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Terada House / Terada Hirate Sekkei

January 19, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The text will be published as received. Please double check the credits and spelling! Located within a quiet residential area near the Takaido Station in Tokyo is a black building nestled above a concrete platform. This building is in fact a house designed to accommodate a family of five (mother and father, their parents and their daughter). Just off the main road and through its main entrance are several steps which guides you down, with a diagonal wall to your left which would appear to penetrate the entire building upwards and through to the roof at the top.

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Terada House / Terada Hirate Sekkei

January 19, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The text will be published as received. Please double check the credits and spelling! Located within a quiet residential area near the Takaido Station in Tokyo is a black building nestled above a concrete platform. This building is in fact a house designed to accommodate a family of five (mother and father, their parents and their daughter). Just off the main road and through its main entrance are several steps which guides you down, with a diagonal wall to your left which would appear to penetrate the entire building upwards and through to the roof at the top.

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New Lindengarten Building / Volpatohatz

January 18, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

VOLPATOHATZ was commissioned to design a new low-rise apartment building in the heart of Birsfelden Switzerland, called ‘The New Lindengarten Development’. The new development is situated close to Basel consists of eight apartments over four levels plus a penthouse on the fifth level. Below ground is parking for nine cars, bikes, storage area, and a plant room.

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Oito Casas / Murmuro

January 17, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The Project is part of an alottment plan that previously predicted a set of seven isolated houses that would follow the existing topography. In the northern side of the site is defined by the city’s urban limit. The aim of the promoter was to maximize the interior areas of the dwellings and the usufruct of each individual exterior space assuming a particular importance of the southern views to the city valley and the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.

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Bricks on The move Building / Ákaran Architects

January 16, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

A stack of four cubes, Zomorrod 11 stands firmly at the heart of a traffic junction in Tehran. The design has incorporated the use of geometric brick pattern modules following a strategy by which the exterior façade of the building stretches inside and forms many elements of the interior; from the lowest parking level at -5 through to the top.

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Local-Looking Gas Station / Intramuros

January 16, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

For decades, a two-position gas station has been operating in the residental sturcture of Budaörs, alongside the main road. The existing control facility basically provided the function, however, its mass formation and appearence did not resemble of a gas station, nor did it fit in the downtown location.

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Zinzin House / Architects Zinzin

January 15, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

A slopped site. The site is slopped from north to south.
The entrance and yard are each planned on the top and bottom level of the site. The top and the bottom level are connected naturally through transition spaces and through depth modification inside and outside spaces. Living room and kitchen have one step level difference and are each connected to outside yard by toenmaru, – a narrow wooden porch running along the outside of a room – or deck. Exterior space consists of an entrance area with parking lot and a yard area. The level difference between these two areas is connected by stairs. In other words, sloped site divides entrance and yard, and toenmaru works as a transition space between inner and outer spaces.

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Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall, Morgan State University / Teeple Architects

January 14, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore is one of the nation’s premier historically black institutions of higher education—and the largest within the State of Maryland—offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Founded in 1867, the university was designated a ‘National Treasure’ in 2016 by The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its campus extends from a historic academic quad in a neoclassical style to a campus commons surrounded by modern buildings. Teeple Architects, working in collaboration with GWWO Architects, was tasked with designing a student services centre that would bridge the historic academic quad and the modern campus commons, while also establishing an iconic and uplifting ‘front-door’ to the university.

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Praça da Árvore / Lazo Arquitetura e Urbanismo

January 14, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The project began with the community, from on-site workshops with the involvement of children and the network that surrounds them. The information gathered in the dynamics brought material to the Executive Project in 2019. In 2020, with the pandemic context, 25% of the planned amount for the construction was directed to hospitals, which led to a revision, for budget adequacy. The tactical urbanism and the co-construction led by Lazo and ARIES were actions that were linked to the First Childhood Project, based on Urban95 of Fbvl, which aims to improve the urban quality aimed at children of early childhood, a safe and playful city for children, is also good for all(os).

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Woodthorpe Stables / Delve

January 13, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Woodthorpe Stables is an energy-efficient conversion of a Victorian property in Godalming, Surrey, UK using natural materials and led by sustainable principles. The design and self-build was led by homeowner and architect, Ed Martin of Delve Architects for his young family. The property had been converted to residential use in the 1950s yet vacant since 2015 was in dire condition with single glazing, no insulation to the floor, walls or roof, and sparse electrics and lighting. Yet with the historic stone walls in sturdy condition, a recently retiled roof and especially with environmental considerations the decision was made to retrofit the stables into a modern eco-home. Completed in 2021 after a six month construction period the work strips the stables back to their original character and extends out from this using Douglas fir timber framing, adding 25sqm of space for two bedroom home with open plan living spaces, courtyard, playroom, larder and utility room.