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Fri 28.1.

‘Casa Guthrie’ by Assadi & Pulido (CL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.01.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

'Casa Guthrie' by Assadi & Pulido, photo by Guy Wenborne

Situated on a a slope with 25% average gradient with an impressing belvedere toward the valley of Chicureo, a zone peripheral to the city of Santiago, this single family villa was designed by the Chilean architectural practice Assadi & Pulido. Instead of fullfilling the briefing of the commissioning real estate firm, which asked for a stylish dwelling with “façade”, the architects created a house without façade, a building to be developed from the street level downwards.


'House D' by bevk perović arhitekti d.o.o., photo by Miran Kambič

The Slovenian practice bevk perović arhitekti realised this luxurious villa located in a prestigious neighbourhood of single family houses in the vicinity of the centre of Ljubljana. Due to the small size of the lot a large part of the house is hidden in the ground forming an introvert world secluded from the surroundings.


'House in Forest' by Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier, photo by Koji Sakai

This small residence, designed by the Japanese architects of Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier is located on a forested lot on the edge of the residential area in Kitahiroshima City, right next to Sapporo. The elevated, cantilevered living area is built on a concrete base and accessible through the glass-boxed stair hall with a central skylight.


'O House' by Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture

This single family house located in a beautification zone of the ancient city of Kyoto was designed by the Tokyo based practice Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture. It is composed of two volumes, a narrow, slightly curved front part, which – due to its proportions – appears like a tower and a lower rear part.


Hotel Finca el Retorno by G Ateliers Architecture, photo by Gustavo Valencia

This holiday home is part of a whole complex 2 hours drive north east from Medellin, Colombia in a region with exceptional conditions for ecological tourism development. Situated on steep slopes each of the approximately 100sqm houses is half buried in the terrain, seeming as if the structure emerged from it.


Fri 7.1.

‘Casa Mar Azul’ by BAK arquitectos (AR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 07.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Casa Mar Azul' by BAK arquitectos

Glass and rough, exposed concrete – these are the materials the buildings of Argentinian BAK arquitectos are characterised by. One beautiful example is the ‘Casa Mar Azul’ located in a pinewood forest in the province of Buenos Aires.


Family house in Pavilniai Regional Park by Architektu Biuras G.Natkevičius ir partneriai, photo by R. Urbakavičius

The Lithuanian architectural practice around Gintautas Natkevičius realised this luxurious single family home on a site near Vilnius where in the Middle Age a cannon foundry, was based. The architects preserved the architectural remains, an old yellow brick lodge with a basement, by wrapping it with an outer glass construction.


'cork house' by Arquitectos Anonimos / Atelier AA, photo by Ivo Canelas

This large single family home in Esposende in the the north of Portugal was realised by the Porto based Arquitectos Anonimos / Atelier AA. Its slightly industrial looking facade is characterised by massive cork bricks which are stoutly wrapped around the carcass and perforated metallic folding shutters.