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Small Core House in Ochiaigawa, Japan by UNIT-O

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: UNIT-O

This house is a minimum house for young couples built along the riverside of Ochiaigawa of Higashikurume, Tokyo prefecture, in Japan. It is built in the environment that is full of the green that was adjacent in Ochiaigawa, and it’s white and simple volume like a “TOFU” individualizes surrounding environment.

Image Courtesy © Yasuhiro Nakayama, UNIT-O

  • Architects: UNIT-O
  • Project: Small Core House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Yasuhiro Nakayama , UNIT-O
  • Architect In Charge: Ryutaro Saito , Masahiro Yoneda
  • Area: 66.94 sqm
  • Month/Year: 09/2013

Neut House in Suginami, Tokyo by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates

The ophthalmologist couple purchased this narrow, but deep, parcel of land in a quiet neighborhood to build a house where they could enjoy their hobby of listening to the music. On the basement level, the courtyard and double-pane glazing provide sound-buffer for this RC-structure studio which is insulated on the exterior. Natural light enters the studio through the courtyard and makes the space exceptionally inhabitable as a basement.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: Neut House
  • Location: Suginami ward Tokyo
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: December 2012
  • Principal Use: Private Housing
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 122.26 m2
  • Building Area: 61.12m2
  • Total Floor Area: 153.938m2 (36.94m2/BF, 55.87 m2/1F, 61.12m2/2F)

Winning design of a new super hospital in Denmark by C.F. MØlLLER Architects

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: C.F. MØlLLER Architects

Rådgivergruppen USK, headed by C.F. Møller, Alectia and Rambøll, has been named as the winner of the competition to build the new Køge University Hospital, with a budget of DKK 4 billion 

Køge University Hospital (USK) is an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be increased threefold to a total area of 177,000 m². This is a visionary project in terms of both architecture and functionality. The hospital’s various functions can be structured on a highly flexible basis, with good opportunities to support Region Zealand’s vision of holistic patient care.

Image Courtesy © C.F. MØlLLER Architects

  • Architects: C.F. MØlLLER Architects
  • Project: Winning design of a new super hospital
  • Location: Denmark
  • Architect partner: Klavs Hyttel, C.F. Møller Architects
  • project manager:  Svend G. Hvid, C.F. Møller Architects
  • Budget framework: DKK 4 billion
  • No. of beds: approx. 900
  • Total floorspace: approx. 177,000 m2
  • Newly constructed floorspace: approx. 130,000 m2
  • No. of bed days: 245,000 p.a

House O in Wiesbaden, Germany by CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects

House O, built in the sixties, is located in a classical residential area in Wiesbaden, Germany. A Competition was organized in order to find a concept of how to rebuild and renovate the existing building.

Image Courtesy © CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects

  • Architects: CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects
  • Project: House O
  • Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Size of the plot: 1470 m²
  • Living space: 420 m²
  • Competition: 03/2013, 2nd prize
  • Client: private
  • Design: CHRIST.CHRIST. associated architects, Wiesbaden, Germany  Roger Christ, Julia Url
  • Visualisation: Michal Nowak, Wroclaw, Poland


Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: MIRAG

We received the proposal to design a 91-social-housing project distributed in 4 different blocks within a pre-defined urban planning called Can Vilar in the village of Sentmenat, Barcelona. The symmetric distribution of the blocks is unconnected with the rural and the industrial surroundings.

The group is formed by four buildings and an inner patio, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: MIRAG
  • Location: SENTMENAT, Catalonia
  • Photography: Jordi Surroca
  • TypologySocial housing
  • Authors: MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió (Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda, architects)
  • Year: 2009-2011
  • Collaborators: Roberta Rech architect, Valeria Piccardo architect, Marta Grau architect
  • Building Engineering: GPCat Toni Floriach y Beth Bacardit, building engineers
  • Structures engineering: GPARQ
  • Facilities engineering: Oriol Ruiz Dotras, engineer
  • Developer: ‘La Caixa’ foundation (‘Alquiler Asequible’ program)
  • Construction company: INBISA
  • Budget: 6.321.000 €
  • Built surface: 18.300 m2
  • Software used: Autocad

Fashion Museum in Omotesando, Japan by YBGSNA

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source:  YBGSNA

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

  • Architects: YBGSNA
  • Project: Fashion Museum
  • Location: Omotesando Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 4,000  m2
  • Client: Arquitectum
  • Software used:  AutoCAD & Rhino

Elephant House in Copenhagen, Denmark by Foster + Partners

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Set within a historic royal park, adjacent to the Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen Zoo is among the oldest zoos in Europe and one of Denmark’s most popular cultural institutions, with 1.2 million visitors a year. Among the Zoo’s most visited inhabitants are the Indian elephants. The starting point for the design of this new Elephant House was to provide these magnificent animals with a healthy, stimulating environment and in the process to create easily accessible spaces from which visitors can see and enjoy them.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Elephant House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Foundation Realdania for Copenhagen Zoo
  • Area: 3250m2 internal (building – stables and visitor areas), 3500m2 external paddock areas, 2050 m2 visitor circulation/landscape
  • Internal breakdown: Visitor areas 900m2, Service areas 750m2, Stables 1600m2
  • Site Area: 8800m2
  • Number of Floors: 2 – main floor + mezzanine exhibition/entrance space
  • Capacity: 8 elephants, 6 keepers, 4 staff, 150 visitors max at any time (varies throughout year)
  • Glass domed roofs: Herd 45m x 23m, Bulls 30m x 15m

Competition entry for a School in Belgium, Western Europe by NL Architects

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects 

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Competition entry for a School
  • Location: Belgium, Western Europe

Private residence in Marathonas, Greece by LKMK ARCHITECTS

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: LKMK ARCHITECTS

The programme for this private house is mostly organized on one single floor, except for one bedroom and the office that are situated at first floor level. The ground floor is divided into three zones: the bedrooms, the living room and kitchen. Looking at the exterior, the house consists of 3 volumes.

Image Courtesy © Tzortzis George

  • Architects: LKMK ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Private residence
  • Location: Marathonas, Greece
  • Photography: Tzortzis George
  • Structural Engineer: Gavalas Philippos (
  • Construction Year: 2007
  • Software used: Autocad and Formz

House Cal in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

When Nico van der Meulen Architects received the brief, it presented a fairly large house with a separate accommodation for the client’s 3 adult kids. To accommodate that and thanks to its location in a private estate, the house was designed to be open to the street with a glass link across a koi-pond as the entrance which separates the guest wing and son’s suite from the rest of the house.

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

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