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Groupwork emulates lost 18th-century buildings with Bristol apartment block

August 18, 2022 Katie Last 0
Redcliffe Way Housing in Bristol by Groupwork

Architecture studio Groupwork has designed a bronze mesh-covered block of apartments informed by buildings lost in world war two bombings for a site opposite St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol, UK. Named Redcliffe Way, the 120-apartment development will be wrapped in a bronze mesh that replicates the scale and forms of previous 18th-century buildings that

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Gisele Borges Arquitetura wraps tapered apartment block in perforated “second skin”

August 17, 2022 James Brillon 0
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A perforated metal facade wraps this angular apartment building in Belo Horizonte designed to offer views from the inside while protecting the residents’ privacy. The Casamirador Savassi is a development in the capital of Brazil’s Minas Gerais province. The nine-storey building has 38 apartments built above a three-storey underground parking garage. Designed by Belo Horizonte-based

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Casa Brasileira Itaim Residential Building/ PSA Arquitetura

August 16, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Designed to honor the Brazilian modern architecture masters, the building is a slim concrete sheet with a slightly rotated mezzanine. This set floats 19 meters above the ground, sustained by impressive pillars in a Y shape. The monumental arrival reveals an elegant exposed concrete walkway, providing access to the lobby.

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Nube Building / Jacobsen Arquitetura

August 15, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The NUBE building was the first residential tower designed and built by Jacobsen Arquitetura. Unlike previous projects, in which we adapted the facades and interior design concepts to existent structures, in the NUBE building, we had the opportunity to work, from the beginning, on the occupation of the area located in Itaim Bibi, a neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

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G19 Housing / TZA

August 14, 2022 Luciana Pejić 0

The building is located on a corner site formerly occupied by a soap factory in Warsaw’s Praga district. The neighborhood is a mix of pre-war buildings, heavy modernist estates, and new developments. The main goal was to create a project that would bring new urban quality to the street flanked by old tenement houses while respecting the spirit of the district.

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603 Tennessee Apartments / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

August 13, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

‘This city is a point upon a map of fog’ Ambrose Bierce. The gridded hills of the city of San Francisco are a rolling topography of crystalline geometry which glisten in the Mediterranean light. Sweeping views from the Bay and hills are synoptic images that cement the city’s character. The exact order of repeating bays that line older streets reinforces this image at a more intimate scale.

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65 Homes in San Pedro de Alcantara / Luis Machuca y Asociados

August 12, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Located in the Malaga town of San Pedro de Alcántara, just 15 minutes from the center of Marbella. We are facing a complex in which 65 homes, commercial premises, a swimming pool, and common services are resolved. The building is conceived and modulated with a 3 x 3-meter structural grid or mesh that is repeated uniformly and configures the rhythm of the envelope and project floors. This structural mesh will be an effective solution to provide greater privacy to outdoor rooms and terraces.

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Cross House / Think Architecture

August 11, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

The neighboring church and the generous green spaces of the church area with its mighty trees are characteristic of the immediate surroundings. Otherwise, the context is very heterogeneous with older and newer core zone buildings of varying quality and expression.

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Grotius Towers / MVRDV

August 11, 2022 Paula Pintos 0

Two residential towers designed by MVRDV for developer Provast have been completed in The Hague. The Grotius Towers, which are 120 and 100 metres tall, are located on Grotiusplaats, a stone’s throw from the city’s Central Station and alongside the Royal Library of the Netherlands. With their striking crowns of stacked apartments, the towers add affordable rental housing at the very centre of the city, with a public transport hub on the doorstep. Of the 655 apartments in the complex, 114 are intended for social rent, with a further 295 targeted at the mid-market rental sector.

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The West Residence Club / Concrete

August 10, 2022 Paula Pintos 0

The West Residence Club is located in Hell’s Kitchen, one of Manhattan’s most sprouting neighborhoods. The neighborhood is known for its industrial character and its rich, colorful history, which combined, create an unmistakable mystique. Today it offers varied urban architecture from brick warehouses and low-rise showrooms to open parking lots and original townhouses. Its unique mix of residents, companies, independent shops, and small restaurants has made it into a dynamic neighborhood.