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KANGAROO POINT HOUSE in Sydney , South Australia by dmj Design Studio

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Article source: Diego Jaime

Situated in Sydney South (Australia) and enjoying of great western views to the Georges River and eastern views to Oyster Bay this house has been erected to enjoy of the natural surroundings and at the same time to offer a high level of privacy to its occupants from the neighbors.

Image Courtesy IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

  • Architects: DMJ Design Studio
  • Location: Oyster Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Architectural design director: Diego Jaime
  • Landscape Design: Site Design
  • Year of completion: 2010
  • Builder: MIB
  • Built area: 550m2
  • Photography: IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp

Modern Bulgarian Traditional House in Plovdiv city, Bulgaria by Gemelli Design

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Gemelli Design

The Modern Bulgarian traditional house is located in the Renaissance town of Plovdiv city – the oldest city in Bulgaria (ancient name’s Plovdiv is Philippopolis).

The atmosphere of the interior has to be the connection between the modern looking of the young residents and the spirit of the Bulgarian traditional Plovdiv’s old town. It has to be simultaneously modern and traditional.

Image Courtesy Gemelli Design

  • Architects: Gemelli Design
  • Project: Modern Bulgarian Traditional House
  • Location: Plovdiv city, Bulgaria


Casa De Descanso in Leon, Spain by Virginiaarq

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Virginiaarq


Constraints: Orientation and Environment

Two are the main starting conditions when designing this space, coupled with the programmatic conditions: first, the analysis and the relationship with the environment and, secondly, the study of the guidelines in relation to the various parts program.

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq

  • Architects: Virginiaarq
  • Project: Casa De Descanso
  • Location: Development The Tomillar, Celada De La Vega, Leon, Spain
  • Title Of Work: Rest House
  • Promoter: Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda
  • Construction: Constructora Cepedana, Sl
  • Constructed Area: 108.49 M2
  • Architect: MS. Virginia Gonzalez Rebollo
  • Architecture Award Vii Of Castile And Leon 2006-2007 Category Houses

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq

The plot is a rectangle oriented north-south, bordering the path rolled eastward and falls in elevation of 5 meters to the west. Treating it seeks to achieve integration in place betting on a wild vegetation herbal aromatic shrubs, …

They raise two volumes that are embedded in the sloping terrain and fly across the top of it (antigravity effect), blind to the path east, except the crack of entry, and that open towards the light and landscape.

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq


  • Muro cortina y carpinterías Aluminio: CORTIZO
  • Panel fachada: LARSON.
  • Estructura: PRECESA

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq

Relaxation and meditation.

Two eyes looking at the scenery and catch the light: the volume of colored concrete tectonic opens to the distant landscape of mountains, West captures the light that illuminates the living space and fits like a photographic snapshot sunsets. The metal volume is oriented to the northwest, is a place that captures more light controlled north, which is smoother and works better to give light to the library area. From this space captures the snapshot through the hole is a profile of the city of Astorga and establishing a visual relationship with its highest point: the cathedral.

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq

So are two looks, with different types of light, void ratio, … and are closely related to the activity that takes place in the interior: estar-oeste-paisaje/leer-norte-catedral.

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The basic program requested by the client is that of minimum housing, the main space is the living-rest and reading area. Around this server spaces are developed, consisting of a toilet, wardrobe, office and bedroom unit minimum. The entire program takes place in a single field, which turns into a double-height space in the living area.

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq

Structural and constructive approach

Structurally resolved through a reinforced concrete walls that serve as edge beams equivalent to the full height of the wall, which are embedded in the ground and fly four meters getting creating an effect of lightness: body mass of concrete that gives the illusion of light box resting on the hillside in an apparent unstable equilibrium.

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The structure, the concrete wall seen finishing material is double-height volume. We have studied carefully the material quality of these concrete walls, which are colored in situ. During the process of the work were done extensive testing with different dosages of dye to get a concrete with a texture and color inspired by the clay of the environment so that it integrates into the landscape and at the same time acquire its own identity.

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The volume that houses the library and is also oriented north-wall is structurally a cantilevered concrete beam, but outside is lined with aluminum panel. The inverted roof is not passable gravel finish.

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Inside the concrete wall is projected with extruded polystyrene insulation and 50 mm mineral wool as insulation. Finally freestanding trasdosa with plasterboard wall.

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It raises the cantilevered staircase, recessed one side in the concrete wall (same structural criteria that the building itself: total absence of pillars). The railing is galvanized and painted steel.

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The bedroom on the double-height space is structurally more concrete slab of reinforced concrete overalls cantilevered seen similarly colored than the outer enclosure.

