Jan 30, 2014
From the architect: The site Located is limited to a very small area, small even for a house: 8 meters wide and 20 meters long, with a 175 m2 area. Nine studio apartments had to be packed into this 5 story multiplex housing building. As is the case for all rental housing in Korea, the building had to be profitable and economical and yet the building should be pleasant and even pleasing for the residents. Its name YOAP White House comes from Korea word yoap, meaning just around or nearby. This small housing will stand in the corner site of old resident area of Bangbae-dong, giving intimate image. More here.
Jan 21, 2014
Between Avenue Pierre Mendes-France and Avenue 98 World of Montpellier, the ZAC Port Marianne comes from the willingness of the municipality to draw a garden city close to the city center, easily accessible thanks to the numerous infrastructure transport (major roads, tram, bicycle network). Associated with several architects, Christian de Portzamparc here imagined a large 7-hectare park where a group of 11 islands representing 1,900 housing emerges. (Continue here)
Jan 20, 2014
From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes by Alex Chinneck (b.1984), a London based artist and designer. Website here.
Nov 25, 2013
” These stairs for a residential project (Sensualscaping) took us in an important new direction, harnessing digital production and fabrication to form a seamless and deeply sculptural experience. This page documents a component that we felt was rich enough in detail to merit further exploration and explanation. The stair is a continuation and intensification of the simple graphic skirting board lines that trace their way through the house. As they turn the corner into the stair void, they expand like a genie released from a lamp, curling and separating and bifurcating from the wall to form the delicate edge of the stair treads, lifting into the air to rise as the veil of the balustrade. This veil hangs gently from above as a series of thin paired threads, softly pulled back at the entry to allow movement past, gently splaying around the corner to meet and carry the arriving visitor onwards & upwards.” – Atmos Studio
Oct 18, 2013
Margarido House, a Contemporary Energy Efficient home by Onion Flats. This 4,650 square foot single family home in the hills of Oakland, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, was one of the first LEED-H Gold single-family homes in the State of California.
Oct 7, 2013
‘The project is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest. The objectives of the project were to get the maximum possible building area within a tight budget and an optimized orientation of all openings while protecting the privacy of the owners.’ Architecture and interior design: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
Sep 18, 2013
Architects: EM2N Location: Penthaz, Switzerland – ‘Paradoxically, the charm of the existing Cinémathèque lay in its simple and utilitarian appearance. The home of the national collective film memory presented itself as an unpretentious accumulation of sheds, concerned more about the contents than the packaging. The extension project accepts this starting point and makes it its own. The structure of the existing buildings arranged in a linear fashion is translated by new additions and remodeling into a composite, ambivalent form of parallel buildings of different lengths. Just the end situation is marked by angled cuts; the building in this way acquires a face.’ More here.
Sep 9, 2013
Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has concealed an office block with walls made entirely of glass behind a sandstone enclosure in the Spanish city of Zamora. The project was completed in collaboration with architects Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán and Francisco Blanco Velasco. Link here.
Aug 22, 2013
Casa Gómez was developed and built by SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduna Architects between 2011 and 2012 in Cancun, Mexico.
Jul 22, 2013
Haus Stollen by Morger+Dettli Architekten: The gutter is set away from the roof’s edge and the downpipes are concealed in character of the minimalistic appearance. Click here for the link.