SEP House / MMA Studio

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© Celso Pilati © Celso Pilati
  • Architects: MMA Studio
  • Location: Curitiba, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Mauricio Melara
  • Area: 767.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Celso Pilati
  • Team: Mauricio Melara, Natassia Moro, Gisele Bahl, Naiara Marchetto
  • Constructor: Greenwood
  • Colaborator: Salvador Porres e Estrutural Sr. Marco A. Rodrigues
© Celso Pilati © Celso Pilati
The ground of 1200m² has a strong slope and is surrounded by native forest with the most varied types of trees. The architectural design approach was based on keeping the forest intact and at the same time not sacrificing the sunshine.
© Celso Pilati © Celso Pilati

A large deck at the level of the treetops and generous openings in the inner facade solved the goal. Corten steel of orange coloration in symmetrical plates, contrasting with the natural environment was used in the front facade. Few openings to the street guarantee the privacy of the residents.

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In the underground floor we design 6

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Red House / extrastudio

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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Team: João Caldeira Ferrão, João Costa Ribeiro, Madalena Atouguia, Daniela Freire, Maria João Oliveira, Sónia Oliveira, Tiago Pinhal, Rita Rodrigues
  • Consultants: PRPC Engenheiros lda (fundações e estruturas, águas e esgotos, gás, térmica e acústica), Mário Andrade (instalações eléctricas e telecomunicações), Gonçalo de Meirelles (Gás)
  • Landscaping: Oficina dos Jardins
  • Contractor: Sequeira e Serra lda
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

From the architect. This house is located in a small village in Azeitao, south of Lisbon. Protected by hills from the Atlantic Ocean, the area has a mild Mediterranean microclimate, creating the ideal conditions for growing grapes, producing some of the country’s finest wines.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The project consists of the conversion of a former winery, built by the client’s grandparents at the

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Asahi Kindergarten Phase I & Phase II / Tezuka Architect

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  • Architects: Tezuka Architect
  • Location: Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 748.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tezuka Architects
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From the architect. The original Asahi Kindergarten was lost in the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Tezuka Architects, funded by Japan Committee for UNICEF, designed and reconstructed the Asahi Kindergarten on a highland area by using the huge trees that killed by the salt water of 2011 tsunami. These trees have meaningful symbols for the local villagers as they were planted along the approach to Daioji Temple, the main temple on the hill which its height is just enough to elude tsunamis in the long history. Many villagers survived because the priest of the temple used to teach them to escape to the temple.

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Our aim for the project was to express that the tree was not only the building

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Infinity House / GA design

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© Prashant Bhat © Prashant Bhat
  • Architects: GA design
  • Location: Lonavala, India
  • Architect In Charge: Rajan Goregaoker (PARTNER GA design )
  • Area: 1207.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Prashant Bhat
  • Stylist : Dollar Shah
  • Design Team: SWAPNIL / YOGESH / MANOJ
© Prashant Bhat © Prashant Bhat

From the architect. Planned with a brief of maximizing views of the sea and enabling a nexus with the environment, the villa for a family of four has been conceived on a plot of land that is deeply contoured with a steep slope towards the valley. With stupendous views, where earth, water and the environment amalgamate to demonstrate nature’s phenomenon, the villa has been planned with most of the rooms optimizing the views. The natural site contours have been used effectively while exploiting the views of the mountains to create an infinity swimming pool, that manifests itself as the core of the villa. The area under the pool

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Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal / CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s

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  • Principals In Charge: Jose Silva, AIA and Azad Chichmanian, OAQ
  • Engineers: Pasquin St-Jean, HH Angus, Groupe SM
  • Landscape Architects: NIP Paysage
  • Contractors: Construction Santé Montréal
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From the architect. After nearly a decade of work, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s are pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM).  Begun in 2009, the CHUM teaching institution is the largest healthcare construction project in North America and the largest public–private partnership project in Canadian history. Already, the building has ignited the revitalization of a neglected sector of Montreal’s urban core.  

