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Yashima Project in Kagawa, Japan by Shogo Iwata Architects

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Shogo Iwata Architects

This building was built in Kagawa Japan. It locates nearby Mt. Yashima, the natural monument of this region, suburb of Takamatu city. We designed this building as a floating white box which benefits from the scenery of Mt. Yashima.

View of the west facade : Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Shogo Iwata Architects
  • Project: Yashima Project
  • Location: Kagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Main use: Residential care home for the elderly
  • Site area: 1685.26㎡
  • Building area:933.57㎡
  • Total floor area: 1566.39㎡
    1st floor: 800.11㎡
    2nd floor: 766.28㎡
  • Number of private room for residents: 31
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete structure
  • Date of completion: 2012/10
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawing, illustrator and photoshop for other things

Rail House in Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands by Zecc Architecten BV

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Zecc Architecten BV 

The project involves the transformation and expansion of a railway cottage next to station Santpoort-Noord. The railway house is on one side bordered by the railway line between Amsterdam and IJmuiden and on the other side by the National Park South Kennemerland. The contrast between the straight metal rails and the softness of the dunes is the basic idea for the metamorphosis of this railway house. The hardness of steel, concrete and glass across waving grass, shells and wood.

Image Courtesy © Cornbread Works

  • Architects: Zecc Architecten BV 
  • Project: Rail House
  • Location: Kennemergaardeweg 1, Santpoort, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Cornbread Works
  • Project Architects: Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel
  • Contributors: Bart Kellerhuis, René de Korte, Jeffrey van Schoonhoven
  • Program: Dwelling
  • Client: Private client 
  • Start design: 2009
  • Completion: 2012
  • Floor surface: 190 m²
  • Volume: 560 m³
  • Solid interior: Zecc Architecten / Jeroen van Zwetselaar, ZW6
  • Loose interior & Styling: Jeroen van Zwetselaar, ZW6
  • Contractor: Tervoort Egmond
  • Software used: AutoCAD

House 3098 in Lantau Island, Hong Kong by HEAD Architecture

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: HEAD Architecture

When the Hong Kong’s New Territories Exempted House Policy was introduced in 1972, it was intended to improve the standard of housing in rural areas of the New Territories.

Under the policy, every indigenous villager is entitled to apply to build a small house on private land, or on government land at a concessionary premium, within their ancestral village.

Image Courtesy © Graham Uden

  • Architects: HEAD Architecture
  • Project: House 3098
  • Location: Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Photography: Graham Uden
  • Village: Shep Mun Kap Village
  • Area: 700 sqft
  • Completion year: 2012
  • Developer: Oceanic Properties Limited
  • Designer: Mark Panckhurst

Filmore Park in San Francisco by Db Architect

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Db Architect

An affordable community for working individuals and families, Fillmore Park brings 32 modern homes for first-time home buyers to the heart of San Francisco. Flats and townhouses with private patios ring a landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet neighborhood a block from the bustling Fillmore District.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Db Architect
  • Project: Filmore Park
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Client: MSPDI Turk, LLC
  • Architect: David Baker + Partners
  • Landscape Architect: Fletcher Studio
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Design Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Bhatia Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
  • Mechanical Engineer: Raymond Brooks Engineering
  • Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
  • General Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Civil Engineer: Telamon Engineering Consultants


Shingle House in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil by Ramella Architects

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Article source: Ramella Architects

Concepts drawn from American roofed houses, included the request for a large Bay- Window with roof Shingles.

The sloping lines of the coverage, form a sloping wall that gives a movement in the facades, and the roof touch the ground. The pillars are extended and bent to the outside to form a set.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects:Ramella Architects
  • Project: Shingle House
  • Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Project Team: Blacio Ruivo Junior, Carlos Ramella, Larissa Ramella
  • Project Structure: Serrano Engineering
  • Contributor: Vinicius Vargas
  • Area: 300m ²
  • Year: 2012

MANDEVILLE CANYON in Brentwood, California by Whipple Russell Architects

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Article source: Whipple Russell Architects

This horse ranch in Brentwood, California is a livable romantic blend of contemporary and Mediterranean architectural sensibilities. The house was originally created for two artists, husband and wife; one an architect turned director, another, a writer and sommelier. Both were very passionate about every detail that had gone into the creation of all their living spaces; a restoration in Italy and a loft in New York City.

