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Nohouse by Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

no house is neither for the inhabitant nor for the turist!
no house is neither a house nor an hotel!
no house isn’t young or old!
no house is neither privat nor public!
What is no house?

Image courtesy Pereira Miguel Arquitectos 

Stone House in Luberon, France by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect

The house is built on an abandoned farm overlooking the Luberon valley, a protected regional park with strict guidelines imposing traditional building materials. The ruins of the farmhouses were preserved so as to frame the new house, while the guesthouse and pool where inserted within the existing stone walls.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel & Hervé Abbadie 

Casa CorMAnca in Mexico City, Mexico by PAUL CREMOUX studio

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: PAUL CREMOUX studio

2012-2013. On a 12 meters by 13 meters (39ft by 42ft) plot of land, a monolithic volume is transformed in order to attain luminous indoor spaces. Slade stone at the exterior facades is contrasted with the soft beech like wood finish, achieving great definition and space discovery.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Armando Herrera 

  • Architects: PAUL CREMOUX studio
  • Project: Casa CorMAnca
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Héctor Armanado Herrera and PCW.
  • Project Team: Anna Giribets Martin
  • Structural Engineering: Arch. Ricardo Camacho, Equipment Engineering, Sustainability Consultant
  • Vertical garden: Ing. José Antonio LinoMina, DIA
  • General Contractor: Fermín Espinosa, Alfredo Galván, Factor Eficiencia

Tsm3 Unstable House in Madrid, Spain by Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

TSM3  Unstable House combines the restoration of the ground floor of a 59,80 sqm terraced property in the centre of Madrid, and the construction of 2,5 new floors on top, with 154 sqm. The design dematerializes the original construction into a flexible home-cum-office that can change anytime. All the elements that define the living space are in a state of flux. The architecture does not seek to define and limit through fixed elements such as structures, walls or gaps, but rather through a series of devices producing actions or situations.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Project: Tsm3 Unstable House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Surface: Existing: 59,80 m2, New: 154,00 m2
  • Cost: Building- 144.205,03 €
  • Client: Private
  • Team: Carlos Arroyo, Vanessa Cerezo
  • Contractors: Manuel Ocaña / Valeriano Sandia
  • Structure: BEdV
  • Chalk rendering: Marco Cristofoli
  • Glass façade: Technal / Cerrajería Teófilo

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Butaro Doctors Housing in Butaro, Rwanda by MASS Design Group

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: MASS Design Group

Background: Global health pioneer Partners In Health (PIH) partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of Health in 2005 to extend health care access throughout rural Rwanda—particularly to the Burera District’s population of 340,000 who had limited access to care. Recognizing an opportunity to leverage design for improved health outcomes, PIH partnered with MASS Design Group (MASS) in 2008 to build the Butaro District Hospital.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan 

  • Architects: MASS Design Group
  • Project: Butaro Doctors Housing
  • Location: Butaro, Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Architect In Charge: MASS Design Group
  • Area: 500 sqm
  • Services Provided: Project Accompaniment, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Masterplanning, Construction Administration, On-site Training
  • Project Value: $400,000 USD
  • Project Phase: July 2011 – November 2012

14 Official Proteccion Housing in Ibiza, Spain by Castell-Pons Arquitectes

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Castell-Pons Arquitectes

The project combines the preexistences and the urban development conditions, to interact with the users’ way of life. 

City. Interaction architecture – surroundings. 

On the one hand, we try to give a response to the complex surroundings by raising a building with an own geometry. A volume with different heights that takes the most advantage of solar orientation and ventilation where the game between emptinesses, hollows and interior court gets the maximum use of the space.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Castell-Pons Arquitectes
  • Project: 14 Official Proteccion Housing
  • Location: C/ Aubarca,5 – C/ Cubells 16. Can Cantó. Ibiza, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Client Promoter: Iniciatives Municipals de Vila (IMVISA)
  • Constructor: Ferrovial Agroman
  • Technical architect: Xavier Martinez
  • Enginering: Itec Enginyeria
  • PEM: 1.112.991,38 €
  • Cost / m2: 633,83 €/m2
  • Built Surface: 1755,80 m2
  • First Prize in architectural competition:  2008
  • Begins of the construction: 17-1-2011
  • Ends of construction: 15-6-2012
  • Architect co-director of the works: Miguel García Quetglas
  • Design team: Xavier Carrasco  |  Federico José Delgado

Head Road 1815 in Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

The clients, a young couple, wanted a dynamic and striking home, primarily for themselves, with guest accommodation separated from their own living areas. The property views towards the north and west over Fresnaye as well as at the rear of the site. The site falls very steeply and due to the high elevation of the road and the restrictions on the building form, the house is raised above the property on high columns.

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

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Pearl Valley 276 in Cape Town by SAOTA

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

A young family re-locating to the Western Cape was looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which to bring up their young family and settled for the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate located near Paarl, just 30 minutes away from the Mother City of Cape Town.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch 

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Pearl Valley 276
  • Location: Paarl, Cape Town
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Jon Case & Sarika Jacobs
  • Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2011

Casa del Viento in Morelos, Mexico by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

“Casa delViento” extends the realm of fiction and turns it into a resting and contemplation space. Inspired in the legend of the Tepozteco (A huge volcanic formation in the site), it opens the possibility that the rows of wind and water erosion, indeed where actually made by the people of the town trying to bring down the god of the winds (Ehécatl).

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro Soto 

  • Architects: A-001 Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: Casa del Viento
  • Location: Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Architect: Eduardo Gorozpe Fernández
  • Surface: 650 M2

Long Tall House in Tokyo, Japan by SPACESPACE

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: SPACESPACE

The site is located in a typical Japanese crowded residential area, just middle between two stations near to Shibuya. The house of a young married couple is on a strip of land subdivided for sale (about 4m*16m). It adjoins two paths at north and south sides, and locates on a very old retaining wall which runs along the north path and forms 3.5m height cliff. The path were too narrow to comply the current regulations, so we needed removing a part of the wall so that it could be widened.

Image Courtesy SpaceSpace 

  • Architects: SPACESPACE
  • Project: Long Tall House
  • Location: Meguro-kuTokyo, Japan
  • Architect: Takanori Kagawa, Junko Kishigami
  • Completion: December, 2006
  • Structure: RC+wood, 2B+3stories
  • Site area: 66.49m2 (about 4m*16m)
  • Gross floor area: 102.69m2
  • Client: private(a young married couple)
  • Structural engineer: Nobutaka Kashimoto
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