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Archive for October, 2011

Youth Centre in Lille, France / by JDS Architects

YOUTH CENTRE IN LILLE, FRANCE / by JDS Architects

JDS Architects have just signed the contract to execute their first French project for the city of Lille. The Lille project emerges from the idea of creating an urban catalyst, accommodating three distinct programmes on a triangular site. By placing a program in each point of the triangle, we offer maximum privacy while allowing them a closeness and continuity of space, organized around a garden, like a cloister of calm in the center of the city. The lifting of the mass of the programme at the corners illuminates and activates the adjacent public spaces and creates a continuity from outside to inside of the building.
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Fractal Café at Boston University Building in Sydney / by Tony Owen

Fractal Café at Boston University Building in Sydney / by Tony Owen

Tony Owen Partners has just completed the Fractal Café in Sydney. The café is located in the ground floor of the recently completed Boston University Student Housing building. The rear of BU is located on a narrow laneway in the city. It was a feature of the original design, that building was the cut back at ground level to widen the laneway and create a public square. The new Café addresses this square.
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Skyscrapers bridge PONTMARE, Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

Skyscrapers bridge PONTMARE, Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]
The city of Valencia is suffering an economic and cultural development very important in recent years, which is resulting in a recycling process model and growth of the city. Among many other projects, perhaps the most ambitious is finally connecting Valencia to the sea. The southern part of the river is beginning to consolidate, and instead, the north, take longer, since you have to remodel and recycling, an urban and consolidated.
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BIG Transforms Transitlager in Switzerland

BIG wins an invited competition to renovate and extend an existing 1960′s concrete warehouse situated in a Basel industrial district which is being transformed into an alternative Arts District.

BIG Transforms Transitlager in Switzerland

Located in Basel’s upcoming Dreispitz neighborhood, which is envisioned as an attractive and inviting urban quarter in Herzog de Meuron’s master plan from 2003, the existing 18.000 m2 ”Transitlager” built in the late 1960s is to be renovated and extended by up to 7.000 m2 for residential and arts related purposes. The development is undertaken by Basel-based real estate group N�esch Development for the Christoph Merian Foundation with the assistance of the UBS investment company Balintra AG. The winning entry which included engineers Bollinger Grohmann and HL Technik was chosen among proposals from Harry Gugger Studio and Lacaton Vassal among others.
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Nuñez House in Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

Nuñez House in Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

[Google-transated from Spanish]
The housing typology is inspired by Renaissance palaces. A small perforated flat facade to the north, and a facade with a large glazed area to the south. In the center of the housing has a oval courtyard provides daylight. Therefore, in winter the house is lit by large windows in the south and in summer, covered the windows, the house is lit up through the central courtyard. Thus the house stays warm in winter and cool in summer. In the center is covered central courtyard has a fountain and a water spray to increase the ability of bioclimatic architectural system refresh.
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Residential Complex “Sol i Vert” in Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

Residential Complex Sol i Vert in Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]
The housing project has 4 heights, and are attached together, forming a set of blocks with central courtyards. These courtyards are the source of fresh air that will cover all homes, refreshing in its path. The ground floor houses the garage, first floor the living area, the second floor children’s bedrooms and the top floor, the bedroom of the parents.

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Departamento Toronjos, México D.F. / by Art Arquitectos


© Marisol Paredes

Art Arquitectos developed the interior project for this apartment of 304 square meters. A small, shapely wood paneled hall isolates the door of the elevator; the living room and dining room are open and divided by a large sill and it support a sculpture. There is a wall that becomes a bar on the side of the antechamber while, on the other side, it is an item furniture for housing de TV. Sleek built-in boxes are used to define these areas with indirect perimeter light and direct light guided on to the points of greater relevance.
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Marthagården Day Care Centre in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen / by LETH & GORI

A team consisting of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Leth & Gori Architects, Marianne Levinsen Landscape with Henrik Larsen and Jørgen Nielsen engineers have won the competition for Marthagården day care centre in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

Marthagården Day Care Centre in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen / by LETH & GORI

The project includes the renovation and transformation of two existing buildings and an extension facilitating groups of children and workshops. Furthermore the project offers a remodeling of the exterior landscape and playground.
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