Archive for the ‘Villa’ Category
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Article source: Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants
This being an ocean facing plot, the client’s top most priority was the sea views, with lot of prominence to entertaining family and guests. He is also a good cook and wanted all extra kitchens (tepanyaki) and dining areas to be planned on the top most level as well to enjoy the views of the waters. The Master suite had to be well-equipped, multi-functional, multi-spatial, area with the best view of the ocean. The architecture and interior spaces had to be modern, technologically advanced and seamless. The Interior spaces should be flexible (as in open spaces to become private and vice versa). Privacy from neighbors and roads was a priority. This home is designed on a linear plot with attached homes on south and north sides and is opening to the sea on the west side and the road on the east side. Because of its location, it comes under high value properties of Amwaj, Bahrain. The plot covers 809.2sqmts and the total built up is977sqmts.The two side boundary walls looked like two imposing retaining walls and the home had to be designed within these walls. Because of the attached home layout covers the built up space could touch the two longer sides (south and north boundary walls) without any windows (so no light and ventilation) and views either.
Image Courtesy © Moriq Interiors & Design Consultants
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Article source: Johan Sundberg arkitektur
Höllviken south of Malmö is originally a seaside summer resort. A young couple wanted to build a house on a traditional summer house lot that had to be very modern, and at the same time suitable for a flexible family life.
The most economical solution considering the planning regulations of the area is the traditional 1,5- story house most common in the south of Sweden. This strategy would also enable us to save some of the trees and vegetation on the site.
Image Courtesy © Kasper Dudzik
- Architects: Johan Sundberg arkitektur
- Project: Villa Lima
- Location: Limavägen 13, Höllviken, Sweden
- Photography: Kasper Dudzik
- Client: Håkansson Family
- Senior architect: Johan Sundberg
- Structural Engineer: Istvan Szlavy, Tyréns
- Builder: Lars Benjaminsson
- Construction year: 2008-2009