The Escape Pod / Podmakers

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  • Architects: Podmakers Ltd
  • Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects: Jeremy Fitter, Dominic Ash
  • Area: 7.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Tim Brotherton, India Ash
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Text description provided by the architects. The Escape Pod is an elliptical, organic, rotating pod. An engineered, unique outdoor space which can be used as a garden office, studio, snug or retreat. Designed and crafted in the Gloucestershire countryside, the Escape Pod was born out of a desire to create a beautiful, striking outdoor structure. One that nestles into its environment, is made to a high-quality finish and is contemporary in style. A unique space to escape to, the Escape Pod offers a place to work, meditate, socialize or sleep.

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To achieve its curved form, the pod’s design exploits innovative CNC milling and making techniques. This enables it to be fabricated with precision in

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Triumfalnaya Square / Buromoscow

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  • Architects: Buromoscow
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects: Julia Burdova, Olga Aleksakova, Alyona Guk, Olga Vlasenko, Natalya Remizova, Serafima Telkanova
  • Area: 13740.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Vlad Feoktistov
  • Landscape: Anna Andreeva, Arteza
  • Lighting: Q-PRO
  • General Designer: OOO PK Trio
  • Contractor: Baltstroy
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Text description provided by the architects. Triumfalnaya square is located at the crossing of Moscow’s main street Tverskaya with the Garden Ring. Buromoscow design has been chosen as a result of a first open competition for a public square in Moscow in 2013. The competition aimed at bringing back to life city square by Soviet architect Chechulin built in 1958, that in the last years became a transit space, half occupied by parking. Buromoscow proposed 5 steps for improvement:

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1. Divide a square and a garden
Competition plot was divided into two zones – a rectangular

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Rental House in Wellin / Jahnke-Ledant Architects

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  • Architects: Jahnke-Ledant Architects
  • Location: Wellin, Belgium
  • Lead Architects: Peter Jahnke, Bruno Ledant
  • Area: 567.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
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Text description provided by the architects. Originally 3 separate structures, this 18-person rental house has been stitched together by interlocking voids.  The connection of public spaces is critical in this project because it creates visual organization and human interaction in an otherwise disjointed and unconnected series of buildings.

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The middle structure, which was originally a residence, has been completely gutted and replaced with kitchen on the ground floor and a new vertical stair that distributes circulation to the different levels in the adjacent structures. Stair landings act as balconies that open into double-height spaces connecting visitors with their family and friends. The mix of careful conservation during demolition and judicious use of modest

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Millénaire Footbridge / Explorations Architecture

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  • Collaborator: Marie Ferrari
  • Engineers: Terrell
  • Client: Semavip
  • Founding Partners: Yves Pagès and Benoît Le Thierry d’Ennequin
  • Length: 180m
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Text description provided by the architects. Le “Millénaire” is a recent mixed-used development located on the North of Paris. The development is centered around an old shipping dock which is connected to the canal Saint-Denis, Paris’ second most important waterway after the river Seine. The 180m long footbridge spans the dock in order to create a new promenade along the canal.

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The structure consists of two separate decks which are linked in the middle to form a viewing belvedere. As per the City of Paris requirement, the crossing is fully accessible to disabled people and strollers without the

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Smart Home / Green Sheep Collective

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  • Director: Shae Parker McCashen
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Text description provided by the architects. Smart Home is a renovation and extension to a two-bedroom single-fronted timber Victorian cottage in inner Melbourne. It utilizes a wide range of social, healthy, environmental and passive solar design principles and products to create a high-level environmentally sustainable home that is also modestly-sized and affordable. We aimed to create a project that achieves: An outstanding, affordable home: It was important to us to create an example of best-practice environmentally sustainable design that is both achievable and affordable for many Australians. The final build cost per square meter for this project is $2,300/m2 +GST. We believe this is an excellent result for a home designed to high-level environmentally sustainable design principles.

