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Tones Harmonize in New Taipei City, Taiwan by CHI-TORCH Interior Design

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: CHI-TORCH Interior Design

Tones harmonize in one space.

When it comes to Industrial meeting Nordic styles, lines of vertical meeting curved, and colors of contrary meeting complementary, CHI-TORCH believes tones of different living kinds could blend in the meantime with thinking and imaginative sense of beauty.

Image Courtesy © CHI-TORCH Interior Design

Image Courtesy © CHI-TORCH Interior Design

  • Architects: CHI-TORCH Interior Design
  • Project: Tones Harmonize
  • Location: Sec. 2, Wenhua Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220, Taiwan
  • Designer: Ciro Liu, Chlo’e Kao
  • Space area: 120 m²
  • Complete date: FEBRUARY 2015

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A Bower House in Ontario, Canada by Kariouk Associates

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: Kariouk Associates

Bowerbirds /ˈbaʊərbɜrd/ make up the bird family Ptilonorhynchidae. They are renowned for their unique courtship behavior, where males build an elaborate structure in an attempt to attract a mate.

Design Challenge:

The challenge was to design a new home with a view of Lake Erie for a client who did not want to pay the cost of a lakeside property.  Hence, the site he acquired was a very long and narrow lot across the road from other homes and 2,000 feet away from the shore of the lake.  Despite the client’s selection of a less desirable lot, the project was required to serve as a lure for a mate (a love nest as it were, perched in the treetop) complete with two bedrooms for two yet non-existent/future hatchlings.  As such, this love nest aimed to both woo and wow a mate while also demonstrating proper family planning and money-management skills.  The remaining challenge involved the limits set by municipal zoning bylaws that restricted the home’s height to a maximum of “two storeys”.

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: A Bower House
  • Location: Niagara Peninsula,  Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde
  • Software used: Auto CAD and Photoshop
  • Designer: 
Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), 
Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), Sarah McMurtry, Adam Paquette, David King, Dimitar Mehandjiev (Design Associates)
  • Dates: 2012 – 2015

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Borne Apartments Barcelona in Spain by Mesura

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: Mesura

The Born is a lively and authentic neighborhood in Barcelona characterized by different population and the most diverse shops.  It has a heterogeneous town planning, laid down by narrow streets with old modest houses and streets with old majestic palaces, which have been renovated as a consequence of the tourism demand in this particular district.

Image Courtesy © Jose Hevia

Image Courtesy © Jose Hevia

  • Architects: Mesura
  • Project: Borne Apartments Barcelona
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Jose Hevia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project date/ construction date: October 2014 – January 2015

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Urban Frames in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Form4 Architecture designed Urban Frames, a LEED Gold-aimed, Silicon Valley residential and office space, to instill a distinct character in an area globally known as the epicenter of the tech industry. Intended to benefit both on-site users and the surrounding community with a visually appealing and sustainable design, this mixed-use architectural ensemble invites pedestrians and tenants alike to gather, share, retreat, entertain, and work.

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: Urban Frames
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Size: 1.3-acre site; two buildings; 85,000 square feet (30,000 square feet of residential space and 55,000 square feet of commercial space)
  • General Contractor: Devcon Construction
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Five Design

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Vodniy Residential Street Block in Moscow, Russia by SPEECH architectural

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Article source: SPEECH architectural

This residential complex consists of five 26-storey buildings arranged in a checkerboard pattern on top of a multi-storey underground car park. This configuration of volumes of identical shape and height has made it possible to create a system of semi-enclosed inner courtyards between the blocks. The main entrances to the buildings face the courtyards and take the form of stately portals.

Image Courtesy © Dmitry Chebanenko

Image Courtesy © Dmitry Chebanenko

  • Architects: SPEECH architectural (M.V. Digileva, O.A. Kalugina, A.S. Kavitskaya)
  • Project: Vodniy Residential Street Block
  • Location: Golovinskoe shosse, 5, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Dmitry Chebanenko
  • Project authors: Sergei Tchoban, Igor Chlenov
  • Team of architects headed by: Anna Deryabina
  • Principal project engineer: Igor Tsukanov
  • Client: MR Group
  • Total area of site: 2.3938 hectares
  • Area of footprint: 5547 sq m
  • Total area of complex: 191,893 sq m
  • Total area of underground part of the complex: 59,550 sq m
  • Total area of above-ground part of the complex: 132,343 sq m
  • Number of apartments: 1496
  • Number of storeys: 26
  • Design work: 2012 – 2013
  • Construction: 2013 – 2015

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Two Family House in Savyon, Israel by Israelevitz Architects

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Article source: Israelevitz Architects

The connections system, between the exterior and the interior as well as the different areas of the house, was at the core of the plan designed by architects Hila and Danny Israelevitz for a house in Savyon, Israel. The result: a house to be discovered, which is not read at once but in stages, while creating a discovery experience, changing interests and sensations.

