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Carrara House in Brasília, Brazil by Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

The House Carrara’s Project is located in the modernist city of Brasilia and has considered this topic as a determinant factor for its architectural concept and materials choice, also allied to the aesthetic sense the clients were looking for, after all, the environment and the architecture conceived had to be designed to be occupied by dreams, people and its objects.

Image Courtesy © Manufatura Creative

Image Courtesy © Manufatura Creative

  • Architects: Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
  • Project: Carrara House
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Manufatura Creative
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Author: Valéria Gontijo
  • Co-Authors: Isabela Moura, Isabela Valença and Luiza Landim
  • Landscape: Ana Paula Róseo
  • Structure: Eduardo Bicudo de Castro Azambuja
  • Execution and Construction management: RM Construção e Consultoria
  • Lightining design: Rafael Kok Bertolucci – Companhia de Iluminação
  • Providers: kitchen´s furniture (Kitchens), doors and frames (Talentus Esquadrias), pool´s stone – palimanan Hijau (Vallori), carpentry (HD marcenaria), fulget (Pisos especiais – Rubens Gori), marbles (marmoraria Alvorada), louças e metais (DECA)
  • Constructed area: 615 m²
  • Year: 2010

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Infiniski Menta House in Reus, Spain by James & Mau

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: James & Mau

The house of 100 m2 is designed in the shape of a cube organized on one level, including a central living area with an open kitchen, 2 rooms and a common bathroom.

Located in the country side of the Tarragona Province, the project was thought of as a weekend house, which needed to be easy to use, efficient and which would take full advantage of its natural surroundings.  The house was designed as a “living Box” which can be “opened”, “closed”, “switched on” “heated”, “cooled down” efficiently, easily and rapidly. The house is designed as a cube – rational and functional – where the transition between exterior and interior areas is as fluid as possible.

Image Courtesy © Luis Salazar

Image Courtesy © Luis Salazar

  • Architects: James & Mau
  • Project: Infiniski Menta House
  • Location: Reus, Tarragona Province, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Salazar
  • General Contractor and Manager: Infiniski
  • Execution Time: 3 months
  • Constructed Area: 100 m2
  • Year: 2011

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Modern Net Zero Passive House in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect

The modern, net zero passive house that architect Arielle Condoret Schecher, AIA , designed for her favorite builder, Kevin Murphy of NewPhire Building and his family of four, is, according to Murphy, “a warm and functional family home as well as a showcase of cutting-edge green building techniques.”

Image Courtesy © Duffy Healy

Image Courtesy © Duffy Healy

  • Architects: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect
  • Project: Modern Net Zero Passive House
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Photography: Duffy Healy
  • Builder: Kevin Murphy, NewPhire Building, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Completed: 2015

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Tarifa House in Province Cadiz, Spain by James & Mau

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Article source: James & Mau

The terrain is located on a slope looking at the valley that dominates the Strait of the Gibraltar. The climate is Mediterranean with hot summers and soft winters, both humid, and very much influenced by the strong winds of Tarifa. The vernacular architecture of Andalusian “pueblos blancos”* with its patios and narrow streets reflects how the local building style adapts to the climate. Finally, the client expected us to propose to him not just a mere residential house but a complex area that would permit the development of several indoor and outdoor activities.As a result we proposed to condensate a “pueblo” on 300 m2 and turn it into a contemporary “cortijo”.  The rules that determine the design are the same as the ones behind its inspiring prototypes.

Image Courtesy © Erika Mayer

Image Courtesy © Erika Mayer

  • Architects: James & Mau
  • Project: Tarifa House
  • Location: El Portón de Tarifa, Province Cadiz, Spain
  • Photography: Erika Mayer
  • Contractor and Manager: Infiniski
  • Constructed Area: 300 m²
  • Execution Time: 4 months
  • Year: 2013

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360 House in Oregon Coast by Bora Architects

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: Bora Architects

Perched above the beach at the edge of the tree line, this vacation home allows the dramatic Oregon Coast to take center stage. The design maintains sightlines from the sheltered forest to the open coastline with a minimal structure of glass and steel. Atop the two-story, transparent box, the copper-clad green roof is an elevated slab of native ferns and grasses.

