Lookout Path at the Old Gypsum Mines / Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

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  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectura
  • Location: Les Comes, Carrer de Carles Riba, 65, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Eer de Carles Riba, 65, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Iván Sáncheza, Mario Súñer, Simone Cicu
  • Linear Metres Built: 800.0 metres
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jordi Surroca
  • Construction: Moix Serveis i Obres
  • Structural Calculation: STATIC – Ingeniería de Estructuras
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Text description provided by the architects. The project is set within the broader scheme of the Igualada Green Ring, the aim of which is to generate a series of itineraries for pedestrians and bicycles in the form of a green belt around the city’s perimeter. This new sustainable mobility infrastructure sets out to design a system of parks and peri-urban open spaces that function as a network suitable for environmentally friendly leisure activities, adapting and recovering, to a large extent, spaces that

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Hobak Tower / ArchiLAB MIT

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  • Architects: ArchiLAB MIT
  • Location: Daegu, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Kyu-Hyeong Kim, Sang Hwa Lee
  • Design Architects: Kyu-Hyeong Kim, Sang Hwa Lee
  • Architect Of Record: Damo Architecture
  • Interior Design: Kyu-Hyeong Kim, Sang Hwa Lee
  • Area: 4702.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Kyungsub Shin
  • Construction Administration: Top Architecture
  • Construction: Hong Sung Construction (Exterior), Influx Design (Interior)
  • Structural Engineering: Dong Yang Structural Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering: Kwang Jin ENC
  • Mechanical Engineering: Dae Kyung EMC
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Text description provided by the architects. In the downtown area of Daegu, the third largest city in South Korea, two types of structures dominate the urban landscape: the deteriorating mid-rises that remain from the era of rapid economic growth in the 1980's and the intermittent new additions of glass curtain wall structures. In the midst of the old and brittle, architects Kyu-Hyeong Kim and Sang Hwa Lee designed Hobak Tower to become

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MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

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Text description provided by the architects. This client bought 2 lots in a beach front condo with the idea of building 2 houses. The first one for his family and the second one as a guest house and for holidays rent. The architectural goal was making both houses share same style and constructive language connecting them as a whole project but in different lots.

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Other challenge was giving the two houses a position if which both of them could enjoy the same views to the pacific ocean. As a two house Project, our placement strategy consisted in creating privates and semi privates zones between houses providing intimacy when necessary from each other and from

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Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects

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  • Architects: Habif Architects
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Project Team: Hakan Habif, Setenay Erkul
  • Area: 1700.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Gürkan Akay
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is designed for a young family of four, located in Bahçeköy, Istanbul. The main motive of our concept is to have capaciously open spaces for living areas and link the interior with the exterior  through large Windows and terraces.

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As viewed from the outside, the house gives strong and secure sense through concrete-stone mixed material of facade, however serves very open and airy space inside facing the private garden at the rear. The large Windows at the ground floor level incoroporate sliding doors that open onto the pool side terrace and fill the living and dining space with natural light.

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When designing, both for inside & outside, natural

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Saladaeng One / Openbox Architects

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  • Ar Team: Mr. Pruchya Yatha, Mr. Apiwat Limpananakthong
  • Interior Designer: Breathe Co.,Ltd.
  • Lighting Designer: In Contrast Design Studio Co., Ltd.
  • Budget: 1,378 M THB
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© SC Assets Public Company, Thailand © SC Assets Public Company, Thailand

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”    -Michelangelo-

The famous quote of master sculptor seems to best describe the level of inspiration that drove OPENBOX Architects to create such a marvel. It all began with a simple design direction from the client for the architect to create something based on Simplicity,

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V-Plan House / Studio B Architecture + Interiors

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  • Architects: Studio B Architecture + Interiors
  • Location: Aspen, United States
  • Principal In Charge: Scott Lindenau
  • Project Architect: Ashley Clark
  • Architect : Kevin Heath
  • Designer: Eric Sechrist
  • Landscape Architect : Julia Marshall
  • Area: 6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: James Florio
  • Contractor: GF Woods
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Text description provided by the architects. This V-shaped parti delineates two structures containing separate owner and guest wings. The program is pushed to the property edges to screen adjacent neighbors and direct framed views to a large central courtyard and mountains beyond. The gabled roofline serves as a subtle reference to the alpine vernacular.

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A modest front face conceals the garage doors and provides a roof-protected corner entry. Upon entry, a public open space anchors the floorplan; providing views through the house to the private courtyard and gardens.

