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House in ElArrayán, Chile by Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera

The commission was to design a small house for a young couple, to be placed north of an existing house on the same family lot. The site, located at the suburb of El Arrayán and approximately 1000 meters above sea level, has a steep slope to the south-east, that opens a dramatic view of the valley in that direction.

Image Courtesy ©  Mathias Jacob

Image Courtesy © Mathias Jacob

  • Architects: Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera
  • Project: House in ElArrayán
  • Location: ElArrayán, Chile
  • Photography: Mathias Jacob
  • Program: Housing
  • Structural engineer: Eduardo Zégers
  • Project: 2009
  • Year built: 2009
  • Built area: 107 m2
  • Materiality: Steel, Wood, Fiber-cement siding.

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ALLEY HOUSE in Koto city, Tokyo by Be-Fun design

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: Be-Fun design

  • Architects: Be-Fun design
  • Project: ALLEY HOUSE
  • Location: Koto city, Tokyo
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai
Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

  • Building Surface: 53.82 sq. m
  • Total floor Surface: 161.46 sq. m
  • Structural material: Wood
  • Construction: Genkikensetsu

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Coral House in Veracruz, México by Gerardo Ars Arquitectura

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: Gerardo Ars Arquitectura

The essence of the house was to reflect the identity cheerful and festive of the client, and to show their close relationship with their roots and culture. The result, a house that is distinct in the neighborhood with overwhelming personality.

Located in a densely populated neighborhood of the city and surrounded by homes without architectural design, this project breaks the monotony of the site, give a new twist to the neighborhood and promote the interest of its inhabitants to explore a different, innovative architecture.

Image Courtesy ©  Gerardo Robles Sánchez.

Image Courtesy © Gerardo Robles Sánchez.

  • Architects: Gerardo Ars Arquitectura
  • Project: Coral House
  • Location: Veracruz, México
  • Photography: Gerardo Robles Sánchez.
  • DATE: Project: 2013. Construction: 2014
  • Principal Architect: Gerardo Robles Sanchez.
  • Collaborators: Fernando Ramírez Lara, Pedro Osorio Pérez
  • AREA: Plot: 180 m2. Constructed area: 150 m2
  • Structural: Ing. Carlos Caballero
  • MATERIALS: Concrete, durock and aluminium.

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Villa Panorama by SPONGE ARCHITECTS

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: SPONGE ARCHITECTS

Villa Panorama, where you can “enjoy the country life in a home where your dream landscape reveals itself before your own eyes”.

Inspired by the broad horizontal lines of the Dutch landscape Björn van Rheenen of Sponge Architects designed Villa Panorama. These horizontal lines are translated into an open design which blends into its environment perfectly.

Image Courtesy ©  SPONGE ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © SPONGE ARCHITECTS

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Touguinhó II House in Vila do Conde, Portugal by Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Article source: Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

If we climb through the narrow streets to the place called \”hill\” of the village Touguinhó, we can observe the sea from afar, near the town of Vila do Conde.

The implantation of the house took into account the local landscape and a significant slope of the terrain.

Image Courtesy ©  Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

Image Courtesy © Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda

  • Architects: Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda
  • Project: Touguinhó II House
  • Location: Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • Photography: Raulino SILVA ARCHITECT, Lda
  • Software used: AUTOCAD LT 2013
  • Engineering: Engave – Engenharia
  • Construction: Silfermat, Lda

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4 Springs Lane in Rappahannock County, VA by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect 

Rolling topography, open fields and woodlands comprise a 24 acre site in Rappahannock County, Virginia where this new house is located. Extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations, resulted in the placement of the house high on one of the hills, overlooking a meadow at the base of woodlands.  The house is organized as a series of volumes, arranged linearly and positioned to optimize distant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Image Courtesy ©  Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect
  • Project: 4 Springs Lane
  • Location: Rappahannock County, VA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, and Photoshop 
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Erwin Opitz, Opitz Construction Consulting, Inc.
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Landscape Architect: Kevin Campion, Campion Hruby Landscape Architects
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID – Baron Gurney Interiors
  • Completion Year: 2013

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Housing at the old city wall of Berlin in Berlin Mitte, Germany by Sohrab Zafari

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: Sohrab Zafari

This house has been created. It tries to be understood primarily as a complex spatial structure and as a cultural fusion building, as a labyrinth of light, as a new, fresh wind that brushes gently over this place.

Image Courtesy © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

Image Courtesy © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

  • Architects: Sohrab Zafari
  • Project: Housing at the old city wall of Berlin
  • Location: Berlin Mitte, Germany
  • Photography: Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar
  • Year: 2014

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Y7-house in Nagasaki, Japan by Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: Architect Show Co.,Ltd

The site is located in the hill of the mountain which can take an extensive view of Omura Bay in Nagasaki. Main concept is to harmonize buildings and surrounding natural environment without destroying original natural landscape.

In order not to destroy sloping land, I made basis protrude from flat terrain and designed one part of house floating from ground and extending in air. Also I spread a planting net and performed planting of a lawn. By this way, I harmonize the house and surrounding natural environment with floating house in natural terrain.

Image Courtesy ©  Toshihisa Ishii

Image Courtesy © Toshihisa Ishii

  • Architects: Architect Show Co.,Ltd
  • Project: Y7-house
  • Location: Nagasaki, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihisa Ishii
  • District: Kyushu
  • Use: Residence
  • Site Area: 283.76 ㎡
  • Bldg.Area: 95.46 ㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 89.40 ㎡(74.84㎡)
  • Bldg.Coverage Ratio: 33.64 %
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 26.37 %
  • Bldg.scale: 1 stories above ground
  • Structure: Wooden
  • Max.Height: 4.720 m
  • Parking Lot: one cars
  • Exterior Finish: Siding board
  • Complete year: March ,2014
  • Client: Mr.Yamasaki

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House in Los Conejos II in Molina de Segura, Spain by LA MIRATECA

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: LA MIRATECA

‘Casa en los Conejos II’ is the result of a reflection about how to cope with a huge plot of land because of its particular topography. It has been opted for just one roof covering different rooms and putting them in order and demarcating the outdoor spaces that are going to be used. Showing the „natural relief‟ is one of the final premises of the project.

Image Courtesy © PATRICIA FORCEN SCHEU

Image Courtesy © PATRICIA FORCEN SCHEU

  • Architects: LA MIRATECA
  • Project: House in Los Conejos II
  • Location: Molina de Segura, Spain
  • Photography: PATRICIA FORCEN SCHEU
  • AUTOR: LA MIRATECA, estudio de arquitectura contemporánea

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House 60 in Toronto, Canada by gh3

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: gh3

House 60 is a renovation and addition to a 50’s suburban house on a large lot in Toronto, Canada.

The existing house was largely introverted—small windows, low ceilings—with a traditional plan—living room, separate dining room and cramped kitchen on the ground floor, and a maze of bedrooms on the second. An undistinguished building from the exterior—brick with a shallow sloping roof—adorned over time with a wrought iron front porch and aluminum awnings. However underwhelming, the existing house was considered by gh3 as a material resource to be reused, rather than abandoned, a position consistent with first principles of sustainability.

Image Courtesy © gh3

Image Courtesy © gh3

  • Architects: gh3
  • Project: House 60
  • Location: Toronto, Canada

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