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Construction of a new individual house in Montferrier sur Lez, France by NBJ Architectes

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Article source: NBJ Architectes

Situated in a pine forest on a plot with a steep, the first job was the creation of an enabling environment for the establishment of a home. The slope is both the first constraint and the major asset of the place to embrace an open landscape on the horizon. Two axes marked two choices in the site making : Firstly, the accompaniment of the slope, in order to work on the establishment of regular level. Like terraces in the landscape, a journey consisted by Corten steel sheets is created to accompany the arrival at home while building the landscape discovery.

Image Courtesy © NBJ Architectes

  • Architects: NBJ Architectes
  • Project: Construction of a new individual house
  • Location: Montferrier sur Lez, France
  • Photography: Paul Kozlowski
  • Client: Private
  • Designers: Elodie NOURRIGAT &Jacques BRION, architects Associated
  • Project Area:170m2
  • Delivery date: May 2013

Hillside House in Suzhou, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

Hillside houses tend to belong to one of the two types, the terraces and the tower. While the tower has a more prominent visual appearance, the stepped profile of the terraces allows residents in the rooms same-level accesses to exterior spaces. This design explores a third type–the combined–that takes advantages from both existing models and minimizes their shortcomings. The new prototype tries to produce a better relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces, recreating the traditional Chinese courtyard space on a hillside site. This is part of the author’s experiment to localize Modern Architecture.

South elevation (the wall around the lower courtyard and the pool were not built) , Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Hillside House
  • Location: Suzhou, China
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Project Period: 2001-2002
  • Floor Area: 250 square meters
  • Client: Shanghai Huaxin Construction and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao, Luo Jirun; Textile Industry Design and Research Institute of Jiangsu Province (Architect of Record). Interior design was by other parties.

Gable Again House in Champaign, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A well-proportioned 1957 gabled house was constructed on the north edge of a small park.  While the southern view of maturing park trees visible through the glazed gable end is delightful, an owner of dubious taste in the 1970s constructed a curiously awful Mansard carbuncle-of-an-addition to its west.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Gable Again House
  • Location: Champaign, Illinois
  • Commissioned Project: 2011-12
  • Design Associates: Workus Studio

House at Matsubara, Setagaya ward, Tokyo by atelier HAKO architects

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: atelier HAKO architects

This house sits at the tiny corner lot, while facing the tree-lined ginkgo.

Around this dwelling area of the small city block and the narrow road, the human scale that offers friendly atmosphere to the pedestrian from the old days is kept, also thanks to the tree-lined ginkgo.

Façade; exterior view from the opposite side of the corner, with the tree-lined ginkgo, photo © Shinsuke Kera/Urban Arts

  • Architects: atelier HAKO architects (Yukinobu Nanashima + Tomomi Sano)
  • Project: House at Matsubara
  • Location: Setagaya ward, Tokyo
  • Photography: Shinsuke Kera/Urban Arts
  • Completion: May 2011
  • Primary usage: private residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, three stories above ground
  • Clients: couple
  • Site area: 51.71 m2
  • Building area: 35.20 m2
  • Total floor area: 86.30 m2

Tang House in Carlton, Melbourne, Australia by 4site architecture

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: 4site architecture

The client of this single fronted double brick terrace house in Carlton wanted to find an intelligent architectural response that would breath life into a dark and pokey dwelling.

The existing property is typical of Victorian terrace houses with a hallway and front two rooms configuration, then a poorly planned series of gloomy, dysfunctional lean-to additions, poor access to natural light and no direct connection to the rear yard. We responded to the client’s brief by retaining the original two bedrooms at the front, with a proposed double storey addition including bathroom, laundry, living, kitchen, dining area and an additional bedroom with en suite.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Hui

  • Architects: 4site architecture
  • Project: Tang House
  • Location: Carlton, Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Kevin Hui
  • Software used: SketchUp Pro
  • Project Team: Kevin Hui, Gabriel Poulton
  • Builder: A.T. Interiors & Construction Pty Ltd
  • Engineers: Coulthard Shim Pty Ltd
  • Project Area: 75 sqm (new works)
  • Project Year: 2013

HOUSE in Lisbon, Portugal by PMC Arquitectos

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: PMC Arquitectos

The plot, which is practically rectangular, has an area of 914.2m2 and is located in the midst of a quarter built with villas.

