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The Cave in Jalisco, México by Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

The best way to get to know an architect is to know their projects, they speak for us, unmask us when the work is honest, they exist as a mirror of who we are. There is something behind the cave that speaks of who I am, that form of an enclosed cube that seeks to be hidden from the world, while showing openings that exhibit a contradiction, perhaps I do not want to remain apart from the world, as a proof these narrow cracks show a characteristic from mankind, The longing of being known and loved.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Cesar Béjar

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CRV House in Viagrande, Italy by ACA Amore Campione Architettura

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: ACA Amore Campione Architettura 

The project regards the expansion and the renovation of a farm in the Sicilian hillside, on the slopes of Volcano Etna. The design effort aimed to respect the existing architecture and at the same time to search for a global image. Several features of the local tradition come into play, creating many points of contact between old and new: simple forms and few materials interact with the historical context.

Image Courtesy © Sebastiano Amore

  • Architects: ACA Amore Campione Architettura (Sebastiano Amore, Angela Campione, Corrado Gioia)
  • Project: CRV House 
  • Location: Viagrande (CT), Italy
  • Photography: Sebastiano Amore
  • Collaborators: Federica Basile, Grazia Maugeri, Silvia Spina, Marco Vasta, Michele Versaci
  • Structures: TS Engineering / Michele Privitera
  • Contractor: Morena Rapicavoli
  • Construction: Uniedil / Giovanni Petralia
  • Cost of construction: 1.500.000 €
  • Total area: 4185 sqm
  • House area: 750 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new signature hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the Group’s first announced property in Australia.

The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, in the mixed-use 185-metre tower designed by Zaha Hadid, and will play a part in the ongoing regeneration of the city’s Central Business District. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s financial and legal district, the project is close to the Docklands and the Southbank tourist and entertainment precinct.

Image Courtesy © Visualarch

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Visualarch
  • ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Directors: Michele Pasca di Magliano and Viviana Muscettola
  • ZHA Project Associates: Andres Madrid and Michele Salvi
  • ZHA Project Team: Johannes Elias, Pauline Gidoin, Millie Anderson, Michael Sims, Gaganjit Singh, Natasha Gill, Yooyeon Noh, Vincent Yeung, Hee Seung Lee, Nhan Vo, Sam Mcheileh, Luca Ruggeri, Michael Rogers Juan Camilo Mogollon, Effie Kuan, Julia Hyoun Hee Na, Maria Tsironi, Ashwanth Govindaraji, Cyril Manyara, Cristina Capanna, Massimo Napoleoni, Kostantinos Psomas, Megan Burke, Veronica Erspamer, Ahmed Hassan, Marius Cernica
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture

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Outpost in Idaho by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

Set in the remote, harsh high desert of Idaho, Outpost is an artist’s live/work studio and sculpture garden. The building’s compactness restricts site impact and reinforces the desire to be outside. This is a windy place, and the enclosed “paradise garden,” is separated from the wild landscape by thick masonry walls. The footprint of the house is the limit of intrusion into the land—a simple, clearly defined space. This structure exemplifies Kundig’s belief that the architect’s job is to create an experience of place.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Outpost
  • Location: Idaho, USA
  • Software used: Autocad

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LV House in Spain by A-cero architects

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: A-cero architects 

A-cero presents a new single-family house located in the north of Spain.

With a different aesthetic criteria that characterize the studio managed by architects Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares. This house designed by A-cero is provided outdoors and indoors with high standard quality materials and furniture.

Image Courtesy © Plasmalia

  • Architects: A-cero architects
  • Project: LV House
  • Location: North of Spain
  • Photography: Plasmalia
  • Project Team: A-cero architects
  • Contributors: A-cero In
  • Decoration: A-cero In
  • Lighting: A-cero In
  • Construction area: 1000 m2
  • Construction start and end date: 2013-2014

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Hacienda San Antonio Chablé Restoration for Chablé Resort in Yucatan, Mexico by Central de Proyectos SCP

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Central de Proyectos SCP 

The project to reactivate the old Hacienda San Antonio Chable for a new hotel comprises the restoration and adaptation of the ancient buildings that make up the main settlement of the hacienda, as well as the open spaces, squares and gardens surrounding them. The hacienda, whose first records obtained date from the year 1813, began as a corn and livestock farm, and later as an henequen fiber production site.

Image Courtesy © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón

  • Architects: Central de Proyectos SCP
  • Project: Hacienda San Antonio Chablé Restoration for Chablé Resort
  • Location: Choholá, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Photography: Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
  • Architects in charge: Arq. Ana Laura Puig Casares, Arq. Eduardo Calvo Santisbón, Engineer Luis Jorge Puig Espinosa
  • Decoration: Paulina Morán
  • Surface area: 50,000M2 (5 ha)
  • Year: 2015

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Weekend house in Hiroshima, Japan by Araki+Sasaki architects

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Araki+Sasaki architects

Kumano-cho is the traditional brush production region in Hiroshima, Japan. “Weekend house in Kumano-cho” is the privacy-conscious weekend house for the old family. Therefore, it does not have large southern windows near the neighboring house, while Japanese houses are usually open to the south side.

Image Courtesy © Shinkenchiku-sha

  • Architects: Araki+Sasaki architects
  • Project: Weekend house
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Photography: Shinkenchiku-sha
  • Structure: Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • Site area: 1215.26 m2
  • Building area: 99.65 m2
  • Total floor area: 87.78 m2
  • Project year: 2017

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Yo House in Kiryat Tivon, Israel by SO Architecture

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: SO Architecture 

A home within the nature, at the Israeli peaceful municipality of Kiryat Tivon. 16o Sq. m, built on a 500 Sq. m lot.

The site is sloped to an extent of approximately 30% and is surrounded by a natural oak grove.

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

  • Architects: SO Architecture
  • Project: Yo House
  • Location: Kiryat Tivon, Israel
  • Photography: Shai Epstein
  • Structural Engineer: SABA Engineers and architects
  • Plot: 500 SQM
  • Area: 160 SQM

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Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House in Beijing, China by People’s Architecture Office

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

Mrs. Fan is from a traditional Chinese family. Newlyweds like her are expected to purchase a car and move into a new house in the suburbs to start the next phase of their life. But for people in their early 30’s who wish to be financially independent, the astronomical price of real estate in Beijing makes buying a house on their own nearly impossible.

Image Courtesy © Gao Tianxia

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House
  • Location: Changchun Jie, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Gao Tianxia
  • Client: Mrs. Fan
  • Principal: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Team: Chen Yihuai, Zhang Zhen
  • Date of Completion: July 2016

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Sous-Bois in Liege, Belgium by Luc Spits Architecture

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Luc Spits Architecture

Situated in an undergrowth, this architecture interacts with its surroundings.

The new construction, accesses and approaches are the result of the physical constraints of the site.

Image Courtesy © Luc Spits Architecture

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