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Accelerating public access Initially structured as a two-phased project, the team reconfigured the indicative design of the

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Lunch Room of “Ex-GIL” / Roland Baldi architects + Elena Casati

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© Oskar Da Riz © Oskar Da Riz
  • Construction Management: Roland Baldi architects
  • Acoustic: Arch. Christina Niederstätter
  • Structural Engineering: Ing. Andreas Erlacher
  • Electrical Engineering: Ing. Reinhard Thaler
  • Mechanical Engineering: Ing. Michele Carlini
  • Security Coordination: Ing. Giovanni Carlini
  • Client: Eurac research
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From the architect. The project is located within the headquarter of Eurac Research Center on Druso Avenue in Bozen, known as "ex-GIL". The structure was designed by architects Mansutti and Miozzo, and was constructed in the years 1934 to 1936 in order to accommodate youth females enrolled in GIL (Gioventù Italiana del Littorio). Following the war, the building, renamed "Ex-GIL", was used for different purposes, from supermarket to pornographic cinema, and was abandoned over time to a slow degradation. In 1995 an

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Mobile Retail Space / I-Con Architects and Urban Planners

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© Nouman Malik © Nouman Malik
  • Team: Vishal Akabari, Chetna Shethiya
  • Client: Dev Mobile
  • Consultantes: Savan Kakadiya Associates
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 Located on the main street of Rajkot city, the site with a built area of 152 SQ.M spanning over two floors was provided to design a mobile retail store. The store was conceptualized to accentuate the retails, by depicting the importance of connectivity, while possessing an essence of tradition. Connection and intimacy is reflected through a soft transition in varying brick technology and a warm earthy colour palette.
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The outer brick jali façade acts like a porous skin creating curiosity, to encourage the passerby to flow in and get diluted into the retail atmosphere. The bricks are weaved into 19 mm diameter

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Gallery Pavillion / Atelier JQTS

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© Diana Quintela © Diana Quintela
  • Architects: Atelier JQTS
  • Location: R. de São João, 9500-107 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Architect In Chare: Atelier JQTS
  • Commissioner: KWY - Walk&Talk – Arts Festival
  • Team: André Santos, Belén Goñalons, Carolina Costa, Daniel Borges, Inês Almeida Peixoto, João Quintela, João Rebelo Costa, Leonor Peixoto, Luís Brum, Mariana Santos, Tim Simon
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Diana Quintela, Sara Pinheiro, Filipa Couto
© Sara Pinheiro © Sara Pinheiro

From the architect. GALLERY is placed in front of the building that hosted the previous editions of Walk & Talk which was recently sold, forcing the festival to move elsewhere. The title of the project is a reference to Walk & Talk’s own history.

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The pavilion’s basic element is a single frame with 3 openings (as the Ponta Delgada's monument "doors of the city"). It has no stability enough to stand by itself so the use of

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Mercadet / Verdier + Rebiere architects + F. Commerçon architect

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From the architect. Situated close to a crossroad, this long, deep plot of land adjoins 4 other properties which have high density housing and the buildings open on to their backyards.  On the street side of the property facing west, it runs parallel to a typical 19th century Parisian building.  To the east, the neighbouring building is from the 1970’s and is set back from the boundary - the result is that the proposed new building has an angle which juts out into the public space.

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The main tenants of the project

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Mercadet / Verdier + Rebiere architects + F. Commerçon architect

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From the architect. Situated close to a crossroad, this long, deep plot of land adjoins 4 other properties which have high density housing and the buildings open on to their backyards.  On the street side of the property facing west, it runs parallel to a typical 19th century Parisian building.  To the east, the neighbouring building is from the 1970’s and is set back from the boundary - the result is that the proposed new building has an angle which juts out into the public space.

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The main tenants of the project

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Downtown Santa Monica Hotels / Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio + Gene Fong Associates

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© John Edward Linden Photography © John Edward Linden Photography
  • Executive Architect: Gene Fong Associates
  • Interior Design: Studio HBA
  • Lighting Design: Illuminate
  • General Contractor: Lusardi Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Englekirk Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical And Plumbing Engineer: Hellman & Lober
  • Electrical Engineer : OMB Electrical Engineers, Inc.
  • Civil Engineer & Surveyor: Psomas
  • Leed Commissioning: Engineering Economics
  • Pool Design: AquaDesign
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From the architect. The process of designing two new hotels at 5th Street and Colorado Avenue in downtown Santa Monica, a site that serves as a vital entry point into the City, presented unique challenges. Such a prominent location – both a gateway to the City and just blocks away from popular attractions like

