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The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. by Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

This scheme placed first in the competition of ten Swiss-American team’s designs for the replacement of the Washington D.C. residence of the Swiss Ambassador. It is not only to be a private house but also a cultural gathering place on which standards and self-image of a country are measured.

Image Courtesy © Andy Ryan

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten
  • Project: The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy
  • Location: Washington D.C., United States
  • Photography: Andy Ryan
  • Client: Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL)
  • Architects:
    • Steven Holl Architects: Steven Holl (design architect), Tim Bade, Stephen O’Dell (associate in charge), Olaf Schmidt (project architect), Arnault Biou, Peter Englaender, Annette Goderbauer, Li Hu, Irene Vogt (project team)
    • Rüssli Architekten: Mimi Kueh (project architect), Justin Rüssli (design architect), Andreas Gervasi, Phillip Röösli, Rafael Schnyder, Urs Zuercher(project team)
  • Structural engineer: A. F. & J. Steffen Consulting Engineers, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical engineer: B2E Consulting Engineers, B+B Energietechnik AG
  • Interior designer: ZedNetwork Hannes Wettstein
  • General contractor: James G. Davis Construction, Niersberger Gebäudetechnik Pforzheim GmbH
  • Landscape architect: Robert GissingerL
  • Building area (square): 23,000sf/7010sm
  • Cost: $14,000,000
  • Construction period: December 2004 – September 2006 (more…)

33 in Vienna, Austria by Architekt Zoran Bodrozic

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Architekt Zoran Bodrozic

Cocooning means to be really at home, without any need to go away or to take a trip, or to made a vacation again and try to escape from your day life for a while.

You love your everyday life, your rituals, and the place where all that happens.

This means the everyday real luxury.

Image Courtesy © Architekt Zoran Bodrozic

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MT House in Nuevo León, México by GLR Arquitectos

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: GLR Arquitectos

A property of great dimensions and a steep slope, grants us unmatched potential views towards the north of the city. A grand golf club in the foreground as well as other green areas of the city, are topped by the majestic “Cerro de Las Mitras”, a distinctive mitre-shaped mountain. The residential scheme is resolved in a linear way on its three levels, ensuring all areas of the house enjoy the previously described views.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Taboada

  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos (Gilberto L. Rodríguez)
  • Project: MT House
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project Team: Emmanuel Soto, Raúl Torres, Rafael Návar, Pamela Díaz de León, Oscar O Farrill, Gaby Gutiérrez, David Alatorre
  • Extension: 1,900 M2
  • Year: 2012 – 2015

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Healdsburg I in California by Feldman Architecture

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Feldman Architecture

Comprised of perpendicular bars atop a hill overlooking the village of Healdsburg, this home offers both ample social space ideal for entertaining and the privacy of a rural retreat.

The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the home’s great room under lofty ceilings and a simple shed overhanging roof, filled with light and views let in through tall glass walls.  Four oversized glass panels open dramatically on each side, transforming the space into an outdoor pavilion whose flush concrete floors extend into a poolside patio to the north and into a terrace featuring a fire pit to the south to offer comfortable outdoor areas for both hot and cool weather.   With these doors drawn up, the site offers one sweeping, continuous view from the pool, through the great room, and down into the distant village below.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Feldman Architecture (Chris Kurrle)
  • Project: Healdsburg I
  • Location: Healdsburg, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: SketchUp and Revit

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House LenS in São Paulo, Brasil by Obra arquitetos

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Obra arquitetos

House built for a couple with the idea of ​​providing a contemplative and reflective space. This theme was addressed in two ways:

A more intimate, where the whole house is organized around a small patio and differences in levels. This internal patio allows a visual contact between the surroundings of the house, bringing the residents’ life together. Nature, on this small scale, can be observed according to the variations of the seasons.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Obra arquitetos (João Paulo Daolio Thiago Natal Duarte)
  • Project: House LenS
  • Location: São José dos Campos _ São Paulo _ Brasil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interior design: obra arquitetos
  • Landscape Design: obra arquitetos
  • Structural engineer: rodrigo freitas (rf engeneering)
  • Constructional engineer: Truzzi Engenharia
  • Supervision: Cícero Truzzi & Antonio Augusto Truzzi
  • Stories_ B, FL: lower level, intermediate level, roof level
  • Site area(plottage): 450 m2
  • Bldg. area(covered area): 162 m2
  • Total floor area(gross area): 202 m2
  • Completed date: November 2015

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Casa Magayon in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Casa Magayon by Sarco Architects Costa Rica is located in the Peninsula Papagayo Luxury Resort in the northwest pacific region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  The project was awarded the “Highly Commended, Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica 2013-2014” award by the International Property Awards. The home is designed to follow the natural shape of the land, which featured a linear and narrow ridge in east-west direction that turns into a sharply sloping hillside.

