Sambade House | Spaceworkers

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Location: Penafiel, Portugal
Size: 1 177m2

Year: 2014



Architects: spaceworkers
Coordinators: Henrique Marques, Rui Dinis
Collaborators: Sérgio Rocha, Rui Rodrigues, Rui Miguel, Vasco Giesta, Pedro Silva
Photography © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG



Based on the genetic of the place, the intervention holds, as the main goal, the creation of a contemporary space without disturbing the peace of the countryside area.
The site, a carved terrain in several terraces filled with trees and some stone walls create the ideal setting for a pure volume with rectangular base adjusted to the ground and opened into the green landscape. The volumetric purity, desired by the customer, sets the mood for the project and the new inhabitant of the place is, now, one of the terraced fields of the perfectly balanced ground.
Thus, the act of inhabiting unfolds through the volume of concrete, pure, raw, adjusted to the ground, just waiting to grow old as the days go by… reflecting the life of the countryside.
Functionally, the house takes place on two floors, the first floor which houses the nuclear housing spaces as the rooms and living spaces. It is on this floor where is located the main entrance of the house, which appears as a huge hole in the long concrete wall oriented to north and this is also the floor that opens and dialogue with the surrounding landscape allowing it to invade the interior. The lower floor where settle some of the side housing services works here as a rural wall, an extension of the existing terraces, which hides its functions behind a concrete wall and let the landed volume on get the desired role .
The materials used will also satisfy the dilution that we intended that the intervention had on site. We did not want here delicate and bright materials to put in contrast with the rurality of the place but something thats grow old with time and become increasingly this new inhabitant of the site as an integral part of it.

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Rui Dinis | Henrique Marques

spaceworkers® is an architecture and design studio located in Paredes in northern Portugal, founded by the current creative directors Henrique Marques and Rui Dinis and by its financial director Carla Duarte.
The studio based its practice on the exploration and constant search of new paradigms of contemporary architecture in order to achieve a close relation between the form and emotions.
The work of the studio reflect the pragmatic vision with which they face the challenges, and the critical spirit that evaluate the context that surrounds them, appealing to the sensibility of its clients for a new way to face and perceive space in its sensorial dimension. more


CONTACT
spaceworkers
Rua Central do Bairro nº792
4580-591 Mouriz
Paredes, Portugal

Phone

+351 255 781 150
+351 913 148 158


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Otter Cove by Sagan Piechota Architecture

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Location: Carmel, California, US

Area: 10,000 sq ft

Year: 2008



Architects: Sagan Piechota Architecture

Photography © Joe Fletcher



Perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the ocean, this Carmel residence strives to appear as a natural extension of the landscape while resolving competing private and public concerns.  The large area of the house is disguised by splitting the house into two wings.  Stone cladding predominates, rooting the house in the site and visually connecting with the rocky cove.

Sagan Piechota Architecture


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Sagan Piechota Architecture


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Daniel Piechota

Daniel Piechota earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 1987 from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. While in college he spent a year studying in Denmark and upon graduation worked as a carpenter for Bart Prince.  An apprenticeship with Mickey Muennig followed where he participated in several projects including the design and construction of the iconic Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.

Prior to forming SPA, Daniel owned a practice in Los Angeles where he established a reputation for design that conveys a modern sensibility without sacrificing warmth and livability.

“We are not bound by any style or architectural movement.  We are committed to discovering the most elegant and  authentic solution within every challenge.”


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Loring Sagan

Loring Sagan grew up in both the Bay Area and Japan.  His exposure to the cultures and lifestyles of these two environments formed the basis for a particular point of view and a dedication to the pursuit of fine art and design.

Ceramics, painting, and sculpture were the original path with architecture following organically and naturally.  For twenty years his Sagan Design Group in Tahoe designed and built homes in resort and mountain locales.

In 1999 Loring began working with Daniel and together they formed Sagan Piechota Architecture to collaboratively pursue the art of architecture based on their compatible aesthetic and shared collaborative principles.

