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Friday, February 9th, 2018
Article source: Apparte Studio
Passive energy design
The narrow house faces north and the front living area becomes flooded with sunlight, penetrating deep into the hallway.
The raised cathedral ceiling draws up much of the hot air during occasional hot summer periods, leaving the lower areas of the house cooler.
The existing house had good thermal properties to begin with. Most of both party walls are shared with a neighbour and there is good cross-flow ventilation to release heat when the front and rear doors are opened.
The large skylight over the dining area to the south saves hours of artificial lighting each day.
Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander
- Architects: Apparte Studio
- Project: Curtain Cottage
- Location: Carlton North, Australia
- Photography: Daniel Aulsebrook, Christopher Alexander
- Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
- Site Area: 95m2
- Floor Area: 60m2
- Construction time: June 2012 – March 2017
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Article source: João Diniz Arquitetura
A club in the city surroundings
Among woods, rivers, sports courts and swimming pools
There is relax and nature altogether.
Image Courtesy © Marcilio Gazzinelli and Isabel Diniz e João Diniz
- Architects: João Diniz Arquitetura
- Project: Clube Campestre Locker Rooms
- Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Photography: Marcilio Gazzinelli, Isabel Diniz e João Diniz
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
- Associate architect: Clarissa Bastos, José Baccarini, Igor Hermont
- Structural engineer: Raul Neuchwander
- Civil engineer: Cavito Engenharia
- Built area: 470,00 m2
- Project: 2004
- Completion: 2006 (1st stage)
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Article source: Lazor Office
The Stack House is essentially a stack of blocks. Solid blocks of private spaces are stacked in an open, laced pattern to form voids for shared living space. The blocks are positioned in response to the urban and natural setting in relation to the site. The result is an open, two-story void of shared space that is simultaneously protected for privacy and immersed in its natural surroundings. Contrasting materials express this stacking and shifting on the exterior. Inside, the blocks are carefully carved with curves and surfaced in white oak to shape more intimate spaces to join a family together to share a meal, to recline, read and take in the majestic oak outside, or to play the piano and fill the void with music.
Image Courtesy © Lazor Office
- Architects: Lazor Office
- Project: Stack House
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad, Revit, Rhino
- Completion Date: 2016
Monday, January 29th, 2018
Article source: 0E1 ARQUITETOS
The America apartment was designed as a residence for a couple. The project sought to create a smooth transition providing the greatest possible integration between social-use and private-use environments. In order to achieve this, two main strategies were used: division of social and private functions in different floors and use of structures and furniture that provide flexibility and lightness in the division of spaces. In addition to the unconventional space organization, the client requested the use of residential automation technologies. In this way, the design challenge was established, which consisted in allying spaces and technology in a harmonic and discrete way.
Image Courtesy © Gabriel Carpes
- Architects: 0E1 ARQUITETOS
- Project: America Apartment
- Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Photography: Gabriel Carpes
- Software used: SketchUp
- Team: Ana Cristina Castagna, Anna Carolina Manfroi, Carol Vasques, Dionatan Monteiro, Gabriel Giambastiani, Giovana Luckow, Mariana Samurio, Mario Guidoux, Matheus Merolillo, Muntsa Ventura, Natália Zaffari, Thaís Gerhardt
- Year of Conclusion: 2016
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Article source: Marge architecten bv bvba
The project consists of a renovation of a historic mansion in Leuven (Belgium) of which the main focus is enhancing life quality and reorganizing living on the ground floor. A new extension is realized, supported by steel trusses, a sort of lightfilled city-cabin. In the historic mansion furniture is introduced in the existing carriage-corridor, as a way of mediation with the oversized corridor and practical organization of a few smaller functions in to a dense cluster.
