Thuy Khue House / HGAA

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  • Architects: HGAA
  • Location: Hanói, Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Nguyen Van Thu, Nguyen Minh Duc
  • Area: 85.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hoang Le Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. Thuy Khue house is located at a crowded residential area in Hanoi, which contains numerous long, small and narrow alleys. The living environment in areas like this is always short of green and natural light. The design is an effort to deal with the situation, in order to create a living environment that close to nature in such an unhealthy urban atmosphere.

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The site has an amorphous shape without façade, surrounded by 4- to 5-story houses, left only a small path leading to the house.

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The design proposes a 3-storey high courtyard at the core of the site. It includes two parts, half inside

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Space House / HBA-rchitects

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  • Architects: HBA-rchitects
  • Location: Yangju-si, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Hyobin Jung
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Woochul Jung
  • Structural Engineer: Kum Structure
  • Construction: ileap Constructure
  • Site Area: 254.80 ㎡
  • Building Area: 127.37 ㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 207.55 ㎡
  • Client: Youngwoo Kim
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1. Space
The universe is a broad word that encompasses all the material, space, and time that exists in the world. Would not the family's material, time, and space be like another small universe? The fact that the word "universe" is composed of 宇(house) 宙(house) gives more meaning to our idea. We decided to make a small universe of 13.4m X 13.4m squares, assuming that each of the planets, the family, would be involved in various ways and their time. Because the house was like a small universe of space and time.

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Kanoko Building / EASTERN Design Office

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  • Other Participants: Ryoma Murata Buiding Studio
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Text description provided by the architects. This architecture might remind you of the images of
Kanoko, a fawn drinking water,  “Kanoko” means a young deer in Japanese
Like a collar of a Kimono
Like Origami, folding paper work
A huge thumb pointing to the ground
An asymmetric shape

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The site is situated on a corner, so you can see two facades of this building. This is the first building that catches your eyes when you get out of the station. Accordingly, we have designed this building not just as a simple cube, but as a funny and interesting form composed by two sides of the façade in order to make

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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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Omaha Art House / Olson Kundig

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Location: Omaha, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Jim Olson, FAIA
  • Design Principal: Paul Schlachter
  • Area: 4990.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider
  • Project Manager: Megan Zimmerman, LEED® AP BD+C
  • Project Architect: Christine Burkland, Interior Design
  • Contractor: APS Custom
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Text description provided by the architects. The redesign of this Omaha, Nebraska home focused on seamlessly integrating artworks from the couple’s extensive collection. Devoted almost entirely to the work of artist Jun Kaneko, the collection includes several large-scale sculptural and two-dimensional works. Kaneko is known for his strong sensitivity to space and surrounding environments. Accordingly, this home’s design paid special attention to the relationship of the artworks both to the built environment, and to the newly integrated natural environment brought visually into the home.

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Opening up the home to the surrounding landscaping was a prime directive for

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GAS House / OOIIO Arquitectura

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  • Architects: OOIIO Arquitectura
  • Location: Mora, Spain
  • Author Architects: Joaquín Millán Villamuelas
  • Design Team: Natalia Garmendia Cobo, Jessica Bérard, Paolo Mercorillo
  • Area: 310.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Josefotoinmo
  • Construction: Eco-Magón s.l.
  • Structure: CPE consultora de proyectos y estructuras s.l.
  • Installations: Agroser Ingenieros
  • Building Engineer: Esteban Martín-Tesorero
  • Safety And Health: Esteban Martín-Tesorero
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“The Four Patios Home”
OOIIO Architecture completes the construction of a new single-family housing project. It is a work done with much love for a young and modern couple who wanted a comfortable, bright and different house. Casa GAS has been designed hand in hand with the clients, who from the first moment were personally involved in making their home as special and personal as possible, letting the architects work and listening to their advice, proposing ideas, participating of the exciting process that means to build your own house, to materialize a

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Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers

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  • Architects: Eek en Dekkers
  • Location: Epse, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect: Iggie Dekkers
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Thomas Mayer
  • Contractor: Hanzebouw BV
  • Constructor: JV2 bouwadvies BV
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Text description provided by the architects. Following the holiday home that Piet Hein Eek designed in 2005 in the forest near Epse, we were approached by a family who has also purchased a plot of land a few hundred metres further in the same woodland. In this super beautiful place, in the middle of the woods in between the mature trees, are two old holiday homes linked by a garage in between. The elongated building with an open space on the south facade was in a poor state of repair and in no way met modern living requirements.

