House H / HHF Architects

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  • Architects: HHF Architects
  • Location: Starnberg, Germany
  • Lead Architects: Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler with David Gregori y Ribes
  • Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jonathan Sage
  • Executing Architects: Jacob & Spreng; Christoph Jacob and Bettina Spreng
  • Structural Engineering: Ingenieurbüro Eisenhauer
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Text description provided by the architects. In 2013, HHF Architects built House D in Nuglar near Basel, which has since received multiple awards. Now it has a younger but bigger brother: House H in Starnberg, created in collaboration with the Munich firm of Jacob & Spreng, is a similar home for a family of five. The shared forms, materials, and concepts characterize the degree to which the two single-family houses are related. The open ground floor of House H, like that of its predecessor, seems to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Glass and reflective facade elements made of chrome-plated steel – which

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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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2018 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project / Yale School of Architecture

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  • Client: Columbus House
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Text description provided by the architects. Each year since 1967, students in the Yale School of Architecture’s professional degree program have designed and built a structure in the summer after their second semester. Founded by Charles Moore as the first academic design-build program in the country, the early years of the Yale Building Project resulted in community centers and campgrounds in Appalachia and New England. Since 1989, the Building Project has created homes for over 50 New Haven families.

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Students participating in this year’s Jim Vlock First Year Building Project—created in partnership with Columbus House, a New Haven-based homelessness services provider—have designed a two-unit home in

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The Lake House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

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  • Architects: Suyama Peterson Deguchi
  • Location: United States
  • Design Team: George Suyama, Ric Peterson, Chris Haddad, Alex Rhodes, Greg Gartrell, Davis Hammer, Jessie Kingsley
  • Area: 1841.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Kevin Scott
  • Structural Engineer: Gary Mackenzie
  • Landscape Architect: Richard Hague
  • Interior Designer: Kylee Shintaffer
  • Civil Engineer: Jay Dacker
  • Envelope Consultant: Don Davis
  • Geotech Consultant (Soil Engineer): Mark McGinnis
  • Lot Size: 15631.0 ft2
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Text description provided by the architects. The Lake House was conceived as a 21st Century retreat – an escape from expectations of modern life to a lakefront cabin near the city. The site is a narrow plot of land tightly wedged between existing single-family houses. The houses have an imposing presence on the site creating a need for visual privacy.

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The program allowed the design to be conceptually simplified into three components – a thick wall extruded

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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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Casa PH2 / DX Arquitectos

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  • Architects: DX Arquitectos
  • Location: Padre Hurtado, Chile
  • Author Architects: Juan Luzoro, Federico Novoa
  • Area: 184.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Pablo Blanco
  • Collaborator: Pablo Hip
  • Reckoner: Rodrigo Bravo
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Text description provided by the architects. The house PH2 is a three-slope monovolume, fully dressed in the rusty tin on site, material taken from the rural environment, where agro-industrial buildings abound in various states of destruction. This "architecture without architects" that benefits from the lack of pretension serves us as a material reference, delimiting a stripped and essential formal language.

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The history of its development establishes a reflection on the individuality of the assignment and the traffic of ideas that go from one project to another. We made two previous versions of this house, which both were out of what the principal was willing to spend, facing the cessation of the project, we wanted

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A House in a Garden / David Leech Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. This project is a contemporary translation of the ordinary suburban house. In their spirit, the house is built economically using everyday materials and techniques easily sourced and knowledgeable for a local builder and tradesmen. These materials and techniques are amplified and exaggerated to become something at once ambiguous but familiar. The house is situated in a garden at the end of a short terrace of a 1940’s suburban estate on the edge of Dublin city. The site is bounded to the south by an existing hedge of hazel and privet, to the northwest by the blank wall of the original terrace and to the northeast by a high wall backing onto a public laneway.

