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Tamaki Drive in Auckland, New Zealand by Ian Moore Architects

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source: Ian Moore Architects

This mixed use development is located on a beachfront site in Auckland’s eastern suburbs, looking north up the Hauraki Gulf to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour, the North Shore and Rangitoto Island. The building occupies a corner site over two parcels of land, 387 Tamaki Drive and 6 Maheke Street. The lower level of 387 Tamaki contains a bank, restaurant and the main building entry, around a publicly accessible courtyard, at the centre of which is a rotating sculpture known as ‘The Seedling’.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

  • Architects: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project: Tamaki Drive
  • Location: 387 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photographer: Daniel Mayne
  • Project team: Simon Martin, Susanne Loeffler, Patrik Braun
  • Client: Magellan investments
  • Project team: Simon Martin, Susanne Loeffler, Patrik Braun
  • Interior Design: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project manager: Martin & Green
  • Builder: Federal Group
  • Structural engineer: Structure Design
  • Mechanical engineer: Gerhard Furter Consulting Engineering
  • Hydraulic engineer: Hydraulic Services Consultants
  • Electrical engineer: Kern Consultants
  • Typographer: Eamon Davern
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Tonkin and Taylor
  • Fire engineer: Holmes Fire
  • Lift Consultant: Vertrans
  • Land Surveyor: Eagleson Kennaway Surveys
  • Precast Concrete: Nauhria Precast
  • Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete: Unicast Cladding Systems Limited
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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Centro de Surf de Somo in Cantabria, Spain by Javier Romero Soto. Architect

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source:  Javier Romero Soto. Architect

The Ribamontán al Mar Surf Center is located in the seafront of Somo, a small town in near Santander. It’s essential for this new facility to be located as close as possible to the beach (it would be unthinkable that surfers have to move to change, shower or store the surfboards to some urban area of the town); therefore, in the absence of municipal property plot with the required characteristics, we chose to place the building on the seafront. The venue lacks environmental value; one of the goals of the project is in fact to recover this underused space, situated just 20 meters away from the sealine.

Image Courtesy © Javier Azurmendi

  • Architects: Javier Romero Soto. Architect
  • Project: Centro de Surf de Somo
  • Location: Somo, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Azurmendi
  • Construction Company : ARRUTI SANTANDER S.A.
  • Installations: DISEÑO Y OBRA INDUSTRIAL 2004 SL
  • Estructures: gv408 arquitectos
  • Telecomunications: DISEÑO Y OBRA INDUSTRIAL access control, security and surveillance system SALTOmetal carpentry Jansen
  • Budget: 579.045 € (more…)

Tred Avon River House in Easton, Maryland by Robert M.Gurney Architect

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source: Robert M.Gurney Architect

Easton, Maryland, located in Talbot County on Maryland’s eastern shore, was established in 1710. Easton remains largely agrarian, with numerous farms interspersed among area’s many waterways.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect
  • Project: Tred Avon River House
  • Location: Easton, Maryland
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Peterson & Collins
  • Interior Designer: (Therese Baron Gurney) Baron Gurney Interiors
  • Landscape Designer : (Lila Fendrick Landscape Architecture) and Garden Design
  • Engineer: (D. Anthony Beale LLC) 8634 Tuttle Road
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • Completed: Fall 2012

Diverging from several acres of cornfields, a one-quarter mile road lined with pine trees terminates at a diamond-shaped tract of land with breathtaking views of the Tred Avon River. Arising from the gravel drive and hedge-lined parking court, this new house is unveiled as three solid volumes, linked together with glass bridges, suspended above the landscape. The central, 36-foot high volume is mostly devoid of fenestration, punctuated only by the recessed 10-foot high entry door and narrow sidelights. The contrasting 12-foot high western volume contains a garage and additional service space, while the eastern volume, floating above grade, contains the primary living spaces.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie 

After entering the house and passing through one of the glass bridges, the transformation begins. Initially presented as solid and austere, the house unfolds into a 124-foot long living volume, light-filled and wrapped in glass with panoramic views of the river. A grid of steel columns modulates the space. Covered terraces extend the interior spaces, providing an abundance of outdoor living space with varying exposures and views. A screened porch provides an additional forum to experience views of the river, overlooking a swimming pool, located on axis to the main seating group.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Along with a geothermal mechanical system, solar tubes, hydronic floor heating and a concrete floor slab to provide thermal mass, large overhangs above the terraces prevent heat gain and minimize dependence on fossil fuel. The entire house is elevated four feet above grade to protect against anticipated future flooding.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

The house is crisply detailed and minimally furnished to allow views of the picturesque site to provide the primary sensory experience. The house was designed as a vehicle to experience and enjoy the incredibly beautiful landscape, known as Diamond Point, seamlessly blending the river’s expansive vista with the space.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

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