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Buena Vida in Turin, Italy by officina8a

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: officina8a

Positions and functions of the apartment are the same, what changed is its surface.

The phase that concerns the terrace is totally revolutionary instead. It is considered as a natural extension of the inner house and converted as the relax area. There are two different themes: one space for free time with friends, around a table or on a couch under the stars; one cozy space, with sauna and Jacuzzi. The filter between the two parts is underlined with a stellar set, in fact the CORTEN that covers storage, sauna and flower boxes is dotted to draw the zodiac and then lighten up from the inside.

Image Courtesy ©Sabrina Gazzola

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Gazzola

  • Architects: officina8a
  • Project: Buena Vida
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Sabrina Gazzola

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Örnberget – Spine/Precipice in Stockholm archipelago, Sweden by Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur

A narrow site high up on a precipice overlooks the inner Stockholm archipelago to the south. It meets a dense row of pine trees to the west and a softer grove of deciduous trees to the east. One enters the site from the north, where a generous staircase mediates the initial steep south-facing slope. The stairs follow a concrete wall that forms the spine of the structure, and lead the visitor downwards between the concrete wall on the one side and a wooden volume on the other. The staircase leaves the visitor at a gap in the concrete wall, providing a glimpse of the garden on the other side. The promenade continues along the closed wall, towards the view and the water, now flanked to the west by the row of pine trees. A second opening in the wall presents the entrance to the house and extends a passage through and across it, into the garden.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur (Petra Gipp, Malin Heyman, Marco Nathansohn and Maria Cagnoli)
  • Project: Örnberget – Spine/Precipice
  • Location: Älgö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Structural engineer: Astadien – Johan Sandström
  • Landscape architect: HORN.UGGLA – Maria Horn
  • Project year: 2013-2016

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Cafe SAPOON SAPOON in Seoul, South Korea by Betwin Space Design

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Betwin Space Design

“Two years for gathering energy of the earth with the sounds of water, wind and human footstep, and six years for looking after ginseng. Six-year-old Red Ginseng nourished by the devotion of KGC(Korea Ginseng Corporation) for eight years. ”Opened on the first floor of KT&G (Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation) Tower last August, Café Sapoon Sapoon expresses the advertising copy of Cheong-Kwan-Jang implicatively. Sapoon Sapoon is a compound word of Saponin, main ingredient of red ginseng, and Spoon, a tool to deliver taste and nutriment of food. As Sapoon also means ‘a figure of light and careful step’ and ‘light and refreshing state of body and mind’ in pure Korean word, people can feel refreshing scenery with light beverage. Sapoon Sapoon is a casual space created by KGC in order to be free from the perception, ‘Red ginseng is nothing but health functional food’, while keeping credibility of company and its quality-first spirit. Betwin Space Design grafted traditional ideology of Cheong-Kwan-Jang on this café modernly.

Image Courtesy © Yong-joon Choi

Image Courtesy © Yong-joon Choi

  • Architects: Betwin Space Design
  • Project: Cafe SAPOON SAPOON
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Yong-joon Choi
  • Software used: Adobe photoshop & illustrator, Google sketch up, 3D max, Auto cad
  • Design Director: Jung-gon Kim, Hwan-woo Oh
  • Design Team: Sun Kim, Hye-jin Yang, Su-in Lee, Dae-hyun Lee
  • Client: KGC
  • Area café: 220.9 sqm + terrace 82.3 sqm
  • Completion: Aug, 2016

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UNPLAN Kagurazaka in Tokyo, Japan by AIDA ATELIER, Inc.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: AIDA ATELIER, Inc. 

UNPLAN Kagurazaka is a newly opened hostel in central Tokyo, built to accommodate various guests such as international backpackers and domestic business travellers. The hostel houses 78 bunker styled beds and three fully enclosed rooms along with an open lounge and other supporting functions.

Image Courtesy © Tatsuya Noaki

Image Courtesy © Tatsuya Noaki

  • Architects: AIDA ATELIER, Inc. (Tomoro Aida)
  • Project: UNPLAN Kagurazaka
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tatsuya Noaki
  • Client: FIKA
  • Construction:
  • Interior: Benefit Line
  • Bunk beds: Aoki Kagu Atelier
  • MEP Engineer: RS Setsubi Kikaku
  • Lighting Design: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
  • Textile Design: Yoko Ando Design
  • Sign Graphic: INSENSE
  • Plants: Kojien
  • Site Area: 359.78m2
  • Building Area: 202.65m2
  • Total Floor Area: 570.57m2(F1: 199.50m2 / F2: 199.50m2 / F3: 171.57m2)
  • Terrace Area: 137.50m2 (F1: 11.92m2 / F3: 27.93m2 / Roof: 97.65m2)

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WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE in England, United Kingdom by Mallinson Ltd

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Mallinson Ltd

The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks. Far from being a woodland folly it is the sleepover den every grown-up dreamed of as a child; a self-contained tree-top world of tricks and toys, part castle, part hovel, part lair. The treehouse is determinedly architectural, eschewing archetypal ‘Dr Suess’ aesthetic kitsch in favour of controlled composition and material exploration. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The building is situated in a Dorset woodland campus offering green workworking courses and was constructed by a self-build team of highly skilled green wood furniture makers, woodworkers and traditional craftsmen to an exceptionally high standard.

