Built on a gentle slope on the Westport River, less than a mile from the coast in southeastern Massachusetts is an unabashedly modern glass house designed for a well known Cambridge general contractor and his wife. Mature oaks and cedars define the property edges and frame dramatic sunset and island views. The architecture expresses the owners’ gregarious way of life, and accommodates their passions for cooking and entertaining their large group of devoted friends.
We find Narigua House in “El Jonuco” a beautiful place where we enjoy from 360º of spectacular views. This mountain-enclosed neighborhood reminds us of numerous mexican towns where tall mountains limit the valley where its inhabitants settle.
Here, its residents live alongside with the typical vegetation and wildlife found in northern México.
Vipp is up-scaling its classic accessories and recent kitchen and bathroom modules to build shelters. The driving ambition of the Danish company means that you can now match your kitchen and its accessories to your nature retreat. The result is a modern escape, powerful in its simplicity yet packed with exquisitely conceived details.
Encompassing 131 acres of lush Catskills forest, Lang Architecture’s Hudson Woods features 26 architect-designed dwellings meticulously crafted from locally-sourced, sustainable materials. The two-story, 2,800-square-foot model residence is private yet welcoming, with generous spaces for living and entertaining, and distinctive wood details throughout.
This is an exercise to make this two storey building appear as a single storey by placing the first floor on top of a ground floor stone plinth on the street side, hiding all ground floor activities. At the same time extensive shaded glazing on the garden and pool side is creating a horizontal void directly connecting and unifying the indoors with the outdoors. The combination of the heavy stone base and the continuous glazing makes the curved concrete structure on the first floor appear to be floating. The elevated site has unobstructed views to the Pentedaktylos mountains during the day and the lights of Nicosia town at night. The open space between the guest bedroom and living room creates a sheltered outdoor sitting area with an open fire. The plan is linear and all rooms share the same stunning views.
Article source: Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa
The house consists of two structures, perpendicular to each other, and a third one serving the swimming pool.
Due to its volume this house seems to have two floors, but it is, in fact, distributed almost exclusively in one. The structure of the living rooms, with a double height ceiling, which also houses the study and the gallery located on the first floor, grants it another volume dimension.
The subject of complete renovation in historic context here is declined in a modern interpretation of the existing architectural and typical past element. They are made all “cassettonature” in lightweight materials such as plasterboard, reinventing the ceilings concept as a principle feature spaces always creating new perspectives on the chain-linked volumes, typical of historic buildings. Even the floors are treated to propose “tile-carpet” as well as for the walls, through colored backgrounds with geometrical pattern has been repeated on the wallpaper. Then through a process of abstraction and synthesis, using eco-friendly techniques and materials with low environmental impact, was made a general layer directly overlaid on existing surfaces, respecting features and peculiarities.
This residence stands in the suburbs of Hamamatsu, and was designed for a young couple with children. The building consists of a two stories high rectangular box with a meter deep balcony, which functions both as a semi-outdoor corridor connecting the rooms on the upper floor, and as a roof over the ground floor entrance porch and veranda. The 10m wide horizontal opening on the balcony wall made structurally free by use of cantilever, gives character to the outer appearance of the building. The building is situated on the northern side of an irregularly shaped land plot. In the double-height ceiling LDK, the large opening creates a sense of unity with the yard on the southern side, in addition to “borrowing” the forest on the south-western wide as part of the scenery. The open interior space was designed by extending dynamically both in the horizontal and the vertical direction.