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Cascade House in Hampstead, London by PATALAB Architecture

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: PATALAB Architecture

Transformed into a vessel of natural light.

Situated in the heart of Hampstead Village, our proposal for this once rambling 18th century listed building was developed with local conservation authorities to respect the picturesque setting of the High Street and Perrin’s Court. As a result the external appearance harmonises with the historic setting, whereas the interior by contrast enabled us to design a series of bright and contemporary spaces enhanced with bespoke joinery and panelling.

Image Courtesy © Lyndon Douglas

  • Architects: PATALAB Architecture
  • Project: Cascade House
  • Location: Hampstead High Street, London
  • Photography: Lyndon Douglas
  • Heritage: Grade II listed
  • Project Date: 2012 – 2014
  • Status: Built

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House LenS in São Paulo, Brasil by Obra arquitetos

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Obra arquitetos

House built for a couple with the idea of ​​providing a contemplative and reflective space. This theme was addressed in two ways:

A more intimate, where the whole house is organized around a small patio and differences in levels. This internal patio allows a visual contact between the surroundings of the house, bringing the residents’ life together. Nature, on this small scale, can be observed according to the variations of the seasons.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Obra arquitetos (João Paulo Daolio Thiago Natal Duarte)
  • Project: House LenS
  • Location: São José dos Campos _ São Paulo _ Brasil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interior design: obra arquitetos
  • Landscape Design: obra arquitetos
  • Structural engineer: rodrigo freitas (rf engeneering)
  • Constructional engineer: Truzzi Engenharia
  • Supervision: Cícero Truzzi & Antonio Augusto Truzzi
  • Stories_ B, FL: lower level, intermediate level, roof level
  • Site area(plottage): 450 m2
  • Bldg. area(covered area): 162 m2
  • Total floor area(gross area): 202 m2
  • Completed date: November 2015

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Krøyer Square in Copenhagen, Denmark by Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: COBE

Krøyers Plads is a five-story housing project with a significant location in the centre of the Copenhagen harbour area designed by Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE. The award-winning and Nordic Eco-labelled project is now finished. The project is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach where folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE
  • Project: Krøyer Square
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Client: NCC Property Development
  • Landscape: GHB Landscape Architects
  • Engineer: COWI
  • Contractor: NCC Construction
  • Size: 20.000 m2
  • Status: Commission 2011, construction start 2013, completion end of 2015

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Three Gable Roof House in Oza, Spain by Arrokabe Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Arrokabe Arquitectos

The project is resolved as a single storey household covered by a three-gable roof that covers the enclosed part and the open exterior spaces including a garage. This seminal decision allowed to reduce the scale of the set by adjusting the height of the facades.

Image Courtesy © Luis Diaz Diaz

  • Architects: Arrokabe Arquitectos
  • Project: Three Gable Roof House
  • Location: Oza, 15003, A Coruña, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Diaz Diaz

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Sliding Pergolas House in São Paulo, Brazil by FGMF

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: FGMF

We were asked by a couple of a local University to design a residence of compact programme in a 500m² (5380ft²) site in a gated community. The husband, a technological-research specialist, longed for different-than-usual housing solutions, and had come into contact with our work through our “Tic-Tac Residence” concept-house (link below), that had been published a few months prior. His wife, on the other hand, wished their home to be more on the conventional side, but also put a lot of value in the relationship between the built-object and the site.

Image Courtesy © FGMF

  • Architects: FGMF (Fernando Forte)
  • Project: Sliding Pergolas House
  • Location: Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil

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Shantou Park Lane Manor III in Guangdong Province, China by Li Yizhong Interior Design

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Li Yizhong Interior Design

The design objective in creating this Shantou Park Lane Manor III was inspired by British style, mixing modern and metropolis design, combining Asian-inspired art with contemporary design to create a truly unique and elegant space.

The project is comprised of an open floor plan including a spacious living room, dining room and bar area, master suite, guest suite, two children’s rooms and a large outdoor space.

Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design

  • Architects: Li Yizhong Interior Design (Helen Lee)
  • Project: Shantou Park Lane Manor III
  • Location: Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
  • Project Team: Li Yizhong, Fan Yihua, Xiong Can, Yu Xia, Ye Zenghui, Xiao Yikun, Hu Peng
  • Service: Interior Design and Consulting Service
  • Materials: Brown Marble, Grey Stone, Elegant Brown Marble, White Galaxy Marble, Masa Grey Marble, Snow White Marble, Wallcloth, Leather and Hard Fabric, Wallcloth and Hard Fabric, Wooden Flooring, Wood Finish, Baking Varnish Glass, Black Mirror, Copper Wire Drawing of Stainless Steel and Dark Wire Drawing of Stainless Steel
  • Area: 250 square meters

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Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners  

The construction of a new flagship development, Varso by international real estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an office tower designed by Foster + Partners, has commenced with completion scheduled for 2020. It presents a unique new hotspot for businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city centre.

Varso Tower, at 53 stories (310 metres) will be the tallest building in Poland offering generous, flexible modern office spaces. It will also feature an observation deck, which at 230 metres will make it one of the highest in Europe. From here building users, locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy unique and spectacular views of Warsaw’s skyline and the metropolitan area. There will be also be a restaurant on levels 46 and 47 for visitors. A wide range of facilities and services including shops, restaurants and cafés will occupy the buildings’ ground levels. In addition, vibrant covered internal streets will be open to all throughout the year.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

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#48 Zero Energy in Geel, Belgium by Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: UAU Collectiv

The growing demand for and interest in new forms of living together inspired a Belgian entrepreneurial duo to develop the product Skilpod. A Skilpod is a mobile and modular housing construction that attaches great importance to its energetic properties but that is also always searching for progressive and diverse designs. By means of modular architecture Skilpod searches for a combination of flexibility and energy efficiency. The module is completely built and finished in the Skilpod-studio and subsequently transported and placed on the site. As a result the Skilpod is also moveable to a new location at a later time. The housing constructions are built out of a timber frame structure of CLT, Cross Laminated Timber, and fully isolated with a layer of rock wool insulation. In a Skilpod all techniques can be integrated that are used in a traditional house or office. Application of solar panels, heat pumps, ventilation systems, home automation systems etc. is possible, tailored to the user requirements.

Image Courtesy © Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

  • Architects: Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
  • Project: #48 Zero Energy
  • Location: Geel, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Google SketchUp

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Casa Magayon in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Casa Magayon by Sarco Architects Costa Rica is located in the Peninsula Papagayo Luxury Resort in the northwest pacific region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  The project was awarded the “Highly Commended, Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica 2013-2014” award by the International Property Awards. The home is designed to follow the natural shape of the land, which featured a linear and narrow ridge in east-west direction that turns into a sharply sloping hillside.

Image Courtesy © García Lachner Fotografía

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Casa Magayon
  • Location: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: García Lachner Fotografía
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad
  • Collaborators:
    • Heriel S.A. – Structural Design
    • Circuito S.A. – Electrical Design
    • Termoaire – Plumbing & Air Conditioning
    • Bryan Carlson – Landscape Design
  • Project Area:
    • 1,290m2 overall construction area
    • 550m2 air-conditioned area
  • Completion: July 2015

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12-249 – The Laurentians Home in Quebec, Canada by BONE Structure®

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: BONE Structure®

Quebec is known worldwide for its picturesque landscapes and natural beauty – and along the horizon a new technology is disrupting how North Americans are building their homes. At the forefront of high-performance custom homes lies BONE Structure®, a company devoted to designing and building energy efficient steel structure homes.

Situated two hours northwest of Montreal, in the township of Wentworth, this 3,000 sq. ft. home is characterized by its open concept main floor and easy access walk-out basement.

Image Courtesy © BONE Structure®

  • Architects: BONE Structure®
  • Project: 12-249 – The Laurentians Home
  • Location: Quebec, Canada

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