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Why Japan Has the Most Experimental (and Disposable) Housing in the World. Michael Kovac Designs A New House In Santa Monica. Michael Kovac from Kovac Design Studio, has completed this new home in Santa Monica, California.

Michael Kovac Designs A New House In Santa Monica

The house is also currently listed for sale. In a Pinch: 8 Projects on Triangular Sites. A tight, triangular corner site can be a source of restrictive constraints and frustration.

In a Pinch: 8 Projects on Triangular Sites

Where right angles are considered to be the norm, the acute corner can be problematic for resolving a design programmatically. On the other hand, the constraints of the site can be a source of creativity and ingenuity. The eight projects featured in this collection embrace the challenges of a corner site. Instead of shying away from the site's imposing geometry, these designs exaggerate their site constrains and corner conditions. Casa Zauia, Lagos, 2014 - Mario Martins Atelier.

Zauia House is situated on a hill overlooking Vale da Lama, in the Lagos area of the Algarve – Portugal.

Casa Zauia, Lagos, 2014 - Mario Martins Atelier

It is built on a large property, facing east, with an amazing view of the Alvor Estuary and Lagos Bay. Paradoxically, the design of the house was inspired by the restrictions and limitations imposed on its construction. It is intended to be an architectural object of great simplicity and lightness: balanced, precise and remarkably modern. Clayton Street, San Francisco, 2013 - Mork Ulnes Architects. Bolton Residence, Québec, 2014 - _naturehumaine [architecture+design] Having bought a beautiful plot of wooded land in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, the client dreamt of building a country house that would be in perfect symbiosis with its natural environment.

Bolton Residence, Québec, 2014 - _naturehumaine [architecture+design]

This rugged, sloped site came to a natural plateau just below its highest point, becoming the perfect location to erect the house. MYSTIC WIND TOWNHOUSES. Sant Miquel Special Education School. A Contemporary Redesign For A 1960s House In New York. Photography by John Muggenborg CDR Studio Architects have designed the renovation of a house on Long Island in New York.

A Contemporary Redesign For A 1960s House In New York

The designer’s description The Long Island Residence is located in a rural community on the edge of the Long Island Sound. Approximately twenty-five miles from the heart of Manhattan, the area is known as a tranquil counterpoint for daily commuters seeking to escape the city’s frenetic pace. The Art of Hiding: A Kitchen That Tucks Away. You’ve heard of using cabinetry fronts to conceal a refrigerator or dishwasher.

The Art of Hiding: A Kitchen That Tucks Away

But have you seen a kitchen that completely disappears within a space? German kitchen specialist Warendorf has designed such a system, which was exhibited at LivingKitchen 2015 in Cologne, Germany, and is now available on request. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection By simply employing a grid layout and elegant finishes for the hardware-free fronts, the kitchen appears as a paneled focal or art wall. But, at the touch of a button, the central portion’s face raises, revealing a sleek countertop that provides ample prep space and is outfitted with a sink and induction cooktop. Villa Lóla. Ranch Operations. Werner Sobek Urges for Emissions-Free Cities by 2020. Architect and engineer, Werner Sobek, is urging cities to become emissions-free by the year 2020 – for all cars and buildings to be entirely powered by renewable energy.

Werner Sobek Urges for Emissions-Free Cities by 2020

Sobek shared this goal during his acceptance speech of the Fritz Leonhardt Prize in July 2015, saying that this goal is achievable, but only with the full support of automotive and construction industries. Although seven leading, industrialized nations have agreed to de-carbonization by the end of the century, Sobek believes that that would be too late. Read more about Werner Sobek’s vision of the future after the break. In 2014, Sobek proved the possibilities of our current technology. Working with alphaEOS, he built Aktivhaus B10 – a building with an intelligent automation system that could produce twice as much power as it needed using renewable sources. However, Sobek’s goal of emissions-free cities does not stop at a single house. News via lifePR. Icon Coffee. Pine House, Kingston upon Thames, 2014 - OB Architecture. OB Architecture were invited to extend, remodel and entirely refurbish a turn of the century Victorian villa in Surrey for a young couple and their 2 girls.