PEOPLE


CONTACT

315 Linden Street

Between Octavia & Gough Streets

Hayes Valley

San Francisco  CA  94102

415 551 7600

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G’Day House by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses

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Location: West Vancouver, Canada

Floor Area: 409 sq. m

Site Area: 731 sq. m

Year: 2016



Architects: McLeod Bovell Modern Houses

Finishes: Accoya wood and Atlas Meridian Glassworks

Furnishings: FireorbFlos, Knoll, Kristalia, Living Divani, Paola Lenti

Photography @ Ema Peter Photography


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McLeod Bovell Modern Houses


McLeod Bovell is a collaborative design partnership specializing in complete residential architecture. Since 2008, firm has grown to include a group of 10 designers with diverse backgrounds in architecture, interior and landscape design. more


CONTACT

293 Columbia Street

Vancouver, BC

V6A 2R5

email: lisa@mcleodbovell.com

phone: 1 604 723 4645


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Vallarta House by Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin Design Studio

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Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Area: 32,292 sq ft / 3,000 sqm

Year: 2013



AWARDS

2014 IDA (International Design Award): Silver medal, residential category – new project. Vallarta House. USA

2013 PCI (Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute) Design Awards Program: First Prize, single family house category. Vallarta House. USA

2013 IIDA Global excellence Design: Best of residential category.Vallarta House,USA



Architecture and interior design: Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin Design Studio
Design Team: Alejandra Diaz
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The design is driven by home’s extraordinary context connecting the users with the spectacular ocean views surrounding the property. The house was conceived as a vacation oasis and provides every amenity one could possibly desire; the main living and dining room opens his glass walls that unify with the pool and terrace area, creating strong interior-exterior integration in the main area of the home.

The use of natural stone and concrete walls create fresh spaces that dually provide passive cooling during hot seasons, besides this, the home’s striking green walls and rooftops insulate the house from heat and dually serve to integrate the house with the landscape.

Furniture and decorative elements were exclusively chosen and designed to integrate with the architecture.

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Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin



Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappin a multi-disciplinary design studio with an integrated approach, successfully working holistically across all scales. The studio was established in 1995, and in 2016 Cristina Grappin joined as business and design partner.

The studio designs details that connect people to the spaces they inhabit. From luxury yacht design to small and large hospitality and residential spaces, they consider all functions simultaneously to ensure the design is coherent, integrated and effortlessly inhabitable.

Drawing inspiration from their Mexican heritage, the firm collaborates with traditional artisans to create a palette of natural materials that fit the local culture and context. Comfort and warmth go into all of their projects.

In 2017, the firm’s restaurant project Lucca was awarded by Architectural Digest Mexico for Best Gastronomic Design as part of the annual Design Icons Awards. Additionally, they have been awarded by the IDA International Interior Design Awards and the PCA Design Awards Program and in 2015 the studio received the Visionarios Award by Obras Magazine.

Notable projects include a luxury-lifestyle theatre complex in San Diego, a Mezcal bar located in a landmark building in Oaxaca, a luxury yacht for Benetti and over 80 additional residential and commercial projects to date.

Ezequiel Farca + Cristina Grappinhave offices in Los Angeles, Milan and Mexico City with over thirty inter-disciplinary employees.

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CONTACT

MEXICO CITY

Campos Elíseos 158
Col. Polanco
C.P. 11560 Mexico City
Ph. (55) 5292 5115
info@ezequielfarca.com

LOS ANGELES

207 –B Hollister Ave
Santa Monica, CA
90405 USA
Ph. 310 309 9615
info@ezequielfarca.com

MILAN

Via San Gregorio 44
CAP 20124 Milano
Italy
M + (39) 338 494 3832
info@ezequielfarca.com


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East di Lido Residence | [STRANG] Architecture

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Location: Miami Beach, Florida, US
Year: 2015

Architects: [STRANG] Architecture

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Located on an artificial island in Biscayne Bay, this residence maximizes the waterfront views across Biscayne Bay and neighboring islands.  Unlike many of the stark white boxes that have proliferated on Miami Beach’s waterfront sites, this house incorporates natural keystone and wood louvers to provide an additional layer of detail and warmth.  The poured-in-place concrete structural slabs, expressed as deep overhangs, provide the authentic architectural identity for the home.

