For the ’45 Faber Park,’ by Honk kong based architects Ong&Ong has particularly pay attention to a lot of details in this project. Dark grey metal cladding were used generously on the external facade, which oozes with modern, edgy vibes. To complement the edginess, natural materials such as timber-teak and teak strips were used throughout the whole house. The focal point in the entire house is the colossal spiral staircase which leads the rest of the interior architecture.
In line with the eco-theme, a skylight was constructed at the basement, which enables natural sunlight to stream in.
The priority of creating an open living space with a direct relationship to a large outdoor space became a driving force in the scheme. Therefore, much of the landscape was left untouched except for a big lap pool with timber slabs on the sides used as the sun deck.
There is clear connectivity between all main social areas of the house. The sliding, flexible doors open directly onto the lower garden. When slid back into the walls, the garden space is made one with the social space. The continuity of the house is fluid and works well with the externally clad travertine. Read More…
LA based ‘Synthesis,’ Design & Architecture studio have built a sculptural workspace made from prefabricated CNC milled birch plywood ribs. This piece of art contains all the integrated elements needed in a home office as an desk, sliding and hinged storage units, a printer and paper shredder, LED technology illumination for storage niche.
This home office for a private personal investment advisor responds to the clients brief of a discrete yet sculptural design solution for a home office by conceptually draping a dynamic surface over an orthogonal arrangement of the required home office elements including a work desk, storage units, printer, paper shredder etc. The fluid geometric form is articulated as a series of alternating CNC milled birch plywood ribs. The frosted storage Perspex storage elements are internally illuminated with LED’s to gently articualte the floating boxes within the fluid field of curved ribs. With a strict budget, this project was an exercise in reailizing complex geometries with limited finances.
The picturesque railway house is almost brutally shot through with a large Cortensteel volume.
The remains of numerous alterations have been removed, leaving a pure and characteristic brick cottage. This old section provides security and simultaneously connects all contiguous open spaces of the house. From the middle of the house you will experience long sightlines and a waterfall staircase connecting the various floors. Read More…
Kofunaki House two story house is a Zen and fullness interior created by Japanese ALTS Design Office.
The Architects have created a interior that offers a natural, soft and comforting ambience thanks to the omnipresence of light wood found on the flooring, on the ceilings and furniture. Natural white cotton curtains separate spaces with lightness while the omnipresence of the plants and nature breaks angles of the rooms. This house is a true haven of peace.
The‘Orb House’ built by Bojan Simic architects is located on a unique site descending rapidly towards the Yarra River and Yarra Bend Golf Course in Melbourne, Australia.
‘Shakin Stevens’ House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is not only about a coloured front door but the experience of what’s beyond it. Conceptually beyond this green door, there are no doors; the newer space is about flow and continuity where delineation of space is soft nd less finite than expected from the street.
In a clear formal idea the rear composes 3 extruded white cubes that look essentially like they have been let go, landing like dice randomly on top of each other next to a Victorian ‘monopoly’) house. The 3 cubes, as with the existing villa, are composed so as to be immediately deciphered internally or externally and in clear programmatic zones all house different functions.
Yayoi Kusama well known for her colorful polka dots displays. This time Kusama has been commissioned by the famous French brand Louis Vuitton to create a collection of garments featuring Kusama’s obsessional polka dot patterns for a concept store.
The artist got inspired by the sea urchin bone structure as a structure for all the furniture. The sea urchin, when stripped of its thorns, has very impressive bone structure which Kusama has inspired to create this marine polka dots world.
The Endesa Pavilion has been designed by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia designed as part of theSmart City Expo in Barcelona, Spain. The modular structure is made of wood panels that sculpt volume and respond to the orientation of the plot and sunshine.
The structure brings the distributed intelligence concept to the realm of architecture through a multiscalar aproach. The project aims to define an adaptative constructive system able to respond each solicitation at the lowest scale.
By doing this, each single module could answer to his own structural, energetical and enviromental needings. The skin will act as a network of inteligent nodes, a “solar brick” that protects from the solar radiation, collects and storage the energy the data at the local scale. During one year it will perform as a meeting point for knowledge interchange as well as a benchmark for smart grid technologies.
House V4, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the latest house realized by Brazilian Marcio Kogan architect. Most of the Marcio Kogans’ architectures have amazing structures proportions. This house was once again, has pure and modern lines.
The architects enjoy the concrete flat roof, to covered it with a wooden floor, plant on the back side some tall plants to give privacy and on the front side left on open view to the area. This gives a superb private terrace overlooking the surroundings.
Max Núñez and Nicolás del Rio has worked together to create the architecture and built ‘Casa la Baronia’ based in Chile.
The designers were limited by a tight budget and a very specific design brief when commissioned to build this striking seaside home, so they kept their material choices simple. The articulation of this structure is different on the two levels, creating different relationships with the Pacific horizon. Read More…
This residence designed by Spanish architect Marià Castelló Martínez fits perfectly with the kind of architecture we value in CubeMe. The simple shape, perfect proportions and natural materials that integrates seamlessly into nature.
Designed Keyla Hernandez & Jason Orbe-Smith as part of Hernan Diaz Alonso’s Spring 2012 XLAB studio at SCI-Arc, the ‘Bundle House’ explores curvature and line becomes part of the landscape, moving along with it. The house is composed of series of different formal curve languages created with empathy towards one another.
The ground is first interpreted as a grid and then deformed through a series of disruptions in this linear system in order to create topography and rhythm in a previously flat site. Enclosures and apertures are generated by the density of linework, offering both privacy and filtered views to the exterior landscape. Read More…
Architect Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala will built for the Israeli writer Etgar Keret the narrowest house (72 – 133 cm) between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland. The Narrow House will feature a compact kitchen, small bathroom, modern workstation, and comfortable bedroom. He will have an area of 14.5 m2 at his disposal – the width of furniture is limited to 1.22 metres to allow passage. The entrance steps descend and retract by remote control.
The residential program, conducted in the heart of Wola, is supposed to produce creative work conditions and become a significant platform for world intellectual exchange.
The Holiday Inn in Shanghai China have recently revealed their breathtaking cantilever swimming pool located high on the hotel´s 24th floor.If you have fear of height, I don’t think you will be attract by this pool.
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‘Maison Escalier’ which means staircase house by Moussafir Architects is built on the site of an old house in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Maison escalier is delimited on three sides by the original walls as a tree-like structure imitating art-deco style of the thirties. The south façade is entirely glazed and outfitted with electronically controlled patterned steel shades that paint shadows on the interior when the sun filters through.
An urban installation involving the public, was born in a street corner in Auckland. OH.NO.SUMO, Architectural collective has built a miniature cinema to fit on to a building’s staircase. Inspired by the lack of socialization and interaction between people at local bus stops and laundromats, the designers of OH.NO.SUMO displayed the Stairway Cinema as their third major installation – an engaging project offering passers-by the same type of content they search for while waiting around, only displayed in a small, socializing environment.
CCS Architecture recently completed The Middlebrook Studios, consisting of four new studios based in the coastal hills of Woodside, CA.
The project was conceived as a memorial to Diane Middlebrook, an accomplished writer and teacher, and late wife of program founder Carl Djerassi. Though the studios are designed to be used by artists of all disciplines, special attention was made to cater to the specific needs of writers, where quiet contemplation, free from distraction, is a welcome amenity. Read More…
The forest House by Ando studio was created in order to blend with the envireonnement. The architects used wood and concrete and metal. The core of the house has view of the surrounding landscape but is also protected by a concrete stucture that protect the house from any intrusuion and gives the feeling of being in a cocoon.