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Fennell Residence in Portland, Oregon by Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

Approaching the Fennell Residence from a dock on the Willamette River, you first notice the sweep of curved glue-laminated beams balance with the rich hue of exposed Western Red Cedar shingles in curvilinear patterns and copper roofing.

The wave-like motions of this East elevation are simple reflections of  the interior spaces, Image Courtesy © Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

The wave-like motions of this East elevation are simple reflections of the interior spaces, Image Courtesy © Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

  • Architects: Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect
  • Project: Fennell Residence
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, US
  • Software used: MicroStation
  • Structural engineer: TKSE Consulting Engineers
  • General contractor: Even Construction
  • Gross square footage: 2,153 square feet or 200 square meters
  • 1st floor area: 1,615 square feet or 150 square meters, 2nd floor area: 753 square feet or 70 square meters
  • Float construction: Douglas Fir Logs, steel stringers ~ 6 ½ feet or 2 meters on center.
  • Size of structure: 29 ½ feet or 9m  x 69 feet or 21m,  Height: 21 feet or 6.4m
  • Mechanical system: Gas, forced air heating. Air conditioning. Wired for internet. (more…)

Z-BALCA HOUSE in Spain by Lagula Arquitectes

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: Lagula Arquitectes

Z-Balca House reconsiders some of Lagula’s formal and material premises previously used in PGAC. The origin of such questioning comes from the PGAC management itself, who was interested in a non-conventional building, and interested in the use of dry construction technologies.

Image Courtesy © PGA Catalunya Resort

Image Courtesy © PGA Catalunya Resort

  • Architects: Lagula Arquitectes
  • Project: Z-BALCA HOUSE
  • Location: PGA Catalunya Resort, Carretera N-II Km701 Plot C1.10, Spain
  • Photography: PGA Catalunya Resort
  • Software used: qsai 4M CAD11
  • Contractor: Construccions Busquets SLU
  • Main Collaborators: Ordeic (Installations); Arnau Blancafort (Construction Supervision)
  • Living Area: 450 m2
  • Year: 2009-2011

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A house, a river or, building small in Montréal, Canada by Anik Péloquin architecte

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Wishing to live both in the city and on the waterfront, the owners searched long and hard before finding this small, narrow, affordable lot on the Des Prairies River. The lot’s shape, proximity to the river and the character of the adjoining properties were the main factors that shaped this urban home with a beautiful natural setting.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

Image Courtesy © Alberto Biscaro

  • Architects: Anik Péloquin architecte
  • Project: A house, a river or, building small
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Alberto Biscaro

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Terraced-House Renovation in Schaerbeek, Belgium by Edouard Brunet + François Martens

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: Edouard Brunet + François Martens

Taking into account the city’s urban tissue, the project is the renovation of a Brussels typical terraced-house. Originally inhabited by a single family, the house appeared too big and difficult to take care of after the children grew up and left. The owner of the house then decided to sell the last two floors to a friend, in order for him to convert them into his own appartement.

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: Edouard Brunet + François Martens
  • Project: Terraced-House Renovation
  • Location: Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Studio Dennis De Smet
  • Stability engineer: Jacques Dufour Ing
  • Year of construction: 2015
  • Surface area: approx. 225m²
  • General construction company: RENODAV-SEB sprl (Witold Szklarzewski)
  • Outside woodwork: ECOVITRE sprl (Karol Duchnowski)
  • Ironwork (suspended iron staircase): ESPRIT DE FER (Luc Van Massenhove)

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Extension of an old cottage in Germany by Herrmanns-Architekten

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten 

In order to use the little old cottage in the hilly landscape of southern Germany, it must be extended. “The house has to fit the location and have character” the customer asks. That is the small but difficult task.

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

  • Architects: Prof. Henner Herrmanns & Hung Nguyen (herrmannsArchitekten)
  • Project: Extension of an old cottage
  • Location: Germany

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Perfect Vision in Cancún, México by sanzpont [arquitectura]

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source:  sanzpont [arquitectura]

To entrust in the individual health is a fear that every person must confront in certain moment and to feel the tranquility of being in the right hands for any clinical procedure is a real relief.

