Houses
Abramson Teiger Architects - Kelly Residence in Los Angeles, CA Print E-mail
Monday, 05 October 2009 05:02

Kelly Residence is an exploration of balance: between solid vs. void, formal order vs. intimate grace, private vs. public, and stoic vs. playful, all relative to achieving a higher sense of spatial freedom within an architectural home.
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Photograph by David Lena

The Architects divided the use of the spaces into public below (first floor) and private above (second floor). The house has a parents’ side and a children’s side, allowing each user their privacy and sound control, with an umbilical cord, given architectural form as a bridging element joining the two parts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 07:09
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Damilano Duilio + Fabio Atti - Maison de lumière Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 October 2009 07:52

With his attention to the fine details, and a contant effort to produce a enjoyable living spaces, Italian architect Duilio Damilano has produced this modern house called ‘Maison De La Lumière’ and located in Bologna, Italy.


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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 14:05
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Bates Masi + Architects - Upcher House in East Hampton, NY Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 06:32

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The design of this 1200 sq. ft. residence for a Writer was a study in adaptability and re-use.



The client was looking to simplify her life and downsize from an earlier house, also done by Bates Masi + Architects.


The new house would be built just west of her existing house on the adjacent property. She voiced the desire for her new house to be functional, light, informal, simple and maintain a view of a large moss covered rock on the site.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 06:49
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McBride Charles Ryan - Klein Bottle House near Melbourne, Australia Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 07:16

MCR_KBH_01The architects wanted to break free from the typical straight-angled housing enclosure. They wanted this holiday house to be more about fun, a break from the monotony daily routine.

Rethinking the volumes in three dimensions, they stretched and distorted all the facets of the house, producing slopes and angles that create unique visual experience through spatial intersections, incidents and accidents. The result is a unique project where you would expect the unexpected.


The architects explained the ideas behind their project quite well:

The Klein bottle is a descriptive model of a surface developed by topological mathematicians.

Klein bottle, mobius strips, boy surfaces, are unique surfaces that while they may be distorted remain topologically the same. I.e. a donut will remain topologically a donut if you twist and distort it, it will only change topologically if it is cut.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 06:52
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Pascal Arquitectos - Interior Design for the Reforma House in Mexico City Print E-mail
Friday, 21 August 2009 05:28

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Due to the building façade and structure complexity, the remodeling apartment design proposal is based on a logical existent elements union that, instead of hiding the chaos, creates spacious and illuminated areas with different perspective views in each one.



This traces generated angulated views and, therefore independent spaces that do no need to be closed by walls or doors; these are the aspects that portrays the house at first sight.




Photographs by Sófocles Hernández

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2009 06:51
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Studio 804 - Modular 3 Prefab House Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 August 2009 07:06

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Previously featured on Archinnovations for their Sustainable Prototype, Studio 804 is a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Studio 804 provides students with critical knowledge that prepares them for their future work as young architects in a rapidly changing and challenging profession.



This is another tour-de-force by this program. Constructed in the spring of 2006, Modular 3 is a prefab house perched from the highest point in its local vicinity. It offers a magnificent view of the downtown Kansas City skyline, accentuated through extensive floor-to-ceiling glazing. Chosen not only for its view, the siting of Modular 3 fills in a once vacant lot, intended as a part of the solution towards the renewal of the city.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:01
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OBRA Architects - Villa of Captured Distance in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Print E-mail
Monday, 03 August 2009 07:05

This project constitutes New York based OBRA Architects contribution to the Ordos 100 projects, a development for 100 villas set in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. While FAKE Design, Ai Wei Wei studio in Beijing, developed the masterplan for the 100 parcels of land and will curate the project, while Herzog and de Meuron selected the 100 architects to participate. The collection of 100 Architects hail from 27 countries around the globe.
OBRA_Ordos_01The Ordos 100 projects are challenged to go beyond the individuality of the villa in itself and achieve, in the togetherness of all 100 villas, an urban totality with a coherent sense of whole. The project suggests turning the matrix of streets and alleys containing the 100 villas into a recognizable public space with clearly defined spatial and material qualities.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2009 15:04
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Vandeventer + Carlander Architects - Mad Park Residence Print E-mail
Monday, 27 July 2009 07:28

VCA_Mad_Park_01Seattle based Vandeventer + Carlander Architects designed this attractive residence on  a steep slope corner lot within a prestigious neighborhood. Existing conditions included neighbors to the west and north, a busy arterial below, and a residential street to the east. Although the existing residence got demolished, the site requirements have established the vertical datum to which the new design responds.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2009 14:19
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VJAA - Saint John’s Abbey and Monastery Guesthouse in Collegeville, Minnesota Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 July 2009 09:29

In the 1950’s, Marcel Breuer began work on a master plan for the Benedictine monastic community at Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville. During the subsequent twenty years, Breuer designed ten buildings that were to be constructed largely of cast-in-place concrete.
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The majority of the projects were completed, but an important part of Breuer’s master plan – the Abbey Guesthouse – was never designed. One of the 17 recipients of the 2009 AIA Housing Awards, this elegant project pays tribute to Breuer's original master plan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2009 10:12
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