Archive for the ‘House’ Category
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Article source: SOMA architects
Located in the mountains overlooking Beirut, Manoukian house responds to the severally sloping nature of the site as well as the surrounding mountains. The linear site orients south toward the views, and as such, the house is organized in an extremely linear nature.
Image Courtesy © SOMA architects
- Architects: SOMA architects
- Project: Manoukian House
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Principal: Michel Abboud
- Status: In Progress
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Article source: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
More than just creative
This is an in-house office plan of our design office. Approximately 30 staff members working in our office, which is located in the central part of Japan’s second largest city of Osaka, are engaged in the interior designing of a wide range of facilities in the public and private sectors, such as government agencies and company offices as well as hotels, hospitals, and educational institutions. Our new office needs to be a place ensuring more creativeness and higher productivity than others do, and we had to understand the nature of the staff members when we launched the office. Our staff members consist of professionals, including designers, computer graphic (CG) renders, and computer-aided design (CAD) operators. Each of the staff members belonging to the office is respected as an independent talented creator. Therefore, unlike typical enterprises, the office is of very flat organizational structure. Usually, each team of four to five members assigned promotes a separate project, and the team members are strongly aware of their organic ties. Therefore, we noticed at an early designing stage of the office that a fixed desk layout was not suitable to our style. As described above, the office produces value that it can provide to society from the character and talent of each individual designer. From this perspective, there was an opinion that the idea of making a highly uniformed workspace did not fit the staff members. Accordingly, how to achieve a creative place, where the character of each individual was respected and the organic connections of the individuals could be managed at a high degree of freedom, became the biggest theme of this project.
Image Courtesy © Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]
- Architects: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
- Project: Nikken Space Design Osaka Office
- Location: Osaka, Japan
- Photography: Daisuke SHIMA [Nacása & Partners]
- Chief designer: Tetsutaro NISHIDA
- Senior designer: Koichi TANIGAKI
- Designer: Mao NAKANOIN
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Article source: Nico Van Der Meulen Architects
The double volume entrance hall completely surrounded by glass, draws you in as it’s bordered by two double garages on either side. The symmetry of the timber wrapped garages highlights the transparency of the house as views of the garden captivate you even before you have entered. Enveloped in natural wood, the garage doors disappear into a timber wall paying tribute to Werner’s ability to transform the everyday ordinary into an extra ordinary design feature.
Image Courtesy © David Ross and Barend Roberts
- Architects: Nico Van Der Meulen Architects
- Project: House in Blair Atholl
- Location: Blair Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Photography: David Ross and Barend Roberts, Jeanne-Claire Bischoff and Nico van der Meulen
- Designed: Werner van der Meulen
- Residence size: 750 m²
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Article source: Matti Schmalohr DI Architekt BDA DWB
Extends the living space, the two-storey in direct juxtaposition cultivation of colored Torfbrandziegeln. Only after his glazed incisions (engl. Notches) choreographed stone cube. Without visible roof without any roof detail and without any scheduled accessories. The basis for this House Extension, forms a hipped roof bungalow 90s. He learns an independent, timely and extremely reduced, developed entirely from sustainable materiality sequel. This creates an additional adventure world: the voltage unusual set openings, more vistas, more-floor rooms as opposed to the indecision of the past.
Image Courtesy © Matti Schmalohr DI Architekt BDA DWB
Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Article source: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS
This home is set on a typical building of the Ensanche (19th century expansion) of Valencia. A typology of square urban blocks with chamfered vertices, that generates long and narrow housing units which are lit by inner patios.
Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo
- Architects: FRAN SILVESTRE ARQUITECTOS
- Project: ANTIGUO REINO HOUSE
- Location: Valencia, Spain
- Photography: Diego Opazo
- Interior Design: ALFARO HOFMANN
- Project Team: Jordi Martinez | Collaborator architect, Adrián Mora | Collaborator architect, Maria Masià | Collaborator architect, Ángel Fito | Collaborator architect, Fran Ayala | Collaborator architect
- Art Direction: Adrián Mora Maroto
- Collaborators: Sandra Insa | Arquitectura
- Project Management: Studio2
- Built Area: 290,50 m2
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Article source: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect
The clients, a retired couple well into their “golden years,” wanted a modest, private, and very modern house that would embrace their deep commitment to environmental stewardship and personal health. The solution is a Net Zero Passive courtyard house that was the star of a recent Green Homes Tour throughout the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel “Triangle” region in central North Carolina.
Image Courtesy © Allen Weiss
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Article source: Giuseppe Vultaggio architecture
A. A House for Sol LeWitt.
The client chosen for the competition is Sol LeWitt, American artist, prominent fellow of the Conceptual Art and Minimalism movements.
Image Courtesy © Giuseppe Vultaggio architecture
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Article source: Shigeru Fuse
The house is for a married couple in their forties, located in the city of Narashino. It is situated on the edge of a residential neighborhood and a commercial district that stretches form the station, with large-scale stores nearby. The house faces an eight meter wide street classified as an urban roadway, with busy traffic due to its proximity to the train station. The client wished for a concrete house, where all spaces are stringed together in sequence, while also maintaining the privacy and freedom of a spacious living space.
Image Courtesy © Shigeru Fuse
- Architects: Shigeru Fuse
- Project: House in Tsudanuma
- Location: Narashino, JAPAN
- Structural Engineers: YsutakaKonishi
- Design Team: fuse-atelier + Musashino Art University (fuse-studio)
- Site area: 133.27m2
- Building area: 63.83 m2
- Gross internal floor area: 153.41 m2
- Floor: 3-Storey
- Completion of work: 2014
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Article source: Estúdio AMATAM
Design a family house without knowing to whom it´s meant to be, it’s like drawing a portrait without having a model… in the end we might design for ourselves. Having in mind the portuguese real estate market current situation, aiming for the design of signature houses is unrealistic for most offices, so we are left to intervene in the neo-liberal real estate market in the best way we can, according with the game rules.
Image Courtesy © Estúdio AMATAM
- Architects: Estúdio AMATAM
- Project: House L911
- Location: Famões, Lisbon, Portugal
- Client: Private
- Total area in square meters: 517m2
- Completion date: 2014
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Article source: Dirk Mayer Architects
A Family house with two studios. Our aim was to break up the relatively large volume as far as possible within the limitations and to create different rooms, terraces, covered outdoor spaces and courtyards. The two units are separate and yet a whole. The fantastic views along the North coast of Madeira are enjoyed fully. A large glass area in the South allows to take advantage of the winter sun in the otherwise north oriented house.
Image Courtesy © Dirk Mayer Architects