Piedra Toro / Forge Craft Architecture

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  • Architects: Forge Craft Architecture
  • Location: Austin, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Forge Craft Architecture
  • Collaborator: Camelot Custom Homes
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Patrick Wong
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Text description provided by the architects. Piedra Toro is a 8,800 sf, 5-bedroom, 5-bath, spec home commissioned by a longtime collaborating general contractor who wanted a well-designed, contemporary home that could appeal to a wide range of people within a specific market of luxury home buyers.

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The house is organized to optimize the site’s landscape and scenic views while providing maximum privacy. The open and airy floor plan connects inside to outside by creating lines of sight from the living space to both the eastern-facing garden and western negative-edge pool. The more private bedroom suites are located upstairs, away from the public area, and each bedroom boasts its own bathroom and walk-in closet.

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Santa Elisa Office / brro arquitetos

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  • Architects: brro arquitetos
  • Location: SP-340, Santo Antônio de Posse - SP, 13830-000, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Bruno Rossi
  • Area: 240.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: André Scarpa
  • Engineering Project: WGA Engenharia de projetos
  • Utilities Project: RR Engenharia de instalações
  • Landscape Project: Carla Micheletti
  • Construction: Só Obras
  • Metallic Structure: Baluarte
  • Facilities: RS manutenções
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Text description provided by the architects. The Project for the new office of the Santa Elisa, an orange producer farm, is part of a series of projects being carried out in order to modernize and adapt its facilities. 

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The office specifically intended to bring together the various management offices within the farm, that were previously scattered around small buildings created at different times over the years, or old houses converted into offices. The goal here was to bring the business and field workers activities closer.

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Quinta das Paineiras House / Ricardo Ropelle Felippi Arquiteto

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  • Structural Engineer: Rubens de Oliveira
  • Electrical And Hydraulic Systems Engineer: Mega Watts Projetos Elétricos e Hidráulicos - Daniel Bissoli
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Text description provided by the architects. The house was designed on a land with prime location within the allotment. The lack of neighbors on their sides facing the street allowed generous openings without loss of privacy and incorporating to the internal environment the natural light and the sky with its transformations.

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The project proposes two blocks with different uses and forms to clearly separate two programmatic concepts of living: socialization and recollection.

Plan Plan

Socialization is experienced in the "open house". Fully integrated with the garden and the landscape, it proposes a new form of relationship between people, landscape and place. In this part

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House VAP / Ney Lima

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  • Architects: Ney Lima
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Ney Lima
  • Team: Studio Ney Lima
  • Area: 696.5 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Edgard César
  • Engineering : VSA Construtora
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Text description provided by the architects. The VAP House project, located in a residential area of ​​Brasilia, started from the identification of the client with the minimalist and authorial style of the architect Ney Lima.

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 Thus, the residence was idealized in straight lines and with details in apparent concrete.  The house has 696.5sqm in a land of 800sqm with the work completed in 2015.  

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 The differential in this project is in the volumetry of the house. The main facade is marked with an apparent reinforced concrete portal that defines the main access through an immense steel door cut 6m high that contrasts with the cobogos, allowing a

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Therapeutic Community Sananim / SPORADICAL

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  • Architects: SPORADICAL
  • Location: 398 11 Heřmaň, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Aleš Kubalík, Josef Kocián, Jakub Našinec, Veronika Sávová
  • Area: 990.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Jan Kuděj
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Text description provided by the architects. SANANIM is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the Czech Republic that provides services in the area of prevention, treatment and re-socialization of non-alcoholic drug addictions. Therapeutic community is a facility for long-term, in-house treatment and social rehabilitation of approximately 20 clients. The treatment consists of four phases that differ in the level of requirements, responsibility, and competences. The treatment includes group therapy, individual counselling, work therapy, endurance and sport programs, and leisure activities.

