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Self-Produced Rural Housing / JC Arquitectura + Kiltro Polaris Arquitectura

December 4, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

It has never been a secret that, beginning with the industrial revolution, cities experienced an unprecedented growth. People, driven by better life opportunities, left the countryside and ventured to live life in cities that were growing frantically at the pace of progress. During and after World War II, Mexico¾which is a country with a large rural area¾experienced similar growth. Large buildings were built, major housing projects were promoted, cities were created ex novo, public policies promoting the growth of cities were approved and, without realizing it, we entered fully into modernity. Mexico ceased to be rural to become metropolitan, concentrating almost 80% of its population in the cities (according to data from the 2010 census of INEGI).

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Self-Produced Rural Housing / JC Arquitectura + Kiltro Polaris Arquitectura

December 4, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

It has never been a secret that, beginning with the industrial revolution, cities experienced an unprecedented growth. People, driven by better life opportunities, left the countryside and ventured to live life in cities that were growing frantically at the pace of progress. During and after World War II, Mexico¾which is a country with a large rural area¾experienced similar growth. Large buildings were built, major housing projects were promoted, cities were created ex novo, public policies promoting the growth of cities were approved and, without realizing it, we entered fully into modernity. Mexico ceased to be rural to become metropolitan, concentrating almost 80% of its population in the cities (according to data from the 2010 census of INEGI).

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Grøndalsvængets School / JJW Arkitekter

December 3, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The almost 100 years old Grøndalsvængets School has undergone a comprehensive transformation. With respect to original qualities the existing main building from 1929 has been completely renovated and refurbished to support today’s demands for differentiated learning spaces and healthy indoor climate.

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Cement Brick House / Chinthaka Wickramage associates

December 1, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

Project Description:
The site was as typical as suburbia could get: a street with a rhythm of roof tiled, plastered brick boxes built to the limit of the road setbacks. Site is bounded by existing houses on two sides with a main neighbourhood street on east side. The density and potential proximity of neighbouring houses was an issue to address. In a neighbourhood of older detached houses ranging from one to two storeys the narrative of the house began as a shell for a tall living room.

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Determine Which Sustainable Building Rating Systems are Best for You

November 30, 2019 AEC Daily 0

The variety of sustainable building rating systems promoting health and wellbeing can be confusing. With so many standards, how do you determine which are suitable for your project? How do you take advantage of the synergies between these rating systems to pick the right building materials? By increasing your knowledge of all the available options, you can make a more informed decision and achieve the best possible results for your building. In AEC Daily’s online course you can explore health and wellbeing credits across sustainable building rating systems and study the many options for creating optimal conditions for building occupants.

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AA House / Argus Caruso – arquitetura e construção

November 29, 2019 Daniel Tapia 0

Located in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, in Itamambuca beach, north coast of São Paulo, the project had as its premise a work that would provide comfort in warm summer and cold winter environment, optimizing the light input from the North face. The construction considered the use of natural materials such as bamboo, earth, natural fibers, and wood. The structure is in treated Eucalyptus and treated Pinus, both planted nearby.

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Wanaka House / Three Sixty Architecture

November 28, 2019 Daniel Tapia 0

The design brief for this Wanaka residence was to provide a home with a soul, that could expand and contract with the ebb and flow of family and guests. The house is made up of two strong pitched roof forms, connected by several flat-roofed forms floating beneath. The pitched roof elements run east to west in harmony with the site, maximizing views and solar gain. The timber screened entrance leads up a covered boardwalk to a glass pivoting front door. Upon entry, the ceiling raises dramatically to follow the roof line.

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Patio House / 24 7 Arquitetura

November 28, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The clients had defined: the house would have a great central yard and it would develop itself around it. A wide lot, around 1.200m², was acquired and, for our luck, we were responsible to materialize this project. Admirers of the exposed concrete, landscape and nature in general, we soon realized that we would have the support to all of our ideas that would result in an increase of the sustainability aspect of the project.

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Hanging House / Casa Container Marília

November 26, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The Hanging House was named because it is elevated from the natural ground level of the site where it was located. This is because the house is surrounded by native trees, so the windows are level with the treetops and the balconies blend in with the branches. In addition, the soil remains original, preserving the drainage and root dynamics, which were not harmed because the minimum of concrete was used in the foundations. The project’s premise was a country house that integrated with the local ecosystem, with sustainability and recyclability. For this reason, the construction system with recycled maritime containers was adopted. In total 80% of the materials are recycled. Internally the demolition wood predominates in the walls and ceiling. Green roof with rainwater reuse, thermal and acoustic insulation are also the highlights of the house.

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Apartment Building / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects

November 26, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

This new three-storey building with attic was created in the garden city neighbourhood of Aarau. The house comprises seven small apartments. The polygonal building results from the plot form and forms the link between the adjacent multi-family and single-family homes. The apartments are accessed via a compact staircase. The floor plans are structured by wet cell boxes, cabinet and kitchen fixtures.