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Nuestra Señora de Lourdes School Gym / Picado de Blas

May 26, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The project was born as a consequence of the expansion of the dining room of the Nuestra Señora de Lourdes school in Torrelodones. The current gym is replaced by the new dining room and, therefore, generating the new gym pavilion next to the existing one and the main building finishes are renovated due to its deterioration.

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Lorentz Leiden Residential Building / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

May 26, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The first Phase of project Lorentz at the station square in Leiden is completed and the new residents started moving in: an important step in the renewal of the Leiden station area. Lorentz Leiden consists of a composition of three light-colored towers of different heights on top of a plinth building. In Phase 1, the first two towers and plinth have now been realized. The towers have a slightly sparkling aluminium façade cladding; the highest tower in champagne color and the lower one in bronze. Both towers are crowned with two storey-high maisonettes that offer a splendid view on the city and far beyond.

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Co – Working Office / AMD

May 26, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Reconstruction of the former living space under the workspace. This is a small coworking of 100m2 designed for 10-12 people with its meeting room, kitchen and bathroom with shower. We focused on the topic of rethinking natural and artificial lighting in the workspace. We cleaned the main hall of the partitions and placed a light-transparent structure made of wood, aluminum and glass in the center, inside which there is a kitchen and a meeting room.

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Cornerstone House / Splinter Society

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Located in the north-side suburb of Northcote, the Cornerstone House emerges as an ode to the rugged beauty inspired by the project site itself, referencing the quarries that once typified the area. A stone quarry is an awe-inspiring place where raw meets refined at an impressive scale. The approach to the design is likewise to push the opposing notions into a harmonious balance that adds rich experiential qualities into the fabric of the building, ultimately creating an enhanced living space for our clients.

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Conviver Space / DMDV arquitetos

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Located in Cidade de Deus, headquarter of Banco Bradesco in Osasco / SP, the project aims to meet the demand for eating and services area. With a population of approximately 12 thousand employees and several administrative buildings, the headquarter of the institution did not have aimed spaces for such uses. The first analysis made sought to identify possible areas for the implementation of this project whitch should be modular and flexible. A point of attention set by the bank was the high demand for parking spaces. Therefore, the implementation in the remaining areas was opted in order to not reduce the number of it and in order to preserve as much as possible the existing tree extension. Another relevant premise was to implement the project according to the population density of the surrounding buildings.

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Loja Fernanda Yamamoto Store / Atelier Danier Corsi

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Architecture and Fashion Design are fields of expression that can share many principles related to the ethical and aesthetic values of human culture. As a subtle synthesis, what was sought in this reformulation of the stylist Fernanda Yamamoto’s store in São Paulo, was the dialogue between structures that can manifest both what is ephemeral and what is perennial. From the new volumes of the dressing rooms, a space of vital importance for the ambiance of those who visit, the static dimension of architecture is constantly transformed by the possibility of changing the fabrics of the curtains that identify each collection of the stylist. Parallel to this, these same fabrics are surrounded by a diaphanous ‘skin’ – the glass – which, with its reflections and transparencies, causes them to take on distinct aspects, added to a new equally expressive lighting. Built in 2009, the fashion designer saw the need to transform and adapt store spaces to a new atmosphere.

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Villa Petra / Marlene Uldschmidt

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Villa Petra is located in a noble residential area near the seaside village of Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. The low-density area where Villa Petra is embedded is characterized by established private gardens, creating secluded properties. Many interventions and extensions in the existing house throughout the years led into a featureless building however the building footprint had to be preserved to respect legal frameworks.

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Dafang Creative Village / NEXT architects

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Holland Dafang Creative Village brings new life to Chinese rural area: NEXT architects combines Chinese and Dutch cultures and creativity to create unique art village China has undergone an unprecedented urbanisation process, from being a predominant rural society to having an estimated one billion Chinese living in cities in 2050. In this transformation so far, urban migration has left hundreds of thousands of villages abandoned.

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Aprop Ciutat Vella Emergency Housing / Straddle3 + Eulia Arkitektura + Yaiza Terré

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Gentrification is cruel to the historical centres of cities. Living in a walkable, diverse and well-equipped neighbourhood is becoming a highly coveted luxury. It’s necessary to regulate the real estate market and mass tourism, to democratize access to housing in densely populated areas, in addition to multiplying its share of affordable housing, either public or cooperative. But, how to build housing in the developed centre if it is the place where the available space is more expensive and scarce? In a kind of urban dentistry, with what we call Tactical Housing, such as the APROP and ATRI strategies, cities are proposed to fill in the cavities of their built-up teeth. It understands vacant lots, properties that have not exhausted their buildability and even excessively large public spaces as places of opportunity to house residential units that, using modular prefabrication with criteria of urban, ecological and social sustainability, achieve faster execution that is more economic, fair and sustainable than conventional public housing.

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GreenHouse / OTTOTTO

May 25, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

When OTTOTTO studio removed the plaster from the walls of this house, two imposing stone walls were revealed. Their beauty made it inevitable to keep them in sight, adding just a new layer, in metallic mesh, to blend the 20th century with the new structure and skylight. As it is common in the center of Porto, Portugal, the house is narrow, long and has only two fronts: the challenge was to bring more light to the semi-basement and to all the interior spaces; drawing a single cut in the roof was the solution – a “square ring”, with a constant width of 70 cm, that crosses the three floors and is overlooked by eight windows.