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Kinosaki Residence in Hyogo, Japan by PUDDLE Inc.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: PUDDLE Inc.

The Harmony between Architecture and Belongings across Time: A Former “Kenban” Turned Into a Home.

Kinosaki Onsen, located in Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the leading onsen areas in Japan, with a history of over 1300 years. Just a short path in from the main street of this onsen city is a small stream, along which stands a former “kenban” (a place for geisha performers from the onsen to gather). Built 50 years ago, and surrounded by a bamboo forest, we converted/renovated this building into a residence.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: PUDDLE Inc.
  • Project: Kinosaki Residence
  • Location: Kinosaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Lead Architects: Masaki Kato
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Sodenaga-Komuten (constractor)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 276 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Liberty House in Puglia, Italy by Architect Esther Tattoli

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Architect Esther Tattoli 

A big renovation and recovery project has brought to its former glory an imposing house in Art Nouveau, located at the second floor of an historical building in Corato, Apulian town near Bari.

Image Courtesy © Architect Esther Tattoli

Image Courtesy © Architect Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Architect Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Liberty House
  • Location: Puglia, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad

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Eco Village Zmonte in Alentejo, Portugal by CAVE architecture & arts

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: CAVE architecture & arts 

This project is a partnership with JGDS, a contractor specialized on adapting containers into eco villas.

The challenge put by the client was to design a better version of the eco villa that where developed so far.

Image Courtesy © Joana Torre Do Valle

Image Courtesy © Joana Torre Do Valle

  • Architects: CAVE architecture & arts 
  • Project: Eco Village Zmonte
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Photography: Joana Torre Do Valle
  • Team: Joana Torre Do Valle And Joao Pedro Pinto
  • Contractor: JGDS
  • Constructed Area: 60 M2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Construction Year: 2016

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House in Charbonnières-les-Bains, France by Atelier Didier Dalmas

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Didier Dalmas

Built on a ground with strong slope, the building takes advantage of the site by working on two levels.

Indeed, on a low level a garage and a studio take place. We can also find all the technical elements necessary for the efficiency of the house. The accesses to these spaces are completely hide since the outside, by dint of the rigor of the drawing. (Picture n°1 and 2)

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

Image Courtesy © Jérôme Ricolleau

  • Architects: Atelier Didier Dalmas
  • Project: House in Charbonnières-les-Bains
  • Location: Charbonnières-les-bains, France
  • Photography: Jérôme Ricolleau
  • Lead Architects: Didier Dalmas
  • Gross Built Area: 250 square meters
  • Completion Year: 2009

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MU77 in Los Angeles, California by Arshia Architects, LTD

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients.

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, LTD
  • Project: MU77
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Koumori-An 1945-2015 in Wakayama, Japan by Atsumasa Tamura design office

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atsumasa Tamura design office

Value in Keeping

The 70-years old house was inherited from Owner’s aunt, who bought the original structure to teach Tea Ceremony. A new living quarter was added later to complete this wooden single-story building. It had been left as storage for years and was too damaged, yet Owner chose to keep the old characters, despite cost & time, than to build a new. Inspired by his wish, the renovation began not just to restore but rather to create a space where the old section merges into the new in a harmonious way. The “Koumori-An” house offers the concept of “Value in Keeping” which no new house can imitate.

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

  • Architects: Atsumasa Tamura design office
  • Project: Koumori-An 1945-2015
  • Location: Wakayama, Japan
  • Photography: Sohei Terui
  • Lead Architects: Atsumasa Tamura
  • Structure Scale: Single-story wooden building
  • Site area: 256.13 m2
  • Building area: 153.54 m2
  • Total floor space: 152.67 m2
  • Completion Year: January, 2016

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1770 in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

1770 is a bold, rustic beach house on a truly unique site on the edge of the Coral Sea. The east-facing house is conceived around a northerly courtyard (which sits in the lee of the wind) with transparent walls allowing panoramic views from all parts of the house. A rustic, raw material palette of stone, silvering timber and textured plaster speaks of the natural weathering that this place is all about.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Glass Wall House in San Mateo, California by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor home on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property where an original Eichler house had burned to the ground.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture (John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane)
  • Project: Glass Wall House
  • Location: San Mateo, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects
  • Contractor: Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures
  • Year completed: 2016

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Retoños House in Quito, Ecuador by ESEcolectivo

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: ESEcolectivo

The Retoños house belongs to a large extended family made up of several smaller families. The clients, Alvaro and María, wanted a house in which to bring together their 16 family members, including children and grandchildren. As a close-knit family, they get together very often. Until now, this took place in a small apartment in Quito, so they were looking for a quieter place far from the noise and drab environment of the city.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: ESEcolectivo (José de la Torre, Belén Argudo, Pablo Silva y Santiago Granda)
  • Project: Retoños House
  • Location: La Armenia, Quito, Ecuador
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea
  • Client: Álvaro Granda
  • Contractor: ESEcolectivo Arquitectos, Erika Muñoz
  • Area: 180 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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Seascape in Sagaponack, New York by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Located in an environmentally sensitive area, this house was built to replace an existing non-conforming structure occupying the same footprint. A pool house and pool were added to the adjoining and eventually merged lot. Staying sensitive to the areas vegetation and proximity to water, the two structures speak to each other across elevated decks and living areas. They are built on piles with breakaway walls that allow for flooding to come through as needed, while leaving the structures intact. Acknowledging the wear and tear of the seaside setting led to the use of teak siding, decking, and window and door frames. The teak is intentionally left to weather naturally to allow the buildings to grey out and recede into the setting over time. The house was designed for an active family who likes to entertain. The living area on the main floor easily opens up to the water facing deck, allowing for indoor outdoor living. A private guest suite is accessed off the family room on this level, while family rooms take in the breathtaking views on the upper floor. Here too, everyone shares access to decks and views, with the master suite in the most prominent location. The family loves water sports. The lower level otherwise uninhabitable, becomes a storage area for canoes and kayaks. The lower level of the pool house provides ample storage for sea vehicles as well. Special consideration is taken into account for the passage of the sun, providing overhangs to cut out the summer rays. Shading elements throughout prevent unwanted heat gain, while operable fenestration allows for cross breezes and natural cooling. Landscaping here is minimal, with no added fill, which may disturb the natural setting.

Image Courtesy © Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Image Courtesy © Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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