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Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1

20:00 - 23 August, 2019
Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1, © Zeng Renzhen
© Zeng Renzhen

© Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Peng Lele, Zeng Renzhen, Yang Guang, Ling Lin
  • Area

    1257.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Brick House / iStudio architecture

20:00 - 21 August, 2019
Brick House  / iStudio architecture, © AN clicks
© AN clicks

© AN clicks © AN clicks © AN clicks © AN clicks + 19

Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner

15:00 - 18 August, 2019
Holiday Home in Vitznau / alp Architektur Lischer Partner, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitznau, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Project Manager

    Nicole Renggli-Frey
  • Planners

    Jung Pirmin, Rain LU / Trachsel AG, Luzern / Appert Zwahlen Partner AG, Cham ZG / Sphinx, Luzern
  • Construction Manager

    Tripol AG, Luzern
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architekten

17:00 - 17 August, 2019
Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architekten, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter + 14

Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?

04:00 - 12 August, 2019
Which Are The Most Used Materials in Social Housing?, © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal
© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal

Choice of building materials and the inherent continuous reflection about the reach and capabilities of architecture are an interesting alternative way to approach this issue. The materials used in social housing should address local and economic possibilities and the real needs for access to housing in the contemporary context.

In this article, we analyze different projects published on our site to identify some of the predominant materials used in social housing, both for the formation of structures or enclosures. The intentions of this are two-fold: firstly, to create a worldwide panorama of different case studies with different construction styles from a range of geographical locations, and secondly, to provide inspiration and tools to architects to make better social housing.

Below we present 15 social housing projects and their diverse materials and construction styles.

Alpine Cabin / Scott & Scott Architects

17:00 - 11 August, 2019
Alpine Cabin / Scott & Scott Architects, Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects
Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Port Hardy, Canada
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Susan Scott, David Scott
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013

Writer’s Shed / WSD Architecture

15:00 - 11 August, 2019
Writer’s Shed / WSD Architecture, © Wai Ming Ng
© Wai Ming Ng

© Wai Ming Ng © Wai Ming Ng © Wai Ming Ng © Wai Ming Ng + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Percy Weston, Tom Surman, Joseph Deane
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

04:00 - 8 August, 2019
How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses, © José Tomás Franco
© José Tomás Franco

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. However, many of us know little about its manufacturing process and all the operations that determine its appearance, dimensions, and other important aspects of its performance.

The lumber we use to build is extracted from the trunks of more than 2000 tree species worldwide, each with different densities and humidity levels. In addition to these factors, the way in which the trunk is cut establishes the functionality and final characteristics of each wood section. Let's review the most-used cuts.

Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

15:00 - 3 August, 2019
Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa + 18

  • Architects Office

  • Location

    Carretas, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Category

    Spa
  • Collaborators

    Miguel Montor, Julie Rousset, Ricardo Carrillo
  • Contractor

    Octavio Pérez
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

Grotto Sauna / Partisans

17:00 - 27 July, 2019
Grotto Sauna / Partisans, © Jonathan Friedman
© Jonathan Friedman

© Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman + 35

Compact Karst House / dekleva gregoric architects

15:00 - 27 July, 2019
Compact Karst House / dekleva gregoric architects, © Janez Marolt
© Janez Marolt

© Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vrhovlje, Slovenia
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Aljoša Dekleva u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist),Tina Gregorič u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist), Lea Kovič, u.d.i.a., Vid Zabel štud. arh.
  • Area

    83.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò

17:00 - 20 July, 2019
Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò, © Frederik Buyckx
© Frederik Buyckx

© Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx + 8

Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos

17:00 - 14 July, 2019
Bridge House / Aranguiz-Bunster Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Nicolas Aranguiz S.
  • Construction

    Tierra Austral Ltda.
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Nico Saieh

Cloudscapes / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects

17:00 - 13 July, 2019
Cloudscapes / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects, Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects

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Baan Nonthaburi / Plan Architect

21:00 - 20 June, 2019
Baan Nonthaburi / Plan Architect, © Chitsanupong Ploythanachot
© Chitsanupong Ploythanachot

© Chitsanupong Ploythanachot © Chitsanupong Ploythanachot © Chitsanupong Ploythanachot © Chitsanupong Ploythanachot + 22

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant / Pacific Environments

19:00 - 19 June, 2019
Yellow Treehouse Restaurant / Pacific Environments, © Lucy Gauntlett
© Lucy Gauntlett

© Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett + 49

  • Architects

    Peter Eising & Lucy Gauntlett
  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Category

  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Villa in Hakuba / Naka Architects

17:00 - 16 June, 2019
Villa in Hakuba / Naka Architects, © Torimura Koichi 
© Torimura Koichi 

© Torimura Koichi  © Toshiharu Naka © Torimura Koichi  © Torimura Koichi  + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hakuba, Japan
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Toshiharu Naka
  • Structure

    Hirotsugu Tsuboi, Hirotsugu Tsuboi
  • Thermal Analysis

    Yoshitsugu Yamamoto
  • Area

    84.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Garrison Treehouse / Sharon Davis Design

17:00 - 9 June, 2019
Garrison Treehouse / Sharon Davis Design, © Elizabeth Felicella
© Elizabeth Felicella

© Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella + 38