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House in Yakumo in Meguro city, Tokyo by Yaita and Associates

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Article source: Yaita and Associates

This is the house for a couple with two small children located in a suburb of Tokyo. A form like a vase is characteristic. Large bay windows and entrance which were built with galvanization jump out of an outer wall, on the contrary, the longitudinal side wall has been drilled for the balconies.

Image Courtesy © Yaita and Associates

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Yaita and Associates
  • Project: House in Yakumo
  • Location: Meguro city, Tokyo
  • Photography:  Shigeo Ogawa, Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Architect in Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita
  • Structural Engineer: Katsuharu Sugiura
  • Mechanical Engineer: Shimazu Design Office Ltd.
  • General Constractor: Nissyo Constraction
  • Year: July 2011
  • Site area: 106.32m2
  • Footprint area: 63.61 m2
  • Total floor area: 164.55 m2

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House for green, breeze and light in Ota city, Tokyo by Yaita and Associates

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Article source: Yaita and Associates

This residence is in the residential area called Denenchofu which is located about 20 km to the west of the center of Tokyo. This area was developed about 90 years ago, based on the ideas of Eiichi Shibuzawa–to build a garden city on the hill ever blessed with gentle breezes and abundant vegetation.  To maintain the philosophy of this environmental formation, rules for the conservation of green, stricter than those of the other residential areas of Tokyo, were stipulated, such as requiring houses to be set back 2m from the roads. These rules have continued to be observed to this day.

Image Courtesy © Yaita and Associates

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Yaita and Associates
  • Project: House for green, breeze and light
  • Location: Ota city, Tokyo
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Architect in Charge: Hisaaki Yaita , Naoko Yaita
  • Structural Engineer: Office PLUS ONE Co.,Ltd.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Shimazu Design Office Ltd.
  • General Constractor: Daido Kogyo Co.
  • Year: April 2014
  • Site area: 179.43 m2
  • Footprint area: 68.86 m2
  • Total floor area: 145.31 m2

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BRICKS, BLOCKS & OTHER ABANDONED ELEMENTS & PATCHES in Mocha, Ecuador by Al bordE architects

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Article source: Al bordE architects

To come back. Inhabiting the farm where he grew up. This action determines the intervention. The client inherited a stable and chose this spot to be his last home.

There is no decoration when we talk about designing for animals. Cows do not have aesthetic whims.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Suarez, Karina Barragán

Image Courtesy © Francisco Suarez, Karina Barragán

  • Architects: Al bordE architects
  • Project: BRICKS, BLOCKS & OTHER ABANDONED ELEMENTS & PATCHES
  • Location: Mocha, Ecuador
  • Photography: Francisco Suarez, Karina Barragán and  Al bordE architects
  • Project Manager: Mateo Naranjo
  • Construction: Miguel Ramos
  • Structural Engineering: Patricio Cevallos, Ing
  • Design: 2012
  • Construction: 2012
  • Area: 113 m2

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Courtyard House in Aurora, U.S.A by NO ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: NO ARCHITECTURE

NOA completes The Courtyard House in Aurora, OR. This 2,489 ft² (231 m²) structure is located on a hill overlooking protected wet­lands, cantilevering towards views of the Pudding River on one side, while carving into the ground on the other. Entered through a sunken entrance court, the living spaces unfold in a continuous loop around a faceted glass courtyard.

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: NO ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Aurora, U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Weber.
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe CS, Ecotect.
  • PROJECT: Private residence
  • TYPE: Commission
  • SIZE: 2,981 ft² (277 m²) with garage
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • COLLABORATORS: WBS Construction Inc., Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc.,
  • STATUS: Completed 2013
  • VALUE: $585,000;
  • KEY PERSON: Andrew Heid;
  • TEAM: Jack Hogan, Noa Peer, Christopher Purpura.

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View of Veere – House Kamperland in Netherlands by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

The view from the location, over the water, to the historic silhouette of the town Veere (The Netherlands) is breathtaking. The living floor has been moved up, above the garden, pier and moored sailboats to be able to freely enjoy this magnificent view.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten
  • Project: View of Veere – House Kamperland
  • Location: Veere, The Netherlands
  • Photographer: Luuk Kramer
  • Project Architect: Jacq. de Brouwer
  • Team members: Cees de Rooij, Kees Paulussen
Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Interior: Liesbeth Annega
  • Relevant advisors: Laride Veldhoven, Goudstikker De Vries BV
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf van de Linde, Goes
  • Building period: april 2008 – july 2009
  • Gross floor area: 360m2
  • main Manufacturers/Suppliers: Floor: Seamless floor (DRT Floor); Sanitary: Van Boven, Den Dungen; Bricks: Röben Black; Window Frame: Reynaers Aluminum

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ENTRE MUROS HOUSE in Tumbaco, Ecuador by Al bordE architects

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: Al bordE architects

The wish to set up, the search for living in harmony with nature, the need of autonomy for each one of the three members of the family, the low budget (understood as the optimization of resources and spaces) and the phrase: “There is always another way of doing things and another way for living”, settled by her, were the starting point for the design.

