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Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom in Shanghai, CHINA by GAP Architects

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: GAP Architects

This project composes of three distinct elements: the VIP corridor, showroom interior, and interior furniture. The composition of these elements symphonize into a seamless and integral spatial experience, from exterior to interior, from visual to corporeal. The VIP corridor receives guests from the drop-off zone on the ground level providing a covered walkway towards the main building. Elevated to the second level, the showroom situates next to the elevator lobby accelerating the visitors to a realm of unparallel spatial experience.

Image Courtesy © Raymond Lau, Jerry Yin

  • Architects: GAP Architects
  • Project: Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom
  • Location: Shanghai, CHINA
  • Photography: Raymond Lau, Jerry Yin
  • Principal designer’s name: Raymond Lau
  • Design team members: Raymond Lau, Yandong Ren, Jiabao Zhao
  • Project type: Interior, Furniture, Installation
  • Owner, Client of the project: SOHO China
  • Gross floor area: 350 sq.m
  • Year of design: Apr 2013
  • Completion dates: Sept 2013

WALL HOUSE in Near Brussels, Belgium by AND’ROL architecture

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: AND’ROL architecture

DESCRIPTION by the architects

The plot’s particularities are on the one hand its perturbing position close to a steep rock slope, and on the other hand its small depth and its unusual longitudinal orientation parallel to the street.

Starting point for the young Belgian architects were traces of a nearby former stronghold. The main design element consists of an enclosing wall with a recessed rising part, to which the modest and sober main house nestles and adapts. A second shallow volume that houses a large number of storage spaces is also located behind the wall.

Image Courtesy © Georg Schmidthals

  • Architects: AND’ROL architecture
  • Project: WALL HOUSE
  • Location: Near Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Georg Schmidthals
  • Type: Single Family
  • Client: Private
  • Habitable surface: 138m2
  • Completion: July 2013
  • Energy: low energy standard
  • Flooring: Sleek concrete screed
  • Stairs: beech wood
  • Lighting: Foscarini, Modular, Philips

Single-Family House in Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland by idA

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: idA

The new single-family house on Schuetzengasse in Oberlunkhofen, Aargau, Switzerland is composed from two entwined volumes. Open floor plans connect multiple levels.

The higher volume in the back, which contains the main functions, is completed with a base volume up front. It includes secondary functions like the garage and forms at the same time a generous terrace for the house.

Image Courtesy © Markus Bertschi

  • Architects: idA
  • Project: Single-Family House
  • Location: Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Markus Bertschi, idA

Construction

  • Management: Tobias Werner, Bonstetten
  • Client: private
  • Completion: 2013
  • Area: 270m2

House Lombardo in Vernate, Switzerland by PHILIPP ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: PHILIPP ARCHITEKTEN

High above Lake Lugano, this impressive villa designed by Philipp Architekten – Anna Philipp is set in fantastic surroundings with a stunning view. The clients had already lived in Lugano for many years before they decided to move up onto the mountain. The house consists of four levels which all have to be crossed before reaching the top located residential area. The aim was to gain the best benefit of the unique panoramic view.

Image Courtesy © Udo Geisler

  • Architects: PHILIPP ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: House Lombardo
  • Location: Vernate, Switzerland
  • Photography: Udo Geisler
  • Planning period: 6 months before starting construction, then during construction period
  • Construction period: 2010 – 2011

Property

  • Situation: steep slope
  • Size: approx. 1.120 m²

adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes in Houston, Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Affordable, elegant, eco-friendly homes delivered internationally—any size, any style, anywhere in the world.

Lack of affordable housing is a serious problem around the world, and it’s been Adia’s focus for almost a decade now. When our “$12,000 Green Dream Home” (MCDhouse) made international news in 2009, floods of emails came in from across the globe. It seemed to give people hope. It made young people who can barely afford to rent leap at the thought of owning their own home. It made families with children dream of healthy, all natural housing. It delighted the elderly looking for small elegant homes to down-size into in retirement. It perked political interest on multiple continents. An ultra-affordable, eco-friendly house seemed to strike a chord in everyone.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes
  • Location: Houston, Texas,U.S.A
  • Client: Confidential
  • Cost: 30,000 euros per home (approx. $40,000)
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