As is common on these islands in Biscayne Bay, restrictive zoning codes combine with a directive for maximizing the home’s square footage to result in a relatively generic massing.  The challenge to differentiate the design is overcome by the thoughtful use of a sophisticated material palette and exquisite detailing.  Built on speculation by a developer, the six-bedroom home was purchased soon after completion by a South American family.

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[STRANG] ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE | INTERIORS | LANDSCAPES


[STRANG] is a Florida-based architectural, interiors and landscape design firm well known for its pre-eminent environmental modernist designs and tropical landscapes. Founded by Max Strang in 1998, the firm has received many awards and international acclaim including features within The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Metropolis Magazine, AXXIS, Objekt International, Tropic and other well respected media sources.  The firm’s projects can be found in Florida and the Florida Keys, Colorado, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic, The Caribbean and United Arab Emirates. [STRANG] currently operates three offices in the US State of Florida and maintains registration licenses to practice in Florida, Colorado and internationally.


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Max Strang is the Founding Principal and President of [STRANG]. In 2016, he was elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and in 2013 he received the Silver Medal from the Miami Chapter of the AIA, the highest honor the organization can bestow.  Strang is a graduate of the University of Florida, Columbia University and is an active member of the AIA.   Prior to establishing his firm, he worked in the architecture offices of Gene Leedy, SHoP Architects and Zaha Hadid. Beginning this Fall 2017, Max will be participating as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. 

Jason Adams is Principal and Vice President of [STRANG]. He oversees the firm’s operations, finances and new client development. Jason began his work with Max in 2003 as Project Manager after beginning his career in Colorado for Pierce Architects. In 2013, Jason was made Partner and Principal. Adams is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and is an active member of the AIA, IALD and Urban Land Institute. Jason currently serves on the AIA Fort Lauderdale Board of Directors and the AIA Florida/Caribbean Board of Directors as Regional Associate Director.

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CONTACT

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Prahran House | Rob Kennon Architects 

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Location: Prahran, Victoria, Australia

Area: 315 sqm

Year: 2017



Architects: Rob Kennon Architects

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This project explores a new typology for open connected living. Terraced floor plates and shifting ceiling profiles adjust to the sites topography to achieve spatial qualities appropriate to the program. Large doors retract into wall cavities allowing the spaces to extend and transform into a continuous living environment.

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ROB KENNON ARCHITECTS


Rob Kennon
Rob Kennon Architect

Rob established the practice, Rob Kennon Architects, in 2011 after years of experiences working with two of Melbourne’s most influential and respected design practices, Bates Smart and Jackson Clements Burrows. Prior to that, Rob worked with Bochsler & Partners.

Rob graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Planning and Design (First Class Honours) and a Master of Architecture. He was awarded the Ernest Fooks Memorial Award for Design and was selected in the Dean’s Honours List.

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CONTACT

Studio 1, Level 1,156 George StFitzroy Vic 3065

03 9015 8621

mail@robkennon.com


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The Mills house#project343 | mckimm

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Location: Hampton, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2017



Architects: mckimm

Photography by © Derek Swalwell


the mills #project343 encompasses a pair of rectilinear volumes stacked atop one another, giving the home the identity of contemporary design. offering naturally illuminated spaces that provide functionality and carefully considered zoning, the mills project provides an introspective aspect and a welcoming home to a family of four.

The distinct architectural layering of concrete, zinc and cedar, add warmth and texture to the project. Internally, an American Oak staircase grounded by an off-form concrete wall is shadowed by double height windows, allowing natural light to flood into the main passageway. Features such as a teal velvet breakfast seat add another dimension to the design of the project and a juxtaposition to the neutral kitchen palette favoured by the clients.

With expansive corridors and clever integration between zones, the Mills house establishes a spatial continuity between the main living areas. Clean lines and symmetry were key within the cube-like structure, allowing spaces to be cleverly divided without compromising the flow between living spaces. Upstairs, an additional study, the master ensuite and three additional bedrooms, each containing their own ensuite and walk-in-robe, are anchored to the downstairs living areas by the staircase that connects the two.

The rear facade of the Mills house has the top floor shrouded in zinc, offering a textural layer to the external of the build. At the same time, full grass fenestration from both the upstairs and downstairs living areas offer views to the pool and garden areas, while flooding the north facing rear of the home in natural light.

