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51 Logements à Viry-Châtillon in France by MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés

Situation

The project finds its place in a band, potentially flooded, between the Seine and the railroad, shores and hillsides. These are occupied by “bourgeoises” mansions, theirs gardens and parks. The riversides shows a mix of  homes, modest or opulent – self-built huts, old houses, speculative operations–industrial plants or deposits expiring or abandoned.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Michel Landecy 

  • Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT architectes associés
  • Project: 51 Logements A Viry-Châtillon
  • Location: Paris,France
  • Photography: Jean-Michel Landecy
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup (but mostly a pen and our own hands)

Streeter Residence in Deephaven, Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Salmela Architect 

Our client has been a contractor of high-end custom homes for the last 20 years. This, the 7th in a series of houses he has built for himself, is essentially an exercise in architecture and building that explores the boundaries of prefabrication within the realm of architecture and the aesthetic expectations within the custom home market.

Image Courtesy Salmela Architect & Peter Bastianelli Kerze

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Streeter Residence
  • Photographer: Peter Bastianelli Kerze
  • Location: Deephaven, Minnesota, USA
  • Site Characteristics: Site situated between two wetland areas.
  • Client: Kevin Streeter
  • Client program: A home for a father and son., Open plan (there are only two interior doors), Natural light., Access to grade., Clarity of structure., Innovation of materials.
  • Construction System: Concrete Masonry Unit lower level walls., Glulam roof and floor beams., SIP roof deck, floor deck and upper level walls., Glass in-fill., Exposed mechanical and electrical.
  • Sustainable Features: Reclaimed cypress exterior wood finish (from pickle vats), Concrete masonry units made using local power plant fly ash in aggregate.
  • Schedule: Construction start:  Fall 2003, Construction complete:  Fall 2004
  • Square Footage: 3,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Specific Materials: Typical block masonry units., Poured concrete floors with Ardex oil finish., Structural Wood douglas fir laminated beams., R-Control SIP panels with factory Fire Finish., H-Window doors and windows., Custom built garage doors., Single-ply EPDM roofs., Galvalume standing seam metal siding., Reclaimed cypress wood siding., Valcucine cabinetry., Douglas fir wood flooring., Concrete pavers., Ipe wood deck

W-House in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by VMX Architects BV

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: VMX Architects BV

The Walta-Elmers family commissioned VMX Architects to design their house on ‘Kleine Rieteiland’, one of the islands of IJburg. The client wanted a spacious, open house with plenty of light. The plot measures 8 by 30 metres. By studying several models, the concept of ‘woonlandschap’ (living-landscape) was chosen. The ground floor, containing the living and kitchen, in a split level typology, has the possibility to completely open to the outside and thereby create a partly covered living-landscape of 8 by 30 metres.

Image Courtesy VMX Architects 

  • Architects: VMX Architects BV
  • Project: W-House
  • Location: IJburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Fam Walta-Elmers
  • Size: 250 m2
  • Design: 2005-2006
  • Execution: 2006-2007
  • Costs: 305.000 Euro

Water Mill Houses in New York by 1100 Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: 1100 Architect

Distributed across fifteen acres of wooded land, this family retreat consists of a main house, guesthouse, pool house, bunk house, and garage. The main house or “glass house” stands on the highest peak of the property, allowing for an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape and shoreline from the roof terrace. The living spaces on the top floor are enclosed by glass walls that enable light and air to penetrate while a screen of trees provides a sense of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO 

  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Project: Water Mill Houses
  • Location: Water Mill, New York, USA
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO
  • Date: 2008
  • Size: 7,750SF
  • Principal: Juergen Riehm, David Piscuskas
  • Project Architect: Carmen Lenzi
  • Design Assistants: Joanna Chen, Juliana Chittic, Raphaelle Golaz, Antonia Kwong, Igor Siddiqui, Erin Vali Jorge Zapata

House Van Leeuwen in Meppel, The Netherlands by JagerJanssen Architecten BNA

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: JagerJanssen Architecten BNA

The design on the east side of  Havixhorst has several specializations received. This is also the facade that the first and lasting impression on the unsuspecting careless or even architecture interested passerby will leave. Listed façade has been given a subtle nod which lays the foundation for further morphological development of the property as we will see later. For specification of the entrance is locally a bite out of the volume taken as a welcoming gesture. Moreover, here you are protected against all kinds of meteorological events.

