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The Jennings Supportive Housing / Alexander Gorlin Architects

September 24, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The Jennings creates safe, permanent, affordable housing for homeless domestic violence survivors and their families. It is owned and operated by a non- profit organization dedicated to serving this population and which develops supportive housing to provide residents with the platform to live stable, violence- free lives. This project not only addresses the leading cause of homelessness in New York City – domestic violence – but also establishes a striking architectural statement on an intersection in The Bronx that was completely destroyed in the 1970’s.

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Furtwis Housing / baubüro in situ

September 24, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The project for asylum seekers comprises two building structures in modular wood construction. The two buildings together with the community center, the nearby cemetery building, and the adjoining pavilion form a coherent ensemble. The two-building structures are set in such a way that a courtyard area is formed as a neighborly counterpart. The courtyard faces away from the cemetery and is protected from view. The residential development is intended to function for different user groups with different “living time-spaces”. Eleven apartments – ranging from shared apartments to families – are accessed via an exterior arcade.

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Housing and Ateliers in Rue Polonceau / YUA studio d’architecture

September 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The project consists of the transformation of an ancient metal workshop in the ground floor and basement of a housing building in Paris into living units. The main goal was to find the right typologies to transform the lower parts of the building into pleasant housing and to densify a building by the bottom and not, like it is often the case, by the upper part.

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The Reach Apartments / Pitman Tozer Architects

September 22, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

On what was once proposed as a site for a drive-thru McDonald’s in Thamesmead, an outer suburb of West London, The Reach provides well-designed, affordable new homes for over 170 residents. Its distinctive curved façade of banded red brickwork reinvigorates an existing local centre with a new sense of place, encouraging further regeneration and investment in the area. Brightly coloured projecting balconies animate the façades enclosing a generous south-facing communal garden. The Reach not only demonstrates how to densify London’s outer suburbs and help tackle the city’s housing crisis; it also delivers beautiful but affordable homes for local residents.

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Rinconada Margaritas / Luis Aldrete

September 19, 2021 Rayen Sagredo 0

The project is a development of vertical housing, deployed with three buildings in a total extension of 10,126m2. A fundamental part of the project has to do with the terrain, because it conserves a canyon with a significant density of trees and plants, so that 80% of the land is destined for green areas and open space, this represents a privilege, given its urban condition.

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Point Supreme uses raw concrete to enhance “magical cave-like” feel of Athens apartment

September 19, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Cave basement apartment by Point Supreme

Greek architecture firm Point Supreme has transformed a semi-basement storage space in Athens into a small one-bedroom home. The apartment is located at the base of a typical Athenian polykatoikia – a concrete residential block with tiered balconies – in the suburban neighbourhood of Ilioupoli. Daylight only penetrates into the sunken, 56-square-metre space from above

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Point Supreme uses raw concrete to enhance “magical cave-like” feel of Athens apartment

September 19, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Cave basement apartment by Point Supreme

Greek architecture firm Point Supreme has transformed a semi-basement storage space in Athens into a small one-bedroom home. The apartment is located at the base of a typical Athenian polykatoikia – a concrete residential block with tiered balconies – in the suburban neighbourhood of Ilioupoli. Daylight only penetrates into the sunken, 56-square-metre space from above

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