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Miryang Pool Villa in Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Moon Hoon

Entering my office one morning, a young, lively client in hip-hop fashion proceeded to talk about the Roll House of MOONBALSSO in Miryang. His point was that the building seemed very unique as well as practical. Nevertheless, explaining that he has a favourite form, he showed me a residence with a pool designed by a German architect. I was concerned that he was strongly prejudiced in favor of a specific style that had captivated his heart. After viewing several design presentations, we finally found that the client had very limited tastes biased towards his favourite design. As everything has its end, we finally achieved internal integrity and balance in the design, after spending a lot of time and effort with the client, and eventually coming to an agreement.

Image Courtesy © Face Studio

  • Architects: Moon Hoon (MOONBALSSO)
  • Project: Miryang Pool Villa
  • Location: 492, Yongjeon-ri, Sannae-myeon, Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
  • Photography: facestudio
  • Client: Kim Jae Hyuk
  • Project team: Kim Jeonggu, Kim sookhee, Jo Jeongho, Park Jeonguk
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: bldg.A : F2, bldg.B : F1, bldg.C : F1, bldg.D : F1,
  • Parking: 5
  • Height: bldg.A : 6.7m, bldg.B : 3.3m, bldg.C : 3.2m, bldg.D : 3.2m,
  • Building to land ratio: 18.46%
  • Floor area ratio: 19.91%
  • Site area: 1245m²
  • Building area: 229.85²
  • Gross floor area: 247.96 m²


Hospice Villa Sclopis in Torino, Italy by architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.

The eighteenth century villa owned by the Sclopis family, in Salerano Canavese, was used after World War 2 as an orphange, and later as a higher educational institute. The brief was to convert the complex into an assisted residence for terminal cancer and Alzheimer patients. The project restored the family villa and substituted the adjacent reinforced concrete volume with a new, steel-framed structure to accommodate a hospice. Internal floor heights were adapted to those of the older building, so as to eliminate differences of level and facilitate horizontal circulation. A centrally located stretcher-bearing lift integrates the vertical communications to provide quick service to all rooms. The complex was equipped with new heating, plumbing and electrical systems and medical gas supplies. The service units were re-allocated to the ground floor, the communal areas to the first, and the guest rooms to the upper levels. Wooden brise-soleils screen the glazed fronts of the hospice to soften light entering the rooms and to mitigate the impact of the new construction on the surrounding period architecture. The brise-soleil system is extended to the copper cladding of a neighbouring pavilion, internally reorganised to house the Alzheimer patients’ day centre.

Image Courtesy © Gabriele Basilico

  • Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.
  • Project: Hospice Villa Sclopis
  • Location: Salerano, Torino, Italy
  • Photography: Gabriele Basilico
  • Client: Associazione Casainsieme
  • Project Team: Angelo Micheli (project leader), Paolo Fromage, Fabiola Minas, Claudio Venerucci, Silvia Suardi
  • Consultants: Triolet Costruzioni S.r.l, Ecogas Energia, S.A.L.F S.r.l (building contractors); arch. Antonio Perazzi (landscaping project); arch. Giovanna Codato (direction of work); Studio Sola (structural framework); Campeggi, De Padova, Produzione Privata, Artemide (furniture)
  • Area: 1.266 m2
  • Chronology: 2000-2007 design; 2007 completion


Mediterraneo 01 _ Private Villa in Ibiza, Spain by Metroarea Architetti Associati

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Metroarea Architetti Associati 

The main concept of the building is the fusion of the Mediterranean culture with the natural environment.

Inspired by the roman villa and by Spanish and Arab heritage, the house takes form through the natural lexicon of Italian expressionism (Moretti, Michelucci etc.), which also maintains a strong memory of Rudolf Steiner. For us, infact, designing a contemporary building in 2016 means establishing a dedicated dialogue with history and with nature.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Metroarea Architetti Associati
  • Project: Mediterraneo 01 _ Private Villa
  • Location: Ibiza, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Partners: Arch. Antonio Baroncelli (project leader and construction director), Tazio di Pretoro, Giulio Paolo Paladini
  • Collaborators: Elisa Di Martino, Paolo Civiero, Veronica Petrangeli, Juan Grau Fernández, Guillermo Quintas Orias, Marta Grau Fernández
  • Structural Engineering: UPV / David Gallardo Llopis, José Manuel Castillejo Llácer
  • Hvac and electrical  Engineering:  SID / Sami Hawash
  • Contractor: CSI Ingenieria y Construcción
  • Principal Materials: Concrete, Glass, Steel, Stones, Teak-Wood, Bamboo
  • Structure: Concrete
  • Total Floor Area: 1100 m2
  • Building Area: 1600 m2 (inside + terraces)
  • Site Area: 6000 m2
  • Status: Completed (2016)


Villa Meijendel in Wassenaar, Netherlands by VVKH architecten

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: VVKH architecten

House in dune landscape

A dense forest opens to a dune valley. Sunlight casts shadows of branches and leaves against tree trunks. In the distance, a golfer walks through the empty surreal landscape. This unique environment – trees, light and dunes – influences the design of “villa Meijendel” in such a way as if it has sculpted the house.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Knappers

