Posts tagged ‘small house’

22 February 2012

House NA by Sou Fujimoto

Wow. It impresses me every time: Japanese architects are hyper creative and their clients are awesome. They continue to push back their limits to explore new ways of living… Love it !

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Wow. Ça m’impressionne à chaque fois: les architectes japonais sont résolument hyper créatifs et leurs clients sont franchement impressionnants. Ils repoussent toujours plus loin leurs limites pour explorer de nouvelles façons de vivre… Chapeau !

Light and Airy in Mark Magazine #36, p. 156 to 167. Architect : Sou Fujimoto / Engineer : Jun Sato / Text : Cathelijne Nuijsink / Photos : Iwan Baan

Mark Magazine.

4 December 2010

Maison Favre Bex by Bonnard Woeffray Architectes

Une maison très simple, profitant d’une vue vers un verger en premier plan, sur fond de montagnes suisses (Bex). Intérieur en OSB technicolor. Par Bonnard Woeffray Architectes.

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A very simple house, enjoying a view towards an orchard and against a Swiss mountains background (Bex). Technicolor OSB interiors. By Bonnard Woeffray Architectes.

Found at archdaily.

14 November 2010

Riverbank House by Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto

Kawabe No Sumika (Riverbank House) in Kikugawa, Japan by Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto (mA-style).

Photo © Kai Nakamura

Found at What We Do Is Secret.

6 November 2010

OM House by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Pictures by Iwan Baan photography.

Found at SpaceInvading.

30 October 2010

Sumikiri House by y+Mdo

Maison de y+Mdo, bureau japonais qui m’était inconnu jusqu’à aujourd’hui. L’utilisation de parois en treillis métallique est plutôt intéressante, quoi que possiblement aliénant.

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A house by y+Mdo, a japanese office unknown to me until today. The use of a metallic grating is quite interesting, but maybe alienating.


A plain-woven iron grating on the façade of the house suspends out of the the missing corner and creates an interesting mix of transparency and privacy.  Although the grating works as a partition, it provide a brightness and a perspective with inside the room where is not large. Sumikiri House achieves a moderate distance and relation between the client and their neighbors. The design of the corner cutoff and plain-woven grating achieves both transparency of perspective visibility and secured privacy in addition efficiently utilizing the narrow lot.

Found at archdaily.

19 October 2010

OH House by Atelier Tekuto

Oh ! A small house. Yes, again. And yes, again, in Japan… I love creative small houses ! By Atelier Tekuto.

Found at designboom via Architizer.

26 September 2010

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto

Here is a new house by Sou Fujimoto, the same architect who made the Final Wooden House project (posted here a month ago…).

The Tokyo Apartment building by Sou Fujimoto consists of five dwelling units. Each one of them has two or three independent rooms in a prototypical “house” shape. […]

The concept :

The final project :

Found at todayandtomorrow.

20 September 2010

A house within a house

There’s something these days about the “russian nesting doll” concept for the renovation of a old house into a small museum or a studio. The first to materialized this bright idea, as far as I know, was FNP Architekten back in 2005, with their S(ch)austall project in Germany (3rd project listed here).

A studio for a danish artist by Svendborg Architects (Denmark, 2010), found at dezeen.

The Dovecote Studio by Haworth Tompkins (Suffolk, UK, 2010), found at dezeen.

Unser S(ch)austall (pigsty showroom) by FNP Architekten (Germany, 2005), found at a daily dose of architecture.

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