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Island Complex in Paihia, New Zealand by Bossley Architects

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: Bossley Architects

On an island in the Bay of Islands, four separate buildings discretely occupy an east-facing bay. The houses are light pavilions which promote the concept of ‘roof’ as the predominant element of shelter. The monopitch roofs float above and beyond the spaces, supported on exo-skeletal structures beautifully detailed in wood. Exterior walls are taut joinery frames, offering minimal interruption between inside and out. The boat shed is totally underground, to reduce visual built form in the bay, with the guesthouse above.

Image Courtesy © Bossley Architects

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: Bossley Architects
  • Project: Island Complex
  • Location: Paihia, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds 
  • Awards:
    • NZIA Regional Award 2000
    • Tasman Small Practice Award 1999
    • NZIA Northern Regional Award for Architecture 1999
    • NZ Home and Building/Citroen ‘Home of the Year’ 1998
    • NZIA Branch Award for Architecture 1998
    • NZIA 10 Best Buildings Award 1997


Go.mirGUEST House in Jeju-do, Korea by MoonHoon Architects

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Article source: MoonHoon Architects 


Go happens to be the Sirname of the client… mir in Korean means a dragon…so Gomir means Go’s dragon…

The site

Jeju is an Island south of Korean peninsular, famous as a vacation spot. The landscape is dominated by halla mountain in the center and basalt rocks by the sea. The weather is more balmy than mainland which allows for more exotic vegetation growth. The site is located just five minute walk from a famous tourist site called Yongdoam(dragon’s head), which is a basalt formation that looks like a dragon’s head.

Image Courtesy © Kim Jae kwan

Image Courtesy © Kim Jae kwan

  • Architects: MoonHoon Architects
  • Project: Go.mirGUEST House
  • Location: Jeju-do, Korea
  • Photography: Kim Jae kwan, Nam Goong Sun
  • Project team: Kim sukhee, Park jeonguk, Song juneui
  • Structure engineering: SDM Structure, Hanuri Structure
  • Construction: GAU Architecture& Construction
  • Client: Go young suk
  • Site area: 391m²
  • Building area: 168.67m²
  • Gross floor area: 408m² (more…)

G HOUSE in Los Angeles, California by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Article source: Design Initiatives

G House is a 610 sq. ft. (57 sq. m.) secondary guest unit up on the hill of Monterey Park near Downtown Los Angeles. In a tiny, odd-shaped site, with a lot of code restrictions and a tight budget, Design Initiatives successfully created a functional floor layout scheme with a garage, kitchen, dining, living areas and a full bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: G  HOUSE
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, US State
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max and Photoshop
  • Type : Guest house
  • Date : May-July, 2015
  • Area : 610 sq. ft.
  • Credits : Design Initiatives: Vlado Valkof – architect;
  • Project team: Ana Veselinova, Elena Takova
  • Visualizations: Constantine Dimitrov, Vladi Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev
  • Structural: MS Consulting
  • MEP & environmental: Perfect Design


Guesthouse Berge in Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany by Nils Holger Moormann GmbH

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Article source: Nils Holger Moormann GmbH 

The guesthouse berge is nestled in Aschau in Chiemgau, at the foot of the Kampenwand mountain and holds a unique charm. Those, who move into their quarters in berge, shouldn’t expect excessive luxury – but rather an inviting ambiance, natural materials, real art and a lot of attention to Detail. Almost all of the apartments are equipped with a small, but smart kitchen, which entices guests to don an apron. Because there’s no restaurant in berge.

Image Courtesy © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH

Image Courtesy © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH


Guest House project in the regional and financial complex of Central Bank of Dilijan, Armenia by Cherkezyan & Partners

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: Cherkezyan & Partners

The Guest House is located  in the city Dilijan, near the regional and financial complex of Central Bank of Armenia. The land of guesthouse is located in the north-east of CBA and is surrounded by forest.

Image Courtesy © Suren

Image Courtesy © Suren

  • Architects: Cherkezyan & Partners
  • Project: Guest House project in the regional and financial complex of Central Bank of Armenia in Dilijan
  • Location: Dilijan, Armenia
  • Photography: Suren
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis
  • Client: Central Bank of Armenia
  • Principal Architects: Mher Cherkezyan (ArmProject), Suren Arakelyan (ArmProject)
  • Chief Architect of complex: Levon Khristaforyan ArmProject
  • Chief Constructor: Arsham Stephanyan
  • Building Area: 1,100 square meters
  • Site Area: 530 square meters
  • Completion Date: 2012


Guesthouse Mungzip + Padori Private Residence in Chungchungnam-do, South Korea by designband YOAP architects

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Article source: designband YOAP architects

On early 2014, a client visited the office.  She was on her early 30s, married 2 years ago, and has never lived outside Seoul.  She was planning exodus from vicious circle of debt. (Many newly married couple of Seoul begin with small house of high monthly rent, and move to a bigger house after having baby.