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AP House Urbino / GGA gardini gibertini architects

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© Ezio Manciucca © Ezio Manciucca
  • Collaborators: arch. Andrea Bit, arch. Carlotta Micheli
  • Landscape Design: GGA gardini gibertini architects
  • Lighting: RossiBianchi Lighting Design
  • General Contractor: BBF Constructions
  • Structures: eng. Lorenzo Silvagni
  • Mep: Silvagni & Zaccagni, eng. Alessandro Gazzoni, IET, Termoidraulica Regini
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‘AP House’ bears witness to the rebirth of an ancient rural hamlet situated on the top of one of the highest hills in Urbino, highly esteemed for its landscape and environment. The new system of buildings stands on ancient remains dating back to Medieval Communes. Linked to each other on the hypogeum level, the structures rest on a red concrete platform (38 X 20 mt) dominating the surrounding landscape. The core of the houses, which forms a single housing unit, restablishes a

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Living Pavilion / Nefa Architects

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© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov
  • Architects: Nefa Architects
  • Location: Russia
  • Architect In Charge: Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov

From the architect. The country house is located in Odintsovo district, to the West from Moscow city. This is a rather small “summer pavilion” suitable for living all-year-round.

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The truth of constructive solutions, the outer metal framework, creating the architectural volume composition, define the overall aesthetic of the home.

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On the ground floor of the two-level house there's a common space with a terrace-living-dining-room-kitchen and a double-sided glass fireplace. The public zone is surrounded by glass sliding walls overlooking the surrounding landscape of the plot of land.

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov

On the 2d level there are bed-rooms, a bathroom and an open solarium.  A curved-glass roof brightens the space, bringing more daylight into the rooms of the upper

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Tragata / Hiboux + Studio Genua

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© Marianna Xyntaraki © Marianna Xyntaraki
  • Research: Michalis Psarras, Nikos Christopoulos
  • Civil Engineer: Myrto Tsitsinaki
  • Realization: Louise Lauritzen, Pantelis Pipergias Analytis, Aggelos Pipergias, Dimitris Giannelos, Sofia Panagiotopoulou, Stefano Rosselli,Maria Lekka, Margarita, Marta Juliana Abril, Maher Salameh, Astride, Philippe, Stefanos Parnos, Danai Dahri, Dimitra Chaida, Aggeliki Diakrousi, Herbert Ploegman
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From the architect. Tragata is a modern version of the old homonymous temporary timber frame construction that functioned as a short-term residence for the farmers/harvesters to look out their crops, or even as a beach lodge for the hot summer days. 

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In our case, tragata is not used to oversee the crops, but is rather raised from the ground to provide a vantage point from where to observe the greater context/habitat. This primitive form of observation inspired the

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Tragata / Hiboux + Studio Genua

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  • Research: Michalis Psarras, Nikos Christopoulos
  • Civil Engineer: Myrto Tsitsinaki
  • Realization: Louise Lauritzen, Pantelis Pipergias Analytis, Aggelos Pipergias, Dimitris Giannelos, Sofia Panagiotopoulou, Stefano Rosselli,Maria Lekka, Margarita, Marta Juliana Abril, Maher Salameh, Astride, Philippe, Stefanos Parnos, Danai Dahri, Dimitra Chaida, Aggeliki Diakrousi, Herbert Ploegman
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From the architect. Tragata is a modern version of the old homonymous temporary timber frame construction that functioned as a short-term residence for the farmers/harvesters to look out their crops, or even as a beach lodge for the hot summer days. 

