Residential

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The new residential care centre offering around 100 beds replaces the existing, outdated St. Jozef facility in Woumen, a submunicipality of Diksmuide.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 […]

CB29, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

CB29

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Amsterdam 307, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

Amsterdam 307

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Amsterdam 253

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Álvaro Obregón

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Bottière-Chênaie, Nantes, France, FRES Architectes

Bottière-Chênaie

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

23 Dwellings in Béthune, Béthune, France, FRES Architectes

23 Dwellings in Béthune

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Bužanova Apartments, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Bužanova Apartments

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Piso Pere IV 44

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

Piso Parlament 19, Barcelona, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Piso Parlament 19

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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 […]

Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Tietgen Dormitory

The meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type was the principle inspiration for this project. An urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly planned area is the simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory. The building’s […]

Gazzano House, London, United Kingdom, GROUPWORK

Gazzano House

Located within the Rosebery Avenue Conservation Area, the building is positioned within a series of confident Grade II, listed 19th Century warehouses and offices. The vigorous qualities of this existing Victorian and Edwardian fabric are complimented by the simplicity of form of the new building, whilst the hard trafficked and […]

K5 Urban Apartments, Oslo, Norway, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

K5 Urban Apartments

Text description provided by the architects. The block is a rare remaining example of the intimate blend of housing and small scale industry typical of the 19th century. Special appreciation of these environs was given to the new structure. It is characterized by a distinct architectonical form with functional solutions, […]

Linienstrasse 40, Berlin, Germany, Bundschuh Architekten

Linienstrasse 40

Sited amidst architect Hans Poelzig’s heritage-protected urban ensemble, L40 is a collaborative design by artist Cosima von Bonin and Roger Bundschuh, initiated by the Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. Exposed black concrete is the expression of its monolithic, sculptural form.

Mornington Centre, Australia, Lyons

Mornington Centre

The conventional paradigm of a hospital is contested by this extended care facility. The whole building is encompassed by its large pitched roof and brings together the interior spaces. The building appears ‘timber-like’ – clad in oversized planks which are rendered in digitally embossed bricks giving the building a homelike […]

Casa Il Girasole, Rome, Italy, Luigi Moretti

Casa Il Girasole

At the age of 29, Luigi Moretti established his reputation with the design of the fencing hall at Mussolini’s heroic new sports center for Rome in 1936, the Foro Italico, an exercise in rationalist design during the Fascist period. Later work by this important Roman architect includes work with the […]