The Waterfront Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. The Waterfront Retreat is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.
Responding the clients’ brief - a house offering sanctuary and entertainment, the Waterfront Retreat is designed to allow nature to lead, offering maximum seclusion and connection to its surrounds and outlook.

Located on a steeply sloping waterfront block, facing the vast expanse of Sydney’s Pittwater, a terraced, four level building progressively stepping towards the water & with the sites terrain. A series of floating platforms are presented as a sequence of cantilevered concrete slabs that float above a recessed stacked-stone podium. To maximise the sense of levitation, the slabs are tapered to a

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GG House / sommet

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  • Architects: maria ines saavedra, mariano donoso, diego frias, yazmin lara
  • Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Architect In Charge: Sebastian Fernandez de Cordova Frerking
  • Area: 747.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographer: Leonardo Finotti
  • Structural Engineer: Fernando Aragon
  • Hydrosanitary Engineer: Federico Ferrufino
  • Electrical Engineer: Reynaldo Cabrera
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Text description provided by the architects. The GG house is located in a privileged site surrounded by vegetation in a gated community. The natural slope of the terrain allows the house to sit on top of the hill and hide the service area below the ground. This allows us to solve the program in three levels, but still maintain the composition of two overlapping volumes that sit just on top of the terrain. In order to maintain the most existing trees possible, we decided to push the ground floor back and locate the house´s massing in-between existing

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Villa Zeist 2 / HofmanDujardin

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  • Architects: HofmanDujardin
  • Location: Zeist, The Netherlands
  • Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman, Anne Boonstra, Fabian van den Bosch, Maik Peters
  • Area: 375.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Matthijs van Roon
  • Consultant Construction : BREEDID
  • Consultant Installations : Bureau 1232
  • Consultant Light : Modular lighting
  • Consultant Costs : Archisupport
  • Contractor : Kormelink
© Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in the pine woods, Villa Zeist 2 by HofmanDujardin adds a strong horizontal line to the vertical nature of its surroundings. A concrete canopy connects the different brick volumes of the villa, which reflect the wishes of the family. Their house is conceived as a series of interconnected rooms which provide intimacy and offer views to the woods and the sky.

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Pockets
The general scheme of Villa Zeist 2 combines the family’s wish for privacy with the possibilities and restrictions

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Villa Zeist 2 / HofmanDujardin

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  • Architects: HofmanDujardin
  • Location: Zeist, The Netherlands
  • Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman, Anne Boonstra, Fabian van den Bosch, Maik Peters
  • Area: 375.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Matthijs van Roon
  • Consultant Construction : BREEDID
  • Consultant Installations : Bureau 1232
  • Consultant Light : Modular lighting
  • Consultant Costs : Archisupport
  • Contractor : Kormelink
© Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in the pine woods, Villa Zeist 2 by HofmanDujardin adds a strong horizontal line to the vertical nature of its surroundings. A concrete canopy connects the different brick volumes of the villa, which reflect the wishes of the family. Their house is conceived as a series of interconnected rooms which provide intimacy and offer views to the woods and the sky.

© Matthijs van Roon © Matthijs van Roon

Pockets
The general scheme of Villa Zeist 2 combines the family’s wish for privacy with the possibilities and restrictions

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Ceiba House / Jorge Ramirez

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Text description provided by the architects. Ceiba House was created starting from a small and old neocolonial construction of the 1930s, in which the current owner lived for more than 10 years. Suddenly, the need arose to expand it to house his new family: Himself: plastic artist, a dancer/yoga teacher and two small children.

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The original house, although it had the typical elements of Mexican neocolonial architecture, did not have great historical or architectural value, yet the project's guiding principle was to preserve it intact. As well as the ancient pyramids, where the new structure was built over the previous one, leaving it drowned inside,

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Edge House / KARO Architects

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  • Architects: KARO Architects
  • Location: Yongin, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Kijung Kim
  • Design Team: Hyunyong Jo
  • Area: 95.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hyo sook Jin
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Text description provided by the architects. The entry edge of a block house complex was shaped like a sharp triangle.
It was not easy to deploy an efficient plane. But behind the land was a small forested mountain. We decided to put the conditions of distribution in our plan as an advantage. In fact, the architect was looking for a site that was located on the mountain behind him and knew the value of the site. And the architect rejected the uniform design of the complex house and wanted to build his own house. To do so, they chose land that is only located at the beginning and away from the inside.

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A Viewpoint Towards the Landscape / RGB arquitectos

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  • Architects: RGB arquitectos
  • Location: Calpe, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Ramón Gandía Brull
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Mayte Piera
  • Technical Architect: Joaquín Pérez Sánchez
  • Collaborator Architect: Jose Agustín Valls Roig
  • Constructor: Ribeco, S.L.
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Text description provided by the architects. A plot in the mountain. A viewpoint towards the landscape. The perfect orientation, both in  views (sea and tip of Albir), as in sunlight (South). These are the bases with which we start to generate this project, whose idea is based precisely on the fact that the house understand as a lookout, a piece that perfectly marks the will to frame the landscape. Its main form, prismatic, appears by that cinematographic framing concept.

