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“House in Limassol V” in Cyprus by Vassiliades Architects

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: Vassiliades Architects

In this bioclimatic nearly zero energy building (nZEB), we followed a minimalistic direction morphologically, in order to distinguish the actual architectural features without unnecessary decorations and exaggerations, following modernistic standards. The main idea is analyzed in the synthesis of three basic volumes, which are separated by their function and their material – white for the common spaces, wood for the private spaces and exposed concrete for the parking. The bioclimatic character of the building played equally important role, since the two main volumes are ‘open’ to the south and ‘turn their back’ to the north. In this context, the rotation of the ground floor white volume is included in order to be located exactly perpendicular to the south. Similarly, the volume of wood floor overhangs by 3 meters to the east, creating a shelter for the users, ideal for the evening hours. The environmental orientation of the house, is completed with the use of thermal insulated materials and active systems, such as a 3kW photovoltaic system.

Image Courtesy © Vassiliades Architects

Image Courtesy © Vassiliades Architects

  • Architects: Vassiliades Architects
  • Project: House in Limassol V
  • Location: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Software used:  Autodesk Autocad,  Autodesk Revit, ISBEM CY

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Clouds in Dubrovnik, Croatia by Fo4a Architecture

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: Fo4a Architecture

Two Deluxe rooms, named “Clouds” (Cloud 9 and Cloud 11), are located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik nereby the main street known as Stradun or Placa surrounded by the Walls of Dubrovnik.

The facility with total area of 43 square meters, originally dated from 17th century, is devastated and in poor condition and needs to be entirely renovated. The new design transfroms the facility into two Deluxe rooms with total floor area of 50 square meters using as basic inspiration segments of the city of Dubrovnik.

Image Courtesy © Fo4a architecture

Image Courtesy © Fo4a architecture

  • Architects: Fo4a Architecture
  • Project: Clouds
  • Location: Stradun – Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Designed by: Armin Mešić dipl.ing.arh. and Nihad Velić dipl.oec
  • Total floor area: 50 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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Family house in Street Z, Zagreb, Croatia by DVA Arhitekta

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: Dva Arhitekta

Middle sized family house designed for a couple with two children.

Situated in a narrow street in center of Zagreb. The house is located on the street, respecting the current building line of other houses in the street, but raised above street level.

Image Courtesy © Bosnic&Dorotic

Image Courtesy © Bosnic&Dorotic

  • Architects: DVA Arhitekta
  • Project: Family house in Street Z
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Photography: Bosnic&Dorotic
  • Authors: Tomislav Curkovic / Zoran Zidaric
  • Collaborators: Tomislav Burgund, Maja Marosi Pezo, Cvjetka Peronja
  • Site Area: 928 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 200 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Reconversion in Ghent, Belgium by Axel Devroe

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Axel Devroe

About the site:

It all started when three friends bought an abandoned industrial lot that was in a terrible condition, but had an exceptional potential for transformation.

Situated in the middle of a city-block in the dense, historic center of Ghent, the L-shaped lot is surrounded by back gardens and townhouses.

The existing buildings were divided into three houses. Between each new dwelling small patches were scooped out of the buildings, making room for enclosed private gardens with a distinctive urban feel.

Image Courtesy © Axel Devroe

Image Courtesy © Axel Devroe

  • Architects: Axel Devroe
  • Project: Reconversion in Ghent
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Axel Devroe
  • Area: 380 m2
  • Construction year: 2004

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Sillim-dong Share House in Seoul, South Korea by JYA-RCHITECTS

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: JYA-RCHITECTS

Sodam-Sodam is a share house.

The very first question we asked ourselves about this project was: “what is the most unique charm of a share house in today’s housing reality?”

The answer was simple: nicely designed and spacious spaces such as a kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom, all of which individuals may not be able to afford or dream of—at least in a crowded and expensive city like Seoul.