Image Courtesy Virginiaarq

Hannibal Road Gardens in Stepney, London by Peter Barber Architects

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Article source: Peter Barber Architects

Hannibal Road Gardens is social housing project set around a community garden in Stepney. The proposal replaces a problematic strip of garages and creates a fourth side to a square within an existing housing estate with 3 slab blocks forming the other sides.

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

LA Maison DU Boise in Montréal, Canada by Gestion Rene Desjardins

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Gestion Rene Desjardins 

Once they had chosen a wooded site, the mandate was to create a house that would specifically address the children’s well-being. From there, the mother was interested in colour and the father wanted a design that would last “indefinitely”. As for the style, they agreed it would be modern but “not minimalist”.

Image Courtesy Gestion Rene Desjardins


Barrier Island House in Vero Beach, Florida by Sanders Pace Architecture

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Sanders Pace Architecture

This project is located within a waterfront neighborhood of modest 1950’s era houses alongside many more recent supersized replacements. Our process began by evaluating the client’s goals with their existing property in order to determine whether or not the existing single family residence on the site could accommodate their needs. After an early visit to the site it was determined that any improvement to the existing residence would require the demolition of the original terrazzo slab on grade, perhaps the property’s best asset.

Image Courtesy Sanders Pace Architecture


Mandai Courtyard House in Mandai, Singapore by Atelier M+A

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Atelier M+A

Setting amidst the nature reserve that bounds the Upper Seletar reservoir, the bungalow at Mandai area is bestowed with the serenity and repose rarely found in the island of buzzling Singapore.

In the island where every inch of land is dear, the owner’s brief for a single-storey bungalow house is unusual, and reflects a nonchalant attitude towards the mainstream practice of maximising the allowable buildable area granted by the authority.

Image Courtesy Robert Such

  • Architects: Atelier M+A
  • Project: Mandai Courtyard House
  • Location: Mandai, Singapore
  • Photography: Robert Such
  • Project Team: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Site Area: 572 sqm
  • Built Area: 268 sqm


Chosun Residence in Vancouver by Kevin Vallely Architects

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Kevin Vallely Architects

Situated on the south facing slopes of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, the Chosun residence pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while incorporating distinctly regional elements of exposed wood and timber to create a clean, contemporary West Coast esthetic.

Image Courtesy Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely

  • Architects: Kevin Vallely Architects
  • Project: Chosun Residence
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Photography: Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks


Silverhurst in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects; VIVID

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

VIVID Architects prepared the initial concept design for this home, a contemporary reboot of the more classical architectural styles. SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES were then appointed to refine & develop the design and oversee the project to completion.  The facade is Georgian inspired but the modern aspect of the look is driven by a dynamic of recessed and projecting panels and cubes that create courtyards and terraces that articulate and add interest to what is a highly organised shell. The interiors, by ANTONI ASSOCIATES, are equally sculpted.

Image Courtesy Wieland Gleich & SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects with VIVID
  • Project: Silverhurst
  • Location: Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
  • SAOTA Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl & Gina Leinberger
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly & Tavia Pharaoh
  • Completion Date: 2008
  • Photographs: Wieland Gleich & SAOTA


Casa Tierra in Mexico City by Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

The master plan for Cumbres de Santa Fe was developed under the premise that landscape architecture is the one the of the modern urban professions of design and represents a synthesis of art, science and philosophy aiming to take care of the scenery of the earth in a truly holistic, creative and sustainable way.

Cumbres de Santa Fe is a development located in an 80 hectares lot in the west of Mexico City. It is surrounded by three streams (Helechos, Atzoyapan and Grand Entrance stream) that were taken into consideration when conceiving the project with the commitment to have a total respect for these protected ecological areas and to incorporate them into the landscape design. The privileged location of this development, with all this green areas around it, is the intrinsic value that makes it stand out as a true example to the community.

Image Courtesy Pedro Hiriart

  • Architects: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa Tierra
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Pedro Hiriart
  • Design Team: Arq. Juan Pablo Serrano O., Arq. Rafael Monjaraz F., Arq. Mayra Díaz Martínez, Arq. Edgar Velasco
  • Constructora: CONVEA
  • Structural Design: Ing. Humberto Girón
  • Materials: Tierra compactada, madera, metal, piedra, cristal, celdas  solares, equipos ahorradores de energía.
  • Land: 676.64 m2
  • Built: 900 m2
  • Lighting: Luis Lozoya, Brimare, Starco/Magg
  • Interiors: Juan Pablo Serrano O., Stuarr, Roma
  • Bathroom Furniture: Campobella
  • Agustin Y Julian Berardo: Energy and water solution
  • Marble and Granite: ARCA
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