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House in Jalisco, Mexico by Peter Pichler Architecture

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Peter Pichler Architecture

The project is located in Jalisco, Mexico on the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean. It embraces a full conversion of an existing house of the 1960s.

The site of the house is on a silent road close to the beach on a rectangular plot, surrounded by small and typical 2 storey houses. A little garden at the entrance of the house on the west side creates an open space that can be used for parking as well.

Image Courtesy © Oscar Hernandez

Image Courtesy © Oscar Hernandez

  • Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture
  • Project: House in Mexico
  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Oscar Hernandez
  • Area: 210 m2
  • Status: Built (completion 2016)

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Empty Nester Residence in Arlington, Virginia by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

The program for the new house was only 2400 square feet, but this was significantly larger than the 1600 square feet found in the existing homes in the neighborhood. The most contextually appropriate massing for the new house was to work with the “pill-box” typology of the original structure. Rotating the orientation of the roof line ninety degrees provide a house with a similar street presence massing but the ability to move deeper into the rear of the site. The home was to be constructed by a local builder using builder-level detailing and common materials and framing. The Owners elected to use wood siding on the exterior for its visual warmth and renewable quality.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: Empty Nester Residence
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander
  • Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
  • General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group
  • Area: 2,400 ft² / 222.97 m²
  • Project: 2011-2013
  • Completion Date: 2013

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House of Calm in Niigata, Japan by Satoru hirota architects

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Satoru hirota architects

This house is built on a very long site from north to south. The house is located in the center of site, South side and the north side of this site are each a different garden of features. The south side of the garden is a static garden for views from the room. The north side of the garden is the active garden, such as kitchen garden and wisteria. For winter monsoon is a strong regional, The roof is a shape, such as escape the wind pressure. Roof and wall material of high stain resistance and abrasion resistance are selected. The south side of the gutter is made of steel, but also serve as snow stop function.

Image Courtesy © Satoru hirota architects

Image Courtesy © Satoru hirota architects

  • Architects: Satoru hirota architects (Satoru Hirota + Yasuko Hirota)
  • Project: House of Calm
  • Location: Niigata, Japan
  • Contractor: Naka Constructions Co., Ltd. / Shizuo Nakamura
  • Site area: 512.20m2
  • Building area: 70.19m2
  • Total floor area: 90.26m2

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Summer-house in Lipno, Czech Republic by B² Architecture

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: B² Architecture

A young couple has purchased a lot in a resort area of Lipno. The lot was located in the woods of the local foothills. An old summer-house, that had been built on the lot in the 80s, needed to be turned into a primary residence for this young couple. They both love the outdoors and wanted to be closer to the nature around. The main goal of the house’s redesign was to keep its simple form and to create a connection between the nature outside and the interior.

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau

Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau

  • Architects: B² Architecture (Barbara Bencova)
  • Project: Summer-house
  • Location: Lipno, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Alexandra Timpau

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The Great Wall of WA in North Western Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

The longest rammed earth wall in Australia and – probably – the southern hemisphere, has been selected as a finalist in the (Australian Institute of Architects) Western Australia architecture awards.

At 230 metres long, the rammed earth wall meanders along the edge of a sand dune and encloses twelve earth covered residences, created to provide short-term accommodation for a cattle station during mustering season.   With their 450mm thick rammed earth facade and the sand dune to their rear and forming their roofs, the residences have the best thermal mass available, making them naturally cool in the subtropical climate.

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

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Uma Gopinath Residence in Chennai, India by Murali Architects

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: Murali Architects

“Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” – John Howard Payne.

We leave our home land for many reasons. Earning and education are the most common of the causes. So what do you do when the sound of your childhood calls you across vast distances of land and seas?

Image Courtesy © Murali Architects

Image Courtesy © Murali Architects

 

  • Architects: Murali Architects
  • Project: Uma Gopinath Residence
  • Location: Chennai, India

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Saint-André Residence in Montreal, Canada by _naturehumaine architecture et design

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: _naturehumaine architecture et design

The Saint-André residence is located on a heritage street of Le Plateau Mont-Royal, and the project consisted in adding a modern extension on the back alley side while retaining the character of the built environment on the street side. We transformed the early-20th-century duplex into a single-family dwelling, with the intent of creating a bright, open-space house.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: _naturehumaine architecture et design
  • Project: Saint-André Residence
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • General Contractor: Sienna Construction
  • Completion Date: June 2016

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A House on the Hill in Kansai region, Japan by Kenji Hashimoto Architecture Office

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: Kenji Hashimoto Architecture Office

This house is on the top of a hill, which gives you the full view of the Osaka Plain.

Its site is located on a slope and the upper side, across a path, is faced to the woods of a temple.

There used to be an old two-story wooden house and we planned to reserve as much of the former plantation as possible.

Image Courtesy © Kenji Hashimoto Architecture Office

Image Courtesy © Kenji Hashimoto Architecture Office

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68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons in Vigneux-sur-Seine Commune, France by MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés

The project on the city-block E2 appears as a singular and unique object; It signals the idea of a renewal of the main entry point to this neighborhood. This is why the architects chose to experiment with the implementation of two quality materials that are both complementary and opposites: brick for its domestic thickness and for its strong reference to the ground and to neighboring red brick façades; lacquered metal used for the lightness of this material and because it discretely hints at the comfort of the housing units and the use of balconies, while still avoiding their exposure to viewers from the street.

Image Courtesy © 11H45

Image Courtesy © 11H45

  • Architects: MARGOT-DUCLOT Architectes Associés
  • Project: 68 Social Rental Housing Units, 1 Residence For Physically Disabled Persons
  • Location: Avenue de la Concorde, ZAC de la Croix-blanche, lot 2E – Vigneux sur seine 91270, France
  • Photography: 11H45
  • Client: Immobilière 3F
  • General contractor: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Project manager: Emmanuel Dequidt
  • Interior design: Margot-Duclot architectes associés
  • Landscape architect: ERA paysagistes
  • General construction company: BAGOT SAS
  • Net floor area: Housing units: 4870 m² / Residence: 892 m²
  • Cost: €10.8m excluding VAT
  • Calendar:
    • Competition: June 2012
    • Construction time: 22 months
    • Delivery: May 2016

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Villa Melana in Tyros, Greece by S2PiA Architects and 02 Architecture & Mech. Engineering

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: S2PiA architects

The short story

The project was awarded to us by a family leaving in Athens keen on a new country house in the Arcadian Landscape.

Design started mid-2012 and work on site was completed at the end of 2014.

The program

It all started as a simple snapshot; At a very steep site with clear view towards the sea a holiday retreat protects its inhabitants from the sun heat and the strong winds while soothing the senses under the moonlight.

We have placed the building at the only available naturally formed plateau of the site in order to avoid unnecessary groundworks that could spoil the relief.

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

  • Architects: S2PiA Architects (Panagiotis Papassotiriou) and 02 Architecture & Mech. Engineering (Valia Foufa)
  • Project: Villa Melana
  • Location: Pera Melana, Tyros, Greece
  • Photography: Erieta Attali, Pygmalion Karatzas
  • Consultants:
    • Kratimenos Antonis _ Civil Eng.
    • Kabilis Nikos _ Mechanical Eng.
    • Bokolas Dimitrios_ Koulos Evangelos _ Topographical Survey
    • Taraviras George _ Civil Eng. _ Consultant
  • Site Area: 6.085 m2
  • Total Gross Surface Area: 205 τ.μ (158 τ.μ Main House + 47 τ.μ Ancillary Spaces)
  • Design Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 2014

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