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No.8 Wire Residence in Otago, New Zealand by Jonathan Gibb – Architect

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Article source: Jonathan Gibb – Architect

The Concept: No.8 Wire is a paper architecture exploratory analysis of what constitutes the form and idea of a home relative to the landscape of Central Otago NZ. Three types of spatial devices create and inform the architecture, that of solid, transparency and void. The two gabled volumes sit mirrored, off-set and self referential, bared to all, lost within the expanse of the landscape. The aesthetic is a bold foray of form placed in conversant to its surroundings. Its use is a signifier of the NZ concept of resourcefulness and creativity; best described as a kiwi’s ingenuity and adaptability.

Image Courtesy Jonathan Gibb - Architect

  • Architects: Jonathan Gibb – Architect
  • Project: No.8 Wire Residence
  • Location: Otago, New Zealand
  • Software used: Presentation is from 3D modelling using SketchUp, with the renderings using Artlantis. Post production with Adobe Photoshop.


ERA3 in Milan, Italy by LPzR architetti associati

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: LPzR architetti associati

The building is a manifesto of complexity in contemporary architecture. The volumetric composition shows a sequence of addictions and subtractions. There is a plenty of materials: plaster, zinc, wood, concrete, steel, glass, stones are combined together to underline the arrangement of volumes and surfaces.

Image Courtesy LPzR architetti associati


LA Maison DU Boise in Montréal, Canada by Gestion Rene Desjardins

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Gestion Rene Desjardins 

Once they had chosen a wooded site, the mandate was to create a house that would specifically address the children’s well-being. From there, the mother was interested in colour and the father wanted a design that would last “indefinitely”. As for the style, they agreed it would be modern but “not minimalist”.

Image Courtesy Gestion Rene Desjardins


Barrier Island House in Vero Beach, Florida by Sanders Pace Architecture

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Sanders Pace Architecture

This project is located within a waterfront neighborhood of modest 1950’s era houses alongside many more recent supersized replacements. Our process began by evaluating the client’s goals with their existing property in order to determine whether or not the existing single family residence on the site could accommodate their needs. After an early visit to the site it was determined that any improvement to the existing residence would require the demolition of the original terrazzo slab on grade, perhaps the property’s best asset.

Image Courtesy Sanders Pace Architecture


Mandai Courtyard House in Mandai, Singapore by Atelier M+A

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Atelier M+A

Setting amidst the nature reserve that bounds the Upper Seletar reservoir, the bungalow at Mandai area is bestowed with the serenity and repose rarely found in the island of buzzling Singapore.

In the island where every inch of land is dear, the owner’s brief for a single-storey bungalow house is unusual, and reflects a nonchalant attitude towards the mainstream practice of maximising the allowable buildable area granted by the authority.

Image Courtesy Robert Such

  • Architects: Atelier M+A
  • Project: Mandai Courtyard House
  • Location: Mandai, Singapore
  • Photography: Robert Such
  • Project Team: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Site Area: 572 sqm
  • Built Area: 268 sqm


Authentic Lofts, Urban Condos Le Nordelec in Montréal, Canada by HUMÀ design

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: HUMÀ design

As advertised through a marketing campaign that is the talk of the town, Elad Canada, partnered with Groupe IBI-CHBA architectes and HUMÀ design, has inaugurated the majestic conversion of the historic Nordelec building into a residential development of 1,000 urban condos. “With its new units alongside the existing 680,000 square feet of office and retail space that will occupy the ground floor, the Nordelec building will become a hub of exceptional commercial and residential activity, a true city within the city,” predicted Aurèle Cardinal, president of Groupe IBI-CHBA architectes.

Image Courtesy HUMÀ design

  • Architects: HUMÀ design
  • Project: Authentic Lofts, Urban Condos Le Nordelec
  • Location: Montréal,Canada


100 M in Chisinau, Moldova by LINE architects

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: LINE architects

100 square meters,. This is precisely the area of this apartment

  • Interior of the apartment is maintained and minimalist restraint, minimum and maximum space decor
  • The predominance of light colors and wood give the interior warmth and comfort

The living room and kitchen with dining area depleted in a single space, functional areas delineated only furniture that gives the space a larger volume.

Image Courtesy Dmitry Petrov, Ivan Kochev

  • Architects: LINE architects
  • Project: 100 M
  • Location: Chisinau, Moldova
  • Photography: Dmitry Petrov, Ivan Kochev
  • Object: Apartment
  • Name Object: 100 meters simplicity
  • Start of planning: 2012
  • The main materials: wood, glass, MDF
  • Floors: one
  • Area: 100.4 m2


Julia Tower in Barcelona, Spain by Sergi Pons Arquitecte

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Sergi Pons Arquitecte

This project forms part of the urbanization that is taking place in one of the lots left over after the construction of the Ronda de Barcelona, a bypass road, in 1992. A sports centre, a residential development and an old people’s home will all share the same space, creating a public area that will stretch from the street to a square giving access into the different facilities.

Image Courtesy Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Sergi Pons Arquitecte
  • Project: Julia Tower
  • Location: Via Favència 348-350, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Team: Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana
  • Program: 77 Home Units, Facilities and Parking Space
  • Construction Dates: Building 2009-2011
  • Client: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge
  • Collaborators: Gioia Guidazzi, Diana Sajdova
  • Consultants: Encarna García, BOMA, L3J, 3dLife, Ambar Fotografia, Artkitech, Estel Rosell
  • Contractor: Acsa
  • Gross Floor Area: 8.391
  • Budget: 7.518.419
  • State: Built
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula
  • Awards: Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2011 d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme


Chosun Residence in Vancouver by Kevin Vallely Architects

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Kevin Vallely Architects

Situated on the south facing slopes of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, the Chosun residence pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while incorporating distinctly regional elements of exposed wood and timber to create a clean, contemporary West Coast esthetic.

Image Courtesy Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely

  • Architects: Kevin Vallely Architects
  • Project: Chosun Residence
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Photography: Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks


Casa Tierra in Mexico City by Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

The master plan for Cumbres de Santa Fe was developed under the premise that landscape architecture is the one the of the modern urban professions of design and represents a synthesis of art, science and philosophy aiming to take care of the scenery of the earth in a truly holistic, creative and sustainable way.

Cumbres de Santa Fe is a development located in an 80 hectares lot in the west of Mexico City. It is surrounded by three streams (Helechos, Atzoyapan and Grand Entrance stream) that were taken into consideration when conceiving the project with the commitment to have a total respect for these protected ecological areas and to incorporate them into the landscape design. The privileged location of this development, with all this green areas around it, is the intrinsic value that makes it stand out as a true example to the community.

Image Courtesy Pedro Hiriart

  • Architects: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa Tierra
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Pedro Hiriart
  • Design Team: Arq. Juan Pablo Serrano O., Arq. Rafael Monjaraz F., Arq. Mayra Díaz Martínez, Arq. Edgar Velasco
  • Constructora: CONVEA
  • Structural Design: Ing. Humberto Girón
  • Materials: Tierra compactada, madera, metal, piedra, cristal, celdas  solares, equipos ahorradores de energía.
  • Land: 676.64 m2
  • Built: 900 m2
  • Lighting: Luis Lozoya, Brimare, Starco/Magg
  • Interiors: Juan Pablo Serrano O., Stuarr, Roma
  • Bathroom Furniture: Campobella
  • Agustin Y Julian Berardo: Energy and water solution
  • Marble and Granite: ARCA
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