Video: Hayrack Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Located on the edge of , an alpine town in Slovenia, the Hayrack Apartments have beautiful views due to the courtyard opening onto a view of the surrounding mountains. Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, their video highlights the character of the social apartments as they were sold to the Slovenian Housing Fund for young families at a price of 900 EUR/m2 which is extremely cheap. he concept of the façade is taken from the hayrack system – wooden beams following traditional details and patterns. Traditionally farmers use the beams to store grass and corn, on the housing one can store flowers or other balcony decoration. Apartments are of different sizes – from 30m2 studio flats up to four room apartments of 80m2.

Civil Guard Barracks House in Malpartida de Plasencia / MUDAARQUITECTURA

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Location: , Cáceres,
Design Team: Pablo Rey Medrano, Federico Rodriguez Cerro, Mª José Selgas Cáceres, Jorge E. Ramos Jular
Technical Architect: Miguel Ángel Tierno de Dios
Client: Dirección General de la Policía y la Guardia Civil
Area: 2,946.65 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Juan Carlos Quindós

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Courtesy of Visiondivision

It’s been an intense week in ArchDaily starting with the unfortunate news of the passing of Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil’s modernist icon. Also, we published some great project you can’t miss! Our main image belongs to Visiondivision’s Chop Stick, a whole new definition of the phrase “Tree House”. Don’ forget to check two great house in , Shelf-Pod by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio and KCH designed by Kochi Architect’s Studio. Take a look at OKE, the new culture house of Ortuella, . Finally, visit Fast Track, an amazing installation by Salto AB.

Maria’s Residence / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

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Architects: Vardastudio Architects & Designers
Location: Geroskipou, ,
Photographs: Pambis Iakovou

Courtesy of AZPA
Courtesy of AZPA

St. Martin Library Competition Entry / AZPA

The main aim of AZPA… in their design for the New Library of St. Martin in Passiria was to create an envelope that is not only functional but also representative of the local and global contents of a cultural institution

Point Dume Residence / Griffin Enright Architects

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Architects: Griffin Enright Architects
Location: , , USA
Architects In Charge: John Enright, Margaret Griffin
Area: 613 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Benny Chan

iPad App Provides Guide To Building The Perfect Sustainable City

iPad App Provides Guide To Building The Perfect Sustainable City

Inspired by the Harvard Graduate School of Design‘s book, Ecological Urbanism, published in 2010, the school commissioned Portland-based interactive studio Second Story to transform the book into an iPad app. This app aims to be a resource that draws from…

House kn / Kochi Architect’s Studio

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Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Miura, Kanagawa,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi + Mana Kochi
Structural Engineer: MI+D architectural structure laboratory
Constractor: Nakano Koumuten
Area: 223 sqm
Photographs: Nobumitsu Watanabe, Kazuyatsu Kochi

© Nelson Guarrido
© Nelson Guarrido

agriCultural Mountain Winning Proposal / Group IUT

As one of the winners for the international competition, “Performance architecture”, the agriCultural Mountain project by Group IUT… (Nuno Miguel Lima Cruz, Bruno Martins Afonso Gomes, António da Silva Lopes) explores the paradox of an ephemeral monument creation. It´s an

Square Skylight House / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 2 stories
Area: 532.38 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki

Courtesy of AIA NY
Courtesy of AIA NY

‘Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm’ Exhibition

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office are opening the “Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm” exhibition this Monday, December 10th at 7:00pm and will be on exhibit until…

House with Eaves and an Attic / ON design partners

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Architects: ON design partners
Location: , Japan
Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Takanori Ineyama, Rie Yanai
Site Area: 182.25 sqm
Total Floor Area: 84.84 sqm
Area: 58.18 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ON design partners

Twin Houses / Ekler Architect

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Architects: Ekler Architect
Architect In Charge: Dezső Ekler DLA
Team: 4N Architect Ltd
Structural Engineer: Kovács & Kovács Studio Ltd
M&E: Optimal+ Ltd
Interior Design: Ltd., Renáta Rőth
Area: 483.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Courtesy of IE University
Courtesy of IE University

IE University to Launch New Master in Workspace Design Program

Organized as part of the launch of IE University’s Master in Work Space Design, which will receive its first intake next February, the school organized a workshop focused on What’s Next in Workspaces? Designing with Change. Distinguished panelists shared their…

Maison 2G / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

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Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes
Location: ,
Area: 216.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristobal Palma, Stephane Chalmeau, Courtesy of Avelier Cornejo

Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

KPF DesignCloud

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates… recently announced the launch of their KPF DesignCloud, the first global design charrette involving all 6 of the firm’s offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi. The web-based vehicle for interaction

IR House / SUB. Studio for visionary design

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Architects: SUB. Studio for visionary design
Location: Bali,
Area: 225 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SUB. Studio for visionary design

Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW
Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

Aiming to provide a meeting place for information, knowledge, skills, and stories, the proposal by Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW… for the Helsinki Central Library competition reflects the creativity, innovation and interaction for the people of Helsinki. Resulting in