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It’s bigger on the inside in Edinburgh, Scotland by David Blaikie Architects

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: David Blaikie Architects 

This 6.8m2 ‘glass box’ extension and remodelling of the ground floor rear rooms allows the new kitchen and dining spaces of this Category B listed early Victorian townhouse to spill out into its small, enclosed, south facing garden.

Image Courtesy © Paul Zanre

Image Courtesy © Paul Zanre

  • Architects: David Blaikie Architects
  • Project: It’s bigger on the inside
  • Location: 16 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Photography: Paul Zanre
  • Client: Mr & Mrs Austin
  • Project Architect: Michael Nelson
  • Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
  • Main Contractor: Attadale Construction
  • Specialist Glass: Gray & Dick
  • Kitchen: Fifty2 Kitchens
  • Specialist Joinery: Inveresk Supplies
  • Lighting Supply: Kelvin Lighting

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Gaze in Obu, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

This residential project located in Obu city, Aichi prefecture, serves also as a gallery space for the contemporary art collection of the client. This building consists of a hybrid structure, with a podium on the 1st floor level composed of reinforced concrete and glazing, and wooden boxes configured in two floor levels and placed on top of the podium. Floor area becomes larger as it goes up in higher levels. With the box on the 1st floor level in glazing, and the other boxes for 2nd and 3rd floor levels in galvanized steel siding representing different color from the 1st level, the building provides a distinct character from its proportion with a sense of floating in the space.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd
  • Project: Gaze
  • Location: Obu city Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structure: Timber
  • Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure (Nomura Motoi)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: Sirius Lighting Office
  • Exterior Finish: Galvalume
  • Floor: Tile
  • Wall: Emulsion Paint
  • Ceiling: Emulsion Paint
  • Lighting: LED
  • Site Area: 82.73m2
  • Total Floor Area: 125.29 m2 (40.75m2/1F, 42.47m2/2F, 42.47m2/3F)
  • Design Period: July 2012 – November 2013
  • Construction Period: November 2013 – May 2015
  • Date of Completion: November 2015

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Nest House in Nagoya, Japan by APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

This small house located within a commercial area near Nagoya station is built on a lot with 43 sqm in steel frame structure of three levels, while building area is less than just 33 sqm.  The chic building exterior, covered with brown-colored louver and exterior wall with gray-colored spray paint, looks as if like a nest of a bird.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd, Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Project: Nest House
  • Location: Nagoya city Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure (Nomura Motoi)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Site Area: 43.45m2
  • Total Floor Area: 90.58m2 (31.61 m2/1F, 28.39m2/2F, 30.58m2/3wF)
  • Design Period: January 2013 – Octobar 2014
  • Construction Period: Octobar 2014 – April 2015
  • Date of Completion: April 2015

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Riyadh House in Saudi Arabia by arqflores

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source: arqflores 

This house is located in the city of Riyadh, in the heart of Saudi Arabia.

The design of this villa is a contemporary blend of Mexican and Arabic cultures, where knowledge of local traditions, materials, textures, mexican colors, as well as the knowledge of some methods of the building area were important for their development and termination.

Image Courtesy © arqflores

Image Courtesy © arqflores

  • Architects: arqflores (arqflores is: Juan Carlos Flores)
  • Project: Riyadh House
  • Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Program: Private Houses
  • Interior design: Jorge Rubio
  • Contractor: Professionals House, Jeddah, KSA
  • Gross External Area: 1382m2
  • Construction year: 2014
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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House on a cliff in Oslo, Norway by Austigard Arkitektur AS

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: Austigard Arkitektur AS

The client asked the architect for a one-room extension, which is what the zoning laws would permit. Since The house had only a small garden in front, facing morning sun, so the architect proposed to put the extension largely below ground, and allow for a big rooftop terrace facing evening sun and sunset. This would also allow for a more secluded location of the extended room, which was a wish by the client.

