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Louttit House in Lorne, Australia by Seeley Architects

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: Seeley Architects

Built high on the amphitheatre surrounding Louttit Bay, the Louttit house challenges the typical expectations of a renovated home with bold, yet sensitive addition the Lorne streetscape. A prosaic suburban brick house has been transformed to accommodate an extended family, while presenting as a modest sized house.

Image Courtesy © Peter Hyatt

  • Architects: Seeley Architects
  • Project: Louttit House
  • Location: Lorne, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Hyatt
  • Builder: Poulsen Builders
  • Landscape Architect: TNLA
  • Engineer: Don Moore & Associates
  • Project size: 580
  • Completion date: 2015

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MW House in Lima, Peru by Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos RRMR

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos RRMR

The relief of the desert hills, an extension of the Andes mountains that reach the sea, characterize the geographic space where the project is located. The proposal for this seasonal house sought to establish a direct relationship with the surrounding environment via the structure’s main volume and with the materials and textures used.

Image Courtesy © Juan Solano

  • Architects: Riofrio+Rodrigo Arquitectos RRMR
  • Project:  MW House
  • Location: Cañete, Asia. Lima – Perú
  • Photography: Juan Solano
  • Structure: GCAQ ingenieros civiles
  • Electric: Ing. Jaime Alca Yañez
  • Water & Plumbing: Ing. Roberto Pain Peralta
  • Area built: 399.05  m2 
  • Plot size: 2,000 m2
  • Year of Construction: 2015

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Mill24 in Vienna, Austria by Caramel Architekten

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Caramel Architekten

Because of specific composition of the newest project „mill24“ by caramel architects, the urban recompaction, implemented by an expansion of the roof of an early days house, can hardly be noticed from the street area.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: Caramel Architekten
  • Project: Mill24
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Living area: 172,29 m²
  • Terraces: 71,96 m²
  • Start of Design Process: 11/2012
  • Start of Construction: 02/2015
  • Completion: 08/2016

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Mimico Creek House in Toronto, Canada by Altius Architecture Inc.

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Altius Architecture Inc. 

Located on the top of a large site overlooking Mimico Creek, this 3 storey family dwelling features a central corridor and stairway that connects the interior spaces as well as the exterior views to the creek and ravine. Programmatically the corridor separates the utility spaces, garage and mudroom, from the main living spaces. Open riser stairs and wooden screens allow for dynamic views in out and of the house. The main plan begins at the street side with a private dining room, open kitchen and lowered living room with floor to ceiling south facing glass and patio access. The patio has a retractable rain screen, sun shading, and connects to a BBQ area off the kitchen. The basement offers storage, guest room, gym, and recreation room. The upper floor includes 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with the master suite taking full advantage of the elevated views to the creek.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Mimico Creek House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Software used: ArchiCAD by Graphisoft

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Home – White line in Almaty, Kazakhstan by nravil architects

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: nravil architects

We like to make the house as simple as possible and at the same time interesting. The building is located in a landscape of unique beauty. The main goal was to develop the project without harming the natural landscape. The exterior of the house is conceived, that would look different from different sides and due to this you can enjoy the view of a non-repetitive exterior. Appearance and interior support the same color, emphasizing the severity and unity of the house. Panoramic energy-saving windows from both sides of the house evoke a feeling of complete openness and privacy with nature. The glass has a reflective property from the outside to reflect trees and clouds, so the house merges as much as possible with the surrounding environment. You can go on the balcony in the morning to drink coffee, enjoy a panoramic view of the horizon and fresh air.

Image Courtesy © nravil architects

  • Architects: nravil architects
  • Project: Home – White line
  • Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Roteta House in Donostia, Spain by peña ganchegui y asociados

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: peña ganchegui y asociados

The particular attributes offered by the plot shape the house: Its level 3 meters above the street, the astonishing layered rock wall at the bottom of the plot, the beautiful existing palm, and the presence of two car-parks located South and West of the plot. All of them have been, along with the orientation (N-S, following the elongated form of the plot) and the program of needs (a house for a two-children family), determining factors in the Roteta House formalization.

