Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu

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  • Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates
  • Environmental Engineer: Integration
  • Main Contractor: Vine House Construction
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‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The client sought a high quality, energy-efficient and low-cost building to serve as a house, library and gallery.

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An existing agricultural shed on the site – once a container for tools and tractors – is now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. The steel frame and ground slab have been reused and enlarged, retaining the original form of the shed. Newly clad in varied widths of shot-blasted timber and galvanised steel fins, the rhythmic facade reads like the bark of the silver birch that characterise

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Sunlight House Y / NetSpace Design

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  • Architects: NetSpace Design
  • Location: Yonghe District, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects: Jun-Cheng Yeh, Jun-Ting Yeh
  • Area: 105.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Frankie F. Studio
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Text description provided by the architects. The owner Mr. Yu used to live in this house with grandparents and families back in childhood. It is where being filled with gracious memories. Years gone by, Mr. Yu decided to move back to the house with his mother and wife. After continual discussion with the couple and observing the entire environment, we came up with three major points: Scandinavian style, storage function as well as light. Since the Yu family wished their refurbishment based on Nordic aesthetic, keeping most interiors in a light tone including white walls, oak, and beech wood, light grey cabinet, etc. was one solution, in the meanwhile enhancing the lively ambiance through vibrant colors of lightings

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La Rúa House Extension / MeTROarquitectura

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  • Architects: MeTROarquitectura
  • Location: La Rúa, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
  • Author Architect: Javier Dasdores de Armas
  • Design Team: Javier Dasdores de Armas
  • Area: 421.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Julio Carreño Guillén
  • Construction: Construcciones Mencey, S.L.
  • Structural Calculation: C+C Consultores
  • Rigger: Isabel Nichaldas Nazco
  • Promotors: Carmen Nieves, Meri Báez Hernández
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Text description provided by the architects. In a rural setting, with few architectural interest and a somewhat hard weather, two sisters and their husbands were excited about the idea of living together, so they bought a home, which had to complete its program with an extension in the land available on the inside of the plot.

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For this reason, we proposed the construction of an attached volume that would complete the original program, which would adapt to the needs of both families independently, without losing their emotional ties.

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House in Palacio / Ideo arquitectura

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  • Construction: Unai Instalaciones
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Text description provided by the architects. This housing forms a part of a former palace in the heart of Madrid constructed in the middle of the 18th century. Before the reform, the high ceilings, the massive walls and the structure of wood, they were remaining hidden by an endless number of partitions that were dividing in excess the space. The aim of our intervention has been to open the housing in its entirety. Eliminating all the walls and the false ceilings, we have obtained a wide and fluid space that recovers the lordly aspect that had in his moment. Lounge, dining room and kitchen join in one space. The distribution of the latter develops about a black island that, for

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House in Palacio / Ideo arquitectura

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  • Construction: Unai Instalaciones
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Text description provided by the architects. This housing forms a part of a former palace in the heart of Madrid constructed in the middle of the 18th century. Before the reform, the high ceilings, the massive walls and the structure of wood, they were remaining hidden by an endless number of partitions that were dividing in excess the space. The aim of our intervention has been to open the housing in its entirety. Eliminating all the walls and the false ceilings, we have obtained a wide and fluid space that recovers the lordly aspect that had in his moment. Lounge, dining room and kitchen join in one space. The distribution of the latter develops about a black island that, for

Floor Plan (Refurbished Situation)
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D3 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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  • Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
  • Location: Hertsliya, Israel
  • Architect In Charge: Raz Melamed
  • Design: Irene Goldberg, Pitsou Kedem
  • Area: 670.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Amit Geron
  • Lighting Design: Orly Avron Alkabes
  • Styling For Photography: Eti Buskila
  • Total Site Area: 1000 sqm
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Text description provided by the architects. A private family home located in an urban environment.  The façade of the house is in fact a kind of sealed “box” composed of two large volumes. One horizontal façade is made up of a white aluminum skin with a repetitive graphic pattern in which, here and there, in a seemingly random way, cut-out openings allow a glimpse into the house during the day and the filtering out of artificial light at night. The upper volume is constructed of exposed architectural concrete to create a tension against the lower volume. Designed to create a sense of

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PH Freire / Ignacio Szulman arquitecto

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  • Structural Advisor: Eng. Eduardo Diner
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Text description provided by the architects. The proposal for the reform is born with the investment of the program, the social part is taken to the upper floor in contact with the terrace and the private area of ​​bedrooms to the ground floor with its two small patios.

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The apartment is located in the lung of the block, accessing through the common corridor. Limited by walls, it is "enclosed" in a context of heterogeneous constructions of low height.

