The structure of the floating housing designed by NRJA architects has the shape of a barn. The focus is on the black facade and its minimalist shape. The foundation of the house ( buried under water) features: the water tank, gray Filtered water, diesel fuel tank, water tank and power generator. The house boat comprises two levels, the ground floor is the where the common area are: bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living-room while in the second floor is dedicated to private space with 2 bedroom and a work space.
The 72-storey residence tower designed by renown architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro , comprises half rental and half condominium units, anchors the southeast corner of HUdson yards East at 30th street and 11th avenue. While the characteristic feature of many tall buildings is an iconic top. The corset is defined by its distinctive middle.
A network of criss-crossing straps cinches cinches the tower at his middle section squeezing rectilinear lower half of the building into a curvaceous upper half. The tower imerges from the city block and deviates into fluids contours as it rises to the sky taking advantage of 360 view that open around the periphery. Normally thought of as brittle and rigid material, glass here is expressed as organic and supple.The tower is design to LEED gold standards. Amenities includes a health club, indoor pool, dog spa,chef kitchen, business center, party and screening rooms and roof top terrace.
Frame House Build by Polish architects 81.WAW.PL feature a really unique facade covered from steel panels. Rectangle and geometric forms are ubiquitous. Each side of the house has ids own original characteristic and rectangle shapes could recall the Tetris game. The light passing through the windows reflects irregular play of light on the interior walls.
LM Guest House situated in upstate New York, celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape – embracing views through an all-glass facade magnify the spacious, open feel of the living areas.
The high-performance glass facade was pre-fabricated off site, shipped in one container, and erected in two days.
An innovative steel frame structure allows the roof to cantilever dramatically over the open living areas and bedroom. The residence engages sustainable design strategies including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, motorized solar shading, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting.
Shellbank House, multi levelled house by Fox Johnston required reconfiguration to better embrace its northerly orientation and aspect.
Overlooking Quakers Hat Bay in Mosman, the brief called for a series of outdoor rooms – linking both inside and out as well as providing a more seamless connection between levels.
We could use a lot of superlatives to describe this extraordinary house architecturec reated by London based architects drmm. The residence is divided in two part, one with traditional farm wooden facade and window, while the other part is totally glassed a and be covered with a sliding facade to become a traditional farm house like the rest of the house.
dRMM Architects says; “The brief was a self-build house to retire to in order to grow food, entertain and enjoy the landscape. The site offered a combination of rolling England and agricultural Holland, restrained by stringent local Planning parameters for rural development.
This new public school for 500 studentsby Brooks + Scarpa Architects is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway. The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana. Their designs adapted to the local climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.
Similarly, this project is designed to enhance passive sustainable strategies. It allows for abundant natural light, ventilation and view, while shading itself and inducing airflow. The south facade is clad with 650 solar panels that shade the building and provides 75% of the energy needs for the school. Implementing these strategies will reduce carbon emissions by over 3 million pounds.
Taking full advantage of the region’s temperate climate, the designers eschewed the fully contained “big box” idiom of conventional schools on the primary use site. Instead, a landscaped courtyard with multifunctional “bleacher” terracing flows into the open-air covered lobby and the multilayered paseo, lending the school the appeal of a collegiate campus and offering significant environmental benefits—improving daylighting and access to fresh air both inside and out—while providing substantial cost savings by limiting artificial lighting and thermal conditioning to the smaller enclosed spaces.
‘Void Box,’in Japan by Architect Cafe is a two and a half story house that features an elevated garden as the living and dining room, thus enlarging the space. The facade is fully glazed and passing on a view of the interior.
The ‘Bubble’ is an inflatable conceivd Siller Scofidio + Renfro architects is an event space planned for the cylindrical courtyard of the Hirshhorn Museum. In respectful dialogue with the Modernist icon originally designed by Gordon Bunshaft in 1974, the Bubble is an architecture of air; a pneumatic stucture enclosed only by a transluscent membrane that sueezes into the void of the building and oozes out of the top and beneath its mass.
In contrast to the familiar strategy of roofing over courtyards of institutionals buildings.The Bubble produces a soft building inside of a hard one in which existing and new spaces, both interior and exterior are playfully interwined. The ephemeral srtucture is erected once a year for two months. The additional 11 000 sf of sheltered space accomodates audiences of 500-800 for array of public events including performinf arts, fil, lectures and debates. Its form is shaped by a series of cable rings that constrict the membrane, pulling it away from the inner wall of the courtyard while other cables tether it into place. The resulting contours act acoustically and produce changing shafts and pockets of outdoor space experienced from the ground and the galleries on the second and third level.
