This house, located in the northern part of Oita Prefecture, is situated in an area where residential construction has expanded to the southwest, and the vast countryside is left open on the north side. Against this environment, the openings and closings in the building form a relationship between the inside and outside worlds. The north-south axis is found in three locations at different heights and the large opening of about 7 mt joins together the north and south. To ensure adequate lighting, ventilation, and privacy to the indoor space, the opening on the south side was increased. In addition, by unifying the flooring, wooden fixtures and direction of the rail along an east-west axis it creates a growth in space and a sense of distance
The site is located on the huge countryside outskirts of Asahikawa. Asahikawa, summer is more than 30 degrees, and winter become -30 degrees. Here is the region that is very big difference in the temperature. So this house have only small openings and insulation performance up. And a buffer zone make a moderate the relationship with the outside world . The exterior walls use pine from Hokkaido. And also structure timbers use from a local material . I took the wooden structure because of good thermal conductivity.
Plan is surround the two hall(living dining/master bedroom) and washing room by small rooms , which form a buffer zone. Washing room has top light and it introduce the light to the entire of house. And also curtain make diffuse light.
By creating a buffer zone, it makes improving in thermal environment, and also can connect on human psychology and the surrounding environment.
Natural environment is a great presence. But sometimes it sudden change to a stern expression. This is the architecture that is thinking the relationship between the natural environment and the indoor environment continues to change daily.
if you have ever dreamed about owning a house in s forrest, or better still, a house designed by one of the masters of architecture from the 20th century, well now is your chance (if you have 6 million dollars in your back pocket)
With the jointly conceived exhibition “Think Global, Build Social! Architectures for a Better World” the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum direct their attention to the question of contemporary architecture’s social responsibility.
“Think Global. Build Social!” shows current examples of an alternative, socially committed architecture which, with minimum financial expenditure but a great deal of initiative and creativity, attempts to improve the living conditions of people in less privileged areas of the world.
finally a prefab “passive house” that actually looks good. this pop-up house by Multipod Studio, Marseille in france, can be erected in just 4 days and with only a screwdriver (and a couple of hands i’m guessing) they say it is low cost and fills all the requirements for being a passive home. I would live in one without a doubt. AT.
The houses for Olga Baeta (1956-57) and Rubens de Mendonça (1958- 59) belong to the second phase of the work of João Vilanova Artigas (1915-1985), the most important modernist architect of São Paulo. They were done at a particularly active moment in Brazil’s history, a time that saw the competition for and the construction of the new capital, Brasilia. The country was experiencing an intense phase of democracy under the guidance of Juscelino Kubitschek (1902-1976), president from 1956 to 1961. It was, however, a contradictory democracy in that the Communist Party continued to be outlawed, a status to which it had been relegated in 1947 by a Superior Electoral Court decision, under the accusation of being an instrument of Soviet domination. In terms of architecture, there was an intense, ongoing debate about how the profession might best contribute to the social transformation of the country.
I have posted about Can Lis before, but when i saw on one of my favourite blogs, somewhere i would like to live, these wonderful pictures, i had to post again. this is my kind of architecture to a tee. in all it is a traditional building of the area made our of the local stone, with just enough architectural details and a wonderful use of space, that doesn’t make the building stand out, yet fit into its surroundings and become a wonderful family home, and place to live. and who could pic a better position. Andrew
with a similar form, but quite the opposite feeling to the last project shown here, this house in portugal is a beautiful contrast with the surrounding nature. by GSMM ( Giorgio Santagostino from milan and Monica Margarido from lisboa ) this house is a simple yet very clever space in whcih to feel cool in the portugal heat.
house available for rental on Airbnb
i love finding beautiful, well-designed houses to post here, and always there is a wish “i would love to live there” especially for me when they are situated in rural areas. so when i saw a picture of this house and started searching for it, up came its page on Airbnb. so now there is a chance to at least stay in one of the creations we see in the magazines. this “log” cabin in the wild countryside near Sergovia, Spain was designed by Josemaria de Churtichaga and Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo with splashes of yellow, as a simple country retreat for themselves and their family.