// arthitectural / collective housing

Jordi Farrando Arquitecto
18 dwellings in Begues


The site for these 18 subsidized housing units lies between a block of row housing and a series of single-family homes. Despite being low-rise, the former constitutes a forceful urban element that occupies the territory in which it is set. The latter, smaller in size, have breathing space on plots with extensive vegetation. The planned […]


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Key Operation Inc. Architects
ReNOA Motosumiyoshi Common Area


Comprehensive Building Renovation In Japan, the lifetime of buildings is very short; they often get scrapped and rebuilt after 30 to 40 years. Recently, however, there are movements to enlarge the market for not only newly built, but also quality pre-owned condominiums, and to extend the lifetime of such residential buildings. Previously owned condominium residences […]


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Synthesis Architecture Ltd
Residential building with 7 apartments


This project in Bucharest manages to develop a small collective housing scheme under a minimal budget, proposing a new way of living as well as a new urbanistic approach for a controversial neighbourhood. Difficult location and impossible regulations This project is located close to the central area of Bucharest in a quite problematic context. It […]


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Baumschlager Eberle
Residential buildings Seeschanze Lochau


Best possible views of the water The better the location, the higher the density – such wishful thinking on the part of the real estate sector has had negative consequences for the location and the residents on more than one occasion. But that is far from being the case at the former Dornier site in […]


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James & Mau
San Vicente Ferrer


In a context of consolidated historical neighborhood of Madrid, the architects faced strict dimensions and facade regulations. The idea was to make the most out of a very limited area and give charisma to this little building in way it can adapt to its environment without being a simple re-edition of the past. “The strategy is contemporary mimicry […]


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Foster + Partners
Faena Aleph Residences


Faena Group is pleased to announce the completion of the Faena Aleph Residences, Foster+Partners’ first project in Latin America and Faena District’s latest chapter. The completion of the building is another step towards consolidating Faena’s pioneering urban development and stands as a fresh contribution to Argentinean culture. The Faena Aleph Residences underscores the Group’s dedication […]


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Tetrac architects
Mervau


In Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie, a well known Atlantic port, Tetrarc is undertaking a social housing project with Vendée overtones, Mervau. After having reviewed the housing site (Arborea), its classification (Playtime) and its services (Boreal), and its construction using the wood option (Rosa Park), Tetrarc is giving its views here on the gradual renovation at […]


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studiostudio architettiurbanisti
Social housing for young families


Studiostudio architettiurbanisti is a Swiss-Italian architecture and planning office founded in Florence, Italy, by Elisa Palazzo and Bruno Pelucca. studiostudio deals mainly with design, research and consultancy in the field of landscape urbanism and site specific planning applied to sustainable residential developments, urban regeneration, urban space design, active protection of built heritage and cultural landscapes.  The […]


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A/ZC – Atelier Zündel & Cristea
ZCBB3


The urban development zone (ZAC) Claude Bernard is situated in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, on a 3.6ha vast area, between the boulevard Macdonald in the south and the highway in the nord. Four blocks of 43X48m, facing the boulevard Macdonald, were chosen in order to create different programs of social housing, private housing and a […]


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C. F. Møller Architects
Housing +


As one of five consortia, C. F. Møller Architects have designed a proposal for the pilot-project Housing+, for 60 zero-energy housing units on the Aalborg Waterfront. Only two of the proposals managed to abide to the strict demands set out for energy-efficiency – in C. F. Møller’s case achieved through a combination of architectural design […]


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24H architecture
The Twins Science Park


Within in de urban scheme of KCAP – Kees Christiaanse for the Science Park in Amsterdam, 24H>architecture was commissioned to make a proposal for one of the five housing projects, called ‘the Twins’. The location is situated between the Oosterringdike and the Caroline Mac Gillavrylaan. 24H’s proposal for the two apartment blocks, 18 and 15 storeys high, house a […]


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Modus Studio
Eco Modern Flats


Eco Modern Flats is a modern and sustainable design renovation of an existing 96 unit apartment complex; the first LEED for Homes PLATINUM multifamily project in the state of Arkansas. The social good of this successful project is summarized in making sustainable, attainable. The four existing apartment buildings, constructed between 1968 and 1972, have great […]


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Hierve
Xcalacoco


The project consists of a 45 apartment complex located in a long striped site infront of the caribbean ocean. The main concept of the projects is to make small private jungles for the 45 apartments, bringing to each one a senese of calm, introversion and direct contact with the surrounding nature. The apartments are grouped in 7 separate […]


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C. F. Møller Architects
Siloetten


Many towns in Denmark have centrally-located industrial silos; most are no longer in use, but continue to visually dominate the local skyline. This is also the case with the town of Løgten north of Aarhus, where the former silo complex has been transformed into a ‘rural high-rise’, with 21 high-quality residences composed as individual and […]


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SLVK
Living Zapata 112


The project is located in Mexico City, it’s a social housing with 50 apartments between 60-80 sqm, some of them with two floors. Made of concrete, steel and glass the concept for the building was to create a provocative movement of volumes on the main façade. This movement was achieved by creating a multiplicity of apartment types […]


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Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Housing ZAC Claude Bernard


The building is part of a recently developed area in the North of Paris (19th district). The main façade – south – faces an urban boulevard – Boulevard Mac Donald. The new tram way under construction will serve the area in a few months. Next to the housing, a school group, offices and facilities have […]


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Colboc Franzen & Associes
Council and private flats in Sete


The building plot lies on the thin strip of land between the Étang de Thau and the Mediterranean Sea on the northern side of the old town, close to the commercial port and its huge industrial facilities. How should we evoke the site’s past and at the same time, through architecture, forge a modern identity […]


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Hierve
Hesiodo


Introduction. This building speaks of mediation.  It is an element that intends to situate itself halfway between culture and nature; openness and introspection; imposition and dissolution. This building simultaneously expresses seriousness and playfulness; firmness and frailty; the conclusiveness of weight and the relief that lightness offers. Within its urban flavor we perceive a playful childlike touch. We […]


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KLab architecture
Urban Cubes


In Cyclades the “Chora” the main village used to be mainly on a hill or a mountain in order to be protected from the pirates that were ruling the seas in the past centuries. The white cubes are built on top of each other allowing ventilation and sun to access every part of the house. […]


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OBR
Milanofiori Residential Complex


The Masterplan of Milanofiori is a cluster characterized by a series of functions (offices, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, leisure, residences) unified by the design of the public park as an extension of the surrounding existing landscape. The design of the Residential Complex seeks a symbiosis between architecture and landscape, so that the synthesis of artificial and […]


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