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A big LITTLE nest in Bordeaux, France by L’atelier miel and Mickaël Martins Afonso, Designer

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Article source: v2com

This small apartment on two levels is located in a stone building, in the heart of the historical centre of Bordeaux.

The challenge of this rehabilitation was to design a small space in which all the functions of a large space would be present.

Drawers under podium, Image Courtesy © Mickaël Martins Afonso

Drawers under podium, Image Courtesy © Mickaël Martins Afonso

  • Architects: L’atelier miel and Mickaël Martins Afonso, Designer
  • Project: A big LITTLE nest
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Mickaël Martins Afonso
  • Area: 45 m2
  • Building works: 10 months
  • Year: 2014

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Quinta do Carvalheiro in São Francisco da Serra, Portugal by GSMM architetti

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: GSMM architetti 

Located in the Serra de Grandola, the plot is characterized by cork oaks and pines forest that dominates the accentuated slope of the landscape on a promontory facing west.

The settlement of the new construction is strictly related to the topography and the surrounding landscape. The compact shape that characterizes the house, aims to limit human intervention in the uncontaminated area. The spaces are organized in a single floor around a square patio that through transparent surfaces and lodges opens to the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

  • Architects: GSMM architetti (Giorgio Santagostino, Monica Margarido)
  • Project: Quinta do Carvalheiro 
  • Location: São Francisco da Serra, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
  • Design Team: Olga Chiaramonte
  • Local architects: Marco Braizinha, Stefano Riva
  • Engineering design: Fungi steel, Raúl Bizarro
  • Schedule: Project 2009 – Realization 2012

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“House in Caramão da Ajuda” in Lisboa, Portugal by phdd arquitectos

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: phdd arquitectos

The Caramão neighborhood in Lisbon, was built between 1940 and 1945 on the slope of Ajuda facing the Tagus and above the Restelo neighborhood.

Along with other social housing in Lisbon, such as Caselas, this neighborhood was designed to represent small villages that provided, in the style of adjustment, a similar type of life of the more humble part of society, to which they were accustomed to and also occupied at the date of its construction.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

 

  • Architects: phdd arquitectos
  • Project: House in Caramão da Ajuda
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Collaborators: Pedro Serra
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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ECO House in Poland by BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

This project of sustainable house is located in the protected landscape area Nature 2000, surrounded by beech and oak forests, horse riding meadows and agricultural lands.

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

  • Architects: BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas
  • Project: ECO House
  • Location: Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Jedrzejczak
  • Other participants consultants: Wiesław Ziembla, Dominika Ropek
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2015 sqm
  • Completion year: 2015

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The Rotterdam Suite in The Netherlands by 123DV

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: 123DV 

What would you expect, when entering a 250 m2 loft at De Rotterdam, the biggest building of The Netherlands, (designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas), at the height of 143 meters, on the 43rd floor? Rotterdam seen from the air shows the omnipresence of water flowing through the city centre. The 25 meter total glass façade stretching from floor to ceiling, offers you a view of the Maas river, flowing through the city towards the Rotterdam harbour. You will look down upon the Erasmus Bridge (designed by UN Studio), the Markthal (designed by MVRDV), the city centre, Delft and on a clear day even The Hague is part of the view.

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

  • Architects: 123DV
  • Project: The Rotterdam Suite
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Hannah Anthonysz
  • Design Team: Samaneh Rezvani, Liong Lie, Silke Roerig, Rajiv Sewtahal, Jasper Polak
  • Completion: 2015

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Y9-House in Fukuoka, Japan by ARCHITECT SHOW CO.,LTD

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: ARCHITECT SHOW CO.,LTD

[Modeling in the air] project is a house reconstruction plan that interconnected with a pediatrics clinics that owned by a client from Fukuoka city , Fukuoka Prefecture.

Looking at the environment of the site, on the east side the main road is flanked by a lush green park, on the north there is an existing pediatric clinic owned by the client, on the southside and westside there are adjacent housing and mansion. With three sides of the sites facing and surrounded by other existing structure it is not an ideal condition to make an opening.

Image Courtesy © TechniStaff Koji Okamoto

Image Courtesy © TechniStaff Koji Okamoto

  • Architects: ARCHITECT SHOW CO.,LTD
  • Project: Y9-House [Modeling in the air]
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: TechniStaff Koji Okamoto
  • Software used: DRA CAD 8 LE

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XVIII Century Traditional House rehabilitation in León, Spain by Marcos Miguélez Architect

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Marcos Miguélez Architect

The project is located in Ponferrada´s City Hall Square, next to the base of the Clock Tower, in one of the 5 gateways to the walled medieval city. This stretch of the wall remains intact due to its shared joint ownership with the cloistered convent of the Conceptionist, which has allowed its preservation until today.

The building corresponds to the traditional construction of XVIII Century houses in El Bierzo: rectangular, formed by volumes attached, with facade shield, courtyard, stratifying its uses by heights. The upper floor is devoted to housing, with a noble area in the square and another craft workshop in the courtyard. The ground floor housed commercial activities.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Vázquez

Image Courtesy © Antonio Vázquez

  • Architects: Marcos Miguélez Architect
  • Project: XVIII Century Traditional House rehabilitation
  • Location: Ponferrada, León, Spain
  • Photography: Antonio Vázquez
  • Client: Trastevere
  • Main Construction Company: Puferca
  • Colaborators: Alejandro Mikrós Herce
  • Size: 600 m2
  • Year: 2016

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House Between The Pine Forest in Paterna, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 

Twenty-one plateaus and seven volumes tell the story of this house.

The aim of the project is to give a new and even identity to a house belonging to the same family for several generations. The original house formed by the aggregation of different interventions at different times, with different construction systems. Each of the rooms in the house describes a moment in life of this family story. Thus it was essential to maintain the structure, spaces, uses, garden and memories, presenting them in a new way.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 
  • Project: House Between The Pine Forest
  • Location: Paterna, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Interior Design: ALFARO HOFMANN
  • Structural Engineer: Josep Ramón Solé | Windmill
  • Project Manager: Studio 2
  • Building Engineer: Carlos García
  • Site Area: 3106,52 m2
  • Built Area: 722.32 m2

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Local Rock Summer Residence in Auckland, New Zealand by Patterson Associates

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Patterson Associates 

Patterson Associates have created this Summer residence on Waiheke Island. A place famous for fine vineyards with illustrious names such as Cable Bay, ManOWar and Passage Rock.

This home is located on a steep coastal escarpment above a tree fringed white sand beach on its northern coast.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Patterson Associates
  • Project: Local Rock Summer Residence
  • Location: Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt
  • Design Director: Andrew Patterson, Pattersons
  • Project Manager: Peter Scott
  • Team: Davor Popadich, Shane Taylor, Andrew Patterson
  • Builder: Peter Davidson, Davidson Construction Ltd
  • Electrical: Calman & Absolute Sound
  • Total Floor Area: 395.5 m2
  • Site Area: 953m2 approx
  • Start Date: 2003
  • Completion Date: 2010

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“POMARET” HOUSES in Barcelona, Spain by Picharchitects

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Picharchitects

The Project consists on a set of semi-detached houses located on the edge of the city of Barcelona, ​​bordering Collserola’s natural area.

Three challenges backbone the proposal on the one hand the need for a formal dialogue with an existing house, on the other its integration with the surrounding green space and finally the possibility of incorporating passive and active systems that advance the building`s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Picharchitects (Felipe Pich-Aguilera and Teresa Batlle)
  • Project: POMARET
  • Location: Collserola, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Group Architects: Pau Casaldáliga and Angel Sendarrubias
  • Project Architect: Ute Müncheberg

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