Archive for the ‘Cottage’ Category
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects
The cottage holds a special place in contemporary Norwegian culture. A few generations back the majority of the Norwegian people made a living from farming, fishing or lumbering, trades which afforded closeness with nature. In the contemporary and urbanized way of life the cottage is a means maintaining this closeness. This particular cottage is modestly sized with its 60 square meters, and thus a sustainable structure both in terms of material usage and energy consumption. The building sits amidst marshland, sea-adjacent rock and scattered pine- and juniper-vegetation. An important consideration in the project was to avoid interfering with this sensitive surrounding terrain. It heals slowly due to climatic factors. The cottage lies 21 meters above sea level, and the distance to the sea front is 100 meters. Some marsh had to be cleared in preparing for the building phase, exposing bedrock and thus aiding in integrating the cottage with the terrain. The structure rests on a concrete base, and the main building is a studwork house with beamed ceilings. The main building sits on three different levels. This lowers its height and emphasizes a connection between the interior of the cottage and the outside areas. The access point is on the western side of the lot, slightly lower than the cottage itself. Visual impact depends markedly on perspective. From the west the cottage appears rather tall, while from the east it looks lower and more adapted. Entry to the main building is situated next to the outhouse, and a shared gallery roof keeps it sheltered from rain and wind. The clients did most of the construction work themselves. This level of client participation is rare, and we were delighted to see the level of personal commitment put into the details. The exterior of the building is clad in spruce harvested from the clientÕs own forest. This untreated material fades rapidly, attaining a light and silvery shimmering hue. The outside detail is kept to a minimum to ensure an even patina for the walls.
Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto
- Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
- Project: K21 Skardsøya
- Location: Møre og Romsdal, Norway
- Photography: Pasi Aalto
- Client: Sissel By and Olve Aarhaug
- Mezzanine Architects: Andreas G. Gjertsen and ¯rjan Nyheim
- Cost: 1 700 000 NOK
- Area: 60 m2
- Building period: 2013 – 2016
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Article source: Nic Owen Architects
A renovation and extension to the rear of a Victorian cottage in Kensington, Victoria Australia.
■ The owner, a single professional loved her charming 2 bedroom cottage but found the spaces dark, tired and basically in need of repair.
■ A neighbouring 2 storey extension compromised her privacy to the rear living spaces and the backyard, effectively reducing the usability of the property.
■ A small 1970’s sun-room extension was removed and replaced with a black steel and glass small extension. Large picture frame windows supply light and outlook to the existing structure.
Image Courtesy © Christine Francis
- Architects: Nic Owen Architects
- Project: Kensington Palace
- Location: Kensington, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Christine Francis
- Client: Mature single professional
- Builder: Melpro Developments
- Landscaper: Dan Piper gardens
- Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
- Building surveyor: Reddo
- Size (m2): House 109 m2 (Existing house was larger at 120m2), Site = 280m2, Deck 27m2
- Design time: 8 months
- Construction time: 6 months
- Completion: November 2015
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR
The cottage is situated 900 metres above sea level in a west facing hillside with a striking view towards the Rondane mountains. The site is lying on the back side of a vague elevation in the sloping landscape, which makes the ground slant “backwards”, away from the view. The elevation makes a beautiful foreground with a few pine trees and the ground covered with reindeer moss.
Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR
- Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR
- Project: Mountain cottage
- Location: Sollia, Storelvdal, Norway
- Client: Tron Sanderud og Elisabeth Brudvik
- Co-workers: Christine Petersen, Gyda Drage Kleiva
- Structural consultant: Siv.ing. Terje Orlien
- Building: Byggmester Per Bjørgan as
- Furniture: Aagaards snekkerverksted as
- Year: 2004
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Article source: Studio Contini
This construction is located in Tufi d’Agna, a small settlement in the mountain town of Corniglio, inside of the Tuscan-Emilian Appenine recently recognized by the UNESCO as a MAB (Man and the Biosphere Programme) reserve.
The small building, a farm building once used to shelter the shepherds and animals, was recovered as a refuge where the residential use, considering the remote location and the difficulties to achieve it, is sporadic and linked to the summer period.
Image Courtesy © Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza
- Architects: Studio Contini (Marco Contini)
- Project: Cottage Restoration
- Location: Tufi d’Agna di Corniglio, Parma, Italy
- Photography: Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza
- Renders: Artlantis Studio
- Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp
- Collaborators: Sara Chiari, Matteo Zaccarelli
- Structure: Ing. Simone Leoni
- Photovoltaic system: Aleo
- Mechanical systems: CD Studio
- Contracting companies: Impresa edile Barbieri Danilo; Aleo solar
- Covered area: 68.0 sqm
- Project: 2014
- End of works: 2015
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Article source: Nash Baker Architects
The Old Hall in Suffolk is a complex restoration project by Nash Baker Architects involving a 16th Century oak-framed hall house with many later alterations and additions. Originally constructed in the 16th Century for a local merchant, this historic hall house was converted into several cottages around 1800. Unsympathetic alterations and extension during the 1960’s and 1970’s have been reversed or remodeled to re-unite the building as a single house.
