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House of the Acacia in Colombia by David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo 

Facing the majesty of an old native tree, as a pre-existence on the land to be built, this was the perfect excuse to generate the design of the house. In the middle of the lot and with the natural traces of the passage of time, this natural element was the great actor in the middle of a difficult but important decision, to rescue it and recover its splendor. Decision that led to the architectural design to revolve around it, taking advantage of its virtue as a generator of shadow, helping the home to provide self-regulation and climatic comfort on warm days. The shade, an important aspect for a recreational house in warm weather, was generated by eaves in front, looking for the perfect orientation to minimize the direct impacts of the sun. However, the shadows generated by the same architectural design through its eaves were sufficient for the control of the private areas, reason why and thinking in the best implantation for the house it was decided to isolate the architectural volume towards one of the boundaries, Respecting in a natural way the land adjacent to the tree keeping its roots intact. This decision allowed to generate a center of activity where the main actor becomes the tree and the shadow that it projects, allowing to design a large perimeter terrace, outdoor spaces and recreation that take life under the old native tree.

Image Courtesy © Santiago Robayo

  • Architects: David Macias – Arquitectura & Urbanismo
  • Project: House of the Acacia
  • Location: Colombia
  • Photography: Santiago Robayo
  • Interior designer: Julian Macias
  • Energy and Sustainable Building Design: Bioteckta John Saavedra

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The House in Forte dei Marmi in Lucca, Italy by FABBRICANOVE Architetti

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti

The House in Forte dei Marmi, a work of architectural office FABBRICANOVE, releases a landscape that in the past was place where explosive materials were produced, then military ones, then it was reclaimed as an agricultural land, then it was marked by the concrete of the highway.

Located between the coast and the Apuane Alps, the villa amazes with its distinct and clear features, through which the respect to the particular allocation can be recognized, where the touristic vocation contributed to the development of the place. In the chaos and in the planning approximation of big part of the contemporary Italian construction, the formula to highlight one virtuous example is simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti
  • Project: The House in Forte dei Marmi
  • Location: Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Romano
  • Collaboratori: Renata Laudati, Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti
  • Structural engineering: Studio Baroni, Enrico Baroni, Paolo Baroni (Firenze)
  • Dimensions: surface 550 square meter

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Villa Schoorl in The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Paul de Ruiter Architects designed Villa Schoorl, situated in the characteristic polders near the North Holland dunes. The fluent transition to the green polder landscape was the most essential starting point of the design. The subtly located villa is built with as many possible natural materials and sustainable techniques.

Image Courtesy © Paul de Ruiter Architects

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Caciporé House in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Scatena Arquitetura

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Studio Scatena Arquitetura

Project of residence, atelier and gallery of the renomed plastic artist caciporé torres in the city of São paulo, Brazil.

With approximately 500 m2, composed by five bedrooms – suites on the ground floor and upper floor, two areas of leisure, one with swimming pool, gourmet area and other on the top floor with direct access to rooms and equipped with a spa.

Image Courtesy © Studio Scatena Arquitetura

  • Architects: Studio Scatena Arquitetura
  • Project: Caciporé House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Construction: Easy Construtora
  • Landscaping: Marianne Ramos
  • Project Year: 2015/16

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The Séqué in Bayonne, France by Gardera Patrice

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Gardera Patrice

A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an under-growth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path…

Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of a habitat in the countryside?

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Choiselat

  • Architects: Gardera Patrice
  • Project: The Séqué
  • Location: Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Choiselat, Stephane Chalmeau
  • Project owner: Habitat SudAtlantic
  • Associate Architect: David Pradel
  • Project manager: Délphine Prunet
  • Technical studies structures: Batiserf
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5000 m²
  • Completion Year: December 2014

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House in Macau by Millimeter Interior Design Limited

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Millimeter Interior Design Limited

This 11,000 square-feet house is located on Taipa Island in the Southern side of Macau. The owners live with one elderly and three children. Understanding the needs of the owners, the designer transformed the space into a more practical and suitable home for the family to settle in.

Image Courtesy © Millimeter Interior Design Limited

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3 Stories in Budapest, Hungary by GASPARBONTA

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: GASPARBONTA  

‘I highly doubt, that this apartment can be turned into a decent home’ – said a close relative of the owner, seconds after we first saw this place. I hardly agreed. I loved it. Luckily, the owner – a great innovator, a friend and a fellow dino enthusiast – and I were on the same page about the outcome. This was one of the most complicated structures, I have ever seen, covered by numerous layers of human history and unwanted building materials. We had to take the long road and uncover this beauty and turn it to a contemporary home.

Image Courtesy © Bálint Jaksa

  • Architects: GASPARBONTA
  • Project: 3 Stories
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Bálint Jaksa
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Area: 128 sqm
  • Year of Completion:  2015

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Nordic Architecture and Sleek Interior Design in Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Canada by Clairoux

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This project began when a couple decided to sell their primary residence in the city to purchase a cottage on the northern point of Archambault Lake in Saint-Donat. It was located on a picturesque, south-facing site with a hundred metres of private beach. They planned to retire in this magnificent place. They decided to call on the interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux to transform the rustic cottage into a peaceful retreat for the whole family. Their dream renovation project was about to come true.

architecure and renovaiton, Image Courtesy © Julien Perron-Gagné

  • Architects: Clairoux
  • Project: Nordic Architecture and Sleek Interior Design
  • Location: Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Canada
  • Photography: Julien Perron-Gagné

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Loft Panzerhalle in Salzburg, Austria by smartvoll

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

2013, architects of smartvoll came out as winners at the internationally advertised contest for the loft in the Panzerhalle. Their design captivates through specific, spatial dramaturgy. On 350 square meters and two storeys, the classic idea of a “loft” is noticeable, yet is being reinterpreted in many regards. “I never play with the façade, I do not live there“, said Adolf Loos. As Loos has concerned himself with definitions of space, smartvoll does the same, more than 100 years later. A special focus lies on the exhaustion of materials and of what is technologically possible. Architecture unfolds on the inside. The room- and material-concept develops the encountered and retains the established. Smoothed and waxed concrete is one of the decisive materials for shaping the interior.

Kitchen, Image Courtesy © Tobias Colz/smartvoll

  • Architects: smartvoll
  • Project: Loft Panzerhalle
  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Photography: Tobias Colz/smartvoll
  • Gross Built Area: 350 m2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Residential Building with 15 Units in Dommeldange, Luxembourg by Metaform architects

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

When it comes to housing, one of the main problems people are facing in most urban areas today – often places of constant growth and raising housing demands – is a need to choose an apartment typology over single-family houses not because of their desire, but out of necessity. Their main concerns can be summed up as following:

Street view, Image Courtesy © Steve Troes Fotodesign

  • Architects: Metaform architects
  • Project: Residential Building with 15 Units
  • Location: Dommeldange, Luxembourg
  • Photography: Steve Troes Fotodesign
  • Gross floor area: 2250 m²
  • Gross volume: 8000 m³

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