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Flipped House in Toronto, Canada by Atelier RZLBD

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The product of a gut renovation and second-storey addition to an existing brick bungalow on the south-west edge of the Knob-Hill Park in a residential neighbourhood in Eglinton East on the border between Toronto and Scarborough, Flipped House is a two-storey property designed for a developer looking to offer real estate buyers a modern, turnkey home in a neighbourhood dominated by more traditional architecture.

Flipped House, main elevation, Image Courtesy © Borxu

  • Architects: Atelier RZLBD
  • Project: Flipped House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Borxu
  • Project team: Reza Aliabadi, Arman Azar
  • Structure: LHW Engineering Ltd.
  • HVAC: Monaro Engineering
  • Construction Management: HYZ Development & Construction Inc.
  • Lot: 5520 sqft / 513 m2
  • Living Area: 2300 sqft / 215 m2
  • Design: 2016
  • Completion: Fall 2017

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S Residence in New York by YUUKI KITADA ARCHITECT

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The apartment occupies a top floor of a New York City, high-rise residential building located on the west side of Central Park, with beautiful views facing east over the park.

The idea for this project was born two or more decades ago when architect Yuuki Kitada visited the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, in Canaima, Venezuela. It was an impressive experience that he wanted to express architecturally. Kitada repeated the drama of Angel Falls in the construction and materials in this New York apartment.

Living Room, Image Courtesy © Yuuki Kitada

  • Architects: YUUKI KITADA ARCHITECT
  • Project: S Residence
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Yuuki Kitada
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Photoshop
  • General contractor: Zale Contracting
  • Size: 300 sq m/3,200 sq ft

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B-one in Bangalore, India by Cadence Architects

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: Cadence Architects

The residence sits in an urban fabric where the immediate context is a busy street and a lack of foliage for the house to respond to. The house is designed on a plot measuring 45’x90’, located in a typical Indian neighbourhood flanking the busy street. The dense residential fabric of the neighbourhood, proximity of the neighbours and the busy street in front prompted the conception of an introverted building. Diagrammatically, the program of the house is laid out in the form an ‘H-shaped plan’ that wraps around a courtyard such that each arm of the ‘H’ flanks the courtyard. The open to sky courtyard, a highly sustainable element, not only becomes the point of interest and activity within the house, but also represents the ‘outside’ within the introverted house. The pergolas help shade the double height space and cut the glare, while the green wall helps in reducing the heat. The court is an oasis not just for light but for fresh air as well, where hot air escapes and fresh air comes through. Acting as a light well, the court enables the user to have a macro oasis within the house. The interiority of the house is designed to revolve around the experience of the garden, similar to that of a conventional courtyard/thotti house.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Ghetti

  • Architects: Cadence Architects
  • Project: B-one
  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Photography: Sergio Ghetti
  • Name of Client: Mr. Arun Bohra
  • Principal Architect: Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekhar
  • Design Team: Gowtham, Tanikewan, Rejin
  • Site Area: 4000 sq. ft.
  • Built-Up Area: 5700 sq. ft.
  • Start Date: June 2014
  • Completion Date: JULY 2016

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C.V. House in Istanbul, Turkey by Ofist

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: Ofist 

Located in Bebek, which is maybe the most tasteful, chick, expensive and all time favorite neighbourhood of Istanbul, C.V. House is an urban, elegant, modern house with a private garden in Ayse Sultan Woods and a magnificent view over Bosphorus.

Image Courtesy © Ofist

  • Architects: Ofist
  • Project: C.V. House
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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La Cuesta House in Córdoba, Argentina by Orange obras civiles

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: Orange obras civiles

La Cuesta House is located within the “Sierras Chicas” hills, a few kilometers away from Córdoba, inland Argentina. Lying above tough slopes, there is a house that makes the architecture and the land meet through open spaces.

