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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

Estoril 153 in Portugal by Humberto Conde Arq.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde  Arq.

The Project of “Estoril 153” intends to solve the difference of levels between two streets. This is done with the creation of a services ground floor where two housing volumes settle. The volume A, with 5 levels, ensures the west urban front of the Mello e Sousa street. It´s turned to the sea and that explains the multiplous terraces it has as well as its grey color that is inspired on the foggy days sky common of this coast areas. This color is also the color of the predominant stone – “azulino de cascais”.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde  Arq.
  • Project: Estoril 153
  • Location: Av. Aida 153, Estoril, Portugal.
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra (FG+SG)
  • Type of the Project: Housing and services building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde  
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho
  • Structures: Oliveira Rodrigues – Remode
  • Lanscape Architecture: Teresa Rego
  • Promotor: PARK URBANO
  • Construction Management: URBECASTE
  • Construction period: 2001-2006
  • Project Area: 5186,00 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Coupled House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Naoi Architecture & Design Office

This project involved rebuilding a single plot with an existing wooden, one-storey detached house located in a quiet residential neighborhood. As many of the other buildings in the area had also been recently refurbished, we wanted to preserve the scale of the house and the midcentury vintage and slightly anachronistic character of the neighborhood in a new, updated form.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda 

Passive House Bruck in Changxing, China by Peter Ruge Architekten

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten 

Peter Ruge Architekten sets new standards of sustainability through the design of “Passive Houses”, currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy saving over that of a conventional Chinese residential building, the Passive House “Bruck” is the first housing of it’s kind to be realized in the countries damp, warm, southern climate. Construction will start in February 2013.

Image Courtesy Peter Ruge Architekten 

  • Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten 
  • Project: Passive House Bruck
  • Location: Changxing, Zheijang Province, P.R. China
  • Client: Landsea Europe R&D GmbH
  • Structural Engineering: Shanghai Landsea Building Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai
  • Mechanical & Electrical: Shanghai Landsea Architecture Technology Co. Ltd., Shanghai
  • Thermal Structural Physics: Passivhaus Institut Dr. Feist, Darmstadt
  • Brief: Passive house as a model apartment complex, consisting 36 one room staff flats, 6 two room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments, entrance hall, common rooms, garage
  • Scope of services: Establishing the basis of the project, preliminary design, final design, execution documents (HOAI phase 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Size: GFA Building: 2.200 sqm
  • Duration: 2011 – 2013
  • Completion: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino and 3dmax for the perspectives and Vectorworks for the drawings

Devoto House in Villa Devoto, Argentina by Andres Remy Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Andres Remy Arquitectos

This project was a great challenge for the Studio, considering that it was going to take part of the urban structure. The lot of 18 x24 metersis located in Devoto. It is between two existing buildings that threatens the project when the problem of isolation and view. For this reason this project is leaning towards its neighbor, creating an introspective posture that creates the views from the inside rather than from the outside. An architecture that generated its own views. In this manner the Project was able to solve the basis of isolation and views from the garden. This was a constant worry from the clients since the beginning of the Project.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Peral 

  • Architects: Andres Remy Arquitectos
  • Project: Devoto House
  • Location: Villa Devoto, Argentina, USA
  • Photography: Alejandro Peral
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, Carlos Arellano, Hernán Pardillos, Julieta Rafel, Lilian Kandus.
  • Interior Design: Andrés Remy, Julieta Rafel, Diego Siddi, Martin Dellatorre.
  • Area: 550m²
  • Year: 2009

JP House in Cuenca, Spain by MYCC Office Architecture

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: MYCC Office Architecture

In most developed countries´ small villages it is very difficult to find craftsmen who work in the traditional way. Somehow, a manner of making products can be given up for loss. The romantic idea of a really traditional construction method is just too naïve. What is usually built are just cheap copies of rural houses that usually does not have an origin in that specific place, but in some ideal villages from Lord of the Rings or Joan of Arc films. Everything out of this becomes either too expensive or simply impossible.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG 

  • Architects: MYCC Office Architecture
  • Project: JP House
  • Location: Tragacete, Cuenca, Spain
  • Photography: FG+SG, Fernando Guerra Sergio Guerra
  • Architects in charge: Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G. Casares, Marcos Gonzalez
  • Team: Raquel del Rio, Pablo Urbano, Miguel Angel Hellin
  • Quantity surveyor: Raul Olivares
  • Constructor: Ageco Scotmans Spain
  • Area: 144m2
  • Year: 2012

Hue Apartments in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Hueis a 5 storey apartment building that sits within a post industrial streetscape inLord Street,Richmond. The site is bound on 3 sides by large 2-4 storey brick warehouse buildings whilst across the road are the rear yards of residential properties. The brief was for a multilevel apartment building that maximised yield on the site. Our design strategy was to imagine the site as a landscaped island within its austere industrial surrounds.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings 

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
  • Project: Hue Apartments
  • Location: Lord Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project Team: Graham Burrows,Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan,Michael Stelluto,Veryan Curnow, Nick James, Huan Trinh
  • Project Type: Multi-Residential Development
  • Project Size: Site: 1471 sq/m, Footprint: 884 sq/m
  • Construction Cost: Confidential
  • Builder: Liquid Lines
  • Structural: Wood & Grieve Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Landscape Architect: Sinatra Murphy Art & Landscape
  • Software used: Microstation
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