jueves, 23 de abril de 2015
miércoles, 22 de abril de 2015
martes, 21 de abril de 2015
viernes, 17 de abril de 2015
jueves, 16 de abril de 2015
miércoles, 15 de abril de 2015
martes, 14 de abril de 2015
The Plaster Housing Projects in Nouakchott, Mauritania by L'Association pour Le Développement d'une Architecture Et d'un Urbanisme Africain [1977-1983]. The association wanted to create a cheap, fast, and effective solution for the acute housing shortage in the Mauritanian capital. The projects are made of basic gypsum plaster shaped into domed vaults. The gypsum was taken from the large gypsum dunes 40 km from the city already in the form of powder, thus being the cheapest building material available. While cheap, it is extremely effective in insulating the structures which is important considering the region is one of the hottest in the world. The construction allows for natural ventilation further cooling the interiors of the structures. Each of the units were so cost effective and affordable that they could be purchased in full by the many refugees seeking homes after both the dramatic cycle droughts and floods that constantly ravaged Mauritania from the 50’s through the 90’s.
martes, 31 de marzo de 2015
Placed in one of the most quoted passages of Barcelona, we find an outdated and dark building which has been recover into a pretty apart-hotel of seven apartments.
Taking advantage of the originality of the clear existent structure, all the interior have been designed to enhance the natural light of each level. Due to this fact, the apartments have been design with open spaces and diagonal paths to the exterior; as well to benefit them with the feeling of open spaces and luminosity, were installed huge windows.
Katty Schiebeck interior designs are a save bet. Those,inspired by the same light, expect to provide the space with austerity, by using not to many elements,owners of enough personality, to define each space.
Her always correct combination of materials served with an exquisite design pieces make these apartments a desirable place for a stay at the center of the city.