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House in Melgaço / Nuno Brandão Costa. House in Melgaço / Nuno Brandão Costa Architects Location 4960 Parada do Monte, Portugal Area 349.0 sqm Project Year 2016 Photographs Collaborators Filipa Júlio, Joanna Katherine Guimarães, Structure Ana Isabel Vale (ABprojectos) Hydraulic Ana Isabel Vale (ABprojectos) Electrical Maria da Luz Santiago (RS Associados) Mechanical Raul Bessa (GET) More SpecsLess Specs.

House in Melgaço / Nuno Brandão Costa

Cottage Restoration / Studio Contini. Cottage Restoration / Studio Contini Architects Location Località Agna, 43021 Agna PR, Italy Architect in Charge Marco Contini Collaborators Sara Chiari, Matteo Zaccarelli Area 68.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs Courtesy of Studio Contini Manufacturers Aleo, Italserramenti srl Structure Ing.

Cottage Restoration / Studio Contini

Simone Leoni Photovoltaic system Aleo Mechanical systems CD Studio Contracting companies Impresa edile Barbieri Danilo; Aleo solar More SpecsLess Specs. Maison compacte en Slovénie par Dekleva Gregoric. Dekleva Gregoric, cabinet d’architecture basé en Slovénie composé de Aljoša Dekleva et Tina Gregori?

Maison compacte en Slovénie par Dekleva Gregoric

, nous présente le projet Compact Karst House, une maison de campagne compacte d’environ 90m². Dans la pure tradition des petites habitations de la région, de pierre et calcaire, disposant de peu d’ouverture pour se protéger du froid et vent, le duo d’architectes actualise le concept et nous livrent un volume brut mêlant pierre et bois.

A la manière d’un chalet de montagne, l’espace du rez-de-chaussée, fait de bois et ouvert vers l’extérieur propose de larges espaces de vie, cuisine et salle à manger comme zone de partage. « The design of the house addresses the relationship between contemporary and tradition, it opens up the question about the characteristics of anonymous traditional built architecture from which it originates and simultaneously establishes the relationship between contemporary interpretation and traditionally conditional domain of synthesis. CASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d'architettura. Architects EV+A Lab Atelier d'architettura Location Sondrio, Province of Sondrio, Italy Architect in Charge Alfredo Vanotti Area 75.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs From the architect.

CASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d'architettura

This house is located in the surroundings of Sondrio on the Orobic Alps at about 1000 meters of altitude. Par-Do transforms stone barn into compact residence. Portuguese architects Sofia Parente and André Delgado have converted an old stone barn in Viana do Castelo into a compact two-storey residence (+ slideshow).

Par-Do transforms stone barn into compact residence

The architects – who have recently formed a studio named Par-Do – were tasked with completely overhauling the ageing building, which sits between a road and a vineyard on the outskirts of the Portuguese town. Their approach involved inserting a new structure behind the traditional stone walls, leaving the exterior of the building largely unchanged. This made it possible to create rooms with straight walls. The house's ground floor is stepped to follow the sloping topography of the site. The lowest section forms the cooking and dining space, while the upper section forms a living space with a double-height ceiling overhead. House on a pinewood.

Mani Tower House / Z-level. Architects: Z-level Location: Mani Peninsula, Greece Architect in Charge: Elena Zervoudakis Area: 150.0 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Babis Louzidis Structural Engineers: Dimitris Arnellos, Mary Kazakou Construction: Vladimir Durma, Xylarmogi, Ikosmidis Site Area: 900m² From the architect.

Mani Tower House / Z-level

Location The region of Greece in the southern Peloponnese known as ‘Mani’ is a special place. Holiday home has seven cuboids with stone walls. Stone from a local quarry was used for the cladding, paving and retaining walls of this cluster of buildings by DVA Arhitekta, built on a sprawling site in Bosnia and Herzegovina (+ slideshow).

Holiday home has seven cuboids with stone walls

Named Country House, the building was designed by the Zagreb-based studio as a holiday complex for a former football player and his family. It comprises seven buildings spread across a remote 35,000-square-metre site near Bijača, a village in the country's West Herzegovina canton, near the Croatian border. "The owners originate from the area and wanted to build a vacation house there, mostly so their children could grow up surrounded by nature," the architects told Dezeen. "When they asked us to come for the first time the nature was amazing, but there was nothing there to start from, so we said: let's build the walls to mark our territory. " A stone wall now surrounds the site and a new road winds through it, dotted with buildings at various points.

Photography is by Robert Leš. Villa Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis Papassotiriou. Civil Eng : Kratimenos Antonis Mechanical Eng : Kabilis Nikos Topographical Survey: Bokolas Dimitrios, Koulos Evangelos Civil Eng Consultant: Taraviras George From the architect.