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A small,

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Sun Plaza 2 / Poonsook Architects + Normalstudio

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  • Architects: Poonsook Architects, Normalstudio
  • Location: 1058/102 Thanon Phahon Yothin, Khwaeng Chom Phon, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand
  • Lead Architects:: Supat Vongruttana, Veranit Amornprasertsri, Siranat Puttipipatkhachorn, Tanakit Sinon, Nimitchai Amornprasertsri
  • Area: 3500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Soopakorn Srisakul
  • Structural Engineer: EDMA Maxom Co., Ltd.
  • Landscape Architects: Poonsook Architects Co., Ltd. + Normalstudio Co., Ltd.
  • Interior Designers: Poonsook Architects Co., Ltd. + Normalstudio Co., Ltd.
  • Contractor: B-Tech Group Co., Ltd.
  • Client: Singha Estate PCL.
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Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in a typical urban scene of Bangkok, a heterogeneous context, an ensemble comprising of skyscraper complexes, tiny wooden houses or even temporary shelters for food stalls. The architect confronts the need for maximum commercial space while maintaining an architectural quality within the tightness of the site. The project is

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Boardwalk Cabin Compound / DYNIA ARCHITECTS

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  • Other Participants: Jeff Cummings Construction
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Floor Plans Floor Plans

Text description provided by the architects. Located near the foot of the Teton Mountains, the site and scale of the intended architectural program influenced the placement of buildings within the compound. With mountains rising to the northwest and a stream cutting through the southeast corner of the lot, the placement of the main house and guest cabin define a courtyard, which is visually enclosed by the prominence of the mountains beyond.

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Section and Detail Section and Detail

At a more intimate scale, the garden walls of the main and guest cabin, articulated with spaced wood slats and a pattern of horizontal windows that include glass along the floor, define

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Boardwalk Cabin Compound / DYNIA ARCHITECTS

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  • Other Participants: Jeff Cummings Construction
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Floor Plans Floor Plans

Text description provided by the architects. Located near the foot of the Teton Mountains, the site and scale of the intended architectural program influenced the placement of buildings within the compound. With mountains rising to the northwest and a stream cutting through the southeast corner of the lot, the placement of the main house and guest cabin define a courtyard, which is visually enclosed by the prominence of the mountains beyond.

© Ron Johnson © Ron Johnson
Section and Detail Section and Detail

At a more intimate scale, the garden walls of the main and guest cabin, articulated with spaced wood slats and a pattern of horizontal windows that include glass along the floor, define

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D&D Art of Tasting / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

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  • Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: João Tiago Aguiar
  • Team: Ruben Mateus, André Silva, João Nery Morais, Rita Lemos, Laura Cettolin, Arianna Camozzi, Maria Sousa Otto, Ricardo Cruz, Renata Vieira
  • Area: 60.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Engineering: OMF
  • Builder: House MakeUp
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Text description provided by the architects. Located on the ground-floor of a modern housing complex in Laranjeiras, this gourmet store is integrated into a core of various commercial services. Although situated in a space of 60m2 only, relatively slim for the desired ambitious programme, a solution was reached that solved in a pragmatic and efficient way the challenge posed. Being a theme in the expansion, the one of the gourmet shops, a project that would stand out of this stereotype was required. In addition to a varied selection

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Villa Bakkum / Moke Architecten

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  • Architects: Moke Architecten
  • Location: Castricum, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects: Gianni Cito
  • Team: Diederick de Boer
  • Project Leader Moke Architecten: Patrick de Weerd
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Thijs Wolzak
  • Construction: Breed Integrated Design
  • Installations: Climatic Design Consult
  • Contractor: Kakes Deurwaarder
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Text description provided by the architects. Bakkum is a small village close to the coast just north of Amsterdam. At the edge of a large nature reserve and in between the trees Villa Bakkum was built. Villa Bakkum a minimalistic house with 3 wings that emerge in the surrounding nature.