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However, the position in relation to the sun and the open space with a

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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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East Lake House / Robert Young Architects

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  • Architects: Robert Young Architects
  • Location: Montauk, United States
  • Lead Architects: Robert Young, John Buckley, Justin Blejer
  • Area: 8473.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Michael Moran
  • Project Team: Satoi Akimoto, Viktoria Rauter, Robert Deacon
  • Structural Engineering: Becker Engineering, Pc
  • Civil Engineer: D.B. Bennett P.E., Pc
  • Mechanical And Energy Engineer: Zeroenergy Design
  • General Contractor: Men At Work Construction Corp
  • Landscape Architect: Laguardia Design
  • Landscape Contractor: James C. Grimes Land Design
  • Audio Visual: Audio Interiors
  • Lighting: Tirschwell & Co
  • Main House: 4629 sqft
  • Guest House: 3844 sqft
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Text description provided by the architects. An intrinsic connection to, and respect for, nature defines this Montauk weekend residence at every glance. The owners purchased two adjacent lots that were sold as one, a rarity to find in the area. Yet instead of building one oversized house, RYA created two separate structures — a main house

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Very Low Energy House Halle / HASA – Architecten

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  • Engineering: BALT Engineering
  • Energy Advisor: SVE Energy
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Text description provided by the architects. This very energy-efficient house (NEBverw 14,89 kWh/m²) is conceived as a series of interlocking, spacious rooms that, thanks to its meticulously placed windows, open up to its surroundings. Although designed for a dynamic 70-year-old, it is suited for a family of 4.

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The semi-detached house had to respect the volume of the neighbouring house, constructed 20 years earlier. To compensate for the rather low cornice that had to be respected, we made cut-outs in the roof surface to allow daylight to enter the bedrooms on the first and second floor.

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Diamond Head Mountain House / Rob Paulus Architects

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  • Landscape Architect: Rob Paulus Architects
  • Construction Manager: Rob Paulus Architects
  • Interior Designer: Baker + Hesseldenz Design, Inc.
  • Construction Cost: $480,000
  • Owner: Sheldon Danielson
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Text description provided by the architects. This house for an astronomer in the Tucson Mountains takes full advantage of its sloping site to create a dramatic living arrangement in a harsh yet beautiful environment. Working with a minimal footprint, the stacked scheme utilizes strategic view openings as well as a vertical progression of spaces to proceed from enclosed and earthbound to lofty and skyward. An observatory on top of the hill with remote viewing inside the house completes the scheme.

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Passive solar orientation creates large openings to north views with shaded glazing at south vistas that

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Family House in Zámecká Street / Mimosa architekti

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Text description provided by the architects. The unique atmosphere of Zámecká street in the centre of Mikulov is created by its small sized buildings, views of the rooftops of historic houses and the wide horizon that opens to show the Austrian landscape in addition to the dominating mass of Mikulov chateau behind one’s back and, last but not least, by the history of the Jewish Quarter in the centre of which the street is located. The explicit intent of the architect manifested itself in his efforts to preserve privacy in the busy touristic surroundings while respecting the historic character of Mikulov centre and making an inconspicuous but clear distinction between the house and the surrounding historic buildings at the same time.

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Swisshouse Galbisio / Davide Macullo Architects

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  • Architects: Davide Macullo Architects
  • Location: Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Lead Architects: Davide Macullo
  • Project Architect: Lorenza Tallarini
  • Design Collaborators: Michele Alberio
  • Area: 260.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Alexandre Zveiger
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Text description provided by the architects. Our design is an articulated construction meant for the enjoyment of the spaces for many years to come.

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From afar the building is a marker in the landscape, it expresses a meaning already suggested by its context. From close up, it is a collection of many things and from within, a world, that changes with the passing of the hours of the day and the days of the year.