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The general volume of the house is made up of three floors: the highest one, which houses the access and the garage, is further removed, subtly linked on one

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Sydney Street House / Fouché Architects

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  • Architects: Fouché Architects
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Lead Architects: Larissa Fouché, Rayne Fouché
  • Area: 368.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Cieran Murphy
  • Builder: Rod Mahoney
  • Styling: Coco Republic
  • Private Certifier: Bartley Burns
  • Quantity Surveyor: Price A Plan
  • Planner: Urban Strategies
© Cieran Murphy © Cieran Murphy

Text description provided by the architects. The original pre-1946 house that occupied the site had previously been used as a boarding house. It had been raised and all verandahs were enclosed. The living spaces were internalised and segregated and there was little connection between outside and inside.

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The renovation works sought to bring light, tactility and connectivity to an otherwise dreary and rundown house. Objectives included the removal of internal floor space in lieu of additional floor space; to create spaces that are tactile, voluminous and light-filled; and to strengthen connections between spaces both internally

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OP9 House / Office 88

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  • Architects: Office 88
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Lead Designer: Gorgi Gulevski
  • Structural Engineer: LMW Design Group
  • Area: 570.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Katherine Lu
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Text description provided by the architects. The home is situated in a newly established suburban neighbourhood, with the intent of creating a calm and serene atmosphere through its materials and orientation. The project features a 350m2 main dwelling with a ‘little brother’ secondary dwelling tucked away at the back of the site. The two dwellings are separated by a curved wall that extends to wrap around a swimming pool.

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Entry to the main dwelling features a grand, double height foyer, which leads into a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area. These areas spill out onto a north-facing courtyard with a swimming pool, creating a seamless transparency between the indoor

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Erve BE / Reitsema & partners architects

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  • Architects: Reitsema & partners architects
  • Location: Enter, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects: Theo Reitsema, Tim de Graag, Jacob Kunst, Dennis Weerink
  • Landscape Architect Team: Stephan Schorn, Mark Elshof, Eelerwoude, Goor
  • Area: 625.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ronald Tilleman
  • Interior Architect: Veronique Bolscher, Vero interieur
  • Interior Construction: Interieur Oost, Enter
  • Contractor: Stamsnijder-Homan BV, Bornerbroek
  • Installation: Morrenhof Jansen
  • Gardener: Stamsnijder & Otten Hoveniers, Enter
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Text description provided by the architects. A country estate complete with tasting room has been built in the Twente countryside, designed by Reitsema & partners architects and consultants Eelerwoude. The project is part of a broader plan by a local entrepreneur to breathe new life into the landscape. The land in the planning area is divided into “rooms” separated by solid old “walls” of trees. In the new layout, each “room” is being given a slightly different shape and the visibility

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The Tailored Home / Lloyd Hartley Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. Presented with a client holding a prominent position within the New Zealand couture fashion industry, we explored the metaphor of tailoring to provide an altered silhouette and 'clothing' for an existing plastered home with Modernist intentions.  As such, this project became a study in finding methods to express hems, darts and trims to create a crafted and bespoke re-clad solution.

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The materiality was selected to enhance the handcrafted nature of the dwelling's new clothes.  The narrow cedar boards suggest a finely woven suiting material and the carefully crafted folded seams of the aluminium roofing panels further emphasize this tailored approach.

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Villa 118 / Denrakaev

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  • Architects: Denrakaev
  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Lead Architects: Denis Rakaev
  • Area: 150.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko
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Text description provided by the architects. The villa has a clear and understandable structure. The central part is occupied by the common space of the Living Room, which combines: a sofa area, a dining area and open kitchen.

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On the right and on the left, two residential wings adjoin the living room, which can be reached via two independent corridors. In the left wing there is a Master Bedroom with a separate bathroom, a bathroom and a Wardrobe room. In the right wing there is a Cabinet, transforming, if necessary, into the Guest bedroom.

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When the Cabinet has its own bathroom and toilet. From the common living room space there is

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Gresham Street House / Jackson Teece

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Text description provided by the architects. This re-creation of a family home, tailored to its occupant’s lifestyles, was realised through careful consideration of layout and context. Gresham Street House is an example of vernacular architecture, the architect and Director of Jackson Teece, Daniel Hudson lived there for 6 years before taking on the redesign. Ultimately, he has taken an existing “Queenslander” and shaped the design to create a home that acts as the epitome of shelter in a harsh climate.

