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House in Frogs Hollow, Ontario, CANADA by Williamson Chong

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: Williamson Chong

The House in Frogs Hollow, a 2000sf country retreat, is located on a long slope of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay. The property is a collection of eroded clay hills and protected watershed zones blanketed with a dense field of hawthorn and native grasses. It is not picturesque, but tough and impenetrable.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Williamson Chong (Betsy Williamson)
  • Project: House in Frogs Hollow
  • Location: Ontario, CANADA
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Total Floor Area: 2000 sf
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
  • Construction Management: Wilson Project Management Inc.
  • Millwork: Speke Klein Inc.

Okazaki House in Aichi Prefecture, Japan by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

The generation gap has become a problem in Japan in recent years. There are an increasing number of two-family homes, as well as houses built on the lots of parents’ houses. This house is one of the latter. Although the residents are parents and child, solicitude should be expressed with this not-so-large site. This house is a one-story building with a shed roof, which lowers the roof height on the side of the parents’ house, resulting in wide views maintained with open sky from the parents’ house.

Image Courtesy © Forward Stroke inc.

  • Architects: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS
  • Project: Okazaki House
  • Location: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Forward Stroke inc.
  • Date of Completion: 2012
  • Principal Use: Residence
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 213.74m2
  • Total Floor Area: 98.17 m2 /1F

KA2015 – Pavilion for the City in Karlsruhe, Germany by J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe in 2015, a temporary event pavilion will be erected in the city’s Schlosspark. During the festival summer, various concerts, theater performances, readings, film screenings, and exhibitions will be held in the open structure.

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten
  • Project: KA2015 – Pavilion for the City
  • Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Project Architect: Sebastian Finckh
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Georg Fassl, Maxim Margorskyi.
  • Construction period: March – April 2015
  • Exhibition Time: June – September 2015
  • Deconstruction: October 2015
  • Client: Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH
  • Realisierung: Rubner Holzbau GmbH, Augsburg
  • Gebäudetechnik: Ingenieurbüro Jicha, Neidenstein
  • Lichtplanung: Lichttransfer Katrin Soencksen, Berlin
  • Veranstaltungstechnik: MegaForce, Weingarten/Karlsruhe
  • Ausstattung: EinsPlus Karlsruhe, Ettlingen
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