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Sloan Berkes House in Naramata, British Columbia by Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

Pebbles lives among the pebbles, as underground garage tunnelled into the steep hillside from the access street at the north-east. It was too steep to build a road to the top of the ridge from where one looks up and down and across the Okanagan Valley and -Lake, so this was the only option. Pebbles is also home to a wine room, kept at the temperature of the earth surrounding it, a foyer, and the geothermal heat pump.

west patio and rusty steel wall, photograph by Martin Knowles

west patio and rusty steel wall, photograph by Martin Knowles

  • Architects: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Sloan Berkes House
  • Location: 171 Village Heights Place, Naramata, BC, Canada
  • Photography: Martin Knowles, Derek Lepper and Florian Maurer
  • Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd. (now Landform Architecture and Design Build Ltd.) (http://www.allenmaurer.com/home.htm)
  • Design: Florian Maurer, MAIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP (Florian Maurer Architect (http://florianmaurer.ca/home.htm)
  • Structural: Fast+Epp Structural Engineers, Vancouver (www.fastepp.com)
  • Contractor: Artifex Design Build Ltd. (now Landform Architecture and Design Build Ltd.)
  • Completion Date: 2013
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT and Sketchup

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House with ZERO stairs in Wroclaw, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci

The clients, a middle-aged couple, approached us with one definite request – they wanted to build a house with no stairs, a house that would be equally practical and enjoyable when they get old. The site offered no obvious clues – a flat piece of land in a second line of buildings, in a suburban part of the city of Wrocław, among disappearing traces of a rural past, surrounded by a chaotic mix of houses of all styles, materials and conditions.

Image Courtesy © Przemysław Kaczkowski

Image Courtesy © Przemysław Kaczkowski

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci
  • Project: House with ZERO stairs
  • Location: Wroclaw, Poland
  • Photography: Przemysław Kaczkowski
  • Cooperation: Ola Targońska
  • Surface: 253M2
  • Land area: 2,233M2
  • Project: 2009
  • Realization: 2011
  • Software used: Autocad  2013 , Sketchup Pro, Adobe

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Suitable Farmhouse in Chungnam, South Korea by OfAA – Office For Appropriate Architecture

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: OfAA– Office For Appropriate Architecture

‘Suitable Farmhouse’ is a villa for a mid 40 year old couple who decided to return to their hometown to  live with their 80 year-old mother.  The villa is intended to provide two individual households under one roof because each party has been upholding their own lifestyles for a long time.  Two main private spaces are designed as two independent studios and they are located in opposite corners of the house. The mother has an active lifestyle, where she frequently comes and goes, while the couple is more introverted and reclusive, preferring to stay home, cook, and watch movies. The mother enjoys spending the majority of her time tending to the garden, while the couple enjoys inviting guests with whom to cook and entertain. These two varying sets of influence help to shape the design of this farmhouse.

Image Courtesy © HyoChel Hwang

Image Courtesy © HyoChel Hwang

  • Architects: OfAA – Office For Appropriate Architecture (Zooyoun Yoon)
  • Project: Suitable Farmhouse
  • Location: Chungyang-gun,Chungnam,South Korea
  • Photography: HyoChel Hwang
  • Software used: Vray, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe
  • Structure: Base – concrete mat, wood structure
  • Exterior Finish: Stucco Flex
  • Interior Finish: Silk wall paper, wood flooring
  • Landscape Consulation: Janghum Kim
  • Contruction: EDENHEiM Contruction Inc.
  • Site Area: 1,702 m2
  • Building Area: 97.65 sqm (house) 33.96 sqm (garage)
  • Gross Floor Area: 131.61 sqm
  • Height: 3m (1F, attic)
  • Project Year: 2015

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Riyadh House in Saudi Arabia by arqflores

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source: arqflores 

This house is located in the city of Riyadh, in the heart of Saudi Arabia.

The design of this villa is a contemporary blend of Mexican and Arabic cultures, where knowledge of local traditions, materials, textures, mexican colors, as well as the knowledge of some methods of the building area were important for their development and termination.

Image Courtesy © arqflores

Image Courtesy © arqflores

  • Architects: arqflores (arqflores is: Juan Carlos Flores)
  • Project: Riyadh House
  • Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Discipline: Architecture
  • Program: Private Houses
  • Interior design: Jorge Rubio
  • Contractor: Professionals House, Jeddah, KSA
  • Gross External Area: 1382m2
  • Construction year: 2014
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp

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Zider Dwellings in Minas Gerais, Brazil by MEIUS ARQUITETURA and Estudio Arquitetura

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Article source: MEIUS ARQUITETURA and Estudio Arquitetura

Located in the Colégio Batista neighborhood, in Belo Horizonte, MG, Residencial Zider is a project of critical response to demand from depleting the constructive potential in a lot of non usual proportions.

