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Plane House in Skiathos Island, Sporades, Greece by K-studio

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Article source: K-studio

Summer in the Greek islands is all about being outside. The aim of the Plane House is to merge internal and external space, maximising the benefits of both and minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy © Yiorgos Kordakis

  • Architects: K-studio
  • Project: Plane House
  • Location: Skiathos Island, Sporades, Greece
  • Photography: Yiorgos Kordakis
  • Status: Completed 2011

Parede 11 by Humberto Conde

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde

The project aims to develop a single house located in the centre of Parede, Cascais, in a site characterized as Historical Urban Space. The lot of the house as a particular elongated and thin configuration like the adjacent lot on the left side – South.

The nearby buildings are part of a summer houses morph-typological group that proliferated in the Portuguese coastline in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. These houses were usually built as second houses or summer residences, presenting, in general, a garden that involves them throughout their perimeter. The exception is made in smaller lots of recent date where it was usual the implantation of terraced houses, as a way to potentiate the opposite top sideband.

Image Courtesy © Humberto Conde

  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Project: Parede 11
  • Software used: Autocad

House A in Mokrin, Kikinda, Serbia by Studio “AUTORI”

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Article source: Studio “AUTORI”

Abstract

House A offers a balanced response to the challenges of being contemporary while maintaining sensitivity for continuity of tradition and local values.

Text

House A is a part of the cultural and tourist complex “Terra Pannonica” in thevillage ofMokrin, in northernSerbia. The estate is planned to consist of five houses of different functional and architectural characteristics, of which two have been completed until now.

Image Courtesy © Mina Piščević

  • Architects: Studio “AUTORI”
  • Project: House A
  • Location: Mokrin, Kikinda, Serbia
  • Photography: Mina Piščević
  • Collaborators: Ljiljana Rodić – Bodrožić
  • Structural: Mega Plus,Belgrade,Serbia
  • Project year: 2011
  • Completed: 2012
  • Project area: 560m2
  • Site area: 3500m2
  • Text: Miodrag Ninić

House WIVA in Herent, Belgium by OYO – Open Y Office

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Article source: OYO – Open Y Office 

CONCRETE CONTRAST

This OYO story takes you to Herent, where the extension of a private residence captures its surroundings. The inhabitants wanted an extension that was flexible enough to be transformed in time to a separate unite with its own bed- and bathroom. OYO emphasized the contrast between the new shape and the old volume, which used to be an post office.

Image Courtesy © Tom Janssens

  • Architects: OYO – Open Y Office  
  • Project: House WIVA
  • Location: Herent, Belgium
  • Photography: Tom Janssens
  • Type: Single family house extension
  • Area: House extension 110 m2
  • Year: 2010

Barnsbury House in London, England by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Article source: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

This mixed-use project is located fronting one of London’s attractive garden squares. Planning approval has been granted and construction will begin shortly. It contains three floors of residential units above commercial business space. The existing square, like many in London, has developed over the years with a large variety of different building types, scales and styles.  It is this variety that gives the square its character and charm. Each period has provided its own example of what was, at the time, considered contemporary architecture. This design is intended to provide a well mannered and proud example of what our era can contribute to the rich architectural heritage of the area.

Image Courtesy © MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Cliff House in Lake Tahoe by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Article source:  MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Context

The site is a dramatically steep slope with steps leading down to theshoreofLake Tahoe, one hundred and fifty feet below. It has sweeping panoramic views of the entire lake and mountains beyond. Entry from the road is from the top of the slope and zoning required the house to be below this level.

Image Courtesy © MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

BITTEN HOUSE by Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Article source: Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

On a river bank, at the bottom of a valley, open to distant cliffs, this simple house shows us closed as a box to keeping small treasures: the first morning sun, the church tower view at the other side of the river, the precipitous cliffs, the maze of trunks of riparian forest… All possessions jealously guarded by the house without knowing that, in fact, is she who belongs to them.

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra

Vivienda Teresa in Elche, Alicante by Rocamora Arquitectura

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Article source: Rocamora  Arquitectura

The owners’ urban calling is behind site’s location. A quiet street in Elche’s San Jose area with almost no traffic.

The plot dimensions are 7m x 10.5m, in a street that measures 4m wide.

A tripartite collaboration: Maite (owner), Angel and Javier (project authors, one is also an owner). The first decision is to build “the sideways look”: the facade is drilled with the minimum space, necessary to meet the building legislation.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Rocamora  Arquitectura
  • Project: Vivienda Teresa
  • Location: Elche, Alicante
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • AREA: 350 m2
  • YEAR: 2010
  • CLIENT: Private

GREEN GREENBERG GREEN HOUSE by NEW THEME

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Article source: NEW THEME 

The design for this two-story house emerged from the site constraints, program and view. The shape and orientation is designed for maximum exposure to the prevailing winds at strategic locations, which facilitate the building’s ability to use natural ventilation. The form of the building gently fits a large program onto the awkwardly-shaped site by using the site’s unusual form: shifts and movements of the site are used to enhance daylight and natural air flow distribution.

Image Courtesy © Alen Lin

  • Architects: NEW THEME
  • Project: GREEN GREENBERG GREEN HOUSE
  • Principal and the Designer: Beth Holden
  • Photography: Alen Lin, Ethan Pines
  • Software used: Autocad and Revit

TOTEM HOUSE in Toronto by Reza Aliabadi

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Article source: Reza Aliabadi 

Robert and John are travelers. They collect sculptures by local artists and bring them home. They have a keen eye for modernism and minimal design and they don’t settle for ordinary. They love cooking and they avoid the unnecessary. In building their home, rzlbd respects their curiosity for style.

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

  • Architects: Reza Aliabadi
  • Project: TOTEM HOUSE
  • Location: Toronto
  • Photography: borXu Design
  • Project Team: Reza Aliabadi, Lailee Soleimani
  • Structure: Ali Saeed
  • Construction Management: Ali Malekzadeh
  • Building Type: Single family house
  • Basics: Two story wood structure
  • Lot: 25’X100′
  • Living Area: 1600 sqft
  • Design: 2011
  • Completion: Summer 2013
  • Client: Robert Langton & John Farrauto
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