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The Retreat House by Jantzen studio

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Article source: jantzen studio

The Retreat House was designed as a special functional art place in which to escape from the norm. It was made from a series of prefabricated, modular, components that can be assembled together in many different ways in order to form many different sizes and shaped structures. The basic module consists of a half floor, wall, and roof section that can be used as it is, and/or connected together with another to form a complete floor, walls, and roof profile.

Image Courtesy © Jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © Jantzen studio

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Rock house in Gyeonggi, South Korea by B.U.S Architecture

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Article source: B.U.S Architecture

#1. Revealed Rock

As the demand of rural housing grows, more and more people are developing and moving to spectacular mountainous areas. The site on which the rock house was located is also one of the rural housing sites developed in this way. Particularly, the greatest advantage of developing a mountainous area into a building site is ensuring the open view based on the high level as well as the right to the southern light with no interference. In addition, the rock house has a unique site specific: the naturally stony land, excavation of which thus has revealed a great rock on the site. The unrealistic rock we encountered when visiting the site has been located at the mouth of entering the house, so exquisitely hiding the neighboring house and opening the view toward the Northern Han River. From this time on, we have referred to this house as the rock house.

Image Courtesy © kyung Roh

Image Courtesy © kyung Roh

  • Architects: B.U.S Architecture
  • Project: Rock house
  • Location: Yangpyung_eup, Yangpyung_gun, Gyunggi_do, Republic of Korea
  • Photography: kyung Roh
  • Design: Byungyup Lee, Hyemi Park, Jihyun Park, Seonghak Cho
  • Structure: wooden structure
  • Total Floor Area: 153.44 sqm.
  • Building Area: 104.81 sqm.
  • Building Scope: 2F
  • Construction: 2015.04. ~ 2015. 09. by HAUSFACTORY

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YS114 House in Taipei, Taiwan by Preposition Architecture

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Article source: Preposition Architecture

This single family house is located in a gated community on a hill near Taipei. Ever since the beginning of the design, a portion of the land property right was not clearly defined (the issue had been resolved later) hence the structure is limited to be in the North-West of the site. The result is that only 98 sqm of the land is permitted to be developed on this 280 sqm site and the building has to grow vertically with each interior floor area varies from 46 sqm to 76 sqm only (including stair case & elevator shaft).

Image Courtesy © KyleYu Photo Studio, Preposition Architecture, Zheng-yi Wang, Dai-ling Lin

Image Courtesy © KyleYu Photo Studio, Preposition Architecture, Zheng-yi Wang, Dai-ling Lin

  • Architects: Preposition Architecture (Chia-hua Liu)
  • Project: YS114 House
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Year of completion: 2013
  • Collaborators: Chia-hua Liu, Wen-bin Zhou, Chia-xiong Wu
  • Area: 350sqm
  • Photographs: KyleYu Photo Studio, Preposition Architecture, Zheng-yi Wang, Dai-ling Lin

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DS House in Brussels, Belgium by DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u. 

Although we now think spontaneously of symmetry as being the perfect replication of two sides around a central axis, originally, to cite Vitruvius, “symmetry is a proper agreement between the members of the work itself and relation between the different parts and the whole general scheme”. There is no mention of bilateral symmetry. In Greek, summetria quite simply means “proportion” or “measure”. But since ancient times, sensible to balance and stability, mankind has built edifices that adopt the rules of bilateral symmetry: pyramids, temples, cathedrals, etc., along with vases, bifaces and steles. Yet too perfect symmetry induces boredom. Emotion leaps out from imperfections, the unforeseen and discrepancies.

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

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Tsunami House in Camano Island, Washington by Designs Northwest Architects

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: Designs Northwest Architects

The Tsunami House is a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood (V) zone on the northern end of Camano Island.   The building footprint was limited to a 30’ x 30’ pad.

Image Courtesy © Lucas Henning

Image Courtesy © Lucas Henning

  • Architects: Designs Northwest Architects
  • Project: Tsunami House
  • Location: Camano Island, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Lucas Henning
  • Principal Architect: Dan Nelson
  • Project Architect: Tom Rochon
  • Structural Engineer: Jason Lindquist
  • Interior Design: H2K Design, Garrett Khulman and Wendy Kennedy
  • Landscape Design: Scott Lankford
  • Contractor: JP Land Builder Inc.

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Gerês House in Vieira do Minho, Portugal by CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design 

Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable to small landslides, which determined its demolition and the relocation of the new construction.

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

  • Architects: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design
  • Project: Gerês House
  • Location: Vieira do Minho, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo CarvalhoAraújo
  • Team: José Manuel CarvalhoAraújo, Joel Moniz, Leandro Silva, Ana Vilar, André Torres, Mafalda Santiago, Sandra Ferreira
  • Client: José Maria Marques Ferreira
  • Consultants:
    • Landscape: JoãoBicho e Joana Carneiro, ArquitectosPaisagistas, Lda. (JBJC)
    • Structures: Metaloviana – Metalúrgica de Viana, S.A.
    • Electrical: LAM, Lda
    • Communications: LAM, Lda
    • Energic certification: GASAIR
    • Accoustics: VAGAENG
  • Contractor: PEDRALBET
  • Date: 2013 – 2015

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Three courtyard house in Pinheiros de Azeitao, Portugal by Extrastudio

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Extrastudio

The house is located in a small village 25km south of Lisbon, within a natural park whose name Azeitao, derives from Arabic, Az-zeitum – the olive grove. Predominantly a rural region, the area has a hot climate, perfect for the production of wine and olive oil. The clients, a couple of agronomists with two children, inherited a long, narrow plot in the middle of the village and decided to move from their apartment, looking for a different way of living.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: Extrastudio
  • Project: Three courtyard house
  • Location: Pinheiros de Azeitao, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Architecture Team: Joao Caldeira Ferrao, Joao Costa Ribeiro, Madalena Atouguia, Daniela Freire, Rui Jesus, Anna Cañadell Mañé, Sonia Oliveira, Maria Joao Oliveira
  • Landscape architecture: Oficina dos Jardins
  • Construction: PF Construções
  • Consultants: PRPC (structural engineering), Ohmsor (MEP engineering, building physics, acoustics and gas)
  • Program: single family house, 406m2
  • Year: 2009-2015
  • Budget: € 225.000

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The Beckett House in Hampshire, UK by Adam Knibb Architects

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: Adam Knibb Architects

Following on from the success of the Bluebell Pool House (http://www.adamknibbarchitects.com/portfolio/bluebell-pool-house/) Adam Knibb Architects were approached to review and produce ideas for a whole house refurbishment and extension to the neighbouring property – The Beckett House.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: Adam Knibb Architects
  • Project: The Beckett House
  • Location: Crawley, Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Main Contractor: Winchester Builders & Decorators Ltd
  • Timber cladding supplier: English Woodlands Timber
  • Year: 2015 completion
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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House in Castelo Melhor, Portugal by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS 

The characterisation of the surroundings is clearly filled with rural aspects, revealing a low construction density, where the buildings rarely have more than a floor and are confronted with a vast and extraordinary natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

Image Courtesy © CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

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AA House in Gaia, Portugal by XYZ Arquitectos Associados

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: XYZ Arquitectos Associados

This project refers to a family house located in a residential street, perpendicular to the avenue by the sea. It’s located on an allotment with a mandatory pre-defined implementation of 200 m2 and a construction area that also could not exceed 400 m2. Topographically the land has a slope from East to West with about 1 meter apart.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: XYZ Arquitectos Associados
  • Project: AA House
  • Location: Gaia, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Category: Residential Architecture – House
  • Area: 415m2
  • Project Year: 2011

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