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Bartlett Residence in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

The Bartlett Residence was designed as a luxury vacation home in the middle of a dry tropical forest area.  The property has a long and narrow building envelope area (limited by the development), that works parallel to the slope of the land, which is a fairly constant natural slope of around 30 to 35 degrees, forming into a natural ravine in the middle of the buildable space.

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Bartlett Residence
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Estilos y Casas Magazine
  • Software used: Grafisoft Archicad 20
  • Client: Bartlett Family
  • Principal Designer: Roderick Anderson, Intl. Assoc. AIA
  • Design Team: Roderick Anderson, Gustavo Alvarez
  • Structural Engineering: Heriel S.A.
  • Electromechanical: Circuito S.A.
  • Construction: SARCO Design-Build
  • Site Area: 3 Acres
  • Built-Up Area: 3,300 sq.ft. Air conditioned Area, 2,700 Outdoor Covered Area, 7,300sq.ft. Total Built Area
  • Year of Completion: 2008

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HEM House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Sanuki Daisuke architects (sda)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Sanuki Daisuke architects (sda)

Living in the “HEM”

This is the individual house project at a small alley in the center of Ho Chi Minh City.

When having a look at Vietnamese towns, we can realize that the buildings’ blocks separated by main streets, and numerous narrow alleys inside of the blocks like blood capillary. The width of these alleys is quite narrow around 2m – 4m, occasionally less than 1m. When walking around these alleys, we can see very vivacious Vietnamese life., these narrow alleys are called “HEM” and these are quite attractive urban spaces in Vietnam.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Sanuki Daisuke architects (Sanuki Daisuke, Huynh Anh Tuan)
  • Project: HEM House
  • Location: Dist1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Construction Company: Công ty TNHH Cơ khí và xây dựng &thương mại Tám sáu
  • Structure Engineer: Công ty TNHH Cơ khí và xây dựng &thương mại Tám sáu
  • Building Height: 13.6m, 4 Stories
  • Design Period : Jan 2014 -
  • Construction Period: Aug 2014 – Mar 2015

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MCNY House in Franca SP, Brazil by mf+arquitetos

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: mf+arquitetos 

The party proposed an inviting space, integrated into a surrounding environment that goes beyond only fulfill the functions of a home, welcomes those who like to experiment, mix and discover the new, satisfying all family desires.

Image Courtesy © Renato Moura

Image Courtesy © Renato Moura

  • Architects: mf+arquitetos
  • Project: MCNY House
  • Location:  Franca SP, Brazil
  • Photography: Renato Moura
  • Landscaping: Vivian Viana
  • Construction: Roman Villa Engineering
  • Built area: 516m2
  • Year completed: 2016

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Lavaflow 5 in Big Island, Hawaii by CRAIG STEELY ARCHITECTURE

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: CRAIG STEELY ARCHITECTURE

Located on thirty acres of remote pasture, Lavaflow 5 frames the sea and sky with structure and line. The slender steel frame supports walls of varying opacity; from nothing, to glass, to screen, to solid – creating a laminate of materials tempering the expansive view overlooking the Hamakua coastline on the eastern slope of Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: CRAIG STEELY ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Lavaflow 5
  • Location: Hamakua Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Size: 2800 Sq. Ft.
  • Awards: 2014 Award of Merit by Hawaiian chapter of the AIA

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Martello Tower Home in New South Wales, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects 

Situated on the highest point of a ridge overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour is a solid, 3 storey brick house built during the between the late 1950s and early 1960s, which has been complemented by contemporary additions bearing all the signature hallmarks of Luigi Rosselli Architecture: the sandstone base, the whitewashed walls, and the aerofoil vertical louvres placed next to “log-cabin” exterior wall cladding.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander and Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander and Edward Birch

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House expansion in Zugló, Hungary by batlab architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: batlab architects

We first met our customers (Anikó and Bálint) in the summer of 2013 who wanted to expand their home due to their growing family. Our task was to build a whole new storey  and a ground floor terrace after removing the hip roof. The family has outlined their requirements for the rooms, however we were given a free hand in the design and appearance.

There was enough time for planning, the customers spent a lot of time mulling over their new home, and we have also redesigned the house multiple times. While one week we thought that something is a good solution, the other week we thought the opposite.

Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert

Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert

  • Architects: batlab architects (Batizi-Pócsi Gergő, Batizi-Pócsi Péter)
  • Project: House expansion in Zugló
  • Location: Zugló, Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Juhász Norbert
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Consultant architects: Sebők Ildikő, Selényi György /KetteS műterem/
  • Supporting structures: Facskó Gergely

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House of fluctuations in Tokyo, Japan by satoru hirota architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: satoru hirota architects

This is the single-family house located in Tokyo.

Restrictions on space of land and height is severe , and housing is dense.

Image Courtesy © satoru hirota architects

Image Courtesy © satoru hirota architects

  • Architects: satoru hirota architects (Satoru Hirota + Yasuko Hirota)
  • Project: House of fluctuations
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Structure Architect: Nieda Atelier / Taizen Nieda + Mitsuyoshi Yoshida
  • Contractor: Watanabe Giken Co., Ltd. / Kenji Kodama
  • Site area: 171.68m2
  • Building area: 68.67m2
  • Total floor area: 137.32m2
  • Complete year: 2015

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Portable Tiny House by Salt & Water

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Salt & Water

Salt & Water design studio proudly presents its latest eco-friendly project, a portable tiny house ready to fit into any landscape.

The house is mostly made of natural materials, such as wood. Its design is based on the idea of combining the outer space with the interior, a concept that provides a strong connection between users and the surroundings. This kind of layout provides users with much-needed privacy, relaxation in a natural environment, as well as complete safety.

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

  • Architects: Salt & Water (Branka Malenica)
  • Project: Portable Tiny House

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“House in La Isla” in Nordelta, Argentina by CIBA ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: CIBA ARCHITECTURE

Monochromatic, distinguishing the house volume detaching it from the rest. White, so its emphatic forms are not mixed with the environment.

Its symmetry creates a linear, compact look, reserving all the intimacy to the back facade, completely open to the lake.

Image Courtesy © CIBA ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © CIBA ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: CIBA ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: House in La Isla
  • Location: Nordelta, Argentina
  • Total built area: 4661 sqft

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Northern Rivers Beach House in Northern NSW, Australia by REFRESH*DESIGN

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: REFRESH*DESIGN

Located in a beachside setting, the architectural brief for this project was to design a contemporary, yet cost effective three-bedroom house, well connected to nature and featuring subtropical open-plan living in a temperate climate. The initial premise for the design was to ‘re-interpret’ the beach house by integrating traditional materials of corrugated metal, fibre cement sheeting and timber elements, onto a contemporary and dynamic shape.

Image Courtesy © Damien Bredberg Photography

Image Courtesy © Damien Bredberg Photography

  • Architects: REFRESH*DESIGN (Erhard Rathmayr & Monika Obrist)
  • Project: Northern Rivers Beach House
  • Location: South Golden Beach, Northern NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Damien Bredberg Photography
  • Structural engineers: Incode Engineers
  • Builder: Shinoharra Owner Builder
  • Certifier: Byron Shire Council
  • Timeline: 2014

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