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Ancient Party Barn, Kent. Evoking the pleasure of a transforming toy Liddicoat & Goldhill for John Sinclair Contract value: Undisclosed GIA: 2250m2 This project is a sheer delight.

Ancient Party Barn, Kent

Designed as a country retreat and design studio, the space offers more than meets the eye: the aircraft hangar opening gear that jacks up the bottom half of the end elevation to reveal windows and create a covered shelter; the massive doors that open on castors to reveal the counterbalanced pivoting window and winding gear; the stair wrapped around a brick chimney flue. The project has a crafted feel of times gone by while evoking the pleasure of a transforming toy. Chontay House / Marina Vella Arquitectos. Architects: Marina Vella Arquitectos Location: Antioquia District, Peru Area: 135.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photography: Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart Project Manager: Marina Vella Construction: Oswaldo Cajañauta Facilities: Peter Aranda Technical Drawing: Carolina Neuhaus Landscape: Vivero 4 estaciones Interior Design: Macarena Belaunde From the architect.

Chontay House / Marina Vella Arquitectos

Site The project is located in a 5,800m2 rural plot south-east of Lima, 40.5 km from the road that borders the Lurin River from Lima to Huarochiri. The road that leads to the site is surrounded by a beautiful landscape where stone, wood, clay and local flora stand out. The irregular site is 70 meters higher than the River area, becoming a great natural balcony of the mountains/valley and the lush vegetation surrounding it Program. RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015. Jean Prouvé’s 1944 design, the 6x6m Demountable House has been adapted by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) for Design Miami/Basel 2015 at the Galerie Patrick Seguin.

RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015

Originally designed to rehouse war victims in Lorraine, France, the Demountable House was built entirely of wood and metal, and could be transported and assembled by two people in a day. The new adaptation, led by Ivan Harbour of RSHP, is reimagined as a holiday retreat, complete with a bathroom and kitchen pods and service trolleys providing hot water and solar energy. Read more about this adaptation after the break.

Prouvé’s “constructional philosophy” of architecture prioritized functionality and fabrication, creating a unique aesthetic focusing on the two ideals. The original design was meant to be easily shipped and assembled to rehouse war victims in villages ravaged by bombs in 1944. RSHP’s adaptation creates a connection to each pod by replacing six of the original wooden panels. MA of Wind / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates. Architects: Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates Location: Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan Area: 84.0 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa Structure: RC Structure Engineer: TAPS structural engineering office Construction: Daichi construction office Site Area: 210.96㎡ Total Floor Area: 109.13㎡ From the architect.

MA of Wind / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

Okinawa is a beautiful Japanese southern island where it’s possible to appreciate many beautiful natural scenes. The strong solar radiation and typhoons are the only phenomena that makes it unpleasant. Through the ages, people have found ways of living together with nature and generate environments which makes their life richer. Slice / Saunders Architecture. Architects: Saunders Architecture Location: Haugesund, Norway Area: 15.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Bent René Synnevåg From the architect.

Slice / Saunders Architecture

As a consequence of the global economic recession and increase of centralization, architects worldwide take on the challenge of designing small houses. The Mill — WT Architecture. Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo. Architects: Leo Qvarsebo Location: Västerbyn, 770 70 Långshyttan, Sweden Developer: Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias Granwald, Robobygg AB Area: 90.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Construction: Catherine Carrick, Konkret AB Carpenters: Leo, Elias, Robert, Hanna, Karl, Linnea, Mattias Granwald, Tobbe, Pappa From the architect.

Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo

Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten. Architects: Zecc Architecten Interior Designers: Roel van Norel Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Year: 2014 Photographs: Stijn, Courtesy of Roel van Norel Contractor: Casco: Bert Oostenbruggen.

Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten

Finishing And Interior: Roel van Norel From the architect. In the rural area north of Utrecht a compact recreation house has been realized. The house is constructed in wood and opens its façade with window shutters towards the green garden. Black House Blues / Studija Archispektras. Architects: Studija Archispektras Location: Kulautuva, Lithuania Architect In Charge: Aidas Kalinauskas, Ignas Kalinauskas, Vaidas Tamošiūnas Manufacturers: Wienerberger Area: 170.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Juozas Kamenskas From the architect.

Black House Blues / Studija Archispektras

A man and his wife always loved to listen to the blues. A lot of blues. Loud – most of the times. And there could be no better place for their obsession than a forest. House SPI / Spado Architects. Architects: Spado Architects Location: Carinthia, Austria Project Managers: DI Hannes Schienegger and Arch DI Harald Weber Area: 161.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Kurt Kuball Structural Consultant: Kastner ZT GmbH Site Area: 3467 sqm From the architect.

House SPI / Spado Architects

The expressive silhouette of the contour building. The property on which the building stands is situated around 1100 m above sea level on the Saualm in the Görtschitz Valley in Carinthia. The contractor wished for a new interpretation of an Alpine farmhouse, a contemporary interpretation of rural architecture. The two-storey building is designed as a base in solid construction with an overlying timber frame construction. The projection of the upper floor to the south creates a covered patio on the ground floor and a covered outer area upstairs, which also acts as a sunshade towards the south for the full-surface glazing of the separable living room on this level. Black House Blues / Studija Archispektras. Cabin Laksvatn / Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter.

