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Chestnut Street Townhouse / Hacin + Associates

June 20, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Chestnut Street Townhouse is the first house to be built in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in 50 years. Located in the “Flat,” an area off the hill and across Charles Street, the original structure was thought to have been a stable before it was converted into a house in the 1920s. Deemed unsalvageable by a series of structural engineers, the building was condemned and the approval process began for its replacement. Equipped with an allegiance to the concerns of the local preservation community and a precise understanding of the neighborhood’s historic architectural elements, the team adopted a careful, surgical approach to the design of the new townhouse so as to complement rather than upstage the neighboring buildings.

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Cafe Oriente / LABOTORY

June 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

A space needs not only to deliver beautiful visuals but offer a unique emotional experience filled with nuance to visitors. There are numerous cafes these days, but we hope that Cafe Oriente would become a unique place that resonates with people rather than simply being a place to have coffee.

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Bamboo Sunyata / akasha+associates architecture

June 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Bamboo is free self-element by mean of anti-manipulation processing and growing up. In Vietnam, the best simple ancient way of connecting them together was deeply figured and commonly transferred by local great masters with a solution of short bamboo stick’s joint only.

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Black Ridge House / Neil Dusheiko Architects

June 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The Black Ridge House is an extension to an existing three-bedroom Victorian terraced house that is part of the Warner Estate in Walthamstow. The existing homes built in that period were made one-room-deep and south-facing towards the street, creating a neglected connection to the north-facing garden to the rear. The clients’ ambition for the project was to completely re-energize the house by radically remodeling it to suit their lifestyle for open plan living and create a greater connection to the garden, which was designed by our client, a drummer turned landscape designer.   

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BUKKEKJERKA / MORFEUS arkitekter

June 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The site is located along the Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya in Northern Norway. Characteristic for the site is the rock formation of “Bukkekjerka” between the road and the sea; a protected Sami cultural monument where nature has carved out an altar and a pulpit. Over the last 50-60 years, this has been the venue of an annual open-air church service that attracts people from all over the district. In pre-Christian time this was a sacred site, where Sami people made offerings, to which the sacrificial cave on the seaside bears witness.

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House in Minamiyukigaya / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

June 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Located in an alleyway off a shopping street, this property is closely bounded on the east by a road and on the south by a three-story apartment building. The building contains two independent residences—one for a mother and the other for her son and his family—which were designed with the possibility in mind of eventually turning them into rental units. 

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The Gentry Sukhumvit / AplusCon Architects

June 18, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The key brief of this clubhouse was from the project marketing team. To interpret “Red Hook / Brooklyn” concept into the architectural design form. This fresh concept had inserted into “The Gentry”, the new clubhouse under the SC Asset Corporation PLC. After the concept studies, RED HOOK / Brooklyn is the new youngster artist area in New York. The interesting concept is at its old unrefined architecture juxtapose with new vibes of the contemporary artist. It turned the old cargo into the loft gallery perfectly. 

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InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento

June 18, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The residence was built on a flat plot of 500m2, 10m x 50m, of a condominium with views to a Golf Course located in the city of Itu, 100km from the Capital of São Paulo. The housing program was distributed in 2 independent blocks whose tectonics identify each sector of the house according to its uses. The architectural expression comes from the duality between these volumes that are constantly related; one opposing each other, sometimes integrating their spatialities.

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Copenhagen Office Hub on Amerika Plads / PLH Arkitekter

June 18, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

America Square on the Northern edge of Copenhagen City
Situated on Amerika Square – comprising a total of 150,000m2 of commercial and residential development on Copenhagen city’s Northern edge – the building marks its presence with a striking curved corner towards the busy Kalkbrænderihavnsgade, likewise towards the inner square behind. Thus creating a welcoming meeting with its urban context where residential, office, retail, and restaurant activities blend and interact with life on the square.

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Effegi House / Archiplanstudio

June 18, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The restoring intervention involves a little building, located at the border of the consolidated urban fabric of Trequanda, a small village in a hilly Tuscan area, the so-called “creste senesi”. The project includes a series of little and precise interventions, which redefine detailed aspects of the building.

