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Villa 4.0 in Hilversum, The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten b.v.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v. 

A simple bungalow dating from 1967 on a hexagonal ground plan had been radically altered and modified through the years. Although this had made the house bigger, it had also become increasingly inward-looking. The expanding wings were steadily enclosing the heart of the house with the hall and living quarters, and direct contact between the house and the magnificent surroundings was largely lost. The original detailing and material form were consistently adhered to during all previous interventions but the result was now thoroughly outmoded and of a poor technical quality.

The house has now been given its fourth look.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Kok

Image Courtesy © Pedro Kok

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v. (Dick van Gameren)
  • Project: Villa 4.0
  • Location:  Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Pedro Kok
  • Interior design: IDing, Amsterdam
  • Landscape architect: Michael van Gessel, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf L. Post en Zonen, Urk
  • Structural engineer: Breed ID, Den Haag
  • Construction management: Tijs Post, Purmerend
  • Area: 542 m2
  • Design: 2008-2009
  • Realisation: 2010-2011

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Lusail-Naqsh House in Qatar by Ark-kassam Architects

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Article source: Ark-kassam Architects

The House Concept is designed to create a simple sculptural volumetric block using perforated screens windows and kinetic sunscreens are used to provide a seamless transition from the roof to the penthouse, villa facades and boundaries.

The Villa Contemporary style and the Integration of shading components as main elements composing the façades, Image Courtesy © Ark-Kassam Architects

The Villa Contemporary style and the Integration of shading components as main elements composing the façades, Image Courtesy © Ark-Kassam Architects

  • Architects: Ark-kassam Architects (Abdalrahim Kassam)
  • Project: Lusail-Naqsh House
  • Location: North Residential Villas & Waterfront Residential Villas Districts, Lusail City, Qatar
  • Software used: Cad, Rhino, Sketch up, Atlantis, PS
  • Clients: Hilal Arnaout
  • Visualizing: Mais Hassoun
  • Landscaping: Noor Kassam
  • Total Built-up Area: 1042 sq.
  • Year: 2016-2017

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Sky Villa in Taipei, Taiwan by CJ Studio

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: CJ Studio

The house is located on the top floor of a high rise building in downtown Taipei. Due to the shift of the family member and the passing of ten years since its completion, the house is in need of a renovation. The main layout remains the same, but two single bedrooms are converted into another master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an adjoining bathroom. Additionally, the upper roof floor is designed for a roof garden and a lounge space.

Image Courtesy © Kuo-Min Lee

Image Courtesy © Kuo-Min Lee

  • Architects: CJ Studio
  • Project: Sky Villa
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Kuo-Min Lee
  • Size: The first floor:298M2, the second floor, interior 66M2, exterior262M2
  • Design period: January – August2014
  • Construction period: January-September 2015

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Forma Vila in Ravne Na Koroskem, Slovenia by Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Forma Vila is a residential house on the outskirts of Ravne na Koroškem, a small Alpine town close to the Slovenian-Austrian border. The town has an over 400 year-long tradition of iron-making, and the local ironworks have had a significant social-economic influence on the town, its sports and culture. The latter has been especially evident since 1964, when the factory started supporting sculpture symposiums “Forma Viva” for artists from all over the world. There are 40 Forma Viva sculptures located all over town, making it a large outdoor gallery, and it is this cosmopolitan project that has given Forma Vila its design context and served as its inspiration. The name itself, Forma Vila, is a play on the words Forma Viva, but the main resemblance between the art movement and the house lies in form and the materials used.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

  • Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik 
  • Project: Forma Vila
  • Location: Ravne Na Koroskem, Slovenia 
  • Photography: Janez Marolt
  • Collaborators: andrej kotnik, črt čuček
  • Client: private
  • Construction: cbd
  • Main contractor: pipuš slavko
  • Landscape design: maja lesjak
  • Size: 360 m2 (basement: 160 m2, ground floor: 120 m2, attic: 80 m2)
  • Plot: 1,200 m2
  • Built surface: 160 m2
  • Project year: 2010
  • Year of construction: 2014

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Villa CP in Girona, Spain by ZEST architecture

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: ZEST architecture 

An old stone-built ruin in a breathtaking setting, surrounded by 25 hectares of oak forest with distant views of the Mediterranean sea.

