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Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo, Brazil by spbr arquitetos

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: spbr arquitetos

A WEEKEND HOUSE IN THE CITY
São Paulo is a metropolis of 20 million people. It is approximately one hour from the coast. Because of severe traffic jams, its inhabitants spend hours commuting every day. On weekends, especially in the summer, hundreds of thousands drive to the beach causing jams on the roads as well.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: spbr arquitetos
  • Project: Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo
  • Location: Downtown São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Design year: 2010 – 2011
  • Construction: 2011 – 2013
  • Principal in charge: Angelo Bucci
  • Project Team: Nilton Suenaga, Tatiana Ozzetti, Ciro Miguel, Eric Ennser, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Fernanda Cavallaro, Victor Próspero
  • Structural engineer: Ibsen Puleo Uvo
  • Landscape architect: Raul Pereira
  • General Contractor: José Antonio Queijo Felix
  • Constructor: Theobaldo Bremenkamp, Reinaldo Francisco Ramos [Renner]
  • Site area: 269,50 m2
  • Total floor: area 183,40 m2

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CASA DOS TERRAÇOS in Algarve, Portugal by Studio ARTE

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source:  Studio ARTE

existing situation

Casa dos Terraços is a coastal house (with sea view) settled on a slope facing South, nearby the Carvoeiro village. The original building dates from 1967 and was inhabited as a holiday home. Mainly, the concept taken on its construction reflects an organic approach in its shape and relation with the nature.

Image Courtesy © Studio ARTE

Image Courtesy © Studio ARTE

  • Architects: Studio ARTE (Arch. JoãoCarriço, Arch. Arnold Aarssen)
  • Project: CASA DOS TERRAÇOS
  • Location: Algarve, Portugal
  • PLOT’S AREA: 6.080m2.
  • BUILT AREA: 250m2.
  • PROJECT/CONSTRUCTION: 2012-2013
  • HOUSING PROGRAM: PISO -1 – 1 suite (old garage), PISO 0 – 1 kitchen (indoor/outdoor) + 1 guest toilet + 1 living room + 1 multi-functional room/suite, + 1 office/library/bedroom + 2 suites, OUTDOOR/LANDSCAPING – mediterranean garden + 9 terraces + pool
  • INTERIOR STYLING: Lusco Fusco (Concept Store) – Designer JannekeHaane.
  • CONSTRUCTION: Domingos Reis.
  • ELECTRICITY: João Cabrita.
  • PLUMBING: António Amaro.
  • LANDSCAPING: Studioarte & Palm Garden.
  • POOL: Studioarte & Revipool.

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The Library House in Bangalore, India by Khosla Associates

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: Khosla Associates

Client brief:

The brief for this house was a well articulated document that delved into the nuances of how this family of 3 wanted to live. The family, comprising an entrepreneur-industrialist, married to a bohemian writer and with a teenage daughter, wanted the house to reflect the diverse range of their lives.

Image Courtesy © Shamanth Patil J.

Image Courtesy © Shamanth Patil J.

  • Architects and Interior Design: Khosla Associates
  • Project: The Library House
  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Photography: Shamanth Patil J.
  • Principal designers: Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand and Priyanka Sams
  • Clients: Nikhil Kumar and Lavanya Sankaran
  • Civil Contractors: JJ Constructions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: S & S Associates.
  • Landscape: Dewa Kusuma, Bali.

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Block of Summer houses at Elounda, Crete by Kalliope Kontozoglou Architects

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Article source: Kalliope Kontozoglou Architects

On a steep hillside plot, with an amazing view of the Elounda bay and the Spinalongaisland, a complex of four groups of summerhouses of varying size (80-100 m2) was designed.

The concept was to organize the built volumes and the open spaces in-between like a piece of textile laid on the ground. The two are interwoven. In order to create enough diversity and excite the future owners’ interest four distinct types were created, which were multiplied by the use of different external colors, materials and orientation.

Image Courtesy © Kalliope Kontozoglou Architects

Image Courtesy © Kalliope Kontozoglou Architects

  • Architects:  Kalliope Kontozoglou Architects (Kalliope Kontozoglou)
  • Project: Block of Summer houses at Elounda
  • Location: Elounda, Crete
  • Associate architects: 3SK Stylianidis Architects
  • Structural Engineering: Vardas – Economou
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Vardas – Economou
  • Contractor: Vardas – Economou
  • Interior Architecture: Vardas – Economou
  • Client: Vardas – Economou
  • Construction year: 2010

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Glass House Mountains House in Maleny, Australia by Bark Design Architects

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Article source: Bark Design Architects

