Twelve Tacoma / Aleph-Bau

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  • Architects: Aleph-Bau
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Delnaz Yekrangian
  • Design Team: Gina Gallaugher, Golara Jalalpour, Joseph McBurney, So Tadachi, Fabiana Todescan, Leila Sadri, Kazem Yekrangian
  • Area: 114.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tom Arban, Kunaal Mohan
  • Structural Engineer: Blackwell
  • Text: Alison Hugill
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Text description provided by the architects. Twelve Tacoma by Toronto-based Aleph-Bau, stands out in a steady line-up of typical 19th century workers’ rowhouses in Toronto’s central Summerhill neighbourhood. The coloured brick facades and quintessential front porches of the neighbouring houses couch Twelve Tacoma in a local vernacular that both subdues and accentuates its modern qualities. This paradoxical sensation is born from the choice of materials: Twelve Tacoma’s white paint and corrugated aluminum cladding are distinctly elegant, crisp additions to an otherwise familiar neighbourhood aesthetic. Certain details—like the simple front railing and plexiglass awning over the door—mimic the ordinary

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Franklin / ARRIBA

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  • Architects: ARRIBA
  • Location: Graça, Portugal
  • Architects In Charge: José Rocha, Filipe Ferreira
  • Area: 70.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves
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Text description provided by the architects. The operation should adapt the interior space of the apartment to a contemporary way of living, without major structural modifications. The strategy for this intervention was established on the idea of connecting two small-­scaled bedrooms so that social area could face the West, overseeing the river Tagus. The kitchen and the bedroom open up to a quiet courtyard, with a view over the urban gardens.

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Apart from altering the social area, the layout of the house remained the same. The identity of the spaces, however, was transformed by the way in which they are now occupied and inter-­connect, as the interior bedroom is now a walk-­in closet, that either

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Independent Place / MWArchitects

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  • Architects: MWArchitects
  • Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Architect In Charge: Matthew Wood, Stephanie Reid
  • Area: 25.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: French + Tye
  • Structural Engineers: Structure Mode
  • Contractors: E&C Building and Design
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Text description provided by the architects. The client wanted a new extension which was of a similar size to the existing conservatory, but with a bit more climatic stability, a little less glare and more privacy whilst still retaining light and the relationship to their modest Dalston garden.  The clients were keen to embrace a unique design solution.

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MW Architects, in close collaboration with Structure Mode, designed a lightweight roof comprised of a lattice of beams which curve in both directions, with a stressed plywood skin.  The roof is supported along the rear edge and on six square steel columns.

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Yugok Dong Housing Market / ON Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. This is a project looking for another architectural alternative to the housing market located in the innovative cities that are currently being developed.

The building site that is located in the Innovation City is located in the T intersection. The location of shopping mall is good, but for the location of the house is unsecure of the privacy. To solve this problem, we use the cube block as a screen device on the residential sector.

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As a commercial building, at night, it had an unique lighting feeling and gaining awareness became an advantage. Also, it’s located about 15m lower side of the road and the opposite side has an advantage of the view of

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R+P House / ADI Arquitectura y Diseño Interior

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  • Other Participants: David Fernando Valdes Reynoso, Dario Casimiro Mixcoatl, Jorge Lara
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area in the northern part of Aguascalientes city, R+P house is developed for a family of 5, where 3 of them are pets. In an irregular fan shaped land and with a south-north orientation. The architectonic program is resolved in two floors.

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Given the land characteristics and based on the customer's requirements of having ortogonal spaces, this project is conceptualized as two prismatic volumes aligned with the colindancias  laterales and connected by the vestibule that resolves the circulaciones. On the first floor we can find the social areas: garage, kitchen, living room, dining room and

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Apartment with Partitions / Casa100 Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Casa100 Arquitetura
  • Location: Vila Mariana, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diogo Luz, José Guilherme Carceles
  • Wood Work : Uzuni Design
  • Area: 65.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Gui Morelli
  • Constructor : Chapolim Reformas
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Text description provided by the architects. The first request made by the resident of this apartment, was to have a minimalist environment, with references to Scandinavian architecture. She did not want many colors and not much information in the apartment. Architecture should speak for itself. The apartment originally had 2 bedrooms, and two bathrooms. With the changes made in the project, the master suite got bigger, and where the 2nd bedroom was, it turned into a large closet, which is a kind of entrance hall of the suite, and where the restroom is located. In the bathroom the idea was to join the

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Apartment with Partitions / Casa100 Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Casa100 Arquitetura
  • Location: Vila Mariana, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diogo Luz, José Guilherme Carceles
  • Wood Work : Uzuni Design
  • Area: 65.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Gui Morelli
  • Constructor : Chapolim Reformas
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Text description provided by the architects. The first request made by the resident of this apartment, was to have a minimalist environment, with references to Scandinavian architecture. She did not want many colors and not much information in the apartment. Architecture should speak for itself. The apartment originally had 2 bedrooms, and two bathrooms. With the changes made in the project, the master suite got bigger, and where the 2nd bedroom was, it turned into a large closet, which is a kind of entrance hall of the suite, and where the restroom is located. In the bathroom the idea was to join the

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House in Viladecavalls / Albert Brito Arquitectura

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  • Collaborators: Victor Peña, Paula Poblet, Inma Hervés, Martí Cabestany, Marc Encinas y Xavier Gotzens.
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Text description provided by the architects. Viladecavalls is located on a small raised hill in Vallès area that makes that it has a dominant position to the territory. Located in an urban area with a garden city configuration and a dispersed and very heterogeneous architecture, the plot is behind the village and facing the landscape without any obstacle in front that can cover the view towards the territory.

