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House of fluctuations in Tokyo, Japan by satoru hirota architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: satoru hirota architects

This is the single-family house located in Tokyo.

Restrictions on space of land and height is severe , and housing is dense.

Image Courtesy © satoru hirota architects

Image Courtesy © satoru hirota architects

  • Architects: satoru hirota architects (Satoru Hirota + Yasuko Hirota)
  • Project: House of fluctuations
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Structure Architect: Nieda Atelier / Taizen Nieda + Mitsuyoshi Yoshida
  • Contractor: Watanabe Giken Co., Ltd. / Kenji Kodama
  • Site area: 171.68m2
  • Building area: 68.67m2
  • Total floor area: 137.32m2
  • Complete year: 2015

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Portable Tiny House by Salt & Water

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Salt & Water

Salt & Water design studio proudly presents its latest eco-friendly project, a portable tiny house ready to fit into any landscape.

The house is mostly made of natural materials, such as wood. Its design is based on the idea of combining the outer space with the interior, a concept that provides a strong connection between users and the surroundings. This kind of layout provides users with much-needed privacy, relaxation in a natural environment, as well as complete safety.

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

Image Courtesy © Salt & Water

  • Architects: Salt & Water (Branka Malenica)
  • Project: Portable Tiny House

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“House in La Isla” in Nordelta, Argentina by CIBA ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: CIBA ARCHITECTURE

Monochromatic, distinguishing the house volume detaching it from the rest. White, so its emphatic forms are not mixed with the environment.

Its symmetry creates a linear, compact look, reserving all the intimacy to the back facade, completely open to the lake.

Image Courtesy © CIBA ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © CIBA ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: CIBA ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: House in La Isla
  • Location: Nordelta, Argentina
  • Total built area: 4661 sqft

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Northern Rivers Beach House in Northern NSW, Australia by REFRESH*DESIGN

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: REFRESH*DESIGN

Located in a beachside setting, the architectural brief for this project was to design a contemporary, yet cost effective three-bedroom house, well connected to nature and featuring subtropical open-plan living in a temperate climate. The initial premise for the design was to ‘re-interpret’ the beach house by integrating traditional materials of corrugated metal, fibre cement sheeting and timber elements, onto a contemporary and dynamic shape.

Image Courtesy © Damien Bredberg Photography

Image Courtesy © Damien Bredberg Photography

  • Architects: REFRESH*DESIGN (Erhard Rathmayr & Monika Obrist)
  • Project: Northern Rivers Beach House
  • Location: South Golden Beach, Northern NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Damien Bredberg Photography
  • Structural engineers: Incode Engineers
  • Builder: Shinoharra Owner Builder
  • Certifier: Byron Shire Council
  • Timeline: 2014

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Cooperative Housing Scheme on Hafer Road in London, England by Mark Fairhurst Architects

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: Mark Fairhurst Architects 

Mark Fairhurst Architects were appointed in 2014 by Kuropatwa Ltd. the developer/ contractor for the technical design of the 16 residential apartments at Hafer Road, we were challenged to deliver what was a relatively complex concept design by Peter Barber Architects.

Located in the London Borough of Wandsworth close to Clapham Common and Lavender Hill, 4-8 Hafer Road is a cooperative housing development replacing 8 existing flats on a former bomb damaged site with 4 maisonettes and a further 12 residential units.

Image Courtesy © Morely von Sternberg

Image Courtesy © Morely von Sternberg

  • Architects: Mark Fairhurst Architects
  • Project: Cooperative Housing Scheme
  • Location: 4-8 Hafer Road, London SW11 1HF, London, England
  • Photography: Morely von Sternberg
  • Client/Developer: On the Rise Housing Co-operative
  • Contractor/Developer: Kuropatwa Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Hall Davis Consulting Engineers
  • M&E Engineers: Mandick Waring Consulting Engineers
  • CDM Coordinator: Andrew Worsley
  • Party Wall Surveyor: GKR Associates
  • Acoustic Consultants: KP Acoustics
  • Energy Consultants: Mandick Waring Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: Buckley Design Associates
  • Floor Area: 1,517 sq/m

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Neu Leopoldau in Vienna, Austria by feld72 Architekten ZT GmbH

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: feld72 Architekten ZT GmbH 

Smart environment for young and young-at-heart home living on the outskirts of the city in a post-industrial complex. Strategies for creating community: this starts with identification through the design and continues with the quarter’s connecting ring structure and the belt formed by the wall surrounding the property, with special communication areas reflecting the layering principle of the building. A residential building as smart module of social life: tiered and networked communal zones and communication areas create the village in the buildings, and special extra spaces for whatever self-development is to be defined in the surrounding homes connect the private with the (semi-) public sphere. A building as a very flexible structure able to inspire the imagination and joie de vivre.

