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Rural TourismPé no Monte in Odemira, Portugal by [i]da arquitectos

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: [i]da arquitectos

Located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property with about 10 ha strongly characterized by a gently undulating landwith slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high trees along the south-eastern perimeter of the site and a dense vegetation near a south-western streamstand out in the landscape.

mage Courtesy © [i]da arquitectos

mage Courtesy © [i]da arquitectos

  • Architects: [i]da arquitectos
  • Project: Rural TourismPé no Monte
  • Location: Odemira, Portugal

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Re-Use in Netherlands by Global Architects

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: Global Architects

The renovation of the top floor of this Dutch mansion was a challenging one since the goal was to restore the traditional function of the rooms in an efficient and contemporary way without compromising the overall spatial experience. The main section of the apartment consists of a large space that contains the living room and the dining room. Two minimalist style built-in closets are centrally positioned alongside both walls and provide the total amount of requested storage space, including a hidden fridge, storage for the laundry machine and a bookcase. A clear division in functionality and the recovery of the proportions of the rooms have been accomplished without diminishing the sensation of the abundant presence of space. Daylight penetrates from both sides the complete depth of the interior and the ceiling hovers unhindered over the entire space.

Image Courtesy © Global Architects

Image Courtesy © Global Architects

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MAO’er HUTONG in Beijing, China by odd (okamoto deguchi design)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Article source: odd (okamoto deguchi design)

After years of city development, the construction of Beijing Hutong became even more rational. By the time, people are looking for new lifestyle, and ignored the other lives that are living together. They also play an important role in forming the Hutong living culture.

Image Courtesy © jin boan

Image Courtesy © jin boan

  • Architects: odd (okamoto deguchi design)
  • Project: MAO’er HUTONG
  • Location: cha’er 23#, beijing
  • Photography: jin boan
  • Designers: odd ( keizo okamoto, tsutomu deguchi, li hongzhen, luo shuanghua, daisuke matsumoto, zhang yunfei)
  • Dates: september 26th – october 3rd, 2014
  • Special thanks: zhang xiao, ou yang  yan quan, liang ting
  • Manufacture: Shangdong Weifang huisen  Furniture

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Paradox House in Paiania, Athens by Klab Architecture – Konstantinos Labrinopoulos

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Architecture – Klab Architecture – Konstantinos Labrinopoulos

A house of 250m2 for a young family in an almost rural area part of Athens Paiania, was designed in a plot of 500m2. As the first house that was going to be built in this new suburb, but not the last we had to consider future developments but start from an almost white paper. Nevertheless due to crisis new developments are not due to appear any time soon.

Image Courtesy © Panos Kokkinias

Image Courtesy © Panos Kokkinias

  • Architects: Klab Architecture – Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Project: Paradox House
  • Location: Paiania, Athens
  • Photography: Panos Kokkinias
  • Design team: Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Nikos Venianakis, Mark Chapman, Elena Skorda
  • Design period: 2009-2011
  • Construction period: 2011-2013

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CASA SOL in Loulé, Portugal by Atelier DATA

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Atelier DATA 

The house is located in Vilamoura, municipality of Loulé, one of the most touristic places in Algarve and one of the top vacation destinations of the Portuguese.

Set in a neighbourhood of single-family houses, the project focused on an existing building dating from the 80s and on which it was proposed an intervention aimed at expansion and adaptation to a new program.

Image Courtesy © Mercês Tomaz Gomes

Image Courtesy © Mercês Tomaz Gomes

  • Architects: Atelier DATA
  • Project: CASA SOL
  • Location: Loulé, Portugal
  • Photography: Mercês Tomaz Gomes
  • ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE: Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão,
  • DESIGN TEAM: Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, Emmanuel Novo
  • AREA: 314 sqm
  • YEAR: 2014
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Rui Sequeira
  • STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE: Augusto Candeias – Miraba, Construção Civil e obras públicas, Lda.

