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Parque Virginia Residences in Maracaibo, Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

Build a building between its long facade in the depth direction of the plot, forced to squint into the street and facing the neighbor; to overcome these drawbacks of perception have implemented the following tactics:

– The perimeter wall of each house is treated as thickness of light, and thus lives in light and not between party thicknesses which in turn sift the perception of them.Parque Virginia Residences

Image Courtesy © Luis Ontiveros

Image Courtesy © Luis Ontiveros

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: Parque Virginia Residences
  • Location: Sector La Virgina. Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Photography: Luis Ontiveros
  • Design Directors: Farid Chacón, Francisco Mustieles, Claudia Urdaneta, Janeth Boza, Víctor Martínez
  • Project Leaders: David Rubio, Laura Carreño, Patricia Valbuena, Andrea Alter
  • Design Team: Edwin Parada, Nicole De Candido, Andrea González
  • Landscape Architecture Consultant: Astrid Petzold
  • Engineering: OTECIN, C.A
  • Construction Area: 9375 sqft
  • Project Year: 2011-2012
  • Construction Year: 2012-2013

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UBC Dairy Research Centre Student Housing in British Columbia, Canada by LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

The objective for the UBC Dairy Research Centre housing project was to create a housing facility for faculty members, researchers and students where they could live, socialize and collaborate.

Image Courtesy © LWPAC - Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Image Courtesy © LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

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Mummy Mountain Residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

The project proposes an architecture that responds to the inherent qualities of the site, privileged views, and the larger context of the Sonoran Desert.  The language of the house draws upon these inherencies and allows for a greater understanding of the project’s circumstances.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: Mummy Mountain Residence
  • Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2005 and 3DS max 6
  • Structural Engineering:   AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Company: Cuff Custom Homes – Hugh Cuff
  • Construction Area: 3,968 sf or 368.64 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004 – 2008

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Custom home in Westport CT by DeMotte Architects

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: DeMotte Architects

This project started out as an addition/remodel to a really nice little cape…”we’d like to remove the roof and build a second story addition”. This kind of project usually leads to extensive remodeling of the first floor, at which point you’re very close to the cost of just building a new house. One I heard “we’d also like taller ceilings on the first floor”, that’s when the decision was made to tear down the house & build a new house in it’s place.

Image Courtesy © DeMotte Architects

Image Courtesy © DeMotte Architects

  • Architects: DeMotte Architects (Brad DeMotte)
  • Project: Custom home in Westport CT
  • Location: Westport CT, U.S.A

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Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

This site for this project has one main view to the east towards Camelback Mountain.  The intent of the project was to focus the views towards the iconic landmark to capture it and have it constantly presenced in the experience of the house while creating other introspective moments of experience.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: Yerger Residence
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2005 and 3DS max 6
  • Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Company: Creative Concrete and Masonry, LLC
  • Construction Area: 3,890 sf or 361.40 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007-2009

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Villa Rijpwetering in Netherlands by DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: DENOLDERVLEUGELS Architects & Associates

In 2015 this villa was realised at the waterfront in Rijpwetering, a small village near The Hague just behinnd the west coastline of The Netherlands.

Built on a compact site this house is completely oriented towards the water and the landscape behind.

Image Courtesy © Michael van Oosten / DOV

Image Courtesy © Michael van Oosten / DOV

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LEBENsuhr Zopfmatte residential complex in Switzerland by fsp Architekten AG

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: fsp Architekten AG

The Zopfmatte residential complex aims to help and encourage residents to live independently in their own homes, whilst meeting their needs in every stage of life. The Zopfmatte housing concept demonstrates a forward-looking understanding of living arrangements for the elderly. In Suhr, the political, social and individual independence sought by (very) elderly residents is construed as assisted independence. The necessary occupational and organisational structures have been consistently integrated into the project. An on-site contact team is available to residents on a daily basis. Interfaces to the community are in place. The contact team plays a key role in the Zopfmatte operating concept. It consists of a contact person and a caretaker with additional responsibilities. Together they take care of the service office for the complex. Their main task is to help residents achieve independence, to provide them with information and to offer organisational advice if necessary, for example in their dealings with authorities and official bodies. Administrative operations in Zopfmatte are financed by the tenants and apartment owners by means of a flat-rate solidarity fee. Based on these conditions, \”Ageing in Place\” is achieved.

Image Courtesy © fsp Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © fsp Architekten AG

  • Architects: fsp Architekten AG
  • Project: LEBENsuhr Zopfmatte residential complex
  • Location: Mühlemattweg 18/20, 5034 Suhr, Switzerland
  • Software used: Archicad
  • General contractor: Grundmann Bau AG
  • Floor space: 12,500 m2
  • Construction volume: 38,500 m3
  • Completion: April 2016

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Sosnowski Residence in Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio 

Sited in a 1950’s era dense neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona, the Sosnowski Residence takes the form of a courtyard house defined by three sandblasted 8-8-16 standard gray CMU walls at the main level and an exposed Virendeel truss at the upper level that ultimately characterizes the project.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: Sosnowski Residence 
  • Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2005 and 3DS max 6
  • Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Company: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Area: 3,427 sf or 318.40 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004 – 2006

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White marble in Chojnow, Poland by Marmur Studio

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Marmur Studio

At first glance, the goal was clear. Modernize an existing kitchen cum dining room located on the ground floor of a single-family home. How appearances can be deceiving! In conversation with the owners, we discovered that half of the house was to later serve as an office. As the office side would face the garden, the original idea was to build a long corridor leading from the kitchen to the terrace door. Our proposal to switch the location of the kitchen and office at first surprised the owners but, after consideration, was found to offer an ideal solution – a functional arrangement separating work space from home life while concomitantly providing the kitchen with a beautiful garden view.

Image Courtesy © Maciej Lulko

Image Courtesy © Maciej Lulko

  • Architects: Marmur Studio
  • Project: White marble
  • Location: Chojnow, Poland
  • Photography: Maciej Lulko
  • Designer: Anna Kolodzinska (Marmur Studio)
  • Area: 25m2

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Dillon Residence in Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio 

The Dillon Residence takes the form of a courtyard house typology.  It is a remodel and addition to an existing home situated in a 1950’s and 1960’s neighborhood comprised of one-acre horse properties.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: Dillon Residence
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman 
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2005
  • Interiors: Studio 4 Design, Suzanne Urban, ASID, IIDA – Director / Principal
  • Structural Engineering: Claude V. Baker, P.E.
  • Construction Company: Incline LLC, Kurt Holland
  • Construction Area: 4,800 sf or 445.93 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004 – 2007

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