Image Courtesy © Ronald Knappers

  • Architects: VVKH architecten (Thomas Gillet)
  • Project: Villa Meijendel
  • Location: Doornweg 4, Wassenaar 2243 GS, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Knappers
  • Design: Ronald Knappers
  • Team: Ronald Knappers, Mark Verdoold, Hans Schepman
  • Interior design: Same-D
  • Landscape architect: West 8, Adriaan Geuze
  • Structural engineer: Breed Integraal Ontwerp
  • Advisor: ingenieursbureau Halmos
  • Building contractor: bouwbedrijf Kon


House with Villa Silhouette in Lyttleton, New Zealand by Irving Smith Architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Irving Smith Architects

House with Villa Silhouette

A house after the Christchurch quakes. One creative home comes down, another goes up, the new silhouetting the old, reminding, resettling, providing lineage.

Where the former villa sat square and inward, the new layers out across the southern view, shaping to the silhouette for light, and framing a greater appreciation of the everyday.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: Irving Smith Architects
  • Project: House with Villa Silhouette
  • Location: Lyttleton, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds
  • Lead Architects:  Jeremy Smith
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 182m2
  • Completion Year: 2015


Villa B in Bratislava, Slovakia by ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova

A residence of a higher standard for two people, designed on a building site with 600 m² in BA. The main idea of the concept is a compact body of the house that is closed to the motorway and comunicates with the garden in the southern part of the site.

Image Courtesy © Ľubo Stacho, Tomáš Manina

Image Courtesy © Ľubo Stacho, Tomáš Manina

  • Architects: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova
  • Project: Villa B
  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Photography: Ľubo Stacho, Tomáš Manina
  • Team: Andrea Ambrovičová, Juraj Mikulaj
  • Net Floor Area: 200 m2
  • Year: 2008-10
  • Status: Realisation


VILLA ASTRID in Gothenburg, Sweden by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB 

I designed Villa Astrid in the summer of 2002 and Karin completed the details and made improvements throughout the autumn. The site was tucked between two houses and consisted mainly of rugged and fairly steep rock. The detailed plans specified eaves of maximum 3.5 metres high and a roof slope of 14 to 27 degrees. My client had a construction programme for a two-storey building. The answer was to sink the upper floor. That sounds easy, but it took several weeks to design.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
  • Project: VILLA ASTRID
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Photography: Gert Wingårdh, James Silverman
  • Software used: Autocad



Thursday, December 15th, 2016


The project of revitalization of a villa, built in the 19th century. The concept involves adapting the existing facility to the office function, building a new pavilion acting as the customer service and redesigning the park surrounding the villa. Currently the first stage of the project is completed, involving a comprehensive modernization of the historical villa.

Arthur Neumann’s villa built in 1926 at Rybnicka 27 in Gliwice is the object of a revitalization project.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski/Archifolio

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski/Archifolio

  • Architects: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP (Krzysztof Zalewski, Adam Gil, Paweł Zalewski)
  • Location: Gliwice, Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski/Archifolio
  • Usable area: 1512,95 m2
  • Building area: 426,25m2
  • Plot area: 1,0776ha
  • Realization time: 2015


VILLA CLESSIDRA in Netherlands by LAAV Architects

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: LAAV Architects

Villa Clessidra is a construction of much defined proportions. And as such it is also a bet. A bet in designing freedom within confinement. A bet in allowing continuity with the environment through an austere geometrical structure.

Villa Clessidra is a 200sq.m. 3-level residence of an almost cubic shape, with dimensions 9.7×9.7×10.4m (LxWxH). It has no underground or excavated parts and consists of steel frame and bare (foamboard molding) concrete, only as paneling cladding. Villa Clessidra is hypothetically placed amidst the beautiful pine forest of the Dutch dunes. The surrounding nature communicates with the residence via the use of glass, water and mirrors. The front (South) façade opens up with rotating, sliding windows to allow in the smells, sounds and images of the sublime forest.

Image Courtesy © Lefteris Schetakis

Image Courtesy © Lefteris Schetakis

  • Architects: LAAV Architects (Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou)
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Renderings: Lefteris Schetakis
  • Associate Architect: Michalis Takopoulos
  • Project management: Arup (Amsterdam) bv Structural, electrical and mechanical engineer; fire safety, acoustics and building physics consultant Arup (Amsterdam
  • Programme: 3-level Forest dwelling of 200m² (concept)  BREEAM Pending report
  • Design: 2016


TREE Sukkasem VILLA in Petchabun, Thailand by TOUCH Architect

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: TOUCH Architect 

The site is located on the Northern part of Thailand, approximately 1,200 meters above sea level. An outback terrain area has no electricity, water supply, or even other buildings nearby. There is only an agricultural space for native.

Image Courtesy © Chalermwat Wongchompoo

Image Courtesy © Chalermwat Wongchompoo

  • Architects: TOUCH Architect
  • Project: TREE Sukkasem VILLA
  • Location: Petchabun, Thailand
  • Photography: Chalermwat Wongchompoo
  • Owner: Mr.Phol
  • Used Area: 450 sq.m.
  • Site Area: 80,000 sq.m. (aprx. 50 rai)
  • Completion: 2013


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