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Villa de Leyva House in Boyacá, Colombia by Guillermo Fischer Arquitecto

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: Guillermo Fischer Arquitecto

A house of rest for an artist and his family, a patio house, with a square plan, a regular object in a natural environment, on a terrain with a slight slope, near the long mountain in which is embedded the sacred lagoon of Iguaque. This location generates the idea of ​​the main visual orientation of the house: The volcanic cone where the lagoon is.

Image Courtesy © Guillermo Fischer

  • Architects: Guillermo Fischer Arquitecto
  • Project: Villa de Leyva House
  • Location: Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
  • Photography: Guillermo Fischer
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Other architects involved:

    • Arquitecta Maribel Moreno
    • Arquitecto John Hernández
    • Arquitecto Lucas Oberlaender
  • Área: 194 (m2)
  • Year: 2009 (construction)

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Parekh Residence (Cascade house) in Wellington, New Zealand by studio MWA

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: studio MWA

The new Residence is located at the southern border of the development of Seagrove Conservation Estate in the Wellington suburb of Newlands, perched over a cliff above State Highway 2 towards Petone and less than couple of hundred meters from the Wellington harbour.

Image Courtesy © studio MWA

  • Architects: studio MWA (Davor Mikulcic & Michael Maddern)
  • Project: Parekh Residence (Cascade house)
  • Location: Bendigo Grove – Seagrove Conservation Estate – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis
  • Author: Davor Mikulcic Dipl. Eng. Arch. (Sarajevo) RAIA, ANZIA
  • Client: Mr. & Mrs. Parekh
  • Structural Engineer: Sylvester Clark – Wellington
  • Landscape Design: studio MWA Ltd.
  • Size: Floor area 309 m2, terraces app.237 m2, landscaped over 450 m2, site 930 m2

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startup inCUBAtors in Habana, Cuba by Yasmin Hilen Mayor

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: NONAME Architecture

Startup InCUBAtors, a project for the inclusion and promotion to new identitarian ideas of the Cuban culture.

The project is located on the Haiphong esplanade, in the bay of Habana, Cuba. The port and industrial identity of the bay will undergo a reconversion, since the port will be transferred to the city of Mariel, which offers the opportunity to rethink itself as a significant cultural enclave, from the anthropic and the symbolic.

Image Courtesy © Yasmin Hilen Mayor

  • Architects: Yasmin Hilen Mayor
  • Project: startup inCUBAtors
  • Location: Habana, Cuba
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, VRay, 3DMax, Photoshop

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New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb in Croatia by Kincl d.o.o.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: Kincl d.o.o.

In 2008, international competition jury awarded first prize and commission to the entry designed by Croatian authors-architects Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt and Jure Radić.

The French concessionaire started building in 2013 executing the design delivered by authors-architects and design companies IGH projektiranje d.o.o., Kincl d.o.o., Neidhardt arhitekti d.o.o. The new terminal complex opened in March 2017 as the 1st phase construction of 65.000 m2 serves up to 5 million passengers a year. At the end of 30 year concession 2nd phase additions will serve 8 million passengers.

Image Courtesy © Josip Škof

  • Architects: Kincl d.o.o.
  • Project: New Passenger Terminal at Franjo Tudman International Airport Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb/ Velika Gorica, Croatia
  • Photography: Josip Škof, Studio HRG, Damir Fabijanić
  • Software used: Rhinoceros and Autocad
  • Authors- architects: Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt, Jure Radić
  • Architectural Team: Ivana Benković, Ana Breka, Mirta Dropuljić, Ivana Drviš, Almir Ibrahimović, Igor Janković, Zrinka Mustać, Mihovil Selak
  • Companies: Kincl d.o.o., Neidhardt arhitekti d.o.o., IGH Projektiranje d.o.o.
  • Client company: MZLZ d.o.o.
  • Landscape design: Robert Duić
  • Traffic design: Viadukt d.d.

