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House M in Möhlin, Switzerland by Jan Skuratowski Architektur

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Jan Skuratowski Architektur

The new single-family house was designed as a separate residential unit and can hold its own next to the existing building from the 80s. It is situated on a partly raised plateau in the south-eastern part of the property. The two buildings differ in their roof design and thus emphasize their autonomy. At the same time, the new building paraphrases the existing building’s design: by its polygonal ground plan, which follows the hill’s shape, and expressive cantilevered floors. Wood was used a material to contrast the rather heavy sand-lime brick of the existing structure. Hierarchically, the new building is supposed to subordinate to the existing building and is therefore set slightly to the rear of the site. The new structure appears like a pavilion and, thanks to the flat roof, has a large accessible roof terrace that expands the small plot effectively. The greening of the roofs is intended to give the new building an animated character and link it with nature and the hill.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Jan Skuratowski Architektur
  • Project: House M
  • Location: Titlisstrasse 24b, 4313 Möhlin, Switzerland
  • Photography: Simon Menges
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 18
  • Client: Christoph Müller
  • Energy standard: Minergie
  • Structural engineering:
    • Wooden structure: Pirmin Jung Ingenieur für Holzbau AG
    • Basement: Ingenieurbüro W. Herzog AG
    • Building physics: Pirmin Jung Büro für Bauphysik AG
  • Builders: Wohlwend Baugeschäft AG
  • Plot area: 371 m2

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Double Dome Home in Minnesota by Sarah Kallal

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Sarah Kallal

We just remodeled this 8k square foot home in MN. It features two domes connected together, brand new custom windows, new kitchen, eucalyptus flooring, some Velux solar windows, putting green hallway, wool carpets and so much more…..

Too cool of a gem not to share!

Image Courtesy © Sarah Kallal

  • Architects: Sarah Kallal
  • Project: Double Dome Home
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Designer: TMBRZ Residential Design

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Villa PNK in Puglia, Italy by m12 AD

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: m12 AD

In Puglia, at the feet of the Frederick’s manor, a UNESCO heritage site, is located an innovative private residence, recently renovated to be in perfect balance with the surrounding environment and society.

The project of villa PNK has been entrusted to the m12 AD, led by architect Michelangelo Olivieri, who has accepted the challenge of transforming a country house in a sophisticated house, giving it a new appearance, but above all, making it a real example of sustainable and efficient energetically house.

Image Courtesy © m12 AD

  • Architects: m12 AD (Michelangelo Olivieri)
  • Project: Villa PNK
  • Location: Puglia, Italy
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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The reconstruction of the city centre in Veszprém, Hungary by Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd.

In the 20th century the city management started to reconstruct the city centre twice but the reconstruction has never been finished.

Finally the reconstruction was finished a few years ago: we started to work on it in 2008 and it was finished in 2014.

You can see a long street in the city centre, on the one side of the street there is the old part of the city centre and on the other side there is a 20 storey building with the shopping center, which was built in 1970.

Image Courtesy © Dávid Kovács

  • Architects: Veszprémi Építész Műhely Ltd., Főmterv Ltd. and Speos Ltd. (Zsolt György Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács, Márton Becker, Péter Lukács)
  • Project: The reconstruction of the city centre
  • Location: Veszprém, Hungary
  • Photography: Dávid Kovács
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Veszprém City Council
  • General contractor: Vemévszer Ltd.
  • Landscape design: Dr. Albert Fekete
  • Traffic engineering: Kinga Tóth
  • Structural engineering: Gábor Huszka
  • Public utilities: László Tuboly
  • Accessibility: Ágota Ruttkay
  • Project area: 30000 m2 public space and 29 m2 information pavilion
  • Project Year: 2012-2014

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Quinta do Carregal in Tondela, Portugal by WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

In a seemingly infinite territory and mostly occupied by pines and oaks, the implantation of the house marks a space and an intention. A space of pause, serenity and breathing, surrounded and protected by the green patch that filters the light and the eyesight, purifies the air and the soul and stimulates the corporal senses of who let himself be seduced by the elements of nature. An intention of materializing a perennial refuge that transforms and adapts itself to the site’s conditions and to the family that inhabits it.

