House to catch the forest / Tezuka Architects

Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

Principal use: Weekend House
Building site: Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan
Site area: 1054.10m2
Building area: 80.74m2
Total floor area: 80.74m2
Structure: Wood
Architects: Tezuka Architects -Takaharu+Yui Tezuka, Masahiro Ikeda, Makoto Takei, Ryuya Maio
Architectural and Structural desing: + MASAHIRO IKEDA co., ltd
Lighting design: Masahide Kakudate (Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.)
Construction: Kitano Kensetsu
Design period: 2003.4-2003.9
Construction period: 2003.10-2004.4
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA

Letterbox house / McBride Charles Ryan

Architect: McBride Charles Ryan - Rob McBride & Debbie-Lyn Ryan
Location: Blairgowrie,
Project Team: Adam Pustola, Meredith Dufour, Michael McManus, Angela Woda
Constructed Area: 290 sqm
Photographs: John Gollings

Mountain Dwellings / BIG with JDS

Architects: BIG Architects
Location: Copenhagen,
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingles for , Julien De Smedt for JDS
Project Architect: Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Finn Nørkjær
Project Manager: Jan Borgstrøm
Construction Manager: Henrick Poulsen
Contributors: Annette Jensen, Dariusz Bojarski, Dennis Rasmussen, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Joao Vieira Costa, Jørn Jensen, Karsten V. Vestergaard, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Leon Rost, Louise Steffensen, Malte Rosenquist, Mia Frederiksen, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Ole Nannberg, Roberto Rosales Salazar, Rong Bin, Sophus Søbye, Søren Lambertsen, Wataru Tanaka
Collaborators: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS, Moe & Brødsgaard, Freddy Madsen Rådgivende Ingeniører ApS
Client: Høpfner A/S
Engineering: Moe & Brodsgaard
Construction: DS Elcobyg A/S /PH Montage
Project year: 2008
Constructed Area: 33,000 sqm
Photographs: Dragor Luft, Jacob Boserup, Jens Lindhe, Ulrik Jantzen

Lant Street / Dow Jones Architects

A great factory reconversion by British practice Dow Jones Architects with a great mixture of , wood and concrete.

Architect’s description and more images after the break.

Villa Berkel / Paul de Ruiter

Architect: Paul de Ruiter
Location: Veenendaal, Netherlands
Project Architect:
Project Team: Sander van Veen, Helga Traksel
Advisor Construction: Van Kessel & Janssen bv
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Valleibouw
Site Area: 1,232 sqm
Constructed Area: 277 sqm
Project Year: 2003-2004
Construction year: 2004-2005
Photographs: Pieter Kers

Tree hotel / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

An interesting concept for a camouflaged on a tree by Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter:

ORDOS 100 #21: PRODUCTORA

This villa is located in plot #02 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: PRODUCTORA / Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Collaborators: Karel Vancura, Diana León, Iván Villegas, Diego Escamilla
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Lillefjord Rest area & footbridge / Pushak

Architects: Pushak
Location: Lillefjord, Finnmark, Norway
Project Year: 2006
Client: Norwegian Road Administration, The National Tourist Road Project
Photographs:

Villanueva’s Public Library / Meza + Piñol + Ramírez + Torres

Architects: Carlos Meza, Alejandro Piñol, Germán Ramírez, Miguel Torres
Location: Villanueva, Colombia
Collaborators: Andrés Rodríguez Cabra y Diana Pizano
Client: National Ministry of Culture, Casanare Government
Graphic design, logo & artwork: Santiago Piñol
Builder: UT Quimper: Ing. Camilo Blanco y Arq. Óscar Pontón
Project year: 2006
Site Area: 2,500 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,551 sqm
Photographs: Nicolás Cabrera, Alejandro Piñol

6 residential houses in Pahkli street / JVR Arhitektuuribüroo

Architects: JVR Arhitektuuribüroo
Location: Tallinn,
Architect in charge: Kalle Vellevoog, Velle Kadalipp
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2005
Constructed area: 903 sqm
Number of flats: 12
Photographs: Arhitektuuribüroo

U house / NDA

Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture
Location: Montreal,
DesignYear: 2003
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Marc Cramer

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Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne

Architects: Enrique Browne y Asociados Arquitectos
Location: Santiago,
Collaborators: Hernán Fontaine, Agustín Infante & Nicolás Saieh
Project year: 2007-2008
Constructed Area: 294 sqm
Contractor: Empresa Constructora Mena e Infante
Photographs: Felipe Fontecilla

Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura & Esther Pascal architect

Architect: ARTEKS Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect
Location: Ordino, Andorra
Architects in charge: Elisabet Faura & Ester Pascal
Collaborators: Gemma Roca, Dalila Pregal, Alvaro Briceño, Malte Ruckert, Ruper Maurus, Carlos Cobreros, Cecilia Vázquez , Alex Miralles
Artistic Collaborator: Victor Pérez Porro
Structure: GETCE BEAL_ Xavier Beal Vilaginés
Utilities: Bernabé Rodriguez
Acoustics: Higini Arau
General Contractor: COIMA S.A
Constructed Area: 9,714 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute & Eugeni Pons

In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01

Architects: PLAN 01 architects
Location: Rennes Métropole,
Project team: Jean Bocabeille, Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Christophe Ouhayoun, Stéphane Pertusier, Ignacio Prego, Dominique Vitti, Anne-Charlotte Zanassi, Julien Zanassi and Nicolas Ziesel
Project manager: Daniela Miccolis
Project year: 2005-2009
Site Area: 1,100 sqm
Budget: US $2,72 M
Photographs: © Stéphane Chalmeau

Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

Woodhead Architects designed this building over a beautiful landscape in Western Australia, integrated with it through the use of . The exterior spaces offer a shaded place to contemplate this landscape.

Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron

Architects: Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
Location: Caviano, Switzerland
Project year: 2008
Photographs:

Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
Location: Kalmar,
Architects in charge: Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård Hansson
Collaborators: Lukas Thiel (project architect) Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Bergholm
Constructed Area: 1,594 sqm + existing
Project year: 2007-2008
Client: Municipality of Kalmar
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo

Shuhei Endo just shared with us another of his “tecture” series. Bubbletecture M is an amazing bubble-like wooden structure that houses a kindergarden in Osaka, Japan.

More info after the break.