1. Loft 01
Architect: Nada, Location: Valencia, Spain
From the architect: "The Loft 01 was designed for a single young professional. Conceived as an open and flexible concept, the loft is divided in two different stories where natural light interconnects the multiple spaces. A central cube has been conceived as the core element of the design integrating all services within; including kitchen, bathroom, laundry and storage. This central cube also features an integrated folding system that enables the generation of spaces that appear and disappear, responding to different needs and uses of the loft. The main access to the loft is through an architectural piece of furniture shaped as a thick wall that holds facilities and storage inside."
Architect: Lebel & Bouliane, Location: Toronto, Canada
From the architect: "Just to the east of the Cedarvale Ravine, behind the bustling Forest Hill Village on Spadina Road in Toronto, are the Relmar Houses; two slim semi-detached dwellings squeezed into a narrow lot originally occupied by a single family home. The most significant innovation of the project is the atrium space within each side of the complex. It underscores the primary request for the maximization of natural light, while simultaneously instigating and augmenting natural ventilation. Capped at the top by a large bank of operable skylights and a private third floor courtyard garden, it becomes the central armature around which activities of varying intimacy are actuated."
Architect: SHED Architecture & Design, Location: Seattle, Washington
From the architect: "A custom crafted urban remodel of a 1,702-square-foot loft in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood in the award-winning 1310 East Union Building designed by the Miller Hull Partnership for Seattle-based developers, Dunn + Hobbes. The building accommodates eight loft-style condominiums with big views of the surrounding neighborhood. The client, a young couple who work nearby, came to the firm with an original layout that did not harmonize with everyday living patterns; an exposed entry way, lack of storage and oversized hallway left no place to hide. The main challenge was to add functional elements to the space that blended with the building’s original palette of concrete floors, zinc plated pan-decking ceiling, and blackened steel beams and railings."
Interior architecture and designer: MODTAGE Design, Location: San Francisco, California
From the interior architecture and designer: "MODTAGE design provided full architectural and interior design services. We stripped the entire residence down to its core to create a truly customized and individual home specific to our client. Our services included relocating walls & interior windows, while simultaneously exposing more of the beautiful brick and structural beams."
5. Savion House
Architect: Neuman Hayner, Location: Savyon, Israel
From the architect: "The house was planned for a family of four. Two cubes separated by a passage combine into an 'L'-shaped house. The front cube holds the public areas: entrance, living room, kitchen, dining room on the ground floor and a study on the first floor. The rear cube—the private wing—has three floors."
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