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Courtyard House in Aurora, U.S.A by NO ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: NO ARCHITECTURE

NOA completes The Courtyard House in Aurora, OR. This 2,489 ft² (231 m²) structure is located on a hill overlooking protected wet­lands, cantilevering towards views of the Pudding River on one side, while carving into the ground on the other. Entered through a sunken entrance court, the living spaces unfold in a continuous loop around a faceted glass courtyard.

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: NO ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Aurora, U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Weber.
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe CS, Ecotect.
  • PROJECT: Private residence
  • TYPE: Commission
  • SIZE: 2,981 ft² (277 m²) with garage
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • COLLABORATORS: WBS Construction Inc., Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc.,
  • STATUS: Completed 2013
  • VALUE: $585,000;
  • KEY PERSON: Andrew Heid;
  • TEAM: Jack Hogan, Noa Peer, Christopher Purpura.

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Weitra Castle Relies on TENARA® Fabric for Courtyard Renovations by Clauss Markisen + Bissingen-Ochsenwang

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

Tucked into the Austrian-Czech border just north of Vienna sits Weitra Castle, a beautiful venue now able to accommodate outdoor events – rain or shine –thanks to SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric.

TENARA Fabric 4T40HF in the form of four 15m x15m all-weather, inverted-style umbrellas gives the castle flexibility and function in its rectangular Renaissance-style courtyard. The umbrellas elegantly open and close – the attached fabric folding and flexing along with them.

Image Courtesy © Clauss Markisen + Bissingen-Ochsenwang

Image Courtesy © Clauss Markisen + Bissingen-Ochsenwang

  • Architects: Clauss Markisen + Bissingen-Ochsenwang
  • Manufacturer: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: Weitra Castle Relies on TENARA® Fabric for Courtyard Renovations

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9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz, España by SUAREZ CORCHETE

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Article source: SUAREZ CORCHETE

The planning regulations require the creation a free, unbuilt space within the plot. This premise led us to believe that the most suitable design for the morphology of the plot, which was quite rectangular, was a courtyard at the back of the plot. Thus, the building is inserted between two living spaces: one outside, which is the street, and one more intimate, which is the courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: SUAREZ CORCHETE (Fernando Suárez Corchete)
  • Project: 9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda
  • Location: Cádiz, España
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Technical Architect: Víctor Baztán Cascales
  • Collaborators: Lorenzo Muro Álvarez, María Pilar Casado Villa, Sergio Muntané Palomares
  • Client: TAGLIAFICO S.L.
  • Construction: Juan Saborido S.L.
  • Project Years: 2005 / 2009
  • Construction Budget: 339.814,20 euros
  • Cost Per m2: 313.93 euros/m2
  • Project Area: 1082.44 m2

Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC) in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Plot 3A is part of a large urban redevelopment project on the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. The master plan was drafted by Erick van Egeraat. Its concept is characterized by radials enabling the widest possible view of the water. The construction is a complex of 25,000 m² of shops, offices, social housing and luxurious apartments around a courtyard, enclosed by walls 10 floors high. The model garden is a green oasis of tranquillity between the quay and the railway line.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd

  • Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv (Luc Reyn)
  • Project: Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC)
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Dirk Verwoerd and CIIID
  • Proprietor: MAB Development
  • Collaborator: Robert Osinga, Thomas Cols
  • Engineering: Huygen Elwako Apuiseurs
  • General contractor: Smits Bouwbedrijf
  • Start design: 2002
  • Temporary completion: 2012
  • Site: 3.100 m2
  • Total: 20.000 m

CONVERTIBLE COURTYARDS HOUSE in Victoria, Australia by Christopher Megowan Design

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: Christopher Megowan Design

As the name suggests, the Convertible Courtyards House, Christopher Megowan Design, kinetically adapts to the notoriously variable climate found in Melbourne, Australia. This project added a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, ensuite and two decks to a previously overlooked yet charming weatherboard cottage in the inner urban suburb of Prahran. Nestled on an intimate street, the existing house is one of a series of heritage protected cottages.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Megowan Design

