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Narvarte Terrace in Mexico by PALMA

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: PALMA

In Mexico City, the growing demand for housing in certain areas, as well as the increase in density, has motivated the population to find ways of making the most out of their rooftops. In this case, the client was looking to expand a small extra room to be used as a full studio with an independent access. One of the walls was partially demolished in order to add a second volume which would house the kitchenette, storage space, and a sofa-bed. The two volumes are connected by a metal roof which extends out to the edges of the house to create a covered patio. Thanks to a double wall and sliding pocket doors, the studio can be open up completely towards the terrace. The ‘incisions’ made to the existing structure are highlighted with a cement stucco finish and white paint, leaving the older brick exposed.

Image Courtesy © PALMA

  • Architects: PALMA
  • Project: Narvarte Terrace
  • Location: Mexico

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João’s House in Porto, Portugal by Guilherme Machado Vaz

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: Guilherme Machado Vaz

João’s House is a renovation project for a small house located in the old part of the city of Porto, close to the Douro River.

It is a traditional XIX century ground floor building with walls made with stone, and a wooden roof structure covered with tiles.

It was once used as a bakery that served the local population who were mostly fishermen.

Image Courtesy © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
  • Project: João’s House
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Area: 179m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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Energy Efficient Family Home in Serbia, Balkans by Salt & Water

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Salt & Water

An award-winning Salt & Water studio presents the project of a family home planned for construction in Ruma, Serbia. Both the main building and the two additional objects on the lot were designed according to the energy efficiency parameters (B category). Respecting the basic parameters of the location, the house is oriented towards the south with the large glass surfaces on its front side. Windows and glass doors have triple glazing that provides the minimal heat loss (Alumil S650). The heating is produced by the geothermal heat pumps that use electricity and the earth’s thermal energy for an ecological heating system.

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

  • Architects: Salt & Water
  • Project: Energy Efficient Family Home
  • Location: Serbia, Balkans

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LA CALMA HOUSE in Barcelona, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio

La Calma House is placed in a small town near Barcelona. Its plot is located in a forest area with a very steep slope and an abundance of pine, oak and olive trees. A natural park in front of the plot and the low building density of the area enhance the connection of the house with its natural surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

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The Wedge House in Athens, Greece by schema architecture & engineering

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Schema Architecture & Engineering

The Wedge house is a custom-built single family home located in the northern suburbs of Athens, in the mountainous and full of pine trees area of Penteli, named Drafi. The site is quite distinctive and has many challenging features. The main complexity is the steep terrain with an almost 20-meter-height-difference from one side of the site to the other. The virtually vertical cliffs on both edges made access very difficult, so when a mild inclined surface appeared in the middle of the site it was quite inevitable that the house would be situated there.

Image Courtesy © Nikos Alexopoulos

  • Architects: Schema Architecture & Engineering
  • Project: The Wedge House
  • Location: Drafi, Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Nikos Alexopoulos, Marianna Athanasiadou
  • Design Team: George Iliadis Zoe Roussou (Interior)
  • Structural Engineer: Christos Stavrogiannis
  • Mechanical Engineer: Antonis Togkas
  • Area: 350 m2
  • Year: 2017

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Mororó House in São Paulo, Brazil by studio mk27

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Studio mk27

The Mororó House is in a mountainous region, 180 km from the city of São Paulo, known for its low temperatures. The architecture sought to create generous internal spaces for the cold days, such as, for example, a cozy living room and an enclosed bathhouse with a pool, where the views can be appreciated while being protected by a skin of glass.

Image Courtesy © fernando guerra

  • Architects: Studio mk27 (marcio kogan, maria cristina motta)
  • Project: Mororó House
  • Location: campos de jordão, sp brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Tnterior Design: Diana Radomysler
  • Team: Carlos costa, carolina castroviejo, elisa friedmann,  laura guedes mariana simas,  mauro augusto,  oswaldo pessano, pedro ribeiro, rafael costa
  • Site Area: 17.800 sqm
  • Built Area: 730 sqm

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Casa di Luce in Dallas, Texas by Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Article source: Morrison Dilworth + Walls

Casa di Luce is a single-family house located in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas and comprises 3,226 air-conditioned square feet on two levels. The house is constructed on an irregularly-shaped, 8,075 square foot site with significant topography.

The size and shape of the site, as well as the presence of grand oak tree, presented challenges that greatly influenced the design of the house and its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Morrison Dilworth + Walls

  • Architects: Morrison Dilworth + Walls
  • Project: Casa di Luce
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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Redux House in Bragança Paulista, Brazil by studio mk27

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: studio mk27

“Suzana only thinks of the house, she is in love with it”. Suzana’s ex-husband cannot get it out of his mind that the new house – conceived by them both – meant the end of his marriage. The ex-husband’s jealous looks are meant for nobody else other than the straight and modern lines, “cold, tedious and without life”. While images pass through the architecture he distills his fear of the construction and elaborates about the new life that Suzana will be enjoying at that place. “Where is Suzana now?” She couldn’t be in any other place except that house, where Suzana’s love is so transparent.

Image Courtesy © fernando guerra

  • Architects: studio mk27 (marcio kogan + samanta cafardo)
  • Project: Redux House
  • Location: Bragança Paulista, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra 
  • Interiors: Studio mk27 (Diana Radomysler)
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Author: Marcio kogan
  • Co-author: Samanta cafardo
  • Interiors: Diana radomysler
  • Project team: beatriz meyer, Carlos costa Laura guedes Mariana Ruzante, Mariana simas Oswaldo Pessano, Suzana glogowski, Henrique bustamante

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The Itupeva House in Brazil, by Aresto Arquitetura

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: Aresto Arquitetura

The house is basically organized in a large block in format with two floors.

The social sector was positioned on the lower floor, which features the living room, dining room, kitchen, home theater, utility room, guest toilet, laundry room, gourmet space and pool. On the ground floor are the garage, the warehouse, the entrance hall, the office and the three dormitories.
The local conditions were decisive for the solutions adopted in the project. The lot is located in the highest part of the condominium, which allowed the creation of large openings overlooking the natural landscape.

This privileged location also allowed a better use of ventilation and natural lighting. The large openings in opposite directions allow the control of the air currents inside the house.

Image Courtesy © Danillo Mazzani

  • Architects: Aresto Arquitetura (Danillo Mazzani)
  • Project: The Itupeva House
  • Location: Brazil
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Revit

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House In The Market in Seville, Spain by sol89

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: sol89 

The project arises from an emergency situation: a town hall execution order requires new owners of this 19th century home to intervene on it immediately to repair the pathologies detected by the technical inspection carried out some years before. The urgency and the limited budget conditioned the mode of intervention: the owners decided to start the work themselves. They demolished partitions, removed suspended ceiling and claddings walls, to get to know what the house could hide. In the process in which they move blindly, where to erase is needed more than to draw and where the project goes and comes back, they go slowly discovering latent house that was hidden, veiled under the guise of partitions, mortars and plasters. Along the way, they decide to remove damaged parts, recover blind holes which existed in another time and to give up surface in exchange for volume. They also opt to retain those rediscovered elements that narrate the history of that place assuming that time also builds. During the two-year renovation process, the needs of its owners change.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: sol89 (María González and Juanjo López de la Cruz)
  • Project: House In The Market
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Construction: Autoconstrucción y Fdez
  • Surface of the intervention: 250 m²
  • Project: 2009-2012
  • Execution: 2009-2012

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