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The project tries to incorporate the limit situation in which it is. On one side the village, isolated houses, urbanization. On the other side the landscape, the territory, the views towards Montserrat mountain. This duality builds the house geometry, its situation within the plot

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MyL House / Estudio BaBo

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  • Architects: Estudio BaBo
  • Location: Olivos, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architects In Charge: Francesc Planas Penadés, Francisco Kocourek, Marit Haugen Stabell
  • Area: 330.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Landscape: Santiago Velazquez
  • Interior Designer: Estudio Nidolab - Sol García del Río, Lucía Villarreal, Florencia Ordóñez
  • Collaborators: Sebastián Hoepner, Martina Silberman
  • Builder: OMADA S.A. - Marcelo Adamo
  • Structure: Estudio CGC – Gustavo Carreira
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From the architect. The Project of this single-family house is located on a plot  of 1330 m2 in a low-density residential neighbourhood of Olivos, Vincente Lopez, Buenos Aires. The clients are a couple of young professionals and their two children. The presence in the family of a member with reduced mobility was also determinant. In the surrounding area, there is a strong presence of detached houses, from single to double story, with a wide variety of

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Doppelgänger / KARST architecture

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From the architect. Located in a tiny village facing salt marshes on the French Atlantic coast, this wooden house extension is a modest holiday home and a writer’s retreat. The client idea for this project was born several years ago when saving a few old, massive oak beams from the demolition of a neighboring farm. The idea appealed to us but it was all we knew when we first visited the site.

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A building plot has its own history. This plot was the site of an ancient traditionally built house of which only a single stone and cob wall survived, incorporated into a newer, unusual development. Standing on site for the first time, we found ourselves looking at a rather odd, amusing, tiny house.

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Barnham Road / MOCT Studio

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  • Architects: MOCT Studio
  • Location: 17 Burnham Rd, London, United Kingdom
  • Area: 240.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ioana Marinescu
  • Principle Contractor: Subrick Limited
  • Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: Ronald Harrison & Associates
  • Party Wall Surveyor: Conway Associates
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From the architect. East London-based MOCT Studio have re-planned and extended a suburban London semi-detached to provide a faceted roof social space for a large family.

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The family of six had become increasingly cramped in the existing semi-detached, despite the previous addition of two small dormers, with shared children’s bedrooms, a single bathroom and fragmented living spaces that meant the family were rarely all in the same room.

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The owners wanted a bathroom and separate bedrooms for their children and a single open social space to gather. As a detour from the typical horizontal separation of living and private

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Los Sauces Public School / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

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  • Mep: Pablo Portillo Delgado
  • Structure: Santiago Bermejo Oroz
  • Quantity Surveyor: Eduardo Vázquez López
  • Construction Manager: ETECA SLP
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Urban Environment In the spur of the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, in the middle of the South mountain range in the province of Seville, locates a 5,000 dwellers town called El Saucejo
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Its public school takes place in the north of this municipality, at the intersection between Casas de los Maestros street and Osuna road. A low height residence area where emerges the local sport pavilion.

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The Plot The intervention consists in the construction of a new pavilion for child education, adapted to the current regulations for construction (CTE) and education replacing many of the current facilities. This intervention is supposed

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Between Two Patios / OVERCODE architecture urbanism

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  • Structure Engineering: Tradicad
  • Contractors: LISANDRE
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From the architect. The project aims at improving the living space of a house that sits on a 100% built terrain. The house is located in a dense neighborhood near Paris, Saint Ouen (93).

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The existing site was divided into 3 parts: a parking space on the street level, an old workshop in the center and a house at the back. The house has been recently restored and shelters on the ground floor the living spaces, which were very dark due to the warehouse in front of it.

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The aim of the project is to extend the living spaces of the house (bigger living room, a family room, an office space, a

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Modiz Condo Sales Office / PODesign

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  • Architects: PODesign
  • Location: Phahonyothin Rd, Thailand
  • Architects In Charge: Bunjong Kiatsingnakorn, Sansanee Praditkul, Benjawan Doung-eiad
  • Interior Architect: Foureyes Design
  • Area: 500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: beersingnoi
  • Client: Asset Wise Co.,Ltd
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From the architect. Modiz sale office is located on Phaholyothin road. The program is for displaying mock-up rooms of two condominium projects; "Modiz Interchange" and "Modiz Station".  The concept of design is to be a linkage between the two residential projects.