Villa Melana / Valia Foufa + Panagiotis Papassotiriou

The project was awarded to us by a family leaving in Athens keen on a new country house in the Arcadian Landscape. Design started mid-2012 and work on site was completed at the end of 2014. ESSE House / ellevuelle architetti. A Tranquil Home That Unites With The Natural Beauty Of The Site. Walker Warner Architects have designed a home located in the town of Woodside, California.

A Tranquil Home That Unites With The Natural Beauty Of The Site

The architect’s description The Mountain Wood residence embodies the San Francisco firm’s belief that architecture should be expressive, timeless, and always united with the natural beauty of the site—in this case, the small rural town of Woodside, California. To create a variety of complementary indoor and outdoor living experiences, Walker Warner arranged three zinc-roofed structures—a main house, an office, and a barn—around a loose central courtyard. Torispardon reinterprets farm buildings as a modern home.

A modern timber and glass structure connects the more traditional stone-walled buildings at either end of this house in the Scottish highlands, designed by architects Stuart Archer and Liz Marinko (+ slideshow).

Torispardon reinterprets farm buildings as a modern home

The property for a single occupant replaces a derelict cottage and farm building on a hillside site within a conservation area in the Spey Valley. The Gaelic word Tor – meaning a rock or piles of rocks on top of a hill – gave the project its name, Torispardon. The footprint, massing and materials of the original buildings were recreated in the two new stone-walled structures, while the linking middle section offers a contemporary counterpoint.

"Farmer's crofts in the highlands often have several outbuildings within their boundaries; as a farm expands or requires new facilities, a new outbuilding is constructed," explained Archer and Marinko. Itoman Gyomin Syokudo / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Architects: Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Location: Itoman, Okinawa, Japan Area: 84.0 sqm Photographs: Nahoko Koide Project Management : nano-associates Co. ,Ltd. Food Direction : Ryosuke Tamura (Azabu choko) Landscape : Takio Inada Structural Design : ASD / Ryuji Tabata,Takayuki Tabata Graphic Design : Isabella Testai Site Area: 473.49 sqm From the architect. The Itoman Gyomin Shokudo, located in Itoman, Okinawa was conceived with the aim of supporting and promoting the local tradition and culture through its cuisine. Dry-stone walls clad English countryside house by The Manser Practice.

This house in the Oxfordshire countryside was designed by London studio The Manser Practice with a Cotswold stone facade and a cantilevered terrace overlooking the woods (+ slideshow). The Manser Practice created the building for a professional couple, as a place to live and work. Roduit House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes. Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes Location: Chamoson, Switzerland Photographs: Thomas Jantscher Civil Engineer: Alpatec sa, Martigny Hvac Engineer: Tecnoservice Engineering sa, Martigny From the architect. This building was constructed in stages from 1814 onwards and was used as a rural house. It is made up of three adjacent areas on different levels.

Gumus Su Villas / Cirakoglu Architects. Empordà House / Núria Selva Villaronga. Architects: Núria Selva Villaronga Location: Forallac, Girona, Spain Design Team: Sònia Vergés Roig, Juan Pablo Rodríguez Adalia, Tomàs de Riba de Urrutia Area: 400.0 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: Adrià Goula Sardà From the architect. A small village, in the Baix Empordà area, formed by a handful of old houses folded along a “U” shaped street the middle of which the square that opens up the view to the church hangs from, and two or three plots, old orchards yet to be build, is the setting for this home´s project. The threads of the project are the fitting of the building in this friendly, small and peaceful atmosphere and the development of a residential program not entirely conventional, defined by the property.

DG House / Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto. Architects: Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto Location: 31620 Huarte, Navarre, Spain Authors: Iñigo Esparza, M. Cliff House by Altius Architecture. Casa Contadina / a2bc. Igúzquiza / LopezNeiraCiaurri. Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects. Architects Location Design Team Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg Area 180.0 sqm Project Year 2013 Photographs From the architect. The 180 square meter residential home is located in Old Jaffa. Its location is unique in that it is set above the harbor, facing west with all of its openings facing the majestic splendor of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst it is difficult to determine the buildings exact age, it is clear that it is hundreds of years old. Over the years, it has undergone many changes and had many additions made that have damaged the original quality of the building and its spaces.

Stone Respect / Dom Arquitectura. ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten. Hunting Lodge by BASARCH. Jaffa House by Pitsou Kedem. House in Serra de Janeanes by João Branco. Jaffa Flat by Pitsou Kedem. House in Blacksod Bay by Tierney Haines Architects. Loughloughan Barn / McGarry-Moon Architects. Madisonhouse by XTEN Architecture. Maison Belle Iloise par Opus 5. Connemara / Peter Legge Associates. Wickstead Lodge by Baynes & Co. Stone House in Anavissos / Whitebox Architects. Apprentice Store by Threefold Architects. Hunting Lodge / BASARCH. OTIO / Sebastian Nagy Architects. Country House / DVA ARHITEKTA. Alemanys 5 by Anna Noguera.