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Flower Garden Square in Shanghai, China by RTA-Office

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: RTA-Office

Shanghai Flower Garden Square project identifies itself with space and three-dimensional continuity. There are no elevations, no plans, or sections. This is space within solid objects. The genesis of the concept is based on a proposal that is more volumetric than linear, creating spaces in front of creating shapes. Unexpected spaces that enhance human life experience and seek to seduce the sensitive side, the emotional response.

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Flower Garden Square
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: RTA-Office
  • Plot area: 45.653 m2
  • Total construction area: 30.800 m2 (Above ground area 9.200 m2 + Underground area 21.600 m2)
  • Project: 2013
  • Completion Date: in progress
  • Landscape Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
  • Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office

ALEXANDRA RESIDENCE in Montreal, Canada by NatureHumaine

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: NatureHumaine

The client’s priority was to maximize the natural light in their new live/work house in Montreal’s Mile-Ex district. This was made challenging by the east-west orientation of the infill lot. However, our design fills even the core of the house with light through the implementation of a 2 storey light-well which runs the length of the southern side of the house.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Project: ALEXANDRA RESIDENCE
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Type: Live, work house
  • Intervention: New construction
  • Area: 3300 sqft
  • Completion Date: 2013

Residence 1414 Renovation in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

This project consisted of a complete renovation of a house located in a historic neighborhood. The original 1940’s house suffered an unfortunate addition in the 1980’s. The main goals of the project were to restore the house of the 40’s vocabulary on the exterior while transforming the interiors to bring more light and provide a better connection with a fantastic backyard. A simple material palette was used to maintain a balance between the traditional aspects of the original house and the modern updates.

Image Courtesy © Miró Rivera Architects

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Residence 1414 Renovation
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • General Contractor: Dalgleish Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Jerry Garcia
  • Landscape & Pool: Root Design
  • Specialty Wood & Metal Work: Jim Thomas Studios
  • Custom Furniture: Mark Macek

Chattanooga Street Duplex in San Francisco by Zack | de Vito Architecture

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Zack | de Vito Architecture

This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse. Construction is a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a Design/Build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold.

Image Courtesy © Zack | de Vito Architecture

  • Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture
  • Project: Chattanooga Street Duplex
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Residência MG in São Paulo, Brasil by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: Residência MG
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Design Years: 03/2008
  • Construction Years: 10/2012
  • Site Areao: 1.029m²
  • Building Area: 1.350m²
  • Principal in Charge: Henrique Reinach and Maurício Mendonça
  • Project Team: Marcelo Zahr, Frederico Zara Chiarelli, Luciana Maki, Humberto Buso, Tony Chen, Flora Fujii, Lucas Padovani, Mauricio Metello, Maíra Cordeiro, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Natasha Villaça

Consultants:

  • Air Condicioning: JMT Projetos
  • General Constractor: JZM Planejamento Imobiliário e Construções
  • Structural engoneer: SVS Projetos Estruturais
  • Mechanical engineer: Rewald Engenharia
  • Photographer: Nelson Kon
  • Interior Design: RAP Arquitetura
  • Lightining Architect: Mingrone Iluminação
  • Landscape Architect: Martha Gavião Arquitetura Paisagística

Stacey-Turley Residence in Ottawa, Canada by Kariouk Associates

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Kariouk Associates

The requirements for this project called for the design of a small home that would respond to the evolving life needs of a young couple, with two small boys, who intend to live their lives here for the next half century.  A significant spatial challenge from the start of the project was that the maximum allowable width of the house could only be twenty-four feet, hence the house would necessarily need to be long; because windows on the long sides of the home were greatly restricted by zoning regulations, there was an immediate design challenge to bring light into the long interior volume that otherwise would be dark.

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studios, Christian Lalonde

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: Stacey-Turley Residence
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Photography: Photolux Studios, Christian Lalonde
  • Designer: Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), David King (Design Associate), Sarah McMurtry (Design Associate), Dimitar Mehandjiev (Design Associate), Adam Paquette (Design Associate)
  • General Contractor: R.K. Porter General Contracting Inc.
  • Engineering: ART Engineering
  • Accordion Windows: Monarch Moveable Glass Walls
  • Millwork: Karhu Fine Cabinetry & Millwork
  • Year: 2011-2013
  • Task: To design a “forever” home on a narrow lot for a young family
  • Software used: AutoCad and Photoshop

Glebe Residence in Ottawa, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Batay-Csorba Architects

Canadian-based practice Batay-Csorba Architects have recently completed the Glebe Residence, a full interior renovation and addition to the 1890’s structure in Ottawa, Canada. The two story existing rectilinear brick massing was retained providing a direct reference to its past, while a new third story and three story rear addition clad in contrasting black metal panels cantilever and pivot around an existing historic sugar maple tree located on the site.

Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
  • Project: Glebe Residence
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Photography: Doublespace Photography , Batay-Csorba Architect
  • Design Team: Jodi Batay-Csorba, Andrew Batay-Csorba
  • Year: 2013

Mandeville Canyon Residence in Los Angeles, CA by Griffin Enright Architects

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Griffin Enright Architects

The site for this project is located on a cul-de-sac which creates a tapered lot manifesting in a fairly small curved front yard lot line, while the rear yard of the site opens to the canyon and city views. Two distinct conditions emerged from the design; from the rear yard the house is seen as part of a series of horizontal volumes which merge with the terrain of the landscape, while the front yard presence of the house is distinctly more urban, vertical, and formal. This dichotomy between the front and back zones of the property is emphasized by the articulation of two vertical walls that are folded into roof surfaces to create a backdrop anchoring the horizontal terrain.

Image Courtesy © Griffin Enright Architects

Coral Gables Residence in Miami, Florida by Touzet Studio

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Touzet Studio

The “City-side” façade presents itself as two restrained stone-clad volumes – a “mask” clad in material very much identified with the architecture of Coral Gables. The lower volume is rough-hewn Florida Keystone and the larger, main volume is clad in honed limestone. The mask is penetrated by only two openings on the western façade and a “frieze” of windows above. Very little of the house is visible from the street – even the thrust of the sculptural roof is hidden from view.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: Touzet Studio
  • Project: Coral Gables Residence
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Photography: Robin Hill
  • Software used: AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

SHIRASU in Kagoshima, Japan by ARAY Architecture

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: ARAY Architecture

The resident did not rely on energy in South Kyushuof high temperature and humidity, and hoped for ecology life with the environment.

The wind of land is felt, rain water is saved, and it enjoys gardening. It is native life. The site is a residential quarter that extends on a Shirasu plateau near from the Kagoshima City downtown. I then thought native house (eco-house) with the soil (Shirasu) as the material that formed this plateau native by the made Shirasu block.

Image Courtesy © DAICI ANO

  • Architects: ARAY Architecture
  • Project: SHIRASU
  • Location: Kagoshima, Japan
  • Photography: DAICI ANO
  • Architect In Charge: Asei Suzuki
  • Structural design: tmsd & takashi manda structural design
  • Contractor: tagzhaus
  • Site Area: 228.9 sqm
  • Building Area: 88.0 sqm
  • Floor Area: 143.9 sqm
  • Date of completion: 2013.07.15.
  • Software used: AutoCad, Vectorworks, Photoshop and Illustorator.
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