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L House in New York by LANZA Atelier

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: LANZA Atelier

House L project derives from the need to create a new connection for the rooms of an existing house in Valle de Bravo, in a very beautiful natural environment. So far, some romos were accessed through other rooms and why the owners did not feel comfortable to invite friends because they could not offer them privacy.

The initial project also included a new two-story independent volume, which functioned as an apartment with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: LANZA Atelier (Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo)
  • Project: L House 
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Team: Alejandro Márquez, Jéssica Hernández
  • Constructed area: 58 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Gewerbehof Missindorf in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The business park’s public spaces create a three-dimensional development of divergent exterior areas. The existing structures form the backdrop for the design of the new buildings, which preserve and continue the multifunctional character of the existing industrial buildings.

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Thaler

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Thaler

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Gewerbehof missindorf
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Wolfgang Thaler
  • Software used: Autocad

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House with 30,000 Books in Tokyo, Japan by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Takuro Yamamoto Architects

House with 30,000 Books is a residence for two families, which has a large library between those two dwelling parts. As the name suggests, the number of books the library can store is about 30,000, which almost equals to the number of books that one small public library can store. The library space, sometimes works for bonding two families, sometimes works as a buffer space, is the common property for them and the most spacious place of this house.

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto Architects

  • Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects (Takuro Yamamoto)
  • Project: House with 30,000 Books
  • Location: Ohta-ward, Tokyo
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: a married couple + a child, grandfather
  • Structure Design:  Matoh Structural Design Office
  • Structure: Wood
  • Construction: Koushou Koumuten
  • Floor: Maple Flooring
  • Wall: plasterboard + AEP
  • Ceiling: plasterboard + AEP
  • Exterior Finish: galvanized steel sheet, mortar + ceramic paint
  • Site Area: 193.50m2
  • Building Area: 107.84m2
  • Total Floor Area: 207.43m2
  • Design Period: April 2014 – October 2015
  • Construction Period: November 2015 – August 2016
  • Completion: August 2016

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Résidence Belcourt in Québec, Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Pierre Thibault

The Residence Belcourt is a typical Canadian house built in 1974. Clients underwent major renovations in order to optimize the functionality of the residence while maximizing the entry of natural light. Only the overall volume, the exterior stone walls and the pool were kept from the original house. The project now shows a concept. The side walls integrate services and storage in order to free the heart of the ground floor. New living spaces are organized around a sculptural plywood staircase. The new organization of spaces promotes family life within large communicating areas. The addition of a pergola in cedar slats and a generous terrace at the rear allows to offer outdoor living spaces that extend to the garden and to facilitate access to the inner courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pierre Thibault

  • Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
  • Project: Résidence Belcourt
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Design Team: Pierre Thibault, Charlène Bourgeois
  • Year: 2016

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Aroeira III House in Almada, Portugal by ColectivArquitectura

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: ColectivArquitectura

Situated in a dense pine forest, the hexagonal plot had no references to the choice of location for the construction. It was conditioned by ‘occupation zone’ defined by the Master Plan – a circle of 12.50 m radius centered at hexagon that defines the perimeter of the plot.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG - fotografia de arquitectura

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: ColectivArquitectura (Vera Martins Alves, Cristóvão Fonseca Ferreira)
  • Project: Aroeira III House
  • Location: Herdade da Aroeira – Almada, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Landscape arch.: Nélia Martins + João Junqueira  arquitectos paisagistas
  • Engineering: Gonçalves Pereira, engenheiros
  • General Contractor: Empevic, Lda
  • Wood Contractor: Socorte, S.A. | construção de casas em madeira
  • Plot Area: 17.480 sqft
  • Floor Area: 4.380 sqft
  • Project: 2005.01 | 2009.09
  • Construction: 2009.09 | 2011.04

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Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Café in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects 

