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Small Box House in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan by AKASAKA SHINICHIRO

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Article source: AKASAKA SHINICHIRO

The residence is built on the western hillside of Mt. Moiwa, overlooking the city of Sapporo. Although, being the 5th largest city in Japan, the cumulative amount of snow cover in the winter season exceeds 6 meters.

From the casual lifestyle of the client and his wife, and also the request to have a part of the house turn into a cafe in the future, we aimed to create a space to be flexible to support various events, such as the new birth of a child or starting a new cafe, where various life-scenes exist with reasonable distances to each other inside a simple void, like a barn.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: AKASAKA SHINICHIRO (Shinichiro Akasaka)
  • Project: Small Box House
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Site area: 345㎡
  • Building area: 57㎡
  • Gross floor area: 93㎡
  • Design period: 2008 ~ 2009
  • Construction period: 2009

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Marriott Waterfront Reinvents Restaurant and Lounge with Banker Wire Mesh

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Article source: Banker Wire

Apropoe’s, the new restaurant at Baltimore’s Marriott Waterfront, gives hotel guests and Baltimore residents a place to work and relax. Its contemporary design combines dining, lounge, meeting and bar areas in one great room-style space, divided into semi-private sections by Banker Wire mesh.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project:Marriott Waterfront Reinvents Restaurant and Lounge with Banker Wire Mesh

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100 % Home in Wroclaw, Poland by Kabarowski Misiura Architekci

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Article source: Kabarowski Misiura Architekci

A house from the 1920s was redeveloped and modernized. The interior layout was changed and elevations were unified. The result of these actions is a construction which is undoubtedly modern yet inextricably linked with the buildings of the past with the form of a traditional house.

Image Courtesy ©  Krzysztof Smyk

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Smyk

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Block 32, La Duchère, Lyon in France by Tectoniques

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Article source: Tectoniques

Block 32 occupies a strategic position in the vast programme to renovate the Duchère neighbourhood, in Lyon. The OPAC du Rhône housing association has produced a building which incorporates 33 social rental housing units, 1,500m2 of office space dedicated to health-related activities, and has retail space throughout the ground floor. Its central location, at the crossroads between the new Abbé Pierre square and the east / west boulevard, means it is highly visible and its proximity to the athletics hall imposes the need for a resoundingly urban attitude.

Image Courtesy © Tectoniques

Image Courtesy © Tectoniques

  • Architects: Tectoniques
  • Project: Block 32, La Duchère, Lyon
  • Location: France
  • Total floor area: 5 241 m2
  • Cost: 6,960 M € H.T.
  • Overall floor area: 2 628 m2
  • Habitable area: 2 224 m
  • Overall floor area: 1 642 m2

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Slow Food Nation by Jensen Architects

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: Jensen Architects

The Welcome Pavilion provides space for ticketing, information and membership services at the inaugural Slow Food Nation event. The reclaimed shipping container, topped with plants and a windmill, creates an iconic image while providing the introductory public interface for the festival. Part billboard, part box-office, and part way-finding beacon, the pavilion announces the Slow Food movement’s dedication to sustainability and social responsibility.

Image Courtesy © Jensen Architects

Image Courtesy © Jensen Architects

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Misterio I, Beach House in Lima, Peru by Staff7

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: Staff7

The beach house is Mystery, 117 kilometers south of Lima, Peru.

The land consists of 200m2 and the house has 330m2 built.

Image Courtesy © Staff7

Image Courtesy © Staff7

  • Architects: Staff7 (Chete Cortés)
  • Project: Misterio I, Beach House
  • Location: Lima, Peru

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Medialab-Prado in Madrid, Spain by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: María Langarita and Víctor Navarro

Perhaps more than anything else, it is the very strangeness of the diverging intentions found in the La Serrería Belga adaptation project for the Medialab-Prado that makes it possible for them to coexist, though not without a certain measure of irony.

The first of these caustic coexistences stems from a certain institutional schizophrenia. While the ‘Paseo del Arte’ was transformed into Madrid City Hall’s banner to attract international tourism, an architectural competition was simultaneously promoted in the same area, which would end up serving an institution that sponsored debates that were deeply critical of this model.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos (María Langarita and Víctor Navarro)
  • Project: Medialab-Prado
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Collaborators: Elena Castillo, Marta Colón, Javier González Galán, Roberto González, Juan Palencia, Guillermo Trapiello, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Paula García-Masedo
  • Structures: Mecanismo
  • Installations: Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Landscaping: Lorena García Rodríguez
  • Project date: January 2008
  • Client: Área de las Artes. Madrid City Hall
  • Budget: 1600 euros/m2

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CHAMELEON HOUSE in Czech Republic, Europe by Petr Hajek Architekti

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: Petr Hajek Architekti 

The house is located in the centre of a garden. Each single room is oriented to one of the  trees. The living room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom, the cherry tree, the bathroom faces the peach tree, the guest room, the silver spruce and the children’s room,  the walnut.  Each room has its unique view and atmosphere.  The building is resting like a lizard in a sun-lit meadow. The inspiration for the proposal of this house is in fact a chameleon. Eyes (windows) unrestrictedly observe the surroundings. The skin (facade), consisting of a semi-gloss coat, partly reflects the colours of the garden and the sky.

Image Courtesy © Benedikt Markel

Image Courtesy © Benedikt Markel

  • Architects: Petr Hajek Architekti
  • Project: CHAMELEON HOUSE
  • Location: Prague – Lipence, Czech Republic, Europe
  • Photography: Benedikt Markel, Pavel Pszczolka, Radka Jankova
  • Main architect: Petr Hájek
  • Design participation: Cornelia Klien, Ondrej Lipensky, Martin Stoss
  • Client: private
  • Function: family house
  • Site area: 1627 ㎡
  • Building area: 157  ㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 137 ㎡
  • Stories: 1
  • Structure (materials): concrete, plywood, glas, polyurethane foam + finish
  • Study: 2011
  • Realization: 2013-2014

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HOTEL EXPLORA EN ATACAMA in Chile by Germán del Sol, Architect

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: Germán del Sol, Architect

Travel opens up new perspectives, to see life with new eyes.

This Hotel invites travellers to stop wandering, and make a fruitful pause. Life, dispersed in Atacama’s vastness, is somehow present at the hotel, inviting visitors to go out and experience first hand its natural and cultural riches, and return every evening back to comfort, free of the sheer tasks of survival.

Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

  • Architects: Germán del Sol, Architect
  • Project: HOTEL EXPLORA EN ATACAMA
  • Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama Region, Chile
  • Surface: Total Built Area 5.481 sqm
  • Collaborators: Horacio Schmidt, Architect,  Nicole Labbé, Architect, Carlos Venegas, Architect, Hernán Fierro, Graphic Arts.
  • Project Date: 1997 – 1998.
  • Structural Engineering: Fernando del Sol and Enzo Valladares.

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FICHA TECNICA HOTEL REMOTA in PATAGONIA, Chile by Germán del Sol, Architect

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: Germán del Sol, Architect

The inspiration

The inspiration are the sheep farm’s buildings of Patagonia.

Not the main houses of the estancias, their warm interiors closed to their place, but the buildings made for the sheep farm works where daily life in Patagonia is lived, and finds an splendor of its own; the barns for drying the sheep’s hides and for the many other works at the estancias, that have to be done inside because of the cold or the wind, or both.

An the other many signs of human live dispersed in Patagonia, like the endless wire fences, the small houses for the shepherd’s dogs, etc.

Image Courtesy ©  Guy Wenborne

Image Courtesy © Guy Wenborne

  • Architects: Germán del Sol, Architect
  • Project: FICHA TECNICA HOTEL REMOTA
  • Location: PATAGONIA, Chile
  • Photography: Guy Wenborne, Turek
  • Project Team: José Luis Ibañez, Architect, Francisca Schuler, Architect, Carlos  Venegas, Architect.
  • Structural Engineer: Pedro Bartolomé.
  • Building Contractor: Salfa S.A.
  • Job Captains: Egar Monsalve.
  • Concrete Structure: Salfa S.A.
  • Data project: 2006.

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