The original site included the first church in the Mundaring region from 1903 (St Andrew’s Anglican Church) and gazebo (1980’s). Our clients purchased the church and site with the intent of adding a new residence.
A project that started with uncertainties instead of the usual requirements for permanent living spaces, demanded we shifted the way we approached architecture.
The project as it is now, is a house; it became a house in the process, with its actual configuration decided during construction, its final purpose and use still undecided, its duration as a house uncertain.
This ridgetop house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond. A narrow skylight runs the entire 125’ length of one of the walls, casting changing shadows on the rough concrete over the span of the day.
A rear glass box extension allows light into, and views out of, a Victorian end of terrace house in Hackney. The rear glass box extension allows light to the interior of the property and provides views over the adjacent park from the ground floor living spaces. Shaded from the sun by the orientation of the existing house, this new frameless glazed element takes advantage of the unique view from this end of terrace property.
Klopf Architecture and Jesse Ososki Art remodeled an existing Eichler atrium home into a brighter, more open, and more functional version of its original self.
The goals were to preserve the Eichler look and feel without the need to strictly adhere to it. The scope of work included re-configuring the master bedroom/bath, the kitchen, and the hall bath/laundry area, as well as updating interior finishes throughout to be more sophisticated.
In his first stop on the way home, Ulysses reaches the cave of the Cyclops, a fierce and strong builder who looked through one single point. And there he is locked up until he uses his ingenuity to escape and goes where the winds take him.
This new outdoor deck and enclosure is perched atop an existing rear garage behind a Washington, DC row house. The Owners requested a private space for spending time and entertaining, with shade for the intense summer heat. A 6-story apartment building sits behind it across the alley, exposing the back and top of the deck to all the windows units.
Life is like a drama, during work-time, we’re trying our best to play various roles with different people and things in each scene, after returning home, what we want is to enjoy a stage that only belongs to ourselves.
Most of the houses nearby are decorated in a luxurious style, while after communicating with the owner, the designers made a new attempt through an advanced and restrained design technique. With the origin of texture as the design concept, they tried to convey the owner’s desire for an original state of life by different textures, and let him return to a comfortable and natural living environment.