Designed for expatriate Australian clients in international banking working in Bucharest, Romania, the ‘Glass House Mountain House’ in Maleny celebrates its site, perched on the edge of the remnant rim of the Glass House range, as well as the essence of its place – ‘sky and mountains’. Translated into a place of ‘glass and stone’ inextricably connected to its landscape it has qualities of being anchored, robust and earthbound as well as being transparent, light and floating.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: Bark Design Architects
  • Project: Glass House Mountains House
  • Location: Maleny, Australia
  • Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Architects In Charge: Stephen Guthrie, Lindy Atkin
  • Project Team: Stephen Guthrie, Lindy Atkin, Chris Kolka, Sam Cunningham, Rebecca Berris, SarahMcMahon, David Teeland, Phil Tillotson.
  • Structural Engineer: Rod Bligh, Bligh Tanner
  • Landscape Architect: Pat Atkin, Landform
  • Builder: Nathan Quail, Quail Construction

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Terre et Eau in Rigaud, Canada By BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Article source: BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement

The design of the residence had to meet three important challenges: architectural reconciliation of a Mexican inspiration in a Quebec context; exploration of a prototype house with predefined materials; and the objectives of LEED® Canada certification. The living spaces traverse, overlook, and gravitate around the patio, a large volume in which the effect of vegetation and a body of water is magnified through optimization of fenestration and the building’s orientation. The volumes have irregular contours to control sunlight and views; solar gain is maximized.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: BLOUIN TARDIF Architecture – Environnement
  • Project: Terre et Eau
  • Location: Rigaud, Canada
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit
  • Project manager: Jean Tardif
  • Design team: Jean Tardif, Isabelle Beauchamp, Mijanou Jodoin, Patrick Côté, Nicola Russo.
  • Structure Engineer: Génivar, Philippe Beaudoin
  • Mecanical Engineer: Innovénergie, Éric Dion
  • Landscape architects: Groupe espace vie, Marie-France Turgeon
  • Lighting consultant: Quartz-light, Christian de Chabannes
  • LEED certification manager: Écohabitation, Emmanuel Cosgrove
  • Site management: J.A. Construction, Jacques Auger
  • Area of project: 6500 pieds carrés
  • FProject end date: Février 2013
  • Certification: LEED habitation

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House in Goido, Japan by Fujiwarramuro Architects

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Article source: Fujiwarramuro Architects

A house modeled after the city, The site for this project is located in a dense residential area on a slightly recessed plot extending away from the street. The client’s requirements were for a house that would ensure a degree of privacy while also remaining well-lit, comfortable and relaxed. In terms of privacy, we decided to create a space that would remain closed to the exterior while drawing attention to its surrounding conditions as design features, reflecting the external urban environment within it.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
  • Project: House in Goido
  • Location: Goido, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Principle use: single family house
  • Site area: 82.22 m2
  • Building area: 46.32 m2
  • Total floor area: 78.74 m2
  • Project architect: shintaro fujiwara,yoshio muro
  • Structure: timber

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Casa Xonar in Silves, Algarve, Portugal by Studio ARTE

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Article source: Studio ARTE

There was a time when Silves was the capital of great Andalusia, conquered by the Moors and ruled  for centuries, traces of Islamic architecture can still be found in the city once named Xelb, Gharb Al-Anadalus.

The name given Casa Xonar has the meaning to rest, sleep and dream, it offers a perfect retreat in the centre of the old city of Silves. With echoes of this past, Xonar reflects its historical surroundings in the sharpest way, from its Islamic exterior of white washed design to its rooftop terraces and  hidden rooms, the concept of private lifestyle runs throughout.

Image Courtesy © Kees Hageman

Image Courtesy © Kees Hageman

  • Architects: Studio ARTE
  • Project: Casa Xonar
  • Location: Silves, Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: Kees Hageman
  • Architecture & layouts: Arnold Aarssen, Meta Roeymans, Pedro Braz, João Carriço and Joana Pinto.
  • Interior design & decoration: Janneke Haane.

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The house of Kubogaoka in Japan by KICHI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Article source: KICHI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

This residence is a two-storied residence built in wood, located in a residence area about an hour’s drive from Tokyo.

To achieve a clear contrast, white has been added to the basic color of the mortar of the exterior walls.

As for the interior, when you open the front door, you will see an earth-floored room like that of an old Japanese house, extending all the way to the yard beyond and you will see a tatami mat living room running along the earth-floored room (area). By combining tatami and tiles, Japanese style and western style are harmonized.

Image Courtesy © Mr. Ippei Shinzawa

Image Courtesy © Mr. Ippei Shinzawa

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Siesta Twin Houses in Ibiza, Spain by Zuccherodesign Architects

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: Zuccherodesign  Architects

Zucchero Architects, in collaboration with the Dutch textile designer Antje Paul-Kessel from iDress, has created a pristine all white scenario for these extremely colorful textiles played out in various shapes and forms. The fundamental color palette is neutral and monochromatic.

Image Courtesy © Zuccherodesign  Architects

Image Courtesy © Zuccherodesign Architects

  • Architects: Zuccherodesign  Architects
  • Project: Siesta Twin Houses
  • Location: Ibiza, Spain
  • Software used:  Autocad, 3D Studio, V Ray and Photoshop

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