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The Farmstead The farmstead dates from the 18th Century and it is located near the Blanice River in the South Bohemian Region. In 1995 and 2005 the building was extended and

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Hillhurst Laneway House / Studio North

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  • Architects: Studio North
  • Location: Hillhurst, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Matthew Kennedy, Mark Erickson
  • Area: 850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Other Participants: Andrew Choptiany, Zaven Titizian, Nathan Merrithew
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Text description provided by the architects. The Hillhurst laneway house was designed for a growing family that has lived in the same house for two generations. With a small child, aging parents and a busy lifestyle, adding a laneway house to their property is an ideal way to allow the family to grow. For less than buying a condo in the same community, building a laneway house is an affordable and more viable alternative for the grandparents who wish to age in place, live closer to their family, and maintain independence.  For the young family, providing a laneway house for the grandparents will provide assistance with raising their child, and will give them peace of

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  • Architects: Studio North
  • Location: Hillhurst, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Matthew Kennedy, Mark Erickson
  • Area: 850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Other Participants: Andrew Choptiany, Zaven Titizian, Nathan Merrithew
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Text description provided by the architects. The Hillhurst laneway house was designed for a growing family that has lived in the same house for two generations. With a small child, aging parents and a busy lifestyle, adding a laneway house to their property is an ideal way to allow the family to grow. For less than buying a condo in the same community, building a laneway house is an affordable and more viable alternative for the grandparents who wish to age in place, live closer to their family, and maintain independence.  For the young family, providing a laneway house for the grandparents will provide assistance with raising their child, and will give them peace of

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  • Architects: Studio North
  • Location: Hillhurst, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Matthew Kennedy, Mark Erickson
  • Area: 850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Other Participants: Andrew Choptiany, Zaven Titizian, Nathan Merrithew
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Text description provided by the architects. The Hillhurst laneway house was designed for a growing family that has lived in the same house for two generations. With a small child, aging parents and a busy lifestyle, adding a laneway house to their property is an ideal way to allow the family to grow. For less than buying a condo in the same community, building a laneway house is an affordable and more viable alternative for the grandparents who wish to age in place, live closer to their family, and maintain independence.  For the young family, providing a laneway house for the grandparents will provide assistance with raising their child, and will give them peace of

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  • Architects: Studio North
  • Location: Hillhurst, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: Matthew Kennedy, Mark Erickson
  • Area: 850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Other Participants: Andrew Choptiany, Zaven Titizian, Nathan Merrithew
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Text description provided by the architects. The Hillhurst laneway house was designed for a growing family that has lived in the same house for two generations. With a small child, aging parents and a busy lifestyle, adding a laneway house to their property is an ideal way to allow the family to grow. For less than buying a condo in the same community, building a laneway house is an affordable and more viable alternative for the grandparents who wish to age in place, live closer to their family, and maintain independence.  For the young family, providing a laneway house for the grandparents will provide assistance with raising their child, and will give them peace of

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Mornington Beach Houses / Third Skin

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  • Architects: Third Skin
  • Location: Mornington, Australia
  • Architects In Charge: Jon Pye, Chris Barnett
  • Area: 240.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Robert Hamer Photography
  • Builder: Individual Builders
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Text description provided by the architects. This project on the Mornington foreshore creates two double storey houses on a lot facing Mills Beach and bordering the mouth of Tanti Creek. Situated near Melbourne in the Victorian town of Mornington, the brief to design two beach houses was primarily driven by the opportunity to create living spaces with extensive northern views over Port Phillip Bay, and both the opportunities and limitations of its creek side location. One house has been designed for our clients to live in, with the second house being offered for sale upon completion. 

