In the heart of the density of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, this seven-story housing building attempts to find a balance between a discreet presence in the Parisian street, and an intentionally contemporary architectural style.
The CASAMIRADOR Savassi residential building, completed in 2021, is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape. The building has 14 lofts and 24 studios and is spread over nine floors in construction and located on a narrow lot, with a width of 12.7 meters. The challenge of its volumetric mathematics, to respect distances, was one of the factors that influenced non-obvious decisions resulting in architecture created with its own identity.
The project is based on responding to a specific collective housing program. Inserted in a subdivision located in the new area of Aveiro city, the land is located between two lots, which are not built yet. As such, the project idea is based on marking the highlight of a new design in this new area.
Dutch architecture studio Concrete has completed The West Residence Club condominium building in Manhattan, which features a brick base made with recovered debris and an upper portion made of glass boxes. Encompassing 201,000 square feet (18,673 square metres), the apartment building stretches along 11th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets, in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood.
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Exclusive city villa in the heart of Amsterdam. In the bustling city center of Amsterdam, situated in a quiet part of the historic ring of canals, this sustainable villa has been developed. The exclusive residence is characterized by its spacious layout and clever use of a split level to create different living experiences. Comfort, daylight, and authenticity were important themes in the design.
Through drastic re-building in about 4 decades, Tehran has gone from a city of infinite gardens with its single-family dwellings, to a city of infinite apartment blocks. This significant lifestyle change that has occurred within its urban fabric, has impacted issues such as shared ownership, privacy, safety, territory, collective memory, and most importantly, the quality of the living space. Tehran’s current schemes are mostly constructed by developers, whose main criteria are ease of construction, convenience, and cost, compromising spatial quality. This approach has shaped a metropolis with no contextual roots or stories to tell. This is Tehran’s current cityscape. The main challenge of the project is how architecture can portray alternative ways of living, addressing the transition from a single-family dwellings to apartment buildings.
The Ryokan is located in the heart of Manly, right in front of the famous Manly Beach, an iconic Australian beach frequented by tourists, surfers, and volleyballers. The building was originally a two-story Victorian-style tavern, built in the late 18th century. Over the years, two extra stories were built on top, turning it into a four-story mix-use building, with ground-floor shops and upper-story apartments.
Green tilework in multiple rooms is contrasted with terracotta plaster at this São Paulo apartment, renovated for a couple by local studio Casulo. The 220-square-metre apartment was overhauled for friends of the designers, who made it clear that the space “should not have a minimalist atmosphere”. “Shortly after their wedding in early 2020, the couple
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« The 16 » is located at the angle of rue de Cugnaux and rue Nungesser et Coli, close to the Arènes station in Toulouse. Rue de Cugnaux is a busy street, in the continuity of route de Saint Simon that constitutes a major entrance axis into Toulouse from La Cépière to the Saint Cyprien neighborhood. Rue de Cugnaux is currently undergoing major development. The constructions along the road alternate between existing individual houses and four-story apartment blocks, recently built or still under construction. Contrary to rue de Cugnaux, rue Nungesser et Coli is defined by an urban fabric of individual houses characteristic of the Toulouse area.
The residential tower “The Metropolitan” is located immediately to the south of Vienna’s new Central Station. Due to its position on the station forecourt, it also acts as the entrance building to the new “Sonnwendviertel” district, which is due for completion in 2021, and to Helmut Zilk Park.