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Seeking to enhance the pre-existing unevenness in the first level between interior and exterior the living room is extended on the terrace, in different

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The Peak / Grimshaw

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  • Architects: Grimshaw
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Area: 33.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Michael Kai
  • Builder: Arkit
  • Client: NestdTM
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed for NestdTM, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover which works to prevent youth homelessness, The Peak is an affordable and sustainable tiny home with a 32.5m2 footprint.

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As one of three homes on offer through the enterprise, The Peak is the top of the range option with sophisticated interior planning and a contemporary exterior aesthetic to suit a range of lifestyle settings. Its double-height entrance is punctuated with large glass panels to enhance the sense of space and allow an abundance of natural light into the interior.

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The kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom and couch spaces are integrated into one centralised pod which is envisaged as a beautifully detailed piece of joinery servicing

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Park City Modern House / Sparano + Mooney Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. Located in a mountain setting with views of Park City and the Utah Winter Olympic Park, the design approach sought to embed the home into its site; stepping with the topography from the public areas of the program, the entry and the great room, to the most private zone, the master suite. The house celebrates Utah’s brilliant light and raw beauty as nature provided the architectural order. Outdoor living spaces are integrated off the master suite and living room and a rooftop deck that overlooks a nearby golf course.

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Exterior materials are both rough and refined: a highly textured board-formed concrete wall is capped with smooth wood panels and glazed surfaces above.

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House in Guimarães / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos

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  • Collaborators: Alice Moreno, Andres Jover, Diogo Nogueira, Francesca Gramegna, Hugo Natário, Rafaela Pinto, Rita Breda
  • Foundations And Structures: OMEGA
  • Hydraulics Installations: OMEGA
  • Special Technical Installations: OMEGA
  • Electrical Installations: OMEGA
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Text description provided by the architects. The program consisted of the rehabilitation of an existent construction which, given its state of degradation, functioned only as support for the agricultural activity, however, it was necessary to consider an area for housing. The existent construction consisted of an area of traditional stone masonry walls and a late addition of poor characteristics and state of conservation in plastered brick walls. We’ve opted to demolish the latter in order to highlight the original features of the stone volume. In the farm existed also other traditional constructions

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The Conservatory / Nadine Engelbrecht

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  • Architects: Nadine Engelbrecht
  • Location: Zwavelpoort, South Africa
  • Lead Architect: Nadine Engelbrecht
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Marsel Roothman
  • Structural Engineer: Petra van Eck, DMV Structures Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Nandi Koster
  • Main Contractor: Hans Boersema Boukontrakteurs BK
  • Client: Andre and Charmaine Freyer
  • Budget: R 5 000 000, 00
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Text description provided by the architects. The principal requirement of the project consisted of creating a retreat for its occupants from a hectic urban lifestyle. The client obtained an underutilised 35 hectare farm outside of Pretoria with magnificent views. The house had to have a strong relationship with its immediate landscape and living spaces had to embrace the surroundings, breaking away from conventional space allocation.

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Since the main portion of the house would be inhabited by only two permanent users, they requested spacious volumes and dwelling spaces to be located on

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MF House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos

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  • Structural Calculation: Ingecon SA – Ingeniero Roberto Scasso
  • Landscape: Sincron Paisajismo
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Text description provided by the architects. The Single Family Home is located in a closed neighborhood of City Bell, on a plot of 900m2 with a leafy ash forest. The intention is to conserve most of the trees and generate spaces for expansion and larges visuals.
The project is based on three specific premises: spatial flexibility, large environments and a fluid relationship with the outside.

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The morphological conformation of the house is given by a large prism of concrete seen of 13 m X 13 m, suspended in the air that contains the private areas of the house. To delimit internally

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House NO.20; Order in Chaos / White Cube Atelier

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  • Other Participants: Mohamad Asadzade, Hengameh Rezaee
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Text description provided by the architects. Getting closer to Maku, where this house is located in, you are faced with a winding road trapped in a narrow valley including a river within and the city view surprisingly appears as you pass a crescent. Bare soaring mountains embrace this historical border city and include one of the most huge and unique roof of climbing crags in Iran. There is a castle close to the wall and the wall is above 100 meters high. Some Buildings have been constructed on the mountain slopes in different historical eras and it seems that contemporary buildings have grown chaotically.

