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Costa House in Almada, Portugal by Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

The house where our intervention took place consists of a villa located in the seaside resort city of Costa da Caparica. This is a specific and surgical intervention in a highly deteriorated villa from the seventies. Although the refurbishment seemed urgent the financial contention demanded that the substantial architectonic intervention was limited to the 1st floor, attic and terrace over the garage, the rest of the house being renovated in a simpler and more convenient way.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

Image Courtesy © FG+SG

  • Architects: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Project: Costa House
  • Location: Almada, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, João Morais, Ruben Mateus
  • Builder: BAUKELL
  • Surface Area: 330m2
  • Built Area: 500m2
  • Project: 2013/2014

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Churchyard offices and Staff Housing in Gufunes, Iceland by Arkibúllan architects

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Arkibúllan architects

The building for the Churchyard Offices and Staff Housing in Gufunes Cemetary is  the first building of several in Reykjavik’s main cemetry complex. The phases yet to  come include a church, chapel and a crematorium.

Image Courtesy © Audur Thorhallsdottir

Image Courtesy © Audur Thorhallsdottir

  • Architects: Arkibúllan architects (Holmfridur Osmann Jonsdottir and Hrefna Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir)
  • Project: Churchyard offices and Staff Housing
  • Location: Gufunes, Iceland
  • Photography: Audur Thorhallsdottir
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • BERGHALL artists: Anna Hallin and Olga Bergmann

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SG House in Rosà, Italy by Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin 

A detached house built on three levels and situated in a small rural village, in an agricultural context consisting of land planted with corn. The entrance opens directly onto the living area, through sliding windows overlooking the double height porch. The outdoor paving continues even inside the house, to emphasize the close relationship with the surrounding countryside. The project is based on the strong contrast between the outside of the house, more rustic and tied to local building traditions, and the interior, more contemporary, with smooth spaces arranged in succession, without interruption.

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

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Applecross McCowan Residence in Perth, Australia by iredale pedersen hook

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: iredale pedersen hook

Our clients desired a building that would endure time, evoke a sense of permanence and a sense of already existing on the site. Brick was the natural choice that immediately met this requirement.

The site sits on the edge of the Swan River with views to the city of Perth. The design creates an experiential connection to the meandering river, a fluid and dynamic body of water that has carved out mass forming a direct engagement with the occupant.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: iredale pedersen hook
  • Project: Applecross McCowan Residence
  • Location: Applecross, Perth, Western Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project team: Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Caroline di Costa, Tyrone Cobcroft, Giancarlo Belviso, Alex Willis
  • Structural: Terpkos Engineering
  • Landscape Architects: Carrier Postmus
  • Hydraulics: LnC Hydraulic Engineering
  • Project Size: 1600 M2
  • Completion Date: 2015

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HOUSE RR in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Rivero Rolny Arquitectos

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Rivero Rolny Arquitectos

“Structure as space designer”

Structure stops hiding behind the drawing and comes out to participate as the main character of the play.

Based on the structure performance, everything occurs. The stage combines different but simple lines, materials, forms and senses.

Image Courtesy © Arq. Manuel Agustin Valerio Landivar

Image Courtesy © Arq. Manuel Agustin Valerio Landivar

  • Architects: Rivero Rolny Arquitectos
  • Project: HOUSE RR
  • Location: St n° 655/23 Parque Sicardi. La Plata – Buenos Aires – Argentina
  • Photography: Arq. Manuel Agustin Valerio Landivar
  • Characteristics: low scale growing residential zone.
  • Sitearea: 402 mts2 – Corner 14×30 mts
  • Construction area: 80 mts2 (62 under covered)

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KT Apartment in Taipei, Taiwan by Marty Chou Architecture

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Marty Chou Architecture 

This project is about designing a home for a young couple, their dog, and future child within a 70 M2  interior space, and how to make space within such a limited condition to create an unique living experience.

