On a sloping site with a privileged view of the city, we designed a house for a young family. The main design criteria was that every interior space would have a relation with exterior space. To accomplish that, our approach was to integrate outdoor space at every level of the house, be it a garden or terraces. Other spaces we would open up to the exterior by extensive use of glass positioned to take advantage of the landscape surrounding the site.
THE DESIGN BRIEF GIVEN BY THE CLIENT STATED A REQUIREMENT OF 2 BEDROOM & 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. THE PREVALENT RULES ON THE SITE ARE RESTRICTIVE IN TERMS OF THE OVERALL BUILDING ENVELOPE. AN OVERALL AREA OF 6098 SQM. IS TO BE BUILT ON SITE OF ONLY 1,355 SQM. WITH ALLOWABLE GROUND COVERAGE AREA OF 758 SQM. & HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OF 9 RESIDENTIAL AND 2 COMMERCIAL LVLS.
To design a permanent residence for a family of four with 2 living areas, 2 guest bedrooms, gym, garaging for 2 cars. The design needed to achieve a zero carbon footprint and be visually integrated into the landscape.
The Shearer’s Quarters is located on ‘Waterview’, an historic farming property on North Bruny Island on land first granted to Captain James Kelly in 1840. The property is a working sheep farm of 440 hectares that has been operated by the one family for 10 years. The priority to date has been the rejuvenation of the landscape with over 150 hectares reserved for conservation purposes and over 6,000 indigenous trees planted.
Whoever wanders around Saigon, a chaotic city with the highest density of population in the world, can easily find flower-pots crampped and displayed here and there all around the streets. This interesting custom has formed the amused character of Saigon over a long period of time and Saigonese love their life with a large variety of tropical plants and flowers in their balconies, courtyards and streets.
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Project: Green Home
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
Architect: Shunri Nishizawa, Daisuke Sanuki, Mr Nghia Vo Trong
A young family re-locating to the Western Cape was looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which to bring up their young family and settled for the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate located near Pearl, just 30 minutes away from Cape Town. The owners approached ANTONI ASSOCIATES to create an interior that was modern but with an emphasis on ‘barefoot luxury’ and the use of natural materials.
This house, open to nature and sun, offers an unusual volumetry. It meets on one hand a planning constrain by being parallel to the road and on the other hand also displays multiple asymmetric openings on its southern side. The house sets on a steep land and enjoys a magnificent view across the forested area.
Residential group ‘Danube River Housing’ is located on the Danube river banks near Belgrade, and its design concept is based on the idea of cluster like structure of rafts – buildings constructed on pontoons. The main goal was to achieve an atmosphere of housing partially hidden in the river underbrush, and also to establish the ambience of the neighborhood – a group of single-family house-rafts.
It is three decades since Indian cities like Bangalore have witnessed an urban transformation. An urgent growth is taking place around the country and the Urban and Rural are transforming dramatically. It is not only the consequence of globalization but also due to the giant economic shifts from the west to the east.
Our proposal seeks to show a unique path to allow a soft transition of values from urban to nature and from modernity to local culture. We seek to install a landmark image which catalyzes the potential of this central site in the emerging Bangalore.
Article source: Studio MWA – Studio Mikulcic Worldwide Architecture
Definitely, for studio MWA, Wilkins new residence was one of the most challenging and demanding residential projects.
From start project had imperative and goal to celebrate good, functional, innovative, sustainable, brave and imaginative architecture, different than ordinary, which push boundaries of everyday stereotype.
One of first client’s requirements through brief was to not only design new house, but to create HOME and make it unique & special.