House

House in Poznan by Easst Architects

The house in Poznan, Poland was designed for a family of four by Easst Architects. The biggest challenge was to fit the extensive functional program proposed by the investor on a very small plot of only 290 m2 with a front width of less than 16 meters. Design has become a complicated puzzle, but the more restrictions the more interesting is the design process.

As a result, we obtained over 250 m2 of usable floor space on three floors, and the house finally houses as many as 5 bedrooms. Two sides of the building adjoin the neighboring buildings because it is a partial reconstruction of an existing small residential building. This made it much easier to obtain more space (m2) but complicated the building structure.

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We wanted to create façades that are durable, easy to maintain and have unusual colors for Polish conditions (the investor showed great courage

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Brick Vault House by Space Popular

The Brick Vault House is a prototype for suburban house construction that integrates industrialised construction methods with traditional craftsmanship in Valencia, Spain. It is designed by Space Popular in response to a commission from a local developer, and in collaboration with Estudio Alberto Burgos and Javier Cortinal Maruenda.

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The driving design principles of the Brick Vault House respond to regionally available construction techniques – both traditional and contemporary – and the Spanish Mediterranean climate. It is organised around a structural grid system, which allowed us to resolve the typical construction details so that future houses could have different configurations, avoiding replication but still maintaining some level of standardisation. The character of the house is given by its structural materials –the green steel frame and exposed load-bearing brick vaults present throughout all spaces, and its irregular modular layout –creating numerous porches and terraces as well as varying views. The house responds

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Pondok Pinang House by Somia Design Studio

This project is an integrated architectural & interior design project located at a prime residential area in South Jakarta, commissioned by the Client to be developed on a 200m² land area. It is a great opportunity and a formidable challenge for Somia Design Studio to work on this project in maintaining a good service, especially during the construction process until the handing over of the project so that the Client can occupy the house comfortably.

This house was built to be a house for the family to meet during special occasion. It is therefore hoped that the ground floor become the central place to accommodate the get-together of the families. The limitation of the site’s size however can make for a spacious outcome. Demanded to have a lounge area as a discussion space and relaxing area is proven to hit the mark for providing ample spaces around the house.

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Furthermore

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Soviet-era Block House Apartment in Kyiv, Ukraine

The owner of this apartment and co-author of this project is Pavel Botvinovsky. He is a lover of Soviet architecture of the era of brutalism and modernism.

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The apartment is located in the Soviet-era block house of the 70-s. To increase the aesthetic emphasis on the bedroom, we used a large round mirror, to see it in the reflection from hallway. The uniqueness of this project is primarily determined by its functionalism. Three main materials and colors prevail – white, stainless steel and natural wood.

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The layout of this apartment in the heart of Kyiv previously fragmented into a series of separate elements. The space layout change began with the idea of paring away everything to a state of emptiness and using three axes from the underlying structure to shape the new geometry of the one-bedroom apartment. white shapes become the medium for quietly ordering all other elements of the

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