Architects: f451 Arquitectura
Location: Cardedeu, Barcelona, Spain
Design team: Santiago Ibarra, Toni Montes, Lluis Ortega, Xavier Osarte, Esther Segura
Quantity Surveyor: Teresa Vivó
Structure: J.M. Riba de Palau
Landscape: Teresa Gali-Izard
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: José Hevia
Portuguese practice Pitagoras Arquitectos sent us this great white concrete house, with some nice patios all over it.
You can see some drawings, more photographs and the architect’s description after the break.
Architects: Paulo César Lourenço and Bruno Sarmento
Location: Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
Structural Engineering: Protec Engenharia
Construction: Suport Engenharia
Electrical & Sanitary Services: Primus Engenharia
Site Area: 600 sqm
Constructed Area: 3,300 sqm
Project year: 2005-2007
Photographs: Marcio Brigatto
Architects: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA
Location: Puebla, México
Client: Plus Arrendamientos
Associate Architect: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
Interiors: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA, SerranoMonjaraz Arquitectos
Structure: García Jarque Ingenieros, SC.
Electrical & Services Consultant: Proyectos de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Sistemas Automatizados S.A. de CV.
Landscape Architects: Espacios Verdes
Contractor: Grupo Huitzilin SA de CV
Kitchen Consultant: DIPREC
Lighting Consultant: Luz y Forma
Graphic Design: CENTRO
Art: Laureana Toledo
Constructed Area: 3000 sqm
Exteriors Area: 711 sqm
Site Area: 1178 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Undine Pröhl
This villa is located in plot #16 of the ORDOS project.
Architects: OBRA Architects
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
Principals in Charge: Pablo Castro, Jennifer Lee
Project team: Shin Kook Kang, Atsushi Koizumi, Sara Kim, Patricia Bohrer, Ricardo Escutia, Soojeong Jo, Jiyoung Kim, Mingkyu Kim, Yixin Liu, Doreen Lam, Alvaro Mayoral, Selin Semaan, Paula Zapolski
Structural/Mechanical Engineering: ARUP NY / Mahadev Raman, Brian Markham, Rajesh Shah
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox
Last year there was an interesting exhibition on the ORDOS villas by 13 NY Architects, 13:100. During that time the Architectural League conducted short interviews with some architects asking them some interesting things about the ORDOS 100 project.
- What was your initial reaction to the invitation? Did you ever consider not accepting the commission?
- How aware were you of Ai Weiwei’s work when you accepted the commission? To what extent do you think we need to see the Ordos 100 project in the context of his work thus far?
- Describe how you dealt with designing a private residence for an abstract client.
- To what extent were you designing with Chinese construction technique and standards in mind? How is this reflected in your design?
- Describe what is architecturally at stake in your project. What were you after architecturally?
- How do you feel about your participation in the project now that the design phase is over?
- What do you think of the site plan and the cumulative effect of the one hundred architectural interventions?
- Can you imagine an equivalent development being built on the United States?
- Describe how you think the sheer size of Ordos impacts the role and position of the architect.
- Describe your dream commission.
See the answers by Pablo Castro from OBRA Architects. You can also see their villa on our following post.
Architects: superkül inc
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Principals: Andre D’Elia and Meg Graham
Project Architect: Drew Sinclair
Construction Manager: Boszko and Verity Inc
Structural Engineer: Robert E. Brown Associates
Mechanical Engineer: GPY + Associates Engineering Inc
Constructed Area: 75 sqm
Photographs: Tom Arban Photography / Lorne Bridgman
Architect: Jordi Badia
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Collaborators: Jordi Framis, Rafael Berenjena, Sergi Serrat, Marcos Catalán
Structure: Eduard Doce, architect
Technical Architect: Francesc Belart
Installations: Consulting Lluís Duart
Client: GISA.Departament de Justicia. Generalitat de Catalunya
Project year: 2002
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Eugeni Pons, Pedro Pegenaute, Duccio Malagamba
Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray
Location: Gorraiz, Navarra, Spain
Project manager: Ibón Ibarlucea Ochandiano, architect
Graphic design of facades: Alex Viladrich, ALDRICH
Riggers: José Ingacio Sola y Julián Damboriena
Structure: Gonzalo Díez
Contractor: GOSA S.L.
Project year: 1998
Finished year: 2004
Photographs: José Manuel Cutillas, Albert Font, Joan Mundó
Architects: N+B Architectes / Jacques BRION, Elodie NOURRIGAT
Location: Brissac, France
Associated Architect: Julien WAFFLART
Client: Conseil Général de l’Hérault
Delegated Client: Hérault Aménagement
Structural Consultant: SOTEC INGENIERIE
Constructed Area: 1,619 sqm
Budget: US $ 2.64 M
Photographs: N+B Architectes
Peruvian architect Juan Carlos Doblado shared with us another impresive project coming from South America. Two concrete volumes with great views to the Andes.
Architect: Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office
Location: Picón, Ciudad Real, Spain
Principals: Sol Madridejos & Juan Carlos Sancho
Project Leader: Anja Lunge
Collaborators: Carlos Seco, Enrique Tazon, Carlos Chacon, Ana Vinagre, Goretti Diaz, Sebastian Severino, Ignacio Moreu, Lourdes Cardenas, Maria Navarro, Mafalda Ambrosio, Jeremie Bedel, Manuel Lagarto, Grace Ming-En
Main Contractor: Bernardo Valdes
Client: 14 Viñas S.L.
Structure: NB-35. (Alejandro Bernabeu)
Project year: 2005-2008
The house designed by Prof. Peter Gabrijelcic sits on a narrow parcel of land among typical Slovene suburban structures. On one side, there is a chaotic settlement; on the other, we find the marshy plain of the Barje landscape park, and an intertwining of meadows, fields and ditches, with a magnificent mountain rising in the background. The space is dotted with various types of houses and tradesman’s workshops with their messy yards. When one’s back is turned to the settlement, one may enjoy views of pristine green nature.