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Project Floor Area Ratio Game in Ulsan, South Korea by ON Architecture INC.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: ON Architecture INC.  

Prologue

The most important issue when planning the design of the house in 2014 was like “FAR Game: Constraints Sparking Creativity,” which was the theme of the Korean Pavilion in the Venice Biennial, 2016. This land is a class 2 general residential area, so an architect can build a building with a 60% the building?to-land ratio and a 200% floor area ratio. It is common to design a three-story building with a 60% building-to-land ratio and to design the fourth floor with a 20% building-to-land-ratio. However, the land area (142m2) was so small that 20% of the area was only 28.4m2. It was important to find alternatives to look for a maximum floor area ratio to meet what the building owner required without any loss.

Image Courtesy © Yoon, Joonhwan

  • Architects: ON Architecture INC.
  • Project: Project Floor Area Ratio Game
  • Location: Ulsan, South Korea
  • Photography: Yoon, Joonhwan

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Laurent & Clark Breaks Ground in Montréal, Canada by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects, along with the developer, Rachel Julien, officially kicked off the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Laurent & Clark residential condo project.

Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

  • Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
  • Project: Laurent & Clark Breaks
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Le Clark:
    • Floor Areas: 330 à 2560 square feet
    • 21 Floors
    • Total of 159 condos
  • Le Laurent
    • Floor Areas: 291 à 2580 square feet
    • 25 Floors
    • Total of 170 condos

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Emigration House in Salt Lake City, UT by Steven Christensen Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Emigration House, a project by Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California, has received a Special Mention distinction at the Architizer A+ Awards. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from over 100 countries, and its winners represent the best of architecture and design worldwide. The jury included such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from outside of architecture such as Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). Special Mention awards were given to the top 15 percent of entries in each category, and other firms to receive the distinction include Morphosis, Neri&Hu, and OMA.

Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Emigration House
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad, V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Tianyu Kan, Andrew Kim, Carol Cotu
  • Status: Construction beginning June 2017

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Canto Cholul House in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

“Humans should not try to conquer nature with technology, they should create architecture that is blessed by nature” Toyo Ito

Immersed in a 2300 square meter plot containing around 60 trees is Casa Canto Cholul, a project that seeks to create a dynamic, spatial and formal coexistence between nature and architecture. Curved walls made with stone from the region and pigmented cement embrace the trees as if trying to fit in, these being the ones that give a welcome into the house; paths between trees and shadows direct to the main entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura (Arq. Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Arq. Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Arq. Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar)
  • Project: Canto Cholul House
  • Location: Cholul, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Arq. Jorge Escalante Chan, D.I Paloma Ortiz Díaz, Alberto Góngora Brito
  • Structure: Taller Estilo Arquitectura S de R.L de C.V., Ing. Rafael Domínguez Barjau
  • Lote size: 2,310.00 sqm
  • Living space: 361.00 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Perched House in Melbourne, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Rara Architecture

Perched House is a light extension at the rear of an inner city semi-detached Edwardian house that sweeps over your head.

The brief and site are common in inner-city Melbourne properties. Usually, because of the need to pack in as much space and storage as possible, the spaces are susceptible to becoming dark and feeling cramped. We decided to stick to the essentials and neatening up the layout to reduce dead space while playing with natural light to increase the drama and the effect – the space is in fact quite small, but no one would think so.

Image Courtesy © Natalie Jeffcott

  • Architects: Rara Architecture
  • Project: Perched House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Melbourne Australia
  • Photography: Natalie Jeffcott
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Design Team: Wesley Spencer (Lead Architect), Mathilde Polmard
  • Builder: Cloverleigh Home Improvements
  • Cabinet Makers Jemco Kitchens

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Aresta House in Brasília, Brazil by BLOCO Arquitetos

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: BLOCO Arquitetos

The house is located in a residential area far away from the city center in Brasília. The weather in this part of Brazil is characterized by a thermal amplitude that causes the temperatures to be normally mild in the morning and either hot or very hot during the afternoons. The neighboring lots allows the buildings to be very close from each other, however, the view to the west; the one that is directly exposed to the afternoon sun, has unobstructed views towards the valley.

Image Courtesy © Haruo Mikami

  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Project: Aresta House
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Haruo Mikami
  • Authors: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
  • Colaboration: Tatiana Lopes, Victor Machado and Guilherme Mahana
  • Structural Engineer: André Torres

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Tello House in Morelos, Mexico by PRODUCTORA

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: PRODUCTORA 

The program of this single-family dwelling is resolved in four staggered volumes each with a 5 x 5 meter footprint. The staggering occurs both in plan and cross-section, and responds to different conditions. The staggered plan responds to the integration into the project of an existing large tree on the site, and the positioning of a garage. The staggered cross-section corresponds to the slope of the site, forming connections between the different spaces that are set off from each other vertically. The double-height dining room functions as the home’s principal space, articulating the program by means of the central staircase that links all of the vertically staggered spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

  • Architects: PRODUCTORA
  • Project: Tello House
  • Location: Morelos, Mexico
  • Photographer: Luis Gallardo
  • Collaborators: Gerardo Aguilar, Mateo Agudelo
  • Structural Engineering: Kaltia (Verónica Correa)
  • Contractor: Arq. Roger Desdier Tello
  • Client: Tello Family
  • Surface: 180 m²
  • Date: 2016

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Casa O2 in Córdoba, Spain by Oslo Constructora SRL

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Oslo Constructora SRL 

The house is located in a field on the outskirts of the city of Rio Tercero with a wide and natural landscape.

From the beginning, the client requested a project where only two people would live but they would receive regular visits of relatives, therefore, it was thought to be a house with large versatile spaces allowing to be adapted to the active social life of the users with a strong connection with the environment.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Gonzalo Viramonte

  • Architects: Oslo Constructora SRL (Constantino Trebucq, Josefina Trebucq, Milagros Sirena)
  • Project: Casa O2
  • Location: La Justina, Rio Tercero, Córdoba, Spain
  • Photography: Arq. Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Constructed area: 340 m2
  • Year: 2017

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House along Saigoku Highway in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan by Koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Koyori DATT

The “House along Saigoku highway” is a renovation project of an over-100-year-old wooden house located aside the Saigoku highway in the city of Muko at Kyoto Prefecture. Due to artistic activity made by the owner; it is a living and atelier space for a 3 member’s family; the 60-years-old parents and their high school teenager son.

Image Courtesy © Koyori DATT

  • Architects: Koyori DATT (Masahiko Nakamura, Keita Ikebe, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: House along Saigoku Highway
  • Location: City of Muko, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Main structure: Wooden construction with RC parts
  • Structure: Kaneko Takeshi structural design office
  • Completion: January 2016
  • Completion: Exteriors, estimated May 2016

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“House in Umezu” in Kyoto City, Japan by Koyori DATT

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Koyori, DATT

It is a wooden two-story house located in a residential area of fire prevention zone of Ukyo area in Kyoto city.

The inhabitants are a married couple in their late 20s and their children.

The site is a sunny airy three-way corner lot.

Image Courtesy © Kosuke Arakawa

  • Architects: Koyori DATT (Nahoko Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Keita Ikebe, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: House in Umezu
  • Location: Kyoto City, Japan
  • Photography: Kosuke Arakawa
  • Structure: Kaneko Takeshi structural design office
  • Main structure: Wood
  • Lot area: 100.70m2
  • Total floor area: 92.748m2
  • Completion: June, 2015

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