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Edge House in Krakow, Poland by Gira

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: Gira

Krakow is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Today, the second largest city in Poland is still referred to as the country’s unofficial capital. Just four kilometres from the centre as the crow flies, a former quarry has become home to a residence with a striking slate roof: the Edge House.

Image Courtesy © Mobius Architects

Image Courtesy © Mobius Architects

  • Architects: Gira
  • Project: Edge House
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: Mobius Architects

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Kuressaare College Towing Tank in Kuressaare, Estonia by b210 architects

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Article source: b210 architects

A vanishing act: b210 architects fit a naval engineering building including a 60-meter research pool amongst the tiny romantic one-family houses of the historical old town of Kuressaare in Estonia.

Image Courtesy © TõnuTunnel

Image Courtesy © TõnuTunnel

  • Architects: b210 architects
  • Project: Kuressaare College Towing Tank
  • Location: Kuressaare, Estonia
  • Photography: TõnuTunnel, Mari Hunt
  • Design Team: AetAder, Mari Hunt, KadriKlementi, KalleKomissarov, Lembit-KaurStöör
  • Area: 1460 m2
  • Year: 2014

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House Husarö in Stockholm archipelago, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The location is the outer Stockholm archipelago. Tall pines give the forested site an untouched character. The house is placed in a clearing with a high position in the landscape, on a plateau facing the sea in the north. The property has been in the family for a long time with a couple of small complementary buildings, a boathouse and a guesthouse, that has been used for vacation stays. As the family grew with a new generation, the need for a larger house with more space followed.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: House Husarö
  • Location: Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Team: Martin Videgård (responsible architect), Bolle Tham, Maria Videgård.
  • Year: 2008‐2012
  • Living area: 180 sqm
  • Footprint: 121 sqm
  • Building cost: 265,000 Euro
  • Structural Engineer: Christian Hoffman, Konkret Rådgivande Ingenjörer
  • Building construction: Bosse and Emil Stjernberg
  • Metal work: Lasse Fors
  • Electrician: Håkan Österman
  • Plumber: Lennart Källström
  • Ground work: Nilas Österman and Sven Ivar Öman

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V HOUSE in Puerta Plata Zapopan, Jalisco, México by Agraz Arquitectos

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

The first child of this young family was born while this house was under construction making it the place where all the strategies the firm has come up to, took place. The project is developed in three levels, using the basement as garage, for man must be above automobiles at all times. This cellar is also the place for storerooms, equipment and service rooms, allowing the existence of these two alternate worlds for the dwellers.

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos/ Ricardo Agraz
  • Project: V HOUSE
  • Location: Puerta Plata Zapopan, Jalisco, México
  • Photography: Mito Covarrubias
  • Software used: 
    • Autocad – floor plans
    • Skethcup -3d model
    • 3dMax – render
  • Date: Project: 2011
  • Construction: 2013
  • Manager project: Brenda Barron
  • Collaborators: Juan Antonio Jaime, Humberto Dueñas, Blanca Moreno, Miguel Sánchez, Marc Steven Fernández, Javier H. Aguirre, Gabriela Villarreal, Javier Gutiérrez, Erick Martínez, Jessica Magaña, Gabriel Gómez, Fernanda Palma,
  • Construction: Arq. Rubén Álvarez Alfaro
  • Renders: RM3 Studio
  • Site area: 416.24 m2
  • Construction area: 354.21 m2

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Sorte Hus in Copenhagen, Denmark by Sigurd Larsen

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Sigurd Larsen

Sorte Hus is an innovative and affordable single-family residence in Copenhagen; it combines intelligent use of prefabricated materials to minimize costs, while utilizing a simple spatial composition to maximize room. The result, a saddle-roofed house, provides an answer to the growing demand of small family dwellings in the dense urban landscape of the Danish capital.

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

  • Architects: Sigurd Larsen
  • Project: Sorte Hus
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Year: 2014
  • Client: Family of 3 people
  • Size: 80 sqm
  • Cost: <1.500€/sqm

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Weekend house in Merchtem, Belgium by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

This weekend house occupies the complete surface of a deep lot in small town in Flanders. The long backyard of an existing row house is transformed into the weekend house proper; the whole length becomes the house, turning the existing building into a guest house. The new house is organized as a perspective sequence of four equal rooms, thus providing a sequence of similar spaces whose infill is always different. The sequence of spaces organizes a variety of distinct characteristics—a garden, a pool house, a courtyard, a living room. Central wall openings create an enfilade throughout the different spaces and a sliding glass roof enhances the flexibility of their usage. Each of the rooms gets its specificity through its particular furniture. Together they form a set of interlocking mini-universes.

Image Courtesy © Bas Princen

Image Courtesy © Bas Princen

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House in the Mountains in Cederberg , South Africa by Wolff Architects

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Article source: Wolff Architects

The site

The site for this house is on a farm deep in the Cederberg mountains in South Africa, a landscape dense with biodiversity of the Cape Floristic Region.

The setting for the house was determined by three factors, firstly a ‘bald’spot in the vegetation was selected (in consultation with botanists) to minimise the impact of the house on the flora.

Secondly, since the clients prefer to live outdoors as far as possible, “rooms”were found in the natural landscape which could accommodate outdoor cooking and eating, living and sleeping. The built part of the house facilitates living in the unbuilt part of the house.

Image Courtesy © Wolff Architects

Image Courtesy © Wolff Architects

  • Architects: Wolff Architects
  • Project: House in the Mountains
  • Location: Cederberg , South Africa

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Home 11 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by i29 interior architects

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: i29 interior architects

A formerly garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp, turned into a spacious house naturally lit by large roof lights. The interior with a generous 230m2 on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden surfaces is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: i29 interior architects
  • Project: Home 11
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: Private
  • Floor area: 230 m²
  • Cabinet maker: Arend Kooijmans
  • Contractor: KJ Aannemers

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Villas Finestre in Ixtapa, México by CC ARQUITECTOS / MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Article source: CC ARQUITECTOS / MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES

The villas were planned as a delicate project insertion on the site and its environment. Based on this, the main guidelines for their design were: topography, natural environment and the solar orientation. After highly considering these factors, a series of spaces where placed in direct unification of the exterior with the interior, making sure the privacy of different owners and their views were respected.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo & Yoshihiro Koitani

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo & Yoshihiro Koitani

  • Architects: CC ARQUITECTOS / MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES
  • Project: Villas Finestre
  • Location: Ixtapa, México
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo & Yoshihiro Koitani
  • Collaborators: Omar Rojas, Edson Castillo, Héctor Barroso
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 104,409 sq ft
  • Landscape: Entorno, Taller de Paisaje
  • Client: Private

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HOME CAPITAL in Brasília – DF, Brazil by Ney Lima

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Article source: Ney Lima

The house of architecture influenced by movements that emerged in the 60s – the same as the construction of Brasilia – has no such historical recovery by mere coincidence. The result was a request of residents who love the modernist style and one of the Brazil Capital and from the decision of the architect who chose to create a coherent work with the city, which today is the greatest living example of that school, that clashes with the local context.

Image Courtesy © ClausemBoniface

Image Courtesy © ClausemBoniface

  • Architects: Ney Lima
  • Project: HOME CAPITAL
  • Location: Brasília – DF, Brazil
  • Photography: ClausemBoniface
  • Area: 570.0 m²
  • From Project Year: 2008

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