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Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas

June 18, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

What does the photo of the man, walking alone in an almost untouched forest to its elegantly but simply designed hut that gently sits on the soil say us? This very popular image might relate to the dream of escape from metropolis or a way to get back to nature…

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Mill Valley Courtyard Res / Aidlin Darling Design

June 16, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The intention of this residence was to create a sanctuary for a writer, his wife, and two college-age sons. The site is located in a typical suburban community in Mill Valley, California. The request from the client was a home with an extremely quiet street presence that, once entered, creates a garden-like oasis. In addition, as collectors of modern art, the clients wanted to merge the spirit of an urban industrial artist’s studio with the comfort of a rural home.

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Casa Aleix I Mariona / SAU Taller D’Arquitectura

June 16, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The ceiling of concrete joists was in a poor state of repair and the roof and brick openwork supports were neither waterproof nor ensured the desired climatic performance, prompting the following intervention: The entire roof was replaced with a single element, a Pratt truss, that forms the structure and restores the entire section, gaining 19 m2 of loft space.

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Earth Observatory / LPO arketekter

June 16, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Ny-Ålesund is a research town on the island of West Spitsbergen of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard. This is the northernmost settlement on Earth with a permanent population of 30-35 people, which increases in the summer to 120. Ny-Ålesund was founded as a settlement of coal miners in 1917, but in the 1960s coal mining was discontinued and the town was converted into a research settlement. Currently, there are 16 research stations run by scientists from 10 countries. A new earth observation station established by the Norwegian Mapping Authority (Kartverket) and developing by NASA will be the seventeenth in this list.

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Earth Observatory / LPO arketekter

June 16, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Ny-Ålesund is a research town on the island of West Spitsbergen of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard. This is the northernmost settlement on Earth with a permanent population of 30-35 people, which increases in the summer to 120. Ny-Ålesund was founded as a settlement of coal miners in 1917, but in the 1960s coal mining was discontinued and the town was converted into a research settlement. Currently, there are 16 research stations run by scientists from 10 countries. A new earth observation station established by the Norwegian Mapping Authority (Kartverket) and developing by NASA will be the seventeenth in this list.

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Public School near Paris / richard+schoeller

June 15, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Located in the city center, the 8 classes school is accompanied by an urban change of pedestrian routes. Located against the old fortification, the building on one level is sheltered by a roof terrace entirely reachable and vegetated.

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Summer House in the Stockholm Archipelago / Kod Arkitekter

June 15, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

An archipelago residence with spaces for both social activities and privacy, making the most of an exceptional location. That was the vision for this summer house in the northern Stockholm archipelago, which combines Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian cottage traditions. The house is located on an island and is surrounded by the forest and the sea. In order to maximize these qualities, we let the site lead the way when creating the design: With its elongated shape, window setting and the location of the rooms and the patios, the design maximizes the outlook on the water and the unspoiled nature.

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Corte del Forte Dance Pavilion / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

June 14, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The Corte Del Forte project came about after an invitation to Rintala Eggertsson Architects from curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to participate in the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. We were asked to do a special project at Forte Maghera, a closed down fortress in the Mestre part of Venice. As a gesture towards the local population, the curators decided to take the FREESPACE theme of the biennale out of the ordinary exhibition venues and build a pavilion for social activities in the mainland township of Mestre, thus establishing a better contact between the Biennale visitors and the general public. The choice of the site by the curatorial team was obvious; together with the adjacent San Giuliano Park, Forte Maghera serves as the main recreational area for the local population in Venice.

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Musée de la Romanité de Nîmes / 2Portzamparc – Elizabeth de Portzamparc

June 14, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

An important complex of Roman culture and an innovative museum, archeological garden and living environment, the Musée de la Romanité is the largest contemporary architectural and cultural event for 2018 in France. It opened for the public on June 2, 2018, with over 5,000 visitors in the first day (10,000 visitors in the whole weekend). Its exceptional archeological collections contain over 25,000 pieces, of which some 5,000 are exhibited over 9,100 m².