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Boundary House in Chiba, Japan by Atelier Tekuto

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

The site is located within the urbanization controlled area on the boundary of residential area and farmland. The client was only allowed to build due to his vested rights of the land.

Building facades from major approaches., Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima

Building facades from major approaches., Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima

  • Architects: Atelier Tekuto, Yasuhiro Yamashita + Takumi Niwamoto
  • Project: Boundary House
  • Location: Chiba, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihiro Sobajima
  • Software used: JW Cad
  • Structure: Kenji Nawa / /SUWA architects + engineers
  • Construction: Yasuhide Ninomiya + Fumimasa Saito + Ninomiya Construction Company
  • Site area: 178.23
  • Building area: 99.85
  • Total floor area: 99.85
  • Completed: July, 2012

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Transforms historic London buildings into progressive new workplace, Alphabeta in England by Studio RHE

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Studio RHE

Alphabeta by Studio RHE offers a dynamic and adaptable workplace on the intersection between Shoreditch and the City of London, successfully attracted media and technology companies alongside financial sector tenants.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Studio RHE
  • Project: Transforms historic London buildings into progressive new workplace, Alphabeta
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow
  • Project Director: Richard Hywel Evans
  • Client: Resolution Property
  • Square footage: 240,000 sq ft
  • Total NIA: 239,710 sqft. (more…)

STAIR HOUSE in Seattle, Washington by David Coleman Architecture

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: David Coleman Architecture

The Stair House is located on a steeply sloped lot overlooking Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains in Seattle’s Leshi neighborhood. An existing building was removed to make way for the new construction. The new home sets into the slope, extends vertically onto three levels and totals 2400 square feet.

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating

  • Architects: David Coleman Architecture
  • Project: STAIR HOUSE
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, Us
  • Photography: Steve Keating
  • Structural Engineering: Evergreen Design Company
  • Area: 2400 SF
  • Year of completion: 2013

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House in Shfela, Israel by Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

Two level house, ground floor and basement. The building’s concept is an integration with the natural landscape in the area and in the plot, while creating a dramatic entrance façade that is still restrained and mysterious toward the street. Instead of highlighting the large and regular windows, and the doors, the idea was to hint at the building by creating two concrete beams with a line of trees between them.

Image Courtesy © Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

Image Courtesy © Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

  • Architects: Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects
  • Project: House in Shfela
  • Location: Shfela, Israel
  • Plot area: 12,000 square meters
  • Gardened area: 5,000 square meters
  • Built area: 750 square meters
  • End of construction: 2014
  • Plot/ environment analysis: a house on an estate

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bm Modular One in Washington, D.C. by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

A successful builder / developer with a history of constructing modular houses purchased a lot in a desirable neighborhood near Washington, D.C. with the intention of building a spec house.  When a potential buyer expressed interest in the lot, the developer proposed a modular house as a solution to a tight budget and time constraints.  However, the craftsman and colonial style modular houses typically built by the developer did not appeal to the potential client, who desired a light-filled, modern house.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell Mackenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell Mackenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: bm Modular One
  • Location: Washington, D.C, United States
  • Photography: David Burroughs, Maxwell Mackenzie, Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Project  Architect: Kara R. McHone
  • General Contractor: Sandy Spring Builders
  • Pre-Fab Contractor: Nationwide Homes
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Landscape Designer: Kevin Campion
  • Engineer: Anthony Beale LLC
  • Completion Date: October 2013

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Renovation/topping – HPM2 ETHZ in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Zurich 2011; first place: The renovation and topping of the HPM2 laboratory building of the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg in order to transport it into a new \”life cycle\” shows that the building structure has high structural and functional qualities. A modern, contemporary and adaptable research building.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

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