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Studio in a mountain resort, Madrid, Spain by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

The project handles the conversion of a 25sq-m apartment in a mountain resort near Madrid. The apartment is cleared completely except for a small bathroom, then inserting into the empty space two wooden boxes for living and sleeping.

Image Courtesy © Yen Chen 

  • Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
  • Project: Studio in a mountain resort, Madrid
  • Location: Navacerrada, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Yen Chen
  • Project: Built 2005
  • Program: Reform apartment for refuge in mountain pass
  • Area: 25 m2

Project 910 in São Paulo,Brasil by Kiko Salomão Arquitetura

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura

\”It cannot be Comercial\”. That was the first thing said by the young couple that own this apartment when we’ve had our first meeting and that really get along with our firm’s way of working. From that moment on we knew that this work would have strong potencials to be unique.

Image Courtesy Alain Brugier

  • Architects: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura
  • Project: Project 910
  • Location: São Paulo,Brasil
  • Project Team: Kiko Salomão, Ana Lino, Rafael Palombo, Renata Leite, Giovanna Kuwada, Brunno de Alencar
  • Year of completion: 2012
  • Area: 515 M2
  • Photography by: Alain Brugier
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Marias Residence in Paphos, Cyprus by Vardastudio Architects & Designers

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Vardastudio Architects & Designers

The house is located outside of Paphos centre, in Geroskipou.

In order to build the comfortable house for the customers, the architect has paid attention to their requirements: three bedrooms, big veranda, a space for family and a special space for celebrations and events, the house has to be located far from the road. The customers preferred classical features in the outside.

Image Courtesy Pambis Iakovou

  • Architects: VardastudioArchitects & Designers
  • Project: Marias Residence
  • Location: Geroskipou, Paphos, Cyprus
  • Design: Vardastudio Architects & Designers
  • Year Of Completion: 1999
  • Photo Credits: Pambis Iakovou


Villa S2 IJburg in Amsterdam, Netherlands by MARC Architects

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: MARC Architects


Villa S2 on IJburg island is a three-story high split-level villa with spacious design, high ceilings and great openness to the waterfront. The form of the villa had to be a very compact one. This is controlled by the relatively small plot so close to the water on one hand and client needs on the other.

Image Courtesy MARC Architects

  • Architects: MARC Architects
  • Project: Villa S2 IJburg in Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Architects: ir. Marc van Driest & ir. Taco van Iersel
  • Structural Engineer: BREED Integrated Design
  • Building Physics: Nieman
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Bloed BV
  • Installation (mechanical): Veldhoen BV
  • Installation (electrical):


Loft en Lyon in France by A2arquitectos

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: A2arquitectos

The challenge was to turn a small but high part of a psychiatric hospital of the 17Th century into a loft.

The Hospital is situated in the area of \”L´Antiquaille\” on the hill below the Fouviére Basilica with a panoramic view of the city of Lyon.

Image Courtesy A2arquitectos

  • Architects: A2arquitectos
  • Project: Loft en Lyon
  • Location: Lyon, France


5 Houses in Barbengo, Switzerland by Studio Meyer e Piattini

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Studio Meyer e Piattini

The five units single family housing project is built in an area east of Collina d’Oro and next to the old nucleus of Barbengo, which is accessible from Cadempino towards Agra-Collina d’Oro.the land descends towards east and is open towards south and north.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Rosselli

  • Architects: Studio Meyer e Piattini
  • Project: 5 Houses in Barbengo
  • Location: Barbengo, Switzerland
  • Photography: Paolo Rosselli
  • Architects: Ira Piattini e Lukas Meyer architetti, Lugano
  • Client: Privato
  • Structural engineering: Pini & Associati, Lugano
  • Design team: Barbara Corbella (Architetto collaboratore)
  • Site supervision:   Direzioni Lavori SA, Lugano
  • Other consultants: IFEC SA, Rivera, Sophie Ambroise, Officina del paesaggio, Lugano (landscape)
  • Site area: Barbengo 6917 Ticino CH
  • Start on site: 2009
  • Completion: 2011
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): 2007-2009
  • Gross internal floor area: 210 m2
  • Built area or Total floor area: Superficie 700mq, Volume 3700mc

Absolute Towers in Toronto, Canada by MAD Architects

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: MAD Architects

Modernism has a famous motto: A house is a machine for living in. However, as we progress further away from the machine age, we are left with a question: what message should architecture convey? What is the house of today?

