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Florida Street in London, UK by Paper House Project

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Paper House Project

This former garment factory in Bethnal Green had previously been used as a commercial office before being converted into a large open plan live/work unit nearly ten years ago. The challenge: how to retain an open plan arrangement whilst creating defined spaces and adding a second bedroom.

Image Courtesy © Paper House Project

Image Courtesy © Paper House Project

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Projecto Homem in Braga, Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Architects

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Architects 

On the  highest  point  in  the  city  of  Braga the  different temporal  strata of the city can be seen. This is the location to construct the building, connected to this visual memory. The connection  of the present occurs in the courtyards of the building, the location of social activity at the center, the repetition extends into the city’s areas of activities. These connections are registered non-explicitly in the subtraction of masses form the construction  of the building, extending it to the city squares, main streets, buildings and landscape. There is a formal  and social relationship  between  the city and the  building.  A project  for  the  rehabilitating people with  problems  with  substance abuse assumes the  same fragmented   relationship   of  city  life  at  your  feet.  The organization  of  the  architectural   elements, regardless  of the   different   functions   that   compose  the   program,   it provides a formal response for each individual space and is revealed as a tool to transforming it into a piece of the city. The building  consists of  two  platforms  which  fall  within several   blocks   seemingly   independent,  creating   two courtyards:  one facing the  city and the  other  an interior courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Frederico Martins

Image Courtesy © Frederico Martins

  • Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Architects
  • Project: Projecto Homem
  • Location: Monte Picoto, Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: Frederico Martins and Santo Eduardo di Miceli
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Client: Centro de Solidariedade de Braga
  • Construction company: João Fernandes da Silva, S.A.
  • Authores: Arq. André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes, Arq. António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Colaboratores: Arq. António Leitão Dias, Arq. Nuno Miguel Lima da Cruz, Arq. José Pedro da Silva Moreira Pereira Fernandes, Arq. Sónia Cristina Oliveira da Rocha Gonçalves, Arq. Nuno Alexandre da Costa Rebelo, Bruno Miguel da Silva Marques, Dr. Tiago de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Structural: Eng. Joaquim António Barros
  • Eletrical: Eng. Luís O. de Carvalho
  • Cost of constrution: 1.039.035,92€
  • Cost/m2: 598,56€
  • Construction areas: 1.735,90 m2
  • Volume of construction: 5.207,70 m3
  • Construction ended: July 2004

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Happier Café – Paper Space in Taipei, Taiwan by J.C Architecture

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: J.C Architecture

A collaboration that started with a discussion of what makes one feel happy, whether tangible or a feeling, from small pleasures tolife conquests. Happier cafe is a place for change and evolution, where people feel comfortable but also are key attributes to the space. For that, we believe each person sharing the space should be able to change and contribute to its creation. We imagined it as an art installation, given the lease was granted for only six months, something perhaps temporary, nonetheless imaginative and playful. Using paper was an ideal scheme to allow people to express, build, and adjust the environment according to their mood. Paper became a simple tool that records the change of the space, and the idea that each one of us can seek and manipulate their own search for balance and transformation. Large paper rolls create a time machine installation, forming walkways, niches, and intimate spaces for coach sessions, gatherings and relaxation. The cafe bar is designed as an open counter where users hand pick their snacks and prepare their drinks, and are trusted to pay and collect their own change, enabling and sharing the responsibility and maintenance of the space to the community, an overall feeling that directly connects the people and space together.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

  • Architects: J.C Architecture
  • Project: Happier Café – Paper Space
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Zachary C. Hone
  • Client: Happier Café
  • Lead Designer: Johnny Chiu, Nora Wang, Maria Isabel Lima
  • Built area: Indoor 315 m2,  Outdoor 212 m2

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House on the Hill in Perugia, Italy by Menichetti+Caldarelli

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Menichetti+Caldarelli

On the hills overlooking Gubbio the project for a single family dwelling , surrounded by green woods.The old building was effectively replaced with a new architecture , distributed in a single layer. The rectangular body is divided into two parallel portions where there are respectively the area day and night. The functions of living one another in a free manner , the central block of the living area surrounded by container furniture hides the small cellar and laundry room The goal is to project the interior space to the outside , in a formal and functional continuity The two areas are diaframmate two courtyards joined by a central arm that faces the interior atrium garden . A pool of water reflects the surrounding countryside.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Tosti

Image Courtesy © Paolo Tosti

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington DC by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Adjaye Associates

Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated the practice’s US portfolio with arguably the nation’s most prestigious new building. Located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, the museum will house exhibit galleries, administrative spaces, theatre space and collections storage space for the NMAAHC. As lead designer for the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team, David Adjaye’s approach has been to establish both a meaningful relationship to this unique site as well as a strong conceptual resonance with America’s deep and longstanding African heritage. The design rests on three cornerstones: the “corona” shape and form of the building; the extension of the building out into the landscape – the porch; and the bronze filigree envelope.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
  • Project: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
  • Location: Washington DC, USA
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Client: Smithsonian Institution
  • Structural Engineer: Guy Nordeson and Associates, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Sustainability Consultant: Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
  • Lighting Consultants: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Acoustics / AV / Theatre / Multi-Media Consultants: Shen Milson Wilke
  • Façade Consultant: R.A. Heintges & Associates
  • Security Consultants: ARUP North America
  • Contract Value: $504m
  • Total Area: 420,000 ft2

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Family Home Klanovice in Prague, Czech Republic by ADR architects

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: BoysPlayNice

The house is situated on level ground and consists of three main axially symmetrical rectangular blocks. By its situation and shape, the house deliberately splits the garden into several parts: front garden open to public view, back private garden and small atria – each such garden space can be designed in a different style. Despite the corner plot, the spatial layout affords the family a good level of privacy.

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice

  • Architects: ADR architects (Petr Kolář, Aleš Lapka)
  • Project: Family Home Klanovice
  • Location: Praha 9 – Klánovice, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice
  • Co Author: Jana Zoubková
  • Main Contractor: Pamastav, s.r.o.
  • Built up area: 240 m2
  • Total floor area: 325 m2
  • Obestavěný space: 1120 m3
  • Time Of Completion: 2014
  • Time Of Approval: 2014

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Sardinera House in Alicante, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio 

UNIQUE LOCATION

“The original idea for the design was based on enjoying and enhancing the panoramic views of the setting, by creating a relaxing contemplative environment that allows enjoying the experience provided by the place.”

Image Courtesy © Mariela Apollonio

Image Courtesy © Mariela Apollonio

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Project: Sardinera House
  • Location: Jávea, Alicante, Spain
  • Photography: Mariela Apollonio
  • Collaborating Architects: Anna Bosca, Estefanía Pérez, Víctor Ruiz, María Martí
  • Collaborators: Tudi Soriano, Natalia Fonseca
  • Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez
  • Constructor: Construcciones Francés
  • Project Manager: Gonzalo Llin
  • Production and audiovisual: Alfonso Calza
  • Built Surface: 1285 m2
  • Completion date: 2014

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House as a rock in The Netherlands by Global Architects

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Global Architects

‘House as a rock’ is a modern dream villa, developed as a private commissioning project in the dunes of the Westlandse Zoom  in the South of Holland at the beach. The residents asked for much space, light and a minimalist, modern design. The urban building requirement was for a gable-roofed house and a gutter of maximally 6 metres high.

Image Courtesy © Mirko Merchiori

Image Courtesy © Mirko Merchiori

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Frame House in kawasaki-city, kanagawa by PEAK STUDIO

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: PEAK STUDIO

Fun in the outdoors is where in their own way able to produce their own whereabouts. Nestled where the wind is pleasant, see the good scenery, to find a sat easy place to enjoy a cup of coffee, put a tarp between trees.

Look at the balcony side, Image Courtesy © PEAK STUDIO

Look at the balcony side, Image Courtesy © PEAK STUDIO

  • Architects: PEAK STUDIO
  • Project: Frame House
  • Location: kawasaki-city, kanagawa
  • Floor area: 54 sqm
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Ascer Ceramic House Unlimited Space in Madrid, Spain by Ruiz Velazquez Architectura and design

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Ruiz Velazquez Architectura and design

In the attic of an emblematic building of classical early 20thcentury Madrid, this new concept of living space is placed: UNLIMITED SPACE is presented by architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez and built out of total freedom of layers. As if the design would be a three-dimensional object, every one of the rooms or points of the home can be located by specifying the axis of coordinates.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Martinez

Image Courtesy © Pedro Martinez

  • Architects: Ruiz Velazquez Architectura and design (Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez)
  • Project: Ascer Ceramic House Unlimited Space
  • Location: Casa Decor c/ Velazquez  29 Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Martinez
  • Client: ASCER  Tile of Spain
  • Construction company: Dogar Decoracion sl
  • Installation company: Dogar Decoracion sl
  • Area: 50m2
  • Construction Time: 20 days

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