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Oak Pass House in Beverly Hills, California by Walker Workshop

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Oak Pass Main House sits atop a 3.5-acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. The property’s topography and landscape, which most notably include over 130 protected Coast Live Oak Trees, were the primary drivers for the house’s design. In order to showcase and amplify the site’s inherent beauty, the house’s mass is buried into the hillside, with only a one-story pavilion above grade as it unfolds along the ridge.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Walker Workshop
  • Project: Oak Pass House
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Nathan Frankel
  • Project manager: Noah Walker
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Barbara L. Hall, P.E.
  • Area: 8,000 sf
  • Project end date: 2016

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Fernando Abbott 866 in Porto Alegre, Brazil by Arquitetura Nacional

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Arquitetura Nacional

The building is located in the city of Porto Alegre. The traditional neighborhood is going through a transition process – the old houses are given way to small and medium sized buildings. The site is located on a corner with a very interesting view of the city and the airport. However, being at a high altitude level, it is strongly influenced by the municipality laws.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: Arquitetura Nacional (Eduardo Maurmann, Elen Balvedi Maurmann, Paula Otto e equipe Arquitetura Nacional)
  • Project: Fernando Abbott 866
  • Location: Porto Alegre – RS
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Structural Project: Carpeggiani Projetos Estruturais
  • MEP projects: Asolon Engenharia and Proinst Projetos e Instalações
  • Elevators: ThyssenKrupp
  • Graphic communication: Pino. Design: Arquitetura Nacional
  • Facade texture: Kresil
  • Ceramic tile (facade): Eliane
  • Area: 2115m²
  • Project year: 2011

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Lavasan Villa in Iran by Hariri & Hariri Architecture

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Hariri & Hariri Architecture 

This villa is located on a steep hilly property in the affluent town of Lavasan, only 30 minutes from Central Tehran, Iran. The site offers views of Jajrood River basin, one of the main sources of water for Tehran Metropolitan region. This river is located in the southern part of the central Alborz mountain range. The view of these majestic mountains and the Jajrood River makes this place magical and memorable.

Image Courtesy © Moein Hosseini

Japi House in São Paulo, Brazil by Aresto Arquitetura

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Aresto Arquitetura

The terrain of 1347 square meters located in the city of Cajamar is inserted in one of the regions of greater natural diversity of the state of São Paulo, the region of the Japi mountain range.

The surrounding Atlantic Forest reveals an enormous natural complexity with the abundance of species, forms and colors, exposing a system in balance and very delicate. Thus, the conceptual motivation of the project was to represent this stability through the balanced composition of two blocks with divergent directions, colors and textures, but with identical formats.

Image Courtesy © Aresto Arquitetura

  • Architects: Aresto Arquitetura
  • Project: Japi House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Revit.
  • Interior square meters: 381.50 sq. meters
  • Project Date: 2014

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Villa Agava in Casablanca, Morocco by Driss Kettani Architecte

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Driss Kettani Architecte 

This house is projected on a north-south oriented plot and features a blind façade on the street while being largely open on the side and the back with the south oriented garden.

The plan “silhouette” is the consequence of the urban rules and the need to perfectly fit with the adjoining house on the east.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra – FG + SG

  • Architects: Driss Kettani Architecte
  • Project: Villa Agava
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
  • Software used: Archicad and AutoCAD
  • Architect: Driss Kettani
  • Team: Yassine El Aouni, Rachid El Maataoui
  • Landscaping: Atelier Bertrand Houin
  • Structure: BET Rouane
  • Plans – Construction: 2013 – 2016

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PLICO at the Flatiron in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Built in 1924 by C.F. Meadors and originally the Como Hotel, this historic blond brick flatiron stood vacant and boarded up for 27 years.  We have been waiting for 20 years for the opportunity to bring this corner to its full potential.  We believe this corner should be the site of an enduring building, a lantern at the east gateway to downtown Oklahoma City.

The project includes the renovation of the two-level flatiron building and the construction of a modern, yet complimentary rooftop addition.

