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Mid Century Composition in Reno, Nevada by Aspen Leaf Interiors

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: Aspen Leaf Interiors 

This home was designed for a mature client passionate about the arts, travel, and philanthropy. The home’s intention was to be a gathering place for large formal groups as well as small intimate circles to mingle, exchange ideas, and inspire.

The exterior of the home is intriguing with its curved zinc spine that projects from an asymmetrical roofline, Image Courtesy © Aspen Leaf Interiors

  • Architects: Cathexes
  • Project: Mid Century Composition
  • Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Interior Design Firm: Aspen Leaf Interiors

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Houses Sole I – Sole II in Jalisco, Mexico by Santoscreativos + Vtaller

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: Santoscreativos + Vtaller

Sole Houses are two twin houses located in a private residential development in Guadalajara City (Mexico). These houses were designed for a real state group for sale. For such reason, Sole Houses should accomplish a very specific program that could in general terms “take into account” the main needs of upper middle class families according to market standards, without knowing who will inhabit the house. At the same time, the project was looking forward to offer 2 unique facades that could identify each house with nevertheless they had same program, same orientation and same lot measures. The program initially consisted on: three rooms, studio, living room, dinning room, kitchen and two parking lots for each house.

SOLE II HOUSE – PRINCIPAL FACADE, Image Courtesy © Miguel Valverde

  • Architects: Santoscreativos + Vtaller
  • Project: Houses Sole I – Sole II
  • Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Miguel Valverde
  • General Contractor: Dieguez Taller -2 Arquitectos
  • Project Team: Victor Valverde, Miguel Valverde
  • Lot Area: 159M2
  • Built Area: 191m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Casa Bosque de Niebla in Veracruz, Mexico by BCA Taller de Diseño

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: BCA Taller de Diseño

For the project Casa Bosque de Niebla in Jalapa, Veracruz, there was another proposal already in process, some walls and ceilings for the first level. Our first challenge was using what we already had and to develop a new proposal according to our client´s needs and the interior project left in our hands.

Image Courtesy © BCA Taller de Diseño

  • Architects: BCA Taller de Diseño (Carlos Carreño)
  • Project: Casa Bosque de Niebla
  • Location: Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

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Coogee House in Sydney, Australia by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects 

This alts and adds project involved converting an existing 1920’s duplex apartment into a house. The internal planning was modified including all new bathrooms, kitchen and fit out. The existing street side facade was modified in keeping with the character of the existing building, the rear was completely opened to the garden and a new pavilion structure built to house dining and living areas. The contemporary and light filled new spaces make reference to the older existing ones in their materiality and proportions, but are distinctly contrasting. The result is a light filled new living area and character filled bedrooms and other rooms which highlight the qualities of the old and the new.

Image Courtesy © Prue Ruscoe

  • Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Project: Coogee House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Prue Ruscoe
  • Project size: 231 m2
  • Completion date: Jul 2015

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Out of the Box in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands by Arjen Reas Architects + Van Voorden Architecture

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Arjen Reas Architects

Villa Out of the box is situated on the edge of Zoetermeer, next to the Bentwoud Park. The design is a contemporary interpretation of the rural surroundings. Inspired by the local building typology, the villa closes itself off from the busy street, only to open itself up to the garden via several carefully designed terraces.

Image Courtesy © Arjen Reas / Martijn van Voorden

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Dikehaugen 12 in Trondheim, Norway by Arkitekt August Schmidt AS

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Arkitekt August Schmidt AS

Dikehaugen 12 is a small one-family home situated amid trees in the outskirts of the city of Trondheim, Norway. The complex comprises three saddle-roof built volumes: dwelling, suana and annex, all constructed in wood and clad with pine shingles.

The Dikehaugen project is a commentary on contemporary building practices, the aim is to demontrate (rather than speak of) solutions and thinking which represents an alternative to todays standards. The project aimed at keeping a high standard in planning, materials, construction, and design, with the architect involved in and in charge of all aspects of the building process.

Image Courtesy © Arkitekt August Schmidt AS

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Mosman House by Rolf Ockert; Architect.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Rolf Ockert; Architect.

Seen from the street the house appears minimal.

Set on a large block falling towards the harbour beach reserve many layers of living spaces are revealed as one progresses through the house.

Private rooms, sauna and gym are housed in the southern pavilion, opened to natural air and light via a landscaped courtyard, also revealing some of the rock all this depends on.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Ockert; Architect.

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Lévesque Project in Quebec, Canada by Mélissa Ohnona Design

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Located in Laval, a Montreal suburb, this century old house underwent a complete overhaul of its interior. The owner/designer Mélissa Ohnona wanted to maximize the space as well as the natural light and exterior views from the house, to create a welcoming and functional family home.

The space had been renovated in the 90’s, leaving it oddly divided and devoid of any original charm. Therefore, it was decided they would start from scratch and completely rethink the layout. Not much was left intact; the kitchen, bathroom, powder room, even the stairs were relocated. An extension was also added on the second floor, in order to have 4 bedrooms (allowing each of their 3 daughters to have their own bedroom).

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Mélissa Ohnona Design
  • Project: Lévesque Project
  • Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Area: 1500 sq ft
  • End date of the project: 2016

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The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. by Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

This scheme placed first in the competition of ten Swiss-American team’s designs for the replacement of the Washington D.C. residence of the Swiss Ambassador. It is not only to be a private house but also a cultural gathering place on which standards and self-image of a country are measured.

Image Courtesy © Andy Ryan

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten
  • Project: The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy
  • Location: Washington D.C., United States
  • Photography: Andy Ryan
  • Client: Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL)
  • Architects:
    • Steven Holl Architects: Steven Holl (design architect), Tim Bade, Stephen O’Dell (associate in charge), Olaf Schmidt (project architect), Arnault Biou, Peter Englaender, Annette Goderbauer, Li Hu, Irene Vogt (project team)
    • Rüssli Architekten: Mimi Kueh (project architect), Justin Rüssli (design architect), Andreas Gervasi, Phillip Röösli, Rafael Schnyder, Urs Zuercher(project team)
  • Structural engineer: A. F. & J. Steffen Consulting Engineers, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical engineer: B2E Consulting Engineers, B+B Energietechnik AG
  • Interior designer: ZedNetwork Hannes Wettstein
  • General contractor: James G. Davis Construction, Niersberger Gebäudetechnik Pforzheim GmbH
  • Landscape architect: Robert GissingerL
  • Building area (square): 23,000sf/7010sm
  • Cost: $14,000,000
  • Construction period: December 2004 – September 2006 (more…)

“Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses in Madrid, Spain by Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

As the architect, from the begining of the project, I set out the following main goals:

Make the most of the characteristics of the terrain and enhance them by choosing the perfect orientation.

Design a set of housing complex that escapes from the everyday conventionalism of collective housing, and that is able to transmit and generate feelings. I want people to be overcome with emotion as soon as they enter the complex and feel the  beauty and harmony that each home provides, without sacrificing functionality.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Font

  • Architects: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.
  • Project: “Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses
  • Location: Avenida Alcalde Mostoles. Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Daniel Font
  • Architect Partner: Carlos Bernardez Agrafojo, Pedro Cortes Nieves,  Augustine Utrilla Sanchez
  • Surveyor: Andrew Garea Noguerol
  • Constructor: OPROLER Works and Projects
  • Project Year: 2011
  • End of Work: 2016

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