Residential

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 […]

Torre Velasca, Milan, Italy, BBPR Group

Torre Velasca

Italian modern architecture is the context in which Velasca Tower belongs to. It is also while still part of the Milanese context in which it was born, including the Milan cathedral and the Sforzesco Castle. The tower has a height of approximately 100 metres and a peculiar and characteristic shape. […]

Liesing Brewery, Vienna, Austria, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Liesing Brewery

Text description provided by the architects. The design’s urban planning concept develops from the distinctive topography of an east-west ridge along the Liesing River. In a zone between urban and suburban structures, the area is characterized by the transition from enclosed building blocks south of the Breitenfurter Straße, an open, […]

Rue des Suisses, Paris, France, Herzog & De Meuron

Rue des Suisses

Herzog & De Meuron team made this their first project in Paris on an unusual site in the 14th Arrondisement not far from Gare Montparnesse. The Paris public housing agency Régie Immobilière de la Paris (RVIP) sponsored a 1966 competition resulting to this project which is built on three interconnected […]

Sir John Lyon House, London, UK, Sidell Gibson Architects

Sir John Lyon House

This waterside residential building incorporates affordable housing as well as luxury apartments and penthouses. Complex planning, rights to light and St Paul’s Heights issues were addressed in the course of design. The scheme is one of the first to exploit the potential of glazed terracotta rainscreen, providing a spectacular new […]

Raffles City Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Raffles City Beijing

Text description provided by the architects. CapitaLand, a global, brand, owns Raffles City Beijing and managed its development and operation to make it an award-winning key component of it. Raffles City Beijing is located at the junction of Dongzhimen Neidajie and Beijing’s 2nd Ring Road. The site is at the […]

On the Corner, Higashiōmi, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

On the Corner

Text description provided by the architects. On the Corner is a castle where the boys and girls of the story of Michael Ende could be entering. Square elements configure this triangular castle! The site is a manufacturing area in Youkaichi City in Shiga Prefecture. There are many big factories in […]

Marco Polo Tower, Hamburg, Germany, Behnisch Architekten

Marco Polo Tower

The Marco Polo Tower sits on the Elbe, on a prominent position in the HafenCity, right beside the Unilever headquarters, also by Behnisch Architekten. The end of the route from the inner city out to the new attractions, the Cruise Ship Terminal and the Promenade on Strandkai are punctuated by […]

Metal Shutter Houses, New York, United States, Shigeru Ban Architects, Dean Maltz Architect

Metal Shutter Houses

A Residential Condominium with a Gallery Retail space on the ground floor is the concept of Metal Shutter Houses. The building is located in the newly re-zoned West Chelsea district of Manhattan just west of the High Line. Both light and surrounding views are in maximum use of the project […]

New York by Gehry, United States, Gehry Partners

New York by Gehry

New York by Gehry has conquered the place of a residential tower that is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere being a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline, standing at 870 feet tall. The design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise was reinterpreted with undulating waves of stainless steel […]

Estoril Sol Residential Complex, Cascais, Portugal, Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

Estoril Sol Residential Complex

The intervention proposal for replacing the existing Hotel Estoril Sol in Cascais, a new building complex comprising a residential program with an area equal to 28.800m² and has 1,200 sqm of area for trade and services. The study is part of the awareness of the collateral issues relating to the […]

WoZoCo Apartments, Amsterdam, Netherlands, MVRDV

WoZoCo Apartments

Text description provided by the architects. Big increases in density is what the Western Garden Cities of Amsterdam built in the 1950s and 1960s had to confront, increases that continue to threaten their open green spaces, the most important quality of these areas. A block of 100 apartments for people […]

Westerdok Apartments, Amsterdam, Netherlands, MVRDV

Westerdok Apartments

This project embraces Openness as design concept. This means that the minimal amount of materials are used like glass, steel and concrete to achieve maximum openness for the façade. The building has total surface of 6000 m² including 46 apartments and a day-care centre. A balcony of varying depths which […]

Waterman's Place, Leeds, United Kingdom, CZWG Architects

Waterman’s Place

Leeds Canal Basin was regenerated through a masterplanned sequence of public spaces along side the canal and the River Aire, each defined by a series of buildings containing apartments, hotel and commercial spaces. The new quarter is now accessed from the east by using a replacement footbridge spanning the river […]

Westend Block 1, Munich, Germany, Fink+Jocher

Westend Block 1

The new construction of this residential and commercial building is an important gesture in Munich’s up-and-coming neighbourhood Westend. The building, with its bright red façade occupies a prominent urban location on a busy street. The building takes the place of five old buildings that used to stand in its area […]