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Capriole Café in The Hague, The Netherlands by Bureau Fraai

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Bureau Fraai 

Amsterdam based architecture studio Bureau Fraai has converted a former paint factory in The Hague into a coffee bar, restaurant and business centre with a fully steel bar element as an interconnecting eye-catcher.

The restaurant and coffee experience named Capriole Café is one of the first hospitality concepts in the upcoming industrial neighbourhood the “Binckhorst” in The Hague, which will be developed into a residential and business area the coming decade.

Image Courtesy © René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel

  • Architects: Bureau Fraai (Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw)
  • Project: Capriole Café
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Photography: René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp and Podium
  • Client: Capriole Coffee Service
  • Interior builder: Metnils interieurmaatwerk
  • Steelwork: Hametec
  • Contractor: Meesterbouw
  • Floor area total m2: 317m2
  • Status: Completed 2016

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Healdsburg I in California by Feldman Architecture

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Feldman Architecture

Comprised of perpendicular bars atop a hill overlooking the village of Healdsburg, this home offers both ample social space ideal for entertaining and the privacy of a rural retreat.

The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the home’s great room under lofty ceilings and a simple shed overhanging roof, filled with light and views let in through tall glass walls.  Four oversized glass panels open dramatically on each side, transforming the space into an outdoor pavilion whose flush concrete floors extend into a poolside patio to the north and into a terrace featuring a fire pit to the south to offer comfortable outdoor areas for both hot and cool weather.   With these doors drawn up, the site offers one sweeping, continuous view from the pool, through the great room, and down into the distant village below.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Feldman Architecture (Chris Kurrle)
  • Project: Healdsburg I
  • Location: Healdsburg, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: SketchUp and Revit

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Extension of a Post-War House in Zeist, The Netherlands by Lab-S + Kraal Architecten

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Lab-S

Contrast and balance in the same renovation project

A timber clad extension creates a new relationship between a brick semi-detached house and its green surrounding.

Kraal Architecten and Lab-S have joined forces for the renovation of a semi-detached house in Zeist, the Netherlands. The project consists of a large interior transformation with a total new layout and a new addition at the back of the original house.

Image Courtesy © Ed van Rijswijk

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The Wood Duck in Québec, Canada by L’Abri

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: L’Abri

The Wood Duck is L’Abri’s first built house design. A simple concept, rational plan and traditional methods of construction were put forward to simplify the construction of the project, self-build by a young carpenter with a modest budget. The architecture is humble : the little wood volume recedes in the landscape.

This little house was drawn for a young carpenter wishing to self-build his first home in Bolton, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Image Courtesy © L’Abri

  • Architects: L’Abri
  • Project: The Wood Duck
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp

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Urban Lime Offices in Cape Town, South Africa by INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

For a taste of New York in the Mother City, look no further than the fresh, sophisticated new offices of Urban Lime! Inhouse Brand Architects has unveiled a stylish redesign for the Cape Town branch of this international property management company. The commission was the second from Urban Lime; Inhouse previously refurbished the upper floors and common areas throughout the same building and due to the success of this initial project, was the inevitable choice to fulfil the client’s latest aspirations for the first and second floors.

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Urban Lime Offices
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop

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#48 Zero Energy in Geel, Belgium by Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: UAU Collectiv

The growing demand for and interest in new forms of living together inspired a Belgian entrepreneurial duo to develop the product Skilpod. A Skilpod is a mobile and modular housing construction that attaches great importance to its energetic properties but that is also always searching for progressive and diverse designs. By means of modular architecture Skilpod searches for a combination of flexibility and energy efficiency. The module is completely built and finished in the Skilpod-studio and subsequently transported and placed on the site. As a result the Skilpod is also moveable to a new location at a later time. The housing constructions are built out of a timber frame structure of CLT, Cross Laminated Timber, and fully isolated with a layer of rock wool insulation. In a Skilpod all techniques can be integrated that are used in a traditional house or office. Application of solar panels, heat pumps, ventilation systems, home automation systems etc. is possible, tailored to the user requirements.

Image Courtesy © Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

  • Architects: Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
  • Project: #48 Zero Energy
  • Location: Geel, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Google SketchUp

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Red Rock Canton Visitor Center in Las Vegas, Nevada by Line and Space, LLC

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

General Description

Within the Mojave Desert, the 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area stands out as a place of wonder. The new Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Conservation Area and includes a visitor arrival space, classroom with outdoor patio, gift shop, 300 seat amphitheater, shaded outdoor gathering areas and 15,400 square feet of exterior exhibit space.

Fire Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Line and Space, LLC

  • Architects: Line and Space, LLC
  • Project: Red Rock Canton Visitor Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autodesk Autocad, 3D Studio Max

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Pembury Circus in Hackney, London by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects are delighted to have been recognized by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) for their development at Pembury Circus, which has been awarded the title “Best Mixed Use Development” at the LEAF Awards 2016, alongside other high profile finalists.

FBM Architects – Pembury Circus, Hackney, London, Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Pembury Circus
  • Location: Hackney, London, UK
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, plus Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

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Gordon’s Bay House in New South Wales, Australia by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

This 6 bedroom home on the foreshore in Gordon’s Bay, Coogee was built for a young family.

It incorporates a north facing courtyard to bring light and air into the centre of the steep, east facing site.

The entry offers a vista from Gordon Avenue through the three storey stair void, across the 15m lap pool, and to the bay beyond.

Image Courtesy © Robert Walsh

  • Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Project: Gordon’s Bay House
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales , Australia
  • Photography: Felix Forrest (interiors) and Robert Walsh (exteriors)
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp

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The PI Penthouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source:  Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

This old three story penthouse has been fully remodelled from a terrible condition, and is now perfect for a family with children. The apartment faces Guanabara’s Bay and comes with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer. Most of the original walls have been demolished and the areas rearranged, creating more open spaces, and meaning each bedroom now has its own en-suite bathroom. The dark interior and heavy atmosphere have been completely replaced by beautiful light and open space. The facades and roof are insulated, and all the outside walls covered with tiles to avoid constant maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado (MCA Estudio)

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