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Casa Caldera in Patagonia by DUST

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The off-grid house is located in a remote landscape on the southwestern bajada of the Canelo Hills in Southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, two hours southeast of Tucson and 15 miles north of the US/Mexico Border. Siting is balanced between the prospect of the open range and distant mountains toward the west and refuge from those who may venture across the landscape. Proximity to the border and immigrant related foot traffic led the owner to request an impenetrable structure.

Image Courtesy © Cade Hayes

  • Architects: DUST (Jesus Robles, Cade Hayes)
  • Project: Casa Caldera
  • Location: Southeast Arizona, San Rafael Valley, USA
  • Photography: Cade Hayes
  • Project Team: Jay Ritchey, Carpenter, Agustin Valdez, Concrete and Mason, Ben Gallegos, Labor/Job Site Assistant
  • General contractor: DUST
  • Interior square footage: 530 sq. ft.
  • Footprint sq. ft. (includes exterior zaguan and terrace): 1060 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): December 2015

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MT House in Nuevo León, México by GLR Arquitectos

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: GLR Arquitectos

A property of great dimensions and a steep slope, grants us unmatched potential views towards the north of the city. A grand golf club in the foreground as well as other green areas of the city, are topped by the majestic “Cerro de Las Mitras”, a distinctive mitre-shaped mountain. The residential scheme is resolved in a linear way on its three levels, ensuring all areas of the house enjoy the previously described views.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos (Gilberto L. Rodríguez)
  • Project: MT House
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Team: Emmanuel Soto, Raúl Torres, Rafael Návar, Pamela Díaz de León, Oscar O Farrill, Gaby Gutiérrez, David Alatorre
  • Extension: 1,900 M2
  • Year: 2012 – 2015

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Shepherdess Walk in London, England by Inhabit Homes

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Inhabit Homes

At Shepherdess Walk you have the character of a period property, coupled with the feeling of space, huge windows to bring in lots of light and an extremely environmentally friendly home with the advantage of low bills.

If you enjoy modern art and modern living, you want a home that reflects your contemporary taste, not another run of the mill Victorian terrace house; if you want design that adapts to your lifestyle, not the other way round; a space that you can live, work, eat and play in; a home that you can grow old in – then Shepherdess Walk is for you.

Image Courtesy © Inhabit Homes

  • Architects: Inhabit Homes
  • Project: Shepherdess Walk
  • Location: London, England

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“House in Shimokawahara” in Shizuoka, Japan by KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

The project area had the Abe-kawa river bed and row of cherry blossom trees on the north side with the majestic Mt. Fuji in full view beyond that.

On the other hand, there was a three-story house adjacent to the south side, so it couldn’t expect to get much sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.
  • Project: House in Shimokawahara
  • Location: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Buildinged by Kuwataka Kensetsu
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 166.08 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2013

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CG House in Nuevo León, México by GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez

The CG House rests on a generous 17,250 square foot site adjacent to the Sierra Madre mountains. While the site’s steep slope presented a number of design challenges, the dramatic views it afforded of the city of Monterrey provided the architect with a number of opportunities.

From the street, two massive oak trees rise to provide privacy and welcome shade to the swimming pool terrace above. Due to the sloping nature of the site, a massive, exposed concrete wall defines and encloses the swimming pool and garden areas, setting the tone for the design of the house itself, which is clad in brown/black volcanic stone, IPE wood, white stucco and steel.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos
  • Project: CG House
  • Location: Garza García, Nuevo León, México
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Project Team: Enrique Salas, Tomas Güereña, Felipe González
  • Extension: 992 M2

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House Cronos in Pinamar, Argentina by Moirë arquitectos

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Moirë arquitectos

The House Cronos is located in Pinamar, atlantic coast of the province of Buenos Aires. The project responds to the need to build a holiday home for summer and winter in full contact with nature.

The land is in its natural state, presents a significant amount of typical conifers of the area, a sandy soil and visuals open to the forest. The House Cronos seeks to manifest a way of understanding and living a holiday home, based on contact with light and nature, flexibility and quality of spaces, the nobility of technique and materials and the search for an image that reflect its own contemporaneity.