‘Two Coves,’ a single-family house Residence, a realization from Bercy Chen Architect Studio is situated on a hilltop near Emma Long Metropolitan park in West Austin. The main house is defined by the large circular plinth that contains an infinity-edge reflecting pond . The central courtyard is formed by the pool and pond which, together offers a panoramic view of the town and the hills beyond.
The circular reflecting pond is a central and defining feature of the house and serves multiple purposes. The pond’s waterfall creates a constant white noise, canceling nearby traffic noise. Spiritually, the large body of water brings a sense of calm and psychological coolness while visually connecting the house with the surrounding landscape. The pond also captures the constantly changing ambient light and reflects it onto the interior ceiling, animating the entire house.
The house built by Hilberink Bosch architecten is situated on the highest point of the plot in Algarve, Portugal. It consists of three different volumes each with a kinked roof and a specific function: living area, swimming pool and guest house. The different volumes and roof surfaces are slightly shifted in relation to each other, thus following the scope of het plot.
Local Rock House in Waiheke Island by Pattersons architects has been created for an expatriated family. Its site on a steep East facing coastal escarpment just above pohutukawa fringed white sand beach and is accessed by a beachfront lane below. Its composition seeks to create a ‘sense of place in New Zealand’.
A rock mass forms a bridge to exploit both the sea frontage and limited Westerly light. Under this, the living area nestles into the escapement contrasting an intimate living terrace to the North-East with a grotto -like western courtyard. Bedroom areas a grouped above as finely scaled louvered lookouts at the canopy level of the pohutukawas.
The building uses material to become intimately scaled to ’belong’ in its setting. this strategy is empathetic in that it intends to facilitate the homes occupants to feel the same way.
‘Seaview House’ is built by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects located in old Barwon Heads on a street which accommodates an eclectic mix of post war beach houses dominated by single storey weatherboard dwellings. Contemporary architectural houses are now weaving their way into the surrounding streets, a reflection of a shifting property market.
The planning arrangement of the house is split into three primary pavilions arrangements separated by glazed links – south, northwest and northeast, all of which embrace a north facing courtyard garden protected from prevailing breezes.
The owners are well known to Jon Clements who has spent many years visiting both their beach shack and their rural bluestone farmhouse which overlooks the Moorabool valley west of Geelong. The design of the house was carefully conceived to embrace the essence of their existing rural and coastal lifestyle and to ultimately accommodate the later stages of their lives.
The clients were not convinced that they needed a garage (they have always parked on the street) however the inclusion of a single car garage to accommodate a car or boat was up for consideration. Part of the concern in relation to the garage was the impact of its presentation to the streetscape which was an obvious concern, combined with the fact that the south side of the site (the obvious side for the garage) had exceptional views to the Barwon Estuary.
Bridgehampton Residence designed by CCS Architecture is a summer residence which were purpose to accommodate three generations of a family with growing children. The project became a spacious play between inside and out/private and shared within this beach town retreat. To accommodate the size needs of the family, the existing house was gut-renovated and doubled in size. It went from four bedrooms to eight, plus a garage.
The existing house had an awkward collection of sloped and flat roofs that were re-shaped thru adding and subtracting rooms and square footage
House H based in Japan by Mattch Architecture has very special external structure. The curved facade and the irregular shape of the roof tends to cut conventional corners. The highest point of the roof, a light source comes from the middle of the ceiling providing illuminating the courtyard of the house.
Glass walls slide back to connect the patio with the interior, where a kitchen, living room and dining room occupy one double-height space at the front of the building.
Architects Sou Fujimoto have designed this building in the center of Tokyo that looks like traditional house with sloping roofs, superimposed one above the other.Each apartment comprises two or three rooms connected over different levels by ladders and stairs both inside and outside the building.The architecture and configuration of the external staircase was created to give the impression to the resident that tEvery time he goes from a room to the another, it’s like going house to another. Read More…
The Pavilion built by Arkis Architects is in fact the work residence of three rangers working in the National Park. The building consists of three modules including a unit with bedroom and bathroom, the living room and kitchen with and the last being a workshop storage.The main objective of the design was to get a robust and simple building that will endure the harsh and ever changing weather. The building design, is based on a simple form and choice of materials, which fits well with the local authorities and create a pleasant environment to live in. The building is a wooden building covered with Corten steel.
The interior walls are covered with birch plywood white red white red interior floors as plywood birch oil birch raised floor.
Dacha is a Russian word for seasonal or year-round second homes often located in the exurbs of Russian and post-Soviet cities. Architect Peter Kostelov has met the clients’ only to exchange ideas before the architect takes the project through to completion. The clients’s request was that their dacha, or summer house has to be a place for sport and exercise as well as sunbathing, barbecues and parties. As architects had free rein to design this house, they have created this friendly Dacha without any door or window, a little bit like a playground. Despite this house has a playground and relaxation area open to the outside, it also provides space for more privacy.