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House in Freiburg, Germany by WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects

This house is planned in the suburb of a city located in the southern region of Germany, whose site is on a gradual slope overlooking a vineyard and a valley. It is a single family unit with three bedrooms, one small office space, and an open-air swimming pool.

Image Courtesy © WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects

Image Courtesy © WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects

  • Architects: WARO KISHI + K. ASSOCIATES/Architects
  • Project: House in Freiburg
  • Location: Freiburg, Germany
  • Co-worker: Architekturbüro mayer bährle
  • Major external finish: External wall: local stone cladding, Terrace: wood deck
  • Structure: reinforced concrete, 3 stories
  • Site Area: 893.71 sqm
  • Building Area: 292.25 sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 566.26 sqm
  • Design Term: 2006.03 – 2007
  • Building Term: 2007 – 2008

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Returning Hut in Fujian, China by FM.X Interior Design

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: FM.X Interior Design

Living in the hustle and bustle of city, working hard day and night for life and career, when stop and look back, the blue sky, green grass, beautiful mountains and open fields of childhood still linger in people’s mind. So people are eager to get away from the multifarious city, and return back to the long-lost nature to freely breathe the fresh air. Mr. Zhang, the owner, grew up in the countryside thinks that both apartments and villas nowadays are too small in size. Story height of commercial housing is becoming lower and lower and makes people feel uncomfortable. The site of this project is very quiet, he loves this piece of land. Due to his longing for natural environment and original life, he has been wishing to own a paradise-like house in a valley far away from the city where he and his families could enjoy a quiet and leisurely life.

Image Courtesy © WU Yong-Chang

Image Courtesy © WU Yong-Chang

  • Design Company: FM.X Interior Design
  • Project: Returning Hut
  • Location: Fujian, China
  • Photography: WU Yong-Chang
  • Design Director: XU Fu-Min
  • Design Scope: Architecture and Interior Design
  • Area: 390 sqm
  • Completion time: 2015

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Home in Lipetsk, Russia by Geometrium DSGN

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: Geometrium DSGN

At the beginning of August 2014 we took House project in Lipetsk with total area 306 square meters. Customers — a young family — husband, wife and three newborn babies. House was not built by the time of technical requirements preparation, so interior design was made accurate with architectural project plan.

The interview with clients took us about 6 hours. We figured out a detailed needs, together imagined the future life in the new house, analyzed and created detailed technical requirements album with 48 pages.

Image Courtesy © Geometrium DSGN

Image Courtesy © Geometrium DSGN

  • Architects: Geometrium DSGN
  • Project: Home in Lipetsk
  • Location: Lipetsk, Russia

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Joto House Renovation in Shiga, Japan by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Between the Exterior Structure and the Building

The property is in the old quarter where there are used-to-be-stores and shops along historic Tokaido road. The father of the owner also used to run tobacco shop there. The project this time is to replace such old building with a two household residence in which the parents’ household and child’s household can live together.

Image Courtesy © fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida

Image Courtesy © fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida

  • Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE (Sumiou Mizumoto)
  • Project: Joto House Renovation
  • Location: Minakuchichojoto  Koka, Shiga 528-0028 Japan
  • Photography: fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida
  • Year: 2016/10

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Örnberget – Spine/Precipice in Stockholm archipelago, Sweden by Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur

A narrow site high up on a precipice overlooks the inner Stockholm archipelago to the south. It meets a dense row of pine trees to the west and a softer grove of deciduous trees to the east. One enters the site from the north, where a generous staircase mediates the initial steep south-facing slope. The stairs follow a concrete wall that forms the spine of the structure, and lead the visitor downwards between the concrete wall on the one side and a wooden volume on the other. The staircase leaves the visitor at a gap in the concrete wall, providing a glimpse of the garden on the other side. The promenade continues along the closed wall, towards the view and the water, now flanked to the west by the row of pine trees. A second opening in the wall presents the entrance to the house and extends a passage through and across it, into the garden.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur (Petra Gipp, Malin Heyman, Marco Nathansohn and Maria Cagnoli)
  • Project: Örnberget – Spine/Precipice
  • Location: Älgö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Structural engineer: Astadien – Johan Sandström
  • Landscape architect: HORN.UGGLA – Maria Horn
  • Project year: 2013-2016

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WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE in England, United Kingdom by Mallinson Ltd

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Mallinson Ltd

The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks. Far from being a woodland folly it is the sleepover den every grown-up dreamed of as a child; a self-contained tree-top world of tricks and toys, part castle, part hovel, part lair. The treehouse is determinedly architectural, eschewing archetypal ‘Dr Suess’ aesthetic kitsch in favour of controlled composition and material exploration. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The building is situated in a Dorset woodland campus offering green workworking courses and was constructed by a self-build team of highly skilled green wood furniture makers, woodworkers and traditional craftsmen to an exceptionally high standard.