Facade extension, Image Courtesy © Marge architecten bv bvba
- Architects: Marge architecten bv bvba
- Project: Rumples
- Location: Leuven, Belgium
- Collaboration: Architect Jan De Moffarts And Laura Ten Zeldam (Stained Glass Design And Execution)
- Software used: Autodesk, Autocad and SketchUp
Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Article source: Hatem+D Architecture / Etienne Bernier Architecte
This single-family house, located on Oak Avenue in Quebec-city, brings a new breath in the neighborhood of Sillery in Quebec city. The challenge was to design a modern and minimalist home that blends into the residential context while maximizing intimity and proximity. The architect’s response was a L-shaped house within it’s suroundings. Located in a very green environnement, the architects have choosen natural materials like stained natural wood, dark bricks and steel that are in echo with the neighborhood materials and with the nature present in the courtyard.
Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Article source: office project
Under the trend of “no real estate speculation”, the urban leasing industry has ushered in a period of great transformation. From renting a room to a good house to a desired lifestyle, people’s understanding of life in the city will gradually rise to a new more valued one. As to the proposition that urban culture will become the lifestyle itself, we try to explore the future through a series of research-based residential design practices. Through the “Piston Room”, we discussed the time utilization of the Beijing ant tribe’s apartment space. Through the “Capsule Home”, we’ve thought about the possibility of new space in the city’s extreme collection capsules. In 2016, we had a chance to systematically explore the “living organism” of a complete city, which gave birth to the ” Home on the Roof ” of Shenzhen Yuanzheng industrial park.
Image Courtesy © Zhang Chao and Chang Ke
- Architects: office project
- Project: YOU+International Youth Community
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Photography: Zhang Chao, Chang Ke
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
- Owner: YOU+ International Youth Community
- Team Leaders: Chang Ke, Li Wenhan
- Design Team: Zhang Hao, Jiang Honghui, Lin Wangming (resident architect), Zhao Jianwei, Feng Panao, Teng Lu, Wu Wei
- Design period: 2017.3-2017.6
- Construction period: 2017.6-2017.10
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Article source: XS Studio
A long and narrow apartment in a preservation listed building on Tel-Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard. Open-minded and daring customers gave a fascinating challenge for a 93m² apartment: a room for each of the three children and for the parents, 2 bathrooms and a spacious living area. The starting point was unusual: the children’s rooms were designed to be minimal, functional and simple thus providing a wider living space in the public areas.
Image Courtesy © XS Studio
- Architects: XS Studio
- Project: A Long And Narrow Apartment
- Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
- Software used: Revit, SketchUp
- Project size: 93 m2
- Completion date: 2017
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
Article source: 3andwich Design
Here is Anlong county in Southwest Guizhou province, where is the start point of Via ferrata in Anlong Limestone Resort. The destination of our journey is Limestone Gallery suspended on mountain top, a hundred meters above us.
Image Courtesy © Jin Weiqi
- Architects: 3andwich Design
- Project: Limestone Gallery
- Location: Dushan Town, Anlong County, Southwest Guizhou Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province
- Photography: He Xiugen, Jin Weiqi, Yang Xiaohua
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
- Client: Anlong Heyun Tourism and Cultural Development Co.,Ltd
- Principal Architect: He Wei
- Design Team: Chen Long, Mi Jian, Sun Qi, Zhao Zhuoran, Song Ke, Wu Qiancheng, Wu Zhou, Li Wan
- Consultant: Nie Jian, Wang Bin
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Article source: João Diniz Architecture
The HC house is part of a master plan for a small family community on a semi-rural area in the mountains around Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
The house is the initial construction of a set of buildings, already designed and to be built, including, besides it, a central kitchen, three small individual houses, a space for yoga practice and physiotherapy and garage.
Image Courtesy © Bel Diniz
- Architects: João Diniz Architecture
- Project: HC house
- Location: Mãe Terra Condo, Brumadinho, MG, Brazil
- Photography: Bel Diniz
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp and hand Drawings
- Team: José Baccarini, Igor Hermont, Jessica Neves. architects
- Other Collaborators: Builder: Claudio Rocha, eng.
- Total Built Area (m2): 146,00 m2
- Year of completion: 2016