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Residential Architecture

7.4

The Great Wall of WA / Luigi Rosselli Architects

Designed by Sydney-based Luigi Rosselli Architects, who call it the Great Wall of WA, the building meanders along the edge of a sand dune to enclose 12 earth-covered residences built as short-term accommodation on a cattle station for mustering season. The units have a 450mm- thick rammed earth facade composed of the iron-rich, sandy clay that is a feature of the site and gravel from the adjacent river...... Read More...
7.7

Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop

A group of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop recently constructed 14 attractive small cabins near Leadville, Colorado. Participating in a design-build programme, the students designed the cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School – 14 cabins provide more than just shelter. They are sustainable micro-dormitories devised to connect students with nature, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains...... Read More...
7.1

Partners In Health Rwandan Share Houses / Sharon Davis Design

Rwandan Share Houses, This building is actually housing for the workers of the hospital in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. It was designed by Sharon Davis, whose company was approached by NGO Partners in Health to design low-cost housing for their medical staff and the staff of the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Aimed at creating a sensible, sustainable, affordable building attuned to its hot, dry hillside site,...... Read More...
7.2

Aluminium Tip Social Housing / Babin+Renaud

ALUMINIUM TIP a Social Housing by Babin+Renaud consists of a moving façade for the residents and a landmark building for the neighbourhood. The new building creates visual transparency in the space between street and inner courtyard by means of a balanced design that liberates it from the site’s cramped nature. The corner was given expression by the step-like receding roof that slims down to a simple, strict line...... Read More...
7.5

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD architecture

In Seoul, South Korea, a new design for a small-scale housing community makes micro-living look a lot more tenable long term. The 14 units in Songpa Micro-Housing—a mixed-use building designed by SsD Architecture and named for the southeastern district of Seoul it's located in—can be combined and rearranged to accommodate life changes. Couples can rent units together. If they break up, they can separate the units. The residential units can even be converted to something that's not an apartment at all, like an art gallery...... Read More...
8.3

The Market Hall (De Markthal) Rotterdam / MVRDV

The Market Hall (De Markthal) was designed by architectural firm MVRDV. The Market Hall is a residential- and office building with a market hall underneath, located in Rotterdam. The building was opened on October 1, 2014, by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Besides the large market hall, the complex houses 228 apartments, 4600 m2 retail space, 1600 m2 horeca and an underground 4-story parking garage with a capacity of 1200+ cars...... Read More...
8.1

The Interlace / OMA + Ole Scheeren

Designed by Ole Scheeren, Partner of the Office Metropolitan of Architecture (OMA), the condominium comprises a range of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplex garden units. Thirty-one apartment blocks, each six-stories tall, are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement to form eight large scale courtyards. The interlocking blocks resemble a “vertical village” with cascading sky gardens and both private and public roof terraces...... Read More...
8.1

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) / Boeri Studio

Designed by Boeri Studio, Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is the response to a contemporary demand: the desire to live in a natural ecosystem without sacrificing comfort, centrality and security. The towers are conceived to deliver outstanding environmental sustainability, to assure residents the highest comfort standards, to give those who live in them stunning views and to become an ever-changing landmark for Milan:...... Read More...
7.6

AVA 55 Ninth / Solomon Cordwell Buenz

This 17-floor apartment tower, by developer Avalon Bay, now dubbed AVA. Located on 55 9th Street in the Mid-Market neighbourhood of San Francisco, California, this new high-rise residential building is a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom rentals open for occupancy as of March 2014. The design is a sleek tower of glass that appeals to a hip, urban crowd...... Read More...

Rundeskogen-The Tre Taarn / Helen & Hard and dRMM

Helen & Hard together with London based office DRMM is behind this project with Kruse Smith as the developer. The project is located at a major traffic intersection linking three bigger cities of the region. The three towers contain 113 units, with the highest tower reaching 16 stories. The flats range between 60m2 and 140 m2...... Read More...
7.5

25 Green (25 verde)-Urban Treehouse / architetto Luciano Pia

Amongst the city streets of Turin sits an oasis of green forest disguising a five-storey apartment building. Luciano Pia designed the building as an attempt to protect residents from noise and air pollution. There are 63 residential units in the building and they are all different and fitted with wide terraces of irregular shapes that surround the trees. The last floor is covered with private green roofs. The green is diversified: big vases on the terraces, court gardens, green walls and roof gardens just in front of the lofts...... Read More...
8.1

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

One Central Park designed by French architecture practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm, PTW Architects. Located on the site of a former brewery, One Central Avenue comprises of two towers, 18 stories and 34 stories respectively, on a 5 storey retail podium as part of a 250,000sqm development plan. The towers will provide 623 luxury apartments above a 5 level retail and recreation podium...... Read More...