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KAP-House in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.

Reclined within a well-heeled residential enclave, KAP-House reposes behind wild grassland that grows from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Placed on a plot that was once the sprawling garden of a classic colonial black and white bungalow, the home was imagined as a paradigm of modern tropical living.

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd.
  • Project: KAP-House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell

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Gallatin River Bank House in Big Sky, Montana by Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects

The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Montana. The clients love to entertain, so the house was set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The house is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. In such an extreme climate the house was specifically designed to withstand both extremes of the temperature spectrum.

southwest elevation, Image Courtesy © Steve Keating

southwest elevation, Image Courtesy © Steve Keating

  • Architects: Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects
  • Project: Gallatin River Bank House
  • Location: Big Sky, Montana, USA
  • Photography: Steve Keating
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Structural Engineer: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
  • General Contractor: Robert Naert Construction, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineer: 3 Rivers Engineering, Inc.

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Rural Tourism Houses in Molino Lucero, Spain by elisavalero arquitectura

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: elisavalero arquitectura

The plot where this work is situated was formerly a horse patio for the farm called Molino Lucero, at a crossroads between the Guadalteba reservoir and the town of Teba in the province of Malaga. The irregular, trapezoidal shape of this 475-meter plot and its access to an existing road on the north side were important determinants of the project. We also took into account the fine views of La Estrella Castle to the northeast, and the mountain range to the north and northeast.

The project is inspired by vernacular constructions with white walls and vertical openings and the criteria for this intervention were rationality, straightforwardness and good functioning.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Ald

Image Courtesy © Fernando Ald

  • Architects: elisavalero arquitectura (Elisa Valero Ramos)
  • Project: Rural Tourism Houses in Molino Lucero
  • Location: Molino Lucero, TebaMalaga, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Ald
  • Client: María Lourdes García Ramírez
  • Building Surveyor: Sebastián Castillero Romero
  • Collaborator: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra
  • Constructor: PAYGO S. L.
  • Constructed surface: 251,52 m2
  • Project / work: february 2006 / june 2007

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Kinosaki Residence in Hyogo, Japan by PUDDLE Inc.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: PUDDLE Inc.

The Harmony between Architecture and Belongings across Time: A Former “Kenban” Turned Into a Home.

Kinosaki Onsen, located in Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the leading onsen areas in Japan, with a history of over 1300 years. Just a short path in from the main street of this onsen city is a small stream, along which stands a former “kenban” (a place for geisha performers from the onsen to gather). Built 50 years ago, and surrounded by a bamboo forest, we converted/renovated this building into a residence.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: PUDDLE Inc.
  • Project: Kinosaki Residence
  • Location: Kinosaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Lead Architects: Masaki Kato
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Sodenaga-Komuten (constractor)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 276 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Liberty House in Puglia, Italy by Architect Esther Tattoli

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Architect Esther Tattoli 

A big renovation and recovery project has brought to its former glory an imposing house in Art Nouveau, located at the second floor of an historical building in Corato, Apulian town near Bari.

Image Courtesy © Architect Esther Tattoli

Image Courtesy © Architect Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Architect Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Liberty House
  • Location: Puglia, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad

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Eco Village Zmonte in Alentejo, Portugal by CAVE architecture & arts

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: CAVE architecture & arts 

This project is a partnership with JGDS, a contractor specialized on adapting containers into eco villas.

The challenge put by the client was to design a better version of the eco villa that where developed so far.

Image Courtesy © Joana Torre Do Valle

Image Courtesy © Joana Torre Do Valle

  • Architects: CAVE architecture & arts 
  • Project: Eco Village Zmonte
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Photography: Joana Torre Do Valle
  • Team: Joana Torre Do Valle And Joao Pedro Pinto
  • Contractor: JGDS
  • Constructed Area: 60 M2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Construction Year: 2016

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House in Charbonnières-les-Bains, France by Atelier Didier Dalmas

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Didier Dalmas

Built on a ground with strong slope, the building takes advantage of the site by working on two levels.

Indeed, on a low level a garage and a studio take place. We can also find all the technical elements necessary for the efficiency of the house. The accesses to these spaces are completely hide since the outside, by dint of the rigor of the drawing. (Picture n°1 and 2)

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

  • Architects: Atelier Didier Dalmas
  • Project: House in Charbonnières-les-Bains
  • Location: Charbonnières-les-bains, France
  • Photography: Jérôme Ricolleau
  • Lead Architects: Didier Dalmas
  • Gross Built Area: 250 square meters
  • Completion Year: 2009

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MU77 in Los Angeles, California by Arshia Architects, LTD

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients.

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, LTD
  • Project: MU77
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Koumori-An 1945-2015 in Wakayama, Japan by Atsumasa Tamura design office

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atsumasa Tamura design office

Value in Keeping

The 70-years old house was inherited from Owner’s aunt, who bought the original structure to teach Tea Ceremony. A new living quarter was added later to complete this wooden single-story building. It had been left as storage for years and was too damaged, yet Owner chose to keep the old characters, despite cost & time, than to build a new. Inspired by his wish, the renovation began not just to restore but rather to create a space where the old section merges into the new in a harmonious way. The “Koumori-An” house offers the concept of “Value in Keeping” which no new house can imitate.

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

  • Architects: Atsumasa Tamura design office
  • Project: Koumori-An 1945-2015
  • Location: Wakayama, Japan
  • Photography: Sohei Terui
  • Lead Architects: Atsumasa Tamura
  • Structure Scale: Single-story wooden building
  • Site area: 256.13 m2
  • Building area: 153.54 m2
  • Total floor space: 152.67 m2
  • Completion Year: January, 2016

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1770 in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

1770 is a bold, rustic beach house on a truly unique site on the edge of the Coral Sea. The east-facing house is conceived around a northerly courtyard (which sits in the lee of the wind) with transparent walls allowing panoramic views from all parts of the house. A rustic, raw material palette of stone, silvering timber and textured plaster speaks of the natural weathering that this place is all about.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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