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The Nordelec penthouses in Montreal, Canada by Lemay + CHA and Huma Design

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: v2com-newswire.com (or Condos Nordelec)

Nordelec Developments (Phase I) unveils its three-level penthouses that will be turned over to their owners in November 2014. Designed by the Cardinal Hardy architectural firm and whose model penthouse is decorated by HUMA Design, these residences that vary between approximately 953 and 1,951 sq. ft. are Nordelec’s jewel, a dazzling reminder of the industrial legacy of Pointe St-Charles in southwest Montreal. Starting Oct. 25th, 2014, interested buyers will be able to visit a fully furnished model penthouse.

Image Courtesy © HUMÀ Design

Image Courtesy © Nordelec

  • Architects: Lemay + CHA
  • Interior Design: HUMA Design
  • Project: The Nordelec Penthouses
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Year of construction of the building: 1913.
  • Year of construction of the penthouses: 2014.
  • Number of penthouses: 36.
  • Surface area: up to 1,951 sq. ft. for three bedroom units.
  • Ceilings: up to 17 feet in certain areas.
  • Starting price of two bedrooms units: $442,000.
  • Starting price of three bedroom units: $904,000.
  • Available: November 2014.
  • Promoter: Nordelec Developments (Phase I) Inc.

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House N in Gifu, Japan by Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source:  Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office

The site where the client grew up is the rice paddies away a little from the urban areas, It is a region that is wooden houses built sparsely. It is a place where old-fashioned landscape of Japan remains. Client demand is to be able to support the number of people even changed, and spaciously place. And it had room on the size of the site, the plan is a unique, such as spread around in one stroke. The house has a space that can be both as felt like a one-room, and as felt between the room be connected to all generous. If the number of family members is few, it can be used as a living whole. If the number of family members is often, can be used as a private room by partitioning large door or accordion curtain. In addition, small garden has been made by the plan has been uneven, a lot of windows are opened to the long outer wall in various directions, therefore, garden, countryside, into the sky and mountains, feel the spread. Each of which people is spent in their own way in the plaza. I aimed to make a such an open space.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office
  • Project: House N
  • Location: Gifu, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Collaborators: KaNeKo Structural Engineers
  • Date of completion:  2014
  • Area: 114.86m2

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Casa Lofoten – “The Wave” in Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The Wave-House will be situated at Ramberg-Stranden in Lofoten, Norway.  At this particular site the coast is formed as a concaved bay covered with white sand. As the sandy beach is meeting the sea with exceptionally slight and curved slope the idea is based on a wave that rises in curve creating the house.

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Casa Lofoten – “The Wave”
  • Location: Stranden, Lofoten, Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCad  and Artlantis Studio render
  • Stories: 1 floor
  • Consultants: Not decidet yet
  • Structural system: Not decided yet
  • Major materials: White concrete either as construction or as cover
  • Site area: 1.300 m2
  • Footprint area: 224,0 m2
  • Total floor area: 178,0 m2
  • Design: 2014-2015
  • Construction: 2015-2016

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Olive Grove House in South Island, New Zealand by Team Green Architects

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Team Green Architects 

This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central Otago, in wine country.

Orgainised in a linear fashion the three bedrooms are accessed from the rear of the open kitchen and living area. Each bedroom has private views of the quiet countryside.

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

  • Architects: Team Green Architects 
  • Project: Olive Grove House
  • Location: Cromwell, South Island, New Zealand
  • Photography: Sam Hartnett
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Architects in Charge: Sian Taylor and Mark Read
  • Site Area: 20009m/sq
  • Area: 156m/sq
  • Year: 2014

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Unboxed – 100% recycable prefab wooden house in Polignano a Mare Town, Italy by Barberio Colella ARC

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: Barberio Colella ARC

Description: “Unboxed”, designed by Micaela Colella and Maurizio Barberio, is the wooden transposition of the typical characters of the Mediterranean house, as a valid alternative to masonry or frame structure buildings. The house is think to be placed in the beautiful town of Polignano a Mare, Apulia. The high standardization of the modules and their total prefabrication, allow to study various solutions easily. This goal is achieved by splitting the building in several basic structural elements designed to be mounted with all the finishes and without thermal bridges. The house is 100% recyclable. It is also completely removable – thus movable – thanks to an innovative foundation made of steel, which allows to reduce or eliminate the excavation. A low inclination roof on the top (5%) allows the installation of solar roof tiles (Tegosolar technology), capable of producing electricity and heat. The house has a clear division between the living and the sleeping area with a glazed corridor/entrance in the middle: a journey in the nature, able to re-establish the contact with the surrounding environment (flow of time) at each passage.

Image Courtesy © Micaela Colella

Image Courtesy © Micaela Colella and Maurizio Barberio

  • Architects: Barberio Colella ARC
  • Project: Unboxed
  • Location: Polignano a Mare Town, Italy
  • Photography: Micaela Colella, Maurizio Barberio
  • Software used:
    • Desing: Autocad and Rhinoceros
    • Rendering: Vray for Rhino and Photoshop
  • Credits: Micaela Colella (Project Leader), Maurizio Barberio (Principal Architect)

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The Future of Prefabricated Wooden Homes by marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN

In our opinion the future of prefabricated wooden houses is a simple but well reasoned solid construction without any glue or synthetic elements. This leads not only to real sustainability, but creates a pleasant indoor climate and a friendly atmosphere.
The lightness of wood and the possibilities of prefabricating large-size elements qualifies wooden houses to densify an urban landscape. A city as Berlin has a huge amount of flat roofs that can carry light wooden constructions. People can live in individual houses with spectacular views in the middle of the city.

Image Courtesy © marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN

Image Courtesy © marc benjamin drewes ARCHITEKTUREN

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House in Futrono, Chile by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

Located on the western shore of Lake Ranco, in the south of Chile, this vacation house has the capacity to host up to 18 people. The main challenge of the project was to make a compact villa composed by relatively independent parts.

Image Courtesy © Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

Image Courtesy © Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

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House W in Duiven, Netherlands by 01Arq

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: 01Arq

A charming small house, built last century, stands on the old village road of the Dutch town Duiven. It has recently been passed on to the third generation of a family that is living there. The decision was made by them to thoroughly renovate the house and add a new volume on the backside.

Image Courtesy © 01Arq

Image Courtesy © 01Arq

  • Architects: 01Arq
  • Project: House W
  • Location: Duiven, Netherlands

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Rural TourismPé no Monte in Odemira, Portugal by [i]da arquitectos

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: [i]da arquitectos

Located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property with about 10 ha strongly characterized by a gently undulating landwith slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high trees along the south-eastern perimeter of the site and a dense vegetation near a south-western streamstand out in the landscape.

mage Courtesy © [i]da arquitectos

mage Courtesy © [i]da arquitectos

  • Architects: [i]da arquitectos
  • Project: Rural TourismPé no Monte
  • Location: Odemira, Portugal

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Re-Use in Netherlands by Global Architects

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: Global Architects

The renovation of the top floor of this Dutch mansion was a challenging one since the goal was to restore the traditional function of the rooms in an efficient and contemporary way without compromising the overall spatial experience. The main section of the apartment consists of a large space that contains the living room and the dining room. Two minimalist style built-in closets are centrally positioned alongside both walls and provide the total amount of requested storage space, including a hidden fridge, storage for the laundry machine and a bookcase. A clear division in functionality and the recovery of the proportions of the rooms have been accomplished without diminishing the sensation of the abundant presence of space. Daylight penetrates from both sides the complete depth of the interior and the ceiling hovers unhindered over the entire space.

Image Courtesy © Global Architects

Image Courtesy © Global Architects

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