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Mountain House in Minas Gerais, Brazil by David Guerra Architecture and Interior

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: David Guerra Architecture and Interior

Weekend refuge for the mother, her two married sons, her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren. Itis located in a condominium with big sites, surrounded by an ecological reserve.

The idea was to create a house linked to nature which works as a big deck of contemplation and sociability using natural material to make an atmosphere of snugness in a contemporary proposal.

Image Courtesy © Jomar Bragança

  • Architects: David Guerra Architecture and Interior
  • Project: Mountain House
  • Location: Condominium Arvoredo, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Photography: Jomar Bragança
  • Project  leader: Architect David Guerra
  • Team: Architect David Guerra, Architect Cori Coraci, Architect Gisella Lobato, Lucas Lage and Architect Marcelo Lacayo
  • Structure and service:
    • Structural project: Túlio Antonini
    • Steel structure: Techneaço Engenharia
    • Construction manager: Construtora Alicerce
  • Total construction area: 745 m2
  • Completion date: 2009

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Cima House in Chihuahua, Mexico by Garza Iga Arquitectos

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: Garza Iga Arquitectos

Sustainable and smart; this house is one of opposites; breaching the gap between last century’s construction methods and next century’s technology and ideology.

Built with concrete, steel I beams, and wood; it resembles the classic architecture styles of Louis Kahn and Mies Van der Rohe but at the same time it incorporates a range of technological systems not available in their time. Water collection, treatment and reuse, and solar power technology are only some of those mentioned systems.

Image Courtesy © Enrique Portillo

  • Architects: Garza Iga Arquitectos
  • Project: Cima House
  • Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Photography: Enrique Portillo
  • Collaborators: Daniela Garza, Eduardo Iga, Lucia Soto, Daniel Leos, Estefania Cota, Rogelio Borunda, Alejandra Nevarez, Susana Rendon
  • Other Participants: Comité de proyectos (interiorismo)
  • Constructed area: 465 m2
  • Year: 2017

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Three Gardens House in Al Funaitees, Kuwait by AGi architects

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: AGi architects 

It all started with a question:

Are you able to design an outside space that can be used 365 days a year?

For moderate climates such as the Spanish it seems quite simple, but in the case of an extreme weather like that of Kuwait it was necessary to think about new strategies. So we asked the client:

Could you live in an outer space located at different levels?

Could you classify your outdoor activities in evening and daytime actions, summer and winter events? 

These enquiries may be very difficult to answer for a Mediterranean family, but definitely not for those who are used to living in adverse weather conditions and who easily know what can -and cannot- be done during the summer outdoors.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Project: Three Gardens House
  • Location: Al Funaitees, Kuwait
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
  • Main Architects: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Project Leaders: Stefania Rendinelli, Sara Barranco
  • Project Team: Willy Ollero, Gwenola Kergall, Lulu Alawadhi, Ana López Cerrato, Alfredo Carrato, Cristina Ruiz Nolasco, Hanan Alkouh, Samer Mohammad, Babu Abraham, Abdulhafiz Bahi El Din
  • Type: Residential | 1,300 m2
  • Date: 2016

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Family house in Cerceda, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos 

This project starts with the commission of finishing the family house, which was already in structure phase, with the basement, the pillar structure and the structural floor built.

The plot of land, with access from the North side, has a light slope, ascending to the implantation level of the building, oriented in its main axis North-South and East-West

Image Courtesy © Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos [Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García]
  • Project: Family house in Cerceda
  • Location: Cerceda, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Renders: Tungsteno Grafismo
  • Client: Privado
  • Area: 266 m²
  • Date: 2016

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Nivim House in Goa, India by architecture R/T

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: architecture R/T

Nivim is Goa’s first Gold rated green building certified by the IGBC – Indian Green Building Council in October 2013. It sits on a 1025 square meter property on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa. Before construction, the site had 14 fully mature trees- two jackfruit trees, one mango tree, two tamarind trees and one telful tree. The design of the house incorporates all these existing trees. Two trees in particular were located right in the center of the property and one of them rises up almost 15 meters.

