Garden House in Viksberg by Tham & Videgard Architects

the Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden

Tham & Videgard Architects have designed the beautiful Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden. The construction features is all wood, both structure and finishes. This is a beautiful winter garden also function as a natural pre-heating of fresh air. The roof terrace offers very long views over the nearby hills towards lake Mälaren.

The client wanted a garden, the actual reason why they decided to move from their duplex apartment in central Stockholm to this country side location at lake Mälaren. Consequently we proposed a house conceived as an integrated vertical addition to the garden, where indoor and outdoor spaces gradually blend and interact.
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Ioele Villa by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Modern Ioele Villa designs - landscape

The Ioele Villa designed by Mario Occhiuto Architecture. The villa combines formal expression with energetic efficiency: solar shading, thermal insulation, photovoltaic modules and solar collectors, light tubes and high performance glass windows all blend seamlessly in the design. Embedded in a decorated pavement, the building is developed around the dome roof, that can be partially opened and allows for natural ventilation drawing air like a chimney. The light tubes convey daylight down to the basement, thanks to special collectors placed externally.

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Photos: Buildings for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 by Mario Occhiuto

Buildings Shanghai World Expo 2010 entrance

Italian architect Mario Occhiuto have re-designed the buildings of Shanghai World Expo 2010. The project preserves the original structure and shape of the sheds, while renovating them with a new surface that can function as thermal barrier, projection screen and illumination. The newly designed annexed buildings are integrated in the existing structure, connecting the square outside with the pavilions of the Expo through a series of external, internal and suspended walkways with a mitigated climate.

Photography © Charlie Xia

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