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“Internally it was almost the opposite of what it should be. It was around the wrong way. So the main objective was to reconfigure the layout, the program of the house, without changing any of the wall locations.” - Daniel Hudson, Jackson Teece

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BS House / Reisarchitettura

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  • Architects: Reisarchitettura
  • Location: Ostuni, Italy
  • Lead Architects: Arch. Nicola Isetta, Arch. Paola Rebellato
  • Area: 170.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Alessandra Bello
  • Structural Design: Ing. Angelo Minetti
  • Mechanical And Plumbing Installations Design: Ing. Francesco Bertolo
  • Electrical Installations, Home Automation And Lighting Design: Per. Ind. Ivano Bressan
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Text description provided by the architects. A SMART STUDIO-HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF PUGLIA
In the countryside of Ostuni a refuge immersed in Valle D'Itria, smart and connected, to work and relax. The house reinterprets with a contemporary taste the traditional shapes and materials of rural Puglia and is integrated in the landscape, while home automation technology allows complete control through app on Smart Device and optimizes energy consumption for total independence.

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A SMART STUDIO-HOUSE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF PUGLIA
An important German manager and his journalist wife have chosen Puglia not for holiday

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Platform House / studioplusthree

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  • Builder: Everest Constructions
  • Structural Engineer: Cantilever Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
  • Planner: PCN Consulting
  • Quantity Surveyor: Donald Bayley
  • Building Certifier: Peter Boyce
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Text description provided by the architects. Sydney-based architecture practice studioplusthree has created a new living platform bringing light, air and space to a highly constrained triangular site in Sydney’s east. In an urban response to the site’s limitations of light and open space, living areas are elevated up to the tree canopy - offering lush panoramas, abundant light and a sense of horizon.

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Responding to the triangular site, the diagonal cut of the first floor volume is manifested in elements throughout; from window reveals to planter boxes and outdoor seating. Acting as both cladding and screen, the upstairs volumes is wrapped

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Duplicate-Duplex / TOUCH Architect

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Text description provided by the architects. A major pain point of staying in 64 sq.m. of a duplex condominium unit, which is used for a home-studio for an animator and an artist, is that there is not enough space for the dwelling. Moreover, a double-volume space of living area with a huge glass curtain wall faces west. High temperature occurs all day long since it allows direct sunlight to come inside.

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In order to solve both mentioned problems, three additional items are proposed which are, GRID PARTITION, EXTENSION DECK, and STEPPING SPACE.

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A glass partition not only dividing space between

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Roofless House / Craig Steely Architecture

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  • Architects: Craig Steely Architecture
  • Location: Atherton, United States
  • Lead Architect: Craig Steely AIA
  • Project Team: Luigi Silverman, Ryan Leidner, Tune Kantharoup, Anastasia Victor
  • Area: 2900.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Darren Bradley
  • Contractor: Drew Maran Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Elias Gonzalez
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Text description provided by the architects. Atherton California, just down El Camino Real from Stanford University, is in the heart of Silicon Valley.  It is a suburban city characterized by mature trees and homes on large plots hidden behind fences.

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The climate is temperate, almost Mediterranean and the owner of this house wanted a home where she could live outdoors as much as possible.  Complicating this desire was that the lot is long and narrow and her view on all sides was of the backs of the neighboring houses which (like

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Binary House / Christopher Polly Architect

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  • Builder: Owner
  • Structural Engineer: SDA Structures
  • Hydraulic Consultant: ACOR Consultants
  • Landscape: Fig Landscapes
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Text description provided by the architects. A crafted volume is carefully connected to the retained and refashioned rear of an original 1960’s yellow brick envelope to enact clear planning, cost and environmental values in an articulated binary composition - a cellular and private front to the street, with an open and public rear that expands to its landscape setting. The owners, a young couple, moved from Melbourne to embrace a beach lifestyle on the southern fringes of Sydney and commissioned a transformation to their home to accommodate their way of living with Ian, their energetic kelpie.

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Binary House / Christopher Polly Architect

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  • Builder: Owner
  • Structural Engineer: SDA Structures
  • Hydraulic Consultant: ACOR Consultants
  • Landscape: Fig Landscapes
© Brett Boardman Photography © Brett Boardman Photography

Text description provided by the architects. A crafted volume is carefully connected to the retained and refashioned rear of an original 1960’s yellow brick envelope to enact clear planning, cost and environmental values in an articulated binary composition - a cellular and private front to the street, with an open and public rear that expands to its landscape setting. The owners, a young couple, moved from Melbourne to embrace a beach lifestyle on the southern fringes of Sydney and commissioned a transformation to their home to accommodate their way of living with Ian, their energetic kelpie.

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2I4E House / P+0 Architecture + David Pedroza Castañeda

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  • Collaborators: Adriana Guisa Romero, Ileana Luna, Luis Villareal, Yannick Strickler, Oscar Rodriguez
  • Construction: P+B Arquitectura y Construcción
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Text description provided by the architects. A weekend house for a couple was set out in a wooden terrain with descending topography. The best views are located a few meters from the access, in the same place where a dip, that testifies the occasional passing of important quantities of water across the land, is situated. It is right there where we decided to set the house to facilitate the access as well as minimize the presence of the construction in the landscape.

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The original proposal was a bridge-house where a large volume, suspended over a ravine will connect the two stone garages supported

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