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Junction Shadow House in Toronto, Canada by POST Architecture

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: POST Architecture

The Junction Shadow House is a semi-detached residential dwelling that began as a mirror-image of its attached neighbour. Early in the design process, it became evident that the previous additions (front room over the porch, rear Mud Room) were structurally compromised and threatening to destabilize the original masonry structure. As a result, they were demolished, leaving the shell of the original house to work with, in the shadow of its longer neighbour. Natural light was not available from all sides, so the design focused on maximizing the light penetrating from the south, as well as moving it through the house as much as possible. The interiors are a bright white colour and the spaces are visually interconnected on all levels through a feature staircase, creating views and plays with shadows on all levels.

Image Courtesy © POST Architecture, photographed by Revelateur Studio

  • Architects: POST Architecture
  • Project: Junction Shadow House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Revelateur Studio

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Casa LB4 in Piura, Perú by Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos 

This project was developed under the constraints given by the client and the extreme temperatures and climate in the city of Piura. In response to the client’s needs, a compact house was appropriate but in order to ensure the house remained cool in extreme heat, we decided to turn the volume to be parallel to the longest side of the lot. From here, cross ventilation was maximized and the house was protected against the strength of afternoon sun. The result is an elongated volume in the middle of the plot which enjoys the open space from all the rooms within the house. Finally, the terrace is a contiguous space to the larger but compact volume, thereby giving it a preferential position to the garden.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Barranzuela Ramírez

  • Architects: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos (Roberto Riofrio Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo Graña)
  • Project: Casa LB4
  • Location: Loma Blanca, Piura, Perú
  • Photography: Fernando Barranzuela Ramírez
  • Design Team: Josef Kubat, Yvonn Jhong
  • Structures: Ing. Jorge Avendaño A.
  • Electrical: Jaime Alca Yañez
  • Plumbing: Roberto Pain Peralta
  • Construction area: 315 m2
  • Land area: 450 m2
  • Year of Construction: 2015  (more…)

Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija in Açores, Portugal by M Arquitectos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: M Arquitectos  

“Poça da Dona Beija” reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. “Dona Beija” has been one of most popular places in São Miguel’s Island, Azores, in last few years.

For this reason, some of its existent materials weren’t adequate for the enormous affluence and has become necessary to replace its whole walkway pavement with local wooden deck panels – japanese cedar or cryptomeria locally called.

Image Courtesy © Paulo Goulart

  • Architects: M Arquitectos (Monteiro, Resendes, Sousa Arquitectos, Lda)
  • Project: Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija
  • Location: Furnas, S.Miguel, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: Paulo Goulart
  • Architects in charge: arch. Fernando monteiro, arch. Marco resendes, arch. Miguel sousa
  • Collaborators: arch. Ana cristina silva, arch. Pedro furtado, arch. Diana policarpo, arch. Inês vieira rodrigues, arch. Rodrigo sequeira dias,arch. Vanessa silva.
  • Stability And Infrastructure/ Engineers: eng. Ricardo pacheco, eng. Marco ávila
  • Construction: Civil Açores, Lda
  • Area: 154,00 M²
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Inauguration: 2015

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Residential – Disappearing Corridor in Hong Kong, China by Bean Buro

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Bean Buro 

Bean Buro has designed a 1,485sqft (138sqm) apartment for a young family of four in the south side of Hong Kong Island. Unchanged since the early 1990’s, the apartment featured closed off rooms accessed by a long corridor, and large windows looking over the ocean.

Retreating from Hong Kong’s busy lifestyle, the apartment’s entrance is a semi-enclosed foyer which marks the threshold between inside and outside.

Designed with a comfortable seat, playful hooks and concealed shoes and coat cabinet, it allows for a moment of pause and appreciation of the home.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Residential – Disappearing Corridor
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Design directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Architectural designers & assistants: Pauline Paradis, Tommy Hui, Michelle Ho.
  • Contractor: R&C Engineering Co. Ltd

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Surface Design – Showroom Riccó in São Paulo, Brazil by SuperLimão Studio

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: SuperLimão Studio

SuperLimão Studio was invited by Riccó to develop a design to their new space facade in São Paulo (Brazil). With the aim to provide more visibility and convey attributes linked to a century corporate furnitures brazilian brand, the big challenge was to build a new facade to a preexisting building located in one of the most important avenue in the city.

Image Courtesy © Maíra Acayaba

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Project: Surface Design – Showroom Riccó
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil / São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba
  • Project Team: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, André Sauaia, Ana Carolina Bryn.
  • Management of Execution: ANF Engenharia
  • Execution of the Aluminum Plates: Riccó
  • Year: 2016

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The PI Penthouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source:  Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

This old three story penthouse has been fully remodelled from a terrible condition, and is now perfect for a family with children. The apartment faces Guanabara’s Bay and comes with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer. Most of the original walls have been demolished and the areas rearranged, creating more open spaces, and meaning each bedroom now has its own en-suite bathroom. The dark interior and heavy atmosphere have been completely replaced by beautiful light and open space. The facades and roof are insulated, and all the outside walls covered with tiles to avoid constant maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado (MCA Estudio)

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Transformation Potato Barn in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten 

Amsterdam North is rapidly developing into a diverse and desirable district of Amsterdam. In a special location in the heart of this neighbourhood, Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten have designed the renovation of two old ‘potato barns’ into contemporary residential properties for two families, including an in-house photo studio for the famous photography duo Scheltens & Abbenes.

Image Courtesy © Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten

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O-14 Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by RUR Architecture, DPC

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: RUR Architecture, DPC 

O-14, a 22-story tall commercial tower perched on a two-story podium, officially opened in 2011, and comprises over 300,000 square feet of office space for the Dubai Business Bay.  O-14 is located along the extension of Dubai Creek, occupying a prominent location on the waterfront esplanade.  With O-14, the office tower typology has been turned inside out – structure and skin have flipped to offer a new economy of tectonics and of space.

Image Courtesy © Imre Solt

  • Architects: RUR Architecture, DPC
  • Project: O-14 Tower
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Imre Solt and Nelson Garrido
  • Client: Creekside Development Corporation, Dubai, UAE
  • General Contractor: Dubai Contracting Company (DCC), Dubai, UAE
  • Principals: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto
  • Design Team: Mitsuhisa Matsunaga, Michael Overby, Jason Scroggin, Cooper Mack, Kutan Ayata, Roland Snooks
  • Structural Engineer: Ysrael A. Seinuk , PC, New York, NY
  • Architect of Record: Erga Progress, Dubai, UAE
  • Window Wall Consultant: R.A.Heintges & Associates, New York, NY
  • Lighting Concept Design: L’Observatoire International, New York, NY
  • Structure: Perforated Concrete Exoskeleton
  • Site Area: 34,392 sqf  (3,195 sqm)
  • Building Area (w/ basement parking): 300,000 sqf (27,870 sqm)

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House Of The Seven Gardens in Cádiz, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 

It is Grazalema mountain range the one that creates a wall to high humidity winds coming from Atlantic Ocean.

Because of that, in this part of the south of Spain there is one of the highest rainfall index from Iberian peninsula. Climatology from Subbetica mountain range draws the proposal placed in a large plot where you can see the landscape from Sierra Nevada to African coast.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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De Helling by Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma

Remodel house built in 1994. Placining a new rooftop which hangs over for 1 meter Wooden cladding. Expansion on rearside

Image Courtesy © Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma

  • Architects: Architectuur Atelier Sjoerd Kuindersma
  • Project: De Helling

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