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Bon Pastor 54 Social Housing Units / Peris+Toral.arquitectes

November 11, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The Remodelling Plan for the neighborhood of Bon Pastor anticipates the demolition of the 784 Casas Baratas (cheap houses) on the estate that was built in 1929, and their replacement by freestanding blocks to rehouse all of their occupants. The planning structure of single-story houses and the closeness of the neighbors produced a form of community life that gave the district the atmosphere of a village within the city, with lots of life in the street.

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The Pacific Tower by Grosvenor / ACDF Architecture + IBI Group

October 22, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

The Pacific reflects ACDF’s evolving approach to developing high-rise buildings entrenched in the public realm. With a succession of projects in the west coast metropolis, including PARQ, and the ongoing Barclay project, The Pacific represents a progression of the firm’s innovative rethinking of the human-scale role of skyscraper development and its contribution to neighbors and pedestrians.

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Tracker Office Building / VOO® Arquitetura e Engenharia

October 22, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Tracker Office is a building located in an urban area with an accentuated process of residential, commercial, and corporate growth in the city of Blumenau. Among taller buildings and with the character of a structure between blind gables, the reduced land has the proposal of a building that aims to fulfill the functionality, bringing the possibility to adapt to the uses and needs of the user. It is composed of five overlapping floors that occupy the terrain in order to provide a larger quantity of ventilated and illuminated façades related to the surroundings. Under pilotis, the first floor is free and partially open to absorb different functions. The two subsequent floors are similar to each other and differ in their relationship with the surroundings, resulting in different façade solutions: sometimes inviting the observer to contemplate the wide horizon, sometimes directing him to the free view of the street corner.

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Zapiola 301 Apartment Building / Cottet Iachetti Arquitectos + Cabrera Pieretti Arquitectos

October 20, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Zapiola 301 is a ten-unit apartment building located in the Colegiales neighborhood, of Buenos Aires. The project is implanted on a lot with access through Zapiola street, bordering Plaza de Los Colegiales, which is part of a large system of parks, squares, and infrastructure between the streets Matienzo, Cramer, Álvarez Thomas, and Dorrego. This great urban void works as a buffer between the neighborhoods of Palermo, Colegiales, Belgrano, and Chacarita.

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La Ribera Housing / Zeller & Moye

October 13, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

A Vecindad, a traditional housing typology with simple row houses facing a linear patio in Mexico City, is re-interpreted as a new apartment building for young families. The program is implemented in a typical narrow but deep plot in the Santa María La Ribera neighbourhood, just a few blocks away from the famous Moorish Pavilion. As a new impulse to its immediate vicinity the housing development contributes like a catalyst to the regeneration of the currently otherwise undervalued barrio.

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Architecture Classics: 7 Sisters Housing Complex / Hugo Boetsch and Jorge Elton

October 12, 2022 Victoria Riquelme 0

It is located in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile. The 7 Sisters housing complex stands out among the urban landscape of Viña del Mar for its architectural qualities, colors, materials, and magnitude. When you look up, you can see between the leafy ravine that overlooks the Quinta Vergara urban park, the group of buildings located in the Forestal sector, which take over the slope and the plateau of the hill, crowning itself as one of the most important works of modern architecture in the region of Valparaíso.

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Sevastopol 3262 Building / MAGarq

October 11, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

The Sebastopol 3262 building is intended for housing and is located in a low-density neighborhood. The sector is characterized by being a quiet area, with abundant vegetation and easy access to the main avenues. Considering these factors, it was sought that this project responded with an open plan towards the environment. The main intention is that the facade establishes a link between the public and the private spaces.

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Mika Twin Towers / Alidoost and Partners

October 8, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Many cities in the world have accommodated twin towers with different functions themselves. Considering the skyline, these twin towers generally have a typical shape, presenting two tall buildings adjacent to each other with some discrepancies in façade design. Moreover, despite the variety in the form and shape of the towers, the common specifications of most of them had been inducing a sense of massive and inhuman scale to a viewer in front of the surrounding urban space. In the Mika Residential Towers Project, the designers try to focus on changing this pattern and creating a new type of twin structure for residential use.