Architect: Krawitz Architecture
Type: residential – single family residence
Location: Bessancourt, France
Architect: Grosfeld van der Velde Architects
Project Type: House KvD, Single family residence
Location: Teteringen, the Netherlands
Photography: Rene de Wit
Important, from the residents point of view, was to experience the green environment in a most intense way. This ambition has formed the main concept of the building: A house that feeds in between the trees, giving every arbitrary movement a surprising perspective on the forest. The square-shaped volume keeps you, while moving through the building, in constant contact with the environment.
Architect: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Eric Haesloop, FAIA and Mary Griffin, FAIA, Jerome Christensen, Juliet Hsu
Landscape Architect: Jennifer Brooke, Landscape Office, Ltd.
Interior Design: John and Loreta Hornall
Engineer: Mike Forbes, Fratessa Forbes Wong
General Contractor: Ken Sawyer, Micah Sawyer, Sawyer Construction
Photographer: David Wakely, David Wakely Photography
Project Type: Single Family Residence
Project location: Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Architect: Herbst Architects
Built on an island with no mains electricity and daily ferry connections, the Lindale residence on Great Barrier Island HAD to be as energy efficient as possible. Minimal materials were freighted in and the central Gabion wall of the residence an ideal solution. Using local river stones, the wall provides a fantastic heat store and structural backbone to the build. The wall also counters the wind in covered outdoor spaces, together with a cosy fire making this retreat and so special.
The design meets the client’s brief for a contemporary, energy efficient home which fully embraces the view and relates to the surrounding context and landscape. The light, airy first floor contrasting the solid lower level, minimising the visual impact of the house, nestling it into the site. Open plan, the predominantly glazed top floor, provides two living rooms and a wonderful central entertaining kitchen dining area. Quite how the guests will tear their eyes from the view is another issue all together.
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- Published: Mar 27th, 2010
- Category: Architecture, Featured, Houses, Interiors
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Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Purpose of the Building: Single Family Residential
Structure of the Building: 2-Story Wooden Structure
Site Area: 379.58 m2
Building Area: 193.77 m2
Total Floor Area: 226.06 m2
Design: Yoshichika Takagi (Sekkei-Sha)
Construction: Daisuke Hasegawa (Daisuke Hasegawa & Partners)
Located in Sapporo-Japan, this wooden residence was designed by Japanese architect Yoshichika Takagi. Called House K, the interior is divided by a series of wooden structures with pitched roofs. The project forms platforms and mezzanines on top of the house-shaped rooms, which are arranged around a central kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »
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- Published: Mar 26th, 2010
- Category: Architecture, Design, Houses, Interiors
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This latest property by Alila Hotels & Resorts offers 48 villas ranging in size from 1,680 square feet for a one-bedroom villa, to a 49,500-square foot 10-bedroom villa. Each villa integrates elements from the surrounding environment with a graceful expression of contemporary Asian design. Located off the tourist trail, the resort is situated on a gentle slope between lush, green rice terraces and black-sand beaches overlooking panoramic vistas of the Indian Ocean.