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Water Mill Houses in New York by 1100 Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: 1100 Architect

Distributed across fifteen acres of wooded land, this family retreat consists of a main house, guesthouse, pool house, bunk house, and garage. The main house or “glass house” stands on the highest peak of the property, allowing for an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape and shoreline from the roof terrace. The living spaces on the top floor are enclosed by glass walls that enable light and air to penetrate while a screen of trees provides a sense of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO 

  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Project: Water Mill Houses
  • Location: Water Mill, New York, USA
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO
  • Date: 2008
  • Size: 7,750SF
  • Principal: Juergen Riehm, David Piscuskas
  • Project Architect: Carmen Lenzi
  • Design Assistants: Joanna Chen, Juliana Chittic, Raphaelle Golaz, Antonia Kwong, Igor Siddiqui, Erin Vali Jorge Zapata

House FF in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

The House FF is located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics. A structural system that would fully release the ground floor was developed, achieving total flexibility and connecting the inside with the outside. The design of the structure consists of two building frames and two main beams where part of the upper floor is hanged allowing a span between columns of 12 meters.

Image Courtesy © Quiroga Carrafa.

  • Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
  • Project: House FF
  • Location: Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
  • Photography: Quiroga Carrafa.
  • Authors: Fernando Fritz, Eric Fritz
  • Project team: Hernán Feldmann, Christian Moroni.
  • Structure: Ing. José Zaldua.
  • Area: 300 m2.
  • Year: 2012

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Olympic View House in Washington by BC&J Architecture

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: BC&J Architecture

The Olympic View House house is a two story home designed for a couple newly retired from careers in academia on the East Coast of the United States. The site constraints included steep slopes, drainfield setbacks and a zoning variance. The resultant building footprint reflects these constraints in a manner which ultimately accommodated the Owner’s goals for the house. The house is 2,700 sf and includes all main floor living for day to day functions for aging in place. The upper floor consists of a media area, office, piano and guest bed/bath rooms.

Image Courtesy BC&J Architecture 

  • Architects: BC&J Architecture
  • Project: Olympic View House 
  • Location: Washington, USA

House EF in Buenos Aires province, Argentina by Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

The House EF is located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its environmental characteristics, next to the lake. The ground floor, where the the kitchen, the living room and the dining room are located, was designed with an “L” shape in order to gain panoramic visuals to the lake. The first floor wich contains the master bedroom on the backside of the house, in relation to the lake, and the three single bedrooms on the frontside, was designed with an “U” shape in order to generate a patio and a 42 sqm semi-covered gallery  for the livingroom.

Image Courtesy © Quiroga Carrafa. 

  • Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
  • Project: House EF
  • Location: Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, USA
  • Photography: Quiroga Carrafa
  • Authors: Eric Fritz, Fernando Fritz.
  • Project team: Hernán Feldmann.
  • Structure: Ing. José Zaldua.
  • Area:400 m2.
  • Year: 2012.

Creating the Nexus for Detroit’s Techtown in Michigan by Payette

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Payette

Successful innovation districts are not comprehensively designed from the outset; they mature over time, taking advantage of emerging local talent pools and evolving business clusters of excellence. Nexus, a plan to create an innovation district in Midtown Detroit focuses on proximity, talent growth, culture, and urban density – qualities intensely destabilized in the wake of the city’s economic decline.

Image Courtesy Payette 

  • Architects: Payette
  • Project: Creating the Nexus for Detroit’s Techtown
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan , USA
  • Software used: Revit, 3ds Max, Sketchup and Adobe Illustrator

Veil – Stair Tower in San Francisco by Ball-Nogues Studio

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

The glass stair tower at the new housing project on 10th and Mission is an architectural gesture that is visible to both pedestrians and motorists for several blocks along Mission St. Veil, which hangs behind the glass curtain wall of the tower, elevates this architectural feature to the status of beacon in the City through the use of color.

Image Courtesy © Scott Mayoral

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Veil – Stair Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Scott Mayora

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Devoto House in Villa Devoto, Argentina by Andres Remy Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Andres Remy Arquitectos

This project was a great challenge for the Studio, considering that it was going to take part of the urban structure. The lot of 18 x24 metersis located in Devoto. It is between two existing buildings that threatens the project when the problem of isolation and view. For this reason this project is leaning towards its neighbor, creating an introspective posture that creates the views from the inside rather than from the outside. An architecture that generated its own views. In this manner the Project was able to solve the basis of isolation and views from the garden. This was a constant worry from the clients since the beginning of the Project.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Peral 

  • Architects: Andres Remy Arquitectos
  • Project: Devoto House
  • Location: Villa Devoto, Argentina, USA
  • Photography: Alejandro Peral
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, Carlos Arellano, Hernán Pardillos, Julieta Rafel, Lilian Kandus.
  • Interior Design: Andrés Remy, Julieta Rafel, Diego Siddi, Martin Dellatorre.
  • Area: 550m²
  • Year: 2009

Collins Park Garage in Miami Beach, USA by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Miami Beach suffers from a lack of parking in areas that receive high volumes of visitors.  It is a real obstacle for its residents at peak times.  The city commissioned several studies for how to improve infrastructure and resident mobility.  One of the conclusions was to provide additional parking both strategically and creatively.

Image Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Collins Park Garage
  • Location: Miami Beach, USA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Chris Lépine
  • Project Architect: Tyen Masten, Eva Tiedemann,
  • Project Team: Eva Tiedemann, Brandon Gehrke, Matthew Engele
  • Competition Team: Tyen Masten, Celina Auterio, Matthew Engele, Brandon Gehrke, Evelyn Gono, Martin Pfleger, Eva Tiedemann, Leo Wu

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Glen Lake Tower in Michigan by Balance Associates, Architects

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Article source: Balance Associates, Architects

High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring collaboration between Balance Associates, clients with a passion for architecture as well as their site, and a skilled local contractor. Directed to create “a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond.

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating 

  • Architects: Balance Associates, Architects
  • Project: Glen Lake Tower
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Steve Keating Photography
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Site Area: 2.5 acres
  • House Area: 1400 square feet
  • Budget: Withheld at request of home owners
  • Team: Balance Associates, Architects, Tom Lenchek, AIA – principal, Margo Peterson-Aspholm, AIA – project architect, Kyle Zerbey, AIA – architect
  • Structural Engineers: Quantum Consulting Engineers
  • General Contractor: Golden Rule Construction

House MP in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Estudio GMARQ

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Article source: Estudio GMARQ

A corner lot in the best area of April country club, located in what was once the area’s original ranch house, retaining old trees that gave, in addition to the environment, the feeling of being in the midst of a forest. The first decision was to locate the house at the end of the ground to allow maximum sunlight, thus preventing the building volume shadow to be projected on the garden. Logic indicated to open the main rooms to the garden, but the problem was what to do with the main access and service areas which remained connected to the back garden and where poorly lit.

Image Courtesy © ARC. RICARDO GOVETTO 

  • Architects: Estudio GMARQ
  • Project: House MP
  • Location: Hudson, Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Photography: ARC. RICARDO  GOVETTO
  • Architects In Charge: Adrian Govetto, Lucas Mansilla
  • Design Team: Matias Fernandez, Veronica Page
  • Structure: Donato Castelli
  • Construction: BCM Construcciones
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