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E House in Miyagi Prefecture, JAPAN by Hannat architects

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: Hannat architects 

This is a single family residenceincountryside of Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan.The site, surrounded by mountains, is situated away from traffic and only south is open, where rice fields spread out. Project site is where Tohoku Earthquake hit in 2011 and recovery of infrastructure took place vastly in local construction business inthe first year of recovery.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Hannat architects
  • Project: E House
  • Location: Miyagi Prefecture, JAPAN
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Project team: Yosuke Hoshina, RisaTsutsumi
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 113 sqmeter
  • Completion: 2013
  • Building type: 2 story-single family residence
  • Structure: Wood

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Fall House in CA by FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE

This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

  • Architects: FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Fall House
  • Location: CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher Photography
  • Structural Engineering: endrestudio
  • Landscape Architects: Blasen Landscape Architects
  • Civil/Geotechnical Engineering: Grice Engineering and Geology
  • Size: 3800 SF

Materials:

  • Standing seam copper façade
  • Poured in place fly ash concrete
  • Steel structure
  • High performance, insulated, low E glazing
  • Living roof
  • French limestone radiant floors
  • Sustainably harvestedinterior wood finishes
  • Copper roof
  • Wood windows
  • High fire hazard materials chosen to reduce risk of fire
  • Reduce window e south elevation to reduce solar heat

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WAIATARUA HOUSE in AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND by Monk Mackenzie

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: Monk Mackenzie

The brief was for a new house on a challenging, steep site in a bush clad creek gully. One of the design challenges was to insert a bold intervention into a sensitive bush reserve whilst still maintaining a sense of modesty and poetic.

The house was designed for a couple in their mid-sixties who had always wanted a house surrounded by nature though not far removed from city life – a place or respite from the speed of city life.

Image Courtesy © Mark Smith

Image Courtesy © Mark Smith

  • Architects: Monk Mackenzie
  • Project: WAIATARUA HOUSE
  • Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
  • Photography: Mark Smith
  • DESIGN TEAM: Hamish Monk
  • COMPLETED: 2013
  • CONTRACTOR: McGillivray Builders
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Blueprint Consulting Engineers
  • GEOTECHNICAL CONSULTANT: Engineering Design Consultants

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WEIN HOUSE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

The place

Costa Esmeralda is a real estate development over the dunes on the coast, 390 km from Buenos Aires. This is a recent urban development with young acacias and pines forestation and some sectors of consolidated forest.

The lot to intervene is a high rise dune with the peculiarity of having in part aged woods and also a recent pine plantation, although undoubtedly its most prominent feature is the abruptness of its relief. Between the access road and the highest sector of the lot, located approx. in the plot center, there is a height difference of 12 m, so that in order to access to it is necessary to ascend a slope of more than 45 °.

Image Courtesy © BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

Image Courtesy © BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos

  • Architects: BESONIAS ALMEIDA arquitectos
  • Project: WEIN HOUSE
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Design and Project Management:  María Victoria Besonías – Guillermo de Almeida
  • Collaborators:  Arch. Florencia Testa, Denisse Gerard
  • Land area:  1300m2
  • Built area: 167m2
  • Construction year: Under construction

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Rota House in Travesía de Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain by Manuel Ocaña

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Manuel Ocaña 

A well-known ‘Dame of the Theater’, single, 65 years of age, whose dream was to have a swimming pool at home, commissions us the refurbishment of a dark dwelling between party walls in the center of Madrid. The demands: satisfying her desire of having that pool, a loft with an elevator, and abundant natural light.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Manuel Ocaña
  • Project: Rota House
  • Location: Travesía de Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman
  • Collaborators: Roberto González García, Lucía Martínez, Sebastian Camacho
  • Promoter: C.R.
  • Project year: 2006
  • Constructued Area: 163 sqm
  • Budget: 130.000 EURO (US $177.112)

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House with Podocarpus in Osaka, Japan by MIFUNE DESIGN STUDIO

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: MIFUNE DESIGN STUDIO

There has been a symbolic podocarpus tree in the premises since the old days. It used to be a little away from the human space and was not seen from the room in a daily life. For this new construction due to deterioration, the tree was left where it was to strengthen the relation between human and the tree by building a new position and new traffic line. By creating minimum surrounding with new round fence for the tree, form and existence of the tree are maximized.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