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Casa LV1 / T+E Arquitectos

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  • Architect: T+E Arquitectos
  • Location: Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
  • Architects In Charge: Ricardo Espinosa Reyes, Denisse Navarro Pérez
  • Collaborators: Sergio Tovar Palacios, Alejandro Morales, Jorge Cabrera
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Lorena Darquea
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Text description provided by the architects. The Casa LV1 (casa nanchi 1 and 2) is a complex of two houses designed for a family an elderly couple, their young daughter and their granddaughter. Each house has the necessary privacy for each development, with the interrelationship and coexistence of the family; they are located in an irregular diamond-shaped land of approximately 250m2, a gradient over 10% with a view to the southeast.

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The Casa nanchi 1, on its main floor has: living room, dinning room, kitchen, bathroom, main bedroom with closet and its own bathroom, this floor is directly connected with the service area; the lower floor has a hall, two bedrooms

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Desert Wash / Kendle Design Collaborative

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Text description provided by the architects. Desert wash. A home where the line between inside and out is so blurred that nature sometimes comes crawling into your room. Take a moment and watch the video on Desert Wash, a home designed by Kendle Design Collaborative. It will change your perspective about what site sensitive modern architecture can be.

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Desert Wash is a unique modern home designed to celebrate nature and desert living. A home that turns an unwelcome obstacle for traditional residential design, a desert wash which periodically floods throughout the year, into a focal feature of natural beauty that delights and inspires a young energetic family, teaching life lessons everyday

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New Sancho de Avila’s Funeral Home / JFA – Estudio de Arquitectura

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  • Technical Architect: Didac Freixa
  • Project Management: Edetco Tècnics
  • Structure: JFG Consultors- Joan Francesc García
  • Facilities: Proisotec Enginyeria
  • Construction Companies: Culleré i Sala, MCM Obras, García Faura, MGIntegral, Dominion
  • Promoter: Grupo Mémora – Serveis Funeraris de Barcelona
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Text description provided by the architects. The project houses the “New Sancho de Avila’s Funeral Home” (“Tanatorio de Sancho de Ávila”) in Barcelona. It is located in the same block as the ‘same-name’ original building. The original Funeral Home opened in 1968, and was the first existing funeral home which introduced, in Spain, the concept of wake outside the family home, thus representing a change in the way

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Rambler Roof / Nefa Architects

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  • Architects: Nefa Architects
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects: Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Mertsalova, Maria Nasonova
  • Area: 170.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Polina Poludkina
  • Client: Airports of Regions
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Text description provided by the architects. To cover from an atmospheric condensation, to provide a shadow during the sunny summer and to give  an electric light during the dark night these are the essential functions needed for a man whose intention to smoke with comfort.

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Art objects from steel and ancient wooden planks, marble chips and street furniture all of that take place in Nefa Architects project of the sunshade on the roof of the office building.

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The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

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  • Architects: NELO DÉCOR
  • Location: District 6, Vietnam
  • Lead Architect: Le Duy Van
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Quang Trần
  • Manufacturer: Nelo's Factory
  • Construction: Nelo Décor
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area in District 6 - HCMC, the owner's desire is to create a luxurious, modern and most refined living space for the whole family on the very foundation of the house from the early childhood. A truly unique work of design, generous and perfect as the owner’s style is performed by Nelodecor as an requirement.

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Choosing ideas that seem simple and popularly in shapes, we create the optimal solution for the most conversational between nature and the members living in this house.

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The throughout idea in the design concept is to ensure the seamless, airy. All

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Clerestory House / Pearson Architecture

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  • Builder: FocusBuild
  • Structural Engineer: Event Engineering
  • Certifier : Insight Certifiers
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Text description provided by the architects. Clerestory House transforms an existing inner city cottage into a contemporary, light filled home for a young family. New kitchen, living and dining areas and a shady cantilevered white steel pergola extend out to connect the interiors of the house to its yard and outdoor living area.

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As the centre of the home, the kitchen is precisely integrated with the stair to the first floor to maximise storage, functionality and provide space for entertaining family and friends.

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From the new first floor, the main bedroom, ensuite and sheltered balcony have leafy views to the

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Suncatch / Norm Applebaum Architect

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  • Contracting: Lang’s General
  • Structural Engineer: Stedman & Dyson
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Text description provided by the architects. The architecture of “Suncatch" came about after an 8 year design and construction process.  It sits on 30 acres in the prestigious area known as Rancho Santa Fe in Southern California.  The project consists of 54,000 square feet of floor space divided as follows, 24,500 square feet of living space and 29,500 square feet for a 37 car showroom under the house.  It was completed in 2005.

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The architect’s client stated that he wanted the finest house in the region.  The home is finished out using a half million board feet of clear vertical grain

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OKS CASA / saARCHOFFICE

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  • Architects: saARCHOFFICE
  • Location: Khwaeng Bang Wa, Thailand
  • Other Participants: thaweemongkol construction (2000) co. ltd
  • Area: 3200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Spaceshift Studio
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Text description provided by the architects. On the land around 2.0 Rai on Pattanakarn road, Bangkok, this private exclusive residence for the extended family. Consist of three houses, each are in their own privacy yet connected to each other by the common area and swimming pool. According to the function requirement of the family, the area requirement is almost 3000sqm combined which make the building add up to 4 storey at the highest.

