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560 Vinson in Fayetteville, Arkansas by Modus Studio

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Modus Studio

Empowered by their love of place and a history of previous renovations, the owners of this Mt. Sequoyah property sought a complete transformation for their modest ranch-style home. They came to us for a creative and modern approach to design that would provide natural light and views throughout the project. With deep ties to the surrounding neighborhood, there was also a desire to tastefully censor the adjacent homes without completely severing their connection to this charming community.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Modus Studio
  • Project: 560 Vinson
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit, 3dsMax, Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign
  • Completed: 2013
  • Owner: Mike White + Bao Bui
  • Area:
    • Existing Thermal Area: 1700 SF
    • Existing Non-Thermal Area: 1345 SF
    • Renovated Thermal Area: 1024 SF
    • Additional Thermal Area: 370 SF
    • Additional Semi-Thermal Area: 229 SF
    • Additional Non-Thermal Area: 535 SF
    • Total: 2158 SF
  • Construction Costs: $235,600.00 $125 per SF
  • Architectural Team:  Chris Baribeau, AIA Principal Architect , Graham Patterson, Assoc. AIA Project Manager, Suzana Annable, Assoc. AIA, Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA
  • General Contractor: GB Group | Jacob Tankersley

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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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L-House in Canada by CCM2 architectes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes

Right beside a majestic birch stands the L-House. The summer cottage, which has the same utility as a principal residence, is perfect for the owners’ young family. There BHF1 is also a guesthouse right behind for guests’ privacy. On the first floor, the family living area is filled with great luminosity. On the second floor, a library, a large washroom, the bedrooms and two balconies provide the owner with a great view over the St.Joseph lake.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes
  • Project: L-House
  • Location: Fossambeault-sur-le-Lac, Qc, Canada G3N 2B3
  • Photography: Stéphanie de la Ronde, Stéphane Groleau
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project manager: Mathieu Morel
  • Design team: Mathieu Morel, Dave Tremblay, Lydia Perron, Yan Grégoire
  • Client: Mathieu Morel
  • Contractor: Goscobec inc.
  • Project area: 1500 pi² / 140m²

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Carmelite Riverside in London, UK by Fletcher Priest Architects

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Fletcher Priest Architects

Fletcher Priest has revived 19th century Carmelite House, originally the headquarters of Lord Northcliffe’s publishing empire situated within the Conservation Area on Victoria Embankment, to transform it into the headquarters for contemporary publishing group Hachette UK.

Image Courtesy © Fletcher Priest Architects

Image Courtesy © Fletcher Priest Architects

  • Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Project: Carmelite Riverside
  • Location: London, UK
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, Sketch Up
  • Client: Quadrant Estates, Orion Capital Managers
  • Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall
  • Design Team: Ed Williams, Jonathan Hodge, Joseph Sweeney, Lucy Priest, Ricardo Duque, Christophe Barkalaya

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Empty Nester Residence in Arlington, VA by STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source:  STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE 

This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE 
  • Project: Empty Nester Residence
  • Location: Arlington, VA, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino
  • AIA Principal-in-Charge: John K. Burke, Todd Ray, FAIA, LEED-AP
  • Project Designer: Jake Marzolf
  • Project Architect: Sophia Zelov
  • Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
  • General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group

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Konya City Stadium in TURKEY by Bahadır Kul Architects

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: Bahadır Kul Architects

Konya City Stadium is located on the north of the city, 9 km away from the city center on an area of 450,000 m2. A sports hall, swimming pool, veledrom and a concourse is also available on the site plan. The transportion is provided by the railway system, private vehicles and public transport. Konya City Stadium, is designed with an approach of harmonizing the cultural codes with contemporary structure.  The exterior of the structure is in white-green colors which symbolizes the city football team.

