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Quarry House in Victoria, Australia by Hook Turn Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Hook Turn Architecture

Quarry House is a renovation and addition to an existing Victorian terrace in Brunswick East. The design takes its cues from the history of the local area, with particular reference to the brick and bluestone quarrying industries upon which Brunswick was founded. The built form is conceived of as two stacked boxes; the ground floor brick box and the upper storey bluestone box. The existing house was constructed almost entirely of brickwork and the ground floor addition remains faithful to this material. The upper floor recalls the local bluestone industry through a figurative representation of naturally occurring bluestone formations. These tessellated patterns are formed when basaltic lava flows cool to create bluestone, cracking and shearing in geometric arrangements. The upper storey is clad in folded zinc panels which recall columnar basalt, eroded at the rear facade to provide an arched, cave-like outline to the new master bedroom window.

Image Courtesy © Ben Tole

  • Architects: Hook Turn Architecture
  • Project: Quarry House
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Ben Tole
  • Project size: 110 m2
  • Project Budget: $500000
  • Design time: 12 months
  • Construction time: 8 months
  • Completion date: Nov 2015

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Gordon’s Bay House in New South Wales, Australia by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

This 6 bedroom home on the foreshore in Gordon’s Bay, Coogee was built for a young family.

It incorporates a north facing courtyard to bring light and air into the centre of the steep, east facing site.

The entry offers a vista from Gordon Avenue through the three storey stair void, across the 15m lap pool, and to the bay beyond.

Image Courtesy © Robert Walsh

  • Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Project: Gordon’s Bay House
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales , Australia
  • Photography: Felix Forrest (interiors) and Robert Walsh (exteriors)
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp

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Coniwa in Tokyo, Japan by YUUA Architects and Associates

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: YUUA Architects and Associates

“coniwa” is a cooperative housing residence, located in the suburbs of western Tokyo.

It consists of eleven dwellings arranged around a lush courtyard, which is covered by a wooden boardwalk. In this project the clients were initially provided with a constructive and architectural framework, in which the plan was designed according to the individuals’ requests.

Image Courtesy © SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro

  • Architects: YUUA Architects and Associates (Madoka Aihara & Tomokazu Shimizu)
  • Project: Coniwa
  • Location: Koganei-shi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Producer: Archinet
  • Structural Engineer: Hirotsugu Tsuboi Structural Engineers, RGB Structure
  • Facility Engineer: Kitamura Machinery Engineering
  • Plants Designer: SOLSO
  • Constructor: Ishizue Column Co., Ltd.
  • Project Area:  718.86m2
  • Building Area: 373.63m2
  • Size: 886.52m2
  • Year: 2014-2015

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Tamarama House in Sydney, Australia by Porebski Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Porebski Architects

Located on a corner site on the hills overlooking Tamarama Beach the design allows the house to be a sculpture on the site. With stone forming the base a sculptured curved fa§ade creates the lighter upper levels. The building is beautifully modulated by the use of timber batten extensions forming bay windows against the curvaceous white render masonry which all sit wonderfully with the Will Dangar designed gardens.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Porebski Architects
  • Project: Tamarama House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia 
  • Photography: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander
  • Interior designer: Alexandra Donohoe

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The BWW Apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Paula Martins Arquitetura

Located in a very nice area in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this 260 square meter apartment has a complete view of the Guanabara’s Bay. It was purchased by a young couple and fully remodelled according to their wishes and desires. The interior was conceived to create a pleasant atmosphere, in accordance to the owners’ style. The new finishes and pieces of furniture are mostly white and their elegant and contemporary look adorn the room. The BWW apartment is a project that is considerate of the couple’s gatherings during the weekends. It would be perfect for anyone looking to create new dishes and to watch movies with family and friends. In order to make room for those activities, one of the bedrooms was demolished so that the living room could be enlarged. Since the owners also needed a spacious kitchen, it was removed one of its walls to make room for a black quartz table which plays a central role in the room.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Nicolas