Image Courtesy © AL BORDE

Image Courtesy © AL BORDE

  • Architects: Al bordE architects
  • Project: ENTRE MUROS HOUSE
  • Location: Tumbaco, Quito, Ecuador
  • Photography: Raed Gindeya
  • Software used: AutoCad and SketchUp
  • Client: Sra. Carla Flor
  • Site Area: 5000 m2
Image Courtesy © AL BORDE

Image Courtesy © AL BORDE

  • Constructed Area: 180 m2
  • Design Period: 2007
  • Construction Period: 2007 – 2008
  • Technical Advisor: Arq. Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth Specialist
  • Construction: Sr. Miguel Ramos
  • Colaboration: Estefanía Jácome y José Antonio Vivanco

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Atelier-Greenhouse in Machachi, Ecuador by Al bordE architects

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Article source: Al bordE architects

He requires a shelter to express the powerful reflection of nature in his paintings. In the other hand. She needs a greenhouse to summarize the diversity of that nature. He is the foundation of the family. She is tenderness, passion and hope.

Image Courtesy © Pascual Gangotena

Image Courtesy © Pascual Gangotena

  • Architects: Al bordE architects
  • Project: Atelier-Greenhouse
  • Location: Machachi, Ecuador
  • Photography: Pascual Gangotena
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop
  • Altitude: 3550 masl
  • Client: Iñigo Salvador
  • Technical Advisor: Arq. Bolívar Romero, Rammed Earth Specialist
  • Builder: al bordE, Pascual Gangotena & Miguel Ramos
  • Infographics: al bordE, David Barragán & Esteban Benavides
  • Constructed Area: 61.95 m2
  • Design Year: 2006
  • Building Year: 2007
  • Status: Completed

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HOUSE RIIHI in Alajärvi, Finland by OOPEAA

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Article source: OOPEAA

The building is located in Alajärvi, a small village in eastern Ostrobothnia in Finland, in a valley-like area next to a small island of forest on the side of a farm field.

It was commissioned by a family of an entrepreneur father, an artist mother and two sons, who needed a house with spaces to live in accompanied with spaces for their hobbies and a studio to serve as an atelier.

Image Courtesy ©  Jussi Tiainen

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: HOUSE RIIHI
  • Location: Alajärvi, Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Software used: Real models and Hand-sketching
  • Client / user: private
  • Commission:  direct commission
  • Years:  2010- 2014 (completion)
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect: Jussi-PekkaVesala
  • Design team: Iida Hedberg, Hanna-KaarinaHeikkilä, TommiHeinonen, JuhaPakkala
  • Size: 239 m² + 120 m² + 120 m².

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Casa 3 in Acapulco, México by At103

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: At103

The Project consists on the restoration and enlargement of an existing house in the old part of the city of Acapulco, Mexico. In the 50’s and 60’s, Acapulco was a Hollywood Town, full of glamour and money, where all the rich and famous— from John Wayne to John F Kennedy and Maria Felix—would meet, where good taste and modern architecture blended with the beautiful landscape of the bay and the cliffs. This has changed over the last decades: the city grew old, and no new infrastructure emerged, except in the classic area, to preserve its former contemporary city atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Frida Escobedo & Adolfo Pardo

Image Courtesy © Frida Escobedo & Adolfo Pardo

  • Architects: At103, Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua
  • Project: Casa 3
  • Location: Acapulco, México
  • Photography: Frida Escobedo, Adolfo Pardo
  • Design Team: Jorge Vazquez, Aida Hurtado
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Year of Project: 2006
  • Year of Construction: 2007

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Conversion of st.Lukes Chapel in Bern, Switzerland by Morscher ArchItekten

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Morscher ArchItekten

The project involved converting a former chapel built in 1924 in Art Deco style in a Bern neighbourhood and totally defaced in a 1970s renovation into two new apartments. In order to keep the ground floor free of supports and retain the high church windows, the upper apartment was hung as a concrete cube in the former double-storey  nave.

Image Courtesy © Dominique Uldry

Image Courtesy © Dominique Uldry

  • Architects: Morscher ArchItekten
  • Project: Conversion of st.Lukes Chapel in Bern
  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dominique Uldry
  • Construction engineer: WAM Planer & Ingenieure
  • Building physics: Zeugin Bauberatungen
  • HVPAC Planning: Basler & Hofmann West

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