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Izabelin House by REFORM Architekt Marcin Tomaszewski

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: REFORM Architekt Marcin Tomaszewski 

The Izabelin House is a two story mirror house concept that is formed of two horizontally configured blocks. The house’s lower storey is clad with reflective paneling. These mirrored surfaces appear as an extension of the forest floor, with opaque areas stacked above. The bottom level includes also a sheltered terrace in a shade of dark brown wood that matches the surrounding earth. The second floor appears to float above its mirrored base, a levitating box that will hover in the thick forest.

Image Courtesy © REFORM Architekt Marcin Tomaszewski

Image Courtesy © REFORM Architekt Marcin Tomaszewski

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25 Green in Turin, Italy by Luciano Pia

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: Luciano Pia

A new house has put down its roots in Turin. Its structure is in steel and it looks like a forest where trees are rooted in terraces with irregular shapes, ponds  are crossed by footings and lush gardens cover the roofs. The building has been thought as a living forest, a house on the trees like the houses children dream of and sometimes build.

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: Luciano Pia
  • Project: 25 Green
  • Location: VIA CHIABRERA 25, TORINO
  • Photography: Beppe Giardino
  • LOT: 3.570 mq
  • GROSS FLOOR AREA: 7.500 sq. metres
  • TERRACES: 4.000 sq. metres
  • COURT GARDEN: 1.500 sq. metres
  • GREEN ROOFS: 1.200 sq. metres

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MONTE VERITA in Switzerland by BUREAUA A

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: BUREAUA A

A unique moment in history occurred in Switzerland in the first decades of the 20th century. Following a larger search for utopia enhanced by the industrial revolution, a fantastic creative community gathered on the hills of Monte Verità in the Ticino region.

Image Courtesy © Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A

Image Courtesy © Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A

  • Architects: BUREAUA A
  • Project: MONTE VERITA
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Photography: Dorothée Thébert & BUREAU A
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • A play by:Dorothée Thébert & Filippo Filliger, Cédric Djedje, Marion Duval, Lola Riccaboni et Valerio Scamuffa

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LM Residence in Curitiba, Brazil by Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article source: Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

Architecture always offers the opportunity for recreation of an era, being reveling in the cultural level, habits and civilizing degree and development of a certain population.

Image Courtesy © Alessandra okazaki

Image Courtesy © Alessandra okazaki

  • Architects: Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos
  • Project: LM Residence
  • Location: Campo Comprido, Curitiba pr, Brazil
  • Photography: Alessandra okazaki
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Interiors: Marcos bertoldi arquitetos
  • Structure: Pórtico estruturas – eng. ruy vieira gosch e eng. helton gabardo
  • Site area: 3.479 m²
  • Project area: 751 m²
  • Interiors design year: 2014
  • Project year2008

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Marfa Housing in Texas by Barker Freeman Design Office

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office

Our proposal for the design of multi-family housing in Marfa, Texas, consists of three rammed earth dwellings that are integrated into the landscape. We are proposing to combine local building techniques with a formal language which alludes to the carved rock formations and smooth transitions found in the indigenous landscape of the Chihuahuan desert.

Image Courtesy © Barker Freeman Design Office

Image Courtesy © Barker Freeman Design Office

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Cabrio Apartment in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by HUNK-design

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: HUNK-design

The transformation of a very common 19th century Rotterdam upstairs apartment into an unique city paradise.

The residents, Bart Cardinaal en Nadine Roos, had been residents at this address since their student time. With the arrival of their daughter the rented apartment didn’t suffice any more and the residents were on the look out for a home with a (roof)garden. Then the opportunity came along to buy the house for a very good price and it also turned out that it was possible to rebuild the house drastically. As they have their own architectural and design firm, HUNK-design, this became the start of the transformation.

Image Courtesy ©  J. Collingridge

Image Courtesy © J. Collingridge

  • Architects: HUNK-design
  • Project: Cabrio Apartment
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: J. Collingridge
  • Clients: Bart Cardinaal, Nadine Roos, Twila Cardinaal
  • Structural Engineer: Atko
  • Realized: June 2014
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Budget: 90.000 euro
  • Materials: glass, steel, wood and paint

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WAVE house in Fujisawa, Japan by Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates

The client, who works an advertising company and whose hobby is surfing, purchased a land by the beach and intended to build a family house with a courtyard there. The second floor overhangs the entrance approach and parking space for two cars, creating a floating facade.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: WAVE house
  • Location: Fujisawa ward Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: June 2014
  • Structure: Timber
  • Site Area: 136.81m2
  • Total Floor Area: 103.86m2 (51.64m2/1F,52.22m2/2F)
  • Design Period: June 2012 – February 2013
  • Construction Period: August 2013 – November 2014
  • Structural Engineer: Masaki Structure (Kenta Masaki)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE

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Edge House by Mobius Architects

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: Mobius Architects

The house owes its narration to a local anomaly – a slope plot with a view on the mountains surrounding Cracow is knifed through by an 8-meter lime rock.

The rock edge divides the plot into two levels, the lower one providing full privacy to the house owners, while the upper one – offering a panoramic view, as well as neighboring other buildings. It is an expression of the seemingly impossible – to build a house on the edge and to connect to plot parts to be able to use its potential to the fullest.

Image Courtesy © Pawel Ulatowski

Image Courtesy © Pawel Ulatowski

  • Architects: Mobius Architects (Przemek Olczyk)
  • Project: Edge House
  • Photography: Pawel Ulatowski
  • Interior design: Monika Kozlowska
  • Building area: 860m2
  • Begin of planning: 2007
  • Completion: 2013

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The House in Cassà, Spain by Ricard Galiana Nadal . arquitecte

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: Ricard Galiana Nadal . arquitecte

“The House in Cassà project is a detached single-family house built in a new neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva (Girona). The house is situated in a plot with a small slope facing the south which is divided in two different levels. The upper level hosts the main rooms and swimming pool whereas the lower level accommodates the garden and the parking. The main rooms are distributed along a single floor divided in two concrete blocks –“night and day areas”– , with a double-height living room and a mezzanine creating a transparent space connecting both blocks. The two blocks offer the needed degree of privacy to each space while taking into consideration the private views, the street, the forest and the solar orientation. The northern backyard provides a pedestrian access in contact with the forest. The south porch-terrace faces the swimming pool.”

Image Courtesy © Nani Pujol

Image Courtesy © Nani Pujol

  • Architects: Ricard Galiana Nadal . arquitecte, Yago Oliva
  • Project: The House in Cassà
  • Location: Cassà de la Selva. (Girona), Spain
  • Photography: Nani Pujol
  • Developer: private
  • Construction period: 2012-2014
  • Surface: 580 m2.
  • Budget: 1.000.000 €

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A House in Badalona, Spain by 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas

The goal of this project, at the explicit request of the owners, is to combine modern architecture with recovered elements from other buildings in a harmonious contrast between old and new.

The result is an open plan sunny architecture, flooded with light. An architecture that is sensitive to the history of objects and recover their memory in a new home.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas (Cristina Mora + David Jiménez Architects)
  • Project: A House in Badalona, Spain
  • Location: Badalona, Barcelona – Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Project started: October 2012
  • End of the works: Diciembre 2013
  • Built Area: GF 150 sqm + FF 150 sqm + Basement 150 sqm
  • Builder: Quality Homes Factory S.L.

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