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RE-AINBOW in Duc Tho, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: H&P Architects

Duc Tho district of Ha Tinh province is known as an area prone to natural disasters and climate change consequences. Extreme weather events and shortage of space essential to its community have, in fact, threatened lives and activities of the people in the locality.

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

  • Architects: H&P Architects 
  • Project: RE-AINBOW
  • Location: Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Doan Thanh Ha
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Chu Kim Thinh, Chu Van Dong, Nguyen Hai Hue, Hoang Huu Nam.
  • Construction: H&P Architects and volunteers.
  • Completion date: July 2015

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Home between Earth and Sky-Passive House with Sundial in Heguri, Japan by Kikuma Watanabe

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: Kikuma Watanabe

This home in Japan is passive house in where a sundial is set. By adapting the passive system the internal spaces support a comfortable environment where in summer it is naturally cool and in the winter it is warm. This ecological technology aids this passive system using the sun and the wind for an effective air conditioner.

view from north, Image Courtesy © Kikuma Watanabe

view from north, Image Courtesy © Kikuma Watanabe

  • Architects: Kikuma Watanabe
  • Project: Home between Earth and Sky-Passive House with Sundial
  • Location: Kasugaoka, Heguri, Ikoma district, Nara pref, Japan
  • Photography: Kikuma Watanabe
  • Software used: Cad soft, Vectorworks
  • Firm: D Environmental Design System Laboratory
  • Leading architect: Kikuma Watanabe
  • Design team: Tetsuo Kataoka 
  • Structure: Syunya Takahashi+ D Environmental Design System Laboratory
  • Construction: Fushimi builder’s office
  • Site area: 357.41m2
  • Building area: 98.87m2
  • Total floor area: 143.97m2 (1st floor area 95.74m2, 2nd floor area 48.23m2)
  • Project year: 2015

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Olga Nur Restaurant in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS

The design for Olga Nur Restaurant is set from the definition of many ambiances with goals to enhance its openness and integration with the street and, at the same time, to promote a clear distinction between an intimate interior, with special lighting, and an informal exterior – tables by the sidewalk and sheltered spaces with fabric pergolas -, inviting people who stroll in Lourdes – where the best bars and restaurants of Belo Horizonte are placed – to come in.

internal view, Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

internal view, Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

  • Architects: ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS | Carlos Alberto Maciel e Paula Zasnicoff
  • Project: Olga Nur Restaurant
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Photography: Gabriel Castro
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Collaboration: Gabriel Nardelli, Isabella Flach Gomes, Luiz Gustavo, Mariana de Paula and Matheus Cardoso
  • Construction:  Rodrigo Fulgêncio – R. Fulgêncio Engenharia; TLV Solution; TLV WoodWork
  • Built area: 160m2
  • Project: December 2014
  • Construction: May 2015

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Casa Bosque Real 4 Puntos in Mexico City, Mexico by MAZ Arquitectos

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: MAZ Arquitectos

For the architectural design of this project, located in the Golf Course Bosque Real in Mexico City, MAZ Arquitectos was responsible for finding the balance with the environment so the project would be in harmony with its surroundings as well as answering all the needs specified by the user.

Image Courtesy © MAZ Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © MAZ Arquitectos

  • Architects: MAZ Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa Bosque Real 4 Puntos
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Area: 1250 m²
  • Construction year: 2012

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Corporativo en Reforma Diana in Mexico City, Mexico by usoarquitectura

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: usoarquitectura

Open spaces are the main feature of this project located in Diana Reforma building to encourage communication and team work. In their previous location the areas were divided in too many spaces resulting in the lost of collaboration and synergies.

Image Courtesy © usoarquitectura

Image Courtesy © usoarquitectura

  • Architects: usoarquitectura
  • Project: Corporativo en Reforma Diana
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico

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MEADOWCROFT in Hampshire, UK by OB Architecture

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: OB Architecture

The brief required a large contemporary family house that would take advantage of the lovely views over the fields and the Solent beyond.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: OB Architecture
  • Project Architect: James Chapman
  • Project: MEADOWCROFT
  • Location: Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Start on Site Date: July 2013
  • Completion: January 2015
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 400sqm
  • Structural Engineer: McCarey Simmonds
  • Main Contractor: Self Build

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VMZ HOUSE in Londrina, Brazil by ZIZ ARQUITETURA E INTERIORES

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: ZIZ ARQUITETURA E INTERIORES

Accustomed to the daily routine of working in an architectural firm, although not an architect himself, our Londrina homeowner has taken an active role in the creation of his home design. As a young man who likes to host and entertain friends, the design of this home needed to be spacious, multifunctional, and well integrated with great social and leisure areas.

Image Courtesy © Jean Oliveira

Image Courtesy © Jean Oliveira

  • Architects: ZIZ ARQUITETURA E INTERIORES 
  • Project: VMZ HOUSE
  • Location: Londrina, Brazil
  • Photography: Jean Oliveira
  • Construction year: 2014
  • Gross External Area: 170.00 M2
  • Team: Celso Oshiro, Jean Oliveira, Vitor Magon

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Towada civic center plaza in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

This wooden building was constructed as the city’s community center for people to gather. We repeated the roofs for the façade so that it could merge into the neighboring townscape of small houses.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Towada civic center plaza
  • Location: Towada, Aomori, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Type: Community center
  • Design:Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structure: Jun Sato Structural Engineering
  • Machinery: Kankyo Engineering
  • Textile: Kengo Kuma & Associates + Yoko Ando Design
  • Design period: 2012.1 ~ 2013.2 (more…)

‘Baumgeflüster’ Treehouse Hotel in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany by baumraum

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: baumraum

Stately trees, a beautiful landscape, a good selection of leisure activities, and, if possible, a pre-existing infrastructure – a site that offers all these things is a good candidate for hosting a treehouse hotel. Add a realistic chance of obtaining a building permit, and the auspices for success are very good indeed.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Wenning

Image Courtesy © Andreas Wenning

  • Architects: baumraum
  • Project: ‘Baumgeflüster’  Treehouse Hotel
  • Location: Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
  • Photography: Andreas Wenning
  • Interior area: 35,6 qm
  • Terrace area: 12,4 qm
  • Opening: 2011
  • Trees: a oak
  • Height: situated in the height of 3.5 m
  • Bearing structure: The terrace is suspended from the oak tree by means of stainless steel cables and textile straps; the treehouse’s load rests on 14 asymmetrically arranged and leaning steel supports
  • Façade construction: from inside to outside: 20 mm larch boarding, untreated; 100 mm natural Insalation DWD; wind foil; 20 mm air space; 100 mm massive Wood Walls, bias-cut larch battens, horizontal

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Guzina Oaxaca in Mexico City, Mexico by Boué Arquitectos

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: Boué Arquitectos

Renowned Chef Alejandro Diaz, head of the famous restaurant Casa Oaxaca and a group of partners, trusted in Humberto Artigas Architects —who invited architect Gerardo Boue to collaborate— to develop the concept for their restaurant Guzina Oaxaca in Mexico City. This new restaurant specialized in the wonderful state of Oaxaca´s cuisine with the characteristic touch of Chef Díaz, is located on Masaryk street in the Polanco area.

Image Courtesy © Boué Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Boué Arquitectos

  • Architects: Boué Arquitectos / Humberto Artigas and Associates Architects
  • Project: Guzina Oaxaca
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Construction Type: Concrete
  • Construction year: 2013
  • Type: Restuarant /Comercial

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