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Team Living House in Tokyo, Japan by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

This is a renovation project of an apartment in downtown Tokyo. The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together nowhere else but in their house. Then I thought, “Indeed”. I always find that houses around us are way too far from the reality of each family life and communities, and they all look alike. It seems as if there were no identity in family life, which is ridiculous.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
  • Project: Team Living House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Skechup
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Vertical Composition: On 5th floor
  • Contractors: Double,  Inoue Industries
  • Renovation Area: 94.28 m2

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Medlin Residence in Raleigh, North Carolina by in situ studio

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: in situ studio

Our clients wanted a four-bedroom house with large public spaces that would open onto a constrained suburban site near downtown Raleigh. The existing site was long north to south and sloped down to the street on the north side. A stream bisected the site near the street, and the associated floodplain precluded construction on the front half of the property. A dramatic slope at the rear of the site prevented locating the house far back on the property. Our response to these constraints was a compact, two-story “L” that creates an private outdoor space between the house and the hillside.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: Medlin Residence
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
  • Software used: PowerCADD, SketchUp and Renderings were done from SkecthUp using RenderIn and then Photoshopped
  • Area: 3,743 sqf
  • Year: 2015

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The Corbett Residence in Bahama, North Carolina by in situ studio

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: in situ studio

The Corbett Residence is on a wooded site, down a winding drive. The drive is thin and meanders between trees to protect the house from view. The house is a low black box that strikes a line across the slope, mimicking the horizon. The house is at the edge of a hill, above a creek, and is oriented to admit light and views of the forest. At the east end of the house, the master bedroom looks out to a large red oak and fern glade. Our clients, who are restrained, contributed beautiful ideas and challenged us to express necessity.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: The Corbett Residence
  • Location: Bahama, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives
  • Software used: PowerCADD, SketchUp, Photoshop, RenderIn
  • Size: 1,560 sf
  • Year: 2015

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Casa P12 in Lima, Peru by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: Martin Dulanto Arquitecto

This project takes part of a personal exploration where different blocks and the vacuum generated between them are the protagonists.

The volume was proposed as a large white box that has been excavated and within which appear different “buckets” with various materials (wood, exposed concrete, etc.).

Image Courtesy © Juan Solano

Image Courtesy © Juan Solano

  • Architects: Martin Dulanto Arquitecto
  • Project: Casa P12
  • Location: Cañete, Lima, Peru
  • Photography: Juan Solano
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup
  • Contributors: Martha Leyva, Raúl Montesinos, Paola Hagei, Pierina Sanchez
  • Structures: Jorge Avendaño
  • Lighting: Lighting Solight (Solange Avila)
  • Landscaping: Landscaping ML (Marisa Larrain)
  • Construction: Taller 33
  • Land area: 205m2
  • Year built: 2012

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Villas On The Spanish Costa in Tarragona by White Houses Costa Dorada SL

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: White Houses Costa Dorada SL 

The wonderful light of the Mediterranean enters into this house through its large windows establishing a continuous source of dialogue with the outside.

The elementary colors and noble materials join hands in this project in an inspiring atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © EUGENI PONS

Image Courtesy © EUGENI PONS

  • Architects: White Houses Costa Dorada SL
  • Project: Villas On The Spanish Costa
  • Location: Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography: EUGENI PONS
  • Software used: SKETCHUP PRO 2016
  • Surface Areas:

    • Total covered Surface areas: 321 m2
    • Total terrace surface: 106 m2
    • Total Surface area: 427 m2
    • Total Plot surface: 400 m2

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Canakkale Municipality Urban Renewal Project in Turkey by MuuM

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy

Urban renewal is an act which has to be carefully planned noting its reflections to the city, and, comes up as a process which has to be managed with balance while putting a road map where all the shareholders (people, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, etc.) of the city work together.

