Archive for the ‘Residential’ Category
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Article source: Longo + Roldán Arquitectos
The peculiar topography of the site, its orientation and mountain views of Cuera are the starting points in the design of an artist´s residence/studio + countryside bed&breakfast in the Asturian population La Pereda, in the village of Llanes, Spain. The project takes advantage of a loophole in the law -which requires regional build-pitched roofs of curved ceramic tile- to propose a building that looks forward the integration into the natural beauty of the area more than in the built environment that surrounds it. To reach a level that will optimize the views of the mountains and the forest surrounding the plot, the action takes place in the northern part of the site. The existing hill there is removed to play with a single green roof that shelters the different uses, thereby diluting the boundaries between the natural and the built in a game between the tectonic and estereotomic that refers to the land-art interventions. A curved stone wall leads from the main road and back into the building and gains altitude to become the load bearing wall that supports the concrete deck, while separates the residence/studio area, for the artist private use, from the small b&b open to the public. This central wall, massive and forceful to ensure the privacy of both functions, contrast to the facades oriented to the north and south in the housing area and to the east in the b&b, much lighter and visually permeable, to enhance the views. The cover in continuity with the ground not only integrates the building into the environment and minimizes the height above the ground naturally, but also alows to maximize energy savings.
Image Courtesy © Marcos Morilla
- Architects: Longo + Roldán Arquitectos
- Project: CAEaCLAVELES
- Location: La Pereda, Llanes, Asturias, Spain
- Photography: Marcos Morilla
- Software used: Autocad
- Client: Emma Fernández Granada
- Site Area: 7.827 m2
- Building Area: 484,40 m2
- Design Period: 2005/2006
- Construction Period: 2007/2011
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Article source: LEVS architecten
The new neighborhood with single-family homes and apartments is typical for the current restructuring task of post-war housing estates. Right next to the centre of Hoofddorp a 50’s and 60’s district with building strips will be transformed. Urban planning and architecture refer to the classic feeling of a garden village with living in a relaxed setting. The architecture follows the village grain and sober architecture that characterizes the post-war expansions around the centre of Hoofddorp. Green pedestrian courtyards bind the blocks and form the neighborhood. Yet the plan has a high density that appeals to its proximity to the urban centre.
Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek
- Architects: LEVS architecten
- Project: Leeghwaterkwartier
- Location: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
- Photography: LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek
- Program: Urban plan and architectural design of 250 dwellings (140 in phase 1)
- Co-creation: Ymere and Thunnisse
- Client: Ymere
- Contractor: Thunnissen Bouw
- Landscape design: VLUGP
- Art project : René Veenhuizen, Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen
- Year: 2016
Friday, April 8th, 2016
Article source: Foster Lomas
The project consists of four houses built on a backland site surrounded by Victorian terrace homes. Situated on an awkward site with limited access, Foster Lomas have created four, high-performance houses which demonstrate the potential to create contextually driven, high-quality architecture, locked within backland sites throughout London.
Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner
- Architects: Foster Lomas
- Project: Hindmans Yard
- Location: East Dulwich, London
- Photography: Michael Franke and Edmund Sumner
- Client: FWD
- Structural engineers: Conisbee
- Lighting designer: Foster Lomas
- Structural engineers: Conisbee
- Roof contractor: Organic Roofs
- Sustainability level: Code for Sustainable Homes level 4.
- Gross internal floor area: 88m2 – 100m2 per property
- Contract duration: 12 months
- Completion date: October 2015
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Article source: MEIUS ARQUITETURA and Estudio Arquitetura
Located in the Colégio Batista neighborhood, in Belo Horizonte, MG, Residencial Zider is a project of critical response to demand from depleting the constructive potential in a lot of non usual proportions.
Image Courtesy © Bel Diniz
- Architects: MEIUS ARQUITETURA and Estudio Arquitetura
- Project: Zider Dwellings
- Location: Itauna Street, number 452, Forest neighborhood, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Photography: Bel Diniz
- Software used: Sketchup and Autocad
- Full name and date of birth of the project authors:
- Eduardo de Oliveira França – 29/10/1982
- Guilherme José Tetzl Rocha – 09/07/1987
- Leticia Oliveira Azevedo – 08/21/1981
- Owner: Uilton Roberto Rocha.
- Construction: Construction F2.
- Employees: Fernanda Boratto and Lorena Coscarelli.
- Total budget: R $ 3,872,423.25 / $ 965.089.93 / € 890,585.00.
- Cost / m²: R $ 2,562.00 / $ 638.50 / € 589.212.
- Total built area: 1.511,48m².
- Software used: Autocad and Sketch Up
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Article source: Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA
Villa N is a single-family residential building of ca.210mq situated in the hills overlooking the Gulf of Imperia.
The villa plays with the cultural landscape of the Ligurian terraces becoming part of it.
The natural stone facades have large openings facing the valley and the sea.
The villa is composed of two half subterranean volumes arranged on a single floor, following the morphology of the ground and creating a noble central entrance which leads one side to the large open space living with dining area and kitchen and to the other are 5 bedrooms which all benefit from a private outside space and views over the sea. The sun deck situated in front of the living room opens up to the 4x14m infinity swimming pool overlooking the magnificent valley. The corridor and service areas are all naturally illuminated by large openable skylights.The Villa incorporates a pantry, laundry, storage rooms, technical service rooms and external storage in the garage with 2 parking spaces.
