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Gama House / Studio ArquitetUras

August 19, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The featured house was built in 1971 near to Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo. Due to the lack of access to natural light, it was dark inside. It was compartmentalized and there was an excess of rooms and doors making the spaces isolated and with no ventilation. In addition, the side setbacks were also small and had high boundary walls. A big challenge was to bring light and ventilation to the family’s living spaces on the ground floor. The main proposal was to tear down all the internal walls making the ground floor a unique and integrated environment. The first difficulty was physically locating the pillars, knowing where the foundations were and the stability of the ground since that, from the original construction, we had only a simplified layout plan that had already been modified. 

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TINTO Nikkei Cuisine & Bar / StudioDuo Architecture | Interior

August 18, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Born from an amalgamation of cultures, Tinto brings to Saigon the niche Nikkei cuisine, a combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines that will delight the palette of its guest. The space was designed around these cultures, and we ambitioned a clean and minimalistic environment with colorful highlights. The main design elements are the Japanese shelf (Tana) and the stucco found in most villages in Peru. These two elements give birth to space.

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Navarro House / MRV TALLER

August 18, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Casa Navarro arises from the need for a space of vacation rest that in the future will become home for a family of 5 members in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco (hometown of foreign clients). The house functions as a link with their family and friends, it is proposed as a meeting place, as well as a space for rest and introspection. The architectural part of the house emerges from the idea of a shelter isolated from the outside.

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Courtyard House / Leckie Studio Architecture + Design Inc.

August 18, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

Courtyard House provides a prototypical example of biophilic design and passive solar architecture, with an emphasis on lasting and meaningful personal connection with an embedded natural experience. This emphasis on building ‘less but better’ is contrary to the abundance of local Vancouver-based house designs that maximize built square footage in support of the abstract notion of resale value over lived experience – sacrificing quality for quantity.

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Forest House / Estúdio Zargos

August 17, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

In a traditional neighborhood of Belo Horizonte, full of stories and values, Forest House is the union between past and present, the old and the new, a building forgotten, resurfacing with new residents in the middle of the Floresta neighborhood.

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DS19 House / Juncos & Asoc. Arquitectura

August 15, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The central courtyard as the focal point and main center of the house was the basic idea of the project, around which all social and private daytime activities are developed. The pure and simple volumetry with white as the predominant color is the backdrop for the equipment and decoration.

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603 Tennessee Apartments / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

August 13, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

‘This city is a point upon a map of fog’ Ambrose Bierce. The gridded hills of the city of San Francisco are a rolling topography of crystalline geometry which glisten in the Mediterranean light. Sweeping views from the Bay and hills are synoptic images that cement the city’s character. The exact order of repeating bays that line older streets reinforces this image at a more intimate scale.

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Aegean Business Lounge / K-Studio

August 13, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The new venue of Aegean Airlines was conceived drawing inspiration from the humble sculptural folk architecture of the Cyclades, reflecting on the cutting edge technology of airplanes, and was crowned with a sense of comfort, as originally seen in the air traveling the world. Curved, soft edges and shapes of flow interpreted in the deep Aegean sea blue convey the aesthetics and the dynamic of technology, borrowed from the culture of air traveling.

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Al House / VPS Architetti

August 13, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The farmhouse and guest quarters are located near the historic center of Castelmuzio, a small village in Val d’Orcia along the road leading to Pienza. It is nestled halfway up a hillside and looks towards the parish church of S. Anna in Camprena, a former 15th-century Benedictine Monastery. The original farm building, whose typological characteristics and construction methods seem to date to the second half of the 19th century, was subject to subsequent additions and alterations until the 1950s. The heterogeneity of these different elements was taken into account in determining a new and coherent spatial and functional program.

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Saraiva de Carvalho Apartment / Aboim Inglez Arquitectos

August 12, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The apartment is on the last floor of a 1922 building in Campo de Ourique. With generous dimensions and following the intrinsic characteristics of this type of building, it has a long corridor that distributes several rooms along it, ending in a generous balcony with a magnificent view over the Estrela district and several of Lisbon’s hills.