From the architect. Living in the countryside.
A small courtyard, a back entrance on the kitchen side, a hut, a dead tree, garden boots, smells, be in touch with nature, birdsong, animals, a vegetable garden, a shed for tools, a pergola, ivy along the walls, piles of wood, a tree under which to shelter, a forest, an undergrowth, a river, an attic, a chicken coop, a bench, a pond, a well, a fountain, a path ... Living outside, space, air, light. How to live the countryside? How do you live in a forest? What are the ambiances? What are the specific characteristics of
From the architect. The brief was to create a workout studio in the rear garden of our client’s house as there was no gym in the local área of Walthamstow Village. Our response was to design a contemporary interpretation of a garden ‘shed’ that we now call the Garden Studio Gym.
Our restrictions were quite demanding, as we had to work on the permitted development regulations and a small footprint with in the garden. The permitted development only allows a certain roof height. To get around this we lowered the ground floor as there is no local or national policy on digging down –now we have plenty of height for skipping and jumping.
Collaborators: Edorta Subijana, Jonathan Chanca, Josemari López
Rigger: Josemari Roteta
Structure: Inak Ingeniaritza
Installations: GE & asociados
From the architect. The particular attributes offered by the plot shape he house: Its level 3 meters above the street, the astonishing layered rock wall at the bottom of the plot, the beautiful existing palm, and the presence of two car-parks located South and West of the plot. All of them have been, along with the orientation (N-S, following the elongated form of the plot) and the program of needs (a house for a two-children family), determining factors in the Roteta House formalization.
Taking distance from the West limit, which is excavated at street level to organize the entrance,
Contractors: SICEF, San Cataldo (Caltanissetta, Italy), Gruppo Lacagnina, San Cataldo (Caltanissetta, Italy)
Client: BCC Banca di Credito Cooperativo "G. Toniolo" of San Cataldo
From the architect. The new Auditorium of the Banca di Credito Cooperativo (BCC) "G. Toniolo" of San Cataldo, near Caltanissetta in the Sicilian hinterland, is the evidence of a possible coexistence between urban memory and contemporary architecture. Designed by FABBRICANOVE Architetti, architectural office founded in Florence in 2009 by Enzo Fontana, Giovanni Bartolozzi, and Lorenzo Matteoli, the new Auditorium born from the client's desire to create a public space for cultural events open to the
Photographs: Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design
From the architect. This 11,000 square-feet house is located on Taipa Island in the Southern side of Macau. The owners live with one elderly and three children. Understanding the needs of the owners, the designer transformed the space into a more practical and suitable home for the family to settle in.
Functionally, the designer relocated the staircase in the living area in order to create an effective and spacious living space for its owners. Apart from expanding the living area, the designer also designed two bedrooms for two sons, two sizable ensuite bedrooms for daughter and grandmother. A full level for a master ensuite bedroom,
Collaborators: Studio Sophie Jahnke (Exhibition Design, Perpetuation object), Yuriy Stolarov (local contact architect)
Clients: City of Lviv, GIZ, Center for Urban History
From the architect. Before World War II, a third of Lviv’s population was Jewish, making it one of Eastern Europe’s major centres of Jewish religious, cultural and social life. The prestigious Golden Rose Synagogue, the Great City Synagogue and the Beth Hamidrash School formed the heart of the Jewish district before being razed to the ground by Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1943. Since then this key site has fallen into neglect.
With a view to commemorating and finally cherish the city’s Jewish heritage, an international design competition was launched
From the architect. The young Montreal firm faced a major challenge when it was mandated to renovate this duplex located in Villeray from A to Z. Its new and singular appearance distinguishes it from others in the neighborhood and forms a bridge between past and present.
The residence, located in a socially effervescent neighborhood, had everything to please the young owners except a bright living space, adapted to their needs. With its finesse and expertise, the team gave a new lease of life to the duplex’s existing structure, now transformed into a single-family dwelling. The entire exterior façade, as well as the interior design, were fully revitalized while respecting their original style.
Collaborators : Tony Chen, Victor Gonçalves, Camila Osele, Taís Vieira, Luena Vettorazzo, Raquel Gonçalves, Silvia Mori, Venâncio Alves, Flávia Henriques, Manuel Tojal, Guilherme Nakata, Lucas Ferreira, Lucas Pohl, Alessandra Musto, Caio Tritto, Olivia Uliano.
From the architect. The site, of 10,000 m² and adjacent to a beautiful native forest, was slightly downhill facing north and also the best view. The program of this house should be divided between "daytime area” and "night area”. The "night area” would be in higher floor, to provide warmth and safety in this period. On the other hand,
“The landscape is brought close to us by buildings”
Room: location room or living room where one usually resides.
Ficus: Any of numerous chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines belonging to the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, having milky sap and large, thick or stiff leaves, including the edible fig, the banyan, and many species grown as ornamentals.
The ficus was already there when the lodge arrived. The room arrived to accompany the Ficus and to highlight the place.
