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Wood Pellet Storage Facility / Paul Bretz Architectes

October 22, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

The silo serves as a storage facility for the wood pellets used to fuel the cogeneration unit that forms part of the district heat and power plant. The simple structure presents itself as an addition to the district heat and power plant, adopting the plant’s modularity.

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House in Itu / Grupo SP

October 22, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

A special program: a weekend residence for a family in an extensive area, set to become the main home in the medium term, defines the concept adopted for this project. The house is organized by a longitudinal circulation block that defines its settling on the plot: a 3 meters wide by 45 meters long concrete structure working as a beam. This volume, closed to the street and open to the site, houses the service areas and a gently sloped ramp, linking spaces at the mid-levels that accommodate the house to the ground slope.

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House in Itu / Grupo SP

October 22, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

A special program: a weekend residence for a family in an extensive area, set to become the main home in the medium term, defines the concept adopted for this project. The house is organized by a longitudinal circulation block that defines its settling on the plot: a 3 meters wide by 45 meters long concrete structure working as a beam. This volume, closed to the street and open to the site, houses the service areas and a gently sloped ramp, linking spaces at the mid-levels that accommodate the house to the ground slope.

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M01 House / MINIMO

October 21, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

Victor and Raquel needed their new house to become a large and flexible home with light and fluid space as protagonists. In the integral refurbishment of this house, located in a neighbourhood of Madrid, two strategies have been combined to generate a fluid and flexible space: the creation of a central service core and the separation of the house into two areas, a public and a private one.

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Functional Exploration Centre / TRANSFORM

October 21, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

Overlooked by a series of large-scale structures of Jussieu, the new Centre for Functional Exploration takes place in one of the last free spaces of the main campus of the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering of Sorbonne University. The project is born from two wills: on the one hand, to optimize the flow of the different functional circuits in order to create an efficient machine, on the other hand to insert in a heterogeneous set of buildings a silent form which does not aim to stand out, but rather to blend in.

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CL Warehouses / VAGA

October 21, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

In a corner lot with slight slope and positioned perpendicularly to one of the most important routes of Cesário Lange’s downtown area, city near to the capital of São Paulo state, five warehouses were built in order to accommodate different types of service and commercial uses. The project had flexibility as an initial premise, mainly due to the uncertainty of the uses that the units of a little over than 90m² could host.

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Elevator of Museo Gustavo de Maeztu / Dirección general de cultura, Gobierno de Navarra

October 21, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

The Gustavo de Maeztu Museum is located in the palace of the Kings of Navarra of Estella, a prime example of the Romanesque civil architecture of Navarra that holds the declaration of Cultural Interest. The property is owned by the Government of Navarra, which rehabilitated it in 1991 as the headquarters of the Gustavo de Maeztu Museum and ceded its use to the City Council of Estella, which deals with management and operation of expenses.

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LA BIB of Dunkerque Library / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

October 21, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

The Indoor Landscape. Ordered by the City of Dunkerque, the new media library moves in the Beaux-Arts Museum with its wide array of innovative cultural features including a café, a library, a cultural shop, an auditorium and an exhibit hall. On top of the extensive restructuring works done on the emblematic building, architect firm D’HOUNDT+BAJART and associates, along with the B!B, have conducted an ambitious architectural project rolling out a sensory landscape contrasting with consensual conceptions.

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House in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa Suberville

October 20, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

This house is located in a subdivision to the west of Mexico City. Its solution responds to a very strict regulation, which establishes limits of height and land occupation. Thus, the house is a quadrangular prism that occupies the total allowed area with its spaces organized around terraces and a double-height atrium roofed by a concrete pergola. This atrium contains a floating steel and wood staircase. Coated with wood and travertine marble, the atrium acquires a different character at different times of the day; sunlight filters through the pergola and ignites the space with warm colour reflections.

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Duke of York Restaurant / Nex—

October 19, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

Nex- were commissioned by Cadogan following an international design competition that sought a new and distinctive restaurant which could be a focal point for the square. Nex- looked to add further value by creating a dynamic and sculptural building that respects and enhances its prestigious surroundings, while incorporating new public space and greenery. Nex-’s point of departure was a Grade II listed wall – originally part of an earlier military asylum on the site but which stood slightly incongruously at the edge of the square.