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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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The Garden House in London, UK by Space Group of Architects Ltd

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Space Group of Architects Ltd

This is a refurbishment and extension of an existing terraced house in North London.

The aim of the project is to extend the kitchen/dining area by infilling a currently under-used space to the side of the property. A minimal framed skylight shall provide good natural daylight from above in addition to vertically glazed surfaces. In addition to that we propose to extend the area by three meters into the garden repeating the same design principles allowing for extra space that also enhances the design ideas.

Image Courtesy © Space Group of Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Space Group of Architects Ltd

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Skyward House in Uenohara, Yamanashi, Japan by acaa

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: acaa

Houses built on a highland overlooking mountains in the south. While each housing unit is sufficiently large for a single woman, specific parts inside are compact, thus creating both a feeling of security and a sense of openness. More specifically, two opposite kinds of space coexist in each housing unit. The first kind is the open “exterior room” with a wide opening, whereas the second type is the closed “interior room” with no window facing outside.

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Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: acaa (Kazuhiko Kishimoto)
  • Project: Skyward House
  • Location: Uenohara, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Date of Completion: March 2012
  • Principal Use: Private House
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 408.74m2
  • Total Floor Area: 67.08m2

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One-Story House in the City, Montreal, Quebec, Canada by Anik Peloquin

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: Anik Peloquin

There are a few one-storey houses in almost every residential Montreal neighborhoods. They house single families and stand out from the dense setting from the beginning of the 20th century. This 900 sq.ft.-house is located at the corner of 2 busy streets in Ahuntsic. The size of the property and tight budget did not make it possible to build an extension. The interior was therefore reconfigured to fit a third room and meet the needs of this family of 4.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Kudish

Image Courtesy © Daniel Kudish

  • Architects: Anik Peloquin
  • Project: One-Story House in the City
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Daniel Kudish
  • Project Manager: Anik Péloquin
  • Engineer: Donald Arsenault, Consulting Enginner
  • Contractor: Les entreprises G3F inc.
  • Project surface area: 900 sq.ft.
  • Finalisation date: March 2011

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CAVE in Nakatsu Oita, Japan by Eto Kenta Atelier Architects

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: Eto Kenta Atelier Architects

The site is located in the northern part of Oita Prefecture.

It is a region where construction of residential areas are expanding.

While housing is lined on the south-west, vast countryside has been left on the north side.

The environment, such as front and back the other hand this.

Image Courtesy © Noriyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Noriyuki Yano

  • Architects: Eto Kenta Atelier Architects
  • Project: CAVE
  • Location: Nakatsu Oita, Japan
  • Photography: Noriyuki Yano
  • Structural: Hidetaka Nakahara
  • Construction: Nisinihon Doboku
  • Floor area: 115.10㎡
  • Period: 2013.01~2014.01

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Plano Project by Studio Batoni

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: Studio Batoni

Plano is essentially a method of operating that uses a technology consisting of self-supporting panels of only 10 cm in thickness and develops forms typological-aggregative suitable to the different contexts in which it is inserted. From the sea to the mountains, passing through hilly situations, Plano fits the countless forms and shapes realized in elegant accommodations that inclusion in the attention given to them in the context of the town of departure. Plano is a method that tends to offer a very wide range of variable housing models with contemporary solutions of living in close contact with nature that hosts them.

Image Courtesy ©  Studio Batoni

Image Courtesy © Studio Batoni

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