ArchDaily Projects Photographs: Jean-Christophe Masson, Herve AbbadieText description provided by the architects. Hamonic et Masson’s mixed-use office and housing building is part of an initiative to preserve and reuse the industrial heritage of the southern quarters of Le Havre, France. Through its scale, rhythm, shape and materials, the project forms an integral part of a re-envisioned harbour landscape, creating the transition between a domestic scale and the greater harbour landscape.Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Janisol DoorHanging LampsAxolightWall Lights – FloatStoolsAndreu WorldTrenza – Outdoor BarstoolA 19th century brick warehouse, or avéole, was conserved and incorporated into the project to house the office space required in the programme. The warehouse’s silhouette and scale subsequently inspired the repetitive module that was used for the housing portion of the project. The use of modules allowed for a prefabricated construction system, both for the concrete structure and the metal façade. Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieThe southern, dockside, elevation comprises of a pattern of metal balustrades and sun-shading devices that refer to the character of the site: galvanised metal, grey fabric blinds that help enliven the façade and white fabric privacy screens. Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieThe apartments are all double orientated with living spaces and large balconies facing south towards the water and services to the north. Outdoor passageways and staircases provide access to the apartments while also providing a dynamic northern façade. Save this picture!© Herve AbbadieTo each apartment is given the same benefits – outdoor private space, direct southern light, sun shading systems and natural ventilation – despite the fact that the programme includes both social housing and high quality apartments for sale. The differences occur only within: owners buying off the plan were able to modify and adapt their apartments during construction, and the majority of private apartments have double height living rooms with mezzanines. Save this picture!PlanThe entire building is lifted a half-floor above the quay to clearly define the limit between public and private space and to liberate the ground floor for a naturally ventilated parking and garden. This half-floor is enclosed by a pattern of perforated metal sheeting and green glass panels, graphically referring to the vegetation found in the neighbouring park and urban space, designed by Obras architects.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Wright / Andre KikoskiArticlesAD Round Up: Patio Houses Part IIArticlesProject locationAddress:Le Havre, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mixed Use Architecture Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHamonic + Masson & AssociésOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesOffice buildingsDabasLe HavreOfficesHousingMixed Use3D ModelingFrancePublished on December 12, 2009Cite: “The Docks Dombasles / Hamonic + Masson architects” 12 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Bulgaria Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architects+ 43 Share Text description provided by the architects. Commissioned by the well-known art supporter and successful businessman George Bonin and developed by the New York based firm Ignatov Architects, the Home Tree concept is an attempt for defining contemporary, adaptable rural architecture. Its strategy is based on learning from existing trees on site recognizing their natural optimization for the given location and climate. The aim is to align architecture with nature and deliver site-conscious, clean, energy-independent and feasible buildings. In opposition to the Treehouse typology, which presents parasitic dwellings burdening existing trees, the Home Tree concept focuses on developing free-standing, tree-inspired architecture. Besides the usual residential program, each Home Tree house consists of three integral parts that parallel actual trees: Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsProductive interior garden (crown) Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsCentral cantilevered structure (trunk and branches) Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsGeothermal energy exchanger (roots) Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsSubparts and systems also work in line with the natural prototype: glazed facades and solar panels utilize sunlight, reversed roof channels rainwater for irrigation, rough multilayered veneers provide insulation and moisture barrier, multifunctional vertical core distributes communications and utilities. Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsEach Home Tree project follows these five principles of design: Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsThe Home Tree concept has been applied in real life in two instances – Large Home Tree (main house) and Small Home Tree (guest house). Thanks to this rare opportunity the idea has been explored all the way from theory to realization to feedback in two different scales and configurations. The collected data and achieved results in energy performance and quality of habitation have proved the feasibility of the effort.Save this picture!Courtesy of ignatov architectsProject gallerySee allShow lessPublic Sauna / Mjölk architektiArticlesAIM International Competition winnerArticles Share Architects: Ignatov Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/78661/large-home-tree-ignatov-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projects 2010 Area: 780 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/78661/large-home-tree-ignatov-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Varna, Bulgaria Houses Large Home Tree / Ignatov Architects Year: CopyAbout this officeIgnatov ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesVarnaBulgariaPublished on September 22, 2010Cite: “Large Home Tree / Ignatov Architects” 22 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Architects: Joeb Moore + Partners Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•United States Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO+ 30 Share United States Houses Spiral House / Joeb Moore + Partners ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSpiral House / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/112054/spiral-house-joeb-moore-partners-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Spiral House / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects Year: Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/112054/spiral-house-joeb-moore-partners-architects Clipboard Photographs: Jeff Goldberg/ESTOText description provided by the architects. Situated along the Connecticut shoreline of Long Island Sound, the Spiral House seeks to engage, enhance and reflect the surrounding coastal climate and its atmospherics of light, air, water. Formally and spatially, the house is a direct and pragmatic response to the strict environmental (FEMA and flood elevations) and local zoning restrictions and regulations (height, building setbacks, FAR, footprint) imposed on the building and site (see sectional diagram). Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/ESTORecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsConceptually, the house is the resultant form and operation of an interface and tension between two systems of geometry, one projective (fixed) and the other, radial (dynamic). Through a overlapping system of spatial and geometric progression, growth, and interference the social-spatial roles of public and private, interior and exterior, house and landscape are intimately connected and entwined, and yet are also left curiously open-ended and indeterminate much like the water itself.” Overall, the house (and its underlying dual geometries) operate precisely and creatively within the found and prescribed social and environmental boundaries of the site to produce a dynamic, experience-oriented dwelling. Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/ESTOThe coastal landscape is one of mist, reflection, and indistinctness, sometimes fierce and turbulent, and sometimes, calm and gentle. Things appear to constantly change, fad or drift away. We sought material and formal operations that might mirror and even celebrate this atmospheric ontology of the sea and its operatic arrangements of light, air, and water. We selected cedar wood siding (to respond and innovate upon the cedar-wood shingle and clapboard houses in the surrounding neighborhood), large panel glass window/door systems to promote extraordinary views of Long Island Sound (35’ away), and concrete because if its durability and strength to resist the coastal New England storm surges over time. The contrast between the spiral wood structure, its vertical wood-fin skin, against the concrete plinth and ramp, and the 11’ tall transparent/reflective glass curtain wall system sandwiched between all combine to produce a rich and complex range of shifting perceptual effects that again mirror and re-present the house within the context of the coastal surroundings and atmosphere. Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/ESTOAn example of this strategy at the micro-tectonic level, where we blur the perceptual boundary between building and environment, is the vertical cedar batten/louver system designed for the skin of the wood structure of the building. A system of 3/4” x 3-1/2” vertical red-cedar wood fins with stainless steel clips and trim that emerged as a material/tectonic detail and formal/spatial device to unify the disparate parts and elevations of the building but also as a technique to accentuate and amplify the temporal, diaphanous, “moray” effects of sky, water, and building to produce both literal and phenomenological transparency (see photos). It is an extraordinary and constantly changing experience on the site, a spatial-temporal collide-a-scope that has its center in the house itself. Just as the collision of waves creates an interference pattern, one key node within the project interjects a disruption into the flow of the spiral—the interior bridge that links the two different floors heights upstairs. The relationship of the bridge to the interior stairway and exterior courtyard conveys the performative nature of the spiral as a vortex and the interface and tension between two systems of geometry, one projective + linear and the other, radial + dynamic.Save this picture!© Jeff Goldberg/ESTOProject gallerySee allShow lessAA Visiting School in IstanbulArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share Area: 3900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2009 CopyAbout this officeJoeb Moore + Partners ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 15, 2011Cite: “Spiral House / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects” 15 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. 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Save this picture!© Jeffrey Cheng+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280578/housing-in-taipei-chin-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2012 “COPY” Photographs: Jeffrey ChengText description provided by the architects. At Kuo Yang Tien Mu, which is located at an important urban junction in Taipei, Taiwan, we attempt to transform the building envelope that protects the residents’ private lives into a meaningful public city façade. The architecture is to initiate an intriguing dialogue with the disordered built environment through a unique yet contemporary gesture. The design wishes to break away from the typical mundane and repetitive urban residential housing, and express a vibrant city life specific to TaipeiCity instead.Save this picture!© Jeffrey ChengRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsIn response to the urban scale, a horizontal band in white crystallized glass panel clearly defines the residential and the commercial programs. The band then turns vertically to become an urban lighting wall that hopefully will redefine the boundary of Tien Mu area in both day and night. The elevation on the East side uses white cracked-ice glaze mosaic and black stone mosaic to form a modern representation of vertical village on an 80 meter long city wall. The building envelope with various protruding white frames becomes the in-between interface involves an individual with the city. The frames with depth not only provide the necessary sun screen, but the resulting visual artistry also evokes imagination. While the frames embrace and display urban life, they also keep private life away from environment with a proper yet ambiguous distance. On the West side, the service core is expressed by 6 vertical heavy walls with lanterns on top. They lit up at night to enrich the city skyline, and to provide guiding direction for the residents from Zhi Shan MRT station. Save this picture!