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The House with Coloured Lights in Timișoara, Romania by Andreescu & Gaivoronschi

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Article source: Andreescu & Gaivoronschi 

Located on a lot with a pronounced depth, in a residential area in the South of Timisoara, the house adheres to the street front, modestly following the example of the nearby buildings. The façade lines are simple and clear, leaving room for a rich inner life, connected to the natural elements and enlivened by coloured lights.

Image Courtesy © Ovidiu Micsa

Image Courtesy © Ovidiu Micsa

  • Architects: Andreescu & Gaivoronschi 
  • Project: The House with Coloured Lights
  • Location: Timișoara, Romania
  • Photography: Ovidiu Micsa
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Architect in charge: Vlad Gaivoronschi
  • Colaborator: Mihai Ungur
  • Structural engineering: Misca Gherasim
  • Site area: 700 sq m
  • Built area: 200 sq m
  • Building period: 2012-2013

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Truly Open Eichler Home in Palo Alto, CA by Klopf Architecture

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: Klopf Architecture

Klopf ArchitectureArterra Landscape Architects and Flegel’s Construction recently completed a beautiful and insightful remodel of a classic Eichler home that I think would be a perfect fit.

I know that this remodel of an iconic mid-century home would be a wonderful renovation feature, because the design team so sensitively addressed the needs of the homeowners and expanded on the original intent of the home.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Truly Open Eichler Home
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova
  • Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2014
  • Square Footage: 1,712

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Fornebu S in Norway by AMB arkitekter

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: AMB arkitekter

Fornebu S is the latest contribution to Fornebulandet, a peninsula alongside Oslofjord, currently in the process of urban renewal. The centre’s strategic siting gives residents of Snarøya and Fornebu access to a much needed shopping precinct and meeting place. The main square provides an active connection to the centre and an important node for the orientation and gathering of people in the area. The square consists of restaurants, cafes and a cultural arena to magnify the bustling life of the area both during and after closing times.

Image Courtesy © AMB arkitekter

Image Courtesy © AMB arkitekter

  • Architects: AMB arkitekter
  • Project: Fornebu S
  • Location: Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • BREEAM Awards Winner 2015 in two categories

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Residence L&N in Fitzroy North, Australia by Open Studio Pty Ltd Architecture

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: Open Studio Pty Ltd Architecture

House Alterations & Additions in Fitzroy North – Completed 2014

The project is an extensive renovation and addition to a single storey Victorian house on a tight block in North Fitzroy. After living in the house for some years, the clients wanted a warm and relaxed family home and also wanted to accommodate grandparents who visit regularly.

Image Courtesy © Open Studio Pty Ltd Architecture

Image Courtesy © Open Studio Pty Ltd Architecture

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A long brick house in Pest County, Hungary by Foldes Architects

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Foldes Architects

Minimalist design meets everlasting intellectual values. Temple of books shaped into a long brick house in the side of the Big-Proud Peak, Hungary, from Foldes Architects

The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of Budapest in a rich natural environment, at the side of the Big-Proud Peak.

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

  • Architects: Foldes Architects
  • Project: A long brick house
  • Location: Pilisborosjeno, Pest County, Hungary
  • Photography: Levente Sirokai
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis Studio and Adobe Photoshop
  • Year: Design: 2012 • Completion: 2013
  • Area/Size: 137,8 m2
  • Cost: 115 000 EUR
  • Architects Team: Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
  • Structural engineering: Zoltan V. Nagy
  • Mechanical engineering: Attila Lucz
  • Electrical engineering: Judit Balazs
  • Text: Viktoria Szepvolgyi

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Castle Garden Bazaar in Budapest, Hungary by Budapesti Muhely

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Budapesti Muhely

Budapest is often called the Queen of the Danube: the most characteristic feature of its bank-side scenery is the Buda Castle, which has been subject to major reconstruction works in recent times. An important stepping-stone in this process is the revival of the Castle Garden Bazaar (Várkert Bazár), wedged between the castle and the river: the stunning complex originally consisted of a Neo-Renaissance garden, the castle walls and 19th century buildings.

