ORDOS 100 is a development in Inner Mongolia that you might have heard of. It consist of one hundred 1000sqm villas designed by 100 hip architects in 100 days, selected by Herzog & de Meuron over a master plan developed and curated by Ai Wei Wei (FAKE Design).
If during modernism, architectural experimentation was practiced through large housing projects, we now find it in curated projects such at this, on countries with a raising -or at least before the crisis- economy.
The project was split into two-phases, of 28 and 72 houses respectively. In ArchDaily we are going to feature the projected villas each week, and hopefully we manage to document all #100. We have contacted several offices already, but if you are part of ORDOS 100 and we haven´t got in touch with you, please use the contact form.
We start with the villa by Alejandro Aravena (Chile). No project description, but you can understand some of the concept design from the sketches.
This villa is located in plot #32 of the ORDOS project.
Download Sketchup model for this villa here.
290 Mulberry is defined by its context through a direct response to zoning and building code regulations. Located in Nolita, New York, this building is bound on the north by Houston Street and on the west by the historic Puck Building on Mulberry Street. A zoning district requirement specifying a masonry enclosure for the two street walls created an opportunity to respond directly to the Puck Building, one of New York’s most recognizable masonry buildings. We then focused the idea on the reinterpretation of local laws and regulations with a contemporary response to masonry construction and detailing that doesn’t attempt to imitate the past.
Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Collaborators: Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Gina Amado, María Constanza Saade, Carlos Melo, Alberto Aranda, Ana María González, Jorge Gómez, Manuel Mendoza, Edgar Mazo
Project Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2008
Photographs: Sergio Gómez, Veronica Restrepo
This isn’t just a gallery, but an architectural studio. This refurbishment of an old building exposes the original brick work, which mixed with wood results on a very warm interior space, contrasting with the white walls of the gallery.
This project was shared by AxD, who reached us through our contact form.
Project: AxD Gallery + Studio
Design/Build Firm: AxD (Always by Design)
Completed: January 2007
Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Location: Akershus fortress, Oslo, Norway
Client: Norwegian Ministry of Defence
Year of Design: 2002-2006
Year of Construction: 2004-2006
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg
Collaborators: Økaw AS Arkitekter MNAL / Atle Røvig, Benedicte Bjercke, Siv Hofsøy, Petter Løken, Halina Noach, Hanne Sørbø.
Interiors: Jarmund Vigsnæs AS / ØKAW AS in collaboration with Birgitte Appelong AS
Landscape: Grindaker AS
Preservation Consultants: Vel Bevart AS / Kristin Jahnsen, Grete Jarmundn
Consultants: Rambøll Norge AS (Mechanical, structural)
Contractor: Veidekke AS
Constructed Area: 19,300 sqm
Budget: 560 M KON (US $112,7 M)
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale, Ivan Brodey
Architects: Boyd Cody Architects – Sinead Bourke, Dermot Boyd, Peter Cody, James Corbett, Ryan Kennihan
Location: Rathmines, Dublin 6, Ireland
Programme: Residential House
Engineer: John Casey
Site Area: 121.5 sqm
Constructued Area: 110 sqm
Budget: 250,000 EURO (US $394,900)
Design & Construction: 2004-2005
External Materials: Brick, Satin Anodised Aluminium Windows
Interior Materials: White Oak, Concrete, Plaster and Rubber