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Tea Houses in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon Valley home, discovering an idyllic setting below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oak trees. At first, the family thought the setting would be perfect for a tree house. Years later, after the 6000 square foot main house was extensively remodeled, the vision was realized as three individual tea houses, places where one could simply retreat into nature.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity in Paris, France by Maison Edouard François

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Maison Edouard François

The relationship between building height and sustainability is a subject that currently occupies the minds of many city planners. This is because the city cannot expand infinitely into the landscape. In France, however, \”village\” urbanism seems to be adamantly resisting the vertical city, without truly considering its potential. One of the objectives of our project is to quell these hesitations.

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\'Excellent

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\’Excellent

 

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Pierre_L\’Excellent

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Sarepta Lutheran Church Social Institution for Disabled People in Budapest, Hungary by MODUM Architects Ltd.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: MODUM Architects Ltd.

Protestant harmony

In 2012, the Hungarian Lutheran Church invited a number of selected architecture firms to take part in the competition for the modernisation and extension of the Sarepta Evangelical Institution for the disabled, along with designing its new residential building. The professional jury has chosen the proposal of the winner of the Ybl Award, András Krizsán (DLA). After the permission of plans – as the result of a lucky turn of events – the Church was able to purchase an extra plot for the new building on Máriaremetei Road, not far from the original location of the Institution. This has created the possibility of building two buildings with the division of latter site.

Image Courtesy © MODUM Architects Ltd.

Image Courtesy © MODUM Architects Ltd.

  • Architects: MODUM Architects Ltd. (András Krizsán)
  • Project: Sarepta Lutheran Church Social Institution for Disabled People
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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Haus S in Berlin, Germany by Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

The task was to erect a pavillion as an extension to a single family-house in Berlin-Pankow. The client wished to have not only a larger livinging area but also sufficient space for his collection of asian sculptures.

Image Courtesy © Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

Image Courtesy © Modersohn & Freiesleben Architekten BDA

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Résidence Belcourt in Québec, Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Pierre Thibault

The Residence Belcourt is a typical Canadian house built in 1974. Clients underwent major renovations in order to optimize the functionality of the residence while maximizing the entry of natural light. Only the overall volume, the exterior stone walls and the pool were kept from the original house. The project now shows a concept. The side walls integrate services and storage in order to free the heart of the ground floor. New living spaces are organized around a sculptural plywood staircase. The new organization of spaces promotes family life within large communicating areas. The addition of a pergola in cedar slats and a generous terrace at the rear allows to offer outdoor living spaces that extend to the garden and to facilitate access to the inner courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

  • Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
  • Project: Résidence Belcourt
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Design Team: Pierre Thibault, Charlène Bourgeois
  • Year: 2016

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Maria’s House in Mendoza, Argentina by Hugo Mur Architect

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Hugo Mur Architect

The House is located in a golf club, with privileged views over the course. This allowed to create spaces linked to the enviroment the house is placed in.

The owners, a family of three, requested a functional home, which could adapt to their work and living needs. Therefore, the house was designed with Living-Dining room, bedrooms and maids room at the ground floor. A studio room was designed in the 1st floor, with a secondary entrance through the outside of the building.

Traditional type of construction, reinforced concrete, brick masonry, slab and metalic covers, aluminum carpentry.

Image Courtesy © Hugo Mur Architect

Image Courtesy © Hugo Mur Architect

  • Architects: Hugo Mur Architect
  • Project: Maria’s House
  • Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Client: Maria Cantera & Osvaldo Asens
  • Size: 181,4 sqm
  • Status: Complete – 2012

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Tiny House Of Slow Town in Gangwon-do, Korea by The Plus Partners + DNC Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: The Plus Partners 

‘The Tiny House of Slow Town’, one of the ‘Slow Town’ projects, is the building of small houses  that uses the least modules out of woods to expand the inadequate accomodations in Gangwon city, the host city for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and also to provide an easy access to the geographical beauty of the city.

Image Courtesy © MOOBUM JANG

Image Courtesy © MOOBUM JANG

 

  • Architects: The Plus Partners + DNC Architects
  • Project: Tiny House Of Slow Town
  • Location: 14-364, Hoenggye 5-ri, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea
  • Photography: MOOBUM JANG
  • Gross Built Area: 19.8m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Aroeira III House in Almada, Portugal by ColectivArquitectura

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: ColectivArquitectura

Situated in a dense pine forest, the hexagonal plot had no references to the choice of location for the construction. It was conditioned by ‘occupation zone’ defined by the Master Plan – a circle of 12.50 m radius centered at hexagon that defines the perimeter of the plot.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG - fotografia de arquitectura

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: ColectivArquitectura (Vera Martins Alves, Cristóvão Fonseca Ferreira)
  • Project: Aroeira III House
  • Location: Herdade da Aroeira – Almada, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Landscape arch.: Nélia Martins + João Junqueira  arquitectos paisagistas
  • Engineering: Gonçalves Pereira, engenheiros
  • General Contractor: Empevic, Lda
  • Wood Contractor: Socorte, S.A. | construção de casas em madeira
  • Plot Area: 17.480 sqft
  • Floor Area: 4.380 sqft
  • Project: 2005.01 | 2009.09
  • Construction: 2009.09 | 2011.04

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Amirá in Queretaro, Mexico by ARCHETONIC

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC 

AMIRÁ occupies a prime location in the City of Queretaro, and overlooks it from the heights of the Diamante neighborhood. The distant surroundings are a visual complement to those nearby. The vantage point played an essential role in the design process and evokes a reciprocal relationship between the architecture and the city. The project footprint and volumetric solution encompass each residence and many amenities feature unobstructed views of the city.

Image Courtesy © CG Veron

Image Courtesy © CG Veron

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
  • Project: Amirá
  • Location: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Renders: CG Veron
  • Design team: Gustavo O´Farrill Ferro., Rodrigo Muñoz García, Alfredo Monterde Alarcón, Diego Castro Ramírez, Ricardo Martínez Mathey, Roberto Galván Contreras, Marisol Merino Reyes, Aldo Moreno Gamboa
  • Structure: Montes de Oca, JOF
  • Engineering: ETRA, INRASA, CYVSA, Aníbal Gurría, Mitsubishi
  • Area: 54,713 m2
  • Year: 2016

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The Creek House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects  

The Creek House draws its inspiration from the local vernacular of brick and tin houses on a large leafy block in the Kenmore Hills. The design involved a significant re-invigoration and extension to what was a very simple but promising house. The new work opens the primary living spaces out to the north offering views and engagement with the natural creek environs which offers an enviable sanctuary from the city nearby. A rich but simple palette of stone and timber engages with the natural surroundings, whilst the sheer white walls offer a minimal and clean counterpoint to the immediate context. The outcome is a reflection of a wonderful collaboration between trusting clients that have known us for a long time, and their son who expertly executed the build.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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