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Alvisi Kirimoto designs affordable housing complex with perforated metal balconies

March 8, 2021 James Parkes 0

Rome-based studio Alvisi Kirimoto has created an affordable housing complex with a brick facade and perforated metal balconies to help regenerate a neighbourhood in Barletta, Puglia. Named Viale Giulini, the C-shaped building wraps around a courtyard and comprises 50 residential units, an underground car park and commercial units built across six floors. Located in northern

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Jean Nouvel completes first phase of plant-covered Aquarela complex in Ecuador

January 21, 2021 India Block 0

New renders show Aquarela, a high-rise apartment complex designed by French practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel for Cumbayá, Ecuador, which will be covered in planted balconies. Phase one, comprising of three terraced towers called Terra, Aqua and Cielo, completed in December 2020 along with the communal facilities. The next six towers will complete in three phases

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10 housing projects that make bold use of balconies

May 21, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
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As the coronavirus pandemic requires us to spend more time inside, housing with outdoor space has gained a new sense of importance, with  – so Dezeen has picked out 10 projects with impressive balconies. According to architect Alison Brooks, the coronavirus will force architects to pay more attention to amenities like balconies and terraces. “It is

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Balconies cover facade of The Somos hotel in Medellín by A5 Arquitectura

May 21, 2020 India Block 0

Colombian practice A5 Arquitectura ran steel balconies and staircases up the front of The Somos hotel so visitors can enjoy the year-round good weather in Medellín. Located in the fashionable El Poblado district of the Colombian city, The Somos has a sunken bar below ground level with stepped outdoor seating opens to the street. Above,

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Housing after coronavirus should feature bigger spaces and more balconies says Alison Brooks

May 19, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0

Coronavirus will lead to “value shift” in housing design according to architect Alison Brooks, who rejected the trend for micro-homes because “nobody wants less space”. “I don’t know anybody who needs less space, or wants less space, especially young people,” said Brooks. “Everybody wants more space.” Speaking in a live interview with Dezeen as part of

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Tropical plants cover the balconies of Chicland hotel in Vietnam

January 13, 2020 Jon Astbury 0
Chicland by Vo Trong Nghia

Concrete balconies filled with tropical plants cover the Chicland hotel in Danang, Vietnam, designed by Vo Trong Nghia – the Dezeen Awards 2019 architect of the year. Overlooking the sea on the coastal road of Vo Nguyen Giap, every room of the 21-storey hotel has its own tropical garden. Along with 129 bedrooms, the slim

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Curved roof transforms Free Balcony An into an elevated tearoom

July 3, 2019 Semi Han 0
Free Balcony An by Drawing Architecture Studio DAS

Drawing Architecture Studio has enclosed the balcony of a two-bedroom apartment in Beijing to make it resemble the front facade of a typical detached house. The balcony stands out against the neighbouring balconies in the residential development, with its curved roof and rectangular dormer window. Named Free Balcony An – as balcony spaces are not

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This New Apartment Building In France Has Extra Large Cantilevered Balconies

June 25, 2019 Erin 0

Photography by SFA-NLA-OXO-DR   Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel, and OXO architectes, have collaborated to design L’Arbre Blanc (the white tree), a reinvented tower block in France.   Photography by SFA-NLA-OXO-DR The design of the building was inspired by the shape of a tree, with cantilevered terraces that branch off the trunk, providing […]

Balconies branch out from Sou Fujimoto’s tree-like tower in Montpellier

June 20, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
L'Arbre Blanc by Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel and OXO Architectes.

Balconies fan out like leaves from the mixed-use L’Arbre Blanc tower, which Sou Fujimoto has completed in Montpellier with Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel and OXO Architectes. Modelled on the shape of a tree, the curved 17-storey building contains 113 apartments with cantilevering balconies, alongside publicly accessible facilities on the ground floor and rooftop. This layout

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Social Balconies connects existing balconies to encourage social interaction

January 14, 2019 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The next instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living series features a concept for a modular balcony system designed to encourage good relations between neighbours. Entitled Social Balconies, the project was designed by product designer and recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, Edwin Van Capelleveen. The concept consists of a pair of modular components that connect

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