Henning Larsen Architects just won an international competition for a new landmark building in the heart of Manila, Philippines. Designed in collaboration with landscape architects SLA and BuroHappold Engineering, the dramatically tapered high-rise for Bonifacio Global City is a sculptural beauty that combines Filipino traditional design with contemporary influences. The mixed-use building will be filled with natural daylight and prioritize access to nature.
[*] Team: Manuel Bernal, Guadalupe Palma, Mauricio Morales, Hein Yap, Alfonso Malagn, Jonathan lvarez, Alejandro Salinas, Ignacio Santos, Felipe Lazcano
[*] Collaborator: sb urbana; Carlos posadas, Claudio Castan
Omar Chavez Godoy
From the architect. Located on the outskirts of Mexico City, San Jos Insurgentes, Capuchinas 34 is a housing project of 6 levels, in which the building is resolved in a rectangular asymmetric volume of moderate height that distributes 4 apartments, 1 Pent-House and 2 Roof Gardens.
Omar Chavez Godoy
Omar Chavez Godoy
The solution of the architectural program unifies 3 bedrooms with bathroom and dressing room each, living room, dining room, TV room, kitchen, laundry room in spaces between 154.45 m2 and 221.51 m2. The idea of designing a "underground" parking lot without generating large volumes of digging forced the main access to rise 1.40 m in relation to the level of the sidewalk by means of a staircase, which leads to a wide lobby in which the combination of wood, glass and stone materials in gray and white tones are present. Following this diagram, the first department was linked to the access plant causing that the house was reduced in its social area nevertheless it was managed to compensate through the creation of a discovered deck in the back of the land and an inner courtyard in The heart of the building.
From the 2nd level onwards and the following, the structural and functional scheme allowed the generation of loose spaces that integrate the public area with a terrace and which, through planters as aesthetic elements, manage to contain the area and, in turn, create a relationship between the nature of the context and the essence of the project. The palette of materials that conforms the aesthetics of the building responds to the integration of 3 elements: vegetation, light and transparency, this way predominates the use of apparent concretes, steel and aluminum cancellation with glass, generating a facade with moving away of the uniformity that usually means a residential building.
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My son is turning 15 next week. Bittersweet I tell you, I can't believe it! He's been asking for me to update his room for a while and I have been stalling. I don't know if it's because I still like his room or if it's because I still want to hold on to him being a little boy. Maybe a combination of both. So today I thought I'd shame ourselves into starting the makeover by sharing some photos of his room the way it actually is every day. Lets face it, it's a mess:
Since our niece was here over the summer, we dragged out all of the toys we still had like the little play mobile treasure chest you see on the bottom right. His room is still filled with all his other little boy things like the trooper behind his curtain and all the lego stuff he ever received. They are on the shelving units and hidden in the storage bins. He doesn't want to get rid of them but he wants us to organize them all and store them in the attic. This project alone will take him and me a bit of time. It's definitely something we will do together over time. He also has Roland V-drums that he doesn't use anymore since he has a big set in the basement now. So he wants to possibly sell it to make more room.
He still loves his antique French bed from the 1800s (and me too), he loves his lighting fixture, country flags and trophies but wants a general refresh of everything else.
I do love the grey stripes and curtains but if he wants something different and it mostly includes paint then I can totally handle that.
Why are the Ikea bins not all the same black by the way? It's so odd! They should totally all look the same. The MCM nightstand I redid years ago is looking awful now too due to my son bumping into it with the desk chair all the time while playing video games, so I either have to redo it or get a different one but since the scale of it is really good next to the antique bed, I'll probably just repaint it.
One of the reasons I haven't DIYed much besides being away most of the summer is that I'm a physical mess lately. Everything hurts! My left arm has been in so much painmaybe a tennis arm? And then I did something to my back a little over a week ago that I could barely move. I know I'm supposed to take things slow but I want to get things done too. Speaking of getting things done. I'm in a fall tour again, I'm going to work on my daughter's Halloween Costume again (it's not much this year). I really want to finally finish my stairs and I'd love to redo our one upstairs bathroom. Lets see how my body will feel about all this. Tsch,