The Mills house offers a functionally designed home with a focus on passageways that allow fluidity within the home. Transterior flow through the use of large glass sliding panels are receptive to cool and warm temperatures and create a space that is consistently adaptable to the families needs. Modern design and contemporary styling give character to the home and offer a comfortable living environment for the family to enjoy for years to come.

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MCKIMM


mckimm was established by Nick McKimm over 25 years ago. Nick’s appreciation for detailing and architecture, complimented by quality construction, has seen mckimm continue to grow and it is now renowned for being one of Melbourne’s most accomplished residential design and construction practices.

Over the past ten years, the design component of the company has seen substantial growth and today offers a full residential design service. The construction knowledge and expertise, combined with Principle Designer Lorenzo Garizio’s amazing design talent and textural aesthetic results in contemporary homes characterized by meticulous detailing and careful deliberation.

mckimm’s collaborative process allows for the design and construction teams to work as one with the client to achieve outstanding results.

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CONTACT

address

422 New Street,

Brighton,

VIC 3186

telephone

03 9592 1166

info@mckimm.com.au


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Carrara House | Mário Martins Atelier

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CLIENT / PROMOTER: Algarve Property Concept

Location: Luz, Lagos, Portugal

Year: 2017



Architects: Mário Martins

Team: Nuno Colaço, Márcia Nobre, Varsha Kolur, Hélder Lima, Ariana Silva, Tiago Martins, João Pratas, José Furtado

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Mário Martins Atelier


Mario Martins
Mário Martins

Mário Martins was born in Lagos, Algarve – Portugal in 1964, and graduated in 1988 from the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon Technical University. He worked for about one year in the architectural practice of Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira, and occasionally with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça. At the end of 1988 he decided to return to Lagos, setting up Oblíqua Arquitectos with the architect Vítor Lourenço, with whom he developed many projects before the partnership ended in 2000.
Since then, through the company Mário Martins Atelier with Maria José Rio (his business partner and wife), he has continued to focus exclusively on architecture, assisted by his enormously dedicated and hard-working team.
With a contemporary style influenced by the place in which he mainly works – Algarve – his projects have undergone a natural process of evolving and maturing. more


CONTACT

Mário Martins Atelier

Rua Francisco Xavier Ataíde de Oliveira – Lote 31/32 . Loja P
8600-775 Lagos – Portugal
(Entrada pela Av. Cabo Bojador)

Phone

+351 282 768 095

Residence Boa Vista VI by Gui Mattos Arquitetura

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Localisation: Porto Feliz – SP, Brazil

Area: 913m²

Year: 2016



Architects: Gui Mattos Arquitetura

Project architect: Fausto Sombra, Fernanda Denser Alencar

Project Team: Luciana Higashi, Leonardo Vieira, Tiago Mestre



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PLANS



GUI MATTOS ARCHITECTS


ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BASED IN SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

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CONTACT
Rua Estados Unidos, 1162

Jd. América, São Paulo-SP
01427-001

arquitetura@guimattos.com.br

Tel.: +55 11 3816 2228
Fax: +55 11 3816 7958


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House L4 ▪ Ramatuelle, France by Vincent Coste Architects

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Residential house ▪ Rehabilitation

Location: Ramatuelle, France

Area: 200 m²

Year: 2017



Architects : Vincent Coste Architecte

Lead Architects: Estelle Hondier

Landscape : Nicolas Bonnenfant / Coloco


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VINCENT COSTE ARCHITECTE

 

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Vincent Coste

Vincent Coste opened his architectural agency in his home town of St. Tropez in 2000, after collaborating with Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam and Oscar Tusquets in Barcelona.

His approach, based on his solid architectural background, is strongly linked to a Mediterranean context : climate, culture, history.  Every architectural design he creates takes into consideration the physical boundaries of a home, relative to its surroundings, making each project totally unique. Thanks to Vincent’s own interest in interior design, he extends his vision with those activities closely related to his work.  He is able to offer a global life scenario through architecture, interior design and furniture conception.

