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FRAME in Nakano, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates

For FRAME, a low cost and short construction period were realized by substituting regular wooden frameworks for exposed concrete with FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) that can be converted.

This house, with a studio for a husband who is a fashion photographer, is located in an area with flooding risks from torrential rains. Therefore, the entrance level is raised by 800 mm. The studio level on the first floor is lowered to maintain the ceiling height.

Image Courtesy ©   Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: FRAME
  • Location: Nakano, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: June 2014
  • Principal Use: Private housing
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 72.91m2
  • Total Floor Area: 142.17m2 (55.56m2/1F, 57.74m2/2F, 28.87m2/3F)
  • Design Period: June 2012 – September 2013
  • Construction Period: October 2013 – June 2014
  • Structural Engineer: Design Center
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE

Material Information

  • Exterior Finish: Exposed concrete
  • Floor : Teak Flooring, Tile,concrete
  • Wall: cloth, Exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: Teak Flooring, cloth
  • Lighting: LED
  • Exterior Finish: Exposed concrete
  • Floor: Teak Flooring, Tile,concrete
  • Wall: cloth, Exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: Teak Flooring, cloth


Apartment in Amsterdam, Netherlands by MAMM DESIGN

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: MAMM DESIGN

This is a renovation project of a duplex unit in an 85-year-old housing for a family of four. Since they have not been brought up in Amsterdam where they have a lot of gloomy weather, their request was to have maximum sunlight in the house. And also they want to have a space where they can feel each other.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: MAMM DESIGN
  • Project: Apartment in Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Architects in Charge: Akira Mada, Maya Mada
  • Area: 133.7sqm
  • Year: 2013
  • Structural Engineers: STRUCTURE engineering
  • Lighting Design: LIGHTDESIGN
  • Main Contractor: Smartinterior


SALVA46 in Barcelona, Spain by MIEL ARQUITECTOS & STUDIO P10

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Salva46 is our investigation into flexible co-existence.Exploring the nomadic lifestyle of the 21st century. Where movement and fluidity contrast with privacy and stability.

An experiment in shared micro living – two equally balanced spaces pivoted by a central communal area. A play of opposites in a world of conformists.

Image Courtesy ©   ASIER RUA

Image Courtesy © ASIER RUA

  • Architects: MIEL ARQUITECTOS  & STUDIO P10
  • Project: SALVA46
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: ASIER RUA
  • Software used: Architectural desktop
  • Size: 65 m2
  • Time: 2013-2014


Casa Gallardo in Mexico DF, Mexico by AT103

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: AT103 

Located in one of the most important historical areas in Mexico City, on a narrow site (7.00 x 25.00 meters) that has an entrance to another site at the end, this house responds to the specific characteristics and legal constrains of its milieu.

After different volumetric studies, one on solar impact determined that the house be transformed from one with a single-line body into an S-shaped one. The S shape allowed for the permeable area of the house to be distributed between two patios; it also generated, at the same time, an open area and light and ventilation inlets.

Image Courtesy ©   FitoPardo

Image Courtesy © FitoPardo

  • Architects: AT103
  • Project: Casa Gallardo
  • Location: Mexico DF, Mexico
  • Photography: FitoPardo
  • Project Architects: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo
  • Team: Tiberio Wallentin, NicolasTetu, Hanni Paz, Aida Hurtado
  • Project: 2008
  • M2300 


Trifolium in Sydney, Australia by AR-MA

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: AR-MA

Fugitive Structures in an architectural design competition commissioned by SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Arts Foundation) in Sydney, Australia. It is an invited competition, run annually over four years that seeks to showcase emerging architects from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The brief was to explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication. In 2014, AR-MA were successful in securing the commission.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: AR-MA
  • Project: Trifolium
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Year: Design: June 2013 – December 2013, Fabrication and Installation: January 2014 – March 2014
  • Area: 60 sqm
  • Design Team: Robert Beson, Gabriele Ulacco, Tony Ho, Guido Maciocci, Nono Martinez Alonso, Simon Vorhammer
  • Collaborators: Fabrication: Terry TIsdale, OX Engineering; Structure: Alex Edwards, ARUP; Lighting: Tim Carr, ARUP; Planning: URBIS; Landscaping: 360 degree; BVN Donovan Hill
  • Manufacturers / Suppliers: Ox Engineering, CASF / Du Pont Corian, Rimex MetalsFrilingos Commercial Interiors, Barossa Quarries, Sydney Precast, Xenian Lighting,


SPRECHER in Hangklip, South Africa by SAOTA

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: SAOTA


The owner’s brief was to design a house inspired by its indigenous surroundings, which is part of the recently established Sea Farm Private Nature Reserve.

Image Courtesy ©   Stefan Antoni

Image Courtesy © Stefan Antoni

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: SPRECHER
  • Location: Hangklip, South Africa
  • Photography: Stefan Antoni
  • Interior Design: Antoni Associates – Mark Rielly
  • Project Year: 2006


Citadel of Construction in Perugia, Italy by HOFLAB & HOFPRO

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: HOFLAB & HOFPRO

The headquarters of the unified building institutions of the province of Perugia (Centro Edile per la Sicurezza e la Formazione and Cassa Edile) acts as a connecting element within its very heterogeneous semi-peripheral urban context, both typologically and figuratively. This is characterized by a combination of the macroscopic scale, represented by warehouses and shopping structures, and the microscopic one, represented by detached dwellings.

Image Courtesy ©  Dario Diarena

Image Courtesy © Dario Diarena

  • Architects: HOFLAB & HOFPRO
  • Project: Citadel of Construction
  • Location: Perugia, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Diarena
  • Software used: AutoCAD, and different 3d software products
  • Clients: Cassa Edile della Provincia di Perugia, Centro Edile per la Sicurezza e la Formazione
  • Architect In Charge: HOFLAB (Paolo Belardi, Carl Volckerts), HOFPRO (Alessio Burini), Valeria Menchetelli


  • Project: 2007-2009
  • Construction: 2010-2013
  • Construction management: HOFPRO (Alessio Burini), Area Progetto Associati (Marco Balducci), Flu.Project (Mario Lucarelli, Enrico Malà), Drisaldi Associati (Gianni Drisaldi), Siro Ercolani.
  • Artistic direction: HOFLAB (Paolo Belardi, Carl Volckerts)
  • Interior design: HOFLAB (Paolo Belardi, Matteo Scoccia), HOFPRO (Alessio Burini)
  • Structural design: Area Progetto Associati (Marco Balducci, Roberto Regni, Francesco Bartocci)
  • Mechanical services design: Flu.Project (Mario Lucarelli, Enrico Malà)
  • Electrical services design: Drisaldi Associati (Gianni Drisaldi, Gloria Drisaldi)
  • Fire prevention design: Flu.Project (Michele Bartoccini)
  • Safety coordination: Area Progetto Associati (Marco Balducci)
  • Vegetation design: Enrica Bizzarri
  • Project manager: Massimo Marinelli
  • Contractors: Seprim sas, Edilcostruzioni srl
  • Plot area: 6.900 mq ca.
  • Building surface: 7.800 mq ca.
  • Volume: 18.000 mc ca.


A2-house in Fukuoka city, Japan by Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: Architect Show Co.,Ltd

The house with the name of “shell” is located a short distance away from the Fukuoka city.

Traffic volume of the road on the north side a lot, surrounding areas, Store and housing disarray, site is surrounded by other houses.

Image Courtesy ©  Toshihisa Ishii

Image Courtesy © Toshihisa Ishii

  • Architects: Architect Show Co.,Ltd
  • Project: A2-house
  • Location: Fukuoka city, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihisa Ishii
  • District: Kyushu
  • Use: Residence
  • Site Area: 504.46 ㎡
  • Bldg.Area: 195.85 ㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 254.03 ㎡
  • Bldg.Coverage Ratio: 38.82 %
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 40.28 %
  • Bldg.scale: 2 stories above ground
  • Structure: Wooden
  • Max.Height: 7.526 m
  • Parking Lot: Two cars
  • Exterior Finish: Siding /Wood panel/ Wall painting
  • Room: 5Bedroom
  • Architecture: Masahiko Sato
  • Complete year: 10,2013
  • Client: Mr.Aiba
  • Builder: Murozono Construction Co.,Ltd


Hotel at Siliguri in India by Anagram Architects

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: Anagram Architects

About: Located on a strictly linear plot, facing the scenic hills of West Bengal, the project was intended as a sustainable development, albeit retaining a sense of modernity in its overall form work.

Evolving from a basic rectangular massing segregated as public, semi­public and private spaces, the East- West orientation helped maximise daylight intake from the North Side, and an overall louvered, bamboo-based skin lends a vernacular feel to the consolidated mass.

Image Courtesy © Anagram Architects

Image Courtesy © Anagram Architects

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: Hotel at Siliguri
  • Location: Siliguri, India
  • Client: Mr. Manu Khurana
  • Typology: Hospitality
  • Scope: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape
  • Status: Concept
  • Size: 13990 sq.ft.
  • Design Team: Madhav Raman, Vaibhav Dimri, Somya Chaturvedi, Khyati Kohli, Khushboo.


TBWA\LISBON office in Lisbon, Portugal by ColectivArquitectura

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: ColectivArquitectura

Taking as its starting point an area of about 500 sqm situated on the 9th floor of an office building in Lisbon, built in 1970 and originally designed for Philips headquarters by architect Fernando Silva, the intervention aimed to install the portuguese branch of advertising agency TBWA.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: ColectivArquitectura
  • Project: TBWA\LISBON office
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura
  • Software used: Autodesk, Autocad.
  • General contractor: Luís M. M. Martins Unipessoal, Lda
  • Floorarea: 5.330sqft, 495,00 m2
  • Woodcontractor: Socorte, S.A.,  construção de casas em madeira
  • Project: 2011.11-2011.12
  • Construction: 2011.12-2012.01


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