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Kant K in Kyoto, Japan by koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: koyori DATT

A residential complex located in Muko city, Kyoto. The building is facing to a historical street. The location is mixed with historic sites and countryside sceneries as well as the modern shops and apartments, making the area rather unarranged. Thus, we aimed not just to meet the requirements as a preferable rent but also aimed to make the architecture have positive effects to the townscape when to design this apartment.

Image Courtesy © Shohei Yoshida

  • Architects: koyori DATT (Keita Ikebe, Masahiko Nakamura, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: Kant K
  • Location: Muko city, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Shohei Yoshida
  • Main structure: RC structure
  • Lot area: 1292.93m2
  • Total floor area: 1369.69m2
  • Completion: August, 2016

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Canto Cholul House in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

“Humans should not try to conquer nature with technology, they should create architecture that is blessed by nature” Toyo Ito

Immersed in a 2300 square meter plot containing around 60 trees is Casa Canto Cholul, a project that seeks to create a dynamic, spatial and formal coexistence between nature and architecture. Curved walls made with stone from the region and pigmented cement embrace the trees as if trying to fit in, these being the ones that give a welcome into the house; paths between trees and shadows direct to the main entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura (Arq. Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Arq. Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Arq. Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar)
  • Project: Canto Cholul House
  • Location: Cholul, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Arq. Jorge Escalante Chan, D.I Paloma Ortiz Díaz, Alberto Góngora Brito
  • Structure: Taller Estilo Arquitectura S de R.L de C.V., Ing. Rafael Domínguez Barjau
  • Lote size: 2,310.00 sqm
  • Living space: 361.00 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Perched House in Melbourne, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Rara Architecture

Perched House is a light extension at the rear of an inner city semi-detached Edwardian house that sweeps over your head.

The brief and site are common in inner-city Melbourne properties. Usually, because of the need to pack in as much space and storage as possible, the spaces are susceptible to becoming dark and feeling cramped. We decided to stick to the essentials and neatening up the layout to reduce dead space while playing with natural light to increase the drama and the effect – the space is in fact quite small, but no one would think so.

Image Courtesy © Natalie Jeffcott

  • Architects: Rara Architecture
  • Project: Perched House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Melbourne Australia
  • Photography: Natalie Jeffcott
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Design Team: Wesley Spencer (Lead Architect), Mathilde Polmard
  • Builder: Cloverleigh Home Improvements
  • Cabinet Makers Jemco Kitchens

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Aresta House in Brasília, Brazil by BLOCO Arquitetos

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: BLOCO Arquitetos

The house is located in a residential area far away from the city center in Brasília. The weather in this part of Brazil is characterized by a thermal amplitude that causes the temperatures to be normally mild in the morning and either hot or very hot during the afternoons. The neighboring lots allows the buildings to be very close from each other, however, the view to the west; the one that is directly exposed to the afternoon sun, has unobstructed views towards the valley.

Image Courtesy © Haruo Mikami

  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Project: Aresta House
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Haruo Mikami
  • Authors: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
  • Colaboration: Tatiana Lopes, Victor Machado and Guilherme Mahana
  • Structural Engineer: André Torres

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Tello House in Morelos, Mexico by PRODUCTORA

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: PRODUCTORA 

The program of this single-family dwelling is resolved in four staggered volumes each with a 5 x 5 meter footprint. The staggering occurs both in plan and cross-section, and responds to different conditions. The staggered plan responds to the integration into the project of an existing large tree on the site, and the positioning of a garage. The staggered cross-section corresponds to the slope of the site, forming connections between the different spaces that are set off from each other vertically. The double-height dining room functions as the home’s principal space, articulating the program by means of the central staircase that links all of the vertically staggered spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

  • Architects: PRODUCTORA
  • Project: Tello House
  • Location: Morelos, Mexico
  • Photographer: Luis Gallardo
  • Collaborators: Gerardo Aguilar, Mateo Agudelo
  • Structural Engineering: Kaltia (Verónica Correa)
  • Contractor: Arq. Roger Desdier Tello
  • Client: Tello Family
  • Surface: 180 m²
  • Date: 2016

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QP Apartments in Sofia, Bulgaria by HAVE Architects

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: HAVE Architects 

The main objective of the project was to create something entirely different from the common residential buildings in Bulgaria, most of which are characterized as “recycled socialistic” panel blocks. There are two types of materials used on the façade – colored metal panels for the “golden shell” and dark tinted glass for the apartments. In between each apartment, there are curtains – some of them are from tinted glass and others from perforated stainless steel. Due to the strict technical parameters of the projected buildings, a big part of the construction is heavily monitored. The project “QP apartments” consists of three individual buildings with various types of housing options and parking on the ground level. The first building is called Q, which houses smaller apartments, while the other building named P, is bigger and includes luxurious penthouses. On the ground level of both apartment buildings, there is place for parking and recreational areas.

Image Courtesy © HAVE Architects

  • Architects: HAVE Architects
  • Project: QP Apartments
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Author: Stefan Mihaylov
  • Materials: Metal panels, glass
  • Number of floors: 4
  • Height: 12m
  • Area: 6120 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Casa O2 in Córdoba, Spain by Oslo Constructora SRL

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Oslo Constructora SRL 

The house is located in a field on the outskirts of the city of Rio Tercero with a wide and natural landscape.

From the beginning, the client requested a project where only two people would live but they would receive regular visits of relatives, therefore, it was thought to be a house with large versatile spaces allowing to be adapted to the active social life of the users with a strong connection with the environment.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Gonzalo Viramonte

  • Architects: Oslo Constructora SRL (Constantino Trebucq, Josefina Trebucq, Milagros Sirena)
  • Project: Casa O2
  • Location: La Justina, Rio Tercero, Córdoba, Spain
  • Photography: Arq. Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Constructed area: 340 m2
  • Year: 2017

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De Halve Maen Apartment Building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v. 

Overhoeks

De Halve Maen, named after the vessel of the Dutch East India Company, is an apartment building that is part of the Overhoeks development. Attractive, high-quality, spacious homes have been created on the former Shell terrain, beautifully located on the north shore of the river IJ. Mecanoo designed a symmetrical U-shaped building in a park area with a tall masonry plinth and tiered superstructure.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten b.v.

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House along Saigoku Highway in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan by Koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Koyori DATT

The “House along Saigoku highway” is a renovation project of an over-100-year-old wooden house located aside the Saigoku highway in the city of Muko at Kyoto Prefecture. Due to artistic activity made by the owner; it is a living and atelier space for a 3 member’s family; the 60-years-old parents and their high school teenager son.

Image Courtesy © Koyori DATT

  • Architects: Koyori DATT (Masahiko Nakamura, Keita Ikebe, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: House along Saigoku Highway
  • Location: City of Muko, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Main structure: Wooden construction with RC parts
  • Structure: Kaneko Takeshi structural design office
  • Completion: January 2016
  • Completion: Exteriors, estimated May 2016

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“House in Umezu” in Kyoto City, Japan by Koyori DATT

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Koyori, DATT

It is a wooden two-story house located in a residential area of fire prevention zone of Ukyo area in Kyoto city.

The inhabitants are a married couple in their late 20s and their children.

The site is a sunny airy three-way corner lot.

Image Courtesy © Kosuke Arakawa

  • Architects: Koyori DATT (Nahoko Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Keita Ikebe, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: House in Umezu
  • Location: Kyoto City, Japan
  • Photography: Kosuke Arakawa
  • Structure: Kaneko Takeshi structural design office
  • Main structure: Wood
  • Lot area: 100.70m2
  • Total floor area: 92.748m2
  • Completion: June, 2015

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