In this way the agency has attracted the most dynamic and talented people who can master complementary techniques for design and representation (3D design, image processing, 3D prototyping). It has the most sophisticated in-house equipment, with a continuously updated materials library and a solid reference library.  In addition, it relies on an effective network of specialists to assist with specific requirements for each client.  The agency consists of crossover specialists (three DPLG architects, a designer from Ecole Boulle, an interior designer, and an executive assistant) who facilitate creativity and architectural design in all its interconnected fields : architecture, interior design, furniture, environmental and urban construction.


CONTACT

Vincent Coste Architecte

32 impasses des conquettes

83990 Saint-Tropez

+33 4 98 12 65 33


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Belgica House|AMZ Arquitetos

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Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Area: 1075 sqm

Year: 2014



Architects: AMZ Arquitetos

Authors: Pablo Alvarenga, Manoel Maia e Adriana Zampieri
Team: Gabriel Rocchetti, Paula Saito, Paula Ferreira Leite
Interior Design: AMZ Arquitetos

Photography: © Maíra Acayaba



Located at a green residential area in São Paulo, the program was split in three blocks (service, private and leisure spaces), stacked in a way as to create a wall-less social zone that is completely integrated with the garden, where the whole extension of the site can be discerned.
The service block is secluded from the living and pool blocks by translucent sliding doors, so that its rooms (pantry, kitchen and barbecue area) are integrated to the social zone as desired.
The private block is stacked on top of the service block, limited by hinged and sliding pine wood panels, which also enable the integration of the block with the green roof of the service block below.
At the terrace, the leisure block invades the garden to take advantage of the sunlight and the view to the green neighborhood.
At night, the translucent character of the panels produces the reverse effect, allowing the internal light to leak onto the garden.

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AMZ ARQUITETOS



Founded in 2009, AMZ is a São Paulo based architecture firm with works ranging from the urban scale to the object scale.

Composed of a collaborative and complimentary team, they operate seeking a multifocal projecting approach combining architectural concept with interior design, environmental and constructability concerns since the beginning of every project.

They aim to combine pure and conceptually free project solutions with adequate constructive methods through a cooperative process that connects clients, consultants and constructors in all stages of any given project.

AMZ took part in the 11th São Paulo Art Biennial, the 5th Biennial of Quito and the 2010 World Architecture Festival, and its works have been published in leading national and international architectural journals and media.

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CONTACT

AMZ Arquitetos

Sao Paulo – Brazil
Al. Lorena, 1257
Casa 6

55 11 3062 8699
amz@amzarquitetos.com


VISIT

AMZ Arquitetos


 

Wall House | AGi Architects

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Location: Khaldiya, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Area:  2,500 sqm
Year: 2016



Architects: AGi Architects – Nasser B Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea

Interior design: AGi Architects, Gunni & Trentino

Lighting: Irene Bas

Photography: © Nelson Garrido



As in the famous Lewis Carroll tale, Wall House is not what it seems. Is it a fortress that closes itself to the world? Or is it an isolated place that avoids all communication with the exterior? Not at all! Wall House communicates with its formalized solid skin, an existing concern in the city. It is the expression of those thoughts: “the all judging peeping tom”, “windows that looks towards the place where nobody wants to be watched”, “opened facades show only false and preconceived realities”.

Wall House is the physical expression of a family’s life; a large shell protecting everyone that inhabits it. This shell embraces four patios which are developed three dimensionally. It allows the inhabitants to enjoy infinite freedoms internally, the patios, as air bites; penetrate to the terraces and the most intimate rooms. A large lattice develops into the volume and creates a welcoming area, in the public ground level. This skin encloses the guest living room which is surrounded by gardens and terraces. Away from any uncomfortable view, at this same level, the family shares their own private luminous oasis.

The three daughters can develop their private life around three patios into the highest level of the house. A shared living room is extended to the terrace where in the mild weather nights, friends and family can relax, chat, eat and socialize. The open air terrace is connected with the mother’s private garden on the lower level without any visual connections. Cantilevered terraces and gardens are protected by shade, just as in an oasis in the desert. Vegetation and greenery are able to grow and climb freely on all the different levels. The house creates free zones where exploration may occur, allowing its inhabitants to know their selves better, ultimately protecting themselves to become free.