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The town planning process for the project has been long and arduous, with

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Fabrika Filmes Headquarters / CoDA arquitetos

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  • Authors: Gabriel Nogueira, Guilherme Araujo e Pedro Grilo
  • Collaborators: Thiago Turchi, Daniel Brito, Brunno de Sá
  • Landscape: Quinta, Paula Farage, Viridiana Goulart
  • Mechanical Engineer: Paulo Resende
  • Concrete Project: ProEst, eng. Vladmir Barbán, eng. Yasser Vasconcellos
  • Steel Project: Medabil
  • Compatibility: CoDA Arquitetos
  • Project Facilities: Projet
  • Acoustic Project: Luís Fernando Cysne
  • Lighting Technician: Dessine / TC iluminação
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 The project for Fabrika Filmes’s new headquarters emerges from a core challenge: to create a concise and flexible building, adapted to the needs of a video production company and its partners. A careful analysis of the previous headquarters was crucial for creating a blueprint of their requirements, to allow a smooth transfer and

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Cheese Dairy De Tijd, Westbeemster / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

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  • Architects: Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
  • Location: Rijperweg 20, 1464 MB Westbeemster, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Bastiaan Jongerius
  • Area: 15000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Luuk Kramer
  • Collaborators: Gertjan van Laar, Steven Steenbruggen, Dingeman Deijs, Milad Pallesh, Merel Martens, Santiago Bescansa, Wouter Pops
  • Constructor: Visser & Smit Bouw, department Groningen
  • Advisor: Feenstra Adviseurs, Duiven
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Text description provided by the architects. CONO Cheesemakers wished in 2006 to replace the current cheese dairy and stay in the Beemster Polder,  after all the production of the Beemsterkaas belongs in the Beemster Polder.  Beemster (1612) is most famous Dutch reclaimed land, since 1999 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The design for the cheese dairy  had to be indebted to the DNA of the polder.

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A world heritage is to be "a masterpiece or characteristic of an important period in history." The new

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Connexion / Patrick Tighe Architecture

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  • Architects: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Location: Burbank, CA, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Patrick Tighe, FAIA
  • Project Designer: Kervin Lau
  • Project Team : Patrick Tighe, Kervin Lau, Antonio Follo, Bran Arifin, Joanne Kim, Katarina Richter, Eric Giragosian
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Matthew Momberger, Bran Arifin
  • Structural Engineer: Mario Cardona P.E., Englekirk
  • M/E/P Engineer: Hisham Barakat, ARC Engineering
  • General Contractor: Keith Taylor, KPRS
  • Fabricator: Andreas Froech, Machineous, LLC
  • Lighting Consultant: Erin Erdman, eSquared Lighting
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Text description provided by the architects. Driven by an enlightened urbanism that proposes a mutually enriching intersection of commercial uses, as well as access to public transportation and green space. Connexion is an office campus located in the heart of downtown Burbank that offers an optimal environment in which to create and collaborate, to work, meet and relax.

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San Isidro Residence / Valls Arquitectos

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  • Architects: Valls Arquitectos
  • Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Author Architect: Pedro Valls
  • Engineers: Sigfrido Arrivillaga
  • Hydrosanitary Design: Gustavo Ortiz
  • Interior Design: Juan Carlos Riso
  • Landscape: Carmen Pokorny
  • Area: 996.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Izaguirre
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Text description provided by the architects. The residence, located in Guatemala City, overlooks San Isidro’s golf field. It has a contemporary and innovative design intended to be modern and timeless at the same time. Surrounded by vegetation in a peaceful and natural environment, we took advantage of its scenery and integrated the gardens and the natural views to be part of the interior spaces; which resulted in a blending between the interior and the exterior space.

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Due to the strong slope of the site, the spaces are arranged in three different floor plans, creating an entrance to the underground garage, while leaving the main spaces in

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Deck House / FRARI – architecture network

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Text description provided by the architects. The challenge of this project was the expansion of a single-family house, with five years of existence. The house had weaknesses in its spatial organization, with missing space in some areas and wasted space in another ones. Besides, the house had no relation with green surroundings, it was needed a study that could restore the relationship between the inner and outer space.