Image Courtesy © Gonzalo Viramonte

  • Architects: Orange obras civiles
  • Project: La Cuesta House
  • Location: La Calera, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D max
  • Area: 380 square mts./ 1246 square feet
  • Year: 2015

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Knikno House in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Fabian Tan Architect

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: Fabian Tan Architect 

This semi-detached house was rebuilt for a young family on a 60’ x 90’ piece of land. Laid out over two different levels, the lower section of the plot houses the car porch with a ramp and staircase, connecting it to the home which sits on the higher land area. The house consist of a single-storey open living space, which intersects perpendicularly to a 2-storey building with closed private rooms.

Image Courtesy © Ceavs Chua

  • Architects: Fabian Tan Architect
  • Project: Knikno House
  • Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Photography: Ceavs Chua
  • Built up Area: 2700 sqft

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Duas Caixas House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Andrés Remy Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: Andrés Remy Arquitectos 

Far from the noise and stress of the capital, this home is located in a closed community on the outskits of Buenos Aires.

Situated next to a lagoon, this home aimed to satisfy the client needs and life style. Their profession linked to art was very important, the house had to be a piece of art, along with being functional and simple.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Peral

  • Architects: Andrés Remy Arquitectos
  • Project: Duas Caixas House
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Alejandro Peral
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, Julieta Rafel, Herna Pardillos, Juan Etala, Diego Siddi, Joao Ortigao, Patricio Castagnino, Gisela Colombo, Manuela Mazure.
  • Built Area: 550 m²
  • Year: 2016

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MG rooftop in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Marantz Arquitectura

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Article source: Marantz Arquitectura

For the refurbishment of a terrace located in a classic house in buenos aires, Marantz focused on converting the roof into a new recreational spot by designing an area with green spaces, an orchard with its own irrigation system, and by expanding its living area by adding a grill and deck. A light structure was added, linking the two roof levels with a staircase that connects and saves space. This system adds a canopy where needed, and is left open for the areas that need natural light, like the orchard and part of the deck. One of the most important factors of the project was the budget, therefore the choice of materials was very important. Aesthetic and material quality and balance was achieved through the use of tinplate, tongue and wood joints, wood deck floor, and white plaster. The result is a green and environmentally friendly terrace that creates a place for recreation and relaxation for its owners.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Schapo

  • Architects: Marantz Arquitectura
  • Project: MG rooftop
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Fernando Schapo
  • Project team: Archs. Joan Marantz, Julieta Chester, Alex Gazzo Huck
  • Surface: 70 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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Loft In Marmolade Factory, Poland by Loft Kolasiński

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Article source: Loft Kolasiński 

Our project was done in a former warehouse of a marmalade factory, which operated before World War II in Szczecin (Poland). The project involved reconstruction of one of the open spaces for an apartment divided into 4 rooms (living room with a kitchenette, bedroom, office, bathroom). In the most part of the loft we preserved historic, wooden floors that have been restored. All the kitchen furniture were designed and built by Loft Szczecin. Countertops were made of white marble and kitchen furniture of plywood. The rest of the furnishing is vintage furniture and lamps from the 50s and 60s from Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland and the Netherlands. The furniture have been renovated by Loft Szczecin. For decoration we used a polish rug from the 30s.

Image Courtesy © Karolina Bąk

  • Architects: Loft Kolasiński
  • Project: Loft In Marmolade Factory
  • Location: Szczecin, Poland
  • Photography: Karolina Bąk
  • Area: 72,5 sq meter
  • Date: 2015

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CWA House in Owczarnia, Poland by BECZAK / BECZAK / ARCHITEKCI

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Article source: BECZAK / BECZAK / ARCHITEKCI 

This house, located in Owczarnia, a village near Warsaw, to a large degree owes its form to its owners, who, wanting a personalized, unique look, agreed to a spatial composition that departed from that of the archetypal home. The result was a building they came to call “the sarcophagus,” “the battleship” or “the crystal.”

Image Courtesy © Jan Karol Gołębiewski

  • Architects: BECZAK / BECZAK / ARCHITEKCI
  • Project: CWA House
  • Location: Owczarnia, Brwinów District, Pruszkowski County, Masovian Voivodeship/Province, Poland
  • Photography: Jan Karol Gołębiewski
  • Software used: Nemetschek
  • CAD Software: AllPlan FT 2015
  • Surface Area: 183 square meters
  • Constructed: 2015-2017

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