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Bartlett Residence in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

The Bartlett Residence was designed as a luxury vacation home in the middle of a dry tropical forest area.  The property has a long and narrow building envelope area (limited by the development), that works parallel to the slope of the land, which is a fairly constant natural slope of around 30 to 35 degrees, forming into a natural ravine in the middle of the buildable space.

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Bartlett Residence
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Estilos y Casas Magazine
  • Software used: Grafisoft Archicad 20
  • Client: Bartlett Family
  • Principal Designer: Roderick Anderson, Intl. Assoc. AIA
  • Design Team: Roderick Anderson, Gustavo Alvarez
  • Structural Engineering: Heriel S.A.
  • Electromechanical: Circuito S.A.
  • Construction: SARCO Design-Build
  • Site Area: 3 Acres
  • Built-Up Area: 3,300 sq.ft. Air conditioned Area, 2,700 Outdoor Covered Area, 7,300sq.ft. Total Built Area
  • Year of Completion: 2008

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House expansion in Zugló, Hungary by batlab architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: batlab architects

We first met our customers (Anikó and Bálint) in the summer of 2013 who wanted to expand their home due to their growing family. Our task was to build a whole new storey  and a ground floor terrace after removing the hip roof. The family has outlined their requirements for the rooms, however we were given a free hand in the design and appearance.

There was enough time for planning, the customers spent a lot of time mulling over their new home, and we have also redesigned the house multiple times. While one week we thought that something is a good solution, the other week we thought the opposite.

Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert

Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert

  • Architects: batlab architects (Batizi-Pócsi Gergő, Batizi-Pócsi Péter)
  • Project: House expansion in Zugló
  • Location: Zugló, Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Juhász Norbert
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Consultant architects: Sebők Ildikő, Selényi György /KetteS műterem/
  • Supporting structures: Facskó Gergely

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ANI VILLAS in Anguilla, British West Indies by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Ani Villas, two modern luxury villas of 3,000-4,000 square feet each, reside on a 1 ½ acre plot that slopes up to a sheer, stone promontory, overlooking Little Bay to the west on Anguilla’s north coast.  They include soaring indoor-outdoor living spaces with breathtaking views of the sea and the sky.  Each villa has four bedrooms with a detached office/guest area, and site amenities include a tennis court, a viewing pavilion and a cliff-top pool and deck area.  The white, modern structures – a series of stacked rectangular layers, forming subtly ascending levels and varying sized balconies and infilled with glass – are like a beacon atop the cliff and position themselves within the tradition of tropical modern architecture.

Night-View, Image Courtesy © James Wilkins

Night-View, Image Courtesy © James Wilkins

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Tree of Life Chapel in Braga, Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos

The object, the chapel, is a handmade wooden box construction inside a huge18th century stone building, the Seminary of St. Tiago, in the center of Braga, Portugal. Into the renovated two levels space that encloses the Chapel comes some daylight that is very controlled and delicately used by the architects. The space around the chapel is quite dark, so the object appears transparent. The natural light is filtered through its walls, made by thin, horizontal, wooden bars, and gives the architectural body a luminous appearance.

Image Courtesy © José Forte

Image Courtesy © José Forte

  • Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Arquitectos
  • Project: Tree of Life Chapel
  • Location: Braga, Portugal
  • Photography: José Forte and Asbjørn Andresen
  • Software used: REVIT (autodesk)
  • Design Team: António Jorge Fontes, André Fontes, Asbjörn Andresen, Joaquim Carvalho(civil engineer)
  • Area: 38 m2
  • Project year: 2010
  • Construction year: 2010
  • Finished year: 2010
  • Inogorated: October 20, 2011

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Eaton Mews North in London, England by Roselind Wilson Design

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Roselind Wilson Design

Eaton Mews North is a 1,700 square foot mews house located in Belgravia and arranged over four floors. Roselind Wilson Design was appointed as the interior architect to redevelop the structural interior layouts, furniture layouts and design of the kitchen, bathrooms and all interior finishes and details including doors, skirtings, joinery, architectural and decorative lighting, the staircase and all wall finishes. In keeping with the client’s brief to develop something that is unique, the look is undoubtedly layered with focus on textured fabrics and finishes and the striking use of battered and aged bronzes with bleached floors and textured timbers set against polished and honed marbles with exquisite veining and textured tiles with understated wall papers to create a subtle sense of glamour. The palette was very textural with bronzes, beiges, taupes and chocolates being the foundation colours with slight accents of green tones. The use of these tones allows for a calming sense of luxury with no brutal features that dominate the space.

