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Beach House by Javier Artadi Arquitecto

Javier Artadi Arquitecto has designed a house on the beach, 95km from Lima, Peru

Beach House, Las Arenas, Peru, by Javier Artadi Arquitecto
via: Materialicious

XVI Architecture Biennale in Santiago by Felipe Assadi

Built for the installation of the XVI Architecture Biennale at the Contemporary Art Museum at the Forestal Park in Santiago.
The Biennale´s exhibitions didn’t fit inside the Museum, which the architects already knew when choosing the venue. The lack of space at the interior of the museum gave the opportunity, to take a good portion of the exhibition to the outside. It had plenty of virtues for the event: a central location with good accessibility. The idea of this project is working with reusable or already reused elements, from the pavilion structure and it’s skin, to the interior elements of the exhibition inside of the museum. Once the Biennale is over, 100% of the elements used on the pavilion will be reused.

XVI Architecture Biennale, Santiago, Chile, by Architect Felipe Assadi, Assadi + Pulido
via: Arch Daily

Lake Como Casa del Masso by Marco Castelletti

The clients wished to build in their garden facing the lake, and they were after something typically “razionalismo comasco”, architecture of the thirties driven by architect Giuseppe Terragni. The house, set on a steep slope above the street, can be clearly seen from across the lake. The building stands by the side of the client’s old house designed by engineer Luciano Trolli in 1955, and it takes advantage of a little tract of flat land, as does the original residence. The house is linked to the street by a long flight of steps which wind along the slope and down to the house, which is organised over two floors.

Casa del Masso, Como, Italy, by Marco Castelletti Architetto
via: Modern Residential Design

Minimal House in County Wicklow, Ireland

Set at the foot of a steep escarpment in the Wicklow hills, this house, with it’s elevated living accommodation, allows the fluidity of the surrounding landscape remain uninterupted, whilst also giving the occupant a raised vantage point from which to engage with nature.

Private Residence, County Wicklow, Ireland by ODOS Architects

Garden and Sea House in Japan by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

The site faces the sea and has deep depth, it slopes toward the sea by around 2 meters. The architects arranged the house in the center of the site. The shape of the house is like a wedge spread towards the sea. The white gravel acts as an interior space, bringing the outdoors inside.

Garden and Sea, by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

Kunsthülle LPL by Office for Subversive Architecture

Kunsthülle LPL is a temporary installation for a major new venue for contemporary art in Liverpool. The rooftop structure is a playful and experimental space for lectures, performances and events. It appears to merge into the old factory, incorporating an existing staircase, the rooftop, and extending out over the public façade of the building.

Inspired by the regeneration of Liverpool, the Kunsthülle LPL alludes to the industrial heritage of this former factory complex and surrounding buildings. Liverpool’s architectural landscape combines a large-scale World Heritage Site, decrepit buildings and a variety of renovations, refurbishments and new builds. It is an inspiring mix. The feeling of growth is palpable and the Kunsthülle LPL aims to engage audiences in a wider debate about the built environment.

The Blade Factory, Liverpool, UK, Temporary Installation by Office for Subversive Architecture
via: Arch Daily

Highgate Cemetery House by Eldridge Smerin

London-based architects Eldridge Smerin have completed a house overlooking Highgate Cemetery, London’s greatest Victorian cemetery. The house has two distinct facades: the side facing the cemetery is mostly glazed, while the street-facing elevation is fabricated from black granite, translucent glass and black steel panels.

House, London, UK, by Eldridge Smerin
via: dezeen

Villa 1 by Powerhouse Company Wins Best Private Interior Award

Villa 1 is a woodland house in the Veluwe Zoom area near Arnhem in the Netherlands, has won an award as the ’best private interior’ at the Dutch Design Awards Set in the woodlands of Holland, the house is oriented optimal towards the views on the terrain and the sun. Half is pushed below ground to meet local zoning regulations. This creates a clear dichotomy in the spatial experience of the house – a glass box ground floor where all mass is concentrated in furniture elements and a ‘medieval’ basement, where the spaces are carved out of the mass.

Villa 1, Arnhem, Netherlands, by Powerhouse Company

Towada Art Center by Ryue Nishizawa

Towada Art Center is the centerpiece of the Towada Arts Project, an initiative to convert the main road through the city into a dynamic art space in order to emphasize the rich cultural history of the city.

Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan, by Ryue Nishizawa
Photography by Iwan Baan

Dupli.Casa by Jürgen Mayer H.

The geometry of the building is based on the footprint of the house that previously was located on the site, originally built in 1984 and with many extensions and modifications since then. The new building echoes the “family archeology” by duplication and rotation. Lifted up, it creates a semi-public space on ground level between two layers of discretion.

Dupli.Casa by Jürgen Mayer H
via: Archinect

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