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

  • Architects: Austigard Arkitektur AS
  • Project: House on a cliff
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Team: Tor O. Austigard, Hildegunn Slotnæs
  • Suppliers:

    • Brick: Wienerberger Terca Galactic
  • Area: 50 sqm net area
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Archicad

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House in Nakafujishima, Japan by HYAD architects

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: HYAD architects

This estate is located in the Hokuriku region of Japan, which is renowned for its harsh natural environment. It is situated at the southernmost tip of a beautiful rural landscape created as a result of such a harsh environment. The residence is built in view of the harmony of the beautiful landscape and the harsh environment.

the building viewed from south,  Image Courtesy © HYAD architects

the building viewed from south, Image Courtesy © HYAD architects

  • Architects: HYAD architects
  • Project: House in Nakafujishima
  • Location: Nakafujishima, Japan
  • Collaborator: Jun Takahashi Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Ryoichi Mabuchi
  • Area: 245.92 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012

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Embedded köfererhof in Novacella, Italy by Bergmeisterwolf architekten

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: Bergmeisterwolf architekten

Architecture is a project of development; it’s about inquiring, exploring new ground, about experimentation. It’s working with the landscape, trying to find integration with the material, with proportions. It’s about understanding pictures, their impacts and coloring. For us this process starts from the context and is culturally determined.

Image Courtesy © Lukas Schaller

Image Courtesy © Lukas Schaller

  • Architects: Bergmeisterwolf architekten
  • Project: Embedded köfererhof 
  • Location: Novacella, Italy
  • Photography: Lukas Schaller
  • Software used: Rhino3d and Autocad

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Urban Treehouse in Berlin Zehlendorf, Germany by Baumraum

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: Baumraum  

The Urban Tree house is a family project and is based on the initiative of the grandfather Hans-Joachim and his grandson Kolja, who ultimately implemented the project. Once more, it is conceived as an experiment and a research project for new construction and housing in tune with nature. It is intended to serve as an oasis and inspire friends and guests of the family, as well as students and those interested in architecture. We were very enthusiastic when the developer, Kolja Stegemann, approached us with the idea of implementing tree houses in the urban environment of Berlin. Tree houses are normally associated with a rural environment or natural surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Laura Fiorio

Image Courtesy © Laura Fiorio

  • Architects: Baumraum  
  • Project: Urban Treehouse
  • Location: Berlin Zehlendorf, Germany
  • Photography: Laura Fiorio
  • Trees: an oak (load-bearing)-
  • Height: first level: 2.60 m; second level: 4.20 m
  • Statics: The treehouse cabin is supported by four galvanised steel supports and frames, one of the two lower terrace  constructions is suspended from the oak by a system of ropes and webbing loops
  • Terrace construction: untreated larch
  • Interior area: – 21.0 sqm
  • Terrace area: 14.4 sqm
  • Façade construction: from inside to outside: 5 mm aluminium composite panel; 25 mm substructure/air space; 200 mm five-layer spruce panels

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Mosconi Condominium in Caba, Argentina by Frazzi Architects

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Article source: Frazzi Architects

In our spatial searches, Mosconi 3 adds to the concepts of open ground floor and permeability between urban and semi-private spaces, experimentation in the succession of spaces and boundaries within 3 functional units that make up the project.

Image Courtesy © Arch. Federico kulekdjian

Image Courtesy © Arch. Federico kulekdjian

  • Architects: Frazzi Architects (Arch. Matías Frazzi)
  • Project: Mosconi Condominium
  • Location: Mosconi 4340, Villa Devoto, Caba, Argentina
  • Photography: Arch. Federico kulekdjian
  • Collaborators: Ariel Damiani, Javier Antruejo, José Frazzi
  • Advisors:
    • Eléctric Engineering: Fabián González – Isem
    • Municipal Procedures: Arch. Maria eugenia ciria
    • Structures: Ing. Claudio de caroli
    • Metal Engineering: Bonanno Y Cia.
  • Project Area: 700 M2
  • Project Year: 2014 – 2015

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Mercedes House in Caba, Argentina by Frazzi Architects

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Article source: Frazzi Architects

This house, located in a residential area, occupies the ground posing a succession of continuities between the different areas (public – semipublic – private).

Image Courtesy © Arch. Federico kulekdjian

Image Courtesy © Arch. Federico kulekdjian

  • Architects: Frazzi Architects (Arch. Matías Frazzi)
  • Project: Mercedes House
  • Location: Mercedes 4970, C1419bhj, Villa Devoto, Caba, Argentina
  • Photography: Arch. Federico kulekdjian
  • Collaborators: Ariel Damiani, Javier Antruejo, José Frazzi
  • Advisors:

    • Municipal Procedures: Arch. Maria eugenia ciria
    • Structures: Ing. Claudio de caroli
    • Metal Engineering: Bonanno Y Cia.
  • Project Area: 300 M2
  • Project Year: 2014 – 2015

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