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Prestigious Villa in Ramat Gan, Israel by Dror Barda Architects

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Article source: Dror Barda Architects 

This prestigious villa is composed of two buildings: A house with a built-up area of about 700 m looking out onto the pool, and a guest house with a built-up area of about 200 m that sits directly on the edge of the pool.

Within the framework of this unique project, we challenged the forces of gravity by means of a floating cube/ark with a size of about 70 m which serves as the master bedroom and is connected by a bridge to another part of the residential floor. The ceiling of the ark is disconnected from the rounded roof above it, and an upper window lets the daylight in (with appropriate lighting also during evening hours), completing the ark’s detachment on all sides.

Image Courtesy © Dror Barda Architects

  • Architects: Dror Barda Architects 
  • Project: Prestigious Villa
  • Location: Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Built-up Area: About 900 m (700 m + 200 m)

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NJ Villa in Bangkok, Thailand by TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.

NJ Villa is a private residence owned by a couple, Nun and Jea. The name of this house derived from objectives that this villa should serve their lifestyles, and also represent their characters.

Land area of the house is 100 square wah (400 sq.m.) which is located in Bangkok, capital city of Thailand. The site is surrounded by other single detached house which has only the front side facing south, public street. Architectural design challenges to follow the context harmoniously.

Image Courtesy © Mr. Chalermwat Wongchompoo

  • Architects: TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.
  • Project: NJ Villa
  • Location: Nawamin 40, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Mr. Chalermwat Wongchompoo
  • Owner: Mr. Veerawit Benjaboonyazit / Ms. Nuntha Naudomsup
  • Principal Architect: Mr. Setthakarn Yangderm / Ms. Parpis Leelaniramol
  • Contractor: OKCON Co., Ltd.
  • Site Area: 100 sq.wa (400 sq.m.)
  • Floor Area: 435 sq.m.
  • Completion: 2017

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Project X in Almere, The Netherlands by René van Zuuk Architekten bv

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: René van Zuuk Architekten bv

Behind the somewhat mysterious name ‘Project X’, hides the design of René van Zuuk and his family’s own residence. The villa with a small office space is located next to the architect’s former residence Psyche, in Almere’s The Fantasy district, an area for experimental housing. His old house now serves as the architects office since 2004, it occurred that the two plots could be consolidated into one garden. The garden area is optimized by leaving only the width of a parking space between Project X and its neighbouring house.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architekten bv
  • Project: Project X
  • Location: De Fantasie 8, Almere, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters and René van Zuuk
  • Client: René van Zuuk & Marjo Körner
  • Design: René van Zuuk
  • Structural Engineer: Van de Laar, Eindhoven  / NL

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Lavasan Villa in Iran by Hariri & Hariri Architecture

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Hariri & Hariri Architecture 

This villa is located on a steep hilly property in the affluent town of Lavasan, only 30 minutes from Central Tehran, Iran. The site offers views of Jajrood River basin, one of the main sources of water for Tehran Metropolitan region. This river is located in the southern part of the central Alborz mountain range. The view of these majestic mountains and the Jajrood River makes this place magical and memorable.

Image Courtesy © Moein Hosseini

Villa Agava in Casablanca, Morocco by Driss Kettani Architecte

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Driss Kettani Architecte 

This house is projected on a north-south oriented plot and features a blind façade on the street while being largely open on the side and the back with the south oriented garden.

The plan “silhouette” is the consequence of the urban rules and the need to perfectly fit with the adjoining house on the east.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra – FG + SG

  • Architects: Driss Kettani Architecte
  • Project: Villa Agava
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
  • Software used: Archicad and AutoCAD
  • Architect: Driss Kettani
  • Team: Yassine El Aouni, Rachid El Maataoui
  • Landscaping: Atelier Bertrand Houin
  • Structure: BET Rouane
  • Plans – Construction: 2013 – 2016

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Monticello’s Villas in Corsica, France by BONA-LEMERCIER S.C.P.A

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: BONA-LEMERCIER S.C.P.A 

The project is located in Balagne (Corsica ), now a very popular tourist destination.   Buildings nearby compete in both size and amenities, aiming for the top of the market and in a neo-Provençal style that has become the standard for the region.

Occupying a large vacant field plot, a rarity in this area, set between sea and mountains, the two villas occupy only the steep and impracticable edge of the land, in contrast to the modern habit of building on the flattest and most even areas.