Topographically the location has an approximately 2m difference in level following the longer axis, in the East/West direction, with the highest level located on the side of the access roadway.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: PMC Arquitectos (Leonor Duarte Ferreira, Miguel Passos de Almeida, Carlos Sousa Coelho)
  • Project: HOUSE
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura
  • COLLABORATION: Irene Cunha and Carmo Caldeira
  • YEAR: 2008-2011
  • SURFACE: 690 m2


  • Walls plastered. sheathed with micro-concrete and paint – major volume
  • Walls sheathed with cramped stone slabs- minor volume
  • Floors  sheathed with micro-concrete
  • Joinery with naturally coloured aluminium and double glazing
  • Flat covering sheathed with natural stone slabs – minor volume
  • Flat covering sheathed with shale fabric – major volume
  • Aluminium laminated blinds which can be aligned


  • Floors (level -1):  self levelling micro-concrete in parking areas and technical facilitie
  • Floors (level 0): micro-concrete
  • Floors (level 1): Hardwood (Deep smoked)

CT House in Barcelona, Spain by MYCC Office Architecture

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: MYCC Office Architecture

There is something in every project that comes from visiting the site and listening to clients. And there is also an interesting part at the beginning of every project that comes from the everyday training.

While the first is a very attractive translation job, the second has to do with the positive part of experience.

Image Courtesy © Jose Hevia

  • Architects: MYCC Office Architecture
  • Project: CT House
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jose Hevia
  • Year: 2013
  • Design Team: Raquel del Rio, Pablo Urbano
  • Quantity Surveyor: Candido Dacal, Cactu. Barcelona
  • Area: 212,30m2

THORNBURY HOUSE in Victoria, Australia by Mesh Design Projects

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: Mesh Design Projects 

The home is located in Thornbury, an inner northern suburb of Victoria (Australia) which has a number of early century homes, whose aesthetic we admire. We therefore didn’t want to change the nearly 100 year old part of our house, nor the street scape but were looking for a contemporary renovation that suited our needs.Whilst we also required a basic open plan design we didn’t want to live in a large open box and wanted defined areas of functionality.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Mesh Design Projects
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Builder: Form2 Pty Ltd, Michael Harvey
  • Structural Engineer: Solid Structural Engineering Pty Ltd, Tony Gerges
  • Building Surveyor: Fotia Group, Stephen Fotia
  • Extension: 80m2
  • House: 170m2
  • Site: 370m2
  • Design and Documentation: 9 months
  • Construction: 6 months
  • Completed March: 2013
  • Interior : Walls – Thorndon Cream, Low sheen – Resene, Skirting – Eighth Thorndon Cream, Full gloss – Resene, Joinery – Triple Thorndon Cream, Full gloss – Resene
  • Exterior: Weatherboards – Grey Olive, Low Sheen- Resene, Trims – Eighth Thorndon Cream, Gloss Enamel – Resene , Deck Ceiling – Eighth Thorndon Cream, Ceiling flat- Resene, Eaves – Eighth Thorndon Cream, Ceiling flat- Resene,  Side wall -Resene, Half Grey Olive, Low Sheen- Resene

Lot 7 in Culemborg, the Netherlands by MARC PROSMAN ARCHITECTEN

Friday, February 14th, 2014


Lot 7 is located in the new district ‘t Buitenhof in Culemborg and part of ten terraced houses. These are designed by different architects and built as a whole. The predetermined envelope had to be followed, particularly the position of the front facade.


Casa del callejon by dmp arquitectura

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Article source: dmp arquitectura

Finishing off an alley of a popular colony at the foot of the Ajusco Hill, the house of three floors pretends to integrate itself to the context with a material of a deep social meaning, the block of concrete. The scheme was thought to exploit the maximum line of vision as possible in the public spaces within a plot of 87 m2 and a limited budget.

Image Courtesy © dmp arquitectura

  • Architects: dmp arquitectura (Carlos Diaz San Pedro)
  • Project: Casa del callejon
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