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Populo Tourist Apartments / Salworks

October 16, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The resort composed of 7 apartments (including a duplex) and leisure areas came into shape after the partial demolition of an old paint factory — of which the warehouse with a healthier and more regular structure was maintained. The surrounding space and the highly restrictive construction rules imposed the maintenance of a simple volumetry that works as a sort of edge separating a seafront high-traffic regional road from a low-traffic one.

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Dama Apartment / BOMORI Architetti

October 7, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The residential building dating back to the early twentieth century was for years home to embassies and it is inserted in a historical context in the heart of Rome. The choice to “drape” the building in white comes from a desire to reinvigorate its presence in the urban context, highlight the architectural traits, signs of the time, the shadows, the projecting volumes, the positive and negative space of a body that is shaped by sunlight. The design aimed to a radical renovation of the building, through a constant discovery of the existing elements emerged through the design and construction phases.

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Jiakeli Apartment Renovation / MOZHAO ARCHITECTS

September 30, 2019 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang 0

The pre-renovation building is a supporting dormitory for the factory in suburban. The national industrial upgrading strategy, the increase in labor and production costs, and the implementation of environmental protection policies have led to the relocation of the low-end industries, and those dormitories in bad condition have been gradually vacant. At the same time, the infrastructure of subway transportation, the high housing rent in the city center, and the rising cost of living have caused a large number of white-collar workers to move out to live. Moreover, most commercial residential buildings of extensive development era lack the sense of community due to the deficiency of public programs. The renovation project hopes to not only improve the quality of original space, but also create a diverse and life-rich community.

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Dutch House / Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik

September 21, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

In Wellton Park, a district in Moscow with a very high building density, the Dutch architecture firm Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik has completed two apartment buildings with outspoken brick facades.
When the client requested “Dutch” architecture, the architects let themselves to be inspired by the Amsterdam School style of the early 1900’s, and re-invent it for a contemporary high-rise design.

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September 15, 2019 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang 0

A young couple came to us for a weekend house located in the countryside of Shanghai named Datuan town. The dispersed agriculture fields, the small river, the highway and a cluster of houses with pitch roof compose its general countryside surrounding. The site is fortunately positioned on the edge of the land, across the small riverand on the southwest is the famous peach field. The husband is a lover of modernism, and on the first day of meeting he quoted Le Corbusier’s words“A house is a machine for living in”.

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Frizz23 Building / Deadline

September 10, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The completion of Frizz23 in Kreuzberg marks a milestone and a stroke of good fortune in Berlin’s real estate politics. This cooperative building demonstrates the possibilities of bottom-up urban development – how it can be constructive and successful when the lead is taken by citizens and local actors. For years, the plots of land surrounding a former wholesale flower market known as the ‘Blumengrossmarkt’ were highly coveted.

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Sierra Residence / Lanoire & Courrian

September 9, 2019 Daniel Tapia 0

The «Sierra» dwelling is an «L» shape three-story building. This shape allows the creation of an intimate garden protected by the building. The location of the building, next to a railroad, implies high-quality acoustic insulation. In order to break the monolithic aspect of the construction, every angle as a specific architectural treatment. Every angle is either smoothen or sharpen. The translucent railings are curved to follow the shape of the facade.