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Villa Hogebiezen in IJsselstein, The Netherlands by EVA architecten

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Article source: EVA architecten

A contemporary addition between the original ribbon development. In the direct surroundings old farmhouses are alternated with houses from different periods that were built after the land consolidation. Since the various functions of contemporary houses are no longer in line with a characteristic farmhouse facade (wide front with residential function) this house has not been developed from this typology. We opted for the design of the roof shape to be positioned longitudinally along the house. This shape is derived from two monopitch roofs at which the lower point of articulation is elevated. In this way two domains are created on the upper floor, which gives the house a large degree of flexibility. Sleep – work combinations or parents’ – and children’s bedrooms can be combined in these two domains. Large voids create the connection between the two floors. In this way the roof shape is experienced in various places on the ground floor. The roof is covered with natural slates. Sharp folding lines provide the transitions of the different roof planes. To be able to feel the mass of the house we opted for a concealed gutter as a transition from roof plane to house front. The facade is made of a blended grey stone.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

 

  • Architects: EVA architecten (Jeroen Baars)
  • Project: Villa Hogebiezen
  • Location: IJsselstein, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer 
  • Contractor: Bouw- en Aannemersbedrijf De Wit IJsselstein b.v.
  • Structional engineer: Rabouw Kuyf bv.
  • Size: 614 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Casa.Loures in Lisbon, Portugal by André Mesquita

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: André Mesquita

In an existing Loures villa was introduce three different dwelling areas. This areas were united morphologically and structurally through the treatment of void areas and zenithal windows.

The spatial organization was adapted to the existing typological structure giving rise to new spaces revealing the potential of pre-existing ones. These intervention lives of small subtleties, such as the variation of the different heights, zenithal windows and by small touches on the use of color.

Image Courtesy © André Mesquita

Image Courtesy © André Mesquita

  • Architects: André Mesquita
  • Project: Casa.Loures
  • Location: Rua Fria, Nº1. Loures, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Software used: Google Sketchup
  • Structural: Emidio Mendes
  • Electrical: Emidio Mendes
  • Civil: Emidio Mendes
  • Construction: Coutinho Ltd, Engimov S.A.
  • Site Area: 1500sqm.
  • Built-Up Area: 450 sqm
  • Start Date: September 2012
  • End Date: Feb 2015

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Flying Box Villa in Orgères, France by 2A Design

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Article source: 2A Design

2A Design has recently completed a surprising small and low cost house on a tiny plot, in a rural village next to Rennes (France).

How to fit such a program on a so small parcel of land located 1.50m above the street ?

Image Courtesy © 2A Design

Image Courtesy © 2A Design

  • Architects: 2A Design (Josué Gillet)
  • Project: Flying Box Villa
  • Location: Orgères (35), France
  • Client: M. Ms FG.
  • Collaborator: Bet HAY (thermic ingenior)
  • Square meters: 125 sqm on a 160 sqm plot
  • Time to build: 6 months
  • Year: completed in 2015

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Villas On The Spanish Costa in Tarragona by White Houses Costa Dorada SL

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Article source: White Houses Costa Dorada SL 

The wonderful light of the Mediterranean enters into this house through its large windows establishing a continuous source of dialogue with the outside.

The elementary colors and noble materials join hands in this project in an inspiring atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © EUGENI PONS

Image Courtesy © EUGENI PONS

  • Architects: White Houses Costa Dorada SL
  • Project: Villas On The Spanish Costa
  • Location: Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography: EUGENI PONS
  • Software used: SKETCHUP PRO 2016
  • Surface Areas:

    • Total covered Surface areas: 321 m2
    • Total terrace surface: 106 m2
    • Total Surface area: 427 m2
    • Total Plot surface: 400 m2

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Villa SSK in Chiba, Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Hirobe Architects 

This architecture is intended to link the beautiful ocean spreading in front and the rocky mountain behind. Requests from the client are living-dining room with kitchen, bathroom with the ocean view, guest room and spare room that can be used as garage. Courtyard is provided, being surrounded by the main quarter, guest room and spare room. It has multiple functions; it serves as a reflecting pool when filled with water; is used as a dog yard; and also becomes exterior living room extended from the interior. It creates an appropriate distance between the main quarter and spare room, yet at the same time maintains the visual axis from the ocean to the mountain while blocking the view from the street. The structure that links the ocean and the mountain is supported by space truss-arch structure and LVL panel wall structure. Here tunnel-like succession of the wooden frames is realized, without installing support walls in the direction perpendicular to the main axis.

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Hirobe Architects

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Villa Vortex in Querétaro, México by ggarchitects + Paulo Flores

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Article source: Paulo Flores + ggarchitects

Villa Vortex is the result of a collaboration between architect Paulo Flores and ggarchitects for a site in the city of Queretaro, Mexico.

The concept of the project is developed crafting a circulation “vortex” that carefully erodes the interior volume creating a series of patios and triple height zones that articulate the inner spaces defining the dynamic and elegant composition of the project.

Entrace elevation, Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Entrace elevation, Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: ggarchitects + Paulo Flores
  • Project: Villa Vortex
  • Location: Querétaro, México
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Local Architect: Grupo Camprubi Arquitectos
  • Year of completion: 2015

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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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