Luciana Brito’s Gallery / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

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  • Original Project: Rino Levi, Roberto Cerqueira Cesar e Luiz R. Carvalho Franco
  • Partners: José Armênio de Brito Cruz, João Paulo Beugger, Marcos Aldrighi, Renata Semin
  • Architects In Charge: Bruno Rossi e Marcelo Dionisio
  • Landscaper: Klara Kaiser e Koiti Mori
  • Landscaping: André Paoliello
  • Lighting Consultancy: Ricardo Heder
  • Historical Heritage Consultant: Silvio Oksman
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From the architect. According to the book RINO LEVI Architecture and City, Romano Guerra publisher, p.254: "Fourth project of the series of introspective houses, this residence develops the architectural design approach adopted in the church and chapel of São José dos Campos: a unique space, built of two side stripes with open gardens and a

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Eastland Town Square & Realm Library / ACME

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  • Architects: ACME
  • Location: Maroondah, VIC, Australia
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Interior Mall: Universal Design Studio, Softroom
  • Documentation & Interior Realm: The Buchan Group
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From the architect. ACME was appointed to design a new town square, a sculptural entrance to the mall (the Shard), a library and civic centre, the David Jones department store, and a Multi-story carpark. The new centre adopts the classical idea of the town square or piazza and rethinks it within a suburban context. An inward-look¬ing 1960’s masterplan has been inverted, creating a series of public spaces to give the entire area an exterior and civic focus.

A new sequence of spaces form a new public heart for Ringwood and Maroondah showing that high quality architectural design can create a more dignified human environment where commercial gain can coexist happily alongside civic gain and create real public spaces

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  • Architects: ACME
  • Location: Maroondah, VIC, Australia
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Interior Mall: Universal Design Studio, Softroom
  • Documentation & Interior Realm: The Buchan Group
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From the architect. ACME was appointed to design a new town square, a sculptural entrance to the mall (the Shard), a library and civic centre, the David Jones department store, and a Multi-story carpark. The new centre adopts the classical idea of the town square or piazza and rethinks it within a suburban context. An inward-look¬ing 1960’s masterplan has been inverted, creating a series of public spaces to give the entire area an exterior and civic focus.

A new sequence of spaces form a new public heart for Ringwood and Maroondah showing that high quality architectural design can create a more dignified human environment where commercial gain can coexist happily alongside civic gain and create real public spaces

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MI-mAbs / Letoublon Dupouy

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  • Architects: Letoublon Dupouy
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Architects In Charge: Laure Létoublon, Christophe Monge, Sébastien Dupouy
  • Area: 2090.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Clément Guillaume
  • Other Participants: Sarlec ingénierie
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From the architect. The project is located at Marseille Campus Luminy, in the National Park area, and includes the rehabilitation of a building in the late 60s, the creation of an extension, and its landscaping.

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Made for the metropolis and destined for a scientific research activity advanced (immunotechnology), design objectives include the complete transformation of the existing buildings (internal surface of approximately 2090 m2) to laboratories, offices, technical rooms and rest area.

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The project is located in a remarkable and protected Mediterranean landscape, bordering the earth's core of the National Park, which makes it a place of friction between a preserved 'wild' nature and specifically urban activities integrated with the campus.

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Writer’s Block / CHA:COL

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  • Architects: CHA:COL
  • Location: Downtown, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Design Team: Claudia Barbazza, Ruy Berumen
  • Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Edward Duarte
  • Design Principals: Apurva Pande, Chinmaya Misra
  • Designers: Claudia Barbazza, Ruy Berumen
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From the architect. The Writer's Block is a 1,500 square foot live-work loft designed as a creative production nook within a historic warehouse building. The space was purchased by a couple, one a New York Times bestselling author and the other a game designer. The unit was not intended to be their primary place of dwelling, and they approached CHA:COL for it as a compact urban getaway. Their work involved writing, drawing, music and game design within this getaway. They also needed it a place of respite between extensive book tours and travels. The loft was zoned Live-Work in downtown Los Angeles, a use set up specifically

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Olive + Squash / Neiheiser Argyros

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  • Architects: Neiheiser Argyros
  • Location: City of London, London, United Kingdom
  • Architects In Charge: Ryan Neiheiser, Xristina Argyros
  • Area: 109.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers
  • Contractor: Own Developments
  • Graphic Designer: Mind Design
  • Client: Olive+Squash
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From the architect. The project, for a start-up salad and slow food café in the City of London, has a split personality - it is a space that both accommodates our frenetic work rhythms and invites us to slow down. It is a cafe that serves slow food fast, celebrating its locally sourced ingredients. The architecture therefore has two tasks; to address multiple speeds of engagement, and to provide a neutral framework that foregrounds the various shapes and colors of the vegetables, herbs, fruits, and grains on its menu.

