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House in Shimoda, Japan by EANA

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: EANA

Residential scale and scenes acquired in response to a variety of life もち the open space while closed. In the land flagpole typical about 2m future, may be surrounded by housing the four sides, leaving 2m residential areas of the hill, and a portion of road contact, it was necessary consideration specific densely. Site than the shape, ensuring space and turning the car can be, take a leisurely visitor, he was that big of column-free living and want to be able to entertain.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: EANA
  • Project: House in Shimoda
  • Location: Yokohama city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Principal use: Family house
  • Client: non disclosure
  • Construction: Eiko Kensetsu
  • Main structure: Timber construction
  • Site area: 175.10 sqm
  • Building area: 77.80sqm
  • Total floor area: 142.60sqm
  • Completion: january. 2012
  • Design period: february. 2011 – July. 2011
  • Construction period: august. 2011-january. 2012
  • Project team: EANA | Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe
  • Structural design: Kenji Nawa / nawakenji-m

Chipicas Town Houses in Valle de Bravo, México by Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

The Chipicas Town Houses are four independent single buildings, which were built inside a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The vertical design was used to salvage most of the vegetation, as well as, a solution to the small footprint. The Chipicas Houses were designed with two sides of the façade made of floor to ceiling windows and two sides with a skin made of wooden lattice to gain a sense of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro Soto 

  • Architects: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos
  • Project: Chipicas Town Houses
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, México
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Collaborators: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia, Alfredo Cortes Tellez, Miguel Campero, José Luis Salamanca
  • Area: 720 sqm
  • Year: 2009

Cabué House in Argentina, Patagonia by Nomade Architects

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Nomade Architects

This 130 m² house is constructed in “Los Huemules” Ecological Reserve, 10 km from El Chalten town in the southern part of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The Patagonian natural environment that surrounds the project was the most important input for designing this residence: the scale of the construction is aligned with the forest canopy providing a contained horizontal view from the interior to the sheltered heart of the forest.

Image Courtesy Nomade Architects 

  • Architects: Nomade Architects
  • Project: Cabué House
  • Location: El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  • Software used: Autocad and 3DStudio

Dual House in Ahmedabad, India by Vipul Patel Architects (VPA)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: Vipul Patel Architects (VPA)

Two individual houses were to be designed for 2 brothers and their families was the brief of this project. The plot (1000 smt) is situated in the R3 zone of the outskirts of Ahmedabad (a city in the western part of India). A very clear instruction from the client was that they did not want to divide the plot and use it as a huge common space for both the families.

Image Courtesy Vipul Patel Architects (VPA) 

G.C. House in Ovar, Portugal by Atelier d’Architecture | Lopes da Costa

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: Atelier d’Architecture | Lopes da Costa

The arrival at the house is characterised by two exposed concrete walls which surround the building, both hiding and sheltering it. Access is established via a ramp covered by a canopy which extends from the house until the gate, set against an iron pillar. The house is essentially closed to the north and east, opening totally to the south and west in the direction of the sun, benefiting from a privileged relationship with the garden, patios and swimming pool.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar 

  • Architects: Atelier d’Architecture | Lopes da Costa
  • Project: G.C. House
  • Location: Ovar, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Architecture: José António Lopes da Costa, Tiago Meireles
  • Collaborators: Rita Gonçalves, Filipe Ribeiro
  • Technical: Structures – Luís Rocha (Engineer)
  • Specialties: Water and Sanitation – Ana Portugal (Engineer), Electrical Equipment and Telecommunications – José Oliveira (Engineer)
  • Project Date: 2001/2003
  • Construction Date: 2003/2005

23 Local Authority Housing in Paris, France by Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Avignon-Clouet Architectes

There are two buildings situated n°42-48 “Rebière” street. It includes 23 accommodations: G+3 Duplex (7 units) and G+8 (16 units + 1 association premises of 80 m2). These two separate entities surround two other buildings designed by the agency “Atelier Provisoire” from Bordeaux. The buildings are connected through exterior walkways. The selected urban location allows to create one of the only ground floor with garden, on the whole construction project of “Rebière” street.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau 

  • Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
  • Project: 23 Local Authority Housing
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, 3dS Max

Plot 40 House in São Paulo, Brazil by Tacoa Arquitetos

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Tacoa Arquitetos

The São Roque residence was designed based on two constraints: it should take full advantage of the southern view of the lot with an average slope of twenty percent, and be a single-floor dwelling. As a site for the house and the immediate yard, a thirty by thirty meter area was leveled to a height of three meters below the highest point of the lot, based on a calculation of equal amounts of excavation and landfill, using retaining walls reinforced with geo-grids.

Image Courtesy Tacoa Arquitetos 

  • Architects: Tacoa Arquitetos
  • Project: Plot 40 House
  • Location: São Roque, São Paulo, Brazil

The Beaumont House in Montreal, Canada by Henri Cleinge, Architecte

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Henri Cleinge, Architecte

Inspired to create a home to be experienced by all five senses, the Beaumont concrete house evolved as an exploration project. The design, understated, is situated in a mixed use neighborhood where residential duplexes coexist with small to midsize industrial buildings. Despite the project’s integration, a number of features distinguish the project from other buildings in the area.

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer 

  • Architects: Henri Cleinge, Architecte
  • Project: The Beaumont House
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Marc Cramer
  • Client: Henri Cleinge
  • Team: Henri Cleinge, Michel Lefebvre
  • Structural Engineer: César Zelaya
  • General Contractor: Bâtitu
  • Area: 3200 square feet
  • Budget: on request
  • Date of completion: 2011

303 Canyon in Boulder, Colorado by Arch11

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Arch11

In Boulder, Colo., three households recently moved into an Arch11-designed townhouse project built on a small lot in a funky light industrial area near Boulder’s downtown area. The project– a design/build collaboration between Arch11, a commercial and residential architecture firm with offices in Boulder and Denver, and Hammer well, a Boulder construction firm – was recently featured in The New York Times Home  section.

Image Courtesy © Raul Garcia 

  • Architects: Arch11
  • Project: 303 Canyon
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Raul Garcia
  • Main construction materials: Steel panels with Galvalume finish., Cedar siding on a rain screen, Stucco
  • Any sustainable features of the design: Well- built/ well insulated, Xeric landscaping, Passive solar design orientation, FSC lumber, Minimixed land use
  • Any key products you specified for the project: Wolf sub-zero appliances, Spark-fire fireplaces, Flooring—polished concrete, Handmade Heath Tiles
  • Software used: Sketchup and Revit

Can Bisa House in Barcelona, Spain by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Can Bisa is a late-19th century mansion now owned by Vilassar de Mar Council. Situated on the Riera de Cabrils watercourse, it occupies part of a street block that used to include a factory, now demolished. Its historic and heritage value and the strategic position it occupies in the town as a whole led the Council to consider it the ideal venue for a cultural facility, completing the complex with a social housing block.

Image Courtesy © Andrés Flajszer 

  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
  • Project: Can Bisa House
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Andrés Flajszer
  • Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, architects; Carme Balada, ceramist; Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, technical architects; Marta Ballester, architecture student; Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer; STATIC, structure; Albert Colomer, engineer; SJ12, installations
  • Design date: 2009
  • Construction date: 2010-11
  • Client: Vilassar Societat Municipal de Promocions Urbanes SA
  • Contractor: EMCOFA
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