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The Bungalow in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil by Ramella Architects

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Ramella Architects

The Bungalow follows the philosophy of offering comfort and simplicity in harmony with the landscape that surrounds the house weekend is ideal to relax and renew itself.

Highlighting the three livings distributed in three floors connected by a panoramic lift, and several balconies from where you have a privileged view of mountain range of Santo Antonio da Patrulha.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: Ramella Architects
  • Project: The Bungalow
  • Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Project Team: Blacio Ruivo Junior, Carlos Ramella, Larissa Ramella
  • Structure and Coverage: Gilberto Silvino
  • Area: 220m ²
  • Year: 2012

International School in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Diederendirrix Architects

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

The design for the international school campus includes both new buildings and the renovation and restauration of existing (national) monument buildings. The new building houses the entrance hall, primary school, a basement with a multifunctional (gym) hall, a media library, a dance and drama studio and a NOC NSF sport hall. For the most part, the renovation of the five buildings that belong to the National monument contain teaching functions.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Sliding Door House in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan by Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Naoi Architecture & Design Office

This house was built for a husband-and-wife couple and their two children. Overlooking a field of sweet potatoes, the quiet and tranquil site lies adjacent to a house occupied by the client’s parents. The space that lies between these two houses is used by local residents as a path, and retains a sense of easygoing, neighborly charm. In order to preserve a rich sense of these connections between nature and people, we decided to install a large sliding door in the front of the house.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
  • Project: Sliding Door House
  • Location: Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Date of Completion: 2012.5
  • Principal Use: Private House
  • Structure: Wooden + Steel
  • Building area: 592.41m2
  • Total Floor Area: 121.32m2
  • Design Period: 2011.3 – 2011.11
  • Construction Period: 2011.11- 2012.5
  • Structural Engineer: Nawaken-gym
  • Interior Design: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
  • Landscape Design: Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Casillo Headquarters in Corato, Italy by Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners

After 10 years of working in collaboration with architects like Renzo Piano, Massimiliano Fuksas and Oscar Niemeyer, Massimo Alvisi and Junko Kirimoto founded the architecture office Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners in 2002. A few years afterwards they established an engineering partnership with Alessandra Spiezia and Arabella Rocca in 2008.

Image Courtesy Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners


St. Horto in Rome, Italy by OFL Architecture

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: OFL Architecture

The project stems from the idea of creating a perfect synergy between architecture, nature and social technologies Jardimpu (Arduino and Paraimpu).

The name “St. Horto” is a pun, between Italian and English language. The two words “Horto” and “St” give at the same time the idea of a sacred, intimate garden and of something crooked, apparently disordered but full of life, just like a plant. Together they represent the irregular geometry (crooked or oblique) but highly controlled architectural design of the garden.

Image Courtesy OFL Architecture

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: St. Horto
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Architecture and Landscape Design: OFL Architecture (Francesco Lipari, Vanessa Todaro, Federico Giacomarra)
  • Team: Mitchell Joachim (Consultant for Sustainability), Alberto Serra (Technology Strategies), Nicola Corona (Cultivation Cycle), DOF Engineers – Felice Allievi (Engineering)
  • Client: Lanificio 159
  • Area: 200 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dS Max and V-ray


Yashima Project in Kagawa, Japan by Shogo Iwata Architects

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Shogo Iwata Architects

This building was built in Kagawa Japan. It locates nearby Mt. Yashima, the natural monument of this region, suburb of Takamatu city. We designed this building as a floating white box which benefits from the scenery of Mt. Yashima.

View of the west facade : Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Shogo Iwata Architects
  • Project: Yashima Project
  • Location: Kagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Main use: Residential care home for the elderly
  • Site area: 1685.26㎡
  • Building area:933.57㎡
  • Total floor area: 1566.39㎡
    1st floor: 800.11㎡
    2nd floor: 766.28㎡
  • Number of private room for residents: 31
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete structure
  • Date of completion: 2012/10
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawing, illustrator and photoshop for other things

Drents Archive in Assen, Nederland by Zecc Architecten BV

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Zecc Architecten BV

In 2010 Zecc Architects was selected through a European tender for the expansion and renovation of the Drents Archive in Assen. Two years later Zecc delivers its first public building: The monument is quite been dusted, completely reorganized and equipped with a brand new entrance at the canal.