Pine House, Kingston upon Thames, 2014 - OB Architecture

Sitting on a wonderful 2 acre plot in a Conservation Area, the house had suffered from a number of insensitive alterations and extensions that had eroded the character of the original house. The connection with the garden had been lost and the house had started to fall into a state of disrepair. We explored how we could work with the existing house to reinstate its original character, yet extend it and reconfigure it in a way that would preserve the character whilst making it more practical for modern family living. Nookarchitects design the interior of a loft apartment in Barcelona. Nookarchitects have designed G-ROC, an apartment in Barcelona, Spain, that is their fourth completed apartment in the same building.

nookarchitects design the interior of a loft apartment in Barcelona

The designer’s description. Honey, I Shrunk the House: 7 Spacious Micro-Housing Projects. To celebrate the opening of our 4th Annual A+Awards, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite projects from 2015.

Honey, I Shrunk the House: 7 Spacious Micro-Housing Projects

Want to get in on the action? Check out the A+Awards Page to find out how to enter. Many urbanites already cope with the reality of living in a small, or worse, shared space. The catch is that these spaces weren’t design to be used this way. As housing prices continue to go up and more single professionals move into cities, the demand for more of these spaces is inevitable.

Introducing micro-housing into cities could open up many more reasonably priced living options, and potentially lower rent prices over time. AYC. Rore kahu. The Netherlands Builds in Brick: 6 Formative Projects. Brick has a long and rich history in the Netherlands. As the story goes, the common image of Dutch architecture between both world wars was defined by the modern, functionalist designs of the Nieuwe Bouwen movement. The glass and concrete structures that arose from new pragmatism were thought to have thoroughly dethroned the traditional brick architecture of Berlage, Kropholler, and the Amsterdam School. Fortunately though, brick architecture continued to develop alongside modernism, even for experiential construction. Wallforms™ River Loft. Tile Trends at Cersaie 2015, Part Two. Our recap of the major trends from Cersaie continues with a look at concrete and cement influences in Italian tile as well as both visually stunning and subtle-but-sophisticated new graphics, patterns, and artwork.

WELCOME TO THE CONCRETE JUNGLE The trend toward emulating concrete and cement in porcelain stoneware doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the architecture and design community, given concrete’s overall popularity in the built environment. Many of the Italian tile houses have responded with styles that range from the polished variety to the freshly troweled look, and all of them can easily inject a bit of urbanism into both commercial and residential settings.

Add To Collection Save this image to a collection. House [B] Micro-Manses: Architecture + Living Small. Currently, half of the world's population now lives in cities, and by 2050 that percentage is expected to swell to 70 percent. The big question: Where do we put them all? Part of the answer lies in the "densification" of the future city. Urban planners and participants agree that building higher will help, but living spaces in general will have to shrink. Expo-Nential Success: UK Pavilion is Crowned Best in Show at Milan EXPO 2015. At the intersection between art and architecture, some unexpected moments of inspired design can emerge, and so it proved in Milan, Italy, this summer: in partnership with architectural firm BDP, artist Wolfgang Buttress has scooped the International Prize for Best Pavilion Architecture for his UK Pavilion at the 2015 World EXPO in Milan. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection.

Vertiz 950. The Roof Structure Was Turned Into A Decorative Element In This Apartment. ArchObraz architectural studio have designed the interior of an apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The designer’s description. What If? 7 Iconic Examples of Unbuilt Architecture Throughout History. Whether they are constructed or not, all great ideas deserve a stage, and now they have one: Architizer is excited to announce a brand-new set of categories for this year’s A+Awards designed to recognize great works of unbuilt architecture. Fenlon House. How Architecture Is Born: 7 Fluid Watercolors by Steven Holl and the Buildings They Inspired.