  • Architects: MIFUNE DESIGN STUDIO (Yasutoshi Mifune)
  • Project: House with Podocarpus
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Yasunori Shimomura
  • Type: residence
  • Site area: 627.59 sqm
  • Building area: 319.46 sqm
  • Structure: wooden (1 storey), reinforced concrete with steel frame
  • Exterior finish: plaster / concrete
  • Builder: Mizokuchi construction Co., Ltd.
  • Completed: August, 2013

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New Kyoto Town House in Japan by ALPHAVILLE Architects

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Article source: Alphaville Architects

This is a residential house located on a narrow site in the centre of Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. The area is lined with traditional wooden townhouses. While inheriting the advantages of townhouses, we intended to overcome their drawbacks and create a comfortable and enjoyable space.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE Architects
  • Project: New Kyoto Town House
  • Location: Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Design team: Tomohisa Koike(staff), Kazuo Takeguchi(Structural Engineer)
  • General contractor: Craftman Ship Kawana
  • Site area: 78.68 m2
  • Building area: 44.00 m2
  • Gross area: 104.66 m2 (1F: 44.00 sqm, 2F: 44.00 sqm, 2F: 16.66 sqm)
  • Building coverage ratio: 55.92%
  • Floor area ratio: 133.02%
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Structure system: steel structure
  • Period of design: 12,2008 – 09,2009
  • Period of construction: 09,2009 – 03,2010

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House in Sobral, Portugal by Nelson Resende Arquitecto

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Nelson Resende Arquitecto

The construction area, occupied before with a house, several support structures, a porch and a upland, keeps an old wall, made of stone, that subdivides it in two platforms, being one of them perfectly on level, in the interior of the field, and being the other one ramped into the street.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © FG + SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Nelson Resende Arquitecto
  • Project: House in Sobral
  • Location: Sobral, Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG, Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Project date: 2006/2007
  • Construction date: 2008/2011
  • Client: private
  • Exterior design: Nelson Resende, Architect
  • Structures: Miguel Pinho, Civil Engineer
  • Infrastructures: Miguel Pinho, Engineer
  • Electrical Infrastructures: António Amorim, Electrical Engineer
  • Construction: Several builders
  • Construction área: 238.00 m2
  • Levels: 1 level

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HAUS F by FINCKH ARCHITEKTEN BDA

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: FINCKH ARCHITEKTEN BDA

“the slim, long building with its smooth, specular surfaces widens the site. material, light and transparency create wide and open spaces”

The building is located on a south-hillside above esslingen am neckar within a grown residential area. the extremely slim and sloping land has since been used as a driveway road and was considered unbuildable. the just 4,70m wide and 14m long  building pushes out of the long, slim body between the neighboring houses into the hillside.

Image Courtesy © FINCKH ARCHITEKTEN BDA

Image Courtesy © FINCKH ARCHITEKTEN BDA

  • Architects: FINCKH ARCHITEKTEN BDA
  • Project: HAUS F
  • Completion: december 2012
  • Living space: 214 qm
  • Walls: concrete 16cm visible

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A2 House in Siena, Italy by VPS Architetti

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: VPS Architetti

The property is located near Castelmuzio, a small medieval hamlet in the Val D’Orcia region near the Renaissance town of Pienza. The Pieve (Church) of Santo Stefano in Cennano is located to the west of Castelmuzio along the Pieve country road.

The church was constructed on a sacred Etruscan site, evidenced by the many graves, urns and inscriptions unearthed in the area. The site later became a pagan temple and finally a Christian church, located along an important medieval pilgrimage route and rebuilt in the Romanesque style in the second half of the 12th century. The three apses have survived while the interior is now a single nave. The Parish declined in the 14th and 15th centuries until it was completely abandoned. The church was restored in more recent times.

Image Courtesy © pierluigi dessì/confinivisivi

Image Courtesy © pierluigi dessì/confinivisivi

  • Architects: VPS Architetti
  • Project: A2 House
  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Photography: pierluigi dessì/confinivisivi
  • Project: VPS
  • Collaborators: Gianluca Anolfo, Marco Pittaluga, Luigi Depperu
  • Commission: Schematics, design development, construction documents, site supervision
  • Client: Private

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