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

Image Courtesy © Mallinson Ltd

  • Architects: Mallinson Ltd
  • Project: WOODMAN’S TREEHOUSE
  • Location: Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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House H in Wrocław, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

H House is nestled on the bank of the Bystrzyca river, in the suburbs of Wrocław. Before World War II this area was known as Schmiedefeld. A corner plot is lined by the street from the north and the east, while in the south it opens to a garden with many trees and a park Currently there is a small cottage from the 1970s, which the client decided to replace with a completely new one. Interestingly, there was another house designed for this location – a spacious three-storey villa with a large underground garage. However, the client decided the house was too big and too expensive and commissioned a new design. It was our task to draft a smaller, more modest building, better suited to the client’s needs. We decided to drop the underground part, a double garage and all redundant spaces.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c
  • Project: House H
  • Location: Wrocław, Poland
  • Design team: Przemek Kaczkowski, Magda Morelewska
  • Co-operation: Aleksandra Wolffgram, Krzysztof Melon-Mika
  • Plot area: 1117
  • Usable area: 270 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Monolith House in Victoria, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Rara Architecture

Our mission was to reinstate the old home’s glory through highlighting it’s simplistic characteristics and its overall form. We stripped it right back to a neutral state. The height of the rear addition had the potential to dwarf the original heritage home, so, sympathetically, we mimicked the roof angle, but didn’t hide it. Nothing about the addition is ‘trying to hide’ anything. The old building transitions smoothly to the new, visually and emotionally, both internally and externally – the old floorboards transition to a new polished concrete slab, the old weatherboards transition to a perforated brick wall (outlining the central Zen garden) and then again to a solid brick wall. The addition, which can be enjoyed from the rear lanes and from within the property stands proud, like the existing Edwardian; it stands high, and strong without any exaggeration or excess, it is brutal, minimal and statuesque: a monolith.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

  • Architects: Rara Architecture (Wesley Spencer)
  • Project: Monolith House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Alison McWhirter, Christopher Alexander
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Single family house in Vilnius, Lithuania by Architekturos linija

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Architekturos linija

The main architectural idea of the residential house is to build an expressive, memorable building yet not overshadowing the fragile context, but directly to the matching to it. The residential house is implemented instead of the natural environment of a garden house built during the Soviet period, and spot-homestead type development near the junction to the block street. One floor, specifically elongated volume was deliberately opposed the vertical lines of the nearby tall pine trees. The unusual shape of the house was due to a very complex shape of the plot. Looking from the approach, only the rear façade with expressive silhouette, reiterating the scale of adjacent buildings, is perceived, while the actual size of the building is understood only entering the area through the gate.

Image Courtesy © Karolis Bingelis

Image Courtesy © Karolis Bingelis

  • Architects: Architekturos linija
  • Project: Single family house
  • Location: Nemenčinė’s gardens, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Karolis Bingelis, Gintaras Čaikauskas
  • Lead Architects: Gintaras Caikauskas, Virginija Venckūnienė
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 400 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2015

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KODA in Tallinn, Estonia by Kodasema

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Kodasema

KODA is constructed of thin composite panels made of a concrete exterior and wood interior, with silica-fume vacuum insulation panels in-between. This combination of materials creates a strong and durable exterior, a nice and cosy interior and will keep the building as warm or cool as needed. The front of the house is a four-ply glass wall with a small terrace and a concrete sunscreen.

Image Courtesy © Paul Kuimet

Image Courtesy © Paul Kuimet

  • Architects: Kodasema
  • Project: KODA
  • Location: Borough of Harku, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Photography: Tõnu Tunnel and Paul Kuimet
  • Cost: Approximate 120,000 Euros / 135,000 USD
  • Area: 25.8 m² / 277.7 ft²
  • Internal volume: 75,8 m 3 / 2676.9 ft 3
  • Project year: Completed in September 2015

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