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“DETACHED HOUSE IN DROSIA”, in ATHENS, Greece by Katerina Valsamaki

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Article source:  Katerina Valsamaki

The 580sqm detached house is organized in the form of an L shape inside the oblong site and accommodates a four member family. The integration of the residence into a semi-urban environment is dealt with as a scenario of revelation and dissimulation between private, public and semi-public space; that is to say creating a fluidity of the limits between the living spaces and the public spaces of the building, without however underestimating the importance of privacy. The garden is the focal point of the residence.

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Image Courtesy © KATERINA VALSAMAKI

  • Architects: Katerina Valsamaki
  • Project: DETACHED HOUSE IN DROSIA
  • Location: Dolgopolof 7, Drosia, ATHENS, Greece
  • Software used: AutoCAD and VectorWorks
  • Latitude: 38.118
  • Longitude: 23.8585
  • Construction year: 2002

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Wildlife observation pavilion in Bern Zoo, Switzerland by MORSCHER ARCHITECTS

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Article source: MORSCHER ARCHITECTS

Brief description: A new wildlife observation pavilion, containing toilets and a covered space for observing animals and picnics

Entry description:

Increasing visitor numbers at Bern Zoo triggered the need for an additional service facility along the main promenade of the Tierpark. Built as a wildlife observation pavilion it provides for a number of uses.

Image Courtesy © MORSCHER ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © MORSCHER ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: MORSCHER ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Wildlife observation pavilion
  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Software used: VectorWorks

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1.8M Width House in Tokyo, Japan by YUUA Architects and Associates

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Article source: YUUA Architects and Associates

A house where light shines in and fresh air flows between the floating floors.

The size of the property is approximately width 2.5m and depth 11m.  This small and narrow piece of land is a typical “eels’ bed” site, where one can reach his/her arm from left wall to right wall even though buildings stand very tight and compact next to one another.  We have tried to reserve as much space as possible as well as to provide psychological openness for the resident.  The house has been designed to follow the concept “A house with playfulness where people and cats live happily”.

Image Courtesy © SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro

Image Courtesy © SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro

  • Architects: YUUA Architects and Associates
  • Project: 1.8M Width House
  • Location: Toshima-ku,Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro
  • Software used: Vector works, Photoshop
  • Structural Engineer: Hirotsugu Tsuboi Structural Engineers
  • Project Area: 29.28 ㎡
  • Building Area: 22.25㎡
  • Size: 80.42㎡
  • Year: 2010-2012

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Artist Studio/Residence in Woodstock, New York by Gans studio

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Article source: Gans studio

The studio residence is a free-standing building that completes an ensemble of experience and use in relation to a pre-existing house and a landscape. The new building contains a small drawing studio, workroom and kiln tucked beneath a library and a bedroom suite that overlook a double height sculpture space. It connects to the pre-existing house via two bridges: an upper bridge that extends from the living room to a new roof garden floating before the Catskills; and a lower bridge that ties the studio back into the hillside.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo

Image Courtesy © Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo

  • Architects: Gans studio
  • Project: Artist Studio/Residence
  • Location: Old Wagon Road, Woodstock, 12498, New York, US
  • Photography: Andrew Rugge of Arch Photo
  • Software used: vector works
  • Client: Arlene Shechet
  • Project Team: Amy Magida, Adam Ganser, Maryjane Starks, Isobel Herbold
  • Builder: Hank Starr Builders
  • Engineer: WA Scribner PE
  • Completion Date: 2011

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ORIGAMI ark in Himeji, Japan by Matsuya Art Works

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: Matsuya Art Works

This showroom is built to sustain the tanners in the leather manufacturing business, which is local traditional industry in Himeji City, a suburban city in Japan. The showroom highlights the enormous range of leather materials that makes the clients strength and meets his wish to communicate and show the diversity of his products. This specificity leads us to focus on the interior design that allows us to better display the project rather than the exterior shape of the building. The request was to display over 3000 leather items in a very narrow exhibition space limited to 300 m². In order to respond to this range, a second and third floor must be built, however separating the display into several floors might not leave the wanted impression of the huge diversity of leather products offered by the house. Therefore, the Idea was to build an enormous three-dimensional fixture in a single exhibition room. A huge frame was built in shape of a jungle gym using 100x100mm² square steel pipes, creating a three dimensional display fixture. The Grand dimensions of this fixture creates in the visitors mind an impressive understanding of the overwhelming range of products with a single glance. Moreover, leaving more space to move freely provides an experience similar to exploring a jungle gym inside making the discovery of the leather materials’ variety more exciting.

