APR House / Studio AG Arquitetura

5 days 20 hours ago
© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti
  • Architects: Studio AG Arquitetura
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Amanda Castro, Giovana Giosa
  • Team: Amanda Jardim
  • Area: 150.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ricardo Bassetti
  • Engineering: GKS Engenharia
© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti

Text description provided by the architects. The house was designed for a young couple, newly married, who loves to host. She is an architect and her husband own a restaurant. The parti was to fully integrate the environments to increase amplitude, bringing an airy and well-lit space, since the old house was very small and segmented. An open kitchen and a garden were also designed, creating space to spend time with their friends.

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Brandlhuber + Emde . Burlon + Muck Petzet

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Brandlhuber + Emde . Burlon + Muck Petzet
Terrassenhaus . Berlin Brandlhuber + Emde . Burlon + Muck Petzet . photos: © Erica Overmeer . + archdaily Located in Berlin-Wedding, the multi-use atelier and gallery building combines different forms of usage. Although the area has no binding land-use plan, a regulation from 1958 only permits the construction of commercial buildings. Yet at the … Continue reading Brandlhuber + Emde . Burlon + Muck Petzet
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Zona para profesionales de la arquitectura, la ingeniería y el interiorismo en BBConstrumat ’19

5 days 21 hours ago

Imagen de aportación en el área de Zona Centros tecnológicos y universidades de BBConstrumat 2017.

En la próxima edición de BBConstrumat, que tendrá lugar en Barcelona entre el 14 y el 17 de mayo de 2019, se estrena un espacio dedicado a la oferta de servicios de los profesionales de arquitectura, ingeniería e interiorismo: The Professional Spot, iniciativa que ha recibido el apoyo de todos los colegios nacionales.

El objetivo es favorecer el encuentro y el conocimiento mutuo entre las empresas expositoras de productos y materiales con los arquitectos, ingenieros o interioristas, del que pueden surgir nuevas oportunidades de colaboración.

El área tendrá un impacto especial porque en esta edición todas las zonas comunes se han encargado al arquitecto Josep Ferrando que, en línea con su continuado análisis sobre las exigencias de los materiales, ya ha anunciado que los utilizados para esta instalación efímera van a intentar ser didácticos respecto a la manera de entender la construcción y van a tener un ciclo de vida mayor que los días que dura la feria.

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Canada's Best Architecture of 2018 Recognized by Canadian Architect Magazine

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Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine Idea Exchange Old Post Office / RDH Architects. Image via Canadian Architect Magazine

Canadian Architect has announced the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence program. Now in its 51st year, the awards are “the highest recognition for excellence in the design stage in the Canadian architectural sector.” Celebrating unbuilt and student work, the awards place emphasis on design ambition, innovation, and social and environmental sustainability.

This year, fourteen entries were recognized from a pool of 190 professional and student submissions. The winners, featured below, were divided into Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Student Awards of Excellence, and the inaugural Photo Award of Excellence.

Award of Excellence

Windermere Fire Station 31 / gh3* with S2 Architecture

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Urban Lofts / Bureau Fraai + BNLA Architecten

5 days 22 hours ago
© Studio de Nooyer © Studio de Nooyer
  • Architects: BNLA Architecten, Bureau Fraai
  • Location: Maassluisstraat, 1062 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects: Daniel Aw, Rikjan Scholten (Bureau Fraai) | Eric Lemstra, Arjen Bloem (BNLA architecten)
  • Area: 129.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Studio de Nooyer
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What 6 British Cities Could Have Looked Like

5 days 23 hours ago
Unbuilt London. Image © QuickQuid / Neomam Unbuilt London. Image © QuickQuid / Neomam

A historic hotbed of architectural styles and a current architectural capital of the world, cities in the United Kingdom are awash with iconic buildings from the Georgian, Neoclassical, and contemporary era. Such buildings, from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol to the Southbank in London, have come to define the cities in which they stand, drawing the eyes of tourists and designers alike from around the world.

It is therefore an interesting exercise to examine what these cities would look like if such structures didn’t exist. To this end, Neomam Studios has partnered with QuickQuid to produce a series of images demonstrating what six British cities could have looked like, resurrecting some of Britain’s most surprising unbuilt structures.

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Casa Zupe / Iván Bravo Arquitecto + Bruno Giliberto

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© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld
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How to Judge a Building: Does it Make you Feel More, Or Less Alive?

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via Wikimedia. ImageSelgas Cano's Pavilion at the 2018 Brugge Triennale via Wikimedia. ImageSelgas Cano's Pavilion at the 2018 Brugge Triennale

This extract was originally published on Common Edge as "The Legacy of Christopher Alexander: Criteria for an Intelligent Architecture."

In his monumental four-volume book, The Nature of Order, Christopher Alexander talks about an intelligent architecture, responsive to human needs and sensibilities through adaptation to existing buildings and nature. This is a new way of viewing the world—a way of connecting to it, and to ourselves—yet it is very much the same as the most ancient ways of connecting.

