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Rosen Penthouse in Bordighera, Italy by ELEVENstudio

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: ELEVENstudio

The renovation of this 80-sqm-apartment located on the last floor of a traditional early 1900 English villa has used a very linear design as a frame for an eclectic mix of modern, ancient and ethnic details.

The designers found a space that had been strongly transformed during the last renovation made in the 80’s. Revisiting the stylistic choices made in order to lighten and de-materialize the existing structure, they tried to create back a dialogue with the traditional architecture.

Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio

Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio

  • Architects: ELEVENstudio
  • Project: Rosen Penthouse
  • Location: Bordighera, Italy

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Haus Bavaria in Regensburg, Germany by Carlo Berarducci Architecture

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Carlo Berarducci Architecture

The project for a private urban residence is part of a continuous urban front in the heart of the medieval city of Regensburg in Bavaria.

In the historic medieval city center of Regensburg in Bavaria, the project foresees the reconstruction of a building, part of a traditional continuous urban “quint”.

Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz

Image Courtesy © Herbert Stolz

  • Architects: Carlo Berarducci Architecture
  • Project: Haus Bavaria
  • Location: Regensburg, Germany
  • Photography: Herbert Stolz
  • Civil Engineer: Carlo Zimatore Engineer
  • Structural Engineer: Ingenieurburo Dr Lammel
  • Environmental Engineer: Elektroplannung Gmbh
  • Project Management: Carlo Berarducci, Carlo Zimatore
  • Design Team: Marco Folchi, Rossella Lanari, Davide Marchetti, Daniela Pastore
  • Main Contractor: Eukia Wohn Und Industriebau Baubetreuungs Gmbh Regensburg
  • Building Area: Mq 900
  • Project Date: 2006
  • Completion Date: December 2011

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Prefabricating the Void in Korea by Dioinno Architecture PLLC

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Dioinno Architecture PLLC

The timber structure in Korean traditional architecture presents fundamental nature of sustainability, maintaining the concept of physical space (whole) even after continuous renovation, change and transformation of materials (parts). Using the mode of ‘Prefabrication’, we attempt to reconstruct the space of living, based on ‘Madang’, an empty space with multiple functions and diverse social implications. Two base modules are used to create the diverse configurations, the solid and the void. The module in the Korean traditional housing is called ‘Kan’, the bay between columns. It needs bigger timber necessary to build larger ‘Kan’, which makes it very expensive to construct. Also, more ‘Kan’ implies bigger scale of construction, implying socio political values in the modularity of architecture. Sometimes, the housing is moved to other locations after the disassembling and reassembling, since permanent joint connection is rarely used in the traditional timber technique. The material is continuously replaced and reconfigured to strengthen the sense of space, emphasizing the relationship between the solid and void, the nature and architecture. The ‘Madang’ in Korean housing is naturally a void, a left over space. It is open framework between public street and private housing so that it can serve for either the public event, or extended private function. In the modern multifamily housing equipped with market driven globalization, the void has been disappeared. Without the void, apartment housing is the repetition of same plans. The functional space standardized the way of living. The façade becomes thin membrane dividing the public and private. Therefore, Prefabricating the void suggests to reconstruct diverse function of voids by prefabrication in architecture, giving depth to the façade, providing open framework for the residents to use with various purposes.

Image Courtesy © Dioinno Architecture PLLC

Image Courtesy © Dioinno Architecture PLLC

  • Architects: Dioinno Architecture PLLC
  • Project: Prefabricating the Void
  • Location: Korea
  • Design team: Jin Young Song, Kiwon Kim, Junghoon Ko, Byungki Kim

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Downs Path Contemporary Residence in New York by Blaze Makoid Architecture

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: The McGraw Agency

The owners of this house live outside the United States and hired Blaze Makoid Architecture a few days before returning to their fulltime residence.  Almost all of the design effort with these highly involved clients has occurred without the luxury of face to face meetings.

