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I-House / Architecture Show

January 15, 2020 Daniel Sánchez 0

The building site is a long, narrow piece of land between a coastline road and a cliff. The key design concept, besides assuring a sufficient living space, was to harmonize with the surrounding natural environment.

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I-House / Architecture Show

January 15, 2020 Daniel Sánchez 0

The building site is a long, narrow piece of land between a coastline road and a cliff. The key design concept, besides assuring a sufficient living space, was to harmonize with the surrounding natural environment.

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Story Pod / Atelier Kastelic Buffey

January 12, 2020 Daniel Sánchez 0

The Story Pod, a community-supported lending library designed by Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB), is helping to invigorate the Town of Newmarket. The intensifying suburb, due north of Toronto, has a Victorian-era core surrounded by ever-growing tracks of modern housing. The pod, placed on the edge of a prominent, recently completed civic square, in the heart of the town’s historic district, continues the municipality’s plan to use contemporary design as a means of creating a lively, current-day hub for gathering within the leafy, quaint setting. This spirit of community cohesion comes through in the pod, having been imbued in the design from the earliest days of its inception.

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House in Itsuura / ADX

January 6, 2020 Daniel Sánchez 0

The city of Itsuura, located in the north part of Ibaragi prefecture, has known as a prosperous fishery. Tenshin Okakura * who was enamored by the scenery of the coast line of Itsuura and loved the place as his final abode. There are some historic architectures such as Rokakudo ** designed by Tenshin and Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art. The owner of the house is a fisherman. His ancestor was a sailor attendant working near Tenshin. In those days, it was saying that Tenshin left a message “Fishermen do plant trees in mountains”. The story of the project starts with planning to make full use of the site in the mountain inherited from his ancestor and design the house.

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Acoustic Shells / Flanagan Lawrence

January 5, 2020 Daniel Sánchez 0

Sited in a sunken garden beside the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK, these ‘Acoustic Shells’ act as a stage and shelter for the local community. Prompted by a desire to reinvigorate Littlehampton with its gentility of the early 20th century, the shells materially enhance the public open space of the adjacent greensward and satisfy an essential social need that is not provided elsewhere in the area.

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Bridge House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

January 3, 2020 Daniel Sánchez 0

The house bridges between two bedrock outcrops parallel to the sea, thereby framing the approach to the sea under its “belly”. One enters at either end from the two rocks. This is a floating lantern of wood-a pure man-made object calling attention to the undulating natural topography of the glaciated landscape. The primary form of the house is deconstructed to create a wide variety of indoor-outdoor conditions.

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Lakeview Residence / Alter Studio

December 20, 2019 Daniel Sánchez 0

Architecture occurs at the site of conflicts: where the desire for view conflicts with the desire for protection from the Western sun, where the desire for Lightness conflicts with the requirements for structure, where the desire for Mystery conflicts with Pragmatism, where the desire for Connection conflicts with the desire for privacy, and where the desire for Permanence conflicts with the desire for Serendipity.  In the Lakeview Residence, these conflicts provided the direction for the design.