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HOUSE 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland by ALICE Studio

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: ALICE Studio

HOUSE 1 is an architectural installation based on an experimental format for collaborative design and construction by ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace) – an international group of young architects and researchers, scientists, and doctoral candidates from the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), led by the Director Dieter Dietz.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: ALICE Studio
  • Project: HOUSE 1
  • Location: Campus EPF, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud, Aloys Mutzenberg, Alessandra Ortelli
  • Lead engineer timber construction: Rémy Meylan, architect & wood engineer Whood x Mug
  • Sponsors: Marti Construction SA, Getaz Miauton, Debrunner Acifer, Roth échafaudages, E.S. Echafaudages Services SA
  • Year: 2016

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House in Kantou II in Cyprus by Vassiliades Architects

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Vassiliades Architects

In this house with bioclimatic elements in Kantou, Cyprus, the building program was structured in such a way that it is fully operational, while the aim of the full exploitation of the environmental conditions in order to save energy and achieve thermal comfort for users was achieved. All the above, resulted its ranking in energy class “A”. The main idea, which determined the final morphological outcome, is characterized by the parallel synthesis of 3 monolithic volumes. Morphologically, the design combines some more “traditional” typologies and materials with other modern minimalist trends. In this design context, the “monolithic” volumes, are coated with different materials, from a neutral white color to stone and wood panels.

Image Courtesy © Vassiliades Architects

Image Courtesy © Vassiliades Architects

Collector’s Oasis in Lausanne, Switzerland by Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

The task was to transform the ground floor of a 70’s office building, used as a kindergarten, into a clean and contemporary house for a collector.

Some 16 tons of concrete were cut away, to enlarge the windows overlooking the two level garden. Remaining were three concrete pillars, which were integrated in the floor plan of the apartment using them for the fireplace, the closet and the TV wall… creating so an open but organized and structured space.

 Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

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Waitpinga Retreat in Australia by Mountford Williamson Architecture

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Mountford Williamson Architecture

This house provides a retreat from the city, allowing its owners to enjoy the magnificent coastal bushland setting and time with family and friends. This is a true holiday home providing casual and informal living within flexible spaces, and reflects the owner’s desire to live as sustainably as possible.

The house needed to be flexible, at times a single bedroom retreat and other times expanding to house larger groups of family and friends.

Image Courtesy © Mountford Williamson Architecture

Image Courtesy © Mountford Williamson Architecture

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A prototype of a family house in Posazavi, Czech Republic by A69 – architekti

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: A69 – architekti 

A prototype of a family house is built in a former granite quarry in Posázaví.

The purpose of this built project is to check structural, typological, and user qualities of the prototype.

Image Courtesy © Tomáš Rasl

Image Courtesy © Tomáš Rasl

  • Architects: A69 – architekti (Boris Redčenkov, Prokop Tomášek, Jaroslav Wertig)
  • Project: A prototype of a family house
  • Location: Posazavi, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Tomáš Rasl
  • Collaboration: Michal Nohejl
  • Technical Design, Collaboration: OMEGA project s.r.o. – Jan Škopek, Miroslav Fejfar, construction – Radek Brandejs
  • Main Contractor: (DIY), carpenters – Jiří Kotík, windows – Nevšímal a.s.
  • Visualization: Michal Nohejl
  • Year: 2015

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Two Courtyards House + Bridge 130 Café in Hadong, South Korea by Lee.haan.architects

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Lee.haan.architects

To the west, the site is accessed by the famous road as known as the ‘Road to the Ssanggyesa Temple’ or the ‘Simni (10 ri) Cherry Blossom Avenue, Hadong.’ To the east, it is overlooking the Hwagaegol Valley and provides the view towards the distant tips of Jirisan Mountain, wild tea plantation, and the village.

Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon

Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon

  • Architects: Lee.haan.architects (Hoseok Lee, Boyoung Han)
  • Project: Two Courtyards House + Bridge 130 Café
  • Location: Hwagae, Hadong, South Korea
  • Photography: Joonhwan Yoon
  • Area: 390.09 m2 (House 183.5 m2, Cafe 206.59 m2)
  • Project Year: 2016

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Beachyhead in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa by SAOTA

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: SAOTA

“The clients approached SAOTA to design a family holiday home that responded to the site, especially the views. They wanted a relaxing, yet elegant home that would be comfortable when entertaining many guests whilst also feeling intimate and cosy when it’s only one or two of them in the house,” said director and project leader Phillippe Fouché.  Other factors that drove the conceptual organisation of the building were the views, sunlight, prevailing wind direction and the zoning parameters.

Entrance view from the road: A strong horizontality is articulated in the entrance canopy which is planted with indigenous shrubs cascading over the slab edge, Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Entrance view from the road: A strong horizontality is articulated in the entrance canopy which is planted with indigenous shrubs cascading over the slab edge, Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Beachyhead
  • Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Leader: Phillippe Fouché
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Mias Claassens
  • Interior Design: Cécile & Boyd
  • Site Area: 1447m²
  • Building Area: 1176 m2
  • Completion Date: 2014

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La casa della zia in Bergamo, Italy by dep studio

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: dep studio

The project concerns the restructuring of three independent units positioned in the historic center of Sarnico joined by a common architectural approach: the stone walls were recovered by freeing them from the plaster layer that covered and new architectural elements are perfectly identifiable with respect to pre-existing but with them they relate without conflict.

Image Courtesy © dep studio

Image Courtesy © dep studio

  • Architects: dep studio
  • Project: La casa della zia
  • Location: Bergamo, Italy

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Foundry Mews in London, England by Project Orange

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Project Orange

Introduction

Foundry Mews is a surreptitious new-build, mixed-used development on a backland site in Barnes, West London. Tucked away behind a traditional range of shop buildings fronting Barnes High Street, the site was a long abandoned dilapidated MOT and car body repair workshop.  The brief for this sensitive site was to create studios and housing. We chose to take the model of the artisan mews where studios and living space share an intimate courtyard setting. The linked gabled buildings use vernacular forms reminiscent of small-scale workshops. The scheme comprises six duplex dwellings above a plinth of studio workspaces with two additional units and an apartment in the gabled northern block. While the brick gables and slate roofs merge into the surrounding street-scape, contemporary screens formed within the brickwork gables shield terraces of the apartments. This unassuming addition to the neighbourhood is an essay in placemaking and offers a thoughtfully re-worked typology for so called ‘difficult’ sites.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Project Orange
  • Project: Foundry Mews
  • Location: 58 Barnes High Street, Richmond, London, England
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Client: Marston Properties
  • Main Contractor: Charter Construction
  • Project Manager & Quantity Surveyor: PHWarr
  • Structural Engineer: Barnard & Associates
  • Date completed: May 2016

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CMYK House in Moers, Germany by MCKNHM Architects BDA

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: MCKNHM Architects BDA 

“Our concept was aiming towards the impossible: To add something new that will change the whole perception and experience of the site but to blend in at the same time.”

History: When the father of the client bought the plot of land besides an open gravel pit south of Moers, Germany in the late fifties, it was still unclear if the mine would be converted into a landfill of garbage or a lake. Luckily, the family ended up with a villa at an idyllic lake that is surrounded by a forest. Because of the possible landfill at the time of construction, the layout of the house was orientated away from this now beautiful nature reserve: The extensive paved driveway was situated between the house and the fantastic nature setting and an existing garage was spatially blocking the connection towards the lake. Inside the house only a view spaces provided a view of the lake.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: MCKNHM Architects BDA
  • Project: CMYK House
  • Location: Moers, Germany
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Team: Mark Mueckenheim, Frank Ceisick, Jasmin Bonn
  • Landscape: Riesop Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH

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