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Architects: AFGH Location: CH-5600 Lenzburg, AG, Switzerland Project year: 2005-2006 Construction year: 2006-2007 Client: Barbara Müller, Stefan Gritsch Commissioner: the City of Almere, the Netherlands, DMO NME, Hans Warrink Planners: Peter Camenzind AG, wood prefab Budget: 580.000 CHF (US $564.477) Constructed Area: 232 sqm Photographs: Valentin Jeck House Müller Gritsch in Lenzburg.
Podnikatel Mick Newton narazil před deseti lety na neobvyklou venkovskou farmu, která už pár let zela prázdnotou. Nejprve s koupí váhal, ale přesvědčila ho poloha v malé vesničce Dowdeswell, ležící na strategickém místě, jen pár kilometrů od měst Cheltenham a Gloucester. S přestavbou památkově chráněného objektu začal Newton v roce 2006 a svěřil ji londýnskému architektonickému studiu De Matos Ryan.
first image 'cloud 9 installation' by enric ruiz-geli for the spanish pavilion at the 2012 venice biennale image © designboom spanish architect enric ruiz-geli of the elbullifoundation has developed the ' cloud 9 installation,' a new approach to sustainable design practices as part of the spanish pavilion at the 2012 architecture biennale in venice . analogous to a chef who makes food based on components, cloud 9 views our world in terms of similarly structured particles which are made up of several elements: 'our architecture becomes part of a discourse that makes no distinction between objects and products, buildings and landscape, sea and mountain, but which understands reality as performing particles.'
A small town in eastern France has been given a cultural boost via a new multi-functional hall, evolving the local vernacular with indigenous materials and new geometries. Barcelona-based Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes transformed an existing L-shaped orthogonal farmhouse in Chauffailles, adding a new centre that encourages community interaction and industry. The new building is constructed of timber and braced by light steel frames. The natural, soft material palette of locally-sourced douglas fir creates a sense continuity, comfortably fitting into its surrounding rural landscape and adjacent farmhouse. Angled roof planes and large folding, openable walls create opportunities for light to enter large internal spaces. Tilted, triangular skylights allow natural light to spotlight the stage below.
A project 30 years in the making, this tiny off-grid retreat on a coastal island in Maine is almost entirely self-sufficient. Designed and built by Alex Porter for her father, the project features a shed roof and is wrapped in a distinctive blue-grey corrugated skin. Dwell recently profiled the home, which is the only solar-powered retreat on the isolated island – its sustainable power source actually makes life a lot more leisurely, as the family does not need to schlep in fuel to run a noisy generator. They didn’t give anything up, as they have all the conveniences of a regular home — but with a view you don’t get in an everyday residence. <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/Inhabitat/architecture;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?"
The latest addition to the Paris Diderot University campus is a slender tower. The Voltaire building was strategically positioned to respect its neighbor – an old flour market. A small gap between the two preserves their senses of identity while allowing them to coexist.
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A casa localizada na Vila de Avintes, do início do séc. XX, foi encontrada em estado de degradação avançado. Identificavam-se as alterações e ampliações ocorridas ao longo dos tempos e que foram eliminando a sua identidade. A estratégia foi procurar a ligação entre o passado e o presente.
The roof and upper walls of a house in Tübingen, Germany, are covered in rubber, like a fisherman's hat pulled low over his eyes. Designed by German studio Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen , the five-storey Just K house has walls that pitch in and out to maintain views from neighbouring houses to a nearby castle. The raised seams that line the house are welded together and allow rainwater to naturally drain from the walls. As the family grows, the house could be split into two separate residences with entrances on the basement floor and at first floor level, accessed by an outdoor staircase. Rooms are warmed and cooled by passive house technology, where hot air is drawn up through the building by a ground-air heat exchanger, and solar panels on the south elevation provide additional electricity.
