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H3 House in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Luciano Kruk

Mar Azul, a seashore town in Villa Gesell Department, neighboring Mar de las Pampas, had its sand dunes terrain divided into a grid pattern. Its dense aged pinewood grants Mar Azul’s atmosphere pleasant quietness and tranquility.

In a modest, 210 square meter plot of land on a corner, eight blocks away from the sea, rises H3, a minimum tread house designed to make the most of the parcel’s dimensions and the natural surroundings.

The commissioner: 3 sisters and each of their families.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

  • Architects: Luciano Kruk
  • Project: H3 House – SUMMER HOUSE
  • Location: Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Photography: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Colaborators: Arch Ekaterina Künzel – Arch Josefina Perez Silva – Arch. Andrés Conde Blanco – Arch Leandro Rossi – Dan Saragusti – Giorgio Lorenzoli – Christian Studer – Isabelle Ducrest – Federico Eichenberg
  • Land area: 258 m2
  • Built area: 75 m2
  • Construction year: 2015

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Sparrendaal country estate in Netherlands by Team V Architecture

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Team V Architecture 

Sparrendaal country estate in the south of the Netherlands has been designed with great attention to detail and is tailored to the specific requirements of its occupants. The estate, where the monastery Nieuw Sparrendaal once stood, consists of two parcels of land on either side of a long avenue of lime trees. Team V Architecture designed both the private home and a pavilion with space for exhibitions, cultural events and meetings.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: Team V Architecture
  • Project: Sparrendaal country estate
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders

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Haus Dolomitenblick in Sexten, Italy by Plasma Studio

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Plasma Studio

The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the end of a residential area.

The volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to host 6 independent apartments with one common circulation: through a cut that marks the main access and the division of the units the volume is splitted into 2 halves. Besides its functional meaning this incision becomes the main defining element of the building: from the cut at either side a strip unfolds that forms the balustrade of a generous covered balcony and ends into the surrounding topography. Following the steep natural hillside with each floor the strips and the façade jump back.

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

  • Architects: Plasma Studio
  • Project: Haus Dolomitenblick – residential building with 6 unitsand undergroung garage
  • Location: Sexten, Sesto Italy
  • Size: 1.050m²
  • Completed: Summer 2012

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“Aleph in Domoon” in Gangwon-do, South Korea by studio_GAON

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: studio_GAON

In Jorge Luis Borges’ novel of same title, ‘El Aleph’ is the one site which contains all the places in the universe, as well as all stars, all lamps, and all sources of light. It is also the first character of Hebrew, and the beginning locus of every memory.

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

  • Architects: studio_GAON (Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh)
  • Project: “Aleph in Domoon”
  • Location: Domoon-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Yong Kwan Kim and Youngchae Park
  • Project Team: Sangwoo Yi, Minjung Choi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon, Haein Choi
  • Structure: Wood Frame Structure
  • Finish: KMEW siding, Wood siding
  • Construction: Starsis
  • Site Area: 707 m2
  • Building Area: Bldg1 144.01 m2, Bldg2 59.54 m2 / Total 203.55 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: Bldg1 144.01 m2, Bldg2 88.3 m2 / Total 215.05 m2
  • Building Scope: Bldg1 1F, Bldg2 2F
  • Height: Bldg1 6.00m, Bldg2 6.35m
  • Design Period: 2013.06-2014.07
  • Construction Period: 2013.10-2014.09

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West Hills Residence in Portland, Oregon by FIELDWORK Design & Architecture

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: FIELDWORK Design & Architecture

Located in the West Hills above downtown Portland, the project consisted of renovating an existing indoor swimming pool room and transforming an unfinished basement utility and storage area into a wine cellar and changing room. The primary inspiration was the environment in which the project is sited- immersed in the forest, with framed views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. The goals were threefold: to remodel the lower level of the house into an environment that was timeless and consistent with the original character of the mid-century modern residence, to create a seamless connection to the outdoors, and to create a peaceful and therapeutic atmosphere for the clients and their family and friends to enjoy.