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

  • Architects: Moirë arquitectos
  • Project: House Cronos
  • Location: Pinamar, Argentina
  • Photography: Ramiro Sosa
  • Area: 86m2
  • Year: 2016

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Casa DATRI & DASA in Tepeji del Rio, México by [mavarq]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: [mavarq] 

The Location: Amanali Golf and Nautical club in the city of Tepeji del Rio, Hidalgo. A 45 minute drive from Mexico City.

The Site: two adjacent plots of 14 mts. length by 36 mts. depth (504 mts.2) each, with the back facing North. The site has a continuous slant of 4 mts. from front to back.

The restrictions: The housing complex establishes restrictions of open space: 6 mts. to the front, which faces the lake; 7 mts. in the back (adjacent to the golf course); and 5 mts. alongside the lateral common border of both plots of land.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: [mavarq]
  • Project: Casa DATRI & DASA
  • Location: Amanali, Tepeji del Rio, México
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Associate Architect: Lorenzo Alvarez
  • Collaborators: Rene Vallejo, Jazmin Rivera, Iezid Huizar, Delia Cabrera
  • Construction: Factor Eficiencia – Fermin Espinosa
  • Structural Engineering: Bett Construcciones – Ing. Amadeo Betancourt Castellanos
  • Total construction cost: $10million
  • Gross square footage: 10,800 sqm
  • Completion Date: August 2014

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House at Neil Road in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Located within a conservation district, this home celebrates the traditional charm of Peranakan shophouses with the addition of new spaces that are sensitive to the building’s rich heritage.

Akin to traditional shophouses, the spaces are interspersed with courtyards that serve as visual focal points. The original courtyard – with its preserved ornate fish mould centerpiece and accompanying water feature – forms the heart of the common areas while a newer courtyard marks the transition from the old structure into its new extension. A young tree in the centre of this new courtyard adds a touch of nature to the urban ensemble. To the rear of the house are the kitchen and a retro spiral staircase that leads to the second floor master bedroom and rooftop terrace.

Image Courtesy © See Chee Keong

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Project: House at Neil Road
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: See Chee Keong
  • Director: Mark Wee
  • Gross floor area: 520 sqm
  • Completion: Jan 2013

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NP House (Dinesh Mill Bunglow) in Vadodara, India by Atelier Design N Domain

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Atelier Design N Domain 

To build a minimalist house with simple clean lines, uncluttered geometry, fluid, transparent spaces where the interiors and exteriors blend into each other in an attempt to keep the user constantly in touch with the outdoors.

The site with thriving greenery was located just outside vadodara city. The brief was very clear – to design a contemporary house for this family of three and their support staff meeting their functional requirements. The challenge of the site really lay in preserving the natural vegetation that abounded on the plot. The planning went through several iterations in a bid to preserve as many of the trees on site as possible.

Image Courtesy © Sebastian Zachariah

  • Architects: Atelier Design N Domain
  • Project: NP House (Dinesh Mill Bunglow)
  • Location: Vadodara, India
  • Photography: Sebastian Zachariah
  • Partners: Ar Anand Menon and Ar Shobhan Kothari
  • Area: 6000 sqft
  • Completion year: 2010

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Quinta do Carregal in Tondela, Portugal by WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

In a seemingly infinite territory and mostly occupied by pines and oaks, the implantation of the house marks a space and an intention. A space of pause, serenity and breathing, surrounded and protected by the green patch that filters the light and the eyesight, purifies the air and the soul and stimulates the corporal senses of who let himself be seduced by the elements of nature. An intention of materializing a perennial refuge that transforms and adapts itself to the site’s conditions and to the family that inhabits it.

Image Courtesy © WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Architects: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture
  • Project: Quinta do Carregal
  • Location: Tondela, Portugal
  • Photography: WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Team: Rita Cantisano Diz, Lucas Cantisano Diz, Miguel de Gouveia André
  • Total built area (m2): 299,90 m2
  • Conclusion date: 2016

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