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Five Peaks Lookout / Scott | Edwards Architecture

June 29, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Five Peaks Lookout sits at the heart of Oregon’s wine country in the Chehalem Mountains. Perched on a site offering expansive views of five different mountains (Jefferson, Hood, Adams, St. Helens, and Rainier), maximizing the scenery while maintaining an intimate connection to the sloped landscape posed a design challenge. With this challenge also came an opportunity to create a solution unique to the site and the client’s vision.

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East York Duplex / Rostami Atash Atelier

June 24, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

The future of cities is tied to sharing space and resources. Shared housing seems inevitable to provide multigenerational homes, aging in place for baby boomers, or affordable models of ownership for millennials. Mild densification without changing the permitted form and density in underutilized residential-detached zone seems to be a viable solution. Already allowed secondary suit will simply double the number of households in a neighborhood, but we were not settling for the common basement unit, but rather a properly lit and ventilated one.

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Jacques Sempé School Complex / BPM Architectes

June 24, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

The Jacques Sempé school complex made up of 15 classes (nursery and primary), a leisure center, and official housing, is located in the heart of the “Bassins à Flots” district and contributes to the urban renewal of the district. On a plot hosting former warehouses, framed on one side by four (R+3) and five-story (R+4) housing and on the other by a traditional residential area (“Echoppes”), the building is part of a particular and characteristic urban fabric, marked with an industrial past.

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Woesten Social Housing / Urbain Architectencollectief

June 23, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

For a new social residential area in Oost-Vleteren, we designed high-quality housing, with a focus on the spatial layout of the plan, a dynamic roof landscape, and an uncommon detailing. The architecture of the connected houses is surprising and offers each house its own identity, a clearly readable entrance zone, and is composed out of a varied and daring material pallet.

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Lighthouse Residence/ MUKA Arquitectura

June 22, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Apart from being our refuge, a house must relate to the city and generate new encounters with the urban context in which it finds itself.  Yet, at the same time, it must express a certain enigmatic notion of what goes on behind its walls and enclosures.

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Double Square Studio / O’Neill McVoy Architects

June 19, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

The joy of making a one-room building in the woods – just the fundamentals of light, proportion, spatial volume, and material. The studio is for artist Gelah Penn, who has an active, multi-scalar, and materials-based practice, much of which directly engages wall surfaces. The aim was for a space of proportions and natural light which facilitates her creative process.

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ShowPass Refurbishment / Energiehaus Arquitectos

June 19, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

ShowPass is an EnerPhit demonstrative retrofit of a building from the beginning of the 20th century, located in the urban heart of the city of Barcelona (22@). The energy solutions are on display to expose them to housing developers and construction professionals through open days. ShowPass proposes energy efficiency actions with a broader focus so as to demonstrate and disseminate the viability of EnerPHit energy retrofit in the Mediterranean as a reference standard. Moreover, ShowPass proposes a certified carbon-neutral building to mitigate the effects of climate change, while guaranteeing its dwellers a very high level of comfort and health. The building has been certified both under EnerPhit Step-by-Step and Ecómetro labels.

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Installation Marga / Victoria Jolly Arquitecta

June 18, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Marga, digging inside is a site-specific site located in the Cultural Park of Valparaíso. It was about mounting a sunken sphere; a half-earth, half-stone shelter made up of 16 concrete pieces that together form a single shell balanced in an excavation.