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One Main Office by Mark Goulthorpe, Raphael Crespin
The project displaces the combinatorial logic of ready-made components typical of late-industrial process for a seamless and non-standard protocol of customized fabrication. A formal aesthetic emerges from these processes , imbuing the design with a curvilinear continuity at a detail and spatial level.
The Greja House Single Family Residential House by Park + Associates Pte Ltd
The brief from the client was simple. They asked a house in which the various spaces are connected to each other and promotes interactions within the household. Furthermore, the client wanted a house that is markedly different from its context – a design with clean lines.
The House for Contemporary Art Residence by Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato / F.A.D.S
We designed this home for an art appreciator and amateur artist who wanted a house like an art museum. Planned with careful consideration for air circulation as well as for the harsh, snowy climate of the Japan Sea coast, the structure is composed of white boxes of varying scale that frame spaces like pictures.
Mountain House Residential by David Guerra
The idea was to create a house linked to nature which works as a big deck of contemplation and sociability using natural material to make an atmosphere of snugness in a contemporary proposal. There was no intention to follow a fad by the choice of the furniture. Rather each article of furniture was selected carefully to reflect the personal history of the occupants with their multiplicity, their references and values.
Harwyn Multipurpose space by Harwyn
The project was born by the desire to create a space that would bend to the need of the user while being luxurious and opulent, blending with nature. The initial motive came of necessity. With the birth of my first daughter, I required a quite place to continue working without leaving the house. The choice was to rent an office, or create a permanent structure that would be manufactured off site. And there the idea for the Harwyn Pod was born together with the birth of my first daughter.
Villa Sochi Residential House by Alexandra Fedorova
Exterior image of the house reminds of the Mobius strip. It is a clear architectural shape of a white strip that flutters in the wind and forms a figure on the one hand and the infinity sign something fundamental on the other. The stairs leading to the main entrance are trapezium-shape and invite you to the house. This shape is dictated by architecture of the building. In order not to put the house deep into the ground, we have decided to take it up so that its back is on the ground level.
Villa Mistral Residential Villa by Mercurio Design Lab
Named after the seasonal strong, north-westerly wind that blows across the Mediterranean, Mistral is like a sleek cruise ship. Painted in a a hint of metallic white, its structural elements are expressed both externally and internally, simultaneously referencing a boat and communicating the sense of a strong forward thrust. It exploits the angularity of outward-leaning structural elements and similarly angled glazed walls to fashion an almost vertiginous experience both inside and outside of a powerful vessel driving through the sea. The street elevation of Mistral combines timber and concrete in a façade penetrated by windows of varying scale to generate a strong rhythmic quality. This is complemented by the forward-thrusting angularity of the building which leads the eye towards the water which is only barely glimpsed at this stage.
I3-house [ Modeling on the hill ] Residential House by Masahiko Sato
I3 House was planned in the residential area at the top of the hill of Miyazaki City Japan. Typoons are often occurred in Miyazaki, also annual rainfall here is recorded to be relatively high . The keyword for I3 House design was the natural features of the site , they are “wind” and “cliff”
Treeplets Public Leisure by Joao O & Rita Machado
This temporary bamboo structure, entitled “Treeplets”, attempts to mimic the splendor and rarity of identical triplets in the form of three random trees, hence the word play of the title. The trees are joined together through their canopies, enabling the creation of natural archways and provide the structural solidity of the whole installation. Given its sheer size, it is a public space intervention which aims at activating the outdoor activities of the local community at various levels.
WM Getaway Family Holiday House by Fahad AlHumaidi
The client was looking to have a kind of retreat where they could enjoy the Arabian horse beauty and take in the lake views as if in a lofty sanctuary away from the noise and busy city life giving more calm time for exploring the senses. The overall design focuses on ways to make a single space where the design details can complement the function and eliminating any surplus furnishing which would clutter of the space.
A’tolan House Residence by Create + Think Design Studio
ROCKS A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with rocks”, or “a house made out of rocks.”
Observation house Home by I/O architects
The house is located on a small hill in the highest corner of a village amid an agricultural area in Northeast Bulgaria. The site of the project is distinguished both by its panoramic views and distant visibility. In order to strengthen them, a part of the program is located in the seemingly blind bastion-like volume and the living area is elevated high on it. This brings view completion up to 360 degree and privacy in the fully opened space above.
N strips Residence by Jun Murata
It’s a suggestion in a new facade by a white louver to make the superannuated outward appearance the integrated design with 2 stores. It was however abundant by just simple operation, not a vertical louver and was an important theme with the design to say whether you make an expression with the depth last.
Fisher Studio Contemporary Building by Shawn Ewbank
This project was inspired by the client, an established painter and avid gardener. The vision was to create a building, as an artwork, to arouse the client’s creative impulse and reflect the expansion of creative freedom without intervening in his work. To nurture the artist’s love of gardens and gardening, a building form was sought that could be placed as a sculpture in relationship with the existing home in order to create a courtyard and interconnected gardens amongst the two structures.
Art Collector’s House Private Residence & Art Gallery by Vakis Hadjikyriacou
The design and concept of this house was inspired by the surrounding landscape and topography of the dense forest area of Stavrovouni and the challenge of combining two briefs, a home and an art gallery (with an extensive varied collection). The clients vast collection of art work almost became the main inhabitant for the interior design of the house and gallery. Framing views and exposing panoramic views to the outside were key to design and especially the orientation of the house.
IF House Summer House by Noyan Vural/Noyan Vural Architecture
The warm climate enabled the use of open and semi-open areas and wide terraces with ample shade. Requirements for the interior had to be met in a rather restricted plot in accordance with the size, distance and area definitions specified by the building conditions. The Turkish bath and spa units located in the basement are among the project’s important attraction points.
Fazenda Boa Vista Architecture Design by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados
The whole façade is made from seamless sliding panes. Few and refined materials, such as wood, stone and glass reaffirm the project’s essentiality. At sunset it becomes completely permeable to the view: a large light box reflected on the swimming pool water. In terms of architecture, special attention was paid to the design of the concrete pillars to impart the project with more lightness. There are two clear volumes. Fully-opening panes create a seamless transition between indoors and outdoor
K.I.S.S. Residential Development Residential Development by Evolution Design
The demand for identity and individuality in the rental market has massively increased in the last years, therefore the main aim was to create a low-cost rental development that targets young people by going beyond the functionality and meeting their growing needs for expressing their individuality and plurality.