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Makomanai Church, United Church of Christ in Japan / Atelier BNK

August 10, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

This project involved the remodeling of a church founded 50 years ago. Located in a suburb of Sapporo, the church stands in a residential area near the Olympic Memorial Park, facing a tree-lined avenue. The church runs a kindergarten, with which it shares the site. The lot is not square and has little leeway in terms of space. This remodeling plan required us to maximize the church space in order to achieve openness, while retaining the original functions of the church.

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House El Barrial / ByMura Design Studio

August 10, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

El Barrial is an authentic experience of resting and living together as a family. The project is located in the “El Barrial” area, in the municipality of Santiago, Nuevo León. Away from the city, the noise and stress disappear little by little along a dirt road until you get lost in the middle of the forest on a hill with panoramic views of an infinite valley of trees and mountains. Undoubtedly a destination that inspires peace and connection with nature. Finding the perfect balance between the needs of the client and the site gives the project a unique essence.

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Comarina House / Cidadela Arquitetos

August 9, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

This house was designed for a plot of land that has sizes and outlines very different from the typical geometry of the other properties of the residential complex located in the beach area of Aracaju, Brazil. The house relies on a simplified design that balances the various influences and circumstances established during the conceptual process. The architectural program is distributed along three sections highlighted between thresholds, along the lengthiest, horizontal axis of the lot. Accordingly, the first section is spatially and visually related to its adjacent threshold, as well as to the central area, and provides a place for more intense social activities. The third section, composed of bedrooms, more reserved spaces, is directly attached to the threshold that goes along it.

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Mountain House / Archholiks

August 9, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The family house is located on the edge of the picturesque village Mošovce at the foot of the Veľká Fatra Mountains. The land with a slightly sloping terrain to the south is situated on the borders of the village with old barns, which is typical for Turiec village architecture with wooden barns with partially stone walls and a large tent roof. The traditional visual appearance of rural buildings was the starting point in the creation of the material composition, the material solution of the facade, and in the formation of the roof landscape. The family house consists of a compact rectangular base with a double gabled roof, which secondarily resembles the shape of the roof stylization of the most attractive hills of Veľká Fatra – Tlstá and Ostrá peek. Another aspect that significantly influenced the design concept and spatial layout of the house was the potential views of the surrounding mountain scenery and their preservation in the future construction of the surrounding land.

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Blakely Island Artist Studio / Olson Kundig

August 8, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

An intimate study in scale, this compact 450 square-foot cabin makes the most of its remote site on a forested bluff overlooking the water in the San Juan Islands. Consisting essentially of a single room, the wood-framed cabin offers flexible space as a painting studio or a guesthouse. The back of the structure gently nestles into the hillside bounded by existing trees and boulders, enclosing a micro kitchen and bathroom.

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Stella House / DEMO Architects

August 8, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

In the summer of 2017, our client, a talented photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, reached out to us to design a house she wanted to build on land she had recently purchased along the coast of Maine. We began an enthusiastic process to develop plans for a home tailored to her needs, dreams, and budget: Stella House. Her main desire was to have a flexible living space that provided views of the landscape, cooking, hosting, relaxing, and, if needed, the ability to set up an impromptu photo studio. These desires took the shape of a large double-height, South-facing living room connected to an open kitchen and living quarters above. Towards the South, a window wall spans the structure’s width and opens this room towards the trees and the bay.

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Stella House / DEMO Architects

August 8, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

In the summer of 2017, our client, a talented photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, reached out to us to design a house she wanted to build on land she had recently purchased along the coast of Maine. We began an enthusiastic process to develop plans for a home tailored to her needs, dreams, and budget: Stella House. Her main desire was to have a flexible living space that provided views of the landscape, cooking, hosting, relaxing, and, if needed, the ability to set up an impromptu photo studio. These desires took the shape of a large double-height, South-facing living room connected to an open kitchen and living quarters above. Towards the South, a window wall spans the structure’s width and opens this room towards the trees and the bay.

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Local Nomad Shop / s p a c e BUREAU

August 8, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Located within the first strip mall in Phoenix Arizona, Local Nomad is a 1,100sf retail space that focuses on curated goods from local and regional craftsmen and makers. Taking cues from the store name itself, Local Nomad embraces the idea of belonging, to achieve a connection with a place and to wander and collect memories and experiences. Bringing together those moments to share them with others. The aim of the project was to connect to the mid-century roots of the plaza and of the area in Central Phoenix where the project is located, while at the same time trying to move away from the traditional aluminum storefront aesthetic that is found in most typical strip malls. The project wanted to give a hand-crafted feel to the space to match the quality of curated goods offered inside.