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Concrete House in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

From the inception of this project; the client brief, existing house and contextual setting were all factors to consider carefully before pursuing the extensive alteration and additions to a modest hillside house. From concept to documentation and ultimately implementation, the project was guided by this clear understanding.

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

Image Courtesy © Nico van der Meulen Architects

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Growing House in Ukraine, Russia by Berezanskyy architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Berezanskyy architects

The project allows to alternately expand the functional space of the house depending on the changing needs and growth of the family. The house consists of main base unit and several additional ones. The base unit (128.5 m²) is the principal. It consists of living room, bedroom, kitchen-dining room, boiler room, bathroom, toilet facilities. It is a fully independent living unit. The additional units which are the children’s rooms, bedroom, cabinet, garage and terrace join to the base unit in the designated areas. The additional units can be added to the main unit at the same time or alternately depending on the real needs and opportunities of the residents. Thus, the house can “grow” with your family building up the necessary functional areas.

Image Courtesy © Berezanskyy architects

Image Courtesy © Berezanskyy architects

  • Architects: Berezanskyy architects
  • Project: Growing House
  • Location: Ukraine, Russia
  • Authors: Aleksandr Berezanskyy , Ekaterina Zakharova
  • Area: 238 m²

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Cherry Blossom House in Black Forest, Germany by Uber Raum Architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Uber Raum Architects

This award-winning family home is situated close to Strasbourg, in a village famous for its cherry trees and cherry schnapps. Presented with a naturally beautiful site, and constrained by a modest budget, we resolved to design a building that engaged with its natural environment. The house is highly methodical in its plan, and dramatically augmented by the selective framing of views.

Image Courtesy © Uber Raum Architects

Image Courtesy © Uber Raum Architects

  • Architects: Uber Raum Architects
  • Project: Cherry Blossom House
  • Location: Passivhaus, Black Forest, Germany
  • RIBA stages: 1-6
  • Year: 2014
  • Status: Completed

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JORDI AND ÀFRICA’S HOME in Montuïri, Spain by TEd’A arquitectes

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: TEd’A arquitectes

The house is located on a plot, not very large. This situation invites to compact the house on one side, continuing the alignment of the street façade while maximizing the patio with good solar exposure.

The house occupies a corner plot. For this reason, instead of adopting the usual uni-directional organization (street-patio), of houses between medians, the proposal is organized in two perpendicular directions. The house does not have a dominant direction. The house wants to look in all directions.

Image Courtesy © TEd'A arquitectes

Image Courtesy © TEd’A arquitectes

  • Architects: TEd’A arquitectes (Jaume Mayol, Irene Pérez)
  • Project: JORDI AND ÀFRICA’S HOME
  • Location: C. Mestre Josep Porcel, 26. Montuïri, Spain
  • Promoter: Jordi Biel Mayol i Àfrica Serra
  • Area: 311 m2
  • Design: 2010 – 2012
  • Construction: 2012 – 2015

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DOM25 in Torino, Italy by G.G. RAINERI

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: G.G. RAINERI

The via Domodossola 25 condominium is located on a small urban lot, between two existing buildings. The city in which is placed the project, is a semi-suburban area that was mainly developed in the period between the two world wars; the buildings that characterize most of this part of city are mostly in the “novecento” style or Art Nouveau style (the Santorre school Santarosa, the faculty of physical education, the neighborhood between Racconigi road and Peschiera road).

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

  • Architects: G.G. RAINERI
  • Project: DOM25
  • Location: Torino, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Impresa Monateri
  • Ownership of the Building: Impresa Monateri
  • Director of Construction Firm: geom.. Carlo Garelli
  • Designer and Project Manager: arch. Luigi RAINERI Turin
  • Structural Design: ing. Sergio Vighetto
  • Project Electrical and Thermal plants: Fapa engineering

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A Functional Family Apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel by Studio Raanan Stern

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Studio Raanan Stern

The creation of two dividable public areas was the foundation of planning this family apartment in central Tel Aviv. The apartment was extended and lengthened, with a large space connecting between the existing and new spaces creating a new large public area in the apartment. The apartment size is 165sqm.

Image Courtesy © Gidon Levin

Image Courtesy © Gidon Levin

  • Architects: Studio Raanan Stern
  • Project: A Functional Family Apartment
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Gidon Levin
  • Design team: Architect Raanan Stern and Architect Shany Tal

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“Kyoku” – Bridge House in Japan by ArchiBlur Lab

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: ArchiBlur Lab

Weight can be felt, but does feeling have weight? The strength of thought in tugging out the tension at the threshold between matter and imagination, for creators, is to return to the nature of architecture and practice its uniquely creative energy.

This creator begins by developing three concepts relating to weight to describe and develop the materiality and spatial characteristics they present. These three starting points act between nature and artificiality, and provide feeling with different layers of weight sense.

Image Courtesy © ArchiBlur Lab

Image Courtesy © ArchiBlur Lab

  • Architects: ArchiBlur Lab
  • Project: “Kyoku” – Bridge House
  • Location: Japan

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New vip.com Headquarters in Guangzhou, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The foundation stone was laid for the new headquarters of the vip.com online group in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Stephan Schütz attended the ceremony as the partner representing gmp, von Gerkan, Marg und Partners Architects. At the beginning of the year, gmp won the international competition for the project and was subsequently commissioned to begin construction.

Perspective Northeast, Image Courtesy © gmp

Perspective Northeast, Image Courtesy © gmp

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New vip.com Headquarters
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Client: vip.com
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
  • Project leader: Clemens Kampermann
  • Team, competition: Jan Peter Deml, Thomas Muncke, Dimitri Philippe, Burkhard Pick, Anastasiya Vitusevych, Qin Wei, Xu Ji, Thilo Zehme, Yin Zhang, Katarzyna Zaczek
  • Team, implementation: Andreas Goetze, Dimitri Philippe, Kristin Schoyerer, Xu Ji, Yin Zhang, Wei Zhilin, Astrid Jahncke
  • GFA: 151,000 m2

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Agua Blanca in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

To make a high quality architecture to the theme of housing of small length without a deny to the manager of the business, could work. Because of that, in the cost of the investment scheme, efficiency, administration and institutional financing, special quality is proposed, better materials and purified esthetics.

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Agraz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: Agua Blanca (White water)
  • Location: Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Mexico
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3dsmax

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ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO in WIltshire, England by Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Ansty Plum is an architecturally significant house and studio in rural Wiltshire that has undergone an impressive retrofit and a bold studio extension.

It is a gem, consisting of two eloquent and imaginative buildings, commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by Roger Rigby, a former partner in Ove Arup’s office. The first is a one-bedroom house, designed by David Levitt and the second, a studio and garage designed by Peter and Alison Smithson.

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

  • Architects: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design
  • Project: ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO
  • Location: Ansty, WIltshire, England
  • Photography:  Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Nico de Beer & Sandra Coppin
  • Structural Engineer: Tall Engineers
  • Lighting Design: Lightplan
  • Contractor: JC Symonds
  • Joinery: Westside Design
  • Construction Cost: £240,000
  • Completed: January 2015

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