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Tree House in Yucatán, Mexico by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

From the first visit to the site where the Tree House is located, three premises for the project were evident, “the permanence of an ancient Zapote tree, the need for more openness in the space, and to cause the least impact on the natural and built environments.”

Image Courtesy © Alberto Cáceres Centeno

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura (Arq. Víctor Cruz Domínguez Arq. Atahualpa Hernández Salazar Arq. Luis Estrada Aguilar)
  • Project: Tree House
  • Location: Mérida, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: Alberto Cáceres Centeno
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia Eugenia Cuitún Coronado Arq. Pedro Manuel Quintal Ruz Arq. Andrea Matilde Marrufo Ruiz
  • Surface: 149 m2

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Rosa Muerta in Açores, Portugal by ARCO mais

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: ARCO mais 

Situated on the northern side of S.Miguel Island, the plot has an open view over the sorrounding fields and woods.

The client expressed a desire of openness and harmony with nature, and very little concerns about how he would like the interior of the house, except from the wish of including memories of old travels through some objects.

Image Courtesy © Paulo Goulart

  • Architects: ARCO mais
  • Project: Rosa Muerta
  • Location: Rabo de Peixe, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: Paulo Goulart
  • Lead Architects:  Paulo Lima, Chiara Bettelli
  • Gross Built Area: 76 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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OZ House in Atherton, California by STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.

The site is a hilltop in Atherton, accessed via the winding Ridgeview Drive, ending in a circular cul de sac. The entry gate is framed by a concrete wall from which the house number, 96, is incised. Once inside, views in other directions unfold, and in the distance, the skyline of San Francisco framed by the entry canopy.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.
  • Project: OZ House
  • Location: Atherton, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Team: Stanley Saitowitz, Neil Kaye, Michael Luke, Steven Sanchez
  • General Contractor: Redhorse Constructors, Inc. (David Warner)
  • Project/Construction Manager: Redhorse Constructors, Inc. (David Warner)
  • Civil Engineer: Lea & Braze Engineering Inc (PETE CARLINO)
  • Structural: Yu Structural Engineers (Peter Yu)
  • Mechanical: Monterey Energy Group ( MATT REISTETTER)
  • Electrical: Techlinea Inc. (Elaine Shishima)
  • Completion Date: January, 2017

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The Lemon Tree House in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

The Lemon Tree House, a single-family residence that develops on two floors. Its composition, divided into two clear sections: the first area, where the main access from the street is located and is occupied by the existing construction and the second area where the bedrooms and central courtyard are located. The courtyard functions as: terrace, pool and as a connection to the new building. The terrace, acts as a distribuitor, housing the beginning of the stairway and allows access to the bedrooms.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura (Arq. Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Arq. Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Arq. Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar)
  • Project: The Lemon Tree House
  • Location: Barrio de Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Colaborators: Arq. Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Arq. Carlos Marrufo Tamayo, DI. Alberto Góngora Brito
  • Lote size: 165.31 sqm
  • Living space: 164.96 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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House for 4 Generations in Tokyo, Japan by tomomi kito architect & associates

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: tomomi kito architect & associates 

This is an interior renovation project of an existing two-story timber structure house in Tokyo built approximately 40 years ago.

The client is a young couple, and the wife’s parents were living there before the renovation. The client decided to live with their parents in this house. Soon after, the wife’s grandmother who lives alone in the countryside – far from Tokyo – also decided to live together in this house. As such, the client requested to renovate the house suitable for accommodating 4 generations – the grandmother (1st generation), parents (2nd generation), the client (3rd generation), the client’s son (4th generation).

Image Courtesy © satoshi shigeta

  • Architects: tomomi kito architect & associates (Tomomi Kito)
  • Project: House for 4 Generations
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: satoshi shigeta
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad
  • Structural designer: Building Structure Institute
  • Technical advisor: Yutaka Misawa
  • Lighting advisor: Kanae Hagiwara
  • Completion: April 2017

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Alpine Chalet by Canada by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.

Located on a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, this chalet was designed as a social hub for an active family of six. With 4650 square feet of living space on the ground and second floors, a generous double height kitchen, dining and living room facing the ski hill serves as the family’s central gathering space offering extensive views and abundant natural light.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.
  • Project: Alpine Chalet
  • Location: Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Team (Architecture + Interior Design): Robert Kastelic, Kelly Buffey, Artur Kobylanski, Terry Sin, Sabrina Richard, Matthew Hague
  • Construction: Wilson Project Management

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Departamento Canelos in Mexico by RIMA Arquitectura

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: RIMA Arquitectura

This 300 sq m apartment located on the west area of Mexico City is a full interior design lesson that shows the functional and aesthetic possibilities of an open space, loft style, which integrates in a sober and harmonic way the private areas.