Local building regulations stipulate that the building had to be rebuilt as it once was, but the owners were seeking a more spectacular and modern house.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: ZEST architecture (Co Govers and Joana Ramalhete)
  • Project: Villa CP
  • Location: Girona, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Collaborators:
    • Building Company: Construccions Edinou, sl
    • Energy Consultant: JNé Saloma
    • Structural Engineer: MSEnginyeria.com
    • Geothermical Installation: Geotics Innova, s.l
    • Installations: Lampistería RF2000 sl
    • Steel Work: Germans Turró, sl
  • Building Área: 240 m2 (ground floor)+ 200 m2 (first floor)=440 m2
  • Project: January 2010-September 2011
  • Construction: January 2011-March 2013

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Villa Schoorl in Netherlands by studio prototype

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: studio prototype

At the leap of one of the most beautiful dune areas in our country you can find the small town called Schoorl. It has an almost surreal surrounding of peace, meadow, nature and a gorgeous view. This altogether being a piece of typical authentic Dutch landscape, of which only a few are left. At the end of one of the prettiest avenues with trees, you will find the location for a new, modernized living farm for a family to live.

Image Courtesy © studio prototype

Image Courtesy © studio prototype

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Villa Nemes in Liguria, Italy by Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Article source: Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA

Villa N is a single-family residential building of ca.210mq situated in the hills overlooking the Gulf of Imperia.

The villa plays with the cultural landscape of the Ligurian terraces becoming part of it.

The natural stone facades have large openings facing the valley and the sea.

The villa is composed of  two half subterranean volumes arranged on a single floor, following the morphology of the ground and creating a noble central entrance which leads one side to the  large open space living with dining area and kitchen and to the other are 5 bedrooms which all benefit from a private outside space and views over the sea. The sun deck situated in front of the living room opens up to the 4x14m infinity swimming pool overlooking the magnificent valley. The corridor and service areas are all naturally illuminated by large openable skylights.The Villa incorporates a pantry, laundry, storage rooms, technical service rooms and external storage in the garage with 2 parking spaces.

Image Courtesy © Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA

Image Courtesy © Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA

  • Architects: Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA
  • Project: Villa Nemes
  • Location: Liguria, Italy
  • Planning + Health and safety: Arch. Roberto Ferraro
  • Structure: Ing. Daniele D’IGNOTI
  • Mechanical electrical engineer: Moroni Penna Ingegneri
  • Geologist: Dott. Giorgio Ligorini
  • Survey: Geom. Pastorelli Antonio
  • Building area:

    • House: 200 sqm
    • Garage: 45 sqm
    • Pool: 50 sqm
  • Completion: April 2015

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Haitang Villa in Beijing, China by Arch Studio

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: Arch Studio

The project is a three-story townhouse located in a residential area in the eastern suburbs of Beijing. The first floor and the basement are a connected space which is used to receive visitors. The second floor is for daily living, it has separate entrances and exits.

Image Courtesy © Magic Penny

Image Courtesy © Magic Penny

  • Architects: Arch Studio
  • Project: Haitang Villa
  • Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Magic Penny
  • Designers: Han Wen-Qiang, Li Yun-Tao
  • Design Scale: Residence, Interior Design
  • Author: Han Wen-Qiang
  • Area: 510 ㎡
  • Design Time: 2015.03—2015.05
  • Construction Time: 2015.05—2015.11

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The family villa in Prague, Czech Republic by Ing. arch. Jan Lapcik (FUSIONarchitects) and Ing. arch. Jarmila Kopecna

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: Ing. arch. Jan Lapcik (FUSIONarchitects) and Ing. arch. Jarmila Kopecna

The original family villa is a work by architect Prager from the 1970s. It was not only a unique building, but also one at a unique place that thanks to its orientation offered an exclusive view to Prague and provided necessary privacy at the same time. A strict and exact cube with its austere elegance looked inconspicuous from the street. The villa was originally designed for the architect’s family. Yet the villa kept changing together with the family. The originally open ground floor was encased in masonry walls. Steel columns supporting the single-storied mass of the flat were included in the bricked outer walls. This is how the two-storied block was built accommodating two separate flats – one on each floor. The garden was the outer connecting living space for the life of two generations.

Image Courtesy © Libor Sváček

Image Courtesy © Libor Sváček

  • Architects: Ing. arch. Jan Lapcik (FUSIONarchitects) and Ing. arch. Jarmila Kopecna
  • Project: The family villa
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Libor Sváček

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Am Steinbruch in Oberbozen, Italy by noa* (network of architecture)

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: noa* (network of architecture)

noa* (network of architecture) established, starting from the place – the quarry / Renon, a design concept, which implements the stone wall in the same way as it is used in the vineyards – as a supporting element.

„…Architecture on this particular place has to meet nature on the most natural way…“

Image Courtesy © noa* (network of architecture)

Image Courtesy © noa* (network of architecture)

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