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CALM House in Bunkyo ward, Tokyo by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates

This three-story residence is designed to function not only as a house but as a guesthouse that occasionally accommodates foreign guests and exchange students. It is made of concrete using wood formworks composed of 40mm-wide cedar. The authentic and solid materiality of concrete is contrasted by sharp stainless steel louvers covering the second floor window, and this facade gives a touch of elegance to the streetscape of the neighborhood. Louvers effectively provide security and privacy at the same time.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: CALM House
  • Location: Bunkyo ward, Tokyo
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Architect: Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Date of Completion: April 2013
  • Principal Use: Private Housing
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 125.81m2
  • Building Area: 88.05m2
  • Total Floor Area: 225.67m2(70.55m2/1F, 74.53m2/2F,73.67m2/3F,6.92m2/PHF)
  • Structure Engineers: Masaki Structure (Kenta Masaki)
  • Facility Engineers: Shimada Architects (Zenei Shimada)
  • Construction: MaekawaConstruction

Blur in Bagnolet, France by CoudamyDesign

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Article source: CoudamyDesign

Paul Coudamy has transformed a butcher shop in Bagnolet (France) into a private home. Renovating professional premises to change them into living accommodation is now a frequent occurrence in Paris and its surrounding suburbs, an exercise in architecture that requires thinking of new concepts of living, interchanging private life and public life. Blur is therefore a transparent environment made up of spaces that never totally discloses its fragile privacy. It is formed of a continuous succession of concrete and glass symbolizing a period that combines work and pleasure in a single movement.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Boccas

  • Architects: CoudamyDesign
  • Project: Blur
  • Location: Bagnolet, France
  • Photography: Benjamin Boccas

Brown & Kaufman Remodel in Palo Alto, CA by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The goal was to modernize and brighten a dark, closed-in, chopped-up 1960’s Brown and Kauphman home. The solution, create space, light and flow by taking away internal walls that were barriers to light and adding windows.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Brown & Kaufman Remodel
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, Angela Todorova
  • Contractor: Kevin Slagle Design Build

747 Wing House in Malibu by David Hertz Architects

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Article source: David Hertz Architects

This project exists on a 55-acre property in the remote hills of Malibu with unique topography and panoramic views looking out to a nearby mountain range, a valley, and the Pacific Ocean with islands in the distance. In searching for inspiration, I imagined a roof structure that would allow for a un-obstructed view of the mountain range and distant views.The client, a woman, requested curvilinear, feminine shapes for the building.

Image Courtesy © CARSON LEH

  • Architects: David Hertz Architects
  • Project: 747 Wing House
  • Location: Malibu, U.SA
  • Photography: David Hertz Architects, CARSON LEH, DOUGLAS HILL, LAURA DOSS
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Downley House in Hampshire, United Kingdom by Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects

Introduction & Client’s brief -In 2009 the client purchased an existing ruin in the South Downs and held a limited architectural competition for a new family house. Their brief sought tranquil yet playful spaces, local natural textures, contrasts, in a home that was not obvious and optimized the beautiful landscape views.

Foudre living space viewed from East, Image Courtesy © Nick Kane

  • Architects: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
  • Project: Downley House
  • Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Nick Kane, BPR
  • Structural Engineers: Matthew Wells
  • M&E Engineers: Andy Ford
  • Project Managers: Giles Ruckert and Mark Wellbeloved
  • Landscape Architects: Noel Farrer
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino 3D, Adobe photoshop and Adobe illustrator.

Steigereiland by Diederendirrix Architects

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

In contrast to the surrounding multi-coloured diversity, diederendirrix designed the front facade of the Steigerland house as a black hole. The closed frontage is made of black painted concrete and a noticeable deviation to this is the opaque glass and wooden front doors on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

House in Oiso, Japan by atelier HAKO architects

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: atelier HAKO architects

The site is located at the edge of dwelling area close to the sea that is facing the agricultural land spread to the north-east mountain side.

The house was placed on the north side of the site in order to protect the garden from seasonal wind from north in winter.
Internal area was designed with an emphasis on continuity with the garden.

Image Courtesy © Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts

  • Architects: atelier HAKO architects
  • Project: House
  • Location: Oiso, Japan
  • Photography: Shinsuke Kera / Urban Arts, atelier HAKO architects
  • Structural engineer: Shin’itsu Hiraoka,  Hiraoka Structural Engineers
  • Completion: March 2010
  • Primary usage: private residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Clients: couple with two children
  • Site area: 155.31 m2
  • Building area: 44.86 m2
  • Total floor space: 89.72 m2

HOUSE G in Geldermalsen, Netherlands by Maxwan architects + urbanists

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Article source: Maxwan architects + urbanists

Our clients had bought an old barn on a beautiful 2ha site bordering the river Linge. We were asked to help realize their dream of a large kitchen living room where they could relax, entertain friends and organize wine tasting sessions for their customers.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin


  • Structural engineers: ABT Delft
  • Contractor: Van der Netten van Stigt – Zoelmond
  • Building supervisor: Fred Vink – Geldermalsen

Single-family home Teplice by 3+1 architekti

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Article source: 3+1 architekti

Small piece of land owned by a builder that we were dealing with was kind of \”left\” in a rectangular pattern of local development.

The immediate proximity of large villas from the first half of the 20th century left psychologically and physically little space for wild experiments in architectural design.

Image Courtesy © 3+1 architekti

  • Architects: 3+1 architekti
  • Project: Single-family home Teplice
  • Architect: Pavel Planicka
  • Software used: Allplan Nemetchek software

OZ Residence in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The first requirement that the Owners, a young couple with two children, expressed was that their new home should have a casual, barefoot feel, like a vacation destination, with strong indoor-outdoor connections. Their 2.8 acre site, with gentle slopes to the south and mature landscaping on all sides was the perfect setting to create a home that would fully engage the beautiful landscape for family living.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

  • Architects: Swatt | Miers Architects
  • Project: OZ Residence
  • Location: Silicon Valley, California
  • Architect: Robert Swatt
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