Author: David

Sunny Side Box

Simple use of containers. ----------------------------------- A House Full of Sun This place was originally used by the owner’s mother for clothing storage as well as a living. Now, as the owner and his work employees were to live here, it needed to transform into a new space. The...

Central Florida may get apartments built using shipping containers

Commercial use is catching on! ---------------------------------------------- Central Florida might soon become one of the few places in the nation using metal shipping containers to build affordable apartment complexes. JP Morgan Chase funded $600,000 so that the nonprofit Crisis Housing Solutions could launch about two dozen units expected to...

Marian. Family House in Ullastrell

Very simple and creative use of recycled materials. ---------------------------------------- The house sits on the southeast slope of Ullastrell, a tranquil village about 45 minutes from Barcelona. An old concrete mass wall contains the inclined terrain, which is 4 meters high above the street. We chose to preserve it...

Runway of Life / ML Architect

Fun use for Containers! --------------------- The biennale-style Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival has now been held eight times since its inception in 2001. With changing times and spaces, Kaohsiung has transformed itself from the harbor industrial city it was to a historic and cultural ocean metropolis. Within Kaohsiung, the container-a signifier of port culture...

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

Simple house with a Great view! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The assignment consisted in designing a beach house in the town of Zapallar. The site is far from the sea in the eastern urban boundary. The sloping terrain makes the views towards the sea be preceded by roofs, streets, trees and hills. This quality of...

Ortega House / Estudio A0

I'm a sucker for Cantilevers! -------------------------------- To design a house for someone is to build a portrait: the portrait of one or more human beings in their relationship with others and their surroundings. Casa Ortega was designed for a devout son. The commission was clear: a home...

Mango Tree House / Volume Matrix Studio

Nice Industrial Zen look and feel. -------------------------------------------- The site is one of the old reminding mango gardens that still exist in Bangkok, it is the reason why the house tries to insert itself into its environment. The planning of the house is layed out in a way to...