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Casa Toluca in Mexico by FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise 

On a generous site at the base of a mountain, FREE was invited to design a weekend house overlooking a soccer pitch that multiple families could use as a clubhouse. The concept began with the idea of having a large structure that hovers above the house.

Image Courtesy © Adam Weisman 

  • Architects: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise
  • Project: Casa Toluca
  • Location: Toluca, Mexico
  • Program: Housing
  • Size: 622 m2
  • Date: 2009 – 2010
  • Collaborators: Taller A

K Residence in Hiroshima, Japan by JAM

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: JAM

The site is located in the island of Hiroshima, Japan. Three sides of the site face the calm environment of Setonaikai Sea. The building is weekend house for 4-person family. The plan has the outline of 4 squares with rotated by a unit of 3 degrees.

Image Courtesy JAM

  • Architects: JAM
  • Project: K Residence
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Design: 2012
  • Completion: 2013
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Stories: 2
  • Site Area: 540sqm
  • Architecture Area: 510sqm
  • Program: Weekend House / Residence
  • Software used: 3dS Max


River Room in Chelmer, Brisbane, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

This project involved the refurbishment and extension to a 1990’s cottage that had been substantially damaged during the January 2011 Brisbane River floods. The existing house enjoyed north east aspect river frontage but had very a poor connection to the river as well as massively underutilized living areas. The primary scope for the project involved the reconfiguration of the existing deck area into the “River Room”, conceived of an indoor/ outdoor space that could be calibrated by the clients to use year round. The space involves a chamfered trapezoid plan with a highly articulated glazed north-east facade. The glazed wall forms a solid barrier to the cold winter breezes while allowing complete openness and transparency during the warm summer months.

Image Courtesy Shaun Lockyer Architects


Singular Housing in Alicante, Spain by David Moreno Architect

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: David Moreno Architect

The site is located on the new urban area in Alicante known as the Golf Club because all the singular houses have their backyard facing the Golf Course. The site area is 1.000sqm and its triangular shape confers a very specific design. The entrance to the site is in the lower and smaller side of the triangle having the other two facing the Golf Course and therefore the views

Image courtesy David Moreno Architect

  • Architects: David Moreno Architect
  • Project: Singular Housing
  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Date: 2012
  • State: under development
  • Gross floor area: 1.000 m2
  • Budget: 480.000 Euro
  • Software used: Microstation for the 2d and 3d modeling and 3dMax with Vray for the renderings

Cosgriff House in Sydney, Australia by Christopher Polly Architect

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: Christopher Polly Architect

The project retains its original envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. a substantial lower ground living volume is sensitively inserted beneath the original fabric to harness the fall in the site towards the rear, extending deeply beneath the existing dwelling and outwards towards the garden to transform it – while a re-crafted rear ground floor above enfolds the existing rhythm of front rooms over the new lower ground below.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman 

  • Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
  • Project: Cosgriff House
  • Location: Annandale, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman Photography
  • Interiors: Christopher Polly Architect
  • Structural Engineer: SDA Structures
  • Hydraulic Engineer: ACOR Consultants
  • Builder: R.G.Gregson Constructions
  • Land Size: 370 sqm
  • Floor Area: 167 sqm
  • Completion: December 2012

One Home For All the Homeless by Andjela Karabasevic

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: Andjela Karabasevic

This project envisions one mega structure  that will house all the homeless people on our planet. It spreads continuously through  the cities, fields and waters, only facilitating bare living necessities, and significantly increasing life quality in general, and therefore the overall rate of productivity.

Image courtesy Andjela Karabasevic 

  • Architects: Andjela Karabasevic
  • Project: One Home For All the Homeless
  • Year: 2013
  • Status: Competition
  • Award: D3 Housing Tomorrow 2013 – SPECIAL MENTION – dystopian vision

Bungalow / P / in Szczecin, Poland by Studio SODA

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: Studio SODA

One-storey residential building designed for a narrow lot. Usable floor area 175 m2.

Image courtesy Studio SODA 

  • Architects: Studio SODA
  • Project: Bungalow / P /
  • Location: Szczecin, Poland

Klippan House in Hampstead, London by Belsize Architects

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Belsize Architects

The house, a grade 2 listed building, set opposite Hampstead Heath was designed by Ewen Christian, an RIBA president and Gold medalist, and built in 1881. The brief was to return the 900 sqm four storey building, previously divided into four flats, into a single-family home and to add a new subterranean swimming pool to the side of the house and a garage for 3 cars over the pool.

Image courtesy Belsize Architects 

  • Architects: Belsize Architects
  • Project: Klippan House
  • Location: Hampstead, London, UK
  • Completion: 2010

Mar Vista Residence in South Laguna, California by Aria Design, Inc.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Aria Design, Inc.

A popular location for post- war, coastal, vacation homes, South Laguna still retains the many of the intimately scaled beach cottages from this era, along with leafy streets without sidewalks and streetlights. An 850 s.f. redwood, beach cottage built in 1948 stood on the site under a dense grove of eucalyptus trees when the current owners acquired the property.

Image Courtesy Aria Design, Inc.

  • Architects: Aria Design, Inc.
  • Project: Mar Vista Residence
  • Location: South Laguna, California, USA


Aranya House in India by Modo designs

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Modo designs  

Designed as a single floor dwelling, this house is a luxurious sprawl in the lap of a natural surrounding. The house is responsive to the series of palm trees that existed before and essentially orients itself towards it. It is designed to be inclusive of the natural elements- the sun, earth, water, air and fragments of the blue sky.  The layout segregates through a level difference, the parent’s and son’s living units and yet unites through a meeting place, which is the more open central bay.

Image Courtesy © Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit

  • Architects: Modo designs
  • Project: Aranya House
  • Location: Aranya, India
  • Photography: Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit
  • Site area: 36000 sq feet
  • Built up area: 5850 sq feet
  • Interior designer and landscaping:  ila Yogesh Choksi 
  • Project duration: Jan 2011 – feb 2013
  • Structural engineer: Millimeter designs
  • Hvac: future Solutions
  • Site Engineer: harat Gajjar
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCAD


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