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Blake Residence in Melbourne, Australia by FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

This original 1970’s home was transformed into a striking modernist home totally unexpected in the more conservative Caulfield area.

A combination of Dado Render and Woodform Timber Batons on a curved wall creates the first impressions of this property, a far cry from the original façade that was dominated by a tin shed and a driveway.

A pivot door opens to the welcome area with curved walls that guide you to an impressive corridor with high ceilings and a gigantic view of the sky. All the doors off the corridor sit flushed against the wall, hung with pivot hinges and negative detailing surrounds. The bespoke timber circular door handles has an irresistible tactile quality that adds warmth to the space.

Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

  • Architects: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS
  • Project: Blake Residence
  • Location: Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia

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Shifter in Saguramo, Georgia by Stipfold

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Stipfold

The hillside house for a large family is gracefully flattened out on the landscape. The facade is simultaneously minimalistic and massive, marking the building’s modest and strong presence in nature. The multilayered open space in the backside of the house brings an inevitable sense of unexpectedness. The terraces in the garden with lounge areas and The playground carry a cosy vibe.

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

  • Architects: Stipfold
  • Project: Shifter
  • Location: Saguramo, Georgia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD / Lumion
  • Project Leader: Beka Pkhakadze
  • Copywriter: Mika Motskobili
  • Site: 2900 sq.m.
  • Area: 2500 sq.m.
  • Year: 2015

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The Ribbon House in Hong Kong, China by FAK3

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: v2com

FAK3 of Hong Kong has been named a winner in the first annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide for their project ‘The Ribbon House’ which won best ‘Houses interior’.

Ribbon Room, Image Courtesy © FAK3

Ribbon Room, Image Courtesy © FAK3

  • Architects: FAK3
  • Project: The Ribbon House
  • Location: Hong Kong, China

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“House in Estoril Beach” in Boavista Island, Cape Verde by José Adrião Arquitetos

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: José Adrião Arquitetos 

The detached houses at Praia do Estoril are located in a privileged area in Sal-Rei, Boavista Island, Cape Verde. The location is excellent due to the great proximity to the city centre – within a few minutes walking distance –and the direct access to the magnificent beach and the dunes of Praia do Estoril.

Image Courtesy © Nuno Almendra

Image Courtesy © Nuno Almendra

  • Architects: José Adrião Arquitetos (João Albuquerque Matos, Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Sara Jardim)
  • Project: “House in Estoril Beach”
  • Location: Praia do Estoril, Boavista Island, Cape Verde
  • Photography: Nuno Almendra
  • Client: Privado
  • Project Manager: Carla Gonçalves
  • Structure Engineer MB: Engenharia
  • Services Engineer MB: Engenharia
  • General Construction: CFS
  • Gross Floor Area: 3.918 m2
  • Project: 2012

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LE PLAN LIBRE in Taipei, Taiwan by Waterfrom Design

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Waterfrom Design

As the architect Mies Van der Rohe proposes “Skin and bones architecture”, we try to keep all structure expose with two long horizontal sliding windows. Except for providing the house a spacious view and ample sunlight, the exposed frame and glass blur the line between indoor and outdoor.

The cube extend from the facade is an intermediary space between indoor and outdoor. The stainless steel reflects the blue sky and merges the architecture with nature. On the roof garden, we designed a sink in the shape of giant milk box, which is toppled and sprinkled a pool of grass.

