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Pod House in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

As a response to the site, environment and client’s requirements the pod extension is a true expression of ‘form following function’. A modern structure is not restricted with a period (Victorian) architectural language but is free to respond honestly to the brief, site and restraints.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Pod House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: Young family with 3 children
  • Builder: Melpro Developments
  • Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 155 m2, Deck 37m2 (Existing house was 154m2), Site 370m2
  • Completion date: March 2016

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Kiss-Kiss House in Ontario, Canada by Lazor Office

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Lazor Office

Perched above the bedrock at the shore of a remote Canadian lake, the cedar-clad Kennedy House takes formal cues from driftwood. The three-bedroom house, dock house, garage, and walled vegetable garden are linked by a series of wood walkways and decks. At the “kiss line” between two prefabricated modules, the lineal form of the house snaps like a branch held together only by bark. The open break forms a V-shaped outdoor room facing the water.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: Kiss-Kiss House
  • Location: Ontario, Canada

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Casa Moscova in Milan, Italy by Studio GUM

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Studio GUM 

The Moscova house is a volume with rectangular plan, placed on the fifth and top floor of a nineteenth century building, situated in a street corridor connecting the ‘garden’ of the city of Milan, the Sempione Park, to “Chinatown”, whose pronunciation perfectly alludes today to that cosmopolitan quality of big and small cities. The longitudinal development of the plan measures 5×20 m: the elongated west side adjoins to a symmetrical apartment, presenting thus no openings, while towards east wide roof openings offer a  broad view onto the skyline of Porta Garibaldi. The structure is of masonry and the thick partition walls of pressed bricks of which it consists divide the space in four communicating areas, connected towards west by a series of aligned openings that offer a full visual lengthwise from one end to the other. On top of the one sided pitched wooden roof, a row of skylights delivers a significant amount of light towards the ‘blind’ side of the house.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi

Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi

  • Architects: Studio GUM
  • Project: Casa Moscova
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Bamberghi
  • Designers: Valentina Giampiccolo_Giuseppe Minaldi
  • Collaborators: Consuelo Rosso_ Peter Russo_Marco Scebba
  • Construction company: Fimac LTD
  • Cabinetmaking: The furniture Wood, Marco Bracchitta
  • Blacksmith: Giuseppe Di Benedetto
  • Ground floor: 142 sq m
  • Outer surface: 11 sq.m.
  • History: November 2014 2013_luglio

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Mangulica house in Yucatan, Mexico by Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Alberto Zavala Arquitectos 

This house is located on the tropical coast of Yucatan, Mexico, its keynote idea being to confuse the borders existing between the “inside” and the “outside”. This duality gives rise to surprises and a constant awareness of situations occurring outside. Movement (motion) becomes particularly important, as does the change from day to night and the changing of seasons.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

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Butanta House in São Paulo, Brazil by LAB Arquitetos

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: LAB Arquitetos

In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s.
The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of pergolas, balconies and wide windows.

Searching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn

  • Architects: LAB Arquitetos
  • Project: Butanta House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Marcelo Kahn
  • Project Team: Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
  • Site Area: 903,50 m²
  • Built Area: 469,72 m²
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Conslusion: 2013

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Zn House in Toronto, Canada by +tongtong Inc

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions.

The specifications were to build a modern family home that expands the area of livable space while remaining true to the vernacular of the neighborhood. This challenge was met with an emphasis on natural materials and light. Inspired by rural living and the original build date of the home, industrial materials accentuate re-imagined architectural qualities in an unmistakable contemporary space.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Petrole

Image Courtesy © Lisa Petrole

  • Architects: +tongtong Inc
  • Project: Zn House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Lisa Petrole
  • Designers: John Tong – Lead Designer, Nathan Dykstra – Senior Designer
  • Landscape Contractor & Plant specialist: Neil Turnbull / Hedgerow
  • Millwork Manufacturer: Distinctive by Design
  • Zinc: VM Zinc
  • Contractor: Symmetry Construction

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Modularing House by A-cero architects

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: A-cero architects

A-cero architecture Studio, directed by Joaquin Torres introduces a modular architecture product in the market, based on the principles of the Industrialized Construction. Applying same standardization procedures to the construction, modularity, technology, quality control and time spaces that are applied to other many fields of human activity. The most evident example being the production of automobiles, with already more than one century of expositions of chain production by Henry Ford.

Image Courtesy © A-cero architects

Image Courtesy © A-cero architects

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Haus Meister in Rümlang, Switzerland by HDPF – Hamburger Du Pfammatter Ferrandiz

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: HDPF – Hamburger Du Pfammatter Ferrandiz

This single-family house is located on a former cooperative workers’ estate and replaces a building designed in 1948 in the spirit of the garden city. Its close proximity to the airport meant that the municipal building regulations largely ceased to have effect. The resulting restriction to a slightly larger replacement building and the distance guidelines created a lengthwise rectangular plan and volume.

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

Image Courtesy © Valentin Jeck

  • Architects: HDPF – Hamburger Du Pfammatter Ferrandiz
  • Project: Haus Meister
  • Location: Rümlang, Switzerland
  • Photography: Valentin Jeck
  • Project team: Nikolaus Hamburger, Dario Pfammatter
  • Structural engineer: Schällibaum AG, Herisau, Switzerland
  • Building services: Bürge Haustechnik AG, Dielsdorf, Switzerland
  • Building physics: Michael Wichser + Partner AG, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Façade / structural system: Misapor KDS, Misapor Beton AG, Landquart, Switzerland
  • Cubic volume: 1‘020 m3
  • Building costs: CHF 0.8 Mio.
  • Planning: 2010 – 2011
  • Execution: 2011 – 2012

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5-Star Green Home in Downtown Kirkland, Washington by Dwell Development LLC

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: Dwell Development LLC

Dwell Development LLC, a Seattle-based sustainable residential developer, is pleased to introduce the completion of a 5-Star Built Green Home in Downtown Kirkland. As the only residential developer in Seattle that exclusively builds Built Green 5-Star certified homes, the Dwell Development team decided to cross the Lake with their newest project to up the ante for sustainable building on the Eastside. The 3,900 square-foot home is the result of a conscious and skillful blend of energy efficient building techniques and reclaimed materials.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

  • Architects: Dwell Development LLC
  • Project: 5-Star Green Home
  • Location: 325 6th Ave Kirkland, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Tucker English
  • Architect: Medici Architects
  • Contractor: Dwell NW
  • Structural Engineer: Hodge Engineering
  • Square Footage: 3,900

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House BM at M in Ghent, Belgium by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu bvba

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu bvba 

Starting point is a plot with trees and a little gingerbread house on the edge of the site.

The key document is a survey map with the exact position and diameter of every tree.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu) in collaboration with Joris Van Huychem
  • Project: House BM at M
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Auto cad 2d
  • Design team: Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu, Joris Van Huychem, Lauren Dierickx, Sander Rutgers
  • Structural Engineering: Studiebureau Mouton bvba, Gent
  • Landscape: Patrick T’Hooft, The Flemish Primitives, Landegem and Paul Luttick
  • Contractor, shell of construction: Bouwonderneming Verfaillie bvba, Beernem
  • Contractor, carpentry: Martens bvba houten ramen en deuren, Sint-Laureins
  • Contractor, finishing: Van Eeghem bvba, Sint-Amandsberg
  • Contractor, furniture: Atelier Ternier bvba, Gent Atelier 7 bvba, Ronse
  • Area: 317 m2
  • Design phase:  2007 – 2011

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