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Hip & Gable in Australia by Architecture Architecture

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Architecture Architecture 

Once was a time when a roof was a roof. Mostly it just sat up there to keep the rain off, but more importantly, it looked like a roof. A roof would hold itself in such a way, with its jaunty gables, casual hips and firm ridges, to let the world know that this house is a house. A noble task indeed. Yet, for the most part, a roof would do precious little to enliven the warren of rooms below.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Architecture Architecture
  • Project: Hip & Gable
  • Location: Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project team: Nick James, Michael Roper, Chloe Piper, Anna Nguyen
  • Builder: Grenville Architectural Construction
  • Engineer: Meyer Consulting
  • Area Site: 696 m2
  • Area Floor: 237 m2
  • Design, documentation: 16 months
  • Construction: 10 months

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CONCORD HOUSE_I in Sydney, Australia by Studio Benicio

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Studio Benicio

This low maintenance, contemporary four bedroom house located in Concord, Sydney, completed in May 2016, has been designed to showcase the owners’ love for concrete and to provide more space and greater amenity for their family of four.

The clients were after a new contemporary house that would make better use of their existing site than their tired, red brick cottage. The clients own and operate a formwork business, which in turn has garnered them a great love and appreciation for concrete and wanted their new house to feature this throughout.

Image Courtesy © Studio Benicio

Image Courtesy © Studio Benicio

  • Architects: Studio Benicio (Ian Bennett)
  • Project: CONCORD HOUSE_I
  • Location: Concord, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Katherine Lu
  • Project Team: Ian Bennett
  • Builder: House Trends
  • Structural Engineer: NB Consulting
  • Joiner: Homestyle Kitchens
  • Site Area: 460.4m2
  • Floor Area: 230.0m2
  • Design + Documentation: 9 months
  • Construction: 16 months

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Pooh to house in Sasebo, Japan by TETO Architects

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: TETO Architects

This is a compact two-story house for a couple family and their dog: “Pooh”. The name of this project means ” the house for living with Pooh”.

In the house, there are some ingenuities like furnitures for a small dog.

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

  • Architects: TETO Architects
  • Project: Pooh to house
  • Location: Sasebo, Japan
  • Built: 2013

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Levitt Goodman Residence in Toronto, Ontario by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

328 Euclid Avenue is an urban infill site in downtown Toronto. Dean Goodman and Janna Levitt designed the house for their own use on a standard 20 foot wide downtown lot. Their intention was to build a small house of approximately 1,550 sq. ft., which would use a pragmatic approach to green building practices. It is two storeys high plus a basement, and utilizes all of this space to maintain a small footprint on the lot. The layout anticipates the changing needs of a family with teenagers and how the house may evolve over time as the children grow up and leave home. Modest in size, the main floor has an open floor plan of approximately 16’ x 55’ with large sliding doors at the front and back. This, coupled with a 12 foot ceiling height, contributes to the feeling of a generous interior larger than its actual size. Large windows allow for excellent natural light throughout the entire house and provide a sense of space, helping to moderate the long dark Toronto winter.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Levitt Goodman Residence (Euclid Avenue House)
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Client: Janna Levitt and Dean Goodman
  • Project Size: 1,550 square feet
  • Project Completed: September 2006

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Brew Box Pad in Berlin, Germany by Itay Friedman Architects

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Itay Friedman Architects 

Reinventing a space, demolishing the old and to approach the clients needs and wishes nowadays always requires a innovative idea.

A box can contain what you place in it, but most importantly can become what you brew of it. From this basic rethinking of the interior shell the Brew Box pad design scheme emerged.

