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Commercial Space Turned into a Loft in Barcelona, Spain by EGUE Y SETA

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: EGUE Y SETA

From the outside, the vertical shutters draw wooden strips over a sight of a rich green hedgerow and a leafy bush. ¿Are they just the outside trees reflected over the windows panes? ¿or are these transparencies?

To step in this former commercial space turned into a loft, we need to open a wide and generous solid “Iroco” wood set of double doors with iron fittings custom made at the owner´s iron foundry. And as soon as we set foot over the natural oak parquet, we are welcomed by a huge “fish tank” without fish, were leaves and green blossoms float in amidst almost liquid light.  We are not talking about the typical bamboo reeds, nor about the very solemn Zen like interior garden, but about an arrangement of local trees of varying heights over a bed of pine bark splashed over by a cascade of light beaming from a false skylight. Surrounding this spectacular garden: The whole house.

Image Courtesy ©  Víctor Hugo

Image Courtesy © Víctor Hugo

  • Architects: EGUE Y SETA
  • Project:Commercial Space Turned into a Loft
  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Víctor Hugo
  • Designers: Daniel Pérez + Felipe Araujo
  • Area: 200 sqm
  • Completed date: 2013

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Low Price Private House in Tienen, Belgium by AST 77 Architecten

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: AST 77 Architecten

This compact house in a quiet neighborhood in Tienen . Proposed by the architects vision has led to a remarkable architectural appearance that attracts attention in the street but whose shape remains very simply.

Thanks to the total housing concept one could offer an answer to the limited budget and the not so favorable orientation of the land. To exploit the southwestern orientation to the street as possible, the architects swapped the “front and back “. That way they have a terrace and a garden , not to the rear of the house , but on the street laid out so that the living areas could be targeted. To the southwest in this logic to the traditional location of the areas to rotate, the front door to the back of the housing is provided.

Image Courtesy ©   Steven Massart

Image Courtesy © Steven Massart

  • Architects: AST 77 Architecten
  • Project: Low Price Private House
  • Location: Tienen, Belgium
  • Photography: Steven Massart
  • Name client: Heps – Mill
  • Construction Year: 2009 – 2014
  • Surface area: 412 m²
  • Built area: 80 m²
  • Living surface: 130 m²
  • Energy level: E 75
  • Building cost: 1.200 €/m²
  • Phase: Built
  • Name engineer: arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe, arch. Bart Gullentops
  • Name safety coordinator: 2B-Safe
  • Name energy consultant: 2B-Safe
  • Name contractors: Carl Deckers

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Kilham House in Winchester, U. K by AR Design Studio

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: AR Design Studio

Nestled along a leafy lane on the outskirts of Winchester sits Kilham House. Once a tired building with a confusing layout, the house now boasts a contemporary update that really transforms the house into the five-bedroomed family home that it desperately needed to be. A grand, double-height entrance guides you into the building, immediately bringing you into the heart of the home which has now been become the main living space for the family. A large expanse of sliding glazing gives views into the garden, allowing the three children to run wild whilst the parents can relax in the central space and still keep a watchful eye.

Image Courtesy ©  Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: AR Design Studio  (Andy Ramus, Laura Locke)
  • Project: Kilham House
  • Location: Winchester, U. K
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Completion: June 2014

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Sales and Management Office for Sol de Rojales Housing Development in Alicante, Spain by Esculpir el Aire / José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: Esculpir el Aire / José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres 

White or visible light can be split into monochromatic beams of light by passing it through an obstacle that forces the different waves which make up white light to travel at different speeds. This is the concept from which this small building developed.

