Residential

63 Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, Doone Silver Kerr

63 Compton Street

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the heart of Clerken well in London and situated between the Hat & Feathers and Clerkenwell Green conservation areas, 63 Compton is a new 4-storey apartment building, created for Nord Development. It replaces a 2-storey disused electrical substation and adjoins a locally […]

The Brassworks, London, United Kingdom, Belsize Architects

The Brassworks

Text description provided by the architects. The Brassworks, located in a quiet mews close to Marble Arch, is a remodelling for the Church Commissioners of a former Victorian factory into a series of loft style apartments. It was originally built in 1819 as a brass instrument factory for Distin’s Military […]

Mixed Use Maashaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Mixed Use Maashaven

Maashaven de Zuidpunt is a mixed-use building covering 10.000m2, whose principal occupant is the municipality of Rotterdam – Feijenoord. Two building volumes come together at the short end of the block where they form a massive, expressive brick superstructure that rests on a glazed volume containing the borough’s council chamber. […]

Ensemble Bloemershof, Dieren, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Ensemble Bloemershof

Text description provided by the architects. With the completion of the Bloemershof, the municipality of Rheden has been enriched with a new, multifunctional urban ensemble with a strong identity. Designed with and for its different users – the vocational school, sport facilities, fire station and housing – it creates a […]

Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle, Zwolle, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle

Text description provided by the architects. At the dawn of a new era of neo-liberalism in Europe, social housing is once again regarded with increasing indifference. The implicit assumption is that apartments for the lower social classes ought to be small, cramped, dark, badly built and ugly. Architecture in the […]

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam

Text description provided by the architects. Community versus individuality: within post-war urbanism: Amsterdam Osdorp was built in the 1960ties and is since a few years in a process of urban renewal. The ambition of the program is to create a bigger variety of more individual housing types serving the middle […]

Wind Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait, AGi Architects

Wind Tower

Text description provided by the architects. Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. Considering the increasing demand for land in the city, the transformation of single family dwelling typologies becomes a must, where tenants should be […]

Práter Street 30-32, Budapest, Hungary, PLANT - Atelier Peter Kis

Práter Street 30-32

Text description provided by the architects. The final building outline was determined by the scale and proportion of the sorrounding buildings. We didn’t want to form blocks that oppress their environment. Our primary aim was to find an acceptable, proportioned building form, that keeps the relative regulations, and we connected […]

Via Maggio 6, Florence, Italy, Luigi Fragola Architects

Via Maggio 6

Text description provided by the architects. Luigi Fragola Architects creates an elegant and fancy mix between a classical and historical inspiration. At number 6 in the historical Via Maggio in Florence, stands the sixteenth-century Agostini Suarez palace, which for the warm tones of the facade and the presence of an […]

Kloveniersburgwal Loft, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CUBE Architecten

Kloveniersburgwal Loft

Text description provided by the architects. This former shop in a monumental canal house is renovated and refurnished to an open and very distinctive loft. The challenge of the design was on one hand to make a very recognizable and functional new layout in a somewhat chaotic space with different […]

Keizersgracht Residence, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CUBE Architecten

Keizersgracht Residence

Text description provided by the architects. In some projects, the process is so intertwined with the end result that the story behind it is almost literally explained by the house itself. The monumental canal house at the Keizersgracht had to become a real family house again. The residents were very […]

Brouwersgracht Apartment, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CUBE Architecten

Brouwersgracht Apartment

Text description provided by the architects. When they found the monument it was still in use as a warehouse, as two separate long and dark rooms of 100m2 each. They bought the place and hoped the council would let them change the status to ‘dwelling’, which they did after all […]

Brick Neighbourhood, Ljubljana, Slovenia, dekleva gregorič architects

Brick Neighbourhood

Text description provided by the architects. How to establish a clear spatial, material and social identity of the neighbourhood? This question was the basic principle when developing the design of objects and their surroundings in terms of deeper connection of future residents with their living environment. The concept of the […]