Image Courtesy © Brian Walker Lee

Image Courtesy © Brian Walker Lee

  • Architects: FIELDWORK Design & Architecture
  • Project: West Hills Residence
  • Location: 2524 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
  • Photography: Brian Walker Lee
  • Project Design Team: Cornell Anderson, Partner/Architect; Tim Fouch, Partner/Architect; Tonia Hein, Partner/Interior Designer; Dylan Woock, Intern; Joshua Mollenkamp, Intern; James Austin, Intern
  • Contractor Name: Modern Organic Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Michael Munzing, Munzing Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Craig LaVielle, LaVielle Geotechnical
  • Square Footage: 1,230 sf
  • Completion Date: Fall 2014

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Marquee in Gavà Mar, Spain by Pepe Gascón arquitectura

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Pepe Gascón arquitectura

In a single-family house we have constructed a marquee for sun protection in the hottest months of the year, thus extending the living-room connected to the outdoor garden.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Pepe Gascón arquitectura
  • Project: Marquee
  • Location: Gavà Mar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Jesús Gallego (int)
  • Cost: 23.758,00 €
  • Area: 25,00 m2
  • Project year: 2011
  • Completion date: 2011

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The Reserve House in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa by Metropole Architects

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Metropole Architects

With the site facilitating a wide ocean frontage, the design was able to respond with a “Wingspread” type architecture that appears to float over the indigenous dune vegetation, taking full advantage of the panoramic beach and sea views.

Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

Image Courtesy © Grant Pitcher

  • Architects: Metropole Architects
  • Project: The Reserve House
  • Location: Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
  • Photography: Grant Pitcher
  • Main Contractor: Greg Frizelle – Frizelle Contracting
  • Structural Engineers: Davies Lister-James Engineers
  • Timber Detailing: Timber Trends
  • Landscape Implementation: Tongaat Plants
  • Site Area: 1741sqm (18 740sqft)
  • Bulk of house: 650sqm (6997sqft)

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Opposite House in Toronto, Canada by Atelier rzlbd

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Atelier rzlbd

The Opposite House, is a commissioned private residence located on the Scarborough Bluffs, closer to the east edge of the Greater Toronto Area. The clients, a professional couple who both work from home and enjoy an active home entertainment lifestyle, were looking for a modern dwelling that would offer everything they might need and more, including enough space to transition into, if their family grows at a later time.

Image Courtesy © Borzu Talaie

Image Courtesy © Borzu Talaie

  • Architects: Atelier rzlbd (Reza Aliabadi)
  • Project: Opposite House
  • Location: Toronto, Scarborough, Cliffcrest area
  • Photography: Borzu Talaie
  • Project Coordinator & Interior design: Julia Francisco
  • Structure: Egbert Engineering
  • Mechanical: McCallum Consulting
  • Septic: Gunnell Engineering
  • Construction Management: Caledon Building & Design
  • Basics: One-storey steel & wood structure
  • Lot: 1.093 ha.
  • Living Area: 6000 sqft
  • Design: 2014 – 2015
  • Completion: Summer 2016

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23 Terrace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by DRTAN LM Architect

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: DRTAN LM Architect

Situated in the upper middle class suburban of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail that was developed in the early 70’s, 23 Terrace is a new double-storey terrace house reconfigured in place of its single-storey predecessor. During day, the façade is a typical contemporary terrace house with large openings, glass balustrade and minimalist security door grille and gate. At dusk, the house transforms into a lantern, casting surrealistic shadows on the cement rendered porch.

The house alit like a lantern, Image Courtesy © H. Lin Ho

The house alit like a lantern, Image Courtesy © H. Lin Ho

  • Architects: DRTAN LM Architect
  • Project: 23 Terrace
  • Location: Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Photography: H. Lin Ho
  • Client: Ong Hean Kheng
  • Design Architect : Dr. Tan Loke Mun
  • Project Architect: Alvin Tham Yee Weng, Mohd. Faidin
  • Contractor: Eco Vision Sdn Bhd
  • C&S Engineers: Perunding L&W Sdn Bhd

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TETRIS House in San Candido, Italy by PLASMA Studio

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: PLASMA Studio

Tetris House is derived from the transformation of very pragmatic parameters into a spatially engaging concept. Multiple programmatic demands (five self-contained units, parking spaces and other covered exterior areas) have initiated two volumes. L-shaped in plan and section, they are spatially interwoven to produce a range of dynamic interstitial spaces.

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio

  • Architects: PLASMA Studio (Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell)
  • Project: TETRIS House
  • Location: San Candido, Italy
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Size: 680 sqm
  • Year: 2007

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