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ETIE in Flanders, Belgium by Edouard Brunet and François Martens

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Edouard Brunet and François Martens

Attracted by the large garden and the tranquil environment of this house located a few kilometres away from Brussels, the new owners wished to carry out works to make it brighter and to open it up on the outside.

As they were ambivalent about the aesthetics of the existing house, part of the project was also to redesign the architectural expression, outside as well as inside, while keeping the original spirit. One of the childhood friends of the new owner put him in contact with architect François Martens who asked his colleague Edouard Brunet to team up with him.

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: Edouard Brunet and François Martens
  • Project: ETIE
  • Location: Flanders, Belgium
  • Photography: Studio Dennis De Smet
  • Construction companies:

    • General construction company: MATRIX PL sprl + ZUBER CONCEPT
    • Outside steelwork: ECOVITRE sprl
  • Stability engineer: MATRICHE sprl
  • Surface area: approx. 370m²
  • Year of construction: 2016

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Blake Residence in Melbourne, Australia by FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

This original 1970’s home was transformed into a striking modernist home totally unexpected in the more conservative Caulfield area.

A combination of Dado Render and Woodform Timber Batons on a curved wall creates the first impressions of this property, a far cry from the original façade that was dominated by a tin shed and a driveway.

A pivot door opens to the welcome area with curved walls that guide you to an impressive corridor with high ceilings and a gigantic view of the sky. All the doors off the corridor sit flushed against the wall, hung with pivot hinges and negative detailing surrounds. The bespoke timber circular door handles has an irresistible tactile quality that adds warmth to the space.

Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

  • Architects: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS
  • Project: Blake Residence
  • Location: Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia

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Koumori-An 1945-2015 in Wakayama, Japan by Atsumasa Tamura design office

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atsumasa Tamura design office

Value in Keeping

The 70-years old house was inherited from Owner’s aunt, who bought the original structure to teach Tea Ceremony. A new living quarter was added later to complete this wooden single-story building. It had been left as storage for years and was too damaged, yet Owner chose to keep the old characters, despite cost & time, than to build a new. Inspired by his wish, the renovation began not just to restore but rather to create a space where the old section merges into the new in a harmonious way. The “Koumori-An” house offers the concept of “Value in Keeping” which no new house can imitate.

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

  • Architects: Atsumasa Tamura design office
  • Project: Koumori-An 1945-2015
  • Location: Wakayama, Japan
  • Photography: Sohei Terui
  • Lead Architects: Atsumasa Tamura
  • Structure Scale: Single-story wooden building
  • Site area: 256.13 m2
  • Building area: 153.54 m2
  • Total floor space: 152.67 m2
  • Completion Year: January, 2016

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APARTMENT XIV in Paris, France by studio razavi architecture

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: studio razavi architecture

This small apartment (80 m²) was renovated for a very young couple, both passionate collectors, and their dog. Our concept was to invade the space by design! The existing context is that of a 150 year old Haussmanian apartment with a rigid layout (defined structurally) which we intended to disrupt so that ultimately its inner qualities are revealed. Programmatic clusters respond to specific client needs, creating a landscape inside the apartment and modify the perception of this very classical Parisian layout.

Image Courtesy © olivier-martin gambier

Image Courtesy © olivier-martin gambier

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Joto House Renovation in Shiga, Japan by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Between the Exterior Structure and the Building

The property is in the old quarter where there are used-to-be-stores and shops along historic Tokaido road. The father of the owner also used to run tobacco shop there. The project this time is to replace such old building with a two household residence in which the parents’ household and child’s household can live together.

Image Courtesy © fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida

Image Courtesy © fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida

  • Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE (Sumiou Mizumoto)
  • Project: Joto House Renovation
  • Location: Minakuchichojoto  Koka, Shiga 528-0028 Japan
  • Photography: fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida
  • Year: 2016/10

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Kensington Palace in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

A renovation and extension to the rear of a Victorian cottage in Kensington, Victoria Australia.

■ The owner, a single professional loved her charming 2 bedroom cottage but found the spaces dark, tired and basically in need of repair.

■ A neighbouring 2 storey extension compromised her privacy to the rear living spaces and the backyard, effectively reducing the usability of the property.

■ A small 1970’s sun-room extension was removed and replaced with a black steel and glass small extension. Large picture frame windows supply light and outlook to the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Kensington Palace
  • Location: Kensington, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: Mature single professional
  • Builder: Melpro Developments
  • Landscaper: Dan Piper gardens
  • Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 109 m2 (Existing house was larger at 120m2), Site = 280m2, Deck 27m2
  • Design time: 8 months
  • Construction time: 6 months
  • Completion: November 2015

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Caminha Apartment in Portugal by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects

A Graphical Refurbishment by the Sea

Built in the 80’s, this apartment was in dire need of refurbishment. Both its infrastructures and organization were dated, so the intention was to make the most of its potentialities while bringing its living experience to contemporary standards.

With just over 400 ft2 (40 m2) of surface, this small apartment by the sea was unwelcoming due to a choice of darker materials, 30 years of intense use and a not particularly qualified compartmentation (though in tune with its time).

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: Caminha Apartment
  • Location: Caminha, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Architecture Team: Tiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde, Hugo Quintela, Louane Papin
  • Construction: Casas do Lima ®, Limiavez L.da
  • Construction Area: 430 ft2 (40 m2)
  • Construction Year: 2016
  • Project Year: 2016

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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 Aartrijke in Zedelgem, Belgium by Atelier Tom Vanhee

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Tom Vanhee

The former farmhouse is situated in an agricultural area east of the village of Aartrijke, Belgium. The typology of the existing building will be used in a contemporary way to enlarge the dwelling. There will be two new volumes with a pitched roof slide against the existing volume. Two chimney shaped skylights will create light and a view on to the first floor. A third chimney will house the air outlet of the heat pump. Old and new collaborate together, but both will remain visible. The new volumes will be finished in wood. The old brick exterior will be felt inside when entering the house. The new stairs will be a reminder of the old mouldering stair that was removed. The buttresses and strips of brick in the floor show the former layout of the barn. The double height in the dwelling will make the living areas more spacious. A new preweathered zinc roof will connect the buildings into a whole. In addition to the replacement of the old joinery with new windows, the old volume will open up to the landscape on the rear side. The construction will be characterized by simple uniform windows according to the golden ratio.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Atelier Tom Vanhee
  • Project: House Aartrijke – Transformation of a farmhouse to a low energy house
  • Location: Biesbeekstraat 3, Aartrijke, 8211  Zedelgem, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Study Stability: LIME (Less Is More Engineering), Ghent
  • Gross Floor Area: 318 m²
  • Design: 2012 – 2013
  • Execution: 2014 – 2016

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Soro- The Village Pub in Goa, India by Raya Shankhwalker Architects

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: Raya Shankhwalker Architects

“Soro”, meaning alcoholic beverage in Konkani is a tavern conceptualised within the ruins of an old corner store. The corner store itself became the protagonist in the story of the bar; the design is centred around the concept of a 1940’s warehouse owned by a local dealer who traded in different merchandise. Thus retaining as much of the original structure as possible became pivotal.

Image Courtesy © Raya Shankhwalker Architects

Image Courtesy © Raya Shankhwalker Architects

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