  • Architects: Paula Martins Arquitetura
  • Project: The BWW Apartment
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Pablo Nicolas

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CASA PATIOS in Lima, Perú by Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos

The design objective of the project was to elongate the volume of the residence so as to take full advantage of the extensive plot. To achieve this, the traditional typology of a house-courtyard was reinterpreted thereby creating a succession of open spaces contained by the final building.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Gianella

  • Architects: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos (Roberto Riofrio Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo Graña)
  • Project: CASA PATIOS
  • Location: Chorrillos, Lima – Perú
  • Photography: Jaime Gianella
  • Furniture and Decoration: Ferrini
  • Construction area: 548 m2
  • Land area: 1,170 m2
  • Year of Construction: 2014

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Junction Shadow House in Toronto, Canada by POST Architecture

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: POST Architecture

The Junction Shadow House is a semi-detached residential dwelling that began as a mirror-image of its attached neighbour. Early in the design process, it became evident that the previous additions (front room over the porch, rear Mud Room) were structurally compromised and threatening to destabilize the original masonry structure. As a result, they were demolished, leaving the shell of the original house to work with, in the shadow of its longer neighbour. Natural light was not available from all sides, so the design focused on maximizing the light penetrating from the south, as well as moving it through the house as much as possible. The interiors are a bright white colour and the spaces are visually interconnected on all levels through a feature staircase, creating views and plays with shadows on all levels.

Image Courtesy © POST Architecture, photographed by Revelateur Studio

  • Architects: POST Architecture
  • Project: Junction Shadow House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Revelateur Studio

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Casa LB4 in Piura, Perú by Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos 

This project was developed under the constraints given by the client and the extreme temperatures and climate in the city of Piura. In response to the client’s needs, a compact house was appropriate but in order to ensure the house remained cool in extreme heat, we decided to turn the volume to be parallel to the longest side of the lot. From here, cross ventilation was maximized and the house was protected against the strength of afternoon sun. The result is an elongated volume in the middle of the plot which enjoys the open space from all the rooms within the house. Finally, the terrace is a contiguous space to the larger but compact volume, thereby giving it a preferential position to the garden.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Barranzuela Ramírez

  • Architects: Riofrio + Rodrigo Arquitectos (Roberto Riofrio Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo Graña)
  • Project: Casa LB4
  • Location: Loma Blanca, Piura, Perú
  • Photography: Fernando Barranzuela Ramírez
  • Design Team: Josef Kubat, Yvonn Jhong
  • Structures: Ing. Jorge Avendaño A.
  • Electrical: Jaime Alca Yañez
  • Plumbing: Roberto Pain Peralta
  • Construction area: 315 m2
  • Land area: 450 m2
  • Year of Construction: 2015  (more…)

Residential – Disappearing Corridor in Hong Kong, China by Bean Buro

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Bean Buro 

Bean Buro has designed a 1,485sqft (138sqm) apartment for a young family of four in the south side of Hong Kong Island. Unchanged since the early 1990’s, the apartment featured closed off rooms accessed by a long corridor, and large windows looking over the ocean.

Retreating from Hong Kong’s busy lifestyle, the apartment’s entrance is a semi-enclosed foyer which marks the threshold between inside and outside.

Designed with a comfortable seat, playful hooks and concealed shoes and coat cabinet, it allows for a moment of pause and appreciation of the home.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Residential – Disappearing Corridor
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Design directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Architectural designers & assistants: Pauline Paradis, Tommy Hui, Michelle Ho.
  • Contractor: R&C Engineering Co. Ltd

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The PI Penthouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source:  Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

This old three story penthouse has been fully remodelled from a terrible condition, and is now perfect for a family with children. The apartment faces Guanabara’s Bay and comes with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer. Most of the original walls have been demolished and the areas rearranged, creating more open spaces, and meaning each bedroom now has its own en-suite bathroom. The dark interior and heavy atmosphere have been completely replaced by beautiful light and open space. The facades and roof are insulated, and all the outside walls covered with tiles to avoid constant maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado (MCA Estudio)

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