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At the foot of the Collserola mountains, this university residence for the British company Vita Student is located in Barcelona's Pedralbes neighborhood. All of its 274 rooms face the exterior. The ventilated facade presents a greenish ceramic finish
A fruit of a collaborative endeavor of the Brussels-based firms Studio Jan Vermeulen and Tom Thys Architecten, this assisted-living facility for dementia patients is located on the outskirts of the Belgian city of Kortrijk, in the province of West Fl
The strict structural rhythm creates a module capable of accommodating different programs –housing, garages, and public or commercial spaces– and offers the possibility of reversing all of them to in the future adapt them to the needs of the campus..
The new guest house integrates architectural topics of the vicinity – solitary positioning, staggering or repetition – to generate a volume of flowing contours and sculptural quality. Loggias and terraces permit a direct relation to the exterior...
The privileged site is on a southwestwardly slope facing the sea in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The programme, consisting of a rehabilitation facility for mentally disabled people, required an ambiguous atmosphere between the intimacy
The Cartagena-based practice of Martín Lejarraga has turned a couple of palatial 19th-century buildings at Calle Duquesa 21, in Granada, into a university dormitory. All the while respecting heritage and pursuing an image of continuity, the intervent
The New York practice of architect Toshiko Mori was commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the non-profit organization American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK) to give the remote Senegalese town of Fass a school that can serve 300 childr
The 700 rooms of the Grand Morillon student residence in Geneva are organized in two volumes perforated by a footpath that ascends gradually from the ground level, giving access to the shared programs.
The new residential building for people affected by early-onset dementia is part of a network of care facilities set within a park, including a community center housed in an Art Deco villa. It provides an intermediate scale and a new urban edge to th
Ocupying the old site of Wiener Molkerei (Vienna Dairy), close to the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Wiener Prater park, this student residence recreates the essence of the late 19th-century architecture that characterizes the up
The population of the neighborhood of La Chapelle in Paris is as varied as its architecture. Haussmann-era buildings stand next to warehouses and light industry workshops bordering those of the SNCF along the tracks leading into the Gare de l’Est. It
This masterplan aims to transform the famous artificial island – which was once home to a salt distillation plant and newspaper paper storage – into a mixed-use complex, developed with a phasing strategy to avoid interfering with daily activity... [+
Situated in the rural countryside of Boulkiemdé province, the Noomdo Orphanage lies approximately 2 kilometers outside Koudougou, and is home to more than fifty children between the ages of six and seventeen. Mimicking the nearby residential compound
The terrain is formed by three hills that rise 20 meters above the level of the desert: the Al Hosn residence – a patio-house that takes inspiration from the Alhambra –, the campus with the student residence, and the teachers’ villa with the spiritua
Raised on the initiative of the Fundaçao Bradesco in 1973 and located in the rural zone of Formoso de Araguaia, in one of Brazil’s central regions, Fazenda Canuanã is a small cluster of buildings that serves as a boarding school, and within it, the B
The student hall at St. Edward’s University offers accommodation and services for students on the university’s campus outside Austin, Texas. Won in an international call for ideas, the brief asked for 300 beds, communal facilities with dining rooms,
On the same plot where the Vallès School of Architecture goes up, the project won a competition in which three challenges were posed: to provide accommodation for architecture students, to achieve the Minergie Swiss energy certification (staying belo
This 192-unit student residence in Paris occupies a very narrow lot, presenting a random-looking wooden facade on one side and a triangulated metal wall on the other.
Facing the artificial Ijssel lake and on reclaimed land, the four front pieces make up the dwellings, while the rear piece, which wraps around them, conforms the social center in a private-public gradient, from water to earth. The same building, whi
With its double ceramic and botanical facade, three small towers contain 186 room modules that were preassembled in the factory and set up on site on a structural steel grid.
Located in the municipality of Alcácer do Sal, some 90 kilometers from Lisbon, this building gives an original answer to the situation of the elderly in Western societies. This is an even greater challenge these days because of the gradual aging of t
THE HOUSE of the Xuklis is a residence for the relatives of children diagnosed with cancer and under treatment in Barcelona hospitals. The project, an initiative of AFANOC (association of relatives and friends of children undergoing oncological trea
This building helps to cover the demand for housing in the Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT), a new university campus in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, in the municipality of Castelldefels. The campus is organized inside a ring-shaped