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The design is like a constellation of points, each one’s luminosity defining our priorities, corresponding to the ambitions of those who live within it and is an interpretation of the spaces that embrace the

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SIHORU / 100A associates

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  • Architects: 100A associates
  • Location: Jeju-si, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Kwang-il An, Sol-ha Park
  • Area: 95.93 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jae-yoon Kim
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Text description provided by the architects. Sihoru is a building to soak into the environment blandly without using any technical skills. It resembles surroundings harmoniously through its moderate form and natural properties of matter. Natural elements immanent in this space such as light, water, stones and shadow interact one another constantly. This space has the essence to keep dynamic flow in its simplicity.

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Sihoru is a single pension located at a small village of Jeju named Dongbok-ri. This is the first business for a couple of clients who have lived for a long time in Seoul and 100A associates’ first project in Jeju. Above all, we started from understanding Jeju’s environment and locality, in proceeding this project as

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Tetris Extension / Crosshatch

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  • Architects: Crosshatch
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Total Area: 326 m2
  • Area: 145.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jaime Diaz-Berrio
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Text description provided by the architects. Tetris Extension in Melbourne’s inner north-west is a compact addition completed in early 2018. The clients, a young couple with two small children, had outgrown their neat Californian bungalow and needed more room to move. Crosshatch was engaged to create a sympathetic yet efficient rear extension to meet the family’s needs, while still retaining the much-loved character of the original two-bedroom home. The existing floor plan was also reconfigured to provide a third bedroom, additional bathroom and central lounge.

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A hard-working solution.
The simplicity of the resulting extension belies a high level of complexity and multi- functionalism that considers every aspect of the site and its surrounds. Crosshatch’s

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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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House Minard Ghent / aNNo architects

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  • Architects: aNNo architects
  • Location: Gent, Belgium
  • Lead Architects: aNNo architects
  • Other Participants: Util structural engineers, Brussels / Donum furniture, Antwerp
  • Area: 800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Barbara Joseph, Hannelore Veelaert
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Text description provided by the architects. Restoration and renovation of a 19th century listed mansion in the centre of Ghent for living, working and relaxing. The mansion was originally designed by arch. Minard back in 1878. The house was in a bad shape. Nonetheless…

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What is striking: the generous passage, the beautifully decorated salons on the ground floor, the rich ornaments, ... What is amazing: the original circulation. The stairs - wide and narrow, curved and straight, light and dark, magnificent and sober - are a translation of the double life that was once lived in the house. The visible and present chic next to the invisible support in

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Villa-VR / YTAA – Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates

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  • Consulting Structural Engineer: Nabil Hennaoui S.A.L.
  • Consulting Electrical Engineer: Gilbert Tambourgi
  • Consulting Mechanical Engineer: Roger Kazopoulo
  • General Finishing Contractor: Hakime Entreprise
  • Project And Cost Management: Charles E. Maroun Consult
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Text description provided by the architects. The topographical disposition of this site, with a 25-meter difference between the road and its lowest point, led to a somewhat counterintuitive approach: to view the site as one would, a highly structured piece of architecture. The structure itself was then imagined as a plot with gentle contours. Two expansive roofs, rather like vast sheets, seemingly insubstantial yet solid, trace the outlines of two floors, with living areas on the lower level and bedrooms upstairs. The pre-stressed white concrete structure is taken to the limit of

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Villa-VR / YTAA – Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates

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  • Consulting Structural Engineer: Nabil Hennaoui S.A.L.
  • Consulting Electrical Engineer: Gilbert Tambourgi
  • Consulting Mechanical Engineer: Roger Kazopoulo
  • General Finishing Contractor: Hakime Entreprise
  • Project And Cost Management: Charles E. Maroun Consult
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Text description provided by the architects. The topographical disposition of this site, with a 25-meter difference between the road and its lowest point, led to a somewhat counterintuitive approach: to view the site as one would, a highly structured piece of architecture. The structure itself was then imagined as a plot with gentle contours. Two expansive roofs, rather like vast sheets, seemingly insubstantial yet solid, trace the outlines of two floors, with living areas on the lower level and bedrooms upstairs. The pre-stressed white concrete structure is taken to the limit of

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