Image Courtesy © Matsuya Art Works

Image Courtesy © Matsuya Art Works

  • Architects: Matsuya Art Works
  • Project: ORIGAMI ark
  • Location: Himeji, Japan
  • Software used: Vector Works (A&A)

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Pfarré lighting design studio in Munich, Germany

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Article source: Pfarré lighting design studio

Project

The former store for antique luminaires im Munich‘s Alt-Schwabing district provided an ideal L-shaped ground plan for the workplaces and other areas of the new studio. All main technical features, such as print/copy, large-format printer, coffee, server, etc. are hidden behind a new space divider, which also houses the product library, and consumable supplies. With this divider, a generous space between divider and the shop windows has been created for meetings and presentations. Thanks to the digitalization of the working process and archives, the size of the studio remained the same as before. However, 5 desks have been reduced in size. A 8 m long shelve unit provides space to work and store, below a pinboard with the same length. At the former studio site out of town PLD is still equipped with a lavish archive and further space for testing, mock-ups, and models.

Image Courtesy © Frank Koschembar

Image Courtesy © Frank Koschembar

  • Architects: Pfarré lighting design studio
  • Project: Pfarré lighting design studio
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Frank Koschembar
  • Software used: Vector Works and Photoshop
  • Lighting watts per sqm: 4,3
  • Size: 67 qm / sqm
  • Date of completion: May 2015

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River Cottage HQ in Axminster, Devon by Satellite Architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Satellite Architects

It’s doing a lot with a little…the diagonal bracing of the timber and the curtain-walling sing off each other,

With focus on innovative design sustainable architecture, we at Satellite Architects have been working closely with River Cottage since 2005. River Cottage implements a fully sustainable policy on building materials, energy and carbon outputs and a fully recyclable policy on waste. We at Satellite Architects share an identical vision for the future of the design and built. At Satellite, sustainability is not seen as an added benefit to architectural design but as an integral part of the process.

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

  • Architects: Satellite Architects
  • Project: River Cottage HQ
  • Location: Trinity Hill, Axminster, Devon, UK
  • Photography: Alex Campbell
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks 
  • Client: River Cottage Limited
  • Structural Engineers: Barry Honeysett (Listed Building) Evolve (Other Buildings)
  • Project Manager: Draco Property
  • Planning supervisor and Approved Inspector: Butler & Young Consultants Limited (more…)

GRID – Emergency Shelter by Carterwilliamson architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Carterwilliamson architects

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In a world increasingly challenged by man-made and natural disasters, it is now time to consider the development of a sustainable housing prototype, which can be assembled quickly and transported cheaply and easily to diverse and remote locations.

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

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Villa Sundsvedja in Dragsfjärd, Finland by Jenni Reuter Architects

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Article source: Jenni Reuter Architects

Villa Sundsvedja is located in the Dragsfjärd archipelago.

The manor of Söderlångvik was formerly owned by Amos Anderson, a well-known patron of culture. Today it is a museum. In addition, the manor has an apple orchard, greenhouses, agricultural operations, direct sales and a cafe. The estate is owned by the Föreningen Konstsamfundet foundation, which had long been wanting premises to be rented to executives and their families. A beautiful plot was found by the shore about one kilometre from the main building.

Image Courtesy ©  Juha Ilonen

Image Courtesy ©  Juha Ilonen

  • Architects: Jenni Reuter Architects
  • Project: Villa Sundsvedja
  • Location: Sundsvedjavägen 200, 25870 Dragsfjärd, Finland
  • Photography: Juha Ilonen
  • Software used: Vectorworks 
  • Size: floor area 260m2

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Neubau höhere Fachschule für Gesundheit in Luzern, Switzerland by Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

The project seeks to initiate a pattern clearly identifying the hospital campus on Spitalstrasse. With already two buildings of about 35m height, adding a third one makes the pattern evident. An important benefit of the slightly higher than average structure is the – in our eyes very necessary – casualness of the surrounding space, that so could become more convenient and less tight.

Image Courtesy ©  Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

Image Courtesy ©  Maier Hess Architekten GmbH

  • Architects: Maier Hess Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Neubau höhere Fachschule für Gesundheit
  • Location: Luzern, Switzerland
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2015, Artlantis R and Pixelmator

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