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House Folded in Osaka, Japan by Alphaville Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Alphaville Architects

This is a 100m2 residence for a couple and their cats located in Osaka, Japan. The typical method for designing a house would assign rectangular rooms with specific functions and lay out them. Such a design produces a series of rooms of similar size and causes monotonous spatial experiences. Our approach was to avoid the conventional design practice and to create a structurally rational but spatially heterogeneous house.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

  • Architects: Alphaville Architects
  • Project: House Folded
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Structural engineer: Eisuke Mitsuda (Mitsuda Structural Consultants)
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Site area: 75.93m2
  • Building area: 40.00m2
  • Total floor area: 102.03m2
  • Complete: 2011

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Social Housing in Sa Pobla, Spain by studio RIPOLLTIZON

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: studio RIPOLLTIZON 

The elements with which to develop the project are not far away. They are features that tell us about the climate, the context and the way we live. Simply walking around the place and looking at… the courtyards, the filters, the light, the plots configuration, the small scale of the buildings… the singularity of each of the houses and the amazing configurations that emerge when they are grouped… not really knowing where one house ends and the next one begins.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: studio RIPOLLTIZON (Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón)
  • Project: Social Housing
  • Location: 92 Mercat St. – SaPobla, Mallorca, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client: Institut Balear de l’Habitatge – IBAVI (Balearic Public Housing Institute)
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect), Luis Sánchez (architect)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toni Arqué
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Building Services: TIIS Ingenieria
  • Contractors: Obras y Construcciones Pedro Siles SL
  • Budget: 1.576.224,00 EUR
  • Project Area: 2.498,70 sqm
  • Start of Design: 2008
  • Year of Completion: 2012

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Arvindh and Priya’s house in Bangalore, India by Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

The house sits in the context of a densely built residential area in North Bangalore. A substantial area of the plot along the road edge is occupied by the expansive canopy of a beautiful African Tulip.

The design takes the tree into consideration at every stage in an attempt to unite it with the built space, factoring in daylight and ventilation. The resulting home is marked by a sedate atmosphere, hints of the tree and the sky mingling with sober earth walls, which then contrast with oxide floors and painted steel windows.

Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam

Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam

  • Architects: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  • Project: Arvindh and Priya’s house
  • Location: Sahakaranagar, Bangalore, India
  • Photography: Vivek Muthuramalingam
  • Softwares used: Autocad, Google sketchup
  • Design Team: Sharath Nayak, Maitri Dore, Ramya Ramesh, Sayan Chaterjee, Sukhraj Singh Sehgal
  • Consultants: Mesha Structural Consultants
  • Contractors: Ranganath.L
  • Site Area: 111.52 sqm
  • Built up Area: 119.61 sqm
  • Year of completion: 2016
  • Status: Built

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MK CK5 Production Office in Samutprakarn, Thailand by agaligo studio

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: agaligo studio

To celebrate the transformation of a private organization to a brand new public company, MK Restaurants Group PCL decided to establish a new Central Kitchen, CK5. MK Restaurants is widely known in Thailand for 27 years for serving high quality, affordable hot pot meals as well as pioneering many innovative movements. It was the first restaurant chain to implement the use of electric pots, handheld ordering devices, induction stoves, self-ordering table tablet technology, robot service staff, and etc. One of MK’s earliest creations that eventually become its brand signature is the red trays, also called the “condo,” that are able to stack up vertically, allowing easier storage, convenience in serving, and extra space on the dining table. Designed by the owner himself since the early days of the business, it proves an inventive substitute for the impractical round plates. The use of the red condos is now common in every hot pot restaurants throughout Thailand, and is often imitated by the competitors.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

 

  • Architects: agaligo studio
  • Project: MK CK5 Production Office
  • Location: Samutprakarn, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Landscape Architecture: OpenBox
  • Interior Design: Storage Studio
  • Lighting Design: Studio Accent
  • Graphic Design: Work In Bangkok
  • Engineering: EEC-IE, A+ Consultants
  • Area: 3,023 Sq.M.
  • Year: 2013

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Cave Restaurant in Sydney, Australia by Koichi Takada Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Koichi Takada Architects

We aim to change the way we ate and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience.

We have experimented with noise levels in relationship to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding.

Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees

Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees

  • Architects: Koichi Takada Architects
  • Project: Cave Restaurant (Sushi Train Maroubra)
  • Location: Maroubra, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Sharrin Rees
  • Builder: Bonar Interiors
  • Project Year: 2009

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Two Part Porch by KASE Sudio

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: KASE Sudio

Overlap combines the acts of dining and growing into the same layer. It enhances an important existing view by framing it with a radially arrayed trellis roof that intersects with a more solid roof for weather protection. The act of physical and visual overlap creates juxtaposition between individual elements (i.e. bench, screen, floor, ceiling) which highlights each element’s unique characteristics. The consistent material pallet unifies the porch as a whole, while providing it fresh identity from the original structure.

Image Courtesy © KASE Sudio

Image Courtesy © KASE Sudio

  • Architects: KASE Sudio
  • Project: Two Part Porch
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0, Maxwell Rendering and Adobe CS6

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ZEN Retreat Home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by SARCO Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: SARCO Architects

This residence, located in the Peninsula Papagayo luxury resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, was penned by its owner to have an “Earthy Contemporary” architectural style. The home was designed in a lot overlooking the sixteenth hole of the Four Seasons Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The design was thought to maximize the view to the golf course fairway down below, and to also take advantage of multiple existing trees around the home and give the home an exotic tree house feeling. We used a combination of large glazed surfaces for transparency, exposed steel structure, with wood and natural stone accents, to achieve a modern design with a natural feeling.

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects

  • Architects: SARCO Architects
  • Project: ZEN Retreat Home
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad

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Liget Budapest Museum in Hungary by JMA

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: JMA

In response to the Hungarian government’s noble mission to erect new buildings for six important cultural institutions that are to be located within the City Park in Budapest, this design concept focuses on the museums of architecture and photography. The concept encompasses all aspects of the design program so as to present the jury, and the Hungarian people, with architectural works of art in both structure and landscape, that distinguish both the Hungarian culture and the whole of Europe in a world-renown manner. The concept intends to present works of art housing works of art harmoniously, providing an intriguing dynamic that will draw all visitors to its environs in a manner that simultaneously embraces interaction, enriches cultural pride, and satisfies a desire for an experiential aesthetic that will be immeasurably fulfilling and long-lasting.

Image Courtesy © JMA

Image Courtesy © JMA

  • Architects: JMA
  • Project: Liget Budapest Museum
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: Rhino, Maxwell

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Piso Pujades11 in Barcelona, Spain by MIEL Arquitectos & Studio P10

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: MIEL Arquitectos & Studio P10

PISO PUJADES11 is a warm, fresh, luminous apartment, which through a series of quirks allows the owner to explore and maximize the space.

The apartment is a balance between social and tranquil space, the hub of life centering on the vibrant colours of the dining and kitchen area. Leading onto the living room, this converts to an overnight guest area, separated by curtains and reversible sofas. With an additional central bathroom serving the guests.

Image Courtesy © Asier Rua

Image Courtesy © Asier Rua

  • Architects: MIEL Arquitectos & Studio P10
  • Project: Piso Pujades11
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Asier Rua
  • Builder:  Room Global SL
  • Size: 60 m2
  • Time: 2014 – 2015

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Vanglo House in Vancouver BC, Canada by LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Artful urban living in a time of progressive densification

The Vanglo house has been designed as a truly urban house for a compact inner city infill site, centrally located at 135 East 17th Street in Main Street area of Vancouver. The site is 66’ wide but only 44’ deep with a permissible density of 1,850sf for two tenants/ families with a 1,350sf 3BR main home and a 500sf 1BR rental garden suite.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.
  • Project: Vanglo House
  • Location: 135 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • Photography: Ema Peter
  • Developer and Builder: Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group
  • Architect and Designer: LWPAC Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture, Oliver Lang, Cynthia Wilson Principal, Thomas Bocahut
  • Structural Engineer: PJB Engineering, Pershing J. Balayo
  • Landscape Design: TLZ Design Consultants, Tenille Ziegenhagel
  • Interior Design: LWPAC + Vanglo
  • Lot size: 66’ x 40’ (w x d)
  • Date of completion: June 2014

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