Image Courtesy © García Lachner Fotografía

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Casa Magayon
  • Location: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: García Lachner Fotografía
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad
  • Collaborators:
    • Heriel S.A. – Structural Design
    • Circuito S.A. – Electrical Design
    • Termoaire – Plumbing & Air Conditioning
    • Bryan Carlson – Landscape Design
  • Project Area:
    • 1,290m2 overall construction area
    • 550m2 air-conditioned area
  • Completion: July 2015

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VISTA HOUSE in Stuttgart, Germany by Alexander Brenner Architects

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Alexander Brenner Architects

An art loving couple was able to purchase an outstanding scenic property in the north of Stuttgart with spectacular views over the city. The property is reached via a southern access road situated below.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
  • Project: VISTA HOUSE
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Plot size: 1.550 m²
  • Living area: 440 m²
  • Utility space: 196 m²
  • Completion: 2012

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SHORE HOUSE in Shizuoka, Japan by MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

Near the base of the Manazuru Peninsula, on a hilly topography that slopes toward the south, the site is located where the hill’s inclination eases to form a shoulder. Beyond the enclosing greenery composed mainly of broadleaf trees, the expanse of the Pacific Ocean quietly extends to the horizon. The client’s request was for a guesthouse for the family and friends to spend their weekends together.

Image Courtesy © Ken'ichi Suzuki

Image Courtesy © Ken’ichi Suzuki

  • Architects: MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO
  • Project: SHORE HOUSE
  • Location: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Ken’ichi Suzuki
  • Head Designer: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Collaborator:
    • Design Team: Masahiro Harada + MAO (principals-in-charge), Naoto Ishi, Kazuyoshi Nomura
  • Consultants:
    • Structural engineering: Jun Sato structural engineers
    • MEP: Yuken M&E Design Office
    • Buildings General Contractor: DAIDO KOGYO Co.,Ltd.
  • Structure: wood frame
  • Site area: 998.56m2
  • Building area: 243.84m2
  • Total floor area: 298.15m2
  • Number of stories: 2 story
  • Project year: 2013

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Moradia Gafanha da Boavista in Portugal by Arch. Adalberto Dias

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Arch. Adalberto Dias

The plot in Gafanha da Boavista is narrow and long.

The program was interesting and not vulgar for a single family dwelling.

The clients, young couple formed in the Nordic countries, had a different concept of life and another notion of family structure and their relationships.

Three spaces and a corridor, in three volumes, was the concept of the project.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG

Image Courtesy © FG + SG

  • Architects: Arch. Adalberto Dias
  • Project: Moradia  Gafanha da Boavista
  • Location: Gafanha da Boavista, Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG
  • Client: Maria M. Monge e João Coutinho
  • Arch. Colaboration: Ana Claudia Monteiro, 
LuísViana
  • Foundations/Structure: António Dinis
  • Inst. And Equip. Of Water and Sanitation: José Ramos
  • Inst. And Equip. Electrical & Telecommunications: Jorge Malta
  • Inst. And Equip. Electro-Mechanical: Gradim Barros
  • Construction Company: Rodrigues Cardoso e Sousa Lda
  • Beginning: 2001 / 2002
  • Conclusion: 2005

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Private House in Val Tidone, Italy by Park Associati

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Park Associati

This house is situated in the foothills of the Val Tidone, in the Piacentine countryside. Conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional ‘cascina’ and barns typical of the area – reflected in the materials and proportions – it presents itself as a modern design, free from nostalgic elements.

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Val Tidone, Italy
  • Project team: Michele Rossi, Claudio Brandão
  • Interior design: Lisa Farmer

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