As one leaves downtown the PLICO building acts as a lantern to the city energy, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald, Gray City Studios

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: PLICO at the Flatiron
  • Location: 126 Harrison Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
  • Client: PLICO
  • Scope: Renovation of a 1924 flatiron building with approximately 20,000 SF of new and renovated space.
  • Completed: 2016
  • Awards: 2017 Interior Design “Best of Year” Winner in Office Restoration Renovation category

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Za/Pa in Barcelona, Spain by APPAREIL

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: mint LIST

APPAREIL has converted a Barcelona warehouse into co-working office and maker space, on the top floor of a building in Poblenou, the city’s former industrial quarter. Currently part of the 22@Barcelona – Innovation District’s renewal plan, approved in 2000, the area is evolving into a dynamic, vibrant urban district, brimming with knowledge-intensive activities, from both the professional and academic sectors.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: APPAREIL
  • Project: Za/Pa
  • Location: 22@Barcelona – Innovation District (Poblenou), Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Design team: Edouard Cabay, Massimo D’Aiello, Sonia Lamesa Pina, Alejandro Rondón.
  • Fabrication:
    • Nodo (Alejandro Rondon, Miguel Acha, Ferran Huguet)
    • Medio Design (Juan Pablo Quintero)
  • Climate: Dosdedos (Marc Carratala)
  • GFA: 205 sqm
  • Budget: 60.000 €€
  • Completion: January 2017

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skinnySCAR in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman  

The skinnySCAR project of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman shows how forgotten empty spaces in the city can be used. Each city has neglected spaces like this, that are unused and underrated. These gaps can be upgraded to complete the urban fabric, while giving it a boost and creating possibilities for new forms of urban living for the adventurous ones. As young designers, Gwendolyn and Marijn are not limited by design traditions and conventions, and they saw the potential and challenge of a narrow gap with extreme proportions in an old Rotterdam neighborhood. In 2012 the process to convince the landowners to sell the narrow plot started, so they could develop it into their own home. After a short construction period of only 4 months in 2015/2016, the contractor left them an unfinished structure. They’ve been finishing the entire interior themselves since then and their design ideas are becoming manifest.

Image Courtesy © Marijn Boterman and Gwendolyn Huisman

  • Architects: Gwendolyn Huisman & Marijn Boterman
  • Project: skinnySCAR
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Vray, Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, Vincent van Dordrecht, Marijn Boterman, Gwendolyn Huisman
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Period: Initiation 2012, Construction 2015-2016, Interior 2016-2017

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W Hotel ‘Bank’-building in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Office Winhov

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Office Winhov

The restoration and transformation for the former Kas Bank building will rejuvenate this national monument converting it into a five-star W hotel. The building, originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908 was expended in phases until 1932. The building follows the classical typology of bank buildings with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor and offices above. The building is one of the first concrete constructions in the Netherlands and is finished with a sandstone facade.

View from the Spuistraat, Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller

  • Architects: Office Winhov
  • Project: W Hotel ‘Bank’-building
  • Location: Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Stefan Müller
  • Client: Europe Hotels|Private Collection
  • Restauration : Hoek architectuur & restauratie
  • Interior design: Baranowitz + Kronenberg
  • Sustainability: BREEAM Gold
  • Gross floor area : 8.200 m2
  • Project: 2013-2015/16

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HOUSE FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER in Bretagne, France by studio razavi architecture

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: studio razavi architecture

The defining concept for this house, commissioned by a photographer as both his summer house and studio, was based on developed facade studies which define a simple and smooth building skin varied in height and punctured by openings.

Two volumes define the main living & work spaces, both converge to the North corner freeing up as much space as possible on this small lot and turning all window openings to face South and West. The main space is compressed at the entry and releases up towards the landscape, the fan shaped plan gradually provides more floor area, volume and light. The second volume is exclusively dedicated to the owner’s studio. All rooms and bathrooms are reduced to a bare minimum and provide maximum surface area to living and work spaces.

Image Courtesy © olivier-martin gambier

  • Architects: studio razavi architecture
  • Project: HOUSE FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER
  • Location: Bretagne, France
  • Photography: olivier-martin gambier
  • Floor area: 130m²
  • Year: 2013

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