The Harris Pool residence realized by architects Marmol Radziner is a modern and minimalist construction built around the focal point which is the swimming pool. The house is open to the outside thanks to the sliding-glass panels and exterior steel canopies support Neutra’s vision of life in the desert being a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.
Chair House has been entirely designed and decorated by Igor Sirotov Architect. The interior is decorated with dark colors on the walls to provide a cosy atmosphere. Decorators have combined concrete wood and stone. Architects allow have associate dark colors given that natural light comes from large glazed windows and skylights.
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.
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.
creative firms Asylum and LOVE once again teamed up to design the world’s largest ultra premium whisky embassy. Launched by Diageo as the largest, most luxurious Johnnie Walker House, the House is located in Beijing and imbued with whisky knowledge and historical elements throughout the sophisticated spatial design. Conceived with the intent to immerse consumers in the world of Johnnie Walker whisky through bespoke experiences, the
latest House provides an experiential and interactive journey for consumers in the world’s most powerful market for luxury goods.
The LocationThe Johnnie Walker House Beijing is located at Ch’ien Men 23 – a historical meeting point of East and West in China. Spanning a total floor area of almost 16,000sq ft, the building provided the perfect industrial platform to bring to life the beauty of the architectural vision – the Whisky Distillery.
Creating a highly contemporary space, rich in authentic whisky story telling for the discerning Chinese consumer, the heart of the architectural vision was the Whisky Distillery. Continuing to create premium whisky conversations, essential ingredients to whisky making and historical archives provide the foundation for the introduction and education of whisky. Further enhancing the Johnnie Walker whisky experience, the physical space includes elements of Scottish history and culture, while remaining attuned to the discerning Beijing consumer. The House blends a bar, museum, retail outlet and an exclusive members club.
‘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.
In the south of the Netherlands just outside of the village Berghem, Mulders vandenBerk Architects has realized the ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ commissioned by Champignonkwekerij van de Vorle. The ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ is an information centre where you can learn all about mushrooms. From here guided tours are organized to the mushroom plantation. The building is nicely located in the countryside and can be rented as location for meetings and culinary workshops. The building is designed around a multifunctional hall. Entrance, office, kitchen and meeting room are attached to the central hall.
The rectangular shape of the building fits well within the rhythm of agricultural buildings in the vicinity and takes away the sight toward the technical part of the mushroom plantation next to it.
‘Deutscher and Forrest Residence reformed by Mos Architects was a vacant lot on the east of an existing building purchased by the client. The building engages with this landscape by presenting the open plan living and kitchen to the east and by proving a balcony off the master bedroom which further benefits from North east aspect.
The open plan living concept is consolidated by the use of a new stair situated at the main entrance which gently ascend into a double height void terminating at an open plan study arrangement. This space become the canvas for ever changing light variations due to the high level corner window stair well skylight.
The strategic position of openings promoting air flow, hight ceiling,radial sawn timber, window shading devices, highly insulated building envelope, evaporative cooling, hydronic heating, solar heat pump generator for hot water and rain water tank to ensure this building is an energy efficient solution which fully engages with it’s natural context and minimizes it’s impact on the environment.
Gallery House project by Platform 5 Architects will be a four-bedroom family home set in a large woodland clearing on the outskirts of St Albans.
Influenced by local vernacular agricultural buildings, the house is designed as a loose arrangement of rectangular forms to create a series of layers, courtyards and walkways forming living spaces surrounded by art and nature.
A series of brick columns will support an external galleried walkway around the perimeter of the house, at focal points there are “covered external rooms” that provide shelter whilst maintaining a strong connection with the woodland setting. Above, a timber-clad first floor will be arranged as an informal composition of overlapping roofs and terraces offering long views over the landscape.
The Rose House was designed by architects Conrad Buff, Dennis Straub, and Don Hensman in 1963 for Helen Rose, a well-known Hollywood costume designer. In 1999, owner and interior designer Carole Katleman approached the firm to restore the home to its original design, while undertaking sensitive upgrades to the house to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle. In keeping with the house’s modern character, emphasis was placed on well-crafted details and honest simplicity in design. From the main entry, the view unfolds through transparent glass walls, across the pool terrace, towards the Santa Monica Mountains.
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.
‘Bridge House,’ by firm 123dv is their latest realization made in Achterhoek, Netherlands. The house was designed to be self efficient and sustainable. At any time, the occupants can go off the net without losing their energy supply. Water is drawn from a private well, and the practical and sustainable built-in features include solar panels, roof and floor heating through thermal energy storage, reuse of rainwater, a septic tank, shielded power cables, and Heat Mirror glass. The windows glasses are acting as efficient and environmentally friendly awning, cooling the house and keeping out excess heat.
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
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.
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.
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…