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Posts tagged as 'housing'

‘The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism’ published by Laurence King Publishing

Architonic book draw: Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism’ to our and Laurence King Publishing’s Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 16 November and if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring book, follow this link and comment on our photo album. Make sure to ‘Like’ both Architonic and Laurence King Publishing‘s Facebook pages too! Good luck! >>

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Fold by APOLLO Architects & Associates; photo by Masao Nishikawa

The Japanese architectural practice APOLLO Architects & Associates have recently realised this multifaceted single-family house located in a densely built-up area of Yamatocho Nakano ward, Tokyo. The slanting, two-storey, 60-square-meters building is formed of two contrasting space concepts: an entirely enclosed ground-floor and a spacious, fully exposed first-floor.

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The seven-storey apartment block in Katayama by Mitsutomo Matsunami Architect & Associates; photo by Mitsutomo Matsunami

This seven-storey apartment block in Katayama, Osaka Prefecture was realised by the Umeda-based Mitsutomo Matsunami Architect & Associates. The striking façade of the building reflects ‘the lifestyle inside the apartment itself’ while its monochrome colouring is juxtaposed with ‘dull buildings of beige, grey or brick shades’ that dominate the development’s immediate surroundings.

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Wed 6.4.

‘Mishima House’ by Keiji Ashizawa Design (JP)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.04.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

'Mishima House' by Keiji Ashizawa Design, photo by Daici Ano

The Japanese architectural practice around Keiji Ashizawa realised this single family home in dowtown Tokyo. Surrounded by the Tokyo-typical building density the design’s major aim was to accommodate privacy.

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'Richmond Place House' by Boyd Cody Architects, photo by Paul Tierney

This single family home located in a conservation area close to Dublin’s city centre was designed by the local practice Boyd Cody Architects. Due to its typical brick stone facade and its modest dimensions the two storeyed house which replaces an old cottage that used to be located at this site, remains substantially in character with the neighbourhood.

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'JustK' passive house by architekten martenson und nagel theissen, photo by Brigida Gonzalez

This passively heatable and partly pre-fabricated single family home in Tübingen/Germany was recently completed by the newly founded German practice architekten martenson und nagel theissen. The small lot size, the stated distance to the neighbour houses and the land needed for housing six people led to a tower-like building. In its compact cubature and the fully formulated housetop ‘JustK’ fits into the traditional surrounding of gray tufa buildings from the 1920s, interpreted contemporary.

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Thu 10.3.

‘House I’ by Sekkei-sha (JP)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 10.03.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

'House I' by Sekkei-sha, photo by Toshiyuki Yano

The Japanese practice Sekkei-sha, founded by Yoshichika Takagi in 2005, recently unveiled its newest residental project, a single family home in the centre of Akita City. With a quiet convoluted floor plan and wide gaps and openings the young architects demonstrates again his sense for the interplay of inside (privacy) and outside (extensity).

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Pump station by Wenk und Wiese Architekten, photo by Udo Meinel, Berlin

The Berlin based Wenk und Wiese Architekten realised the conversion of an old pump station of the early 20th century into an atelier, dwelling and gallery space for a German couple. The existing structure is characterised by some artful architectural details such as the clinker facade with its rhythmical divisions and the vertical windows.

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