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The unification of the two initial plots, with a total of about 1300 m2, allowed a new configuration of the volume, that was extended horizontally, reinforcing the connection with

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Casa en La Loma / RVO Studio

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  • Architects: RVO Studio
  • Location: Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Raúl Velazquez
  • Construction And Management: Gabriel Rosales
  • Area: 630.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Marcos Garcia
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Shapes that suit the simplicity of the tropic Planning spaces from natural resources seems to be easy. In this case, tropical climate and terrain unevenness have worked in favor of the creativity and talent of RVO Studio, an architecture firm led by Raul Velazquez, who takes chances using local elements in order to bring personality to each and every of his projects.
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Such is a case with Casa en la Loma (House on the Hill), a residential design located in San Pancho beach in Nayarit, Mexico, in which RVO Studio has decided to blend the intersection of shadows and airflow, making this a pair that furnishes the space with a comfort level which otherwise could only

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Cottage in Vilnius / Studio Interjero Architektura + Architect Indre Sunklodiene

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  • Interior Designer: Indre Sunklodiene
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Text description provided by the architects. The clients of this cottage in Vilnius are a young couple, who worked in London while all project of their new home in Vilnius was in progress. This task was to make a cozy apartment with 2 floors in cozy modern- Scandinavian style with an edge. 

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The main problem in 1 floor was an oblong space. The idea of a long TV cabinet combined with a soft bench for a dining table came like solving this problem with no extra space for a dining area. Huge metal shelf with a wooden cubes gives a depth for this living space. 

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Vistas de Cerro Grande Community Center / Arquitectura en Proceso

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  • Architects: Arquitectura en Proceso
  • Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Arquitectura en Proceso
  • Area: 693.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011

Text description provided by the architects. Vistas del Cerro Grande is an irregular settlement located on the southeast periphery of Chihuahua City. Its characteristics were very specific and particular since it lacked services and urban infrastructure. The generalized insecurity in the city and the lack of public spaces turned this neighborhood into a troubled and dangerous area.

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In response to this situation, the government in turn promoted the construction of 3 community-based projects to support the development of the area with the intention of promoting the safety and well-being of the inhabitants. A community center, a health center and a sports center were built to address these priority issues.

The project of the community center Vistas del Cerro Grande is developed from three important points: the user, the

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Memoir Medical Clinic / Estudio ELGUE

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  • Others Participants: Jorgelina Rolón, Jessica Cattoni, Jorge Amarilla, Daniela Caballero, Kike Salinas, Daira Pereira
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In the middle of formulation and reformulation of the contemporary city model in search of multiple resource optimization, the issue of housing production occupies a relevant chapter if we talk about energy saving, efficient mobility and reduced pollution. The space - time between these two activities is determinant, the greater the gap between housing and work, the greater the problems. From there, the idea of the urban productive unit is a solution, “I work where I live and I live where I work”; and if, in addition, existing structures for Reform and Enlargement are reused, we believe that we are collaborating with an efficient model
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Hypo / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

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  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
  • Location: Bregenz, Austria
  • Architect In Charge: S. Gaudl
  • Structural Engineering: Mader Flatz, Bregenz
  • Building Services: Klimaplan, Hohenems
  • Building Physics: Künz, Hard
  • Electrical Engineering: Hecht, Rankweil
  • Facades: Mosbacher, Schwarzach
  • Area: 5.6 m2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Bruno Klomfar
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Text description provided by the architects. This was once the site of the Montfort, a hotel built in Bregenz in 1877 during the Gründerzeit era. In 1921, architect Willibald Braun erected an adjoining and historicizing building with a neo-classicist façade for the Provincial Parliament of Vorarlberg. The hotel, the “Graues Haus” (grey house), served as an administration building to the Provincial Government. Between 1981 and 1984, after the construction of the new parliament, it was replaced by a postmodernist office and commercial building with an inclined roof. The building is linked to the city centre via a diagonal passage. Extensive refurbishments,

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