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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
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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
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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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Continuing House / Naf Architect & Design

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  • Architects: Naf Architect & Design
  • Location: Yokosuka, Japan
  • Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect) , Teppei Amano
  • Area: 104.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Maximum Height: 6.521m
  • Maximum Eave Height: 7.221m
  • Frontal Road: 4.00m on the east
  • Site Area: 319.93m2
  • Total Floor Area: 102.12m2
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Text description provided by the architects. Childhood home of the wife of the client is a combination of Japanese and western style house built in the beginning of Showa era which stands on a hill about 15-minute’s walk from Kamakura station, historic town and tourist destination. It is located on slope of a hill looking down garden in east, verdant environment where wild squirrels run about in trees and flowers. Becoming decrepit 90 years after the construction, the house once faced difficulty in maintaining and surviving with imminent issues of inheritance.

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ThuBao’s House / 85 Design

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  • Architects: 85 Design
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Architect: To Huu Dung
  • Client: Mr.Bảo/ Mrs. Thư
  • Area: 104.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: To Huu Dung
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Text description provided by the architects. This house is located in a small alley in Danang City with a width of only 4m and a depth of more than 25m. The task is to design a full living space for a small family of 4 people including a Garage, Living, Kitchen and Dining, Study room, and 3 separate bedrooms.

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The specialty of Vietnam's townhouses is very small houses and it is built close together. Without a good traffic and design solution, it would be very dark and stuffy due to the lack of light and air. So, I immediately thought of the solution that would use two separate traffic and staircases combined with the skylights

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Island House / Michael Pinche

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  • Architects: Michael Pinche
  • Location: United States
  • Lead Architects: Mike Piche
  • Area: 3100.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Derek Skalko
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in a playful, eclectic neighborhood on the southern shore of Kauai, the Island House integrates the ubiquitous indoor/outdoor Hawaiian living with modern design.

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Already a secluded property with existing basalt rock property walls and mature palm trees, the simple L-shaped form reinforces privacy with a solid front façade and cap­tures a quiet yard for swimming and play. The breezeway pulls inhabitants into the front entrance portal in a moment of compression and concentrated ocean breezes. When you ascend up to the upper level, the open living spaces extend seamlessly to the outdoors with wide openings that provide a sense of floating within the Palms. The wide expanses provide panoramic views of ocean and inland

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Casa Piloto / Meraki Arquitectura + Diseño

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  • Architects: Meraki Arquitectura + Diseño
  • Location: Asunción, Paraguay
  • Architect In Charge: Violeta Perez + Amado Franco Rabito
  • Collaborators: Alvaro Iparraguirre, María José Zac, Cielo Paredes, Marcela Volpe y Guillermo Correa
  • Area: 4951.4 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Leonardo Méndez
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Text description provided by the architects. In a 12 × 30 ground ... 3 modules in Y ... 4 modules in x ...
They shape the way we pose on the ground.

In the first module Y on the left you will receive the main door of 3.45 m (width of the module) whose visual point of the garden is the pool and its water fall.

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In the middle module, a double height adjacent to the space of the staircase is practiced in the module next to it. This composition raises a whole scenographic social space, whose backdrop is the concrete wall in

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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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BV House / Traama Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Traama Arquitetura
  • Location: North Asa, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Ana Luiza Veloso, Amanda Saback
  • Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Edgard César
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Text description provided by the architects. Inserted in a beautiful landscape with a view to a reserve, this compact house was built in the Lago Norte neighborhood, Brasília, Brazil. Environmental constraints such as a big ground level difference and a lot of solar incidence in the terrain had a great influence on how the house was located in the property, as well as in the interior layout and window openings on the facade.

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This single story house reveals simplicity and minimalism with only two materials: concrete and white paint, lined up with the owner's personality. The charm is due to the asymmetries, the volume in the corner of the facade in artistic brick and the box

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4 Houses in Graça / Lioz Arquitetura

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  • Stability: Função & Equação
  • Hydraulic, Electrical And Ventilation Installations: Core Projects
  • Inspection: Mezcla e Certiva engenharia
  • Construction: Blue Arqmove
  • Client: New Living
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Text description provided by the architects. How to transform four dwellings of the nineteenth century into dwellings of the twenty-first century?  In this building of the mid-nineteenth century, comprising four residential fractions, adjoining another identical building, we were able to perceive the essence from an ancient housing system.

