ORDOS 100 #3: nArchitects

This villa is located in plot #89 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: nArchitects
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Project team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang; Dominique Gonfard, Hubert Pelletier, Alice Wong (Project Manager), Adam Vana
Engineers: Ove Arup NY; MEP (Mahadev Raman), Structures (Markus Schulte, Thomas Claassen)
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

ORDOS 100 #2: Luca Selva Architects

We continue with our series, this time with swiss architects Luca Selva.

This villa is located in plot #5 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Luca Selva Architects – David Gschwind, Sonja Christen
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Site Area: 2,015 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm

ORDOS 100 #1: Alejandro Aravena Architects

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 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.

Villa B te O / Bureau B+O

Architects: Arnoud Olie,  Bureau B+O Architecten
Location: Oldeholtpade, Netherlands
Project Team: Remco Siebring, Klaas Kloeze
Site Area:  4630 sqm
Constructed Area:  545 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographer: Harry Cock

In Progress: 290 Mulberry / SHoP Architects

290 Mulberry is defined by its context through a direct response to zoning and building code regulations. Located in Nolita, , 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 enclosure for the two street walls created an opportunity to respond directly to the Puck Building, one of ’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.

Gerardo Molina School / Giancarlo Mazzanti

Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Bogota,
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

House Baetens / JagerJanssen architecten

Architect: JagerJanssen architecten BNA
Location: ELST,
Collaborators: Alex Jager, Rogier Janssen, Rob Bergervoet
Assistant: Marijn Boterman
Contractor: Bussman Bouw, Winterswijk
Built area: 220 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Rene de Wit

AxD Gallery + Studio / AxD – Architecture by Design

This isn’t just a gallery, but an architectural studio. This refurbishment of an old building exposes the original work, which mixed with 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

Norwegian Ministry of Defense / JVA

Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Location: Akershus fortress, Oslo,
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

Richmond Place House / Boyd Cody Architects

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: , Satin Anodised Aluminium Windows
Interior Materials: White Oak, , Plaster and Rubber