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Project • By ATELIER ARSºPrivate Houses

7 Patios House

The commission is about the intervention of a house located in a profusely wooded land in the north part of the city of Guadalajara, inside a zone that maintains a considerable environmental quality. The house is located in the highest part of the plot and its walls are constructed with adobe. Based on this analysis we obtained two basic ideas that attempt to enhance the conditions founded; to build walls on the boundaries of the plot that allow to understand the house as resting on a base to which it is necessary to ascend. These walls also define a stairway that leads through little gardens and platforms until reaching the porch. As a contrast to a dense walls structure, we decided to place an addition with a lighter character that allows... More

Project • By Eldridge London ArchitectsPrivate Houses

House in Epsom

The prospect of a site with views over Epsom Downs and within a commutable distance of Canary Wharf attracted this client to build a new house next to the RAC’s Woodcote Park golf course. Flanked by recently constructed Georgian-style houses, the new neighbour, designed by Eldridge London, is clearly a building of its time. The two wings of the house are set apart to optimise views and the path of the sun. One wing contains double height living spaces and bedrooms above and accommodation for children and staff below whilst the other wing contains a gymnasium and swimming pool which faces a sunken court space outside. The court in turn leads up to a large expanse of lawn that runs away to the boundary with the golf course beyond. As well as... More

Product • By Anna Krystyna CaseyCrochet tiles

Crochet tiles

Glass tiles with crocheted fabric, suitable for many applications in a range of environments. More

Product • By FAKROTop Hung and Pivot Window FPP-V preSelect

Top Hung and Pivot Window FPP-V preSelect

FP_ preSelect, top hung and pivot roof windows   Two opening methods, many advantages with FAKRO top hung and pivot window FP_-V preSelect.   Key information:   Use: Suitable for pitches from 15°-55° (special version 15°-85°)   Application: Roof windows, attic, loft, interior design.   Characteristics: A new generation top hung and pivot windows come with two independent opening mechanisms. The sash can be opened outwards from the top and centre pivot.   FP_-V U3, window U-Value 1.3 W/m2K FP_-V U5, window U-Value 1.0 W/m2K   Certificates: Certificate TÜV SÜD   More about this product:   A new generation top hung and pivot windows come with two inde... More

Project • By David Jameson ArchitectHousing

Black White Residence

Inhabiting the masonry shell of an existing house, this project engages the phenomenon of ruins and explores the idea of aperture. The design program called for renovating the main level and adding a second level with a significantly smaller footprint. Alluding to the Acropolis, four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night. The glass volumes of the upper level and windows incised into the main level stucco plinth are... More

Project • By Rafael Viñoly Architects PCResearch Facilities

Howard hughes medical institute

Seizing an opportunity for institutional expansion in 2001, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) initiated a competition for master planning solutions to create a state-of-the-art research campus—including laboratories, a conference center and hotel facility, and on-site housing—intended to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration in order to advance medical science. Rafael Viñoly Architects’ solution delivered an environmentally and technologically advanced collection of buildings integrated within a pastoral setting. HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus sits on 689 acres bounded by forest on two sides, within a sloping hillside and generous views of the Potomac River and the verdant Maryland fields beyond. Set into this tranquil p... More

Project • By Patkau ArchitectsVisitor Center

Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre

Fort York, considered the birthplace of Toronto, is a National Historic Site. It represents the single most important visual and contextual cultural heritage link to British military and social history remaining in the City of Toronto. In 2009 Patkau Architects, together with Kearns Mancini Architects, won the international design competition to design a new Visitor Centre on the 18 hectare historic site to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  The site, once on the shores of Lake Ontario at Garrison Creek, but now isolated from the lake shore due to the expansion of the city, has an immensely rich archaeological past. To the north is Garrison Common, the site of the Battle of York in 1813 and a potentially rich source... More

Project • By De Zwarte HondCity Halls

Town hall

Following protests from local inhabitants opposed to a new town hall, De Zwarte Hond architects opted to retain the traditionalist 1954 town hall building and to supplement it with a new wing. The large glazed pavillion makes a discreet impression, partly because of its below-grade placement against an excavated dune, and the green image conveyed by the sedum roof. The L-shaped extension consists of a single-storey corridor which connects the existing building with the new, two-storey wing. This high section stands at right angles to the corridor, thereby generating a courtyard area between old and new buildings. The corridor is partly hidden behind the higher ground of the semi-closed space between the two sections. The roof plane... More