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High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater in Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

Located on a historic farm adjacent to Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned Fallingwater residence, High Meadow serves as home base for students of Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art, and design.

Positioned between forest and field, four modest dwellings with simple wood interiors and framed vistas of the surrounding hilltops rest lightly above ground on a network of nimble steel columns and delicate tectonics, imparting minimal disturbance to the site. An angled shroud at the end of each unit catches cool breezes rising up from the valley floor below and shields the naturally ventilated rooms from the summer sun. Screened entry doors allow for additional airflow and connect the units to a covered walkway.

Image Courtesy © Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater
  • Location: Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Client: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Design Principal: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA
  • Principal in Charge: William D. Loose, AIA
  • Project Manager/Designer: Bill James
  • Project Resource: Kent Suhrbier, AIA
  • Landscape Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Fallingwater Summer Interns
  • Structural Engineer: K2 Engineering
  • MEP+FP Engineer: Iams Consulting
  • General Contractor: Fairchance Construction
  • Site: 66 Acres
  • Date Completed: July 2016

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La Part des Anges in Villenave d’Ornon, France by BUPA Architectures

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Article source: BUPA Architectures

Close to “Rives d’Arcins”, the project rests next to “Geneste” domain boundaries and its Natura 2000 wet bocage. This housing operation is the starting point of the of this district urban development.

This project is named “La Part des Anges”. It is intended as a colorful sculpture offering a landscape changing over its course. The signal tower located at the center of the parcel, around which void and filled areas alternate, participates in the will to create a strong gesture, a signal, aimed at energizing a developing sector. The project consists of 4 blocks located around the 15 story tower.

Image Courtesy © Denis Lacharme

  • Architects: BUPA Architectures
  • Project: La Part des Anges
  • Location: Villenave d’Ornon, France
  • Photography: Denis Lacharme 
  • Clients : Alur Promotion Immobilière, Clairsienne
  • Lead Architects: Frantz Buhler, Florent Pasquier
  • Collaborators: Jouneau, Lafarge, Connexion Bâtiment, THERM’ECO Engeneering, B2B Ingenierie, Harribey Construction, Eurovia Gironde
  • Gross Built Area: 10029 m²
  • Budget: 12.5 M €
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Thurøhus in Copenhagen, Denmark by EFFEKT

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: EFFEKT 

Thurøhus is a new apartment building located on Thurøvej – a unique location in the dense city fabric of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Thurøhus is a reinterpretation of the typical Frederiksberg perimeter block, referencing the existing historical surroundings in materials and details, but at the same time offering a new interpretation and rejuvenation of the typology.

Image Courtesy © EFFEKT

  • Architects: EFFEKT
  • Project: Thurøhus
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Enok Holsegaard
  • Client: FB Gruppen
  • Collaborators: Ingcon
  • Size: 2.000 m2
  • Year: 2015-16
  • Status: Commission, Completed 2016

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PINAR DEL FARO HOUSE in José Ignacio, Uruguay by Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

The house is situated on a high point of the terrain, surrounded by a number of large pine trees.

The abrupt shoulder towards the street is taken advantage of for the access to the house. A set of outdoor stairs connects to the high level of the garden, turning it into the new zero.

Image Courtesy © Carolina Pedroni + Delfina Riverti + Miguel Rossi

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Prototype of Minimum Rural Housing in Quintana Roo, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos 

This project does not seek to replicate the typical southeast house (Mayan) but to achieve a modern version that is repeatable and easily constructed in  time and cost, using materials from the region. The design promotes life in the inisde  and also  in contact with the outside, integrating it to its environment and giving continuity to the customs from the region, thus achieving sustainable housing through reuse of water; zero discharge; alternative energies and systems that allow to save energy and resources with the possibility of not being connected to any municipal network.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Prototype of Minimum Rural Housing
  • Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico

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House R in Anglet, France by GARDERA-D Architecture

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: GARDERA-D Architecture

The House R is located at Anglet on an estate of 1000m². The relatively large dimensions of the plot (50x20m) give a horizontal lecture to the field which compose the start of the project. The North-South orientation, the sun path and the pre-existing houses around the site were also predominant data for the design of the project.

The house is set back from the street, clearing a parking space for three vehicles.

Image Courtesy © GARDERA-D Architecture

  • Architects: GARDERA-D Architecture (Gardera Patrice)
  • Project: House R
  • Location: Anglet (64), France
  • Delivered: September 2010

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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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