Image Courtesy © BONA-LEMERCIER S.C.P.A

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House M in Möhlin, Switzerland by Jan Skuratowski Architektur

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Jan Skuratowski Architektur

The new single-family house was designed as a separate residential unit and can hold its own next to the existing building from the 80s. It is situated on a partly raised plateau in the south-eastern part of the property. The two buildings differ in their roof design and thus emphasize their autonomy. At the same time, the new building paraphrases the existing building’s design: by its polygonal ground plan, which follows the hill’s shape, and expressive cantilevered floors. Wood was used a material to contrast the rather heavy sand-lime brick of the existing structure. Hierarchically, the new building is supposed to subordinate to the existing building and is therefore set slightly to the rear of the site. The new structure appears like a pavilion and, thanks to the flat roof, has a large accessible roof terrace that expands the small plot effectively. The greening of the roofs is intended to give the new building an animated character and link it with nature and the hill.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Jan Skuratowski Architektur
  • Project: House M
  • Location: Titlisstrasse 24b, 4313 Möhlin, Switzerland
  • Photography: Simon Menges
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 18
  • Client: Christoph Müller
  • Energy standard: Minergie
  • Structural engineering:
    • Wooden structure: Pirmin Jung Ingenieur für Holzbau AG
    • Basement: Ingenieurbüro W. Herzog AG
    • Building physics: Pirmin Jung Büro für Bauphysik AG
  • Builders: Wohlwend Baugeschäft AG
  • Plot area: 371 m2

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VILLA BRAECKMAN-STAELS and GARDEN COTTAGE in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium by De Smet Vermeulen architecten

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: De Smet Vermeulen architecten

PASTORAL MEMORIES, revisited

The opposition between cities and countryside in Flanders has increasingly become a mental rather than a physical one. A long-standing anti-urban policy has led to a thorough contamination – i.e. urbanization – of the Flemish countryside. Multiple networks connect locations irrespective of their urban or rural status, enabling ever more frequent movements, eroding physical boundaries, merging it all into a semi-urban pattern we call the Nebular City. Inside this Nebular City, rurality has become less a fact than a choice, less a self-evident tradition than a mental construction. It is the architect’s task to design this mental construction.

Image Courtesy © De Smet Vermeulen architecten

  • Architects: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
  • Project: VILLA BRAECKMAN-STAELS
  • Location: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks (The garden cottage)
  • Villa Braeckman-Staels: Axel Cayman, Henk De Smet, Marleen Goethals, Tom Thys, Paul Vermeulen, 1996-2000
  • Garden cottage Braeckman-Staels: Henk De Smet, Nikolaj De Meulder, Paul Vermeulen, 2011-2013

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Villa PNK in Puglia, Italy by m12 AD

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: m12 AD

In Puglia, at the feet of the Frederick’s manor, a UNESCO heritage site, is located an innovative private residence, recently renovated to be in perfect balance with the surrounding environment and society.

The project of villa PNK has been entrusted to the m12 AD, led by architect Michelangelo Olivieri, who has accepted the challenge of transforming a country house in a sophisticated house, giving it a new appearance, but above all, making it a real example of sustainable and efficient energetically house.

Image Courtesy © m12 AD

  • Architects: m12 AD (Michelangelo Olivieri)
  • Project: Villa PNK
  • Location: Puglia, Italy
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

1. TOUR ET TAXIS: TOWARDS A MIXED-USE ECO-NEIGHBORHOOD

Whereas most developing countries can write their future starting from a blank slate, European cities face the challenge of transforming their built heritage to secure their energy, social and economic transition towards post-carbon, circular and interdependent urban living.

It means being determined to act as forward thinkers, and to bring our new project “Tour & Taxis” into the 21st century in terms of uses, technological progress, social innovation, and sustainable building principles. Today’s architecture is capable of implementing “energy solidarity” between a piece of architectural heritage — industrial in this case — and a contemporary project. The latter provides the necessary energy to the former by integrating renewable energies, thus limiting carbon emissions as recommended by the COP 21.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Tour & Taxis
  • Location: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Extensa, T&T Project S.A.
  • Program: 85 000 M² Housing (Zone B) + 50 000 M² Office + Retail + Leisure (Gare Maritime)
  • Surface Area: 135 000 M²
  • Status : W.I.P.

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