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AAK Villa in Amwaj Islands, Bahrain by Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants 

This being an ocean facing plot, the client’s top most priority was the sea views, with lot of prominence to entertaining family and guests. He is also a good cook and wanted all extra kitchens (tepanyaki) and dining areas to be planned on the top most level as well to enjoy the views of the waters. The Master suite had to be well-equipped, multi-functional, multi-spatial, area with the best view of the ocean. The architecture and interior spaces had to be modern, technologically advanced and seamless. The Interior spaces should be flexible (as in open spaces to become private and vice versa). Privacy from neighbors and roads was a priority. This home is designed on a linear plot with attached homes on south and north sides and is opening to the sea on the west side and the road on the east side. Because of its location, it comes under high value properties of Amwaj, Bahrain. The plot covers 809.2sqmts and the total built up is977sqmts.The two side boundary walls looked like two imposing retaining walls and the home had to be designed within these walls. Because of the attached home layout covers the built up space could touch the two longer sides (south and north boundary walls) without any windows (so no light and ventilation) and views either.

Image Courtesy © Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants

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Crystal Clear in Lake Tahoe, California by Aspen Leaf Interiors

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Aspen Leaf Interiors 

Design objective

The main objective of this project was to create a minimalist design, white box for a contemporary home located in Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River outside of Squaw Valley, California. The design needed to be clean with no frills and render a solution that is bright and explores both positive and negative spaces.

The kitchen and family room show the straight lines, monochromatic materials and notes of high contrast between surfaces that delivered the desired design to the clients, Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas

  • Architects: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Project: Crystal Clear
  • Location: In Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River near Olympic Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: Tom Zikas
  • Building Designer: The Sandbox Studio
  • Builder: Mark Tanner Construction
  • Interior Design: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Square Feet: 3,267 sq. ft.
  • Year Completed: Remodel/addition, completed 2016

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VISTA HOUSE in Stuttgart, Germany by Alexander Brenner Architects

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Alexander Brenner Architects

An art loving couple was able to purchase an outstanding scenic property in the north of Stuttgart with spectacular views over the city. The property is reached via a southern access road situated below.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
  • Project: VISTA HOUSE
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Plot size: 1.550 m²
  • Living area: 440 m²
  • Utility space: 196 m²
  • Completion: 2012

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Doblado House in Nuevo Leon, México by Isauro Huizar

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Isauro Huizar 

Doblado House is a project which originates from exploit a existing construction of approximately 75 m2 on ground level contained in an area about 260 m2. The architectural program express a housing for a couple and is distributed in service, kitchen and living room on ground floor; and at first level: it contains a studio, bedroom and bathroom. The existing construction is reinforced with a steel structure to load the new floor of the first level and a perimetral facade wall rises with a pedestrian access articulated to the house and another vehicle access on the opposite end. Finally the rest of the area is regenerated like lawn garden for outdoor activities.

Image Courtesy © 1826 Proyectos Fotográficos

  • Architects: Isauro Huizar 
  • Project: Doblado House 
  • Location: Nuevo Leon, México
  • Photography: 1826 Proyectos Fotográficos
  • Software used: Autocad

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Matiz house in Yucatan, Mexico by Javier Muñoz Menéndez

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Javier Muñoz Menéndez

We spent a year and a half or more on this project, working with one of the persons I care most in the world and who also happens to know about architecture. Having such clients is a privilege, because they let you do your work with an understanding of the reasons for your decisions.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Javier Muñoz Menéndez
  • Project: Matiz house
  • Location: Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Other Participants: Arq. Gareth Lowe Negrón, Arch. Celine Monteagudo, Arch. Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Arch. Javier Ceballos Cabañas, Arch. Luis Miguel Acuña González
  • Constructed area: 1,026.60 (m2)
  • Year: 2014

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Apartment Amsterdam in Netherlands by Robert Kolenik

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Robert Kolenik

Kolenik creates multifunctional luxury apartment in Amsterdam.

‘A typical Amsterdam apartment’ is how the interior designer Robert Kolenik describes this apartment in Amsterdam city centre, which comprises the upper three floors of a building. Having lived and worked abroad for years, the owner asked Kolenik to come up with an interior design for his apartment. ‘Homes in the city centre are limited in terms of size’, the designer explains, ‘so the challenge is to create functional space that retains a luxurious, homely feel.’

Image Courtesy © Robert Kolenik

  • Architects: Robert Kolenik
  • Project: Apartment Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Cedar Street Residence in Tempe, Arizona by coLAB studio, llc

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: coLAB studio, llc

Renovation and addition for a 1954 bungalow home in Tempe, Arizona.

The owner/architects require spaces to live, work, and house visiting family and friends. Design must accommodate varying numbers of guests, large groups for entertaining, and fluctuating office staff size as well as a secure and safe play area for children.

Image Courtesy © coLAB studio, llc

  • Architects: coLAB studio, llc
  • Project: Cedar Street Residence
  • Location: 1614 East Cedar Street, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Owner: Matthew + Maria Salenger
  • Contractor: Build, Inc., Rich Fairbourn
  • Structural: JT Engineering, Inc.
  • Electrical: Woodward Engineering, Inc.
  • Lot Size: 10,500 SF
  • Original SF (int): 1,150 SF
  • Final SF (int): 2,222 SF
  • Roof Coverage: 4,200 SF
  • Design: May-June 2009
  • Construction: September 2009 – May 2010

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Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park in Miami Beach, Florida by OMA

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Faena District

Located on a majestic stretch of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District encompasses both sides of Collins Avenue from 32nd to 35th Streets, with direct waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Faena District will provide the city of Miami Beach with a neighborhood integrating dynamic cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments with a dynamic combination of art, culture, and design as their foundation. OMA has designed three buildings for Faena District—Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park. These distinct structures are linked by a sequence of public areas including an entry plaza on Collins Avenue and an open courtyard within the Faena Bazaar.

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Iwan Baan and Philippe Ruault
  • Renderings: DBox
  • Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
  • Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
  • Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
  • Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern

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CA House in São Paulo, Brazil by SuperLimão Studio

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: SuperLimão Studio

The client purchased a deteriorated townhouse where she would live alone. The refurbishment project should adapt the house for the needs of the future resident. For this, the usual order of a residential program was reversed, so that the ground floor area is the private area and upstairs is the social area.

Image Courtesy © Maíra Acayaba

  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Project: CA House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba
  • Authors: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello
  • Collaborators: Mariana Kratka
  • Area: 120m2
  • Site Area: 50m2
  • Year: 2015

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The concrete cube house in Koziegłowy, Poland by TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

The house was built in the seventies of the XX century in Koziegłowy (Poland) as a typical representation of the so called “modernistic cube”. The main characteristic of this kind of buildings was the almost square basis and 2 floors (one being high ground floor with basement underneath). The owners wanted to remodel the building with the emphasis on raw materials, natural light and harmony between the inside and the outside of the house. The aim was to create more functional space yet with less storage room.

Image Courtesy © Rzemiosło Architektoniczne

  • Architects: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI
  • Project: The concrete cube house
  • Location: Koziegłowy, Poland
  • Visualization: Rzemiosło Architektoniczne
  • Collage & drawings : Hanna Podladowska
  • Team: Małgorzata Siekanko, Marta Sękowska-Kulińska, Paulina Wielgosz-Konewka
  • Construction: Maciej Kaleta

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