The program could not be simpler. It’s a place where one can enjoy the view and spend afternoons and part of the evening
From the architect. The Monte has a core characterized by 7 buildings implanted along a central street, which defines two main sets (North and South). The North complex, with an area of 4.144 m², consists of 2 buildings: the old industrial and officinal building and the storehouse for the farming tools. The South complex consists of 5 buildings: the main house, the agricultural pavilions, the dovecot, the kennel and the pigsty, with an area of 3.810 m². Further south, the vegetable garden area comprises 20.333 m², including the old vegetable garden keeper’s house, with an area of 34 m²,
From the architect. One of the most peaceful beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao beach is quite a secluded on. The site is to develop into hi end property, efficient to the maximum commerce but liberate the most for Architectural design acquaintance.
Phuket town has been known of the particular Architectural style called “Chino Portuguese”, which influences planning and Architectural elements of commercial row house of the old town as the port of trading before tourism has replaced.
The Style is deciphered in a contemporary “Vocabulary” as the tool of Architectural approach. By developing this “Vocabulary”, the design development has incorporated the concept of space from Phuket’s Heritage row house into the project in many scales. From unit plan to
Client: Agencia Española para la Cooperación Internacional (AECID)
From the architect. An archaeological museum must find the delicate balance between heritage conservation exposed and release to the public. A site museum, as the Paracas, acquires the additional challenge of having to integrate into the landscape that was the cradle of this culture, which is now part of the most important biological and landscaping reserve of the Peruvian coastal desert.
The project is implemented practically on the ruins of what was its predecessor, destroyed by an earthquake in 2006. It retakes its
Interior Designer : Jinhwa Jun - Design Consulting Abadezone
Construction: EDENHEiM Construction Inc
From the architect. Ondang is a house filled with warmth and comfort, which well reflects the ultimate goal the Office for Appropriate Architecture pursues for a residential building. Ondang presents a good example of an affordable duplex home.
The project started by looking into the current problems raised in housing market in South Korea. Many single homes are often overly priced and/or poorly built even though they easily fail to support the residents’ growing needs and wants, and the market value of the real estate has been constantly increasing. Ondang is presented as a result of architect’s
From the architect. Quooker approaches studio INAMATT in 2015 to develop the interior design for the new architectural wing of the companies’ Ridderkerk home base.
For the vast space that measures approximately 3.000 m2 and runs 14 meters high, we created a minimalist yet soft integral design solution that kept the space as open as possible, while avoiding the noisiness of an open space and keeping with intimacy for good working results.
With it’s 1.500 m2 solar panels that provide energy the entire building; custom-made office cubicles that absorb sound through their textile panelling and can be adjusted to the personal need of each employer; a vast staircase element,
From the architect. The combined office and kindergarten building is located on the perimeter of the historical park of the official residence of the Norwegian State Railway’s director. The brief asked for a prominent, yet considerate project that would become a backdrop to the historical park. Being situated in between the historical city of Oslo and the open harbor transformation area of Filipstad, we were interested in developing a hybrid typology. A building that would be perceived as a clear extension of the city -block structure towards the street, and at the same time a pavilion that would reinforce its relationship with the park.
From the architect. One North is an innovative commercial development that was designed with a clear set of values involving community, environment, and resiliency. The project provides office and retail space on a brownfield site, with a focus on maximizing energy efficiency, reducing waste and consumption, and sharing resources with the community. Coupled with a strong commitment to neighborhood values and collaboration, One North represents an entirely different approach to commercial buildings.
Composed of three mixed-use office buildings with ground-floor retail, the development surrounds a new 14,000 square feet courtyard intended to create a vibrant community space for use by
From the architect. This project is a multipurpose space that combines a studio and exhibition space featuring furniture for sale. The property, a unit in a row of old townhouses, is located in Kaohsiung City's Zuoying District. The 36 year-old house has a retro, warm and inviting exterior and retains the split-level floor plan popular in the 1960s. Past occupants have made additions according to their needs, including a sheet metal shack and windows with iron grating.
The first floor of the building is 11 ping (approximately 36 square meters). It has a narrow facade and hence the interior does not let in a lot of light, obscuring the building's original beautiful exterior. We removed the interior staircase, the iron grated windows facing the
From the architect. The project is a very common type of apartment in Taiwan, the customer hopes that we can give a solution for the problem of the darkness in the interior space, and provide enough storage for kids toys, picture books and most camping equipments .
In this regard, we try to use a smaller partition wall to distinguish the space, make it more spacious and open, and the use of wall space to produce storage cabinets, without affecting the daylighting function.
From the beginning of the discussion, the choice of main material is focus on the use concrete from the original space, and leave it as floor and wall. the light showing a warm and
Social Coordination : Reality Lab / Pöllabauer-Tscherteu KG
Client: Heimbau Gemeinnützige Bauträgerges. m.b.H.; MA 11 der Stadt Wien
Supervised housing for adolescents and young men.
This project for group housing may be small in size, but its objectives are generous and substantial. Here, young men with special needs can find a place to call home: a supervised and supportive living environment with opportunities for shared activities as well as