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River Cottage HQ in Axminster, Devon by Satellite Architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Satellite Architects

It’s doing a lot with a little…the diagonal bracing of the timber and the curtain-walling sing off each other,

With focus on innovative design sustainable architecture, we at Satellite Architects have been working closely with River Cottage since 2005. River Cottage implements a fully sustainable policy on building materials, energy and carbon outputs and a fully recyclable policy on waste. We at Satellite Architects share an identical vision for the future of the design and built. At Satellite, sustainability is not seen as an added benefit to architectural design but as an integral part of the process.

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

Image Courtesy © Alex Campbell

  • Architects: Satellite Architects
  • Project: River Cottage HQ
  • Location: Trinity Hill, Axminster, Devon, UK
  • Photography: Alex Campbell
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks 
  • Client: River Cottage Limited
  • Structural Engineers: Barry Honeysett (Listed Building) Evolve (Other Buildings)
  • Project Manager: Draco Property
  • Planning supervisor and Approved Inspector: Butler & Young Consultants Limited (more…)

Piolet cottage in Chamonix, France by Chevallier Architectes

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Article source: Chevallier Architectes

The building was originally an old wooden shed in very poor condition – a strong candidate for demolition.
The challenge was to find ways to develop and optimize the spaces within a volume that could not be modified due to planning by-laws.

Image Courtesy ©  Chevallier Architectes

Image Courtesy ©  Chevallier Architectes

  • Architects: Chevallier Architectes
  • Project: Piolet cottage
  • Location: Chamonix, France
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Client: private
  • Usable floor space: 134 m2 (1442 sq. ft.)
  • Total area: 169 m2 (1819 sq. ft.)
  • Time frame: 2012
  • Renovation cost: €473,000 including taxes
  • Mission type: completed


Monument Channel Cottage in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

The design and construction of this cottage located in Monument Channel Georgian Bay was completed in 2014.

The cottage is 2,125 sq.ft. and is designed for year round use.   The primary building material is Douglas Fir, which was used as the exposed structural frame, ceiling decking, interior wall finishes, interior cabinetry and kitchen island, etc. The design celebrates the simple use of a post and beam structural frame, where the rhythm of the columns, beams and purlins gives an overall organizational logic to the scheme. The wood is either solid sawn or milled to a profile, the timbers are sometimes massive and other times just efficient in their size, all the timbers were prefabricated, drilled for connections, etc. in the factory. The wood is left untreated and natural on the interior and finished with a clear, penetrating oil sealer on the exterior. The exterior cladding is either structural wood or cedar shingles, Ipe is also used as the exterior decking material and for the guardrail top rail/handrail.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.


Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage in Ladysmith, Quebec by Kariouk Associates

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Kariouk Associates

The site for this project is a remote, private lake beside which for more than seventy years existed a family’s cottage.  When the land passed from mother to son, the decision was made to reinvigorate the home; ultimately, because the home had already reached such an advanced state of decay, it was decided to have it removed and to build a new cottage. For sentimental reasons, the new home was to be the exact dimensions of the former and it was to sit in the exact same location.  Aside from those requirements though, a far more open spatial arrangement was desired.  The cottage was only intended for three-season use (the Manhattan couple for whom this was being built intended to spend winters in warmer climates).  The house design was simplified because significant insulation was not required, however, construction intentions were complicated by the fact that the remote location meant that the cost of labor “commuting” from the city would be extremely costly.

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage
  • Location: Ladysmith, Quebec
  • Photography: Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde
  • Software used:Auto CAD and Photoshop
  • DESIGNER: Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), David King, Sarah McMurtry, Adam Paquette (Design Associates)
  • CLT CONSULTANT: Timmerman Timberworks
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Moses Structural Engineers


Cabin Norderhov in Hønefoss, Norway by Atelier Oslo

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: Atelier Oslo

The project is located in Krokskogen forests, outside the town of Hønefoss. Its location on a steep slope gives a fantastic view over the lake Steinsfjorden.

