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Isle of Wight Home Receives Modern Renovation in England by Kebony

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: Kebony

A stunning family home was recently completed on the south coast of the Isle of Wight as part of UK Channel 4’s program ‘Grand Designs’, designed by architect Lincoln Miles. After a near-death experience, Bram and Lisa Vis decided to take life by the horns and build a unique large family home for themselves, family and friends. With floor to ceiling windows looking out to sea and features including a private room, a games room and roof terrace with a swimming pool, the family home is the epitome of the best-of-the-best. Having been inspired by nature, international modernism and the open plan simplicity of the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, the new build is clad with Kebony wood which brings to the Grand Design the camouflage, beauty and quality which was so desired. Having started the project in March 2013, the new family home is now complete.

Image Courtesy © Julian-Winslow

Image Courtesy © Julian-Winslow

  • Architects: Kebony
  • Project: Isle of Wight Home Receives Modern Renovation
  • Location: Isle of Wight, England, UK
  • Photography: Julian-Winslow

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Weekend House Wachtebeke in Belgium by GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW

What makes a weekend house? What sets it apart from any other property? Young architects GAFPA fancied to land in Wachtebeke what could be a weekend house. The project earned them aspecial mention during the recent Belgian Building Awards. The weekend house exemplifies an idiosyncratic oeuvre that ranges from staging exhibitions to landscape projects.

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

Image Courtesy © GAFPA

  • Architects: GAFPA BUREAU VOOR ARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW
  • Project: Weekend House Wachtebeke
  • Location: Wachtebeke, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, photoshop
  • General contractor: VH-building
  • Outside Construction: Patrick ‘t Hooft
  • Engineer: Arthur De Roover
  • Carpentry: Lab 15
  • Area: 130m2
  • Year: 2014

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SM Nursery in Tokyo, Japan by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro 

It is a nursery school that was constructed in the new land readjustment area.In the site, there is “Satoyama”, a special type of natural environment that is influenced by human beings, which has the affluent nature that is uncommon in Tokyo. By readjustment of the land, the affluent nature as well as original view and experience of the Satoyama where people were connected have been lost.

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus

  • Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro 
  • Project: SM Nursery
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Studio Bauhaus
  • Site area: 1653.00sqm
  • Surface area: 622.32sqm
  • Building area: 978.56sqm
  • Software used: AutoCad and ArchiCad

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K8 in Kyoto, Japan by Florian Busch Architects

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: Florian Busch Architects

Until some time ago, there were, we are told, 12 bars spread over three 2-storey houses on this 50 m2 plot on Kiyamachidori, adjacent to one of Kyoto’s most intricate network of night alleys, Pontocho, where a vibrant mixture of bars, brothels, inns, dwellings, shops have for centuries created an urban atmosphere of essential Kyoto nightlife. With an unobtrusive high-end restaurant next to a (visually less subtle) cheap yakitori, with a hidden gem of a ryokan at the end of the narrowest of side-alleys across an enigmatic place commanding courage to enter, any walk here leads to eventual surprises.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacasa+Partners

  • Architects: Florian Busch Architects
  • Project: K8 in Kyoto
  • Location: Kiyamachidori, Shijo-Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa+Partners
  • Project Team: FBA: Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Suguru Takahashi, Akira Miyamoto, Antoine Vaxelaire, Renee Reder, Oliver Pershav, Katie Colford (intern), ShioriSageshima (intern), Anne-Marlene Rüede (intern), Kayo Nakamura (intern)
  • Structural engineering: OAK (Masato Araya, Tomonori Kawata)
  • Contractor: Mugishima Corp.
  • Gross floor area: 155.98 m²
  • Height: 16.7m

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Lairdsland Primary School in Scotland by Walters & Cohen Architects

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: The Double Unit 

An innovative new primary school has recently opened its doors to local children and is set to pave the way for Scottish primary schools of the future.In January 2012 Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) issued an invitation to tender for a reference primary school design as part of Scotland’s £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme, which aims to rebuild or refurbish some of the country’s poorest schools.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Lairdsland Primary School
  • Location: Lairdsland, Scotland
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert, Soluis
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: East Dunbartonshire Council, led by development partner Hub West Scotland, delivered by main contractor Morgan Sindall
  • Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: The total cost of the project, including all fees, abnormals and site works, was £7.3m

