North Residences / bureau^proberts

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Text description provided by the architects. Situated on a compact site comprising just over 500m2 along a stretch of stunning Gold Coast beachfront, NORTH residences are designed to occupy an entire floor, with wide living areas located on the building’s northern edge to give residents uninterrupted ocean views. Drawing cues from the surrounding natural environment, a series of folding concrete spandrels skirt the northern and southern facade of the building inspired by the natural crevasses formed in the adjacent rock formation of the headland. These provide a strong element of layering within the facades and control privacy to habitable rooms along the edge of the building. Sill heights in living areas fall away to the expansive northern aspect.

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Much of Queensland’s early beach house

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A Dnipro Apartment That Focuses on the Kids Without Compromising Design

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                                <a href="http://svoya-studio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SVOYA studio</a> were asked to design an apartment for a family in Dnipro, Ukraine, that didn&#8217;t forget the children or style. With 135-square-meters to work with, they made the decision to reduce the main living space to give more room for the children&#8217;s area. That resulted in a large joint space for the two daughters each to have their own place to sleep while sharing study and play spaces. Essentially, that keeps the rest of the <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/71001619/Levitation"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Levitation</a> apartment from being overrun with toys and the children&#8217;s things. Even with a reduction in size, the main living area feels bright and open, while remaining clean and modern.
The main space houses the living room, kitchen, and small dining area finished with white surfaces, marbled stone, light woods, and neutral textiles. The furnishings are perfectly curated keeping it fresh and cozy without feeling small. Graphite was introduced into the master bedroom for
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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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La Binocle by _naturehumaine

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                                <a href="https://naturehumaine.com/portfolio/la-binocle/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">La Binocle</a> is a minimalist home located in Quebec, Canada, designed by <a href="https://naturehumaine.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">_naturehumaine</a>. The architects wanted the building to blend in with its surrounding landscape, thus the angular volumes perched on top of the rocky cape, which was used to anchor its raw concrete foundations.
The first module contains the main living areas, while the second volume is composed of two bedrooms. The sloped roof further reinforces an assimilation of the building with its surrounding environment, creating a sensation of sliding over the natural sloped cliff. An overhang provides shade during the hot season while emphasizing the spectacular views beyond. Burnt wood was used throughout the exterior to create a natural palette for the facade. The focal point of the main living areas was to provide panoramic views for the residents. Photography by Adrien Williams.
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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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Sá da Bandeira / PF Architecture Studio

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  • Engineering: ASL&Associados, Lda
  • Construction: HomeReab, Lda
  • Interior Design: Rute Moreda
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Text description provided by the architects. Sá da Bandeira’s building was our first project in the Porto downtown context, having been in standby for several years, its construction began five years after the project was started. This waiting period proved to be fundamental in the outcome of the project since it contributed to a reflection on how to project in a preexistence. The initial project affirmed in a very radical way the relationship between the existent and the new, intention that lost force as the construction moved on, ending in a much more sensible and discrete exercise that almost annuls the presence of the architect in the final result.

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Triple Stilt House / Archidance

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  • Architects: Archidance
  • Location: Funabashi, Japan
  • Lead Architects: Kyohei Takahashi
  • Collaborator: Keiyo Real Estate Development
  • Area: 152.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Momo Kitagawa
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Text description provided by the architects. The aim of this project is how to approach to non-architectural educated people, using body expression to share the space and experiences. It began with the dialogue of architect’s body and the site environment, then practice to share it through the simple gesture to the client and the constructor.

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On this project, it creates semi-exterior living spaces corresponding to the subtropical climates. The rich semi-exterior space consists of pilotis, void, and terrace, which are above the underground parking, fits in the sloped surroundings becomes the triple stilt house.

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As changing the number of family member, These semi-exterior spaces could be

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The Golf House in Argentina Explores Materials and Compositions

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                                Hired by a golf-loving businessman, <a href="http://bamarquitectura.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BAM! Arquitectura</a> designed the two-story Golf House in Escobar, a province in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that explores light and heavy materials and a composition comprised of volumes. The muted exterior blends in with the surrounding landscape with its concrete clad first floor and white volume second story. The front of the house is more closed off, with the rear opening up with expansive glass panels overlooking a golf course.
The home’s perimeter incorporates voids breaking up the composition and adding to the visual interest. The second floor cantilevers out over the backyard revealing a green roof full of local vegetation while also creating shade-producing overhangs for the back patio. The ground level is the public section of the house with large open spaces for socializing while the upper level houses the private spaces. The concrete continues inside onto the walls and ceilings and it’s combined
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