The owners of the house, which is located in Savyon, came to architects Hila and Dan Israelevitz with a reasonably standard program, with no wild whimsies – all they wanted was a modern house which is open to the outside, functional and convenient for everyday conduct, and suitable for their lifestyle as a family with three children. The chemistry was immediate, and so was the first sketch by architects Israelevitz, which was, actually, the only sketch. “The house owners’ wishes were in line with our concept that the house needs to first and foremost be used suitably for those living in it, and that was the purpose. To create a house which fills the needs of its inhabitants, and at the same time creates and highlights feelings beyond any aspect of time, fashion, or architecture alone”.

Image Courtesy © Elad Sarig

Image Courtesy © Elad Sarig

  • Architects: Israelevitz Architects (Danny Israelevitz and Hila Dinai Israelevitz)
  • Project: Two Family House
  • Location: Savyon, Israel
  • Photography: Elad Sarig
  • Plans and design: Architects Hila and Danny Israelevitz, Israelevitz Architects
  • Firm: Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects
  • Project Team: Danny Israelevitz, Hila Dinai Israelevitz, Debbie Ruhman
  • House area: 310 m2
  • Plot area: 500 m2
  • Planned and built: 2010 – 2012

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The 40-years-old house tune up in Chiba, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

There is a large-scale residence, called “New Town”, which was developed in the whole country for workers residential ensured in the high-growth period of the Japanese economy.

This plan is the renovation of wooden detached houses.

This house has been sale lots on its residential land. It is a little old, small and typological house.

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
  • Project: The 40-years-old house tune up
  • Location: Narita City, Chiba, Japan
  • Design team: tai_tai STUDIO/Hidekazu wakabayashi
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site area: 225.77 m2
  • Architectural area: 56.31 m2
  • Total floor area: 82.76 m2
  • Completed: 2016

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Elementary School And Student Residence in Saint-Denis, France by Peripheriques Architectes

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Article source: Peripheriques Architectes

Being implanted up to the plot boudaries and limited on a first floor level, we were able to clear and transform the central part into a large, airy and protected yard. The constructions on stilts form wide covered playgrounds forming real exterior volumes. The student residence is taking place above, expressed in a high leveled volume as to create a distinct identity.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Peripheriques Architectes (Anne-Françoise Jumeau + Emmanuelle Marin + David Trottin)
  • Project: Elementary School And Student Residence
  • Location: 93 Zac Porte de Paris, Saint-Denis, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: Ville De Saint-Denis / Espacil Habitat
  • Area: 4367m² shon (net floor area) elementary school/ 1046m² shon (net floor area) student residence
  • Cost: 8,78 M€ not including VAT elementary school, 1,24 M€ not including VAT student residence, Total 10M€ not including area ( value of july 2010)
  • Competition: July 2010
  • Hand over: May 2014

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Morphing Graceland in Neusiedl am See, Austria by Söhne & Partner architects

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Article source: Söhne & Partner architects

The design for the luxorious villa near lake Neusiedl is not only named after the world-famouse home of rock’n’roll star Elvis, its style is also based on the imposing building in Memphis. The clients are extraordinary Elvis fans.

The front facade of the house is a postmodern plagiarism, which is morphed into a modern villa towards the garden- and yard-side of the building.

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

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SCHÄFER ROOFSCAPE in San Candido, Italy by PLASMA Studio

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: PLASMA Studio

Located in the medieval centre of San Candido/Innichen, Schäfer Roofscape is a newly-completed restoration and conversion of a historical building. The first three stories house a department store while the upper three stories serve as four large, independent apartments within the formerly underused attic space.

Image Courtesy © Michael Pezzei and Holger Kehne

Image Courtesy © Michael Pezzei and Holger Kehne

  • Architects: PLASMA Studio
  • Project: SCHÄFER ROOFSCAPE
  • Location: San Candido, Italy
  • Photography: Michael Pezzei and Holger Kehne
  • Lead Architect: Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team: Peter Pichler
  • Area: 844 m2
  • Construction: 2012-2014

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