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Stone Houses in Cáceres / Tuñón Arquitectos

6 days 2 hours ago
© Tuñón Arquitectos © Tuñón Arquitectos
  • Architects: Emilio Tuñón and Carlos Martínez Albornoz
  • Location: Cáceres, Spain
  • Area: 484.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tuñón Arquitectos
  • Collaborators: Albert Palazón, Victoria López Cabezas, Jose Miguel Martín, Inés García De Paredes, Miguel Cayuelas Del Barrio, Andrés Regueiro, Javier Chávez Muñoz and Julia Díaz Beca
  • Structures: Alfonso Gómez Gaite
  • Installations: Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Quantity Surveyor: José Carlos Pozo
  • Landscaping: Benavides Laperche
  • Contractor: FISSA

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OFFICE

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BBP brewery . Brussels OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen Office KGDVS wins brewery 2.0, an architecture competition to install a XXIst century brewery, with a capacity of 35.000 hectoliters, the equivalent of 10 million bottles per year. All of its production, including the permanent beers brewed so far by its brewing partner, will be … Continue reading OFFICE
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Peter Barber's Adventurously Eccentric London Architecture

6 days 3 hours ago
© Peter Barber Architects © Peter Barber Architects

London architecture today, for all the big-hitters that dominate the headlines (Foster, Rogers, Heatherwick), finds its richness in small studios. Peter Barber leads one such studio, where for the past 30 years he has led the development of some of the city’s most sensitive housing and housing developments.

Among these are McGrath Road, a small development in Stratford, East London that reworks the traditional back-to-back housing model for a local council. The typology, prominent in the 19th century but unpopular in later years due to its lack of a garden, is a perfect fit for senior housing. In Barber’s scheme, the tightly packed homes are gathered around a shared courtyard, allowing residents to move smoothly between public and private space in the development.

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Two Student Teams are Announced as the Winners of International VELUX Award 2018

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Courtesy of Velux Courtesy of Velux

The International VELUX Award 2018 sought to highlight the work of architecture students around the globe who challenge the use of daylight in built environments. The award, titled “Light of Tomorrow,” was launched in 2004 and is awarded biennially for creative interpretation, exploration, and investigation of daylight in built environments. This year, the winners were selected from over 600 submissions.

The project winner in the category of “Daylight in Buildings” studied the traditional construction of contemporary buildings, their geometries, and their window placement to isolate the limitations of these contractions and propose new methods of building that maximize the natural light penetration and shadow play. The submission, titled “Light Forms Juggler,” is by Anastasia Maslova from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering in Russia.

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The Forest House / Bloc Architects

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© Peter Oravecz © Peter Oravecz
  • Architects: Bloc Architects
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Lead Architect: David Nelson
  • Interior Architect: Bloc architects
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Peter Oravecz
  • Structural Engineer: Bischoff Ramphal
  • Contractor: Stefcon
© Peter Oravecz © Peter Oravecz

Text description provided by the architects. The Forest House is an exploration into materiality, light and the integration of architecture into the landscape. Situated in an exclusive forest estate in Durban, South Africa, the forest house strives to frame the landscape with clean horizontal lines.

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PLP Begins Construction on Tower Ten Expansion to Amsterdam's World Trade Center

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Tower Ten. Image Courtesy of PLP Architecture Tower Ten. Image Courtesy of PLP Architecture

PLP Architecture’s Tower Ten, the new expansion of the World Trade Center Amsterdam, officially began construction last week. The ground breaking ceremony was launched by deputy director Sandra Thesing of the City of Amsterdam and Ronald van der Waals of CBRE Global Investors. Located in the Zuidas central business district, the project will create a radically different appearance from its predecessor, adding 32,000 sqm of new office space and amenities in the process.

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Terrassenhaus Berlin / Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon + Muck Petzet

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© Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer
  • Architects: Brandlhuber, Emde, Burlon, Muck Petzet
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team: Luise Angelmaier, Sarina Arnold, Pierre Alexandre Bardat, Tünde Bognar, Romina Falk, Ilaria Giacomini, Tobias Hönig, Korbinian Luderböck, Callum McGregor, Martha Michalski, Birgit Müller, Alexine Sammut, Eva Sievert Asmussen, Markus Rampl, Christian Rapp, Javiera Sanhueza, Naomi Steinhagen, Tareq Tamimi, Eugenio Thiella, Duy An Tran, Jacopo Vantini, Lukas Vögel, Marco Wagner, Wolfram Winter, Ksenija Zdesar, Natalia Zhukova
  • Area: 3396.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Erica Overmeer

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A Country House in Chievo / studio wok

6 days 7 hours ago
© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi
  • Architects: studio wok
  • Location: Verona, Italy
  • Lead Architects: Marcello Bondavalli, Nicola Brenna and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue
  • Area: 250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Simone Bossi
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210 Residential Apartment / Negin Shahr Ayandeh

6 days 8 hours ago
© Deed Studio © Deed Studio
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Heytea Daydreamer / A.A.N ARCHITECTS

6 days 9 hours ago
© Zeng Zhe © Zeng Zhe
  • Architects: A.A.N ARCHITECTS
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Lead Architect: Junjie Yan
  • Design Team: Keyan Tan, Xiaoling Zheng, Yuxing Yi, Yinghua Wen,Heng Du, Shaozhen Zhuo, Luolin Zhang, Kai Xu
  • Area: 486.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Zeng Zhe
  • Construction Drawing: Muland Studio
  • Lighting Consultant: Pingyong Zhong,Nengjian Li
  • Heytea Dp1 Location: F1, Uniwalk ,99 new Lake Road, Baoan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Heytea Dp2 Location: No. 5001, Huanggang Road, Shenye Shangcheng South District, Phase 3, T3078, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Heytea Dp3 Location: No. 5, Xiancun Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong ,China
  • Heytea Dp1 Area: 190 sqm
  • Heytea Dp2 Area: 140 sqm
  • Heytea Dp3 Area: 156 sqm
  • Client: HEYTEA
  • Commercial Plan: Da Shu Hao Food Research Bureau

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