Houses
Resolution For Architecture - Peconic Bay House in Southampton, NY Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2008 05:23

I was reading recently in an architectural magazine some comments that an architect was uttering about prefabricated construction, putting the whole industry in a single bag and qualifying the results as “ugly”. As I find the comment to be out of touch with the reality, I believe that the esthetics of a prefabricated house lies in the skills of its designers and builders.
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A great example of fabulous prefab is this latest house by New York based Res4 Architecture. Overlooking the Great Peconic Bay in the south fork of Long Island, this compact house is sited beyond a wildlife buffer in a wooded enclave, steps from the bay.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 15:53
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Sander Architects - Residence for a sculptor Print E-mail
Monday, 22 September 2008 02:15

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Residence for a Sculptor positions itself frontally within a hillside. It consciously projects itself as a series of constructive polemics that help in building a solid design concept:


1. Facade / Face vs. Viscera / Musculature: A smooth, taut facade is lifted above the hillside, reflecting the linear displacement of spaces. The facade is supported by a steel frame that is exposed on the rear, uphill side. The dialog here is between fineness and unrefined, between an outward effortless presentation and the physical efforts that are required to present it.

© All photographs courtesy of Sharon Risedorph Photography

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:43
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UNA Arquitetos - House in Joanópolis Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2008 05:12

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Brazilian architects una arquitetos designed this house for friends. The region is located at the foot of the one thousand feet high Mantiqueira Mountain, on the border of São Paulo and Minas Gerais states.



The development is located along the banks of Piracaia Lake which belongs to the water supply system of the capital, and nearby the village of Lopo, which used to be an old route of Pilgrims from the 19th century.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 07:53
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Alberto Campo Baeza - Casa De Blas in Sevilla la Nueva, Madrid Print E-mail
Friday, 05 September 2008 02:18

Located on the top of a hill, southwest of Madrid, with splendid views to the mountains in the north, the design of this residence is essentially a derivative of its site and its surroundings.
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The architect needed a platform as a base to settle his project. A large concrete box was built as a podium on which a transparent glass box was placed, delicately covered with a light and simple structure of white-painted steel.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:09
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OJMR Architects - Fritz Residence in Palm Desert, California Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 02:42

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The house is designed for a retired couple with the need for guest bedroom suites and a large communal space for the living, dining, and kitchen areas.



This 2,600 square-feet single-family residence is located in Palm Desert, California. The house is located on a flat, irregularly shaped lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.  The neighborhood contains a variety of styles and references to the preferred typical suburban desert subdivision architecture.

 

 

All photographs are courtesy of Ciro Coelho

Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2009 15:07
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G Ateliers Architecture - Ecological Refuges Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 10:20

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The project is located in Guatapé- Antioquia, Colombia,  just two hours away from
Medellín, a place with natural potential for ecological tourism development.



It consists of a series of refuges immerged within a natural landscape which offers visitors an escape from the daily monotony of the agitated city life.

 



Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 17:26
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Fougeron Architecture - Jackson Family Retreat in Big Sur, California Print E-mail
Monday, 07 July 2008 00:25

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Located in the Big Sur area of Northern California, this 2,500 square foot 2 bedroom house was built for a family to enjoy together on the weekends and holidays.




It is a modernist structure that sits lightly on the land, acknowledging the ecologically fragile nature of the site.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 10:04
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Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects - Wabi Sabi House Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008 05:48

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (OSKA) have designed the Wabi Sabi house in Houston, Texas for developer Carol Isaak Barden + Company. The house represents a singular commingling of Eastern and Western aesthetics and the sensual use of natural materials. Rick Sundberg was the lead architect on the project, his first in Texas.
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“It was exciting to work in a city like Houston,” says Rick Sundberg. “The climate is so different from ours, and it raises unique challenges. Working on a spec house has its own challenges – creating a home that can accommodate a wide range of lifestyles and families; from active young families to empty-nesters.”

 

Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2009 15:10
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Sami Rintala - Boxhome Print E-mail
Written by Camille Chami   
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 01:19

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Sami Rintala designed a box while thinking outside the box, In his quest to develop a low-cost, energy efficient residence, he came out with a solution that bears an interesting spatial composition.

This dwelling has 19m2 (200sqft) of living space, subdivided in four rooms that are covering the basic functions of the house and distributed at different levels. They include a kitchen with dining, bathroom, living room and bedroom.



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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 16:17
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