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Clubhouse VVW Blankenberge, Blankenberge, Belgium, B2Ai

Clubhouse VVW Blankenberge

For years now, the Vlaamse Vereniging voor Watersport (Flemish Aquatics Association) was in dire need of a new clubhouse. The club received a 27 year concession for the lot at the end of the Oude Wenduinse Steenweg and the Bevrijdingsplein, between the former sluice dock and the harbour channel. The basic idea for the new […]

Jing Mian Xin Cheng, Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Jing Mian Xin Cheng

SPARK’s ‘pleated’ and ‘woven’ façade for the award-winning mixed-use development Jing Mian Xin Cheng in Beijing demonstrates that depth of experience need not be forgotten despite the speed of the central city’s expansion. ‘Pleats’ of perforated aluminium sheeting and a ‘weave’ of rippling windows resolve a variety of practical issues while […]

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; […]

New Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Canada, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

New Halifax Central Library

The new Halifax Central Library has an open, welcoming design which reflects the city’s diverse population and heritage. The building is a catalyst for the regeneration of the downtown area and the product of an extensive co-creation process involving monthly public consultations and workshops with various focus groups. The exterior […]

Curl Curl Residence, Curl Curl, Australia, CplusC Architectural Workshop

Curl Curl Residence

The Curl Curl Residence was an exercise in material, time, and cost efficiency. A specific project brief included two bedrooms with built-in robes, bathroom/laundry, an open plan dining, kitchen, living space, and a deck. The Client also required that the home was to be at one level extending from the carport and main entrance. A […]

ÖBB Headquarters in Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Zechner & Zechner Architekten

ÖBB Headquarters in Vienna

The ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) has decided to build their corporate headquarters in the immediate vicinity of the new Vienna main train station. The Viennese architectural firm Zechner & Zechner emerged as winners from the two-stage, EU-wide architectural planning competition in 2009. The aim of the concept was to find an outstanding […]

Hamilton Alterations, Newcastle, Australia, Bourne Blue Architecture

Hamilton Alterations

This project in the heritage suburb of Hamilton, (Newcastle, NSW Australia) was on a large suburban block, that runs approximately North South. A small cottage existed on the site, which had been added to poorly in the past, and there was little connection to the sunny rear garden. The garden was also quite exposed to […]

Innovation Center UC, Santiago, Chile, ELEMENTAL Alejandro Aravena

Innovation Center UC

In 2011, Angelini Group decided to donate the necessary funds to create a center where companies, businesses and more in general, demand, could converge with researchers and state of the art university knowledge creation. The aim was to contribute to the process of transferring know-how, identifying business opportunities, adding value […]

One Family House in Zahara de los Atunes, Zahara de los Atunes, Spain, Alfonso Alzugaray

One Family House in Zahara de los Atunes

The house is situated on the occidental edge of the natural park of the Estrecho, on an abrupt hillside, where the landscape value, its orientation and complicated topography are determining factors. Instead of viewing these factors as potential limits we considered them to be incentives for a better solution for the project, helping reinforce the […]

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 […]

Bottling Plant of Mineral Water “Belnature”, Arteta, Spain, Alfonso Alzugaray

Bottling Plant of Mineral Water “Belnature”

In an environment with one very special landscape component, the hillside that occupies and forms the plot and the nature of the new activity that is implanted, they want to make understand the building as a prolongation itself of the area where it is located, as an artificial wedge arisen from a privileged landscape, where […]

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. […]

Cafeteria van Ruyven, Maassluis, Netherlands, derksen|windt architecten

Cafeteria van Ruyven

The young architectural firm derksen|windt architecten created the design for this striking cafeteria, which lies in its surroundings as a stopping place in an environment dominated by industrial activity. The design for the new Cafeteria is based on a contemporary fusion of American 50’s diners and the style of the Amsterdam School. The cafeteria is […]

Transparent Fusion, Delft, Netherlands, derksen|windt architecten

Transparent Fusion

For the renovation of a dated brick pumping station in the Netherlands, the Dutch architectural firm derksen|windt architecten added a semi-transparent and eye-catching layer to the building. The perforated aluminium façade creates an amalgamation of the building and the adjacent square. Two separate worlds become one where the […]

Casa Monjo, Cala Pregonda-Menorca, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

Casa Monjo

The main challenge of this commission was to construct a house in a very visually dominant spot in Cala Pregonda without modifying the charm and natural beauty of the landscape. This second residence for a big family had to pass unnoticed. Therefore the stonework was done with the same stone extracted from the site during […]

Earth-Sheltered House, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

Earth-Sheltered House

This residential semi-buried house, was one of Javier Barba’s first projects and without a doubt his first bioclimatic project. The steep hill and the proximity of a busy street behind the lot, seamed at first site problematic but in fact this issues became opportunities to develop the architects’ convictions and he decided to bury the […]

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 […]