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To compose these building into homely scale, the Architecture is design to appear horizonal by the hidden lower floor underneath the common function : the drop off area, swimming pool and the pavilion.

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At the approach level, the House is

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House in Sugie / Horibe Associates

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  • Structure Consultants: Syunya Takahashi Structural Building Research Institute
  • Construction: daikanekomuten
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is sited on a path. Where old houses and tradition remain. At the end of the path is a Shinto shrine. Every year, omikoshi are carried along this path during the festivities of the Naginata Matsuri. For this residential project, we aimed to create a house which harmonizes with its con- text in both materiality and geometry.

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The house is in the hiraya style, composed of 3 consecu- tive kirizuma roofs. Through slits and apertures, blue skies are visible from the interior. Two gardens are born from shifts in spatial composition. One for “tranquility” and

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Arkansas Bear Claw / modus studio

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  • Architects: modus studio
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
  • Lead Architects: Chris Baribeau, AIA (principal architect); Aaron Speaks, AIA (project manager); David McElyea; Graham Patterson, Assoc. AIA; Suzana Annable, AIA; Leanne Baribeau, AIA; Philip Rusk, Assoc. AIA; Cory Amos, AIA; Michael Pope, AIA
  • Area: 325233.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley
  • Civil Engineer: McClelland Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: SCA Consulting Engineers
  • Mep Engineer: HP Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Ecological Design Group
  • Contractor: Trinitas Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. This student focused multifamily project occupies a complex Ozark site adjacent to the University of Arkansas in Downtown Fayetteville. Extensive site topography defines the building characteristics in stepping massive forms and angular geometries that are the resultant of Center Street diagonally slicing the hillside, which creates an unusual trapezoidal block. These native characteristics drove the architectural concepts and delivered in built form a stark

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I Will Be With You, Whatever / Studio Morison

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Text description provided by the architects. For their 25-year anniversary, the Munich street magazine BISS presents a pavilion at Wittelsbacherplatz in the heart of Munich. Studio Morison have created the work I Will Be With You, Whatever that is displayed around the equestrian statue of Maximilian I (1573–1651) in the centre of the square. BISS is a journal venture, assisting citizens in social difficulties to help themselves. The magazine is sold by poor, ill and homeless people. The association relies on work as key to integration and has 51 of its c. 100 vendors permanently employed.

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New Construction of a Parish House / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten

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  • Project Management: Erzdiözese München, Freising KdöR
  • Landscape Architects: fischer heumann landschaftsarchitekten, München
  • Structural Engeneers: lieb obermüller + partner, ingenieure für bauwesen, München
  • Client: Katholische Kirchenstiftung St. Nikolaus
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Text description provided by the architects. The position of the parish house creates - in connection with the church as well as the parsonage - a clearly arranged and the community open receiving place. The buildings round off the square and open up to him. From here, the main development of the new parish house takes place.

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A green intermediate zone creates an adequate distance to the busy Altöttinger Straße. The wall, which is positioned at the southern edge of the square, holds the exterior space, provides stability and protects the parish square from street noise at the same time.

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Returning the Green / Park + Associates

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  • Architects: Park + Associates
  • Location: Singapore
  • Lead Architect: Lim Koon Park
  • Design Team: Christina Thean, Yin Wing Yong, Nuntawat Tasanasangsoon, Adrian A. Gesmundo, Chua Shi Yi Fiona, Achawin Laohavichairat
  • Area: 39443.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Edward Hendricks, Frank Pinckers
  • Builder/ Construction Company: Santarli-Zheng Keng JV (Santarli Construction Pte Ltd and Zheng Keng Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd)
  • Civil And Structural Engineer : KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
  • M&E Engineer: Bescon Consulting Engineers Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Group Survey 4
  • Project Manager: PM Link Pte Ltd
  • Client: Nanyang Girls' High School
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Text description provided by the architects. Nanyang Girls’ High School, one of Singapore’s top public schools, was founded in 1917, and moved campuses several times until 1999 where it settled in its present location along Dunearn Road, in the heart of Singapore.

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The existing building has a landmark presence

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Scarborough House / Borrmeister Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. An exciting rock-face / hillside home located in Scarborough, Christchurch. It is a modestly sized, relaxed, playful and environmentally conscious home on an extremely difficult hill site overlooking Sumner beach. 

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The house features a lightweight, sail-like roof supported on two tree-like timber and steel support structures and seemingly ‘floating’ above the space.

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