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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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House in Rato, Portugal by CHP Arquitectos

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Article source: CHP Arquitectos

The design consists of the refurbishment and expansion of an existing building in one of Lisbon’s historic neighbourhoods. The vernacular characteristics of the front facade were refurbished and clarified. Inside the design aims to create and free space on each floor, enhancing its size and scale, and creating a dialogue between the front and back facades, enabling light to entre through both directions. All technical aspects inherent to a contemporary family house are resolved through a block at the centre of each floor, liberating the side walls, unveiling both facades.

 Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: CHP Arquitectos
  • Project: House in Rato
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Foundations and Structures: Engª. Joana Almeida Ribeiro
  • Building Systems: Engº Manuel Fanica / Artur Paixão
  • Mechanical, Thermal, Acoustics: Engº Bruno Anastacio – Arqª Cristina Nobre
  • Landscape: Arq. Nuno Mota 
  • General Contractors: Engº João Ribeiro (EJR -Sociedade Técnica de Projetos e Construções Lda )
  • Project Year: 2014

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Observation house in Bulgaria by I/O architects

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Article source: I/O architects

The house is located on a hill in the highest corner of a village amid an agricultural area in Northeast Bulgaria.

The site of the project is distinguished both by its panoramic views and distant visibility. In order to strengthen them, a part of the program is located in the seemingly blind bastion-like volume and the living area is elevated high on it. This brings view completion up to 360 degree and privacy in the fully opened space above. The pitched roof connects geometrically the upper volume with the base and adds complexity in the interior space while the oversized eaves connect it to the little meadow around and exaggerate the hovering effect of the slim metal structure. The proportion and the materiality of the solid base give it the appearance of an infrastructural object that define the edge of the village and conceal the ambitious program of the house. The only perforation leads to the cave like space of the entrance hall / garage. The materiality of the interior spaces is dominated by local species wood cladding, which balances the roughness of the entire structure and its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Assen Emilov

Image Courtesy © Assen Emilov

  • Architects: I/O architects
  • Project: Observation house
  • Location: Bulgaria
  • Photography: Assen Emilov
  • Design team: Viara Jeliazkova, Georgi Katov, Stefan Apostolov
  • Gross floor area: 980 sq. m.
  • Site area: 4640 sq. m.
  • Project: 2012-2013
  • Construction: 2013-2015

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Bal House in Menlo Park, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Article source: v2com

This project consists of a single-story addition and renovation to an existing mid-century ranch house in Menlo Park, California.

Conceived for a retired couple, the open and accessible design integrates the living space with the rear garden to create a well-lit domestic extension. Comprised of two floating volumes, the addition formally designates the bedroom to the west and the main (common) space to the east. The two wings gradually diverge from the original structure to generate a glass-clad fissure in between. This void space pulls the garden inwards, injecting elements of the outdoors into the core of the house.

house connecting to rear deck and garden area, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

house connecting to rear deck and garden area, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Project: Bal House
  • Location: Menlo Park, California, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: ArchiCad from Grafisoft
  • Project Team: Alex Terry, Ivan Terry, Matt Bisset
  • Project Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc. San Francisco
  • Contractor: Timberline Construction
  • Completion Date: July 2011

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Tower House in Mammoth Lakes, California by Robert Vogel

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Article source: Robert Vogel

The client bought a very steep site, but with spectacular views of Mammoth Mountain from the top of the lot. The program called for a house for full time residence, for a family of four. The area is a ski resort, with very heavy snowfalls.

Image Courtesy © Robert Vogel

Image Courtesy © Robert Vogel

  • Designer: Robert Vogel
  • Project: Tower House
  • Location: Mammoth Lakes, California, US State

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Biombombastic in Madrid, Spain by Elii

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Article source: Elii 

Complete refurbishment of a flat in the centre of Madrid

The purpose of this project is to renew an old flat in the centre of Madrid to turn it into a transformable space.

The project hinges around two complementary strategies. Firstly, an open space is configured, and the whole programme is grouped and arranged around an L-shaped band on two sides. This band includes the access to the household, the outer façade windows, a folding bed, the storage space, a complete kitchen, a fold-down auxiliary table, access to the bathroom and the washing machine. It optimises the spatial distribution and compacts all the functions so that everyday activities can benefit from as much space as possible, all the while adapting to the geometry of the apartment. Secondly, a fitted screen on one of the sides can be deployed from the wall to create different domestic arrangements, by closing the bedroom, the kitchen or dividing the house into two.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

  • Architects: Elii, Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Project: Biombombastic
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero
  • Team: Pedro P. García, Alicia García, Ana López, Claire Laborde
  • Construction: Dionisio Torralba Construcciones
  • Size: 24.90m2
  • Date: 2015

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Graafjansdijk House in Knokke, Belgium by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

In the 9th century, the Graafjansdijk (dike) protected parts of France and Belgium agaist the storm tides from the North Sea and the Western part of the river Schelde. Currently only a short strip of this dike remains in the rural surroundings of the seaside village of Knokke, near the border with Holland.

Image Courtesy © Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

Image Courtesy © Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

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