House CR / dmvA

3 days 6 hours ago
© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects: dmvA
  • Location: Zonhoven, Belgium
  • Architect In Charge: David Claes, Liesje Reyskens
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Gert-Jan Schulte
  • Area: 195.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Sergio Pirrone
  • General Contractor: Danny Philtjens
  • Structural Engineer: ASB
  • Concept: White Icon
© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone

Text description provided by the architects. Liesje Reyskens is a young Belgian art photographer. She prefers working with young cute models, portrayed as dolls in a colourful, pink and barbie-like world.  

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Jaeger Koechlin

3 days 7 hours ago
Jaeger Koechlin
Villa Gempenweg . Arlesheim Jaeger Koechlin Architekten . photos: © Ben Koechlin . © Jaeger Koechlin Das Projekt am Gempenweg umfasst die Kernsanierung und den Umbau einer 1968 an einem Waldrand in der nähe von Basel erstellten Villa. Das Haus wurde ursprünglich für eine Familie erbaut, die nach langem Aufenthalt in Japan in die Schweiz … Continue reading Jaeger Koechlin
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Philosophical Seminar at the Cathedral Square / Peter Böhm Architekten

3 days 7 hours ago
© Herr Lukas Roth © Herr Lukas Roth
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Khalkedon House by escapefromsofa | Living space

3 days 11 hours ago

This penthouse apartment is located in Erenkoy, a peaceful spot in Istanbul / Turkey. The layout is combined with two floors including one dining & living room, a kitchen, two master, one double guest, one single guest room and a wide terrace space. Contemporary modern style shows itself through every detail in the house. Living space is a blend of minimalistic lines enriched with luxurious materials such as brass, various İtalian marbles used in furnishings. Iroko flooring gives the space a warm welcoming atmosphere. Custom designed wallpaper is the key element of the apartment. Custom designed midcentury style cabinets and storage units, premium solid wood and marble coffee tables tunes up with general aesthetics designed to comfort the residents. In every room furnitures are custom designed, mostly hand crafted, expressing a style variation in between them. This penthouse apartment opens to a terrace garden with a mesmerizing prince islands view through the living room. escape… continue

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Faena Park by OMA/AMO | Office buildings

3 days 11 hours ago

Located in Miami Beach, the Faena Forum enjoys a unique site that stretches between Indian Creek and the Atlantic beachfront. OMA has designed three buildings for the three block site along Collins Avenue - an arts center, retail bazaar and car park. These distinct functions are linked by a sequence of public domains including a plaza, courtyard and marina dock. Partner-in-charge, Shohei Shigematsu commented: "Culture is at the core of Faena's vision, and has been the driving force for our collaboration in Miami Beach. By curating their neighborhood with programmatic diversity, Alan's sphere of influence extends beyond this development to the rest of Miami Beach." As OMA’s first freestanding garage, Faena Park is a state-of-the-art parking structure programmed with street level retail, three levels of parking and a penthouse event space with views to the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding Faena District. A precast concrete façade with angled perforations accommodates the required… continue

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The Mill by Studio Gutgut | Office buildings

3 days 11 hours ago

The building of Mlynica is part of a large post-industrial area of Light Building Materials in Bratislava. Since 1960s, porous prefabricated concrete blocks, slabs and panels have been produced here. Production took place until 1992. After privatization, the new owners sold off the complex and a gradual disintegration of the structures began. The architectural design builds on the structural logic of the original building. The reinforced concrete frame filled with porous concrete masonry façade is retained and new programme is inserted into the existing container. The façade is opened up purposefully in places where it aligns with the new layout, without compromise and with respect to the load-bearing capacity of the existing perimeter structures. The new openings have a free and readable composition as opposed to the original rational mesh of window openings typical of an industrial building. The object of Mlynica is vertically divided into three functional blocks. The design of… continue

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Cells by Filippo Taidelli Architetto | Installations

3 days 11 hours ago

The work aims to metaphorically synthesize the effects of the evolution of the world of healthcare and make them perceptible through an installation that immerses the visitor in a sensory experience. Cells was born out of the experience that architect Taidelli has developed in the field of the design of social and healthcare facilities, including the Humanitas Medical School and Campus (completed 2017) and the Humanitas San Pio X Clinic in Milan (in progress), is also owed to the research the architect has developed together with Humanitas University’s Professor of Internal Medicine Raffaello Furlan, and Dr. Michele Gatti of IBM Italy, Research & Business. The installation is set in one of the most spectacular and most visited locations of Milan Design Week. That Università Statale which in 1456 was the General Hospital founded by Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and designed by the Florentine Renaissance architect, Filarete. A fine thread thus connects the past to the present,… continue

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House Lombardo by Philipp Architekten | Detached houses

