Residential

Amarin Apartment Village, Rovinj, Croatia, 3LHD

Amarin Apartment Village

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 by the existing pedestrian paths that continue into the new project; […]

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

In-between Building Rehabilitation

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. The minimal width of 2.20 meters makes it worthy of being […]

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

172 Subsidized Houses in Sarriguren

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 relation and justifying in our opinion the design of this street. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 young people to be the predominant use of the building in […]

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

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa

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 west, north and east of the plot. Entrances to the flats […]

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

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. The narrowness of the street and the proximity of neighboring facades […]

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

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 to design a hotel for corporate suites in Napoles, a residential […]

Michelet 50, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

Michelet 50

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 exposed walls to each side. Common areas of the apartment are […]

CB29, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

CB29

Located in a residential area of Mexico City called Polanco, this four-story building has three apartments organized around three gardens. The street setback creates the first garden, where public activities take place. The backyard area is private, looking out to a garden of ferns and a beautiful tree. The central garden gives way to an […]

Amsterdam 307, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

Amsterdam 307

The plot for the residential building on Amsterdam street 307 was occupied by an existing 2 story house that is protected by National Monuments. This fact leads us to conserve the facade of the existing house and to redesign it incrementing one level to store an apartment in the upper floors and leave the ground […]

Amsterdam 253, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

Amsterdam 253

Located in the Hipodromo neighborhood, the project is formed by 26 residential units in 9 different typologies, distributed in 6 levels and one of terrace in roof; a tree is suspended in the central courtyard. This gesture retakes the scheme of the old Mexican neighborhood. The modulation in the main facade is different and unique […]

Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

Álvaro Obregón

The building is a set of 9 residential units, in 1 and 2 levels. There are 3 different typologies. The main facade is composed by a plan of tensions where a vertical nature grows that makes a filter and buffer between the street and the interiors. A wood frame crosses the facade and ends in […]

Bottière-Chênaie, Nantes, France, FRES Architectes

Bottière-Chênaie

The project reflects on the theme of density and the notion of urbanity, on the idea of relation to the landscape, and on the concept of “plus” spaces, in the large peri-urban developing sectors I. Situation. The Bottière-Chênaie concerted development zone (Z.A.C.) – An eco-neighborhood The Bottière-Chênaie Z.A.C. was created in 2003 on former market […]

Netter Social Housing, Paris, France, FRES Architectes

Netter Social Housing

How to build social housing on a contemporary way in a district of Paris with a strong Haussmann identity and at the same time how to answer the challenges of nowadays, and among them sustainability? The organisation of the dwellings inspires itself from Haussmann apartments principles with representative spaces […]

Montmarte Wintergarden Housing, Paris, France, FRES Architectes

Montmarte Wintergarden Housing

In January 2012, Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with Fres architects won the competition for fifty apartments, a dentists practice, a mother – child – care centre and an underground car park at the Porte de Montmartre in Paris for the public housing corporation Paris Habitat. The apartments are in terms of budget within the […]

23 Dwellings in Béthune, Béthune, France, FRES Architectes

23 Dwellings in Béthune

The project is situated in Béthune, in the North of France, in a district registered on the program of the National Agency for the Urban Renovation. This project groups together 23 ‘semi-collective’ social housing units. The inspiration for the design came from research into new qualities developed at the interface between the individual and the […]

Bužanova Apartments, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Bužanova Apartments

3LHD in cooperation with the client, VMD model developed this housing block, Bužanova Apartments. The project is located five minutes walking distance from Kvaternik Square, in the centre of Zagreb. It is a quiet street with an abundance of greenery, but within reach of the city bustle. The pure form of Zagreb Lower Town blocks […]

Piso Pere IV 44

The idea of Piso Pere IV 44 was to use it as a tourist apartment for short but vibrant stays. Built-in wardrobe-desks are included in each one of the two, white and calm, double bedrooms. The bathroom has a burgundy technical floor. It is separated from the rest of the apartment by a mirrored wall. […]

Piso Parlament 19, Barcelona, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Piso Parlament 19

The begining of this project, named Piso Parlament 19, was two windows looking at a party wall as the point of inflection, the time when serendipity arises, changes and directs everything. The architects decided to add to their usual strategy of ergonomic dodges a mirror in foreshortening getting the Platanus trees of Parlament Street to […]

Galileo Apartment Building, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

Galileo Apartment Building

The façade of Galileo Apartment Building that is located in Polanco achieves transparency and at the same time privacy by combining different crystal, wood and concrete opacities. A contrasted dialogue with the surrounding constructions takes place, setting as well a guideline towards […]

Nicolás San Juan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Nicolás San Juan

Nicolas San Juan can be found at a central neighborhood in Mexico City. A corner site opens up to a structural façade that was co-designed with the structural engineers as a self carrying and seismic (earthquakes) performance in mind, inspired on local trees of the surroundings. Is a set of 7 apartments in 2 and […]

Rio Papaloapan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Rio Papaloapan

Multi-family housing development of 8 apartments with 5 different typologies. Natural lighting and ventilation are in use in every space’s design to increase the joy and comfort in the interiors. Some “eco-technologies” were implemented like rainwater storage, recycling and cascading of […]