Image Courtesy © KetKolektif

Image Courtesy © KetKolektif

  • Architects: Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Project: Konya City Stadium
  • Location: Konya, TURKEY
  • Photography: KetKolektif
  • Software used: Autocad, Photshop and sketch up
  • Client: Konya Metropolitan Municipality
  • Projet Year: 2012
  • Construction period: 2013-2014
  • Capacity: 38.000 kişi
  • Site Area: 250.000 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 90.000 m2
  • Project Type: Spor

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LONE RANGER HOT DOG SHOP in Shanghai, China by LINEHOUSE

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: LINEHOUSE

LINEHOUSE was asked to create a new modern fast food identity for Lone Ranger; a hot dog shop, incorporating a wild west theme. Replacing the entire façade of the shop located at the waterfront of the Hangpu River, Shanghai, LINEHOUSE created a playful composition of white timber weatherboards, raw timber, and custom printed tiles featuring an arrowhead motif. The exterior is composed of opening doors and shutter panels, which when opened reveals the continuous tile pattern which wraps the counters and floors. The exterior counters seats 6 with a further 6 seats inside. The 4m high ceiling void is painted a bright yellow with a woven rope structure which creates an apparatus for the lights to hang from. 

Image Courtesy © Benoit Florencon

Image Courtesy © Benoit Florencon

  • Architects: LINEHOUSE
  • Project: LONE RANGER HOT DOG SHOP
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Benoit Florencon
  • Software used: Sketch up, AutoCAD 2015, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Year of completion: 2014
  • Area: 19sqm
  • Materials (all locally sourced or custom made): White washed timber weatherboarding, Rope, Raw timber, Custom made white matt tile with arrowhead motif, Powder coated black metal

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Mid-Town Triplex in Ontario, Canada by Studio JCI

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: Studio JCI

The Mid-Town Triplex is an example of urban intensification in an established Toronto neighborhood, providing the Clients with both a principle residence and high value income suites that add to the quality and variety of rental options in the city.  The triplex comprises a basement 1-bedroom unit, a ground floor two-bedroom unit, and a 2300sf, two-storey, 3-bedroom unit for the homeowners. The existing two-storey, brick structure is one of many similar houses in the neighborhood, with a pitched roof and raised front porch with steps.  Sensitivity to surrounding context is a key consideration in the design – existing brick is reused and restored while articulating the additions and incisions in the façade with clean, rectangular volumes.  This juxtaposition clearly highlights new from old while maintaining the cadence of the streetscape. At the ground level, a canopy integrates the separate entries to each unit, creating a singular address for the house. The Clients believe that the good design and quality finishes specified by the architect resulted in higher value – confirmed upon the quick rental of the rental suites above market appraisal.

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

  • Architects: Studio JCI
  • Project: Mid-Town Triplex
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Scott Norsworthy
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Renovated Area: 356 m2
  • Addition Area: 100 m2
  • Year Completed: 2014
  • Collaborators:
    • Interior Design: Mason Studio
    • Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering
  • Products:

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A Modern Boathouse in Ontario, Canada by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Located on one of the many islands dotting The Archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario, this private boathouse and docking facility designed by Kevin Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited exemplifies a quiet and precise modernism. Through careful form-making and the use of rustic materials, the project responds gently both to the natural and cultural context of the area, where historically built-form yields to the power of the landscape with its exposed and glacially carved granite and wind swept jack pines.

Image Courtesy © Arnaud Marthouret

Image Courtesy © Arnaud Marthouret

  • Architects: Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
  • Project: A Modern Boathouse
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Arnaud Marthouret
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Conceptual Design: Kevin Weiss, Maya Przybylski (weissbau inc.)
  • Contract Documentation: Kevin Weiss – Principal, Steve James (Larkin Architect Limited) Kevin Weiss – Principal, Sophie Tremblay, Tings Chak (Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited)
  • Structural Engineering: David Bowick, Matt Bowick (Blackwell Engineering)

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Juliette aux combles by L. McComber ltée

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: L. McComber ltée 

Juliette aux combles – Transforming an attic into a bookcase – “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.”

Subtraction
In approaching this project, we studied the composition of the existing building and identified multiple layers added to one another over time. These additions had compressed the living space since the original construction dating back to 1880. Inside the attic, we found that the current flat roof was built on top of a former sloped roof togetherreaching a thickness of over five feet which was mixed in with layers of tar. Through a subtraction process and by replacing the existing structure with new joists, we gained 5 feet of space, therefore making up a 13 foot height on the third floor. The space of the new master bedroom and artist studio gained in natural light with the integration of a ribbon window where the attic was.

Image Courtesy © L. McComber ltée

Image Courtesy © L. McComber ltée

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