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2LH House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Arch. Luciano Kruk

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: Arch. Luciano Kruk 

After carrying out some market research on the middle classes’ housing needs in the Northern Greater Buenos Aires area, our client, a medium sized building company, learnt how scarce commercial offer of high constructive and architectural quality houses is as opposed to how greater the demand for it. In view of these results, they decided to have a replicable housing prototype designed for them by our Studio: 2HL House.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

  • Architects: Arch. Luciano Kruk
  • Project: 2LH House
  • Location: Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Collaborators: Arch. Belén Ferrand – Arch. Andrés Conde Blanco
  • Developer: 2Lhomes
  • Text editing: Arch. Mariana Piqué
  • Built area: 169 m²
  • Construction year: 2016

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Remodelling Florair Housing in Brussels, Belgium by ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ATELIER KEMPE THILL

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the European tender for the transformation of two apartment blocks in the Brussels district of Jette. In the closed competition five teams were involved.

The two apartment blocks are located in a hilly park – alike setting in a green urban part of the Brussels agglomeration next to sports facilities.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER KEMPE THILL

  • Architects: ATELIER KEMPE THILL (Canevas, Liege)
  • Project: Remodelling Florair Housing
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: SLRB – Foyer Jettois
  • Structural engineering & installations: Greisch, Liège
  • Adviser: Gérald Lédant, University Catholique de Louvain

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Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, Denmark by ADEPT

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ADEPT

The design of the Cubic Houses aims to balance the client’s wish for a large amount of square meters with the envisioned character of urban life in the area. The result is a residential complex that breaks down the building volume into several individual ‘cubes’ – stacked and shifted on top of each other.

Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Cubic Houses
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Size: 8.000 m2
  • Year: 2017

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City Life Milano Residential Complex in Milan, Italy by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS 

The Residential plot is composed by 7 linear buildings set along a continuous path around two land areas: Rc1, including buildings C1- C2-C3 and Rc2 with buildings C4-C5-C6-C7. The land areas are divided by a strip of public park.

Image Courtesy © David Bombelli

  • Architects: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS 
  • Project: City Life Milano Residential Complex
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: David Bombelli, Gionata Xerra
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect: Maurizio Meossi
  • Design Team: Vincenzo Barilari, Cristina Capanna, Giacomo Sanna, Paola Bettinsoli, Gianluca Bilotta, Fabio Ceci,Veronica Erspamer, Arianna Francioni, Stefano Iacopini, Mario Mattia, Serena Pietrantonj, Florindo Ricciuti, Giulia Scaglietta, Giovanna Sylos Labini, Anja Simons, Marta Suarez, Tamara Tancorre, Giuseppe Vultaggio, Massimiliano Piccinini, Samuele Sordi, Alessandra Belia
  • Site Supervision Team: Cristina Capanna, Veronica Erspamer, Stefano Iacopini, Giulia Scaglietta, Florindo Ricciuti

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Piso Parlament19 in Barcelona, Spain by MIEL ARQUITECTOS & STUDIO P10

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: MIEL ARQUITECTOS & STUDIO P10

Two windows facing a party wall, our point of reference, the beginning of the project… Where serendipity arose and focused our purpose.

Parlament19 is our experiment with reflective ergonomics. A creative distribution of mirrors enticing the glimmer of light, which cautiously entered this third floor Sant Antoni apartment. Inviting the trees and the nature of the barrio into the space.

We extended this design strategy to the internal distribution of space. Positioning a cube of mirrors, acting as a kaleidoscope of light at the geometric hinge of the apartment.

Image Courtesy © JOSE HEVIA & ASIER RUA

  • Architects: MIEL ARQUITECTOS & STUDIO P10
  • Project: Piso Parlament19
  • Location: BARCELONA, Spain
  • Photography: JOSE HEVIA & ASIER RUA
  • Constructor: GRUP BCN
  • Size: 65 m2
  • Time: 2016-2017

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The Glasshouse in Wales by Glen Thomas Architecture Ltd

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Article source: Glen Thomas Architecture Ltd

Glen Thomas Architecture’s latest project, ‘The Glasshouse’, is a radically contemporary development of a stunning 3 storey Victorian house in a Welsh conservation area, for a couple and their two children.

