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Golf Club House La Graiera, Callafel, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

Golf Club House La Graiera

The project is based on the construction of the club house for La Graiera golf club, an 18-hole golf course and a pitch & putt course in a bow-shaped lot with an eastwest facing slope.The building is situated on the widest part of the site and its design achieves the best views and orientation. Two […]

House in Pedralbes, Barcelona, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

House in Pedralbes

This family home is located in the upper area of Barcelona. The project pro­posed to move the building to the rear of the site in order to achieve the best orientation towards the south and east, and to have a spacious garden. Fur­thermore, building the house on the highest point of the land attains the […]

National Shooting Center in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, BCMF Arquitectos

National Shooting Center in Brazil

The venues of the Rio2007 Pan-American Games were grouped into four great distinct regions of the city: Barra, ‘Sugar-Loaf’, Maracanã and Deodoro. This strategy was intended to spread and distribute the direct and indirect benefits of this major international event among all inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, through the construction of new venues and infrastructure, as […]

National Equestrian Center in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, BCMF Arquitectos

National Equestrian Center in Brazil

As set out by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), the planned facilities for the Rio 2007 Pan American Games and for the 2016 Olympics were grouped into four separate areas of the city – Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Maracanã and Deodoro – which will be linked by an efficient public transport system. This strategy was intended to […]

Mineirão Stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, BCMF Arquitectos

Mineirão Stadium

Belo Horizonte. A modernist building in a modernist landscape. Mineirão Stadium and Pampulha neighborhood were conceived during the 40´s, at the beginning of the structuralist fever that would conduct the economic policies of Brazil during the following decades. Not by coincidence, Pampulha´s mentor was Juscelino Kubitschek, then mayor […]

Bibliothèque Georges Perec, Marne-la-Vallée, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes

Bibliothèque Georges Perec

Future heart and social area of the Marne-la-Vallée university campus, the new central library has the significant advantage of being located on an outstanding site: the Ferme de la Haute Maison. Dating from the 17th century, this “historic” site endows the building with a strategic role. Its identity does not just stem from the quality […]

Évry Centre Urbain, Évry, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes

Évry Centre Urbain

This project is part of the scheme to reconsider urban identity in the Centre Urbain, the new neighborhood that is the emblem of the future Évry. Rows, set back buildings, an interplay of terraces, and “urban windows” create an openness towards the heart of the small island. The heart of the development is a landscaped […]

Single Family House in Paris, Paris, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes

Single Family House in Paris

This is a three-storey private house with basement, facing east/north-east on the rue de Nice and west/south-west across its courtyard. It is clad in putty colored concrete from top to bottom, which makes it look as if it is cut from a single block. Its color, echoing that of the stone or rendered façades of […]

Two Houses in Oropesa, Oropesa, Spain, Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Two Houses in Oropesa

Two houses in Oropesa 13th century town walls. Sitting in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos in Spain, Oropesa commands an extensive view encompassing snow-capped peaks and olive trees. Oropesa is known for its castle, built in 1402 and formerly the residence of the Toledo family of nobles. One of them built an arcade to link the castle […]

Koper Central Park, Koper, Slovenia, Enota

Koper Central Park

New Koper Urban Park is set between Piranska Road and the Semedela promenade, and between the Grande canal and the area just beyond the city market. Piranska Road represents a new stage in the development of the town’s infrastructure while the promenade is one of the more important features of the town having once acted […]

Vidre Negre Office Building, Cuneo, Italy, DaMilano Studio

Vidre Negre Office Building

Oficina Vidre Negre was born as a contemporary sculpture, a symbol of a dynamic and continuous development with the need for strong identification, even in terms of image. In a context of peripheral node of the motorway, the building is set within a park, planted with native species, in which a sort of town square […]

Gazoline Petrol Station, Cuneo, Italy, DaMilano Studio

Gazoline Petrol Station

The design of a service station is a strong reference to the idea of travel, short or long-distance routes interrupted only by a few stops and then back on the road. A break for refuelling, or just to stretch a bit ‘legs before continuing his journey. With the same continuity, the service station is separated […]

Casa YM, Rapallo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Casa YM

The penthouse is located above a block of flats, built in the sixties. The flat area is smaller than the lower floors, due to the façade withdrawing that generates a great terrace, all around the flat. Every room is connected with the exterior. A flat roof defines the volume, closed by a sequence of walls […]

Casa UP, Madesimo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Casa UP

The project plans the reconstruction of an existing building, respecting the same profile. The old building was distributed on two levels with different function, stable at ground floor and barn at first floor.  On the outside the existing building is characterized by two overlapping doors on east elevation, a great entrance on south elevation, a […]

