- Senior Residence in Estepona \ Enrique Abascal Arquitectos
- Ubojnia & XII collection\ WAMHOUSE
- Lausanne Jardins 2014 Competition: The Garden That Climbs The Stairs in Bilbao by Balmori Associates
- Urban Forester House \ mode:lina architekci
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 06:54 AM PST
The intervention develops the necessary adaptions to reuse an old abandoned building like a senior residence.
We propose a better relation between the garden-courtyard space and the building by itself, and the improvement of the principal access. We facilitate the movements in the parcel with clarity for its users. The access to the hall is resolved for vehicles buses, taxis. Also, the special vehicles like ambulances and services facilities are resolved by the east side entrance.
It is performed a public access from the north side, with a ramp to the ground floor level. In the primitive basement is organized the lobby with an entrance porch before, reception, telephone booths, toilets and access to elevators and access to the staircases.
From the lobby, through a ramp, is possible to enter to the lounge, which is at the level of the main garden. This room is proposed surrounded by an open green space and also a café and snack bar. The garden is adequate space for the development of outdoor activities, and is equipped with bar facilities, dance floor, and pergolas to support a walkabout, bocce games and other entertainment areas. The entire garden is at the same level, in order to ensure proper accessibility in the arrangement of the elements, establishing the connection with the initial level (lobby) by a ramp protected.
The two main stairs on both sides keep the rule requirements – protected enclosed stairs – and do not require structural changes in the main building, because they are external elements. The west-facing one is more public, and the east one connects to the service access accompanied by a forklift and service spaces on each floor to support the rooms.
The circulation in the room floors improves its clarity by the elimination of the ancient central core. The small single rooms are eliminated and a floor general room is proposed opened to the views of North Mountains of Malaga.
Rooms change by the elimination of its balconies, becoming a good diaphane interior space. Bathrooms changes to adopt the necessities of it use: special showers for elderly, non-skid pavement integrated with the rest of the local, and in the same level and others. Totally, there are 98 rooms, 6 are single rooms and 92 double rooms, for 190 residents maximum.
The room floors (2º to 7º) are complemented with special assisted bathrooms. Also, In all floors of the building, there are offices and auxiliary work rooms to have a correct working.
Service spaces are in the basement floor, and there, there are groups of rooms for facilities by type, warehouse and laundry
This transformation of the building layout allows getting a wrapped final image, with a skin which attenuates the denticulate. Creating surfaces where the reflection of the light is clear-cut.
+ Project facts
Building rehabilitation for a senior asisted residence. ISDABE complex
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+ All images and drawings courtesy Enrique Abascal Arquitectos
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 05:48 AM PST
WAMHOUSE of Karina Wiciak recently has designed Ubojnia & XII collection. The collection consists of 12 thematic interior designs, together with furniture and fittings, which in each part will be interconnected, not only in terms of style, but also by name. This is a combination of design and art.
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 04:58 AM PST
In December, the 'Jardin Urbain' Association together with the Town Council of Lausanne announced that Balmori Associates is on the shortlist to create one of twenty-five mobile gardens in Central Lausanne, Switzerland. Selected from a pool of over 400 applicants, Balmori enters the second phase of the competition with the task to re-use an existing rooftop under the program's broader concept 'Landing'.
Since the early 2000s, Balmori has garnered global recognition for the development of alternative forms of landscape. The firm is the creator of the largest green rooftop in New York City, a 35,000 square foot "fifth facade" at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City. In 2009, Balmori realized Jardin: The Garden That Climbs The Stairs in Bilbao, Spain, which was built with local materials and craftsmen. This has since become an annual event, with new temporary installations expanding the possibilities for landscape interventions in otherwise unused places.
In recent years, Lausanne has aimed to integrate contemporary 21st century design into the historic fabric of the city. In 2010, the Rolex Learning Center, designed by SANNA, opened at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne opened. In 2011, international teams were called upon to master plan the Pôle Museal et Culturel, a tight urban arts district adjacent the city's central train station. Competitors included Allied Works (US), Kengo Kuma (JP), Nieto Sobejano (ES) and Gigon/Guyer (CH), among others. Sir David Chipperfield (UK) served as the chair of the jury.
Lausanne Jardin 2014 aims to investigate the potential for creating and planting temporary gardens that will form a route through the 15th century city. A public exhibition of the submitted designs is scheduled for April 2013.
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 04:57 AM PST
Newly built terraced house still in raw state fell into the hands of Pozna? based architects from mode:lina just in time because it turned out that:
and the lack of any walls immediately gave future users an overview on ground floor space.
Architect’s recipe for a cosy open space was to create different zones for different functions by changing material both on the floor as well as on the ceiling.
In order to bring more nature into this urban house, floor in the living room was covered with cow hide and bathroom sliding door are raw MDF with old plank print. The owner was really enthusiastic about the idea of making a tree branch chandelier:
Even purely functional aspects are matching the overall atmosphere of the house:
The wardrobe gets closer to nature too as it looks like a mysterious forrest with hidden doorway (the mirror).
+ Project facts
Urban Forester House
Design: mode:lina architekci s.c.
+ All images courtesy mode:lina architekci
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