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XBO Mobile Structure by 70°N arkitektur

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: 70°N arkitektur

XBO is a 12m long, 3,2m wide and 3,5m high unit that unfolded provides comfortable living in any location or contextual impact. All you have to do is to open it up and start living. The structure consists of two parts that can be pulled apart, revealing a 7m long protected garden that again might be opened to the surroundings.

Image Courtesy © 70°N arkitektur

Image Courtesy © 70°N arkitektur

  • Architects: 70°N arkitektur
  • Project: XBO Mobile Structure
  • Photography: 70°N arkitektur, Bent Raanes and Sarah Cameron Sørensen and Rune Stoltz Bertinussen

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ALDEA HOUSE in Mérida, Mexico by Seijo Peon Arquitectos & Asociados

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: Seijo Peon Arquitectos & Asociados

The site of the house is in front of a golf course. On our first visit to the site was remarkable the amount of native trees that were in the field. As a first request to our client we asked for a detailed topographic study of all the trees in the site. From the beginning we intended to respect all the trees. Once we had the study in our hands, we faced a notable challenge… the possibility of keep all the trees, at least all of the medium and large size, assumed significant complexity. After studying multiple alternatives with conventional layouts (U shape, L shape, in two or three volumes, etc…) we figured out that in all cases we would have to cut an important amount of trees.

Image Courtesy © Tamara Uribe photography

Image Courtesy © Tamara Uribe photography

  • Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos & Asociados (Arq. Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada.)
  • Project: ALDEA HOUSE
  • Location: Mérida, Mexico
  • Photography: Tamara Uribe photography
  • Year:2012
  • Area: 346sqm.
  • Co-authors: Arq. Tamara Uribe Manzanilla. Arq. Gabriel Mendoza Herrera

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ATRIUM HOUSE in Sofia, Bulgaria by STARH Stanislavov Architects

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: STARH Stanislavov Architects

Atrium House is situated in Malinovadolina area of Sofia city. The plot is richly forest with trees,the most valuable are several conifers. Leading in design is the clients’ and architect’s wish to preserve maximum trees. Two fir trees and a pine tree, located in the middle of the property became the center of the house- an atrium, around witch the planning is designed.

Image Courtesy © STARH Stanislavov Architects

Image Courtesy © STARH Stanislavov Architects

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E House in Miyagi Prefecture, JAPAN by Hannat architects

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: Hannat architects 

This is a single family residenceincountryside of Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.The site, surrounded by mountains, is situated away from traffic and only south is open, where rice fields spread out. Project site is where Tohoku Earthquake hit in 2011 and recovery of infrastructure took place vastly in local construction business inthe first year of recovery.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Hannat architects
  • Project: E House
  • Location: Miyagi Prefecture, JAPAN
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Project team: Yosuke Hoshina, RisaTsutsumi
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 113 sqmeter
  • Completion: 2013
  • Building type: 2 story-single family residence
  • Structure: Wood

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WAIATARUA HOUSE in AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND by Monk Mackenzie

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: Monk Mackenzie

The brief was for a new house on a challenging, steep site in a bush clad creek gully. One of the design challenges was to insert a bold intervention into a sensitive bush reserve whilst still maintaining a sense of modesty and poetic.

The house was designed for a couple in their mid-sixties who had always wanted a house surrounded by nature though not far removed from city life – a place or respite from the speed of city life.

Image Courtesy © Mark Smith

Image Courtesy © Mark Smith

  • Architects: Monk Mackenzie
  • Project: WAIATARUA HOUSE
  • Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
  • Photography: Mark Smith
  • DESIGN TEAM: Hamish Monk
  • COMPLETED: 2013
  • CONTRACTOR: McGillivray Builders
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Blueprint Consulting Engineers
  • GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANT: Engineering Design Consultants

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Remodelling of Riera la Salut in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Femenias Arquitectes

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Pol Femenias Arquitectes

The intervention takes place in the middle of one of the densest neighborhoods in SantFeliu de Llobregat, near Barcelona. A working-class neighborhood, grown around the old textile factories, wall to wall, with humble dwellings of the workers themselves. The demolition of one of the last factories still standing was used to build underground parking to supply the district of La Salut , leaving in the place where the factory was a large gap in the form of concrete cover for this parking.

