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Collar . Eijo . Fernández-Abascal . Fernández-Abascal

Europan 11 . NORRKöPING

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The large-scale intervention is conceived as a stitching process, by which the Gamla Övägen is no longer a linear barrier.  The aim is to reactivate life in this outlying neighbourhood and the operation is materialized by a number of rings, which morphologically adapt to the landscape and the necessities. Conceptually perceived as glue drops the infrastructural rings will provide  the people from Norra Vrinnevi with the appropriate connection, as well as being equipped with hybrid functions in a must-see pedestrian path. The housing units are strategically placed responding to the social-age groups and the new uses. The optimistic intervention is understood as a  complementary node to Vilbergen, with an insight into new activities that can help attract young people to the area. Continue reading Collar . Eijo . Fernández-Abascal . Fernández-Abascal

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magalhaes . soares

origami ideas competition . oporto

courtesy of filipe magalhaes . ana luisa soares . origami architectural competitions

‘Polikatoikea’ seeks a compromise between a greek rule (polikatoika) and a swedish philosophy (ikea). The project is an (almost) politic move that seeks the densification of the city through a low-cost construction targeting a young and unattached client. (On a conceptual level) the project attempts to provide an idea that fights the ‘desertification’ where, in face of an unstable economic conjecture, the low cost appears as a possible (and affordable) solution. The backyard is seen as the basic element of the proposal: it is abstracted and repeated on every floor unfolding a series of new public platforms. New terraces are proposed above the previous rooftops using simple structural solutions, offering more square meters to the city without leaving the plot. In these new places density is created by placing individual capsules, bubbles of private space. Thinking about japanese metabolist principles, which seem increasingly current, the capsule becomes the ‘house’ filling all the contemporary basic living needs.
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