Although the clients brief was to preserve much of the original elements of the property, their main desire was LIGHT. In a dark, damp old Victorian structure, this was a big task to undertake.

Image Courtesy © Glen Thomas Architecture Ltd

  • Architects: Glen Thomas Architecture Ltd
  • Project: The Glasshouse
  • Location: Wales, U.K
  • Project Manager: Alex French Associates
  • Contractor: Brickflair

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Ink House in Guangdong Province, China by AD ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Article source: AD ARCHITECTURE

Home is a carrier of our lives and personality, recording the inner minds and feelings. Ink House is a residence of a calligrapher, implying the cultural complex of Chinese calligraphy and adhering to the spiritual realm of nourishing heart by art.

Designers create the space combined with human behavior model, paying special attention to the owner’s living habits and hobbies. The overall layout has a calm and concise tone which is set by ink painting with proper depth of color; the necessary decoration of clear and simple lines matches light and rounded interior design, achieving “extremes meet” effect of hardness and softness. When implemented in the specific design of details, the ink atmosphere is created through items as art painting, light gray natural stone floor, ink-dot-like natural stone wall and customized ink carpet, adding an artistic and human feelings to the rational space form. All in all, the overall design is bold and hard, while the details are fine and soft, showing the pure state of mind.

Image Courtesy © Ouyang Yun

  • Architects: AD ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Ink House
  • Location: Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
  • Photography: Ouyang Yun
  • Chief designer: XiePeihe
  • Project team: JiJianan, Zhou Qian, Wu Fenda
  • Main materials: wood finishes, gray marble, white marble, wall cloth, matt white paint, diatom mud
  • Area: 400 ㎡
  • Completion time: January 31, 2017

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Look Out Lodge in Gräskö, Sweden by Anders Berensson Architects

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Article source: Anders Berensson Architects

Anders Berensson Architects has designed and partly built an extension to a house in the Stockholm archipelago. To keep a low budget and still being able to elaborate with architecture the office divided the house into two categories. “The house box” that is designed like a simple box to be built on site with local materials and building techniques and the “Prefabricated architectural elements” that are designed and prefabricated by the architects and later inserted into the house during the building.

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House W in Beijing, China by Atelier About Architecture

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Article source: Atelier About Architecture

It took three years to complete the design of House W with numerous redesign and adjustments in between. Atelier About Architecture has invested great effort and the process witnessed its own growth. As the owners of the project, the architect duo was playing as both Party A and Party B during design, and the key is to clarify the expectations on living and to solve possible problems with absolute sincerity.

Image Courtesy © Chen Hao

  • Architects: Atelier About Architecture
  • Project: House W
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Chen Hao, Sun Haiting
  • Structure consultant: Liu Su
  • Lighting consultant: Zhou Hongliang
  • Energy Efficiency consultant: Wang Jincheng
  • Façade Consultant: Tang Binfeng
  • GFA: 1,200㎡
  • Design: 2012 – 2015
  • Construction: 2015 – 2017
  • Completed: 2017

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Brickface in Melbourne, Australia by Austin Maynard Architects

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Austin Maynard Architects 

What is this?

Brickface is a compact building situated at the rear of an existing house in Richmond, Melbourne. It consists of a garage at ground level, studio living/guest suite at first floor, and a roof deck. A new pool and entertaining space extends the home’s entertaining area, while the roof terrace becomes the missing productive garden. The main living area of the existing house faces south and opens up onto the new terrace and pool. The backdrop to this view is the rising high wall of Brickface.

Image Courtesy © Tess Kelly

  • Architects: Austin Maynard Architects
  • Project: Brickface
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Tess Kelly
  • Engineer: Keith Patrick
  • Design Architect: Mark Austin
  • Builder: TCM BuIlding Group
  • Building Surveyor: Code Compliance
  • Floor Area: 102 sqm. Plus 51sqm roof deck
  • Completion Date: January 2017

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