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The Melbourne Residences in Brisbane, Southbank by Tony Owen Partner

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Tony Owen Partner

The Melbourne Residences, is a 20 storey building consisting of 200 units in Brisbane’s Southbank. It contains retial and rooftop club including gym, pool, cinema and dining room. The tower plan is driven by the desire to maximise the oblique views from the units to the river and CBD. This results in a stepping form which maximises the number of units with access to the East. We derived inspiration from the ripple patterns created by the wind. This ripple orders the stepping of the façade reflecting the interplay of the environment on the façade. The tower has a unique undulating façade which ranges from zero to 4m. These facades contain operable glass screens to create wintergardens. These wintergardens provide a second skin to maximise thermal efficiency and reduce energy use. Melbourne street is becoming a fashionable retail address. We designed a 4 storey retail façade. Retail connects the street via a through site link to Fish Lane which is being revitalised by art installations and cafes as a bohemian centre. The clients brief was to create a superior residential address and activate the street with world class retail.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partner

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partner
  • Project: The Melbourne Residences
  • Location: Brisbane’s, Southbank

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E20_Private Residence in Pliezhausen, Germany by Steimle Architekten GmbH

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Steimle Architekten GmbH

The striking residence, a monolith designed of insulating concrete is located on a quiet street with little traffic in the village of Pliezhausen, a good 30 km south of Stuttgart.

Facing the street, the new building presents only a few openings cut deeply into the solid concrete shell. While the crystal-shaped house still relates to the existing built context due to its parallel elongated sides, it contrasts distinctly with the neighboring buildings by virtue of the tapered ends formed by its shorter sides. It is this oblique arrangement of the facades that enables the building to open out to the surrounding outdoor spaces and to offer its inhabitants unexpectedly expansive views in the distance. A conventional gable roof and the gently rising terrain reinforce the angular, sculptural effect of the house, which is designed on a hexagonal ground plan.

Image Courtesy © Brigida González

  • Architects: Steimle Architekten GmbH
  • Project: E20_Private Residence
  • Location: 72124 Pliezhausen, Germany
  • Photography: Brigida González
  • Construction: Insulating concrete outside, Masonry inside
  • Facade: Concrete front, Wood-aluminium glazing
  • GFA/ Area: 376 m²
  • GBV/ Volume: 1.375 m³
  • Living Area: 258 m²
  • Property Size: 658 m²
  • Completion: 12/2016

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Paddington Terrace House in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

A designer would find oneself dancing to a familiar tune when approached to upgrade this terrace house in Paddington, a suburb east of Sydney City. Faced with the age old problems presented by much loved terrace housing – damp, dark and introverted – we sought to create a luminous space to give a full family a much needed dose of vitamin D. Introducing some fluid lines with a light filled stairwell at the centre and a sun drenched kitchen and living at the rear, the new configuration of old and new proves an enriching experience. Accustomed to muted tones, and a subtle palette, a much needed spring was put in our step by the bold use of colours, delphinium blues, cadmium yellows, beautiful artworks, exotic patterns and rich textures carefully selected by the interior designer in residence, Heidi Correa. The lush landscaping at the rear provides a verdant backdrop to family life. The final result knocked even us off our feet.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
  • Project: Paddington Terrace House
  • Location: Paddington, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Justin Alexander
  • Project Architect: Naoko Nishizu
  • Builder: David Anderson of Buildsmart Projects
  • Structural Consultant: Charles Blunt of Rooney and Bye Consultant Engineers
  • Joiner: Corelli Joinery
  • Landscape Architect: Secret Gardens
  • Interior Designer: Heidi Correa

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The Birdcage Lift Enquiry in New South Wales, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects 

It began with a simple enquiry. “Can we have a bird cage lift?” And so with this addition at its core, a once unexceptional dwelling on Sydney Harbour was transformed into an extraordinary waterfront townhouse. By reconfiguring the house around a revived grand stair with the new bird cage lift at its centre, accessibility, comfort, elegance and good living across five stories was made possible.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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Vertical House in Dallas, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