Image Courtesy © MuuM

Image Courtesy © MuuM

  • Architects: MuuM
  • Project: Canakkale Municipality Urban Renewal Project
  • Location: Çanakkale, Turkey
  • Software used: SketchUp and 3DsMax
  • Architectural and Urban Design Team: Murat Aksu, Umut İyigün, David Rato, Sibel Kurugül, Ceren Bek, Mert Yıldırım, Mustafa Yıldız, Hüseyin Çiğdem, Çağlan Çelebi, Selen Karaseyfioğlu
  • Landscape Design Team: Mehmet Ali Yüzer, Onur Yüzer
  • Client: Çanakkale Municipality
  • Phase: Competition Entry, Mention
  • Site Area: 83.440 sqm
  • Built Area: 320.000 sqm
  • Project Date: 09.2014

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Jazz Campus in Basel, Switzerland by BUOL & ZÜND

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: BUOL & ZÜND 

The idea was to plan a building which is dedicated to jazz. It was a challenge to bring the two disciplines together as jazzmusic works with improvisation and serendipity while architecture seaks to avoid random and tries to plan and fix things to make them persist. The second question was how to integrate a new building into the grown city structure of the old town in Basel. During our research we realized that the plan of the buildings on the site hasn’t changed much during centuries although the buildings themselves were exchanged several times. So we decided to believe in the “architecture-trouvée” and create the building’s volume on the base of the old citymap. The result is a diverse volume with a courtyard in the center.

Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni

Image Courtesy © Georg Aerni

  • Architects: BUOL & ZÜND
  • Project: Jazz Campus
  • Location: Utengasse 15-17, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Photography: Georg Aerni
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, SketchUp
  • Design team: Robert Müller, Rémy Schuster
  • Structural engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas, Basel
  • Acoustics: Applied acoustics, Gelterkinden
  • Ventilation planners: Ruedi Wirz, Basel
  • Construction management: Sulzer + Buzzi, Pratteln
  • Execution planning steel-lightweight construction: Arbeitsgem. Rodoni AG und G. Canonica AG Basel
  • Owner and construction supervision: Stiftung Habitat, Stiftung Levedo, Hochschule für Musik, Basel
  • Construction period: 2011 – 2013

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New Riverside Residential scheme in Guildford, England by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects have submitted a planning application for an exciting residential project for Bellway Homes in Surrey.

The proposed development on Wey Corner to the north of Guildford town centre will replace an industrial unit to provide 56 high quality new homes across a 0.38 ha site. Nineteen homes will be affordable apartments with thirty seven provided for open market sale.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Image Courtesy © Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects 

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: New Riverside Residential scheme
  • Location: Guildford, England, UK
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop

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Interior Renovation in Japan by frontofficetokyo

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Article source: frontofficetokyo

First built in the 1970’s the apartment was cramped by contemporary standards, even for Tokyo, with low ceilings and short and narrow rooms. After stripping the space down to a single room, the design takes a hint from the overlapping spaces in the city and is composed from three simple shapes. A grey wood box houses the laundry, a concrete box contains the bath and sink, while an S shaped partition forms a closet and space for the fridge. The updated space is simple but comfortable and connects to the city perfectly.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano

  • Architects: frontofficetokyo
  • Project: Interior Renovation
  • Location: Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki yano
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Design: Koen Klinkers, Dan Yu, Will Galloway
  • Construction: Denkobo
  • Size: 50m2
  • Year: 2016

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Cehegín Wine School in Murcia, Spain by INMAT ARQUITECTURA

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Article source: INMAT ARQUITECTURA

The old cellar where we developed this project, funded by the European Union, belongs to a landmark building called “Casa de la Tercia”, constructed in the 7th century and located in the small town of Cehegín in Murcia´s hilly interior.

The cellar is located on the semi basement of the building.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: INMAT ARQUITECTURA (Jose Luis Lopez Ibáñez)
  • Project: Cehegín Wine School
  • Location: Cehegín, Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup
  • Owner: EXCMO. AYUNTAMIENTO DE CEHEGÍN, MURCIA-(Cehegín City Hall- Project financed by Funds FEADER, Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia y Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cehegín.)
  • Budget: 274.216.-€
  • Total Square Footage: 342,75m2
  • Date Project Completed: 25th October 2013

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