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This mysterious city including forgotten values like city view and architectural

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Screen House / Warc Studio Architects

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  • Architects: Warc Studio Architects
  • Location: Camberwell, Australia
  • Lead Architects: Andrew Wilson, Wesley Baigent
  • Other Participants: Structplan (structural engineer), Blue Lotus Energy Rating, Abishara McLindin (builder)
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Aaron Pocock
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Text description provided by the architects. This project is for modest yet highly detailed alterations and additions to an existing detached weatherboard Edwardian residence with a rear Western aspect in Camberwell, Victoria. As well as the proposed living area additions, the brief called for the upgrading of existing bath rooms, wardrobes, improved internal circulation, the provision of a swimming pool, and landscaped utility areas

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The design solution focused on the interaction with the garden and outdoor space while managing the potentially harsh Western aspect of the site. Windows, cabinetry, walls and ceilings were also strategically placed to unveil views and openings to the outside. On

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Elwood Townhouse / InForm

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  • Interior Designer: Kanako Nakanishi
  • Styling: Heather Nette King
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From the architect. A concrete party wall extends the entire length of the townhouse, separating it from its neighbour (it is one in a row of three) and visually connecting the front entry to the rear courtyard garden.

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On the ground floor the study, kitchen and living areas flow around a glazed central courtyard, which with an adjacent crafted timber stair provides a central light source and focus to the long lineal space.

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A small den provides a quiet retreat and addresses the front deck and garden. The upper floor includes two luxuriously appointed bedrooms and a yoga studio, Yoga Lane, sits above the carport beyond the rear courtyard.

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Noguera House / Riesco+Rivera arquitectos

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  • Collaborator: Francisco Adriasola C.
  • Construction: TDR
  • Site Area: 1.277,88 m2
  • Built Area: 139,8 m2 + terraces
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From the architect. The commission consisted of a simple program: a space for various public activities in the house: living, working, and eating, in addition to integrating an exhibition area for pre-Columbian artworks, with an independent kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms.

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The main difficulty was to achieve a quality space for the owner, who was used to living in large areas, and was building a detached house for a new period of life.

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The site was an old plot with houses and existing park, subdivided among the children, leaving a remnant where the new house

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House in El Sesteo / Arkosis

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  • Collaborators: Ma. Fernanda Matamoros, Cristian Alvarez, Carlos Jiménez, Jeffrey Cubero
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From the architect. The house intends to reflect the general spirit of the site as understood from its history, in this case it relates more to its origin as a "sesteo" than to its more ostentatious present.  A sesteo was the place where oxcart drivers would spend the night after a long journey; this name lingered on and was given to the current upper-middle class community.

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Fantastic Realism allows the argument to be a real fact, to which "an illusory or fantastic ingredient" is added.  An imaginary archeology is the excuse to unearth ancient walls, traces of a possible past that will support the present-future of the

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Terrace House Renovation / O2 Design Atelier

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The house is located at a new housing development area at Sungai Buloh with standard lot size of 22’x75’. The Client’s intention is maximize the internal space of the house by extending it outwards.

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From outside, the house’s contemporary design approach is integrated with lush garden at the front porch. This is a big contrast to typical terrace houses carparks at front porch, sacrificing garden space. The Designer has reduced the parking space at front porch in return for a lush front garden. 

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The interior of the house has been designed with open plan concept, connecting Living, Dining and Kitchen space. At the center of the house, a double height space is created with greenery, natural light and shadow. The traditional concept of courtyard house

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Haitang Villa / ARCHSTUDIO

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  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Location: Chaoyang District
  • Design Team: Han Wen-Qiang, Li Yun-Tao
  • Area: 510.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Magic Penny

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From the architect. The project is a three-story townhouse located in a residential area in the eastern suburbs of Beijing. The first floor and the basement are a connected space which is used to receive visitors. The second floor is for daily living, it has separate entrances and exits.

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The basic concept of the design is to use the changes of material and space to blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor, and the relationship among interfaces, to create an open environment rich in layers, thus to make the interior space get rid of limited decoration, and return to a natural, simple, quiet and oriental living atmosphere.

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The design of the first floor is developed around living

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Home Office / NatOffice

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  • Architects: NatOffice
  • Location: Reggio Emilia, Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: Christian Gasparini
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Filippo Poli

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  • Building Contractor: coesa srl
  • Structures: Paolo Delmonte. ingeos
  • Heating And Energy System: Stefano Anzillotti. Ren Solution
  • Site Supervision: Christian Gasparini. natoffice
  • Site Area: 60000 m2
© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli

From the architect. The architectural recovery of historical listed settlement Casa Gualerzi is based on the preservation of the typological and morphological building’s characters.

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The project works on existing indoor levels, reinterpreted contemporarily, whereas voids and full spaces of the historical facades and the typological elements such as the porch, don’t change but becomes key points to define free plans inside the volume, that slide on each other generating double and triple height cavities.

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The staircase is studied on the columns original system of the barn. The spaces on

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