Image Courtesy © Frank Lynen

  • Architects: RIMA Arquitectura
  • Project: Departamento Canelos
  • Location: Mexico
  • Photography: Frank Lynen
  • Architect manager: Lenin García
  • Project team: Lenin García, María Martínez, Luis Animas, Edwin Chulim
  • Landscape architecture: Arte Vivo
  • Acoustics: Hunter Douglas Techstyle y Juan José Flores Alexanderson
  • Automation: Domótica
  • Year: 2015

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Between Two Patios in Saint Ouen, France by OVERCODE architecture urbanism

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: OVERCODE architecture urbanism

The project aims at improving the living space of a house that sits on a 100% built terrain. The house is located in a dense neighborhood near Paris, Saint Ouen (93).

The existing site was divided into 3 parts: a parking space on the street level, an old workshop in the center and a house at the back. The house has been recently restored and shelters on the ground floor the living spaces, which were very dark due to the warehouse in front of it.

Image Courtesy © David Foessel

  • Architects: OVERCODE architecture urbanism
  • Project: Between Two Patios
  • Location: Saint Ouen (93), France
  • Photography: David Foessel
  • Lead Architects:  Alejandro GARCIA MARTA / Claire GARCIA
  • Contractors: LISANDRE
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 88 m² (extension)
  • Completion Year: 2015 – 2016

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Happy Valley Residence in Hong Kong by Lim + Lu

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Lim + Lu 

Lim+Lu, the young New York-born multidisciplinary design practice, announced the completion of their apartment in Hong Kong that doubles as the pair’s showroom. The 1,200 square feet revamped apartment neighboring the Happy Valley Racecourse reflects the pair’s versatile and colorful design aesthetic.

Image Courtesy © Nirut Benjabanpot

  • Architects: Lim + Lu
  • Project: Happy Valley Residence
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Photography: Nirut Benjabanpot

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Fleinvær Refugium in GildeskŒl, Norway by TYIN tegnestue Architects and Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

A dream of the worldÕs most beautiful workspace

Three years ago HŒvard Lund stood in the office of TYIN Tegnestue. The musician from GildeskŒl presented a vision of creating the worldÕs most beautiful workspace on the isle of Fleinv¾r outside Bod¿, in the northernmost parts of Norway. The workspace would be a place where musicians, artists and other creative souls could rent rooms for shorter or longer timespans. The small isle offers a secluded working environment in an area of awe-inspiring natural beauty, surrounded on all sides by wild sea.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects and Rintala Eggertsson Architects (Sami Rintala, Andreas G. Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Dagur Eggertsson)
  • Project: Fleinvær Refugium
  • Location: Fleinv¾r, GildeskŒl Kommune, Norway
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Client: HŒvard Lund
  • Professionals: Hanmo (welding), T¿mrer Stangvik (carpentry), Andrew Devine (carpentry), Ruben Stranger (carpentry), Harboe Leganger (engineer)
  • Students: Annika Persch Andersen, Simen Aas, Thea Hougsrud Andreassen, Edouard Bernard, Camille Boudeweel, Claudia Calvet Gomez, Steinar Hillers¿y Dyvik, Sophie Galarneau, William Gibson, Henrik Pfeiffer, Elise Aunet Tyldum, Espen Strandmyr Eide, Aurora Sch¿nfeldt Larsen, Kim Stroh, Erik Hadin, Anna van der Zwaag, Sara Lipinska, Harald Seljes¾ter, Tuva Andersen, Julia Kolacz, Mats Heggern¾s, Anne-Margrethe Lothe, Ulrikke Sch¿nfeldt, Anette Morvik Roberstad, Fredrik Asplin, Jan Fredrik Holmestrand, Alberto Reques, Sara Kamilla, Wik Edwina Brisbane, Adrian Aress¿nn Norwich, James Dugdale, Marek Lepiochin, Odin Ardach, Marie Norum, Tyra Mathilde Marsteng, Theodor Braat¿y, Jana Mentges, Simone Marusi, Pilou Passard, Quentin Desveaux, Rahel Haas, Ninni Westerholm, Ambra Aliraj, Sebastiˆ Mercadal, Ingrid Stenvik Larsen, Anna Maragno, Martin Boullay, Eirik SkŒrdalsmo, Even Egholm Fuglestad, Matilde Sundquist, Silva Marie Eikaas, Elisabeth Zachries, Beno”t Perrier, Martin Barrre, Julie Huseby, Agathe Ledoux, Ossian Quigley Berg, Roger Escorihuela, Emmanuel Banda
  • Workshop teachers: Sami Rintala, Andreas G. Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Dagur Eggertsson, Carla Carvalho, Pasi Aalto, Kata Palicz
  • Cost: 6.000.000 NOK
  • Area: 123 m2
  • Building period: May 2013 – January 2017

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