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: Absolute Towers
  • Location: Mississauga, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Tom Arban
  • Associate Architects: BURKA Architects INC.
  • Structural Engineer: SIGMUND, SOUDACK & ASSOCIATES INC.
  • Mechanical Engineer: ECE Group
  • Electrical Engineer: ECE Group
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design
  • Interior Designer: ESQAPE Design
  • Typology: Residential
  • Tower A: 45,000 sqm, 56 stories/ height 170 m
  • Tower B: 40,000 sqm, 50 stories/ height 150 m
  • Directors: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
  • Design Team: Shen Jun, Robert Groessinger, Florian Pucher, Yi Wenzhen, Hao Yi, Yao Mengyao, Zhao Fan, Liu Yuan, Zhao Wei, Li Kunjuan, Yu Kui, Max Lonnqvist, Eric Spencer

Villa Préfabriqué in Collonges, Switzerland by PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ ARCHITECTE ETS FAS

Friday, January 11th, 2013


Located at the foot of Salève and lined with tall oaks, the plot has a generous view of the Geneva basin. The house consists of modules prefabricated reinforced concrete (prefabricated garages) juxtaposed against each other, thus meeting the program they must contain. Offsets generated between the volumes define the architecture of the new building adapts to the ground.


Low Energy Bamboo House in Rotselaar, Belgium by AST 77 Architecten

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: AST 77 Architecten

The narrow sloping and afforested site, south faced towards the Beukenlaan, is not that typical Flanders plot. In the past the neighbourhood seems to have been a residential recreation zone, where Belgians used to build their individual summer houses. When asked to build a new spacious residence on this particular site, AST77 was confronted with a bungalow and extension.

Image Courtesy © Steven Massart

  • Architects: AST 77 Architecten
  • Project: Low Energy Bamboo House
  • Location: Beukenlaan, Rotselaar, Belgium
  • Photography: Steven Massart
  • Client: Thijs – Peeters
  • Construction Year: 2010 – 2011 
  • Surface area: 1060 m² 
  • Built area: 118 m² 
  • Living surface: 260 m²
  • Energy level: E 40 
  • Building cost: 
  • Phase: Built
  • Software used: The project is drawn in VectorWorks & Google Sketchup
  • Materials: Timber frame construction
    Walls: bamboo – Bamboe Fencing
    Windows: wooden – Kwadro – 1,0 Wm²K
    Roof: Steel plated – Finn roof
    Heating: Floor heating – Climasolutions
    heat pump: Daikin
  • Name Architect: arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe
  • Name engineer: arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe, ir. arch. Bart Gullentops
  • Name safety coordinator: 2B-Safe
  • Name energy consultant: 2B-Safe
  • Name contractors: Kris Hermans, Bamboe Fencing, Climasolutions, Carl Deckers, Makke dakwerken, Kwadro ramen, Dirk Andries, Fremosia Parket, Toca


Bloom House in Los Angeles, CA by Greg Lynn Form

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Greg Lynn Form

The Bloom House is an infill house situated on a 35’x90’ lot with views of the Pacific Ocean.  The exterior is a box with a series of eyelet shaped windows with stainless steel trimming the outer edge of the windows.  The trim runs continuously along the east and west facades and turns the corners to the north and south facades where corner windows are located.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers

  • Architects: Greg Lynn Form
  • Project: Bloom House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Project commencement:  2004
  • Completion date:  2010
  • Design Architects: Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, CA
    Jackilin Bloom, Brittney Hart, Chris Kabatsi, Brian Ha, Danny Bazil, Andreas Krainer
  • Architect of Record: Lookinglass Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA
     Nick Gillock, Emil Mertzel
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, CA
    Cynthia Zabala
  • Mechanical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
    Ramil Carpo
  • Electrical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cost Estimator: Oliver Garrett Construction, Inc. 
    Oliver Garrett


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