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New Brick Daycare Center / se\arch architekten

February 25, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The building ensemble on Oetztaler Strasse in Stuttgart is defined by the already existing Wilhelm School and the new kindergarten building. The urban context is characterised by the dense and heterogeneous residential environment and the impressive Art Nouveau school building. The existing kindergarten in Oetztaler Strasse, which was in serious need of renovation, has been replaced by the new building containing six groups. In the interior of the ensemble, an open space with old trees unfolds.

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He, She & It Workspaces & Greenhouse / Davidson Rafailidis

February 24, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

He, She & It is a collection of three distinct buildings for three different spatial needs, collaged into a single structure. The 1500 sq ft building houses workspaces for a painter, a ceramist/silversmith, and a greenhouse. Each space offers an atmosphere which differs radically from the others. The distinct atmospheres of the spaces reflect not only their respective uses but also, the predilections of the clients.

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Harrow Arts Centre / DK-CM

February 24, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

A new dance school, events space, and artists’ studios have been carved out of dilapidated and disused historic outbuildings. This work is the first phase of a 6- year masterplan, developed by the practice to support this well-loved and popular cultural campus to grow and become sustainable and self-sufficient. 

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Mt. Merino Pool House / dtls ARCHITECTURE

February 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The Mt. Merino Pool House was designed to create a seamless connection with the landscape of Hudson, New York. A combination of glass, concrete, and engineered wood creates a dynamic space from stock components. Three wings radiate from the central kitchen and dining area. A large 2-sided fireplace defines the main space, connecting to both the living room and dining room.

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Hotel Graace / Christian Bauer et Associés Architectes

February 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

“Stepping through the dark gates, an atmosphere of green calm embraces you, gently disconnecting you from the rush and noise of the city.” The owners’ intention of Hotel Graace is thrilling. Staged on an old factory site within an urban perimeter block the twenty-eight modular hotel rooms are linked together by a unique open space.  Set underneath the ancient steel-work construction, the hotel presents itself with lots of green outdoor spaces. In addition to the small courtyard in between the two wings, common areas on the first floor lead up to the fully green roof terraces. 

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Jean Moulin Atelier-House / Atelier NEA

February 22, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Jean Moulin Atelier – House is an 80m2 three-floor artist atelier located in the 14th district of Paris. The artist studio was built in the late ’40s of the 20th century. It is part of a subdivision plan of artists’ studios, laid out in two rows along a quiet and hidden private alley. Few original features were the main qualities of this space; a very large steel window fixture overlooking a private terrace, an old maple tree, a double-height space filled with natural light, and a skylight.

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Giovanni House / Marazzi Reinhardt

February 22, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Giovanni – a timeless house in the spirit of a palazzo – is located in an ordinary residential zone with buildings from the last seven decades. The main idea of the house, such as flexibility of use, privacy, the view and the demand for representation on a limited budget, is based on the client’s requirements. A client with an Italian roots.

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Spijkerkwartie Terraced Houses / Atelier Kempe Thill

February 22, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Towards high-density low-rise. This project is in its core a typological experiment: a maximum of individual homes with private gardens on a relatively small urban plot; a model for the development of more compact settlements with a density of approx. 40 houses per hectare. It aims to offer an alternative to living on the periphery of big cities for people who would like to live in a private house in a more urban context. The project tries to find answers to the typological challenges inherent to high-density low-rise developments:  How much individuality is possible? How much privacy is necessary? How much collective form is required? How much community and social interaction is desirable?

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Renovation of Castle Grad / ARREA architecture

February 22, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Castle Grad is one of the biggest castles in Slovenia. It lies in the northeastern part of the country and is very well connected with both neighbouring countries Austria and Hungary. It is a huge structure. Legend says it has 365 rooms, equal to 365 days of the year in three storeys developed around a central two-level courtyard.