Image Courtesy © Whipple Russell Architects

  • Architects: Whipple Russell Architects
  • Location: Brentwood, California, U.S.A
  • PROJECT SIZE: 7,000 sf

Flynn Residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona by Colab Studio, llc

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Article source: Colab Studio, llc

A single physician purchases a home because of the site’s amazing views. The house is somewhat “modern”, but contains several physical features the owner would rather weren’t there. The space does not flow well with each use separated by three main elements: a sunken bar; an entertainment center, and a large masonry fireplace. There is almost no connection between living spaces and the exterior patio. We begin by removing everything in the way, creating a more open space, better circulation, enhanced functions, and improved views. We provide a three-panel telescoping door to the patio. We add a new exterior patio, pool, and spa. A new exposed laterally bracing membrane in the living room, required to replace the fireplace’s structural function, is designed parametrically utilizing the Owner’s favorite image of a skin cell. She requests the interiors be minimal, clean, and white. We happily oblige.

Living Room PANO : Image Courtesy Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc

  • Architect: Colab Studio, llc
  • Project: Flynn Residence
  • Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, US
  • General contractor: 180 degrees
  • Photography: Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Dihedral House in Boulder, CO by Arch11

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Article source: Arch11

Design strategy:

This modern house designed by Arch11 is a place where the domestic life of a young family weaves with the values of two professional athletes and the outdoors. Where this distinction may separate those roles, lines in this structure seeks to bind and integrate. Anchored on a downtown corner site, this Boulder, Colo. home has an all glass living room and Site-cast, board-formed concrete walls. The latter both moors the building to its site and provides thermal mass to control temperature swings.

The house is organized around crossing dihedral lines–one phenomenal and one tectonic—that shear the interior volumes.

Image Courtesy Raul Garcia

  • Architects: Arch11
  • Project: Dihedral House
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA
  • Photographers name: Raul Garcia
  • Main construction materials: Glass, board-formed concrete, cedar siding


Slip House in London, England by Carl Turner Architects

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Article source: Carl Turner Architects

Occupying one of four plots forming a gap in a typical Brixton terrace, Slip House constitutes a new prototype for adaptable terraced housing. Three simple ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms break up the bulk of the building and give it it’s striking sculptural quality. The top floor is clad in milky, translucent glass planks, which continue past the roof deck to create a high level ‘sky garden’. Designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, it features ‘energy piles’ utilising a solar assisted ground source heat pump creating a thermal store beneath the building. PV’s, a wildflower roof, rain water harvesting, reduced water consumption, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery within an airtight envelope with massive levels of insulation make this one of the most energy efficient houses built in the UK. A prototype brownfield development offering dense, flexible, urban living – the house is a vehicle for in-house research into sustainable design, seamlessly integrating the often conflicting aesthetic requirements of architecture and alternative low energy systems. We are working to develop this model for multiple developments and as affordable housing.

Image Courtesy Carl Turner Architects


Reader’s House in Madrid, Spain by Ensamble Studio

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Article source: Ensamble Studio

Madrid’s Old Slaughterhouse is becoming an important Center for Contemporary Creation in Madrid, organizing architecture competitions that can give rise to proposals that will recover its 148 300 m2 to house creative processes, artistic training and participatory dialogue between the arts.

Image Courtesy Ensamble Studio

  • Architects: Ensamble Studio
  • Project: Reader’s House
  • Location: Arganzuela, Madrid, Spain
  • Date of project: 2006
  • Author of the project: Antón García-Abril
  • Associate Architect: Débora Mesa Molina
  • Architects Employees: Joint Studio: Marina Otero, Elena Perez, Ricardo Sanz, Dawn Cortez
  • Technical Architect: Javier Cuesta
  • Promoter: Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez
  • Contractor: Ferrovial
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