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AGi Architects


The international design firm AGi architects was founded by two architects educated at Harvard University, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan.

With a noticeable international character and a multidisciplinary focus, AGi architects offers a professional service emphasizing quality, creativity and exclusive design. AGi has a vision to create environments that create a lasting value for clients through distinctive and imaginative solutions. At present, the studio has offices in Kuwait and Madrid, with a team comprised of more than 50 professionals.

The studio’s architecture is based on four founding pillars: innovation, an inherent life component, ecological and social interventions and research. AGi architects provides comprehensive services in architecture, interior design and urban planning.


CONTACT

Kuwait
La Oficina 1608,
Al Rai Ind. Area, Block 3, Street 13.
P.O. Box 24066, Safat 13101, Kuwait

Tel
+965 222 30109
Fax
+965 222 30110
Email
info@agi-architects.com

Spain
Calle Apolonio Morales nº13 F
28036 Madrid, Spain.

Tel
+34 91 5919226
Fax
+34 91 5919220
Email
info@agi-architects.com


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AGi Architects


Concretus house by Singular Studio

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Location: Alicante, Spain

Area: 200 m2
Year: 2016


FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRIZE IN ITS CATEGORY ‘RESIDENTIAL HOUSING’ IN CEMEX BUILDING AWARD 2017


Architects: Singular Studio

Interior design: Pepe Cabrera

Photography: © David Frutos



The idea from which the project developed, was born from a trip to the client’s country, where the need arose, in a certain way, to reproduce the architectural tradition of soviet brutalism that historically has been so present in their lives… and therefore, came Le Corbusier and his bêton brut as project leitmotiv.

After the initial ideas, we did a deep reflection between what the house should be on its own, and what it would be because of the place in which it’s framed, an impressive natural landscape facing the sea with a balcony looking over the Mediterranean. Thus, the project emerges as a juxtaposition of ideas that solve different needs by building a massive volume that clearly expresses the customer’s wishes, like a punch at the table.

One of the main challenges to be solved would be to provide the house with the maximum possible privacy while not blocking the exceptional sea views of the plot. Therefore, after evaluating the variables of access, orientation, views, bioclimatic hypothesis, privacy and the strong slope of the plot, we decided a geometry whose plant would be an “L” shape, where the northeast facade is transparent, i.e. a large window that turns into a lookout to the sea, and the rest of the facades, are opaque, massive, pure concrete that ensures the necessary privacy regarding the neighborhood. In addition, thanks to cross ventilation, thermal mass, solar protections and a detailed study of shadows, an efficient home was achieved, with very low energy consumption.

In this sense, a particularity of this dwelling, is to have built it without having used a single brick… all the facades and partitions of the house have been made of exposed concrete executed in-situ, as a coherent denouement to the aforesaid bêton brut.
The house, which was conceived together with our architects friends Guste and Algis from Kancas Studija of Lithuania, offers a unique answer to different problems, clearly separating the more public areas from the private ones, as well as the night program from the day.

The house is composed of two floors, on the ground floor is located the day program, except for the main bedroom, which is inserted in the northwest façade. However, the night program is distributed on the first floor, where the garage and the main access of the house are also located, due to the need of access to the top of the plot. In the intersection zone of the two wings you can find the hall and the vertical nucleus of communication in double height, articulating the distribution of the rooms of both plants.

In the exterior, native vegetation has been used and the original terraces of the plot have been restored, achieving maximum integration of the house in the natural context in which it is framed.

Singular Studio


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JOSÉ MORAGUES PUGA
Principal Architect  Chief Executive Officer

Under the conviction that architecture is the most public of the arts and therefore, is the one that interacts the most with society, in 2009 José Moragues founded Singular Studio, an office of architecture and urbanism that, more than by possibility, arose because of the responsibility to create intense and timeless spaces that excite people without the need to follow fashions, and where imagination and discipline at work give way to technical rigor to solve the tasks accurately.

Singular Studio develops urbanism, residential, endowments or tertiary projects of public or private initiative. more


CONTACT

Avd. Ausias March 9 – Local 5, 03730 Jávea – SPAIN

+34 96 644 70 29

info@singularstudio.es


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