Image Courtesy © José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres

Image Courtesy © José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres

  • Architects: Esculpir el Aire / José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres
  • Project: Sales and Management Office for Sol de Rojales Housing Development
  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Photography: José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres

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CASA COMPLESSO in Tokyo, Japan by Be-Fun design

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: Be-Fun design

Image Courtesy ©  Hiroyuki Hirai

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

  • Architects: Be-Fun design
  • Project: CASA COMPLESSO
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Structure: KENJI NAWA / NAWAKENJI-M
  • Lot Surface: 289.77 sq. m
  • Building Surface: 137.95 sq. m
  • Total floor Surface: 393.84 sq. m
  • Structural material: RC

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House in Peñalolén, Chile by Planmaestro

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera

This project involved designing a house for a young couple. Formally is a simple volume, consisting of two slabs, floor and ceiling.

The concrete structure was left in sight, untouched, in contrast to the wooden elements, windows, counters, furniture and doors, which give coziness to the house.

Image Courtesy ©  Andrea Jacob, Mathias Jacob, Alejandro Galarce.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Jacob, Mathias Jacob, Alejandro Galarce.

  • Architects: Planmaestro
  • Project: House in Peñalolén
  • Location: Peñalolén, Chile
  • Photography: Andrea Jacob, Mathias Jacob, Alejandro Galarce.
  • Program: Housing
  • Structural Engineer: Pedro Bartolomé
  • Construction: Alejandro Galarce
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Built area: 150 m2
  • Materiality: Concrete, Wood.

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House in ElArrayán, Chile by Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera

The commission was to design a small house for a young couple, to be placed north of an existing house on the same family lot. The site, located at the suburb of El Arrayán and approximately 1000 meters above sea level, has a steep slope to the south-east, that opens a dramatic view of the valley in that direction.

Image Courtesy ©  Mathias Jacob

Image Courtesy © Mathias Jacob

  • Architects: Planmaestro & Cristián Schmitt Rivera
  • Project: House in ElArrayán
  • Location: ElArrayán, Chile
  • Photography: Mathias Jacob
  • Program: Housing
  • Structural engineer: Eduardo Zégers
  • Project: 2009
  • Year built: 2009
  • Built area: 107 m2
  • Materiality: Steel, Wood, Fiber-cement siding.

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ALLEY HOUSE in Koto city, Tokyo by Be-Fun design

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: Be-Fun design

  • Architects: Be-Fun design
  • Project: ALLEY HOUSE
  • Location: Koto city, Tokyo
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai
Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

  • Building Surface: 53.82 sq. m
  • Total floor Surface: 161.46 sq. m
  • Structural material: Wood
  • Construction: Genkikensetsu

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Coral House in Veracruz, México by Gerardo Ars Arquitectura

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Article source: Gerardo Ars Arquitectura

The essence of the house was to reflect the identity cheerful and festive of the client, and to show their close relationship with their roots and culture. The result, a house that is distinct in the neighborhood with overwhelming personality.

Located in a densely populated neighborhood of the city and surrounded by homes without architectural design, this project breaks the monotony of the site, give a new twist to the neighborhood and promote the interest of its inhabitants to explore a different, innovative architecture.

Image Courtesy ©  Gerardo Robles Sánchez.

Image Courtesy © Gerardo Robles Sánchez.

  • Architects: Gerardo Ars Arquitectura
  • Project: Coral House
  • Location: Veracruz, México
  • Photography: Gerardo Robles Sánchez.
  • DATE: Project: 2013. Construction: 2014
  • Principal Architect: Gerardo Robles Sanchez.
  • Collaborators: Fernando Ramírez Lara, Pedro Osorio Pérez
  • AREA: Plot: 180 m2. Constructed area: 150 m2
  • Structural: Ing. Carlos Caballero
  • MATERIALS: Concrete, durock and aluminium.

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Villa Panorama by SPONGE ARCHITECTS

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: SPONGE ARCHITECTS

Villa Panorama, where you can “enjoy the country life in a home where your dream landscape reveals itself before your own eyes”.

Inspired by the broad horizontal lines of the Dutch landscape Björn van Rheenen of Sponge Architects designed Villa Panorama. These horizontal lines are translated into an open design which blends into its environment perfectly.

Image Courtesy ©  SPONGE ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © SPONGE ARCHITECTS

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