Photography by Gonzalo Viramonte
FERRO & ASSOC. Architects have recently completed the flagship store of Lucciano’s, an artisan ice cream cafe.
House in Tarragona is a project designed by Dom Arquitectura in 2018 and is located in Tarragona.
Tarragona’s historical stone construction tradition, as well as the image of the Roman city walls, made us decide to treat the house’s ground floor as a dry stone plinth emerging from the ground.
The pine forest where the land is located creates a series of vertical and repetitive shadowy traces of trunks, branches and leaves. The light that sifts through the forest generates pleasant atmospheres of lights and shadows.
The first floor’s white volume, as a purer and lighter piece, rests on the stone base. Like a white ribbon, it seems to break up softly on the south facade as voids, terraces, white lattices and pergolas appear. These elements filter the light, more geometrically, but generating similar atmospheres as those of the natural environment. On the bedrooms’ terraces the lattices provide us more privacy.
The slightly sloping terrain forces us to compose the house on 3 levels, the entrance, the ground floor and terraces and garden. Integrating the position of the house to the existing ground. Its L-shaped plan embraces the space, creating a visually enclosed environment, whilst integrating it in the natural one. This move converts the rest of the garden in an area of enjoyment.
The two very contrasting types of facades, the white and the stone, are related in balance. The white facade made with a single layer of mortar and paint on thermal insulation panels prevents thermal bridges and guarantees the climate efficiency of the house. The stone facade is placed on prefabricated concrete panels. The prefabrication allows for a relative easy in construction system, reducing time, cost and waste generated on site.
The ground floor layout encompasses the house’s main rooms: living room, dining room and kitchen. This floor possesses wide-open spaces, giving maximum visual continuity with the outside terraces. The first floor overlooks the sea. This floor hosts the bedrooms, forming terraces to south protecting the interior facade from direct solar radiation during the warmer months.
Architect: Pablo Serrano Elorduy
Interior: Blanca Elorduy
Structure calculation: Windmill
Surface: 270 m2
Photography Jordi Anguera
Øvre Vollgate 9 / Pushak
Text description provided by the architects. The project is a transformation and complete refurbishment of a listed office building from 1892. The front building toward the street is completely rehabilitated, and the wings surrounding the inner courtyard are demolished and replaced with a new structure.
The courtyard is enclosed in the new building as a glass-covered interior atrium, that connects the old and the new building and admits daylight into the office spaces. All functions are accessed via the large, brass-clad main stair that stretches from the underground cafeteria to the roof terrace.
The Kings Cross development in the heart of London has been widely recognised as a succesful example of modern urban planning, transformed over the period of about a decade or so from a neglected part of the capital to a budding hub for creative businesses and residential life. Which is why, now that this large scale scheme is slowly taking shape and the final elements are being commissioned or in construction, all eyes are turning back to Argent, the developer behind the project – and what they will do next.
The answer was revealed today, when Argent Related (Argent, joining forces with USA developer Related) announced they received planning consent for a major redevelopment of the centre of Tottenham Hale. The new scheme is set to reinvigorate this north London district, mixing a residential element with retail, leisure and office facilities.
The six-year development project will ‘give Tottenham Hale the reinvigorated district centre it deserves’, says Argent Related
The project will engage a team of architects, who will work on various aspects of the large scale complex. Confirmed firms include Alison Brooks Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Pollard Thomas Edwards and RUFFarchitects. Landscaping will be key in the design, which is set to include a new square and some 70 new trees, all overseen by landscape architects Adams & Sutherland and Grant Associates.
‘As well as building homes – including a significant amount the council will own and manage as much-needed social rented housing – our development will bring with it high-quality new public spaces, places for a local economy to grow, and hundreds of new jobs,’ says Argent Related director Tom Goodall.
Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2019, with the first residential spaces reaching completion a year later. §
Will Speros •
December 14, 2018
Photography by Fiona Storey
Local architecture firm Ewert Leaf has unveiled its design for Melbourne-based Argentinian concept Asado. The design channels the cobblestone streets of Buenos Aires while also honoring gaucho and cowboy iconography.
A custom glass mosaic gaucho portrait that conveys an Old World charm through bright jewel-toned details welcomes diners into the Art Deco-inspired dining room, which is adorned with a palette of vibrant green, deep red, and warm amber hues reminiscent of Argentinian landscapes. Banquettes, some wrapped in cowhide with another upholstered in emerald green and tan leather, complement white marble tables, rough-sawn reclaimed timber floors and custom broadloom carpeting. Arched metalwork branches with colorful stained glass panels partition the interior, while a chandelier comprising soda siphons nods to the designs found in the San Telmo markets.
The restaurant bar, a curved continuation of the open kitchen, is topped with a marble counter as well as overhead shelving crafted with blackened steel and brass mesh. Tan leather stools with aged metal and brass accents contrast black and white checkered flooring. Private dining areas are outfitted with sisal rope panels and bespoke wine racks made from blackened steel, while a floor-to-ceiling monochrome art installation from local artist Dan Wenn illustrates the plains and gauchos of Argentina.
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