Image Courtesy © Kyle Yu Photo Studio

Image Courtesy © Kyle Yu Photo Studio

  • Architects: Marty Chou Architecture
  • Project: KT Apartment
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Kyle Yu Photo Studio
  • Area: 70 M2
  • Year: 2015‐2016

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Pirineos 125 in Mexico City by VOLEVA Arquitectos

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: VOLEVA Arquitectos

Pirineos 125 is a department building that answers to the neediness of households  in Mexico City. The project maximizes all the areas reducing the circulations and  giving the priority to the living spaces. The building is spread in four levels, has  eleven departments and a roof garden. The departments, with 67 m2, have two  bedrooms with bathrooms, living-dining room and kitchen. The design provides  natural light to all the rooms and the curtain wall facade creates a shadow play  through the living room.

Image Courtesy © VOLEVA Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © VOLEVA Arquitectos

  • Architects: VOLEVA Arquitectos
  • Project: Pirineos 125
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit, Autocad, and Photoshop

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La Belle électrique in Grenoble, France by Hérault Arnod architects

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Electronic music is a new subject for architecture. Most of the times electro nights take place in spaces that were not specially designed for them: clubs or night clubs, warehouses, fields, stadiums… For the Grenoble project, the aim was to invent a specific architectural system for a new type of spectacle and relationship with the public, whilst allowing concerts with a more traditional configuration.

Image Courtesy © André Morin

Image Courtesy © André Morin

  • Architects: Hérault Arnod architects
  • Project: La Belle électrique
  • Location: Grenoble (Isère), France
  • Photography: André Morin
  • Client: City of Grenoble
  • Architectural team: Hérault Arnod Architectes, project manager, Camille Bérar, Project architect et Laetitia Capuano, Local executive architect, Nicolas Ingénierie, Mechanical, Batiserf, Structural enineering, Cabinet Denizou, Quantity surveyor, Ducks Scéno, Design, Lasa, Acoustical
  • Usable Floor Area: 2 790 m2
  • Cost: 6,97 M€ HT
  • Calendar: Competition October 2007, delivery 2015

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Rainy・Sunny in Tokyo, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

The site is there in a residential area in Tokyo, dense with low-rise buildings, located a little bit west to the center of the Kanto plain. 
The climate there is about to change from warm humid climate to rainforest climate in near future.

I’m not making a “house” this time. It should be a lasting “terrain” that induces “habitation”. My goal is to shape the terrain up to a freshly designed “residence” with no preestablished harmony sensed.

Image Courtesy © Ryota Atarashi

Image Courtesy © Ryota Atarashi

  • Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Project: Rainy・Sunny
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Ryota Atarashi
  • Design Team: Masahiro Harada + MAO (principals-in-charge) + Naoto Ishi , Kazuyoshi Nomura
  • Structural engineering: Jun Sato structural engineers
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 108.3m2
  • Building Area: 53.1m2
  • Total Floor Area: 79.5m2
  • Project year: 2008

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Social Housing “Colline aux Oliviers” in Tunis, Tunisia by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This semi-rural/semi-urban new alternative development of 30 hectares is located in the governorate of Manouba on a hill near the Medjerda river on the South West edge of Jedeida city limits. Its eco-friendly planning design preserves and utilizes an existing olive grove estate, by placing small individual pavilions for collective housing and service facilities within its 4 475 existing salvaged olive trees and by planting tall sized trees plus a wild botanical garden for more local bio-diversity.

Social Housing Unit with Cultural Center on the ground floor and on the roof top, Image Courtesy © Abderhrrahman Ezzine

Social Housing Unit with Cultural Center on the ground floor and on the roof top, Image Courtesy © Abderhrrahman Ezzine

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Social Housing “Colline aux Oliviers”
  • Location: La colline aux Oliviers, City of Jedaida Governorat of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Graphic Artist: Ezzine Abderrahmen
  • Engineering Software: RhinoVAULT – Designing funicular form in Rhinoceros (Block Research Group BRG)
  • Client: Tunisian republic, Governorat of Manouba, Delegation of Jedaida
  • Team: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co), Adnen Ben Tanfous (Associate Partner), Vicky Tessier, Azza Mezghani, Aboudou Azize Olawolé Marcos, Ibrahim Tameur Abbassi, Tania Paula Garza, Lucie Riedweg, Yosri Boukadida, Wael Ben Mansour
  • Real estate development company: Le Mont Fleury Groupe Bayahi
  • Engineer: Tarek Ghorbel, Structural Engineer, SOGEP Batiment, Tunisia
  • Date: 2016-2017

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