programs FREAKS and FORMABOOM have
From the architect. Bubble Studios was planned as a creative factory of 5000m2, a place for meeting and cyclic exchange between four sets for photography and filming (underwater studio, a rooftop, a studio with operable roof and another with large dimensions for formidable productions) corporate events, art gallery and offices of companies in the fields of advertising, event production, architecture, modeling agency, among others.
The name designated for the studio is, undoubtedly, a foretaste of the atmosphere that permeates the building, a single bubble with a creative, original and innovative capacity that seeks to be change from within, and influence the rest through his innovative thinking. In a city overwhelmed by the accelerated lifestyle, Bubble Studios serves as a
From the architect. In a landscape where every small village from afar can be identified by the silhouette of its own church tower, Nieuw-Bergen lacked such a clear landmark. Recently, this need was granted by providing the realization of a landmark building that is part of the village renewal plan. This 'Landmark' is at the core of the plan and marks the marketplace as a clear, central collective space. The public tower offers views of the surrounding nature reserve. It is a combination between a high, abstract tower and a low base. It accommodates a catering facility, such