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Arrifana House in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal by pedrohenrique|arquiteto

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: pedrohenrique|arquiteto

The house is located in Arrifana, a small village, which is just four kilometres from the centre of the city of Santa Maria da Feira, but still maintains the strong rural features with all its charm and beauty, that characterizes this type of housing style and were the Vouga railroad persists till today.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: pedrohenrique|arquiteto (Pedro Henrique)
  • Project: Arrifana House
  • Location: Arrifana, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Structures: Célia Resende
  • Infrastructures: Célia Resende
  • Area: 340 m2
  • Year: 2014

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House with 30,000 Books in Tokyo, Japan by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Takuro Yamamoto Architects

House with 30,000 Books is a residence for two families, which has a large library between those two dwelling parts. As the name suggests, the number of books the library can store is about 30,000, which almost equals to the number of books that one small public library can store. The library space, sometimes works for bonding two families, sometimes works as a buffer space, is the common property for them and the most spacious place of this house.

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto Architects

  • Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects (Takuro Yamamoto)
  • Project: House with 30,000 Books
  • Location: Ohta-ward, Tokyo
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: a married couple + a child, grandfather
  • Structure Design:  Matoh Structural Design Office
  • Structure: Wood
  • Construction: Koushou Koumuten
  • Floor: Maple Flooring
  • Wall: plasterboard + AEP
  • Ceiling: plasterboard + AEP
  • Exterior Finish: galvanized steel sheet, mortar + ceramic paint
  • Site Area: 193.50m2
  • Building Area: 107.84m2
  • Total Floor Area: 207.43m2
  • Design Period: April 2014 – October 2015
  • Construction Period: November 2015 – August 2016
  • Completion: August 2016

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Vidalakis Residence in California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

This distinctive residence was designed as a piece of inhabitable art for its owner, an avid collector of colorful and unique works. Featuring three stepped-back stories linked by a grand mahogany staircase and a double-height glass pavilion overlooking the semi-rural landscape on three sides, this gallery home is a piece of sculpture in its own right.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

 

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Annex House in Ontario, Canada by DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design 

When the client, a young couple, purchased this property with its two structures – the main building and coach house – both had been used as rooming houses for many years. The client wished to convert the fragmented property back into a single family residence, suitable for their expanding family and optimized for entertaining, while taking advantage of the two buildings on the site. The distinct structures define an outdoor space that has been designed as a courtyard and outdoor extension of the kitchen and dining rooms. The courtyard evolves from season to season and from day to day; it is a quiet resting place, brunch patio, and reading sanctuary on the way to yoga in the coach house, coming alive with the kids’ after school activities or as guests arrive to a backyard barbeque.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design 
  • Project: Annex House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Tom Arban and Bob Gundu
  • Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Oliver Dang, Jacob JeBailey, Bindya Lad
  • Size: Main House – 4,224 s.f, Coach House – 1,640 s.f.

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Stillhouse Residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect

The modern, sustainable house on Stillhouse Bluff in Chapel Hill sits 220 feet above the approach road on 10 wooded acres that include one of the highest points in Orange County. The view in winter, even on an overcast day, is all the way to nearby downtown Durham. The house was designed to maximize the views from this lofty perch.

Image Courtesy © Duffy Healey

Image Courtesy © Duffy Healey

 

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Tea Houses in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon Valley home, discovering an idyllic setting below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oak trees. At first, the family thought the setting would be perfect for a tree house. Years later, after the 6000 square foot main house was extensively remodeled, the vision was realized as three individual tea houses, places where one could simply retreat into nature.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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Haus S in Berlin, Germany by Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

The task was to erect a pavillion as an extension to a single family-house in Berlin-Pankow. The client wished to have not only a larger livinging area but also sufficient space for his collection of asian sculptures.

Image Courtesy © Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

Image Courtesy © Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

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Résidence Belcourt in Québec, Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Pierre Thibault

The Residence Belcourt is a typical Canadian house built in 1974. Clients underwent major renovations in order to optimize the functionality of the residence while maximizing the entry of natural light. Only the overall volume, the exterior stone walls and the pool were kept from the original house. The project now shows a concept. The side walls integrate services and storage in order to free the heart of the ground floor. New living spaces are organized around a sculptural plywood staircase. The new organization of spaces promotes family life within large communicating areas. The addition of a pergola in cedar slats and a generous terrace at the rear allows to offer outdoor living spaces that extend to the garden and to facilitate access to the inner courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

  • Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
  • Project: Résidence Belcourt
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Design Team: Pierre Thibault, Charlène Bourgeois
  • Year: 2016

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Maria’s House in Mendoza, Argentina by Hugo Mur Architect

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Hugo Mur Architect

The House is located in a golf club, with privileged views over the course. This allowed to create spaces linked to the enviroment the house is placed in.

The owners, a family of three, requested a functional home, which could adapt to their work and living needs. Therefore, the house was designed with Living-Dining room, bedrooms and maids room at the ground floor. A studio room was designed in the 1st floor, with a secondary entrance through the outside of the building.

Traditional type of construction, reinforced concrete, brick masonry, slab and metalic covers, aluminum carpentry.

Image Courtesy © Hugo Mur Architect

Image Courtesy © Hugo Mur Architect

  • Architects: Hugo Mur Architect
  • Project: Maria’s House
  • Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Client: Maria Cantera & Osvaldo Asens
  • Size: 181,4 sqm
  • Status: Complete – 2012

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Tiny House Of Slow Town in Gangwon-do, Korea by The Plus Partners + DNC Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: The Plus Partners 

‘The Tiny House of Slow Town’, one of the ‘Slow Town’ projects, is the building of small houses  that uses the least modules out of woods to expand the inadequate accomodations in Gangwon city, the host city for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and also to provide an easy access to the geographical beauty of the city.

Image Courtesy © MOOBUM JANG

Image Courtesy © MOOBUM JANG

 

  • Architects: The Plus Partners + DNC Architects
  • Project: Tiny House Of Slow Town
  • Location: 14-364, Hoenggye 5-ri, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea
  • Photography: MOOBUM JANG
  • Gross Built Area: 19.8m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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