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Mole Hill Housing, Green Housing Design by Hotson Bakker Architect

July 18, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

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Mole Hill Housing, the Green housing design, designed by Hotson Bakker Architect. Located in Vancouver, BC, Kanada.
The Mole Hill Housing block, situated in the middle of one of the highest density neighborhoods and hottest housing markets in North America, had been under the threat of demolition for more than 50 years. Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden, in conjunction with S.R. McEwen Associated Architects, transformed the 26 city owned heritage homes into affordable housing, while maintaining the historic nature of the buildings on the site.
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Pumacahua Housing Design by Canda Gazaneo Ungar Arquitectos, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 11, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Pumacahua Housing is designed by Canda Gazaneo Ungar Arquitectos, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The building is constructed as an overlapping stratum between two dividing plates. Every level shelters four units, except the last one, where the system is altered and appears a substructure that expresses the atypical existence of units inside the set. The whole constructed volume is recessed from the front line, in order to obtain the maximum height permitted. On the front, an access volume gets back to re-compose this line. Each level is composed by four units and a central core linking them. This layout organization, around a court obtains ideal lighting both in the departments and in the access hall. The vertical core finishes off in a metallic structure composed by a bridge and a battery of stairs that forms an ad hoc structure that allows the access to the terraces of each one of the two storey units. The concrete structure, arranged in partitions and slabs without girders, remains absorbed inside the internal and dividing walls between units, and the thicknesses of the slab. The efforts are transmitted directly towards the foundations without any type of transition. Structural engineering by Nicastro Associates.

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Homeless Assistance Center by Overland Partners Architects in Dallas, United States

May 26, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

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A Homeless Assistance Center by Overland Partners Architects, located in downtown Dallas, has received two prestigious national awards for its design: the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2009 AIA National Housing Award and the AIA/Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Award. San Antonio-based Overland Partners Architects, in conjunction with Dallas-based CamargoCopeland Architects, provided architectural services for the center, named The Bridge.

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Given to only 17 projects nationwide in 2009, the AIA’s Housing Awards Program recognizes the nation’s best in housing design and promotes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource. The AIA/HUD Secretary Award recognizes only a select few projects from across the country each year in three categories: community-informed design, creating community connection and excellence in affordable housing design. This year, The Bridge was the only project honoured in the community-informed design category, which is given to projects in which community members, public officials, residents and architects collaborate. Overall, only four projects were honoured in all categories.

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