Image Courtesy © Shin Do Keun

Image Courtesy © Shin Do Keun

  • Architects: designband YOAP architects
  • Project: Guesthouse Mungzip + Padori Private Residence
  • Location: Chungchungnam-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Shin Do Keun
  • Project year : 2014-2015
  • Design phase : 2014.2.-2014.9.
  • Construction phase : 2014.9-2015.5.
  • Building use : Guesthouse + Private residenc
  • Site area : 1,478 m2
  • Built area : 182 m2 (more…)

The expansion project of Dongjiao State Guest Hotel in Shanghai, China by Dushe Architectural Design Co.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: Dushe Architectural Design Co.

The project is the last one which Dushe team ( designed in ECADI.

This fragmented system is frequently used as an interpretation of contemporary cities; the iconic fragment becomes the signature of the city. But the city itself contains abundant resources. The 99% of these fragments are unknown for the public, but the city is also composed of background buildings.

Image Courtesy © Peter

Image Courtesy © Peter

  • Architects: Dushe Architectural Design Co.
  • Project: The expansion project of Dongjiao State Guest Hotel
  • Location: Pudong district, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Peter
  • Project Owner: Dongjiao State Guest Hotel, Shanghai Donghu(Group) Co.
  • Design Manager: Di Shen (Xian Dai Architectural Design Group Co.), Kege Ling(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.)
  • Principal Architects: Qilin Zhang(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.), Yijia Liu(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.)
  • Chief Engineer of Architecture: Limin Wang(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.)
  • Building Area: 8,000 square meters
  • Site Area: 5,000 square meters


MISS’OPO Guest House in Oporto, Portugal by Gustavo Guimarães Lda.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source:  Gustavo Guimarães Lda.

Love is an act of construction.
Miss’Opo is born from the desire to transport the Joy of intimacy to a more comprehensive life project, one of a public nature.

The Programme, six apartments, a restaurant space, a foyer/shop/gallery, a multipurpose space and technical areas are distributed throughout the building as if rooms in an old house.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

Image Courtesy © Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes

  • Architects: Gustavo Guimarães Lda.
  • Project: MISS’OPO Guest House
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: Carlos Trancoso, Mariana Lopes
  • Team: Cláudia Reis, Teresa Bento, Miguel Fernandes, Carla Cruz
  • Client: Miss’Opo
  • Fire Engineering: GPIC, MEW (Mechanical, ELEC, Water) GPIC, Fernanda Valente
  • Program: Guest House&Restaurant (760 square meters)
  • Awards: Selected for the 1st edition of “Respect for Architecture” Oporto 2012
  • Status: Built
  • Year: 2010/2012



Wednesday, April 8th, 2015


The goal is to transform the site into a hospitality experience, the feeling of space and program into the art of experience, the actions into a viable and flexible development program.

The border: The listed buildings demarcate the central outdoor space with their shape, they accumulate the cultural activities, touristic infrastructure, hospitality, relaxation and entertainment programs (Interactive Museum, Agri-tourism, Baths, Accommodation). The enhancement of uses with reversible constructions of (container) type in a discreet relationship with the listed buildings reinforces the concept of limit and functions as a transitional element from and to the central area (Central Square), into the diffusion area (Natural Element).

General Νight View, Image Courtesy © sparch Sakellaridou/ Papanikolaou Architects & Ch. Marathovouniotis

General Νight View, Image Courtesy © sparch Sakellaridou/ Papanikolaou Architects & Ch. Marathovouniotis

  • Project: Germanina Agriculture Farm
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Architectural design: Rena Sakellaridou, Morpho Papanikolaou (Sparch Architechts) and Christos Marathovouniotis
  • Collaborators: N. Apergis, I. Kloni, E. Papaevangelou, V. Arvanitis, V. Yiannakis, M. Chatziioannidou (Phase A), Papaevangelou, G. Papanikolaou (Phase B)
  • Students of architecture: G. Kontominas, I. Tatli, S. Stylidis (Phase B)
  • Consultans: P. Kinato s, I. Pagonis, K. Polychronopoulos (Civil Engineers), I. Papagrigorakis (Mechanical Engineer), A. Tabathani (Electrical Engineer), A. Agisilaos (Surveyor Engineer), S. Barbarian (Landscape Architect)
  • 2nd PRIZE, International Architectural Competition in two Phases, 2011 & 2013


Bussum Garden Studio in Netherlands by Serge Schoemaker Architects

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: Serge Schoemaker Architects

The Garden Studio in Bussum involves the design and construction of a freestanding shed in a private garden that functions as a study, guest accommodation and storage. The challenge to fit a relatively large structure in a long, narrow garden resulted in an elongated plan. A geometric form entirely clad in shingles, combined with the transparent corner and rotated siting at the rear of the garden lends the studio a distinct presence and identity.

Image Courtesy © Raoul Kramer

Image Courtesy © Raoul Kramer

  • Architects: Serge Schoemaker Architects
  • Project: Bussum Garden Studio
  • Location: Bussum, Netherlands
  • Photography: Raoul Kramer
  • Team: Serge Schoemaker. Beatrice Nespega
  • Client: Private
  • Program: Residential
  • Gross Floor Area: 30m2
  • Status: Completed (2014)


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