It was such a great honor for me to design the renovation of my favorite building that I used to see every day. About nine years ago, we had co-established a shared office HAPPA across the street from the building and relocated our former office there; we employed to observe the neighborhood through the glass and this building was my most favorite among others on the street.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects
  • Project: Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Café
  • Location: 3-23-16 Nakameguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Project team: Ryosuke Yamamoto, Yui Matsushita
  • Collaboration: SOUP DESIGN(sign), hoshizaki(kitchen), WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan), 1lux(lighting plan), GRANSCAPE Inc.(plant plan)
  • Construction: TANK
  • Structure: Steel
  • Floor area: 3F_70.70m², 2F_150.23m², 1F_126.75m², B1F_49.64m², Total_397.32m²
  • Completon: 10/2016

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Berkeley Green Skills Centre in South Glos, England by Hewitt Studios LLP

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP

Overview

Hewitt Studios LLP have recently completed the first phase of the conversion and refurbishment of a former nuclear research and engineering building at Berkeley Centre on the Severn Estuary in the UK.

The project provides South Gloucestershire and Stroud College with a renewable energy and engineering skills centre supported by both local enterprise funding and international technology partners, such as Schneider, Welink and Bosch.

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

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House Savukvartsi in Vantaa, Finland by Honkarakenne

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Honkarakenne

Savukvartsi was introduced to the public at the Housing fair 2015 in Vantaa, Finland. It’s an ecological duplex house, designed for three generations of a family. Honka Savukvartsi is an excellent example of a new-generation log home, created with the Honka Fusion concept.

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

Image Courtesy © Honkarakenne

  • Manufacturer : Honkarakenne
  • Architects: Jaakko Parkkonen and Elizaveta Parkkonen
  • Project: House Savukvartsi
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Interior design: Maren HeijariBoknäs
  • Method of heating: SavosolarSolar collectors, a water circulation fireplace (Lechma by Ekolämmöx), underfloor heating
  • Wall structure: Non-settling Honka Fusion log FXL 134, exterior insulation with wood fiber 95 mll
  • Exterior facade: spruce, treated with iron vitriol
  • Interior walls: logs treated with Rubio monocoat
  • Living area: young family’s resident 146 m² (5 rooms, kitchen and a sauna) and grandparents resident 46 m² (2 rooms, kitchen)

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Baufritz Haussicht in Erkheim, Germany by Studio Alfredo Häberli

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Studio Alfredo Häberli 

Alfredo Haeberli:

I still have the copy of my letter, which I wrote in 2008 – and a copy of the woman’s magazine from back then. “Women changing the world” – I was so deeply impressed by it, I simply could not understand, that you wouldn’t respond in any way. Today we are strolling around the finished house, which we have developed together. Quite impressive, how this thing has taken speed.

Image Courtesy © Jonas Kuhn

Image Courtesy © Jonas Kuhn

  • Architects: Studio Alfredo Häberli
  • Project: Baufritz Haussicht
  • Location: Erkheim, Germany
  • Photography: Jonas Kuhn
  • Software used: Ashlar Graphite and Autodessys Form.Z

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De Verkenner in Utrecht, Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Mei architects and planners

Unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ facade for residential tower De Verkenner

A new residential tower completed on Churchilllaan in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht, will give a big impetus to the development of this typical post-war reconstruction district. The new 50-metre-tall building, designed by Mei architects and planners, acts as a gatekeeper to Kanaleneiland. The tower contains a mixed programme of housing: 71 private sector rental dwellings in the upper portion, 15 dwellings for autistic youths, and 9 live-work units in the base of the building.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: De Verkenner
  • Location: Al-Masoedilaan 2-142, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch, Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Software used: AutoCad
  • Team Mei: Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon, Reinoud van der Zijde, Roy Wijte, Jelena Radonjic
  • Client: Mitros, Utrecht
  • Construction: Era Contour
  • Structural engineer: PBT, Delft
  • Building Physics: Peutz
  • Fire safety: Peutz
  • Cost consultant: Basalt Bouwadvies
  • Realization: Oct 2014 – Apr 2016

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