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Namhae House Renovation JOHO Architecture [via]

(Source: archatlas)

Posted 6 months ago

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INFINITY, Baleares, Spain | Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

The house takes up its position, back facing the other houses, and simply embraces the entire horizon. The architect has limited terrain to work on. The trick however is to release all the emotions of the place: opening or splitting, reflecting infinity.

Space and time are two infinite things that pass us by. Architecture, however, enables us to model space and set time, like a sundial. It can also embody a third infinite thing: beauty.

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Mountain Opening House, Japan by EASTERN Design Office

EASTERN Design Office created a residence located in Takarazuka-city of Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. Situated in an exclusive residential district on a hill slope, its view is that of the entire Osaka Plain. The site has an 8-meter difference in height allowing for a challenging slanted build, most of the home is practically invisible from the road above.

Two goals of the home were to 1) to be underground in the warmth of the earth and 2) to feel as though one were flying like a bird.

The upper floor creates — in a sense — the feeling of flight, flying high over Gulf of Osaka, high-rise buildings, Kobe port, Kansai Airport, Itami Airport, and shadowy blue mountains. One also gets the feeling of setting sail on a mountain ship voyage crossing mountains and plains instead of a sea.

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The House Cast in Liquid Stone, Khopoli, Maharashtra, India by SPASM Design Architects

From the architect. A second home on a rocky outcrop at the start of the western ghats (highlands),Khopoli, in Maharashtra, India. An area of high precipitation in the monsoons, and equal heat during the summers, the site changes remarkably from March to July, with the onset of the south westerly monsoons. Basalt the local black rock of the region is what this site was about.

Photography: Sebastian Zachariah

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Cannatà e Fernandes - Combatentes Educational Center, Ovar 2012. Photos (C) Luis Ferreira Alves.

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let-s-build-a-home:

Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects

It aims to be completely self-sufficient, generating its own energy, to heat its own water and to recycle the garbage.

(Source: paulderuiter.nl)

Posted 6 months ago

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Cemetery Garden Mausoleum’s Stunning Design

Created for the dearly departed but experienced by the living, cemeteries are spaces for remembrance and quiet contemplation. For the historic Lakewood Cemetery in Minnesota, which dates back to 1871, 
HCG Architects and Engineersdesigned a garden mausoleum that, in their words, “quietly embraces the landscape while offering a contemplative interior experience.”

Built into the hillside to preserve the cemetery’s pastoral quality, the mausoleum’s design protects the historic landscape and provides a representation of the eternal relationship between spiritual and physical worlds.

The horizontal 24,000-square-foot, two-level structure includes six crypt rooms, six columbaria rooms, three family crypt rooms, committal room, and support spaces. The design artfully integrates the exterior garden with its light-filled interior, beginning with a large stair that draws visitors from the mausoleum’s entry to its lower garden level.

The Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum received several architectural and design awards for the newly completed mausoleum and garden. Rather than a dark and cryptic place, this cemetery embraces light and a level of beauty and peace that respects and honors the deceased by preserving the historic landscape for the living.

Posted 6 months ago