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The space is asymmetrically divided in half, with a take-out counter adjacent to

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Authoral Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos

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  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Localization: Brasília, Federal District, Brazil
  • Arquitetos Responsáveis: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Area: 262.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Haruo Mikami
  • Collaborators: Guilherme Mahana, Tatiana Lopes
  • Installations: Grid Engenharia
  • Landscape: Sérgio Borges
  • Artists: Toys+Omik e Pomb
  • Locksmith: William Resende Vasconcelos
©  Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami

From the architect. The “South Wing” (Asa Sul) was the first residential zone to be built in Brasília´s original plan. The local commerce typology in that zone is defined by two stories buildings connected to each other side by side along the commercial streets between the “superquadras” (superblocks). They face the street in one side and the residential superblocks on the other side. Lucio Costa´s idea was to connect both sides through the buildings. However, over the years the most of the owners shut themselves away from the residential area, closing their “backsides” with fences or blind walls, turning

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Psychopedagogical Medical Center / Comas-Pont arquitectos

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  • Architects: Comas-Pont arquitectos
  • Location: Carrer de Josep Maria Selva, 08500 Vic, Barcelona, España
  • Architect In Charge: Comas-Pont arquitectos
  • Area: 1657.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

From the architect. All rehabilitation services for people with mental illness are grouped in this building. The center is composed by the repetition of a 6m wide space module. A system of economic and energetically sustainable constructions, plus the domestic scale and the warmth of the interior spaces added to the relationship between building and nature, makes this a HEALTHY BUILDING.

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The building is placed in the outside of one of the main health centers of the city, surrounded by a park. The programe develops basically on the ground floor to facilitate the mobility of the users.

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All the rest of pavilions are displaced with their specific programs along a

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
© José Hevia © José Hevia

From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
© José Hevia © José Hevia

From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
© José Hevia © José Hevia

From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

© José Hevia © José Hevia
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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
© José Hevia © José Hevia

From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

© José Hevia © José Hevia
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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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La Tallada House Refurbishment / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Location: 17134 La Tallada d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area: 300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Hevia
  • Structural Consulting: Toni Casas
© José Hevia © José Hevia

From the architect. This house is located in La Tallada, a small typical village of the Empordà in Spain. The volume to be rehabilitated had undergone changes and extensions that gave a peculiar aspect to the whole project. The purpose of this intervention seeks to strengthen the vertical character of the house which the architects found extremely attractive in the environment.

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From the entrance begins the ascent through stairs hat give access to the different rooms, until it arrives at the swimming pool which is the highest point of the house. Some of the original hollows of the upper volume had an elongated proportion and ended

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House in Dobra / Thurow Architektura Wnętrz

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  • Collaborator: Urbicon sp. z o.o.
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From the architect. House in Dobra near Szczecin, designed by architect’s couple Anna and Krzysztof Paszkowski-Thurow resembles a modern barn. Architects combined dark minimalistic core of the house with carport and big terraces, plastered all in white. Hudge panoramic windows allow for undistorted views over surrounding, beautiful pine forest. 

© Bartłomiej Bieliński  © Bartłomiej Bieliński 

This compact and energy-saving house was design for a family of four. Due to owner’s proffesions, house is split into office and private spaces - allowing for working zone to be completelly independed. 

