Archive for the ‘Courtyard’ Category
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Article source: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect
The clients, a retired couple well into their “golden years,” wanted a modest, private, and very modern house that would embrace their deep commitment to environmental stewardship and personal health. The solution is a Net Zero Passive courtyard house that was the star of a recent Green Homes Tour throughout the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel “Triangle” region in central North Carolina.
Image Courtesy © Allen Weiss
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Article source: HYLA Architects
A courtyard on two levels sits in the centre of this semi-detached house. On the first level, a frangipani tree sits in the middle of a pond, framed by a timber clad box. The double volume living room and the dining room wraps around this courtyard. The second storey level of the courtyard lies over the dining area and in front of the master bedroom. The full height glass facade facing the courtyard is screened by interlocking vertical and horizontal timber members. The courtyard offers the house a lot of privacy as well as letting in light into the cetnre of the house. It also acts as a buffer against noise from a major road a distance away.
Image Courtesy © Mr. Derek Swalwell
- Architects: HYLA Architects
- Project: Vertical Court
- Location: Greenbank Park, Singapore
- Photography: Mr. Derek Swalwell
- Site Area: 376 m2
- Gross Floor Area: 520 m2
- Status: Completed September 2014
- Architect: HYLA Architects
- Principal Architect: Mr. Han Loke Kwang
- Assistant Architects: Yuzhe, Nicholas Gomes
- Main Contractor: Praxis Contractors Pte Ltd
- Structural Engineer: GCE Consulting Engineers
- Type: New Erection of 3 storey semi-detached house with attic & basement
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Article source: NO ARCHITECTURE
NOA completes The Courtyard House in Aurora, OR. This 2,489 ft² (231 m²) structure is located on a hill overlooking protected wetlands, cantilevering towards views of the Pudding River on one side, while carving into the ground on the other. Entered through a sunken entrance court, the living spaces unfold in a continuous loop around a faceted glass courtyard.
Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE
- Architects: NO ARCHITECTURE
- Project: Courtyard House
- Location: Aurora, U.S.A
- Photography: Michael Weber.
- Software used: Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe CS, Ecotect.
- PROJECT: Private residence
- TYPE: Commission
- SIZE: 2,981 ft² (277 m²) with garage
- CLIENT: Confidential
- COLLABORATORS: WBS Construction Inc., Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc.,
- STATUS: Completed 2013
- VALUE: $585,000;
- KEY PERSON: Andrew Heid;
- TEAM: Jack Hogan, Noa Peer, Christopher Purpura.
Friday, May 9th, 2014
Article source: SEFAR® Architecture
Tucked into the Austrian-Czech border just north of Vienna sits Weitra Castle, a beautiful venue now able to accommodate outdoor events – rain or shine –thanks to SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric.
TENARA Fabric 4T40HF in the form of four 15m x15m all-weather, inverted-style umbrellas gives the castle flexibility and function in its rectangular Renaissance-style courtyard. The umbrellas elegantly open and close – the attached fabric folding and flexing along with them.
Image Courtesy © Clauss Markisen + Bissingen-Ochsenwang
- Architects: Clauss Markisen + Bissingen-Ochsenwang
- Manufacturer: SEFAR® Architecture
- Project: Weitra Castle Relies on TENARA® Fabric for Courtyard Renovations
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Article source: SUAREZ CORCHETE
The planning regulations require the creation a free, unbuilt space within the plot. This premise led us to believe that the most suitable design for the morphology of the plot, which was quite rectangular, was a courtyard at the back of the plot. Thus, the building is inserted between two living spaces: one outside, which is the street, and one more intimate, which is the courtyard.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda
- Architects: SUAREZ CORCHETE (Fernando Suárez Corchete)
- Project: 9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda
- Location: Cádiz, España
- Photography: Fernando Alda
- Technical Architect: Víctor Baztán Cascales
- Collaborators: Lorenzo Muro Álvarez, María Pilar Casado Villa, Sergio Muntané Palomares
- Client: TAGLIAFICO S.L.