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House of Architects in Klecinski Park, Poland by ArC2 Fabryka Projekt

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: ArC2 Fabryka Projekt

A simple own house of the architects on a narrow plot in the park. A cuboid with extended glass drawers allowing a view on the greenery from any location.  The elevation is covered with homogenous material: Tecu Patina copper sheeting. A simple functional division into three zones: the utility, the day and the night ones. The house is cut through with a one-flight staircase whose walls are made of in situ concrete in a formwork with a stencil that filtrates horizontally the sun’s rays. The functional-communications layout enables intuitive moving around and the intimacy of the zones in a totally glazed house in spite of the uncomfortable three-storey structure. A house of hard-working architects. That is why the trees grow even through the terrace; there is no time for the garden and digging around in the ground. The trees, wind, sun and the cries of birds permeate the interior and become its important element. The fully glazed elevations part to let the wind play with white Tyvek curtains. Solar thermal collectors heat the water. Husky watches surroundings from the extended balcony-platform. One Husky, four huskies are reflected in the glass…

Image Courtesy © Jaroslaw Ceborski

Image Courtesy © Jaroslaw Ceborski

  • Architects: ArC2 Fabryka Projekt
  • Project: House of Architects
  • Location: Poland, Wroclaw, Klecinski Park
  • Photography: Jaroslaw Ceborski
  • ArchitectsDorota SzlachcicMariusz Szlachcic, ArC2 Fabryka Projekt

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Attic Loft Reconstruction in Prague 6, Czech Republic by B² Architecture

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: B² Architecture

This loft apartment located in a late 19th century house presents an interesting challenge: how to recover the graceful proportions of the living room while taking advantage of the possibilities offered by an earlier alteration which had inserted intermediate levels.

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau

  • Architects: B² Architecture
  • Project: Attic Loft Reconstruction
  • Location: Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Alexandra Timpau
  • Architect in charge: Barbara Bencova
  • Year: 2012/2013.
  • Status: Completed
  • Area: 220 sqm

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Two barns house in Tychy, Poland by RS+ Robert Skitek

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Article source: RS+ Robert Skitek

House is located in a quiet northern district of Tychy, near the forest complex. Access is achieved by cul-de-sac from the main road connecting the plot in its north-west corner. Zoning plans based on the analysis of the urban area imposed roof geometry and the maximum height of the building. The rectangular shape of the plot and its orientation towards the south-west suggested preferred location of the building.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

  • Architects: RS+ Robert Skitek
  • Project: Two barns house
  • Location: Tychy, Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski
  • Area: 251 sqm
  • Year: 2014
  • Architect In Charge: Robert Skitek, Szymon Borczyk
  • Structure: Jan Kostorz

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Ebisu Town House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Article source: Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

This site appears when walking while gentle slope the alley of the width of about 2.5m by about 30m. Surroundings are built of the house, and see Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway in front of the east side. The connected alley is drawn in to the site as it is in the townhouse in 12 households in all, and the building is arranged on the both sides dividing the volume into two. This building slightly extends the end of a past alley, and makes the depths that comes off to the sky. As for the wall that places the alley and is opposite, a slit window is set up along the ceiling side. It becomes the interface of each unit and the outside, and controls the relation of the room mutually opposite. Implications of the town and the unit of house become shape in a secluded most place in the town district, and it appears.

Image Courtesy © Ken'ichi Suzuki

Image Courtesy © Ken’ichi Suzuki

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Time Stacking House in Seoul, Korea by JOHO Architecture

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Article source: JOHO Architecture

The Spatial Reproduction of Time

Space is projected by time, and time presents itself by constructing. Time leaves a trace with space, but the real space changes by the flow of time. If time is what really exists inside our consciousness, it is certain that we can reproduce it as a substantial figure. Architecture is the work of imagery of time we sense as an uncertain being. Therefore, architecture is historical as a meaningful process to present the diachronic and synchronic value of the being.

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

  • Architects: JOHO Architecture
  • Project: Time Stacking House
  • Location: 78-3, Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Sun Namgoong
  • Design Team : Jeonghoon LEE, (Il-Sang Yoon, Gae-hee Cho)
  • Completion : 2014.03
  • Construction: Dong-jin Chea(JIUMconstruction)
  • Material : Red Brick + Deformed Red Brick (SAMHAN Ceramics One)
  • Site area : 327.22 sqm
  • Building area : 98.15 sqm
  • Building to land ratio : 29.99%
  • Floor area ratio : 51.3%
  • Building scope : B1/2F

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