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“House in Estoril Beach” in Boavista Island, Cape Verde by José Adrião Arquitetos

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: José Adrião Arquitetos 

The detached houses at Praia do Estoril are located in a privileged area in Sal-Rei, Boavista Island, Cape Verde. The location is excellent due to the great proximity to the city centre – within a few minutes walking distance –and the direct access to the magnificent beach and the dunes of Praia do Estoril.

Image Courtesy © Nuno Almendra

Image Courtesy © Nuno Almendra

  • Architects: José Adrião Arquitetos (João Albuquerque Matos, Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Sara Jardim)
  • Project: “House in Estoril Beach”
  • Location: Praia do Estoril, Boavista Island, Cape Verde
  • Photography: Nuno Almendra
  • Client: Privado
  • Project Manager: Carla Gonçalves
  • Structure Engineer MB: Engenharia
  • Services Engineer MB: Engenharia
  • General Construction: CFS
  • Gross Floor Area: 3.918 m2
  • Project: 2012

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LE PLAN LIBRE in Taipei, Taiwan by Waterfrom Design

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Waterfrom Design

As the architect Mies Van der Rohe proposes “Skin and bones architecture”, we try to keep all structure expose with two long horizontal sliding windows. Except for providing the house a spacious view and ample sunlight, the exposed frame and glass blur the line between indoor and outdoor.

The cube extend from the facade is an intermediary space between indoor and outdoor. The stainless steel reflects the blue sky and merges the architecture with nature. On the roof garden, we designed a sink in the shape of giant milk box, which is toppled and sprinkled a pool of grass.

Image Courtesy © Sam Tsen

Image Courtesy © Sam Tsen

  • Architects: Waterfrom Design
  • Project: LE PLAN LIBRE
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Sam Tsen
  • Client: Mr. Lee
  • Layout: B1F/garage 1F/living room, gym, dining room, kitchen ,SPA area, master room  2F/2 bedroom, game room, study area
  • Material:limestone, bianco carrara, titanium plating, ceramic, stainless, oak
  • Area: 726m2
  • Design Period:July.2011 ~ Mar.2012
  • Construction Period:Mar.2012 ~ Oct.2013

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Ladrillo in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

Ladrillo (Spanish for ‘brick’) takes its cues from the Spanish Mission architectural style of the original Red Hill cottage. Utilising textured brick, recycled breezeblocks and original decorative plaster, this is architecture focused on textures – a fresh white palette not only unifies these textures, but also unites new and old. Punctuated by a central courtyard distinctly separating these spaces, the design maintains visual connections through the light, airy open architecture, which ultimately creates a beautiful backdrop for family life.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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House in Koidu Village, Estonia by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ

One storey high building is located in Saue parish Koidu village in a private housing area. The geometry of the house is inspired by the plot itself and the movement of the sunlight to catch as much warm southern and western sunlight as possible. The building is a shape-shifter offering different views from every angle.

Image Courtesy © Tõnu Tunnel

Image Courtesy © Tõnu Tunnel

  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ
  • Project: House in Koidu Village
  • Location: Koidu village, Saue parish, Harju county, Estonia
  • Photography: Tõnu Tunnel
  • Client: Tarmo Hillep
  • Structural design: Printsiip OÜ
  • Builder: Villi Kirjanen
  • Structure in: stone and wood construction
  • Gross useable floor space: 157,7 m2
  • Lot size: 2079  m²
  • Start of work: 2014
  • Completion of work: 2016

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Arthouse in Kharkiv, Ukraine by Pominchuk Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Pominchuk Architects

Arthouse is our first built project in the typology of terraced houses. The compact spatial layout of the house, made of several blocks, was largely determined by the small area of the plot and the surrounding urban context. The inner structure of each unit resembles an open “bookcase”, where each living process occupies its own level, all of them being interconnected by means of an open staircase. Besides, each block has its own backyard, which can be accessed from the kitchen-dining room. This unconventional layout of the house originally served as a key to the interior of each of the units. Permeated by sunlight, the interrupted space of the house prevails over colour, texture and other ornamental features. However, while designing the interior in one of the blocks belonging to a cheerful energetic lady, we had to find a compromise between the sterility of the house and its emotional component that could be experienced as warm homeliness. Our close collaboration with the client resulted in a sort of Mediterranean dwelling that combines all the necessary features, striking a delicate balance between integrity and emotions.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Avdeenko

