Posts tagged ‘residential house’

September 3, 2009

Bistrica House by I / O architects

Bistrica House by I / Oarchitects - exterior clad in branches

Bistrica House by I /O architects - exterior clad in branches

Detail of exterior mesh made of natural branches

Detail of exterior mesh made of natural branches

Bulgarian based I/O Architects have designed this phenomenal example of native building style embedded into a modern concept. Located in a small mountain village, now a quarter of Sofia, this house is a simple volume floating over the steep triangular plot. The open space below is intended as a martial arts training hall hidden in the slope. The plan is organized between the two solid walls, the veranda, the intermediate space of the stair and the small courtyard/opening in the centre. A suspended hand-woven wooden sticks wattle unifies the external and the internal spaces, serving both as cladding on the blind walls and shading in front of the glazing. The elevated position of the house reveals unexpected view over the surroundings.
More about I/O architects here.

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August 31, 2009

Modern goes spiritual – Villa 1 by Powerhouse Company

Villa1 amongst the trees, in the mist - modern goes spiritual

Villa1 amongst the trees, in the mist - modern goes spiritual

It is this group of French, Norwegian, Dutch and USA architects who call themselves “The Powerhouse Company” that was nominated for The Mies Van der Rohe design award for their work Villa1.
Some of the photographs of the Villa 1 are truly inspiring, especially the one showing how the building correlates to the surroundings by way of pure contrast – as is so characteristic of Mies`s works.

 cetral core of the building - villa 1

cetral core of the building - villa 1

outside view of the veranda

outside view of the "veranda"

August 31, 2009

Klein Dytham architecture

Narita Airport, Terminal 1 Klein Dytham architecture

Narita Airport, Terminal 1 Klein Dytham architecture

Just discovered this prolific design/architecture studio made of Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, both “internationalists”.

On the Klein Dytham site you can find some intruiging tag-lines:

“Design is often like playing jazz. Lay down a structuring rhythm, find a snappy theme, and then improvise.”

Moku Moku Yu - communal bathing

Moku Moku Yu - communal bathing

House at Jingumae - living space and hair salon

House at Jingumae - living space and hair salon

March 28, 2009

Finne Architects – nature`s elegance

House in Semiahmoo, Washington

House in Semiahmoo, Washington

The architecture studio Finne Architects has an established style, all their own, deeply rooted in the craftsmanship of carpentry and largely influenced by the great modernist, Frank Lloyd Wright. Strangely enough, their buildings bear witness to how a specific architectural signature evolves by following one`s own style and attitudes.

Finne architects` houses are highly specific, beautiful works of art and each is unique. Their uniqueness is derived from an interactive relationship with the natural surroundings. A perfect example of really good architecture should be placed in the nature.

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House in North Cascade - side view

House in North Cascade - side view No 2

House in North Cascade - side view No 2

House in North Cascade - front porch

House in North Cascade - front porch

January 29, 2009

Casa LO by anonimous-LED architects

exterior view

Casa LO by anonimous-led: exterior view

interior coutryard view of Casa Lo

interior coutryard view of Casa Lo

“Two boxes – night and day – separate and then open towards a yard. They connect by a slow movement green tunnel.”

Anonimous- led (Laboratorio Experimental de Diseño) is a multidisciplinary/ comprehensive architectural workshop located in Queretaro, Qro (Mexico). Established since 2006 by Alfonso Jimenez, Marco Velazquez and Jorge Plascencia. It was product of the fusion of two architectural firms: Anonimous and Laboratorio Experimental de Diseño.
see more at the anonymous-led site

January 29, 2009

Lorcan O`Herlihy makes life shimmering in condos

Interior view of the stairs - Willoughby 7917, Lorcan Oherlihy Architects

Interior view of the stairs - Willoughby 7917, Lorcan O'herlihy Architects

outside of WILLOUGHBY house, by LOHA

outside of WILLOUGHBY house, by LOHA

A beautiful example how great efects can be achieved even with modest means. The project statement declares: “Willoughby 7917 led to a series of studies investigating how we could re-invigorate the loft typology and create new opportunities for living within the extremely tight economic and spatial parameters associated with speculative housing.” see more at LOHA site

interlaced outdoor and indoor spaces at Willoughby house

interlaced outdoor and indoor spaces at Willoughby house

January 29, 2009

Alpine bliss – the Rigi house, by afgh architects

view from living room, rigi house by afgh

view from living room, rigi house by afgh

another view of Alps, house rigi by afgh

another view of Alps, house rigi by afgh

Feast your eyes on this alpine beauty, and check some more pictures at the afgh architects site here