Impressive Z-Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp

Minimalist Lv Z House Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarpDisplaying an interesting Z-shaped design, Lv-Z House (Puebla, Mexico) is one of those modern homes that catches your eye with its neat, clean-lined exterior. The architects from NonWarp set the target high, aiming to create a contemporary living space infused with both, simplicity and quirkiness. Away from conventionality, Lv-Z is a playful array of openings and opaque areas that respond differently to privacy and light. White Massive Uncanny Design Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarpOne of the facades is completely closed, avoiding direct sunlight whilst the others let the warmth and light fully in. “The opposite facade serves as a service corridor in addition to leaving the building separated from the adjoining house. This way, the other two facades contain the openings, windows, one with smaller horizontal elements overlooking the side street and the other facade with continuous windows overlooking the garden.”  The residence features two floors: living room (with integrated dining room), kitchen and service area at the ground floor and bedrooms and secondary living room at the top floor. Lv Z House Side View Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp Vertical lines exterior Lv Z House Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp Courtyard Lv Z House Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp House plan Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp Details house plan Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp elevation Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp elevation Lv Z House Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp house sections1 Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp details sections  Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp Volumetry Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp Program details Impressive Z Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp You're reading Impressive Z-Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp originally posted on Freshome. The post Impressive Z-Shaped House in Mexico by NonWarp appeared first on Freshome.com.

Raised outdoor cabins connected to Goodwood Residence apartments by WOHA

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        Small cabins perched on tree trunk-like columns provide outdoor rooms for residents of this <a title="Apartment archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/apartments/">apartment</a> complex in <a title="Singapore archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Singapore/">Singapore</a> by <a title="WOHA archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/WOHA/">WOHA</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/26/goodwood-residence-apartments-by-woha-connect-to-raised-outdoor-cabins/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Raised outdoor cabins connected to Goodwood Residence apartments by WOHA

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        Small cabins perched on tree trunk-like columns provide outdoor rooms for residents of this <a title="Apartment archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/apartments/">apartment</a> complex in <a title="Singapore archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Singapore/">Singapore</a> by <a title="WOHA archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/WOHA/">WOHA</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/26/goodwood-residence-apartments-by-woha-connect-to-raised-outdoor-cabins/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices

A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices Acato, a web design firm, grew weary of their offices being right above a fishmonger, so the company hired Rotterdam-based BBVH Architects to transform a 19th Century church building into their new offices in the center of The Hague. The building was dilapidated and didn’t meet any of today’s codes for safety, sustainability, or comfort, which led to BBVH giving the property a major refurbishment. A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category First priority was removing the maze-like hallways and spaces and designing two sets of stairs that gave them the ability to divide the building into three separate units. The church hall became the offices of Acato while the three floors on the front of the building turned into two apartments. A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category The tall ceilings in the church allowed for a focal point, steel staircase covered in wood that leads to the new meeting room that was once a choir balcony. A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category The walls were insulated and new double glass windows were installed to make the space more comfortable. Underneath the floor, seashells were installed to help with insulation and to control humidity. A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category The budget was tight so they sought simple solutions to overhaul the space. The used bright yellow paint and live plants to liven the interior up and kept it all bright and airy. A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices in interior design architecture Category Photos by Luuk Kramer.






Rojkind Arquitectos renovates Mexico’s National Film Archive and Film Institute

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        An aluminium canopy speckled with triangular perforations shelters the space between old and new buildings at <a title="Mexico archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mexico/">Mexico</a>'s National Film Archive and Film Institute, recently renovated by <a title="Rojkind Arquitectos archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/rojkind-arquitectos/">Rojkind Arquitectos</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/26/cineteca-nacional-siglo-xxi-film-archive-cinema-mexico-rojkind-arquitectos/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Copper Haus by assemblageSTUDIO

assemblageSTUDIO designed Copper Haus, a family residence made from copper, rammed earth and plaster in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The project is alongside Bear’s Best golf course at the base of the Red Rock Mountains with views to the Las Vegas Strip. The site is split by a dramatic level change running from the front to back of the site. The design fits into the berm enabling a daylighting of all levels. The design offers connections throughout to the exterior. Moving from space to space, one sees vast perspectives or framed views of the surrounding environment and manmade courtyards. The views culminate in a roof deck which offers unrestricted views to the mountains, course and valley below. The massing of the residence is connected through a material banding that folds from roof to wall to floor. The upper level is supported on rammed earth walls to form a grounding to the design.

