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Dom Arquitectura
Housing Rehabilitation in La Cerdanya


The project is located in a small village in La Cerdanya. Located on the north valley side and facing south, the dense rural core is formed by about 20 houses, is surrounded by fields and meadows where agriculture and farming are the main activities. Breathtaking views of the Cadi in front make this setting, a […]


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Smith Vigeant architects
Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park


The Prize-Winner Laureate of the 4th edition of the “Prix d’excellence CECOBOIS 2014” is awarded to SMITH VIGEANT ARCHITECTS for their project “Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant” in the category “Interior Design”. The project also won the “Sustainable Design Award” at the Grand Prix du Design and the “Jury Favourite” at the […]


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Hardel & Le Bihan Architectes
Strato


Slipped in between the city and the railway tracks, the building is an expression of its paradoxical setting. To the south, opposite the future residential blocks and Boulevard Pereire, the mass of the structure is broken down into several horizontal, floor-high strata to reduce the monumentality of the building and lighten the tertiary character of […]


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BURO II & ARCHI+I
PROJECT ‘DE HAM‘ OUDENAARDE


The development of the ‘De Ham’ site is part of an urban renewal taking place on several fronts. The proposal has been worked out by contractor and project developer Alheembouw NV and fits within a public private partnership. The project will be carried out in collaboration with BURO II & ARCHI+I as designer and Prem […]


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SPARK architects
Vanke-Shoukai Retail and Leisure Centre in Daxing


Construction has begun on SPARK’s competition-winning design for a 127,000 sq m mixed-use development that will serve as a new leisure and business centre in Beijing’s developing Daxing district. The Vanke-Shoukai joint-venture development will incorporate an expansive publicly accessible park environment between office, residential and retail buildings. The design represents a dedicated effort to provide […]


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Giancarlo Mazzanti
León de Greiff Library / La Ladera Parque Biblioteca


Design concept The aim for the project is to establish a project that enables the biggest amount of urban connections and the development of public spaces. To achieve this, there are several proposals such as enabling the roofing of the building as public space, empowering meeting places and developing viewing-points which overlook the city. The […]


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Affleck de la Riva architects
Slate House


Slate House was conceived as an in-situ installation that reveals a pre-existing landscape. Approached as a comprehensive reconfiguration of an entire site, the project considers the house as one component of a greater whole. Located in Laval, a suburb of Montreal, the site is a residual parcel in a new subdivision laid out over historic […]


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Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica
Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium


Winner, Museum and Use of Wood in Interior Design categories, 2013 Grands Prix du Design A new flagship institution in Montréal, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium follows on an international architecture competition won by architecture and design consortium Cardin Ramirez Julien + Ædifica. Their winning proposal stood out from those of some 60 candidates for […]


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BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement
Terre et Eau


The design of the residence had to meet three important challenges: architectural reconciliation of a Mexican inspiration in a Quebec context; exploration of a prototype house with predefined materials; and the objectives of LEED® Canada certification. The living spaces traverse, overlook, and gravitate around the patio, a large volume in which the effect of vegetation […]


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Jean Verville
paperwhite


blanc papier / paperwhite The residence, located in Greenfield Park, was designed for a young family settling to a suburb close to Montreal. The architect’s proposition is a sculptural composition that spreads in simple geometrical forms. The division of the volumes, the recess position of the main body just like its angle suggest a singular […]


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AREP
Torino Porta Susa railway station


The Torino Porta Susa railway station is the first Italian station on the high speed Paris-Romeline. The station is an extensive hub where travellers can change easily from one mode of transport – high speed train, regional train, metro, bus, tram, car or two-wheeled vehicle – to another. It is also a centre of services […]


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SAOTA
Cove 3


The primary idea driving the design was to create a single living space with a single roof element floating over it that responded to the slope of the site. The roof is set at a sufficiently high level so that it is out of one’s line of sight from the living space, creating the illusion […]


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Julian Breinersdorfer Architecture
Factory Berlin


Factory Berlin is a 10.000m² start-up campus in Berlin Mitte, home to Twitter, Soundcloud and 6Wunderkinder. The campus is hosted by Google. The main building, formerly the Oswald Berliner Brewery, was once a part of the Berlin Wall; the third floor windows facing what was once West Germany served as outlooks for the prying eyes […]


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Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Passerelle de la Paix


The new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the Rhone in Lyon – la passerelle de la Paix – reveals the landscape and urban changes. This portion of the river is part of the development of the city to the North. The footbridge links the conference centre ‘Cité Internationale’ and St. Claire as well as […]


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_naturehumaine
Dulwich Residence


The clients had outgrown their 1920’s house on a large lot on Montreal’s south shore. They wanted a contemporary extension that would harmonize with their existing house and highlight and expose the structural brick. The existing house and the extension were separated by a glazed volume where the vertical circulation of the house is located. […]


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Filipe Pina & Maria Inês Costa
JA HOUSE


Located on the north-center of Portugal, the house was meant to combine the rural and the urban lifestyle. The lot is surrounded by different types of constructions, consequence of the informal settlements, characteristics of most Portuguese cities neighbourhoods. The existent stone ruins, vestige of a traditional house and the lot’s configuration, were the main aspects […]


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A2arquitectos
Smile Pool


Spanish firm A2arquitectos has created a new area, an extension of recreational activities and an entertainment for our young guests from the hotel Castell dels Hams. The vision of this new focus, a big “smile”, focuses his perception from differents viewpoints and different scales, either at the level of the foot, from the terraces of […]


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AREP
Créteil-Pompadour suburban station


The Créteil-Pompadour station is part a wider programme to create a multi-modal transport hub in the Créteil municipality on the south-east outskirts of Paris. This calls for a major reorganization of the site that includes: modifications to road layout to improve connections between public transport modes; rail infrastructure work to boost SNCF’s transport offering; the […]


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Corstorphine + Wright
Westwood Leadership & Development Centre Refurbishment


            Corstorphine + Wright have worked closely with Network Road to transform the Westwood Leadership and Development Centre. It was originally built in the early 1990’s for Cable and Wireless who at that time were at the forefront of mobile telephones and its infrastructure. The building was opened in 1993 […]


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Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR
SIDE


The SIDE 5-star hotel in Germany opened its doors in the heart of Hamburg on 26 April 2001, it is situated in the immediate vicinity of the opera house, theatres and shops, a main line train station, trade fair and business district. More than three years were needed for the planning and construction of this […]


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