Image Courtesy © WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Architects: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture
  • Project: Quinta do Carregal
  • Location: Tondela, Portugal
  • Photography: WAATAA PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Team: Rita Cantisano Diz, Lucas Cantisano Diz, Miguel de Gouveia André
  • Total built area (m2): 299,90 m2
  • Conclusion date: 2016

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Casa Magayon in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Casa Magayon by Sarco Architects Costa Rica is located in the Peninsula Papagayo Luxury Resort in the northwest pacific region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  The project was awarded the “Highly Commended, Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica 2013-2014” award by the International Property Awards. The home is designed to follow the natural shape of the land, which featured a linear and narrow ridge in east-west direction that turns into a sharply sloping hillside.

Image Courtesy © García Lachner Fotografía

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Casa Magayon
  • Location: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: García Lachner Fotografía
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad
  • Collaborators:
    • Heriel S.A. – Structural Design
    • Circuito S.A. – Electrical Design
    • Termoaire – Plumbing & Air Conditioning
    • Bryan Carlson – Landscape Design
  • Project Area:
    • 1,290m2 overall construction area
    • 550m2 air-conditioned area
  • Completion: July 2015

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Suvela Chapel in Espoo, Finland by OOPEAA

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.

OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in dialogue with the multicultural context of its suburban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, archmospheres

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Suvela Chapel
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, archmospheres
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Parish of Espoo
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect (construction phase): Iida Hedberg
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Teemu Hirvilammi, Jussi-Pekka Vesala, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Anis Souissi, Miguel Silva
  • Commission: Tender
  • Size: 2.150 brm²
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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Terra project in Limassol, Cyprus by Orange Architects

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: Orange Architects

Orange Architects wins the closed competition for Terra Project; An exclusive residential tower at the beach in Limassol, Cyprus – commissioned by Masharii & The Land.

The design for the Terra project consists of 10 luxurious apartments, on top of a double high commercial plinth – ultimately suitable for a nice club or restaurant – on the shore line of Limassol, Cyprus. With the design Orange Architects focuses on blending in an elegant and unique tower, in a recreational beach area, close to the sea and part of the holiday entertainment zone of the city.

Image Courtesy © Orange Architects

Image Courtesy © Orange Architects

  • Architects: Orange Architects
  • Project: Terra project
  • Location: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3dS Max
  • Client: The Land
  • Project management: Masharii
  • Team: Patrick Meijers, Jeroen Schipper, Gloria Caiti, Kristina Jasutiene, Erika Ruiz, Elena Staskute
  • Size: 1.820 m2
  • Date: November 2016<

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Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, Sezen & Moon Structural Engineer and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home.

Everyone loved the classic, original bones of this house, but it was in need of a major facelift both inside and out. The owners also wanted to remove the barriers between the kitchen and great room, and increase the size of the master bathroom as well as make other layout changes. No addition to the house was contemplated.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala
  • Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen & Moon
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Roco’s Gardening & Arroyo Vista Landscaping, Inc.
  • Year completed: 2015

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Kindergarten in Koblenz, Germany by Herrmanns-Architekten

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten 

Explanations about the construction of a kindergarten in Lahnstein

The curved building for a new kindergarten is to be erected as a wooden structure with a formwork of vertical wood panels. The intention of the architects is that the new  building is self-consciously integrated into the urban environment.

Especially when building for children, other aspects than usual have to be incorporated into the design process. Who says that a building must inevitably always be designed with the rigid cartesian axes (height / width / depth) as a crate. This is the dynamic structure of the organic building with its curved ground plan for breaking open the rigid geometric shapes.

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

  • Architects: Herrmanns-Architekten
  • Project: Kindergarten
  • Location: Koblenz, Germany
  • Software used: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, ArchiCAD, ORCA AVA

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