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Located in Nas montanhas de Fafe, Portugal, the resistance primarily secured by two giant stone walls also for residential unusual. If you are the one to go for residential built with materials that sustainable, what better way to do it than actually using the nature of your architectural plans? This is the case with an attractive look for a house in the picture below. #ShoutOut FlyLyf
Architects: Andres Remy Arquitectos
Location: Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Project Team: Andrés Remy, Hernán Pardillos, Paula Mancini, Lucila Lopez, Julieta Rafel, Lilian Kandus, Coral Banegas
Site Area: 3,640 sqm
Project Area: 465 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Andres Remy Arquitectos
The Orchid was a challenging project, committed by a young couple with two sons, enthusiastic about sustainable architecture. After consulting several architects, they gave the commission to Andrés Remy, who had investigated these concepts in New York at Rafael Viñoly’s Studio for four years.
Sustainability implies a lot of varieties, such as efficient and rational use of energy and water, natural ventilation and lighting, and low-environment-impact materials.
The house has the best orientation, possible thanks to the large lot.
The concept came from the client’s hobby, growing orchids. The house is based on the different parts of the orchid: the roots, the stem and the flower.
The sun rays impact in the interior of each room, were also studied, to determine the optimal depth to place the windows. This gives a unique volumetric outcome to the project. Taking advantage of sun rays in winter increases the interior temperature up to a comfortable level. The design includes glazed volumes with good thermal insulation and small windows in the worst orientation, such as the south facade.
The windows consist of aluminum frames supplied with thermal bridge breaker and double-hermetic-glass. A wide variety of insulating materials were also used, as well as water based paint and wall and roof air chambers.
In the lower floor, the convenient location of the opening windows allows natural air flow helping to decrease the humidity in the room. What’s more, the big thresholds create a good distribution of fresh air.
All this, gives account of the complexity of the house, a glass and concrete flower, designed according to a program of needs and the client’s concerns. #ShoutOut ArchDaily
Architect: HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
Location: GuMiDong, BunDang, SungNam, Korea
Project Manager: SuMi Jeong
Site area: 608 sqm
Bldg. area: 273 sqm
Gross floor area: 330 sqm
Photographer: JongOh Kim
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Nestled on the hillside in Spain’s north coast, Casa Q is a grand achievement in contemporary design. Composed of a series of offset, asymmetrical rectangular sections, Casa Q is a black obelisk in Norte De Espana. The home rests on a wood-slatted patio overlooking a pool and the town below. Inside, the home that appears to have few windows is surprisingly bright, as large skylights add to it’s architectural mystique.
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When it comes to open plans and great indoor and outdoor connection, houses built around central courtyard are quite common. This house for a couple and two their daughters in Guadalajara, Mexico is one of those houses, which also has other adjacent courtyard and beautiful terrace. There are three levels in it. A basement level includes a garage, services and a game room and stairway which connects the whole house. On the ground floor the kitchen, dinging room and family room are located. All these areas surround the central courtyard. Three bedrooms are located on the third level but they still have great relationship with outdoor areas through the terrace. The interior design is done in modern contemporary style. Colors and shapes chose not only to be stylish but also cosy and practical. [Casa N by Agraz Arquitectos]
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