Housing Estate Papillon, Mauren, Liechtenstein, Gohm Hiessberger Architekten

Housing Estate Papillon

Text description provided by the architects. It is a geometric composition of three bodies that one encounters – differentiated volume, well-proportioned. A three-storey block on a square basic figure on the valley side. At the corner at the top of the slope an equally high tower on an almost square […]

Mariposa1038, Los Angeles-California, United States, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

Mariposa1038

Text description provided by the architects. As one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. LOHA’s design for Mariposa1038 plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, […]

Amarin Apartment Village, Rovinj, Croatia, 3LHD

Amarin Apartment Village

Text description provided by the architects. Amarin Apartment Village is located north of the city of Rovinj, surrounded by lush vegetation. Next to the existing 272 apartments, the old substandard ones were removed from the site and 190 new were built in their place. The new buildings location is partly determined […]

In-between Building Rehabilitation, Pamplona, Spain, Alfonso Alzugaray

In-between Building Rehabilitation

Text description provided by the architects. This is a project about the restoration of a building between two party walls defined by a medieval division into lots old town. The plot is stretched in order to light up in two parallel streets and around 19 meters far from each other. […]

172 Subsidized Houses in Sarriguren, Pamplona, Spain, Alfonso Alzugaray

172 Subsidized Houses in Sarriguren

Text description provided by the architects. We want to raise the inner lane to the category of “reason” of the project. In order to do this, besides the compositional order decisions, we force the access to the houses through this space, qualifying it and generating in this way activity and […]

Évry Centre Urbain, Évry, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes

Évry Centre Urbain

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Casa YM

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Traungasse 12, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Traungasse 12

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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 […]

BBK Sarriko Centre, Bilbao, Spain, IDOM

BBK Sarriko Centre

Text description provided by the architects. The BBK Sarriko Centre is a residential building that combines two different uses: retirement homes and social flats for young people. The design had to be flexible and able to accommodate changes throughout the life of the building, since the client wants accommodation for […]

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, IDOM

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa

Text description provided by the architects. Development of 242 affordable units located in the expansion area to the east of Vitoria-Gasteiz, specifically in Sector 11, plot M3, Salburua. The building consists of a 20-storey tower in the south-west and a continuous U-shaped block, of 4 to 7 floors, covering alignments […]

The Waterfront, Stavanger, Norway, AART Architects

The Waterfront

AART Architects have created the Waterfront (in Norwegian ‘Vannkanten’) – one of the largest wooden residential developments in Europe. Located on the edge of Stavanger harbourfront, the 19,500 m2 development transforms the former industrial area into a recreational part of town. Stavanger is the third largest metropolitan area […]

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43

Text description provided by the architects. The project aims to transform a four-storey office building placed between  dividing walls  in a residential building with offices for lease.  The new building must optimize the number of flats in relation to the investment demand for housing and the small chances of regulations. […]

UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing, Santa Barbara-California, United States, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing

LOHA’s LEED Platinum plan for seven student housing structures as part of the San Joaquin Housing complex at the northern limit of the University of California, Santa Barbara, represents an application of the firm’s expertise in urban environments reimagined for university context. Respecting the adjacent community’s scale and character […]

San Vicente935 Housing, West Hollywood-California, United States, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

San Vicente935 Housing

This 7-unit housing project in West Hollywood continues LOHA’s commitment to promoting thoughtful design through an adaptation of the courtyard housing typology. Located on a constrained site on San Vicente Blvd between Santa Monica and Sunset Blvd, this project judiciously reduces its allowable building envelope to […]

Filadelfia Corporate Suites, Mexico City, Mexico, BNKR Arquitectura

Filadelfia Corporate Suites

Text description provided by the architects. Adventures in Dermatecture. What happens when the concept of a project is reduced to a façade in the process of its development? Are purely aesthetic aims valid in architecture? Is façadism something worthwhile? Are we to become architectural dermatologists? A client contacted the architects […]

Michelet 50, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

Michelet 50

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in an urban neighborhood, the apartment building is located in Anzures, a district in the center of Mexico City. Meeting the requirements of the client, we designed a building that features different apartment typologies divided into three blocks, providing each unit with more […]