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Landscape Architect: Attanasio Landscape Architecture
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General Contractor: RW Bugbee & Associates
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K4 House by Bruce Stafford Architects

Bruce Stafford Architects have completed the contemporary renovation of a family home in Sydney, Australia.

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This family home is the result of an extensive renovation to a modest but elevated harbour-facing property. The project involved working with a significant proportion of the existing fabric, resulting in the need for a carefully resolved internal layout. Given the clients’ penchant for entertaining, an additional floor was added which takes advantage of the expansive Sydney Harbour views. Conceived as a “New York style” lounge bar, it features luxurious finishes and bespoke joinery items like integrated leather bench seating and a marble-clad bar area. Another key intervention was the inclusion of a double volume entrance zone which creates a visual connection between the entry level and the upper floor as well as the opportunity for the clients to welcome their arriving guests from the top floor. BSA worked closely with the clients to choose all the interior finishes, thereby ensuring that the overall architectural design matched their personal vision for their home.

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Contractor: Owner Builder
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Interior Designer: Milenka Kolenda
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Shirokane House by MDS concealed behind windowless concrete facade

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        A doorway is the only opening in the faceted <a title="Concrete archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/concrete/">concrete</a> facade of this family residence in <a title="Tokyo archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/tokyo/">Tokyo</a> by architecture studio MDS. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/26/shirokane-house-mds-concrete-facade/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Contemporary Residence with Cumarú Wood Coating in Portugal

Fascinating Aroeira III House Contemporary Residence with Cumarú Wood Coating in PortugalAroeira III House (2011) is a contemporary residence designed by ColectivAequitectura in Portugal, near a golf course (area of Aroeira). A fine example of contemporary architecture, the residence is characterised by strong horizontality and openness. It comprises three intersecting volumes, all distributed on two levels. Main floor was highlighted through a Cumarú wood coating which, by the way, creates both, thermal and acoustic comfort. The contrast between the verticality of the existing trees and the horizontal display of house layers creates a strong visual effect. Back to the layers: the ground level of the house and a coating of Cumarú wood outlining the top floor.

Courtyard view  Contemporary Residence with Cumarú Wood Coating in PortugalThe ground floor, which is partially buried houses the basement area, the entrance hall, a support room and a storage compartment, pool equipment compartment and laundry. the place upstairs is reserved for the social area (kitchen, terrace and open space living room) and the bedrooms. “The master bedroom, with toilet support, faces South and West, the remaining two bedrooms, also facing South, turn to the patio, the kitchen faces South and East, and the living room faces South and North, taking advantage of the visual threading on the pool and the golf courses of the allotment, as well as on the patio.”

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Westlake Homestead by Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture

Michael Hsu Office Of Architecture have designed a contemporary remodel and an addition to a home in Austin, Texas.

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The design for this Austin residence involved a respectful remodel to an existing home and a contrasting new addition. Updates to the original house included geothermal air-conditioning system, updates to make the envelope more energy efficient and expanding the front deck to accommodate dining.

The addition, an elegant ‘shotgun’ style form, contains bedrooms, an exercise room, family room, garage and an herb garden.  Using materials of glass, metal and concrete, the addition was placed at the back of the sloping lot so that it would not impede upon the unobstructed views to downtown and hill country beyond.

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CAZA’s 100 Walls Church is surrounded by staggered walls

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        Walls of different heights and widths create a maze-like sequence of passages and entrances around the main hall of this <a title="Churches archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/churches">church</a> in the Philippines by New York architects CAZA (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/25/100-walls-church-by-caza-architects-surrounded-by-staggered-walls/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Lebbeus Woods Retrospective to Open at the Drawing Center in NYC

  Lebbeus Woods was a powerful presence in New York City and in the world of architectural thinking and expression. It’s still unsettling to think he is no longer here to push and provoke the world of architecture towards a more thoughtful and challenging practice. Though his ethical voice (his projects and writing can still […]

Zaha Hadid’s Olympic aquatics centre due to open in its completed form

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        These photographs show the newly converted aquatics centre by <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/zaha-hadid">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> for the <a title="London 2012 Olympics archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/london-2012-olympics/">London 2012 Olympics</a>, which will open to the public next week without the controversial wings that housed additional seating during the Games. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/25/zaha-hadids-olympic-aquatics-centre-due-to-open-as/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>