For the 4th part of our Housing Round Up we have five amazing projects we featured in 2008. Check them all after the break!
Mado Building / Atelier Bow-Wow This is a project for speculative building – the land is bought, value is added through design, tenants are found, and the project is sold off. The site is located in the wedge between a fork in the road on sloping land, so something with character as a landmark was sought by the client. Since the tenant details were not determined, in developing the design we could not help but concentrate on contextual elements (read more…)
Chapultepec Space / at103 Set on a hill with slopes of the 30-35%, the housing complex incorporates 84 houses and a 36 apartment’s-tower. The project aims to negotiate with the site establishing programmatic housing variation by reducing the amount of roads and giving to each unit open views through the city of Tijuana and the border line with San Diego. The original topography is modified by paths of movements, organization and aggregation (read more…)
Strandkanten / 70ºN Arkitektur Strandkanten is a new housing area just south of the centre of Tromsø, attractively situated on a reclaimed area in the Tromsø strait. This area is an important part of the city’s development strategy, where a concentrated growth from within will strengthen the activity in the centre and reduce the need for transportation. The entire area is expected to be developed with 900 dwellings on a site of 88 decar (read more…)
Lace Apartments / OFIS arhitekti The location of the apartment block is in the centre of Nova Gorica (population 32.000) – Nova Gorica is situated in the west of Slovenia, adjacent the Slovene – Italian border. It lies 92 meters above sea level. The town has also very specific climate conditions – it is renowned as the hottest town in Slovenia in summer and very strong winds in winter. The object s positioned on the fixed urban plot 48 x 16m x 5 floors (read more…)
Two residential buildings in Bogotá, Colombia / Giancarlo Mazzanti Giancarlo Mazzanti is a Colombian architect who has designed award winning public buildings, such as the España Library, the Nazca restaurant and the La Ladera Library. By looking at this work, you can see a continuity in terms of materials, colors and space configuration. But also, he plays around on how you appoarch, enter and circulate the buildings (read more…)