Best MoCo Architecture This Week
by Harry / March 21, 2009


Platform 5 Architects' Mapledene Road Home renovation at Trendir, "The rear of the house is extended into the garden, enclosing a casual dining and living area".

This week's picks:

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+ Taira Nishizawa Architects' Tsuno-miya House at Judit Belostes.

+ Messana O'Rorke's Kitchen Addition at Remodelista, "The double-height space is flooded with natural light and is joined to the rest of the house with a band of glass".

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+ Blue Sky Homes' Yucca Valley prefab at Jetson Green, "a next generation prefab company -- they've developed a system to construct homes faster, stronger, greener, cheaper, and easier than standard industry practice."

+ AIA SF Design Awards 2009 at Dwell Blog, "the American Institute of Architect's San Francisco chapter celebrated the best of the best with their 2009 Design Awards ceremony."

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+ x Architekten's addition and renovation of circa 1920s Folded Corten House at Arch Daily, "The extension embraces the archetypically existing building without merging with it."

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+ More of KieranTimberlake's Kohler LivingHome at Arch Daily, a prefabricated and sustainable house.

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+ Reiulf Ramstad Architects' Summerhouse Inside Out Hvaler at Arch Daily, "The design of the house allows a close interaction with the surrounding nature and the beautiful scenery. It provides a feeling of being outdoors when inside."

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+ Dorte Mandrup's Skansen Residences at Arch Daily, "The construction consists of 7 terrace houses, placed in rows of 2 with respectively 3 and 4 housings, which stagger along a building line."

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+ Aristide Antonas' Amphitheater House at Arch Daily, "The amphitheatre house is organized around a high ceiling interior. The amphitheater space is in parts more than 9 meters high."

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+ Niko's 2-story, wood frame Shiraishi House at What We Do Is Secret.

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+ Niko's 3-story, reinforced concrete Tazaki House at What We Do Is Secret.

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+ Tomoaki Uno architecture's reinforced concrete House in Kikko at architecturephoto.net.

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+ Bak Gordon's House at Sobral da Lagoa, "The house has two faces: one facing the access and another facing the fields. In both cases, it's the character of the coloured window openings that animates their composition."

+ Architect Michael A. Rantilla of the Freelon Group's design for his private residence in Raleigh, North Carolina at Frame, "Three volumes are placed at a right angle on each other. The upper volume is almost transparent, which gives a feeling of being inside a tree house." Via noticias arquitectura.


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