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Rocksplit House in Cyclades, Greece by Cometa Architects

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Cometa Architects

The steep ground and the plot’s narrow dimensions determine the pronounced and gradient form of the building which rises from the mountain and over the valley of Poisses, to finally balance itself with the surrounding traditional dwellings and the natural context.

Image Courtesy © Dimitris Kleanthis

  • Architects: Cometa Architects
  • Project: Rocksplit House
  • Location: Cyclades, Greece
  • Photography: Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Faidra Matziaraki & Victor Gonzalez Marti Betty Tsaousi, Olga Balaoura, Laura Mascuñan, Denisse Gómez Casco
  • Partner Architect: Betty Tsaousi
  • Structural Engineer Nikos Zoulamopoulos
  • Meachanical engineer: Eustratios Komis
  • Construction realisation:  Zoulamopoulos Construction Company
  • Structural Design: Vasilios Vakis
  • Supervision: Faidra Matziaraki

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Dark Horse in Brunswick East, Australia by Architecture Architecture

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Architecture Architecture 

In a row of workers’ cottages, there is one Dark Horse – a handsome creature. The stepped parapet, centred window, sidelined door and entrance awning are carried with the familiar, unassuming composure of its neighbours. Yet here the materials, stark in their composition, have a distinctly 21st century character, hinting at the contemporary home within.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

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Casa Portobello in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil by Tripper Arquitetura

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Tripper Arquitetura 

The project starts from the interlocution between a topography that, concomitantly, shapes and is shaped by architecture. Conceived by the architect Marcelo Moura, from the Rio de Janeiro office Tripper Arquitetura, the residence is composed of a succession of overlapping plans, each one starting from the encounter with the ground to launch itself in cantilever, a fact that ends up establishing a double condition: The house is contiguous to the land, providing a perception of single-storey house on all floors, while the floors become slabs in suspension, that is, terraces in height. Through them, the architectural proposition approaches the tradition of the great Brazilian colonial house – the house surrounded by the generous porch. These solariums and balconies are the intermediation between the intimate spaces of the house and the exuberant natural landscape that surrounds it.

Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio

  • Architects: Tripper Arquitetura
  • Project: Casa Portobello
  • Location: Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro – Brasil
  • Photography: Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio
  • Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray,  Autocad
  • Team: Marcelo de Souza Moura (author), Fabio Barbosa (architect), Gabriela Perez Chaves (architect), Mariana Santiago (architecture intern – illustration)
  • Architect: Marcelo de Souza Moura (author)
  • Contractor: Driannus Engenharia

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TFLATMATE | DWELLING in Barcelona, España by Nook Architects

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Article source: Nook Architects

Following the years after the civil war, the economic perils did not allow the city to expand and yet Barcelona experienced a considerable increase of population.  Barcelona’s industrial past allowed it to recover slightly quicker than the rural, more agriculture-based economies of the rest of the country, attracting many families that were in search of highly sought after employment.

Image Courtesy © nieve | Productora Audiovisual

  • Architects: Nook Architects
  • Project: TFLATMATE | DWELLING IN BARCELONA
  • Location: Barcelona, España
  • Photography: Nieve | Productora Audiovisual
  • Year: 2014

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Single-Family House Triangle in Nendeln, Liechtenstein by Ritter Schumacher AG

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Article source: Ritter Schumacher AG

High up on the quiet edge of the forest stands a monolithic triangle structure. Similar to a lean bow of a ship, the house volume cuts the air stream towards the south. At first glance, the outer contour seams surprising but both sides of the triangle fit perfectly into the special environment and relate to the hillside and the valley. The building features three sides and therefore is missing the shady backside.

Image Courtesy © Ritter Schumacher AG

  • Architects: Ritter Schumacher AG
  • Project: Single-Family House Triangle
  • Location: Nendeln, Liechtenstein

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CASA SAVY in Locri, Italy by Studio PRO.ARCH.

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Article source: Studio PRO.ARCH.

The achitectural works were meant to restore and consolidate the structure of a small abandoned building in the centre of Locri.

The building before the restoration was in very poor conditions due to a fire that various years before had destroyed the entire covering and all the inflammable elements, leaving only the perimetral walls, built in stone.

Image Courtesy © Studio PRO.ARCH.

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MOỌC Spring in Quảng Bình, Vietnam by RÂU ARCH

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Article source: RÂU ARCH

The project is a combination of accommodation, convalescence, restaurant and food service to be built to serve the needs of tourists visiting the spring water stream.

Image Courtesy © Hùng Râu Kts

  • Architects: RÂU ARCH
  • Project: MOỌC Spring
  • Location: Suối Nước Moọc, Quảng Bình, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hùng Râu Kts
  • Lead Architect: Hùng Râu KTS
  • Construction works: engineer Nguyen Khac Thuc and engineer Duong Anh Tuan
  • Built Area (m2 or sqft): 380 m2
  • Footprint: 760 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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House Cylinder in Lyon, France by Town and Concrete

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: Town and Concrete

The cylinder house is designed to fit between the trees of a wooded lot near Lyon, France.

For this house, the plan is based on a juxtaposition of a simple element, a cylinder. This cylinder can be opened, semi-open, closed, whatever its disposition it participates in the delimitation of space. It is an open plan, with the cylinder pieces as posts. There is a play of height offset on the cylinders to also provide a delimitation by the height of the ceilings.

Image Courtesy © Town and Concrete

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Alta Chalet in Collingwood, Canada by ATELIER KASTELIC BUFFEY

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: ATELIER KASTELIC BUFFEY

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: ATELIER KASTELIC BUFFEY
  • Project: Alta Chalet
  • Location: Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Bob Gundu, Shai Gil, Sky Guys
  • General Contractor: Higher Ground Building
  • Square Footage: 3,000 square feet
  • Completion Date: Spring 2015

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Home extension Steve Bikostraat Utrecht in The Netherlands by Ruud Visser Architectuur

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: Ruud Visser Architectuur

Voordorp is a neighbourhood in Utrecht. The area was designed in the 90’s by several architects. Responsible for the supervision was the architect Theo Bos. He won the Rietveld prize for architecture for his urban scheme. Characteristically for the scheme is the small-scaled structure with many corners, gardens, entrances and a lot of new extensions which fit quite well in the architecture of the area.

Image Courtesy © Ruud Visser Architectuur

  • Architects: Ruud Visser Architectuur 
  • Project: Home extension Steve Bikostraat Utrecht 
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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