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Villa Saxe in Paris, France by Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)

The design of our project was developed to focus on three strong intentions structured by the heirloom of this singular parcel.

Above all is the question of the garden, this protected and timeless area that we perceive, and that we will be able to make visible. This is not only to respect an urban rule by returning the same volume of soil-grown, but also to preserve the maximum of an atypical plant heritage, to free the ground as much as possible to maximize the garden, and finally to structure it in order to generate depths of field and gradations in the perception.

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

Image Courtesy © Benoit Fougeirol

  • Architects: Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architectes (ECDM)
  • Project: Villa Saxe
  • Location: Avenue de Saxe, Paris (75), France
  • Photography: Benoit Fougeirol
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Programm: Housing complex of 14 ownership programmes and 24 social housing
  • Client: Ogic
  • Surface: 2189 m² shon
  • Completed: 2015

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Fold Up House in Los Angeles by Dan Brunn Architecture

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Taylor & Company

For this suburban home, Dan Brunn, AIA, principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, injected the feeling of openness and of continuum, which was of utmost importance to the clients. As a means to negate the claustrophobic spaces of their primary residence, the architect developed a language to express the free flowing nature of the design.

Image Courtesy © Dan Brunn Architecture

Image Courtesy © Dan Brunn Architecture

  • Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
  • Project: Fold Up House
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Cinema4D

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Kirby Towers in Houston, Texas by Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

This 60s era office complex is located in Houston’s Upper Kirby District – an area which is quickly transforming into a trendy neighborhood and shopping district. The project consisted of the major renovation of the façade and two parking garages, new building lighting, and new exterior street signage.

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

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MILLS, THE TOY MANAGEMENT HOUSE in Melbourne, Australia by Austin Maynard Architects

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Austin Maynard Architects

In a nutshell

She’s a senior executive and now a new mum. For her and her newborn baby she wanted a light-filled home that could hide the mess. We gave her a floor that was a giant toy-box.

The what

Mills is an extension to a one level weatherboard terrace in Melbourne. The original facade and front 2 rooms of the terrace remain. One of those rooms has been altered to incorporate a study and a bathroom. A large lightwell separates the original structure from the new extension. The extension has two bedrooms and a bathroom above an open kitchen, living, dining space.

Mills is a complex home, full of ideas, however there are 2 core elements.

  1. The floor is a giant toy box.
  2. The rear facade filters and softens the strong sunlight that had previously dominated the backyard.
Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts Studio

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts Studio

  • Architects: Austin Maynard Architects
  • Project:  MILLS, THE TOY MANAGEMENT HOUSE
  • Location: Melbourne,  Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts Studio
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop, Indesign
  • Builder:  Grand Plan Properties
  • Engineer:  Hive Engineering
  • Site  Area: 202m2
  • Floor area: 154m2
  • Completion date: September 2015

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Palo Alto Eichler Remodel in CA by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture updated a classic Eichler indoor-outdoor home to better suit the needs of a very busy family. The owners have two rather young kids and are also professionals with unpredictable, busy schedules. The house also had to accommodate the needs of two live-in nannies who cover for the parents when they’re indisposed. With those considerations in mind, the owners selected this house because it was larger than typical Eichlers because past additions had been already been made to the house. However, at the time of purchase the house was in poor condition and needed a complete gut remodel including all new roof, mechanical systems, and electrical, the replacement of dry-rotted siding and framing, some layout changes, and all new finishes. The house is super-insulated and has no need of air-conditioning.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture 
  • Project: Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, and Angela Todorova
  • Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2013

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Residential Building in Milano, Italy by DAP studio

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Article source: DAP studio

According to the main goal of contemporary architecture, to renovate buildings in order to make them a resource for the future and a driving force to new ideas of cities, DAP studio’s project of this Short Term Residence can be summarized by three words: transforming, regenerating and adapting.

Image Courtesy © BARBARA CORSICO

Image Courtesy © BARBARA CORSICO

  • Architects: DAP studio (ELENA SACCO, PAOLO DANELLI)
  • Project: Residential Building
  • Location:  Via Bellincione, Milano, Italy
  • Photography: BARBARA CORSICO
  • Software used: autocad, sketch up, adobe illustrator
  • Structural project: ENRICO VILLA
  • Plants project: EBNER ENGENEERING
  • Building site supervisor: PAOLO DANELLI

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South Parkway in Florida by KZ Architecture

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Article source: KZ Architecture

Architect Jaya Kader Zebede’s newest project is proof positive that good things come in threes. For her first –ever contemporary home design, she successfully solved the puzzle of a pie-shaped lot in Golden Beach – a well – heeled neighborhood northeast of Miami – with a trio of distinctive forms, each designed for different functions.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: KZ Architecture
  • Project: South Parkway
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Photography: Robin Hill
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit

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Bukit Pantai in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by +OOZN

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Article source: +OOZN

OOZN’s Bukit Pantai concept imagines three tiered lightweight residential pavilions floating over a verdant Kuala Lumpur hillside. The pavilions are clad in a flowing aluminium fabric skin that responds to changing light conditions. Perforations screen the interiors from the harsh tropical sun whilst the rippling geometry creates the impression of movement.

Image Courtesy © Lin Ho

Image Courtesy © Lin Ho

  • Architects: +OOZN
  • Project: Bukit Pantai
  • Location: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Photography: Lin Ho
  • Software used: Microstation, Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Area: 750sqm
  • Local Architect: I-Wen Foo
  • Contractor: SG Aluminium / Dexone Aluminium
  • Year: January 2015

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Barcelos Secondary School in Portugal by Cerejeira Fontes Architects

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Architects 

The design  of the  building uses an organizational scheme  directly related to the  structural matrix  of the  territory and  more decisively  the  tree formations which  are the most prevalent and enhanced elements of the site.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Alstrup Velure

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Alstrup Velure

  • Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Architects 
  • Project: Barcelos Secondary School
  • Location: Barcelos, Portugal
  • Photography: Benjamin Alstrup Velure
  • Software used: Revit
  • Engineer: TDP- Projectos e Fiscalização, Lda Joaquim Carvalho
  • Área: 13 000m2

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Biological Medical Center in Santiago, Chile by Vientos Arquitectura

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Article source: Vientos Arquitectura

The Capital City of Chile, Santiago is known for being one of the most contaminated of Latin America. This Medical Center is located in the South-East side of the city; which is in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range.

Image Courtesy © Martin Garcia de la Huerta

Image Courtesy © Martin Garcia de la Huerta

  • Architects: Vientos Arquitectura (Winds Architecture, Philippe Game, Camilo Corces)
  • Project: Biological Medical Center
  • Location:  Palena 3374, Lo Cañas, Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Martin Garcia de la Huerta
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Colaborators: Nomade Estudio
  • Area: 233 m2
  • Project Date: August 2013

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