Image Courtesy © Ivan Avdeenko

  • Architects: Pominchuk Architects
  • Project: Arthouse
  • Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Ivan Avdeenko
  • Lead Architects: Alexander Pominchuk, Marina Pominchuk
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 285m2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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House Between Party Walls in Barcelona, Spain by Josep Ferrando Architecture

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Josep Ferrando Architecture 

The architect Josep Ferrando resolves the complex urban conditions of the context and the site in which the house is located – less than 5 meters wide and with a particular topography that constrains the parcel between two streets situated at different heights – starting the conception of the project from the shaping of the volume.

Image Courtesy © Adria Goula

Image Courtesy © Adria Goula

  • Architects: Josep Ferrando Architecture (Josep Ferrando Bramona)
  • Project: House Between Party Walls
  • Location: C/ de la Torre 8, Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adria Goula
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Miriam y Eduard
  • Constructor: ROOM S.L.
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toledo-Villarreal
  • Structures: Josep Nel.lo
  • Collaborators: Marta Arias + Carol Castilla + Jordi Pérez + Félix Platero + Goun Park + TaeGweon Kim + Adrià Orriols + Clara Vidal + Borja Rodríguez
  • Budget: 300.000 €
  • Surface: 225 m2
  • Dates: 2011 – 2015

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Properly Breathing House in Hanoi, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: H&P Architects

A “suffocating” situation

Just 15 kilometers far from the center of Hanoi, the suburban district Dong Anh has witnessed pervasive urbanization – one of the major causes for a trend towards a maximum use of volume and quantity of construction areas. Lesser importance has been attached to the quality of used space and surrounding scenery. This has resulted in a large number of “suffocating” buildings as often found in newly planned, stuffy urban areas characterized with land plot subdivision for building row houses in Vietnam.

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: Properly Breathing House
  • Location: Dong Anh Town, Dong Anh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Tien Thanh
  • Architect in Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team:  Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Hoang Huu Nam, Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Completion date: 12/2015

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The Corner House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

The Corner House is a contemporary design responding to a character vernacular in a quiet suburban street in inner-city Brisbane. The house is designed around three courtyards, offering a plan that transparently connects the indoor and outdoor living spaces. A simple but poetic palette of light, natural materials is the backdrop to a rich tapestry of shadows created by the screened elements that offer a reinterpretation of the traditional verandah.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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House Benz in Stuttgart, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group 

Markus Benz, company director of prestigious furniture brand Walter Knoll, and his wife Susanne wished to find a Stuttgart base that would enable them to offer their business partners an alternative meeting place to the company headquarters 40 km away in Herrenberg on the edge of the Black Forest – and to live there too. The family found a property in the Kräherwald, a popular location above the city, and moved into what is known as a ‘coffee-grinder house’, typical of the 1920s. The house used to function as a doctor’s practice, so the layout was restored in line with its original purpose and with respect for the building’s structure and history. On one hand our task was to create a home environment that suited the family’s discerning aesthetic demands and offered a framework for their art collection. On the other hand, products from Walter Knoll were to be staged in an authentic and atmospheric context, far removed from trade fair and showroom presentations.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Project: House Benz
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Client: N.N.
  • Team: Gunter Fleitz, Johannes Hanebuth, Peter Ippolito, Elisabeth Napetschnig, Kerem Özerler, Verena Schiffl, Markus Schmidt
  • Size: 180 m²/sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Terraces Home in Ha Tinh city, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: H&P Architects

As a part in a chain of Agritecture development projects, Terraces home adopts the combination of Architecture and Agriculture (Agriculture + Architecture = Agritecture) as a basis for sustainable development.

The idea is to combine the two distinctive elements of Vietnam’s rural areas: The house (accommodation space) and terraced rice field (cultivation space) to create a Home with blurred boundaries in and out; above and below; common and private.

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: Terraces Home
  • Location: Ha Tinh city, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Tien Thanh
  • Architect in Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Van Thinh.
  • Completion date: 12/2015

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