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Volga House in Tverskaya region, Russia by Peter Kostelov

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Article source: Peter Kostelov

Russian Wood Patchwork House: “dacha” by Peter Kostelov


Artistic design of the house is a combination of simple layout of the house with clear functioning of it and a facade composed of various shape and color wooden patchworks. Practically all types of trimming are being implemented here.

a) traditional wooden overlapping planks as well as just wooden planks;

b) modern molded board, forged square timber;

c) unconventional trimming for which spade hafts and square timber of various section were implemented;

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Alexey Knyazev)

  • Architect: Peter Kostelov
  • Name of Project: Volga House
  • Location: Alexino village, Konakovsky District, Tverskaya region, Russia
  • Plot: Plane plot between forest and Volga river
  • Site area: 86 m2
  • Photographer: Alexey Knyazev


Deep Wells in Gliwice, Poland by Zalewski Architecture Group

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Article source: Zalewski Architecture Group

Deep wells are technical objects that comprise equipment used for extraction of water at a depth of 200 (and more) meters below the surface and provide its transmission to the water supply system. Usually they are built of ready metal or concrete containers without paying too much attention to the relation  with the environment.

Deep wells


Bryanston New Music School in Dorset, UK by Hopkins Architects

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

We were commissioned to design a music building for Bryanston School following the completion of the Sanger Building for Science and Mathematics.

Music section

  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Project: Bryanston New Music School
  • Location: Dorset, UK
  • Value: £6m
  • Size: 2,500m2
  • Client: Bryanston School


CABINN Metro Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

When the CABINN Metro hotel opens in early 2010 it will be the largest hotel in Denmark and a new landmark for Copenhagen.  The hotel is located in the north-west corner of Copenhagen’s fast-growing city quarter, Orestad.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Niels Fennet)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind – SDL
  • Name of Project: CABINN Metro Hotel
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: CABINN Hotels A/S
  • Architect of Record: Niels Fennet
  • Contractor: Sydjysk Byg & Montage APS
  • Image Credits: ©Niels Fennet


5/6 House in Toronto, Canada by Reza Aliabadi

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Reza Aliabadi

Five out of six is the key formula to the brightness and openness in this house. In a city where severe weather conditions created houses with small openings, and many residents with SADs, the residents in this house will experience daylight to its fullest level in both winter and summer days. 5/6 House is an attempt to save on light bulbs!

Main View (Image Courtesy borXu Design)

  • Architects: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]
  • Project: 5/6 House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Project Team: Reza Aliabadi, Lailee Soleimani, Mehrdad Tavakolian
  • Project Manager: Ali Saeed
  • Construction: ADA Development Corp.


Windmill Hill in Aylesbury, England by Stephen Marshall Architects

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Stephen Marshall Architects

Stephen Marshall Architects designs a new home for the Rothschild Foundation and the Waddesdon Archives at Windmill Hill in the heart of the Waddesdon Estate.


  • Architects: Stephen Marshall Architects
  • Project: Windmill Hill
  • Location: Aylesbury, England
  • Photography: Richard Bryant
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Water Reservoir in Basel, Switzerland by Berrel Berrel Kräutler

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Berrel Berrel Kräutler

A building particularly worthy of note was constructed on the Bruderholz site – a popular, nearby recreational area – when water reservoirs were built for the city of Basel.

Image Courtesy Eik Frenzel

  • Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler
  • Project: Water Reservoir
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • Client: IWB, Margarethenstr. 40, 4002 Basel
  • Year of Realisation: 2008


Flederhaus (Come In and Hang Out) in Vienna, Austria by Heri und Salli

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Heri und Salli

The FLEDERHAUS as an open space where the visitors can be find a new home and it can again serve as an oasis of relaxation and a symbol of a vertical public sphere.

Flederhaus (Image Courtesy mischa erben)

  • Architects: Heri und Salli
  • Project: Flederhaus – Come in and Hang out
  • Location: Museumsplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Realisation: June 2011
  • Cooperation with: MQ Vienna, Griffner, Binderholz
  • Photography: mischa erben
  • Use Materials: It is a wooden module construction which is produced with the griffner company.
  • Software used: Drawings AUTOCAD; For the concept renderings the architects built a model with hands and then put them into PHOTOSHOP and worked with it.


Duplex House in Hiratsuka, Japan by LEVEL Architects

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: LEVEL Architects

From the station with the bus for about 20 minutes, long and slender site from east to west is project site which is enclosed surroundings by the field and the house where height is low. This project is a house of two families for the young marrieds and the child, the parents and the daughter.

Duplex House (Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects)

  • Architects: LEVEL Architects
  • Project: Duplex House
  • Location: Hiratsuka, Japan
  • Contractor: AGE ONE
  • Contractor: Seiko Kensetsu Corporation
  • Software used: MacOS Vectorworks


Beirut Residential Building in Lebanon by Accent Design Group

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Accent Design Group

Adjacent to a central transportation artery for the city of Beirut, and situated at the nexus of two urban fabrics, this design negotiates issues of scale, unit diversity, views and zoning regulations. Stacked glass boxes emerge from a massing, which is positioned to maximize buildable area.

Beirut Residential building

  • Architects: Accent Design Group
  • Project: Beirut Residential Building
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Lead Architect: Elie ABS
  • Project team: Charbel KARAM, Ahmad KHOJA, Petia RATZOV
  • Project area: 11,000 sqm
  • Type: Residential Building


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