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Montblanc House in Japan by Studio Velocity

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The plan of a house with a small beauty shop on the first floor. A house for a family of four: the young couple running the shop, their 3 year-old girl, and their newborn. The site, surrounded by neighboring houses in 3 directions, is in a quiet residential area.

Montblanc House

  • Architects: Studio Velocity
  • Project: Montblanc House
  • Location: Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Ripolles-Manrique House in Benicassim, Spain by Teo Hidalgo Nácher designed using MicroStation

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The site is surrounded by pine trees on an isolated estate that began being built in the seventies, near the town of Benicassim in Castellon, Spain. What really stands out about its location is the views.

Ripolles-Manrique House

  • Architects: Teo Hidalgo Nácher
  • Project: Ripolles-Manrique House
  • Location: C/Andrómeda 23, Benicassim, Castellón, Spain
  • Quantity Surveyor: Felipe Garcia Amat
  • Contractor: Construcciones Sebastia
  • Project area: 440 sqm
  • Project year: 2009
  • Photographer: José Hevia
  • Text translated by: Alicia Walker
  • Software used: Bentley MicroStation


Little One-room House with a Curve in Nagoya, Japan by Studio Velocity

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Little shop of 41㎡ in Nagoya city. The site has an elongated shape with a width of about 9m and a depth of 20m. While the front road is relatively wide, with a sidewalk, one might get a feeling of oppression due to the small size of the site surrounded as it by shops and houses of from 2 to 3 stories.

Little One Room House

  • Architects: Studio Velocity
  • Project: Little One-Rroom House with a Curve
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Lofts in Lisbon, Portugal by Manuel Graça Dias + Egas José Vieira

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Article source: Manuel Graça Dias + Egas José Vieira

Two lofts were adapted from an old typography space, located on the ground floor of a residential building of the early twentieth century, in Lisbon. The building plan, almost a “square” shape (350,00 square meter), distributes its liveable space in a “U” shape, around the entrance lobby, the staircase and a small interior court yard.

Photo by FG+SG - Fernando Guerra and Sérgio Guerra

  • Architect: MGD+EJV
  • Name of Project: Lofts in Lisbon
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Client: Olga Alves de Moura, and another
  • Coordination: Amílcar Duarte, Architect
  • Collaborators: Marta Quinaz, Sara Baptista, Architects, Margarida Martins and Luís Rodrigues
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra and Sérgio Guerra
  • Completion: 2005/2007


WAF 2011 Winner – Future Project Of The Year – Commercial – Wadi Rum Resort in Wadi Rum, Jordan by Oppenheim Architecture+Design

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Here, where desert sand meets desert stone, we see a singular opportunity to devise a new contract between man and nature. Reinterpreting the way we have dealt with the earth, our proposal establishes a new benchmark for design, quality and sustainability in the natural environment.

Wadi Rum Welcome Area 01

  • Architect: Oppenheim Architecture+Design
  • Name of Project: Wadi Rum Resort
  • Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • Scope: 80,000 SF Hotel. Architecture/interior design.


Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich, England by OKRA

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Cutty Sark Gardens is a place of international allure, where you can experience a part of history. This space desserves to be treated with intrigue with it’s prominent position along the Thames, adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College Grounds and nearby the historic towncentre of Greenwich, this place deserves to be treated with allure.

Cutty Sark Gardens

  • Architect: OKRA
  • Name of Project: Cutty Sark Gardens
  • Location: Greenwich, England
  • Client: Greenwich Council


Xiang’he Garden City – Park of the floating gardens in Xiang, China by OKRA

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Xiang’he  Garden City – Park of the floating gardens


At this moment a masterplan for Xiang’he Garden City is developed. A new garden city of approximately 700 hectares will arise close to the future 7th ring of Beijing. Within the first phase of the development a park is projected, closely related to the water basins that are a result of clay reclamation by the existing brick factories. A steep slope along the north side of the factories will be a result of these activities that will affect the park design, since on the north side of the basins housing development is projected.

Floating garden & Puchi river

  • Architect: OKRA
  • Name of Project: Xiang’he  Garden City Park of the floating gardens
  • Location: Xiang, China
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, plus the adobe package (illustrator, indesign, photoshop)


Linda Pace Foundation Offices in San Antonio, Texas by Poteet Architects

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The project is the rehabilitation of a derelict auto body shop into offices for a contemporary art foundation. The modesty of the original structure and limited project budget stand in contrast to the international scope of the foundation’s mission and its board, as well as the architectural aspiration of the interior design.

Linda Place Foundation - © Chris Cooper

  • Architects: Poteet Architects
  • Project: Linda Pace Foundation Offices
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Area: 2500 square feet
  • Project Team: Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman, Isadora Sintes, Shane Valentine
  • Contractor: Rubiola Construction, San Antonio, Texas
  • Cost: Withheld by owner’s request


Sra Pou Vocational School in Sra Pou, Cambodia by Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Sra Pou vocational school is a vocational training center and community building in Sra Pou village, Cambodia. The school is designed by Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen from Finland and built during spring 2011. The architects took care of both building design and project management.

Sra Pou vocational school

  • Architects: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen
  • Project: Sra Pou Vocational School
  • Location: Sra Pou, Cambodi
  • Function: Vocational training and small business centre
  • Client: Sra Pou community, represented by Blue Tent NGO


Sharma House in Bangalore, India by Kamat and Rozario Architecture

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

“Achieve a contemporary house with vastu compliance” was the brief for this renovation project.

The existing structure was a 30 year old typical Bangalore house with thick load bearing walls. Most of the outer walls were very close to the plot boundary cutting out a large amount of light. The neighbor’s house too was hugging the boundary wall in certain areas which cut off even more light.

Front View

  • Architect: Kamat and Rozario Architecture
  • Name of Project: Sharma House
  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Design Team: Lester Rozario & Smruti Kamat
  • Project Area: 2550sq ft
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Lester Rozario


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