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Little House with a Big Terrace in Tokyo, Japan by Takuro Yamamoto architects

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Article source: Takuro Yamamoto architects

Little House with a Big Terrace is a lucid example of having large external space in small urban residence with limited site area of Tokyo. Through the process of designing this house, we tried to prove that having rich private external space was important for making crucial difference in the quality of life inside the house, as well as obtaining various possibilities of external activity.

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto architects

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto architects

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RMS – Residence in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Architect Affonso Risi

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: Architect Affonso Risi

House with 3767 ft² on a flat  trapezoidal ground (39,37 ft  facing a green square, 22,31ft on the back and approximately 123 ft on both lateral limits), deployed along the two sides. The front façade is oriented to the north overlooking a square with trees.

Image Courtesy © Architect Affonso Risi

Image Courtesy © Architect Affonso Risi

  • Architects: Architect Affonso Risi
  • Project: RMS -Residence in Sao Paulo
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Collaborators: Arch. Samuel Dias Cabrera and Felipe de Almeida Winandy
  • Software used: 3D Max

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House at Rua Alabarda in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Affonso Risi architect

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: Affonso Risi architect  

Urban house (281 m² / 3 023 ft ²) in an upward sloping ground, narrow (9,00 m/ 32,47 ft) and long (50,00 m/164 ft).

On the ground floor, one meter (3,23 ft) higher than the street, there’s an access, garage, studio and working areas. On this level , there’s also a little pool  filled with carps, from which  a flight of stairs in reinforced concrete emerges, leading  to the upper level, with all the house accommodations: access gallery, rooms, kitchen, verandas, office, 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. The office and the third bedroom open to the upper garden at the end of the ground.

There’s a solarium over the living room and kitchen, with a lawn and a wooden deck, reached by the continuation of the stairs.

Image Courtesy © Paulo Risi

Image Courtesy © Paulo Risi

  • Architects: Affonso Risi architect
  • Project: House at Rua Alabarda
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Paulo Risi
  • Collaborators: William T.S.Miyagui, Frederico Sabella & Lucas Bittar
  • Builder eng: Lineu Botta de Assis
  • Completion date: 2008

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NO.V.A PROJECT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

Part of Italian group ENEL Brasil, aiming Rio’s 2016 Olympics and the challenges of energy and water supply in Brazil, started with the support of Rio’s universities and the city of Niteroi, the project N.O.V.A. (which stands for We Live Tomorrow Now, in Portuguese). It sought to seek alternatives to answer contemporary concerns on sustainability, flexibility and adaptation of architecture to present and future challenges. It is not about forging concepts for a theoretical future; on the contrary, the objective is to break the cliché of a house that never becomes reality and to propose concrete evolving schemes. Existing technologies and behavioral patterns guided the project and the engagement in bringing collective consciousness for problems requiring alternative social behaviors.

Image Courtesy © STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

Image Courtesy © STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

  • Architects: STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS
  • Project: NO.V.A PROJECT
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • AUTHOR: Arthur Casas
  • CO AUTHORS: Beto Cabariti, Rodrigo Carvalho, Cristiane Trolesi, Gabriel Ranieri, Ana Julia Sprovieri, Nara Telles, Daniel Vianna, Marilia Pelegrini and Regiane Khristian
  • COLLABORATORS: Alessandra Fuccillo, Eduardo Mikowski, Fernanda Müller, Gabriela Amaral, Lucas Takaoka and Raul Valadão.
  • PROJECT DATE: November 2014
  • PROJECT COMPLETION: May 21st 2015
  • PLOT AREA: 2500m²
  • BUILT AREA: 390m²

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Tel-Aviv Townhouse in Israel by Dzl Architects

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: Dzl Architects

The townhouse is situated on an urban threshold at the edge of the ayalon cbd of tel aviv. The neighborhood in south east tel aviv, is defined by the highway to the west givatayim to the east, yad eliyahoo to the south and nahlat itzhak to the north.

Image Courtesy © Tal Nisim

Image Courtesy © Tal Nisim

  • Architects: Dzl Architects, David Lebenthal
  • Project: Tel-Aviv Townhouse
  • Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Tal Nisim
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Year: 2013
  • Size: 200 sqm 

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Evans House in Mendoza, Argentina by A4ESTUDIO

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: A4ESTUDIO

The vineyard landscape with the Andes Mountains is subtle, we must rise over the vegetation line to get the views of the valley and the Andes mountains.

Image Courtesy © Michael Evans + A4estudio

Image Courtesy © Michael Evans + A4estudio

  • Architects: A4ESTUDIO
  • Project: Evans House
  • Location: Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Photography: Michael Evans + A4estudio
  • Author Architects: Juan Manuel Filice, Leonardo Codina Architects
  • Project Year: 2010/2014
  • Equipment and interior design: Josefina Nazar, Magdalena Toso
  • Materiality: Corten steel, Concrete, Wood
  • Floor area: 270 m2

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PERCY LANE MEWS in Dublin, Ireland by ODOS architects

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: ODOS architects

Situated adjacent to the Royal canal, these 3 mews houses give little away to the street of their interlocking light filled floor plates. The black zinc curved hat and the stone gables contain 3 dwellings which have direct access to external space and natural daylight from every room at every level.

Image Courtesy © Donal Murphy

Image Courtesy © Donal Murphy

  • Architects: ODOS architects
  • Project: PERCY LANE MEWS
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Photography: Donal Murphy
  • Designed: 2013             
  • Completed: January 2015
  • Contractor: Sheerin Construction
  • Area: 3 no houses – each house with a total area of 175sqm each

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Courtyard House Plugin en Masse – Second Phase in Beijing, China by People’s Architecture Office

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

The Courtyard House Plugin is an award winning prefabricated modular system for urban regeneration. Using a house-within-a-house approach the system offers a inexpensive alternative to tearing things down. It is a main feature for the Dashilar Project, a initiative aimed at upgrading an important neighborhood in the historic core of Beijing.

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: Courtyard House Plugin en Masse – Second Phase
  • Location: Dashilar, Beijing, China
  • Photography: People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
  • Client:Dashilar Platform
  • Date of Completion: September 2015
  • Principal: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Team: Cui Gangjian, Chen Yihuai, Gao Tianxia, Jiang Hao, Lin Tianquan, Liu Qianqian, Sun Liming, Wang Wei, Zhang Minghui, Zhou Ying

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Thorncrest House in Etobicoke, Canada by Altius Architecture

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: Altius Architecture

Situated in a quiet Etobicoke residential neighbourhood, Thorncrest House stands out as a contemporary gem within its surroundings. The dwelling’s distinctive blue zinc cladding and Spanish cedar accents create a unique street presence alongside the suburban beige villas.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Thorncrest House
  • Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad

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W house in Beijing, China by SLOW Architects

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Article source: SLOW Architects

This is a studio and residence built from the renovation and expansion of a small single-story building. The original building is brick structure with slope roof. Now we take away the old roof and change it into three stories by making use of original brick walls and adding new light wooden structure walls. Since the surrounding environment is relatively messy, we put wood workshop which is not so private on the first floor, and lift the living functions on to the second floor from where the orchard and farmland on the west can be seen. The third floor consists two lofts and an outdoor terrace. The functions are organized as a series of platforms, from workshop on first floor, then dining room, living room, kitchen on second floor, finally to loft and terrace on third floor, spiraling up the two-story high atrium. The height differences between the platforms are determined in a way that some of the terraces are floors as well as big seats where people can sit leisurely to form a very casual atmosphere. This house is also an early test of light wood construction in China.

Image Courtesy © SLOW Architects

Image Courtesy © SLOW Architects

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