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

  • Architects: Budapesti Muhely
  • Project: Castle Garden Bazaar
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Graphisoft

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K&K in Alpe di Siusi, Italy by noa* – network of architecture

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: noa* – network of architecture

noa* (network of architecture) add a cosy yet functional atmosphere to the new ski-rental and shop K&K located on the Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi, and outlines a comforting backdrop in the middle of the surrounding Alpine landscape.

The design of the interiors evolves along three contrasting materials: The warmth of the matured local spruce, the soft surfaces of the felt-fabric and the edgy metal furniture elements together aim to create a cosy and comfortable living room atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Alex Filz

Image Courtesy © Alex Filz

  • Architects: noa* – network of architecture
  • Project: K&K
  • Location: Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi (Italy)
  • Photography: Alex Filz
  • Software used: Archicad & Artlantis

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Villa G in Vilnius, Lithuania by Audrius Ambrasas Architects

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Article source: Audrius Ambrasas Architects

The main architectural idea was provided by its siting in the Pavilniai Regional Park : the house has to dissolve in the landscape. Curved roofs all the way to the ground, and fluid forms extended by timber pergolas, are the most important architectural means achieving this effect. The building is designed on one level. Two boomerang shapes with pitched roofs combined with a shared common zone covered with a flat roof create its spatial expression. The utility zone is located in the northern part (a shed and garage, kitchen, storage room, boiler room, laundry). Four bedrooms and a bathroom face east. The common zone is located in the southwest. The dining-room, recreational and active zones are planned here. There is a terrace behind glass cases under the extended roof.

Image Courtesy © Audrius Ambrasas

Image Courtesy © Audrius Ambrasas

  • Architects: Audrius Ambrasas Architects
  • Project: Villa G
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbacauskas, Audrius Ambrasas
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Design team: Audrius Ambrasas, Vilma Adomonyte
  • Interior design: Darius Juskevicius
  • Structural engineering: Constr
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction Year: 2014
  • Total Area: 520 m2

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North Pamet Ridge House by Hammer Architects

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Article source: Hammer Architects

This two story, four-bedroom residence is sited along a high ridge surrounded by dense woodland. The client desired a home, which would function as a weekend retreat, accommodate single floor living and provide abundant natural light.

Image Courtesy © Hammer Architects

Image Courtesy © Hammer Architects

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: North Pamet Ridge House
  • Software used: Archicad BIM/3D modeling software

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Norway`s national music museum (Extension, restoration) in Lade, Trondheim by LINK arkitektur

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Article source: LINK arkitektur

Ringve – Norway`s National Music Museum is located on a hill on the Lade peninsula near Trondheim with great views of the cultural landscape and Trondheimsfjorden surrounding the site. The buildings, situated in a typical homestead arrangement, were erected from 1740 to 1952. All of the buildings are worthy of protection. The Ringve National Music Museum has a national mandate to conserve and convey both music and musical instruments. The museum is fitted with a new extension as well as rehabilitation and refurbishing of the existing buildings. The extension is located outside of the stead enclosure as a “black box” for temporary exhibitions. The design of the building is in part inspired by the resonance boxes usually featured in many musical instruments. From the media library, you will find beautiful views of the botanic garden surrounding the estate. A new common entry area with a reception, museum store and café connects both the permanent and temporary exhibitions. In addition, the old banquet hall has also been upgraded and refurbished. One of the main goals of the project was to secure an environmentally friendly design throughout, and the new extension is Norway’s first museum building built in compliance with the passive house standard. A new elevator was installed to secure accessibility for all visitors in the new museum complex.

Image Courtesy © Harald Oren/Ringve Museum

Image Courtesy © Harald Oren/Ringve Museum

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Norway`s national music museum (Extension, restoration)
  • Location: Lade, Trondheim
  • Photography: Harald Oren/Ringve Museum
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • PROCUREMENT: 1. Prize, 2010 Competition
  • BUILDER: Stiftelsen Ringve Museum
  • GROSS AREA: 910 m2, 1 300 m2 refurbished
  • COST: NOK approx. 40 mill
  • STATUS: Completed 2013

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