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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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MAO’er HUTONG in Beijing, China by odd (okamoto deguchi design)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Article source: odd (okamoto deguchi design)

After years of city development, the construction of Beijing Hutong became even more rational. By the time, people are looking for new lifestyle, and ignored the other lives that are living together. They also play an important role in forming the Hutong living culture.

Image Courtesy © jin boan

Image Courtesy © jin boan

  • Architects: odd (okamoto deguchi design)
  • Project: MAO’er HUTONG
  • Location: cha’er 23#, beijing
  • Photography: jin boan
  • Designers: odd ( keizo okamoto, tsutomu deguchi, li hongzhen, luo shuanghua, daisuke matsumoto, zhang yunfei)
  • Dates: september 26th – october 3rd, 2014
  • Special thanks: zhang xiao, ou yang  yan quan, liang ting
  • Manufacture: Shangdong Weifang huisen  Furniture

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Paradox House in Paiania, Athens by Klab Architecture – Konstantinos Labrinopoulos

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Architecture – Klab Architecture – Konstantinos Labrinopoulos

A house of 250m2 for a young family in an almost rural area part of Athens Paiania, was designed in a plot of 500m2. As the first house that was going to be built in this new suburb, but not the last we had to consider future developments but start from an almost white paper. Nevertheless due to crisis new developments are not due to appear any time soon.

Image Courtesy © Panos Kokkinias

Image Courtesy © Panos Kokkinias

  • Architects: Klab Architecture – Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Project: Paradox House
  • Location: Paiania, Athens
  • Photography: Panos Kokkinias
  • Design team: Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Nikos Venianakis, Mark Chapman, Elena Skorda
  • Design period: 2009-2011
  • Construction period: 2011-2013

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CASA SOL in Loulé, Portugal by Atelier DATA

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Atelier DATA 

The house is located in Vilamoura, municipality of Loulé, one of the most touristic places in Algarve and one of the top vacation destinations of the Portuguese.

Set in a neighbourhood of single-family houses, the project focused on an existing building dating from the 80s and on which it was proposed an intervention aimed at expansion and adaptation to a new program.

Image Courtesy © Mercês Tomaz Gomes

Image Courtesy © Mercês Tomaz Gomes

  • Architects: Atelier DATA
  • Project: CASA SOL
  • Location: Loulé, Portugal
  • Photography: Mercês Tomaz Gomes
  • ARCHITECTS IN CHARGE: Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão,
  • DESIGN TEAM: Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, Emmanuel Novo
  • AREA: 314 sqm
  • YEAR: 2014
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Rui Sequeira
  • STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE: Augusto Candeias – Miraba, Construção Civil e obras públicas, Lda.

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