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The Weekn’der in Madeline Island, Wisconsin by Lazor Office

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Article source: Lazor Office

Week’nder opens and closes, its façades shifting from dark and opaque to light and transparent as you walk around it. The design and construction of this weekend getaway were driven by its island site: two prefabricated modules fit on trucks to come over by ferry, posts minimized foundation concrete, and bottle jacks eliminated the need for a crane. Containing the kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, and all of the infrastructure, these parallel modules set a datum line above which the gabled roof of a shared, site-built “dry space” rises like a tent.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: The Weekn’der
  • Location: Madeline Island, Wisconsin, USA

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Balcony House in Tokyo, Japan by TAKESHI HOSAKA architects

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Article source: TAKESHI HOSAKA architects

Creating an interior-exterior dialogue

A balcony has a free existence, even inside a house. With neither its function nor its user specified, it can be used in multiple ways; for example, it does not matter if it gets dirty from exposure to the weather. It brings residents relief and offers them relaxation, as well as enjoyment. While a balcony has an elegant presence, it is also solid. It is a presence that tends to be forgotten, but it is unforgettable. A balcony.

Image Courtesy © koji fujii / nacasa & pertners inc.

  • Architects: TAKESHI HOSAKA architects
  • Project: Balcony House
  • Location: Koutou ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Photography: koji fujii / nacasa & pertners inc.
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: teppei nezu
  • Structural Engineers: kenji  nawa  / nawakenji-m
  • Site: 76.52 m2
  • Building Area: 48.00 m2
  • Floor Area Ratio: 72.99 m2
  • No. Of Floors: 1f 47.60 m2, 2f 25.39 m2
  • Building Height: 6150mm

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House on Ancaster Creek in Canada by Williamson Williamson Inc.

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Article source: Williamson Williamson Inc.

The House on Ancaster Creek creates a unique solution to the complex issue of aging-in-place. The project constructs a scenario for living that allows for autonomy while mutually benefitting from proximity. It confirms that sustainable systems and designing for the elderly are not exclusive from modern expression and exquisite details. As the family changes so can the family home.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn

  • Architects: Williamson Williamson Inc.
  • Project: House on Ancaster Creek
  • Location: Ancaster, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn, WWInc
  • Software used: Autocad

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Curvy Chambers in Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong by Bean Buro

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: Bean Buro 

Bean Buro was tasked with refurbishing a 1,600sqft (149sqm) residential apartment at Bel Air apartments in Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong, for a young family with two children whom would relocate permanently from Oxford UK to settle in Hong Kong, at a location that is close to the ocean for improved wellbeing and tranquility. The apartment would have a master bedroom suite, a study room for the father who is a professional doctorate medical surgeon with lots of academic books and files, a room for a young child, and a flexible guest room that can be transformed into a baby room in the future. The seaside apartment would accommodate a baby grand piano in the lounge for the parents to enjoy playing with a view to the ocean.

Image Courtesy © Bel Air

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Curvy Chambers
  • Location: Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Design Directors: Lorène Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui
  • Senior Designer: Isabel Entrambasaguas Usero
  • Designers & Assistants: Aimee Daniels
  • Contractor / Project Manager: R&C Engineering. Co. Ltd

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Court House in Nagoya, Japan by TAKESHI HOSAKA architects

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: TAKESHI HOSAKA architects

The site is located approximately 1 km west of Nagoya castle and in the neighborhood there are 2 story houses as well as high rise apartments over 10 stories high.

Image Courtesy © KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

  • Architects: TAKESHI HOSAKA architects
  • Project: Court House in Nagoya
  • Location: Nagoya city, Aichi , Japan
  • Photography: KOJI FUJII / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: KEISUKE NOGUCHI
  • Structural Engineers: KENJI NAWA / NAWAKENJI-M
  • Site: 470.60 m2

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House in the tree crown, Hungary by Nanavízió

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: Nanavízió

Nanavízió, the collective of young architects Nóra Pajer and Noémi Soltész, had its debut with a single family house. The building itself features a clear and discrete design-concept, and fits well with the primal trees of the garden.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

  • Architects: Nanavízió / Nóra Pajer, Noémi Soltész
  • Project: House in the tree crown
  • Location: Budaliget, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky 
  • Construction plans and Interior Design: Térhálózat Design / Attila Korompay
  • Structural Planner: Gellért Lakos
  • Building Engineering: Gerappa / Zoltán Korompay
  • Net Floor Area: 140m2 (basement: 30m2 + ground floor: 65m2 + attic: 45m2), property: 1546m2
  • Year of Design: 2010 (building permit)
  • Construction: 2010-2015

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Pasqua House in São Paulo, Brazil by studio mk27

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: studio mk27

Pasqua House is a single-family country house.

