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House in Romeirão, Ericeira, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

House in Romeirão

Text description provided by the architects. The site has a strong rural character, with small plantations, orchards and pathways limited by roughly made stone property walls and, once in a while, houses, scattered in the landscape. It is a steep slope facing south over the valley, furrowed by a small […]

House in Possanco, Comporta, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

House in Possanco

Text description provided by the architects. The cultural meeting point joining the house owners and the architects was based on their common interest: an undoubtedly contemporary architecture, but one whose nature and final expression would also be the outcome of a research of the paradigms figuring in the traditional architecture […]

House in Martinhal, Sagres, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

House in Martinhal

Text description provided by the architects. This house is located in Martinhal, a touristic urbanization near Sagres. This is a fairly unbuilt Algarve seacoast, probably due to its aggressive windy weather. Like in the rest of the country, here finally landed instant touristic villages of rustic and traditional-like houses, claiming […]

House in Aldeia de Juzo, Cascais, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

House in Aldeia de Juzo

Text description provided by the architects. In the concept for this small house in the vicinity of Aldeia de Juso, the tiniest area of flat land and the house’s, as well as the high density of the new houses yet to be built in the surroundings, forcibly draw us to […]

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension, Ílhavo, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension

Text description provided by the architects. The codfish aquarium connects two other buildings and sets and a complex built ensemble, united around the subjects of the sea and fishing. In this unusual structure, the Maritime Museum is the place of memory, the Aquarium the space for marine life and CIEMAR, […]

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Ílhavo Maritime Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The building is situated on the outskirts of town, on a irregular plot flanked by houses on two levels, semi-detached or free-standing. On the other side of the street is the Health Centre, large and institutional. The extension and remodeling undertaken were extensive, almost […]

Office AST77 and Apartment, Tienen, Belgium, AST77 Architecten

Office AST77 and Apartment

Text description provided by the architects. Back in 2006, architect engineer Peter Van Impe was searching for a place to accommodate his newly founded architects and engineers office, AST 77 architects and engineers office. He stumbled upon a post-war townhouse located at the edge of the city park of Tienen. […]

Ílhavo City Library, Ílhavo, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Ílhavo City Library

Text description provided by the architects. Ílhavo City Library is located in the remains of the Manor Visconde de Almeida, a noble house from the 17th-18th century, later transformed and demolished. From the original building only the main façade, oriented southeast, and the chapel, both in ruins, were left. There […]

Cascais Music Conservatory, Cascais, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Cascais Music Conservatory

Text description provided by the architects. The City of Cascais and Oeiras Music School and Chamber Orchestra headquarters stays at the old building of the Boaventura boarding house, located at downtown Monte Estoril, municipality of Cascais. It is a building from the beginning of the 20th century, intended for a […]

Barreiro College of Technology, Barreiro, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Barreiro College of Technology

Text description provided by the architects. The building site assigned for the School is located in the outskirts of the city of Barreiro. These are rural territories which were invaded by recent constructions intersecting green-gardens and reed plots. Residence houses are predominant and other functions were not predicted for this […]

Youthclub‘t Excuus, Brussels, Belgium, AST77 Architecten

Youthclub‘t Excuus

Text description provided by the architects. Starting from the intent to upgrade the existing backside of an existing building and the desire to cluster all youth activities in the municipal community of Kortenberg, the choice was made to build a new youth center above the existing storage spaces of the […]

Low Energy Bamboo House, Rotselaar, Belgium, AST77 Architecten

Low Energy Bamboo House

Text description provided by the architects. The narrow sloping and afforested site, south faced towards the Beukenlaan, is not that typical Flanders plot. In the past the neighbourhood seems to have been a residential recreation zone, where Belgians used to build their individual summer houses. When asked to build a […]

166 Perry Street Condominium, New York, United States, Asymptote

166 Perry Street Condominium

Text description provided by the architects. Asymptote’s design for 166 Perry Street comprises of an eight-story, luxury condominium building located in the West Village of Manhattan. The building mediates and reconciles in its form and materials on the one side the vibrant and dense urban context in which it is […]

Panoramic Restaurant Karren, Dornbirn, Austria, ARSP Architekten

Panoramic Restaurant Karren

Text description provided by the architects. Dornbirns’ ‘house mountain’ The Karren, is the most popular destination in the city. Due to the steady growth of domestic and foreign visitors, the capacity of the restaurant slowly became overwhelmed. Jointly developed with the client, the owners, the business manager and the Architects […]

Urban Podium in Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Urban Podium in Rotterdam

Text description provided by the architects.  An Activator in the City’s Vacuum Situated between the gothic Sint Laurenskerk (Saint Laurens cathedral) and the Delftsevaart canal, the Grotekerkplein was formed only during the course of the modernist reconstruction of the city center, which was almost entirely destroyed during WW2. Despite its […]