Image Courtesy © Hwang  Hyochel

Image Courtesy © Hwang Hyochel

  • Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Project: Sillim-dong Share House
  • Location: Sillim-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Hwang  Hyochel
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Construction: Iewoo construction
  • Structure: RC(reinforced concrete)
  • Total floor area: 198.34 m2
  • Year: Jan.2015 – Jun. 2016

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House in Alentejo Coast, Portugal by aires mateus e associados

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: aires mateus e associados

Among the pines trees, a stone plateau is drawn to a scale that can no longer be understood as a courtyard. The space embraces a wide area of trees. The house and its services define a recognizable solid border. The interior of this boundary is inhabitable and characterized by light. The more open side of the house creates a water tank through the connection of geometries. A space that embraces its context is created through this closed extension.

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodriguez j

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodriguez j

  • Architects: aires mateus e associados
  • Project: House in Alentejo Coast
  • Location: Grandola, Alentejo, Portugal
  • Photography: Juan Rodriguez j
  • Authors: Manuel e Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Project leader: Maria rebelo pinto
  • Colaborators: Vânia fernandes, maria bello, bernardo sousa
  • Engineer: Axial
  • Constructor: Mateus Frazão
  • Surface area: 750.80 sqm
  • Builting area: 633.00 sqm
  • Site area: 180000 sqm
  • Date of project: 2008- 2011
  • Date of construction: 2012- 2015

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Private House in Val Tidone, Italy by Park Associati

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Park Associati

This house is situated in the foothills of the Val Tidone, in the Piacentine countryside. Conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional ‘cascina’ and barns typical of the area – reflected in the materials and proportions – it presents itself as a modern design, free from nostalgic elements.

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Val Tidone, Italy
  • Project team: Michele Rossi, Claudio Brandão
  • Interior design: Lisa Farmer

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Elite house in the Rostov region, Russia by Architectural studio CHADO

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Architectural studio CHADO

Elite house in the Rostov region The severe and laconic outline of the building, the large heavy roof – it all creates enormity, static impression. At the same time, the huge stained glass windows do not prevent a view from penetrating to the interior space, revealing the building structures which are the main aesthetic value. Specially highlighted structure shows the inner beauty of the building.

Image Courtesy © Inna Kablukova

Image Courtesy © Inna Kablukova

  • Architects: Architectural studio CHADO
  • Project: Elite house
  • Location: Rostov region, Russia
  • Photography: Inna Kablukova
  • Rooms: 8
  • Object Area: 650 m²
  • Commissioning of the project: 2016

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Khazar Residential Building in Tehran, Iran by S-A-L Design Studio

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: S-A-L Design Studio

Project’s site is located in one of North Tehran vicinities which comprises of condensed cluster buildings and narrow alleys. Therefore, approximately an amount of 48 sq. m. of the total land area of 350 sq. m. was neglected by the municipality code in order to widen the alley. In addition to the client’s required physical program, this issue led the building to be extremely compressed, as well as parking lots to be hard to design and the mass of building to be solid for shaping.

Image Courtesy © Saeed Pirasteh

Image Courtesy © Saeed Pirasteh

  • Architects: S-A-L Design Studio
  • Project: Khazar Residential Building
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Saeed Pirasteh
  • Architect in Charge: Behrad Tondravi
  • Design Team: Siamak Khaksar, Hiva Farajpour Bakhtiari, Faranak Foroughi, Soheil Ghasemi, Alireza Fazeli, Nilufar Moosavi, Nahid Malayeri, Farshid  Moosavi
  • Area: 1900 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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GMP – Yorba Linda Residence in California by Domaen

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Domaen

The project hugs a difficult hillside that is in most part subject to a future landslide and therefore in large parts unbuildable. The current proposal takes advantage of an existing berm to anchor the second story with all the private areas so that the building bridges as a quasi-landform over the entrance. The building is Y-shaped to accommodate a private courtyard and maximize the buildable area of the lot.

Image Courtesy © Domaen

Image Courtesy © Domaen

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: GMP – Yorba Linda Residence
  • Location: Yorba Linda, California, USA
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Area: 11,000 ft2
  • Project year: 2014-2018

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