first image 'studio for an artist' by ashley cox architect, bluff hill, napier, new zealand image courtesy of paul mccredie, photographer all images courtesy of ashley cox new zealand-based ashley cox architect has recently completed 'studio for an artist', a small structure for a painter in bluff hill, napier, new zealand. the sloping topography dictated a stepped volume, resulting with a linear floor plan with three floor level changes. without windows along the street-side elevation, the building is oriented inwards and views are directed towards the opposing ends. capped with large windows, the transparent walls may be opened to access sun-filled courtyards, while additional glazing in the elongated elevation welcomes the colors of the adjacent garden which borders the studio into the neutral space.
first image 'small house in shinjuku' by junpei nousaku architects, shinjuku, tokyo, japan all images courtesy of junpei nousaku architects japanese firm junpei nousaku architects have completed the 'small house in shinjuku', a single family dwelling in a high density district in tokyo, japan. the design opposes the commonly used techniques in urban residential areas to enclose the interiors with solid walls for privacy and to place bathrooms or parking on the ground level due to limited natural daylight. this structure places the living room side by side with the street, opening to its immediate surroundings with large windows. an atrium spanning the full height of the three-storey building forms an airy space, introducing natural daylight through a band of clerestory windows at the roofline.
first image 'nomad city - aurora observatory', by marco casagrande, røssvatnet lake, norway 'nomad sauna' by marco casagrande image © marco casagrande ' nomad city - aurora observatory ' was a two week workshop organized by finnish architect marco casagrande held on top of the frozen røssvatnet lake in the scandinavian mountains near mo i rana in norway. the collaboration brought together a cross-disciplinary mix of environmental art, architecture, sociology students and professors from the environmental art masters class of the aalto university in finland, from lund university department of sustainable urban design in sweden, from madrid european university department of architecture , from bauhaus university department of fine arts in germany and from université libre de bruxelles faculté d'architecture la cambre–horta in belgium.
first image 'house of trough' by jun igarashi architects in hokkaido, japan all images courtesy jun igarashi architects 'house of trough' by japanese studio jun igarashi architects is a dwelling for a couple located east of hokkaido. the site, which is a less-than-desirable plot next to an iron factory, called for a design that limited the interior's visual interaction with the exterior to maintain a calm living atmosphere for the inhabitants. kitchen/dining/ living view from above in order to ensure that the living space was sufficiently closed-off from outside site conditions, various programs of the house act as 'buffer zones' and are distributed accordingly to push certain spaces more inward than outward. the square-shaped plan sandwiches the living/dining/kitchen area between a service/storage volume to the north and a bedroom/storage volume to the south. this middle zone is largely devoid of windows but remains open vertically to promote a spacious quality.
first image 'shounan house' by jun igarashi architects in kanagawa, japan all images courtesy jun igarashi architects image © iwan baan japanese practice jun igarashi architects has sent us images of 'shounan house', a private house for a two generation family near tokyo, japan. in an old neighbourhood with aged structures throughout, the house establishes a bold presence on the site with its asymmetrical form and angular silhouette. exterior view image © iwan baan
© Carlos Fernández Piñar Arquitectos: Arturo Franco , Fabrice van Teslaar Ubicación: Calle del Rio, 591. urbe. Rio Cofio. Robledo de Chavela. 28294 Madrid, España Colaborador: Diego Castellanos (interiores y coordinador de la obra) Fecha de redacción del proyecto y fin de obra: Enero 2004 – Abril 2006 Aparejador: Salvador Baños Promotor/Propietario: Paz Fernandez/Tomas Rodríguez Presupuesto Total: Coste m2: 280.000 euros. 771 euros/m2 Superficie o volumen construido: 363 m2 Fotógrafo: Carlos Fernández Piñar La casa Paz se sitúa en una urbanización de los años 60, a 70 Km. de Madrid aproximadamente. La arquitectura de la zona se podría considerar residencial convencional, sin ningún interés arquitectónico, construida con topologías y materiales tremendamente heterogéneos.