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Loft L in Paris, France by Jbmn Architectes

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Jbmn Architectes 

The renovation of this apartment seeks to exploit the high height available in this former artist studio located on the top floor of a Parisian building built at the beginning of the 20th century. Two mezzanines are arranged and face each other around a large central void. Stairs made of metal and solid wood, arranged symmetrically, give access to the rooms thus created. Large balustrades in fishing nets delimit the living area of the staircase. With the opening/closing of large internal shutters, the rooms can open on the central void or on the contrary isolate themselves, allowing a flexibility of uses.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Wendler

  • Architects: jbmn architectes
  • Project: Loft L
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Hermann Wendler
  • Program: Refurbishment of a loft
  • Status: Direct Order
  • Team: Julien Boitard
  • Area: 80 m²
  • Year: 2014

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House with a Tree in Basel, Switzerland by Sauter von Moos

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Sauter von Moos

Maintaining the tenderness and charm of the existing house from the 1930’s, our intention was to

(1) gently renovate / restore the existing structure

(2) enlarge the building through a series of micro-scale additions that follow the logic of the existing spatial division into small rooms

(3) entangle the existing, the tree and the new in a joyful composition

(4) improve the house’s energy-balance by modernizing all technical installations using exclusively renewable energies

(5) carefully relate the house to its surroundings, both natural and urban.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Frei

  • Architects: Sauter von Moos
  • Project: House with a Tree
  • Location: Basel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Rolf Frei, Eiko Grimberg and Sauter von Moos
  • Lead Architects: Charlotte von Moos and Florian Sauter – Concept / Idea with Pierre de Meuron
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 280 m2
  • Completion Year: 2013

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Villa H in Podolí, Prague by Atelier 6

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Atelier 6

The property is located in a high-quality residential villa zone of Podolí, on a large plot with a significant difference in height.
The villa responds to the steep slope of the plot going north-east and enables, by both its layout and the terraced garden design, to use more or less a significant part of the parcel without barriers.

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice

  • Architects: Atelier 6 (Ing. arch. Radek Šíma, Ing. arch. Libor Čížek, Ing. arch. Ondřej Moravec, Ing. arch. Michal Nekola, Ing. arch. Lenka Konopková)
  • Project: Villa H
  • Location: Podolí, Prague
  • Photography:  BoysPlayNice (Martin Tůma and Jakub Skokan)
  • Total Area: 739 m2
  • Plot Area: 2.293 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Resort & Winery BORGO BACCILE in Crecchio, Italy by Rocco Valentini

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Rocco Valentini

Restoration and reuse of a tiny rural hamlet immersed in the Abruzzo countryside, in an advanced state of degradation, to transform it into a receptive structure, able to convey to the guests the emotions and sensations of the pre-industrial campaign life. Buildings have been made functional with the addition of contemporary structures. The small Borgo Baccile, dating from a few houses dating back to the mid-‘800, is located just a short distance from the historic center of Crecchio. The buildings, following the post-war social transformations, had been abandoned. Some of them, such as House B, had structural and empty breakdowns due to collapse. The design choice was to leave the original mummified structures, making them anti-seismic with steel injections and steel rims, and add functional elements with contemporary shapes, materials and colors in harmony with the sandstone of existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © ROCCO VALENTINI

  • Architects: Rocco Valentini
  • Project: Resort & Winery BORGO BACCILE
  • Location: Crecchio, Italy
  • Photography: Rocco Valentini
  • Client: Tenuta Baccile agricultural company
  • Consultants: Chiara Valentini, Pierluigi Di Nola, Milena Vizzarri,
  • Structures: Giuliano Peverati
  • Execution restoration and recovery company: IMPRESA EDILE F.LLI NICOLO ‘s.n.c. By Ripa Teatina
  • Executing structure company in corten: MARCHIONNE s.n.c. By Ripa Teatina
  • Budget: € 955.00 / m2
  • Cost of intervention: € 640.000,00 approx
  • Project year: 2014
  • Completed: 2017

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Villa in Heerenveen, Netherlands by Lautenbag Architectuur

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Lautenbag Architectuur

The clients are a young couple with two toddlers.  They have a full agenda and wanted an efficiënt house, closer to work and school. A modern spacious house with a large kitchen/dining area was their wish.

On a plot on the edge of Heerenveen, their clear modern villa, with lots of glass and a number of special features, has been realized.

Image Courtesy © Marc De Fotograaf

  • Architects: Lautenbag Architectuur
  • Project: Villa
  • Location: Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Marc De Fotograaf
  • Area: 150 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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Modern Lodge in Weatherby Lake, Missouri by Kemstudio

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Kemstudio

The owners work in the urban core but want to truly wind down when they head home and casually entertain friends. They purchased a waterfront lot on Weatherby Lake, MO, USA with the vision of creating a “Modern Lodge”. The concept draws from the owner’s passion as a commercial photographer and the process of capturing an experience with a still photo. The house is two simple platonic forms, one resting on the other, pulled apart to create an aperture to the lake. The view is revealed once you enter the house, leaving the city behind and immersing yourself in lake living.

Image Courtesy © KEM STUDIO

  • Architects: Kemstudio
  • Project: Modern Lodge
  • Location: Weatherby Lake, Missouri, USA

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RS House in Tangerang, Indonesia by Axialstudio

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Axialstudio

This single-family residence located in Alam Sutera designed by Axial Studio in a tropical modern manner. The design character can be highlighted through the use of crisp lines and simple geometry forms, and material treatment that further enhance the tropical ambience on the residence’s exterior.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gomulya

  • Architects: Axialstudio
  • Project: RS House
  • Location: Alam sutera, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Photography: Fernando Gomulya
  • Main Contractor: TSS Kontraktor
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 500SQM
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Can Xomeu Rita in Formentera, Island by Marià Castelló

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Marià Castelló

Can Xomeu Rita is a small dwelling that takes the name of the traditional place name of the interior of the island of Formentera where it is located. Its location in the territory responds to a space free of vegetation close to the field of wheat and oats existing in the plot, where the alignment with the existing dry stone walls coincides with the good orientation towards the South as well as with an area adequate to recover the rain water in a cistern.

Image Courtesy © marià castelló

  • Architects: Marià Castelló
  • Project: Can Xomeu Rita
  • Location: Formentera, Island

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Narvarte Terrace in Mexico by PALMA

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: PALMA

In Mexico City, the growing demand for housing in certain areas, as well as the increase in density, has motivated the population to find ways of making the most out of their rooftops. In this case, the client was looking to expand a small extra room to be used as a full studio with an independent access. One of the walls was partially demolished in order to add a second volume which would house the kitchenette, storage space, and a sofa-bed. The two volumes are connected by a metal roof which extends out to the edges of the house to create a covered patio. Thanks to a double wall and sliding pocket doors, the studio can be open up completely towards the terrace. The ‘incisions’ made to the existing structure are highlighted with a cement stucco finish and white paint, leaving the older brick exposed.

Image Courtesy © PALMA

  • Architects: PALMA
  • Project: Narvarte Terrace
  • Location: Mexico

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João’s House in Porto, Portugal by Guilherme Machado Vaz

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: Guilherme Machado Vaz

João’s House is a renovation project for a small house located in the old part of the city of Porto, close to the Douro River.

It is a traditional XIX century ground floor building with walls made with stone, and a wooden roof structure covered with tiles.

It was once used as a bakery that served the local population who were mostly fishermen.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Project: João’s House
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Area: 179m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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