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Ultramodern Casa Son Vida in Mallorca, Spain by Marcel Wanders studio

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: Marcel Wanders studio

Roots are attached to tradition but trees are directions to the future.

The first full residential project of Marcel Wanders, the 850m2 residence embodies Marcels’ vision in each of its curved corners. The conversion and extension of the Mediterranean sixties villa, gave birth to a friendly meeting between old and new. The subtle mix of classical and modern references is visible through the entire villa, from the classic profiled wall lining the curved space to the newly custom designed cupboards in straight yet classic lines. A unique atmosphere emerges as space is turning into a playground for reliefs and surfaces. House of contrasts and love between past and present, Casa Son Vida is “unavoidably exuberant and unabashedly outrageous.”

Image Courtesy © Marcel Wanders studio

Image Courtesy © Marcel Wanders studio

 

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Wohnhaus in Rechberg, Germany by K_m Architektur

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: K_m Architektur 

The location alone of this single family home in Rechberg, with a clear view of the surrounding is quiet spectacular.

The property is located on the slope of a green meadow. A floating design and the use of natural materials using concrete, copper, glass and wood as structural material characterize the single family home. Besides the structural members that establish contact with the ground, the rest of the house is constructed out of wood.

Image Courtesy © K_m Architektur

Image Courtesy © K_m Architektur

 

  • Architects: K_m Architektur
  • Project: Wohnhaus
  • Location: Rechberg, Germany

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EQUINOXE residence in Montréal, Canada by APPAREIL architecture

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: v2com

APPAREIL architecture modernises a young family’s Montreal town house and gives it a nordic and green signature.

The firm APPAREIL architecture opted for a minimalist, uncluttered and Nordic style for the renovation of a typical Montreal duplex, and ecological materials and natural light have been put forward to meet the needs of its residents.

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

Image Courtesy © Francis Pelletier

  • Architects: APPAREIL architecture
  • Project: EQUINOXE residence
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Francis Pelletier
  • Contractor: Ook construction
  • Consultant in green building: Etienne Ricard, Urbanéco Construction
  • Concrete floor: Atelier B
  • Glazier: Latour Vitrier
  • Carpenter: Steve Tousignant

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Barton Street in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

The Barton Street project involved the conversion of a turn-of-the-century character home in Bardon into a twenty-first century contemporary family home. The design of the house focused on maximising the sense of volume, space and connection to the environment in a functional but also poetic way. A rich palette of stone, timber and concrete offers a modern counterpoint to the historic fabric that drew the clients to the house originally.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Yan Lane in Victoria, Australia by Justin Mallia Architecture

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Justin Mallia Architecture

Yan Lane is a new street in Richmond. Undertaken on a small budget, this scheme was conceived as an opportunity to use architectural understanding to drive a development project to meaningfully infill an otherwise ignored space and to achieve financial return. The project involved the subdivision of a narrow sliver of land with no street frontage and hidden between the rear face of shops to the south and the backyard fences and sheds of houses to the north. Yan Lane is primarily the creation of a new building incorporating two houses but reaches beyond the scope of the small site to include the extension of services infrastructure from the main road and the recreation of a right of way to form a new street. The project creates an activated, human place from what was previously disused and neglected.

Image Courtesy © Justin Mallia Architecture

Image Courtesy © Justin Mallia Architecture

 

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Urban Man Cave in Cape Town, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects 

What can only be described as the ultimate “man cave”, Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Fresnaye residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s lucky teenage boy and his friends.

Taking into account the youngster’s various interests such as skating, surfing and socialising, the Inhouse team aimed to create a trendy, multifunctional space. The project was steered by Creative Director Aidan Hart, and senior designer Jenine Bruce, who chose a modern industrial aesthetic for this youthful interior.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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“House in Irino” in Miyazaki, Japan by Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

It is a house built in Aya-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, which has the largest evergreen forest zone in Japan. There were three conditions on the premises.

1) There are restrictions on color and form because it is within the landscape area.

2) The traffic volume is high along the main road.

3) Leave a wonderful cherry tree on the site.

While fulfilling these three conditions, I aimed for a house that melts while giving stimulation to the cityscape.

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

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Hamilton Hill House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

Hamilton Hill House is a dramatic conversion of a 1980s stylised home into a 21st Century contemporary piece of architecture. The design includes three formally expressive pavilions that shroud the original house in such a way as to engage with the expansive views while addressing the lifestyle needs of a growing family.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Hamilton Hill House
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo

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House Savukvartsi in Vantaa, Finland by Honkarakenne

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Honkarakenne

Savukvartsi was introduced to the public at the Housing fair 2015 in Vantaa, Finland. It’s an ecological duplex house, designed for three generations of a family. Honka Savukvartsi is an excellent example of a new-generation log home, created with the Honka Fusion concept.

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

  • Manufacturer : Honkarakenne
  • Architects: Jaakko Parkkonen and Elizaveta Parkkonen
  • Project: House Savukvartsi
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Interior design: Maren HeijariBoknäs
  • Method of heating: SavosolarSolar collectors, a water circulation fireplace (Lechma by Ekolämmöx), underfloor heating
  • Wall structure: Non-settling Honka Fusion log FXL 134, exterior insulation with wood fiber 95 mll
  • Exterior facade: spruce, treated with iron vitriol
  • Interior walls: logs treated with Rubio monocoat
  • Living area: young family’s resident 146 m² (5 rooms, kitchen and a sauna) and grandparents resident 46 m² (2 rooms, kitchen)

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Copacabana Building in Mexico City by dmp arquitectura

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: dmp arquitectura

The building takes place in a neighborhood with popular social features and with middle incomes, thanks to that the project develops formally discrete and in harmony with the context. It is located on the Playa Copacabana st, in the Iztacalco municipality.

Image Courtesy © carlos díaz san pedro

Image Courtesy © carlos díaz san pedro

  • Architects: dmp arquitectura (carlos díaz delgado / carlos díaz san pedro, architects)
  • Project: Copacabana Building
  • Location: Mexico City, México
  • Photography: carlos díaz san pedro
  • Collaborators:  ignacio santos / manuel bernal /hein yap / mauricio morales, architects.
  • Structural Engineering: dmp arquitectura – josé luis ponce
  • Materials: Concrete, partition walls, lattice clay, aluminium, glass.
  • Builded Surface: 290 m2
  • Year:  2013

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