Image Courtesy © Sam Tsen

Image Courtesy © Sam Tsen

  • Architects: Waterfrom Design
  • Project: LE PLAN LIBRE
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Sam Tsen
  • Client: Mr. Lee
  • Layout: B1F/garage 1F/living room, gym, dining room, kitchen ,SPA area, master room  2F/2 bedroom, game room, study area
  • Material:limestone, bianco carrara, titanium plating, ceramic, stainless, oak
  • Area: 726m2
  • Design Period:July.2011 ~ Mar.2012
  • Construction Period:Mar.2012 ~ Oct.2013

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Ladrillo in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

Ladrillo (Spanish for ‘brick’) takes its cues from the Spanish Mission architectural style of the original Red Hill cottage. Utilising textured brick, recycled breezeblocks and original decorative plaster, this is architecture focused on textures – a fresh white palette not only unifies these textures, but also unites new and old. Punctuated by a central courtyard distinctly separating these spaces, the design maintains visual connections through the light, airy open architecture, which ultimately creates a beautiful backdrop for family life.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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House in Koidu Village, Estonia by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ

One storey high building is located in Saue parish Koidu village in a private housing area. The geometry of the house is inspired by the plot itself and the movement of the sunlight to catch as much warm southern and western sunlight as possible. The building is a shape-shifter offering different views from every angle.

Image Courtesy © Tõnu Tunnel

Image Courtesy © Tõnu Tunnel

  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ
  • Project: House in Koidu Village
  • Location: Koidu village, Saue parish, Harju county, Estonia
  • Photography: Tõnu Tunnel
  • Client: Tarmo Hillep
  • Structural design: Printsiip OÜ
  • Builder: Villi Kirjanen
  • Structure in: stone and wood construction
  • Gross useable floor space: 157,7 m2
  • Lot size: 2079  m²
  • Start of work: 2014
  • Completion of work: 2016

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Montmartre Housing in Paris, France by Atelier Kempe Thill

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

WINTERGARDEN HOUSING

In January 2012, Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with Fres architects won the competition for fifty apartments, a dentists practice, a mother – child – care center and an underground parking at the Porte de Montmartre in Paris for the public housing corporation Paris Habitat. The apartments are in terms of budget within the lowest financing categories of public social housing for rent. The site is part of the typical former industrial estates and areas with 1960’s apartment complexes along the boulevard Périphérique that are going to be changed into contemporary housing areas.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: Porte de Montmartre, 18th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Cinema4D
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH, Paris / France
  • Co-architect: Fres Architectes, Paris / France

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Arthouse in Kharkiv, Ukraine by Pominchuk Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Pominchuk Architects

Arthouse is our first built project in the typology of terraced houses. The compact spatial layout of the house, made of several blocks, was largely determined by the small area of the plot and the surrounding urban context. The inner structure of each unit resembles an open “bookcase”, where each living process occupies its own level, all of them being interconnected by means of an open staircase. Besides, each block has its own backyard, which can be accessed from the kitchen-dining room. This unconventional layout of the house originally served as a key to the interior of each of the units. Permeated by sunlight, the interrupted space of the house prevails over colour, texture and other ornamental features. However, while designing the interior in one of the blocks belonging to a cheerful energetic lady, we had to find a compromise between the sterility of the house and its emotional component that could be experienced as warm homeliness. Our close collaboration with the client resulted in a sort of Mediterranean dwelling that combines all the necessary features, striking a delicate balance between integrity and emotions.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Avdeenko

Image Courtesy © Ivan Avdeenko

  • Architects: Pominchuk Architects
  • Project: Arthouse
  • Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Ivan Avdeenko
  • Lead Architects: Alexander Pominchuk, Marina Pominchuk
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 285m2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Sørenga Block 6 in Oslo, Norway by MAD arkitekter

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: MAD arkitekter 

The site

The Sørenga quay was until recently a container port in the eastern harbor of Oslo, near the medieval town. The redevelopment of Sørenga is part of the city’s major plans of reconnecting the city to the waterfront. While the Barcode and Tjuvholmen projects are extensions of the existing city structure, Sørenga is at the tip of what will be an entirely new district in Oslo, also comprising the Bispevika area which is still in its planning phase. The eight blocks on the Sørenga quay were planned by four architecture firms, and Block 6 is the most recent of the two blocks designed by Mad arkitekter.

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Project: Sørenga Block 6
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski and Hans Grini
  • Lead architect: Karen Selmer
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling
  • Collaborators: Landskapsfabrikken
  • Area: 12 000 m2
  • Completion year: 2015

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