The site is often exposed to strong winds, so the cabin is organized around several outdoors spaces that provide shelter from the wind and receives the sun at different times of the day.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Oslo

Image Courtesy © Atelier Oslo

  • Architects: Atelier Oslo
  • Project: Cabin Norderhov
  • Location: Hønefoss, Norway
  • Photography: Lars Petter Pettersen
  • Team: Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Thomas Liu, Marius Mowe, Jonas Norsted, Juan Ruiz, Bosheng Gan, Sveinn Thorarinsson, Emmanuel Ferm
  • Consultants: Estatikk AS v/Sivilingeniør Ole Morten Braathen, Aps AS v/KåreWærnes, MoelvenLimtre AS v/ Rolf Evensen, Concept design v/Fredrik Eng,
  • Main conctractor: Byggmester Bård Bredesen
  • Client: Private
  • Gross area: 80 kvm
  • Completed: 2014


Hofgut in Bad Birnbach, Germany by FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN

Thursday, July 31st, 2014


German studio Format Elf Architekten has designed three holiday cottages for a resort in the Bavarian countryside that resemble archetypal pitched-roof barns. 
The owners of the Hofgut estate, which offers luxury accommodation, dining and spa facilities, asked Format Elf Architekten to create the houses for guests looking to stay for longer periods than the existing facilities allowed.

Image Courtesy ©  Lothar Reichel

Image Courtesy © Lothar Reichel

  • Project: Hotel Hofgut
  • Location: Bad Birnbach, Germany
  • Photography: Lothar Reichel
  • Architect In Charge: Robert Maier, Stefan Hanninger


Villa Kanousan in Kimitsu, Chiba, Japan by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Article source: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

This is a weekend cottage situated within the deep mountains area of midland of Bousou Peninsula. The site is located an Kanou Mountain, Kimitsu city. Traditional Japanese painting artist, Kaii Higashiyama(1909-99) once mentioned that he was awakened to a landscape painting by the majestic ravine scenary of this site-this cottage is sitting on the slope looking down this ravine.

Image Courtesy © Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

  • Architects: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects
  • Project: Villa Kanousan
  • Location: Kimitsu, Chiba, Japan
  • Design: 2007-2008
  • Construction: 2009
  • Consultants: gh9 co.,ltd.,mechanical(air condition)
  • General contractor: Eiger co.,ltd.—-Noriaki Fujii,Yousuke Ozaki
  • Structural system: timber
  • Materials used: rose mahogany,exterior; plaster board(emulsion paint finish).flooring and carpet,interior
  • Site area: 459.03m2
  • Built area: 51.83m2
  • Total floor area: 87.69m2


Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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.

Image Courtesy © Damir Fabijanić

  • Architects: PROARH
  • Location: Kumrovec, Croatia
  • Photography: Damir Fabijanić
  • Author: Davor Mateković
  • Site area: 3865 m2
  • Built up area: 230 m2
  • Net area: 163m2
  • Project year: 2011
  • Completed: year: 2012
  • Software used: AUTOCAD

The Hill Haven in Uttarakhand, India by Mold Design Studio 

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Article source: Mold Design Studio 

Sited on top of a Hill, in Saattal (Hindi for “seven lakes”), miles away from the chaos of the city, The Hill haven is a weekend cottage retreat for an urban Indian multi-generation family. Saattal is a group of seven freshwater lakes near the Himalayas, in the Uttarakhand district of India. Famous for its Oak and Pine trees, the lake sits scenically in the Mehragaon valley

Image Courtesy © Mold Design Studio

  • Architects: Mold Design Studio, Anika Mittal
  • Project: The Hill Haven
  • Location: sattal, Uttarakhand, India
  • Client: Undisclosed
  • Interior designer: Mold Design Studio, Anika Mittal
  • Material Specifications: Brick, concrete, locally available stone used for facade
  • Commencement Date: June 2011
  • Completion Date: Jan 2013
  • Building Area: 1930 sq.ft,
  • Site Area: 250 sq.m ,  2690 sq.ft
  • Cost: Undisclosed

River Room in Chelmer, Brisbane, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

This project involved the refurbishment and extension to a 1990’s cottage that had been substantially damaged during the January 2011 Brisbane River floods. The existing house enjoyed north east aspect river frontage but had very a poor connection to the river as well as massively underutilized living areas. The primary scope for the project involved the reconfiguration of the existing deck area into the “River Room”, conceived of an indoor/ outdoor space that could be calibrated by the clients to use year round. The space involves a chamfered trapezoid plan with a highly articulated glazed north-east facade. The glazed wall forms a solid barrier to the cold winter breezes while allowing complete openness and transparency during the warm summer months.

Image Courtesy Shaun Lockyer Architects


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