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Chalets
In 2010 the municipality decided to redevelop the former site of a psychiatric hospital into an area with housing designed in chalet style. Villa Bakkum is part of this development. The facades on the forest side were therefore designed in bamboo wood. On

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Micro Housing K / Architects H2L

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  • Architects: Architects H2L
  • Location: 761-11 Majang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Seungkyu Lee, Changyong Hyun, Junghyun Hwang
  • Area: 0.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Dongkyu Yoon
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Text description provided by the architects. Micro housing K is a tiny housing which built on small site(74㎡). After applying for building to land ratio, there was left only 30㎡ for the buildable area. The architect must put essential programs contendingly on the limited area and the process was started from the first encounter with the site of the project. A small site was beside an elementary school and there was an old stationery store that became known as the longest term store in its town nearby. The store was 50 years old building, addition, it was extended thoughtlessly and illegally. The architect had to recall some design methods that can not demolish old memory of

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HOUSE OM1 / AE Arquitectos

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  • Landscaping: L+L Paisajismo
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Text description provided by the architects. House OM1 was conceived as a solution that balances two different concepts. Initially, there was a need to create a space where modern-day activities such as intimacy or leisure are sufficed. Another requirement was for the house to have an old-fashioned aesthetic where wood and stone were the main materials used. It stands out as a unique project from the ground up. The plot conditions were distinctive, it had a pronounced slope that culminated in cliffs several meters high. It was built one level below the street level and the entrance was designed as a stairway transitioning from the street noise to the quiet beauty of the house which is slowly revealed as one walks down.

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Off Grid House in Yokohama / abanba

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  • Architects: abanba
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Lead Architects: Toshihiro Banba
  • Area: 93.6 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: GEN INOUE
  • Structural Design: asd/Ryuji Tabata,Takayuki Tababa
  • Construction: eiko
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Floor Plans Floor Plans

Text description provided by the architects. It is a house for four people built in Asahi Ward, Yokohama. We planned as "off-grid house" not connecting to the power grid. Designed with the idea that buildings and facilities will compensate for the place in the extension of the outdoors. Open windows, fire firewood, water water, bring lights to the necessary places. Through the intervention of such hands, it is a house that circulates energy and creates a comfortable environment.

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There was a request from the owner landscape designer to create a place where you can live while thinking about how to relate to the environment and energy. From the opinion of the owner that

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Firouzmandan House / Piramun Architectural Office

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  • Construction: Gholamreza Zargari
  • Structural Engineer: Gholamreza Zargari
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Farzad Ghanbarzadeh
  • Client: Hadi Firouzmandan
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Volumetry Diagram Volumetry Diagram

Text description provided by the architects. Firouzmandan house is located in Lar city, with-a-hot-and-humid-climate, which is part of Fars province in Iran. Lar, a historical city in Fars has suffered from an earthquake in 1960; temporary-shelters with saddle-roofs were prepared for the earthquake survivors in the south part of the old city. When the city was rebuilt (based-on-a-grid-plan) the municipality decided to keep temporary-shelters. The new houses were built based on the closed-space to an open-space ratio of 60% to 40%, respectively. This house is designed for Firouzmandan family on a 460 square-meter-site in three levels of underground-floor, ground-floor and first-floor.

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Terra Lodge Hotel / RamosCastellano Arquitectos

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  • Works Supervision: Moreno S. Castellano
  • Collaborators: Camille Cellier, Marvin Delgado
  • Structural Engineer: Ilidio Alexandre
  • Builder: Duka
  • Carpenters: Daniel Cabanas, Rui, Mestre Pulu
  • Client: Terra Lodge
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Text description provided by the architects. In the middle of the Atlantic ocean, in the island of Sao Vicente, in a dry windy island where only rain in August. A France trekking guide decides to build his own hotel for the incoming tourists that want to go trekking in the nearest mountain island of Santo Antao.

