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MR House in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico by NAME arquitectos

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: NAME arquitectos

Chapala is the largest freshwater lake in Mexico; it is located a short 45-minute ride away from Guadalajara, and just 20 minutes from its international airport. Through the past few decades it has become a booming retirement destination for numerous American and Canadian citizens, and it is now home to the largest community of foreign residents in the country.

Image Courtesy © NAME arquitectos

Image Courtesy © NAME arquitectos

  • Architects: NAME arquitectos
  • Project: MR House
  • Location: Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

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SOL in Kanagawa, Japan by CUBO design architect

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Article source: CUBO design architect

While drafting the design of cnest, we received an offer to design a house on the neighboring lot by sheer coincidence.

Although the layouts are quite similar to each other due to similar terms and conditions of construction, SOL has defining characteristics of embracing light and framing scenery.

Image Courtesy ©  Yasuno Sakata

Image Courtesy © Yasuno Sakata

  • Architects: CUBO design architect
  • Project: SOL
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Yasuno Sakata
  • Principal Use: House
  • Users: husband, wife
  • Stories: First floor, Second floor
  • Structure: Wood
  • Period: 2011.11 to 2013.6
  • Site Area: 161.03m2
  • Building Area: 55.21m2
  • Total Floor Area: 99.42m2
  • Architecture: Hitoshi Saruta
  • Designer: Hitoshi Saruta

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The House As A Metaphor by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

This series of sculptures by Michael Jantzen plays with the iconic house shape in a variety of abstracted contexts, juxtaposing the house with other recognizable symbols. Most of the pieces are monochrome, and use a single material for both the house and the additions to it, which range from stilts, wheels and railroad tracks to clouds and crosses. Minimal and conceptual, these sculptures are meant to interrogate the meaning of the house symbol by exploring how simple interventions affect its interpretation. These sculptures are presented as proposals for large public art installations.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Rocking House, Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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Union Square Loft in New York by Paul Cha Architect

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Paul Cha Architect

Located in the bustling Union Square area, the 2500 SF trapezoid shaped loft is housed in a former department store, with original cast iron columns and tin ceilings. The client, an educational consultant, requested a tranquil residence for daily living as well as receiving frequent guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

  • Architects: Paul Cha Architect (Ali Koluman)
  • Project: Union Square Loft
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Material: Cherry wood(cabinetry), granite slab in absolute black honed finish(kitchen counter) & milk glass

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Atlas House in Osaka, Japan by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

The architectural languages with special meaning have been used for Japanese residence since ancient times.For example, Tokonoma referring to a built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, highlights invisible planning described as the upper  and  lower seat by its presence beyond the ability to decorate things.

Image Courtesy ©  Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
  • Project: Atlas House
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Project Design Team: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
  • Client: Kenji Niwa
  • Constructor: Nishimura construction company
  • Sub-Contractors: Non
  • Use: residence and dental clinic
  • Area: 278.64m2
  • Design Period: 2012/Oct-2013/ May
  • Completion Period: 2013/Nov

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The Forest House in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon-si, South Korea by JY-ARCHITECTS

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: JY-ARCHITECTS

“What do you expect from us?”

This was the very first question we asked a client at our first meeting. The client wanted to open a local low-end restaurant that would not normally require an architect’s touch.

“I want a restaurant that is extraordinary and unique—like a forest house in the city.”

His answer was very clear.

Image Courtesy © Hwang hyochel

Image Courtesy © Hwang hyochel

  • Architects: JY-ARCHITECTS (youmin won)
  • Project: The Forest House
  • Location: Bupyeong-gu, Incheon-si, South Korea
  • Photography: Hwang hyochel
  • Program: a local low-end restaurant
  • Year: Jun.2013 – Jan. 2014
  • Floor area: 299.47 m2
  • Construction: team of Ra kwonsu
  • Main Manufactures: galvanized steel sheet panel + powder coating

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Temporary House in Lima, Peru by Artem Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Artem Architects

This house is located on the outskirts of Lima City, Peru, within a 3000m² terrain. This terrain is mainly flat ground and is surrounded by abundant foliage. The concept of this design arose from the merger of three important aspects: the client’s requirements, integration with the nearby landscape and the local materials to be used.

Image Courtesy ©  Artem Architects

Image Courtesy © Artem Architects

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Extension vB4 in Brecht, Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Article source: dmvA

A few years ago dmvA was requested to design an extension to an A-framed house in order to reconvert this holiday home into a comfortable, contemporary house.

This house is situated in a former recreation area and although municipality transformed this area into one with full residential use,  one has to deal with specific building regulations.

Image Courtesy © Mick Couwenbergh

Image Courtesy © Mick Couwenbergh

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Project: Extension vB4
  • Location: Brecht, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Mick Couwenbergh
  • Principal: Rini van Beek
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren
  • General contractor: Eddy Leys (steel), Rudy Meyvis (carpentry),  Boomse Glashandel (Glass)
  • Constructional engineer: ASB
  • Built area: 54 m2 and 26 m2 additioned
  • Completion: 2011

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Domo dom – one person’s house by Architekt Tadeusz Lemański

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source:  Architekt Tadeusz Lemański 

Domo House is a one person’s house with the full program necessary for comfortable living, however with one restriction – minimization of required surface.

The name “one person’s house”, unlike “house for singles”, does not imply owner’s lifestyle. The One Person’s House provides potential inhabitant with comfort of having the house, intimacy with nature, distance from neighbor and quite important feature nowadays, garage – for car, motorcycle or bike with storing space, for example for windsurf board with the sail. Everything depends form the owners character.

Image Courtesy ©  Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

  • Architects: Architekt Tadeusz Lemański
  • Project: Domo dom – one person’s house
  • Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski
  • Living area: 40 m2
  • Garage: 22 m2

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Single family house in Madrid, Spain by hollegha arquitectos

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: hollegha arquitectos

Being used to the spacial restrictions typical for a city with high density like Madrid, a 1 800m2 (19 370 sqft) plot almost makes you feel lost when you first enter it. We found it extremely important to create a home that integrates the outdoor space and makes it liveable. The climate is very dry and hot in summer, on the other hand you can use terraces all over the year if they are a little protected against sun, wind and rain.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

  • Architects: hollegha arquitectos (Daniel Hollegha, Carlota Tamames, Brigitte Hollegha)
  • Project: Single family house
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pablo Casares
  • Site: Madrid, Spain
  • Completion: 2011
  • Total floor area: 752m2 (8 092 sqft)
  • Facade materials: aged zinc sheet, ipê wood

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