Mon 27.2.

4 Columns by FT Architects

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4 Columns by FT Architects

Photographer: Shigeo Ogawa

“This is a house we have designed the first time in 7 years. The site is situated ten-odd minutes away from the city center and is closed to a huge river. Originally it was an area where farmland and factories existed all over. However the area has developed rapidly into housing land in recent years, and numerous small-scale developments are conducted without any coordination. As a result, a miniature version of a suburban single-family house are build in the surroundings, creating a typical scenery of a contemporary city, which is neither the city center nor the suburb.”

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Fri 24.2.

Italian for experts: Artemest

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Italian for experts: Artemest

Made in Italy: Artemest provides a platform for the finest Italian products, like this handcrafted Murano glass and metal chandelier by Melissa Lunardi and Massimo Tonetto of VeniceM

Since 2015, ARTEMEST has been working to make the inexhaustible creativity and quality of Italian crafts known to a public of international connoisseurs. (text by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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East St Kilda House by Meme Design

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East St Kilda House by Meme Design

Photographer: Tom Blachford

This distinctive house was purchased for its Spanish mission qualities, heavy masonry arches, and timber and wrought iron detailing. The new owner, a passionate builder and craftsman, with an established relationship with Meme, engaged us to re-plan and update the interior for a more relaxed family lifestyle. The insertion of new steel-framed windows and doors help to connect, open up rooms and also function to framing views through to the garden. When shut, they enclose the rooms to create warm, intimate spaces. (more…)

Thu 23.2.

Otsu House by ALTS Design Office

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Otsu House by ALTS Design Office

Photographer: Yuta Yamada

This house was built in the newly-developed subdivision surrounding new housing. While planning a design with client many times, we hit upon a keyword: “comfy house” so we considered how to make a welcoming atmosphere with lots of light. With a vault –shaped opening in the simply laid-out compartment, the space is designed to be airy and rhythmical. The light spilling through a large curved window will encompass the room in a comfy manner. You can enjoy the light and shadows made by sunrise and sunset. This “comfy house” will lead you to an unusual world. (more…)

Unfurled House by Christopher Polly Architect

Photographer: Brett Boardman

An articulated two-storey framed volume is sensitively stitched to the rear original fabric, while retaining its front Federation masonry and hipped envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. It has a sectional split-level relationship to the original house that harnesses the fall of the site to the rear, enabling the cellular front plan to vertically and horizontally unfurl into a series of connected interior spaces that expand to its setting. (more…)

Tue 21.2.

Grand Tour by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

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Grand Tour by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

 

The romantic experience of “Grand Tour” revolved around discovering the distinctive nature of every individual location by studying the traditions and culture of the various countries involved. This idea of a journey of discovery in Apulia through forms of popular culture, which generally refer to the sensibility, sentiments and iconic traits characterising Italian culture in southern Italy in particular, provides the starting point for the architects’ process of design for restructuring this 200 m² apartment close to the old part of Bari.

 

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Mon 20.2.

LEICHT KÜCHEN: The Kitchen As The Centrepoint

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LEICHT KÜCHEN: The Kitchen As The Centrepoint

Fotos: © Romulo Fialdinir

Although regional differences and customer preferences play a role, high-quality, international architecture almost always includes a kitchen as the communicative and representative centre of a house. In LEICHT’s latest publication, ‘Architecture + Kitchen III’, this planning approach is visible in all its aspects: the book provides a wonderful through-the-keyhole look at outstanding housing projects that have a LEICHT kitchen at their centre. (text by Detail)

 

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120 Allen Street by Grzywinski+Pons

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120 Allen Street by Grzywinski+Pons

Photographer: Nicholas Worley

120 Allen Street located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is comprised of sixteen furnished studios and four furnished apartments with a commercial space at grade. Grzywinski + Pons designed the building, the interiors, and much of the furniture. Located on an infill lot in a classically gritty LES tenement block, the property – while very narrow – is block-through and as such has frontage on both Allen and Orchard Streets. (more…)