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4 courtyard houses in Zumikon, Switzerland by Think Architecture AG

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: Think Architecture AG 

The four courtyard-houses are located on a hilly plot on the top of the settlement area of Zumikon/Switzerland. The typology of the courtyard-house is a reaction to the strict building regulations of the community, which unable a concentration of the living areas.

Image Courtesy © Think Architecture AG

Image Courtesy © Think Architecture AG

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House Lightray in Dnepr by Azovskiy&Pahomova Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: Azovskiy&Pahomova Architects

It was difficult and diligent work, but as a result we’ve got incredibly charming and soulful house. The original building has neither roof nor finishing, also a part of foundation was absent. We had to work very hard over the architecture of the building and the landscape. The result is a two-storey house of 240 sq m with three bedrooms, dining and living area, a kitchen, a lounge on the first floor, two bathrooms, laundry room and the furnace. The customer wanted to divide a whole space into several functional areas. The lion’s share of the first floor was taken by the living room, where we also organized a dining area. The ceiling height was really a problem, but at the same time, it was the starting point for the entire home concept. We decided to set the rhythm with wooden beams on the ceiling, which helped not only visually stretch the space, but also create the necessary comfort. A fireplace became a beautiful decoration of the living room. We used marble to cover the fireplace. Dining area is located near the window. We intentionally abandoned a textile to open a panoramic courtyard view. Laconic and functional kitchen is separated by a system of sliding panels that reflecting a light. Also there is a comfortable zone for breakfast, which has become a favorite place of the customer. A slate tiles is practical and aesthetic solution for the walls in the kitchen and hallway. We put down the sills to let a light in, what has visually raised the ceiling. On the first and second floor we have made spacious halls with a gallery on the first and work place on the second one.

Image Courtesy © Azovskiy&Pahomova Architects

Image Courtesy © Azovskiy&Pahomova Architects

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Narcisse Salon in Beijing, China by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio 

Nowadays, more and more people in metropolis prefer living solitary rather than with their families. The concept of “home” is gradually becoming independent from the concept of “family” and becoming more related with public space. In consequence, commercial space will gradually become the other home of urban citizens. Trying to become a breakthrough of traditional retail space arrangement, this design combines the function of beauty, leisure and communication to meet the need of above-­‐mentioned modern lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

  • Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio (Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Cunji Zhang)
  • Project: Narcisse Salon
  • Location: Lido Beijing, China
  • Photography: Ruijing Photo
  • Client: Narcisse Beauty Salon
  • Building Area: 450 M2
  • Construction Period: 7.2016

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Nanluoguxiang Hutong 01 PJ in Beijing, China by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio 

Renovation of tenements in Nanluoguxiang. The small house is the home of three generations, five people. We don’t want the intimate feeling in this family disappear, and to create individual space for every member at the same time. Therefore, the basic concept is to provide each person a relative private living space, but to keep the opportunity of interpersonal communicating in details.

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

  • Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio (Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Yufeng Di, Hanlin Yang)
  • Project: Nanluoguxiang Hutong 01 PJ
  • Location: Nanluoguxiang, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Ruijing Photo
  • Client: B.l.U.E. Architecture Studio
  • Building Area: 24 M2
  • Construction Period: 7.2015

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TREE Sukkasem VILLA in Petchabun, Thailand by TOUCH Architect

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: TOUCH Architect 

The site is located on the Northern part of Thailand, approximately 1,200 meters above sea level. An outback terrain area has no electricity, water supply, or even other buildings nearby. There is only an agricultural space for native.

Image Courtesy © Chalermwat Wongchompoo

Image Courtesy © Chalermwat Wongchompoo

  • Architects: TOUCH Architect
  • Project: TREE Sukkasem VILLA
  • Location: Petchabun, Thailand
  • Photography: Chalermwat Wongchompoo
  • Owner: Mr.Phol
  • Used Area: 450 sq.m.
  • Site Area: 80,000 sq.m. (aprx. 50 rai)
  • Completion: 2013

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MP House in Sesma, Spain by alcolea+tárrago arquitectos

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: alcolea+tárrago arquitectos

The commission began in a private competition, in which our office was selected not by a particular project, but by the attitude showed to the clients to build a maximum house with a very small budget in a plot with a very sharp slope. And not least, the involvement and commitment, perhaps beyond any logical reason, to propose successive approximations to the project (up to five preliminary projects and a full executive project with its visa) before the final solution.