Image Courtesy Cornbread Works

  • Architects: Zecc Architecten BV
  • Project: Drents Archive
  • Location: Assen, Nederland
  • Photographer: Cornbread Works
  • Architect: Zecc Architecten BV
  • Project architect: Bart Kellerhuis
  • Project team: Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel René de Korte, Roy van Maarseveen, Tom Leerkes, Sien Wittevrongel, Elise Bylo, Kathy Vanhoenacker
  • Contact person: Bart Kellerhuis
  • Program: Integrating public functions and office functions monument.
  • Reorganization architectural, restoration, solid refurbishments & loose furniture, expansion with new entrance building, garden design
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Rail House in Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands by Zecc Architecten BV

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Zecc Architecten BV 

The project involves the transformation and expansion of a railway cottage next to station Santpoort-Noord. The railway house is on one side bordered by the railway line between Amsterdam and IJmuiden and on the other side by the National Park South Kennemerland. The contrast between the straight metal rails and the softness of the dunes is the basic idea for the metamorphosis of this railway house. The hardness of steel, concrete and glass across waving grass, shells and wood.

Image Courtesy © Cornbread Works

  • Architects: Zecc Architecten BV 
  • Project: Rail House
  • Location: Kennemergaardeweg 1, Santpoort, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Cornbread Works
  • Project Architects: Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel
  • Contributors: Bart Kellerhuis, René de Korte, Jeffrey van Schoonhoven
  • Program: Dwelling
  • Client: Private client 
  • Start design: 2009
  • Completion: 2012
  • Floor surface: 190 m²
  • Volume: 560 m³
  • Solid interior: Zecc Architecten / Jeroen van Zwetselaar, ZW6
  • Loose interior & Styling: Jeroen van Zwetselaar, ZW6
  • Contractor: Tervoort Egmond
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Domus Vitae in Ferrara, Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects

A large green area, included between scenes and architectural settings, regenerates the fascination of the wonderful Delizie (marvelous country houses with huge gardens) of the Este Family, reinterpreting one of the urban issues perhaps more intimately rooted into the mental image that people keep of their city.

The outdoor patio of the sacred tree : Image Courtesy Tomas Ghisellini Architects

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Project: Domus Vitae
  • Location: Ferrara, Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Ferrara
  • Program: New city morgue and social facilities complex
  • Two-Phases Competition: May – November 2012 / FIRST PRIZE
  • Project: 2013-2014
  • Building Construction: 2015-2016
  • Interior Design: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Structures: Beatrice Bergamini
  • Plants and Fire Safety: Nicola Gallini
  • Sustainability and LEED Evaluation: Violeta Archer
  • Collaborators: Michele Marchi, Alice Marzola
  • Site area: 9.730 sqm
  • Building area (new + recovery): 1.560 sqm
  • Gross floor area (new + recovery): 1.290 sqm
  • Gross floor underground level: 1.590 sqm
  • Sustainability goal: LEED Platinum Certified
  • Total cost: 3.700.000,00 €

Cultural Centre in Pontault Combault, France by archi5 with B. Huidobro

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: archi5

Located in Pontault Combault, a medium sized town about 30 km from Paris, this cultural project is a mix of several programs.
– A theatre / auditorium
– A mediatheque
– Music studios
– Exhibition rooms and areas

Image Courtesy Thomas Jorion

  • Architects: archi5 with B. Huidobro.
  • Project name: Cultural Centre
  • Location: Pontault Combault, France
  • Architecture and urbanism agency: archi5prod
  • Photographer: Thomas Jorion
  • Client: City of Pontault Combault.
  • Programme: Construction of a cultural centre comprising a 350 seats theater/auditorium. Mediatheque. Practice rooms.
  • Surface: 3 140 m²
  • Cost: 3 804 594 € Excl tax.
  • Time-Table: competition 2005 – Completion 2008


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