Casa LA, 2014 - Elías Rizo Arquitectos. Casa LA was born out of an especially fruitful relationship with the client. 25 APARTMENTS, PARIS XVIIE. SAUVONS L'OEUVRE D'IWONA BUCZKOWSKA DE LA DÉMOLITION AVEUGLE ! Hudson Woods. Villa Amanzi, Phuket, 2010 - Original Vision. Vivienda San Andrés , A Coruña, 2013 - Sinaldaba. TROPICAL SUBURB HOUSE , Ho Chi Minh City, 2014 - MM ++ ARCHITECTS. Apartment-House. Pavillion in Warsaw / Ponadto Grupa Projektowa. Architects: Ponadto Grupa Projektowa Location: Warsaw, Poland Architects in Charge: Aleksandra Krzywańska, Maja Matuszewska, Katarzyna Szpicmacher Area: 1500.0 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Rafał Nebelski, Piotr Szczepański Collaborators: Pro Arte 11 ( Jerzy Grochulski Ph.D. Ishibe house. Thao Dien House #2. Home 09. Shrimp. Sit Inside Fishing Basket Inspired Curvilinear Structures At This Restaurant.

NC Design & Architecture have designed the Sungai Wang Restaurant in Hong Kong, that features decor inspired by traditional Malaysian culture, where customers get to eat inside curvilinear structures, whose shape is inspired by traditional fishing baskets. Photography by Dennis Lo Designs. 5 Clever Ways To Handle Small Interiors. Advertisement No space? No problem! 35 Isolated Houses As Far Away From Busy As You Can Get. ENERGY EFFICIENT WOODEN HOUSE ZILVAR. Toh Crescent. Myoenji Columbarium. The Plants In This Restaurant Are Herbs That The Chef Uses To Cook With. Urban Explorer Finds The Sad Remains Of The Soviet Space Shuttle Program. 50 Reasons Why Australians Are The Luckiest People On Earth. 30 Incredible Views You’d See If You Were A Bird.

Kame House. Beach Pneumatic Transit. 7 Backyard Workspaces That Shed Light on Working from Home. 22 Websites You Didn’t Know Were Useful to Architects. [EP8] - LA THÉORIE DES BALLS - Contraction de Balls. Panoramania: The Making of the Most Magnificent Architectural Model In History. Cette maison parait miniature et bizarre de l'extérieur, mais vous serez surpris en voyant l'intérieur. Dreamscapes: 8 Imaginary Cities from the Mystical Minds of Concept Artists.

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Par MinuteBuzz. Des meubles open-source pour ne plus aller chez Ikea. How Marble Carving Robots Will Expand the Limits of Architecture. Une maison construite en quatre jours ! Nishinoyama House. CHARRETTE. The Perfect Drawing: 8 Sensational Sections That Raise The Bar For Architectural Representation. Artist Dreams Up Impossible City Using World's Most Famous Skyscrapers. Architecture Remembered: NYC's Inspiring Icons Under Construction. Summer Video Game Series: Bioshock Infinite And The Architecture of Utopia. How Video Games Use Architecture. The Architect’s Guide to Life in Video Games. Les plus belles résidences étudiantes du monde. Portraits d'un Nouveau Monde.

Walk & Talk "L'espace public pour tous / Der öffentliche Raum für alle!" 15 monuments célèbres et leurs alentours parfois... étonnants. WW+ architectes : "Architecture? Project managment? Or...? Forget The Prairie Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright Was A Prophet Of Non-Urban Skyscrapers. Architecture and Design. "La ville tournée vers l'espace public" Ils font la ville de demain - Interview de Jacques Rougerie. Et si des plantes bioluminescentes étaient en passe de détrôner les lampadaires ?

Le Monde de Jacques Rougerie / Jacques Rougerie's World.