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Mirasol House in El Valle, Panama by JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture

After 50 years of being finished our client requests to adapt the existing guest house to actual needs.

Located in Panama´s Central Mountain range at 1,000 meters over sea level, the property enjoys one of the mildest climates temperature of the country. This guest house, which its structure was erected with some of the Panama Railway ties (1850), its a single-story house closed to the contexts and the views of the mountain range.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

 

  • Architects: JiA-Jose Isturain Architecture
  • Project: Mirasol House
  • Location: El Valle, Panama
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Budget: $50,000
  • Surface area: 200 m²
  • Year: finished 2016

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J House in Kanagawa, Japan by Domino Architects

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: Domino Architects 

I renovated a room of an old Japanese apartment into a flat for new lifestyle by inserting several simple wooden boxy volumes.

The room is located in a boundary between an old town and a developing district around Tokyo. From this room on the top floor of the building, we see a scenery like Rear Window from Hitchcock below.

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

  • Architects: Domino Architects
  • Project: J House
  • Location: Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • PhotographyGottingham
  • Contractors:Yamaki
  • Design Team:Yusuke Oono
  • Area: 91 sqm + balcony
  • Project Year: 2015

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SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE in Murcia, Spain by Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

A couple that had just moved to Lorca decided to build a house in the countryside as their permanent residence. We met them through another client with whom we did not have a good relationship, so the first meetings were not easy. They did not like our first schemes and we were not confident about accomplishing what they demanded. However, some of their requirements were appealing for us: a house with no doors (at least at first glance), a fluid space, visual continuity throughout the different interior spaces, and between them and the surroundings, and a covered patio from which they could see the stars.

Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

Image Courtesy © Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo

  • Architects: Mariano Molina and Sergio Carrillo
  • Project: SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE
  • Location: ALTOBORDO, LORCA, SPAIN
  • Software used: Dibac and CYPE
  • Quantity Surveyor: José Bernabé Cortijos
  • Clients: Juan José Casas and Conchi Duarte
  • Contractor: Construcciones Juan Mora SL
  • Built area: 299,42 m2
  • Completion date: 2009

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Penthouse on the Park in Sofia, Bulgaria by KNOF design

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: v2com

KNOF design (based in London and founded by New York designer Susan Knof) has completed its first major commission: the remodelling of a spectacular 360° penthouse in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, uniting two separate apartments into a single 3,600 sq ft space. The new, one-storey penthouse features floor-to-ceiling glazing all the way round and offers its owners incredible panoramic views over the city and adjacent mountains with all the benefits of continuous natural light, from sunrise through to sunset.

Image Courtesy © Assen Emilov

Image Courtesy © Assen Emilov

  • Architects: KNOF design
  • Project: Penthouse on the Park
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Photography: Assen Emilov

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Tenhachi House in Tokyo, Japan by .8 TENHACHI ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Article source: .8 TENHACHI ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

This is a renovation for our own apartment in Kanagawa.

.8 (TENHACHI) Architect & Interior design reconfigured the layout of the 67-square-meter property, creating one big open space with two open box spaces. The concrete ceiling and beams are left exposed throughout, contrasting with the white walls and furniture doors that have been added. None of the walls reach the ceiling, which allows us to see that the new infill pieces are different from the structure of the original concrete.

Image Courtesy © Akihide Mishima

Image Courtesy © Akihide Mishima

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Hupomone Ranch in California by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Hupomone Ranch is an original 160-acre homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma. The ranch had been fallow for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted to build a barn house that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming, draw on the natural serenity of the site and build on the sense of place in western Petaluma where farming and ranching are still a part of people’s daily lives.

Image Courtesy © David Wakely

Image Courtesy © David Wakely

  • Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
  • Project: Hupomone Ranch
  • Location: Petaluma, California, USA
  • Photography: David Wakely

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Casa Linder in Texas by Buchanan Architecture

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Buchanan Architecture

Casa Linder is a 3,700 square foot single-family residence located in a well-established, but transitional East Dallas neighborhood. Informed by the owner’s fondness for reclaimed materials, and inspired by the historic architecture of the Texas Blackland Prairie homestead vernacular, Casa Linder embraces the architectural heritage of the earliest Dallas settlers by blending the simple forms and materials of the original prairie dwellings with contemporary planning and crisp detailing.

street elevation at dusk, Image Courtesy © Buchanan Architecture

street elevation at dusk, Image Courtesy © Buchanan Architecture

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A MEDITERRANEAN HOUSE in Ostuni, Italy by Flore & Venezia

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Flore & Venezia

Thanks to the possibility to work on the reuse of an old farm, we could reflect about the theme of Mediterranean House.

The old farm was different from the typically character of Puglia’s farm. A principal building in liberty style and many different others, such as garage, barns and storage, composes the farm. The principal villa has just one floor and her façade is a rectangle organised on a vertical axis, so to be perfect symmetrical. To underline decorative parts like windows or the columns of portico, it was used stone. The villa and all the other buildings are organised around small squares.

Image Courtesy © Flore & Venezia

Image Courtesy © Flore & Venezia

  • Architects: Flore & Venezia
  • Project: A MEDITERRANEAN HOUSE
  • Location: Ostuni, Italy

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The House for Contemporary Art in Fukui Prefecture, Japan by F.A.D.S

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

This is an award-winning project designed by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato who are famous for “Aqua-scape” and “Artificial Topography”. It has been granted the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015-2016.

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

  • Architects: F.A.D.S
  • Project: The House for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi UEDA
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Single Family House in Parede, Portugal by Humberto Conde Arquitectura

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Humberto Conde  Arquitectura

The project aims to develop a single house located in the centre of Parede, Cascais, in a site characterized as Historical Urban Space. The lot of the house as a particular elongated and thin configuration like the adjacent lot on the left side – South.

Image Courtesy © Humberto Conde Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Humberto Conde Arquitectura

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