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.
The Floating House MOS Architects based on an island on Lake Huron is the intersection of a colloquial house typology with the fluctuating conditions of this unique place. The location on the Great Lakes has imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, as well as its relationship to site.
‘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.
When Pattersons Architects built the house, they had in mind to orientate the house to the sun and the stunning lake ad mountain views. Crafted in local stones. two large pavilions encapsulate a private courtyard concealed toward towering gates.
Winner of the New Zealand Architecture Medal Finalist 2010. The Judges describes the lodge as:
“Simplicity of the exterior belies a rich interior. centered around a courtyard is a beautiful orchestrated series of space all alive with a theatrical quality while carefully place windows edit specific views. The rural, industrial material are unusual but successful
El Pangue Residence is built by local architects, Elton and Leniz located on a abrupt hillside facing the ocean. The house is organized with a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces. The lower level features the parking area connected to the upper levels by stairs. The main living area is on the third level, an open space with floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a generous terrace where planters take the place of railings to allow an uninterrupted sea view.
The upper level is deck out in wood, chosen for its timelessness and blend in with the concrete base. All the bedrooms feature balcony which faces the hillside offering a amazing view to the landscape. The natural materials of wood and stone chosen for the interior make this home entirely compatible with its natural surroundings.
Villa Tantangan is a single family residence built in private Nyanyi Beach, in west coast of Bali. The residence is overlooking the Indian Ocean to the west and a natural river system to the north. The layout of the villa attempts to capture these spectacular views wherever possible, and really connect the interior spaces with the natural environment.
The remote “off the grid” location of the villa required the implementation of several ‘green’ initiatives, to enable the villa to operate self-sufficiently. The design utilises a layout whereby the buildings are formed aroundthe central courtyard, creating intimate internal spaces between the buildings, and more open spaces towards the perimeter. The buildings are situated on different levels of the land and are treated like giant planter boxes, each with a rooflandscaped by either natural vegetation or ponds.
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.
Villa Rieteiland-Oost has a facade entirely covered of wood paneling, on one side of the facade, they are applied horizontally while on the other side of the facade they are applied vertically. The spiral staircase on the outside fits entirely with the exterior of the facade and allows to access to the first floor from the outside of the house without having to go inside, which allows have some privacy.
The three levels of the residence accommodate the open plan living room on the bottom floor, the private areas in the middle, and an office space to literally top it all.The house is built from fair and sustainable materials and features a heat pump and low temperature underfloor heating, natural ventilation, high insulation values of roof walls and floor, special heat-resistant glass, a sedum roof, attention to thermal bridging details and orientation. Read More…
The woodside property which slopes down steeply to the Danube lies at the foot of the Pöstlingberg surrounded by woods, fields and orchards.The forest protection zone and the development plan only allow the building to be situated in the north-eastern part of the property.
The objective was to integrate into the building concept, the uniqueness of the forest edge location, to ensure a simultaneous separation from the settlement while staging the view over the Danube Valley and over to the foothills of the Alps. The building’s floor plan is marked by the building windows and, following the topography, is stepped into split levels, which play with the surrounding outdoor space.
An exposed concrete body with flagged surface forms the center of the house. It penetrates the split levels staggered around it and is noticeably set into scene throughout the house by the surrounding constructions. Read More…
We found on Contemporist these pictures about this amazing construction built in Israel by Levy:Chamizer Architects. This house is both sleek and refined, but the most impressive is the smoothness of the stucture of glass doors that brings lightness to the house.
Bel Air Residence based in Palm Island, Biscayne Bay is the latest project under construction from Oppenheim Architecture. The stunning house is an elegant 2-story structure with rooftop pool, designed for entertaining with generous seating areas, lush landscaping and spectacular waterfront views of downtown Miami.
We’ll post an article with more photos of the project when the construction of the ‘Bel Air Residence” will be completed.
GASS Architecture Studios completed the Westcliff Pavilion based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The facade of the house is just incredible, it combines modernity with roughness of the stones.
GASS Architecture Studios say:
The cottage at 28A Pallinghurst is a steel-framed pavilion structure located on the Westcliff Ridge in Johannesburg, South Africa. This 2 bedroom dwelling, nestled away in its wooded surroundings, is positioned just before the inception of a major sheer face of the Westcliff Ridge. This affords the building a private, tranquil hiding place in the trees juxtaposed with a feeling of floating above the ridge combined with magnificent views of Johannesburg.
Steel framing was a natural choice of construction method, as it married the environmental and access requirements to the desired architectural aesthetic. Simply put, we wanted a structure that would touch the Ridge as lightly as possible combined with an elegant, timeless aesthetic that would allow us to use the steel elements not only as primary structural elements, but also as the primary architectural motif. From an environmental perspective, access to the site is quite complex, having to traverse down a very long, narrow driveway through several people’s private properties, and half way down to the ridge to the site itself over an existing garden. Because of this, we wanted to bring in as few construction vehicles as possible, especially large concrete trucks. Read More…
BRU 1.25 Residence built by SoHo Architektur covers an area of only 90 square meters and offers the same comfort as most houses of larger size.
Decisions on construction method, materiality and quality were primarily based on building costs. The 125,000 Euro detached home was developed the architect’s brother. The architecture enables a strong connection between interior and exterior through the accurately positioned openings on ground level. The double floor height dining area generously connects first and second floor.
‘House in the Thicket’ based on an island in slo-fjord, in the south of Norway was built by Kasper Bonna Lundgaard, the architect himself for his mother and brothers.
kapsper Bonna Lundgaard explains what leads him to the construction of this house below:
My mother and my two youngest brothers needed a smaller and simpler house to live in. My youngest brother, Hans, has got Downs-syndrome. It was obvious that they should have a house that afforded less maintenance and fewer square metres. An other important aspect about the house where the need to make both a stimulating and a safe home for Hans.
The house is thought as a place to grow up and a place to grow old. I wanted to make a home where a life can be lived. A home with lots of places and situations, but with a small amount of heated indoor space. On the island where the house is situated, in the Oslo-fjord, in the south of Norway, there is a long, lush summer. Read More…
This single family house was built to replace an old barn in Dalheim, a village 20 km from Luxembourg.
Working in the volume of the original barn which butted up against another house, the design aims to remain modest and complementary to the ‘art-deco-rural’ style of the neighboring house. The basement of the barn with its vaulted cellar was maintained as a platform for the new house. This was also dictated by the presence of Roman relics in the local ground.
The house is developed on 3 levels.The ground floor is a very open space gathering the social living places, from the street to the garden: kitchen, dining and living room with a fireplace.