HOME CARPET in Bergamo, Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects

An interesting operation of urban renewal in a brave tiny center among the early hills of Bergamo. The construction of a new primary school similar to a defensive inhabited urban border with a green heart, following a successful contest of ideas the Studio was proclaimed winner of, was joined in about a year from the education building’s completion, by the integral redefinition of the municipal private courtyards, hitherto treated as merely residual unused spaces.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Project: HOME CARPET
  • Location: Bergamo, Italy
  • Photography: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Client: Municipality of Cenate Sotto
  • Chronology: September-December 2012 > project, January-May 2013 > construction
  • Collaborators: Michele Marchi, Alice Marzola
  • Landscaping: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Total cost: 270,000.00 euros
  • Total Surface: 4,200 sqm
  • General Contractor: Poledil srl, Trescore Balneario (Bg)
  • Lighting: Viabizzuno
  • Paving: GLS Prefabricados

Sede Geacam SA. in Cuenca, Spain by Díaz Romero Arquitectos

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Article source: Díaz Romero Arquitectos

The project is part of a set of actions to get an attractive and sustainable space. On a plot in the steep terrain, we adapt to it with molded shapes as three volumes that save the unevenness. The landscape is introduced into the building through attractive elongated courtyards which could guide the various offices of the offices by a north-south orientation logic and save the terrain variations between the two access roads.

Image Courtesy © Miguel Souto 

  • Architects: Díaz Romero Arquitectos
  • Project: Sede Geacam SA.
  • Location: Cuenca, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel Souto
  • Promotor: Geacam SA.
  • PEM: 5.047.865,26 €
  • Date of Construction: AÑOS 2009-2010
  • Built Area: 6.504.37m²

Filmore Park in San Francisco by Db Architect

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Db Architect

An affordable community for working individuals and families, Fillmore Park brings 32 modern homes for first-time home buyers to the heart of San Francisco. Flats and townhouses with private patios ring a landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet neighborhood a block from the bustling Fillmore District.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Db Architect
  • Project: Filmore Park
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Client: MSPDI Turk, LLC
  • Architect: David Baker + Partners
  • Landscape Architect: Fletcher Studio
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Design Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Bhatia Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
  • Mechanical Engineer: Raymond Brooks Engineering
  • Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
  • General Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Civil Engineer: Telamon Engineering Consultants

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Courtyard House in Cambridge, Massachusetts by The Galante Architecture Studio

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This project is an inquiry into shared lives in multi-family dwelling situations. Specifically, here is a two family house oriented around a central courtyard. The lower level serves a more public function; kitchen, living room, dinning, etcetera. While the upper floor contains private functions; sleeping, and office work. There are two separate dwelling units literally, and figuratively interlocked.

Detail of courtyard

  • Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Size: 3,800 ft2
  • Cost: n/a
  • Materials: Copper ▫ Concrete ▫ Wood Frame

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Virtual Water in Queens, New York by UrbanLab with endrestudio + Method Design

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: UrbanLab with endrestudio + Method Design

Virtual Water formally manifests what is hidden in plain sight: RAIN. The project reveals and plays with thousands of gallons of summertime rainwater that would otherwise be discarded from the PS1 courtyard.

Virtual Water refers to water hidden in everyday products. A pair of jeans, for example, has a 3000 gallon Virtual Water footprint because 3000 gallons of water are consumed in the various steps of its production chain (growing the cotton, dyeing the fabric, etc).

 

Elevation (Images Courtesy UrbanLab)

  • Architect: UrbanLab with endrestudio + Method Design
  • Name of Project: Virtual Water
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Collaborators: UrbanLab (Chicago) – Sarah Dunn + Martin Felsen with Katherine Eberly, Jeff Macias, Andrew Akins, Lulu Alzaid, Simon Cygielski, Lorene Ford, Adrianne Joergensen, Travis Kalina, Jason Mould, Evgeniya Plotnikova, Noel Turgeon; endrestudio (Berkeley / Chicago) -Paul Endres; Method Design (New York) – Reese Campbell, Demetrios Comodromos, David Stasiuk
  • Photo Credits: UrbanLab

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