© Marianna Xyntaraki © Marianna Xyntaraki

In our case, tragata is not used to oversee the crops, but is rather raised from the ground to provide a vantage point from where to observe the greater context/habitat. This primitive form of observation inspired the

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Tragata / Hiboux + Studio Genua

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  • Research: Michalis Psarras, Nikos Christopoulos
  • Civil Engineer: Myrto Tsitsinaki
  • Realization: Louise Lauritzen, Pantelis Pipergias Analytis, Aggelos Pipergias, Dimitris Giannelos, Sofia Panagiotopoulou, Stefano Rosselli,Maria Lekka, Margarita, Marta Juliana Abril, Maher Salameh, Astride, Philippe, Stefanos Parnos, Danai Dahri, Dimitra Chaida, Aggeliki Diakrousi, Herbert Ploegman
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From the architect. Tragata is a modern version of the old homonymous temporary timber frame construction that functioned as a short-term residence for the farmers/harvesters to look out their crops, or even as a beach lodge for the hot summer days. 

© Marianna Xyntaraki © Marianna Xyntaraki

In our case, tragata is not used to oversee the crops, but is rather raised from the ground to provide a vantage point from where to observe the greater context/habitat. This primitive form of observation inspired the

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Tragata / Hiboux + Studio Genua

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© Marianna Xyntaraki © Marianna Xyntaraki
  • Research: Michalis Psarras, Nikos Christopoulos
  • Civil Engineer: Myrto Tsitsinaki
  • Realization: Louise Lauritzen, Pantelis Pipergias Analytis, Aggelos Pipergias, Dimitris Giannelos, Sofia Panagiotopoulou, Stefano Rosselli,Maria Lekka, Margarita, Marta Juliana Abril, Maher Salameh, Astride, Philippe, Stefanos Parnos, Danai Dahri, Dimitra Chaida, Aggeliki Diakrousi, Herbert Ploegman
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From the architect. Tragata is a modern version of the old homonymous temporary timber frame construction that functioned as a short-term residence for the farmers/harvesters to look out their crops, or even as a beach lodge for the hot summer days. 

© Marianna Xyntaraki © Marianna Xyntaraki

In our case, tragata is not used to oversee the crops, but is rather raised from the ground to provide a vantage point from where to observe the greater context/habitat. This primitive form of observation inspired the

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Tratum House / stpmj

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© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
  • Architects: stpmj
  • Location: Icheon-si, South Korea
  • Area: 208.7 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Song Yousub
  • Construction: ON Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Centum Engineering
© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
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From the architect. Stratum House seeks a new way of concrete casting method simulating a geologic formation. Concrete works in a combination of cement, water and aggregate. Cement is mixed with water to form a paste, and its properties are strengthened together with aggregates. These pastes wrap and fill aggregates of various sizes and become hardened. The project started with a curiosity of concrete composition, its casting process, and reaction on the results from testing the changes of its constituents.

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Three constraints are applied; water-cement ratio, use of diverse aggregates and different amount of pigment. The change of concrete shape according to the slump value is the first. When the water ratio is increased, the

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Tratum House / stpmj

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© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
  • Architects: stpmj
  • Location: Icheon-si, South Korea
  • Area: 208.7 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Song Yousub
  • Construction: ON Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Centum Engineering
© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
Site Plan Site Plan

From the architect. Stratum House seeks a new way of concrete casting method simulating a geologic formation. Concrete works in a combination of cement, water and aggregate. Cement is mixed with water to form a paste, and its properties are strengthened together with aggregates. These pastes wrap and fill aggregates of various sizes and become hardened. The project started with a curiosity of concrete composition, its casting process, and reaction on the results from testing the changes of its constituents.

© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
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Three constraints are applied; water-cement ratio, use of diverse aggregates and different amount of pigment. The change of concrete shape according to the slump value is the first. When the water ratio is increased, the

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Tratum House / stpmj

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© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
  • Architects: stpmj
  • Location: Icheon-si, South Korea
  • Area: 208.7 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Song Yousub
  • Construction: ON Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Centum Engineering
© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
Site Plan Site Plan

From the architect. Stratum House seeks a new way of concrete casting method simulating a geologic formation. Concrete works in a combination of cement, water and aggregate. Cement is mixed with water to form a paste, and its properties are strengthened together with aggregates. These pastes wrap and fill aggregates of various sizes and become hardened. The project started with a curiosity of concrete composition, its casting process, and reaction on the results from testing the changes of its constituents.

© Song Yousub © Song Yousub
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Three constraints are applied; water-cement ratio, use of diverse aggregates and different amount of pigment. The change of concrete shape according to the slump value is the first. When the water ratio is increased, the

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