Tag Housing

Espinosa and Villalba: a home for “rur-urban” life in Cercedilla

04-05-2022

Espinosa and Villalba: a home for “rur-urban” life in Cercedilla

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba are working together on a house inspired by the theme of migration between city and country in Spain. In Cercedilla, a small town near Madrid, the architects have made a home built in the 1970s into a manifesto of contemporary living.

Torre Fara, a specimen of Rationalist architecture expertly restored in Chiavari

29-04-2022

Torre Fara, a specimen of Rationalist architecture expertly restored in Chiavari

The town of Chiavari, on the eastern Riviera of the region of Liguria in northwest Italy, is home to a sustainable contemporary restoration of a public works project dating back to the nineteen-thirties. Architect Enrico Pinna planned the building’s rebirth for a group of five entrepreneurs, with a dozen local companies performing the redevelopment work, including a new waterfront promenade as well as restoration of the former Colonia Fara area.

LANZA Atelier: Jajalpa, or forest house, in Ocoyoacac, Mexico

06-04-2022

LANZA Atelier: Jajalpa, or forest house, in Ocoyoacac, Mexico

The three key pillars of LANZA Atelier’s design are expressed in the forest house in Ocoyoacac, near Mexico City, a reflection on the archetype of the home with a focus on detail that makes admirable use of handmade Puebla brick.

Edwin M. Lee Apartments, affordable living in San Francisco

01-03-2022

Edwin M. Lee Apartments, affordable living in San Francisco

The Edwin M. Lee Apartments are the first building in San Francisco to combine supportive housing for both homeless veterans and low-income families. The collaboration between Eddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Swords to Plowshares and the Chinatown Community Development Centre in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighbourhood is a prime example of social and environmental sustainability.

Jean-Christophe Quinton 8 Housing Units in Paris

21-02-2022

Jean-Christophe Quinton 8 Housing Units in Paris

Architect Jean-Christophe Quinton recently completed a residential project in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris: an apartment complex of eight housing units on seven floors which fits discretely into its surroundings, blending into the built landscape on an urban scale.

Residential complex designed by +Studio Architetti | Filippo Orlando with Mediapolis Engineering

15-02-2022

Residential complex designed by +Studio Architetti | Filippo Orlando with Mediapolis Engineering

+Studio Architetti | Filippo Orlando with Mediapolis Engineering have completed the transformation of a corner lot in Turin, previously used as a parking garage, into a new residential complex. The intervention is characterised by a marked materiality and shared spaces that help create a new sense of community.

atelier Stéphane Fernandez Sens Social Student Housing in Marseilles

24-01-2022

atelier Stéphane Fernandez Sens Social Student Housing in Marseilles

Atelier Stéphane Fernandez of Aix en Provence designed Sens, a student residence consisting of 84 units that becomes a new gateway between the historic city centre and the area involved in the Euroméditerranée public urban renewal project. The new building looks like a stone monolith, a simple, silent volume set in a very mixed, high-traffic urban area, destined to become an important link between the city and the landscape around it.

Farewell to architect Ricardo Bofill

19-01-2022

Farewell to architect Ricardo Bofill

Architect Ricardo Bofill died in Barcelona on January 14, 2022 at the age of 82. He was one of Spain’s best-known architects, creator of such important projects as Parco Manzanares in Madrid or the National Theatre of Catalonia, works with a profound impact on the landscape such as the W Hotel in Barcelona, iconic constructions such as the Muralla Roja or La Fábrica, his own home and the headquarters of his studio, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.

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