Image Courtesy © Boaz Arad

Image Courtesy © Boaz Arad

  • Architects: Itay Friedman Architects
  • Project: Brew Box Pad
  • Location: Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Boaz Arad
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 85 m2
  • Completion year: July 2016

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Mowbray Road in North London, England by Walker Bushe Architects

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Walker Bushe Architects 

Acquisition of an adjoining site made possible a new extension to an existing Victorian period house in Brondesbury, North London, which had stabling at ground floor level originally. This enabled a doubling of the original volume and transformation into a stunning contemporary home for the two occupants.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Visceglia

Image Courtesy © Antonio Visceglia

  • Architects: Walker Bushe Architects
  • Project: Mowbray Road
  • Location: North London, England
  • Photography: Antonio Visceglia
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Main Contractor: Apace Construction

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Guazuma House in Villahermosa, México by Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Weather conditions in the area, the topography and the existing vegetation, all acted as key elements in the creation of this eco-friendly project.

The land is located in a tropical area of lush vegetation on the outskirts of the city forming a descending grade from the upper street level to the rear garden which is adjacent to a golf course.

On the plot, there is a single tree (Guazuma ulmifolia, or more commonly known as West Indian elm or bay cedar) native to tropical America with highly visible dimensions and characteristics.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos (Alberto Zavala Aguirre)
  • Project: Guazuma House
  • Location: Altozano, Villahermosa, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Team members: Lenin Molina, Karla Ramírez, Vidaura Cardos, Georgina Doria, Jimena Castillo, Edair Puerto, Iván Uribe
  • Area: 575 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Haus Bavaria in Regensburg, Germany by Carlo Berarducci Architecture

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Carlo Berarducci Architecture

The project for a private urban residence is part of a continuous urban front in the heart of the medieval city of Regensburg in Bavaria.

In the historic medieval city center of Regensburg in Bavaria, the project foresees the reconstruction of a building, part of a traditional continuous urban “quint”.

Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz

Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz

  • Architects: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
  • Project: Haus Bavaria
  • Location: Regensburg, Germany
  • Photography: Herbert Stolz
  • Civil Engineer: Carlo Zimatore Engineer
  • Structural Engineer: Ingenieurburo Dr Lammel
  • Environmental Engineer: Elektroplannung Gmbh
  • Project Management: Carlo Berarducci, Carlo Zimatore
  • Design Team: Marco Folchi, Rossella Lanari, Davide Marchetti, Daniela Pastore
  • Main Contractor: Eukia Wohn Und Industriebau Baubetreuungs Gmbh Regensburg
  • Building Area: Mq 900
  • Project Date: 2006
  • Completion Date: December 2011

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Don River House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

The parents of a close-knit, multi-generational family wanted a quiet and easily maintained urban retreat as a comfortable place for their family to enjoy a variety of experiences, alone or together, particularly outdoors. They were also extremely interested in land stewardship. In response, LGA Architectural Partners master planned the family’s existing home into an unusual and holistic environment that exemplifies a new form of luxury: a non-material and restorative environment that is designed to foster connections with both family and nature. In an affluent area of Toronto and on the bank of a tributary of the Don River, the property is unique, a blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces that engage the family with their setting while also fostering biodiversity and wellness.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Don River House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Erik Cunnington, Project Architect, Allison Janes
  • Consultant Team: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Boszko & Verity Inc.
  • Size:
    • House Addition: 800 square feet
    • Pool House: 475 square feet
    • Garage:  1,000 square feet
    • Site: 0.7 acres
  • Completion: June 2012

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Bojanic House in Sherman Oaks, California by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Martin Fenlon Architecture 

What started out as a relatively minor remodel of a modest bungalow evolved over the course of construction into a new 2,500 s.f. house, with the existing foundation and footprint as the only original elements.  The Bojanics acted as owner-builders, keeping construction costs to a bare minimum.  The end result was a uniquely collaborative effort; one where the design was worked out on a day-to-day basis during construction in a manner that bordered on improvisation.

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

  • Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
  • Project: Bojanic House
  • Location: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
  • Client: Val & Dee Bojanic
  • Structural Engineer: Hongkook Kim
  • Constructed Area: 762 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004-2006

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