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The guide bought an old colonial house on the edge of the historical center, and ask the architects that the old house has also to be the starring and part integrate

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Camilo House / Ignacio Correa

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  • Calculator: Alberto Ramirez
  • Builder: Enzo Hidalgo
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Text description provided by the architects. This project located in the interior of Parral, 350 km south of the city of Santiago, is commissioned by a family of farmers who work and live in this countryside. The commission consisted of a housing that could recognize and incorporate in its design, landscape, and culture of this area of southern Chile. For the development of the project of this housing, located in the interior of Parral at 350 km south of Santiago, we start with three questions that define the architecture of the Project, and its relation to the site.

Site Plan Site Plan
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Who builds?
The condition that is imposed on the commission of this house is related to the location

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Villa Renovation CC / Matteo Foresti

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Text description provided by the architects. Secretly hidden behind its walls, the house remained quiet. Throughout a century, from a small house, the construction has grown: two shops, a bathroom, and a few other rooms have invaded, little by little the patio.

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The first step of the project was the main one: remove all unnecessary constructions. To get closer to the origins. Suddenly, the volumes got clearer.

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The thick stone walls were revealed. New openings generated a new circulation between the public rooms (livingroom, kitchen, dining room) and the patio.

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The first floor, where the common livingroom dominates the patio, offers privacy and silence to the rooms. Between the inside and the

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The Enchanted Shed & Leopold House / Franz&Sue

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  • Architects: Franz&Sue
  • Location: Austria
  • Lead Architects: Christian Ambos, Michael Anhammer, Harald Höller
  • Area: 215.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Andreas Buchberger
  • Structural Engineer: DI Margarete Salzer
  • Building Physics: DI Andreas Perissutti
  • Architectural Team: Anna Ladurner, Michael Eder, Ulrike Straube
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Text description provided by the architects. The special appeal of this project lies in the appreciation shown for this old outbuilding in the shadows of the Vienna Woods villas. Back in the 1930s, few people could afford a basement, let alone a garage. So they built their own sheds to store wood, raise rabbits or boil laundry.Over the past few decades, these structures have lost their original purpose, and many are falling apart. Converted into small, cozy ‘hideaways’, they become affordable, magical retreats for families and their guests. We inserted a large pane of glass into the front wall of the attic floor

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‘S’ HOUSE / Simple Projects Architecture

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  • Interior Designer: Meyliza Kotama
  • General Contractor: Leo Purnomo (PT. Barito Anugrah Sejati)
  • Supervisor In Charge: Yovi Indramawan
  • Interior Furniture Contractor: Haryanto Admodjo, Indra
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Text description provided by the architects. The name ‘S’ House is chosen to reflect the architect’s experiences throughout the design and construction process.

START
Standing amongst developer’s standard houses in a cluster of a high-end residential complex, this house aims to bring a new perspective of a modern home, that is comfortable, efficient, and practical yet visually pleasing.

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SMALL
Within a site area of 10m x 19m, the architect was challenged to design a house that fit the owner’s necessities while having space comfort and quality as top priority.

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SIMPLE
As a result,

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‘S’ HOUSE / Simple Projects Architecture

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  • Interior Designer: Meyliza Kotama
  • General Contractor: Leo Purnomo (PT. Barito Anugrah Sejati)
  • Supervisor In Charge: Yovi Indramawan
  • Interior Furniture Contractor: Haryanto Admodjo, Indra
© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan
Text description provided by the architects. The name ‘S’ House is chosen to reflect the architect’s experiences throughout the design and construction process.

START
Standing amongst developer’s standard houses in a cluster of a high-end residential complex, this house aims to bring a new perspective of a modern home, that is comfortable, efficient, and practical yet visually pleasing.

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan

SMALL
Within a site area of 10m x 19m, the architect was challenged to design a house that fit the owner’s necessities while having space comfort and quality as top priority.

© Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan

SIMPLE
As a result,

Section 3
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Elevation
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