Image Courtesy © Bharat Ramamrutham.

  • Architects: architecture R/T
  • Project: Nivim House
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Photography: Bharat Ramamrutham.
  • Software used: sketch up

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Quinta da Laje in Felgueiras, Portugal by Pitagorasgroup

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: pitagorasgroup 

This is a project to restore and enlarge a single-family dwelling that was initiated in 2004 with the actual building works carrying on until 2012. The property stands on a large tract of land in a rural environment characterised by a wide variety of vegetation. The existing constructions included two volumes: an annex on the west which was practically in ruins and was used for agricultural purposes; and a house on the west attached to neighbouring buildings.

Image Courtesy © Pitagorasgroup

  • Architects: Pitagorasgroup (Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Vilhena Roque)
  • Project: Quinta da Laje
  • Location: Felgueiras, Portugal
  • Partner In Charge: Manuel Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators: Marlene Sousa, Hélio Pinto
  • Area: 550m2
  • Design Year: 2004/2006
  • Completion Date: 2012

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CASA KIKE in Cahuita, Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article sourceGianni Botsford Architects

This was a dream commission,” says UK-based architect Gianni Botsford. “Design a retreat for a writer on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Make it contemporary, with clean lines and a modern aesthetic, and yet be sensitive to local tradition and material use.”

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Gianni Botsford Architects (Gianni Botsford, Sam Craig, Anahi Copponex, Ran Ankori, Maya Carni, Toby Burgess, Richard Green)
  • Project: CASA KIKE
  • Location: Cahuita, Costa
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Structural Engineering: Tall Engineers, London ( Toby Maclean)
  • Construction: Lechenne Construction, Hone Creek, Costa Rica
  • Cost: 78,000 Euros
  • Plot size: 4778 m2
  • Completion & handover: April 2007

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H_3 House in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: 314 Architecture Studio 

Located on a plot of 7000m2 the total area of the house is 1000m2.

The house was designed to give a sense of contact with the the water element inspired by the owners love for yachts. The contact of the house and the artificial ponds that surround it, create a cooling sensation.

Image Courtesy © 314 Architecture Studio

  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Project: H_3 House
  • Location: Eastern suburb, Athens, Greece
  • Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray, physical model, Autocad,
  • Year of completion: 2013

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Kuvasz House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Estudio Galera Arquitectura

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Estudio Galera Arquitectura 

Kuvasz house is set on top of a dune in the forest of Carilo, an area with few neighbors in front of an un-plotted forest reserve.

The house was planned for the owner’s use during low season and for rental in high season. Practical requirements were set: amount of bathrooms, bedrooms, services, and other basic items for an unknown user.

Image Courtesy © Diego Medina

  • Architects: Estudio Galera Arquitectura
  • Project: Kuvasz House
  • Location: Contancia neighbourhood, Carilo, Pinamar County, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Diego Medina
  • Project Team: Ariel Galera.Arq., Diego Ballario, Cesar Amarante, Francisco Villamil.Arq.
  • Lot area: 1020.45m2
  • Building area: 220 m2
  • Project: 2014
  • Project Construction: 2014-2016

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Hafye in Kanagawa, Japan by CUBO design architect

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Located in a terraced residential district, the lot for this project was half flat and half sloping. Nearby is Odawara Castle, built in the 15th century. The property looks down on the neighborhood that grew up around the castle, and beyond that Sagami Bay and Enoshima island in the distance. The client, who was born and raised in Odawara, wanted a relaxing home where he and his family could look out on this familiar yet constantly changing

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: CUBO design architect (Hitoshi Saruta)
  • Project: Hafye
  • Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Structural Engineer: Kenji Nawa (Nawaken-gym)
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete, Wood
  • Site Area: 318 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 187 m2 (74 m2/1F, 113m2/2F)
  • Date of Completion: September, 2016

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