Image Courtesy © Richard Waite

Image Courtesy © Richard Waite

 

  • Architects: Roselind Wilson Design
  • Project: Eaton Mews North
  • Location: Belgravia, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Richard Waite
  • Software used: CAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop
  • Area: 1700 square foot

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Hermana Republica in Yucatan, Mexico by Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Article source: Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados 

Hermana República is a tasting place for Patito a beer made in a local brewery. Behind this tasting spot is the factory where the beer is made.

There are two conceptual axis that ruled this project; the first one was to create an environment that has a bound with the beer production, an industrial environment that is also a comfortable place to drink beer. The plan was to create a place that had an environment of a yucatecan cantina and a good restaurant where you can go and have a quality meal.

Image Courtesy © Marcos Betanzos

Image Courtesy © Marcos Betanzos

  • Architects: Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados
  • Project: Hermana Republica
  • Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 
  • Photography: Marcos Betanzos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Built area: 235.55 (m2)
  • Year: 2015

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Belsize Park in North West London, England by Roselind Wilson Design

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Article source: Roselind Wilson Design

Roselind Wilson Design was appointed to carry out the design and complete refurbishment of this 2138 square foot duplex apartment in Belsize Park, North West London. As a blank canvas, the property already demonstrated a spectacular foundation from which to start; with its extraordinary high ceilings, curved walls and door to the Drawing Room, elaborate original cornicing and enormous windows flooding the rooms with light. This stunning backdrop coupled with the client’s international influences, allowed Roselind Wilson Design to produce a stunning architectural space; modern yet classic and with a focus on rich texture and ambient lighting. Through the use of raw and textured timbers, bronze, antiqued brass and copper, marbles and a monochromatic palette a truly beautiful and welcoming space was created for the client to call home.

Image Courtesy © Richard Waite

Image Courtesy © Richard Waite

 

  • Architects: Roselind Wilson Design
  • Project: Belsize Park
  • Location: North West London, England, UK
  • Photography: Richard Waite
  • Software used: CAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop
  • Area: 2138 square foot

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Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa by Steven Holl Architects

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

The new Visual Arts facility for the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History provides 126,000 sf of loft- like space for all visual arts media, from ancient metalsmithing techniques to the most advanced virtual reality technologies, including Ceramics, 3D Design, Metal Arts & Jewelry, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Video Art, and Photography. Also housed are galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

 

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects (Steven Holl, Chris McVoy)
  • Project: Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa
  • Location: Iowa, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Eric Dean, Chris McVoy
  • Software used: Revit, Rhinoceros 5.0, AutoCAD
  • Client: University of Iowa
  • Project architect: Rychiee Espinosa
  • Project team: Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios
  • Associate architects: BNIM Architects
  • Structural engineer: Buro Happold and Structural Engineering Associates (SEA)
  • Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
  • Sustainability engineer: Transsolar
  • Mechanical engineer: Design Engineers
  • Curtain wall consultant: WJ Higgins & Co.
  • Civil engineer: Shive-Hattery
  • Audio/visual consultant: The Sextant Group Inc.
  • Size: 126000f
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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The 4th Gymnasium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects 

In the first energy-neutral district of Amsterdam, the Houthavens, we designed the 4th Gymnasium. An energy-neutral secondary school that accommodates about 800 students. The school functions as the entrance of the new district. The Houthavens had an industrial role for years and will transform into a vibrant district with several islands in the upcoming years. A great variety of buildings and residents will take their place here. The 4th Gymnasium serves as a herald for the further developments of this area.

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

Image Courtesy © Sónia Arrepia

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects (Paul de Ruiter & Noud Paes, Richard Buijs, Lionel Nascimento Gomes, Raymond van Sabben, Marieke Sijm)
  • Project: The 4th Gymnasium
  • Location: Archangelweg 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Sónia Arrepia
  • Software used: Rhino, Sketchup with a Sefaira update and AutoCAD
  • Client: City of Amsterdam
  • User: Esprit Scholengroep / The 4th Gymnasium
  • Project team: Bobby de Graaf, Laura van de Pol, Willem, Jan Landman
  • Engineer: Van Rossum
  • Installations: Ingenieursburo Linssen
  • Building physics: LBP sight
  • Construction costs: bbn adviseurs
  • Project management: PMB gemeente Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Dura Vermeer

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SG house in Bari, Italy by M12 architettura design

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: M12 architettura design

This project is significant for its seamless spaces and ingenious cabinet making.

Michelangelo Olivieri has conceived walls as containing spaces, in order to achieve greater purity.

The kitchen presents well-defined volumes and cabinets which include all the structural elements, such as household appliances and kitchen tools, in a white and black palette that blends with the wood shades.

Image Courtesy © M12 architettura design

Image Courtesy © M12 architettura design

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