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DI HOUSE in Pula, Croatia by Ekokoncept d.o.o.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Ekokoncept d.o.o.

This low-energy Mediterranean beauty is a family residence on the outskirts of Pula. The beautiful green surroundings and slightly elevated plot serve as a fantastic curtain for the modern cube the architect Tomaž Noč designed for the family. The plot was originally fenced with an old stone wall which was carefully disassembled in the beginning of the construction. The stones were then reassembled into a higher wall which serves as the backbone of the building, beginning at the pool area outside and then penetrating into the house acting as the support wall for the stairs in the living room.

Image Courtesy © Ekokoncept d.o.o.

Image Courtesy © Ekokoncept d.o.o.

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THEOLOGOS HOLIDAY HOUSE in Fthiotida Region, GREECE by Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

This dwelling is located in N. Fthiotida, Central Greece on a steep and challenging site.  The high point of the site was chosen as the main entrance providing the wow factor and uninterrupted views to the sea and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

  • Architects: Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture, Lambadarios Pappas
  • Project: THEOLOGOS HOLIDAY HOUSE
  • Location: Theologos, Fthiotida Region, GREECE
  • Design Consultant: Charles Alexiou
  • Interior Design Team: AxilleasKarababos, DimosDantsikos
  • Landscape Architects: Maria Kostaki, AntonisPonirakis
  • Total Area: 200 sqm
  • Internal Area: 200 sqm
  • Budget: € 1,200,000
  • Cost: € 1,200,000
  • Completed: 2012

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Merton House in Victoria, Australia by Thomas Winwood Architecture with Kontista + Co

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Thomas Winwood Architecture with Kontista + Co

The Merton House was designed by Thomas Winwood Architecture in collaboration with Kontista + Co. the project extends the existing Victorian house on a corner site. Reinterpreting the bay windows, scale and arrangement of internal spaces creates a contemporary kitchen and living spaces at the rear of the house.

Image Courtesy © Emily Bartlett

Image Courtesy © Emily Bartlett

  • Architects: Thomas Winwood Architecture with Kontista + Co
  • Project: Merton House
  • Location: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Emily Bartlett
  • Built Area: 263m2
  • Year: 2014
  • Builder: Matt Ritchie
  • Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers
  • Building Surveyor: Red Textas Building Surveyors
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Hardrock Geotechnical

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Casa Lunamar in Nayarit, México by José Vigil Arquitectos

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: José Vigil Arquitectos

The project of this house was developed in two volumes connected by a large open courtyard that takes advantage of the presence of a magnificent tree. The field is elongated with south view so the program distributed the family volume in 3 bedrooms at one end and the guests volume in the other.

Image Courtesy © José Vigil Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © José Vigil Arquitectos

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Fitzroy Park House in London, England by Stanton Williams Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Stanton Williams Architects

Stanton Williams was commissioned by a prominent film director and an interior designer to create a new family home in the conservation area of High gate, north London, replacing a late 1950’s house.

The design strategy takes advantage of the sloping site by creating new additional spaces within the lower garden level, above which a series of interlocking sculptural forms emerge, evoking the spirit of a tree house.

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

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House of Shifting Sands in Massachusetts by Ruhl Walker Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

Sited gently on the lower slope of a dramatic sixty foot high coastal bank and surrounded by miles of undeveloped Cape Cod National Seashore beaches and scrub pines is a warm, modern beach house that is more than just a place to enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and sea breezes. Our clients dreamed of a house that would work equally well as both a year-round family “camp” and also as a “thinking retreat” for collaborating with their colleagues.

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

  • Architects: Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Project: House of Shifting Sands
  • Location: Massachusetts, US
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Mystic Lake House in Massachusetts by Ruhl Walker Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

Our clients found the perfect location for their dream house on the shores of Mystic Lake, facing a heavily wooded park on the opposite shore and only a short drive from Cambridge and Boston. Alas, there was an existing house on the property, and the house was not actually for sale. However, the stars must have been aligned and their passion prevailed after it turned out that the current owner was actually contemplating a move to Washington, DC. With so few affordable undeveloped lots in suburban Boston, many of our clients are turning to “tear-down’s”, especially given that the more affordable houses are typically in such poor condition.

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

Image Courtesy © Ruhl Walker Architects

  • Architects: Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Project: Mystic Lake House
  • Location: Massachusetts, US
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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SONGBIRD LANE in Frederick County, Virginia by READER & SWARTZ ARCHITECTS

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: READER & SWARTZ ARCHITECTS

This house was originally a two story, nondescript, 1970’s “farmhouse” with no architectural merit, clad in baby blue vinyl siding. The house had mold problems, and, consequently, its inhabitants had respiratory issues. Despite its pedestrian character and inadequate size, the house did have one thing going for it—it sat on the right place on its site, within a ring of mature trees. Because of its siting, and because the owners were concerned about conserving natural resources, a decision was made not to tear down and relocate the house. Instead, the design parti was to keep the box of the original house as the central core, add two wings which help make outdoor spaces and optimize the sun path, and rethink the building massing.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis

  • Architects: READER & SWARTZ ARCHITECTS
  • Project: SONGBIRD LANE
  • Location: Frederick County, Virginia
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis
  • Builder: R.L. Hayes Enterprises, LLC;  and M.T. Puskar
  • Structural Engineer: Painter-Lewis, P.L.C.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Comfort Design, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Siteworks
  • Millwork: Dovetail Millwork

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LOFT UPON CORK in Virginia by Reader & Swartz Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Reader & Swartz Architects

This project is the comprehensive renovation of, and small addition to, a vernacular Victorian house. The house was built in the late 1800’s, and is located in a downtown historic district. The house was originally four apartments, and is now converted into two. The first floor apartment is designed to be a caretaker’s residence.

Image Courtesy © Nathan Webb, AIA – Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.; Ron Blunt Photography, Hedgesville

Image Courtesy © Nathan Webb, AIA – Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.; Ron Blunt Photography, Hedgesville

  • Architects: Reader & Swartz Architects
  • Project: LOFT UPON CORK
  • Location: Virginia, US
  • Photography:Nathan Webb, AIA – Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.; Ron Blunt Photography, Hedgesville, West Virginia
  • Structural Engineer: Allen Associates, P.C., Winchester, Virginia
  • Mechanical Engineer: FHC Engineering, P.C., Winchester, Virginia

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Oos House in Alicante, Spain by Sanahuja&partners

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Sanahuja&partners

Oos house It is a detached house highly influenced by the peculiarities of the plot where it is inserted. This plot has a deep and diagonally slope that requires to place the entrance in the lowest point of the road and set the house levels from the top to bottom, contrary to usual.

Image Courtesy © Sanahuja&partners

Image Courtesy © Sanahuja&partners

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