© Jeffrey ChengProject gallerySee allShow lessWaterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSense / Kazutoshi ImanagaArticlesProject locationAddress:111, Taiwan (ROC), Taipei City, Shilin District, Lane 154, Section 7, Zhōngshān North Rd, 6號3樓 Taipei Municipal Library Tien-Mu BranchLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: Housing in Taipei / Chin Architects “COPY” Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280578/housing-in-taipei-chin-architects Clipboard Housing in Taipei / Chin ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHousing in Taipei / Chin Architects Architects: Chin Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Taiwan (ROC) Projects CopyHousing•Shilin District, Taiwan (ROC) CopyAbout this officeChin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingShilin DistrictTaiwan (ROC)Published on October 12, 2012Cite: “Housing in Taipei / Chin Architects” 12 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily “COPY” Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects “COPY” photographs: Derek LepperPhotographs: Derek Lepper, Courtesy of Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Save this picture!© Derek LepperRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6250Wood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGEREGGER Surfaces in Apartment Rukainių NamaiSide tablesB&B ItaliaSide Table – CozyText description provided by the architects. The Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program is an innovative, full-time professional Master’s degree in entertainment technology and digital media. It is primarily a team-based, industry-facing program focused on project learning.Save this picture!© Derek LepperOriginally incubated in a retrofitted old Finning warehouse in 2007, the MDM Program had outgrown the space it previously occupied. The opportunity was to create a new state-of-the-art facility for the program with complementary uses that could enhance the success of the program. Students of the MDM Program are required to work long hours attending classes and participating in team projects on-site. Providing students with student housing on-site helps them meet the requirements of this demanding academic program. There is also a distinct social advantage to incorporating student housing with the academic activities of the MDM Program. Immersion in the learning environment fosters lasting relationships between students that will continue into their professional careers.Save this picture!© Derek LepperThis new building houses the MDM Program and provides accommodations for those enrolled in the program.Save this picture!© Derek LepperThe design of this building is a vessel for emerging technology set within an industrial context of the Great Northern Way Campus. Save this picture!© Derek LepperThe concept is inspired by two themes or dialogues – technology and regionalism. This building seeks to express the program through a weaving and folding gesture in the architecture. The program is stacked with academic / retail at the ground floor and three levels of student housing above. A singular ribbon, folding and bending, collects these uses to engage the street as the catalyst marker on the site.Save this picture!© Derek LepperThe wrapping gesture is directional to reflect the orientation of the student housing and to minimize solar heat gain on the east and west elevations. The folds cascade down the facade opening itself and presenting the lobby entry at the west corner of the building. The exterior wrap symbolizes industry and is expressed in the metal; the interior wrap symbolizes regionalism and is expressed in the use of wood.Save this picture!© Derek LepperTo create presence within this modest footprint, the building massing is created from three architectural elements: the academic use, the student housing use, and the ribbon expression, joining the program elements. The massing is expressed in a 1-to-3 proportion, creating a landscape roof on the north side of the building. The individual student housing units are expressed through the punched windows, while the ground floor academic space is expressed as a continuous full-height glazing.Save this picture!Courtesy of Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Trust International Open International Design CompetitionArticlesKeelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SESArticles Share 2012 Save this picture!© Derek Lepper+ 20 Share Area: 49 ft² Area: 49 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Canada Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCentre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Year: Projects Year: 2012 Architects: Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287057/centre-for-digital-media-musson-cattell-mackey-partnership-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses, Dorms•Vancouver, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287057/centre-for-digital-media-musson-cattell-mackey-partnership-architects Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMusson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsVancouverEducationalCanadaPublished on October 30, 2012Cite: “Centre for Digital Media / Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership Architects ” 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319378/poona-house-rajiv-saini Clipboard Projects Poona House / Rajiv Saini Architects: Rajiv Saini Area Area of this architecture project India Poona House / Rajiv SainiSave this projectSavePoona House / Rajiv Saini Save this picture!Courtesy of Rajiv Saini+ 40 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319378/poona-house-rajiv-saini Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRajiv SainiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMumbaiHouses3D ModelingIndiaPublished on January 16, 2013Cite: “Poona House / Rajiv Saini” 16 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.