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Orientated along the site, the building has linear rectangular shape. The main lobby, located in the middle of the building, is easy to access to each projects' mock-up rooms.

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Façade design emphasizes on the North-east side, which is the main approach of building. The inner skin is composed of steel structure and glazing while the outer skin consists of the lace oblique panel on

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Modiz Condo Sales Office / PODesign

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  • Architects: PODesign
  • Location: Phahonyothin Rd, Thailand
  • Architects In Charge: Bunjong Kiatsingnakorn, Sansanee Praditkul, Benjawan Doung-eiad
  • Interior Architect: Foureyes Design
  • Area: 500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: beersingnoi
  • Client: Asset Wise Co.,Ltd
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From the architect. Modiz sale office is located on Phaholyothin road. The program is for displaying mock-up rooms of two condominium projects; "Modiz Interchange" and "Modiz Station".  The concept of design is to be a linkage between the two residential projects.

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Orientated along the site, the building has linear rectangular shape. The main lobby, located in the middle of the building, is easy to access to each projects' mock-up rooms.

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Façade design emphasizes on the North-east side, which is the main approach of building. The inner skin is composed of steel structure and glazing while the outer skin consists of the lace oblique panel on

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Heavy Rotation House / Parametr Architecture

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  • Architects: Parametr Architecture
  • Location: Jagakarsa, South Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect In Charge: Kanoasa Akbar
  • Principal Architects: Ario Andito, Harun Wisaksono, Joffi Febriando
  • Area: 105.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ario Andito
  • Project Manager: Bamby Subiakto
  • Contractor: Yatno builder
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From the architect. Located at Jagakarsa sub district, South Jakarta city, this house is situated in a typical housing of a developer with similar type of room and facade and coincides with neighboring houses. The homeowner wishes to add some space in his house holding 7x15m land area.

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Added improvement One of the aesthetic measures in a refurbishment project is how old building elements can be reused, and harmonizing new building elements with old ones.

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The global concept of this house refurbishment is by simply adding plates to the necessary space, as at the pre-refurbishment house investigation produces

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House in Midorigaoka / Camp Design

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  • Architects: Camp Design
  • Location: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Yusuke Fujita
  • Area: 81.45 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: HATTA
  • Constructor: kyowatechno inc
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From the architect. It is a renovation project of one unit of the apartment house in Japan. When construction is built in Japan, the space is born for the law of construction on the site. It is used as a garden and a garage, and the space exists as a place without the name, and invents construction and the relation to the outside environment. It thought the inside and the outside of construction to be able to take the connection with the outside to the room by doing the thought design to one in the building frame exceeding the frame. In the first, a big one room was built while making "Space" for an existing building frame = site. There is

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Michelberger Hotel, Room 304 / Sigurd Larsen

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From the architect. With this room you get a whole house. Pure and calm from the outside the many doors and windows reveal a warm wooden interior. Here you nd bedroom, sauna and kitchen open to the outside garden. One door opens to a staircase leading to a guestroom and large hammock overlooking the interior garden.

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Elements of a playhouse speak to the guest’s childish side. But the house is kept pure and sharp to take this imaginative game of play into an adult mind.

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A part of the garden contains a rain shower and swimming pool bathtub for relaxing mo- ments accompanied by a terrace with a dining table and sitting area.

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St. Patrick’s Centre / McCabe Architects

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  • Architects: McCabe Architects
  • Location: Donegal, Ireland
  • Area: 460.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015

From the architect. The brief was for a Pastoral Centre situated within the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town. For years, church educational programmes, counselling and meetings were held in local schools, the parochial house and hotels throughout the parish. St. Patrick’s Centre was designed to consolidate these spiritual, educational and counselling activities and to meet the social needs of parishioners coming together for celebration and bereavement. 

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Elevated above the towns busy Main Street, the tranquil site accommodates St. Patrick’s Church, the former curates house, the parochial house and extensive sloping gardens. St. Patrick’s Church (1935) known as The Memorial Church of the four Masters. Built with Barnesmore pink granite and Mountcharles sandstone in a Neo Irish Romanesque style, the church is one of the most photographed landmarks in the area. The new

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  • Architects: McCabe Architects
  • Location: Donegal, Ireland
  • Area: 460.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015

From the architect. The brief was for a Pastoral Centre situated within the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town. For years, church educational programmes, counselling and meetings were held in local schools, the parochial house and hotels throughout the parish. St. Patrick’s Centre was designed to consolidate these spiritual, educational and counselling activities and to meet the social needs of parishioners coming together for celebration and bereavement. 

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Elevated above the towns busy Main Street, the tranquil site accommodates St. Patrick’s Church, the former curates house, the parochial house and extensive sloping gardens. St. Patrick’s Church (1935) known as The Memorial Church of the four Masters. Built with Barnesmore pink granite and Mountcharles sandstone in a Neo Irish Romanesque style, the church is one of the most photographed landmarks in the area. The new

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