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Casa Hamar in Hedmark county, Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The building is a 3-story house containing the basement as a two studio-apartments for hire. There is an excellent view towards south, a situation that has formed the two glazed volumes that are cantilevered and stretching towards the view. The top-floor is retracted a bit in order to give the overall impression of a lower building in the landscape and as well acting as an important creator of the composition. The longitudinal 2-storey-woid in the center of the house is emphasizing the connection between the two main spaces an simultaneously creating a spacious flow between stories.

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Casa Hamar
  • Location: Hamar, Norway
  • Stories: 3 stories
  • Consultants: Not decided yet
  • Structural system: Not decided yet
  • Major materials: Concrete
  • Site area: approx. 6000 m2 (An Agricultural site)
  • Footprint area: 348,0 m2
  • Total floor area: 464,0 m2
  • Design: 2014-2015
  • Construction: 2015-2016

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The hut for life quietly with parakeet+dog+cat+fish in Chiba, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

Demand of the client
He want to live quietly with dog + cat + parakeet+ goldfish.
He wants to get enough area to make a garden.

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

Image Courtesy © AKH+AKI

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO / Hidekazu Wakabayashi & Akiko Wakabayashi
  • Project: The hut for life quietly with parakeet+dog+cat+fish
  • Location: Ooami-Shirasato city,Chiba,Japan
  • Photography: AKH+AKI
  • Function: house
  • Site area: 276.68㎡
  • Architectural area: 81.57㎡
  • 
Total floor area: 81.57㎡
  • Structure: wood
  • Year: 2013

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H House in Limassol, Cyprus by Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Article source: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

The proposal is situated in the rocky, hillside in the outer suburbs of Limassol, surrounded by the endless tranquility of the majestic area, with uninterrupted views towards the seaside.

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas

  • Architects: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio
  • Project: H House
  • Location: Agia Paraskevi, Germasogeia, Limassol, Cyprus
  • Design Team: Constantinos KalisperasCostas Loucaides
  • Visualisation: Constantinos Kalisperas, Costas Loucaides

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DCS House in Ragusa, Italy by Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Article source: Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo

The closely-knit urban fabric of the upper section of the oldest part of Ragusa has a clear 19th-century feel, with longitudinal streets running parallel at different levels, following the natural slope of the land and tied together by a criss-cross of steps.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: Giuseppe Gurrieri & Valentina Giampiccolo
  • Project: DCS House
  • Location: Ragusa, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Valentina Giampiccolo
  • Design Team: Valentina Occhipinti, Dario Gulino, Giulia Filetti
  • Contractor: Angelo Ferraro  (more…)

The house for astronomical observation in Chiba, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

This is a house for astronomical observation.
A client family wanted the \” activity base\”. This space is for to gather their friends who is observed in astronomy, and who enjoy wine.

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
  • Project: The house for astronomical observation
  • Location: Mobara city,Chiba,Japan
  • Architect Team: Hidekazu Wakabayashi, Akiko Wakabayashi
  • Site area: 490.5㎡
  • Architectural area: 135.35㎡
  • 
Total floor area: 171.㎡
  • Structure: reinforced concrete + wood
  • Year: 2010

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Liberberg House Addition by dat architecture

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: dat architecture

This project is an addition to a typical suburban ranch house in an established wooded area.

The client requested to add a master suite to the house and provide more light and a better connection with the outside.

Image Courtesy © dat architecture

Image Courtesy © dat architecture

  • Architects: dat architecture
  • Project: Liberberg House Addition
  • Software used: Archicad

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Tomar Hill House in Portugal by Contaminar Arquitectos

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Contaminar Arquitectos

In-between the mountain landscape, we can discover the Tomar Hill House, designed by Contaminar Arquitectos. From the slope it is possible to contemplate the Castelo de Bode dam and all the magnificent surrounding landscape. A vast landscape marked by the tones of earth and pinewood.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

  • Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos
  • Project: Tomar Hill House
  • Location: Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography
  • Contaminar Arquitectos: arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
  • Collaboration: Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, Hugo Rainho
  • Typology: 4 rooms
  • Construction area: 211 m2
  • Dates: 2012 / 2013

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“House in Hanekita” in Okazaki, Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates 

It is the plan for a double family home in a tranquil residential area. My interest is in how the connection between the individual residence and surrounding public area is reflected to the house plan. In this house’s case there was a park adjacent to the north border of the site, so I wanted to put emphasis on the relationship between the house and the park as an everyday playground for children as well as a borrowing landscape for the house. So I put the opening with sliding doors on the north face of the building to secure the continuity of the traffic line and the view, while setting up a wider entrance and level difference so that the residents can enjoy hanami (Cherry blossom viewing) in spring from the interior of the house. In addition, the exterior environment is gradually connected to the interior through buffering spaces of the earthen-floor entrance on the north and the private garden on the south. Two households are separated by the volume housing staircase room and storage between east and west, marked off flexibly by sliding doors set on the south side between two households. These doors are often opened during the daytime, making the entire floor a mobile playground where children can freely run around across the households.

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

  • Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Project: House in Hanekita
  • Location: Okazaki, Aichi Japan
  • Structure company: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Construction company: Maruhei construction Ltd
  • Site Area: 176.47m2
  • Built Area: 92.09m2
  • Total Floor Area: 149.05m2
  • Interior Materials: paint finish, Lauan plywood
  • Design time: November, 2012 – July, 2013

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Red Cross Volunteer House in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: COBE

Today, a new iconic Volunteer House for the Danish Red Cross is being unveiled. The building is designed by Danish architects COBE in collaboration with PK3 landscape architects and Søren Jensen engineers.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Red Cross Volunteer House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Danish Red Cross – donated by the A. P. Møller Foundation
  • Engineers: Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma (Søren Jensen Consulting Engineer)
  • Landscape architects: PK3
  • Program: Volunteer House – exhibition and workshop spaces, incident rooms, conference rooms and café area
  • Size: 750 m2 (8073 ft2)
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in 2013, completed early 2016

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SS House in Mexico by Código Z

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Código Z 

Inside one of the most glamorous areas of Mexico City, Casa SS was developed.

The façade will call your attention with different and contrasting volumes: some made from wood lattices, others in natural stone, and solid colors with playful windows that will invite you to come in and admire the whole project.

Image Courtesy © Marcela de la Fuente Silva

Image Courtesy © Marcela de la Fuente Silva

  • Architects: Código Z Javier Zarazúa Tanaka + Erika Sedeño
  • Project: SS House
  • Location: Mexico
  • Photography: Marcela de la Fuente Silva
  • Design Team: Juan Antonio Flores, José Carlos Montaño
  • Structural Design: Palacios Ingeniería & Concepto, Jaime Palacios
  • Electrical facilities: ICESA, Nicolás Mejía
  • Conditioning air: Segha Instalaciones, Ricardo Vadillo
  • Constructor: David Fernández, Ricardo Cruz
  • Area: 6,781 square feet

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