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Beauvoir Residence in Malibu, California by Bruce Bolander Architect

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Bruce Bolander Architect

Beauvoir Residence is a modern two-storey dwelling located in Malibu, California. The home is situated on a mountainous area surrounded by natural vegetation and has been designed by architect Bruce Bolander. Constructed with a large expanse of glass walls, residents can enjoy views of the spectacular landscape. The open plan concept features concrete floors, high ceilings and plenty of natural daylight.

Beauvoir Residence


Selhaed Water Retention Tank in Egilsstadir, Iceland by ARKÍS architects

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: ARKÍS architects

The water retention tank is surrounded by a reflective pool, where it stands on top of a hill overlooking the town of Egilsstadir.  The tank is clad in Cor-Ten steel, with a larch outer layer which adds depth and ever-changing shadow effects to the steel surface.

Exterior View

  • Architect: ARKÍS architects
  • Name of Project: Selhaed Water Retention Tank
  • Location: Egilsstadir, Iceland
  • Completion: 2008
  • Size in square meters: 725


Green House Pavilion in Noord Brabant, Netherlands by Studio Elmo Vermijs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Studio Elmo Vermijs

On June 23, 2011 the Greenhouse Pavilion was officially opened. A pavilion which is built around the theme of meeting. Studio Elmo Vermijs was commisioned by Landart 2011 (initiated by Groene Woud and BKKC) to create a meetingplace nearby a farm in Sint Oedenrode, the Netherlands. The pavilion was built almost entirely of residuals from the local company’s and refers to the many greenhouses present in the surrounding. To date, many organized activities, from a spontanious picnic to storytelling, from business meeting to educational projects. Until the end of September, the Greenhouse Pavilion” can be booked through

Image Courtesy Stink Finger / Bob Driessen

  • Architects: Studio Elmo Vermijs
  • Project: Green House Pavilion
  • Location: St. Oedenrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands
  • Year: June-oktober 2011
  • Client: Land Art / BKKC / Forest Green
  • Project Manager: Erik Luermans
  • Design: Studio Elmo Vermijs & Execution Studio Elmo Vermijs


Parissy in Paris, France by Malka Architecture

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Malka Architecture


As infrastructures inhabit and even dominate today’s cities, it is time to accept and give them value. While composed of a poetic vocabulary of sinuous curves and evoking the picturesque, infrastructures have been dedicated to the automobile. Why not offer the richness of this language to pedestrians? Why not organize an open dialectic between vehicles and pedestrians?

The sum of abandoned roads, a non-place with a degraded identity, the site is a territory in mutation, with formidable potential owing to its constituent elements; but it requires transformation in order to construct a strong identity.

Images Courtesy T.Spella / L.Clement


Engel Residence in Scottsdale, Arizona by 180 Degrees

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: 180 Degrees

Seeking a desert haven, the Engel’s relocated to Scottsdale several years ago from the East Coast. After purchasing a residence built in the late 80’s, an extensive renovation and addition was in order. As the house doubles as the Engel’s office and design studio, the addition includes a gallery and art studio that wraps around a large existing mesquite tree. The tree provides shading for the large expanses of glazing incorporated into the design.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Ed Taube)

  • Architects: 180 Degrees
  • Project: Engel Residence
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Engel residence: 24 degrees
  • Built in:2006
  • Photographers: Ed Taube, 180 degrees
  • Software used: AutoCAD to produce the working drawings. The conceptual design was roughed out with hand sketches.


Manhattan Townhouse Project in New York City by Nitzan Design

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Nitzan Design

In approaching the design for this 10,000 sq ft townhouse, every attempt was made to deliver an understated, elegant backdrop to clients’ extraordinary collection of twentieth century post-war art.

Living room

  • Architect: Nitzan Tagansky – Nitzan Design
  • Name of Project: Manhattan Townhouse Project
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City
  • Software used: Illustrator


New Cultural Center revitalizes the waterfront of Soverato in Italy by Schiavello Architects Office

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Schiavello Architects Office

Given the national importance of the public space issues and the opportunity they present in promoting the city of Soverato, the new project aims to find a solution for city areas which will hopefully enhance the quality of urban life. On the other hand, it aims to establish a strong link with the dynamics of contemporary society through functional solutions that meet the needs of the day and night activities of the neighborhood. The building attempts to revive an entire urban area through a series of coordinated actions, implementing the best design solution that combines the diverse needs of rationalization of traffic and the revitalization of commercial, industrial and cultural sites.

Cultural Center view 3


House 20 in Melbourne, Australia by Jolson Architecture

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Jolson Architecture

House 20 presents a series of blades cantilevering over a bronze wall; pushing and pulling. A grassy knoll rises out of the earth below, being drawn up towards the jostling blades, and partially veiling the building’s elevation and under croft from the street’s vantage point. Below this point of arrival and shelter the offset rhythm and warmth of the bronze wall reveals itself.

House 20


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