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Stone house in Lukovo Šugarje, Croatia by Proarh d.o.o.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Article source: Proarh d.o.o.

Stone house is a one family holiday retreat, situated only few meters from the Adriatic sea, in a  dense matrix of holiday houses.

This existing chaos, cramped, narrow plot, limited construction laws and program assignment, make this a complex postulation but also a metaphorical ” noise ” of context. In such ”noise” the architectural language has to become quieter and create a concise expression. Is this expression then ”to fit in” or ”not to fit in”, and is it possible to become positively ambivalent, where such ambivalence would mean avoiding the derogatory fitting in but also avoiding a forced standing out , due to author’s ambition?

Image Courtesy © Damir Fabijanić

  • Architects: Proarh d.o.o.
  • Project: Stone house
  • Location: Lukovo Šugarje, Croatia
  • Photography: Damir Fabijanić, Miljenko Bernfest
  • Site Area: 266 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 150.8 m2
  • Design: 2012.-2013.
  • Construction: 2013.-2014.


White House in São Paulo, Brazil by studio mk27

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Article source: Studio mk27 

Comfort and building maintenance throughout the years are two fundamental aspects for houses built in tropical areas next to the sea, where the high temperatures and the effect of the sea air determine the extreme local conditions. The White House project, located on a beautiful Brazilian beach, on the northern coast of São Paulo, made these questions as determinant to organize the plan and for the selection of materials to be used.

Image Courtesy © fernando guerra

  • Architects: Studio mk27 – marcio kogan + eduardo chalabi
  • Project: White House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: fernando guerra
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interiors: studio mk27 – diana radomysler
  • Project Team: eline ostyn . maria julia herklotz . laura guedes . mariana ruzante mariana simas . oswaldo pessano . ricardo ariza
  • Structure Engineer: benedicts engenharia, eng. eduardo duprat
  • Contractor: costrulito, eng. ricardo peters
  • Site Area: 590 m2
  • Built Area: 492 sqm
  • Completion: December. 2014


Unfurled House in Sydney, Australia by christopher polly architect

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Article source: christopher polly architect

An articulated two-storey framed volume is sensitively stitched to the rear original fabric, while retaining its front Federation masonry and hipped envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. It has a sectional split-level relationship to the original house that harnesses the fall of the site to the rear, enabling the cellular front plan to vertically and horizontally unfurl into a series of connected interior spaces that expand to its setting.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman Photography

  • Architects: christopher polly architect
  • Project: Unfurled House
  • Location: Petersham, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman Photography
  • Structural Engineer: SDA Structures
  • Acoustic Consultant: Sebastian Giglio
  • Surveyor: Junek & Junek
  • Builder: Matrix Additions
  • Land Size: 399.60 sqm
  • Floor Area: 173.22 sqm


HOUSE 4/6, Paju House in Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea by Yang Jin Seok(Y GROUP)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Article source: Yang Jin Seok(Y GROUP)

The 4th house; compact yet maximized?; Paju House.

The family consists of a grandmother in her 80s who had a stroke on the way to the toilet outside and now is in the hospital, a father who is a non-regular worker and works till late every day, and a middle school adolescent daughter who is always left home alone and is the first subject of concern for the family. Thanks to Illegal extension works, the house has a shape, yet its building area is only about 13 pyeong.

Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun

  • Architects: Yang Jin Seok(Y GROUP)
  • Project: HOUSE 4/6, Paju House
  • Location: 860-16, Surihol-ro, Beobwon-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
  • Photography: Lee Namsun
  • Site Area: 225㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 45.11㎡
  • Building Area: 45.11㎡
  • Building to Land Ratio: 20.049%
  • Floor Area Ratio: 20.049%


Glendessary Lane in Santa Barbara, California by PLACE

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Article source: PLACE

2,300 s.f. single family residence designed with a modest and respectful impact to the land, with an emphasis on intuitive functionality and aesthetic clarity. The temperate Santa Barbara weather allows for the owners to maximize their outdoor living style with a scheme of considered permeability, allowing for shared indoor/outdoor programming and spatial flow. Natural lighting and passive ventilation are achieved via the large scale doors and operable skylights.

Image Courtesy © PLACE

  • Architects: PLACE
  • Project: Glendessary Lane
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA



Tuesday, June 19th, 2018


A young couple with 3 children approached Martin Friedrich Architects after seeing our Brighton town house project. They loved the clean modern lines, look and feel of this project, however wanted a more playful and fun house. This was to reflect their personality, active lifestyle and love of entertaining.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell


C2 House in Slovakia by ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Article source: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

C2 House represents a family living in a quiet green neighbourhood for people who like spending their free time outdoors all year long. The main idea is the diffusion of spaces within the house and the garden. The atrium with a fireplace and a summer kitchen becomes the core of the family life.

Image Courtesy © Pato Safko

  • Architects: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova
  • Project: C2 House
  • Location: Slovakia
  • Photography: Pato Safko
  • Structural Engineer: Dipl. Ing. Jozef Baran
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 447 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016


House XL in Slovenia by SoNo arhitekti

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Article source: SoNo arhitekti

Family Villa XL is located on the outskirts of a new residential area and it is designed for a large family of seven. Area is dominated by typical Slovenian urban / rural landscape, that is why the design paraphrases the surrounding typical architectural elements . The house is conceptually formed from two mutually parallel volumes and one connecting volume, which is placed perpendicularly to the other two. All the volumes are elongated with symmetrical gable roofs. Shortest volume is extended into a roofed carport.

Image Courtesy © Žiga Lovšin

  • Architects: SoNo arhitekti
  • Project: House XL
  • Location: Slovenia
  • Photography: Žiga Lovšin
  • Site Area: 1780 m2
  • Net Area: 410 m2
  • Year of Conclusion: 2016


House in Nishimatsugaoka, Japan by arbol

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Article source: arbol

The client would like to raise an independent and inventive child, enjoy a kitchen garden in a broad yard, live in a house which could adapt to the change of family structure, and their interests. To make those requests happen, the client have moved to the suburbs, and this house was built with various creative ideas.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

  • Architects: arbol
  • Project: House in Nishimatsugaoka
  • Location: Nishimatsugaoka, Nara, Japan
  • Photography: Yasunori Shimomura
  • Software used: JWcad
  • Client: Couple + 1 Child
  • Builder: Kimura Corporation
  • Site Area: 304.44 ㎡
  • Total Floor: 98.83 ㎡
  • 1st Floor: 61.70 ㎡
  • 2nd Floor: 37.13 ㎡
  • Period: 2017 Jan – 2017 July


Two-in-One House in Ekeberglia, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

The Two-in-One House is a calm piece of architecture resting on the steep and dynamic landscape of Ekeberglia. Its slender and rectangular form is manifested at the top of the sloping landscape.  From a concrete base, the building grows with a wooden clad body forming relation with the omnipresence of broadleaf trees surrounding the building topped with a light glass structure.

Image Courtesy © Ivar Kvaal

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Two-in-One House
  • Location: Ekeberglia, Norway
  • Photography: Ivar Kvaal
  • Commission Type: Direct Commission (2011)
  • Size: 525 m2
  • Status: Completed (2017)


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