House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon

Portuguese photographer Joao Morgado, shared with us this interesting house in Pousos.

Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Pousos, Leiria, Portugal
Project Team: Francesca Petrin, João Bagão, Nuno Costa
Structure: AFA consultores de engenharia lda.
Landscape Design: GLOBAL
Design year: 1998-2003
Surface Area: 415 sqm
Construction Area: 815 sqm
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura

Architect: Paulo Henrique Paranhos
Location: Brasilia,
Collaborators: Eder Alencar, Ana Carolina Vaz
Project year: 2005-2007
Constructed Area: 2,600 sqm
Structure: Yasser Vasconcelos
Installations: Promap
Photographs: Joana França, and Telmo Ximenes

Mountain Dwellings / BIG with JDS

Architects: BIG Architects
Location: Copenhagen,
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingles for , Julien De Smedt for JDS
Project Architect: Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Finn Nørkjær
Project Manager: Jan Borgstrøm
Construction Manager: Henrick Poulsen
Contributors: Annette Jensen, Dariusz Bojarski, Dennis Rasmussen, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Joao Vieira Costa, Jørn Jensen, Karsten V. Vestergaard, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Leon Rost, Louise Steffensen, Malte Rosenquist, Mia Frederiksen, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Ole Nannberg, Roberto Rosales Salazar, Rong Bin, Sophus Søbye, Søren Lambertsen, Wataru Tanaka
Collaborators: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS, Moe & Brødsgaard, Freddy Madsen Rådgivende Ingeniører ApS
Client: Høpfner A/S
Engineering: Moe & Brodsgaard
Construction: DS Elcobyg A/S /PH Montage
Project year: 2008
Constructed Area: 33,000 sqm
Photographs: Dragor Luft, Jacob Boserup, Jens Lindhe, Ulrik Jantzen

Lefevre House / Longhi Architects

Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: Punta Misterio,
Principal in Charge: Luis Longhi
Project Architect: Christian Bottger
Project Manager: Carla Tamariz
Collaborators: Hector Suasnabar, Ysa Jamis
Construction: / Hector Suasnabar
Project year: 2006-2008
Constructed Area: 530 sqm
Photographs: CHOlon Photography

Learning from the slums (1/2):literature and urban renewal

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“Slumdog Millionaire” is the movie of the year. Its story of a young guy from Mumbai’s slum of Dharavi, who manages to change its destiny through the “Who wants to be a Millionaire” game has charmed many people, including the Oscars’ jury, who awarded the movie with 8 prizes.

At the same time, the movie has created a debate around slums and how the movie portrays them. “Slumdog Millionaire” follows the mainstream vision of slums, described in the XIX century by writers like Daniel Defoe or Charles Dickens: dark, dirty places, with people packed in small rooms with no water facilities. In slums, riots are frequents, and police can hardly enter: the perfect place for criminals to hide and plan their threats to the society, and the perfect incubator for all sort of diseases.

ORDOS 100 #23: Oyler Wu Collaborative

This villa is located in plot #34 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
Project Team: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Fayez Ahbad, Phillip Cameron, Jian Huang, Huy Le
Consulting Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Gueux’s Community of Municipalities Building / AAT

Photography: Nicolas Waltefaugle

This building designed by French architects AAT, was built in a small village close to the millenary town of Reims called Gueux. This building is made to centralize many local institutions and services in one place. a kind of “community for villages”.

Hollywood House / wHY Architecture

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wHY Architecture shared with us an interesting project for a house in Hollywood, a series of spaces contained by a single stripe, alternating between open and closed.

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Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA

Architects: FRENTE / Juan Pablo Maza + PRODUCTORA
Location: Mixcoac, Mexico City, Mexico
Project Team: Juan Pablo Maza, Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles, David Ortega, Gabriela Morales, Veronica Espinosa, Jair Calderon
Constructed Area: 92 sqm
Structural Engieering: Oscar Trejo
Design year: 2004
Construction year: 2006
Photographs: Paul Czitrom y Juan Pablo Maza

Residence for a Briard / Sander Architects

Architects: Sander Architects
Location: Culver City, , USA
Constructed: 353 sqm
Budget: US $500.000
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ORDOS 100 #22: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

This villa is located in plot #12 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Peace Peres House / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Architect: Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas
Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Programme: Auditorium, Offices, , Cafe, Lobby
Construction year: 2008
Local Architects: yoav messer architects
Interior Design: Fuksas
Site work supervisor: Michal Schaffer
Client: Pares Centre for Peace
Landscape Architects: TEMA
Art Work: Mimmo Paladino
Site Area: 7.000 sqm
Constructed Area: 2.500 sqm
Photographs: Moreno Maggi

Villanueva’s Public Library / Meza + Piñol + Ramírez + Torres

Architects: Carlos Meza, Alejandro Piñol, Germán Ramírez, Miguel Torres
Location: Villanueva, Colombia
Collaborators: Andrés Rodríguez Cabra y Diana Pizano
Client: National Ministry of Culture, Casanare Government
Graphic design, logo & artwork: Santiago Piñol
Builder: UT Quimper: Ing. Camilo Blanco y Arq. Óscar Pontón
Project year: 2006
Site Area: 2,500 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,551 sqm
Photographs: Nicolás Cabrera, Alejandro Piñol

Residence at Punkunnam / LIJO RENY architects

Architects:
Location: Thrissur, Kerala, India
Interior & Landscape Design: LIJO RENY architects
Project year: 2007
Constructed Area: 255,5 sqm
Client: Dr. Cijo Jos and Dr. Thushara Cijo
Photographs: LIJO RENY architects

6 residential houses in Pahkli street / JVR Arhitektuuribüroo

Architects: JVR Arhitektuuribüroo
Location: Tallinn,
Architect in charge: Kalle Vellevoog, Velle Kadalipp
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2005
Constructed area: 903 sqm
Number of flats: 12
Photographs: Arhitektuuribüroo

Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura & Esther Pascal architect

Architect: ARTEKS Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect
Location: Ordino, Andorra
Architects in charge: Elisabet Faura & Ester Pascal
Collaborators: Gemma Roca, Dalila Pregal, Alvaro Briceño, Malte Ruckert, Ruper Maurus, Carlos Cobreros, Cecilia Vázquez , Alex Miralles
Artistic Collaborator: Victor Pérez Porro
Structure: GETCE BEAL_ Xavier Beal Vilaginés
Utilities: Bernabé Rodriguez
Acoustics: Higini Arau
General Contractor: COIMA S.A
Constructed Area: 9,714 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute & Eugeni Pons

House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA

I like how this house uses an existing structure to hide, in both landscape and against the strong winds, creating a new habitable interior. This house by NRJA (this weeks AD Futures pick) won the Gran Prix for the Latvian Architecture Prize (2005), the Best Technology Award at the Interior Digest Magazine (outstanding implementation of a project using contemporary construction, constructive and electronic technologies, 2006) and was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award (2007).

Location: Saka,
Architects: NRJA (Uldis Luksevics, Martins Osans)
Client: Una and Andris Vitolins
General Constructor: RBS Skals
Object: private house
Size: 200 sqm2
Year: 2002

ORDOS 100 #19: Work AC

This villa is located in plot #96 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Work AC / Dan Wood and Amale Andraos
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox