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Villa Muurame in Jyväskylä, Finland by Marco Casagrande, Architect

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Marco Casagrande, Architect

Villa Muurame is a wooden 3-story single-family home by Lake Jyväsjärvi in Jyväskylä, Finland.  The spatial elements of the house (approx. 3m wide, 7.8 longa and 3.1 high) were pre-fabricated during the winter in the Muurametalot housing factory in Karunki, Finnish Lapland and the elements were erected in Jyväskylä after the snow had melted. The timber used is extremely slow grown and high quality Lappish spruce and pine.

Image Courtesy © Tiina Salminen

Image Courtesy © Tiina Salminen

  • Architects: Marco Casagrande, Architect
  • Project: Villa Muurame
  • Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Photography: Jenni Moilanen, Tiina Salminen
  • Team: Marco Casagrande, Nikita Wu, Hiroki Oja, Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Client: Muurametalot
  • Materials: pine, spruce
  • Construction principle: pre-fabricated spatial elements
  • Size: 350 m2
  • Completed: 2014

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KAP-House in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.

Reclined within a well-heeled residential enclave, KAP-House reposes behind wild grassland that grows from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Placed on a plot that was once the sprawling garden of a classic colonial black and white bungalow, the home was imagined as a paradigm of modern tropical living.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.
  • Project: KAP-House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell

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Terrace 9 in Nanterre, France by AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

The project is part of Seine-Arche development which concerns a wider territory in line with the axis of Defense. Taking into account the natural relief and coexistence of various networks which pass through, the Seine-Arche development required the upstream of colossal structures. Aiming to attract here new populations from all over the department of Hauts-de-Seine, the urban project was designed to restore the site scale and its habitability, through a series of seventeen \”Urban Terraces\”. The new buildings offer an architecture that is both monumental, in response to the scale of the site and which expresses the domestic nature of the programs. By his design, details and the choice of the materials, the project provides opportunities for the quality of living and the sustainability of the buildings. Even if the planned allocation for the Terrace 9 is divided into several programs, the whole ensures a single coherent expression. Our goal was to work accurately for functional quality and comfort of the housing program distributed between the three towers and the base. Accommodations are of varied types, ranging from studios to T5, in accession or in social housing. The facades are exposed respectively to the four cardinal points, they are all provided with numerous openings that extend the inside of housings to cascades of terraces, or to small hollowed loggias, which are interposed in the design of the frame.

Image Courtesy © AZC - Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

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Copenhagen Curch in Denmark by Architects of Invention

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Architects of Invention

This design proposes a church with a vertical emphasis, creating a distilled space for religious ceremonies, and an accessible venue to the community for a variety of activities both day and night. The proposal reflects the industrial past of the site, taking one of Copenhagen’s landmarks – Masterkraanen – as an inspiration.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: Copenhagen Curch
  • Location: Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Team: Anton Khmelnitskiy, Nikoloz Japaridze, Theo Kirn, Jose Lozano, Carlos Hurtado, Albert Serrano, Vano Ksnelashvili
  • Size: 1400 m²
  • Budget: $12 mil
  • Status: Competition

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The Melkfabriek in Arnhem, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

As announced by FrieslandCampina, the proposal from BPD | Studioninedots was successfully selected for the redevelopment of the company’s Coberco factory site. Our vision opens up the current disused industrial site on the Rhine river with and for the people of Arnhem through creating a distinctly sustainable and lively urban environment.

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: The Melkfabriek
  • Location: Nieuwe Kade – Westervoortsedijk, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Client: BPD Ontwikkeling
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Karlijn de Jong, Wouter Hermanns
  • Team: Studiospacious, BOEi, DELVA Landscape Architects
  • Local partners: DTO, Willemsen Makelaars and more

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Rural Tourism Houses in Molino Lucero, Spain by elisavalero arquitectura

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: elisavalero arquitectura

The plot where this work is situated was formerly a horse patio for the farm called Molino Lucero, at a crossroads between the Guadalteba reservoir and the town of Teba in the province of Malaga. The irregular, trapezoidal shape of this 475-meter plot and its access to an existing road on the north side were important determinants of the project. We also took into account the fine views of La Estrella Castle to the northeast, and the mountain range to the north and northeast.

The project is inspired by vernacular constructions with white walls and vertical openings and the criteria for this intervention were rationality, straightforwardness and good functioning.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Ald

Image Courtesy © Fernando Ald

  • Architects: elisavalero arquitectura (Elisa Valero Ramos)
  • Project: Rural Tourism Houses in Molino Lucero
  • Location: Molino Lucero, TebaMalaga, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Ald
  • Client: María Lourdes García Ramírez
  • Building Surveyor: Sebastián Castillero Romero
  • Collaborator: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra
  • Constructor: PAYGO S. L.
  • Constructed surface: 251,52 m2
  • Project / work: february 2006 / june 2007

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Kinosaki Residence in Hyogo, Japan by PUDDLE Inc.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: PUDDLE Inc.

The Harmony between Architecture and Belongings across Time: A Former “Kenban” Turned Into a Home.

Kinosaki Onsen, located in Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the leading onsen areas in Japan, with a history of over 1300 years. Just a short path in from the main street of this onsen city is a small stream, along which stands a former “kenban” (a place for geisha performers from the onsen to gather). Built 50 years ago, and surrounded by a bamboo forest, we converted/renovated this building into a residence.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: PUDDLE Inc.
  • Project: Kinosaki Residence
  • Location: Kinosaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Lead Architects: Masaki Kato
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Sodenaga-Komuten (constractor)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 276 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Liberty House in Puglia, Italy by Architect Esther Tattoli

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Architect Esther Tattoli 

A big renovation and recovery project has brought to its former glory an imposing house in Art Nouveau, located at the second floor of an historical building in Corato, Apulian town near Bari.

Image Courtesy © Architect Esther Tattoli

Image Courtesy © Architect Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Architect Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Liberty House
  • Location: Puglia, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad

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Ing Bank Turkey HQ in Istanbul by Bakirkure Architects

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Bakirkure Architects

The renovation of ING Bank Turkey Headquarters, located in Maslak, a significant finance field of Istanbul, has been designed by analyzing, exploring and thinking outside the box, yet not interfere with institution’s working structure. The project designed by Istanbul based Bakırkure Architects, puts an example of how to make a working space both efficient and joyful.

Image Courtesy © Bakirkure Architects

Image Courtesy © Bakirkure Architects

  • Architects: Bakirkure Architects (Gurhan Bakirkure)
  • Project: Ing Bank Turkey HQ
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Client: ING Bank
  • Project Team: Doruk Soyal, Kader Dogru, Samprie Chatziachmet
  • Construction Area Capacity: 20.000 m²
  • Project Date: 2015

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Eco Village Zmonte in Alentejo, Portugal by CAVE architecture & arts

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: CAVE architecture & arts 

This project is a partnership with JGDS, a contractor specialized on adapting containers into eco villas.

The challenge put by the client was to design a better version of the eco villa that where developed so far.

Image Courtesy © Joana Torre Do Valle

Image Courtesy © Joana Torre Do Valle

  • Architects: CAVE architecture & arts 
  • Project: Eco Village Zmonte
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Photography: Joana Torre Do Valle
  • Team: Joana Torre Do Valle And Joao Pedro Pinto
  • Contractor: JGDS
  • Constructed Area: 60 M2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Construction Year: 2016

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