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Okura House in Auckland, New Zealand by Bossley Architects

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Bossley Architects

Designed for a sensitive ridge in rolling countryside, this house was depressed three metres into the existing ridgeline to minimise impact on the sea views from the neighbouring sites.

Image Courtesy © Ewen Cafe

  • Architects: Bossley Architects
  • Project: Okura House
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Ewen Cafe
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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TRIM in Tokyo, Japan by Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates 

After inheriting the house that his father had built, the client originally considered tearing it down and rebuilding. However, the thirty-some-year-old building had an authentic beauty to it, and its reinforced concrete structure was sound, so he decided to work with the existing framework. The renovation focused on interiors and appliances, while the exterior was left nearly untouched aside from the approach, windows, and doors.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: TRIM
  • Location: Ohta ward, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE
  • Structure: Reinforced-concrete
  • Site Area: 268.39m2
  • Total Floor Area: 194.44m2
  • Design Period: October2014 – December2016

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Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast in Cairo by 1O DESIGN

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: 1O DESIGN 

10 DESIGN is the Master Planner for the Jefaira development, overlooking the enchanting shores of the Mediterranean on the Egyptian North Coast.   The site of 550 hectares stretches 3 km along the seafront with natural beaches and cliffs forming a unique topography.

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  • Architects: 1O DESIGN
  • Project: Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Client: INERTIA Properties
  • Design Team: Valentin Hunzinger, Alex Cozma, Jon Derrin, Ewa Koter, Peter Alsterholm, Yasser Salomon, and Sergii Zvagolskyi
  • Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
  • Design Director: Paul Rodgers

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Brick House in Brick Garden in PRUŠÁNKY, CZECH REPUBLIC by Jan Proksa

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: Jan Proksa

Traditional villages in the Southern Moravia region of the Czech Republic are characterized by their distinctive urban planning. The streets are lined with L-shaped row houses neighbouring each other on narrow rectangular plots, each with its own long and narrow backyard. A single multi-generational family home typically consists of three parts: the street-facing house inhabited by parents with their children, a home for the grandparents bordering on a courtyard, and the remaining lot to the rear of the property which was traditionally used for small-scale farming. In general, the front-facing houses are more spacious and feature more elaborate construction techniques. The façade, for example, the house’s public presentation to the neighbourhood, is plastered and coloured in light natural tones. The rear buildings, however, typically remain unplastered, as such a solution was an unnecessary expense. The use of exposed brick architecture for the rear buildings was a simple, durable, and cost-effective solution which nonetheless radiated familiarity and warmth.

Image Courtesy © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

  • Architects: Jan Proksa
  • Project: Brick House in Brick Garden
  • Location: PRUŠÁNKY, CZECH REPUBLIC
  • Photography: akub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
  • Client: Private
  • Structural engineer: Daniel Lemák
  • Area: 55 m2
  • Manufacturers: Bricks, Nieuw rood bont gesinteld. Lights inside, Zumtobel. Lights outside, Jan Proksa. Bathroom fittings, Vola.
  • Project year: 2012
  • Completion: 2016

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Apartment-villas Het Gewest in Bussum, The Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: LEVS architecten 

In the village of Bussum, three sculptural apartment-villas stand amid the semi-public area between the Brinklaan and the district office building Gewestkantoor, another LEVS project from 2011. The villas form part of the Spoorzone Zuid, an urban plan by LEVS architecten, that stretches along both sides of one of the busiest railways in the Netherlands. In scale and measure, the villas fit in well with the surrounding environment, which dates back to the late 19th century.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Apartment-villas Het Gewest
  • Location: Bussum, The Netherlands

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Apartment Letna in Prague, Czech Republic by Objectum Studio

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: Objectum Studio 

Presented apartment is situated in Prague Letna district in building constructed in 1938. The building is under protection of heritage department. That can be seen in public areas as well as in each apartment.  Some valuable elements as existing doors or special glass cladding behind the heating radiators are preserved.

Image Courtesy © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

  • Architects: Objectum Studio
  • Project: Apartment Letna
  • Location: Letna Prague 7, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
  • Architect: Ing. arch Jana Schnappel Hamrová
  • Area: 120m2
  • Project year: 2016
  • Completion Year: 01/2017

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Casa Jalapita in Tabasco, México by DaFdf Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: DaFdf Arquitectura y Urbanismo 

Project Description

Casa Jalapita is a touristic place in the coast of Tabasco that can be used for cultural events, gastronomy and astronomy, recreative events, yoga, meditation, team building, wellness and mindfulness. It is one of the destinations to visit on the new eco-tourism map that is being developed for the coastal area between Paraíso and Frontera.

Image Courtesy © DAFDF Paul van der Voort

  • Architects: DaFdf Arquitectura y Urbanismo
  • Project: Casa Jalapita
  • Location: Localidad de Jalapita, Municipio de Centla. Tabasco, México
  • Photography: DAFDF Paul van der Voort
  • Client: COCOLIEF
  • Architects in chargeArq. Paul van der Voort / Arq. Gabriela Bojalil
  • Colaborator: Arq. Cristian García Ramírez
  • Construction: 305 m2
  • Area: 1005 m2
  • Project Year: 2017

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Om House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Besonias Almeida arquitectos

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: Besonias Almeida arquitectos

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  • Architects: Besonias Almeida arquitectos
  • Project: Om House
  • Location: Costa Esmeralda, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Collaborators: Arch. Diorella Fortunati
  • Land area: 1535m2
  • Built area: 218m2

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House in Yamanashi, Japan by UENOA

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: UENOA 

It is a house for young couple and three children.

This house faces new towns and old towns,Because this site is at the edge of a newly developed area.

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

  • Architects: UENOA
  • Project: House in Yamanashi
  • Location: Yamanashi, Japan
  • Photography: Satoshi Shigeta, Naomichi Sode, UENOA
  • Architect in Charge: Yoshinori Hasegawa+Fumie Horikoshi
  • Structure: Ryotaro Sakata / Ryotaro Sakata Structural Design Office
  • Built Area (m2 or sqft): 117.89 m²
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Nightingale Decor in Los Angeles, California by Erika Winters Design

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: Erika Winters Design

The house was built at the foot of a hill and —to make the most of the lot—concrete piling was done to have the necessary structure to meet the program required by the clients. It is a two-storey house with a flat roof and elevator that also has an attractive hill where herbal and fruit gardening was developed. It’s like a boat on the sky by the way it stands out from the piles and integrates into its environment.

Image Courtesy © Erika Winters

  • Architects: Erika Winters Design
  • Project: Nightingale Decor
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Erika Winters
  • Construction: Channel Development Inc.
  • Year: November 2014

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