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Trübel Wohnhaus, Dielsdorf, Switzerland, L3P Architekten

Trübel Wohnhaus

After the removal of border limit clearances only 5m x 9m are left over in this small steep lot at the vineyard at Dielsdorf. With a maximum of 83m2 above-ground level living, this lot has long been considered unbuildable. A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no […]

Mineta San José International Airport, California, United States, IDOM

Mineta San José International Airport

Terminal B at the Mineta San Jose International Airport by Fentress Architects fits right in to its Silicon Valley Home. Fentress Architects created a building that takes advantage of available technology to assure a safe building with state of the art amenities for its users. Terminal B was a challenging piece in the San Jose […]

CEIBS Beijing Campus, Beijing, China, IDOM

CEIBS Beijing Campus

CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) is the Business School leader in Asia. As part of its growth has taken the decision of building a new Campus in Beijing contracting AXCT-IDOM Group as design architect. The new Campus occupies about 19.000m2 in a three floors building and a basement floor in a plot 33.000m2 in […]

Epsilon Euskadi Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, IDOM

Epsilon Euskadi Centre

Epsilon Euskadi is a Motor Racing Innovation and Technology Research Centre that integrates three activities: 1) Design: R&D&I and production of state-of-the-art racing cars; 2) Racing team management: team competitors in the Le Mans 24 Hours, World Series by Renault, Formula Renault 3.5, Eurocup Formula Renault […]

Refurbishment of Huesca City Archives, Huesca, Spain, IDOM

Refurbishment of Huesca City Archives

The project deals with the Refurbishment of the West Tower of the Huesca City Hall in order to turn it into City Archives. Due to its position and volume, the Archives round off the set of buildings that make up the Huesca City Hall which gives the impression of being an unfinished construction, for the […]

Institute for Vehicles Research, Alcañiz, Spain, IDOM

Institute for Vehicles Research

The building is located next to the road from Zaragoza to Castellon, in the area of ​​the new circuit Motorland. The plot, on which it is located, is rectangular, 130 meters wide by an average of 116 meter long. Its total area is 13,351 sqm. It’s located on the eastern edge of the technological park […]

Data Centre in Cerdanyola, Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain, IDOM

Data Centre in Cerdanyola

The Data Centre program includes more than 6.000m² of processors distributed into 18 IT rooms as well as parking places, contingency offices, operation, coupling facilities, testing rooms, suppliers and workshops. The building typology requires the highest technological functionality, prioritizing: flexibility, scalability and energy […]

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 […]

Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain, IDOM

Bilbao Arena

Bilbao, Miribilla neighborhood, built on ancient iron mines adjacent to the old part of town. A very hilly solar (46 m from one corner to another, just 200m) in which the building was caught in the neighborhood park. Limestone rocks sticking out between the banks and trees in the park gave us the key to […]

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 […]

112 Reus, Reus, Spain, IDOM

112 Reus

The new 112 Building in Reus is the model for the new emergencies management and service system in Catalonia, and the first public facility in the country to have a LEED certification. It is a new architectonic typology that brings together all the bodies in charge of managing emergencies in Catalonia. Before, these bodies were […]

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 […]

Wajek Walk, Singapore, Aamer Architects

Wajek Walk

A house in Singapore with a modern interior design by Aamer Architects. The house has a terrace and sits at a corner on a trapezium shaped land with lines. These lines wrap and fold towards distance views while providing privacy from close neighbours. They also achieve a distinctive form that is futuristic and indeed tropical. […]

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª), Singapore, Aamer Architects

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª)

Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’  Design Award in 2004. Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No […]

Jalan Remis (The Railway House), Singapore, Aamer Architects

Jalan Remis (The Railway House)

As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall. The desire to challenge such a notion drives the parti of this single- family house. By separating and pulling the main building block away from the party wall, a semi-detached house […]

13 Cove Grove, Singapore, Aamer Architects

13 Cove Grove

The site is narrow and long, with a small frontage to the waterfront. To maximize the view to the waterfront, Aamer designed the house to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five metre lap pool to be incorporated on one side […]

Total Test Offices, Monterrey, Mexico, AaC+V Arquitectos

Total Test Offices

The three-story office building is located near Monterrey downtown, at one of the commercial points of the city. Most buildings within this area are old houses that were adapted into offices or new buildings that replaced the old constructions. The design of this project started from the necessity to merge and rehabilitate two existing old […]

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 […]

Mercedes House in Garden City, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Mercedes House in Garden City

The plot, like all those of the same alignment, has the particularity of being limited at the back by another much higher level which situates the dwellings on the base of a high floor through which the access occurs. With its front facing north, the solution of the housing is also conditioned by the two […]

Chao House, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Chao House

The project rebuilds a small house just over 3 meters wide and 16 deep at the end of a block. It is located in the historic centre of this village of Costa da Morte. The former house was a dwelling and a bar and it had a blind well oriented dividing wall. We have sought to resolve the urban scene clearly, bringing a renewed vision […]

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 […]

Villa Lumi, Nummela, Finland, Avanto Architects

Villa Lumi

Villa Lumi (lumi = snow) is bordered from three sides by streets. The incoherent suburban environment doesn’t provide any interesting views or starting points for the architecture. This is why the building turns around a courtyard. The noise of traffic is blocked with a glazed pool wing. Terrace courtyard, opening towards the evening sun from […]

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 […]

La Estancia Chapel, Cuernavaca, Mexico, BNKR Arquitectura

La Estancia Chapel

La Estancia Wedding Gardens were conceived in a traditional Mexican baroque colonial style. When one of Bunker’s associates decided to marry here it was made known to the architects that the owners had been toying for some time with the idea of building a chapel in the same style as their gardens, since all previous […]

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 […]

Sunset Chapel, Acapulco, Mexico, BNKR Arquitectura

Sunset Chapel

The first religious commission of the architects, La Estancia Chapel, was a wedding chapel conceived to celebrate the first day of a couple’s new life. Their second religious commission had a diametrically opposite purpose: to mourn the passing of loved ones. This premise was the main driving force behind the design, the two had to […]

Foro Boca Concert Hall, Boca del Río, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Foro Boca Concert Hall

During recent years there has been a clear enrichment of the musical and cultural life of Boca del Rio, Veracruz. In 2014, the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra was formed, and through its performances it has attracted diverse musical expressions, local and foreign musicians, making it the heart of the cultural life of the city. […]

Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store, Mexico City, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store

A successful department store had moved forward with plans to expand and occupy what was once a very important open urban space at the busy intersection of Insurgentes and Felix Cuevas avenues in the southern quadrant of Mexico City. With the opening of a new subway line station at the corner of the site, and […]

Nestlé Application Group Querétaro, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Nestlé Application Group Querétaro

In his “A Concrete Atlantis,” Reyner Banham posits “a casual connection, conscious and cultural, between modern architecture and industrial utilitarian structures of an industrial epoch.” From Loos and Behrens to Gropius and Le Corbusier, at the beginning of the 20th century, a constant back and forth was established between […]

Nestlé Chocolate Museum, Toluca, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Nestlé Chocolate Museum

While Nestlé’s chocolate Factory in Mexico City (located in Paseo Tollocan near Toluca) was in need of an inner pathway for visitors to witness the production of their favorite chocolates, a group of experts put together by rojkind arquitectos and Traqs suggested bigger plans for the company. Why not create the first chocolate museum in […]