Perfect Vision is a Laser Ophthalmology Institute dedicated to advanced treatments with the latest technology equipment. The entrusted objective for his remodeling was being able to transmit across the design, the confidence and safety with technology and vanguard to the clients who come to the clinic. To offer an innovation and perfection image and at the same time to offer safety and tranquility. To transmit the sensation of cleanliness we use futuristic lines, pure white colors with subtle blue lighting to bring peace and calm, accompanied by a comfortable waiting area with seating in various shades of relaxing tones.

Image Courtesy © Sanzpont [arquitectura]

Image Courtesy © Sanzpont [arquitectura]

  • Architects: Sanzpont [arquitectura]
  • Project: Perfect Vision
  • Location: Av. Bonampak, Cancún, México
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit and 3dsmax
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 200m2
  • Status: Built
  • Year: 2015

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X-Float in Kanchanaburi, Thailand by agaligo studio

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source: agaligo studio

Aside from the lush, mountainous landscape and famous River Kwai Bridge, Karnchanaburi is well known for its floating houses and rafts. Floating on the river, these distinctive structures greatly differentiate Karnchanaburi from any other provinces in Thailand. X-Float is a creation that enhances the fascination of the River Kwai’s floating houses with a different paradigm of design and comfort. The unique accommodation is designed in addition to the Project X2 River Kwai Resort.

Image Courtesy © Samitdoc

Image Courtesy © Samitdoc

  • Architects: agaligo studio
  • Project: X-Float
  • Location: Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Photography: agaligo studio, Samitdoc
  • Engineering: Chainarong Siangpraiphan
  • Lighting Design: Studio Accent
  • Area: 110 Sq.M
  • Year: 2015

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S 00/30 in Mediterranean island by SUPERHOUSE

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source:  SUPERHOUSE

This Superhouse is located in a quiet, private bay on an undisclosed Mediterranean island and is accessed down a long winding road through the mountainous landscape, or via helicopter for a quick transfer to the mainland. A walled entrance courtyard in local stone creates a sense of arrival – mirroring one’s presence in the sheltered, rocky bay whilst giving a view of the house against the open backdrop of the Mediterranean sea.

Image Courtesy © SUPERHOUSE

Image Courtesy © SUPERHOUSE

  • Architects: SUPERHOUSE
  • Project: S 00/30
  • Location: Mediterranean island

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SINGLE FAMILY HOME Casa MaMa in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain by equipo olivares arquitectos

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source: equipo olivares arquitectos

The home starts up from a very steep topography and it´s main picture or idea is inspired by the traditional agriculture terraces. Thereby, we try to imitate the builded volume to a landscape that has been traditionally manipulated to this landscape criteria. So, we project a simple volume organized in steps, where the clean cut solutions formally joint to a discreet palette materials, gives this home the sufficient formal clarity and program.

Image Courtesy © Render4tomorrow

Image Courtesy © Render4tomorrow

  • Architects: equipo olivares arquitectos
  • Project: SINGLE FAMILY HOME Casa MaMa
  • Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Technical Architect: José F. Martínez
  • Team: JAVIER PÉREZ-ALCALDE SCHWARTZ, FERNANDO AGUARTA GARCÍA
  • 3D images: Render4tomorrow
  • Surveyor: JOSÉ FLOREAL MARTÍNEZ
  • Project date: 2015

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Skytel in Chengdu, China by PANORAMA

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Article source: PANORAMA

This is a newly opened boutique hotel in Chengdu China. The project aimed at developing a new mode of business hotel that cross-over hospitality and art-related business to cater the expanding local market of art exhibition and auction. Inspired by the hotel name ‘Skytel’, an abstracted interior landscape of sky, mountain and earth was created to provide multiple functions of hotel and art gallery.

Image Courtesy © Ng Siu Fung

Image Courtesy © Ng Siu Fung

  • Architects: PANORAMA
  • Project: Skytel
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Photography: Ng Siu Fung
  • Client: Grand Skylight Hotel Management Ltd.            
  • Design Team: Horace Pan, Nick Wong, Kenny Hung
  • Area: 850 sqm
  • Completion Date: Oct 2014

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