A leafy boulevard of flamboyant trees (also known as royal poincianas) that seasonally dye one side of the lot with intense red was of great importance to define the architectural design approach. A 27-meter-long hollow brick wall, made of precast concrete panels painted white, delimits this side of the plot and poetically integrates the interior and the exterior. The concrete hollow brick has become the trademark of this project. At the same time it provides privacy without blocking off the landscape, it brings different emotions throughout the day with the different shapes of light and shadows it creates on the floor as the sun changes direction, and the passing of time is clearly marked by the light that enters with different intensities. The hollow brick wall also creates a subtle relationship between the lot and the street, allowing the users to enjoy the external spaces either from the living room or the internal patio.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: studio mk27 – marcio kogan + carolina castroviejo + elisa friedmann
  • Project: Pasqua House
  • Location: Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interiors: studio mk27 – diana radomysler
  • Project Team: carlos costa, henrique bustamante, laura guedes, mariana simas oswaldo pessano, pedro ribeiro, samanta cafardo
  • Landscape Designer: dorey brasil paisagismo
  • Site Area: 2.000 sqm
  • Built Area: 572 sqm
  • Project Date: January 2013
  • Completion: May 2016

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Casa PRO.CRE.AR PERROUD in Buenos Aires, Argentina by AToT – Arquitectos Todo Terreno

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: AToT – Arquitectos Todo Terreno

The search for design spaces that characterize the residence is marked in the belief of time as a design pattern, which takes different logical structures depending on their specific characteristics in relation to what surrounds them. In this sense, the PRO.CRE.AR House adopts as premise two instances: the first in relation to social structures and the second in relation to technology and costs.

Image Courtesy © Joaquin Portela

  • Architects: AToT – Arquitectos Todo Terreno
  • Project: Casa PRO.CRE.AR PERROUD
  • Location: Maschwitz, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Joaquin Portela
  • Architect in Charge: AToT- Lucia Hollman – Agustin Moscato
  • Year Construction Term: 2016
  • Constructed Area: (m2) 120

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Hermanas Houses in São Paulo, Brazil by Drucker Arquitetos

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Article source: Drucker Arquitetos 

Hermanas Houses are two residential projects in a very leafyand preserved neighborhood in São Paulo with houses from 60s and 70s. This neighborhood is very pleasant and close to commercial centers. They are two houses destined to sale because of that, there was the necessity of having comfortable spaces, good natural illumination and displayed as the same houses in that neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Ruben Otero

  • Architects: Drucker Arquitetos
  • Project: Hermanas Houses
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Ruben Otero
  • Execution: Marcello Vieira e Douglas Balaguer (F:(11)94735-1233)
  • Construction Consultancy: Drucker Arquitetos Associados
  • Structural Project: ASJ Engenharia e Consultoria S/C ltda (F:(11) 47121-393)
  • Hydraulicand Electric Project: Engeplot Alpha Engenharia e Serviços S/C
  • Site Area: 540m2 (each one)
  • Construction Area: 450m2 (each one)

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Residence in Parnassus, Greece by Tsolakis Architects

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Article source: Tsolakis Architects

At the foot of Mt. Parnassus, a paternal residence revives decades of history. Stone-built, dark and mysterious, it restores experiences and memories.

This building featured some kind of state monopoly, in the form that the latter used to have in Greece four decades ago. Dozens of traders would arrive there on a daily basis to purchase alcohol, matches, oil, cardboard, and salt.

Image Courtesy © Panagiotis Voumvakis

  • Architects: Tsolakis Architects
  • Project: Residence in Parnassus
  • Location: Mount Parnassus, Greece
  • Photography: Panagiotis Voumvakis
  • Sqm: 80
  • Completed: 2018

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