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The smaller scale apartments indicate that all the constituent elements of the original typology were considered as the minimum essential to inhabit. The relevance of the kitchen space, becomes perceptible, through the presence and position of the chimney; the absence of sanitary facilities as

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Small House for a Large Family / La Mirateca

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  • Architects: La Mirateca
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Authors: Emilia Ruipérez Bastida, Raúl Latorre Luna
  • Area: 165.65 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Patricia Forcen Scheu
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'Small house for a large family' is a project that tries to respond to numerous conditions given by the owners, a mother, and her daughter. The house is positioned on a small piece of land left by a house from the 50s, a landscaped enclave characterized by the agrarian structure that leaves the Segura River passing through the city of Murcia. 

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In this old house a family of eight children has grown, so the starting conditions were mainly oriented to a definition of the day space of the new house; he had to be able to host numerous family reunions. On the other hand, the position of the housing area at night was

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Beach House in Prumirim / brro arquitetos

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  • Architects: brro arquitetos
  • Location: Ubatuba, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Bruno Rossi
  • Area: 190.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: André Scarpa
  • Interior Designer: Manaa arquitetura
  • Wooden Structure Assembly: Ita Construtora
  • Structural Project: Gil Chinellato
  • Electrical And Hydraulical Project: RR Engenharia de instalações
  • Lightning Consultant: Ricardo Heder
  • Construction: Empreiteiro Adonias
  • Interior Production: Zacche Home
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Text description provided by the architects. The beach house of Prumirim is located in the northern coast of the São Paulo state - Brasil, it is laid out among the thick Atlantic woods of the Sao Paulo shoreline, a few meters from the sea. Due to the plentiful woods, the house implementation faces big limitations within the removal of threes. Keeping this in mind, creating engaging social areas became the focal point for the architectural project, that happened through the creation of patios that connect the spaces in the house benefiting

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Beach House in Prumirim / brro arquitetos

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  • Architects: brro arquitetos
  • Location: Ubatuba, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Bruno Rossi
  • Area: 190.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: André Scarpa
  • Interior Designer: Manaa arquitetura
  • Wooden Structure Assembly: Ita Construtora
  • Structural Project: Gil Chinellato
  • Electrical And Hydraulical Project: RR Engenharia de instalações
  • Lightning Consultant: Ricardo Heder
  • Construction: Empreiteiro Adonias
  • Interior Production: Zacche Home
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Text description provided by the architects. The beach house of Prumirim is located in the northern coast of the São Paulo state - Brasil, it is laid out among the thick Atlantic woods of the Sao Paulo shoreline, a few meters from the sea. Due to the plentiful woods, the house implementation faces big limitations within the removal of threes. Keeping this in mind, creating engaging social areas became the focal point for the architectural project, that happened through the creation of patios that connect the spaces in the house benefiting

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House C.A / Pablo Gagliardo, María Eugenia Díaz

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  • Collaborators: Marcelo Díaz Romero, Lucía Galfione, Sebastián Larpin
  • Structural Calculations: Sergio Faci, Federico Zegna Rata
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Text description provided by the architects. Detached house located in Fisherton, a mainly residential neighborhood a few kilometers from the center of the city of Rosario, Argentina. The land, a 20 x 60 m lot in a regular trace, has the distinction of being the finish of an urban passage. Besides, it is located between two lots with some strong elements that conditioned the implementation of the house. To the east, a built-up dividing wall constituting a quite rigid boundary, and west, a garden with abundant grove, generating a blurred division of vegetation. The project is proposed in order to take advantage of this situation, leaning on the dividing

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