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Double height living room, reminds open spaces in traditional barns. Kitchen is integrated within the dining room and located

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Workshop AWEL Andelfingen / Rossetti+Wyss architects

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  • Structural Engineers: Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zürich - Switzerland
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"The workshop is a statement of reduction of means, creating a sculptured body made of piled up load-bearing elements. Everything that is necessary is there, with nothing superfluous added. The only wooden structure relates to the oldest buildings in Switzerland and is AAA sustainable. The timber used regrows in Switzerland in 18 minutes". Mark Aurel Wyss, Rossetti+Wyss architects, Zurich, Switzerland

© Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann

The Canton of Zurich wanted to add a new building to its waterways engineering operations center to house vehicles and machines and to serve as a workshop for carrying out detail work. The concept for the building draws on traditional agricultural construction while at the same time, so to speak,

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House in Minami-tanabe / Fujiwaramuro architects

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  • Site Area: 63.45 m2
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From the architect. The existing row house on this long, narrow property measuring 3.75 m across and 16.92 m deep was torn down to make way for a new residence. The design adapts to the distinctive site by playing up deep lines of sight. Segmented split-level floors overlap with one basement and three above-ground floors, providing visual outlets in a number of directions. The basement contains a multi-purpose space, the first floor an entryway, the second floor a combined living-dining-kitchen area and desk space, the third floor bedrooms and bathrooms, and above that there is a rooftop area.  

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Scattered staircases connecting the split-level floors create multiple up-down circulation

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Sembawang House / Atelier M+A

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  • Architects: Atelier M+A
  • Location: Singapore
  • Architect In Charge: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa
  • Area: 250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Masano Kawana
  • Builder: IBuilders Pte Ltd
  • Structure Engineer: Leng Consultants
  • Lighting Designer: Light Collab
© Masano Kawana © Masano Kawana

From the architect. The owners are a young couple with two toddlers who love to hold frequent family gatherings and thus had requested for spacious interior space and outdoor garden space for communal activities.

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Our aim of the design is to create a home where the family and their children could move, roam and play freely within the house and into the garden. We abandoned the concept of a formal entrance and allow one to enter the house freely from the full width sliding glass doors lining the living and dining space. The sliding glass doors are also recessed from

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Hemishofen House / Dost

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  • Architects: Dost
  • Location: 8261 Hemishofen, Switzerland
  • Architect In Charge: Dominic Meister
  • Area: 151.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andrin Winteler - bürobureau
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From the architect. A young family’s dream of living by the river comes true in this house’s unique location: the bank of the river Rhine.

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The Hemishofen House is a compact volume with a clear and modern organization. The boundaries between interior and exterior are cleverly dissolved ensuring a strong connection with the surrounding nature.

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The house has 151 m2 and its 5 rooms are distributed over two floors. The ground floor is mainly composed by the living area, which is completely open towards the river; while the first floor is dedicated to the bedrooms. The top floor is therefore conceived as a closed volume with a few

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  • Architects: Dost
  • Location: 8261 Hemishofen, Switzerland
  • Architect In Charge: Dominic Meister
  • Area: 151.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andrin Winteler - bürobureau
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From the architect. A young family’s dream of living by the river comes true in this house’s unique location: the bank of the river Rhine.

© Andrin Winteler - bürobureau               © Andrin Winteler - bürobureau

The Hemishofen House is a compact volume with a clear and modern organization. The boundaries between interior and exterior are cleverly dissolved ensuring a strong connection with the surrounding nature.

© Andrin Winteler - bürobureau               © Andrin Winteler - bürobureau

The house has 151 m2 and its 5 rooms are distributed over two floors. The ground floor is mainly composed by the living area, which is completely open towards the river; while the first floor is dedicated to the bedrooms. The top floor is therefore conceived as a closed volume with a few

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Tower-house I / SOUTH

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  • Architects: SOUTH
  • Location: Mani Peninsula, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Chrysostomos Theodoropoulos, Eleni Livanis
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Erieta Attali
  • Structural Engineer: Kostas Iliopoulos
  • Construction Manager: George Tsairis
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From the architect. Tower-house I interprets the form of dwelling, widely found throughout the outer Mani, southern Greece; a combination of defense tower and farmhouse. This was articulated by a monolithic, stone structure with few openings, so as to protect dwellers from extensive heat as well as piracy. The surrounding landscape is characterized by dry stone retaining walls transforming a steep topography into a series of arable plateaus; these long walls were the most prominent man-made intervention in this harsh landscape for centuries.

© Erieta Attali             © Erieta Attali

The new Tower-house I contemplates exactly this; a mass among existing preserved retaining walls and a few new concrete ones. There are no seams at the white,

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