TSC Architects have completed a 1,180 square ft single family residence in Ichinomiya City, Japan. The two story home is constructed primarily from reinforced concrete. The materiality gives a strong character to the residential design as the concrete creates a harsh and bold exterior. The architects do not attempt to soften that effect as the concrete stays exposed throughout the interiors. Sli..
Architect: Paul de Ruiter Location: Rhenen, Netherlands Project Architects: Paul de Ruiter & Rob Hootsmans Project Team: Sander van Veen, Willeke Smit, Monique Verhoef Client: Private Constructed Area: 491 sqm Project Year: 2004 Photographs: Pieter Kers The starting concept of the design of Villa Room was to allow the daily activities of the residents to form the main structure of the building. ..
Architect: HyoManKim, IROJE KHM Architects, Seoul Location: GaPyeong, GyeongGi Site area: 955 square meters Building area: 337.33 square meters Gross floor area: 728.02 square meters Stories: Basement and Two Floors Photo: Sergio Pironne // seen @ wallpaper Year: 2008 Island house by IROJE KHM Architects in Kangwon-do, South Korea text by Marcia Argyriades for Yatzer Island House is built on the..
Architect: archimania Location: Smyrna, TN, USA Client: Baker & Rhonda Raborn General Contractor: Homeowner, consulting with Architect Project year: 2006 Budget: US$ 289,000 Project Area: 278.7 sqm Photographs: © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography House in the Woods is a progressive home for a young family in rural Tennessee. The home responds to their needs for functionality and practicality, while sta..
This project to us is a platform to establish a critical dialogue within our built environment; to raise questions as much as it is to finding solutions. The project is a critique on our cultural attitudes and how we determine them. A critique on what we consider to be of heritage significance and how to narrate such ideas in a critical and contemporary manner. This once vacant site is nestled a..
Architects: Arquitectos Anónimos® and Paulo Teodósio Location: Esposende, Portugal Client: Maria Helena Ramos Structural consultant: Ricardo Fonseca, Luís Fernandes and Luís Gonçalves Floor area: 157 sqm Site area: 8,900 sqm Built-up area: 288 sqm Start of planning: 2004 Start of construction: 2005 Completion: 2007 Photographs: Ivo Canelas An unusual and inverted process. The client convinced us..
Canadian architects Bricault Design have completed a plant-covered extension to a house in Venice, Los Angeles. Large glass doors on the ground floor pivot open onto the courtyard. Air is drawn inside and up a sculptural staircase to an opening in the roof, cooling the building. The building is clad with cedar batons and the new bedroom is covered in plants, including vegetables and indigenous s..
Japanese architects Masaki Mori of Morii’s Atelier and Shin Yokoo of OUVI have completed a house in Kanagawa, Japan, for a couple who plan to retire soon. Called M-house, the residence is organised around a kitchen garden. Large windows frame views of the surrounding cedar trees. More stories about OUVI: House in Mitaka by Hidetaka Shirako and OUVI Andon by Grasses and OUVI Photographs are by Ta..
Dwell Development is a design/build company in Seattle, Washington that have recently completed four freestanding single family residences in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Designed by staff architect Julian Weber, the homes include a number of sustainable features, and as a result, the project was recently chosen by the Built Green™ residential building program as their case study for..
Architects: Arquitectos Anónimos®, Maria Veloso and Vasco Aragão Location: St. Tirso, Portugal Client: Norte Golfe Structural consultant: Hélder Ferreira Floor area: 80 sqm Site area: 1,100 sqm Built-up area: 80 sqm Start of planning: 2006 Start of construction: 2006 Completion: 2006 Photographs: Abel Andrade Sometimes we dig up foundations only to cover them up again. A safe certainty to determ..