Architects: Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter Location: Tromsø, Norway Architect In Charge: Lars Hamran Consultants: eStatikk AS Area: 50.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Ivan Brodey, André Severin Johansen From the architect.

Cabin Laksvatn / Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter

The site is at the edge of the Lyngen peninsula in Troms, Northern Norway, surrounded by a dramatic alpine landscape. The near surroundings consist of dense forest, yet the topography allows for spectacular mountain views in nearly all directions. The program was to make a retreat for a large family with a total of 9 beds, within a modest budget frame. It was early in the process decided to limit the net floor area to 50m2, since cabins above this size triggers several technical demands according to norwegian building code. The solution was to make use of areas under a pitched roof that due to its low ceiling height does not count as floor area. An additional double bed is on the ground floor bedroom. All interior walls are clad with knot free pine panel. FRAPN02_CARR_2013_1.pdf. Arba : Sihem Lamine et Jean-Baptiste Barache, Architectes. Programme Hélios Bio-Espaces une alternative pour habiter demain. Les archives de l'écohabitat Programme Hélios Bio-Espaces Article n° 2 Publié sur le site en 2011 Les archives de l'écohabitat.

Hopetel: Transitional High-rise Housing. Honorable Mention 2011 Skyscraper Competition Asaf Dali United States As a result of the recent deteriorating economy and rising unemployment, homelessness is among the most pressing issues faced by US cities. Following the housing market crash, “tent cities” (makeshift shelters set up by people who have lost their homes) have been popping up all over the country. It is a time where the poverty rate is at a record high, and in many cities unemployment is in double-digits. This project proposes a transient solution to accommodate growing numbers of citizens who have lost their houses to foreclosure. The spatial organization of the project promotes social interactions between the residents and strengthens their feeling of safety and security in their current situation.

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. Space Elevator // Gabon on Behance. Smart student units - Tengbom. Share Client Co-operation between AF Bostäder & Martinsons Year of Commission 2013 City Virserum and Lund A student unit of only 10 square meters is currently exhibited at the Virserum Art Museum in the county Småland, Sweden. Tengbom Architects has designed a student unit for students which is affordable, environmental-friendly and smart both in terms of design and choice of materials. To successfully build affordable student housing requires innovative thinking and new solutions. Dwelle Micro Home… Dwelle Micro Home… Posted by suzidarbyshire on May 15, 2011 · 1 Comment Whilst researching affordable, adaptable houses I came across Manchester based company Dwelle.

This company is an architectural practice which have designed solutions for affordable, adaptable houses, which have also recently won ‘small house of the year’ award at the British home awards for their micro-buildings. They have designed four different sized structures, all of the same style which can become micro homes, playrooms, offices, gyms, guest accommodation, a garage or even a beach hut. But they have also designed ‘bolt on’ features which mean you can easily add additional bedrooms, room modules or even verandas. Underground Wave House with Wildflower and Herb Exterior.

Like this article? Share it: How's this for a rooftop garden house? French architect and designer Patrick Nadeau looked underground, so to speak, for this unusual home near Reims, France. Well, it's not totally underground per se - it takes shape as a hump, featuring a curved roof that's covered by a carpet of plants and wildflowers which give it that wonderful "underground" look and feel. This innovative house combines the fields of architecture and landscape in one stand-out design. The house is dubbed La Maison-vague, which translates to "wave house" in response to its undulating shape.

Nadeau enlisted the aid of Pierre Georgel from landscape design firm Ecovegetal on the plant plan which combines herbs like thyme and lavender with sedums, grasses and various other perennials. We love this unique, ever-changing exterior! Apart from its obvious aesthetic attributes and natural connection to this rural setting, the layer of plants also provides thermal insulation to the house. House Built into a Hill. Like this article? Share it: This 140 square meters house is located in Ecuador and was conceived by AR+C architects as completely embedded into the natural environment. One has to be placed in front of the house in order to see it, as the flat roof looks like a platform covered with grass and blends in with the natural environment. The primary structure of the house consist of a perimeter contention wall and an air chamber that allows for thermal comfort inside, in all seasons.

Eco-Friendly House Study With Walls Of Packed Straw. Wood Shingled Austrian Mountain House with Sloped Walls. Like this article? House No.7 / Denizen Works. Oarna Project. Ecoconstruction. Visite d'une maison architecte BBC bioclimatique à ossature bois. Dossier : le bioclimatisme et la construction bioclimatique à la loupe. Ce dossier décrit les mécanismes physiques et physiologiques qui permettent de concevoir un habitat bioclimatique qui ne consomme pas du tout d'énergie pour assurer le confort thermique de ses occupants. Il s'agit de l'explication détaillée de la démarche de construction dite " bioclimatique" ou "solaire", appliquée à un climat semi-continental tempéré (France). Dossier réalisé par Ugo Degrigny Que signifie "bioclimatique", quel est son origine ? ^ Haut de page Construire bioclimatique veut dire construire en prenant en compte les interactions entre le climat et l'écosystème.

Vetsch Architektur. 11 Tiny Houses That Will Make You Want To Live A Simpler Life. (TruthSeekerDaily) Like many of you, we are in love with tiny houses since they represent a movement to a simpler, more sustainable way of life. Here are our top 11 homes that we found at [] What’s your favorite thing about tiny houses?