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House in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Placed on top of historic Hollywood Hills, the ones which draw Los Angeles profile where part of Case Study Houses program was built. The project lays on the ground, adapting to its hard slope and conditions, carrying out a change of direction at house level in order to frame the horizon of the city till the ocean.

John’s view, who will live the home, was determinant for its design. A monolythic piece, hanging from topography and opened to the distant landscape was what he imagined for this place.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project: House in Hollywood Hills
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Principal in Charge: Fran Silvestre
  • Project Architect: Maria Masià, David Sastre, Álvaro Olivares
  • Collaborating Architect: Sevak Asatrián, Esther Sanchís, Eduardo Sancho, Vicente Picó, Diego Civera, Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito, Estefania Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santiago Dueña, Ricardo Candela, Rubén March, José Manuel Arnao
  • Interior Deisgn: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Partner: Manuelian Architects

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Hill Top Cottage in NSW, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Weaving architectural heritage with contemporary design and lifestyle is a practice that rewards with surprises and characterful places.

In a conservative residential pocket close to North Sydney, a workers cottage perches on top of a hill looking south-east towards striking views of Sydney Harbour.  The idea behind the design was to retain the existing character of the cottage to the front – its low slung and strong horizontal lines – and place a more contemporary two storey addition at the back behind the ridge.  The new upper level is fully clad with CNC routed plywood shutters, it pierces the ample roof plane to the front of the house with a wide dormer window that is curved at the corners.

The “Craftsman’s” cottage style of the first decades of the 20th century was characterised by a simple gable roof with low eaves that ran parallel to the street with a horizontal elevation, the complete opposite to the California Bungalow style, with its gables facing the front boundary. The first floor attic dormer and garage have been designed with stretched and horizontal proportions. The existing ground floor windows have new sliding plywood shutters. The sandstone walls have adopted the same type of coursing and jointing as the existing stone footings of the house, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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Oberholz Mountain Hut in Südtirol, Italien by PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE & Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE

Peter Pichler Architecture, in collaboration with Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak, won a competition to design a new mountain hut at 2.000m in the Italian Dolomites in 2015.

The new hut contains a restaurant and is located next to the cable station Oberholz in Obereggen with direct connection to the ski slope.

Image Courtesy © Oskar Dariz, Jens Rüßmann

  • Architects: PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE & Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak
  • Project: Oberholz Mountain Hut
  • Location: Obereggen, Südtirol, Italien
  • Photography: Oskar Dariz, Jens Rüßmann
  • Client: Obereggen AG / Spa
  • Engineer: Dr. Ing. Andreas Erlacher
  • Credits: Peter Pichler, Pavol Mikolajcak, Gianluigi D´Alosio, Simona Alu, Giovanni Paterlini, Matteo Savoia, Silvana Ordinas, Krzysztof Zinger, Jens Kellner
  • Year: 2015 winning competition, april 2016 beginning of construction, december 2016 finish construction

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“House in Trees” in Echo Park, Los Angeles by Anonymous Architects

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Anonymous Architects

The site is characterized by its remote feeling and mature trees; this despite being surrounded by dense urban development. It is an unusual paradox to have such a natural setting that occurs in the middle of Los Angeles – a city known for its endless sprawl and crawling traffic.

Image Courtesy © Steve King & Michael Wells

  • Architects: Anonymous Architects (Simon Storey)
  • Project: House in Trees
  • Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Steve King & Michael Wells
  • Clients: Alex Klein & Joanie Ellen
  • Building sq.ft: 2,000 (approx. sq.m 200)
  • Date of completion: 2015

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MUGU HOUSE in California by Stephane Malka Architecture

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Malka Architecture

Located at Mugu Point California, fifty miles away from Los Angeles where Malka Architecture just opened its new studio, the Mugu House is nested on Malibu’s Hills porosities.

The project benefits from the existing topography of the actual site ; the result is a zero impact on the surrounding nature, an ecological project in immersion with the rock, its vegetation and its thermal variations.

Image Courtesy © Malka Architecture

  • Architects: Malka Architecture
  • Project: MUGU HOUSE
  • Location: Mugu Point, California, USA

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Mohican Hills House in Glen Echo, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Located in Glen Echo, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, this new house is sited on a sloping, wooded lot with distant views of the Potomac River.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Mohican Hills House
  • Location: Glen Echo, Maryland, USA
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Contractor: Steve McCaughan
  • Landscape Architect: Kevin Campion
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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PULKABACKEN (the sled hill) in VÄRMDÖ, SWEDEN by Street Monkey Architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source:Street Monkey Architects

Constructed with prefabricated steel and concrete modules this 200m2 home is built on asteeply sloping site in an island suburb of Stockholm. Because of the sloping site and the close proximity of the neighbors we chose to camouflage this rather large volume under a sledding ramp and a roof terrace, making it extremely discreet from the road.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hayes Photography

Image Courtesy © Robin Hayes Photography

  • Architects: Street Monkey Architects
  • Project: PULKABACKEN (the sled hill)
  • Location: VÄRMDÖ, SWEDEN
  • Photography: Robin Hayes Photography
  • Principal architect: Cage Copher
  • Construction architects: Patrick Myberg (Bjerking), Thomas Björk (Bjerking), FredrikKjellström (Bjerking)
  • Structural Engineer: Magnus Jönsson (Bjerking)

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The Nest by DeForest Architects

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: DeForest Architects

Set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Washington in Seattle, this project realizes the owners’ vision of living in tune with changing light and views. Simple lines, flexible living spaces, well-organized storage, and a rooftop garden all add up to a nest that is anything but “empty.”

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

Heritage in Reggio, Emilia by gariselli associati

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Article source: gariselli associati

The project site is located in the hills of Reggio Emilia. In particular, we are on the hills of a small interesting historical town that have been part of the lands of Matilde di Canossa, a powerful medieval feudal castle .

Image Courtesy © gariselli associati

THE ENERGY OF CERRO MISTICO (MYSTIC HILL) in Lavalleja, Uruguay by FDS Arquitectos

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: FDS Arquitectos

A good friend calls us to design a small hotel, 4 or 6 rooms on the hills of Lavalleja, Uruguay. The area is very well known for its spiritual tourism, as it is a very energetic place.

Visit to the area

there is definitely something very special about the energy of the hill:  it is quite inaccessible, it is covered by low native  vegetation. There are formations belonging to the earliest inhabitants of the place and archeological remains difficult to date. The views from up there are breathtaking.  Our friend and his family are in love with the place, we feel incredibly motivated and challenged by the task.

Image Courtesy © Jose Pampin

  • Architects: FDS Arquitectos
  • Project: THE ENERGY OF CERRO MISTICO (MYSTIC HILL)
  • Location: Lavalleja, Uruguay
  • Photography: Jose Pampin
  • Project: FDSarquitectos: Facundo de Souza, Matias Keuroglian
  • Work Address: V. Goday
  • Year Built: 2012
  • M2 built: 400 m2 + exterior
  • Concrete: Concrete Artigas
  • Stone: local stone
  • Openings: Aluminum del Uruguay SA
  • Software used: Autocad
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