Image Courtesy © Pol Femenias Arquitectes

Image Courtesy © Pol Femenias Arquitectes

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AUCKLAND ZOO in New Zealand by Monk Mackenzie with Glamuzina Patterson

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Monk Mackenzie with Glamuzina Patterson

Due to expanding giraffe numbers the Auckland Zoo needed a new a giraffe breeding shelter; essentially a functional oversized shed with two dens and a keeper area.

The design team responded to the brief by proposing a shelter that assumed an understated external appearance, whose mass was playfully broken down with intersecting roof forms that articulated the junction between the two dens whilst accentuating the collision of human and giraffe scales.

Image Courtesy © Jonny Davis

Image Courtesy © Jonny Davis

  • Architects: Monk Mackenzie with Glamuzina Patterson
  • Project: AUCKLAND ZOO
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Jonny Davis, Mark Smith
  • DESIGN TEAM: Hamish Monk, Aaron Paterson, Dominic Glamuzina, Miguel Machado
  • CLIENT: Auckland Zoo
  • CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE: Carl Milner & Michael Batty
  • COMPLETED: 2013
  • CONTRACTOR: Mainzeal with Tadem Construction
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Steve Dwyer, Thorne Dwyer Structures
  • QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Paul Ranum, Mallard, Cooke & Brown

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The Lime Barn in Gotland, Sweden by Skälso Arkitekter

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source:  Skälso Arkitekter

The Bungenäs Lime Barn was built as a part of the former lime stone quarry in 1910.Its two brick ovens make it one of the most characteristic buildings in the area of Bungenas. It played a very important role for the lime stone industry;After the stone was burnt in the tall ovens, it was stored in the barn before shipping.

Image Courtesy © Anna Sundström

Image Courtesy © Anna Sundström

  • Architects: Skälso Arkitekter
  • Project: The Lime Barn
  • Location: Gotland, Sweden
  • Photography: Anna Sundström
  • Year: 2013
  • Client: BungenäsKalkbrott AB

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Van Vitelli 1 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation by Mudrogelenko design

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Mudrogelenko design 

The private apartment is located in Van-Vitelli, which is an elite residential complex in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The apartment is done in ultramodern style with conceptual light from Modular, monolithic plastics, chrome-plated surfaces, tempered glass used to bring the facility to the premium sector, yet this makes it look extra-terrestrial.

Image Courtesy © Mudrogelenko design

Image Courtesy © Mudrogelenko design

  • Architects: Mudrogelenko design
  • Project: Van Vitelli 1
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Total area: 120 m2
  • DESIGN TEAM: Mudrogelenko Dmitriy, Mudrogelenko Zlata
  • Main materials: Stone, Glass, Light
  • Light: Modular Light
  • Furniture: Edra, Knoll

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WEIN HOUSE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

The place

Costa Esmeralda is a real estate development over the dunes on the coast, 390 km from Buenos Aires. This is a recent urban development with young acacias and pines forestation and some sectors of consolidated forest.

The lot to intervene is a high rise dune with the peculiarity of having in part aged woods and also a recent pine plantation, although undoubtedly its most prominent feature is the abruptness of its relief. Between the access road and the highest sector of the lot, located approx. in the plot center, there is a height difference of 12 m, so that in order to access to it is necessary to ascend a slope of more than 45 °.

Image Courtesy © BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

Image Courtesy © BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

  • Architects: BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos
  • Project: WEIN HOUSE
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Design and Project Management:  María Victoria Besonías – Guillermo de Almeida
  • Collaborators:  Arch. Florencia Testa, Denisse Gerard
  • Land area:  1300m2
  • Built area: 167m2
  • Construction year: Under construction

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