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Feldman Architecture
Ocho House


Located in a nature preserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the site of oak forests and steep meadows strongly impacted and inspired Feldman Architecture’s design for House Ocho. In order to reduce the impact of the home’s massing and to preserve site lines, the building settles into the ground and overhanging roofs are planted with […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Plus


The site locates on mountainside of Izu-san, where Pacific Ocean can be looked down on the south. The untouched wilderness, covered with deciduous broad-leaved trees such as cherry trees and Japanese oaks, gives little level ground. But we saw faint glimmer of architectural possibility along the ridge. The architecture would be used as villa for […]


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OFIS arhitekti
6×11 Alpine hut in Slovene Alps


A hut is situated in a small Alpine village, part of Triglav national park with very strict rules of construction and architectural design. The client bought the site together with existing construction permit for the generic project. Demand was not to change construction permit but change the elements of the house to suit his family, […]


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al bordE
Entre Muros House


The wish to set up, the search for living in harmony with nature, the need of autonomy for each one of the three members of the family, the low budget (understood as the optimization of resources and spaces) and the phrase: “There is always another way of doing things and another way for living”, settled […]


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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Villa Holmenkollen


This house on the hilly outskirts of Oslo is orientated toward the southwest, where the view shed features forests, lakes, and the Oslo fjord. To accommodate a grade that occasionally measures 60 degrees, the site is organized into terraces, and the interior of the home was strategically planned to encourage profound interaction with the immediate […]


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Davide Macullo Architects
House in Ticino


Located in Ticino, one of sunniest and most beautiful areas of southern Switzerland, the single family house is characterised as a series of small monolithic volumes perched on the natural slope of the land and is surrounded by nature. The site was previously home to a cluster of typical old rural buildings and elements of […]


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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Inside out cabin


The construction lies on top of a hill overlooking the ocean and the horizon. It is placed in the midst of an uncultivated landscape on a small island. The design of the house allows close interaction with the surrounding nature and the beautiful scenery. It engenders a feeling of being outdoors when inside. The use of […]


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Altius Architecture Inc.
Ellis Park House


Located in Toronto’s Bloor West Village neighbourhood the Ellis Park House was conceived as an ecological urban home that places a bold emphasis on sustainability and contemporary living. The home was constructed on an overgrown infill site, just steps from Bloor Street, that was considered unbuildable because of its 45 slope and shallow depth. Where others […]


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Jaime Rendon Arquitectos
House Sereno


This house is located at the suburbs of Medellín (Colombia), 2,150 meter AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level).  The outstanding visual over the valley (named Valle del Aburrá), and the native forest that surrounds the house make this site unique in its type. The longitudinal house location in reference to the plot enables walking trough while […]


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Davide Macullo Architects
House in Lumino


Located in the Swiss Alpine village of Lumino, just north of Bellinzona, this house stands as a monolithic element, quietly complementing and echoing its context. The surrounding area is characterized by traditional stone built houses, many of which date back centuries and are marked by their use of this single construction material. The new house […]


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Zecc Architecten
Villa Soest


On a wide constructing site in the woods of Soest (The Netherlands) a new villa will be build. An important theme while designing the house is de spatial connection between the three floors. From basement to the second floor a void has been planned. Standing at the front entrance a view over the void, directly […]


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Davide Macullo Architects
House in Canobbio


Nestled on the Alpine slopes north of Lugano, this house is characterized by a volumetric architecture that emerges from the terrain and follows the natural contour of the land. Its constructed volumes embrace the land in an organic and fluent sequence of spaces, each relating to each other and to the surrounding landscape. In order […]


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Graça Correia e Roberto Ragazzi
Casa no Gerês


The project of this house foresees both to reconstruct and augment a ruin into a weekend retreat at a plot with extraordinary morphological characteristics, within Cavado River and its tributary. The plot, of 4.060m2, is located in a protected natural area and has for conditions a concrete construction and the preservation of all trees. The […]


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zigzag arquitectura
Candela House


The starting point was the need for a house large enough for the variable and regular  meeting of a family composed of 6 subfamilies,  with a total of 10 adults and 8 children. The idea was to create a family shelter, a place to meet and escape from urban life, with a low budget and […]


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Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Guinovart Florensa House


The project seeks to recuperate the construction values of an old existing vernacular house which was made out of dry stone, a traditional technique of the area of great tectonic value. However the distinctive attributes inherent to this construction technique (compactness, massiveness, minimum openings, obscure interiors, weight) deny the extraordinary environment where it is located: […]


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Parsonson Architects Ltd.
Paetawa House


The Paetawa House design by Parsonson Architects has finished in 2004. This small one bedroom house is located at Pekapeka Beach, a small seaside settlement an hours drive north of Wellington City. It rests on gently undulating dune lands, facing northwest, looking across the road and lower dunes out to the Tasman Sea and Kapiti […]


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