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“New SPA complex in Relax Park Verholy” in Sosnivka village, Ukarain by YOD studio of commercial design

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: YOD studio of commercial design

Located in a picturesque pine forest in Poltava region, Relax Park Verholy hotel complex is one of the most stylish and comfortable hotels of Ukraine. For more than a year its owners, together with YOD design studio, keep implementing innovative and bold ideas. New SPA complex with an indoor swimming pool, gym and hotel rooms is just another result of this collaboration.

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

  • Architects: YOD studio of commercial design
  • Project: New SPA complex in Relax Park Verholy
  • Location: Sosnivka village, Poltava region, Ukarain
  • Photography: Andrey Avdeenko
  • Designers: Volodymyr Nepyivoda, Dmytro Bonesko
  • Area: 700 m2
  • Status: realized in 2016

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Tourists House in Tardets, France by V2S Architectes

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: V2S Architectes

The community of Soule Xiberoa villages and the Haute Soule tourist office decided to develop their tourism by transforming the former home of Dr Elisseche in Tardets (64) into a tourist centre for the Soule Valley. This town house boasts an extraordinary location as it stands right in the village square.

Image Courtesy © V2S Architectes

Image Courtesy © V2S Architectes

  • Architects: V2S Architectes
  • Project: Tourists House
  • Location: Tardets, France
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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An even more inviting Place Jacques-Cartier in Montréal, Canada by Ville de Montréal

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Article source: v2com

To mark the city’s 375th anniversary in 2017, the Borough of Ville-Marie will offer Montréal residents and visitors a revamped, friendlier Place Jacques-Cartier that will host lively activities year round. The borough hopes to enhance the quality of this public space and flaunt the rich heritage of this emblematic site, a prime social gathering place between the Old Port and the Cité administrative, dominated by City Hall.

The terrasses will include transparent walls and roofs with retractable awnings, Image Courtesy © Atelier VAP, Montréal

The terrasses will include transparent walls and roofs with retractable awnings, Image Courtesy © Atelier VAP, Montréal

  • Architects: Ville de Montréal
  • Project: An even more inviting Place Jacques-Cartier
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Atelier VAP, Montréal

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NYE SKÅPET MOUNTAIN LODGES in Soddatjørn, Norway by KOKO architects

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Article source: KOKO architects

Stavanger Turistforening (STF) or the Stavanger Tourism Association has 23,000 members and provides active, versatile and environmentally friendly activities in the wilderness for young and old, families, amateur hikers and mountaineering enthusiasts.
STF has 35 self-catering mountain lodges in the area. Visitors are usually members of Norway’s trekking associations. The system is built on trust: each person leaves money for the accommodation in a box inside the lodge or fills in an invoice form with their personal information. Since the lodges are mostly a long way from roads and traffic and difficult to get to, it is also the task of the visitors to take care of the visitors coming after them: everyone replenishes the food supply, brings firewood and cleans the lodge before they leave.

Image Courtesy © KOKO architects

Image Courtesy © KOKO architects

  • Architects: KOKO architects
  • Project: NYE SKÅPET MOUNTAIN LODGES
  • Location: Soddatjørn, Norway
  • Client: Stavanger Turistforening
  • Size: 350 m2
  • Commission: 2013
  • To be completed: 2016

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Casa luc in Palazzolo sull’Oglio, Italy by dep studio

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Article source: dep studio

The intervention consists in the reorganization of the interior spaces of an apartment to get a new room and upgrade your stay.
The creation of a double-sided cabinet has allowed the elimination of the corridor for the rooms while preserving the privacy of the rooms. The new furniture , custom made , including closed containers and compartments highlighted by the dark coloration that breaks the glossy white doors.

Image Courtesy © dep studio

Image Courtesy © dep studio

  • Architects: dep studio
  • Project: Casa luc
  • Location: Palazzolo sull’Oglio, Italy

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