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Brickwall in Brussels, Belgium by YCL studio

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Article source: YCL studio 

In 1976 architects Jean and Veronique Boland-Springal designed and built a row house for themselves in the sleeping quarters in Brussels. Even though owners changed several times and the building went through several maintenances, main spaces and architecture stayed the same. The dwelling is organized into 6 levels, which creates compelling spaces, engaging perspectives and connects street and inner-courtyard on different levels. Building framework is from monolithic concrete columns and slabs and is compressed in a 5m gap between masonry brick walls. Bay windows with an open concrete structure framework are duplicated in the interior spaces. Meanwhile, the captured representation was oppressing – everything was painted in various colors and enclosed with diverse materials, which were physically and morally worn out.

Image Courtesy © Andrius Stepankevičius

  • Architects: YCL studio
  • Project: Brickwall
  • Location: Jules de Trooz 75, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Andrius Stepankevičius
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, V-Ray
  • Collaborators: YCL decoration, YCL furniture
  • Size: 204 sq.m.
  • Year: 2017

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Hope’s® Steel Windows and Doors Open Up Living Spaces of D.C. Home in Washington, D.C. by ROBERT M. GURNEY, FAIA

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Article source: ROBERT M. GURNEY, FAIA

Hope’s® Hopkins Series™ steel slide and fold doors along with Landmark175™ Series steel windows and doors, all featuring Thermal Evolution™ technology, lend a modern aesthetic to the traditional style of this Washington, D.C. home.

Hopkins Series slide and fold doors on the ground level help create a seamless transition from the beautiful backyard garden to the modern, art-inspired interior.

The existing D.C. residence had a traditional layout with compartmentalized spaces, heavy trim, and a dark palette of materials. The scenic garden, developed over the owners’ thirty years at the property, seemed isolated from the interior spaces.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander/Hoachlander Davis Photography

  • Architects: ROBERT M. GURNEY, FAIA
  • Project: Hope’s® Steel Windows and Doors Open Up Living Spaces of D.C. Home
  • Location: Washington, D.C., USA
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander/Hoachlander Davis Photography

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Aranzazu House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Besonías Almeida arquitectos

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Article source: Besonías Almeida arquitectos 

The Place

It is a corner lot in a closed neighborhood founded in 1968, with an important afforestation, to which the years have added an incalculable value. Different species of trees and shrubs combined give landscape value to the place throughout the year.

The lot to intervene is crossed by a row of large oaks and varied species on one of their fronts and in the bordering lots.

Image Courtesy © Federico Kulekdjian

  • Architects: Besonías Almeida arquitectos
  • Project: Aranzazu House
  • Location: Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Federico Kulekdjian
  • Design: María Victoria Besonías, Guillermo de Almeida
  • Collaborators: Arch. Micaela Salibe, Arch. Diorella Fortunati, Arch. Guido Galluppo
  • Land area: 677sqm
  • Built area: 264sqm
  • Construction year: 2017

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Stack House in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Lazor Office

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Article source: Lazor Office 

The Stack House is essentially a stack of blocks. Solid blocks of private spaces are stacked in an open, laced pattern to form voids for shared living space. The blocks are positioned in response to the urban and natural setting in relation to the site. The result is an open, two-story void of shared space that is simultaneously protected for privacy and immersed in its natural surroundings. Contrasting materials express this stacking and shifting on the exterior. Inside, the blocks are carefully carved with curves and surfaced in white oak to shape more intimate spaces to join a family together to share a meal, to recline, read and take in the majestic oak outside, or to play the piano and fill the void with music.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: Stack House
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad, Revit, Rhino
  • Completion Date: 2016

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Fashion suites of rooms in Kyiv, Ukraine by Yuriy Zimenko

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Article source: Yuriy Zimenko 

In a discussion with a customer colour was born for an apartment, where the color appeared at every apartment, characterizing the atmosphere of every separate space. So the tints of blue color were used in registration of living room, in spaces of kitchen and table zone they were complemented by yellow-green facades and expressive decorative pattern. The cabinet of apartment is executed in marine tones with the use of color of Tiffany. A blue color sets a mood in a bathroom, while guest bathroom was executed in a red tint. The interior of bedroom is realized by violet.

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

  • Designers: Yuriy Zimenko
  • Project: Fashion suites of rooms in Kyiv
  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Andrey Avdeenko

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HOUSE S in Hsinchu, Taiwan by YUAN ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Article source: YUAN ARCHITECTS 

Facing a beautiful scenery of green hills, the building features staggered terraces that extend the indoor living space to the mountain landscape, offering a connection with nature that brings a sense of fulfillment to daily life.