Image Courtesy © Blaze Makoid Architecture

Image Courtesy © Blaze Makoid Architecture

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Don River House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

The parents of a close-knit, multi-generational family wanted a quiet and easily maintained urban retreat as a comfortable place for their family to enjoy a variety of experiences, alone or together, particularly outdoors. They were also extremely interested in land stewardship. In response, LGA Architectural Partners master planned the family’s existing home into an unusual and holistic environment that exemplifies a new form of luxury: a non-material and restorative environment that is designed to foster connections with both family and nature. In an affluent area of Toronto and on the bank of a tributary of the Don River, the property is unique, a blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces that engage the family with their setting while also fostering biodiversity and wellness.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Don River House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Erik Cunnington, Project Architect, Allison Janes
  • Consultant Team: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Boszko & Verity Inc.
  • Size:
    • House Addition: 800 square feet
    • Pool House: 475 square feet
    • Garage:  1,000 square feet
    • Site: 0.7 acres
  • Completion: June 2012

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Bojanic House in Sherman Oaks, California by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Martin Fenlon Architecture 

What started out as a relatively minor remodel of a modest bungalow evolved over the course of construction into a new 2,500 s.f. house, with the existing foundation and footprint as the only original elements.  The Bojanics acted as owner-builders, keeping construction costs to a bare minimum.  The end result was a uniquely collaborative effort; one where the design was worked out on a day-to-day basis during construction in a manner that bordered on improvisation.

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

  • Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
  • Project: Bojanic House
  • Location: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
  • Client: Val & Dee Bojanic
  • Structural Engineer: Hongkook Kim
  • Constructed Area: 762 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004-2006

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Sinbad Creek Residence in Sunol, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The Sinbad Creek House project started in 2008, when the owners – a couple, newly retired from the biotech field and avid horseback riders – decided they wanted to be able to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Desiring a change from condominium living, they purchased a bucolic 5.3 acre hillside lot in rural Sunol, with unique views in three directions: a beautiful up-slope hillside with mature oaks and a giant walnut tree to the east, a canyon ridge to the west, and Mission Peak to the south. They imagined a modern residence that would embrace its beautiful setting, take advantage of the site’s many vistas, and allow for multiple ways of enjoying the surrounding natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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K15 in Düsseldorf, ‎Germany by Pier7 Architekten

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Pier7 Architekten

Transformation – WHEN REBUILDING BECOMES RETHINKING.

Thinking and planning provocatively.

Building into the existing context of a hillside was a challenge, which Pier7 confronted with simplicity and clarity. Guiding the light through the building and meticulously considering every detail was of utmost importance. The brief called for a one storey house towards the street, typical for this residential area in Düsseldorf. By cleverly offsetting the facade a scale floor is inserted, thus creating the illusion of a one storey building. As the building evolves towards the garden, the volumes are carved into the Hillside and the house becomes two and three storeys tall. The facade opens up towards a panoramic green landscape and simultaneously offers privacy. This allows for a private pool and a two level terrace. The ground level opens up towards the garden thus becoming one with nature. In the evening an ambient illumination adds a special touch to the facade and trees.

Image Courtesy © Pier7 Architekten

Image Courtesy © Pier7 Architekten

  • Architects: Pier7 Architekten (Dennis Liesenhoff)
  • Project: K15
  • Location: Düsseldorf, ‎Germany

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Adams Fleming House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

On a street of historic, working-class cottages in Toronto’s west end, adjacent to a railway line and a supermarket parking lot, a vacant auto-body shop may have seemed like an unlikely impetus for a residence with a domestic character. The clients—Debbie Adams, a graphic designer, and Peter Fleming, a furniture designer/craftsman—had a limited budget but considerable talent and resources. Working with Levitt Goodman Architects, the project became a laboratory for artistic collaboration and experimentation. Over several years they have transformed the industrial site into an artful urban oasis.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Adams Fleming House
  • Location: 80 Ritchie Avenue, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Samantha Scroggie, Project Architect
  • Size: 2,000 s.f.
  • Completion: September 2008

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PRIMERA in Gurgaon, India by R+D Studio

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: R+D Studio 

The architecture of the house explores a play of volumes, materials and stark play of light & shadow. The volume blocking is strong & rigid with a further accentuation through contrasting materials – the stunning corten steel with stark whites. Corten steel is used prominently on the façade with seamless joining techniques following a strict geometry. The monotony of white blocks is broken with sharp block patterns created through aluminum grooves.

Image Courtesy © Niveditaa Gupta

Image Courtesy © Niveditaa Gupta

  • Architects: R+D Studio
  • Project: PRIMERA
  • Location: DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon, India
  • Photography: Niveditaa Gupta
  • Client: Narresh Kukkreja
  • Architecture Team: Shikha Doogar, Shridhar Rao, Rachita Malhotra, Sanchit Arora, Shreya Gera, Rashmi Singh
  • Interiors: Shivan & Narresh Homes
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4500 sf
  • Completion year: November 2015

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