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

  • Architects: Mallinson Ltd
  • Project: WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE
  • Location: Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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House H in Wrocław, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

H House is nestled on the bank of the Bystrzyca river, in the suburbs of Wrocław. Before World War II this area was known as Schmiedefeld. A corner plot is lined by the street from the north and the east, while in the south it opens to a garden with many trees and a park Currently there is a small cottage from the 1970s, which the client decided to replace with a completely new one. Interestingly, there was another house designed for this location – a spacious three-storey villa with a large underground garage. However, the client decided the house was too big and too expensive and commissioned a new design. It was our task to draft a smaller, more modest building, better suited to the client’s needs. We decided to drop the underground part, a double garage and all redundant spaces.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c
  • Project: House H
  • Location: Wrocław, Poland
  • Design team: Przemek Kaczkowski, Magda Morelewska
  • Co-operation: Aleksandra Wolffgram, Krzysztof Melon-Mika
  • Plot area: 1117
  • Usable area: 270 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Monolith House in Victoria, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Rara Architecture

Our mission was to reinstate the old home’s glory through highlighting it’s simplistic characteristics and its overall form. We stripped it right back to a neutral state. The height of the rear addition had the potential to dwarf the original heritage home, so, sympathetically, we mimicked the roof angle, but didn’t hide it. Nothing about the addition is ‘trying to hide’ anything. The old building transitions smoothly to the new, visually and emotionally, both internally and externally – the old floorboards transition to a new polished concrete slab, the old weatherboards transition to a perforated brick wall (outlining the central Zen garden) and then again to a solid brick wall. The addition, which can be enjoyed from the rear lanes and from within the property stands proud, like the existing Edwardian; it stands high, and strong without any exaggeration or excess, it is brutal, minimal and statuesque: a monolith.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

  • Architects: Rara Architecture (Wesley Spencer)
  • Project: Monolith House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Alison McWhirter, Christopher Alexander
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Femme Fanatique by CTRLZAK Studio

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: CTRLZAK Studio

Femme Fanatique is a space dedicated to the world of tango. Femme Fanatique’s shoes are designed with passion and are entirely handmade by specialized artisans. CTRLZAK’s design presents these exact elements, interpreting the essence and the posture of the dance while emphasizing at the same time the process and the quality of the product.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Poupalos

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Poupalos

  • Architects: CTRLZAK Studio
  • Project: Femme Fanatique
  • Photography: Dimitris Poupalos
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Graphic design and brand identity: Somethink
  • Construction and project supervision: Thimios Apostolakis

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MOKO in Hong Kong by Aedas

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Aedas gives the MOKO mall in Hong Kong a refreshed look

MOKO, situated at Mongkok East in Hong Kong is a focal node connecting the mass transit railway, bus terminal, pedestrian footbridge and a hotel. As part of a mixed-use development, this shopping mall was constructed decades ago. Aedas refurbished it to meet nowadays retail needs and injected new energy to the dense neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: MOKO
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Director: Ed Lam
  • Client: Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Limited
  • Gross floor area: 67,000 sq m (retail)
  • Completion year: 2015

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Single family house in Vilnius, Lithuania by Architekturos linija

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Architekturos linija

The main architectural idea of the residential house is to build an expressive, memorable building yet not overshadowing the fragile context, but directly to the matching to it. The residential house is implemented instead of the natural environment of a garden house built during the Soviet period, and spot-homestead type development near the junction to the block street. One floor, specifically elongated volume was deliberately opposed the vertical lines of the nearby tall pine trees. The unusual shape of the house was due to a very complex shape of the plot. Looking from the approach, only the rear façade with expressive silhouette, reiterating the scale of adjacent buildings, is perceived, while the actual size of the building is understood only entering the area through the gate.

Image Courtesy © Karolis Bingelis

Image Courtesy © Karolis Bingelis

  • Architects: Architekturos linija
  • Project: Single family house
  • Location: Nemenčinė’s gardens, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Karolis Bingelis, Gintaras Čaikauskas
  • Lead Architects: Gintaras Caikauskas, Virginija Venckūnienė
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 400 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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