Image Courtesy © Te-Fan Wang, Wenyuan Peng and Stephen Liao

  • Architects: YUAN ARCHITECTS
  • Project: HOUSE S
  • Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Photography: Te-Fan Wang, Wenyuan Peng, Stephen Liao
  • Designers: Wenyuan Peng
  • Height: 10.10 m
  • Size: 416.66m²
  • Status: Completed in 2016

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Oasis of Femininity Apartment in Kielce, Poland by KAZA INTERIOR DESIGN

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Article source: KAZA INTERIOR DESIGN 

The Kielce apartment was designed for two women: a mother and a daughter. It was to slip out of rigid stylistic etiquette and not necessarily blindly follow popular trends. Thanks to the imagination and skills of the designers, the interior exuding elegance, femininity and subtle beauty was created.

Image Courtesy © Anna Orłowska & Mateusz Lipiński

  • Architects: KAZA INTERIOR DESIGN
  • Project: Oasis of Femininity Apartment
  • Location: Kielce, Poland
  • Photography: Anna Orłowska & Mateusz Lipiński
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis, Photoshop, Canon EOS 5D mark II
  • Square metrage: 90m²

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Apartment AMC in Lisbon, Portugal by rar.studio

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Article source: rar.studio 

The apartment is located in one of the blocks making up Terraços de Bragança: the set of buildings designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira in Lisbon’s Chiado district that completed construction in 2004.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architects: rar.studio
  • Project: Apartment AMC
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Engineering: CPX – Consultoria e Projectos
  • Contractor: RVI – Recuperação e Valorização de Imóveis, Lda.
  • Gross Internal Area: 170 m2

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Sle Loft Zablocie Cracow in Poland by SUMA Architektow

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Article source: SUMA Architektow

The apartment is located in the industrial district of Cracow called Zabłocie. The district has recently become one of the most popular living areas for young and creative people.

Image Courtesy © Tomek Prokop

  • Architects: SUMA Architektow
  • Project: Sle Loft Zablocie Cracow
  • Location: Zablocie, Cracow, Poland
  • Photography: Tomek Prokop
  • Interior Designer Team: Beata Mazur, Izabela Tolko
  • Lead Architects: Jakub Jan Surówka, Michał Matejczyk
  • Gross Built Area: 65msqr
  • Completion Year: 2017

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The Phoenix Village of Artistic Countryside in Shandong province, China by guanzhu LA

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Article source: guanzhu LA

Phoenix Village, the regeneration of abandoned village

Located in Shandong province Rizhao city in China, Phoenix Villages is a rural overall construction project, and a hollow village regeneration practice. It was designed and built by Kong Xiangwei with his Guanzhuscape design team all the way. The village was originally called Du jiaping, which was a typical stone-made settlement in southeastern Shandong. In the process of urbanization, the village is abandoned, most of the old houses are collapsed, and more than a dozen old houses are left. Phoenix villages are positioned as a Rural Art District overall, including B&B hotels and artist studios, and contain cultural space such as forest art gallery, water theater, hilltop church, hillside garden, library and museum. It also includes recreational space such as teahouse, café, restaurant, and children’s commune, and it has left an area to create an old-house museum.

 The overall design concept: the combination of protection and regeneration. Retaining the relics, old buildings and trees, adding bold new elements into them, and keeping the texture of the street and courtyard. In the use of materials, they use warm yellow old stones, concrete and weathering steel plates from the collapsed old houses to pursue the authenticity of materials; as for the landscape, they use old materials, and plant weeds; they use modern language as the spatial and architectural language.

Image Courtesy © Kong Xiangwei, Cheng Xuefeng and Wang Ziyi

  • Architects: guanzhu LA
  • Project: The Phoenix Village of Artistic Countryside
  • Location: Nanhu Town, Rizhao City, Shandong Province, China
  • Photography: Kong Xiangwei, Cheng Xuefeng and Wang Ziyi
  • Overall Design and Construction: Guanzhuscape Planning and Design Institute
  • Chief Designer: Kong Xiangwei
  • Design Team: Li Guodong, Liu Yulong, Wang Wen, Lin Licong, Teng Xin, Xu Jingan, Wang Ziyi, Zheng Yakai, Pang Liangliang, Xiao Tianyan
  • Design Period: March 2015 – August 2017
  • Construction Period: August 2015 -December 2017

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