Casa C, Madesimo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Casa C

Interior renovation: composition of flaps The project developed itself recognizing characteristic elements which become immediately binding. First of all it’s established the existing distribution. The project starts from a “no project act”; the choice move attention on a different project level. The new floor, made with oak boards, becomes […]

Wardrobe in the Landscape, Madesimo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Wardrobe in the Landscape

The project is based on two specific conditions: – on one side the client’s needs, looking for a small and intimate space; – on the other a small, special and precious place. The alpine landscape dominates the place: it becomes evident the condition of a privileged and unique space. The concept of size guides the […]

Sport Facilities De Warande in Wetteren, Wetteren, Belgium, B2Ai + VenhoevenCS

Sport Facilities De Warande in Wetteren

The De Warande master plan provides a dynamic and cohesive framework for a multiplicity of activities with sufficient flexibility to respond to future changes and developments. The plan focuses above all on experiencing the area as a park. A distinction has been made between two areas: a park with recreational functions along routes, and a […]

Liyuan Library, Vogau, Austria, Li Xiaodong Atelier

Liyuan Library

This project is modest addition to the small village of Huairou on the outskirts of Beijing, just under a two hour’s drive from busy Beijing urban life. On the one hand it forms a modern programmatic complement to the village by adding a small library and reading space within a setting of quiet contemplation. On […]

Traungasse 12, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Traungasse 12

An office building designed by architect Harry Glück in the 1960s has been transformed into a modern residential building with a sculptural façade design. Conversion and extension of an office building in Vienna’s central 3rd district into a modern residential building. Two new storeys will be added to the building, which was originally designed by […]

Hotel Topazz, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Hotel Topazz

The new Topazz design hotel by BWM Architekten und Partner in Vienna’s city centre can be likened to a glistening, dark-colored gemstone. Its brown mosaic façade, which absorbs and reflects the natural light, ensures that this building – on one of Vienna’s smallest building sites – is a real eye-catcher. The design, created by BWM Architekten und […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Maria Aslam-Hyder

ArchiTravel Interviews Maria Aslam-Hyder

ArchiTravel interviews the architect, writer and publisher Maria Aslam-Hyder. Interview by : Maria Anagnostou Maria Anagnostou: What is the importance of Architectural Tourism? Maria Aslam-Hyder: I think it’s the key importance of any country because you are showcasing your heritage, your culture, your buildings, your dynamics through […]

25hours Hotel Vienna, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

25hours Hotel Vienna

A hotel is a hotel just for tourists. Wrong! The new 25hours Hotel, located near Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, is by no means just a pretentious structure offering accommodation for a well-heeled foreign clientele. Since opening its doors in early 2013, this centrally located hotel has become a popular spot for all – especially for the locals, who […]

Hotel Caroline, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Hotel Caroline

Hotel Caroline enjoys a central location near Vienna’s main train station. The new building connects the two existing parts of the hotel dating back to the 19th century by means of a central corner building with five floors. The new façade is clad with bricks, a nod to the history of Vienna’s 10th district, which […]

Koala House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Koala House

The aim of Casa Koala is to unify two concepts across varied elements achieving a sense of cohesion and logic, which translates into a whole that meets the needs of the users. The challenge was to obtain a contemporary space, without the loss of original features and elements. Casa Koala is a project in which […]

RC 80 House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

RC 80 House

The historic background of the building and the cultural and social value were the characteristics that inspired us for the interpretation and intervention of Casa RC 80. An irregular lot and some pre-existing elements give this home a unique character. The arrangement of spaces allows us to create a harmonious […]

Residential Care Centre Sint-Jozef Woumen, Diksmuide, Belgium, B2Ai

Residential Care Centre Sint-Jozef Woumen

The new residential care centre offering around 100 beds replaces the existing, outdated St. Jozef facility in Woumen, a submunicipality of Diksmuide. Based on an urban development, historical, ecological and social analysis, B2Ai opted for a contemporary monastery typology that clearly refers to the site’s past. This configuration provides […]

Renovation House Lendenmann, Regensberg, Switzerland, L3P Architekten

Renovation House Lendenmann

The medieval township of Regensberg represents a place of unparalleled quality with its unique location, history and urban clarity. The historic town center consists of the rounded “Oberburg” with the town’s castle dating back to the foundation of the town in 1244 and the adjacent “Unterburg”.  With its unique location on the eastern foothills of […]

House ML+M+R, Pordenone, Italy, Caprioglio Associati Architects

House ML+M+R

The project House ML+M+R in Pordenone, in the north east of Italy, involves the expansion and recomposition of all four facades without altering the current outline of the previous building except for the south elevation, where the facade is conceived an extrusion through a bow window façade on three levels. The project is the result […]