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

  • Architects: Bora Architects
  • Project: 360 House
  • Location: Oregon Coast, U.S.A

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LOFT REHABILITATION AT “EL CABAÑAL” VALENCIA in Spain by AMBAU taller d’arquitectes

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: AMBAU taller d’arquitectes

This peculiar and personal “loft” is located near Malvarrosa Beach, in the distinctive neighborhood of “El Cabañal” at Valencia City. The Origin house responded to the top floor of a very common type of town house between party walls. It’s accessed from the Street through a narrow staircase. The depth of plot required the existence of intermediate rooms that were illuminated and ventilated by a small courtyard; on the other hand, the kitchen and the “toilet” occupied the rear façade as attached parts, and connected through an ancient terrace that had been closed; Finally, throughout the house roof was a ceiling of plaster that hid the actual volume of the steep cover Gable.

Image Courtesy © Germán Cabo

Image Courtesy © Germán Cabo

  • Architects: AMBAU taller d’arquitectes
  • Project: LOFT REHABILITATION AT “EL CABAÑAL” VALENCIA
  • Location: District of Cabañal (Valencia ), Spain
  • Photography: Germán Cabo
  • Surface area: 57 + 16 m2
  • Built: 2015

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MAKE IT RIGHT in Louisiana by GRAFT

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: GRAFT

By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

  • Architects: GRAFT
  • Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
  • Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Photography: Virginia Miller
  • Client: Make It Right Foundation
  • Year: 2009

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Polycarbonate Cabin in Guanaqueros, Chile by Alejandro Soffia / Architect

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: Alejandro Soffia / Architect

In 1953 Le Corbusier wrote a letter to the Chilean Architects, and was sent through Emilio Duhart, a very important Chilean Architect that was drawing for him the buildings that he was doing in that moment in India. In this letter he emphasize the need on taking care of people while developing a design process. He said that “in that moment academic ideas where left behind, and the smallest measurements, the shorter distances or the smallest built spaces, become precious as a glass of water in the desert”.

Image Courtesy © Juan Durán Sierralta

Image Courtesy © Juan Durán Sierralta

  • Architects: Alejandro Soffia / Architect
  • Project: Polycarbonate Cabin
  • Location: Guanaqueros, Chile
  • Photography: Juan Durán Sierralta
  • Client: Ana María Guzmán
  • Budget: U$365 / sqm
  • Area: 30 m2
  • Completion Date: 2016

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VillAnn in Halland, Sweden by Wingårdhs

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: Wingårdhs

I’ve been wanting to design this house for a long time. The obvious design, with a series of rooms arranged along a line. My client wanted to be sure that it was possible to construct a good house on the site before he went ahead and bought it. This meant that time was critical one autumn day in 2003.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

  • Architects: Wingårdhs
  • Project: VillAnn
  • Location: Särö in the municipality of Kungsbacka, Halland, Sweden
  • Photography: James Silverman and Gert Wingardh
  • Construction: Elu Konsult AB, Göteborg, Paul Palmqvist
  • Electrical: Kaba konsult AB, Göteborg, Håkan Palö
  • Building contractor/Concrete: HA Bygg, Ljungskile, Bengt Andersson
  • Landscape: NOD, Natur Orienterad Design
  • Gross floor area: 346 square metres
  • Year of construction: 2004 – 2005

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LT House in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam by Tropical Space

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Article source: Tropical Space 

This small house is located in a new resindential area in Long Thanh District.

The owner is a newlywed with the desire of having their own house. With the limited area, the architects think that the private space should be shared to have more space for the sharing area.

Image Courtesy © Trieu Chien

Image Courtesy © Trieu Chien

  • Architects: Tropical Space (Nguyen Hai Long, Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, Nguyen Anh Duc, Nguyen Thi Thuy)
  • Project: LT House
  • Location: Long Thanh, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Trieu Chien
  • Construction: Local workers
  • Total investment cost: ~ 430,000,000 VND (~19,325 USD)
  • Site area: 66 m.sq
  • Building area: 108m.sq
  • Level: 02 (1 ground floor, 1 floor)
  • Year: 2016

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