Located on one of the few lots in Dallas elevated enough to enjoy a view of the downtown skyline, the five-story Vertical House rises dramatically above the treetops to capture views of the surrounding gardens and the skyline beyond. Characterized by clean lines, sheer glass walls, and sculptural sun shades, this sharply-detailed house offers an intriguing counterpoint to the tropical ambiance of its forest-like setting.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Vertical House
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Design Team:
    • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP and Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
    • Project Architect/Manager: Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
    • Team Members: Carina Coel, Matthew Helveston, Edward Richardson, Andrew Torres
  • Site Area: 1.4 acres (61,726 sf)

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The House of Prajna in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by studio_GAON

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Article source: studio_GAON

<The House of Prajna> seems like a vessel heading for the woods, embraced by the forest, with the pentagon shape of building site reminding of that of ship. On the bow of ship shape, a persimmon tree over hundred year old branches its arms toward the large sky with hollowed trunk.  Although this house is a result of intentional design, I feel like it is already been completed by thousands of interactions of invisible components. Every time I visit, I feel like appreciating the work of someone else’s.

Image Courtesy © Yong Kwan Kim

  • Architects: studio_GAON (Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh)
  • Project: The House of Prajna
  • Location: Munwon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Yong Kwan Kim
  • Video: Giraffe Pictures
  • Project Team: Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon, Minwoo Lee
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Wood Frame structure
  • Finish: Stucco
  • Construction: Starsis

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Double Duplex in Toronto, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Double Duplex was created in response to the cities growing need for alternative housing models due to the rising cost of urban real estate and the need for urban densification within Toronto’s established residential neighbourhoods. A proliferation of high and mid-rise condo’s have densified the urban core and serve as the predominant model for entry level home ownership within the city. However, very few new low rise infill models of densification or affordable living within Toronto’s sought after historic residential neighbourhoods have been developed.

Front Elevation, Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
  • Project: Double Duplex
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Doublespace Photography
  • Area: (2) 3,500 sft
  • Status: Completed, 2016

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Casa en el Bosque in Jalisco, Mexico by COCCO Arquitectos

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: COCCO Arquitectos

PLOT

Immersed in a wooded area full of trees and lush vegetation, the terrain has a large slope which can be used to generate a view of everything around it.

LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

They delimit the area to move the construction, they affect the optimum area, from which we wanted to keep all the trees of the land.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Souza

  • Architects: COCCO Arquitectos (Arq. Arcelia Cornejo & Arq. Salvador Covarrubias)
  • Project: Casa en el Bosque
  • Location: Teuchitlán, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Alejandro Souza
  • Other Participants: Marco Bueno, Ing. Luis Chavez, Arq. Ivan Moncayo, Ing. Fernando Guizar
  • Built area: 230.00m2
  • Year: 2016

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IRON PORCH HOUSE in Nagykovácsi, Hungary by Földes és Társai Építésziroda

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source:  Földes és Társai Építésziroda

The 726 sqm site, being reminiscent of a fairy glade, is located at the northern part of Nagykovácsi.  The garden surrounded by young fruit trees and pines on three sides has idyllic atmosphere. There are cottages, some new family homes and most of all green all around. The square site is slightly sloped to the street and wide enough for a long house to fit in between its borders.  These makings suggested that the fourth side of the garden should be closed by the house itself creating intimate atmosphere inside.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

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Wilson House in Chiba, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

Wilson House is a weekend house in a relaxed beachside town in Chiba, an hour and a half by train from Tokyo.

The house combines the aspirations of both client and architect – the client wanted the house to have a feeling of real solidity, and Klein Dytham architecture was keen to open the house to its magnificent setting. In meeting these two goals, KDa found inspiration in the wooden platform trays – called sanbo – found in Japan’s Shinto temples. These small trays have a built-in stand, and are used in Shinto rituals to present offerings of food or other special items to the enshrined gods. KDa reinterpreted this form as a building with a solid base – two heavy walls of concrete supporting a concrete tray. Arranged on this tray is the “offering” – a variety of lightweight, wooden-framed boxes.

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture

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