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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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª)

Text description provided by the architects. 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. […]

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

Jalan Remis (The Railway House)

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

13 Cove Grove, Singapore, Aamer Architects

13 Cove Grove

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Total Test Offices

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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. […]

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

Mercedes House in Garden City

Text description provided by the architects. 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, […]

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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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 […]

Sunset Chapel, Acapulco, Mexico, BNKR Arquitectura

Sunset Chapel

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Foro Boca Concert Hall

Text description provided by the architects. 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, […]

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

Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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 […]

Cubica Cabin, Paipa, Boyacá, Colombia, Camacho Estudio de Arquitectura

Cubica Cabin

Text description provided by the architects. Set of homes located in Paipa-Colombia, located in the urban area of the city, which manages to capture the perception and visual attention of its inhabitants for its color, scale and architectural proposal. The project is conceived as a refuge that is capable of […]

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 […]

Rehabilitation of Hostel in Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Rehabilitation of Hostel in Lisbon

Text description provided by the architects. This project consisted on the renovation of an existing building located in central Lisbon, on a corner near Liberdade Avenue. The building is six stories high, occupies an area of 2.410 square meters and originally it was used for commercial purposes, and it also […]

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 […]