Image Courtesy © Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA
- Architects: Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA
- Project: Villa Nemes
- Location: Liguria, Italy
- Planning + Health and safety: Arch. Roberto Ferraro
- Structure: Ing. Daniele D’IGNOTI
- Mechanical electrical engineer: Moroni Penna Ingegneri
- Geologist: Dott. Giorgio Ligorini
- Survey: Geom. Pastorelli Antonio
- Building area:
- House: 200 sqm
- Garage: 45 sqm
- Pool: 50 sqm
- Completion: April 2015
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Article source: Yulie Wollman Architects
Yulie Wollman Architects is a boutique firm, specializing on the design of houses, apartments in skyscrapers and workspaces in offices, operating from a design conception which emphasizes the architectural structure and the human aspect in space. The design approach typical for the firm’s projects drives to achieve perfection, relying primarily on the carefully balanced composition of materials and attention to all details, small and big alike.
The sophistication of interior design trends is the wisdom to smartly adopt them in combination with vision and imagination.
Yulie Wollman boutique firm presents the Floating Cube living space.
Image Courtesy © Yulie Wollman Architects
Friday, April 1st, 2016
Article source: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.
The site is where the elevated 101 Freeway connects to the surface streets at Market and becomes Octavia Boulevard – the entrance to north/west sector of San Francisco. The First Baptist Church with its classical façade and strong cornice is one pylon of this entrance. Mirroring this mass, on the other side of Octavia Boulevard, 8 Octavia completes the gateway. This entry is seen as an opportunity to present our new city, one that folds tradition and innovation.
Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte
- Architects: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC., Stanley Saitowitz, Neil Kaye, Ulysses Lim, Markus Bischoff, Mark Holmquist, James Eidse, Feifei Feng
- Project: 8 Octavia
- Location: San Francisco, California,US
- Photography: Bruce Damonte
- Photography(Aerial): Steve Proehl
- General contractor: Dave nielsen
- Structural: Ashley moraes
- Mechanical: Robert wong
- Completion: 2015
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Article source: ARCHETONIC
Natural light was the top design priority for SENS: it defined the façade design, and the floor –to – ceiling glazing, and from half way up light can enter the interiors, framing the majestic views on to the Popocatépetl, Iztaccihuatl, Santa Fe, Inter lomas and Paseo de la Reforma—views deserving pride of place.
Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno
- Architects: ARCHETONIC
- Project: SENS
- Location: Mexico City, Mexico
- Photography: Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno
- Architectural Project: Jacobo Micha Mizrahi
- Design: Ernesto RossellZanotelli, Alejandro Rabiela Salinas, Jaime Micha Balas
- Build team: Moises Achar Amkie, Jack AmkieHarari, Rodolfo Rubio Ávila, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Díaz
- Construction: Archetonic + Proarquitectura
- Area: 371,354 sq ft.
- Year: 2010
- Status: Built
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Article source: Modostudio
The building is placed in adherence with an old retaining stonewall and take advantage of the different levels. The entrance is on the upper level where the house hosts the kitchen and the living room. The lower level is accessible through an internal staircase. On the lower level it is located the master bedroom, a small office room, a bathroom and sauna area.
Image Courtesy © Laura Egger
- Architects: Modostudio
- Project: MOUNTAIN RETREAT
- Location: Laives, Italy
- Photography: Laura Egger
- Client: Tenuta Buchner srl
- Design team: Modostudio (Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia)
- Consultants: structural engineer: Ing. Gilberto Sarti; mechanical engineer and Klimahaus
- Consultant: p.i. Thomas Dissertori, Arch. Alberto Micheletti
- Site manager: Arch. Marco De Fonzo
- Contractor: Kargruber-Stoll GmbH
- GFA Area: 141 sqm
- Year: 2010-2015
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: AGi architects
As in the famous Lewis Carrol tale, Wall House is not what it seems. Is it a fortress that closes itself to the world? Or is it an isolated place that avoids all communication with the exterior? Not at all! Wall House by AGi architects communicates with its formalized solid skin, an existing concern in the city. It is the expression of those thoughts: “the all judging peeping tom”, “windows that looks towards the place where nobody wants to be watched”, “opened facades show only false and preconceived realities”.
Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido
- Architects: AGi architects
- Project: Wall House
- Location: Khaldiya, Kuwait
- Photography: Nelson Garrido
- Main Architects: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea
- Project Leaders: Lucía Sánchez Salmón, Hanan Alkouh, Sharifa Al Shalfan
- Project Team: José Ángel del Campo, Bruno Gomes, Lulu Al Awadhi, Babu Abraham, Abdulhafiz Bahi El Din, Waleed Fawzy El Demdash, Robert Varghese, Naseeba Shaiji, Sonia George, Abhilash Challiyil
- Interior Design: AGi architects Provided and manufactured by Gunni & Trentino
- Client: Private
- Art pieces: Alarcón Criado Gallery (Sevilla), Elena Rendeiro
- Type: Residential | 2.500 m2
- Date: 2015 – Built
- Cost: Confidential