Parliament for the German-Speaking Community, Eupen, Belgium, Atelier Kempe Thill

Parliament for the German-Speaking Community

Text description provided by the architects.  A Parliament for the German-Speaking Community After the end of World War I, with the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, the neutral area surrounding the municipality of Kelmis, Belgium, and the German administrative district of Eupen-Malmedy, Belgium, are annexed. As a result, some seventy […]

L’Eliseo Fashion Store, Caldiero, Italy, Alberto Apostoli Studio

L’Eliseo Fashion Store

Text description provided by the architects. With a professional experience built up in the ambit of various design projects, Alberto Apostoli has converted the historical and long‐established store of Caldiero Terme (Verona) into a space that is lively, multisensorial and packed with exciting areas played out between transparent effects and […]

Casale del Principe Suite and SPA, Monreale, Italy, Alberto Apostoli Studio

Casale del Principe Suite and SPA

Text description provided by the architects. Monreale, a characteristic town in Jato valley, is famous for its cathedral, a millennial solemn monument that combines different styles with references to Northern Europe architecture and Arab art. This mixture of genres is typical of a territory like Sicily which, in the course […]

Dhara Wellness, Brenzone sul Garda, Italy, Alberto Apostoli Studio

Dhara Wellness

Text description provided by the architects. In Brenzone, on the Venetian side of Lake Garda, the Consolini Group decided to give the Belfiore Park Hotel a decidedly ayurvedic dimension by opening a new wellness centre spread along an entire floor of the hotel and named the Dhara Wellness. The project […]

Belfiore Park Hotel, Brenzone sul Garda, Italy, Alberto Apostoli Studio

Belfiore Park Hotel

Text description provided by the architects. In Brenzone, a picturesque town of Lake Garda, Hotel Belfiore has opened the suites designed by Alberto Apostoli that constitute, with the upcoming SPA, a multipurpose space minimal and seductive: an entire floor dedicated to Ayurvedic philosophy, reinterpreted in a creative and contemporary way. […]

Poiano Resort Spa, Garda, Italy, Alberto Apostoli Studio

Poiano Resort Spa

Text description provided by the architects. The SPA designed by Alberto Apostoli for the Poiano Resort (Garda Lake – Italy) satisfies two needs: the development of a particularly attractive location and the concept of a contemporary design. The lake is the natural background of this center located in the hills […]

Zac Claude Bernard Multifunctional Building, Paris, France, AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Zac Claude Bernard Multifunctional Building

Text description provided by the architects. The urban development zone (ZAC) Claude Bernard is situated in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, on a 3.6ha vast area, between the boulevard Macdonald in the south and the highway in the nord. Four blocks of 43X48m, facing the boulevard Macdonald, were chosen in […]

Private Clinic in Champigny, Champigny-sur-Marne, France, AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Private Clinic in Champigny

Text description provided by the architects. The construction site is located at 34, rue de Verdun in Champigny-sur-Marne, France. The Hospital accommodates 90 beds with 10 additional beds for day patients. Developed to a length of 75m by a 17,5m width, the project is composed of four floors and a […]

Monconseil Retirement Home, Tours, France, AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Monconseil Retirement Home

Text description provided by the architects. This retirement home is being built in Monconseil’s Urban Development Zone (ZAC in France), in the northern suburbs of the city of Tours, where this building will be one of the first footprints in the area. The project, which consists of 81 beds spread […]

Binet Business Hotel, Paris, France, AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

Binet Business Hotel

Text description provided by the architects.  A building that is part of its neighborhood To the north-west of Paris, the Porte de Montmartre district is a sector of economic and social recon quest, through a Great Urban Renovation Project (GPRU). The new business building is located in this ambitious development […]

ZAC du Port Housing, Paris, France, AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea

ZAC du Port Housing

Text description provided by the architects. The creation of block 04, made up of 60 + 60 housing units, is the result of a joint workshop of two architectural firms: AZC and Cantin Planchez. This collaboration allowed us to approach the issue of housing in a free and insightful way. […]

LR1 - Provincial Government Office, Erlangen, Germany, AllesWirdGut

LR1 – Provincial Government Office

Text description provided by the architects. With this significant building AllesWirdGut marks the structural upgrading of this part of the inner city of Erlangen in Bavaria. The new Provincial Government Office forms the pivotal element of the district development. The development responds to regional and supraregional relations and links important […]

Residential Project Traviatagasse, Vienna, Austria, AllesWirdGut

Residential Project Traviatagasse

Text description provided by the architects. A new residential neighborhood is currently emerging in Traviatagasse in Vienna’s 23rd district. AllesWirdGut came out winning, together with project developer ÖVW, in a two-stage planning competition and was awarded the contract for the construction of 200 apartments and a kindergarten. A special focus […]