Houses
Bates Masi + Architects - House in Montauk, New York Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 07:30
Bates-Masi-Pryor-10The house occupies a hill in Montauk with a distant view of ocean. A site that the owners, a couple with two young boys, spent years to find.  It is the couple’s reprieve from their home in the city, to share the outdoor lifestyle with their family and to remember their teenage years together in Montauk.   The house design prompts the owners to interact with the surrounding environment, evoking experiences of camping.
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Antonino Cardillo - Purple House in Pembrokeshire, UK Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 July 2011 06:38
Nowadays obsession for ethnicity seals national identities. Most people seem to ignore the erratic unfolding of ancient fluxes which moulded European lands. Lost in their dull present, they forget the rich pathways leading from the past to our time.
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Just a few memories. By the middle ages, between 1130 and 1194, England and to some extent Wales and Ireland, shared with Sicily a common Norman domain: Byzantine mercenaries and recognizers of Arabian culture after capturing Sicily, these conquerors from the North Sea introduced a fascinating network between the shorelines of the north and Mediterranean. Making British history for the first time since the Roman era, they broke once more the islands’ isolation. Introducing the number zero and many innovations from Middle-Eastern regions into Europe – not least bringing back ancient Greek and Roman classical text manuscripts – they laid the foundation for the birth of a Modern European era.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2011 06:51
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CCS Architecture - Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, CA Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 07:58

CCS-Architecture-Alpine-Meadows-04This project is a second home for a client that splits his week between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The home was developed for efficiency in response to a tight budget, and to maximize the amazing views of the adjacent landscape. An interpretation of alpine rustic modernism, vertical cedar siding and cedar wood is featured throughout the design. The house is grid connected, but it is also grid independent. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 08:35
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Carter Williamson Architects - Balmain House in Sydney, Australia. Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:25
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The original 1860’s home sits modestly on its block. From most vantage points on the street –set back as it is from its neighbours- the little, weatherboard cottage is almost obscured from view. Humble and unassuming, its appearance defines its cultural significance; the workers cottage preserves a ‘moment’ in the rich, blue-collar heritage and character of Balmain.


Whilst chic cafes and boutique clothing stores have long since driven out the dockyards and factories, the cottage survives, an evolutionary relic of contemporary Australian architecture. Etched into the locally grown weatherboards are the teeth marks of steam driven saws used in the old Balmain lumberyards and beneath the skin the bones of the home disclose rough sawn log studs, detailing early modes of construction.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 09:20
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Shubin+Donaldson Architects - Bentley Residence Print E-mail
Friday, 20 May 2011 07:35

Shubin+Donaldson have just sent us another of their meticulously designed houses. As with the other homes that we featured from this California based Architects notice here a peculiar attention to details that brings each individual space to life.
Bentley2This residence in Bel Air was designed on a site that was formerly occupied by the home that the clients raised their family in. Their intimate knowledge of the location and its sense of place guided the design of the new residence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:29
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Ibarra Rosano Design Architects - Garcia Residence in Tucson, AZ Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2011 08:09

The site for this single family residence is a steep north-facing slope in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, located west of the city of Tucson in Arizona, with commanding views of city lights and the surrounding mountains.

Garcia-Residence-01The architects, Ibarra Rosano, wanted to design a structure that would appear to grow out of the rocky desert hillside without dominating the landscape. To be able to do that, they  set the axis of the house parallel with the site contours and created three narrow bays to terrace up the hill, keeping the excavation and fill to a minimum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:31
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Patkau Architects - Linear House in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Print E-mail
Monday, 09 May 2011 08:07

 

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Linear House is located on a sixteen acre farm on Salt Spring Island, an island in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The property is bisected from east to west by a long row of mature Douglas fir trees. There is a gentle slope falling across the site from south to north. The south half of the site is an orchard containing a variety of fruit trees; the north half of the property is a hay field. There was an existing cottage on the property which has been sold and relocated to a neighbouring property. The existing barn, garage and studio buildings remain.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 05:58
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Architema studio – Villa In Szentendre, Hungary Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:27

05-ViewFromSouthThe house is set within a semi-rural context, some 20 km from the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The slightly sloping site has a south-easterly orientation, lying at the foot of the Szarvas-hegy (meaning Deer-hill). Its fabulous panorama is crowned by the view of the river Danube. It is the residence of Lajos Kuknyó, architect and principal partner at the Architema Studio. It reflects his interpretation of modernist design from the 1920-30-s period, with the interplay of straight geometrical volumes, and intersection of vertical massing and horizontal areas such as terraces, while using a predominantly white colour palette

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:57
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Bates Masi Architects - Northwest Peach Farm Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 04:52

This residence is primarily used when the clients’ extended family comes from England for long visits. They come to relax and to reconnect with their family and with nature, away from city crowds and traffic, at a retreat they neither want nor need to leave for a month.
DuskThe design objective was to make every day of that month unique by providing a range of destinations within the site with diverse scales, functions, and views: from gathering in the expansive living room overlooking the fields of the former peach orchard to reading alone on a shaded bench between the library and the edge of the forest. Multiple paths and hallways connect each destination, further increasing variety. Finally, each detail and custom furnishing is designed to make mundane rituals into thoughtful events.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 05:25
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