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MiCasa in Hertfordshire, UK by Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

In October 2010, Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects was commissioned by Peter and Melanie Domb to design a house of modern design, with minimal impact on the environment and able to accommodate their burgeoning art collection.

The architects had worked with Peter Domb for many years in his capacity as a commercial developer. They met to look around the site at the bottom of the garden of the Dombs’ existing house, discussing their aspirations for the scheme and possible options.

Image Courtesy © Lyndon Douglas

  • Architects: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects
  • Project: MiCasa
  • Location: Hertfordshire, UK
  • Photography: Lyndon Douglas
  • Client: Peter and Melanie Domb
  • Project commission: October 2010
  • Project completion: November 2012

Beech House in Toronto, Ontario by Altius Architecture, Inc.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Altius Architecture, Inc.

Efficient, clean design and simple, modern spaces went hand in hand with wheelchair accessibility for this modest, 2200 square foot house. This project was designed to be an accessible house that maintained the warm feel of a family home.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture, Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture, Inc. (Cathy Garrido)
  • Project: Beech House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (currently version 16)
  • Project Management: Alex Wasiuk & Morris Ortolan (Altius Architecture, Inc.)
  • Project: Beech House – Design + Construction Management
  • Size: 2200 sqft
  • Completion: Fall 2011

Pacific Navy in Venice, California by David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

This private residential compound sits on 3 large lots at the intersection of Pacifc Ave. and Navy St. which is the first street into Venice from Santa Monica, as such this project serves as a gateway to Venice. Because the intersection is very noisy the concept was to use large tilt up concrete slabs to create an acoustical and visual wall to reinforce the edge condition between the street and the residence.

Imagery by: Carson Lee and David Hertz

Blue Hills House in Québec, Canada by La SHED Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: La SHED Architecture

Perched on a steeply inclined surface over swamps, the single story residence slides gracefully between the trees and is only hardly visible from the street. As per the occupants’ and architect’s wishes, the house has a dual relationship with its environment; from the outside, it is camouflaged in its setting and is as discreet as possible. From the inside, the house is completely open to its surroundings, and its occupants are met with scenery that is in constant evolution.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: La SHED Architecture
  • Project: Blue Hills House
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Project end date: Octobre 2012

Lady Peel House in Toronto by Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]


Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]


The Birthplace of the world celebrated star of English Musical Comedy, Beatrice Lillie known as Lady Peel, is over a century old, located in downtown Toronto, is now rejuvenated and playing a new character. With respect for the actress who once lived there, the house inherits a talent: playing a new role while living in the same skin.

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

  • Architects: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]

  • Project: Lady Peel House
  • Location: Toronto
  • Photography: borXu Design
  • Project Team: Lailee Soleimani, Ehsan Zareian
  • Structure: Hossein Azargive
  • Construction: Fardin Chadorshabchi
  • Building Type: Single family house
  • Basics: Three-story masonry & wood structure
  • Lot: 15’X130′
  • Living Area: 3000 sqft
  • Design: 2011
  • Completion: Spring 2012

360 Winnett in Canada, Toronto by Altius Architecture

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Altius Architecture 

This 3 Bedroom Single Family Residence brought new construction of an open concept to a challenging urban site. The 24′ centrally located double height home brings in natural light, casting dramatic shadows, marking the passage of time during the day whilst acting as a ‘lantern’ at night.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Savoie

  • Architects: Altius Architecture  (Cathy Garrido & Tao Cheng)
  • Project: 360 Winnett
  • Location: Canada, Toronto
  • Photography: Jonathan Savoie
  • Builder: All Canada Contractors – Toronto
  • Engineering: CUCCO engineering + design – Toronto
  • Mechanical: Tom Furr – BEC Consulting Services – Pickering
  • Size: 2370 sqft
  • Completion: Spring 2009

House in Frogs Hollow, Ontario, CANADA by Williamson Chong

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: Williamson Chong

The House in Frogs Hollow, a 2000sf country retreat, is located on a long slope of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay. The property is a collection of eroded clay hills and protected watershed zones blanketed with a dense field of hawthorn and native grasses. It is not picturesque, but tough and impenetrable.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Williamson Chong (Betsy Williamson)
  • Project: House in Frogs Hollow
  • Location: Ontario, CANADA
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Total Floor Area: 2000 sf
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
  • Construction Management: Wilson Project Management Inc.
  • Millwork: Speke Klein Inc.

Okazaki House in Aichi Prefecture, Japan by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS

The generation gap has become a problem in Japan in recent years. There are an increasing number of two-family homes, as well as houses built on the lots of parents’ houses. This house is one of the latter. Although the residents are parents and child, solicitude should be expressed with this not-so-large site. This house is a one-story building with a shed roof, which lowers the roof height on the side of the parents’ house, resulting in wide views maintained with open sky from the parents’ house.

Image Courtesy © Forward Stroke inc.

  • Architects: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS
  • Project: Okazaki House
  • Location: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Forward Stroke inc.
  • Date of Completion: 2012
  • Principal Use: Residence
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 213.74m2
  • Total Floor Area: 98.17 m2 /1F

Window House in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Article source: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects 

A weekend house facing to the Sagami Bay with view to Mt. Fuji and Enoshima. The site is just 3 x 8m with 60% of footprint, and the building has become 3-stories almost automatically because the ground floor had to be a piloti by consideration of the storm surge.

Image Courtesy © Yasutaka Yoshimura

  • Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
  • Project: Window House
  • Location: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Yasutaka Yoshimura
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete + wooden
  • Completion year: 2013
  • Site Area: 26.11m2
  • Building Area: 15.42m2
  • Total Floor Area: 32.85m2
  • Structural engineers: Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • General constructors: Tosho Build Plan

Grenadier House in Toronto, Canada by Altius Architecture

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Article source: Altius Architecture 

With the backyard now a usable green space, this house accommodates a double carport and garage below the main living quarters of the house at the front of the lot, eliminating the need for a lengthy driveway. The garage creates a split-level concept, with four stories at the back of the house and three at the front.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture

  • Architects: Altius Architecture (Graham Smith & Logan Amos)
  • Project: Grenadier House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Size: 2500 sqft
  • Completion: 2013
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