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Humberto Hermeto | JE House

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At the top level, the residence, the tectonic volume. And the second action: to get the most of the existing views, the residence is  distributed under a continuous roof (81 meters), constituted by a reinforced concrete portico.

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This portico sets the residence´s built volume. And the residence is distributed under the roof, according the needs of each space: access , recreation area, kitchen, living room, bedrooms. The existing views guide the various openings: from every room one sees the mountains.

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The main entrance is marked by a void at the beginning of the portico. From there, different occupations under the cover create the enclosed areas (sauna, kitchen and bedrooms) and the opened ones (porches). These opened spaces are extended over the gallery coverage through a large deck, a pool and garden areas. via

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Charred Cedar House – Tetsuya Nakazono

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Charred Cedar House © Noriyuki Yano

Architects: Tetsuya Nakazono / naf architect & design
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Engineer: Kenji Nawa / NAWAKENJI-M
Site area: 172.55 sqm
Building area: 61.38 sqm
Total floor area: 114.50 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

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Charred Cedar House Front © Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners


The construction site is located in a district where many traditional sake breweries preserve good old Japanese street with plaster and charred cedar walls. In winter, during sake brewing season, a cloud of steam comes out from red brick chimneys of the breweries and the scent of sake wafts in the air. “Charred Cedar House” stands in such neighborhood.

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Charred Cedar House inside © Noriyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners


Hi-Tech Couch

That’s just crazy, what are you saying, that this isn’t just a gigantic cooling unit for my 1980’s jumbo computer? I predict that in the future, all chairs will be bigger than houses and will only be affordable by the super rich! But for now, we’ve got this amazing “Hi-Tech Couch” inspired by just that, cooling ribs from a computer. But wait, why does the preview pic for this post have the chairs staged in a graffiti filled hallway?

These bits of fantastic furniture were made to wow people entering into office buildings and high-tech atmospheres. Materials used to create these beasts include recycled metal boards, tiers, and foams as back support – for real super comfort!

When made, available in an abnormal variety of colors and sizes!

Designer: Design-Gezunt Studio

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Bates Masi Architects – Elizabeth H

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Architect: Bates Masi Architects
Location: Amagansett, NY, USA
Client: Private
Structural Engineer: Steven L. Maresca
Contractor: Paul Masi
Project Year: 2002
Photographs: Christopher Wesnofske

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She started out by creating a list of the things she loves. What she produced seemed at first daunting and random: “natural light, fireplaces, barbecues, spending time with family/friends, a blanketing snowfall and the resulting silence…”. Through discussing the particulars of each item individually, the architect and his wife discovered how the change of the seasons played an important role in the way they live their lives. The active couple gleaned inspiration for their home from their experience of a nearby lake. The same body of water they would kayak on in the summer is re-invigorated each year anew when it freezes over in the winter for ice-skating. Just as the routine of one activity begins to lose its allure, it is replaced by the newness of another. They wanted their home to have the same flexibility and range both in its use of space and in its details that would interact with the environment and evolve over time.

IROJE KHM Architects – Island House

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Architect : HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
Location : Gapyunggun, Gyeounggi-do, Korea
Design team : SuMi Jung, JungMin Oh, ARum Kim, SunHee Kim
Structure designer : MOA. SungYeong Oh
Lighting designer : LITEWORK, Seoda
Furniture designer : HeeSu Hong – Seoda
Contractor : JEHYO
Site area : 872.63 sqm
Bldg. area : 337.33 sqm
Gross floor area : 628.02 sqm
Photographer : JongOh Kim

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Floating site on the river

This site, where is floating on river and confronted the graceful landscape, was strongly recognized to me as a part of nature, from the first time that I met.

From then, I started to visualize “the architectural nature” as a place of recreation.

Form of site = Form of architecture = Maximum efficiency of landuse

While maximizing the efficiency of landuse, the leaner concrete mass, that cherishes the courtyard where is filled with the water and the greenery, was laid out on this site along the irregular formed site line.

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