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HDI Tokyo Office in Japan by van der Architects

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: van der Architects 

What does an authentic workplace look like? Designing an authentic office is not an easy task. Just like the terms “artist”, “poet” or “great lover”, these are titles that are given or need to be earned rather than being self-assigned.

Our attempt in creating an authentic workplace started off with our WorkVitamins methodology. This methodology was created by me, Martin van der Linden, principal of van der Architects, when I was an assistant researcher at Waseda Univeristy in 2001 here in Tokyo. I believes that architecture can be a catalyst for change in innovative environments, and this methodology – called “WorkVitamins” – is based on this idea.

Image Courtesy © Yo Masunaga

  • Architects: van der Architects (Martin van der Linden)
  • Project: HDI Tokyo Office
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Yo Masunaga
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Client: HDI
  • Project team: Ayumu Ota, Yuko Kawakita
  • Contractor: SPD Meiji

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Emigration House in Salt Lake City, UT by Steven Christensen Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Emigration House, a project by Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California, has received a Special Mention distinction at the Architizer A+ Awards. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from over 100 countries, and its winners represent the best of architecture and design worldwide. The jury included such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from outside of architecture such as Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). Special Mention awards were given to the top 15 percent of entries in each category, and other firms to receive the distinction include Morphosis, Neri&Hu, and OMA.

Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Emigration House
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad, V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Tianyu Kan, Andrew Kim, Carol Cotu
  • Status: Construction beginning June 2017

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Perched House in Melbourne, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Rara Architecture

Perched House is a light extension at the rear of an inner city semi-detached Edwardian house that sweeps over your head.

The brief and site are common in inner-city Melbourne properties. Usually, because of the need to pack in as much space and storage as possible, the spaces are susceptible to becoming dark and feeling cramped. We decided to stick to the essentials and neatening up the layout to reduce dead space while playing with natural light to increase the drama and the effect – the space is in fact quite small, but no one would think so.

Image Courtesy © Natalie Jeffcott

  • Architects: Rara Architecture
  • Project: Perched House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Melbourne Australia
  • Photography: Natalie Jeffcott
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Design Team: Wesley Spencer (Lead Architect), Mathilde Polmard
  • Builder: Cloverleigh Home Improvements
  • Cabinet Makers Jemco Kitchens

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The Yard at Mission Rock in California by OpenScope Studio

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: OpenScope Studio

The Yard is an early activation project at future site of a large mixed-use development project for the San Francisco Giants. Outdoor spaces provide venues for activities ranging from a beer garden to movie nights and yoga, while the repurposed shipping containers hold a range of vendors including local retailers and foodservice providers.

Image Courtesy © OpenScope Studio

  • Architects: OpenScope Studio
  • Project: The Yard at Mission Rock
  • Location: AT&T Park Lot A San Francisco, California, USA
  • Project Size: 18,000 GSF
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit

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CASA SVN in Milan, Italy by STUDIO OIKOS

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: STUDIO OIKOS

Located in the historical center of Milan, this apartment lays on the last floor of a building of the first years of the 20th century.

Originally used as a storage space, the roof has been lifted to give habitability and increase insulation and noise reduction. The apartment has a small terrace and has a great view on the old Milan roofing skyline.

Image Courtesy © STUDIO OIKOS

  • Architects: STUDIO OIKOS
  • Project: CASA SVN
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad

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Skyline House in Oakland Hills, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Terry & Terry Architecture

This project is a rebuild of an existing post 1991 Fire-storm house. Situated high on top of the Eastbay mountain range overlooking the city of Oakland, the site has unobstructed view’s toward the southwest Bay and Golden Gate. It was designed for a young family, who desired an open plan home that embraced the views of the bay and a connection to the existing garden.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte Photography

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture (Ivan Terry, Alex Terry AIA)
  • Project: Skyline House
  • Location: 5990 Skyline Blvd. Oakland Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte Photography
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Graphisoft
  • Owner: Drea Cooper Bianca Darville
  • Interior designer: TTA
  • Associate architect(s): Naomi Hansen

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