Image Courtesy © Iñaki Bergera

Image Courtesy © Iñaki Bergera

  • Architects: alcolea+tárrago arquitectos (Rubén Alcolea / Jorge Tárrago)
  • Project: MP House in Sesma
  • Location: Calle Doctor Magallón 31293 Sesma, Navarra, Spain
  • PhotographyIñaki BergeraJuan Rodríguez, Aitor Acilu
  • Collaborator: Leire Zaldua / Aitor Acilu / Izaskun Bilbao
  • Estructure consulting: Víctor Goñi Juvera / Helena Goñi Barbarin
  • Technical Arq: Isabelino Río Rodríguez
  • Contractor: Construcciones Irisarri-Munilla
  • Subcontractor: instalación geotermia/geothermal facilities: Visiona BD
  • Structure: encofrados Larraga
  • Area: 315 m2+273 m2 (exterior +gardening)
  • Budget: 330.000 euros
  • Project date: July 2010
  • Start date: December 2010
  • End date: July 2012

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Scenario’s House in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

This house was a chance to be our own clients. It was purchased with the intention of completely renovating, extending and adapting it to the scenarios of our own family life. It presented us with the opportunity to ‘practice what we preach’ to its fullest expression and create the scenario house. The main design challenge was finding a way of connecting the front part of the house, which originally had two separate Victorian reception rooms with the basement level, a full floor height below, both physically and visually, in order to create a sense of single and connected open living and kitchen spaces.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: Scenario’s House
  • Location: Alconbury Rd, London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Completed: 2016

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Dongshikou Hutong PJ in Beijing, China by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Located in a hutong near the historical centre in Beijing, the L-­‐shaped house is sandwiched between the old hutong wall and a two floor building. The renovation aimed to transform the dated 43m2 residence into a convenient, functional modern living space for a family of six people .

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

  • Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio (Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Lingzi Liu)
  • Project: Dongshikou Hutong PJ in Beijing
  • Location: Dengshikou, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Ruijing Photo
  • Size: 2-Story
  • Building Area: 43m2
  • Construction Period: 9.2016

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Manneriehof- Single Family Timber residence in East Cantons, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS

The site 

The land is situated close to a small village in the East Cantons. It runs at a steep gradient into a small valley enclosed by a wooded slope in the distance. The view is spectacular, showcasing a rural landscape. The visual and ecological quality of the site must be preserved and developed as far as possible.

Image Courtesy © Laurent BRANDAJS

Image Courtesy © Laurent BRANDAJS

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS
  • Project: Manneriehof- Single Family Timber residence
  • Location: Province of Liège, East Cantons, Belgium
  • Photography: Laurent BRANDAJS and Steven MASSART
  • Administrative Partner: Denis MELOTTE
  • Associates: E. LORAND, M. NAUDIN, S. TOURBACH, F. DEFRENNE
  • Topographical survey: De Ceuster & Associés
  • Main contractor: Maison Patze sprl.
  • Costs: 410 000 €
  • Gross Floor Area: 360 m²
  • Year: 2009 – 2012

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L House in New York by LANZA Atelier

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: LANZA Atelier

House L project derives from the need to create a new connection for the rooms of an existing house in Valle de Bravo, in a very beautiful natural environment. So far, some romos were accessed through other rooms and why the owners did not feel comfortable to invite friends because they could not offer them privacy.

The initial project also included a new two-story independent volume, which functioned as an apartment with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: LANZA Atelier (Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo)
  • Project: L House 
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Team: Alejandro Márquez, Jéssica Hernández
  • Constructed area: 58 m2
  • Year: 2016

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