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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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Modern house in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain by Nan arquitectos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Nan arquitectos 

“I would like a modern and cheap house for lease”

During the first meeting with the sponsor, the requirements for the house were clear, but a “modern house” is not the best way to start with the project definition. We were looking for a low- cost house that could satisfy the requirements from an ephemeral user. For that, we’ve chosen the simplicity of the design, distribution and construction.

Image Courtesy ©  Santos-Diez I BISimages

Image Courtesy © Santos-Diez I BISimages

  • Architects: Nan arquitectos  (Alberto F. Reiriz, Vicente Pillado, Wenceslao Lopez)
  • Project: Modern house
  • Location: Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain
  • Photography: Santos-Diez I BISimages
  • Contributors: Eleazar Álvarez (arquitecto técnico)
  • Date: March de 2013
  • Area: 49m2

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Casa de Invierno in Jilotepec, Mexico by Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

A conservatory for plants and people; a lookout onto the garden and the night sky, sheltered from the elements. This extension to a rural retreat offers space for a growing family with a living room and special space for growing and enjoying plants from other climates. The light and transparent building is organized into five glass-panelled rooms, finish off with utility areas in two Stone volumes.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa de Invierno
  • Location: Jilotepec, Estado de Mexico
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp

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Pearl Bay Residence in Yzerfontein, South Africa by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Gavin Maddock Design Studio

This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms north of Cape Town – bordered by a nature reserve and adjoining the ocean, Gavin Maddock describes it as ‘a glorious site’.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
  • Project: Pearl Bay Residence
  • Location: Yzerfontein, West Coast, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Interior design: Gavin Maddock Design Studio
  • CONTRACTOR: McNeil Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Hulme & Associates
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Kantey & Templer
  • Land Surveyor: Neil Spencer & Associates

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Concrete House in London, United Kingdom by Studio Gil

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: Studio Gil

Situated in Mile End, East London, Studio Gil were commissioned by the owner of a Victorian terraced house within a conservation area to look at options for creating an extension towards the rear of the property and improved remodelling of the existing interior spaces. The proposed solution consisted of creating an ‘infill’ rear extension with connecting views right throughout the house, whilst also creating a physical connection with the existing rear garden.

Image Courtesy © Simon Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Simon Kennedy

  • Architects: Studio Gil
  • Project: Concrete House
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Simon Kennedy
  • Year:  2014
  • Project Team:  Pedro Gil, Kevin Widger, Christo Meyer, Tom Melson

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FRAME in Nakano, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates

For FRAME, a low cost and short construction period were realized by substituting regular wooden frameworks for exposed concrete with FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) that can be converted.

This house, with a studio for a husband who is a fashion photographer, is located in an area with flooding risks from torrential rains. Therefore, the entrance level is raised by 800 mm. The studio level on the first floor is lowered to maintain the ceiling height.

Image Courtesy ©   Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: FRAME
  • Location: Nakano, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: June 2014
  • Principal Use: Private housing
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 72.91m2
  • Total Floor Area: 142.17m2 (55.56m2/1F, 57.74m2/2F, 28.87m2/3F)
  • Design Period: June 2012 – September 2013
  • Construction Period: October 2013 – June 2014
  • Structural Engineer: Design Center
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE

Material Information

  • Exterior Finish: Exposed concrete
  • Floor : Teak Flooring, Tile,concrete
  • Wall: cloth, Exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: Teak Flooring, cloth
  • Lighting: LED
  • Exterior Finish: Exposed concrete
  • Floor: Teak Flooring, Tile,concrete
  • Wall: cloth, Exposed concrete
  • Ceiling: Teak Flooring, cloth

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Casa Gallardo in Mexico DF, Mexico by AT103

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: AT103 

Located in one of the most important historical areas in Mexico City, on a narrow site (7.00 x 25.00 meters) that has an entrance to another site at the end, this house responds to the specific characteristics and legal constrains of its milieu.

After different volumetric studies, one on solar impact determined that the house be transformed from one with a single-line body into an S-shaped one. The S shape allowed for the permeable area of the house to be distributed between two patios; it also generated, at the same time, an open area and light and ventilation inlets.

Image Courtesy ©   FitoPardo

Image Courtesy © FitoPardo

  • Architects: AT103
  • Project: Casa Gallardo
  • Location: Mexico DF, Mexico
  • Photography: FitoPardo
  • Project Architects: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo
  • Team: Tiberio Wallentin, NicolasTetu, Hanni Paz, Aida Hurtado
  • Project: 2008
  • M2300 

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A2-house in Fukuoka city, Japan by Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: Architect Show Co.,Ltd

The house with the name of “shell” is located a short distance away from the Fukuoka city.

Traffic volume of the road on the north side a lot, surrounding areas, Store and housing disarray, site is surrounded by other houses.

Image Courtesy ©  Toshihisa Ishii

Image Courtesy © Toshihisa Ishii

  • Architects: Architect Show Co.,Ltd
  • Project: A2-house
  • Location: Fukuoka city, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihisa Ishii
  • District: Kyushu
  • Use: Residence
  • Site Area: 504.46 ㎡
  • Bldg.Area: 195.85 ㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 254.03 ㎡
  • Bldg.Coverage Ratio: 38.82 %
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 40.28 %
  • Bldg.scale: 2 stories above ground
  • Structure: Wooden
  • Max.Height: 7.526 m
  • Parking Lot: Two cars
  • Exterior Finish: Siding /Wood panel/ Wall painting
  • Room: 5Bedroom
  • Architecture: Masahiko Sato
  • Complete year: 10,2013
  • Client: Mr.Aiba
  • Builder: Murozono Construction Co.,Ltd

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Casa P in Forlì, Italy by AUS Pasini Ranieri

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Article source: AUS Pasini Ranieri

The quiet Matteotti Village, a suburban residential neighborhood of little one-story houses with a small yard and a kitchen-garden, was planned and implemented in the 1930s with the ominous name of Mussolini Village adopting pseudo-rural typologies and using autarchic materials. Few steps away from House D, implemented by Pasini and Ranieri five years before, House P is extended starting from an identical existing building and in accordance with prescriptive ground figures in the planning codes.

Image Courtesy © AUS Pasini Ranieri

Image Courtesy © AUS Pasini Ranieri

  • Architects: AUS Pasini Ranieri
  • Project: Casa P
  • Location: Forlì, Italy
  • Client: private
  • Implementation: 2008-10
  • Land area:432 sqm
  • Floor area:295 sqm

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