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
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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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Guateque Office / Estudio Atemporal

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  • Architects: Estudio Atemporal
  • Location: Lago Xochimilco 135, Anáhuac I Secc, 11320 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architects In Charge: Luciana de la garza, Paul Curuchet
  • Construction: Estudio Atemporal
  • Area: 722.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Luis Gallardo LGM Studio
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Anáhuac neighborhood of Mexico City in a space that years ago served as a Factory.

The space consists of two large areas: a warehouse with a structure based on columns and a saw-tooth roof; and a three-level building with an institutional characteristic.

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On one hand, the first section, the warehouse, becomes a kind of workshop that is modulated through two large iron frameworks that divide the space into three; two offices and a central area used for leisure

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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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Shangjia Maker Space II / HUA Architects

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  • Interiors Designers: HUA Architects
  • Location: No.1 Changkong Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Patent Of Movable Multifunctional Partition: HUA Architects
  • Area: 2441.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Haiting Sun
  • Interior Design: GOA LOKON
  • Structural Design: Su Liu / Shouang Architects
  • Lighting Design: HUAH
  • Engineering Design: Xiaoyan Chang, Yunfeng Chang
  • Architectural Ecological Technology Consultation: Deyin Zhang/ Department of Building Technology and Science of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
  • Clients: Excellent Fashion CO.,LTD
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This project is located on the first and second floors in a multi-storey plant building with a depth of up to 24 meters and a floor height of only 3.6 meters. The original building for maker space features poor lighting and ventilation, and the design begins with analysis of lighting and ventilation.
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According to analysis of

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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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Thai’s Apartment / INÁ Arquitetura

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  • Architects: INÁ Arquitetura
  • Location: 9 de Julho, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Authors: Júlio Beraldo, Marcos Mendes, Karen Evangelisti
  • Architect In Charge: Júlio Beraldo
  • Team: Júlio Beraldo, Marcos Mendes, Karen Evangelisti, Roberta Zatz, Ricardo Froes
  • Area: 90.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Maíra Acayaba
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Text description provided by the architects. Thai’s apartment was a renovation of an old apartment in one of São Paulo’s biggest avenues, 9 de Julho, to house a young single man who just moved back into the city and loves cooking and having people over. The building was built around the 1950s and has a privilegie view to Paulista, one of the most important avenue of the state, which had an important part in the design concept alongside the redistribution of the rooms, prioritizing the social areas and the renovation for a cleaner and more contemporary

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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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Laboratory and Logistics Building / Mikkelsen Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. The 9 500 m² laboratory and logistics building houses shared research facilities and is home to the Clinical Biochemistry Division, which annually supplies around nine million blood tests to the hospital and GPs. In addition, the building is made up of test rooms, laboratories, offices, as well as a warehouse with associated logistic and storage functions. Various articles are distributed to the rest of the hospital via tunnels running from the basement area.

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The wide staircase that winds up through the middle of the structure forms the backbone of the building – and acts as a social, fluid space that provides coherence and overview. The building’s central staircase allows for interaction and is a life-giving axis

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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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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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Scandinavian Spaceship / Kvistad Design Studio

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Text description provided by the architects. Norwegian design studio Kvistad recently completed a major upgrade of Bakken & Bæck’s HQ office in Oslo. The unconventional office interior is a union of spaceage, futurism, and friendly Scandinavian forms.

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A lot of ideas are taken from spacefaring vessels. All floors, walls, and ceiling are painted in the same color, to give a feeling that everything is molded in the same material.

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Some rooms have carpets on floors expanding to cover the walls, suitable for a zero-gravity environment. Many of the details are supported by thin lines to resemble weightlessness.

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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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Art, Architecture and a Modern Office / Alexander Martin Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. Alexander Martin Architects (AMA) has repurposed an 18th century listed Georgian townhouse for use as a private office in Mayfair, London. The brief was to create a headquarters that could accommodate large meetings and events, whilst simultaneously providing private offices and workspace. A core challenge was to adapt the demands of a modern office within six relatively small floor plates yet ensure that the historical character of the building was restored and celebrated.

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Working in tandem with the architect, Lady Deirdre Dyson developed a carpeting scheme to give harmony to the building and bring colour and a sense of luxury to the new office space.

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P02 Apartment / Comma Studio

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  • Architects: Comma Studio
  • Location: 458 Minh Khai, Hai Ba Trưng District, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Quoc Thanh
  • Area: 78.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Quoc Thanh, Nhat Trung
  • Other Participant: Thu Huong, Nhat Trung, Tung Duong
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Text description provided by the architects. In this renovation project, we tried to control the integration of private and common space within the apartment in a flexible way, in the effort of giving the clients a better condition of living and sharing the space between each member of their 4 members family. The structure of the existing space contains a big volume for the kitchen, dining and living area which spreads out from the entry to the main balcony of the apartment, and the two adjacent bedrooms connect to this main space by two swing doors.

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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
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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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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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