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33 in Vienna, Austria by Architekt Zoran Bodrozic

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Architekt Zoran Bodrozic

Cocooning means to be really at home, without any need to go away or to take a trip, or to made a vacation again and try to escape from your day life for a while.

You love your everyday life, your rituals, and the place where all that happens.

This means the everyday real luxury.

Image Courtesy © Architekt Zoran Bodrozic

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House La Encantada III in Lima, Peru by Artadi Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Artadi Architects 

The house La Encantada III, is an oasis within another: the residential neighborhood of La Encantada, connected to the Villa Swamps, is in fact an oasis on the desert coast of Lima.

The project is organized in three parallel volumes that liberate among them free areas that protract green as a protagonist element.

Image Courtesy © Artadi Architects

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The Brazilian House – Six 1 Eight 8 in Brasília, Brazil by Debaixo do Bloco Architecture

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Debaixo do Bloco Architecture

In a house built by the master of Architecture in wood, Zanine Caldas the office Debaixo do Bloco Architecture had the role of requalifying the residence. Built in Brasilia in 1988, with 3.800 m², it has a privileged view where it is possible to see the main architectonic works of the capital of the country.

Image Courtesy © Joana França

  • Architects: Debaixo do Bloco Architecture
  • Project: The Brazilian House – Six 1 Eight 8
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Joana França
  • Furniture: Arquivo Contemporâneo, Tidelli, Dessine, Pedro Ivo
  • Areas: 3.800,00 m²
  • Project of the Year: 2016

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SOS Children’s Village in Tadjourah, Djibouti by Urko Sanchez Architects

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Urko Sanchez Architects

A medina for children designed according to extreme weather conditions and community traditions.

CONTEXT

We were approached by SOS Kinderdorf for a compound of 15 houses for children, to run their family-strengthening programmes, as they are an international NGO committed to caring for children, orphaned or in need, and to provide them with a permanent home and family. The project was to take place in Tadjourah, on the coast of Djibouti, in the horn of Africa, not far from where the hottest temperature ever was recorded. This very hot and dry climate will be a determining aspect in our design solution.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Urko Sanchez Architects
  • Project: SOS Children’s Village
  • Location: Tadjourah, Djibouti
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Client: SOS The Children, INTERNATIONAL
  • Collaborators: Estrella de Andrés, John Andrews
  • Year 2011 – 2014
  • Awards:

    • Architecture for Social Gain 2015 – Merit Certificate
    • Archmarathon 2016 Mixed Tenure Housing & Buildings category – Winner

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Casa Caldera in Patagonia by DUST

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The off-grid house is located in a remote landscape on the southwestern bajada of the Canelo Hills in Southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley, two hours southeast of Tucson and 15 miles north of the US/Mexico Border. Siting is balanced between the prospect of the open range and distant mountains toward the west and refuge from those who may venture across the landscape. Proximity to the border and immigrant related foot traffic led the owner to request an impenetrable structure.

Image Courtesy © Cade Hayes

  • Architects: DUST (Jesus Robles, Cade Hayes)
  • Project: Casa Caldera
  • Location: Southeast Arizona, San Rafael Valley, USA
  • Photography: Cade Hayes
  • Project Team: Jay Ritchey, Carpenter, Agustin Valdez, Concrete and Mason, Ben Gallegos, Labor/Job Site Assistant
  • General contractor: DUST
  • Interior square footage: 530 sq. ft.
  • Footprint sq. ft. (includes exterior zaguan and terrace): 1060 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): December 2015

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MT House in Nuevo León, México by GLR Arquitectos

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: GLR Arquitectos

A property of great dimensions and a steep slope, grants us unmatched potential views towards the north of the city. A grand golf club in the foreground as well as other green areas of the city, are topped by the majestic “Cerro de Las Mitras”, a distinctive mitre-shaped mountain. The residential scheme is resolved in a linear way on its three levels, ensuring all areas of the house enjoy the previously described views.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos (Gilberto L. Rodríguez)
  • Project: MT House
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Team: Emmanuel Soto, Raúl Torres, Rafael Návar, Pamela Díaz de León, Oscar O Farrill, Gaby Gutiérrez, David Alatorre
  • Extension: 1,900 M2
  • Year: 2012 – 2015

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Shepherdess Walk in London, England by Inhabit Homes

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Inhabit Homes

At Shepherdess Walk you have the character of a period property, coupled with the feeling of space, huge windows to bring in lots of light and an extremely environmentally friendly home with the advantage of low bills.

If you enjoy modern art and modern living, you want a home that reflects your contemporary taste, not another run of the mill Victorian terrace house; if you want design that adapts to your lifestyle, not the other way round; a space that you can live, work, eat and play in; a home that you can grow old in – then Shepherdess Walk is for you.

Image Courtesy © Inhabit Homes

  • Architects: Inhabit Homes
  • Project: Shepherdess Walk
  • Location: London, England

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“House in Shimokawahara” in Shizuoka, Japan by KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

The project area had the Abe-kawa river bed and row of cherry blossom trees on the north side with the majestic Mt. Fuji in full view beyond that.

On the other hand, there was a three-story house adjacent to the south side, so it couldn’t expect to get much sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.
  • Project: House in Shimokawahara
  • Location: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Buildinged by Kuwataka Kensetsu
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 166.08 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2013

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CG House in Nuevo León, México by GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: GLR arquitectos / Gilberto L. Rodríguez

The CG House rests on a generous 17,250 square foot site adjacent to the Sierra Madre mountains. While the site’s steep slope presented a number of design challenges, the dramatic views it afforded of the city of Monterrey provided the architect with a number of opportunities.

From the street, two massive oak trees rise to provide privacy and welcome shade to the swimming pool terrace above. Due to the sloping nature of the site, a massive, exposed concrete wall defines and encloses the swimming pool and garden areas, setting the tone for the design of the house itself, which is clad in brown/black volcanic stone, IPE wood, white stucco and steel.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos
  • Project: CG House
  • Location: Garza García, Nuevo León, México
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Project Team: Enrique Salas, Tomas Güereña, Felipe González
  • Extension: 992 M2

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House Cronos in Pinamar, Argentina by Moirë arquitectos

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Moirë arquitectos

The House Cronos is located in Pinamar, atlantic coast of the province of Buenos Aires. The project responds to the need to build a holiday home for summer and winter in full contact with nature.

The land is in its natural state, presents a significant amount of typical conifers of the area, a sandy soil and visuals open to the forest. The House Cronos seeks to manifest a way of understanding and living a holiday home, based on contact with light and nature, flexibility and quality of spaces, the nobility of technique and materials and the search for an image that reflect its own contemporaneity.

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

  • Architects: Moirë arquitectos
  • Project: House Cronos
  • Location: Pinamar, Argentina
  • Photography: Ramiro Sosa
  • Area: 86m2
  • Year: 2016

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