Category: House

Building Meets Landscape - Parque Atlantico

Building Meets Landscape – Parque Atlantico

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• February 1, 2014 • Comments (0)

There has to be a fundamental value that separates true, decadent design from the usual (if exquisite) holiday retreat. All too often, luxurious villas and apartments muddy areas of natural beauty to satisfy ever-growing tourism needs – it is rare to come across property that makes a definite point of subtlety, to blend into its […]

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Janus House \ Kennerly Architecture & Planning

Janus House \ Kennerly Architecture & Planning

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• January 19, 2014 • Comments (0)

A house on a through-block lot responds to its dichotic circumstance with two distinct faces – A restored Victorian facade addresses the more formal northern frontage, and a modern one opens to the south across the other – an ad hoc row of homes, cottages and small apartment buildings. The old facade is an elegant […]

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Contemporary Alpine House \ Ralph Germann architectes

Contemporary Alpine House \ Ralph Germann architectes

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• January 15, 2014 • Comments (0)

Ralph Germann architectes designed this alpine house for a couple who wished to live in a harmonious environment, but there was a prerequisite that it could also comfortably handle gatherings of 20 persons. The architects approached the brief by visiting the surroundings, observing the vernacular architecture of these pre-alps. The overall design was inspired by […]

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Villa Yarze \ Raëd Abillama Architects

Villa Yarze \ Raëd Abillama Architects

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• January 6, 2014 • Comments (0)

Villa Yarze started with an existing eclectic house in a large landscape. The project was approached by keeping certain characteristic sections of the existing house and adding new programs and spaces to it. Attention was given to large lit openings, integration of stone lintels and pedestals to the facade, while creating a contemporary result. The […]

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Convertible Courtyards House \ Christopher Megowan Design

Convertible Courtyards House \ Christopher Megowan Design

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• January 4, 2014 • Comments (0)

As the name suggests, the Convertible Courtyards House, by Christopher Megowan Design, kinetically adapts to the notoriously variable climate found in Melbourne, Australia. This project added a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, ensuite and two decks to a previously overlooked yet charming weatherboard cottage in the inner urban suburb of Prahran. Nestled […]

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House F \ Ido,Kenji

House F \ Ido,Kenji

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• December 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

Japanese architect Ido,Kenji has recently completed the House F. It is a wooden three story house that is built on urban narrow site. It aimed at a quiet, soft space with the wood and the wall of painting. The space with a brightness and openness was secured, and the space and the pitch with the […]

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300 Cornwall \ Kennerly Architecture & Planning

300 Cornwall \ Kennerly Architecture & Planning

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• October 9, 2013 • Comments (0)

Not every part of old San Francisco is perfect. Here was a hiccup in the fabric where two streets slide together at an awkward angle, creating a mini district with unrealized potential as an urban place. The two streets are broad and have very different character. The building responds to this fact, amplifies it, and […]

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Tetris House \ Reza Aliabadi & Ehsan Zareian of rzlbd

Tetris House \ Reza Aliabadi & Ehsan Zareian of rzlbd

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• October 8, 2013 • Comments (0)

We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives. We were mesmerized by the magic of geometry and rewarded by our efficiency. For rzlbd Tetris is not just a game of block arrangement and fast performance, but it is a quest of effective design. If a designer of space was to […]

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Danish Village Summer House \ Powerhouse Company

Danish Village Summer House \ Powerhouse Company

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• October 8, 2013 • Comments (0)

Powerhouse Company was asked to design a weekend house for a young family in northern Sjælland, Denmark. Village House is an exploration on the possibilities of the Summer cabin, the traditional Danish vacation home. While keeping the cabin’s footprint small, spatial as well as sustainable, there is a wide range of spatial possibilities, by using […]

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Albizia House \ Metropole Architects

Albizia House \ Metropole Architects

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• October 2, 2013 • Comments (0)

Metropole Architects were commissioned to design a contemporary family home on a one acre site, situated at the end of a spur, in Simbithi Eco-Estate. The clients brief called for a home with an overriding sense of simplicity but with a high degree of sophistication. All the living areas and bedroom suites face onto a […]

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