A project for the renovation of ground floor premises with the minimum possible input of resources, and with very specific and exacting functional requirements, given the programme it hosts, a social services centre.
A large platform runs along the apartment in its lowest part and provides access to the view. From the rooftops, there is a contrast of two architectural stories: the bell tower of the Saint Paul church of Ravez street built in 17th century blond stone faces the roof of the Palais des Sport, a recently renovated glass and concrete work from the brutalist movement of the 60s. The platform, as spine, offers deep storage and allows the embedding of the sofa and the bed of the room.
The project consist in a refurbishment of an apartment, adapting it to the needs of the new inhabitants, a couple with a child.
The structural configuration of the house defines two halves: a very regular one and a good orientation, in which the living room and bedrooms are located (street strip), and another very irregular part, with little natural light and very compartmentalized, in which the services are concentrated (inner strip).
The movement can be experienced in different ways, according to the architect Bernard Tschumi: “… it is violent, since any type of use means the intrusion of a human body in a given space, the intrusion of one order into another”.
It is an installation that celebrates the act of walking, reinforcing the directionality of the flow with a virtual tunnel of multicolored arcs. The flags, besides being a playful element, contribute to give a human scale to the composition.
The issue here is the construction of a pavilion on a roof terrace to complement the uses of a small apartment. A second living room and a studio bedroom.
The pavilion is placed transversely on the terrace, of elongated proportions, and segments it, thus generating a sequence of interior and exterior spaces that redefine the way the dwelling is lived. The alignment of the openings generates a direct visual relation between spaces.
H-eva is a space experience, opened to the landscape and aware of our daily needs. It is a micro-architecture that combines modern comfort and traditional materials. Prefabricated, transportable and autonomous to varying degrees. It draws from nature its elements, the sun, the water and the wood of which it is entirely constituted.
Atlantis gastrobar is conceived as a contemporary object that carries a nostalgic glance to the traditional corner shops. Opening itself to the street, the establishment catches the eye of the passer-by due to its radical aestheticism and form. The logotype is reminiscent of the sea, the mythical island of Atlantis, their protective god Poseidon, and his magnificent trident.
Commissioned by Pegode, we took on the challenge of designing a day center for adults with disabilities. This organization stands for an inclusive society and offers tailor-made support for people with a disability. The program within the Pegode Day Center mainly consists of a number of studio spaces and a multifunctional room, tailored to the […]
This project for a summer retreat is an addition to an old “Nordlandshus” (traditional northern Norwegian house) on a remote site in the coastal area of Lofoten. The original idea was to envelop the old and worn-down timber core within a new climatic shell, leaving the old house standing freely and structurally unstressed inside. The new shell had a separate foundation and structure, and followed its own grid module. This gave an interesting “syncopation” of door- and window openings between the old and new structures.
The project for the new double kindergarten with daycare facilities evokes the atmosphere of the surrounding residential area which is characterised by its garden-city character. Through its formal language, it transforms the existing into a self-confident edifice and generates a place with a strong identity.