- Construction: Juan Saborido S.L.
- Project Years: 2005 / 2009
- Construction Budget: 339.814,20 euros
- Cost Per m2: 313.93 euros/m2
- Project Area: 1082.44 m2
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv
Plot 3A is part of a large urban redevelopment project on the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. The master plan was drafted by Erick van Egeraat. Its concept is characterized by radials enabling the widest possible view of the water. The construction is a complex of 25,000 m² of shops, offices, social housing and luxurious apartments around a courtyard, enclosed by walls 10 floors high. The model garden is a green oasis of tranquillity between the quay and the railway line.
Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd
- Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv (Luc Reyn)
- Project: Oosterdokseiland (0245 ODEC)
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Photography: Dirk Verwoerd and CIIID
- Proprietor: MAB Development
- Collaborator: Robert Osinga, Thomas Cols
- Engineering: Huygen Elwako Apuiseurs
- General contractor: Smits Bouwbedrijf
- Start design: 2002
- Temporary completion: 2012
- Site: 3.100 m2
- Total: 20.000 m
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Article source: Christopher Megowan Design
As the name suggests, the Convertible Courtyards House, Christopher Megowan Design, kinetically adapts to the notoriously variable climate found in Melbourne, Australia. This project added a kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom, master bedroom, ensuite and two decks to a previously overlooked yet charming weatherboard cottage in the inner urban suburb of Prahran. Nestled on an intimate street, the existing house is one of a series of heritage protected cottages.
Image Courtesy © Christopher Megowan Design
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
An interesting operation of urban renewal in a brave tiny center among the early hills of Bergamo. The construction of a new primary school similar to a defensive inhabited urban border with a green heart, following a successful contest of ideas the Studio was proclaimed winner of, was joined in about a year from the education building’s completion, by the integral redefinition of the municipal private courtyards, hitherto treated as merely residual unused spaces.
Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Project: HOME CARPET
- Location: Bergamo, Italy
- Photography: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Client: Municipality of Cenate Sotto
- Chronology: September-December 2012 > project, January-May 2013 > construction
- Collaborators: Michele Marchi, Alice Marzola
- Landscaping: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
- Total cost: 270,000.00 euros
- Total Surface: 4,200 sqm
- General Contractor: Poledil srl, Trescore Balneario (Bg)
- Lighting: Viabizzuno
- Paving: GLS Prefabricados
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Article source: Díaz Romero Arquitectos
The project is part of a set of actions to get an attractive and sustainable space. On a plot in the steep terrain, we adapt to it with molded shapes as three volumes that save the unevenness. The landscape is introduced into the building through attractive elongated courtyards which could guide the various offices of the offices by a north-south orientation logic and save the terrain variations between the two access roads.
Image Courtesy © Miguel Souto
- Architects: Díaz Romero Arquitectos
- Project: Sede Geacam SA.
- Location: Cuenca, Spain
- Photography: Miguel Souto
- Promotor: Geacam SA.
- PEM: 5.047.865,26 €
- Date of Construction: AÑOS 2009-2010
- Built Area: 6.504.37m²
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Article source: Db Architect
An affordable community for working individuals and families, Fillmore Park brings 32 modern homes for first-time home buyers to the heart of San Francisco. Flats and townhouses with private patios ring a landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet neighborhood a block from the bustling Fillmore District.
Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte
- Architects: Db Architect
- Project: Filmore Park
- Location: San Francisco, USA
- Client: MSPDI Turk, LLC
- Architect: David Baker + Partners
- Landscape Architect: Fletcher Studio
- Structural Engineer: Structural Design Engineers
- Electrical Engineer: Bhatia Associates
- Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
- Mechanical Engineer: Raymond Brooks Engineering
- Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
- General Contractor: Cahill Contractors
- Civil Engineer: Telamon Engineering Consultants