Tag: Apartments

Mariposa1038, Los Angeles-California, United States, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

Mariposa1038

As one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. LOHA’s design for Mariposa1038 plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, and then formed to gesture back to the public street and […]

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; […]

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 […]

Casa YM, Rapallo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Casa YM

The penthouse is located above a block of flats, built in the sixties. The flat area is smaller than the lower floors, due to the façade withdrawing that generates a great terrace, all around the flat. Every room is connected with the exterior. A flat roof defines the volume, closed by a sequence of walls […]

Traungasse 12, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Traungasse 12

An office building designed by architect Harry Glück in the 1960s has been transformed into a modern residential building with a sculptural façade design. Conversion and extension of an office building in Vienna’s central 3rd district into a modern residential building. Two new storeys will be added to the building, which was originally designed by […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Michelet 50, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

Michelet 50

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 exposed walls to each side. Common areas of the apartment are […]

CB29, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

CB29

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 and a beautiful tree. The central garden gives way to an […]

Amsterdam 307, Mexico City, Mexico, Dellekamp Arquitectos

Amsterdam 307

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 store an apartment in the upper floors and leave the ground […]

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

Amsterdam 253

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 neighborhood. The modulation in the main facade is different and unique […]

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

Álvaro Obregón

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 the interiors. A wood frame crosses the facade and ends in […]

Bottière-Chênaie, Nantes, France, FRES Architectes

Bottière-Chênaie

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 eco-neighborhood The Bottière-Chênaie Z.A.C. was created in 2003 on former market […]

Montmarte Wintergarden Housing, Paris, France, FRES Architectes

Montmarte Wintergarden Housing

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 Paris Habitat. The apartments are in terms of budget within the […]

Bužanova Apartments, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Bužanova Apartments

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 the city bustle. The pure form of Zagreb Lower Town blocks […]

Piso Pere IV 44

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 separated from the rest of the apartment by a mirrored wall. […]

Piso Parlament 19, Barcelona, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Piso Parlament 19

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 mirror in foreshortening getting the Platanus trees of Parlament Street to […]

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

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 the surroundings. Is a set of 7 apartments in 2 and […]

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 […]

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 aggressive street environment is reflected […]

K5 Urban Apartments, Oslo, Norway, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

K5 Urban Apartments

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, thoughtful details and a contemporary overall expression. Contributed by Reiulf Ramstad […]

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.

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 team that designed the residential […]

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

Liesing Brewery

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, fragmented urban fabric in the north, the long-stretched Liesinger Platz square […]

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 parcels. These parcels include infill […]

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 façade to the retained slabs […]

Raffles City Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Raffles City Beijing

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 heart of Beijing’s business district and sits on one of the […]