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Panorama Penthouse / Bureau Fraai

November 30, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Bureau Fraai designed a luxurious penthouse with panoramic views toward both the seaside and the city center in a former office building, that had been transformed into a high-end residential building. To maintain the 180-degree views from every spot in the penthouse Bureau Fraai decided to introduce free-standing oak volumes creating an open floor concept instead of a traditional layout with walls blocking the view. 

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Filmlageret Community Housing / Spacon & X

November 29, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Filmlageret Challenges Norms of Architectures and Lifestyles. Spacon & X realize their first large-scale building project. Together with the visionary developer Lennart Lajboschitz and his social revolution agenda, Spacon & X have completed a community living project in Copenhagen, called Filmlageret, for people of all ages.

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Leubinger Fürstenhügel Service Station / MONO Architekten

November 29, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Leubinger Fürstenhügel is one of Thuringia’s most important archaeological monuments. Located next to a central highway, the burial mound dates back to the Early Bronze Age and is considered to be the largest and most well-preserved of its kind. In proximity to the archaeological find, an unusual project, the Leubinger Fürstenhügel service station, links architecture, landscape, and history. Part of the holistic concept was not only the careful emplacement of the structure within the historically significant surroundings but also the integration of an exhibition and an educational path.

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LING LONG Restaurant / Meyer-Grohbrügge

November 29, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Ling Long is a fine dining restaurant of modern Chinese cuisine in Beijing. When Ling Long is not in operation during the day, the restaurant area is transformed into a flower studio. To accommodate the duality, the restaurant was divided into different zones structured by different furniture groups: the flower fountain in the center, surrounded by the serving stations. Around it is the table arrangement, while the outer zone acts as a lounge area and circulation space.

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JPP House / Zanesco Arquitetura

November 28, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Designed for a family of three, a couple with a small child, Casa JPP is a single-family house located in a region of wineries, in the interior of the city of Bento Gonçalves, in the Serra Gaúcha region of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. In response to local conditioning, such as the flat terrain, the implantation took place with the largest west front facing the street. The project is the result of a careful look at the uses of greater permanence for the residents, prioritizing the best sunlight and local visuals, and valuing the elements available in the surroundings.

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Tempo Almafuerte School Intervention / Además arquitectura

November 28, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Tempo. “Relative speed with which the action happens”. It is an intervention for a school in a precarious environment, inserted in the Buenos Aires suburbs. The 9 de Abril neighborhood in the province of Buenos Aires. The order is made by the family that manages the school, for which it requires us to provide a solution for access to some classrooms on the upper level. Although the requirement was a ladder; the access point and relationship with the main courtyard of all levels of the school, triggered multiple opportunities for us.

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Prazeres 37 House / Fragmentos

November 27, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

An inner-city hideaway. The complex was born from a project to recover and enhance the heritage of a vacant building with an extensive curtilage area. In this latter area, a single independent family housing unit was built, which we present here as Casa Prazeres 37.

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Sodon Lake House / Temescal Creative

November 25, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

When industrial designer, Martine Ilana, relocated with her family back to Detroit, Michigan, after living in southern California for over a decade, they knew that recreating the light and energy of Venice Beach would be critical to their new home. When they discovered that this 5,300 square foot, midcentury modern house had been uninhabited for nearly four years, it became obvious that they had to breathe life back into the property, as the house felt like a true sanctuary hidden among the trees, notably the 150-year-old willow just off the shoreline.

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House in Tróia / BICA Arquitectos

November 25, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The house sits in a landscape of immense natural beauty, facing the sea and being aligned with many neighboring buildings. The two key principles that defined the project were the importance of preserving the environment, based on ecological support – and, more specifically, protecting the dunes and the local vegetal species – as well as the need to ensure the inhabitants’ privacy. Drawing from these ideas, a large dune was carefully shaped and covered with native plant species, surrounding the house. 

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Science and Innovation Center VIZIUM / Audrius Ambrasas Architects

November 25, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Science and Innovation Centre in Ventspils was designed as a union of architecture and landscape. Instead of proposing a landmark on the bridge axis, we leave it open and inviting. The silhouettes of the building and the hill osculate here. New public spaces such as the science hill mounting up from the plain, an open-air roof terrace and an overlook spot are designed for both the locals and city guests.