Image Courtesy © Edorta Subijana

  • Architects: peña ganchegui y asociados
  • Project: Roteta House
  • Location: Donostia, Spain
  • Photography: Edorta Subijana
  • Authors: Rocío Peña, Mario Sangalli
  • Collaborators: Jonathan Chanca, Josemari López, Edorta Subijana
  • Quantity Surveyor: Josemari Roteta
  • Structural engineering: Inak Ingeniaritza
  • Facilities engineering: GE & asociados
  • Project: 2011
  • Completed: 2016

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S House 3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects 

The serial project, called “S HOUSE”, has begun to propose a prototype house for low-income classes in the Mekong Delta area. After building two successful case-study houses, a steel structure model in 2012 and a precast concrete structure model in April 2014, a new prototype, S HOUSE 3, was constructed in Ho Chi Minh City.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Project: S House 3
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
  • Architect: So Adachi
  • Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
  • GFA: 31.6m2
  • Status: Built in 11.2014

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Butterfly House in California by David Hertz FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: David Hertz FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

The Butterfly House is a project in Venice Beach California that resides on a 40′ x 90′ end lot. The name of the house is derived from the butterfly roof which is formed to collect rainwater for irrigation and creates a dramatic elevation especially when the wooded ceiling is illuminated. The main concept of the house, was based upon maximization of the long south facing elevation to create a dark solar absorbent surface and to provide exposed solar thermal heating with evacuated tubes used as an architectural accent. The glass tubes provide hot water for both domestic uses and hydronic radiant as well heat for the the narrow lap pool along the edge of the property. On the outer edge of the property is a 90 foot long 8 foot tall double-sided living vegetative wall with durable drought tolerant succulents on the southern face at the street, as an offering to the community, while the inside surface facing the house is a living wall of edible landscape so that the occupant needs only to go a few steps to pick his wall to make a salad, pick herbs or vegetables. The entrance to the house is from the side yard, between a courtyard that separates the garage from the main house and connects the buildings at the second floor through a glass bridge. A warm palette of sustainable materials are used throughout the house to create an environment that is at once private yet opens from the interior to the exterior. The house takes advantage of natural ventilation and prevailing breezes through a high solar chimney and stair tower that leads to the roof deck as well as thermostatically controlled operable windows that cool the interior. The house also has solar photovoltaic panels which along with advanced lighting controls the state-of-the-art information systems throughout the house creates a zero net energy building.

Image Courtesy © David Hertz FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

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House Y in Iisalmi, Finland by Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen

Backstory

The client inherited an unattractive “McMansion” with poor spatial. The house was designed to meet the tastes of the former generation. The site also featured a large pompous garden with extensive manicured lawns. The house was too big and expensive to maintain. The client wanted to restore the plot to a natural pine forest, and built a small home that fully engages with the surrounding landscape. An added bonus to the restored pine forest is that the client doesn’t need to mow any lawns! The new house and garden have been designed to meet contemporary tastes. Hence, this project represents both a generational shift and a change in design ideology / ecology.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres

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Dome of Visions 3.0 in Aarhus, Denmark by Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard 

The architect behind Dome of Visions, Kristoffer Tejlgaard, sees sustainability in construction as an absolutely necessary and worthwhile entrance to his subject.

To his students, the former Pritzker award winner, Glenn Murcutt, formulated a very elegant approach to architecture: “Touch the Earth Lightly with your housing footprint”, and with that he did not only consider a building built on a few pillars. He asks the question: Where does the building materials come from? What damage has been done, for example, in the land area where the materials are extracted? How will the construction be returned to the ground again, or can it be recycled, recycled or assembled in a way so that it can be separated, changed and used in new contexts?

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard

  • Architects: Atelier Kristoffer Tejlgaard
  • Project: Dome of Visions 3.0
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • The dome:
    • Dimensions: 24m diameter, 10,5m height
    • Footprint: 450m2
    • Garden: 130m2
    • Volume: 2.950m3
    • Surface area: 794m2
    • Beams: 588
    • Nodes: 282
    • Facade: 283 6mm sheets of polycarbonate
    • Top opening: 25m2
    • Bolts: 8.600
  • The house:
    • Area groundfloor: 120m2
    • Area first floor: 140m2
    • CLT: 100m3

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