Image Courtesy © Nash Baker Architects
- Architects: Nash Baker Architects
- Project: The Old Hall
- Location: Suffolk, England
- Software used: Autocad
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Article source: Johan Sundberg arkitektur
The building is situated a stone’s throw from the sea in southern Höllviken in the south of Sweden. The area is rich with tall pine trees, and this plot is no exception. The project comprises three buildings: a residence for the client, a garage, and a small cottage for an aging relative.
Image Courtesy © Markus Linderoth
- Architects: Johan Sundberg arkitektur
- Project: Villa Ljung
- Location: Ljungvägen, Höllviken, Sweden
- Photography: Markus Linderoth
- Chief architect: Johan Sundberg
- Structural engineer: Laine Montelin, Tyréns
- Construction: Mattias Granwald, Robobygg
- Landscape architect: Anders Folkesson
- Building year: 2013
- Software used: Archicad, Sketchup
Saturday, November 28th, 2015
Article source: MIDE architetti
The project site involves an old country house, built in 1887 in the immediate neighborhood of Lucca and a most recent farmhand’s cottage. The buildings are integrated in the countryside of Lucca and maintain its typical characteristics.Specifically, the buildings are located in a hilly landscape, between gentle slopes, where oaks and chestnuts lick the property. In this background, the renovation has been directed to both the maintenance and the enhancement of typical elements of the local architecture, such as exposed brick wall, stone of Matraia and chestnut wood.Pursuing this goal, and in full respect of the typical features, the components and materials used have been revised in a contemporary way, adopting the most appropriate construction techniques, in order to ensure the achievement of the best possible result.
Image Courtesy © Alessandra Bello
- Architects: MIDE architetti
- Project: COUNTRY HOUSE
- Location: Lucca 55011 – Lucca (LU) – Italy
- Photography: Alessandra Bello
- Software used: Archimedes
- Committee: Private
- Construction company: Luccaedil
- Infixes: Palladio
- Paved area: Marmi Faedo
- Surface: 320m2
- Timing: 05/2013job assignmen
- 01/2014 start of construction work
- 10/2015 end of construction work
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten
In order to use the little old cottage in the hilly landscape of southern Germany, it must be extended. “The house has to fit the location and have character” the customer asks. That is the small but difficult task.
Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten
- Architects: Prof. Henner Herrmanns & Hung Nguyen (herrmannsArchitekten)
- Project: Extension of an old cottage
- Location: Germany
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Article source: PROARH
The pre-existing traditional Zagorje cottage is situated on the green slopes near Kumrovec and was structurally and statically in poor condition. It was renovated taking into consideration the characteristics of local heritage and design. The pre-existing house form is kept, while the porch is substituted with a glass cube. To give the cottage southern exposure, the glass form is slided out of the main house volume, simultaneously forming an entrance area. Interaction of interior and exterior spaces is enabled by opening of the glass walls. The cottage consists of three floors: the basement, ground floor and 1st floor, which is comprised of the essential living spaces- leisure/dining/cooking on groundfloor and sleeping areas on the 1st floor. Groundfloor spaces are then arranged following a traditional system of organisation that creates a common zone with the ‘hearth’ .
Image Courtesy © PROARH
- Architects: PROARH
- Project: Hiža-a contemporary interpretation of a traditional zagorje cottage
- Location: Kumrovec, Croatia
- Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
- Site area: 3865.0 m2
- Gross floor area: 230.0 m2
- Client: private
- Design: 2011..
- Construction: 2011.-2012.
- Status: Completed
Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Article source: JVA
This small annex is located in the garden of two professionals in a residential area on the outskirts of the city.
The clients wanted a place that would give them space and quiet to focus on their writing and work. At the same time they wanted a view that could somehow remind them of their native West-Norwegian landscapes, this in spite of the site’s location only offering views towards a parking lot and a train station. Their intention was that the project would work as an alternative to a cottage in the countryside.
Image Courtesy © Jonas Adolfsen
- Architects: JVA
- Project: Writers’ Cottage 2
- Location: Oslo, Norway
- Photography: Jonas Adolfsen
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Primary architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Martin Blum-Jansen
- Client: Arne H. Krumsvik and Turid Urke
- Building type: Annex
- Size: 15 m2
- Completed: 2014