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Alfred House in Melbourne, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: Andrew Maynard Architects

In a Nutshell

Alfred House is an addition and reconfiguration of an existing two storey, two bedroom terrace, with a tired lean-to that had little relationship with the exterior space. The client wanted us to replicate one of our previous projects, Vader House, as they liked the idea of a centralised courtyard.  It was an interesting idea for us to revisit and to evolve, as we were able to push the concept further due to the property’s connection with the laneway. The big challenge was that Alfred had less than half of Vader’s budget.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

  • Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
  • Project: Alfred House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Tess Kelly, Fraser Marsden
  • Software used: SketchUp and Vectorworks
  • Project team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin
  • Builder: TCM Building Group
  • Engineer: Hive Engineering
  • Landscape Architects: Bush Projects
  • Artist (wall mural): Seb Humphreys – Order 55
  • Planning Consultant: Hansen Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: Code Compliance
  • Site / Floor Area: 142 msite / 155 m2 floor area
  • Completion date: December 2015

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ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO in WIltshire, England by Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design

Ansty Plum is an architecturally significant house and studio in rural Wiltshire that has undergone an impressive retrofit and a bold studio extension.

It is a gem, consisting of two eloquent and imaginative buildings, commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by Roger Rigby, a former partner in Ove Arup’s office. The first is a one-bedroom house, designed by David Levitt and the second, a studio and garage designed by Peter and Alison Smithson.

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

Image Courtesy © Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith

  • Architects: Coppin Dockray Architecture & Design
  • Project: ANSTY PLUM HOUSE + STUDIO
  • Location: Ansty, WIltshire, England
  • Photography:  Brotherton Lock & Rachael Smith
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Nico de Beer & Sandra Coppin
  • Structural Engineer: Tall Engineers
  • Lighting Design: Lightplan
  • Contractor: JC Symonds
  • Joinery: Westside Design
  • Construction Cost: £240,000
  • Completed: January 2015

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Clinic Made of Plain Wood Base in Toyota, Japan by ihrmk

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Article source: ihrmk

It is a small clinic along the large national highway of Toyota city with the scenery of so-called roadside. Requests from the client were the following three points.

First, it had to be a building suitable for the new shop named \”Grow\”. It was named with the hope to make the clinic to be a place to help patients’ growth. This request was to interpret the name into space and materials.

Image Courtesy © ihrmk

Image Courtesy © ihrmk

  • Architects: ihrmk
  • Project: Clinic Made of Plain Wood Base
  • Location: Toyota, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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HOUSE 5W in Mühlheim am Main, Germany by in_design architektur

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Article source: in_design architektur

Residential Project for ‘best agers’ in Mühlheim am Main (Germany).

A site within a residential area and in proximity to a natural preservation area was bought by our clients, with the idea to build high quality flats for people enjoying the years before and after retirement – ‘best agers’ aged around 50 to 70.

Image Courtesy © in_design architektur

Image Courtesy © in_design architektur

  • Architects: in_design architektur
  • Project: HOUSE 5W
  • Location: Mühlheim am Main, Germany
  • Software used: VectorWorks for CAD / BIM, MS Office, MS Project for time scheduling, Project Pro for Tender Documents

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Forrest Hammock Gallery in Fukuoka, Japan by Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP

This is a small art gallery in large camphor trees of a new park in Fukuoka. The structure of this gallery is a suspension system like a hammock in a forest. It’s floor and roof are both steel- concrete composite slabs hanged from the column walls between trees, which is an extension of its piles from the ground. The curved surface of the roof is a catenary shape following to a force of gravity. The suspended slab works to lead people from the park into this gallery, and suspended roof works to make shades on the inside of the gallery. People will appreciate arts of the gallery with comfort like in a hammock in the forest.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

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Team Living House in Tokyo, Japan by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

This is a renovation project of an apartment in downtown Tokyo. The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together nowhere else but in their house. Then I thought, “Indeed”. I always find that houses around us are way too far from the reality of each family life and communities, and they all look alike. It seems as if there were no identity in family life, which is ridiculous.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
  • Project: Team Living House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Skechup
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Vertical Composition: On 5th floor
  • Contractors: Double,  Inoue Industries
  • Renovation Area: 94.28 m2

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Windhover Contemplative Center in California by Aidlin Darling Design

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Windhover Contemplative Center was named a finalist in the 4th Annual Architizer A+Awards in the Cultural: Religious Buildings & Memorials category.  This year’s awards, honoring the best architecture, spaces, and products from across the globe, received thousands of entries from more than 95 countries.

The Windhover Contemplative Center, designed by Aidlin Darling Design, is a spiritual retreat on the Stanford campus to promote and inspire personal renewal. Using Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover paintings as a vehicle, the center provides a refuge from the intensity of daily life.  It is intended for quiet reflection throughout the day for any Stanford student, faculty, or staff member, as well as for members of the larger community.

The Center is conceived of as a unification of art, landscape and architecture to replenish and invigorate the spirit, Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

The Center is conceived of as a unification of art, landscape and architecture to replenish and invigorate the spirit, Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Aidlin Darling Design
  • Project: Windhover Contemplative Center
  • Location: Stanford, California, United States
  • Photography: Matthew Millman
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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The House for Contemporary Art in Fukui Prefecture, Japan by F.A.D.S

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

This is an award-winning project designed by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato who are famous for “Aqua-scape” and “Artificial Topography”. It has been granted the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015-2016.

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

  • Architects: F.A.D.S
  • Project: The House for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi UEDA
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Brecon Estate Winery in California by Aidlin Darling Design

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Brecon Estate Winery was bestowed a Merit Design Award for Architecture at the 2016 San Francisco AIA Design Awards. The winery, remodeled by Aidlin Darling Design, is located on the “Emerald Necklace” of Paso Robles’ progressive wine growing region. The jury noted that the real strength of the project is in its simplicity and its restraint; “The crisp detailing and carefully composed materials make this just a stunning project through and through.”

Northwest Elevation, after renovation,  Image Courtesy © Adam Rouse

Northwest Elevation, after renovation, Image Courtesy © Adam Rouse

  • Architects: Aidlin Darling Design
  • Project: Brecon Estate Winery
  • Location: Paso Robles, California, USA
  • Photography: Adam Rouse
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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HOUSE K in Kumamoto, Japan by YDS Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This house is situated in a town surrounded by mountains. We designed a white box where light and wind go through. The image was shining white box where residents would live feeling the transition of light and shadow with letting go of their mind.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)

  • Architects: YDS Architects (Yoshitaka Uchino)
  • Project: HOUSE K
  • Location: Kumamoto, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)
  • Software used: Vectorworks, JWW Cad and FormZ
  • General Contractor: Iwanaga-gumi Co., Ltd
  • Total floor area: 160.64 m2
  • Design period: 2014.05-2015.07
  • Construction period: 2015.08-2016.02 

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