A big house. An owner-occupied rental apartment building typically has its owner’s penthouse above the rental units. Hatsuse Mita is also an owner-occupied property with several rental units, but its spatial organization is much different. The owner’s family was forced to move out of their former residence due to the area’s redevelopment project and they needed a new home that can adapt to changes in their family structure and society.
The building has the qualities required after Covid-19: space, light, ventilation, and views, favouring and modulating the necessary contact with the exterior.
The spacious property at Kirchenstrasse 19 in Schongau belongs to a closed row of plastered, two-storey eaves-standing houses in a late medieval old town near the Swabian region. Schongau is a planned Staufer city built after 1225, which came into the possession of the Bavarian dukes in 1268. Most of the city’s development is closed. Two criteria had to be met from a monument preservation point of view for the urban farmers’ estate in the listed ensemble of the city centre: the substantial preservation of the outer building shell including the roof structure and the design of the outer shell in keeping with the characteristics of the old town.
Sitting in contrast to the industrial grit of Cremorne as a progressive commercial building, Church Street reinforces its corner allotment, boldly ascending as a monolithic crystalline glass formation. The building’s faceted outer shell is an intentionally ambiguous interplay with scale. The futuristic form and materiality contrast with the surrounds, accentuating the building’s refined and polished nature against the area’s raw and textured industrial past.
The most important ideas of building design were to pay attention to the context, cultural harmony, and to consider a new look at the native architectural patterns of the city texture. The Chapireh Residential Complex is located in Dezful City -The area is known as the city of bricks- A city that has a historical texture rich in brickwork, elements and brick decorations.
The place is an old work yard, typical for Basel and the quarter. It is one of the few city blocks that has never been completely closed by buildings in the course of its history. This encouraged us to let the building, as it were, peep out of the courtyard. In addition, the client has a quite personal relation to the site, as he started his professional career in that very place.
The Kannai Blade Residence – so called because its facades are intersected with thin, bladelike concrete fins – has been designed by the Japanese architectural studio Key Corporation Inc. It sits on a corner site within a 5-minute walk of the well-connected Yokohama Kannai Train Station, not far from central Tokyo.
At the corner of rue des Cités and venelle Neuve, the project is part of a set of 220 housing units and 150 student housing units that we coordinate. It includes 98 collective housing units for accession, distributed around 5 stairwells. The volumetrics are centered around the treatment of the facades on the new alley.
Located in the Tribeca East Historic District on an irregular-shaped site created by the extension of Sixth Avenue in 1938, 100 Franklin is two triangular ground-up residential buildings constructed over ground-floor commercial space. The South building at six floors has three full-floor units and a duplex penthouse with a private roof level and the North building with eight floors has five full-floor units and a duplex penthouse. The client, DDG Partners, acted as designer, developer, and contractor for the project.