Image Courtesy © Bel Diniz

Image Courtesy © Bel Diniz

  • Architects: MEIUS ARQUITETURA and Estudio Arquitetura
  • Project: Zider Dwellings
  • Location: Itauna Street, number 452, Forest neighborhood, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Photography: Bel Diniz
  • Software used: Sketchup and Autocad
  • Full name and date of birth of the project authors: 
    • Eduardo de Oliveira França – 29/10/1982
    • Guilherme José Tetzl Rocha – 09/07/1987
    • Leticia Oliveira Azevedo – 08/21/1981
  • Owner: Uilton Roberto Rocha.
  • Construction: Construction F2.
  • Employees: Fernanda Boratto and Lorena Coscarelli.
  • Total budget: R $ 3,872,423.25 / $ 965.089.93 / € 890,585.00.
  • Cost / m²: R $ 2,562.00 / $ 638.50 / € 589.212.
  • Total built area: 1.511,48m².
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketch Up

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FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT in China by Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) and Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 have recently won the design competition for a new 264,000-square-meter multi-building mixed-use complex in Shanghai. The project is being developed by Financial Street Holding Co. Ltd., a leading commercial real estate developer based in Beijing, and will be located on two parcels just north of the Shanghai Railway Station.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc.LEAD 8
  • Project: FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign

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V house in Guadalajara, Mexico by Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

The land is located in the limit of a closed condominium, with a height difference of 8 meters at the back, which allows us to release the views to the east of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara.

Image Courtesy © Cesar Béjar

Image Courtesy © Cesar Béjar

  • Architects: Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos
  • Project: V house
  • Location: Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
  • Photography: Cesar Béjar
  • Contributors: Arq . Alvaro Galvan Beruben STUDIO HIDALGO
  • Structural engineering: ROMVIR engineering Ing . Roman Virgilio
  • Built area: 355m2
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Water Ski Park in Kayseri, TURKEY by BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

Landmark of the city Kayseri Wonderland Project consists of many different facilities. One of them is the Water Ski Park having 33.000 square meters site area and a 3.000 square meters island in the artificial lake.

 Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects

  • Architects: BKA-BahadırKulArchitects
  • Project: Water Ski Park
  • Location: Kayseri, TURKEY
  • Photography: Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Client: Greater Municipality of  Kayseri
  • Site Area: 100.000 m2\
  • Total Floor Area: 2.300 m2
  • Construction Period: 2011/2013
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d max, photshop, sketch up

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MALLERO HOUSING in Sondrio, Italy by arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Article source: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli

The project is situated in the italian Alps in the outskirts of the city of Sondrio, in between the Mallero torrent and areas of industrial warehouses.

The area, apart from Mallero to the south-east, does not have any important presence that could direct the overall urban planning of the area.

Image Courtesy © marcello mariana

Image Courtesy © marcello mariana

  • Architects: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli
  • Project: MALLERO HOUSING
  • Location: Sondrio, Italy
  • Photography: marcello mariana
  • Design team: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli with arch.Claudia Bigi, arch.Fabio della Torre, arch. Fernando Grattirola
  • Structures: ing. Paolo Moncecchi
  • Installations: Studio Giarba
  • Completion of work: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop

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Osteria Savio Volpe in Vancouver, BC , Canada by S T E . M A R I E ART + DESIGN

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Article source: S T E . M A R I E  ART + DESIGN 

The restaurant is a synthesis of what we call Italian Farmhouse Modern. The design was strongly inspired by three icons of Italian design: Carlo Mollino, Bruno Munari, and Enzo Mari. The result is a balance of simplicity, drama, and irreverence. The finishes are rooted in an earthy quality much like most roadside Osteria’s or country Trattorias found throughout Italy. In that same vein, the food, wine, products, herbs, and preserves are given as much focus as the paintings on the walls. An ongoing interplay between assertive and simple, elemental and modernist is a mainstay of Italian culture. We tried to capture that quintessential Italian juxtaposition by running the theme of humble vs pretty throughout the design. The mix of sconces with fabric lampshades and opaline glass highlight the apposing influence of modernist and “nonna” style in our lighting design. A similar exchange can be seen in the pleated oak walls that act as a modest rhythmic backdrop from which the mix of sartorial banquet seating stansout.As a nod to a simpler time, we keep a courtesy phone at the ready for those who require a lift home after dinner and packing away a Demi John of wine with friends and family.

Image Courtesy © Knauf and Brown

Image Courtesy © Knauf and Brown

  • Architects: S T E . M A R I E  ART + DESIGN
  • Project: Osteria Savio Volpe
  • Location: 615 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
  • Photography: Knauf and Brown
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino,  SketchUp, Solidworks, Photoshop
  • Collaborators: Graphic Design & Branding by Glasfurd and Walker
  • Contractor: Harmony Pacific Projects
  • Custom Metal Fabrication: Fabrikaat
  • Custom Wood Furniture and Shelving System: Lock and Mortice
  • Area: 2450 sqft
  • Completed December: 2015

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