Low-Income Housing with Heart It has been a crucial question for ages: how best to house low-income people in densely populated urban environments. As the world becomes more crowded and urbanised, the matter grows increasingly urgent. Eve Kushner reports. Has anyone come up with a solution to embrace the problem of high-density housing wholeheartedly? Many experiments have failed, and some have ..
Feldbalz is a new home overlooking Lake Zurich designed by Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann. The three-storey house includes space for children on the ground floor, which leads to the garden, family living rooms on the first floor and the parents’ rooms at the top of the house. A concrete path connects the garden with the house, bordering a swimming pool. Photographs by Bruno Helbing. See Wüstemann..
bispebjerg bakke dwellings 135 rented accomodation dwellings designed by Professor Bjørn Nørgaard, sculptor, in collaboration with Boldsen & Holm Architects. The sculptor Bjørn Nørgaard used music as his point of departure when he modeled the first version of the building in clay, noting, “If it cannot be modeled, it should not be built.” The complex comprises two buildings that wind like a serp..
Viviendas en la calle Santiago El Verde. Lavapies, Madrid. Concurso. El barrio de Lavapies adolece de falta de espacio publico hasta tal punto que el caserio, denso, pesa sobre los peatones al caminar. Alla donde se puede, la administracion obra en parques, jardines y plazas de nueva creacion; donde hay que construir, ¿por que no hacerlo invirtiendo la volumetria? La corrala como espacio de soci..
Chatou by h2o architectes Chatou by Paris-based h2o architectes is a garden pavilion where the furniture forms the entire interior. Arranged on four split levels, the 12m² building is intended for a teenager to live within the garden of the family home. Made from silver birch plywood, the furniture allows for sleeping, living, studying and washing. Chatou This little building, located in the own..
Tribeca: Alison Brooks Architects’ Scheme at Great George Street in Liverpool for Developer Urban Splash. Alison Brooks Architects have designed three buildings for the ‘Tribeca’ development in Liverpool, which will act as a ‘beacon’ at the prominent corner of Great George Street and St James Street. The buildings will be a combination of 93 apartments and colonnaded commercial space at street l..
Location: L.E.S., New York Program: New building with art gallery and 5 apartments. Area: 14,000 sf Completion: 2004-2007 Consultants : Sharon Engineering Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang; Daniela Zimmer, Jorge Pereira, Takuya Shinoda. Client: 109 Norfolk, LLC Contractors:Builders & HVAC; George Dimizas/G&G Metal (steel packages and facade) Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery bui..
Architect: OFIS arhitekti Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Design Year: 2005-2006 Construction Year: 2006-2007 Design Team: Martina Lipicer - udia, Nejc Batistic - udia, Andrej Gregoric - cand.arh, Ana Kosi - stud.arch. Programme: Social apartments with parking Client: Gradis G group, Ljubljana Constructed Area: 5,000 sqm Nº of floors: 4 floors + 2 underground parking Budget: Construction: 650 EURO..
First Australian member of Design Hotels opens Designed by award-winning designer, Alexander Lotersztain, the first Australian member of Design Hotels, the Limes Hotel, opened June 27 in Brisbane. Located in Fortitude Valley, the hub of Brisbane’s nightlife, also known for its trendy cafes, shops, bars and restaurants, in keeping with this vibrant neighbourhood, Limes has been created to include..
Paulo David - Centro das Artes [Casa Das Mudas] in Calheta, Madeira Paulo David’s Centro das Artes, Casa das Mudas is based in Portugal’s Madeira island. It remains the memory of the unexpected angles, the cut of the volumes against the loaming landscape, the frames resting on the interior light, the strength of the texture and richness of the stone, the confrontations between the opaque darknes..