Image Courtesy © RIVIERA | MORETTI

Image Courtesy © RIVIERA | MORETTI

  • Architects: feld72 Architekten ZT GmbH
  • Project: Neu Leopoldau
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Visualization:  RIVIERA | MORETTI
  • Client: Schwarzatal
  • Cooperation Partners: Prof. Dr. Jens Dangschat (Sociologist), IBO, KH13, raum kommunikation
  • Landscape PartnerKSLA – Katja Simma Landschaftsarchitektur
  • GFA: 5.400 m²
  • GFA: 5.400 m²
  • Year: 2015

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CLOYS Apartment in Paris, France by Atelier 56S

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: Atelier 56S

An ancient parking lot was divided into different apartments in the heart of Paris. To transform this raw surface into apartments, the project management wanted the structure to keep its industrial aspect.

The main challenge was to take advantage of the unique light source: South-oriented and situated in one of the apartment’s angles. The idea was to compact the night area to benefit from a higher flexibility in the living space. Peripheral wood furniture, serving as library, kitchen, desk and storage, was made to create space and visual continuity in the whole apartment. A mobile wall can occasionally be used to host friends.

The concrete beams and ceiling remain to keep the spirit of the place, while lessening the resonance thanks to a wooden slats-made false ceiling.

Image Courtesy © Jeremias Gonzalez

Image Courtesy © Jeremias Gonzalez

  • Architects: Atelier 56S
  • Project: CLOYS Apartment
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Jeremias Gonzalez
  • Area: 102 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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Edifício Samambaia in Brasília, Brazil by A Pino Arquitetos

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: A Pino Arquitetos 

For its blue at sunrise and its orange color at dusk, Brasilia has one of the most beautiful skies of Brazil, beloved by locals and visitors. The residential project in question, with 40 housing units, which will be located in the administrative region of Fern, had as its starting point the horizon of the sky of Brasilia.

Image Courtesy © A Pino Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © A Pino Arquitetos

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Woolloongabba Gardenhouse in Queensland, Australia by REFRESH*DESIGN

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: REFRESH*DESIGN 

Searching for a sustainable alternative to the urban sprawl, REFRESH* has developed a model of infill-development that sensitively increases density of urban areas, which is branded ‘my gardenhouse’. Located in a Brisbane inner-city suburb, this project is an example of how such a gardenhouse has transformed the often unutilised backyard into a multi-generational home to cater for different life stages.

EXTERNAL, Image Courtesy © Roger D’Souza Photographer

EXTERNAL, Image Courtesy © Roger D’Souza Photographer

  • Architects: REFRESH*DESIGN (Erhard Rathmayr, Monika Obrist, Gareth Hartnell)
  • Project: Woolloongabba Gardenhouse
  • Location: Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Roger D’Souza Photographer
  • Structural Engineers: Incode Engineers
  • Design and Documentation: 2015
  • Construction: July 2015 to Jan 2016

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Shenzhen Victoria Harbour Villa in Guangdong Province, China by Li Yizhong Interior Design

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: Li Yizhong Interior Design

In 2014, we were required to design a villa located at Shenzhen Bay in Nanshan district, Guangdong Province, China. Client Mr. Xu is a Teochew, who is from Chaoshan Teoswa where is the linguistic and cultural region in the east of Guangdong, China that is developing into a single metropolis. As we know, most Teochew people like design in malacosoma rich, bronze color and other heavy fine wood carvings, decorated in a warm atmosphere, which might not incompatible with our philosophy. Even more, Mr. Xu had already have one design plan which was being under pre-construction. He complaint that he was not that satisfied with that previous design. At the beginning, we were worried that he might not that into our design, but he indicated ‘modern’ was actually what he was looking for.

Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design

Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design

 

  • Architects: Li Yizhong Interior Design
  • Project: Shenzhen Victoria Harbour Villa
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
  • Design Company: DDSY Residential Interior Design (A subsidiary of Li Yizhong Interior Design)
  • Project Team: Li Yizhong, Fan Yihua, Xiong Can, Huang Jianfeng, Ou Xueting, Sun Bin, Ye Zenghui, Hu Peng
  • Service: Interior Design, Soft Furnishings Design, Lighting Design and Consulting Service
  • Materials: Italian Wood Grain, Juglans Wood Finish, Hard Fabric, Oak Floor Covering and Copper Stainless Steel
  • Area: 620 square meters
  • Awards: Best Villa Design of Jintang Price 2015, Best Living Space – Villa Design Award of China National Interior Decoration Association (CIDA) 2015.

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