Image Courtesy © Ossip Architectuurfotografie 

  • Architects: JagerJanssen Architecten BNA
  • Project: House Van Leeuwen
  • Location: Meppel, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip Architectuurfotografie
  • Client: Jaap van Leeuwen and Judith Visser
  • Completion: July 2012 [interior]
  • Status: delivered on 10/04/12
  • Design: Alex Jager & Rogier Janssen

House FF in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

The House FF is located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics. A structural system that would fully release the ground floor was developed, achieving total flexibility and connecting the inside with the outside. The design of the structure consists of two building frames and two main beams where part of the upper floor is hanged allowing a span between columns of 12 meters.

Image Courtesy © Quiroga Carrafa.

  • Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
  • Project: House FF
  • Location: Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
  • Photography: Quiroga Carrafa.
  • Authors: Fernando Fritz, Eric Fritz
  • Project team: Hernán Feldmann, Christian Moroni.
  • Structure: Ing. José Zaldua.
  • Area: 300 m2.
  • Year: 2012

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Olympic View House in Washington by BC&J Architecture

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: BC&J Architecture

The Olympic View House house is a two story home designed for a couple newly retired from careers in academia on the East Coast of the United States. The site constraints included steep slopes, drainfield setbacks and a zoning variance. The resultant building footprint reflects these constraints in a manner which ultimately accommodated the Owner’s goals for the house. The house is 2,700 sf and includes all main floor living for day to day functions for aging in place. The upper floor consists of a media area, office, piano and guest bed/bath rooms.

Image Courtesy BC&J Architecture 

  • Architects: BC&J Architecture
  • Project: Olympic View House 
  • Location: Washington, USA

House EF in Buenos Aires province, Argentina by Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

The House EF is located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its environmental characteristics, next to the lake. The ground floor, where the the kitchen, the living room and the dining room are located, was designed with an “L” shape in order to gain panoramic visuals to the lake. The first floor wich contains the master bedroom on the backside of the house, in relation to the lake, and the three single bedrooms on the frontside, was designed with an “U” shape in order to generate a patio and a 42 sqm semi-covered gallery  for the livingroom.

Image Courtesy © Quiroga Carrafa. 

  • Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
  • Project: House EF
  • Location: Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, USA
  • Photography: Quiroga Carrafa
  • Authors: Eric Fritz, Fernando Fritz.
  • Project team: Hernán Feldmann.
  • Structure: Ing. José Zaldua.
  • Area:400 m2.
  • Year: 2012.

Kfar Shmaryahu House in Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Pitsou Kedem Architects

The arrangement of objects in a given space or a defined format in order to give meaning to the placement and arrangement of the items,  The result of the relationship between the object and the framework of the artistic creation. A private, family residence in an urban environment. From without, the building does not reveal that it is a home.  It resembles a mold or an artist’s canvas or an almost two dimensional frame within whose area various openings have been placed and which are enveloped with a dynamic system of wooden, linear strips.

Image Courtesy © Amit geron 

  • Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
  • Project: Kfar Shmaryahu House
  • Location: Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel
  • Photography: Amit geron
  • Design Team: pitsou kedem, raz Melamed

Floradas House in São Paulo, Brazil by Obra Arquitetos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Floradas House 

Two spaces with double height, clashing with each other, allow full connection between the 3 levels of the house. The goal is to promote a situation where its residents relatively know where the others are, so they can seek interaction or individuality.Each place has a single edge which mainly focused illumination. Similar sizes, the variation in time of day and orientation of the opening promotes a type and quantity of light for each specific place.

Image Courtesy © Rafael P. Schimidt 

  • Architects: Obra Arquitetos
  • Project: Floradas House
  • Location: São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Rafael P. Schimidt
  • Construction time of your project: Feb 2012 – Dec 2012 
  • Construction company: Truzzi engenharia, antonio carlos alves and fábio alves
  • Materials predominantly used and manufacturers: structural ceramic brics, concrete slabs, metal tiles
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