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PRÍNCIPE REAL HOUSE in Lisbon, Portugal by BICA Arquitectos

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: BICA Arquitectos

The building was constructed in the 19th century and expanded in the years of 1950. This apartment, located at the maximum altimetry of one of the Lisbon city’s seven hills, with a panoramic view to the north and south, is part of this expansion, absent of the characteristics that qualified the original construction as palatial.

Image Courtesy © BICA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © BICA Arquitectos

  • Architects: BICA Arquitectos (Inês Cortesão)
  • Project: PRÍNCIPE REAL HOUSE
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal

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The House In The Grove in Veneux-les-Sablons, France by ARBA

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: ARBA

A private house built in a grove near Fontainebleau. The building is compact and its higher floor levels are incorporated into a wooden roof.

When we first visited the garden in which this house was to be built, we came to the conclusion that the challenge would be one of scale. A high or extended building would have blocked and ruined the full view of this charming orchard. And we had to find the right balance between our intervention (the building’s height and ground impact) and the site proper.

 Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

  • Architects: ARBA (Jean-Baptiste Barache & Sihem Lamine)
  • Project: The House In The Grove
  • Location: Veneux-les-Sablons, France
  • Photography: Hervé Abbadie
  • Companies involved: Duhamel/AUTIGNY, Menuiserie Ressy/AUXY
  • Project Year: 2011

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Brick House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Ventura Virzi Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Ventura Virzi Arquitectos

Kenneth Frampton considers Tectonics not only as a “mere disclosure of the construction technique, but, rather, its expressive potential. Tectonics acquires a truly artistic character to the extent that it amounts to a poetics of construction… The inevitable ground nature of a building has a character so tectonic and tactile as scenic and visual, although none of these attributes denies its spatiality.

Image Courtesy © Estudio Nápoles

Image Courtesy © Estudio Nápoles

  • Architects: Ventura Virzi Arquitectos (Daniel Ventura, Andrés Virzi)
  • Project: Brick House
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Estudio Nápoles (Jonathan Cáceres & Guillermo Romero) and Ventura Virzi
  • Models: Mijaíl Jara, María Eugenia Pérez Moreno, Pedro Cabrera, Alejandra Dalpra
  • Project team: Daniel Ventura,arq., Andrés Virzi, arq., Juan Pablo Callegari,arq
  • Collaborators: Maximiliano Atanasoff, Juan Marcos Lagomarsino, Mario Rabinovich, Lucía Rodríguez, Joaquín Rodriguez Althoff
  • Area: 90 m2
  • Year: 2011

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Harbor Houses in Aarhus, Denmark by Adept

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Adept

Common greenhouses on the roof tops, adjacent terraces overlooking the bay of Aarhus, and a sheltered green courtyard. This is the essence of the Harbor Houses, a new residential complex in the port of Aarhus, which breaks with both the port’s massive scale, and present iconic building tendencies. The project consists of 262 public dwellings distributed between 83 apartments for families and +55 aged seniors, as well as 179 student-housing units.

Image Courtesy © Helene Hoeyer Mikkelsen/ ADEPT

Image Courtesy © Helene Hoeyer Mikkelsen/ ADEPT

  • Architects: Adept
  • Project: Harbor Houses
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Photography: Helene Hoeyer Mikkelsen/ ADEPT
  • Client: Brabrand Boligforening
  • Collaborators: Luplau Poulsen Arkitekter, Niras, DBB
  • Size: 13.400 m2
    Year of project realization: 2015

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Casa RJ in Mantova, Italy by Archiplan studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Archiplan studio 

The project involves the recovery of an entire multi-storey building of 500’s located in the consolidated urban tissue of the city of Mantua, in which the apartment constitutes a portion.

Image Courtesy © DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER

Image Courtesy © DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER

  • Architects: Archiplan studio
  • Project: Casa RJ
  • Location: Mantova, Italy
  • Photography: DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER
  • Lead Architects: DIEGO CISI AND STEFANO GORNI SILVESTRINI
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 230 MQ
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Loft MdP in Catalonia, Spain by FFWD Arquitectes

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: FFWD Arquitectes 

When dealing with the refurbishment of this old carpenter’s workshop placed at Barcelona’s Poble Sec neighbourhood, the main goal was to set up this space for inhabitation while the main constructive components were mantained. They gave charm and singularity to the space.

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

  • Architects: FFWD Arquitectes (Laia Guardiola Raventós & David Benito Cortázar)
  • Project: Loft MdP 
  • Location: Poble Sec, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
  • Total Area: 122 sqm (interior), 27 sqm (terrace)
  • Project development: October 2014 to March 2015
  • Built:  June 2015 to April 2016

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In with the Old and with the New in London, England by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Scenario Architecture

Scenario Architecture was approached by our clients, a professional couple, to rethink their flat design. They have owned it for over a decade and felt it is time for a radical change. We worked together to develop a very extensive brief noting down all their requirments and well as aspirations for their newly designed home.

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

Image Courtesy © Matt Clayton

  • Architects: Scenario Architecture
  • Project: In with the Old and with the New
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Matt Clayton

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3 Houses 3 Sisters in Coimbra, Portugal by BICA Arquitectos

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: BICA Arquitectos

In a small village near the city of Coimbra, 3 sisters inherit and share a land. They wanted to build a house that would join them for the second time in their lives, because the family houses they own are nowadays too large.

Located at the village’s entrance, this field is composed by two streets, a square and a small house. The implementation of the 3 houses elects as the main facade the south elevation, that adjoins the street and turns too the square at east.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

  • Architects: BICA Arquitectos (Inês Cortesão, José Pedro Caetano)
  • Project: 3 Houses 3 Sisters
  • Location: São João do Campo – Coimbra, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra
  • Client: Conceição, Rosa e Glória Cortesão
  • Design Team: Luís Bonito, Marco dos Santos
  • Area: 430 m2
  • Completion: 2009

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Neumannhaus in Melbourne, Australia by ITN Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: ITN Architects

This project is a renovation and extension to an old 1880’s Victorian brick house in an old suburb of Melbourne Australia. The new building at the rear of the house consists mainly of one large L shaped open plan kitchen, living and dining area with large glass doors across the rear verandah porch, as well as other utilitarian rooms.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Rodriguez

Image Courtesy © Patrick Rodriguez

  • Architects: ITN Architects (Nigel Grigg)
  • Project: Neumannhaus
  • Location: Hawthorn East, Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Patrick Rodriguez
  • Client: Christopher Neumann
  • Engineer: Michael Blair
  • Builder: Anderson Homes
  • Gross Built Area (square meters): 125 m2
  • Year Completed: 2016

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Beach House Paraty in Brazil by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados 

Built in a gated community on the southern coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, this summer house, with its 950m2, had its architectural approach defined by the natural beauty of its surroundings: one of Brazil’s most gorgeous landscapes.

Image Courtesy © Demian Golovaty

Image Courtesy © Demian Golovaty

  • Architects: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: Beach House Paraty
  • Location: Paraty, Brazil
  • Photography: Demian Golovaty
  • Architecture Company: Bernardes & Jacobsen
  • Area: 950m²
  • Project completion time: 2009

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