3 days 11 hours ago

High above Lake Lugano in Ticino, Switzerland, this Villa is set in fantastic surroundings with a stunning view. The house consists of four levels, which all have to be crossed before reaching the top located residential area. The aim was to gain the best benefit of the unique panoramic view and bring it, as far as possible, into the building. Therefore, the living area was located in the top level. Its spaciousness merges visually with the overwhelming nature. The Balcony railing outside consists of a wisp of nothing - frameless fixed glass panels. One level down, the bedrooms open up to the terrace equipped with an outdoor shower and overflow pool, whose water surface seems to merge with the surrounding nature and the lake. A wooden sun deck is recessed into the floor, divided by three long steps, which provide an integrated lie down area. The facade is cladded in natural stone masonry and, together with the large plant troughs, it accounts for Mediterranean flair. The climate of continue

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Fuzzy House / SO

3 days 11 hours ago
© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli
  • Architects: SO
  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Principal Architect: Narong Othavorn
  • Area: 250.0 m2
  • Photographs: Filippo Poli
  • Assistant Architect: Thinnapong Yodhong
  • Interior Design: SO
  • Contractor: Ton-Aek Construction by Tachanop Banchongrak
  • Land Area: 600 sqm
© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli

Text description provided by the architects. This private house is situated in a plot where the owner left empty for many years. The land had been used by the people around the area as a shortcut between 2 local roads, which has created a path/trace almost permanently.

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House in Senzoku-Ike / Monolith / Kidosaki Architects Studio

3 days 13 hours ago
© 45g Photography - Junji Kojima © 45g Photography - Junji Kojima
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Book Briefs #35: Better Late Than Never

3 days 13 hours ago
"Book Briefs" are an ongoing series of posts with two- or three-sentence first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that make their way into my library. These briefs are not full-blown reviews, but they are a way to share more books worthy of attention than can find their way into reviews on this blog. This installment features books I received years ago but never got around to posting about — until now.



African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia edited by Manuel Herz | Park Books | 2015 | Amazon

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Shanghai C&D Building / gad

3 days 14 hours ago
© Jinrong Huang © Jinrong Huang
  • Architects: gad
  • Location: No.32 Qinhuangdao Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Lead Architects: Xiaohua Liao
  • Area: 52341.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jinrong Huang
© Jinrong Huang © Jinrong Huang

Text description provided by the architects. In the morning at the Qinhuangdao Road Ferry of Shanghai North Bund, people have already started the daily busy stuff. Once, it was the port dock for trade transportation of Shanghai. Now, there are still relics in old time, such as the former shipyard site, the warehouse architecture, dock ferry etc.

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Final Estate: Beloved Architect Zaha Hadid’s Only House Design is Complete

3 days 16 hours ago
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

Known for designing dynamically curved structures in cities, Zaha Hadid’s only single-family residential project is certainly aligned with her signature style but also reacts to a very different and much more remote, natural and green context.

At the pinnacle sits the master suite, rising above the Russian forest canopy over 60 feet above the ground. Its glass walls and dual balconies were designed to give residents stunning views of the landscape. It sits at the top of a support stem housing a glass elevator (to enjoy the surroundings riding up and down).

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Lake Wendouree House / Porter Architects

3 days 16 hours ago
© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell
  • Architects: Porter Architects
  • Location: Ballarat, Australia
  • Lead Architects: Nathan Porter, Jake Kelly
  • Area: 292.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Derek Swalwell
  • Other Participants: TGM Engineers
  • Lighthouse Building Surveyors: Nat Twaits Building
  • Budget: $300,000 AUD
© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell

Text description provided by the architects. When Tom and Meeghan McInerney bought a 1940s house in Lake Wendouree it was, despite its age, anything but a renovator’s delight. Previously owned by two sisters who had lived there for 60 years, the property had been extremely well looked after, even coming with a maintenance record that detailed such upkeep as biannual repainting.

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MEILI, PETER

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MEILI, PETER
CASE STUDY STEEL HOUSE . Zürich MEILI, PETER . photos: © Georg Aerni Der Stahlhausbau verharrt im Diktum vom Stahlbau als Skelettbau. In der langen Linie vom Chicago Frame über den Stahlskelettbau in der Weissenhofsiedlung bis zu den Bauten der Solothurner Schule bilden immer gewalzte Stahlprofile die konstruktiven Grundaxiome, wobei alle weiteren Anforderungen – das … Continue reading MEILI, PETER
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Reinier de Graaf

3 days 17 hours ago
Phantom Urbanism Harvard GSD Once cities were designed to accommodate the masses; today the masses have to be seduced. During the past forty years, like all sectors of the economy, urban planning has become free enterprise: a perpetually speculative activity, which must give shape to developments even if it remains uncertain whether those developments will … Continue reading Reinier de Graaf
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